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title_ro

So wait, is the title_ro parameter on {{Chapterinfobox}} meant for direct translations or romanization? Because the name of the parameter led me to believe it was just the pronunciation. Schiffy (瀬藤健二) (Talk Contribs) 01:57, 4/10/2014 (UTC)

It's currently being used for the direct translation. I just changed it to match all the other manga articles. Sorry for any confusion ^^' --ZestyCactus 02:03, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

To staff: a few splits

I suggested a number of splits last Tuesday. That means it's now been over a week, and there's either been no response or hardly any. For the majority that have had no response, there is little chance more waiting will result in someone responding. I understand staff must review these things, so I'd appreciate it if you could bring these splits up with staff and get back to me on whether I would be allowed to perform them when I am ready to.

Perhaps I could implore staff to also consider a different request I made just today. I made this page, which I think should replace this one. That's a big enough change I think I need some consensus/approval. I know no one's really had a chance to respond to my suggestion at the moment, but you'll have to forgive me if I'm a little pessimistic about the chances of getting any response given the above examples... (And I'm not exactly a model of patience. =P ) I'll be happy enough to remind staff of this one in a week or so if that's necessary, though. Tiddlywinks (talk) 20:53, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

As you may have noticed, we're currently working through a backlog of splits. We're trying to work through the most important ones first, so these may take some time before being reviewed. Sorry for the inconvenience but just be patient for a little longer ^^' thanks for the message. --ZestyCactus 03:38, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Sprite boxes

I apologize if this isn't your jurisdiction, but I need to bring something up with the Board. To put it simply, I'm tired of having to dig back sprites from Crystal, FireRed/LeafGreen, Platinum, HeartGold/SoulSilver, and Black 2/White 2 from the dusty corners of the Archives and putting them onto their articles, where they belong and are, you know, used. The main Sprites box needs to change to account for these missing sprites, which is something I can't do. If individual cells can be given to the front sprites from every game (particularly ones reused from previous games in the same generation), back sprites can have one just as well. Please bring this initiative to the gang, call up whoever's the Wikicode Wizard, and let's get ourselves a truly representative sprite box. Thank you for your time.

P.S. I do think Japanese sprites should either remain the same or be incorporated into the main sprite box in a way that separates them and shows how anomalous they are. --TheVeryBest 00:51, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi! I have brought this up with other staff - it is something we have intended to do for a while, however it's encountered countless issues due to inconsistency of which Pokémon have modified sprites or not. @_@ so it hasn't happened just yet due to it giving problems such as that but rest assured it is something that is actually getting worked on. :P --ZestyCactus 03:38, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Oh good. I won't be adding anymore "Other sprites" then. By "modified sprites," do you mean the Gen IV sprites that are insignificantly different from each other? Though it would be aesthetically nice to combine cells for games that reuse sprites, I know that this would give each Pokémon's sprite box different coding and complicate everything. I don't see how difficult it could be to add a few more columns and rows if we're just gonna build upon the current model, though… Oh, one more thing: How is getting the XY 3D models going? Still stuck on the permissions ordeal? --TheVeryBest 04:16, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Minor point, but are the sprite sections going to be renamed? 3D models aren't sprites after all. And I recall someone mentioning that there're full Stadium and/or Colosseum models buried somewhere on the Archives. If there are, are those going to be added as well? glikglak 17:42, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
We could call it "Depictions" or something. I think the core series should stick together even though X/Y use 3D models, and we could have another box for side games like Stadium and Mystery Dungeon. --TheVeryBest 22:34, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
If it becomes an issue, I would suggest turning the Sprites section into a "Pokémon by appearance" section with a sub-section for sprites and for models. At the moment, though, it does not appear to be a big issue. --Super goku (talk) 01:21, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Possible new Berry templates

I've tried to ask Jo the Marten, head of games, whether new templates should be made for use with Gen VI Berries, or whether the old templates should be jerry-rigged to account for the differences, but Jo has not responded despite being online a number of times since I asked. Perhaps you can give me an answer instead? Tiddlywinks (talk) 17:20, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

It's not my decision to make alone, but I will bring it up with Jo and Kogoro next time I talk to them. --ZestyCactus 20:12, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Protean Ability, へんげんじざい = Phantasmagoria?

