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Sol, the reason why I put dragon there is because both spellings of mogura in kanji use the kanji for earth and one of two kanji for dragon. At least according to Denshi Jisho, which is one of the best online Japanese dictionaries I've seen. Just sayin'. --PhantomJunkie 04:57, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
- Yeah, I realized that a few minutes after I removed it, but idk. ~ solaris 05:07, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
- I have to agree with you. For all we know by now, it should be something like:
Moguryū is likely a combination of 土竜 mogura, mole, and 竜 ryū, dragon, the reading of the second kanji on mogura when by itself. KurowaSan 05:09, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
Doesn't this work out well?
- Please put this in the forums. There is a whole Generation V forum where you can put stuff like this. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 16:28, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
- We don't have anything but its appearance and name, and besides, if it is an evolution, it could also be its 3rd evolution; not enough information at the time. Pokemonemerfan1954 21:53, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
It does evolve into doryuzu. Pokebeach showed a vid that had him evolve.Vkickass 04:58, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
- Right you are, and what a cool evolution that was! Also, someone should get a pic of that Plasma logo.--Pokélova! 05:07, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
- Also, shouldn't the dex order be changed to have Doryuuzu as the next Pokémon. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 21:08, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
- That's basically what today's discussion here was about. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 23:04, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps somthing should be mentiond about Moguryuu's more promanant features, like the length of its snout and how the claws are shaped like spades for digging. All I'm saying is that there is more to this Pokémon than its colouration. EpicShadow 03:01, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
- wasn't that written when all we had was a sprite? Ataro 22:47, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
- Maybe we should put in that the shovel-shape of the claws also can be used to cloak around its head so that the claws make a drill? Its evo does something similar in BW009
- Its design seems to show this, as, if you imagine that it holds its arms together above its head, its head, with its long nose, would fit perfectly in the space left inside because of the shovel shape, and the blue stripe would go all the way around it in a spiral(or drill) shape.
- All this could, together with the fact that it learns Drill Liner, make it very sure that it is based on a Drill.
--Jespoke 15:56, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
- Seconded. The Golux 00:15, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
- And now about english name: How does one pronounce second syllable, "ba:", or "bu:"? If it's "bu:", it might be based on russian (I see a lot of russian words in Generation V) Бур - Borer, Drill or Auger. --ЫъГЬ 14:19, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
I think that the word excalibur may be incorporated into Drilbur's name.Possibly a reference to its sword-like claws.Also its evolution's english name is rumored to be Excadrill another possible reference to excalibur.Maybe we should add that in the name origin section.*~Darklight~* # 12:48:30 (UTC)
- Agreed, but I think we should wait with adding that until the name Excadrill is actually confirmed. Ok 12:41, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
- Disagreed even if the name is real, when "burrow" and "excavate" are far more obvious and appropriate puns. --HeroicJay 13:17, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Ok,the name Excadrill is now confirmed.Don't be narrow-minded.Even though "burrow" and "excavate" are more obvious, Excalibur is still a possibility.*~Darklight~* 13:37:42, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
- Can you justify why Excalibur is relevant to this Pokémon? Otherwise it is just a coincidence. --SnorlaxMonster 23:26, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
Well, both have sharp claws that are made of metal (especially Excadrill who is also part Steel-type). Swords are made of sharp metal. Also, excalibur was pulled out of a rock (earth) by king Arthur. Drillbur and Excadrill are Ground types. Plus, Excadrill's metal features on its head look like a knight's helmet. And there are mining companies named Excalibur.... *~Darklight~* ,12:00 9 February 2011 (UTC)
- Claws are vastly different to swords. Rock is different to earth, which is very clear in Pokémon, with a distinction between Ground and Rock. I wouldn't say that its metal features resemble a knight's helmet. Mining companies is not a very strong basis (there is also a mining company named ExcaDrill, but we don't include that in the name origin). --SnorlaxMonster 12:18, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
Excalibur is a sharp metal object that pierced a stone --> mining --> drills. As for Excadrill's metal features not resembling a knight's helmet, that's just your own opinion, not a fact. Anyway, all of this is very likely coincidental but there is no way to prove or disprove that the localization team purposely included the word "Excalibur" in their names. Therefore, just flat out denying there is no connection at all is downright silly. *~Darklight~* 20:22, 16 February 2011 (UTC) Noone has answered...Does this mean I can add Excalibur to Drilbur's name origin?? *~Darklight~* 12:16, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Is that me or it's name and it's evolution's english name is a combination of Drill and Excalibur? Flamemario12
- What does Excalibur have to do with drills? Is it the name of a company or something? Ataro 07:29, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Umm,I already mentioned this possibility in the Name Origin section here...You could just agree.But yes i think that Excalibur might be incorporated into Drilbur's and Excadrill's names.*~Darklight~* 18:44, 22 January 2011 (UTC)