Talk:Keldeo (Pokémon)

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How come we are not menacing that this is also a Unicorn? Random Chaos 02:12, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Keldeo can't be based on a toy?

Banette was a plushie/stuffed doll.

Baltoy was based on a top.

So how is it so surprising a Pokemon can be based on a toy line? Pokemon can be based on ANYTHING, there are NO limitations whatsoever. So why not this? - 050294 09:22, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

While those WERE based on toys, they weren't based on specific toy franchises like this. It is based on a unicorn, which My Little Pony is also based on. Sure, Wargle was based by American culture, but on typical American culture. I'm not ruling out that Japanese Pokémon cannot have any American influence, but My Little Pony isn't something which is widely known enough for a foreigner to likely know. I did quickly research it, and while My Little Pony has reached Europe and China, there is no mention of Japan. Just because something looks like something else does not mean that it was based on it. --SnorlaxMonster 10:19, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
I guess I can see where you're coming from somewhat. However, just because it isn't widely known by foreigners does not mean it can't be made into a Pokemon. Origins are also used to point out resemblances as well. For example, The plant on Venusaur's back vaguely resembles the giant flower Rafflesia.", so saying that Keldeo resembles a My Little Pony doll really doesn't seem out of place. - 050294 10:40, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
We generally prefer not to compare Pokémon's origins to other works of fiction. Venusaur's flower is likely to have been inspired by a Rafflesia. This Pokémon is highly unlikely to be inspired by My Little Pony. It is a musketeer and a unicorn. --SnorlaxMonster 10:54, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
Wait. "We generally prefer not to compare Pokémon's origins to other works of fiction." ...An extremely large amount of Pokemon were based on fiction. In fact, "The Three Musketeers", IS a work of fiction and even the Keldeo and the Unicorn are mythological, therefore fictional, beasts! This seems very hypocritical. :\ - 050294 10:59, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
Fiction was probably the wrong word to use. The difference is The Three Musketeers is a famous story that has been told for ages in many different countries. My Little Pony is just an American novelty toy franchise whose popularity lasted less than a decade. And no, the recent toys aren't anywhere near as big as they were. Everyone knows The Three Musketeers. Not everyone knows My Little Pony. Please know the difference. --ケンジガール 23:28, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps "copyrighted work" would have been a better phrase to use. --SnorlaxMonster 11:04, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
Well, I'll admit that Keldeo DOES indeed look of that kind of style to be based on My Little Pony, but that similarity it has is just for the physical design of it (Such as the legs and the muzzle), since every other aspect is explained by the Three Musketeers. Shiramu Kuromu 20:28, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
I would say that it is based more on the Kirin of Chinese and Japanese Mythology, if not it borrows a good amount of elements that would make it look like a Kirin. --IndigoDratini 02:55, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

A vote?

Should we maybe vote for this tidbit to be added back to the origins? - 050294 10:00, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Well, the toy line was based on unicorn and we already listed unicorn as one of the possible inspiration, so I don't think we should list both in the origins, one is enough. -- Dion20 10:07, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
A vote is a bit over-the-top. Just discuss. --SnorlaxMonster 10:19, 10 October 2010 (UTC)


I found this at Wikipedia: If you take it and the rest of the Musketeer trio to the forest that Keldeo used to live at, the first three members of the Musketeer trio will teach it the move "Sword of Mystery". It is only obtainable through a future event. Though I need confirmation.--444Zekrom 12:40, 16 November 2010 (UTC)