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Leaf

So who made up that name? --nYoo 17:22, 2 February 2006 (CST)

I want to know that too. Following the trend that the 1st and 2nd gen games set, her name should be Green, or Blue in the Japanese version. I'm guessing someone just chose one of the optional names from FRLG and gave it to her when they made the article. There's no real basis for her name being "Leaf", so shouldn't we go by precedence, as was done with Gold, Silver and Kris, and just call her Green?. -Shaddow Boy
For an English Language Version, Green is accurate, however Green (game) already directs to Blue, does it not?--PikamasterADV 00:50, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
Internal game data. There is a trainer, presumably used for debugging, with the sprite of the male player, and another trainer with the sprite of the female player. The male one is named Red, but the female is named Leaf for some strange reason. - 振霖T 09:38, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
English version or Japanese? --WikidSmaht 08:41, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Both. --Maxim 10:53, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
This isn't really a good habit to get into. If we start taking unused data as official canon, then Professor Oak started with Squirtle, the Safari Zone had no Pokemon in it 3 years after Red and Blue, and that the Lake of Rage is still a town. It just doesn't make sense. Fire Red and Leaf Green have officially fixed Green's (male rival's), name to that of the original, leaving lone Blue, the third version gal, without a truly official name. While logic would suggest we should call her Blue due to the Manga as well as Blue being the color generation's third game, we are stuck basing her name on what can only be called speculation. Unused Data =/= Fact. Fishman 15:43, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Er, no. When it comes to the games' canon, internal game data > manga name. Otherwise we should be calling Brendan "Ruby" and May "Sapphire".
And no offense, but your analogies are the ones that don't make sense to me. The prototypical Safari Zone in GSC doens't have wild Pokémon because the wild encounters data was never written, not because it was originally meant to not have Pokémon. And the finished versions of the games retconned Profesor Oak into not being a fight-able trainer, and the Lake of Rage into being just a lake are, not a town. But neither the finished games not Nintendo officially revealed a name for the FR/LG female protagonist, so if her name during the development stages was Leaf (which in-game data seems to prove it was), then it should still be, since there isn't evidence to make us believe that it was retconned into another name. Spideym 00:03, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Well we can't call her Blue, because Blue (game) is the rival. Zurqoxn 01:13, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

If only GSDS would become reality, we'd know for sure, since then we'd have to find out what happened to her as well as Red. TTEchidna 09:33, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
We don't need another sequel. Besides her name, the answers are right here in front of us. The Blue (game) has officially been renamed as Green. All we have to do with the old article is point out that his English name used to be Blue, and was later changed back into Green. Fishman 01:45, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
No, it has not been officially renamed. The rival's first default name for the Red version does not qualify as the character's official name. For all we know, his name could still be "Blue," just because it's not a default name doesn't mean it's been officially changed. Taking evidence from all the games supports that the rival is Blue and the girl is unnamed (leaving us with Green), but the idea that Blue has become Green is just fan speculation. I also agree that we can't go taking in-game data as official, and believe the name of the girl should be Green until Nintendo proves otherwise.--Mezase Master
No to you, Mezase Master. First of all, you'll give the reason to most of us when we claim that Blue, this is, Japanese Green, is now Green outside of Japan as well since FRLG. Why do I say this? Because of HGSS and in-game data. And if internal game data says that her name is Leaf in both Japanese and English versions, then we have to assume it is as such. It's like you're claiming that Nintendo, specially the American and European divisions, don't screw up on the manuals and stuff. Even if such material is official, it doesn't mean it's correct and in-game data is the superior form of canon in the Pokémon franchise, so I say you're wrong. Pokemon lover 11:56, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
BTW, I e-mailed Nintendo of America back in late 2008 and asked them what was the official name of the female player character in FRLG. They told me that there isn't any and that players can name characters as they pretend (we all know that happens in every game except the rival in RSE), so we only have in-game data left. And if in-game data says that the name is Leaf, it's because it is. Pokemon lover 12:23, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Her name can't be "Green" because is the rival's name in the games already Haruka uzumaki 16:06, 24 September 2007

Her name isn't "Green". It's "Blue". Fishman 15:55, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Manga

Okay, that manga information should definitely be in a separate article. But what series is it referring to? --Pie ~ 05:21, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

RBG picture

So, supposedly she's based off of a picture from an old guidebook. Does anybody have an copy of this picture? I'm curious to see it. - unsigned comment from Morgil27 (talkcontribs)

Blue artwork?

I found an image that appears to be the artwork described in the article. Is this it? [1]

It doesn't show her face, unfortunately. GigaMetroid99 02:43, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

We're not sure it's her but she does resemble Blue (Green in the U.S)--Coolピカチュウ! 02:46, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
I was just wondering if that was the picture that the article described with:

Leaf was supposed to be in the original Red and Green versions, due to the fact that on Nintendo's Official guidebook, it depicted a female trainer with long brown hair, a black dress, white gloves and short black boots, alongside the male protagonist and the rival. It is believed she was supposed to be in the game, but was left out for some reason.

If that's the right image, it should be added to the article to show viewers how she would have looked.GigaMetroid99 01:41, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm confused I thought the picture already was in the article.... I made a copy of it from somewhere...--Marhawkman 02:10, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh yeah, I remember reading in one of the articles something about how there are bits of code in red and green that treat the gender of the player character as a variable. wouldn't this be additional confirmation?--Marhawkman 15:09, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Her back sprite

It may be me but her back sprite,and Red's,makes it look like she has brown eyes,despite what the trainer card shows. Lovely Rose 02:48, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Rival = Blue? or Green? HGSS

Well, being that the rival's name also complicates things, as TTEchidna said, if the Viridian City gym leader in Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver is Leader (or Gym Leader) Blue, then it's back to the drawing board, but if he's Leader (or Gym Leader) Green, the name of the female player character of FireRed & LeafGreen may very well be Blue then. - unsigned comment from Team Snagem Jarrod (talkcontribs)

Her name will be Leaf regardless. TTEchidna 02:25, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Wouldn't the situation change if she appears in HG/SS under a different name? Tsum 04:44, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

It might but I think if the English translation calls the Viridian Leader "Green" to go with FireRed and LeafGreen, and has Red still in Mt. Silver, then this girl being Blue would confuse people due to Green being Blue in Gen II because before it was Red and Blue. Leaf fits her best of all, unless they were to go a completely odd route and go with actual given names, in which case I'd bet that Red would be Satoshi in Japan and Ash here, Green is Shigeru/Gary, and Leafy-poo is Ashley. TTEchidna 22:54, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

The only one not to appear in the anime?