So apparently the old translation for へんげんじざい was Phantasmagoria, a type of theater invented in the 18th century which basically was more or less shadow puppetry. Someone undid this and changed it to Protean (which strange enough, Google Translate gives as a viable option to replace Phantasmagoria with)

So...what is the deal here...was Phantasmagoria the correct translation and the edit undone or was the edit correct?

If I were to defend Phatasmagoria as the correct one...I would take a guess it has to do with how the user can change their typing like how the projection on the wall changes...or something like that.

Anyways I brought it up to you because you admins are more knowledgeable about this stuff. Yamitora1 (talk) 07:00, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

I apologize for intruding, but I have to note that I originally did translate it as protean. Someone just changed it phantasmagoria without our notice. へんげんじざい means capable of ever-changing appearance, so protean (capable of changing shape)* is also a viable translation for it. --超龍Chao 08:01, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
I see, thanks for answering my question.Yamitora1 (talk) 00:49, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Sigs

I don't know if I am contacting the wrong person but, how do you make a sig? Lord Rayquaza (talk) 13:04, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

If you go to "Preferences" at the top right of the screen when you're logged in, you can do it from there. Make sure you tick the box that says "Treat the above as wikicode" if you want to do like fancy colours and stuff. Make sure it links to your user page or user talk page (or both). See the Signature policy for more info. Hope that's useful! --ZestyCactus 03:33, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

When I tried, it said something about a raw signature. Please can you help me! Lord Rayquaza (talk) 15:26, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

These pages Are both very helpful in understanding how to make a custom signature. Schiffy (瀬藤健二) (Talk Contribs) 15:34, 4/24/2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Lord Rayquaza ._. 15:53, 24 April 2014 (UTC)


Question

What do I need to do if I want to archive the golden eevee award? LORD RAYQUAZA ~(o_q)~ 19:07, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

*achive LORD RAYQUAZA ~(o_q)~ 20:28, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Aim to be a Card Master characters

Can you go to the chapter pages of the Aim to be a Card Master manga and put down which Pokémon was used by each character so I can get an idea about who played what as I can't tell which side played what card? PattyMan 05:12, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Sure thing, I should be able to get that done probably tomorrow night ^^' --ZestyCactus 03:14, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
Alright. :) PattyMan 03:21, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Scan

Do you or Ataro know what manga is this, based on a scan I found online? It is probably something related to Pokémon Tretta. PattyMan 01:41, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

The art style does look similar to either the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be a Battrio Master!! manga or the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW manga, but none of the raw collections I use have that page. Schiffy (瀬藤健二) (Talk Contribs) 03:08, 5/18/2014 (UTC)
It's probably a manga written by Takashi Teshirogi since the art is similar to his other Pokémon works. PattyMan 03:34, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Image help

Hi I'm new at editing stuff here at bulbapedia and could you help me by uploading these two images: [1] [2] early thanks.User:Animaltamer705:31, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Psychic

Can you confirm if Ash's Butterfree and Sabrina's Abra used Psychic in the Electric Tale of Pikachu? I know that the move wasn't shown in the Japanese version but the wording in the English version is a little confusing. PattyMan 01:51, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Sabrina's Abra I am going to call a "no, not a chance". There's nothing that even vaguely confirms the use of Psychic, only Teleport. Butterfree, on the other hand, in ET03 Ash calls out "Butterfree, use your Psychic attack!" though there is all capitals in the manga so you can't tell if it's a proper noun ("Psychic" vs "psychic") I'm going to say that's fine anyway. Seems specific enough to me. --ZestyCactus 02:30, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Question

Can I be removed from the abuse and forcepreview groups? It's been over a year since I lost these privileges. TheShinyRoggenrola (talk) 02:14, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Infobox image

You used a personal image for your userpage infobox. Can you tell me how to do it? →PikaTepig999 17:21, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

I uploaded the pic to my Photobucket account and then pasted the link into my userpage. So this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/zeldascousin/becca-1.jpg becomes this: becca-1.jpg You can see the source code in my userpage for further details if you need. Note that I resized the image before uploading it so it literally appears as is. :P --ZestyCactus 02:26, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

So I will have to use SUBST for {{CharInfobox}}…… Anyway thanks! Also, could please you take a look at this page ? PikaTepig999 09:51, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

An error in the Finnish version - notable?

