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I rendered the scan of Soul (I guess that's what we're all calling her now) if you want to use it...

The top of her head's cut off. Can you fix that? TTEchidna 01:35, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Um....shouldn't we wait until a REAL source gives her name? Or has one been given? --HoennMaster 03:48, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
There was a poll, and it is mentioned that there is no official name yet, and this is a fanname. — THE TROM — 03:54, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

I can't do anything about the hat because it was like that in the scan. It went off the page. (Sorry, I'm new to this wiki stuff, so I don't know how to do a lot...)

How about this one, or should we just wait for the official individual art from Ken Sugimori to be released.--AOS 20:34, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
If you click through to the archives from the image's page, you'll notice that it's already been updated to the official art, taken from the HG/SS official site. There's just something up with the way images are being shown on the 'pedia. TheChrisD RantsEdits 21:35, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Name

According to the screen revealed in CoroCoro and Famitsu, Soul seems to be the boy's name... --Maxim 07:07, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Sigh. You know as well as I do that "Leaf" is among the optional names for Red in LeafGreen, too, don't you? TTEchidna 07:28, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Well. I know that it doesn't indicate anything. But I noted it here to show that the assumption that her name will be "Soul" is nothing more than gunjumping. --Maxim 07:30, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Either way, we needed a name for her page and we couldn't really name her "That girl who replaced Kris causing all the fans to whine (game)". TTEchidna 07:34, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

I really think for the time being we should call her the "Un-named female trainer", or something like that. Besides, we can't assume her name based on what one generation did.Zabbethx 15:16, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

The name is pretty much a place-holder (no user is going to be willing to search something like "Un-named female trainer" just to find the this article) at this point, which is why it is clearly tagged in the article to avoid confusion. And if the precedent from gen III holds, the article will have already had its proper name, and if not, it can very easily be corrected. Trainer-c 15:25, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Check this if you don't mind since I gave my opinion as well as a few facts (at least one XD). Pokemon lover 15:51, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
I knew it! her name was going to be Soul just like I predicted in Kris's Talk Page. AlienX2008 17:52, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Actually we don't know for a fact yet AlienX2008. While there is a 99% chance of her name being Soul (which I am starting to think is her name as opposed to Heart which I previously thought), there is no official word yet. Right now Soul is just her fan-name.Zabbethx 18:49, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Is it Heart? I heard that according to those scans that the Pokemon website has,it has the Gold character with the default name "Soul"? Lovely Rose 22:56, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Personally, i hope its Heart. But i'd be ok with Soul. - unsigned comment from Golden (talkcontribs)

I personally think this article should be called "Female character (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)" since we don't know her name yet.It's best we avoid misinformation until more is revealed. - seriousexpression

There would be no point in having an article then. Although I think it is jumping the gun as well, the article does say that it is a fan-made name. --HoennMaster 00:35, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
This article may be jumping the gun slightly, maybe, but truly, I'd rather have done it now just in case some dork comes along and wonders where she is. TTEchidna 00:28, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
We can always change it later.--Clarky13 00:48, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

I've seen her called Mariko on the Japanese site Pixiv. I haven't heard it anywhere else; is this another fan nickname, or is it official? --Lime 21:42, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Might be one of the default names. TTEchidna 04:47, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Isn't the female referred to as like Haato and the male referred to as Souru? ~*~ Erik Destler ~*~ 22:48, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

New screenshot

Can someone translate what she is saying in the new screenshot, please? This may give us some kind of information about her... Mr. Charlie(TalkToMe) 20:51, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

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This one? -MasterKenobi 20:58, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes. I've tried to translate it, but realized soon enough that translating anything that does not use our alphabet is not for me. I got "Steer!". Please. Mr. Charlie(TalkToMe) 21:01, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
According to the gallery on HeartGold and SoulSilver it reads "Yeah! How about you show your mom, too?" TheChrisD RantsEdits 21:09, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

About Soul...

I know this is simply speculation,but Soul looks a lot like that girl that replaces Red if you insert a Crystal cart. with Kris into the game,right? Okay,maybe not a lot but still..Leaf is obviously based off that girl playable character that was left out of the first generation,right? Maybe Soul is based off this girl? If so,could we put it in the article? Lovely Rose 20:54, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

A. This comparison is an opinion, and B. No, because it's an opinion it cannot go into the article. -Sketch 20:57, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Oh,okay,just making sure. Lovely Rose 20:58, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Sketch: If that's so, then why is the following paragraph in the article:
"Due to her similar hair, it is believed by some fans that she is to Kris what Leaf is to Blue: a vastly redesigned version of her. As Kris's Special counterpart Crystal likewise had brown hair initially (though it was changed to blue to match her counterparts of Kris and Marina), and currently has brown hair again." -Spideym 21:55, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Ask the Echidna. He put it in. --ルレ 21:57, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
If anything, Stadium Boy and Stadium Girl are just that. Stadium people. Because this was before they identified your game as your game through the Trainer's appearance. Plus, since RGBY are playable with Stadium 2, it'd look really odd to see Red face... himself. TTEchidna 04:49, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

SERIOUS BUSINESS

I just read one of the scans's captions on the Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versionspage. It said:

'Inside Professor Elm's laboratory. "Oh, Soul! I've been waiting for you to come!"

Does this mean the name is now set in stone? I don't want to edit it straight away incase this isn't the case. - Lucadan (talkcontribs) 15:42, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

New stuff goes at the bottom. Also, look at that picture. Elm is talking to GOLD, not this new girl that no one cares about. --ルレ 20:21, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Most likely, "Soul" is a default name for Gold, like how "Diamond" and "Pearl" are default names for Lucas. ~ solaris 20:30, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Exactly. --ルレ 20:46, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

So, why not change the article to Heart? ~*~ Erik Destler ~*~ 22:49, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

That will likely be a default name for both in HeartGold, just like Soul will be in SS, just as “Red” was a default for both the boy and the girl in FireRed and “Green” for both in LeafGreen. --LaprasBoi 13:11, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Final proof

