Localized Names for the New Cards from Valiant Smashers! [TCG]

Straight from the (Japanese) Database


Mementoal Tecuhtlica – Combined Creation
Mementotlan-Horned Dragon
Mementotlan Tatsunootoshigo
Mementotlan Dark Blade
Mementotlan Angwitch
Mementotlan Mace
Mementotlan Goblin
Mementotlan Bone Party
Mementotlan Bone Back
Mementotlan Fracture Dance
Mementotlan Cranium Burst

Note: The localized key word still appears to be Memento, but the monsters and S/T seem to be combining Mictlan more directly to Memento.


Centur-Ion Primera
Centur-Ion Trudea
Centur-Ion Emeth VI
Centur-Ion Legatia
Stand Up Centur-Ion!
Emblema Oath
Centur-Ion Bonds
Centur-Ion Phalanx
Centur-Ion True Awakening

Note: The theme’s name was likely localized this way to make it more ‘brandable’, but also to future proof it against Armatos Legio Centurion which is written with different Katakana.


Angello Vaalmonica
Dimonno Vaalmonica
Duralume, Vaalmonican Heathen Hallow
Zebufera, Vaalmonican Hallow Heathen
Vaalmonica, the Agathokakological Voice
Vaalmonica Scelta
Vaalmonica Versare
Vaalmonica Intonare
Vaalmonica Followed Rhythm
Vaalmonica Chosen Melody

Note: The theme’s name is emphasizing a reference to Baal, the hallowed god of the Canaanites who became a heathen force as the worshippers of El (later JHVH) became more prominent in the region. The localization does drown out the “Armonica” reference, a glass harp invented by Benjamin Franklin that was commented as sounding like an angel, but its music was also profaned as corrupting one’s mind like a demon.


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12 thoughts on “Localized Names for the New Cards from Valiant Smashers! [TCG]

  • November 1, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    I can see the pun but it is just bad.

    • November 1, 2023 at 8:49 pm

      and the pun is?

  • November 1, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    Possibly hint Armatos Legio in the future? due to Centurion being changed the name?

    • November 1, 2023 at 2:21 pm

      Very good chance it will be in next year’s Animation Chronicle (along with Eliphas’ New Orders). Year of LIGHT incoming.

  • November 1, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    So many memento card, but no memento mori? Come on now, that would be hilarious, lol.

    • November 1, 2023 at 8:45 pm

      they didn’t Memento the Mori.

  • November 1, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    I like the Memento localization. It really drives home the Aztec undead theming. Can’t wait for certain Yugitubers to rail against the new names like they always do

  • November 1, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    I feel like I might get slapped trying to pronounce combined creation’s name.

    Forget even trying to pronounce that Voice card.

  • November 1, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    Somewhat old and not very important news, but org never caught it, that master duel’s implementation of Third Sarcophagus was changed to match the updated TCG text. I don’t know if its japanese text changed as well.

  • November 1, 2023 at 8:38 pm

    Memento would be the first Aztec deck or one with direct Aztec references that I see, I will follow it closely

    • November 2, 2023 at 10:59 am

      While the whole deck isnt full of aztec connections.
      Darklords have at least one with Darklord Tezcatlipoca (and a maya one as well with Ixchel)

    • November 3, 2023 at 1:41 pm

      Dark Signer Godwin/Goodwin “Ahem”

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