Talk:Melon Bug

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Are these guys considered insects? Their name suggests that they are, but they sure don't look very insect-like... They have those antennae... --YellowYoshi398 16:12, 16 February 2007 (EST)

Also, they are not really "enemies". They cannot harm Yoshi. 3dhammer.gif 3D, wackoooo! 3dhammer.gif

I thought they were a type of beetle. -- Sir Grodus

Insects...? They are I guess. Little Mouser.PNGPaper Jorge (Talk·Contribs)

The... Player's Guide? 3dhammer.gif 3D, collecting Player's Guides! 3dhammer.gif

Their name implies that they're bugs. Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Their Japanese name (「ころがりくん」korogari-kun) doesn't, neither does their German name, or any official information. They shouldn't be classified as insects just because of their English name imo.--vellidragon 17:07, 21 January 2010 (EST)
Not sure if they're insects, but I agree that the English name alone isn't enough. Buzzy Beetles are also not actual beetles even though their localized names imply that. --Grandy02 17:13, 21 January 2010 (EST)
Not to mention that all bugs are not necessarily insects. --Garlic Man (talk)
They're isopods! Isopods are a type of crustacean, not a type of insect! Sure, both are arthropods, but it's like generalizing that frogs and humans are both reptiles because they're chordates, when neither of them really are! --CompliensCreator (talk) 23:56, 25 July 2018 (EDT)
That's a conversation from 8 years ago. Anyways, please note that they're called Melon Bugs, which would at least imply that they're insects, if not specifically of order Hemiptera. Admittedly, "Sow Bug" and "Pill Bug" are common names for certain isopods, but that's a bit beside the point. There's also no source outright stating that they are isopods, they might just be similar. After all, scorpions have a similar body structure to lobsters, and they're completely different types of arthropods themselves. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:13, 26 July 2018 (EDT)
Their japanese name don't consider them as bugs, and what does the Advance 3 Japanese guide says about it though? I don't know Japanese, and to be sure they were intended to be bugs, we should read their Japanese description in the Advance 3 Guide. -- 06:20, 26 July 2018 (EDT)

Advance 3 Shogakukan description:


My translation:

Approaching makes it roll into a ball and although it comes, its touch isn't even harmful, but an egg can defeat it. If eaten and exhaled, it will defeat enemies while rolling forward.

Note that the Super Famicom version uses different text, but it's hard to make out all the characters with the current scan, though I'm pretty sure it also doesn't mention anything about melons or bugs. LinkTheLefty (talk) 10:50, 26 July 2018 (EDT)