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Sylveon is Bug-type

#1jnetheryPosted 4/8/2013 4:04:29 PM
1) It's Japanese name is Nymphia. Look up the definition of "nymph", not in relation to mythology as that makes no sense. Look it up in relation to biology, as in here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymph_(biology)

2) "Sylv" means forest or woods (as in pennSYLVania = penn's woods). Bug types are usually associated with forests.

3) Look at those eyes, those are totally bug eyes.
#2FuneralCakePosted 4/8/2013 4:06:31 PM
Old and no.
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#3EnferolunosPosted 4/8/2013 4:07:17 PM
jnethery posted...
1) It's Japanese name is Nymphia. Look up the definition of "nymph", not in relation to mythology as that makes no sense. Look it up in relation to biology, as in here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymph_(biology)

2) "Sylv" means forest or woods (as in pennSYLVania = penn's woods). Bug types are usually associated with forests.

3) Look at those eyes, those are totally bug eyes.


1) You didn't give any reason why mythology makes no sense
2) There are bugs outside of forests, and other things in forests
3) Bug eyes are typically compound
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#4DoctorJimmy133Posted 4/8/2013 4:11:39 PM
One word: paws.

I give this hypothesis a 0.002% chance.
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#5jnethery(Topic Creator)Posted 4/8/2013 4:13:59 PM
Whatever, you'll see soon enough. The eyes might well be compound. There are pokemon with compound eyes that don't explicitly draw them with that kind of detail (see Butterfree).
#6CakeOfLiesPosted 4/8/2013 4:15:46 PM
Mythology makes no sense.

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Dragon_(type)#Pok.C3.A9mon
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ghost_(type)#Pok.C3.A9mon

At least 56 Pokemon make no sense.
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#7Twilight_SonataPosted 4/8/2013 4:20:22 PM
jnethery posted...
1) It's Japanese name is Nymphia. Look up the definition of "nymph", not in relation to mythology as that makes no sense.

Why exactly doesn't the mythological definition make sense?

2) "Sylv" means forest or woods (as in pennSYLVania = penn's woods). Bug types are usually associated with forests.

Nymphs, fairies, and other fey creatures are also usually associated with forests. The word "Sylvan" is even commonly used in fantasy fiction to refer to these creatures.

3) Look at those eyes, those are totally bug eyes.

Most of the Eeveelutions have those same eyes, just in different colors.
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#8jnethery(Topic Creator)Posted 4/8/2013 4:23:48 PM
I mean it makes no sense in this context. Mythological nymphs are divine spirits with no definite characteristics other than typically appearing as young women, so unless they introduce a new "divine" type, there is nothing about nymphs that makes sense in this context.
#9Twilight_SonataPosted 4/8/2013 4:25:22 PM(edited)
jnethery posted...
I mean it makes no sense in this context. Mythological nymphs are divine spirits with no definite characteristics other than typically appearing as young women, so unless they introduce a new "divine" type, there is nothing about nymphs that makes sense in this context.

Could just be Normal type. It'd make perfect sense then. Have you considered that?
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#10jnethery(Topic Creator)Posted 4/8/2013 4:27:17 PM
Twilight_Sonata posted...
Most of the Eeveelutions have those same eyes, just in different colors.


No they don't. I don't know what sprites you're looking at, but most of the Eevees just have simple black eyes.