Talk:Cacnea (Pokémon)

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Dynamic Punch

Cacnea can also learn Dynamic Punch through breeding from many other Pokémon such as Sceptile and Ludicolo. Should these be added in also? --FiMbUlWiNtEr2O|2 03:16, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

name origin

Is there official confirmation that cacnea's name is only meant to sound like the Japanese name? I can easily see them having cacnea's name mean breathing (pNEA is the medical suffix meaning breathing) CACtus. Tryplot (talk) 12:12, 14 May 2014

There is never official confirmation for any name origins. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 02:49, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

so do you think it's worth adding this in then? I mean it would be a step up from "it sounds like the Japanese name". Tryplot (talk) 04:00, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

I personally would not add it. I don't find it all that likely, and -pnea isn't really intended to be used that way. It's usually used as a descriptive term. For example, "tachypnea" means rapid breathing. It'd be like saying, "cactus breathing", which is just . . . odd. It's more likely just intended to be similar to the Japanese name. Crystal Talian 05:07, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Seed Bomb

i got cacnea to learn seed bomb from a snover parent as an egg move in pokemon Ultra Sun.

Snover is not currently on the list of parents from which Cacnea learns Seed Bomb, should be added.--Amenostorm (talk) 12:27, 16 February 2018 (UTC)


i looked up on how to edit articles and added snover and abomasnow to the seed bomb egg moves list of Cacnea and Cacturne. cheers! - unsigned comment from Amenostorm (talkcontribs)

While I understand how you came to this conclusion, the lists of potential parents for egg moves on Bulbapedia are meant to be as quick and easy to follow as possible for the average user, rather than fully exhaustive. It always starts with only the parents that can learn the move by leveling up, or in other words Pokemon that can always learn or re-learn the move. This makes it easy for someone to see a parent, go obtain one, and level it up or take it to the Move Reminder. If there are no parents that learn the move by leveling up, only then do we move out and list parents who learn the move in other ways, such as through chain-breeding, move tutors, etc., with an appropriate explanatory note. If everything that could possibly learn the move was listed from the start, it could easily cause more headache if for example someone saw and tried to use a potential parent without realizing that that Pokemon can only learn the move through chain-breeding in the first place. Of course, more experienced users can use the information on the move page to use alternate methods of passing on egg moves if they wish, but it is cleaner to do things this way instead of having dozens of potentially unhelpful Pokemon and many different notes cluttering the table. VioletPumpkin (talk) 15:34, 16 February 2018 (UTC)