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Plasma Storm Darkness

I see you've moved onto Darkness instead of Fighting. Don't forget to add the new BW-P Promotional information for Scraggy when you edit the page. We missed Chimchar, but oh well. MaverickNate 20:50, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

I wasn't keeping track of how fast you're doing the Psychic ones, so I thought I'd leave you a bit of a buffer in case we overlap. ~~nuva-kal 21:00, 30 January 2013 (UTC)


The official term is "Tinsel Holofoil", not "Pinstripe Holofoil". MaverickNate 01:55, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Editing request

Well, can you do what I asked Pokemaster97 here? - unsigned comment from Pnjfandubs (talkcontribs)

Pokémon Tretta and descriptions

Hey nuva-kal, I'd like your opinion on the matter of referencing Pokédex entries on the Origin section like what the TCG does. I've noticed that some are not the same, so the format would be that the Pokémon description comes from so-and-so, though slightly reworded. ht14 03:28, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Couldn't that just be because many of the tretta pucks were created during the time when we only had Umeko's translations of dex entries, and not the quoted english ones from the games? That seems like something that would be forgotten to repair after the games had come out. I know Freeze Bolt/Cold Flare is still having issues with dex entries, for most likely the same sort of reason. MaverickNate 03:37, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
Oh, I forgot to mention and did not clarify earlier… would it be okay to add Pokédex entry references on the Origin section on the Tretta articles? Thanks. ht14 03:40, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
A lot of the descriptions are derived from more than one Pokédex entry. Some of the earlier Tretta have an entry part from Black and part from White, with some of the later ones taking entries from Gold/Silver/Crystal, etc., or featuring original additions to them. I'd be tempted to leave them as they are. ~~nuva-kal 14:40, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Master's Key

I've discovered a dispute with the research you've done with Master's Key on The UPCCC. According to the forum posts over there, there are more than we initially thought. Would you be able to look into this a little bit more? I do not know how extensive your initial research was, so I'm hoping we can uncover why there's a discrepancy. MaverickNate 20:19, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Nate. I'm guessing the thread is for members only, as I can't view it. I can't pinpoint the exact article I derived the numbers from, but there are various pages from 4gamer and dengenki online that detail the breakdowns of the winners. I initially thought they were only given to the TCG top-ranking players until I saw two sets of trophy cases: one for the TCG (red), and one for the video games (blue). There is a mention that 8 players from the TCG in each division would go on to represent Japan in the World Championships - would this bring it more in line with the other source? As there was never much coverage for these (same with Wonder Platinum as well), these numbers were only based on the breakdowns I have seen. ~~nuva-kal 11:14, 19 December 2013 (UTC)


To be honest, I only really wanted the modified section to be on these pages. I don't really find the modified silver background to appropriate on any of the other pages using {{cardlist/header}}. (I never really intended for that series of table templates to be used anywhere else. I'm pretty sure the "char=Yes" option was added just to make it work elsewhere, when I kind of wanted to create something different.) With it being used on pages currently, like Brock, Misty, Team Rocket, etc, I do believe adding in the modified pushed those rather large pages extremely close to their template limits, and they might very well soon break. Werdnae has been revamping templates as much as he can in order to lessen the problems, and actually cautioned me about how the modified addition might become a problem if it is used too much. It might be time that we end up creating a new set of table templates more appropriate for use on character/item/place pages' "In the TCG" sections. MaverickNate 18:35, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

The "char=Yes" was added to save creating another template that would more or less do the same as the cardlist one. While I do like the template as a concise visual summary, it does become a bit jarring with many reprints, like on the Cheren article. What did you have in mind for an initial solution? ~~nuva-kal 19:16, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
I personally don't really think things like rarity and card no. are completely important when telling about the subject's role within the card game. I made an edit to Pal Pad that I think is more appropriate to what the section should be doing. It discusses the subject's role, while also allows the reader to head to the actual article to learn more information specific to the printed card. The only issue I see with this might be specific people with many Pokémon or cards in the TCG (like Brock, Misty, Professor Oak), but as a solution, maybe linking to the person category (Category:Brock (TCG)) would be the solution. Those characters could also probably use a table with minimal information of what Pokémon/cards exist (honestly just cardname, with link, and type would suffice in my mind), but most won't really need it. MaverickNate 20:04, 28 December 2013 (UTC)


"Instead of deleting any and all information on talk pages, you should archive your talk page by moving it to a new location. By simply copying and pasting the text, or by moving small sections at a time, it breaks the time line of the edit history." - Kogoro - Talk to me - 14:10, 28 December 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I'm having trouble adding things to my userpage. I'm not allowed despite that I've made some edits to other articles and thus fit the criteria. Can you tell me if I'm missing anything?. ~~Yoonique~~ - unsigned comment from Yoonique (talkcontribs)

