Talk:Golden Dash Mushroom

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Merge with Golden Mushroom and Dash Mushroom with Mushroom[edit]

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Don't merge 3-6
Basically going the opposite direction of this proposal, the reason being the recent release of the gold Mushroom spirit in Ultimate. It's named the "Golden Dash Mushroom" in all regions, but the context in which you fight it is Mario Kart-themed – Mario Kart stage, Mario Kart gimmicks, Mario Kart music, Mario Kart items (the rule even says so), and the artwork used is even taken directly from Mario Kart 8. From this, I think it's clear that Nintendo intended the gold Mushroom in the later Mario Party games to be the same as the Mario Kart one (the Mario Kart 7 European names should have been an indication of this, too), and for the same reason I think Dash Mushroom should also be merged back with Mushroom, as that was also most likely similarly renamed.

Proposer: Mario jc (talk)
Deadline: January 11, 2019, 23:59 GMT

Merge both[edit]

  1. Mario jc (talk) Per my proposal.
  2. Waluigi Time (talk) Per my comments.
  3. TheFlameChomp (talk) Per proposal.

Merge Golden Dash Mushroom only[edit]

Keep split[edit]

  1. Toadette the Achiever (talk) As the creator of the mentioned proposal, while I completely understand the point you're trying to make, the only evidence you presented doesn't hold up well enough in my opinion. Sure, "Golden Dash Mushroom" is its name in all English regions, and it was released as a spirit along with two other Super Mario Party-related entities, but unless we have an actual description that at least hints that the two mushrooms are indeed the same thing, saying that they might be the same just because of vague similarities in the English and Japanese names (that aren't even the right names to compare, by the way) and also because of the way it was grouped in with Super Mario Party spirits seems like wild speculation at this point in time. I mean, for all we know, it could have been a mis- or re-translation, which has to some extent happened before, like with Parafoil. Plus, by this logic, you would be re-merging Setback Shell with Green Shell, Backwards Bill with Bullet Bill, Lightning Score Striker with Lightning, and so on, where I feel that these articles should be visited too. Even then, it would be too inconsistent, seeing as how my original proposal not only tried to keep things consistent with articles like Thwomp Orb or Podoboo Orb, but also because Mushrooms and Golden Mushrooms appeared in Mario Party 2 with different functions from the Dash and Golden Dash Mushrooms despite Mario Party 2 being part of the same series as Mario Party: Island Tour. All in all, the proposal is okay reasoning, but I think that my reasoning (as well as that from the mentioned proposal) is even better.
  2. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per Toadette the Achiever. They are separate from the normal Mushroom.
  3. Bloober (talk) Per Toadette the Achiever; I literally don't see a reason why it should be merged at all.
  4. Doomhiker (talk) Per Toadette the Achiever.
  5. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) I'm already at odds with the amount of things the Golden Mushroom article considers the same. Besides, SSBU also considers Wario: Master of Disguise to be a Wario Land game and Mario & Wario to be a Super Mario game.
  6. Niiue (talk) Per all.


I'd like to point out that currently, both Mushroom and Golden Mushroom list several different effects for the items. The Mushroom article covers the Mario Kart mushrooms, the healing mushrooms from the RPGs, and of course the classic Mario Party mushrooms which give you a bonus dice block. Golden Mushroom does the same thing, but also adds the collectible from NSMB2/Treasure Tracker.

Based on this, I'd say it would be reasonable to merge these mushrooms as well. Yes, they have different effects from their counterparts seen earlier in the series, but the original Mushroom hasn't been used since 7, and Golden Mushrooms haven't appeared since 4. Mario Party 9 was a major shakeup for the franchise, and given that these new mushrooms didn't appear until Island Tour, I think we can excuse the differences. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 13:10, 28 December 2018 (EST)

But how does that counter my points? By this logic, we would merge Mushroom Orb with Mushroom as well. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 13:52, 28 December 2018 (EST)
Because you said and proposed that the post-MP:IT variant should be split for being different from an earlier variant in the same series, when the latter itself is just as different as every other variant listed on the pages. The only reason they're still there is because they have the same name. This also includes the MP:IT Super Star, which functions radically different from its other appearances (including MP10, a title in the same series), and is still on the main Super Star page. By not changing the name, the developers treated it as the same thing, which is why I'm making this proposal. Granted, something on the Mushroom and Golden Mushroom pages, especially the NSMB2 Gold Mushrooms, could probably do with a split in the future, but as the crowned variant is the main subject of its respective article and the main reason the article exists, per my reasoning below and in the proposal, the post-MP:IT and Mario Kart variants need to be merged. Ashley pose SMM.png Mario JC 09:08, 2 January 2019 (EST)

