Talk:Lillipup (Pokémon)

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Resemblance to Growlithe

It's the Puppy Pokémon. It's orange and has black stripes on it. It has a tuft of hair on it's head. Now I don't believe for an instant they are related in evolution but this can't be a coincidence.. --Landfish7 23:26, 11 September 2010 (UTC)


I added the West Highland White Terrier to its origin. Its shiny form is white. PhantomJunkie 20:09, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

actually you added West Higland White Terrier...fixed... :P Ataro 20:11, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
I saw, thank you. I was a little bit spastic as I was typing because I was excited. PhantomJunkie 20:14, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
Really? Westies are snow/white coloured, Yorterrie's shiny form is blond/yellow --Emp, out 08:03, 4 October 2010 (UTC)


The only distinct difference between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Australian Silky Terrier is that the latter has a longer snout, a feature which isn't reflected in any of the Yorterrie line's artwork. I think we're best sticking with the Yorkshire Terrier as its main design inspiration after Yorterrie's namesake. Emp, out 16:01, 10 October 2010 (UTC)


Please move, thanks!--immewnitythemew 16:02, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Isn't that a fansub where the "Yorterry" was added after the fact?Ryulong 19:10, 10 January 2011 (UTC)


[1] here you are. --- Misaki 15:17, 01 February 2011.


It's older than I even gave credit to in my edit summary - it's from the 1700s, people! - and who cares whether it's obscure in Japan? It's not the Japanese name! In fact, what even makes you so sure it's "obscure in Japan"? "Lillipup" is a single letter off of "Lilliput", and "lilliputian" is almost a synonym for "li'l". I say that not only is "Lilliput" or "lilliputian" a valid naming source, it's by far the most likely naming source! (Well, okay, no one's questioning the "pup" part.) --HeroicJay 20:48, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

While liliput is a real word, that does not mean it can be a origin. Also being old does not justify origins. Origin names have to have something to do with the Pokemon. Seeing as it has nothing to do with a dog or puppy is why it keeps getting removed. - 050294 20:54, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
You aren't even addressing the subject. "Lilliputian" means "a very small being". "Li'l" has nothing to do with dogs and, by your logic, must be removed as having nothing to do with the Pokémon. You can't have it both ways. --HeroicJay 20:56, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
I checked lilliputian, and it is indeed acceptable. What is not acceptable is lilliput. Lilliputian is acceptable because it is about the size of the Pokemon. You at first were talking about lilliput, so that is why it was removed. I will be adding lilliputian to the name origin. - 050294 20:58, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Just to add, lilliputian is the word that means small, lilliput is not and refers to an island in popular culture. Popular culture origins are not well accepted unless they have been proven to be based on said popular culture by Game Freak. That is why it was removed and instead has been replaced with lilliputian. Name origins are most likely based on the qualities of the Pokémon which is why li'l is acceptable, as it refers to the Pokémon's height. - 050294 21:05, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

I added the "lilliputian" example; someone else added it as "Lilliput". However, you really should know that the etymology of "lilliputian" is Lilliput, and Gulliver's Travels is a classic piece of literature, so it'd be far more likely for GameFreak to refer to that than you seem to think. --HeroicJay 22:21, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
While Lilliput may be where lilliputian derived from, Lilliput actually has nothing to do with being small or short in stature, it is just an island name, and therefore irrelevent. However, lilliputian is the correct term to use, as it may have been derived from it, but still means "short". Therefore, while you were close, Lilliput itself is not an origin while lilliputian is. My apologies that it gets this complicated, but we really aren't too joyous on pop culture references here unless they have been proven to be made by Game Freak, hahaha! - 050294 20:31, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
"Lilliput actually has nothing to do with being small or short in stature"???! What?! Do you know anything about Gulliver's Travels? (And since when is anything from the 18th century called "pop culture", anyway?) Whatever, "lilliputian" is the only thing I ever even tried to put on the page, and it's really not that important. Just confused by your statement. --HeroicJay 23:38, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
While it is not really popular now, it is still considered "popular culture", as it has to do with something well known and or famous, though that doesn't mean it's incredibly popular. Either way, lilliputian is the acceptable term. - 050294 10:26, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Name Origin

Edited the French name origin - chiot = puppy. Only possible resemblance I could find for Pon was 'Pom-pon' which (on the page) explains reference to Scottish Highlands. xCutiiChiramiix 08:12, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Yorterri Mistranslation

The name in Japanese given which is "Yorterrie" is Yōterī There is no エ after the リー .there is no japanese syllable that is just an R, and where it is used in loan words "Ru" is used most frequently as a substitute, being that there is no ル, The translation is errant. I have noticed there are quite a few on the site in general, just thought i would help out. --Fortunisthelock (talk) 02:03, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Yorterrie is the official trademarked romanization. Yōterī is noted, just hover your mouse over the kana and a tooltip will appear.--ForceFire 04:41, 12 May 2019 (UTC)