I noticed that there is a printing error in the Finnish Adventures vol. 1 (just released). In PS008, there are two pages from the previous round, causing two whole pages be removed. Is this notable enough to be noted in the article? Արիանո 14:22, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

If it was me, I would include it, so I would consider it notable! That is a pretty serious error haha. I want to buy the Finnish version but I have been lazy to search for it since there is no Amazon Finland XD --ZestyCactus 04:29, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Okey-dokey. I'll probably incorporate it to the trivia section of the volume page. There is only one Finnish bookshop that ships to North America that I'm aware of, but the volume apparently is not in their assortment (at least not yet, they are very slow in updating their website) and the shipping of one book would take 3-5 weeks and cost 30 euro (43.35 Canadian dollars). Ō.Ō A bit pricey... Արիանո 18:19, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Pokémon the First Movie Trading Cards

Myzou asked a question on Talk:Pokémon the First Movie Trading Cards, and since you've made significant contributions to that article, I hoped you might be able to answer their question.

I was also wondering if that page should perhaps have scans of the backs of all the cards? Or maybe only for the sticker cards (since they go together to form a larger picture)? Also, are scans of the normal cards preferred over scans of foil versions? And/or is it at all desired to have scans of the foil versions of all the cards? Tiddlywinks (talk) 02:22, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

I never intended to scan the backs, at least for now, since we already have the typed descriptions. Mostly, I'd rather get the fronts of the cards in there. I am also looking to update the other Topps articles to follow the standard I've set out here so that's currently a bigger priority than scanning the backs. Having the sticker cards backs seems like a good idea though, even if it's just put together to show what the completed puzzle looks like. I personally prefer to scan non-foil versions over foil versions if I have both, since I find in my scanner the foil ones show up kinda funny but the non-foil looks better. Again, I wouldn't prioritise scanning both for now. Maybe in the future we could show them side-by-side I guess, but since they show up funny when I scan them and it's the same image, I wouldn't consider it a big deal XD. --ZestyCactus 02:41, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
I understand. I'll just stick to the fronts for the majority and I'll pull out non-foil versions from my extras when I start doing some scanning in the near future. It appears I've only got one foil card that I don't have a non-foil version of. Maybe I'll troll EBay or something (the collector in me really wants to fill out my collection...). Tiddlywinks (talk) 03:05, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
If you only have the foil one (or only have easy access to the foil one) that's still a-okay, it is better than a blank spot and still represents the card. :P Though I wouldn't stop you from wanting to fill the gaps in the collection since I'd do the same XD --ZestyCactus 03:21, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Pokemon Adventures Box Sets

I just found out that within the next few months Viz is planning to release more box sets for their Pokemon Adventures volumes. First one for Ruby and Sapphire in September, and second for Diamond and Pearl/Platinum in October. Since this is a common thing with VIZ should there be at least a light mention of VIZ's box set releases? -Tyler53841 (talk) 16:39, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

It is actually on my bucket list to make an article about all of the manga boxed sets. Basically my idea is to list each box set, a pic of it, info on what volumes are included, any extras included, etc. Since more are being released, guess that makes it slightly more urgent XD you're welcome to go ahead and start one, but otherwise, yes, it's something I've planned to work on coming soon ^^' --ZestyCactus 17:33, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
The pictures aren't released yet for the new ones yet and it looks like a third box set is going to be released which is the second set for the mini black and white volumes. It doesn't need to be done right away as there is still a full month left. Here are the reference links [3] [4] [5]. On another note I did take care of volume 17 since the picture and info was already taken care of since as I do a free two-day shipping from Amazon I can translate the titles on the day of release and if you or anyone else do not create the mini-volume pages when the release date is close then I'll do it instead. -Tyler53841 (talk) 17:47, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
One thing to help you down the road is that the pictures for the new Box sets have been revealed. -Tyler53841 (talk) 16:43, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Haha, I was just on the Black & White chapter page and noticed that it said the boxed set was "due to be released" on September 2nd. That reminded me that I should go back and finally make a page for them, haha! Thanks for the tip, I will probably be working on this tonight (since I'll also be doing some manga scans). --ZestyCactus 16:47, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Speaking of tips, another one I should mention is that it looks like the mini-volumes will end at Volume 20 in February as the chapters are almost over. I planned to finalize this after the release next month just to avoid jumping the gun. Another clue is that if they release a third box set it will be the same length as number two. -Tyler53841 (talk) 17:46, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
While it's a good guess, I'd avoid mentioning anything for now since it's basically just speculative. Probably they will say something in Diamond Previews or something when it gets closer to the release. ^^' Thanks for your help! --ZestyCactus 02:51, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Pretty much there are only 9 chapters left but I want to wait until October or even December first just to avoid problems. -Tyler53841 (talk) 03:49, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Grey in Golden Boys