Eusine in HGSS. Means Crystal stuff is there. Means Soul is Kris. Yes or yes? TTEchidna 19:27, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Hmm... Let's do it. --ルレ 19:35, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
I think we should wait for CoroCoro to come out before making any decisions just yet.--RexRacer 19:44, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Three days? Good for me. TTEchidna 19:44, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Waiting for concrete proof would be ideal. If it explicitly mentions that it's Kris, then go for it. Otherwise... well isn't that a lot of speculation that we can enjoy ;) TheChrisD RantsEdits 19:51, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
What does Eusine have to do with anything? Just because he's from Crystal doesn't mean that everything else is. They could just be simply putting some events from Crystal into this game. Chris is right. Wait for concrete proof. --ケンジガール 20:10, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
The main argument in the past was that this girl must be a new character because HeartGold and SoulSilver are not remakes of Crystal, so anything that was in Crystal can't be in HG/SS. Now that that argument has been put to rest, there's really no reason left to believe she isn't Kris. At the very least, a merge would solve the problem that this page is located at an unofficial title.-Jeff(talk) 20:56, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
...No reason? How about the fact that Soul looks NOTHING like Kris, unlike the other redesigned characters? Or the fact that that her clothes DON'T look like they're based on Kris' ones, unlike the other player characters' outfits? Or the fact that she would be the only player character whose hair color was changed to a totally different one in a remake (Red had brown hair in Pokémon Stadium 2, so no, FR/LG didn't change his hair from black to brown), and even compared to the few characters who had a hair color change (Lance and Lorelei), the change between from Kris' and Soul's hair color is too drastic (Lance and Lorelei's new hair colors [reddish pink and red respectively] could be obtained by changing the tonality of the original ones [reddish orange and purple], but you can't get Soul's hair color [brown] by changing the tonality of Kris' [blue])? - Pokéman 21:34, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Kris's hair color was originally dark brown before they changed it to fit with the "Crystal" theme. ~ solaris 21:39, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
When did game Kris have brown hair? - Pokéman 21:41, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
The manga. --ケンジガール 22:19, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Which should be irrelevant because Special Crystal is based on game Kris, and not the other way around. - Pokéman 22:25, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
However, she did still have Brown hair...--PsychicRider 22:32, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, there was something about a prototype female character similar to Kris that had brown hair, but I haven't found a picture so far x.x ~ solaris 22:35, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
PsychicRider: And anime Bill had green hair. So?
Sol: You mean the "prototypical" artwork that was revealed years before Gold and Silver came out?:
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- Pokéman 22:43, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Bill has nothing to do with this...He may or may not be getting new artwork...--PsychicRider 23:08, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Neither have Pokémon Special or Special Crystal. The manga has even less influence in the games than the anime. - Pokéman 23:13, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
You can't even keep your point. Special Crys did get a change...She had brown that switched to blue...Oh, kinda like this, but reversed...hm...--PsychicRider 23:19, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
"You can't even keep your point." < What? - Pokéman 23:27, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Guys, how much like Red did Red look? TTEchidna 23:20, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
A lot. Both original and FRLG Red have brown spiky hair, red-and-white jacket and cap, black shirt, blue pants... - Pokéman 23:27, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Just wanted to say, I support the merge, for what that's worth. --((Marton imos)) 00:33, 11 July 2009 (UTC)
The whole thing with PokéSpe Crystal's Blue/Brown hair aside, I'm going to side with Chris and Kenji-girl and suggest waiting until we at least get more concrete evidence pertaining specifically to this character -- such as sharing default names, a mention on Masuda's blog (or preferably Sugimori's with some early concept art, just to see that blog updated more than once a year), etc. -- before accepting that Kris and Soul are the same character.
Not even Leaf's design is changed as drastically from the prototype RGB girl -- Leaf and RBG girl both have long brown hair, a mini-skirt, and no sleeves -- as Soul is from Kris. Quagbert 02:41, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

we already jumped the gun by making this page, so we might as well keep it until everything is 100% confirmed. I don't see how Crystal stuff being in these remakes automatically makes Soul Kris. What is so bad about waiting. And just throwing this in, but how about in the future we actually wait instead of having to go through this again. --HoennMaster 02:13, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Waiting would mean someone comes along and makes an article at "NOO GURL (Hartgald/soulver)" that's an absolute mess. And considering the fandom's whining about "SHE'S NOT KRIS" and all that bullcrap... TTEchidna 17:29, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

She's not Kris. EoT. I don't see how Eusine has anything to do with that. --Maxim 17:34, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

What evidence is there that she's not Kris, aside from their appearances? We've come up with evidence to indicate she is, the appearance of Crystal elements and her appearing with Eusine in a picture being a few. --((Marton imos)) 00:06, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
It's not any evidence. It's just a failed comparative logic. Come on, we didn't even believe CONFIRMED dub title when it revealed Barry's name. We didn't move his page until the airing of the episode. So, why are we supposed to believe some failed logic? Because the main 'Pedia admin is supporter of the "Soul is Kris" theory? It is NOT an evidence. As long as it's not blatantly stated that she is design-raped Kris after a nuclear explosion, we should not believe any failed "evidences" like that. --Maxim 08:41, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
I just want to say that I oppose the merge. They are obviously different people, and like said above, if you do merge them people will be saying "WTH! SOUL ISNT KRIS" and making fail pages named "new gil(hgss)" --Blake 13:46, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
An evidence? Sheez. Anyway, Maxim, I'm still not seeing any logic coming from you, aside from "they look different." Well, you also had "Not a Crystal remake," but that's obviously no longer the case. We've got "They don't look that different," "They fill the same role in-game," "Kris appears in a shot with Eusine," "Other characters have undergone drastic visual changes," etc.
Please, if you have an argument, present it. It doesn't seem like you're using any logic, and I'd love for that to change. --((Marton imos)) 17:22, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
We have no proof that Soul is Kris, or even that Kris wont even be a character. She might pop up somewhere else, like Blue being a Gym Leader. --Blake 19:23, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
We also have no proof that Soul is NOT Kris. Blue popped up as Gym Leader 3 years after he began his journey. This is back at the beginning of Gold/Kris's journey. --ルレ 19:27, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
Both sides of the argument piss off the other side, so maybe we should leave this as is for now. We have no evidence to support either side, and all that is happening now are insults on how the other side isn't right. So just drop the subject for now, and we will pick it up once something in the Pokémon world actually happens. MaverickNate 19:34, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Does it really matter if she is Kris or not. At least they are remaking G/S. That's what matters. I would love to have Kris back. Soul and Kris have similarities. They probably did that on purpose. To make her look similar to Kris. So until she is confirmed to be Kris, if she is her, i say no merger yet.--Pokéboy93 04:58, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

I say no to any merger at this point. There is strong evidence in favour of her being Kris, however it is nowhere near confirmed. I say we leave it as it is for the moment, otherwise, the situation could arise where we merge the pages, and then have the messy job of unmerging them, and removing all the Soul stuff from Kris's page. Surely you guys can wait til September 12th to merge the page, just to make sure your doing it when it is confirmed, and not another instance where Bulbapedia jumps the gun.

