Talk:Plessie

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Can this thing fly? The artwork suggests it.

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 21:00, 25 October 2013 (EDT)

Doesn't seem like it, but it can jump of gaps.

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Petting[edit]

Is it worth mentioning that if you use the Gamepad to pet Plessie, it will give you some coins? (I believe the sprixies do this as well but I can't remember).
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chaoxys (talk).

Yeah, why not mention it? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 19:17, 24 November 2013 (EST)

Could It Be A Yoshi[edit]

It Is A Dinosaur like Yoshi Could it be related to Yoshi in anyway
The preceding unsigned comment was added by DimentiosApprentice12 (talk).

It doesn't look like it is. ~~ Boo4761

I think he's simply a member of a rare subspecies of Yoshi. Each member of said subspecies is noticeably larger than other Yoshis, has flippers for arms, and doesn't wear shoes or a saddle. But that's just what I think. King Dark BowserDarkBowserAni.gif

Taxonomy[edit]

This is named after a Plesiosaur, is built like a Nothosaur, and referred to as a Dinosaur. This presents us with a conundrum: despite being clear to anyone with in-depth knowledge of prehistoric taxonomy that it's a Nothosaur, it's called a "Dinosaur," which Nothosaurs and Plesiosaurs decidedly aren't. Granted, it might be like calling a Pteranodon a Dinosaur, a weasel or mole a rodent, or a strawberry a berry, ie a misused generic term, based on incorrect assumption or trying to "help kids understand." Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:48, 28 October 2017 (EDT)

We must put them in dinosaurs because this being a fictional character it's ultimately Nintendo which tells us what it is, if it does so (which is rare but sometimes, like in this case, happens). The design is clearly based on nothosaurs, which sadly aren't dinosaurs - we can expect designers to browse the various existing species in search of an inspiration, but we cannot expect Nintendo as a whole to be always precise down to these details. Either we keep both of them as we are doing now or we remove the nothosaur term mentions beside the physical appearance - where it is better to state the real-life counterpart on which we build the description. If you think this approach would be safer, we can also change in that section "is" into "is based on".--Mister Wu (talk) 00:01, 29 October 2017 (EDT)
Also, regarding the Yoshi potential relation, the Japanese name is structured the same, and it has the same shape of head. And is rideable. So that's always a possibility. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:07, 29 October 2017 (EDT)