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Nav Bar

Hi! I was just wondering what the language is for your navigation bar? I wanted to have one to but I can't seem the find out how to make one. PLZ REPLY? Shockfisher

My nav bar, like all pages on the wiki, is written in Wikicode. Wikicode involves a fair amount of html as well. Aside from that help page I linked, the best way to figure out how to use it yourself is to try it. Copy the code, remove a bit and preview. Whatever no longer works is what that bit of code does. I would appreciate it if you didn't just copypaste my coding and then save though. I'd rather you figure out how it works and remake it in your own style. Just remember that the page for your nav bar is in your userspace, so the one edit per day limit includes that page - you'll have to wait until the next server day to add the navbar to your main userpage. Werdnae (talk) 23:41, 16 June 2011 (UTC)


2 of 'em-

(1) How do you make your userpage backround bulba color dark? (2) How do you make your userbox so it has [show] and [hide] options? After I learn how to, this will be my final major edit to my u page. And I'll focus 100% on my edits (Before was like 45%.) Thanks twice- ♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 20:52, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

  1. Put a table or div that covers the whole page with the style "background: #{{bulba color dark}};". If you need to, copy the coding for the exterior border on my talk page, remove the border bit and add that coding to it.
  2. They userboxes are in a table with the class "expandable" (defaults to closed) or "collapsible" (defaults to open). Each row that should always show as a header for the following hidden bit should also have the expandable/collapsible class. Note that it doesn't work if the row has the class but the table as a whole doesn't, and you can mix-and-match the two in the same table. It still works if the table has expandable but every cell has collapsible, vice versa, or any other combination. Have a fiddle with the coding from my page if my explanation's a bit confusing. That said, I would appreciate if you didn't just copypaste my coding and then save. I'd rather you figure out how it works and add your own flair. Werdnae (talk) 23:41, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
(1) Thanks, it works perfectly, BUT! I have coding for my userbox that I need to use a |} thing on so all of my page isn't stuck in my userbox, and the final product is a thick

that's colored bulba color dark with a dark color border (I meant for the border to happen.) How can I fix it? (2) I'll figure it out. Thanks times two! ♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 17:10, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

I assume you're using a table? You can have a table inside a table. Just make sure that all the content for the part of the page is inside a cell of the outer table. If it's not in a cell then it won't work properly. Werdnae (talk) 07:39, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Sorry for the late update. I gave up for now. I'll keep working on the expandable thing, but I need a cheat sheet or something. I would just look on wikipedia but I can't go on that. Also, I think a "bad grammar" template would be great. Draft:

{| align="center" style="background: #{{rock color}}; border: 3px solid #{{poison color}}; width: 90%; {{roundy|40px}}" |- | style="background:#{{water color light}}; padding: 10px; {{roundy|50px}}" align="center" | [[Image:049Venomoth.png|100px]] | '''This {{{1|article}}} is exhibiting many grammatical errors. Please feel free to refine the grammar in this article and enhance Bulbapedia's viewer's experiences. Bulbapedia thanks you. |}.

I think this template would be helpful because: One- It would let grammar and spelling freaks like myself flock to these pages and beautify them, and Two- It adds an alternative to Template:Rewording and Template: Cleanup. If you dislike the simplicity I will either try to "fancy it up" or wait eight years, go to college, take a class in computer programming, and try then. Or you'll do it. Thanks- ♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 23:25, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