Do you think Grey from the Golden Boys manga should be renamed as Grey (Golden Boys) since there is another character* with that name? ArcToraphim wasn't too sure about the matter. PattyMan 17:53, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

I forgot to say that pokemon.com confirmed the anime character's spelling as Grey too. PattyMan 17:57, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, Grey (Golden Boys) is fine. --ZestyCactus 02:42, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Spyspotter here

Come on. I've tried many, many times to prove I was productive. Can't you give me a second chance? (And if you do, please block this account and allow me to create a new one - I really don't want to be associated with my past.) -Spyspotter Fall Guy (talk) 18:49, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Image help

Hi, is it alright if you can upload a high quality version of this pic [6] early thanks (User:Animaltamer7)03:46, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

I can scan a better quality version of the image myself, which volume is it from? --ZestyCactus 04:04, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
It's in volume 1 round 6 (User:Animaltamer7)04:53, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Done :) --ZestyCactus 05:45, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
again thanks :)(User:Animaltamer7)05:51, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Topps card scanning tips?

Since it sounded (and seems) like you scanned your own cards for the Pokémon the First Movie Trading Cards page, I was wondering if you might have any tips for getting good scans since your images look pretty good (to me anyways).

I tested out my scanner with some cards today, and it's a little short of ideal. If I put the cards against the edge of the scanner (so they're as straight as possible, though still not perfect), part of the edge doesn't get scanned. But if I move them away from the edge, it'll be harder to keep them straight/level.

These are the basic/best examples I produced: "photo" scan (2 MB jpg), when I had the cards all close together; "document" scan (15 MB png), when I had the cards against the edges and spaced out a bit (when I tried this with "photo" scan, it kept cropping out the cards into individual images...and not doing a stellar job of it); and "magazine" scan (16 MB png), when I had the cards spaced away from each other and the edges. (The darker "Pokemon at Play" is a foil card.) If you compare the last one to the other two, you can see how part of the edges isn't scanned. And all three also have slightly different qualities (at full size), and I'm not sure which is "best".