@Toadette the Achiever It's not a mistranslation – the Japanese spirit name is "Powerful Dash Mushroom", the Japanese name for the Mario Kart item since Mario Kart Wii, which carries over to the Mario Party item. So yes, the English spirit name was a corrective retranslation to more closely match the Japanese name, but this means they intended the post-Island Tour Mario Party item to be the same as the Mario Kart item, just like the Parafoil, so I don't see the point you're trying to make there (unless you're claiming the Parafoil in MK8 is different from the Paraglider in MK7?). In other words, this was a name change, a possibility you never considered before making your proposal, even with the European MK7 name. Besides, the word "dash" even alludes more to the Mario Kart series than the Mario Party series. I also never said anything about the fact that it's grouped with two SMP spirits – if anything, this makes it more likely.

Also, your examples in your oppose argument and reply to Waluigi Time's comment don't fit my logic. The reason subjects like the enhanced RPG mushrooms, the Mario Party Blooper/Bullet Bill/etc. items and orbs were split from their derivatives is because they have different names, because the developers treated them as counterparts and not exactly their derivatives, which generally already calls for separate pages. Ashley pose SMM.png Mario JC 09:08, 2 January 2019 (EST)

I don't get why you said the other items in Mario Party: Island Tour (Blooper Chopper, Lightning Score Striker, etc.) are treated as counterparts by the developers of that game when the Dash Mushroom and Golden Dash Mushroom could technically be treated in the same regard. Also, the Japanese name alone does not prove anything about a name change; it definitely helps, but it can't be used as the only piece of evidence. Really, you should be comparing the general Japanese name in Mario Party: Island Tour, Mario Party: Star Rush, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Super Mario Party to the Japanese name of the general Mario Kart series appearance. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 10:54, 2 January 2019 (EST)
Also, good catch, Doc! Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 12:01, 2 January 2019 (EST)
English names aside, the crowned variant's name has remained consistent throughout each appearance since MKW. If the MP:IT Super Star is just as different (if not more), can you explain then why it's still on the main Super Star page? Because they have the same name, right? If you're saying that should be split because of functional differences, then by that logic you'd have to split every subject Nintendo treats as the same thing with different roles and functions between games (the Fire Flower in the traditional Mario games compared to Smash Bros., for example) into separate pages. Many recurring subjects often vary by function between appearances, and it makes more sense to keep them on one page than to inconvenience readers by having them on a different page altogether. I can assure you if there was no change in the mushrooms' English name at all, no one would bat an eyelid. Ashley pose SMM.png Mario JC 20:58, 2 January 2019 (EST)
That's because Golden Mushrooms and Mushrooms appear in Mario Party 2 with different purposes. Also, for two very prominent subjects, you can't just assume that it's a name change until there are additional appearances over time that use the name, which was the reason we moved Micro Goomba to Mini Goomba. Now, granted, I think it might be better if we first considered splitting the Mushroom and Golden Mushroom only from the Mario Kart series and then merged the Dash Mushroom and Golden Dash Mushroom articles into the respective ones, rather than just merging these head-on. To drive my point, what are the Japanese names from the Paper Mario series and Mario & Luigi series, as well as Mario Party 2? Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 23:51, 2 January 2019 (EST)
^ This is my ideal plan. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 04:05, 3 January 2019 (EST)
M&LSS is ゴールデンキノコ (Golden Mushroom) from what I can find. MP2 is already on the article: スーパーキノコ (Super Mushroom).
Well I'm not opposed on this either, I figured since this proposal is already up and running we would do this first and the split afterwards. But I understand this being more ideal. Ashley pose SMM.png Mario JC 06:27, 11 January 2019 (EST)

@Doc von Schmeltwick I'm aware of the different golden mushrooms on the page, I'm saying the Mario Kart and post-MP:IT ones should be merged and the rest can be handled later. Ashley pose SMM.png Mario JC 20:58, 2 January 2019 (EST)

Nope, I'd prefer it be disseminated first, then figure out where this goes, to avoid ultimate megasnarl of ultimate history. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 04:05, 3 January 2019 (EST)