I've run it by a couple of other admins, and we feel that we don't really need either that or the reword one. If it's something simple, it can just be fixed when it's noticed - it's as much work to put on the template it as it is to fix. If it's extensive it probably needs a general cleanup too. IMO, Cleanup should be used where there's poor grammar, a reword is needed or it needs reformatting. Werdnae (talk) 10:24, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
Ok, then. So much for that idea. But I need help again for something- I was looking at navs for ideas for my own, and I saw yours. But it was covered with "<sc>...</sc>" Wuzzat? 2. One last question- I have Another page, with a bluetable stolen from MAGNEDETH, and I have no idea what class="c" and class="l" are. Thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks! ♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 13:07, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
The <sc> tag puts things in Small Caps. The classes are defined here for your future reference. The classes l and c make the text left and center aligned respectively. Werdnae (talk) 05:17, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks a zillion! ♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 15:12, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
One more thing- I am working on an article, List of Legendary Pokémon, but my template doesn't work. It needs extra coding taken from the template itself to work. Can you tell me how to fix this? Thank you! ♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 21:49, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Your template is only the rows. It doesn't have the header in it, (otherwise the rows would break). You need to open the table and put in the headers on the page itself. Basically, the template is telling it to put rows into a table which you haven't made exist on the page. Werdnae (talk) 21:58, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
How do you make a header? Do I make a page called "User:Focus58/LOLPh" and write {| align="center" style="background: #{{arceus color light}}; border: 2px solid #{{arceus color}};{{roundy|10px}}" |- | {| border=1 width="100%" align="center" class="sortable" style="background: #FFFFFF; border:1px solid #{{arceus color light}}; border-collapse:collapse;" |- style="background:#{{arceus color light}}" ! [[List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number|#]] ! Sprite ! Name ! Introduced</noinclude>? Or something else? Thanks, ♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 23:05, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
resetting indent If it's just going to be used on one page there's no point in a header template. Just put that code (without the noinclude tags) above the rest of the table. Werdnae (talk) 23:52, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
O.K. Works fine, but on the the template the "switch|493S=493" ect. ect. is a fail. What needs to work? How do I fix? Thanks a ton, ♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 13:28, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
You're using the parameter for the name (parameter 2) to control the switcher, when the results are all expecting the parameter for the ndex number (parameter 1). Werdnae (talk) 05:13, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
I don't get it... ♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 16:41, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
The way it's set up, when you put {{User:Focus58/Lop/legendary|492S|Shaymin|[[Generation IV|Gen. IV]]}} on the page, the switcher is set to use the second parameter to determine the outcome. So it takes "Shaymin" and checks whether it matches any of the predetermined inputs. Since it doesn't, it defaults to displaying the first parameter (in this case 492S). You need to change that so that the switcher is using parameter 1, so it will use "492S" in that example. Werdnae (talk) 20:53, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

My Sig

Thank You so much for the signature help. I have one question though; how can a make a box to put my images in like for example that box that pokemon sprites are in on their own pages? PokePrincess 16:12, 19 June 2011 (UTC)--PokePrincess 16:12, 19 June 2011 (UTC) PokePrincess


The coding for the current sprite box can be found here, but when you actually include the coding for the subtemplates as well it's remarkably complex because it has to take into account a lot of different scenarios. If you simply want to make a coloured box to put sprites in, then you'd be better off using a simple table. Table basics can be found on Bulbapedia:Wikicode, and I'd suggest looking at the coding for the table section for the background and border coding. Most of that coding is pretty self-explanatory, especially when combined with what the page content. Also, just a note that there's a restriction on when you can edit your userpage - there's a minimum time limit and a minimum mainspace edit limit. It's great to see you're working towards the mainspace edit limit, if you haven't already reached it (I don't know the exact numbers), But you may need to wait a couple of weeks before it will let you edit it. Further details on that can be found on the Userspace policy.
Also, could I get you to change your sig code in your preferences to [[User talk:PokePrincess|PokePrincess]] please? We need it to actually have a link. If you would like to further customise your sig feel free, just ask if you need help. Werdnae (talk) 22:02, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

I am terribly sorry about my adding of trivia. I will punish myself and never do again. Besides what I am. How long will it be before I can edit my mainspace. PokePrincess 00:09, 24 June 2011 (UTC)--PokePrincess 00:09, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

The mainspace can be edited by anyone. The userspace has a time and edit limit, the exact number and length of which I don't know. If Special:Preferences says you're a member of autoconfirmed, you can edit it. Once you can, remember the one-edit-per-day limit though. If you want to test out how templates work, they work just as well in previews as they do when the page is saved, so there's no need to save the page. Werdnae (talk) 00:15, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Just dropping this here for you

For your opinions and such to replace the current two pages. I just merged them together with a cool table too. Kogs mentioned something else being added later, but it escapes me right now but I can find the log. Cheers. --P S Yライダー 16:47, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Looking good so far Psy. Definitely agree with merging the two articles, maybe even just replacing the MD section on Rank with that. Werdnae (talk) 19:51, 27 June 2011 (UTC)


How do you join a project? Thanks.

