- Well done. I select this to be mainspaced when we have significant data. Like. You know. Its types. TTEchidna 10:10, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
I was thinking maybe its name is a combination of ギガス Gigas, a Greek word meaning "giant", originally used to describe the race of Gigantes in Greek mythology, and ガイア Gaia, the primal Greek titan personifying the Earth. KurowaSan 10:41, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
The Japanes word Gaiatsu means external presure this is more than likely wher the name comes from. EpicShadow 01:27, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
- ...I think it's more or less a combination of the two. :/ It does have Giga in it, not Gaia. Rai Marshall 01:56, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
- I didn't say it wasn't a combination of the two, because it probably is. Also the "Gaia" is right after the first two letters (Gi), thats how I noticed it. If it hasn't been added yet it probably should. EpicShadow 02:36, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
- Sereusly you guys can correct the eye color in the physiology but wont add the new information on the origin of the things name? I had mentiond the word Gaiatsu (Japanese word for external pressure) a week ago, why isn't it up yet? EpicShadow 18:41, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
- Actually, according to goo辞書, 外圧 gaiatsu refers to pressure from an other party, e.g. foreign pressure, so I believe it has nothing to do with pressure in the physical sense. But even though gaiatsu is seemingly most commonly not used for physical pressure, literally it could be possible I guess, because physical pressure is called 圧力 atsuryoku.
- By the way, when mentioning Gigas is "Earth-related", I think it is also worth mentioning in the article that Gaia personifies the Earth, as KurowaSan already pointed out. Maybe: "ガイア Gaia, a Greek Titan representing the Earth and mother of the said giants." ?
- BlackySully 01:53, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
- It's just you. The picture is there, but it is low quality (not our fault, that is all that has been released). --SnorlaxMonster 12:05, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
Now that we have a clearer picture, could someone correct my previous statement of brown eyes to "red eyes with yellow corneas"? Steph 17:18, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
"Though is is called a 'High Pressure Pokémon', it is unable to have the ability Pressure." <--- That okay to add? FrozenStrategy 18:20, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
I think that its classification refers to its rocks being formed under high pressure. Not pressure in the way of exerting pressure onto someone. --Pokequaza 06:52, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
In the "Special abilities" it saids it has a mouth, but where is the mouth? Is it that black place udner its face? --Mattii 18:53, 20 November 2010 (UTC)
English Name Origin
It could probably come from Megalith. Gigalith and Megalith both sound similar, and a Megalith is a structure made of large stones, which would fit Gigalith's Rock Type very well.
Shiramu Kuromu 00:25, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
I recently changed the name origins section of Gigalith to reflect several technicalities as well as reorganized some of it. Firstly, I put "gigas" in lower-case because it's an adjective in the context provided in the sentence, not a proper noun ("Gigas" is also a proper noun with plural "Gigantes," but the context uses it as an adjective, which is also viable). Secondly, I removed the word "chthonic" because that was an obvious attempt to sound smart. Chthonic more properly, as its original meaning, refers to beings that "reside under the earth," that is, in Hades or the underworld. I replaced it with "earth-born" because that is more appropriate to the context.
Thirdly, I removed the bits about the words "monolith" and "batholith" because (1) Gigalith is FIVE rock formations, not ONE as in "monolith." Batholith is also unlikely because crystal formations form out of EVERY type of word ending in "-lith." Batholith is just a more specific version. Therefore, the most likely word to be associated with Gigalith is "megalith," but all these words stem from the Greek "lithos" anyway. Gymnotide 07:08, 20 January 2011 (UTC)