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Talk:Water Tektite

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So is anyone actually against moving this page over to tektite right now? Every way I see it it's a good decision. --Josh 06:01, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Well, Blue Tektites don't get their own article. Considering that all Keese varieties are also put into one article, I'd say yeah. I mean, no, I'm not. Yeah I suppose it should be merged. Jimbo Jambo 06:40, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Actually, what is the difference between Blue Tektites and Water Tektites? Is Water Tektite an official name? Jimbo Jambo 06:46, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

You know now actually thinking about that I couldn't find any differences in them, so I merged it. --Josh 07:00, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

On the issue of merging...

Although the ALBW guide sticks with the name Water Tektite, I would suggest keep it separate from regular Tektites (due to the fact that they're really only related by name). This would fall into line with other more extreme enemy variations such as the Technoblin (or the Magtail and the Skytail), and avoid confusion with Blue Tektites (as we see above). For reference, Water Tektites do not share a name with Tektites in Japan, and that's usually reason for believing the creatures not to be truly related, and thus to keep them separate. They are also visually very different from Tektites in each game they appear in. Tektites in the Game Boy games only have two legs, while these have four, while their appearance in ALttP and ALBW is wildly different from the Tektites in those games. They also never hop, nor leave the water, unlike Tektites, and while Tektites are usually described as spider-like, these enemies are based on water skimmer bugs, which are not arachnids at all (okay, minor point I know since enemies seem to change species all the time, but these guys appear in the same games as regular Tektites).

If these enemies were just a palette swap with different properties, I'd agree with merging, but they are very different from the Tektites that appear in the same games they are in. User:Fizzle/sig 21:06, 9 January 2014 (UTC)