Talk:Vikavolt (Pokémon)

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Origin

Based on the apparent English name "Vikavolt" (which seems to have been leaked and has been reported on sites like Polygon and Kotaku) and this Pokémon's general appearance, I'm led to suspect that this Pokémon may be based at least partially on the Vic Viper from the classic video game Gradius. Would that be considered a credible origin for this Pokémon, or should we wait for an official English name reveal and/or further evidence? --AndyPKMN (talk) 17:12, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

As a rule, we're gun shy about copyrighted stuff unless there's been an official statement about it. (It's been a problem before.) Tiddlywinks (talk) 14:39, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
It probably shots electricity like a railgun and, considering how it uses Charjabug, it seems to be based on battery clamps. The wing cover also looks like hendles, here in red and black. --Tano (talk) 12:40, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Russian name

Could someone please add this to the in other languages section?

|ru=Викаволт Vikavolt|rumeaning=Transcription of English name

--Raltseye prata med mej 16:16, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Type-effectiveness Template

Asking here since I don't know any better place to do so. For the newly-revealed Pokémon, are we purposefully omitting the type-effectiveness chart in case there are any changes to specific weaknesses and resistances, or has it just not been added to the appropriate pages yet? For a Pokémon like this which has both its type and ability revealed it'd seem like something simple enough to add... --AndyPKMN (talk) 16:30, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

English name

Where does "Vika" come from?Christian (talk) 18:29, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

My guess (as mentioned earlier on the page) is "Vic Viper", a spaceship from the classic arcade game Gradius that this Pokémon highly resembles. But absent any sort of official confirmation it's hard to tell for sure. --AndyPKMN (talk) 20:42, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
It may simply come from 'victor' or 'victory', rather than the given name. Crystal Talian 13:08, 3 July 2016 (UTC)
My guess is that "vi" comes from "vibration" (as it vibrates its wings while flying) or "vizor" (its eyes are vizor-like and ties with spaceship inspiration) and "ka" comes from "cable" (its legs look like power cables and ties with it plugging them into Charjabug). --Vladimirescu (talk) 17:24, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

"Vika" is Finnish for bug, so that could be where it comes from. Logo7 (talk) 00:42, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Basis

I know that it's supposed to be based off of a stag beetle, but its jaws could be based off of crocodile clips, which help provide a temporary electric connection. It is a Bug/Electric type after all. Logo7 (talk) 16:10, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, I mean alligator clips. However, Vikavolt's jaws could also take inspiration from a clamp meter, a multimeter which has a clamp on the top (like Vikavolt's jaws) to measure an electric current (Bug/ELECTRIC type). Just adding on to my comment from before. I hope that this could help reveal the true origins of these new Pokémon. Logo7 (talk) 21:37, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Agreed. As I wrote above, considering how it uses Charjabug as a battery, it seems to be based on battery clamps, with the wing cover looking like hendles, here in red and black.
It also probably shots electricity like a railgun. --Tano (talk) 13:15, 25 July 2016 (UTC)