Talk:List of Pokémon

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Feel free to alter the appearances of the tables in this page with things like borders, cell spacing, and what not. Erik the Appreciator 02:36, October 15, 2007 (EDT)

I like the new look. Good job. ^_^ -- The Magnum Master 05:39, October 15, 2007 (EDT)

The most recent Poké Ball Pokémon reported to be in Brawl are Darkrai, Eevee (which evolves into one of its seven forms and uses an attack), Chansey and Cherrim. This one I find very iffy, so I'm not touching it with a ten foot pole. Ryu Phoenix 21:25, January 21, 2008 (EST)

Frosslass apears in the ice stage. Stated by a random person

Dialga and Palkia[edit]

So whats next for the Fourth Generation. Dialga and Palkia teamed up as Bosses? or as Poke Ball Pokemon?

Sign with 4 ~ anyhow dont speculate go to the forum for general discussion. ~Crystal_Lucario 07:00, January 25, 2008 (EST)

Pokedex Number and Description[edit]

The comment on the latest revision of this page went as follows:

"(we should really consider cutting out the Pokedex stuff on this page; it's a lot of clutter better left for Bulbapedia...)"

I concur with this. I wouldn't mind keeping the Pokedex numbers for organization, but the description isn't needed, even if it's replaced with a link to an article on Bulbapedia. Jigglypuff the Magic Dragon (talk) 13:47, 18 October 2013 (EDT)

Expansion of Pokémon Articles[edit]

Would it be alright to expand the various articles on the Pokémon to include an origin section, which can include its roles in its games, its debut, number, and the attack it uses? I'll make an example for Blastoise:

Blastoise, #009 in the National Pokédex, is a Water-type Pokémon that first appeared in Generation I of the series, evolving from Wartortle starting at level 36. It is the third and final evoultionary stage of Squirtle, one of three available starter Pokémon that is given by Professor Oak at the start of the player's journey in Pokémon Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, FireRed, and LeafGreen Versions, as well as after defeating Red in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions. Professor Sycamore can also offer the same starters in Pokémon X and Y. Blastoise is known for the two cannons protruding from its shell, which can fire blasts of water. In Smash Bros., Blastoise uses these cannons to use Hydro Pump, a powerful Water-type move with 120 power (110 in Generation VI), 80% accuracy, and 5 PP. In Generation VI, Blastoise learns this move at level 60. In Generation VI, Blastoise can Mega Evolve into Mega Blastoise if it holds a Blastoisinite.

Would something like this be acceptable? If the info on how Squirtle is received makes it too long, should that only be applied to the base forms? N64icon.jpgintendrone42 11:38, 2 May 2014 (EDT)

I don't think it's a bad idea in theory, but what you put for Blastoise is much too long, and contains too much information not pertinent to the wiki. Just by taking your text and cutting it, this is what I would get:
Blastoise (#009, National Pokédex) is a Water-type Pokémon that first appeared in Generation I of the series. It evolves from Wartortle and is the third and final evolutionary stage of Squirtle. Blastoise is known for the two cannons protruding from its shell, which can fire blasts of water. In Smash Bros., Blastoise uses these cannons to use Hydro Pump, a powerful Water-type move.
All the info on how to acquire the Pokémon is irrelevant to this wiki. We can included on the starter Pokémons' blurbs that they are such, but otherwise we don't need it. People an go to bulbapedia and get all of that information, and we might even want to consider putting a blulbapedia link in the article(s). Moreover, this is less useful as its own section and more just an expanded introduction paragraph (which right now are among the worst content on the wiki anyway). Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 12:21, 2 May 2014 (EDT)
Yeah it was a bit long because I assumed that since parts would get removed till it's done, might as well start with maximum info. You're right, this would probably be best for the intro paragraph and leave the rest to Bulbapedia. I might try implementing this in a brief form on Blastoise's article later to see if it'll work. Thanks for the input! N64icon.jpgintendrone42 14:29, 2 May 2014 (EDT)
OK, here's the version I made on Blastoise:

Blastoise, known in Japan as Kamex (カメックス, Kamekkusu), is a fictional creature in the Pokémon media franchise. It is a Water-type Pokémon that is #009 in the National Pokédex and evolves from Wartortle, making it the third and final evolutionary form of Squirtle. Blastoise's most distinctive feature is the pair of cannons protruding from its shell, which can fire blasts of water. In Smash Bros., Blastoise uses these cannons to use Hydro Pump, a powerful Water-type move.

