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Talk:Bill

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Game mention

While visiting Lanette, players can check one of her computers to find an E-mail from Bill. This is the only time that he is mentioned in the game.

I thought it wasn't signed in the Japanese version... ((Ketsuban))
I dunno, but it definitely is in the English version. Anybody refrence that one for me?
It isn't signed in Emerald, but it's very like, considering there are no other storage system developers we know of at that time (except perhaps the Orre developer?). - 刘 (劉) 振霖 07:04, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

In the games section

The English in this section is TERRIBLE. I recognize it was probably written by a non-native speaker, but I haven't the patience to fix it. Someone, PLEASE give it a good copyediting. --DrGaellon (talk | contribs) 04:28, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Pokemon Owned

We should write down the Pokémon Bill owned: Abra, Eevee lv. 20 (I forgot the moves....Tackle, Sand Attack, Tail Whip, Pursuit?) (games)...same with the manga....it'll look more organized. ---ht14 9:39 (GMT) 21 February 2008

That seems like a good idea. --Theryguy512 15:09, 21 February 2008 (UTC)


Researcher, Collector, or Maniac?

In Generation I, he's called both THE Pokémon Collector and "a true blue Pokémaniac." Never once do the first generation games call him a Pokémon Researcher. Where did that come from - speculation based on the fact he made the PC System? He's more of a Sys Ops than a Researcher. Satosuke 20:26, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

The anime and The Electric Tale of Pikachu explicitly label him as a Pokémon Researcher, and Pokémon Special has shown him studying Pokémon in the wild. You're right in saying he's not mentioned as being a Researcher in the games, but in other canon, he's not really just Sys Ops either.- unsigned comment from Kaz (talkcontribs)

Just a generic Monster Pokemon

It says here that in Generation 1, Bill was combined with a Clefairy. I thought it was just a costume, and if it was a Clefairy, wouldn't it have the Fairy Pokemon sprite? How do we know it's a Clefairy? Jdrawer 17:11, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

It was only a costume in the anime. Every other instance, he's actually fused with a Pokémon. As for whether or not we know for certain he combined himself with a Clefairy, you're right, we don't. We can only assume it was because of the fact that it was a Clefairy in the remakes. Sure, not quite conclusive proof, but. --JXValentine 18:01, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Bill's Grandfather's Son

We have a page for Bill's grandfather, but not for his father. Why? Do we just not have enough information or is it that we just don't want to do it? Jdrawer 17:12, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

As far as I'm aware, Bill's Father never actually shows up anywhere, in any medium. There isn't any information at all, yet alone enough for an article. Werdnae (talk) 18:40, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
I believe Bill's father appears in Goldenrod in Generation II. And he's mentioned by Poké Maniac Brent over the PokéGear. |) u |( e ® 21:54, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
The difference though is that Bill's grandfather actually does something in-game. As far as I know, Bill's father doesn't do anything special besides being Bill's father. Funktastic~! 22:00, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
To add, he doesn't actually appear anyway. He's at best only mentioned as a passing reference. Which character he is comes down to pure fan speculation. Adding an article about him would therefore be a lot like adding an article about Ash's father because we just don't know anything about him beyond what Brent, Bill, and Bill's mother tells us via one-liners. --JXValentine 17:59, 29 February 2012 (UTC)