Talk:Helioptile (Pokémon)

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Based on a lizard & Name origins

On the page it says that "Erikiteru is based on a lizard," but I think it's actually based on a mongoose. For one, it only passing looks like a lizard, and looks much more mammalian. Secondly, it's name is "Erikiteru," which I believe to be a portmanteau of "Electric" and "Riki-Tiki-Tavi," Kipling's famous mongoose. Just my two cents.

--Zoraluigi (Talk) 17:37, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Really? Imo it's very lizard-like due to its body shape, tail, mouth, eyes, and nostrils, while the only things that makes it look only remotely like a mammal are its "ears". Then again, mongooses don't have ears like that.--Den Zen 18:01, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
IMO it's a loose adaptation of a frilled lizard, with those thin appendages in place of the portentous frills (speculating it has more of those folded in). Eri might come from エリマキトカゲ erimaki tokage, frilled lizard, and going by the new move it comes with (Parabola Charge) its head appendages might somehow work like a parabolic antenna, which a frilled lizard would be easy to cross with.--Kaoz (talk) 18:32, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
If you ask me, I believe it to be partially based on the Spotted Salamander. It was recently discovered in 2010 that it is capable of absorbing sunlight and converting it as its own energy, similar to how solar panels work. (Yes I took this somewhat from Charmander, but that's not the point) I believe it to be based as a combination of both things. Rai Marshall (talk) 23:38, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
The name probably comes from "erimake tokage" and "elekiter".—urutapu (talk) 05:01, 12 May 2013 (UTC)


I can't edit, but it's species should be Generate Pokémon. (E9310103838 (talk) 03:29, 13 May 2013 (UTC))

No. "Hatsuden" (はつでん) is a noun, not a verb.--Den Zen 09:38, 13 May 2013 (UTC)


This Pokémon's name isn't Erikiteru. It's Elikiteru. It says so everywhere. Same for Gōgōto. It isn't Gōgōto, its Gogoat. And the Karosu region is actually Karos. It doesn't have a u. --HJ13 (talk) 15:29, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Except they aren't. Just because Serebii and a bunch of other fansites call them that, it doesn't mean those are the official romanizations. We don't assume names here. And yes, it does have a "u" in it. That's how it's written in the original Japanese. Ataro (talk) 15:34, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
The English names have not come out yet, so we can't change anything. It's the same over at the Mewtwo talk page with everyone arguing about what to call the new form. Nuckles123 (talk) 19:05, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
This isn't about the English name. It's about how to spell the Japanese name. Ataro (talk) 19:27, 13 May 2013 (UTC)


Should we mention something in the trivia section about Erikiteru's unique typing? Nuckles123 (talk) 21:26, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

We don't know whether its type combination will be unique or not. Drapion was the first Poison/Dark type revealed, but its typing was never unique because Stunky and Skuntank were introduced in the same generation.--Den Zen 21:32, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Parabola Charge

Erikiteru was revealed to have a new move called Parabola Charge, which heals the user while damaging opponents. Should that be added? MasterZ (talk) 23:02, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

We're waiting to learn how and when the Pokemon learns the move. --Pokemaster97 23:53, 13 May 2013 (UTC)