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The Pokey little Bramball[edit]

For a time, this was listed as a Pokey derivative, but was later declassified due to lack of explicit proof.

Thing is, though, they appear to have the exact same position and design of the eyes, while the spheres are roughly the same size as well. While this alone is very tenuous to use as proof, NSMBU had Bramballs do the exact same "turn into fruit" thing that Pokey and no third type of enemy does, which changes a few things in regards to that, I'd say. Maybe it could be considered a related species? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:35, 13 April 2018 (EDT)

It's actually so obvious that they have a connection. For example look at Peepas, they look way more different than Boos than Bramballs look like Pokeys and they're still classified as Boos. There is no reference for a proof that both of the ghosts are related. MLSSBMTashrooba.pngVOIDTHIS (talk)MLSSBMShroobRex.png 20:06, 20 June 2018 (CEST)
Peepa's Japanese name is clearly related to Boo's though. Teren and Teresa. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:41, 20 June 2018 (EDT)
In my opinion, the "turn into fruit" thing is pretty significant to consider. MarioComix (talk) 02:25, 21 June 2018 (EDT)
They're possibly intended to be different. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 03:40, 13 January 2019 (EST)
Probably by the same margin as Goomba and Galoomba. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 04:14, 13 January 2019 (EST)

Bumping this to say I still support the reclassification of this. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:24, March 15, 2020 (EDT)

Yeah, these are clearly a Pokey variant imo. Niiue - Who has lost his tail? 20:26, March 15, 2020 (EDT)
Bramball's internal filename in New Super Mario Bros. U at least is the final Japanese name, ibaramushi, with no sign of sanbo (Pokey) in texture files; however, both Bramball and Pokey share two textures called lm_01e (looks like a bright ball) and lm_02e (looks like a dark ball). I'm not sure if this is enough to consider Bramball a direct derivative of Pokey, but those are my findings so far. LinkTheLefty (talk) 10:17, March 16, 2020 (EDT)
Update: those two texture files are not unique to Pokey and Bramball and in fact show up in many other objects, so it seems to have to do with shading. I also don't notice anything in books suggesting a direct connection. Given other observations, I still think this is worth listing as related/comparable. LinkTheLefty (talk) 20:50, March 26, 2020 (EDT)