But I have a question, what will be the proof for either side, when the game comes out, if Kris isn't her name, when she is the NPC, will that confirm she's not Kris, equally if Kris is in her optional names, will that confirm she is Kris? Max King 14:17, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Personally, I believe it's what her NPC "helper" name is, what will determine who she is. Be it Kris, Soul or something totally different. TheChrisD RantsEdits 18:34, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
@ Max King: No, it wouldn't prove a damned thing. If you'll recall, the player character from Diamond and Pearl have Ash/Satoshi or Gary/Shigeru amongst their default names, but that most certainly does not make them Red or Green. Player-Character Girl should use this name for now, since the mob of fanon has spoken. It'll be changed later whether they like it or not. Fishman 13:44, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
If I may add my opinion into this, I don't believe for a second they are the same and oppose the merge. In FireRed/LeafGreen, Red and Leaf were recognisable as who they were meant to be (albeit Leaf never appeared in the original, but there WAS beta artwork of her); Red still had a red jacket, red hat, blue pants; and Leaf still had the boots and same hairstyle. On the other hand, Soul resembles Kris in no way, shape, or form beyond the hair, and even then...I don't see the hair similarities beyond pigtails. Alongside that, if Soul WAS Kris, why would she look so utterly different if Gold and Silver are easily recognizable? It just doesn't make sense. Reign 09:19, 24 July 2009 (UTC)
Given her weird hair similar to the original Kris’s, and her appearance alongside Eusine in that Burned Tower/Legendary Beasts artwork, I am inclined to agree with TTE that she seems to be mainly a heavy redesign Kris/Crystal, and she will definitely be named the latter when I play her in SoulSilver( now that I feel pretty sure HG/SS will be thirdversionless like FR/LG). But there is something to be said for putting her at her NPC name, unless she is nameable as an NPC, in which case I say merge to Kris for sure. The REAL question we should be asking is what we do with Gold if his NPC name is nothing like “Gold”. --LaprasBoi 13:11, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Eusine's design hardly changed from his Crystal art, at all. The only thing that stands out as "major" is the designs on his suit. Everything else is basically the same (unless you consider adding lines to his hair a major addition, or that his one bang flipped sides). Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 13:41, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, I think I said that badly. Wasn’t saying Eusine looks weird. Should be more clear now. --LaprasBoi 14:41, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
To answer your question, if Gold gets a new NPC name, then the obvious solution is to create a new article for him with regards to HG/SS, and leave Gold (game) solely for any and all details with regards to G/S/C.
But, this has nothing to do with improvement to Soul's article, so back to point, or continue the discussion somewhere else? TheChrisD RantsEdits 15:51, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I didn’t mean to start a tangent on it here, just honestly think it’s a more pertinent question than this one. But not one that needs addressing just yet... kinda like this. --LaprasBoi 16:19, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Hey look, a section break!

Strange as it may sound, I agree with Mav. Neither side is really gaining any ground here, so we should all just call her what we want to call her, be it "Soul," "Kris," "Maria," etc, and stop yelling at people who don't agree. And it's not like Bulbapedia defines reality. --((Marton imos)) 08:39, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

But both sides should agree that the name "Soul" for the girl is practically denied. All screens confirm "Heart" as a version name for the girl and the page should be moved. --Maxim 08:41, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

While I think she's clearly just supposed to be Crys's equivalent, and Crys in the Special manga will thus have her outfit when she reappears, if the article really MUST use a name to refer to this "new" girl, why the hell is Soul used? The ONLY names that have been seen for her are Heart and Miki, while the MALE character has only been seen with the names Soul and Hiroshi. (Miki and Hiroshi only being used in a wireless battle for the second versions of them.) If there's a name used for her, it should be Heart for now. Capsule Computer 00:42, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Soul is mainly used because the FRLG girl was Leaf. Therefore, it's only logical that she'd be named Soul, following Leaf's pattern of being named after the first word in the second game. I say we keep it as Soul until the game comes out, where if it turns out she's Heart we change it then. Reign 01:37, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
How can this be logical when screens say otherwise? :/ ~*~ Erik Destler ~*~ 22:52, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Except to me, it's only logical that she's just the new version of Crys, regardless of what you wanna call her, or what she's called when she's an NPC. (I'm betting the boy won't be named "Gold" when he's an NPC, but he doesn't have a separate page from the G/S/C versions' boy. Odds are very likely that the boy and girl will get 'real' names just like gen 3 and 4 gave them.) Bottom line is that "Soul" has never been used in any way for her; it's nothing but speculation, and thus it should not be presented as such on an encyclopedia. Capsule Computer 02:10, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
That's why we have the template... ht14 02:30, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
If you mean the "has no official name", that doesn't change the fact she's referred to as Soul throughout the article, which has lead to everyone annoyingly calling her as such like it's official. The most ridiculous thing is that the Japanese equivalent is there; seriously, what the hell? She should either not be referred to with any name or be called by a name that she's actually been seen having in-game, Heart. Not to mention it should be written in a way that explains where her names come from, rather than misleadingly-worded statements like "Soul is the female player character..." Capsule Computer 02:45, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps the best way to approach this for now is to give the article a more neutral point of view with respect to the Kris/Soul debate. Also, I've stated several times on BMGf why I think using the default names isn't an indicator of this girl's identity. Default names have changed from game to game, see Gold (game). Chances are, she'll have a new default name in HG/SS, but then again, so will Gold. The best evidence I can think of is to look at the anime and manga. If this girl is introduced as a separate character in those media, we can assume she's a new character in the games, if Crystal and Marina just end up getting new looks, then it's safe to say that this girl is Kris.-Jeff(talk) 15:34, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
@ Eric Destler: Screens tell us which names the people who took the screens are using, not which names are default. As others have pointed out, we've seen screens with a number of names for the characters in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, and none of them were the names we wound up using for the characters. --((Marton imos)) 23:55, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Guys Kris is Soul. Give me one good reason why Kris isn't Soul.- unsigned comment from Pokemon1234567890 (talkcontribs)
Because she broke Strong Bad's rule about Japanese cartoons. TTEchidna 07:51, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Why cant you all just wait 40 days until the games come out and we can finally have the answer? Soul is an unofficial name. and think about it. Green/Leaf diddnt appear in Red/Blue/Yellow other then that picture in the guidebook. Even then, she was portrayed by her Manga counterpart. In the remakes she got a new look, and was basically a new character. --Blake 18:04, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

As far as I can tell, neither side of this argument has any real evidence to support its opinion. At this point, all anyone knows is that there's a female playable character in this game. Some people look at the design and see a radical redesign of Kris; others think it's a new character. The art is the only grounds anyone has for forming an opinion, and this page has certainly proved that that's not a good enough basis for making a decision. Since we've seen that the pre-release screenshots have a history of giving the characters different names from their "real" ones, the text boxes referring to her as "Heart" aren't any help either. In lieu of any new information either way, it would seem most reasonable to me to leave this page as it is until we know more. After all, if this is a redesign of Kris, I don't think anyone can disagree that it has succeeded in making her look like a new character, at least moreso than any previous redesign. We don't have any concrete information, so there's really nothing to do but wait. Bickering over whether Kris and "Soul's" hairstyles match obviously isn't going to get us anywhere. Actually, with the ridiculously fierce debate this trivial issue has inspired, I can only hope the girl ends up being named "Cindy." Kyunji 04:54, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Kyunji is right you know! Let's just STOP! It's really annoying! Let's just WAIT! Gees! Why does NO ONE listens!?