Wouldn't Soul count? Also,what about Mark,Mint,Wes,Michael,Lucy,Kate, and Lunick? Or do it just refer to the main games. Even so,what about Soul? Or is it still up for grabs that she is just a redesign of Kris,and not a seperate character? Lovely Rose 03:39, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Soul's game hasn't even been released. Of course she hasn't appeared in the anime yet. If she appears, she will probably show up during the 13th or 14th seasons, late 12th at the earliest, assuming they return to Johto after the Sinnoh League and the Sinnoh GF. --ルレ 04:36, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Apperence in HGSS?

If she's not, so should that be mentioned if she is not? Just saying b/c of the games comming out today.--Midnight Blue 02:43, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

It doesn't appear so. Just Red. --ケンジガール 02:52, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Alright was that added to article?--Midnight Blue 02:54, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Has anyone finished the game with Kotone to confirm? All the places I've seen were finishing with Hibiki. Maybe Leaf takes place of Red when you play with Kotone. -- RikkiKitsune 03:39, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
Well many have confirmed her not to be in HGSS, should I undo the trivia just in case? She might be in beta?--Midnight Blue 03:41, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
I think it is too early to say it, it's better to undo it until someone who has finished with Kotone to confirm. -- RikkiKitsune 03:43, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
Alright, I'll do unless you already did.--Midnight Blue 03:46, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

HGSS (again)

Is it really confirmed that she is not in HGSS? Has anyone finished the game with Soul Kotone to see if she is not in the place of Red? If not, the right thing to do is to remove this trivia. -- RikkiKitsune 03:47, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Okay, anyone answered, and people keep insisting on putting that freaking piece of trivia. It would be excellent if someone say where it is confirmed. I'm really sorry for bothering, but I just want to know if.someone.has.finished.with.kotone.and.proved.it. -- RikkiKitsune 21:06, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Could you please stop asking already? I'm sure they are working on it. Be patient. I would do it myself but my rom always messes up by the time I reach Violet City. I have to wait a few weeks until I get the real game. We are not saying that she's in the game and we are not saying that she isn't. --ケンジガール 21:15, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
People have ripped all of the trainer sprites (including the event-only Giovanni... at least, I believe he's event-only) from the game. Leaf is not included in them. I don't have the game or ROM to go through the game with Kotone just to double-check, though... Tina 21:17, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
I know it, it will take time, but I am also working on it. But people are insisting to put that trivia "[...] she does not appear in the games.", and we do not have clear confirmation yet. I'll hide it, okay? Sorry again for bothering. -- RikkiKitsune 21:20, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Leave it hidden. Although, Tina's comment gives great weight to Red staying there. Not to mention that there are a billion and one Red references. —darklordtrom 21:26, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Made it to Pallet. The mailbox says "Red's house". So yeah. I don't think she's here. However, there is a slim possiblity of her name being changed to Red in this game. But I highly doubt it. --ケンジガール 22:11, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I think it's already been proven that Leaf isn't in HG/SS from what I know after watching the HG video with Kotone in it. I think it might be possible that the designers may have planned her to be in HG/SS. I don't know about you guys but do you think she could be in beta?- unsigned comment from LeafGreen (talkcontribs)
Yeah, I actually found her hidden in the game. 梅子 05:32, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
Well today, I made it to the top of Mt Silver as Kotone. Guess who was there? Give you a hint, it wasn't Leaf :D --ケンジガール 07:50, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Absence in other canons?

From what I've seen, she only appears in Special, as Blue, and in Firered/Leafgreen. Not in the anime, not in any other manga, not in any cards, not any figurines, etc.. I've only ever seen two official arts for her, the regular one and one with her and a Combusken. Does she appear in any other media? Lovely Rose 21:00, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Can you provide a shot of the one with the Combusken? Or a link?--Midnight Blue 01:35, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
This. I think that's from the Game Freak website, they have had tons of official art there. Well, she did appear in that "Pocket Monsters" manga, so that counts..But, only two manga counterparts, and her one game appearence? She still seems pretty absent. Lovely Rose 00:45, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

She appears in Pokemon Colosseum too or is that just a cameo or beta thing because Red, May, and Brendon have are there Pika Blue 7:29, 3 November 2009

Does she appear in a playable way, or is it just a background thing?--Champion Victoria 11:46, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

That i really don't know all i know is that her image is there somewhere i haven't played the game myself i think its part of some marketing ploy at the time to get people to buy LeafGreen and FireRed along with Sapphire, Ruby, and Emerald.Because like I said before May, Red, and Brendon are there too. Pika Blue 12:20, 22 December 2009

Can I add this?

That leaf's clothes are opposites to Red's. As in Red's pants are the same color as her shirt and her red's shirt is the same color as her skirt. Same as for his and hers hats. Basically its showing they are counterparts.--Midnight Blue 02:14, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

It seems notable enough to add, no other characters share that yet. Lovely Rose 05:30, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Alright then, lets see what happens.--Midnight Blue 01:04, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Seems like a ridiculously convoluted way of saying it. Considering that all of the other game characters who are male/female counterparts wear similar clothes... TTEchidna 06:27, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Is this Leaf?

Where did this image come from? It seems to have something to do with this one. Those are the only two non-main official Leaf artwork I know of, they're all by Sugimori too. Lovely Rose 20:05, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Wow neat find, I'm not sure, it looks like leaf, umm is it just random artwork or like the TCG?--Midnight Blue 04:06, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
The first one I think doesn't have enough color to distinguish much--take off the brim of the hat and it would probably more resemble Dawn. The second one, however, as far as I can tell, is definitely based off this design (nevermind the fact that she's near a Pokémon heavily associated with May). --Shiningpikablu252 04:28, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Blue eyes?

Doesn't Red's sprite show him with blue eyes too? Plus, her pre-game sprite shows her with brown eyes, doesn't it? Her back sprite seems to show her with brown eyes too. Lovely Rose 01:03, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Title

Could someone upload Leaf's Title sprite from FRLG? Red has his, but Leaf doesn't. --Never Give Up Pika 13:03, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

HGSS

The article says her name was in the games. Does that mean she was supposed to be in it, or is her name just there for another reason? Lovely Rose 22:38, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

You mean about the name "Leaf" is alternates for Dawn and Kotone? That just means they just share name. Or where soy talking about something out. Or do you mean about the dummied-out character? That was for FRLG.--Midnight Blue 22:41, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
It should say FRLG then, because in that context it makes it sound like they're talking about HGSS. Lovely Rose 18:45, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
"Leaf's name was found in HeartGold and SoulSilver's data as a dummied-out opponent Trainer, alongside Red (whose name is Red as it was before)." Seems like they're talking about HGSS. Is this information correct anyway? >_> -- Zedd 14:16, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
It IS true. But that's in FRLG, not HGSS. That's where her name comes from also. --Maxim 14:50, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Credits sprite

It's a little bit botched. Can someone make a new animation?—Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 23:11, 3 February 2010 (UTC)


Trivia?

