Talk:List of serial code event Pokémon distributions (Generation VIII)
I don't know what it should be called instead, but "Gamestop's Zarude" is a bad name for it as it's not being distributed at Gamestop in every country (a lot of countries don't even have Gamestop). Following convention it should be called "Jungle Zarude" - but we already have that in the list so I don't know if it causes issues. I believe this is the first time we've encountered this as in previous generations the events were split by region. Perhaps "Japanese Jungle Zarude" and "European Jungle Zarude"?JMVB - very sporadic editor since 2008 (talk) 15:31, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
- I put it under gameestop zarude because i dont know what is a better term. usually the original distribution wont have any prefix (so jungle zarude will remain for japanese). Australia and US is also getting their zarude which might or might not be the same zarude. so not sure what is a better term to replace gamestop's zarude. i initially want to put western since it is outside asia but australia is not really west. -Pokeant (talk) 02:47, 14 November 2020 (UTC)
I would propose 2 changes be made to the way event lists are done for the games on Nintendo switch, as I feel like the current practice of putting everything in 1 list is unsustainable.
1.) That the Internet and serial code lists be merged. The list of Internet events is a tiny list in comparison as serial codes seem to be the preferred distribution method, and internet events are few and far between (and not even used for LGPE). It would not add that much to the list and this would allow for proposal 2 to happen without creating too many new lists. The method of distribution is described in the event description and in the template anyway.
2.) That the event list be split by origin marker. Few reasons for this... Historically before the Nintendo Switch, Origin marks (Kalos Pentagon/Alola Clover) have been synonymous with their respective generations. Ever since the game boy days, every game within a specific generation was made to be compatible with each other to facilitate trading etc. Since games within the same generation had the same data structure and could communicate with one another it made sense to keep each list generation specific. since LGPE this is no longer the case, each set or releases now comes with a limited number of available Pokemon in addition to a new file type for Pokemon, and accompanying this new file type is a new origin mark. As the games are no longer compatible with one an other and the Pokemon distributed to the different games are going to always be fundamentally different I would suggest splitting these lists accordingly.