Talk:Popplio (Pokémon)

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Name Origin

In french, Otaquin is a combination of Otarie (sea lion) and "taquin" (mischievous). Unbirth (talk) 19:13, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Could it also be based on Harlequin? —Naui (talk) 20:08, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Its a possibility I guess, but the "taquin" aspect seems much more prevalent. --Unbirth (talk) 22:27, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Correct to the korean name

Korean correctly name is 누리공. In the currently article , it's not Korean name is 노리강 - unsigned comment from Taniguchi kento (talkcontribs)

Thank you for pointing that out. The page has been updated accordingly. --Carmen (Talk | contribs) 19:55, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

The Cercus

it seems to have cercus inspired elements, like the ruff and none like a clown nose. should we add that? Random Chaos (talk) 22:16, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

If by "cercus" you mean "circus", then the appearance as well as its acrobatic nature on its water balloons do seem to be inspired from seals and clowns in a circus. ChE clarinetist (talk) 22:19, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

"Audocowricked" Thank you Random Chaos (talk) 23:44, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Name Origin

If we're considering Hawaiian words as an influence for the name's origin, then perhaps the Hawaiian word for ball, "pōpō", should be considered for the first part of the name. After all, the Japanese name's broken-down meaning is "sea lion" and "ball".

If so, then would someone be willing to add pōpō into the name origin section?

Popplio may be a combination of pop and lio. Pop may come from the Hawaiian word for ball, pōpō, or from the English word pop. Lio, may come from ʻīlio-holo-i-ka-uaua, the Hawaiian name for the Hawaiian monk seal, which means "dog that runs in rough water".

I changed some punctuation for Hawaiian words, as they traditionally are written with the ʻ and with certain pronunciation cues (see: ō and ī). Paᗧ•••ck 23:06, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Appearance Origin

Sorry if this is way too early, which it may very well be, but shouldn't it be pointed out that Popplio's appearance is based on that of a circus sea lion, clown, and a play on the Hawaiian name for Hawaiian Monk Seals? Might also be where the double P comes from, puppy I mean. Drbiohazmat (talk) 22:08, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Baby sea lions are simply called pups.Robbie (talk) 17:01, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Popplio's Number

According to the Japenese Pokedex Trailer ( they show Popplio's Alola Region number is #007. This means it's national dex number is #728- unsigned comment from Theexploringgamer (talkcontribs)

Could we somehow make Popplio No.72?. If there is a number 000, then it still wouldn't reach 730. - unsigned comment from Theexploringgamer (talkcontribs)
NO assumptions, thank you. Tiddlywinks (talk) 14:34, 12 June 2016 (UTC)


From E3, we now know that Popplio learns Water Gun, Pound, and Growl sometime before level 6. We also know it learns Disarming Voice at level 8. Kurt22 (talk) 17:47, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Movesets are subject to change any time before release, so we're holding off on adding movesets to pages. --Carmen (Talk | contribs) 17:49, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Performing sea lion theme

It appears Popplio and it's evoltions have a performing sea lion theme due to Popplio and it's evolutions having elements of performers(circus clowns, ballerina dancers, and opera singers) and the fact that sea lions have been trained to perform in circuses, zoos, and oceanariums like SeaWorld.Robbie (talk) 17:27, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

That's already mentioned in the origin section.--ForceFire 02:57, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
It say's just a sea lion, not a performing one.Robbie (talk) 17:52, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
It's already implied by just sea lion.--ForceFire 05:43, 1 November 2017 (UTC)