Both, Leaf and Red artoworks are holding pokeball and VS-seeker. This could be nice trivia? - unsigned comment from Banetoid (talkcontribs)

No. There's nothing trivia worthy about that. Jello 06:10, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Cameo

First, sorry for my english I haven`t played this game but I know that Drill Dozer was made by Gamefreak and I found this http://www.spriters-resource.com/gameboy_advance/drilldozer/sheet/19334 I looks like one of Jill costumes is the same as Leaf. This could be a trivia. - unsigned comment from Virus bass (talkcontribs)

Neat find. I think so.--Midnight Blue 21:31, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Is this looking too much into it?

Leaf and Kris are the first female players of their regions and are not reused again?--Midnight Blue 04:27, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Yes. —darklordtrom 08:04, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Why Leaf and not Green?

Okay, honestly, this makes no sense. I understand that you're taking the internal data as evidence, but internal data shouldn't always be taken as canon. If we named every character based on the internal data, then Blue would be called Terry, and Barry would be called Cedric, among others. Their internal files are called that for whatever reason, but that doesn't mean that it should be their official name. I understand that your reasoning for using the internal data to support the name "Leaf" is because she's never officially named in game, unlike Red, Blue, Ethan, Lyra, Brendan, May, Lucas, Dawn, etc., but there [i]is[/i] evidence outside of game canon that supports the name "Green". Yes, most of the time you shouldn't take media outside of game canon as evidence, but that's exactly what you did when you decided to name the DPPt Rival "Barry", isn't it? And why did you do that? Because it was the most logical choice. The name "Barry" is present in the games as one of the preset names, and it's also supported in other media, media which also uses the canon name of Dawn, so it can be assumed that the name they're using for Barry is the intended canon name for him. Leaf's situation is no different. She's already been named "Green" in the manga (that is, in the English version, since the names of Blue and Green are swapped in Japan, but since this is an English wiki we use the English names), and it fits the Red/Blue/Green naming pattern, so why should we completely ignore those facts and instead go with "Leaf"?! It's just not logical. Whatever the verdict is, she'll always be Green to me, and she should be to everyone else, too. —Tyeforce 08:10, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

She's Leaf. Period and end of story. TTEchidna 08:27, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
Why? Because you say so? Did you even read everything I wrote? You guys did this with Barry, so what's stopping you from doing it with Leaf/Green? —Tyeforce 15:27, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
This has been discussed before, and there was a perfectly good reason for naming her Leaf. It probably says it in official guidebooks or something. Blake Talk·Edits 18:55, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
I'm aware that it has been discussed before, but to my knowledge, the only solid evidence to support the name "Leaf" is from internal data. And like I said in my first post, there are so many things wrong with taking the internal data as an official name, especially when there's a much more logical name. —Tyeforce 19:33, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
This is like saying Brendan should be named Ruby. Leaf is what she's known as, that's the end of it. Nothing is stopping you from calling her Green, but that doesn't make it her real name. Reign 19:51, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
No, it's not at all like calling Brendan Ruby. Brendan has been officially named in the games, Leaf/Green hasn't. Since we don't have an official name to go by in the games, we should name her based on logic and evidence in other media. Green makes the most sense, and it's backed up by the manga. Leaf doesn't make sense at all. We know that she was planned to be in the Generation I games but never made the cut, so why would we call her Leaf, when the Fire/Leaf thing didn't come until Generation III? And Red isn't called Fire, is he? No, he's called Red, just like Blue is called Blue, and just like how "Leaf" should be called Green. —Tyeforce 20:09, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
Red isn't called Fire because he's been named in GSCHGSS. Leaf and the Green from Adventures are different characters, just like Red and Ash are. One's name should not affect the other. Reign 20:13, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
That's a different situation, though. And although Leaf/Green from FireRed/LeafGreen is a different character from the Adventures Green, they're clearly based on each other. Red and Blue have their canon names in Adventures, so why should we assume that Green's name isn't the canon one used? Yes, later characters are named after their versions in the manga, but those are different generations, where the naming scheme has been changed in the games. In Generation one, their names were all colors, so why should Red's female counterpart be any different? Also, you guys are contradicting yourselves. You used the anime's name for Barry because he didn't have an official name in the games, and that's A-OK to you, but when we're talking about Leaf/Green it's wrong? Why is that? You went with Barry because it was the most logical choice, that's why. It's supported by both the games (as one of the random preset names) and the anime, and the same anime also uses the official name for the character Dawn, so there's really no reason not to trust it. It was the best choice there was, so you used it. And Green is the best choice for the name of the female protagonist of FireRed/LeafGreen, and planned female protagonist of Generation I, so why aren't we using it? —Tyeforce 20:24, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
I hope you realize, Tyeforce, that when an admin (TTE no less...) says that it's the end of the convo, then stop. R.A. Hunter Blade 20:35, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I'd just like to know why he's so set on the name Leaf when Green is the more logical choice. If he's the admin, then he must have approved the change from Pearl to Barry, so why is he sticking with Leaf instead of Green? And if I can't voice my opinion here anymore, can I take it to the forums, or will my thread just be locked and I'll be told to shut up with no reason given like what's happening here?—Tyeforce 20:44, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
As much as I'm inclined to disagree with his choice in naming, I believe he is acting in his rights to call the name into question. No one likes to edit a wiki that has draconian admins, after all. However, I believe he's failed to produce the evidence that's required: What is there, ingame, that says her name should be Green? Nothing, as far as I can tell. Barry at least had it as a default name in two games (Barry [the name] was in Platinum, right?). Leaf's absence from Pokémon Canon makes Leaf her only logical name.--Purimpopoie 20:53, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
You talk as if Leaf/Green didn't have "Green" as an option for her name in her games, either. She did, just as is the case with Barry. But Barry's not the only default name he's given. It's just one among many. So what made Bulbapedia decide to call him Barry? The fact that the anime also calls him that. And the same exact situation can apply to Leaf/Green. Like Barry, she's never officially named in game, except for the list of default names, of which includes the name "Green". But she's also named Green outside of game canon, just like Barry was named for that exact same reason, so that's what we should call her. If somebody didn't decide to give her the name Leaf (yes, I know that it was based on internal data, but I've already given reasons as to why that can't be taken as an official name) and name this article so, then people would be calling her Green, the most logical choice. It's Bulbapedia's fault that her name is widely accepted as "Leaf" now, just like it was Bulbapedia's fault that so many people started calling the DPPt Rival "Pearl". You have to understand that what you say here greatly affects the entire Pokémon community, so it's very easy for false information to be taken as fact. Now, I'm not saying that it's a fact that Red's female counterpart is named Green, but there's much more evidence that supports it as opposed to calling her Leaf, and it's just more logical. —Tyeforce 21:09, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
(Gogo Indent Reset) Responding to each claim in order: But you see, it doesn't matter that Green is also an option because we could just as easily substitute in any of her other default names and argue it on that case. Green is only a default if you're playing LeafGreen; for FireRed, she'd just as well be called Fire. As far as Barry is concerned, the name is not only in Diamond, but also Platinum, which gives that name the ingame edge it needs over Clint, the top default name from Pearl. Your arguments that she is Green outside the game canon are pointless because she doesn't exist in any other canon; "Green" from Pokemon Adventures was established long before FireRed and LeafGreen were announced, and is thus an entirely separate character (if the separate wiki articles didn't already clue you in). Barry is named such because it is his default name in Platinum, giving Barry a 2-to-1 bias over Clint, and a 2-0 over Pearl. Leaf has no such out; in FR, she can be called Red or Fire, and in LG she can be called Leaf or Green. Any name is just as likely as the others (except Red, obviously). The ingame data in this case acts as final arbiter: it could have been literally any name and it would have won out (due to being present in both FireRed AND LeafGreen). I still don't see how Green is any more likely than Leaf; Leaf has a spot on the default names list AND the ingame data, where Green only has the default names list. You aren't providing the evidence you need. Probably because it doesn't exist.--Purimpopoie 21:24, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
You're completely ignoring the fact that the character Leaf/Green has existed since Generation I. Not as a playable character, but in official artwork, and we know she was intended to be in the games, but just never made the cut. With that in mind, why would you go with the name "Leaf", which makes no sense, considering that the terms Fire and Leaf hadn't been introduced until Generation III? And I know that she's not the same exact character as the Green in the manga canon-wise, but it's clear as day that the two are the same character, just in different canon. Since her counterpart and rival have kept their color names throughout the generations, why should her name be an element and not a color? You can through game data at me all you want (by the way, where is your proof that the name "Green" only appears in LeafGreen, but "Leaf" appears in both?), but it just doesn't make sense. Since we no official name for her, have to think about what the developers' intent is. Do you think that they would call her Leaf, or the more logical choice, Green? It would appear that "Green" is the intended name, since it's used in the Adventures manga (which is the closest media to the game canon other than the games themselves), and it fits the color naming scheme. —Tyeforce 21:54, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
The flaw with your first point is if we go by that logic Shellos would be a Generation III Pokémon. If the character wasn't present in the games, no amount of intention is going to put them there. That puts your question to rest as well; Leaf because the Character didn't exist in Generation I. Saying it's clear as day means nothing; you're talking about 'the manga' like it's somehow more infallible than the games themselves (I must have skipped over the part of the game where my PC was kidnapped by Ho-Oh and spent several years in Johto). As for proof that Leaf is in both games, Leaf is the dummied out name for the character in both games (similar that Red is the default in both games for the dummied out character that had his face, as well as whatever the weird name that Blue had in FRLG). In the naming screen, the opposite game's name is never an option; You don't start up Red and see Blue as the default name for your character. So it would be reasonable to assume that neither Leaf nor Green are options for the default names in FireRed. Thus there are two separate instances of Leaf (ingame default name and the dummied out trainer with her sprite) and only one instance of Green (the ingame default name). Finally, you have yet to show any proof that Green is more suited than Leaf. Manga-based arguments are irrelevant, as they aren't the same character (even if their bases are the same).--Purimpopoie 22:13, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
Just stop arguing pointlessly. People all over call her Leaf. Leaf is the generally excepted name. As for the reason, I don't know. You can wait for TTEchidna to explain why, but don't argue with yourselves, when you don't know all the facts. Blake Talk·Edits 00:38, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
Not claiming that Japanese fandom is the be-all end-all by any stretch of the imagination, but I just want to point out that I have never seen any Japanese fans call Leaf "Blue." They usually call her, indeed, "Leaf" (リーフ). Other names I've seen from J-fandom have been "Fuguri" (フグリ) and "main character♀" (主♀)... never "Blue." Just thought I'd point that out. :3 梅子 00:49, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
What's "Fuguri" mean? Sorry if that's obvious...--Purimpopoie 01:02, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
"Fuguri" comes from "Riifu guriin" (or rather, LeafGreen). :3 梅子 01:07, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

