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Talk:Blitzle (Pokémon)

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It's not a zebra

I think it's actually based on an okapi.

--*Ɣℯⲛօӎօṫհ* 00:54, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

It's definitely a zebra. Its Japanese name is a corruption of the Japanese word for zebra.--Phantomjunkie 21:10, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Okapis don't have manes, do they? --Crimsonnavy 11:15, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Not to mention that Shimama has stripes across its entire body, and an Okapi doesn't have any on its back.... Mudkipchan 03:45, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Physiology for the admins to implement

Shimama is a white-on-black zebra Pokemon, with thick, pointed white stripes on its neck, chest, back and hind legs. Shimama has a large, rounded dark nose, and ovular eyes with blue irises and yellow schleras. Shimama possesses a spiked white mane, culminating at the front in a lightning-bolt-esque pointed extension; Shimama also sports stubby, triangular dark ears with blue ear insides. Its hoofed legs are tipped with white, and its tail is stubby, white-colored and pointed. Steph 15:09, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

I'd suggest that instead of using the phrase "ear insides", describe it as "the skin inside of the ears is blue." Because that's really what you're seeing on the inside of the ears.--Phantomjunkie 21:11, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Oh, so now everyone's gonna gang up on me, huh? I see how it is. Well obviously an issue is ignorance, everyone just wants to go with zebra because it's the more well-known animal, and I won't argue with the thing about its name or the mane, but I still say the thing looks more like an okapi than a zebra, zebras don't just have a couple of stripes on one color. --*Ɣℯⲛօӎօṫհ* 23:09, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

What are you talking about? This is just physiology, a mostly opinionated section. I see how it can look like an okapi, but it just looks more like a zebra. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 23:17, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
There's also the fact that, though it only has a few stripes, they are all over its body, rather than just being on its legs as is found on the okapi. Also, why are you making such a big deal about it when this is a game for children?--Phantomjunkie 03:26, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
We make a big deal about it because we're a Wiki about Pokémon. And to be honest, you're making a bigger deal about it.--Pokélova! 03:33, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
Shouldn't it be oval not ovular --Crimsonnavy 01:03, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
Actually, ovular refers to ovules, not ovals. The right word here would be "ovoid".--Element03 02:05, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
Just noticed, the spelling is sclera, when someone gets around to it. Jazzmoth 05:35, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
Done. Werdnae (talk) 05:46, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
I made a mistake. Could someone change it to ovoid? Steph 21:35, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
I've changed it to oval. Less likely to be confusion that way, although there's not much difference. Werdnae (talk) 01:14, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
I think that was a good edit, Werd. Ovoid technically refers to irregular ovals, like egg-shapes (think the Chansey line's body shape); perfect ovals are described as "elliptical," like the orbit of planets around our Sun. --PhantomJunkie 01:54, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Yellow

On serebii, theres a picture where the lightning bolt thing on its head is yellow. Whats that about?--Burgundy 05:13, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

That's part of the sprite animation - its mane flashes yellow with (I'm guessing) static electricity. 梅子 05:17, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I thought it was ability or something, but then I saw they were already confirmed. Thanks.--Burgundy 07:58, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

it's an electric type

why would'nt it glow yellow... Ataro 05:26, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

evolution

Apparently Shimama has an evolution, romanized by Serebii as Zeburaika. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 21:13, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Blitzle the Zebra?

Why does Blitzen the Reindeer come to mind here? Coincidence? --Landfish7 03:51, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

It isn't very reindeer-like. --SnorlaxMonster 04:03, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Yeah unless they have a holiday episode and Santa's sleigh is pulled by Blitzle, it's just speculation, but isn't all name origin trivia mostly speculation? --Landfish7 16:03, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
It is, but I never said anything about speculation here. The name origin has to actually make sense to be added. --SnorlaxMonster 09:56, 14 January 2011 (UTC)