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Talk:Cacnea (Pokémon)

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Dynamic Punch

Cacnea can also learn Dynamic Punch through breeding from many other Pokémon such as Sceptile and Ludicolo. Should these be added in also? --FiMbUlWiNtEr2O|2 03:16, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

name origin

Is there official confirmation that cacnea's name is only meant to sound like the Japanese name? I can easily see them having cacnea's name mean breathing (pNEA is the medical suffix meaning breathing) CACtus. Tryplot (talk) 12:12, 14 May 2014

There is never official confirmation for any name origins. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 02:49, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

so do you think it's worth adding this in then? I mean it would be a step up from "it sounds like the Japanese name". Tryplot (talk) 04:00, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

I personally would not add it. I don't find it all that likely, and -pnea isn't really intended to be used that way. It's usually used as a descriptive term. For example, "tachypnea" means rapid breathing. It'd be like saying, "cactus breathing", which is just . . . odd. It's more likely just intended to be similar to the Japanese name. Crystal Talian 05:07, 15 May 2014 (UTC)