Donyor, Origin Form 10:18, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Add your name to the bottom of the list on the page. Simple as that. Note that you don't have to be a project member to edit the sections.
Could I get you to make your signature link to either your userpage or your talk page please? Thanks. Werdnae (talk) 10:24, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Is this good:

Donyor, Origin Form 03:48, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't know how to do it. Could you help?

Donyor, Origin Form 03:49, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

[[User talk:Donyor|Donyor, Origin Form]] will give Donyor, Origin Form Werdnae (talk) 04:27, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

User Page

How do I know when my user page has been added? Will I get an e-mail?

Donyor, Origin Form 08:02, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

There's no notification that pops up. You'll have to either try editing it or look at your preferences occasionally. If the information in your preferences says that you're in the autoconfirmed usergroup, you can edit it. Werdnae (talk) 08:16, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Logging Out

Why am I always being logged out of Bulbapedia automatically.

Donyor, Origin Form 08:49, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Make sure you're checking the "keep me logged in button". Assuming you are, it's probably just a glitch. It happens occasionally, and there isn't really anything we can do about it short term. Our server-side people are considering reconfiguring the setup, which will hopefully fix that bug and the session loss errors. For now, all you can really do is make sure you're checking the box and that your cookies are enabled (Maybe try clearing them too) and just waiting until it goes back to normal. Sorry I couldn't be more help. Werdnae (talk) 09:07, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Coral Sea

I just did a major edit on the Coral Sea page. I added a lot of detail (maybe too much) and I think it isn't a stub anymore. Also wondering should I tell admins this kind of stuff?

Donyor, Origin Form 09:44, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

It's no longer a stub, so you can remove the stub tags. When you do, you'll need to rewrite the stuff you added - Information in articles should always be in third person (the player, he, she, they) not second person (you). The difference is that third person is encyclopedic, while second person is more conversational - like a walkthrough. And for most articles, if you are sure it is no longer a stub, you don't need to ask to remove the tag. If it is a featured article, or you're unsure, you can ask any staff member. Werdnae (talk) 05:09, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Werd

I've made some modifications to Template:Trainerentry/Pokémon and I was wondering what you thought. Extremely small changes would also have to be made to Template:Trainerentry if it was to be implemented but I could help out with that too.--MisterE13 03:49, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

The concept looks good, the current system's just a quick addon. Could I get you to make a demonstration usage on the talk page of your template? Werdnae (talk) 12:32, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
The deed is done.--MisterE13 11:58, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
Right here.--MisterE13 03:17, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Z.Z. Flyer

The Z.Z. Flyer page is a stub but I looked at it and it's pretty long. Could you check and make sure that wasn't a mistake?

Donyor, Origin Form 09:51, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

You're correct, it's not a stub any more. It looks to me like that largest section does need a reword and breaking into paragraphs, so I've left the cleanup tag on for now. That can be removed once that's done though. Thanks for looking to improve the stubs. Werdnae (talk) 10:10, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

my Speculation page

You said I'd have to make mainspace edits first. I don't get what's to edit (I avoid Pokémon Black and White like the plague, and I don't watch the Japanese anime). What can I contribute?--Darknesslover5000 23:52, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

There's a whole category of Pages needing attention. Many of the ones in the Articles needing improvement subcategory simply need rewording. If you watch the English anime, there are still plenty of pages than need a full sysopsis written. There is also always some Stubs which can be improved. Werdnae (talk) 03:15, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Alright, and on the note of the english anime, I do watch it, but I don't memorize the episodes and the only anime site I know, is rather useless to watch them on--Darknesslover5000 04:04, 8 July 2011 (UTC)


Do you know: Does Meloetta remain in Pirouette Forme when the battle ends or after switching? -- Pokémon Questions? -- 22:28, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

I do not know. I don't have one. Werdnae (talk) 22:46, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Optimizing PNG Images

