Talk:Helioptile (Pokémon)

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Based on a lizard & Name origins

On the page it says that "Erikiteru is based on a lizard," but I think it's actually based on a mongoose. For one, it only passing looks like a lizard, and looks much more mammalian. Secondly, it's name is "Erikiteru," which I believe to be a portmanteau of "Electric" and "Riki-Tiki-Tavi," Kipling's famous mongoose. Just my two cents.

--Zoraluigi (Talk) 17:37, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Really? Imo it's very lizard-like due to its body shape, tail, mouth, eyes, and nostrils, while the only things that makes it look only remotely like a mammal are its "ears". Then again, mongooses don't have ears like that.--Den Zen 18:01, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
IMO it's a loose adaptation of a frilled lizard, with those thin appendages in place of the portentous frills (speculating it has more of those folded in). Eri might come from エリマキトカゲ erimaki tokage, frilled lizard, and going by the new move it comes with (Parabola Charge) its head appendages might somehow work like a parabolic antenna, which a frilled lizard would be easy to cross with.--Kaoz (talk) 18:32, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
If you ask me, I believe it to be partially based on the Spotted Salamander. It was recently discovered in 2010 that it is capable of absorbing sunlight and converting it as its own energy, similar to how solar panels work. (Yes I took this somewhat from Charmander, but that's not the point) I believe it to be based as a combination of both things. Rai Marshall (talk) 23:38, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
The name probably comes from "erimake tokage" and "elekiter".—urutapu (talk) 05:01, 12 May 2013 (UTC)