Signed, --The Bulb's Master 18:09, 3 August 2009 (UTC) Master of Bulbasaur and the Turtwig♀

Wait for what exactly? Nintendo to hold a press conference revealing this girl's identity? It's not going to happen, and no matter what evidence we get, this debate will continue to exist. I'm hoping that we can get some resolution when we find out how the Manga and possibly Anime handle this but I'm not holding my breath. The only thing that is known for now is that some people view her as an updated Kris, and some people view her as a new character. Currently, there are still articles, such as Kris (game) which refer to "Soul" as a new character. These need to be fixed to be more neutral with respect to the debate. Also, to fix this article, how about merging it with Kris's article, but giving the HG/SS girl her own section along with some background on the Kris/Soul debate?-Jeff(talk) 17:21, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
I agree. I think the primary reason most of the fandom is treating this as a new girl named Soul is because of the BP page. --((Marton imos)) 17:39, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
I just think once we play the game and learn more of the storyline behind her, then we might have more of an idea of who she is. Merging them into one article will be messy, because once the games come out, there will be many things to add to this article, such as Party template(if you battle her), and the list of names to choose from. and she is obviously a new character. Soul really doesnt look much like her. Different hair styles, different clothes, different eye/hair colors, etc. Soul isnt any more a remake of Kris as Pearl is a remake of Wally. Blake Talk·Edits 20:18, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Once again: Since we've established that there is no definite evidence to support either side of the argument, it would be illogical to reverse the article's current stance on the situation. Merging this article with Kris's would be an entirely subjective decision, and one could use what little we know now to make an equally valid case for separating the two again. Whatever happens, the nickname "Soul" is certainly here to stay; it's far too late to do anything about that. Personally, I'm fine with it -- if this is indeed a new character, there's precedent for the nomenclature in FRLG -- but unfortunately for those who disagree, it is very hard to remove an idea from the minds of the fanbase once it has been planted. On another note, I would certainly support making the other articles more neutral on the subject, since this has somehow turned into a serious issue. Kyunji 23:28, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Hasn't anyone thought that her name might change if you pick a diffrent starter Pokemon? For example: If you pick Totodile, her name is Kris. And if you pick a Chikitora, it's Heart! No one ever thought of that! Signed,--The Bulb's Master 12:51, 5 August 2009 (UTC) Master of Bulbasaur and Turtwig♀

That is very unlikely. The rival's Pokemon usually has an advantage over yours, and the Female's Pokemon usualy is whatever is left.(Although May/Brendan isnt considered your rival?) It has nothing to do with the names. The names are based on which version game you are playing. Blake Talk·Edits 13:11, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Having watched this go nowhere for months, I have no hesitation in saying get to the forums if you really want to theorize. There will be no solution to this debate, and hence Bulbapedia will stay with this temporary name until something more official comes out. End of story. Don't reply here. Srsly. —darklordtrom 20:31, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
I agree, I can see it that we might have to ban this if it get out of hand in forums and Bulbapedia.--Midnight Blue 03:30, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Look, with the games announced here now, Pokémon.com will soon have pictures of the player characters (I give it a week or two) and one of us can write in and say: "I wemembew in Pokemon Cwystal, you could be a girl too, is this the same one?" then we'll have confirmation and we can wait to learn her pseudo-rival name to make it official (in less than a month).--MisterE13 03:35, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't mean to get in the heat of the arguement here, but i have a question. Why are we calling her Soul? I'm neutral on the aspect of she is Kris or not (nor could i care), but if she's being called Heart in all the screenshots so far, and Gold being called Soul, why is she being called Soul? It's weird to base it off of one game's name. Wouldn't it be best to call her by the name she's being called in the screenshots? CherryParanoia 05:48, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
When FireRed and LeafGreen were made, they introduced a female playable character. It was later discovered that her name was Leaf, the prefix of the second remake name. Because of this, people gave this girl the name Soul. --HoennMaster 05:57, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Not to sound rude but... so what? In the screenshots, the guy is being referred to as Soul (well, Souru-Kun. Same thing) and she's being referred to as Heart. So wouldn't it be more correct to call her Heart? I don't think it matters what happened in Leaf Green, considering it makes no difference to this game at all. If the screenshots call her Heart, why can't we call her Heart? Even if we don't... its really incorrect to call her Soul because thats what the guy (known as Gold in the originals) is being referred to. Very confusing, if you ask me. o.O CherryParanoia 20:47, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Don't preach to me. I gave you the answer you were looking for, and I wasn't the one who named this page. It's not like it matters anyway. The Games come out in less then a month and then all will be set straight. --HoennMaster 04:49, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Section break 2

Does any1 remember what was said on the remake speculation page? once doesn't make a pattern. ShinyPika 14:48, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Ok, look, seriously. Did my last "get off the page" rant not work? Listen.
This is going nowhere. The game comes out in three weeks. It is noted on the page that it is a placeholder name, until we get the official one. When the game comes out, and we get a name, we'll move it then. And. Only. Then. No discussions.
If you really feel so passionate about the Soul/Heart/Kris debate, there are more likeminded people right here. —darklordtrom 21:05, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Has anyone actually thought that another reason for Soul to be Kris can be based on comparison of the female player character's artwork from RGBY and FRLG? Leaf doesn't look like anything as the Gen I girl yet they're the same characters and this is confirmed by the manga since it's based on the games. Likely, Leaf might not even be her real name, which means it's Blue. For English versions, she might be called Green unless we believe that FRLG fixed the RB fiasco. Also, for those that say the girl's Heart and that Gold is Soul, have you forgotten that those are example names like Diamond and Plato are for Lucas, right? Thus, the screenshots might be from SS. Pokemon lover 18:04, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
Leaf's her name. Confirmed by game data. TTEchidna 03:34, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, you're right. I don't even know why I thought otherwise when I wrote that, seriously. But my point remains valid though. I'm still doubtful that Gold is now Hibiki and Soul is Kotone, just because of the anime and Pokémon Sunday. Marina is Kris' anime counterpart but they didn't get the same name. So Kotone is still Soul for me. Pokemon lover 12:34, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
In the games she is Kotone. Deal with it. -Sketch 13:36, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
I won't get over it until the games have been hacked through and the data for both Gold and Soul has been obtained, like everyone else. And by your logic, then Dia and Pearl should've been the Japanese names for Lucas and Dawn, when they're obviously not. Pokemon lover 13:43, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

A vast redesign?

