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Source, source, baby! Where does the new name come from? - Maxim

Bulbanews. [1] - "The press release confirms that Team Galaxy will be translated as Team Galactic.". -- Taylor

About Team Galactic being the only "openly advertised" crime syndicate...

Didn't Team Magma or Team Aqua (depending on the version) scribble "Team (Insert team name here) Rulez!!!" on a sign near New Mauville? I mean, It isn't exactly as "Openly" advertized as their requesting donations of pokemon (though, really, in Eterna City, they most likely threatened/robbed them considering how one member, when you speak with him says "Hey YOU! Oh, wait, he seems like a very tough trainer, maybe I shouldn't rob him of his pokemon.") but it was definitely Openly Advertized nonetheless.

Graffiti, which could've been done by a single member, is definitely something completely different from buying advertising slots on television.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 14:52, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Team Galactic and Roughneck Kirby

Roughneck Kirby: My Pokémon were taken from me...Team Galactic did it. Ever since, I've never forgiven their faces...

Wait a minute. That seems more like something Team Rocket would do. But Team Galactic wouldn't actually KILL a Pokemon, right? RIGHT!??? Actually, since Team Galactic is composed mainly of otaku teenagers, some of the crazier ones might actually do something like that. Don't forget the sink and fridge in Galactic HQ. What's the proof that Cyrus ISN'T drugging those people (who, by the way, REALLY need therapy) just like he did to his Crobat? TorchicBlaziken (talk) 02:53, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Team Galactic asks for Pokémon donations. I'm sure they literally took them.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 07:02, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
err, that scene with Roughneck Kirby took place in the newly restored Sinnoh Pokemon Grave Tower, and his saying that in the setting implies that Roughneck Kirby's pokémon were actually KILLED by Team Galactic, not just stolen. Weedle Mchairybug 16:50, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
just because the location is a grave doesnt mean there dead. It could just be Gamefreak screwing with us. And seriously, pokemon is a game for children and adults.CHILDREN BEING THE KEY WORD i doubt they would imply that Galactic would commit murder--DCM((Shut the **** upSpy on My Edits))
Could someone find the raw Japanese and give a rough direct translation of that? This could solve the mystery, since if the Japanese version doesn't imply that Team Galactic killed the Pokémon, odds are Team Galactic did not kill the Pokémon. --Shiningpikablu252 17:03, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, American translations can be funky--DCM((Shut the **** upSpy on My Edits))
You know, Pokemon Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow (as well as the subsequent remakes) mentioned that Team Rocket murdered a Marowak, and those games were also for kids as well. Weedle Mchairybug 17:49, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
True, but thats team Rocket, not Team Galactic. and parents now are neo nazi over the stuff their children play/watch, they might get angry at murder.--DCM((Shut the **** upSpy on My Edits))
Err... try some other term that implies overprotectiveness, as "Neo Nazi" implies that they actually delight in murder and want to see their children do these things (As the Neo Nazi's are a terrorist party that focus on supremacy and causing people to live in fear of their attacks.), when that's clearly not what you meant. Weedle Mchairybug 18:03, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
True, i should clean up my vocabulary.Ok, theyre overprotective about murder/violence/etc--DCM((Shut the **** upSpy on My Edits))
Yeah, but either Roughneck Kirby's being overly dramatic, or his Pokemon were killed by Team Galactic, because after the battle, Roughneck Kirby says: "Gwaaaaaah! I'm not doing my Pokémon any favors by ruining its memory like this...I can't be wallowing around forever. I gotta move on and turn a page." If he could get his Pokemon back, I'm sure that he would go straight to Galactic HQ and try to get his Pokemon back. And he would probably get someone else to do it, too. But, if all he thinks he can do is wallow around, there shouldn't be any hope. That, or he had a Clefairy that Team Galactic stole, because he has a Cleffa. TorchicBlaziken (talk) 20:27, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Actually, I think the Cleffa is a reference to his name, unless his name is something else in Japanese. But I don't think it being too dark for a children's game is a valid argument, since the entire tower is full of people mourning DEAD Pokémon; also, japanese media (even children's shows) tends to have dark themes quite often and oh darn I just saw the dates on the preceeding posts. Absolution 15:06, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Spoiler warning?!

"Pluto is a new character in Platinum who eventually becomes the Boss" - I've been trying to keep all storyline changes in Platinum away from my attention. I know it's nothing huge, but a spoiler warning would have been nice. Is it even necessary to mention that Pluto becomes the boss? (That's a genuine question btw - as I say, I know nothing about Platinum's story line and by extension, Pluto) Gastly's mama 22:56, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Color suggestions

Better than the current, which looks like an omelet? TTEchidna 08:42, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Blue-green and black/yellow? —darklordtrom 09:15, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Four Temperaments/Four Humors

I came across something that I think is worth noting on the page, but I can't back it up well enough to be sure of its veracity, so I thought it would be best to put it on the talk page, hopefully come across someone who knows more on the topic than I do and get confirmation before I added it.

The four temperaments/humors - sanguine (blood), choleric (yellow bile), melancholic (black bile) and phlegmatic (phlegm) - are a pretty common quartet of personalities for characters, and I've recently learned that apparently they each have an association with a specific celestial body in Greek astrology.

As it happens, the celestial bodies with which they're most strongly associated are Jupiter (sanguine), Mars (choleric), Saturn (melancholic) and the moon (phlegmatic) - the first three are the names of the commanders of Team Galactic, and I feel like adding that while Charon was originally named Pluto, the English localization did rename him to be a moon of Pluto instead of retaining the planet itself.

Of course, part of what makes me unsure is the fact that Charon doesn't quite fit, although the fact that he was a later addition mitigates this somewhat.

Another issue is that while they happen to share the names of these associated planets, their actual characterization doesn't seem at all based on the corresponding temperaments - I'm not finding any correlation to the personalities themselves, which is largely the point of the four temperament/humor "set" in the first place.

But most importantly, I don't know enough about the four temperament trope in the first place to confirm this by my own knowledge - the sources I've found aren't entirely consistent (for reference I've seen one that purports these four specifically, which was what made me start looking, but also another that gives multiple celestial bodies per temperament... but maintains the pairing of each of these four with a different temperament, which backs the first source up in one way but complicates things in another).

In short, I think it's interesting but I could go either way on if it's worth noting - I'm fine if it's deemed unnotable because it's fairly tenuous, but I do think it gives more specific meaning to the choices of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn specifically rather than "random celestial bodies." But I think the main thing is that I can't confirm it myself and I'm not wholly convinced that it's true:

  • Are those planets widely grouped together, or is that just an invention of this list?
  • Did that grouping originate with the four humors, or does it have another origin and was assigned to them later? (To clarify why I'm asking this, the same source that's associating the four temperaments with these also ties them to the four elements, which obviously didn't originate with the four temperaments - was this already a quartet before it was applied to them? It would obviously be better to cite the actual origin of the grouping rather than saying "the four humors" if there is something predating that, but I can't find anything suggesting as much.)

I'm fairly sure that the inclusion of this information would benefit the wiki, because I do think it explains the choice of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn over any of the other planets and gives a specific justification for their naming scheme. But that assumes it's actually true, and I'd rather wait for someone who knows better to say. Can anyone verify or deny this connection before it's added?

Thanks. EpicDeino (talk) 20:21, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

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