I’ve taken it upon myself to investigate the naming of the latest batch of Pokémon, and I think I’ve come up with something! With Minior, its English name is obviously derived from “mini” (it’s only a 1’00” Pokémon) and the pronunciation of “meteor”.
I’m not entirely sure where “Meteno” comes from, as the immediate Japanese characters for “meteor”, “star”, or “tiny” are similar to its spelling. However, it may be derived from the English words for “meteor” and maybe “teeny”, as in “teeny tiny”.
- I think it's worth mentioning that it's name could possibly involve the word core, and ore. Qwertyo76 (talk) 17:24, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Origion of Minior
At face value, Minior simply resembles a small meteor, and in general carries an aesthetic similar to Solrock and Lunatone. While that much is true, it also closely resembles konpeitō, a popular star-shapes candy in Japan that also inspired the Star Bits in the Super Mario Galaxy games. Its various colorful cores are similar to the many colors of these sweets. The fact that the color of Minior’s core is only revealed after its shell has been cracked is similar to many different types of wrapped candy and the common trend of toy-containing sweets in Japan. - Nintendo101 (talk) 00:52, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
- Helllooo, if we should not include it, please, at least give me a reason. --Raltseye prata med mej 05:26, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
More core sprites
- I believe the staff have determined that Pokemon with too many forms don't get their forms in the sprites section (see also, for example, Furfrou and Vivillon), but I don't know the exact number where it cuts off, nor can I find where that determination was made (at least, I can't find it on a quick search of the pages that are relevant off the top of my head). Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 03:50, 3 October 2017 (UTC)