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    Default All Unova pokemon names (Idk if you knew or not..)

    so, as of a few days ago, ALL the new Gen V pokemon had their English names revealed.. I thought maybe they were working on it for Bulbapedia, but the news today shows only a few specific new ones (indicating that we haven't been told anything further) so here's a link to Serebii..

    http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon.shtml

    I'm pretty sure it's known already, and there's some outside reason it can't be updated in the database here yet.. but just incase =)

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    Default Re: All Unova pokemon names (Idk if you knew or not..)

    We know Serebii has them, but Serebii is a fansite, not an official source.

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    Serebii may not be an official source, but it's the next best thing and you all know it. Just take a moment and look back at everything else that's been exclusively revealed on Serebii.net. Such as English names for basically everything regarding Generation IV, as a start. Notice something? Yeah. All of them are right. Serebii's stated multiple times that he has inside sources. Not to mention, every single name revealed thus far matches the list perfectly.

    Now, I know there's a policy about waiting for confirmation from an official source, but come ON! I mean, there's waiting for an official source, and then there's taking it too far. The Elemental Monkeys incident springs readily to mind as an example. It doesn't get much more official than the boxes in which the games come, and yet for weeks, the pages were not moved to Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour, because some people actually thought they could be nicknames!

    I'm not saying that Bulbapedia should take the word of all fansites, no. But when said fansite has been the first site to reveal practically everything in regards to the Generation IV English names, and more, and when said fansite rarely reports rumors (and when rumors are reported, they're clearly stated to be unconfirmed), then common sense should tell you that there is no fucking way that Serebii.net would try to pass off fake information as real.

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    How do you reconcile our standard policy of "waiting for an official source" with "going to far in waiting for an official source"?

    If Serebii even has one name wrong--let's say his source is misinformed, or just made a typo--it could lead to literally hundreds of errors throughout Bulbapedia. Imagine if he has 5!
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    Serebii would be trolled majorly if that happened, we'd all be trolled

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    Default Re: All Unova pokemon names (Idk if you knew or not..)

    Not to mention Nintendo's take on the situation.

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    Right. We'd all be trolled. But it's much easier to be conservative and get it right than take a risk, even a slight one, and be wrong.
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    What annoys me most is that the list has more or less been proven real long before Serebii ever said anything about it, yet he's the one who gets the credit.

    But I agree with Bulbapedia's policy. Waiting and avoiding errors is probably the safest choice.

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    As it's been said multiple times, our policy is to wait for an official source. This policy is for the reliability of Bulbapedia, and is not going to change.

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