Talk:Tiki Tak Tribe

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Tiki Tak Tribe leaders have names or not?[edit]

Retro's gone through the trouble of naming all the other enemies and bosses in the game, but why not these guys? So if these seven (the three maraca ones are made up of one Tiki commander) aren't named, then what to do?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by BooDestroyer (talk).

They get conjectural names. Fawfulfury65
If that's the case, it would be wise they be named after the instruments they're modeled after. BooDestroyer 18:01, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
I thought about it once, if this is applicable:
  • World 1 = Kalimba (was NWR so sure about this one?)
  • World 2 = Maraca Trio
  • World 3 = Gong
  • World 4 = Stringy
  • World 5 = Piper
  • World 6 = Marimba (African type of xylophone)
  • World 7 = Bellows (the stretchy pumping part of an accordion)

BooDestroyer 19:46, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

So, Tiki Kalimba, Tiki Maraca Trio, Tiki Gong, etc? Anyways, the red-blue one seems to be a cross between a drum and a so-called kalimba (if I'm right), and the guitar-like is surely a banjo. "Piper" looks like a cross between a flute and an air horn (or something). 60px-ArendLogoTransparent.pngrend (talk) (edits)

I don't think we need to create separate articles for each member. There isn't much to type about other than their appearance and which boss they possess.--Knife (talk) 21:27, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

I agree with Knife on this. --FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!
Well, we have an article for each Star Spirit, Koopaling, etc. Why not for each Tiki dude? MSS Pianta Artwork.png Bowser's lumaParatroopa NSMB artwork.png
Both of those appeared in more than one game and have individual characteristics (Attack pattern, power, ect). The tikis just appear to posess someone else and that's it. --Glowsquid 21:36, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Is it possible to just make an article for all those Tiki "ambassadors" at once? I mean with this, to cover Those instrument-like Tikis in one article, or so. 60px-ArendLogoTransparent.pngrend (talk) (edits)

Okay yeah, now we got this. The Tiki Tak Tribe are a COLLECTIVE, are they not?

Just like the Koopalings. In which case, they should have just one article and sections within on each of them.

BooDestroyer 22:41, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

We don't need sections either. You can't compare this to Koopalings or Star Spirits because they all have official names, a different role in the story, different abilities, and unique personalities. These enemies aren't even officially named individually and they don't have any characteristics separating each other besides their appearances. I don't think creating a new collective article is a good idea either since the only thing separating these Tikis from the rest of them is that they possess enemies rather than fight themselves. Not to mention that the collective article would have to be conjectural as well.--Knife (talk) 23:49, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

I agree with Knife on this. FakeIco MCD.png MrConcreteDonkey 23:54, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

I see now. In that case, no article. MSS Pianta Artwork.png Bowser's lumaParatroopa NSMB artwork.png

Well, if they went through all that trouble to name all the other enemies and bosses but not these guys, then that's Retro's own fault. BooDestroyer 02:18, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

In Thugly's trophy description in Super Smash Bros 4, the World 6 tiki is named Xylobone. Does this count for anything? Phineas81707 (talk) 07:45, 3 December 2014 (EST)

Also, Mole Miner Max calls the World 4 tiki Banjo Bottom. Phineas81707 (talk) 23:34, 6 December 2014 (EST)

Setting the record straight[edit]

So not long ago, I've gone and hit up Prima over Facebook about the names of those other Tiki leaders. I told them already about Kalimba Tiki, Gong Tiki, Banjo Tiki, and Xylophone Tiki. Then they filled me in on those last three: Maraca Bros. (apparently), Panflute Tiki, and Accordion Tiki. So there it is. This is as official as it gets. Straight from the people who were supposed to be responsible for this.

And for extra measure, I picked up on their Japanese names from several Japanese outlets for info on the game:

In order, they are as follows:

  1. カディリー (Kadiri)
  2. マラ (Mara), カッキー (Kaki), ラスキー (Raski)
  3. ゴングオー (Gong-Oh)
  4. ボンジョ (Bonjo?)
  5. ワッキーパイプ (Wacky Pipe)
  6. ザイロボーン (Xylobone)
  7. ディオン (Dion)

Interesting... BooDestroyer (talk) 14:30, 9 November 2017 (EST)

is the facebook interraction availabl publically? If so, the direct link can be used as source on the article proper. If not, you could post a screencap or transcript of it on this talk. --Glowsquid (talk) 15:38, 9 November 2017 (EST)
There, that should do it. BooDestroyer (talk) 16:05, 9 November 2017 (EST)
And as for their Japanese names:ドンキーコング_リターンズ BooDestroyer (talk) 16:16, 9 November 2017 (EST)
We don't use Japanese Wikipedia. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:23, 9 November 2017 (EST)
But even ゴングオー, ボンジョ, and ザイロボーン are retained in the Japanese version of Smash for Wii U. That wasn't the only place to look for them. BooDestroyer (talk) 18:33, 9 November 2017 (EST)

Hang on, I think we just got a lead here[edit]

From a much more reliable source than any of those publishers: the game's internal data itself.

BooDestroyer (talk) 07:30, 8 January 2018 (EST)

So...Should all seven of these guys get their own articles now? 16:13, 26 January 2018 (EST)