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Sylveon is def a flying type.

#1XxQw11ksk0pesxXPosted 2/19/2013 7:14:20 PM
Sylph? Wind? Flying? IDK if this is common knowledge now or what, but just wikipedia Sylph.
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#2Duskull24Posted 2/19/2013 7:15:14 PM
It's Sylv, not Sylph
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#3XxQw11ksk0pesxX(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2013 7:16:48 PM
Duskull24 posted...
It's Sylv, not Sylph


Base words can be changed around when adding something onto them _-_
They sound so similar, there is no denying the connection
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#4AmephEstMakoPosted 2/19/2013 7:17:33 PM
Wishful thinking.

Its clearly a Poison type.

Ninfia is similar to Ninjia.
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#5XxQw11ksk0pesxX(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2013 7:19:09 PM
AmephEstMako posted...
Wishful thinking.

Its clearly a Poison type.

Ninfia is similar to Ninjia.


True true, but does graceful Sylveon look like the type to carry poison? Generally, the poison types are purple with dark shades of color.
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#6Twilight_SonataPosted 2/19/2013 8:26:04 PM
XxQw11ksk0pesxX posted...
Sylph?

I don't know why so many people are jumping on this train, but Sylveon's name has nothing to do with "Sylph" specifically. It is clearly derived from "Sylvan", a term used to describe mythical woodland fey, such as the Nymphs and Faeries from which its name in other languages are derived.
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#7CharizardFirePosted 2/19/2013 9:35:22 PM
From: Twilight_Sonata | #006
XxQw11ksk0pesxX posted...
Sylph?

I don't know why so many people are jumping on this train, but Sylveon's name has nothing to do with "Sylph" specifically. It is clearly derived from "Sylvan", a term used to describe mythical woodland fey, such as the Nymphs and Faeries from which its name in other languages are derived.

Aren't "Sylph" and "Sylvan" derived from the same root word?
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#8Twilight_SonataPosted 2/19/2013 9:38:32 PM
CharizardFire posted...
Aren't "Sylph" and "Sylvan" derived from the same root word?

I have no idea, but I don't think that really matters either way. Sylveon is still clearly derived from Sylvan rather than from Sylph.
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#9Gamer09ePosted 2/19/2013 10:00:32 PM
Twilight_Sonata posted...
XxQw11ksk0pesxX posted...
Sylph?

I don't know why so many people are jumping on this train, but Sylveon's name has nothing to do with "Sylph" specifically. It is clearly derived from "Sylvan", a term used to describe mythical woodland fey, such as the Nymphs and Faeries from which its name in other languages are derived.


There also the fact that Ninfia its japanese names derives from Nymphs which are said to be water based fairy's so basing its name as proof, really isn't a good thing. Gamefreaks has really found a way to stump us..
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#10mehmetskiPosted 2/19/2013 10:00:59 PM
Twilight_Sonata posted...
CharizardFire posted...
Aren't "Sylph" and "Sylvan" derived from the same root word?

I have no idea, but I don't think that really matters either way. Sylveon is still clearly derived from Sylvan rather than from Sylph.


so you're complaining about people not getting that sylveon derives
from sylvan rather than from sylph because you seem to be so well
educated, but you're not educated enough to know that sylph and sylvan
derive from the same root? duh..
anyway, on the one hand i think the sylvan thing is more obvious, also
becauso of the international names that all refer to fairies..but sylphs are
in fact fairies, too...so why is there always so much dispute about this?
fairies could totally be normal...but there's also another way to see it:
fairies in general but sylphs in special are mostly winged, slender, elegant
aerial creatures...and please regard that i say MOSTLY...that's why all the
people say that it is probably flying, and it could, like a sylph, ride on
draughts of wind. imagining that, it would also be possible for it to use HM02.
And there are many flying attacks that don't need wings:
aerial ace, acrobatics, aero blast (ok it's lugia's sig move), air cutter/slash,
BOUNCE, defog, gust, hurricane (regarding whimsicott), sky attack (regarding gliscor)
and tailwind. so please just accept that flying IS an educated guess...

none the less, im not saying anything like "it is proven to be flying" but there's
just nothing that proves the opposite.

and one question: what would be different if it definitely derived from sylvan only
and had nothing to do with sylph? what type would it match?