Bulbapedia talk:Project Pokédex

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  • Archive 1 (discussions from March 14, 2005–August 26, 2006)
  • Archive 2 (discussions from October 7, 2006–May 19, 2007)
  • Archive 3 (discussions from May 25, 2007–April 19, 2012)

About the Leader

Will this project have a leader? --Alexsummer 03:18, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

As Project Pokedex is central to the entire wiki, the project is too important for a leader. It is overseen by the Editorial Board. AdynizWanna talk? 03:25, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Sugimori Ken's Artwork

I think it was a good idea to replace the FireRed/LeafGreen artworks to the Red/Blue artworks (in the case of Generation I Pokémon). So I was thinking about you guys placing a section on every Pokémon to put Sugimori Ken's atwork of every game they appeared. Sorry if it looks too pushy XD. PS¹: I call Sugimori Ken because it's the Japanese way to say his name. PS²: I'm Brazilian, so sorry if my English is a little (or too) bad.--Deruffy (talk) 21:16, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

PokémonInfobox - Artwork/Image size?

I'm new to Bulbapedia, so I apologize if this is addressed elsewhere, but anyway...

Someone in the Talk:Karrablast_(Pokémon) page pointed out that Karrablast's image seems a bit big. Out of curiosity, I checked a few other pages and noticed some inconsistency in the size of the Sugimori art on the Pokémon pages; e.g., Karrablast (200x308), Shelmet (180x168), Accelgor (180x162), and Escavalier (200x244) -- Should the larger images be scaled down to 180px? Is there a standard already for this? Thanks. -- GranoblasticMan (talk) 17:02, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Xerneas and Yveatal

Is anyone going to create these pages? Just revealed at http://www.pokemon.com/pokemonxy/en-us/ - unsigned comment from Plusleminun311312 (talkcontribs)

Game data location

Why is "Game data" below "In the anime/manga/TCG/TFG" sections? All of those are based on the games. Other articles always have their "In the games" section before their "In the anime/manga/TCG/TFG" sections. This is without commenting on the comparative usefulness of "Game data" sections to the users browsing this site. Yvnr (talk) 13:35, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Biology section problems

The Biology sections are all too free-form as of now. I think this can be changed by sourcing every line of information included in them, through the use of cite notes. This would rid the sections of baseless information, and make clear when information is exclusive to portrayals in the anime (or other non-main series game sources), which is appropriate given the large difference between the sources. Yvnr (talk) 13:35, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

This Tynamo article edit is an example of what I have in mind. Its implications on this particular article's previous/current content are small, but it will serve to prevent future additions of baseless information, while organizing where the information comes from. What can be achieved through such sourcing should be clear if you imagine its application to a Biology section like that of the Ivysaur article. Given the nature of Bulbapedia's Biology sections, which I'd argue differ significantly from other site content in terms of what gets past the radar, I think sourcing is in place. Thoughts? Yvnr (talk) 15:02, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Speaking as someone who has been repeatedly vexed by wondering whether new accounts are making things up or adding legitimate info from anime/manga/side games that I haven't seen/read/played, I think this is a fantastic idea, and fully endorse it. (As a side note -- and not to disrupt the main point of discussion or steal its spotlight -- it might also be nice to implement citations for cases in which a primary source such as a game or movie is not yet available to the public, especially when the info is not easily accessible in English; see, for example, my confusion about New Tork City on the talk page for Genesect Army. But that's a suggestion for somewhere else, not Project Pokedex.) Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 06:34, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
I definitely agree with having this. --It's Funktastic~!話してください 13:54, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

External links to strategy pages

Every species article has an external link, or several, in its top infobox, to its web page(s) at smogon.com. Assuming that this is (A) desired, and (B) done for the game data information (Abilities, base stats, moves learned) included on those pages, and not for the strategic advice (this is an encyclopedia) it is linking directly to, I suggest adding a "/moves" at the end of the smogon.com URLs included in the templates named "Template:Links/<number of generation>". This would link to a page with all the game data information, and game data information only, instead of a page with only some of the game data and a whole lot of strategic advice. I do not have permission to edit these template pages myself. There's also the issue of the links to strategy pages awkwardly cluttering up the "External links" sections of articles such as Deoxys's and Rotom's - why have these? Yvnr (talk) 09:56, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

I disagree here. The point of linking to Smogon is that as an encyclopedia we don't provide strategic advice, but Smogon does. As we are affiliated with Smogon to some extent, we're also supporting their site. I don't see the point in linking to the moves page on Smogon over the general strategy page, as we already provide the moves info; the purpose of the link is to provide additional information we don't and shouldn't as an encyclopedia. As for Deoxys and Rotom, I think it would be better to put all the external links in the infobox with the others. --SnorlaxMonster 10:04, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
Then assumption B was completely off. I didn't think this was the intention, nor was I aware of any affiliation - care to explain it? As for your reservation towards linking for the sake of (mirroring) game data information, I thought this was a plausible explanation (at least more than strategic advice) since that's essentially what Bulbapedia does with its external links to sites such as veekun.com and legendarypokemon.net. Maybe I'm misunderstanding some overall crediting process/affiliation due to being unaware of how Bulbapedia editors other than myself obtain the information they add to articles of species, moves, Abilities, etc. Anyway, the statement "The point of linking to Smogon is that as an encyclopedia we don't provide strategic advice, but Smogon does." is empty without explaining why an encyclopedia needs anything to do with strategic advice in the first place. Sure, a reader may want strategic advice about the Pokémon whose article they're reading, but they may also wish to discuss/look at fan-made drawings of/read fiction about/eat cookies shaped like/etc. that Pokémon; all of which are services Bulbapedia doesn't link to sites that provide. As for Deoxys and Rotom (along with Wormadam, Giratina and Shaymin), I have now brought this up and can do little more than hope others will fix it. Yvnr (talk) 11:06, 25 June 2013 (UTC)