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- Nobody knows, that's just how they made it. And please sign your comments with four tildes. The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 00:10, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
- Limited graphic capabilities if I'm right. Also it's changed since then.ShinyGlaceon 12:22, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
I invented Spinarak! This article helped me confirm it. I feel so cool to have invented a Pokemon.SpinarakGirl 23:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Spinarak was NOT an "American TCG League" creation
I removed this line: "Spinarak was created through a children's Pokémon design activity in the American TCG League." There was no such event, period.
And just in case someone here THINKS it may have been the case, apart from the fact that the news from [ my site] during that time doesn't list ANYTHING about it, consider the following: Gold/Silver was released in Japan on November 1999, while the Pokemon TCG had been released in the US around March 1999. Wizard's Pokemon Leagues themselves started in 2000 (its 7th Season, if I recall correctly, began in June or July 2000)... which was AFTER the release of Gold/Silver in Japan. Even then, I'm pretty sure what Pokemon would be in Gold/Silver would have already been pinned down by the time the TCG was first released in the US by Wizards. Now it's not to say that maybe it was a design activity for JAPANESE card game players. But it CERTAINLY wasn't something for the American leagues.
Finally, I'm also fairly certain that whoever posted that bogus info in the article prolly based it off [ THIS] short fiction story. Doncha just love it when people post stuff without thinking about it? Oy. -- Nick15 09:59, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
- For interest's sake, [ the information was added in this edit]. —darklordtrom 10:07, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
- Haha, you beat me to the punch, I was about to post that link myself. ... Anyways, this claim has been on this article since October 2009, which means that that fiction story link above actually after the claim in this article and not vice versa. .... Still, I welcome anyone to provide evidence proving that Spinarak WAS a creation of an American TCG player and not of one of the original Japanese designers--such as a dated letter from Nintendo accepting their solicitation (which is odd considering that Nintendo DOESN'T accept solicitations) or an autograph sketch of Spinarak drawn by Ken Sugimori saying "thanks for the idea!" or some such bit of evidence. Otherwise, I feel this claim has been mythbusted. -- Nick15 10:25, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
I just realized how many people actually fell for the absurd claim that Spinarak was designed by an American kid, just because it was on Bulbapedia:
Because of which, next chance I get I'm going to add a line in Spinarak's Trivia section stating "Contrary to rumor, Spinarak was NOT designed by an American child during Wizards' Pokémon League". That is unless Bulbapedia's code of conduct and manual of style specifically prohibit it? -- Nick15 20:41, 20 January 2012 (UTC)