Talk:Hazard generator

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Official names[edit]

The Pikmin Technical Knowledge Base apparently has official names for these obstacles: "fire geyser", "electrode", "ice geyser", "geyser" (the harmless one is "air geyser"), "gaseous spring" and "bubble spout". So, aside from the fact these should probably replace the current conjectural names, I have two questions:

  • "Gaseous spring" obviously doesn't apply to the Pikmin 2 version of the obstacle. How should this be handled?
  • The electric hazard shares its name with electrode, and a Japanese guide for Pikmin 2 indicates that the electrical wire hazard is an electrode as well. Despite their differences, at the end of the day, they're all electrical hazards generated by broken wires. How should these be handled?
  • Should geyser be moved to its new name of "air geyser"?

2 B (talk) 13:59, May 2, 2024 (EDT)

These names were actually considered when trying to decide what to call these obstacles, but we decided to go with unofficial names for 2 reasons: because the official names are unused, we don't have to treat them as importantly as we treat official names that appear in the game, and using unofficial names allows the obstacles to have a consistent naming scheme where the first word is the hazard name. That said, the current arrangement on the wiki isn't perfect. It would be nice to use these official names, and it might be worth splitting the article as well. But the issues you state would have to be resolved and I'm not sure they can be without having separate articles for different games, which is not a good idea. — Soprano(talk) 18:11, May 2, 2024 (EDT)