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User talk:Vuvuzela2010/Sprite Errors

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Could the extra fin not be the tail? Like when fish swim they bend their body? although i admit it is HUGE Buizel1991 18:34, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Actually, now that I've had a closer look at it, it could indeed be the tail. Its pose could just mean it is supposed to be turning. And I can now see its other fin below the large "fin". I may need to wait untill tomorrow to remove it though, since there is that draconian one edit per day rule (even though it will be moved the mainspace when it is cleaned up). Thanks for noticing that. XVuvuzela2010X 19:38, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
Not a problem, glad i could help :) Buizel1991 14:44, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Raikou and Entei

Just to elaborate a bit on Raikou, you say it has a "weird face". That's because it's missing that blue "x" across its muzzle, also the fur on its back is colored orange instead of purple. You've forgotten Entei who was missing the long strands of fur down the sides of his head in G/S but corrected in Crystal. :) Just thought I'd let you know. Looks like an interesting article. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 14:54, 30 May 2011 (UTC)


Also i have just remembered Chansey's Red/Blue sprite, shouldn't that be noted as it's body is a different shape? Buizel1991 18:43, 30 May 2011 (UTC)


Shiny in Emerald. ~ Blitzamirin ~ 16:08, 27 July 2011 (UTC)


Lileep has wrong sprite (ruby sprite for Gen IV?) Marked +-+-+ 11:25, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Couple things

  • The Kakuna sprite is not an error. Those are its arms, as shown on the bandai card in Kakuna's trivia.
  • I wouldn't call the ekans sprite an error, as it is still purple.
  • Mankey sprite doesn't look erroneous, just, badly made. Along with corsola.

--ForceFire 11:36, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Kakuna is still here because I havent got round to updating this (last edit was 5th August), same reason why Slowpoke is still here and the other Japan only sprites are missing. Ekans's sprite does have a bit of purple, but not nearly as much purple as it should have, so it is at least a colouring error. I dont really know what to write for Corsola or Mankey though. Vuvuzela2010 16:59, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Minor sprite errors

  • Just found some extremely minor sprite mess-ups. In G/S the tips of Ampharos's ears are yellow, when they are supposed to be black. Also, Octillery has yellow eyes in G/S. Also, in D/P Shiny Latias has golden eyes when they are supposed to be green iirc.- unsigned comment from Ninask46 (talkcontribs)
Page says that anyone can edit it. Eg. I found that Grovyle has blue leaves prior to BW, Seedot has green... "stuff" instead of black, Cradily also having orange tentacles, and Armaldo having gray plates on chest (while they should be blue-alike). Also, remember to sign posts with four tildes (~~~~) Marked +-+-+ 15:11, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
Excuse my ignorance but when i try to edit the page states, "You do not have permission to edit pages in the User namespace." So, I cannot i'm afraid. Also, here's a few more sprite errors: In G/S bellossom's normal form had pink flowers on it head, while shiny bellossom had red flowers. This was reversed in later generations. Ninask46 15:25, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
I don't think that a Bellossom one is very notable, since the same happened to Smeargle. Marked +-+-+ 15:28, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
Meh. I'm really bored so i'll post some more for you, Marked-+-+-+, or whoever wants to edit it,
  • G/S - Starmie has a Purple gem in the center, Skiploom has yellow at the tips of its ears, Forretress was very dark, Spinarak was purple.
  • R/S/E - Elecktrike is missing a spike on his tail.
  • D/P - Extremely minor, but if you look closely, Drifblim's eyes are smaller. Ninask46 19:38, 1 October 2011 (UTC)


Just noticed that pretty much of Hoenn Pokémon got their sprite updated in BW. There could be errors in these Pokémon... Marked +-+-+ 15:05, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Darmanitan Sprites

In the two sprites, the markers are missing on the back. 555a.png 555a.png 325.jpg --Altruis 22:41, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Done. Vuvuzela2010 Δ 22:54, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Growlithe and Arcanine

Here's another sprite error. In almost all the sprites except Generation V, Arcanine's mane, tail, and hair are yellow instead of beige. This error still remains for its pre-evolution Growlithe even up until Generation V, when its hair should be beige as Arcanine's is. Haxorus 01:43, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Shiny Gastly in Emerald

This should be removed. The error appears to be in the gif for that Pokémon, not the true representation of the sprite in-game. Using certain hacks, I have managed to bring about a wild shiny Gastly encounter in Emerald, and as far as I could see all the frames showed blue gas. Unless someone else wants to verify this, I think it should be removed. Cheers, Haxorus 16:24, 11 March 2012 (UTC)


Is it me or Spr b g1 035.png has upside-down tail? Marked +-+-+ 15:58, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

What's this?

IDK, but this page seems to me more an error than the sprites themselves. Mostly because there are just a few of these that are actual errors, and the rest are just someone's misinformed perception. By Generation: In generation I for example, Ivysaur's R/B sprite IS an actual error, because it cannot stand on its hind legs. However, saying that Venusaur lacking six petals is an error is ignorance. Sprites are ALWAYS done BEFORE the artwork by Ken Sugimori, so if he wants to make last minute modifications, they are reflected in the artwork, but not in the sprites. Yes, the sprites are ugly, but when compared to the official artwork which was done months AFTER the sprites were designed (which is actually the case with all gens btw).

For Generation II, you cannot say that sprites are wrongly colored. First (the case of Spinarak, Sneasel, Raikou, etc.) because they were designed to look like that at first, but Ken Sugimori thought they didn't look cool at all and changed them in the artwork and in Crystal. And second, the sprites were limited to 2 colors (not counting black and white), so Gligar's tongue color isn't an error. They couldn't use anything besides the two colors already picked. Designs such as Skarmory's double tail and Croconaw's head spike were uncool to the designers, so they were later changed. Still no errors.

Your selection of Generation III suffers from the same. Coloring is done before the artwork, so it WILL look wrong. They wanted Wartortle to be purple, but Ken Sugimori chose blue for the artwork. Same happened to Growlithe (in all gens). I could say that R/S Pidgeot's back sprite IS an error, because it's just a recolor of its Gen II sprite, which lacked long feathers on its head. And of course, Slowbro, Gastly, Totodile and a ton more. Their Emerald shiny sprites ARE NOT wrongly colored. It was the person who riped the sprites' fault. The program they used to create the sprites made stupid asumptions upon their color palettes which broke them and look wrong, but trust me, if you play Pokémon Emerald and have those Pokémon in their shiny version, you'll notice that what we have here in Bulbapedia is wrong.

All your Generation IV and V suffer from exactly the same as what I mentioned in Gen III.

TL;DR. hfc2X 00:26, 16 May 2012 (UTC)


As more as I think, it seems that the error is actually in Generation II and III. First generation has it that way, Gen V has it that way, animé has that way... And we didn't saw how the tail is actually on artwork. Marked +-+-+ (talk) 15:07, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

Mankey RBG

Is "looks like an alien" a valid criterion in any way? Արիանո 18:15, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Gastly and Mankey

Accidentally pressed "enter" so I'll explain here; it's mentioned in the Pokédex that Gastly are barely visible, and have no definite shape, as they are made entirely of gas. And Mankey "looking like aliens" is not exactly a valid reason for being here, not in my opinion, at least. Nepse (talk) 06:57, 7 May 2013 (UTC)