- I can't even read.
Regarding name origin, Onbān is a combination of on and wyvern (uaibān), not bang.
- Also, the French name is from bruit and wyverne, and the German name is from UHF and Fafnir.--Lemonade Mouth (talk) 18:22, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
It appears, from the color scheme, furry ruff, and affinity for fruit, to be partially based on flying fox , with other features of bats added, such as the nose and large ears. The connection makes sense, since bats are commonly associated with sound because of their echolocation. Zakitano (talk) 19:53, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
- Also, due to its name in all languages and the design, it's based on a wyvern.--Darthrai (talk) 02:31, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Another possible origin
ZuBAT, GolBAT, CroBAT, WooBAT, SwooBAT, Spewpa & Noivern?'
Should it not be mentioned in the article that Noivern evolves from Spewpa, or has this not yet been confirmed. Is it also not noteworthy that so far, it is the only bat-based Pokémon without "bat" at the end of its name (excluding Spewpa. [And even if Spewpa is counted, it would still be the only bat-based Pokémon family without "bat at the end of its name"])?--ShinyPatch (talk) 22:50, 11 June 2013 (UTC)