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I was wondering...should game-specific moves be categorized? It would remove a lot of the clutter in this section. --RGamer2009 23:41, 27 August 2010 (CDT)

I'd say no; this isn't mainspace so it's not like clutter here matters. Frozen Nitrogen (Talk) 23:50, 27 August 2010 (CDT)

The Burst Dash and Sonic Boost articles...

...should be merged, as they're clearly the same move but with different names. We don't have a separate article for the Sonic 2 Spin Dash despite it being called "Super Dash Attack" in that game. Moreover, both articles claim that the move is present in Sonic Colors, which makes no sense if we consider them to be two separate moves (as Sonic Colors has only one Boost move). - Erics 07:05, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Localised names

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I've been wondering how best to handle moves having localised names since some moves have different names in other languages whether it's in the manuals for older games like Sonic 3, or in-game for newer games like Sonic Frontiers (and given how many moves there are in that game in addition to how many languages it supports, it's going to be a tedious task!), but there are at least two hurdles to overcome. At present, I've added localised names sections using Template:Aka to the pages for the Insta-Shield and Hammer Rush and do intend on covering all of Frontiers' moves, but perhaps they could be added to pages in one of two ways:

  1. Add "names in other languages" fields to Template:MoveBob, similar to how Template:LevelBob handles localised level names.
  2. Keep using Template:Aka in localised names sections, which will also allow translations for names unless we don't want to bother doing those.

Another hurdle is that localised names can be inconsistent across games, especially with older game manuals having different translations (try comparing translations of the Spin Dash in older game manuals - you'll see), which will definitely make things messy and may make the first option impractical. For now, I'll leave this as an open question until a good suggestion can be made. --BSonirachi (talk) 14:46, 1 October 2023 (EDT)