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    Default Re: Official Bulbapedia suggestion/idea/problem thread

    I was thinking maybe the GS sprites should have there own box instead of just leaving space were the sprites for remakes box empty.

    Also why haven't you guys put in animated backsprites?

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    Default Re: Official Bulbapedia suggestion/idea/problem thread

    Quote Originally Posted by evkl View Post
    Because it's much easier to have one catchall term; plus, that's what the entire fanbase uses.
    Even when the catch-all term is inaccurate?

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    Default Re: Official Bulbapedia suggestion/idea/problem thread

    It's inaccurate to you.

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    Default Re: Official Bulbapedia suggestion/idea/problem thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
    It's inaccurate to you.
    It's inaccurate by the very definition of the word "legendary".

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    Do you have a better term, then?
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    Default Re: Official Bulbapedia suggestion/idea/problem thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold View Post
    Do you have a better term, then?
    You could just refer to them as rare, powerful Pokemon. Or, if you need to give them a title, you could use the ones from the Japanese version.

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    Default Re: Official Bulbapedia suggestion/idea/problem thread


    Fine in Firefox 3.6

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    Default Re: Official Bulbapedia suggestion/idea/problem thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rellik View Post
    You could just refer to them as rare, powerful Pokemon. Or, if you need to give them a title, you could use the ones from the Japanese version.
    There is nothing wrong with the term Legendary.

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    Default Re: Official Bulbapedia suggestion/idea/problem thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
    There is nothing wrong with the term Legendary.
    Merriam-Webster has two definitions for the word "legendary":
    1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of legend or a legend
    2 : well known, famous

    Mewtwo is a genetically engineered clone and Deoxys is a mutated virus from outer space. I very much doubt that there are any legends about either of these two Pokemon.

    And you can't say they're legendary by the second definition either. If you go buy their status in the Pokemon Universe, only a handful of people know about Mewtwo, and Deoxys is debatable depending on the canon that you're going by. If you go by their status in the real world, then you need to add Pikachu to the list of Legendaries as well, since it's clearly more well-known and famous then either of these two.

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    Default Re: Official Bulbapedia suggestion/idea/problem thread

    We're not going to entertain this idea anymore. They're Legendary Pokemon and that is how it's staying.

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    Default Re: Official Bulbapedia suggestion/idea/problem thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
    We're not going to entertain this idea anymore. They're Legendary Pokemon and that is how it's staying.
    Why? At least give a proper reason for it.

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    Default Re: Official Bulbapedia suggestion/idea/problem thread

    Because they are Legendary Pokemon. That's why. There is no reason to rename because one person's opinion thinks it's wrong when it isn't. They've been Legendary since their respective beginnings and just because you think their origin makes them different that they should be renamed.

    It's not going to happen. Period.

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    Note that we capitalize Legendary. It's a proper noun and a category; it would be like selling a bottled water called Blue Water. Does it have to meet the definition of "blue"? No.

    Furthermore, all Legendary Pokemon are in a legend, or otherwise "of legend."
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    i was under the impression that Nintendo designated them as "Legendary" Pokemon

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    Default Re: Official Bulbapedia suggestion/idea/problem thread

    Quote Originally Posted by evkl View Post
    Note that we capitalize Legendary. It's a proper noun and a category; it would be like selling a bottled water called Blue Water. Does it have to meet the definition of "blue"? No.

    Furthermore, all Legendary Pokemon are in a legend, or otherwise "of legend."
    We've been capitalizing it during this conversation simply to denote a specific group of Pokemon. However, the word "legendary" isn't capitalized in any of the articles for these Pokemon, or even for the actual article on legendary Pokemon, outside of the title. That makes it an adjective, not a proper noun.

    And there aren't any legends involving Mewtwo or Deoxys, or even Phione for that matter.

    But if Sketch is really so adamant on not changing their title, fine. I won't pursue the matter anymore. I don't necessarily agree with anything that he's said, but it's not like I can do anything about it so whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAGNEDETH View Post
    i was under the impression that Nintendo designated them as "Legendary" Pokemon
    There are certain Pokemon that are referred to as legendary in game, such as the Legendary Birds, but to my knowledge, Mewtwo and Deoxys have never been referred to as such outside of fanon. I think the only reason Mewtwo was even considered a Legendary in the first place was because it was obtained the same way as the Birds in GenI.
    Last edited by Rellik; 11th October 2009 at 03:13 PM.

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