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It was brought up by Superbound on the Discord that the spring mine has an official name in Japanese, fumudon, which comes from fumu (to step upon) and don (boom). I figured I'd bring it up here for more input. Fumudon itself isn't necessarily an actual "name", and would be unclear in the context of the wiki, but is an official term for this object, so it should be prioritized above the conjectural title, generally. If one were to attempt to translate this, the most literal translation would be "step-boom", while "step mine" would be my choice. But which would be preferable: a less literal translation of the Japanese name that makes it clear what it is, or the accurate Japanese name that's less clear? StarPunch (talk) 19:29, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

Bump ---PinkYoshiFan 23:29, 31 August 2021 (UTC)
I feel like "Step Mine" would be my choice as well. Superbound (talk) 09:57, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
Bump ---PinkYoshiFan 21:19, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Looking over this and the naming policy, I noticed the naming policy says "using adapted names and terms whenever possible." I'm assuming that means it's ok to use less literal translations if they're more clear, and if that's the case I agree with Step mine. ---PinkYoshiFan 23:06, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
As per the policy I think that both "step-boom" and "step mine" are better options that the current conjectural "spring mine".
Something that bugs me though is what is the source of "fumudon". It was in an interview, or manual, or guide, or in the game's code? In any case, it should be created a "Names in other languages" section mentioning "fumudon" and it's source. Seeing the source would also help to see if "fumudon" is an actual "name" or not. In any case, a name of which the developers used to refer to the item is better than a conjectural one.
Between those two, I think that "step-boom" sounds more "funny". Names of characters and objects in Kirby games tend to sound a bit funny, and "step mine" is just too bland. If "fumudon" is an amalgamation of two words and not an actual word, then "step-boom" seems more in line with it; if the right choice would be just "step mine" the Japanese name wouldn't be something more bland like the translation of it?
So I vote on "step-boom", and although it is less clear, that name fits more in the Kirby universe, is more Kirby-like than "step mine", plus to me it is playful like the Japanese name. In any case, I still think that both "step-boom" and "step mine" are better that the current conjectural one. -Zolerian (talk | contribs) 12:21, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
Based on the name "fumudon", I actually would prefer "Step-boom" over "Step-mine", since the word "mine" in this case has no derivation and would be a conjectural holdover. That said, I also agree that before a name change can happen, an official source for the Japanese name needs to be added to the page. --Samwell (talk) 07:37, 31 October 2021 (UTC)
Hoshi no Kābī Pupupu Taizen, page 78. I planned on adding the "Names in other languages" section once we decide which name to use. Superbound (talk) 09:30, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
Well, if there's no objection, I'd like to use "Step-boom". --Samwell (talk) 18:09, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
I prefer "Step-boom" too; it sounds more Kirby-like, and it is a more accurate translation than the other one. -Zolerian (talk | contribs) 20:06, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
I still prefer "Step Mine", through I see the point why sounding more faithful to the original name might preferred by some. On the other hand, choosing it because that's what localizers would do, because "boom" sounds funny, and/or because "mine" is too bland - that's just speculation for the most part for me. Superbound (talk) 17:48, 12 December 2021 (UTC)

I still slightly prefer step mine, but I can see why people might like step-boom, so I'm fine either way. ---PinkYoshiFan 22:49, 14 December 2021 (UTC)