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Change "Aqua Spume" to "Spume"

EpicDude25 is proposing that we change the Aqua Spume section to just Spume based on a line from the official handguide, where it says to "look out for the annoying green Spume". However, I disagree because I don't think the handguide is claiming it to be the spume, but rather it's referring to it as a Spume and that the handguide is referring to it as "the green Spume" because there's no official name. Furthermore, this change would showcase the Aqua Spume as the primary member of its species. In other cases, the "primary member" is the most common and typically the first one to be encountered. However, Aqua Spumes are arguably the least common and Magma Spumes are encountered first. - TonyT S C 15:43, 23 January 2012 (EST)

Hey I just want to say that even though they are the last encountered and least common type of Spume, doesn't mean that they aren't the "primary member." Also take note that they appear when a Timeshift Stone has been used, which further backs me up on the fact that they are the "primary member" because Timeshift Stones take you back like 1,000 into the past--EpicDude25 18:10 23 January 2012

I disagree with changing the name, there is no official name for the Aqua Spume because Fi is unable to analyze it on Skipper's Boat. I would support keeping the name Aqua Spume which reflects its habitat and its behavior. XXSuperXXNintendoXx 21:27, 23 January 2012 (EST)

@EpicDude25: I didn't mean chronologically. The appearance of Timeshift Stones would have absolutely no bearing on their appearance game-play wise (mind you, following that logic, would Technoblins be considered the "primary members"?). Regardless, take a look at other enemies; traditionally, the "basic" member is introduced first, with tougher variations introduced later (Keese -> Fire Keese). However, I don't believe that the Spumes even have a basic/primary form, so the article should be left as-is. - TonyT S C 21:35, 23 January 2012 (EST)
"Annoying green Spume"? That doesn't sound too professional :P Anyway, I think we should keep it as-is for the reasons mentioned above. Also, Timeshift Stones are not found outside the desert, so you can't rule out the possibility that Magma and Cursed Spumes existed in Eldin Volcano in the past. — Abdul [T] [C] [S]  04:06, 24 January 2012 (EST)

Is there any way to use cheats on the game to essentially get Link off of the boat and into a position where he can target these enemies? Or perhaps there is a text dump somewhere that might reveal the names of enemies like this? It feels like the kind of thing where they would of given them a description on the off chance they wanted to place them elsewhere during development. Meaning the name might be in the game's text somewhere even if its impossible to access normally. Just a thought.

Incidentally, which guide are we talking about here, and does it mention Skytails at all? User:Fizzle/sig 09:31, 20 February 2012 (EST)

The word "Spume" only appears three times in the English text dump (the only one we've got as of now; the other languages have yet to have text dumps made of them). Once in reference to Magma Spumes, once to Cursed Spumes, and once to Electro Spumes, in listed order in the text dump. Looks like the programmers never wrote an entry for what we call Aqua Spumes, and odds are trying to get into a Fi-dialogue entry position will result in adverse effects upon attempting to bring up the entry (given that the enemy was never intended to be targeted).
Interestingly enough, the text dump does include an entry for Blue Chuchus, despite the fact that you can't use Fi underwater, the only known habitat for Blue Chuchus, and they don't appear in shallow enough water to be able to target them from land (this is why I haven't included Spanish and French USA copy names for Blue Chuchus on the Chuchu page)...--Shiningpikablu252 11:50, 20 February 2012 (EST)