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Should this stay, be deleted, or be merged with Pianta? --Yoshi626MKDD Yoshi Egg.png 18:18, 31 January 2007 (EST)

  • just stands there and falls over* Ya gat yourself a big smart question. MayorPenguinPM.pngPaper Jorge

Split from Pianta?[edit]

Apparently Chuckster redirects to Pianta. I think they have a large enough role to justify their own article. Even the Mario FANDOM gave them their own page. Thoughts? Results May Vary (talk) 21:55, April 8, 2020 (EDT)

Porple says he wants them to have a page. I'd do that, but first I'd like a big list of every Pianta to do so in SMS. Aside from the (medium difficulty) secret area, I remember the rooftop guy in Delfino Plaza, a red female in Bianco Hills, two in Ricco Harbor (one of which gets progressively stronger in later missions), and one in Gelato Beach in a few missions (at the bottom of the slide in the Sand Bird mission; one could also count the watermelon contest guy too since he throws the melon). I think there's one or two I missed, can anyone think of any other ones? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:26, April 8, 2020 (EDT)
I'd need to check Prima or Nintendo Power guide for a name. Btw yeah, there it like only two sentences on Chuckster on the Pianta page. There can definitely be enough info for Chuckster to have its own article. although "chuckster" is lowercase in game, so it might be forming name from adjective. thats why i'll see if the guides use any actual, capitalized name/. And the Chucksters are actually needed to get some Shine Sprites, so that's already a reason why they're notable enough to be distinct from Piantas. I almost want to start the article already because of how obvious the distinctions are. At the same time, enough people would need to agree on the decision. Results May Vary (talk) 03:10, April 9, 2020 (EDT)
According to this game script, there's also another one in Bianco Hills (the husband of the one mentioned), two* in Gelato Beach, and a whopping eleven in a Pianta Village bonus stage. The Gelato Beach NPCs are notable because they are only chucksters in certain episodes - a pink male Pianta in Episodes 4 and 7, and even the Surf Cabana owner in Episode 4. Since this behavior can change among the same characters, I'm not really sure about a full split. You might also notice the term "chuckster" is only uttered by seven of them in the Pianta Village bonus stage challenge - six of which is a repeating line - though they don't call themselves that elsewhere. In terms of guides: Versus Books, BradyGAMES, and Prima Games guides capitalize it, but the Nintendo Power guide doesn't. Outside of one instance of "Chuckster Piantas" when describing Pianta Village Episode 5 on page 104, Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia doesn't mention them separately from normal Piantas, and neither does the Japanese version; the Japanese term used in place of "chuckster" in-game is 「ごっちゃん」 (gocchan), which doesn't show up in the book. LinkTheLefty (talk) 11:19, April 9, 2020 (EDT)
There's also at the very least some Piantas that behave like Chucksters in SMG2, for what it's worth. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 12:06, April 9, 2020 (EDT)
Okay, so the general consensus is to expand upon Chucksters on the Pianta page itself, correct? So how we would go about doing that? Results May Vary (talk) 12:41, April 9, 2020 (EDT)
I agree to split it. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 13:23, April 9, 2020 (EDT)

Hey, guys! I decided to make this article into a species variant page due to a lot of Chucksters contributing to the focus of an area, if that's quite all right. NSMBU Leaf Icon.png The Mansion NSMBU Leaf Icon.png 12:25, October 24, 2020 (EDT)