Talk:Inkay (Pokémon)

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Guess what again

Pikachu calls, the inch is wrong but in metric... it's the same as older Pokémon. What's with these Mons off by 1 inch in either way? Marked +-+-+ (talk) 10:20, 11 July 2013 (UTC) Nevermind. Marked +-+-+ (talk) 10:25, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Name origin

Just as the Japanese love their punny names, turns out that mā īka (まあ、いいか) is an expression that means something like "well, isn't that good?", very commonly used by carefree characters like Luffy from One Piece. Thought it'd be worth a mention. --Kaoz (talk) 17:39, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Speaking of which, the English name seems to be simply a corruption of 'Inky' Benjabby (talk) 16:28, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Or, in an attempt to translate the agreeing pun, it could be ink + okay.--Kaoz (talk) 16:45, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
I'd go so far as to say it's from the variant "m'kay" which sounds quite similar. TorchicBlaziken (talkedits) 18:33, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Doesn't Inkei (陰茎) mean Penis in Japanese? Even though this is probably just a coincidence. Zombiedude347 (talk) 03:11, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

New Section

Anon here, I once saw a page with a bunch of XY rumors. Most were confirmed. I can deduce by this that Inkay evolves into Malamar when you hold the DS upside down. GIMMICK MUCH?!!?- unsigned comment from Drakus (talkcontribs)

Just because most of the things were true doesn't really mean they ALL are, the person could have just put some fake info in just for fun. -EVsandIVsaurs 18:40, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
In fact, some of it is confirmed false, take this for example: •The professor’s English name is Patrice•
That was one of the leaks, but his name is Professor Augustine Sycamore, not Patrice -EVsandIVsaurs 18:54, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Same anon here again. Pokemon is running out of ideas so it would;t be surprising- unsigned comment from Drakus (talkcontribs)

That's speculation though, if you want to speculate, please go to the Forums. (also, sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~))-EVsandIVsaurs 19:13, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Last word on the subject: Malamar looks like an inverted Inkay, and Malamar is called the OVERTURNING pokemon. Huh? HUH? Drakus (talk) 22:47, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

(IVsaur, in regards to the Sycamore thing you mentioned a few posts above:) I agree that the rumors must not be included until each is officially confirmed, but I think it's pertinent to mention that there were two separate professors mentioned in the rumors. Just because one's name is confirmed doesn't mean the other won't be Patrice. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 00:16, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
Well, we will have to wait until it is confirmed to be true before adding it to the article. Remember, this is to help improve the article, unless you have seen proof from an official source that we can use. --Super goku (talk) 02:53, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

name origin

how about ink and spray, because squids tend to squirt ink. 0danmaster0 (talk) 17:42, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

really? no-one even replied to this post? 0danmaster0 (talk) 16:51, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Korean name for Inkay, plus possible English meaning

Its Korean name is 오케이징 Okeijing.

  • 오케이 okei is "OK".
  • 오징어 ojing'eo means inkfish.
This may give a bit of meaning to the English name... the "Kay" in "Inkay" could be the "Kay" in "OK(ay)"? -- Nick15 (talk) 18:58, 20 July 2013 (UTC)


Are we going to say something about it being the first dark/psychic type family?- unsigned comment from Pokeprof1 (talkcontribs)

No. It is possible that there are more Pokémon with that type combination in Generation VI, a la Drapion and Stunky family in Generation IV.--Den Zen 22:23, 10 August 2013 (UTC)


A scan from the official Spanish Nintendo Magazine confirms the rumor that Inkay evolves into Malamar by holding the 3DS upside down. Richi3f (talk) 02:18, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

While I do find it believable, I'm curious as to when you will be able to evolve. Like for example, you can't use a stone during battle, so is it holding it upside down during a certain time? It'll be kind of annoying if it's just whenever considering some people play while lying down or something. I'd like to wait for more details. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 05:08, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
Didn't mention it before, but there's also the chance the scan is fake. So far we haven't been able to find the title of the magazine so that weakens its credibility. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 05:53, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
The image does contain the name and issue of the magazine, "Revista Oficial Nintendo No 252." Google Images gives what looks like the current cover with "Revista Oficial Nintendo No 252" and past covers with just "Revista Oficial Nintendo." The name itself is likely real, the only problem is what is on page 26. --Super goku (talk) 03:25, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

A bit of a follow-up here... The 3DS needs to be held upside-down at the time the Pokémon levels up after receiving XP. If you wait until the end of the battle to turn the 3DS upside-down, it will be too late. --GuyPerfect (talk) 18:18, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Name Origin

I think it might be a slang pronunciation or something of "inky", making it Inkay. What do you guys think? RespectThePixel (talk) 17:11, 22 September 2013 (UTC)


Is there any chance that Inkay may be, in part, based off a 'Blooper' from Mario?--ShinyPatch (talk) 18:51, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

I think it's unlikely that it is. --Pokemaster97 18:56, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

I know this is not Inkay's true origin, but look at how similar it looks to Team Rocket's Pokemon in EP018 Efureie (talk) 07:30, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

That's pretty good. Good enough to put in the article, I'd say. However, it should go in Trivia, not Origin. —TheVeryBest 14:22, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Base stats discrepancy

I noticed that the base stats on this page are not the same as the base stats listed on the LPBBS page. I'm not sure what we're allowed to use as sources for information here, so I'll leave it to someone more knowledgeable to change things. From googling around, it would seem the base stats on this page are correct, so the LPBBS page should be updated, but I'm not sure.

Also, this is kind of a strange discrepancy, I was expecting to find this on some of the earlier gen pokemon since their stats changed, not a gen 6 pokemon. Anyone know what's going on?

RevelationOrange (talk) 09:04, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

The user that added Inkay's base stats to the list missed adding its Defense stat, which caused the template to malfunction and show incorrect data. I've added the Defense entry to the list, so things should be fixed. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 09:59, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Inkay as a one of a kind type?

Since Hoopa Unbound was not officially introduced until Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire would that mean Inkay was a one of a kind type for a game? Rahl 19:29, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

I dunno, it's part of the Gen. VI group, making it viable for the fifth game in the generation when they finally reveal it at E3 this year. (Calling it.) CycloneGU (talk) 19:31, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
I compltely misread that you were talking about Inkay, not Hoopa. Wow.
Maybe I don't understand, then. Hoopa can go over to X/Y, so it's not a unique typing by July. CycloneGU (talk) 19:32, 24 May 2015 (UTC)