Hey, I've taken an interest in helping with the archives, one of the things I think could be useful would be if I uploaded new revisions of PNG files that have been optimized for the smallest file size (with no to very little quality difference), such as converting RGB PNG's to Indexed Color PNG's (custom palletes). Anime images are very indexed-color friendly, their size can be signifigantly shrunk with little, if no impact on quality. Is this something worth doing, and would it be alright if I performed such optimizations? It may help with bandwidth/space issues. GetOutOfBox 23:21, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

I'll bring it up with some of the other Archives staff members. While obviously smaller images will improve loading times and result in reduced bandwidth requirements, I don't think that's the main cause of the loading issues. For the record, space isn't (at least currently) an issue - every revision of every page is saved, even deleted ones. Werdnae (talk) 23:42, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
Sure. The difference is that with many anime images, especially character images, there are only a few distinct colors used. Hence rather than encoding them in a PNG that uses the entire RGB colorspace, one could simply include palette containing the few colors the image uses. The difference can be very large, with no visual drop. I could give you a few links to comparisons if you'd like (I'll upload them on an external website for now). Obviously bandwidth isn't a large issue (I'm guessing server hardware is more often than not), but anything that could save bulbapedia some bandwidth would be helpful, especially for larger images. GetOutOfBox 01:00, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Wonder Mail Codes

Is there any reason not to make a page with wonder mail codes on it? - unsigned comment from Donyor (talkcontribs)

Please sign your comments with four tildes. Are there not far too many wondermail codes for that page to be practical? Werdnae (talk) 04:09, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Link Template

I want to make a new link template, but I don't know how. I looked on the article about it but it wasn't any help. Also how do you know how to make certain templates for your userpage.

Donyor, Origin Form 05:29, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

What do you want to make the link template for? Templates for the userspace are mostly just tables Use the preview button and removing code to figure out the table coding is the first step. Then, anything in three braces is a parameter (e.g. {{{test|default}}} is a parameter called "test" which defaults to "default") Parameters can be used to alter the outcome over different pages. If the parameter name is a number, then it doesn't need to be named when the template is used, as long as it is that number in the template, counting only unnamed parameters. (That's probably really confusing. Have a look at existing templates to get a better idea.) Also, remember that templates for the userspace should be made in the userspace, so they count towards your limit. They only get moved to the templatespace if they become widely used. Werdnae (talk) 10:49, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

Errrrr, is there a link to the template space for userspace templates, I don't know much wikicode.

Donyor, Origin Form 14:35, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

If you want to link to the templatespace, you can use the {{template}} template to easily format it like a template. If you want to use a template in the userspace, it works exactly as in the mainspace (just be careful not to include yourself in mainspace categories). Pages in the userspace can be included as templates by putting the full page name in braces, e.g. to include my nav template which is at the top of this page, I use {{User:Werdnae/Nav}}. If you're using a subpage as a template, then you can exclude the page it's included on from the call. e.g. on my userpage, the same template is called by {{/Nav}} Hope that helped. Feel free to ask more if you need to. Werdnae (talk) 19:59, 25 July 2011 (UTC)


Axew and its evolutionary family are the only pure dragon evolutionary family where all the members are pure dragon. Shouldn't that be in the Trivia?

Donyor, Origin Form 08:48, 22 July 2011 (UTC) Make sure you mention that it's only for multi-member families, otherwise Druddigon says hi. It'd probably be best to use the wording from the similar trivia point already on Klink's page. Werdnae (talk) 10:49, 22 July 2011 (UTC) But I'm not supposed to edit Trivia, right?

Donyor, Origin Form 14:36, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

At the moment. But for consistency it's fine. Just note in the edit summary that I gave you permission to add it, so that it doesn't get reverted. The idea with the rule is to help reduce the pointless additions to trivia while the server's throwing tantrums. I see no reason to remove the good, notable additions to trivia sections just because they are trivia. Werdnae (talk) 19:59, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Talk Page

How does the talk page health thing work? Does it stay fixed or go up/down? Also how do you archive talk page stuff?

Donyor, Origin Form 03:22, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

The talk page health bar is a calculation based on the size of the page. The health goes down as the page increases in size, reaching empty when the page reaches 100kB. It's rather complicated, but the coding for mine is here if you want to reference it. To archive your talk page, use the "move" button at the top of the page to move it to a new name in your user talk space (e.g. User talk:Donyor/Archive 1) Then change the redirect that's left behind to a link to the archive. (The link to a list of my talk page archives is attached to the health bar at the top of the page) Werdnae (talk) 10:08, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
How did yours on the top of this page get so compact?

