Talk:Bullet Seed (move)

Are we updating the hit ratios to the current 2:2:1:!, as oppossed to the stated 3:3:1:1?

Dogfish44 18:16, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Average damage

Shouldn't the average damage of Bullet Seed be ~79.17 rather than 75?

Math ->> (25*2)/3 + (25*3)/3 + (25*4)/6 + (25*5)/6 =~ 79.1666666666667

The same should go for the other multi-strike moves (but obviously with different numbers)

Katrinuh (talk) 13:55, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing it up, but 0.333 is not the same as 1/3, nor is 0.167 the same as 1/6. With the correct proportions, 79.2 is the average power. I'll get the other moves' average powers done as well. --IWannaBeTheVeryBest 15:31, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Uh, what do you mean they're not the same? Obviously 0.333 is just 1/3 rounded to the thousandths place; the same goes for 0.167 and 1/6. We got the same average power (except yours was rounded one place higher), so I don't understand what you mean.

Katrinuh (talk) 05:32, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

The difference is presumably that the games themselves use 0.333 and 0.167, not 1/3 and 1/6, so using the fractions will produce different values — minisculely different, yes, but different nonetheless. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 05:45, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Japanese name pun

The Japanese name of the move is Tane Mashingan (literaly Seed Machine Gun). Obviously, "Mashingan" is just the spelling of machine gun in Japanese, but there is a japanese firearm used by samurai named Tanegashima, which sounds pretty close. I think that might be an intended pun.KurowaSan (talk) 17:03, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

They really don't sound similar enough that I'd consider it anywhere near likely to be a name origin.--It's Funktastic~!話してください 17:13, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Really? I don't speak Japanese, but as the original poster presented the situation (i.e., disregard this if they left out key information), it looks like a pretty straightforward pun: ga-shi-ma gets inverted and interpolated with "n"s to produce ma-shi-(n)-ga-(n). It sounds to me like a vaguely reasonable type of thing for us to note. (Again, unless the original poster left out some kind of key information.) Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 17:17, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
I was skeptical too, but the Japanese wiki does mention it (and I trust the native Japanese speakers to judge this). --SnorlaxMonster 18:11, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
I didn't realize it was mentioned in the Japanese wiki. I think that pretty much settles it. Oh, and another thing: the Japanese word for the mentioned matchlock is written as 種子島, literally 'Seed Island', the name of the place these firearms are named after.KurowaSan (talk) 15:00, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Signature Move?

Given that Sunflora is the only pokemon to learn the move via level-up in GenIII, would that not then constitute it being labeled as Sunflora's Signature Move for GenIII in the introduction to this article?- unsigned comment from Hobbs678 (talkcontribs)

Bullet Seed was a TM at the time, so no.--ForceFire 03:05, 13 May 2014 (UTC)