The privilege of being able to edit your userpage is determined on how long you have been here and how many edits you have made. Keep continuing as you have been and you will be able to start adding things to it. Remember to sign comments with the four tildes (~~~~) found in the character palette. Happy editing! ~~nuva-kal 20:10, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Tretta and Battrio on species pages

Is there any particular reason listings of Battrio and Tretta pucks aren't anywhere on species pages? There's a header for the incredibly short-lived TFG, so it seems very strange that we don't have even a link to the category of pucks featuring a certain species. Glik (talk) 16:54, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

I see Battrio and Tretta as being very niche areas of the franchise since they have not been localised outside of Japan (although Battrio did have a brief spell in Taiwan). The TFG had a large initial marketing campaign, and is arguably more recognisable to English-speaking audiences, though it is not a decision I made to add these to the main species pages. People who are knowledgable about other franchise areas, such as Topps cards, Zukan figures, or Moncollé figures might argue "don't these deserve links as well?", causing them to be more cluttered. As I don't tend to edit these pages, this is not my call to make, but I wouldn't be steadfast against adding them. ~~nuva-kal 19:34, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Comparing general merchandise to merchandise integral to playing a Pokémon game looks like a losing battle, but I see the point. Actually, it gives me a thought I'll throw Adyniz's way. With Project:Pokédex not having a project lead, who would I contact to see about possibly getting sections for the pucks? Or would that be a question better suited for the forums? glikglak 01:05, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

McDonald's Collection TCG

Hello! I'm not sure if this is already somewhere in Bulbapedia, but I bumped across this website recently. I know next to nothing about the TCG and so you may already know about this, but there seems there to be a third McDonald's Collection which was released exclusively in France in 2013. Not sure how reliable this source is though. What are your thoughts on this? --Wowy(Talk) 08:06, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Hahaha, OMG the spread of information within this community is fantastic. I was the one who originally showed Marcus the few original cards from the promo set that we knew of at the time, and it motivated him to collect the entire 12 card group for his Pokéllector site. If you need more information about it, here's a 'Gym thread with information that I posted about it. I only refrained from doing anything about it here because I was unsure how we should be going about language exclusive sets in the card infoboxes that aren't english or Japanese. MaverickNate 08:34, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Haha, I only randomly bumped into it one day when I downloaded the Pokéllector app onto my phone! Personally, I think it's worthy of a page, but I guess that decision is up to the admin. --Wowy(Talk) 08:54, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Tretta Infobox suggestion

I saw your question to Werdnae, but I'm not sure if I should respond on Werdnae's talk page. I can offer a workable solution. It goes basically like this...

{{#switch: {{{expno|{{User:Tiddlywinks/0}}1}}}|1=Pokémon Tretta League Opening!|2=Search for the Legendary Pokémon!|3=Black Kyurem & White Kyurem|4=Witness Genesect!|5=Meowth and Search! That Trio!!|6=Gather! New Leaguers|7=Let's Go Everyone! Let's Catch It!|8=Have You Seen Them?! The New Powers!!|00=Chespin! Fennekin! Froakie!|{{User:Tiddlywinks/0}}1=Experience Mega Evolution!|P=Promotional}}

Produces: "Pokémon Tretta League Opening!".

Instead of "01", it's using 0 for the "0" part, forcing it to be interpreted as text, and you can avoid typing that out with a template. If you move my userspace template above to Template:0 (and then remove the comment tags around the category, if you do), it should be very simple to remember/type. I don't know if there's a better way, but this works well enough. Tiddlywinks (talk) 14:03, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion. Werdnae appears to have come up with a solution (nothing's broken at least!) without the need for a separate template. Unless there's a drastic change in the numbering again, this should suffice. Thanks! ~~nuva-kal 11:44, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

This is a kids site isn't it?

Is there an admin that watches over the userpages? This page has a ton of swearing in it. --リックEO (オープン for discussion) 07:43, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

There are a number of pages in the userspace with this kind of language, but it's not in the mainspace or particularly abusive. I have tagged it with a discretion warning though. Thanks. ~~nuva-kal 12:38, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
So maybe in the future, I can just put {{PA}} on an article that needs it? --リックEO (オープン for discussion) 18:31, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
I just wanna go ahead and address this real quick: We don't allow profanity on the main space, except under certain circumstances. Talk pages and user spaces we're a little more lenient. As long as it's not used in excess and/or used to attack someone, because then it's a Code of Conduct violation. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 18:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Uncreated Snivy battrio puck

I was snooping around the internet trying to find information on the silver tinsel rayquaza coin handed out at the May-June 2012 spring battle carnival, and I ended up finding a snivy battrio puck that doesn't seem to have a page on it. thought you should take a look. MaverickNate 23:22, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Nate. Battrio is an area I'm going to have to revisit at some point. We're missing a lot of late promo stuff simply because those maintaining the official site didn't bother to detail anything leading up to Battrio's discontinuation. The same thing happened with Tretta recently as well until they decided to pull their finger out and upload most of the stuff that was missing. ~~nuva-kal 18:10, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Phantom Gate

As always, fantastic job. I'm always impressed at the speed you can create card articles. Now, onto my real reason for posting. Kogoro has asked that when the newest English set comes out, we don't move any images until an english scan is uploaded over the japanese. Whenever an image is simple uploaded over, someone (only Kogoro has the power to do this) has to go in and manually update every single use of every image. (It ends up being about 500 per week). However, the wiki will automatically do this itself if the image is moved to a new title directly after a new upload. So, we'd be able to save her about an hour of work by just waiting a bit on this part.

