Standardizing "Available Pokémon"
I'd like to update the formatting of the walkthroughs that have been done, but I've noticed for games that have three versions there doesn't seem to be much consistency in which Pokémon are included in the walkthroughs. In some cases, only the Pokémon found in the game(s) that the walkthrough focuses on are included, while in other cases the Pokémon from other version(s) are included. I figure there should be some sort of standard for these and I see three possible ways of going about it:
I think that the last option would be best because it presents only the necessary information for the walkthrough. The first and second options contain information that is irrelevant and if a reader is interested in the available Pokémon for other games they can simply click a link in the walkthrough to go to the page of the location they are curious about. Additionally, the second option may be misleading if the reader assumes it is presenting all the information for the other game or games.--The Plausible Farfetch'd 07:21, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky Walkthrough
Pokémon Rumble Blast Walkthrough?
I don't own the game yet (combination of not being out in my country and shipping issues) but should I make notes and start constructing a walkthrough when I do get it? It is completely unlisted on To-do so I thought I'd ask. Happy to help, Epsilonexus 16:39, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
Is it just me, or...
Hello KCorp4000, I'm a new user here on Bulbapedia, Deruffy, and I think your walkthroughs are fantastic and I wanted to know how often do you udpate your walkthroughs, more specifically the Platinum walkthrough? PS.: I'm brazilian, so my English may be a little bad.--Deruffy 04:31, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
Hey KCorp4000, it's Deruffy again, I edited some pages like Pidgeot's Name Origin with fonts of other Pokémon sites and I like to know if I could edit your walkthroughs with parts that I elaborated from other sites such as Psypokes.--Deruffy 02:21, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
First off, I'm brand new to wiki editing (I just had to get involved with making Pokémon walkthroughs), so I won't pretend to be an expert and I will gladly take any constructive criticism.
Now, I've noticed on the walkthroughs so far that each page (section) contains sub-sections based on geographic location, e.g. Littleroot Town, then Route 101, then Oldale Town, etc. However, I think it would improve the usability of the walkthroughs to begin each page/section with a short "to-do list" as a sort of advanced organizer, and dividing up the page according to that list. Geographic location divisions would still appear much as they do, but as bold subheadings in each "to-do" section instead.
To-Do list items could include obtaining any necessary items, getting important phone numbers, fighting rivals, defeating gym leaders, capturing specific Pokémon for HM use, etc.
If you'd like to see an example, I can create one. I didn't make one yet since, as I said, I'm brand new to this, and I wasn't sure if that would be too presumptuous.
On another note Diamond and Pearl are complete. Also I have some ideas for new sections for Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver that have some value but will require some work to put together especially the HeartGold and SoulSilver one. -Tyler53841 (talk) 16:08, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
First on Platinum a separate section for catching the Regi Trio needs to be made. Also here are two important facts, firstly they can only be challenged and caught after defeating the Elite Four, and secondly if the special event Regigigas was transferred to another Gen. IV handheld game and then that Platinum game is deleted and restarted then they could be could be collected again (which is why I have two copies of that game for that purpose).
Now for HeartGold and SoulSilver a trainer guide for regular trainers that can be re-battled can be set up. Since I decoded a long time ago and added information to this site that by defeating the Elite Four and later collecting all 16 badges it can be used to powerup their teams. There are 4 phases 1. first battle, 2. First rechallenge, 3. second rechallenge (requires the defeat of the Elite Four) 4. third rechallenge (requires all 16 badges). Also each phase must be completed once. Now my plan is to use a graph or something together with their team data, levels, and money earned after each battle. While the first phase doesn't need any help for collecting data since it is already posted, the 3 rematch phases do and so either of us can collect and save the data which will require some working on, especially the Kanto trainers need extra caution since the First rechallenge can only be done once. -Tyler53841 (talk) 16:31, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
One final note is check out the trivia on Milotic's page on how to evolve it from Feebas for those versions (Also so you know is that I was the one quickly discovered the drawbacks after my first failed attempt to evolve Feebas due to overfeeding it with Poffins in Platinum and confirmed the mistake after my second attempt worked by using no Poffins to help this time). -Tyler53841 (talk) 17:51, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
A new problem is that unlike us the other contributors are not putting their Pokémon to not include Pokémon that are found in the third version games from the main games, i.e. Marking down Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire in the Ruby and Sapphire guide only or Emerald in the Emerald Guide only. Could you help by adding a rule about this in for Project Walkthrough if you want. -Tyler53841 (talk) 01:01, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Just to make sure you're up to date, apparently certain Breeder-type trainers on certain routes can be re-challenged in Black 2 and White 2 by leaving the route and then letting them spot your character again. There teams and prize money are usually the same. The places I have identified them so far are Route 4 and 6 and Lostlorn Forest. -Tyler53841 (talk) 15:41, 11 October 2012 (UTC)