Talk:Ape

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Name?[edit]

Officially named?Knife (talk) 00:18, 20 October 2009 (EDT)

The name is from the response of an E-Mail I wrote to Nintendo of America some time ago. Here's a link. - GabuGabu.png Gabumon(talk) 00:24, 20 October 2009 (EDT)

Pogo Guy[edit]

Was that capitalized? Or is it a case like red beastie (Futamogu), lazy blue creature (Cactus Slime), pincer enemy (Omodonmeka), and pouncing pincer (also Omodonmeka), where it's lowercase and generic? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:16, 12 October 2017 (EDT)

From Nintendo Power Volume 106:
  • "Some new enemies like Pogo Guy show up in the castle to give Wario a warm welcome. Expect lots of jumps and breakthroughs. You’ll also meet ghosts for the first time. To recover from being Zombie Wario, step into the shafts of light." - pg. 69, next to 5.2 STORM THE CASTLE
  • "After stomping Pogo Guy, carry him up to the middle ledge, then have him bounce you to the top where you can get the coins." - pg. 71, under REACHING THE HEIGHTS (continued from 5.4 FIND THE HIDDEN DOOR on pg. 70)
The latter is in a text box that specifically points to this enemy in the room with several 10 Gold Coins above the breakable blocks. It's true that it obviously wields a hammer rather than a pogo stick, but it turns Wario into Bouncy Wario, so the name still works out that way. As a side note, there is something else that corroborates with one of the names in the e-mail response. However...
  • "Keep stomping on Spear Guy’s head or drop on him from above. Wario has nothing to fear." - pg. 67, under NOTHING TO SPEAR (continued from 3.2 DEFEAT THE GIANT SPEAR MAN on pg. 66)
...it points to the boss door and definitely refers to the giant spear man, not Pirate Goom as previously thought (although in the e-mail response, it was listed as "Spear guy"). LinkTheLefty (talk) 08:30, 13 October 2017 (EDT)