She could just be a vast redesign of Kris. The hair color change could be to get out of the Crystal theme, and Lorelei's hair went from deep purple to bright red. Both Lucas's and Dawn's outfuts changed vastly, so, my opinion is she's a redesign. alec9 * - * 18:12, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

hey i'm new at this but if kotone/lyra is different from Kris then on the new pokemon adventure coming this april would it kotone/lyra not kris that will appear on the manga and also note that if kris is not kotone/lyra then ethan is also not gold thereby making new characters... also not that the name kris is only fan made it could be that her real name was undecided that time and she really is meant to be called kotone/lyra also note the sudden change of hair color of kris in the manga it could imply taht she is a drastic redesign of kris like ethan is to gold see the manga pictures it looks a lot like kotone/lyra so I say we can fuse them together...Badwolf1234 11:11, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

They will probably make Kris be away doing some sort of errand/quest, and introduce Lyra as a new character. Gold is probably the same character as Ethan, and I doubt they would be as lame as to make Ethan a new character. Also note that the Manga doesnt use names like "May, Brendan, Lucas, Barry, Dawn, etc". So Lyra will probably be named Soul or something like that. But this isn't a discussion to have on talkpages. This is a discussion for the forums. Blake Talk·Edits 14:54, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
okay i don't know where the forums is and where to post so could you actually attach a link to it but for now i would like to pose this.File:Kotoneevolve.JPGfile was deleted see the resemblance and also who have said that the playable character girl in pokemon crystal version was named kris nobody said that it is just fan made. like how ethan and gold be it is just a redesign... so could we merge it and say it is just a vast redesign... i would accept she really is a different character if she has another character than the one in manga...Badwolf1234 13:00, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
HGSS forums. —darklordtrom 23:17, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

i hat to relive this issue but does the pokemon adventure shows Kris with a lyra design meaning that she really is a vast design of the character so i plead for another merge...Badwolf1234 05:52, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Possible names

Okay lemme put these forward:

  • ソウル Soul (based on precedent set by Leaf)
  • ミキ Miki (default name used in Festa battle)
  • ハート Heart (default name used in Festa battle)
  • コトネ Kotone (according to this)
  • クリス Kris (Crystal, thanks)
  • マリナ Marina (why not?)

Or it could be something completely out of the blue. TTEchidna 04:04, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

I think they called her Kotone in the anime as well. According to that scan anyway. --ケンジガール 04:05, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
Still doesn't mean anything until the games say it. All the game/anime connection can help us with is her dub name for the episode, due to the May/May and Dawn/Dawn connection. And unless they rename Green as Gary and Red as Ash, that's still an up-in-the-air point. TTEchidna 04:18, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
I'm done with the whole Kris/Soul debate as it's completely ridiculous and dependent on one's definition of the word "character". That said, I still think this article belongs merged with Kris (game) for the sake of consistency with Gold (game).-Jeff(talk) 14:25, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Regarding the so-called "precedent" set by Fire Red and Leaf Green, something happening once does not make it a pattern. Fishman 18:56, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
I know, right? :/ But people don't listen. But judging by the screenshots, she appears as an NPC in game. So we'll have clarification that her name is Heart when the game is out. CherryParanoia 19:06, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Did you guys REALLY have to reopen old wounds? The page was protected because of ranting like this. You want it to happen again? DROP IT. --ケンジガール 19:09, 5 September 2009 (UTC)


The Final Judgment

Pokémon Sunday just confirmed Kotone to be her name in the games. --The Great Butler 23:26, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

That's it! That's pretty much solid evidence! Is it not?! alec9 * - * 23:44, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Rain: How does this confirm she's not Kris again? Remember, Gold has a new name too, it's Hibiki. He's not a new character though. It confirms her name, yes. But I say wait for the slight chance of the opposite gender being nameable and the girl being referred as 'Soul/Heart' confirming she's a new character.

Speaking of Hibiki, why isn't Gold (game) moved to Hibiki (game)? EDIT: Even if she looked exactly like Kris, would anyone honestly expect her have to her pre-set name to be such? I'm doubtful people would be saying it confirms her being a new character if she looked exactly like Kris, but was still named Kotone. I can see why people see the anime thing as a confirmation, but this? Gold and Kris didn't co-exist originally, so they didn't have normal common names. You guys may as well jump the gun and make a new article for the new male playable character, Hibiki. They can look exactly alike to be the different characters too, Cal anyone? - unsigned comment from Raine (talkcontribs)

Can you please go to the forum about this? We are totally sick of the arguments. For now, Gold is Gold and Kotone is Kotone. --ケンジガール 02:25, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Why remove all hints of Soul?

Shouldn't there be a trivia section mentioning that fans named her Soul and that she was referred to as Soul since she was revealed to this day? We do it for Silver saying how fans named him "Kamon". It's a big part of Kotone's history. --ケンジガール 00:08, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! --ケンジガール 00:26, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

As for the trivia section, the page refers to her as having a Gold and Silver counterpart, shouldn't that be changed to Crystal as she never did have a G/S counterpart?--Terrios 12:52, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

As for her anime appearance

Remember what happened when Barry debuted. He wasn't part of Pearl's page for a reason: they're different characters. Same with Dawn-- she's barely mentioned on Dawn's page, and game-Dawn is not at all reflected on anime-Dawn's page.

So when Kotone appears in the anime, she'll be at Kotone. Until we get English names. Then we move both of these to the respective English names like we did Dawn and May.

Everyone got that? TTEchidna 00:14, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes, TTE, most of us do remember what happen with Barry (or Jun for awhile). No1 make a page of Kotone until the Episodes (DP143/DP144) air. ShinyPika 02:59, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Her name actually is Soul.

I told my friend(who speaks Japanese fluently) about Soul being named Kotone, and he said Kotone is Soul in Japanese. So really, her name is Soul? Blake Talk·Edits 13:37, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Until the games are released, she'll remain Soul. For me, Kotone is to Soul what Diamond and Plato were to Lucas, placeholders used by Nintendo to showcase the games. Pokemon lover 13:49, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
I am just saying, because I dont want everyone to change every single link and image name yet. Get a real translator(not google translator) and see what it says. Cause my friend said he looked in his Japanese dictionary and thats what it said. Blake Talk·Edits 14:19, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
It should stay at Kotone because that is her name in Japanese. Turtwig A Contributions Talk 14:21, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Where have Hibiki and Kotone been revealed to be Gold's and Soul's names? In Pokémon Sunday? Those names sound more like examples than the characters' real names. Pokemon lover 15:08, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Well Kotone is still better than Soul. Turtwig A Contributions Talk 15:09, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
How is Kotone a better name then Soul? Still, the point is, the Pokemon sunday thing might have called her Kotone because Kotone is Soul in Japanese. Blake Talk·Edits 15:53, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
No, Kotone DOES NOT mean "Soul" in Japanese. Even if it did, we DO NOT translate names like that. It's like saying that Dawn is called "Light" in Japanese. But Kotone does not mean soul, anyway. It means "sound of a koto (harp)". --Maxim 17:36, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Can someone change something for me plz

Can they change 6 September 2009's to September 6, 2009's that sounds a lot better. Plus I can't change it.--Midnight Blue 15:17, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

That's odd...you should be able to...it's not protected anymore...--Dark ICE (User:Cold)(page, talk) 15:23, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Only established editors can edit it. Turtwig A Contributions Talk 15:56, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Page name

Why does it need to be "Kotone (game)", with "Kotone" being a redirect? If she's the only Kotone, her page should just be "Kotone", and, if there are others, "Kotone" needs to be a disambiguation page rather than a redirect. Flicky1991 07:52, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

There is a change she will be named that in the anime. --☆Coolピカチュウ! 07:53, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Same as with Pearl and May and Dawn. TTEchidna 08:09, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Pronunciation?

