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Talk:Skarmory (Pokémon)

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Weakness

Pardon my lack of in-game knowledge, but should skarmory's lighting weakness be less than 400? 70 Sp. defense could be considered mediorce but not as to 400, right? - unsigned comment from Ky00ber (talkcontribs)

140 (Def) divided by 70 (Sp.Def) is 2. So the effectiveness of all special moves are doubled, compared to normal moves. - 振霖T 01:00, 23 November 2005 (CST)

Yes, that's correct. If a Fighting move does 30 damage, a Electric move of the same strength (after figuring effects caused by the stats of the attacking Pokémon) is used on Skarmory, it would cause about 120 damage.User142 01:40, 23 November 2005 (CST)

Tail

Maybe I'm just crazy, but Skarmory's tail looks a lot like a bottle opener, like this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Opened_Waiters.JPG. Does anyone agree with me and/or think this should be added to the physiology section? Zell65 06:46, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

It kinda does. Not enough to be put in the Physiology section though. - unsigned comment from Asujoll (talkcontribs)

I agree, and I think this should be at least noted somewhere. -Sabre_Justice - unsigned comment from Sabre Justice (talkcontribs)

shark

anyone notice that his head looks like a shark fin?Ultamatecharizard 17:31, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Fanlist link

Geocities is permanently down, so that "Skarmory fanlist" link is completely useless. I'd remove it myself if the page weren't in lockdown mode. --HeroicJay 23:07, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Removed. --Hiroshiyo 14:59, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Name Origin

Skarmory's name comes from Sky and Armory, as many agree, but Skarmory is possibly based on the word "Scar" as well, people. Skar is basically the same word when said, and if it was named Skymory then it would still have the same meaning as currently stated, so the difference of Skarmory must have the addition of "Scar".

My point being that it's name origin should mention scar as a possibility. Frushil! 12:06, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Tail Changes

Is Skarmory's tail losing one of the blades between Gold and Silver and later games important enough to be added? ----Valkyria (Talk) 20:50, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

I was just about to point that out, but you were four months faster than me. But yes, I agree, that's a very significant design change, regardless of the no-sprite-trivia rule. --IWannaBeTheVeryBest 09:40, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
No, unless it was in its original artwork (like Stantlers tail, or Venemoth's spots), which it isnt, it is not notable, as they commonly screw up the sprites in the games.XVuvuzela2010X 11:19, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
Yet Quilava has sprite trivia to do with his eyes? Buizel1991 12:19, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
It's been removed, and it's now noted here. - unsigned comment from Vuvuzela2010 (talkcontribs)

Appearance

It's head, neck, and chest rings make it look like an automobile's gear shift & boot (the wrinkly rubber covering the stick goes in). - unsigned comment from Tesseract (talkcontribs)

That's an opinion, and no it doesn't Ataro 05:58, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Minor note about anime Pokedex

The anime Pokedex entry in the article uses the word "priors" which doesn't make sense. I'd edit it myself, but I don't watch the show, so I'll simply suggest that the correct word is probably "briers" and leave it to someone who actually heard the entry on the show to make the correction, if applicable. --The Almighty Doer of Stuff 18:58, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

you're right... that doesn't sound right. Feel free to fix it. The page isn't locked. -Sketch 19:03, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
I'll get on it. I'm loading up the episode now. I probably just heard it wrong. Littlmiget123 19:38, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Gligar as counterpart

Why is it again in the Trivia? I see way more differences between them than similarities. Most obvious and notable is that Gligar has an evolution, while Skarmory hasn't. Their BST and rarity are completely different. They are 20 Pokemon away from each other in dex. Mantine is obviously Skarmory's parallel. I don't think pokemon can have two counterparts. --ЫъГЬ 15:02, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Pinsir has two. Also, Gligar didn't evolve at the time of Gold and Silver. Mantine isnt found anywhere near Skarmory's location, which is rare for a Version counterpart, though not unheard of. Having said that, those four (Gligar, Mantine, Delibird, and Skarmory) are harder to determine which one is a counterpart to one of the others. XVuvuzela2010X 15:11, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
On a related note, while both trivia's on this page are correct, I've hidden the ones on Delibird's & Mantine's pages about them being counterparts to each other until I look ito it more, as they may only be parallel by default. XVuvuzela2010X 20:26, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Request: Ruby in Metric.

I am very unfamilar with the metric system (heck, I'm in Kentucky) and we need the Ruby entry show the metric system for our good friends outside of the US. -User:?????

Manga Typing

In Pokemon Adventures, Professor Oak states that Skarmory will be considered Steel-type after the type is revealed to the public. He groups it with Magnemite and Magneton as Pokemon that will "now" be considered Steel-types. Should it be noted that in the manga, Skarmory was not originally considered a Steel-type? Pokemega32 06:33, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Trivia

Skarmory is harder to catch than Dialga, Palkia, Zekrom, and Reshiram(I'm not sure if there are more or not). Is this noteworthy enough to be put into trivia?--Zichqec (talk) 03:29, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

No, its not notable. It occurs with many Pokemon. Crystal Talian 03:30, 12 March 2014 (UTC)