Talk:On the Origin of Species: Wooper

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Neoteny isn't exactly unique to the axolotl... Frugali 05:52, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Fascinating stuff, I'd never looked at Pokemon evolution like that before. And a clever Charles Darwin reference in the title! These article are a brilliant addition to Bulbanews - keep them coming! Taromon777 10:48, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

As interesting as this is I feel I have to register a complaint. I've noticed on this site recently that there have been quite a few editorials and opinion pieces posted in lieu of actual news. I come to this site for Pokémon news, if I wanted to see some random fan opinions I would go to a Pokémon blog not a news site. Though I realise that you may have slow news days every now and again this is still unacceptable. Although this is one of the more interesting and least annoying of all your editorials so far I still feel it does not belong here. Thank you. STHedgehog 20:24, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

I'd have to agree with that as well, though the Gen III one makes more sense, as it changes views of many in regards to the possible RS remakes. ht14 20:59, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Frugali: Maybe, but they are a common example of it. STHedgehog and Ht14: I personally liked it, and seeing as there actually was news today (not the lack of news as you stated), I have no problems with them adding a little blogger story. It is no less relivent than the Pokéwalker story a few days back. In fact, it seems more interesting to me. Were it a week and nothing had happened, then just something mindless and for the most part irrelivent to most aspects of Pokémon like this would be understandably irritating. Poisson14 03:09, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

A minor thing I'd like to point out: wooper's lack of arms may not be so stylistic. Salamanders (axolotls included) start off as tadpoles and grow their legs as they age. They get their hind legs first, then their front legs. Wooper may have been designed without arms to make it look even younger than your average neotenic axolotl. Passerby 03:56, 25 April 2010 (UTC)


Keep these coming, I love reading about the origin's of the pokemon.


I've seen pictures of axolotls colored in to look like Mudkip. Would it be an axolotl too?--Frostagin 02:42, 26 August 2010 (UTC)