I know this is a bit daft, but how do you pronounce Kotone's name? Is it KO-toan, ko-TOAN-ee or ko-TOAN-ay? Taromon777 20:24, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

I have no idea myself, but I've been pronouncing it "Koh-toe-nee". ZestyCactus 00:02, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
It's "Koh-toh-neh". →Tinā 00:06, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
According to Marriland and his videos, Its "Koh-toh-nay"ShinyPika 21:40, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

I have been saying it as Ko-tone(tone as in monotone)Evandeck 15:33, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Check your Japanese, then. Ko-to-ne. コトネ. コ (ko) ト (to) ネ (ne). Hiragana and katakana are syllabic script, kanji is logographic. Unlike rōmaji, of course, which we use (Roman characters), which are... letters. The only single-letter syllables in Japanese are ア/あ(a), イ/い (i), ウ/う (u), エ/え (e), オ/お (o), and ン/ん (n); all others are transliterated as more than one letter (at most three). Anything that's not hiragana, katakana, or rōmaji is kanji... and for that... well, that requires memorization, considering each can have several pronunciations and thus several romanizations. Now let's let 琴音 continue her journey in 城都 (way to go copy/paste from the list of jōyō kanji). TTEchidna 18:42, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Kotone in japan.

This may be a stupid question but, don't you think Kotone is just her japenese name? Lunick v sonela 07:20, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Uhh... yeah. It's only in the infobox because it looks better than a blank. --ケンジガール 07:23, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
No I mean won't they call her something else when they get to english speaking contries. Lunick v sonela 08:17, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Most likely, yes, she will have an English name just like every other character. --ケンジガール 08:19, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

I maybe new here, but I've done a lot of research before. We know that Kotone means harp; lute, sound, right? So, here's a quick detour of past names. 1st: When Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire were released in Japan, May's japanese name reveiled as Haruka which means spring/flowers, of course, in Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal, there was a twin trainer at the bug gym that had names of Amy and MAY, but by the time R/S/E were in USA, another clue was reveiled within the game that, when D/P came out in Japan, Dawn's name in japanese means light, so in the 3rd generation R/S/E, there was a Swimmer (Female) by Regice's chamber named DAWN, now that D/P/Plat. came out, yet another well played clue hides in the game. With HGSS coming out in Japan, we hear this new trainer named Kotone, which means, like I said, harp, lute; sound. Now here's where my prediction comes in. One of you meantioned a japanese friend saying Kotone means Soul, but you're all close! What is the only thing that has a soul? The answer is Angels! What names have the word Angel in it? Two of them: Angelica, which has too many letters in it, and Angela, which has all 7 spaces filled, but where does this have to do with the 2nd/3rd generation? Answer: In the Eterna City Gym, a Aroma Lady had the name ANGELA! Conclusion: By looking in the games of the past, there will be clues. It happened the same in R/S when they talked about Kanto and they made FR/LG, and in D/P/Plat, they meantioned a few things about Johto, which made HGSS.- unsigned comment from Poke.trainer.1 (talkcontribs)

Erm... let's wait 'til it comes out for the English name.--RexRacer 22:19, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
I'll wait too. Lunick v sonela 13:49, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Those Trainer Names from previous generations are a coincidence. I wouldn't believe them. It's a very far-fetched and naive theory. We must wait. --Maxim 13:56, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
It's like saying that her name will be something like Sonora or Melody simply because they follow the HGSS sound-based naming conventions. Also "Angela" has six letters in it, not seven. ...Yeah that's not the point of this discussion, but hey. 梅子 14:12, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Something has to be put in there, so until the english name comes out keep it there.--Mtn otter We are the Void 23:44, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I'm new, but

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:HGSS_Kotone_Pokéthlon_Jersey.png - This ain't fan art, and I uploaded it, but I can't seem to edit the page and add it. Meh well. Same case with http://archives.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:HGSS_Hibiki_Pokéthlon_Jersey.png . -- Sotomura 05:39, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Gold/Hibiki's page is locked, so only admins can edit it. As for Kotone's, it's set so only "established users" can edit it, whatever that means. :P I can add the Kotone sprite if you'd like... where in the game is it from, exactly? ZestyCactus 05:42, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
I'd tell you to read the description, but I have to consider that I'm not the only lazy one. Anyway, it's their Pokéthlon sprites from HeartGold/SoulSilver. -- Sotomura 05:50, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Anime counterpart only?

"Due to the recent release of the games, no more counterparts for Kotone in other media have currently been released."

I do believe I saw a scan of her in some manga. Anyone want to look into that? --ケンジガール 04:44, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

From what I've read, the artwork your thinking of is of Crystal Never Give Up Pika 20:59, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
No...there was a scan of her in some manga...I think that's where we first saw her name. -Sketch 21:21, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, what Sketch said. This is the pic
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--ケンジガール 22:18, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
That scan is from a one-shot manga called Pocket Monsters HeartGold SoulSilver - Go! Go! Pokethlon by Ihara Shigekatsu and Hibiki also showed up in that manga, except his name was Takashi. It was released before the actual game, so I can see why Ihara named accidently named him that instead. Of course, it could be like Mistumi's and Hareta's situations.--Raine 19:33, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Do we know for sure that Hibiki/Kotone didn't take the third starter?

In the trivia section, it says Kotone is the only pseudo rival not to have a starter. (I'm wondering why it's not on Hibiki's page.) However, early in the game, they are seen with a different Pokemon, Zubat, so Marill isn't their only Pokemon not to mention later in the game the player sees thast the third starter is gone and asks him/herself said question. They could of taken the third starter, Marill might just be their first Pokemon in their party and we know that they have more than one Pokemon, so it's possible.

Unless they are actually seen WITH the starter, it is speculation and it will not go in the article. -Sketch 16:17, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
There's still a Poké Ball in Elm's lab, so it's pretty likely that Kotone/Hibiki doesn't have one of the actual Johto starters. →Tinā 16:26, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
No, no Tina...the Poké Ball disappears...but we don't know where to. -Sketch 16:54, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
Ooooh... heh. Japanese is a little lackluster. <_<; Assumed that it said something about a Poké Ball still being in there. HUR DISREGARD THAT. →Tinā 16:56, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Protection Next Week?