Donyor, Origin Form 10:33, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

There's very little padding on the cells in the table, and the text is set to be a certain size. If it's really big then you've probably got padding or spacing on the cells or something extra inside the cells. Werdnae (talk) 10:45, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
I mean the coding in the link you gave me is link 20 sentences, your s at the top of the page is only like 1. - unsigned comment from Donyor (talkcontribs)
Allow me to reply, Werd. He has only one line of coding because he's calling that page as a template (User:Werdnae/Archive), if you use these: {{ and }}, you can have its entire content without having to clutter the target page up, and even arrange information to make it more automatized! (See the Pokémon articles, see the infoboxes? Those are templates made for easier use, if you checked the source code of the infobox, you'd be very confused, so that's what templates would be for, to manage information neatlier). Masatoshitalk 11:15, 1 August 2011 (UTC)


Oh okay.I would make sure and make a good impression,cause if I can become a Junior Admin.....That's cloud nine !!!!Skarm 21:24, 31 July 2011 (UTC)


Hi Werdnae, I was looking for stubs to fix to pillow my userpage edit and I was looking at Sinnoh routes 227, 230. But they don't look like stubs. Can I remove the stub notices on these. I did that to Green Path and Sinnoh route 220 but I am having second doubts whether or not I made a good call. So I am asking you for your opoain on the matter, since you were the last adim to edit. Truthseeker4449 00:52, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Those articles aren't stubs. Stubs are very short. If they're that long they should really be marked as incomplete instead if they are missing information. You're welcome to remove those tags. Werdnae (talk) 01:15, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Template Question

I was looking at The Union's page, and noticed that the template listing the Oblivia areas was included. The Union's link is not in this template, so I feel either we could edit the template, or simply take that template out altogether. Can I get your opinion on this matter? EvilKirikizan speaking! 02:19, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

I've added it to the template. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 02:29, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
Awesome! Thank you. EvilKirikizan speaking! 13:46, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Merrick125 and Merrick1252

I believe it's safe to assume that one is a sockpuppet of the other. Just thought you might like to know. BTW, why is TTE's talk page protected... indefinitely? - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 00:54, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. As for TTE's talk page, it was getting spammed by people. If he wants it unprotected he can ask any admin. Otherwise, check with Deth - he protected it. Werdnae (talk) 01:14, 9 August 2011 (UTC)


You said dont edit the timestamp but it is wrong? I edited that page at 00:00 and it says 23:00? Emeraldben 23:16, 16 August 2011 (UTC) < and even that says 23:16?

Look at the top of the page. Right at the top, next to your username. There's a clock. It's UTC. That's what's used. Not local time. I'm guessing you're in the UK based on your time. Remember you're on Daylight savings. So your local time is actually UTC+1. Werdnae (talk) 23:19, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Ah right ok, do you know what I have never known what daylight saving time is since it was said in pokemon crystal :L - unsigned comment from EmeraldBen (talkcontribs)

You know how you put your clocks forward every spring and back every Autumn? That's daylight saving. The wiki's clock doesn't do that because it uses the base time which all timezones are based on. Werdnae (talk) 23:32, 16 August 2011 (UTC)


How long til Archives are back up? Toon Ganondorf (t c) 01:46, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

If we knew, it'd be in the message from the editor. Not even Zhen Lin, the one who's been actually doing these changes, knows how much longer the archives will need. Until then we just have to make do with the picture we have. Werdnae (talk) 02:03, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

This Guy

has two accounts, he/she made this one. I know you're only allowed one account, so I didn't know what to do... --☆YoshisWorld☆ 00:04, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

You just did exactly what you should do. I've taken care of it now. Thanks. Werdnae (talk) 00:25, 31 August 2011 (UTC)


So it can't be metioned that zubat can get steel wing from a Skarmory? Truthseeker4449 22:31, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Not on the breeding template in generation IV. Every single one of those Pokemon that learns it via TM can learn it from Skarmory in the same way (assuming they can breed). Refer to point three. Because that's inherently coded into the game as TM move behaviour, there's no need to repeat the TM table again in the breeding section. Werdnae (talk) 22:57, 4 September 2011 (UTC)


