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Talk:Flute

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Are these types of pages necessary? Most items do not need their own pages, there just isn't much useful information about them to warrant a lone page about many of them. The Shoal Salt/Shell for instance already have sections that tell you most of what you really need to know. Shoal Salt and Shoal Shell. --Phoenix 22:33, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

I made the Shoal Salt page to dispel the rumor that the Shoal Salt acts like the Leftovers in D/P, so I had to make the Shoal Shell page to be consistent. There is more information about the Sacred Ash, as well as the Flutes, so that is why I made those pages. --Shiny Noctowl 22:43, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Black Flute

Is there any information about how the Black Flute loses effectiveness? After a certain amount of steps, after you enter a new area or after a wild Pokémon is encountered? --Jayc 07:37, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Does it?--Clarky13 07:57, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Says so on the page. And anyway, it would be ridiculous to just play it once, then have infinite effectiveness for it on that save file. --Jayc 08:00, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
If the page does not include further explanatory information then the validity of the statement must be subject to scrutiny. Non-sequitur remarks are not encyclopedic and do not constitute thoroughness. --PharosAM

Okay guys seriously

They're called "vidros". Means "glass" in Portuguese, but we're translating from Japanese here. A vidro is a specific type of flute, and this is not the list of key items in Generation III or Generation IV. Poké Flute and Azure Flute go there. Time Flute has its own page. THIS IS FOR THE FIVE YOU GET BY BLOWING GLASS, OKAY? TTEchidna 09:28, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Selling the flutes in Undella Town

While the flutes can be sold cheaply in marts, I believe that the man in the Undella Town villa will buy them from you for about 7500 Poké Dollars. Should this be mentioned somewhere? --EricDLee 21:24, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

I just mentioned it on the page, but I need confirmation of which flute/s go for which price/s. White I know for sure goes for $8000, while I believe Black is the same. Yellow is for certain $7500, but I don't honestly remember whether the Red and Blue are only worth $7000 or are also worth $7500 apiece. --ArtemiSerebii 02:11, 05 May 2011 (EDT)

I checked the Blue Flute, and yes, it does sell for $7000.Jazama 00:26, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Encounter rate

How exactly do Black Flute and White Flute affect encounter rate? There are also other items that affect encounter rate - Cleanse Tag, Pure Incense. How do they work? Does anybody know the game mechanics of this aspect? I didn't find such article on Bulbapedia. Ruxax 18:03, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

There are pages out there saying that the black flute is 100% effective for only one step, but I find this very doubtful (they're probably just confused because it probably doesn't reduce encounter rate as low as a repel). If it were just one step, one might as well just use Cut. Has anyone looked into the code for this? AySz88 08:01, 19 February 2012 (UTC)