If this is good, I'll do this for the rest of the Pokémon. Feel free to change it over on Blastoise's page. N64icon.jpgintendrone42

It would appear that only some of the Poké Ball Pokémon actually have an origin section, and most of these fail to go in depth about the Pokémon in question. I think a short blurb about the Pokémon would be a nice thing to add, but it does seem like a little bit too much to cover for the Wiki's scope. Thoughts on how much content should be added? MegaTron1XDDecepticon.png 21:32, 5 June 2014 (EDT)

It's appropriate to have a short blurb, yes, but the key word is short. Basically, gen of origin, any significant role in the plot/story, or other brief notes are okay. It just shouldn't turn into a copy-paste of Pokedex entries or of extraneous info better left to Bulbapedia. The section on the Arceus page or the second draft by Nintendrone above would be around the right length, I think. Miles (talk) 21:40, 5 June 2014 (EDT)

Just a Quick Question[edit]

Being the Pokémon fanatics that we are, we were wondering if it would be okay if we re-vamped the Pokémon articles to make them more uniform. I have a question to go along with this: Why is it that Charmander has a page, but Porygon doesn't? I know their only appearance was on the Saffron City stage (but Charmander does have trophies...) If Porygon should, then should Pidgey, or do we draw a line there? Thanks, AmoongussForLife (talk) 20:29, 3 December 2015 (EST)

Yellow backgrounds[edit]

I don't know about anyone else, but those solid yellow backgrounds are an all-out assault to my retinae. They are way too distracting and my eyes hurt just by looking at them for long enough.

I propose they either be removed or be replaced with a less stark shade. #FFFF00 is just too much. — NokiiSig.png Nokii (T·C·L) 16:43, 6 September 2018 (EDT)

Well, no one ever approved their inclusion in the first place, so I went ahead and undid it. Aidan, the Rurouni 16:51, 6 September 2018 (EDT)

Mentioned Pokémon[edit]

Does anyone else think we should include a section for Pokémon that are only mentioned in passing? Like Murkrow in Meowth's SSB4 trophy, the Generation I and II Eeveelutions in Eevee's Melee trophy, etc. ShootingStar7X (talk) 21:02, May 28, 2020 (EDT)

I would say no, unless they make a physical appearence in game I don't believe it's significant enough to warrant a section. If it were something like just a list such as "The following Pokemon are only mentioned in trophies:
  • Espeon
  • Umbreon
  • Murkrow
  • Blah blah blah
  • Porky Minch
  • Ect"
then maybe that can be alright. 001Toad.jpg OmegαToαd64the Best Kαrter 21:19, May 28, 2020 (EDT)
Yeah, that sounds pretty good. ShootingStar7X (talk) 21:30, May 28, 2020 (EDT)
I'm gonna say no either way.
As I've said in a few discussions before, the problem with "mentioned-only" stuff is that there's no guarantee it's gonna translate into every language possible, and it's possible there may be more Pokémon mentioned in the series that aren't mentioned at all in the English versions of any of the games.
This is why I'm against stuff like giving a Smash game-related article icon to a character just because they're mentioned in that game, adding Chronicle-only universes on the minor universes pages, and non-gaming media that is only verbally/textually referenced (Like the reference to Jaws in Piranha Plant's French Boxing Ring title) on Disaster Flare's "List of non-gaming media" sandbox.
That being said, we could make a page about "characters only mentioned in the Smash series" if there's enough interest. Not sure if I'm really up for it to be a mainspace article, but it could at the very least be a draft. SmashTurtlesSig1.pngSuperSmashTurtles of the Turtle TribeSmashTurtlesSig2.png 22:50, May 28, 2020 (EDT)
Yeah, my idea wasn't that good. A "mentioned characters" page sounds interesting, but I'm not sure if we really need one. It'd be fine as a draft, though. ShootingStar7X (talk) 07:36, May 29, 2020 (EDT)

Slowbro Shellder[edit]

Appears in the melee intro. 19:54, September 30, 2020 (EDT)