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梅子 01:34, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Since it wouldn't let me post for some reason earlier today, I didn't get to post my reply to Purimpopoie. I'll go ahead and post what I tried to post earlier today but couldn't.
Even if she wasn't physically present in the Generation I games, if she was, she would've been named Green, not Leaf. Since Red isn't renamed Fire and Blue isn't renamed Water in Generation III, why should we call her Leaf, instead of sticking with colors? And you're confusing me about the default name Leaf's presence in the games. At first you said that Green is only present in LeafGreen, but Leaf is present in both versions. Now you turn around and say that both Green and Leaf are only present in LeafGreen. Which is it? If the latter is true, then Green has just as much in game support as Leaf does, excluding unseen dummy files in the game data. You even brought up the fact that Blue's name in the game data is strange, not being Green like it should be (since that's his Japanese name). If we can't trust the internal data for Blue's name, then why should we trust it for Leaf/Green's name? With that said, if you exclude the internal data that can't be taken as fact and media outside of the games, then both names, Green and Leaf, have the same amount of supporting evidence for them (that is, assuming your first comment about the name Leaf being present in FireRed wasn't true, as you later suggested). They're tied, 1-1. So you have a choice to make. Should you go with the name that's present in placeholder data in the game (which can't be trusted, as shown by Blue's placeholder data), or should you go with the name that's also used in other media, and is more logical, fitting the color naming scheme? I think the choice is pretty obvious. Green is the name to go with. —Tyeforce 06:13, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
Because she wasn't officially /in/ Gen I can she be inclusive to it. She existed as art and an idea that wouldn't come to fruition until Kris: a heroine choice. She may have "exist", but she is not a canon character until Gen III. This being her official debut, she has nothing to go on but these two games. She cannot be called Green, since FireRed is the Alpha game, making the "Green" character the rival (in essence). But seeing as there is no third game to possibly pawn her off on, the last bit is to chop the title in half, one name for the rival, and one name for the girl. Because the rival isn't officially 'Blue' by Gen III standards, since no Blue game exists in Gen III. Yes, he is Blue, in every English Gen that isn't the third. And since he's not Blue, but "Green," she, as a Gen III character, cannot be "Green". Hence. As she is a Gen III character only (so far), she cannot be named by the standards of Gen IV, only her own generation. If she had made an appearance in Gen IV...only then could her name be argued beyond the scope of her limited exposure. Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 15:46, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
Okay, now that makes sense. I hadn't thought of it that way. Thank you for actually providing logical evidence besides placeholder data that can't be trusted or fandom nonsense. If someone would have pointed that out a long time ago, I would've never argued over her name. So, again, I thank you for being the one to provide real, logical, valid evidence as to why she should be called Leaf. No longer will I call her Green. —Tyeforce 03:18, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
What's wrong with just saying this: Okay, so there's a "trio" from each Generation, correct? And each trio is named either with real names, or with version names. From Hoenn, we have Brendan, May, and Wally. From Sinnoh, we have Lucas, Dawn, and Barry. From Johto, we have Ethan, Lyra, and Emoguy. Anyways, since each "trio" follows a theme, meaning that the names have to be consistent with one another. Emoguy was given no clear name in HG/SS, so I can understand why we still call him Silver, since Ethan was previously known as Gold, but ANYWAYS, each name in the trio has to be consistent. Logically, what makes more sense: Red, Leaf, and Blue? Or Red, Green, and Blue? If it's that hard to notice people, the Kanto trio are named after colors Notice how "Leaf" is not a color. Just saying. EDIT: bah, screw it, who cares, it's just a name, afterall, Kris wasn't named Crystal. Leaf ftw! Chaos Rush 16:17, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Fuguri

