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Sign design!

Sign design coming!

Sign design!

Sign design!

Sign design!

Speech bubble design!

Battle dialogue design!

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
City sign design!

Twinleaf Town Sign Map.png

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
City map sign design!

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Route sign design!

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Trainer tip sign design!

Pokémon Black and White
Sign design!

Pokémon Black and White
Building sign design!

First of all, since the sign designs differ from game to game, put the version:
RBY = Red, Blue and Yellow
GSC = Gold, Silver and Crystal
RS = Ruby and Sapphire
E = Emerald
FRLG = FireRed and LeafGreen
FRLGspeech = FireRed and LeafGreen speech bubble design
FRLGbattle = FireRed and LeafGreen battle dialogue design
DPcity = Diamond and Pearl city sign design (grey)
DPcitymap = Diamond and Pearl city map sign design (brown)
DProute = Diamond and Pearl route sign design (green)
DPtip = Diamond and Pearl Trainer Tip sign design (blue)
BW = Black and White
BWbuilding = Black and White buildings

{{sign| DPcitymap |

Then out of the following:

Header, always put this first:


For city/town signs with a map, include this next, providing only the full name of the city/town (eg. Twinleaf Town, with the space), and the image will be displayed if it exists (image name should then be NAME_Sign_Map.png):

{{sign|DPcitymap|map| full name of city/town (with capitals and any spaces) }}

Then comes the content, add the title parameter to put a bolded title:

{{sign|DPcitymap|title| put title here }}
{{sign|DPcitymap| put text here }}
{{sign|DPcitymap| put text here (will add a new line) }}
{{sign|DPcitymap| put text here (will add a new line) }}

After everything, close with footer:



A better way to present stuff written on signs, notices, and perhaps even Trainer Tips soon etc. Will be adding the designs for other versions later.

Please post here for suggestions or before changing it in any way.    -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 15:09, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

What about fonts? ht14 03:06, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
If you mean displaying the sign text with the font used in the game, unfortunately that would depend on whether or not the font is installed on the server, and whether or not the browser used to view can read that font. In my opinion, it would be best to keep it to the default font for the moment. Though I did find a script collection of the fonts used in RSE and FRLG here.     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 05:28, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

New designs

Yessir, they have arrived. The sign designs for Emerald and FireRed/LeafGreen! They're as close to the real as I could get them. Also, map images are able to be added to the Diamond/Pearl city map signs. I will be personally uploading all the map images when I get to them, then adding them to the appropriate articles.     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 09:25, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

I added the RBY design. OK? I think we can't get the little Poké balls at the corners...

[Greets, mewX (TALK)] 21:03, 9 April 2009 (UTC) 

Japanese specific variants for Generation III text box

Would it be possible to add the Japanese variants of the text box from the Generation III games? It's because in the Japanese versions of RSEFRLG, the borders are wider and it would be nice to replicate that difference, IMO. One example of where it would be useful is the Faraway Island article. SatoMew 13:57, 11 April 2012 (UTC)


It is transcluded on over 250 pages. Probably should be protected. --Abcboy (talk) 23:01, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

FRLG speech bubble is causing vertical lines to appear along the page in Apple iPad Safari. --Abcboy (talk) 19:17, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Protection and Request

Can someone please protect this template. Also, I would like to request to add signs for B2W2 and XY. --Cinday123 (Talk) 11:03, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Aren't BW2 signs exactly the same as BW? Also, this page hasn't been vandalized so there doesn't seem to be a reason to protect it. Protected for autoconfirmed users is the best thing to do, if it gets protected at all. The reason I say this is because I highly doubt that the admins want to do all the signs, and most editors on this page aren't admins. I'd have to check the X and Y signs, but I believe they fade into the background near the edges, which could be a problem. I don't think MediaWiki supports translucency minus for shadows and images. Pikachu Bros. (talk) 17:19, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
I think it will be okay to leave this unprotected for now. If anyone knows how to make the XY signs, feel free to add them. If not, we can try to get it added in the near future. --Pokemaster97 21:18, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Suggesting a replacement

The look of our HTML <pre> tag could be updated to something like this. This would replace this template altogether and allow for a consistent look of quotes from the games (and perhaps other texts). Doing this is particularly relevant given the mobile version of the site (in which this template is broken) and the lack of Generation VI designs.

This is how the <pre> tag looks right now here:
SatoMew 01:04, 3 January 2015 (UTC)