Well, DP143 is airing stateside next week, in which Kotone will appear in the show. I was thinking that maybe this article should be protected next week since we won't know 100% if the name given to the anime version will be the same as the games. I mean sure there's really no reason they wouldn't be the same, but just in case maybe? --HoennMaster 13:16, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

I agree that it's pretty much guaranteed that the anime name used for her will be the same as the game one, but we're not moving the game one or Gold until March 15. Because we'll be sure then. TTEchidna 05:34, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

English name

It has been stated on Serebii.net that her english name is Lyra, but you guys are going to wait until its offically revealed, right? Littlmiget123 23:22, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Indeed. —darklordtrom 23:42, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
Where did Serebii ever say that was her name? --HoennMaster 23:47, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
It's on their front page. Pokemon.com says it too. --ケンジガール 23:49, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
It didn't say it when this was posted. --HoennMaster 00:18, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Lol, yeah it did, I'm not psychic. Littlmiget123 00:20, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Not on my computer. I refreshed like 5 times and nothing new was posted. Anyway, why is the official site distrusted so much. It's the official site and they have never been wrong about an English name. --HoennMaster 00:22, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
I think sometimes it gives out not false, but information with errors in it. I couldn't give you any example though. Well, I could if I really wanted to look, but sometimes in the naming of the episodes. Littlmiget123 00:34, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Just wait for the episode to air... it's just easier. And although it's been the trend for the past forever, her anime name is not neccesarily her game name anyways. --ZestyCactus 00:36, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
You're wrong about not making a mistake about an English name. Roman and Kylie had different names in their synopsis. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 00:39, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Wow, two in a line of hundreds. Doesn't make the official site untrustworthy. Not to mention I changed Marcus's guide to his dub name when the Movie 12 site launched and no admin changed it back. I don't see why this has to be different. --HoennMaster 04:39, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
I personally think the Pokémon website is credible enough, however, the rule is we have to wait until the episode airs, especially because she's such a high-profile character. The page won't explode if it doesn't move for five days :P --ZestyCactus 06:33, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I realize that. It's just stupid that the admins don't trust the official site, except for rare circumstances. --HoennMaster 07:39, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
It's not false. It's the correct name. Don't be ignorant. If Pokemon.com says it then that's an official source saying it. You can't trust an official source one time and then not another. Life doesn't work like that --Serebii 08:18, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
I agree with Serebii. Her anime name IS Lyra, and Kotone (anime) SHOULD be renamed Lyra (anime). Or possibly just "Lyra", as we don't know if that'll be her name in the games. If it turns out to be wrong, it can be changed again, right? FireMeowth 11:39, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
OMG... It's been like this for years now. You know the drill. Why are you all whining about this? And Serebii, we're not being ignorant. We just don't want to change names everywhere in case it turns out wrong. Pokemon.com has been wrong before. Just wait until Saturday. It's not a big deal. --ケンジガール 16:42, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Because its a stupid rule. Official site is an official source. They've been wrong a couple times, doesn't mean it's untrustworthy. Not to mention they've never given wrong names to characters. All of those have been done by CN. --HoennMaster 21:47, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Lol, omg u guys. Just wait 4 days, it's not the end of the world. Don't forget, Pokemon.com got Ada's name wrong, calling her Audrey. And also, Kylie, Roman, and Thatcher as well. So just calm down, and wait. Bulbapedia has rules that we have to follow. No exceptions. Littlmiget123 22:07, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
If everyone's going to make such a big stink of it, how about something like this as a compromise? In the trivia section:
On February 1, 2010, Pokémon.com announced the name of her anime counterpart to be Lyra, but as of September 20, 2014 is the only official source to have done so.
梅子 22:08, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
That would be alright, but you'd have to do it to Hibiki/Ethan/Gold, and the rocket admins as well for people to stop complaining? Littlmiget123 22:19, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
They're a different story, because so far as I know they haven't been announced by any official source yet, have they? 梅子 22:33, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Yes they have, they announced their names on serebii, and the same debate is going on on Gold's page as well. I dunno about Team Rocket's, i don't have them on my watchlist. Littlmiget123 22:35, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Serebii's not an official source. And although he must have gotten the names from somewhere, that somewhere might not be an official source either. Reign 22:48, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Lol, which brings us right back to the top of the discussion again. I think it is a good idea to put it on the trivia, do what you want to do, Umeko, kay? Littlmiget123 22:54, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
It should be in the trivia section of the anime character, though. FireMeowth 22:59, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
I couldn't edit it in even if I wanted. Talk to an admin about it, not me. \o/ 梅子 23:04, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
No trivia section. TTEchidna 23:15, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Like I said, Bulbapedia may have it's rules, but not trusting the official source for one confirmed mistake doesn't make them untrustworthy. They could have easily changed their minds about character names just like they did with the episode titles EP070 and DP091. --HoennMaster 04:56, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

They could change their minds again. Nothing's stopping them. They could make her Jeena and Gold Rick by March 14, though likely the games are 99.9% ready to go at this point in time. TTEchidna 21:33, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Korean Name

Because of page block I can't put it. It's 금선 Geumseon. --Maxim 10:15, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Done. --Coolピカチュウ! 10:22, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

The name's Lyra

Yup. It is. --Ponav. Is a glitch master! 01:28, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Do people not read the talk page at all before posting? We just talked about this. :/ It's not going on the page before the game's released. ▫▪Ťïňắ 01:49, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
That's totally unfair! I'm going to ask TPCI whether or not they're naming her Lyra. Then you will have concrete proof! magikarp123193 14:10, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
Nope. We're still going to wait a month for HGSS to be released in English. That's just our policy. :| ▫▪Ťïňắ 16:11, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Is anyone going to atleast put that the animé counterpart's name is Lyra? At the moment it says she has the same name as her - and we're still calling game-Kotone Kotone. :S Lucadan (Talk) 11:51, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Just saying, the new demos for the English release are out and the pokegear phonebook lists the name as Lyra. If that's not confirmation I do not know what is. --Ryuutakeshi 08:35, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiKzP7-h62E

Watch it. On the phone list it has her name. It's Lyra. Watch in full screen if you have to. That confirms her name as Lyra 100%. You cannot change her name like you can Silver's, so Lyra is the official name. ~~- unsigned comment from Ksemanr (talkcontribs)

Lyra also appears as her name in a German demo posted on Filb. --The Great Butler 05:52, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Name Changing

shouldn't we change all of her names to Lyra instead of leaving them as kotone. Eevee obsessed 008

We've talked about this in Two sections already. Until HGSS releases in English, she's staying Kotone. While it's highly unlikely that the name won't be different from her anime counterpart, the English localizing team still could change something. We're not going to jump the gun. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 21:20, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

The english rom has been dumped and it says Lyra.

Kotone's Korean name

It means "String of a harp". 금 → a type of harp (I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be a koto) and 선 → string. So that ties into her Japanese name. ~ solaris 00:42, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

If I could, I'd also add the Hanja: 琴線 (as we have Kanji for Japanese explanation). --Maxim 14:44, 11 February 2010 (UTC)


Trivia?