That we have two basguy(insert numbers) Truthseeker4449 21:13, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

One of them has to be a sockpuppet of the other one. PattyMan 21:16, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Thats one of my thoughts, my other is it might be that vandal that PSY blocked 3 hours or so ago. Truthseeker4449 21:19, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Sock of another, unrelated to the earlier vandal. --P S Yライダー 21:45, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
As I expected. PattyMan 21:55, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Sprite sandbox.

Leaved note about it. Most (I think all NON-shiny back sprites are there, and as far as I remember, the only shiny back sprites missing are from Crystal [as some Pokémons have their sprites changed, like eg. Sunkern], FR/LG, HG/SS and japanese games) back sprites are on Archives, just under different name. Emerald (and at least Platinum onward) has animated back sprites. While eg. Pidgey (yes, PIDGEY), is just moving, Blaziken sprite "receives" red color in Emerald Marked +-+-+ 10:45, 6 September 2011 (UTC)


For some reason, there are two Sandra Falls that signed up at the same time. Might be sockpuppets of one another. PattyMan 22:12, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Sorted. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Werdnae (talk) 22:20, 13 September 2011 (UTC)


I just assumed that if I waited for it to be approved, it would sit there being ignored for weeks (I did test it out before i mainspaced it). Vuvuzela2010 07:53, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

I don't blame you, that does happen. Generally a quick reminder on a staff member's talk page should be enough. That reminds me, I'll preview a few more tests of that Jp Blue addition to the availability template and put that into use. Werdnae (talk) 07:57, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Actually, could you do this edit request for me? Its to hide the O and S that currently appear next to Giratina and Shaymin's dex numbers in the Mystery Dungeon section of the Version exclusives page. Cheers. Vuvuzela2010 08:04, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
Done. The jp blue foeld is also live. Werdnae (talk) 08:08, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
Cheers. Could you also add the Japanese Blue to Template:Catch/entry1, I can add the location info from here. Vuvuzela2010 08:39, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
I'll look into it, but I'll need to look closer at how the template works as a whole. It may require more than just the one change to make it work properly, so it'll be a day or two before it's ready. Werdnae (talk) 09:43, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

My edit

Why did you revert my edit on BW40? That's a perfectly good synopsis that could have been altered when more info is released! --Skarm (tAlk) 00:08, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Your talk page edit indicated it was from Serebii, at least partly. Serebii does not like people stealing his information. Any and all information taken from Serebii is considered theft and will be removed on sight. If you want to write a synopsis, watch the episode yourself and write it properly. Don't just take it from someone else. Werdnae (talk) 00:14, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes, but I am a member of Serebii and asked him...he hasn't replied, and the episode, I don't think has even aired yet! But sorry, I won't take anything from Serebii anymore, although I hardly see how someone can steal words... --Skarm (tAlk) 00:16, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Well, if he hasn't replied, how can you be sure that he approves? --☆ヨッシ の世界☆ 00:17, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

I'll watch BW40 when it airs in Japan and write one, fuck Serebii. --Skarm (tAlk) 00:20, 26 October 2011 (UTC) PS. Sorry if that counts as flaming someone --Skarm (tAlk) 00:20, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Stealing words is such a major thing it has a name. Plagiarism. Also, Serebii has stated to Bulbagarden staff on multiple occasions that he does not want his work used on our site. I can guarantee he will not give you his approval, even if you ask. Werdnae (talk) 00:49, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Okay, sorry, It won't happen again. --Skarm (tAlk) 00:50, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Did you forget something?