Additionally, I've been thinking we should add booster boxes for each set to the merchandise pages. It gives us a natural place to mention box toppers and the different promotional cards associated with booster box purchases. We could also probably mention ratios here as well. It was just a thought. tell me what you think! MaverickNate 03:56, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

I don't see why not, but I do wonder how varied each entry could be. I wouldn't have any idea on ratios, as I seldom buy booster boxes anymore due to how expensive they are over here! I've been doing a bit of research on the arcade front, and was wondering while going through if it would be better to incorporate Project Battrio into Project Sidegames, or a Project Arcade or something?. At least then, we could tag everything Tretta-related under these projects as well. Since Umeko is not particularly active right now, I'm not sure if she'd be okay with it... ~~nuva-kal 14:02, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Pokémon-e Starter Deck

I was hoping to ask for a favor. I was wondering if you could improve Pokémon-e Starter Deck as excellently as you improved the Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random Constructed Starter Decks page? Looking at the e-Card page really just sort of intimidates me with how out-of-date it is, and I was hoping you'd be able to find some spare time to fix it up? MaverickNate 07:02, 8 October 2014 (UTC)


I didn't entirely want any Pokémon pages created for this expansion until after we debuted the new series of templates that we are going to have to use and convert everything to once they are moved within the next day. I had thought I mentioned that somewhere, but I can't seem to find that place now, so I was just hoping you would be able to hold off for like, one more day? Kogoro managed to finish the remaining rules last night after I prodded her, so we're pretty much in the final stages. MaverickNate 18:15, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Okay, no problem :) ~~nuva-kal 18:21, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
Alrighty, we've moved all the templates into the Template space and I have since gone from tangela through Rhyperior in Gaia converting/creating/repairing anything that needed to happen. However, it is now 5AM, so I'm just going to write out a note and finally go to bed. There are a few things I wanted to mention.
  • Every example of the new templates can be found here. For XY5, all we're going to need is Attack, Ability, Ancient Trait, EX, Primal, and Mega. For attack, abilities, and ancient traits, all of those templates are copyable code-for-code from the bulbanews story.
  • I've move Mega Aggron-EX off of its hyphen name, but haven't actually done any of the relinking work for any of it yet, so just keep in mind that if you make it to that one or Mega Gardevoir, that all the hyphens should be removed from the M-Pokémon part. (This is long overdue. I think they officially removed the hyphen when M Heracross-EX happened, and I've been evilly letting it just sit and get worse.)
  • It appears that you overcorrected for your initial leaving out of transdex. I think your search in a word document to replace all "dex=" to "transdex=" changed the national Pokédex "ndex=" to "ntransdex=" and none of the national dex numbers appeared for Vulpix through Manectric. Just wanted to mention so that you know for anything past Rhyperior.
  • It has been requested that we change the way we code templates on all the TCG related pages. If you look at Tangela, you'll find all the vertical pipes at the front of every line now, without any extraneous spaces throughout the text. (some still have all the content on a single line, like the expansion info.) It's like that on the infobox, the attack templates, the dex template, and the artwork gallery when appropriate, and is going to be what the wiki is heading towards in every section. It's so that editors don't have a familiarity shock between sections in the hope that it'll be less intimidating for people the more technical stuff, like the TCG. It also eliminates bytes on pages, which helps when a lot of pages become larger and larger.*
  • These templates are designed to be future-proof, ultimately making it less of a horrendous struggle everytime we need to add something somewhere. They also fix a few other issues going on, like the off center energy symbols here, the unreadable text here, or the obnoxiously large images here. The infoboxes and trainer cards are going to happen later down the road, but (hopefully) not all at once. It's slightly overwhelming a bit already, so we're going to be taking this 1 step at a time.
  • That being said, the only pages that 100% need to use these templates right now are the 21 Ancient Trait cards. Everything else, we're able to simply update at our leisure, as both the new templates and the old templates are visually fine.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. There's a lot that's going to have to happen in the near future, and I'm hoping we'll be able to get it out of the way rather swiftly in order to get back to adding and repairing actual content. MaverickNate 10:38, 14 December 2014 (UTC)