Welcome to Bulbapedia, ShinyEmpoleon!
As a new user, you may wish to learn a few things that will be useful in your editing:
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- The word Poké Ball is spelled as two words. The "Poké" part is identical to the four beginning letters in "Pokémon"; "Ball" is spelled with a capital B. The spelling "Pokéball" arises frequently, but is incorrect.
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- A list of the admins that you can contact in case of a problem can be found here.
Please stop making those useless templates. You can keep the swim template if you like but the others are totally useless. If you want them so desperately, then you can put them directly on your userpage instead of putting them on the mainspace. Thank you.--Diby 10:58, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
Please remember, when you add a new section to any talk page, said section should be added to the bottom of the page. The easiest way to do so is to use the small "+" tab between the "history" and "edit this page" tabs. Also, remember to sign your comments with four tildes, ~~~~ that adds your signature, but also adds a time stamp, which allows other editors to know when the edit was made without having to check the page's history. - Kogoro | Talk to me | 06:00, 22 October 2008 (UTC)