What’s Written on This Nopon Monado in Xenoblade X?


Darien sent in a quick question about the recently-released Xenoblade X – let’s take a look:

Some years back, I asked you about the symbols displayed on the Monado in Xenoblade Chronicles. Well, in Xenoblade Chronicles X, there’s a side-quest involving a “Nopon Sword of Legendariness” that’s obviously a goof on the Monado, complete with symbol. Is this one also Japanese? If so: wossit mean?

Thanks as always!

First, in case you missed it, here is where I looked at the meanings of the different Monado symbols in the first Xenoblade game.

Now here’s an image of the Xenoblade X item in question:

What the heck I've been playing the Japanese version forever and haven't gotten to this yet

This one’s pretty simple – the symbol appears to be a (seen in reverse in the image above), which is “po”. I assume it’s the “po” in Nopon.

There’s probably not much more to it than that, but I thought I’d share it here as a simple little article for fellow Xenoblade fans!

On a separate note, updates have been a bit sparse lately, but fret not! I’ve been working on some posts for recent in-depth reader questions, so look forward to those in the near future!

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  1. Just pointing out the typo on “meanings” right after the quote. : )

    1. Thanks! That’ll learn me to post stuff before previewing it first 😛

  2. There is a manga with that symbol in the title, and it’s written as “bo” instead of “po” in the English version. Is the difference due to a different choice of romanisation system?

    1. The difference is in the little mark at the corner. ボ is bo and ポ is po.

      Wikipedia has more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dakuten

      1. Ahh, completely missed that. Thanks for the info

  3. Finally, a new update! Well, it’s not that interesting of an update but it’s an update nonhetless. Hopefully you might tackle something from Splatoon next…

  4. Wait,in Xenoblade Chronicles,when a species symbol appears on the Monado, that means the Monado can kill that specific species.