Category talk:TM moves that All Pokémon that can learn TMs can learn are we moving this or not. -Truthseeker4449 20:17, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Since I offered a possible name, I wanted other admins to make the decision on what to call it - I'd be biased. I haven't had the time to do much more than check my watchlist lately, so yes, I had forgotten about it. Werdnae (talk) 21:10, 8 November 2011 (UTC)


Your second archive has a redlink to the no longer existent Glitchy Charizard Talk Page. Is changing the link allowed? ~Enervation 17:47, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Certainly. for maintenance purposes, it's fine. It's just new comments that aren't allowed. Werdnae (talk) 02:51, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Animated GIFs

If that is the case (I'm moving discussion here from the Paralysis talk page), can anything be done about this? Its just frozen on a still of Lugia's big angry eye and its hardly helpful for information. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 03:37, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorted. Anime images should only be animated if the move/ability is rather difficult to describe with still images. And even then, needs to be done in such a way that people who can only see the still images can still see something. This move, a single still is more than adequate to portray it, so I've changed it back to a still image. Werdnae (talk) 04:06, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 05:00, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Would you also fix these? a:File:Zapdos Thunderbolt.png, a:File:Moltres Flamethrower.png and a:File:Articuno Ice Beam.png. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 02:04, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Done. Werdnae (talk) 02:12, 1 December 2011 (UTC)


You know what, I give up. Nobody can listen to reason. I'm leaving not coming back etc... I' sure you have heard it before. But before I do hear me out.

Leaf's name. Where did it come from? She was not in the anime at all. If I'm wrong (and I'm 99% positive I'm not) what episode? Her manga counterpart was Green. (Blue in Japan) Her name is never officially stated in the games Pokemon Fire Red and Pokemon Leaf Green, which are the only games that she makes an appearance. Leaf isn't THE default name, but simply one of the many that she can have if the player did not enter a name and is playing Leaf Green. The only place where she is known as Leaf in an official source is, as a dummy trainer inside the game. (Probably to test battles or as a place holder) Furthermore this knowledge was originally obtained through illegal methods, by opening up the Rom in some program.

She has no official name. If the name is based on internal data, then it's important to list that. If it isn't based on internal data and she has no official name, Then its a fan name, so it's important to list that. Why do you refuse to acknowledge this? After all this IS an online encyclopedia specializing in Pokemon, is it not? One would think that this would be important trivia. VoodooChild 21:33, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

If you wanted to be heard out, then you should have commented on the talk page. Edit wars, or reverting reverts, are bad, and accomplish nothing. Constantly re-saving your version of the page won't make it stay like that. It'll just get it protected, so that it can be discussed on the talk page. By protecting it, I was not saying that I have an opinion on the matter, just that you need to stop edit warring and discuss it on the talk page. Werdnae (talk) 00:21, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Bulbapedia Staff

Perhaps, but I would just like to give a contribution.

I tried several times to log in successfully to log in with my Bulbapedia account on the forums. So I learned it's a seperate ordeal, but then when I tried to create a new forum account...well, it just didn't let me. Philosophical-Psychological Informist Togekiss 04:29, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Did you try and use this name? There is a character limit, unfortunately. What was the error message you received? —darklordtrom 05:41, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

"Message from webpage" "Incorrect. Please try again."

"Username is valid and not in use."

"I have read, and agree to abide by the Bulbagarden Forums rules."

The only section I did not fill out was the "Referrer."

I'd take a picture and post it here...except I don't know how. Philosophical-Psychological Informist Togekiss 07:35, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Did you complete the Captcha (the anti-spambot thing) correctly? Werdnae (talk) 08:32, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Deletion request

Hi. I want one of my userpages, User:YoshisWorld/Yoshi's Pokémon, to be deleted. After realizing I don't edit it much anyway, it seems useless to have it. Thanks. Delete ASAP. --☆ヨッシ の世界☆ 21:41, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Done. Werdnae (talk) 22:46, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Main Page

Didn't we just do E city Truthseeker4449 02:36, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Sorry for the late reply. We did. There's basically a page for each day of the week, and no-one had written anything for the Monday during that week. I didn't have the time to write one myself, but Adyniz did, and was able to write something for the English release of M14. Thanks Ady, and thanks Truthseeker for pointing it out. Werdnae (talk) 07:30, 7 December 2011 (UTC)


I apologize for the signature issue. If it is not offensive and has the username thing in it, it is okay? I changed it to 'No one on the corner got swagga like Mpcamel1729...modified from Paper Planes by M.I.A.' I mentioned that I borrowed a line from a song, is that allowed? Just curious... I have another one in case that one isn't allowed.