Do you know that it means "testicles" in Japanese? Whoever calls her that, he's probably NOT serious about this name. And this makes this not trivia-worthy. --Maxim 14:27, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

I do know that it means that, but fans do seriously call her by that name, and in a perfectly well-meaning manner. 梅子 23:01, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
Kay, so some kind anons on 2ch were able to clear up for me the true origins behind the name "Fuguri." Here's the answer that I ultimately received.
The very first FireRed/LeafGreen thread was titled "FireRed LeafGreen" (ファイアレッドリーフグリーン) without the &.
Because of that, people responded with, "FireRedLee & Fugurin (ファイアレッドリー&フグリーン)? What an obscene title!"
I have a feeling that's how the "Fuguri" thing started.
Incidentally, the male protagonist was also called "Red Lee." Though now the names "Remake Red" and "Leaf" have permeated [the fandom].
So yes, while it started out as a joke because of the word "scrotum," it turned into a legitimate fandom name for her, and people do call her that in all seriousness, without any obscene intentions behind it. 梅子 00:23, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
I think it's somewhat like the fail pronunciation of Lyra's name as "Coat Own". They see "ko" and know "co", but "tone" doesn't read to them as two syllables, since it's an English word. And no one cares to read up on kana. You'd know someone meant Lyra if they called her Coat Own in a video. TTEchidna 00:33, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

PBR

You know, I've wondered this for a while. Red and Leaf appeared in the prerelease trailers for PBR; is it possible for players to assemble their outfits in PBR through the accessories, or not? TTEchidna 18:34, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Leaf is her most common name?

The last trivia states this. However until recently she was mostly known as "Blue" in the fandom, due to Blue from Special. Even now she's still well-known as Blue. On a different note..Is a screenshot of her BR beta appearence article-worthy? Does anyone even have a somewhat high quality screen-shot? Lovely Rose 04:00, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

As far as I know(which isn't much, as I came into the fandom during DP), she is known as Leaf. Her manga counterpart is the one most commonly known as Blue(for silly reasons). Blake Talk·Edits 14:20, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Leaf's Special counterparts name is Blue though..Anyway, Leaf up until recently has been synonymous with "Blue" or "Green" up until recently. Even now, a lot of people call her "Blue" on both sides of the fandom. Lovely Rose 22:02, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Actually, since The rival is known both as Blue and Green, It is safer to call her leaf. And The PBR pic,the trailer Even on better sites like IGN, Is pretty low quality. Unless someone has a better vid, we can't get a better picture. - unsigned comment from Kanto Girl (talkcontribs)

Early Design

I was looking on the internet, and found an image that looks like it could have been Leaf's original design. I cant upload the image, but I can give a link:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PokemonRedAndBlue?from=Main.ptitleevcce3c2

Go down to "What could have been" and click on female protagonist and you will see a pre design of Leaf. Iml908 20:27, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

We already have that Ataro 20:31, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Unknown

Shouldn't this article be tagged with {{Unknown name}}? LurKasumi 04:42, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

In the internal game data of FRLG, her sprite is associated with the name "Leaf", just like the male character is named "Red", so it's valid. |) u |( e ® 13:17, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Headwear

I remember that a few years back, this page had an interesting point of trivia. "If Leaf had been included in Red and Green with her original design, she would have been the only playable character to date without headwear." Well, that was the gist of it, but I'm sure it was worded better. Even now, 20 years after the original games, this is still true. Well, in the Playable Characters' default forms at least. Sun and Moon's protags are apparently able to remove their hats through customization. Could that be re-added? Or is it too random a trivia point to put down, especially since it's about an "if" rather than something that actually happened? --BlackButterfree (talk) 02:42, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

I would say not to re-add it. It's a pretty convoluted point, and like you said it never happened. Litwick96 02:51, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Comics

What exactly are these comics? Some early comic book? - unsigned comment from RubyLeafGreenCrystal (talkcontribs)

It looks like it was from some sort of craft (like origami) book. Tiddlywinks (talk) 18:38, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Leaf now called Green in Pokémon Let's Go?

Just read this now:

https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2018/11/7/18072704/pokemon-lets-go-trailer-red-blue-green-trainer-fights

It looks like Leaf, who was just announced on the newslink above as making a guest appearance on Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, won't be officially named Leaf but Green instead! But if Green was the Japanese name for Blue, then how will she be named in Japanese if "Leaf" is dropped for "Green"? (Also posted this on Talk:Player character.) SilSinn (Pokémon Sun Trainer ID: 768426) (talk) 14:33, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

