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Talk:Aerodactyl (Pokémon)

401 bytes added, 16:17, 12 August 2016
Jurassic Park Influence
The reason the reference was removed was because it was deemed speculation, and the staff member who removed it claimed the Wiki attempts to avoid references to copyrighted works. I find both reasons simply do not hold up to common editing practices, especially since a lot of Origin sections are rife with speculation. Interesting speculation, but speculation. In the meantime we have references to Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee/Japanese martial artists, famous psychics with the Abra line, Ghengis Khan, and the Loch Ness Monster, to say nothing of how many myths, religions and legends Pokemon takes influences from. I don't think it's that much of a stretch to connect the dots and deduce the design reason why Aerodactyl is revived by DNA preserved in amber instead of from a fossil. [[User:Drake Clawfang|Drake Clawfang]] ([[User talk:Drake Clawfang|talk]]) 12:17, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
:We prefer not to have copyrighted references, mostly because they are largely subjective and a lot of them draw from more basic, general influences. Basic influences such as myths, legends, et cetera. Also, outside of the Gen I, you typically won't find names in the origin section due to the big backlash over Kadabra's Japanese name. All of that aside, how Aerodactyl and fossils in general are regenerated sounds more like it belongs on the fossil page than the individual Pokemon pages. [[User:Crystal Talian|<span style="color:#9F00C5">Crystal</span>]] [[User talk:Crystal Talian|<span style="color:#FF00FF">Talian</span>]] 13:58, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
::PS. Drake, I removed it, but I'm not a staff member. ;) When you look on a page's History tab, your Watchlist or the Recent Changes, staff members have Poke Ball icons next to their names in gold, silver, bronze, blue and other colors. That's how you can tell staff apart from the rest of us. [[User:Pumpkinking0192|Pumpkinking0192]] ([[User talk:Pumpkinking0192|talk]]) 16:17, 12 August 2016 (UTC)