Talk:King Lakitu

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Is this name official?Tomz123 (talk)

That question could be asked for a LOT of enemies. As for this one, I'm not sure, but I can't find proof of it being official. Hello, I'm Time Turner.

I'm fairly certain this is his official name. If you read into the trivia section, it will explain that the name originated from Prima (I do not know why that is considered trivia though).--Knife (talk) 01:59, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Prima issn't official though. I'm pretty sure theres a Nintendo Power guide that is official out there. 22360415-149x149-0-0 ++The+SpongeBob+SquarePants+Movie.jpg Boo der dash 180px-MaskedDedede.png

Since when? Nintendo Power doesn't write strategy guides anymore. Ever since they stopped, we consider all Prima guides as the official strategy guide.--Knife (talk) 01:15, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

But Prima has every fact wrong. It calls swoopers bats, whomps thwomps, Mega Goomba the boss, "Giant Goomba", and it says Wario came from the WarioWare series and that Dry Bones first appearence is Super Mario World. Plus, this is unmario related, but they call Resident Evil 4 Ganados, Zombies which they clearly aren't, which is CLEARLY read the first time you kill an enemy. 22360415-149x149-0-0 ++The+SpongeBob+SquarePants+Movie.jpg Boo der dash 180px-MaskedDedede.png

I am aware of that, but Prima is more of a last resort source of information. They do screw up names a lot but if there is contradicting info from a better source, we tend to ignore Prima. Since this name is the only official name for this boss, it'll have to work. Prima is also considered the official strategy book by retailers so that adds a little credibilty. Let me discuss with the other admins though.--Knife (talk) 01:09, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

I know that Prima can be used as a LAST resort, but if theres better ones we should use them. I'm am content with Giga Lakitu, I see nothing wrong with that. I just think Prima is the absolute worst guide out there. But if theres nothing left we can use that. I have no idea why its the official strategy book by retailers though. I mean, it seems not to have been proof-read or anything. 22360415-149x149-0-0 ++The+SpongeBob+SquarePants+Movie.jpg Boo der dash 180px-MaskedDedede.png

  • Exactly. Every time a name isn't revealed by an official source, you all think that any other unofficial name that works just as fine "breaks teh canon of the mario series!!!!111". Grow up, please. BooDestroyer 19:16, 23 February 2011 (EST)
    • In fact, just look at the Bee Trap enemy. That wasn't actually named, but the conjectural name we gave it now suits it very well and makes perfect sense. Did it "break teh canon!!!11" of the Mario series? No. So use common sense for where this kind of thing works. BooDestroyer 19:17, 23 February 2011 (EST)

Why do you have to be a jerk about his name? Nintendo never gave this guy an official name anywhere. The most official source we have now is Prima even that's not the most reliable source.:S--UM3000 E-102 Gamma.png

Well, I got mad because some people can't seem to handle these things right. You just immediately dismissed me as a jerk without even getting what I really meant. I was using the Bee Trap as an example because even if the name is conjectural, it works just fine for it. Same could be applied to this guy. (For the record, the name Giga Lakitu was from IGN's SMG2 guide. But even then, I have no idea how they found that out.) BooDestroyer 13:00, 24 February 2011 (EST)

My guess is unofficial sources ask Nintendo what they should call it. Giga Lakitu is probably correct if both prima and IGN said it, but where did King Lakitu come from? A Link to the Present 13:05, 3 April 2011 (EDT)
King Lakitu is Japanese name.Magikrazy51 (talk)