So far the only official news release by Pokemon.com and their social media sites make no verbal mention of Red, Blue, and Leaf/Green. They don't even provide official clean renders of the artwork of the later four Gym Leaders, which the English trailer showed. Until we get clarification from Pokémon itself, or the game releases, we can only consider this idle speculation by Polygon.
That said, if her name DOES indeed turn out to be Green, it will contradict what we considered to be the official source for Leaf's name after years of silence: her Kotobukiya ArtFx J concept art. - Chosen of Mana 14:58, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
Whatever she will be called (probably Leaf) we should consider that the Let's Go games might take place in their own separate canon from the other core games (I don't deny they're main series, I question if they're a separate branch in the main series) since the new protagonists seem to replace the classic ones in Pallet Town while the classic ones are still existing and out and about.
(and I don't mean a different timeline, but actually a completely different continuity like the anime and manga that does it's own thing different from the games)
So perhaps in that case a separate page, for example Red(Let's Go) and the Red(game) page we have, coexisting as counterparts would be in place.
It's still just speculation at this point of course, we'll have to wait and see...--DanyyelTR (talk) 08:41, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Just wait until the games are released before you start suggesting all of this, please. We'll have the answers soon enough. Then we'll decide what to do. Ataro (talk) 12:33, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Well yes of course but I see no harm in brainstorming potential scenarios to be at least a bit more prepared at release for what may come.--DanyyelTR (talk) 15:22, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Unless we see official confirmation that the LGPE character is the same character we currently call Leaf (alternate timelines nonwithstanding), LGPE is unlikely to affect this page's name. I doubt being "the female Gen I trainer" is enough to count as Leaf, because it would be similar to the Kris/Lyra situation. bwburke94 (talk) 01:31, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Well, she is confirmed to be called Green in-game as seen in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPwtcdhlL3Q Sucoleo (talk) 08:41, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Don't be funny. The game literally slaps us in the face that she's one and the same, by giving her an intermediate design between her Gen I and Gen III self. Don't grasp at straws. --Maxim (talk) 09:34, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
I agree that this is definitely meant to be the same character. Her top is clearly just inverted colours of her FRLG design, she's wearing shorts instead of a skirt and not wearing a hat. This change in design seems to be more of a difference like May between her RSE and ORAS design than a Kris/Lyra difference. Tarawl (talk) 15:27, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Whether Blue/Leaf is the same character or not, this does not affect Leaf as the official name of FRLG female protagonist. Yea, this is like Kris/Lyra case. Some people think that they are the same character, and Some people don’t. And Red(original/remake), Gold/Ethan, Elio(SM/USUM) and Selene(SM/USUM) are the same case also, although Bulbapedia has different treatments for them each. E9310103838 (talk) 16:10, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
That's some pomfed logic to me. If it wasn't for the Kotobukiya figure, this issue would be non-existant. Different names for nameable characters exist, like they always did. There's absolutely no reason to split articles. --Maxim (talk) 18:00, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Darn... had she be named Leaf like the figurine, that would have been more wise of Pokémon as to alleviate a bit the whole Blue/Green shenanigans that the fandom has been stuck with for years. I guess game-npc name takes preference over a figurine assigned name in this case I suppose...--DanyyelTR (talk) 19:08, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
It all comes down to Japanese names here. If (and only if) the LGPE character's Japanese name is リーフ, the two characters are one and the same. If the characters do not share a Japanese name, then there is nothing connecting the two, aside from both being derived from the unused Gen 1 girl. bwburke94 (talk) 02:00, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
If you plan to maintain only one page, then hope that you use the corresponding official artwork, instead of using Leaf’s artwork and call this page Green. E9310103838 (talk) 07:24, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
If they're two separate characters, a new page for Green (game) would need to be created. (It's currently a redirect to Blue (game), because of the localization name switch.) bwburke94 (talk) 12:02, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Even if Green goes by Blue in Japanese instead of Leaf, everything else about the two still connects them together. she is design-wise obviously not a different character, Red and Blue aren't different characters either and neither would she be, unused Gen 1 girl, Leaf and Green are all the same girl and have always been the same girl. Arguing otherwise is really unnecessarily grasping at straws. Unless Let's Go is of a different separate canon, then perhaps would it be in place for most characters to have a (Let's Go)version page, like how the anime versions of characters often have their own (anime)version page, (manga), Ash(M20) etc.--DanyyelTR (talk) 17:24, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Yep, I agree. It's clear that they're one and the same. This page itself already considers Leaf to be the same as the "unused Gen 1 girl" -- which is Green/Blue in Let's Go. Design-wise, this case is much different from the Kris/Lyra situation. Leaf and Green share the exact same design (brown hair, brown eyes, same hair, same shirt). It's just that the clothes are a little different. They're based on the same "unused Gen 1 girl". It's very obvious they're the same character. Kris and Lyra were different enough to warrant the split, but the same can not be said for Leaf and Green. The page should be renamed to Green. If anyone is still wondering, her Japanese name is indeed Blue (ブルー) in-game as seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J26t65DI7j0 Sucoleo (talk) 19:18, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Basically this. It's so obvious that it's meant to be the same character, the only way it could be more conclusive is if Masuda or someone else outright states it. This is more like the Gold/Ethan situation over the Kris/Lyra situation where the new name just replaces the old one in canon (If Leaf could have even been considered canon) rather than a whole new character replacing in canon. It also makes the most sense as the canon name (Red, Blue, Green vs. Red, Blue, Leaf). Tarawl (talk) 20:29, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Look at my side of the argument again. There is no official source indicating Green is derived from Leaf, and visually she's the unused Gen 1 girl with a few elements taken from Leaf. And on top of that, she has a different Japanese name despite Leaf being officially named in Japanese during the development of Let's Go. Given what I've just said, any claim that Leaf and Green are the same character is pure speculation, and we don't deal in speculation. We waited for over three years for a source to say Zygarde was part of a trio despite it being "obvious", so there's no reason for us to claim Green is Leaf without a source. bwburke94 (talk) 04:45, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I agree with Bwburke94. I propose that we create a new page for the unused female character from Generation I and include information about Green from Pokémon Let's Go on that page. Leaf and Green seem to be strongly indicated to be separate characters; although Leaf is partially based on the unused character from Generation I, there is no evidence at the moment to suggest that they are one and the same. --LavaringX (talk) 05:47, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Sure. Let's split it into three - "the unnamed Gen I girl", "Leaf the FRLG character" and "Green the NPC". I also recommend making a separate article for the Kotobukiya figure, just in case. Or... I know, maybe let's telephone Junichi Masuda on the matter? Is John Gamefreak's nephew in da house?! *A Poké Ball came flying at you* --Maxim (talk) 08:37, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Dude, don't be like that. You make yourself look dumber than you make us look. We're trying to have a civil discussion about an issue on a Pokémon fan wiki. Being sarcastic like that helps nobody. --LavaringX (talk) 10:03, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I'm not the one who started talking insane. Really, the game slaps you in the face with obvious evidence, yet you people say "hurr speculation durr unconfirmed". If you need an official statement like "She is/isn't the same character", then in all seriousness, the only way is to contact someone from Game Freak, because official materials will most likely never give you that. --Maxim (talk) 11:46, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
If you have evidence, then by all means provide it. Keep in mind it needs to prove that Green is Leaf, but not necessarily that Green and/or Leaf is the Gen 1 trainer. bwburke94 (talk) 12:51, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
For the love of Arceus...--YoHaNe (talk) 12:58, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I don't think you understood what I meant. The evidence needs to prove that Green is Leaf. Not that Green might be Leaf, or that Green and Leaf share a character pose. bwburke94 (talk) 13:18, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Is LGPE Green the same person as Leaf?

Starting a new section because the last one got a bit out of hand.

My argument is as follows: Green shares more visual similarities with her Gen 1 design than she does with Leaf, and shares her Japanese name with her Gen 1 design but not with Leaf. Because Leaf's Japanese name was given to her during the development of LGPE, she would have been named as "Blue" (ENG Green) on that figure if she were the same character as Green. Also, there are no official sources that state that Leaf is the same character as either version of Green.

This means that the following course of events is very possible: Nintendo/Game Freak decided to put Red/Blue/Green in LGPE. Because Red and Blue are based on their Gen 1 designs, they chose to use Green from Gen 1 instead of Leaf from Gen 3, despite the fact Green didn't make it into the finished version of Gen 1. Green did take some traits from Leaf, but is still a distinct character of her own.