Both Kotone's and Gold's HG/SS artwork are holding one normal pokéball and Pokédex. Shouldn't this be in trivia?--Banetoid 05:45, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

How is that trivia at all?ポケモン恋人(チャット)(貢献) 09:26, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
It's not even a Pokédex, that's a Pokégear. -Sketch 15:38, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Is it noteworthy?

Should it be noted in trivia that Lyra's name is 3 letters away Crystal, the game of which her predecessor debuted? Pocketfanmk 23:03, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Hm... I'd say it isn't notable. It's likely a total coincidence. CuboneKing 23:48, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

I can't get proof but my game lied

Lyra phoned my player character and said her maril had evolved, but then I visited her house and it hadn't, has this happend to anyone else? Vespitomb> 09:36, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

It has happened to numerous people, most famously TTEchidna was the one that brought it to my attention. I don't know exactly why she does this it could be a translation error or something else. -MasterKenobi 09:42, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
It happened to me multiple times in the same game, probably something the creators over looked, or She (or he if you choose the female character) has multiple Marill.--QX Deoxys 06:11, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Hibiki has never called me with such news. He just tells me a bunch of other bullshit. 梅子 06:12, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Zubat?

Someone said that early on Lyra is seen with one. Where and when? --Swampertrox 17:50, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Kris is Lyra

Just thought you oughta know. TTEchidna 06:17, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes, that's a really great way to open up a discussion on the matter, TTE. 梅子 06:19, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Aren't they supposed to be different characters of different generations?--QX Deoxys 06:20, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Only as much as Red isn't the same guy in RGBY GSC FRLG HGSS... and he damn well is. TTEchidna 06:28, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Please, TTE. Adventures giving Crystal Lyra's clothes is no proof that they were ever intended to be the same person. They just didn't bother creating a new, similar character (and they couldn't just remove Crystal). Oh, if you have any other reason to believe they're the same, please tell us about it. FireMeowth 06:42, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Persons interested in this discussion may wish to see also Talk:Kris (game). —darklordtrom 06:51, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
FireMeowth, Leaf. TTEchidna 21:54, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Like I said on Kris's page, just because they're the same in the manga does not make them the same in the games. If you're using the manga as proof for them being in-game the same, then the anime is equal proof that they're different in-game.
And Leaf at least had the same hair color. Reign 22:21, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Take Kris's sprite with Gold's palette in Gen II. HEY LOOK, HI LYRA. TTEchidna 00:48, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
But it was never confirmed. You can vouch similarities all you want, but confirmation is something you don't have. MangaKris=/=GameKris, and thus Kris=Lyra is not set in stone like you're claiming it to be.Reign 01:09, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
How about this? Leaf isn't Green's counterpart either, despite the fact that Green wears Leaf's clothes in the Adventures chapter on her saga's remakes. If Crystal is Lyra's Adventures counterpart, then Lyra is obviously intended to be a redesign of Kris, much as Leaf is intended to be a redesign of the unreleased Gen I female player character. TTEchidna 02:10, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
If that was the case, then Lyra and Marina would be the same person too. Which they're not. It's simply Kris dressed in Lyra's clothing. —darklordtrom 02:27, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
Right. She's the same in the manga, so what? If you're using that as an argument for the game versions being the same, then the anime is just as legitimate an argument for them being different. Reign 02:41, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
How does the manga characters being the same mean that the game characters were "obviously" intended to be the same? They are made by completely different people, and the official Pokemon company has no say in what Pokemon Adventures does. If some other manga spin off said Pearl and Wally are the same people, would you merge them? Just because Tajiri endorsed it many years ago does not mean everything in it is cannon. So everything you are saying about "Kris+Gold=Lyra" and whatnot is just speculation and is very unprofessional. You can't merge the game characters pages just because a third party manga said they are the same. Blake Talk·Edits 02:48, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Trivia

Can we take out the piece of trivia "Previously to the announcement of Lyra's name on September 6th, 2009's episode of Pokémon Sunday, she was seen by many fans as an updated form of Kris, rather than a new character."? While I'm not going to argue that I still think they could be the same, they "changed" Gold to Hibiki so the Kotone announcement shouldn't be of importance. Takao Unno's comments or her separate anime counterpart might define her a new character, but not revelation of the name Kotone, since Hibiki had a name change as well. Pocketfanmk 22:53, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

So are you saying remove it because the name announcement had nothing to do with being a new character, as Gold was renamed too? Blake Talk·Edits 01:47, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
We should probably leave it in, though. I think it's more getting at how everyone was so butthurt that Kotone wasn't a super redesigned Kris. Gold/Hibiki is just a name change, most people accept them as the same character. Kotone and Kris are definitely different. --ZestyCactus 02:22, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Then can we change it to the revelation of her separate anime counterpart? It just feels weird considering Hibiki was revealed to have a different name, but that doesn't make him a new character. Pocketfanmk 04:41, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Azumarill?

During a phone call in HG/SS, Lyra tells the player that her Marill has evolved. --Sir Gallade, The Psy Swordsman § 12:11, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

I've gotten that call multiple times. It's never true. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 12:13, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
Does it only say that her Marill has evolved? Because she could have multiple Marill. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 12:51, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Don't you think she could have stopped it from evolving? I can't remember exactly, but I think that call says "I saw Marill evolving into Azumarill! I was so surprised!" If you think about it, she could have seen it, then recoiled in horror at the thought of her beloved partner changing, and then stopped it! I think it's plausible. Soul of Dawn 15:18, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Lyra's height and weight

Do to the fact in Lucas, Dawn, & Ethan's Trivia it has there height and weight why not put hers "4'11" (125) & 90.4 (41 kg)" seeing as her page can't be edited right now.Lamarfll 19:57, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

All done. Seems someone must've forgotten to put it in. ▫▫ティナ 20:00, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Name

Lyra's name came from the constelation Lyra! Wildgoose December 17 2011 6:20 pm ET

Name origin is for why the name was chosen, not the etymology of the name. --SnorlaxMonster 13:37, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

When called from certain locations

Could someone expand that piece of information? It doesn't really say much and whilst what Lyra says in-game seems pretty obvious (take X PKMN to Route Y for something "interesting"), I have taken my Poliwag to Route 40 and nothing happens. At all. Beach or surfing. Checker (talk) 18:18, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Pokéleathon sprite?

I've noticed that the caption for the overworld sprite for the Pokéleathon states that it is 'unused'. This greatly confuses me, for I have seen that sprite ingame, as Lyra enters the back room to start the competition. Could someone explain, please? IIWinterbreezeII (talk) 00:43, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Height and Weight in Infobox?

Perhaps not the most appropriate place to propose this, but should we maybe place characters' height and weight in their infoboxes, rather than their trivia section? ArtistKyurem (talk) 02:40, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

I think we only know a few character's heights and weights. They've stopped using them as a base of comparison in the games, so there's no way of knowing. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 03:47, 26 May 2014 (UTC)