Talk:Primarina (Pokémon)

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Name Origin

Prima Donna and marina. Prima Donna is the chief female singer in an opera or opera company. Yamitora1 (talk) 14:49, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Ballerina as well, thought I put that down, darn nyquil. Yamitora1 (talk) 14:50, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
Since I did this for the other two, アシレーヌ or Ashirenu probably comes from ashika (sea lion) and serene or siren (the latter being a clear basis for this Pokemon)

Yeah agreed, definitely derived from Prima Donna (a celebrated female singer) and ballerina and/or sirena (Spanish for mermaid). As a result, it does also contain 'marina', which relates to the sea.Fresco (talk) 15:31, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

I dunno, prima donna does fit, but I get the feeling it's just supposed to be from the word, "prim". It's worth mentioning both. The "marina" part obviously evokes the word marine, as in marine life. Qwertyo76 (talk) 17:43, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

This is just me, but I feel like Primarina's name is more of a portmanteau of "prima ballerina". What do you think? --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 21:36, 1 November 2016 (UTC)


Should we mention that it's also inspired selkies? Vienna Waltz (talk) 17:51, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

"Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land." Oh. Well yeah, certainly. Qwertyo76 (talk) 17:59, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
You can also add in mermaids or merfolk while your at it. *shrugs* Seems to have some features that resemble those, like its tail. ----NateVirus(Talk|Contributions) 18:09, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
^Wow, I didn't even look to see that it was already bad. ----NateVirus(Talk|Contributions) 18:10, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Is this trivia worthy?

I don't know if this is really trivia worthy, but is it worth mentioning that Primarina is the first starter Pokémon that's part Fairy-type? --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 21:28, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

No. --Carmen (Talk | contribs) 21:44, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Fully Evolved Alola Starters and Mallow leaked

Can someone who can edit this page add this to the Trivia section?

Here are my sources.

--PKMNAdventurer (talk) 00:08, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

About Primarina leaked art

In the early leaked art Primarina eyes laked the pink sparkle, this was something added later on its design. I tried to add it in the trivia, but an editor undo it saying that "it is not notable and anyone can see it on their own", even when said art is leaked and confidential, and it can be lost or difficult to find eventually. - unsigned comment from Montblanc (talkcontribs)

Very few final Pokémon designs remain the same throughout their design process. Primarina's design being leaked prior to it being finished is notable trivia, but it's more relevant to the leak than to Primarina itself, since it isn't unique in having its design changed throughout the design process. Scribbl 11:54, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
It's concept art. Primarina's design probably wasn't even fully finalized. The pink sparkle is a really minor thing, so the concept art not having it doesn't really mean much. Also, there are other differences if you compare it to its final artwork, such as the collar being a darker color or it frowning instead of smiling. Ataro (talk) 12:12, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Opera singer

Due to it's previous evolutions resembling performers, Primarina could've taken inspiration from opera singers.Robbie (talk) 17:31, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Egg Moves

I am currently breeding a competitive Primarina in SwSh, and when I started to hatch the eggs, two of the moves that were passed down are Moonblast and Hyper Voice (with the parents being two Primarina). I do not know how to edit the table, so could someone please do it for me and explain how? Thank you! BlueDecoRoller (talk) 00:00, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

Those aren't egg moves. The Popplio hatching with those moves are because both Primarina know those moves. If you removed them from one Primarina, the Popplio won't hatch knowing them. Second bullet point explains this. Kai * the Arc Toraph 01:45, 5 March 2020 (UTC)


Someone who doesn’t know about Pokémon told me it’s female because it looks like a girl. --Feelitstill23 (talk) 00:50, 18 October 2020 (UTC)Feelitstill23