If any of you can refute that statement, feel free to respond. bwburke94 (talk) 13:39, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

My argument is that the Green we see in LGPE shares all physical features with Leaf and wears a hybrid outfit of hers and Leaf(these similarities were not the case with Kris and Lyra) and are both associated as part of the Kanto trio.
Back when FRLG came out they updated the original trio, Red got a new outfit, Blue got a new outfit and unused gen 1 girl got a new outfit, she so happened to be named Leaf in the data so that is the name she got stuck with on here, but that holds no merit, Blue was named Terry in the data, so should there be a Terry(game) page? No, of course not. Had she be named Green back then, I'd highly doubt we would be having this discussion and everyone would easily accept that it is the same character just like everyone accepts that fact for Red and Blue.
We never needed official sources that confirmed that Red and Blue from FRLG were the same characters from RGB, but we need one now for Green? I'm sorry but I'm genuinely baffled.--DanyyelTR (talk) 14:20, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Your argument relies on the assumption that Leaf is directly based on the protagonist from the unused Pokémon art. The creators never confirmed this, only that she drew inspiration from that character. This new Green is inspired by both the unused character and Leaf, that part is true, but "inspired by" is not the same as "is the same character". There is overwhelming evidence to support that Red and Blue are the same characters as the original, especially because they have appeared in multiple games before this. I would also like to add that Leaf's FR/LG appearance is drastically different from the unused character than Red and Blue's appearances compared to their Gen I counterparts, so it seems to me that Game Freak decided to recycle some old concepts while creating Leaf and then return to their original plan for Pokémon Let's Go. --LavaringX (talk) 14:28, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
You people really overestimate Kotobukiya's value. It's not a Game Freak source (and we don't know their philosophy of naming player characters - for example, if they made a GSC male character figure and named it "Gold", would you split Ethan's article into two? Or if they made an USUM-based "Ailey" figure?) and the FR/LG data name is just unused beta content. The pose and design of her LGPE appearance makes it blindingly clear that they meant Green to represent both the FR/LG girl character and the unused Gen I girl. Of course they wouldn't make her appear in her full FR/LG attire, because that'd be inconsistent with Red and Green's designs in these games. But they gave her some FR/LG elements in order to make her recognizable (not that it was ever a problem to recognize her - to me, Red's Gen I and Gen III designs are way more apart than Green's, but that's of course an opinion). How is it speculation? It's simply logic. I know that Bulbapedia loves denying things until an unambiguous answer is shoved into our faces. But treating the two as separate is just as speculative than treating them as one (I'd say way more speculative, considering that GF is obviously trying to bring their appearances together). They are different characters, but only because of multiverse and in this logic, we would have to split literally everyone. --Maxim (talk) 14:37, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I propose a compromise because this argument is getting to be ridiculous. We rename this page to Green, but restructure the entire page, starting from the unused character art from Generation I, include a section about Leaf, and finally get to Pokémon Let's Go. In the page itself we should address the character's complicated history. --LavaringX (talk) 14:41, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
That I find better than splitting into separate pages--DanyyelTR (talk) 14:48, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I never imagined that a small inquiry I made a few days ago would lead to a bigger argument than the Elio/Selene vs Ray/Ailey debate that started one year ago and lasted until about a month ago. Welcome to Bulbapedia again! SilSinn (Pokémon Sun Trainer ID: 768426) (talk) 15:03, 17 November 2018 (UTC) (P.S. Splitting this thread into two sections was a wise idea, bwburke94.)
There would also be the header at the top of the page about it having been proposed to split the page into separate pages with the Shedinja.--LavaringX (talk) 15:54, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
IMO, “Leaf” and “Green” are clearly the same character. Green’s design is a hybrid of the designs of the female player character from FRLG and the beta character from Red and Blue. (Her dress is black like in RB, and it has the same ring as the top as it does in FRLG. Additionally, the yellow bag and the hairstyle (without the hat) is the same from FRLG.) She was revealed alongside Red and Blue and she plays a similar role in game to both of them. Heck, her new name even is parallel to Red and Blue’s. It makes sense that the female player character, the male player character, and the rival would be highly connected. I think that just because her new name doesn’t match with a fan name that was given to her long ago and picked up by a non-GAMEFREAK source should not dictate that two characters who, by examining the designs and the roles they play, are the same character, are NOT the same character. But that’s just my opinion. --Celadonkey 16:07, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I had just resolved the argument with a compromise and you come in to initiate it again. *sighs* --LavaringX (talk) 16:11, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I just wanted to provide my input :/ --Celadonkey 16:14, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Well, I'm glad at least that you did so in a reasoned, professional manner, I would honestly have rather had the original discussion with you involved. --LavaringX (talk) 16:19, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you :) --Celadonkey 16:23, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I'd accept the compromise of covering them both on one page, as long as we continue to call the FRLG character "Leaf". Within the context of FRLG, only one character can reasonably be called "Green" and it isn't her. bwburke94 (talk) 16:44, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I respectfully disagree... If a canon name is brought in for an official character where there was none before, I don't see the point in continuing to refer to the character as an older fan name for the older games. (For reference, there was a similar discussion at Talk:Ethan (game) where there was a discussion over the names Gold vs. Ethan.) Besides, there really isn't any other character who can reasonably be called Green in FRLG— we refer to the rival character in FRLG as Blue even though the games are FireRed and LeafGreen. --Celadonkey 18:41, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
In that case, it's not a compromise at all, is it? bwburke94 (talk) 18:56, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
To Bwburke94: Yes, that is true. I see the point of compromises, but I think it might be better to have more accurate information in this scenario. --Celadonkey 19:36, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I'm agreeing with renaming because it seems to be her new official name. Along with an edit to the name origin section that would explain the naming confusion. Tarawl (talk) 20:01, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
What was the reason why we called the character "Leaf" in the first place, anyway? All I know is that it comes from the female name list of LG, which contains both "Leaf" and "Green" just like the male name list. Isn't "Leaf" just something fans generally agreed upon in the absence of a single, official name? If that's the case, I see no problem renaming the page "Green". Immblueversion (talk) 19:33, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
It was a placeholder in the data of FRLG. It's addressed on her page.--DanyyelTR (talk) 20:04, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Indeed. Nintendo never officially referred to her as that; we only used the placeholder name because we didn't have a more "official" name. Now that she has finally been given a proper name by the games, I see no reason to keep the current name. Golden Trainer (talk) 21:21, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
The reason she is called Leaf is because it makes more sense within the context of FireRed and LeafGreen. Red and Green in those games are the protagonist and the rival, and since there is no WaterBlue, it makes sense to call the female protagonist option "Leaf" because that way it still parallels the rival's name "Green". And once again, as Bwburke94 and I have said numerous times, we don't HAVE accurate information for this topic. The indication, from our perspective, is strong that there isn't proof Leaf is the same character as Green, but we are willing to come halfway.--LavaringX (talk) 21:34, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
In FRLG, the rival's name is "Blue" in the west and "Green" in Japan. This is reversed for the female protag where she is now confirmed to be "Green" in the west and "Blue" in Japan. It makes 100% sense for the female protagonist to be called Green (ブルー in Japanese). In fact, the name "Leaf" doesn't make sense in a naming standpoint due to them being named after the 3 colours of the games. 21:42, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Depends on what you consider proof, I think there is an abundance of proof.--DanyyelTR (talk) 21:49, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
What proof do you need to accept that they're the same character? Just look at them! Their faces, hair, eye color and bags are identical or close to it, and the top of Green's dress is clearly designed to look reminiscent of Leaf's shirt, except color-flipped.[2][3] Red had more changes between his original design and his FR/LG redesign. Do we also need proof that "Gold" and Ethan are the same character? Golden Trainer (talk) 01:56, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
I am afraid this is getting out of hand again… All the debate and contention generated by the Elio/Selene-vs-Ray/Ailey controversy in one year is now being surpassed by this discussion in less than a month. Time to close this section and start a new one below… SilSinn (Pokémon Sun Trainer ID: 768426) (talk) 04:06, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

(resetting indent)…which I just did right now. The previous thread became just as long as the first one (roughly four 768px-tall browser screens long). And since I was the one who initiated the conversation in the first place, I decided not to take an official stance in this debate — I’ll let you duke it out while I watch the ongoing events. Welcome to Bulbapedia again! SilSinn (Pokémon Sun Trainer ID: 768426) (talk) 04:06, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

You don't have to create a new section when a discussion gets too long for your liking. Just leave it be. If the chain of comments is getting to confusing, just reset the indents (it's what {{indent}} is for).--ForceFire 04:19, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
My comment above was deleted, so I am re-posting it here to continue the above discussion. It makes sense in the context of the series as a whole, but for FR/LG Leaf makes more sense as a counterpart to Green, since a "WaterBlue" doesn't exist in either Japan or America. --LavaringX (talk) 05:40, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
... So what if there is no WaterBlue. An identical looking girl exists in association with Red and Blue, it makes sense for the franchise if that girl is the same girl like the other two boys are the same boys.--DanyyelTR (talk) 10:27, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Just to contest a common point being brought up here: Kotobukiya is not a "Game Freak" source, but this does not make it unofficial. Someone at The Pokemon Company obviously had to take a look at the product before deciding that it was an accurate representation of the franchise and gave it the official seal of approval. TPC has a storied history of strictness and standards in interacting with these affiliates. Despite Let's Go already being in development at the time of the figure's conception, they clearly had no issue with Leaf as the character's name. Unless the staff is interested in introducing a magical "degrees of canonicity" system, I don't see why it should be discredited. There are a wellspring of things on the wiki considered canonical by current standards that haven't been directly echoed by Game Freak gospel, but have been run by TPC/TPCI and are considered fine--ThePacisBack (talk) 10:36, 18 November 2018 (UTC).
Kotobukiya is definitely an official source— we used it for the names of Elio and Selene— but information in the games themselves that would contradict what something like Kotobukiya says would definitely override it. --Celadonkey 13:48, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Problem is, there is no "information in the games themselves" to state that Leaf and Green are the same person. bwburke94 (talk) 14:31, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
What would be information in the games that states that Red in LGPE is the same one as the one from RGB or FRLG?--DanyyelTR (talk) 14:46, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
His name, for one. bwburke94 (talk) 15:47, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Leaf indeed as an official name now. Not only the names of all Kotobukiya collections are taken from the official name. (Even the official names of several characters are used for publicity for the first time. Before that, they were only called male and female protagonists in publicity.) They even invited Ken Sugimori to draw the model of Red's figure of Pokemon Center Original. Prove that the name they adopted is recognized by GF. Regardless of whether Blue(Green) and Leaf are in the same character or how to deal with this page, I Just want to defend the name "Leaf" XD. Unlike Fire(FRLG Red) as an fan name and Ray/Ailey as half official names (They have never been officially confirmed). By the way, Gold(Jimmy) and Ethan obviously in the anime as different characters XD E9310103838 (talk) 15:46, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
The gen 1 protagonist was named Satoshi and the rival was named Shigeru, then the rival in FRLG was named Terry, seems like if Leaf should be a separate character than so should good ol' Terry, Satoshi and Shigeru--DanyyelTR (talk) 16:05, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Danyyel, I feel like a more accurate comparison would be the male player character in GSC vs HGSS: How do we know that "Gold" and Ethan are one and the same? The answer, at least to someone around the time that HGSS came out, is common sense. Very similar design, same role in-game, etc. Similar case with Elio vs. "Ray", or "Leaf" vs. the scrapped character from Red and Blue, for that matter. --Celadonkey 16:09, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
(responding to Bwburke94) Sure there is; their designs. PLG Green is literally Leaf with different clothes and an extra fringe on her forehead. Can you name two player characters who look identical like Green and Leaf do yet are considered separate characters? Golden Trainer (talk) 19:03, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

(resetting indent) At the moment, we're keeping it on one page. However, in contexts referring to the FRLG protagonist, she should be referred to as "Leaf", and in contexts referring to the LGPE NPC, she should be referred to as "Green" (in the same manner as we treat items and moves that have been renamed). If/when the Kotobukiya figurine gets released by TPCi in English, this decision will be reevaluated. --Abcboy (talk) 03:46, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

I Also think we should have the article separation header with the Shedinja ("this article has been suggested to be split into Green (game) and Leaf (game). Please talk about it on the discussion page..."). It HAS been suggested and it's only fair we give notice so the choice can be re-evaluated when there's more information in the future. --LavaringX (talk) 12:52, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
I added the page splitting header for pages that have been suggested to be split into multiple articles. As it HAS been suggested, it's only fair; this does not mean the page will actually be split yet. --LavaringX (talk) 10:16, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Infobox picture

Given the unusual nature of this article post-move, would it make sense to use LGPE Green's model for the infobox picture? Having a picture of "Leaf" directly below the name "Green" is a bit weird, but LGPE Green doesn't have any official art that I know of... bwburke94 (talk) 09:00, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

There's concept art and she'll most likely have official art down the road whenever they decide to use that. The concept art will most likely be used in the infobox until the official art releases, while the FRLG art would be sent to the "other art" infobox near the bottom of the page. I'd be completely fine if all characters had main series designs carried on the main info box though like how Pokemon show their forms, with the current design being the biggest image on it. TrainerSplash (talk) 06:24, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

There is this settei art... But in the art-book there are more proper individual artworks more befitting for the infobox, there are ones for Red and Blue and I would assume then also for Green. I suppose we wait for the art-book.--DanyyelTR (talk) 10:58, 26 November 2018 (UTC)