Should I just work with one of those and let the minor issues slide (like just straighten out any uneven images in an image manipulation program?), or do you have any tips to make better scans? And which type of scan is the "best" quality, or does it not really matter? Tiddlywinks (talk) 17:31, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, all the cards I uploaded are scans of my own collection :) I suppose what I do is most like the "document scan", on the flat part of my scanner the bottom right corner has this little arrow dealie and if I line up the cards on that side, the part that gets cut off is the minimum. I line em all up on the bottom so they stay straight (I hate scanning things crooked). If I line them up on the top though or too close to the far left side, too much gets cut off, so I just line up a few at a time starting from that bottom right corner. Honestly though any of your pictures look fine, I would suggest the magazine or document scan if it was me, but go with whatever you think is best quality cause honestly any of them looks acceptable to me. As for individual cards, my scanning program lets me customise the part that gets scanned, so I intentionally leave a bit of extra space around each individual card scan so that I can crop it in image editing software after. The whole thing is awfully time consuming lol. Thanks for helping me with the scans :) --ZestyCactus 03:47, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I scanned my First Movie cards and this is a pretty representative example of what I came up with: 01 (1.5 MB). I just did some fairly conservative cropping for that (and some others at the moment) and you can see where the edge of the card stops. (Apparently either the sides of the scanner or of the ruler I was using as a straight-edge weren't perfectly perpendicular.) I'm wondering if that's good enough to upload like that or if I should try to improve that one way or another? Tiddlywinks (talk) 03:46, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Ah, that looks fine to me. Over time my pictures got better too as I got more experience scanning :P But that looks good to me :P Thanks!! --ZestyCactus 05:03, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I've already got another plan of attack in mind for next time. But anyways, cool, I'll probably be able to fill out the First Movie tomorrow or the next day (depending on how long uploading will take). Tiddlywinks (talk) 05:42, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Omg, the article looks phenomenal and is exactly how I wanted all the trading card articles to look like from now on. Thank you so much for adding all those scans :) One day I'm gonna get off my lazy butt and upgrade all the other articles, too... just lots of scanning... @_@ but yeah, thanks a million! --ZestyCactus 16:50, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Seeing as you updated the Advanced article, perhaps I should tell you what I'm in any shape to scan and update so we don't end up duplicating effort too much. I've got all of series 1 and I was gonna tackle that next. I've also got significant parts of series 2 and 3, except for Pokemon cards (I have some but not a lot) and die-cut cards. I've also got a moderate amount of Johto series 1 (might be less than half) and a very small amount of Johto League Champions...and one Chrome series 1 card. I don't have anything from Advanced, and certainly not Top 10. Tiddlywinks (talk) 06:38, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I have a good chunk of series 1, but that might be best left to you if you have literally everything and are already working on it, haha. I also have a significant chunk of series 2 (including the Pokémon), but very little from series 3 (just some of the chase cards and a chrome version of Porygon. what's the deal with these chrome ones anyway? I have Chrome Charizard, Chansey and Porygon) and I have most of the Pokémon cards for Advanced as well, which I will be doing next ^^' unfortunately i have zero Johto or Johto League Champions, so you are on your own on that one. I have no Top 10 either :( perhaps I will do Advanced and series 2 (you can always add your series 2 cards after), if you do series 1 and the Johto ones? and I guess series 3, but since neither of us has it complete, i'll just add my cards to your list if you don't have them already XD p.s. the Movie 2000 cards page looks AWESOME T_T thanks for all your help :) --ZestyCactus 16:33, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I should also go into my closet and haul out the empty packets so I can update all the jpgs to png and re-scan them...blehhhh lol --ZestyCactus 16:34, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good. I'll do series 1, then Johto(s), then series 3, and then series 2 (either whatever I have or whatever you haven't uploaded if you've gotten to it by then). The Chrome cards are apparently special rereleases of #1-151 in two sets (Chrome series 1 & 2)[7]. It apparently has a veritable buttload of rare parallel sets, and they apparently weren't guaranteed (that is, where most series had X regular cards and 1 foil card in a pack, Chrome packs apparently just included the variants at different rates, like chase cards).
FYI, what I have/am missing of series 3 is: have Pokemon 118, 123, 124, 126, 128, 130, 132, 135-137, 139, 141, 142, 144, 145, 149, and 151; have the checklist; missing OR10-13 and OR16; missing puzzle #5; have die-cut #7. Tiddlywinks (talk) 17:47, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Okay great :) I scanned all my Advanced and series 2 cards, just gotta upload them and add the descriptions @_@ ah, so you don't have any of the pop-up cards from series 3, then? I have a few of those. I guess we'll deal with the chrome ones after we get all these done. --ZestyCactus 03:57, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I guess actually ended up just describing my incomplete subsets...I actually do have the rest (HV6-17, PC6-10, and pop-up 1-10). Tiddlywinks (talk) 04:07, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Image help

Hi can you help me upload these pics: http://sta.sh/02b2u798v19j http://sta.sh/01sruq6iyg9q http://sta.sh/032umt0voyw again early thanks. User:Animaltamer710:11, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I will get to it tomorrow and I will scan them :) --ZestyCactus 03:09, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi, I have uploaded a:File:Old Amber Adventures.png and a:File:Evolutionary stones Adventures.png. I thought that evolutionary stone image was more appropriate for the wiki since it had all four in one image, rather than two separate images. Nonetheless, I still uploaded them to photobucket if you needed them for some reason:
Cheers! --ZestyCactus 02:51, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know there was already an image with all four in one pic, well I was planning on using the two in a gallery I was working on, the old amer looks great, thanks. :) User:Animaltamer709:31, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Pokemon TV Animation Comic I choose you ISBN

ISBN10: 1569314551 ISBN13: 9781569314555 here you go, I am not sure which one is meant to be used, but since you made the article I thought I would give you closure on the ISBN finally being found. Unfortunately not sure which one to put on the article. http://isbndb.com/book/pokemon_tv_animation_comic_i_choose_you http://www.openisbn.com/isbn/9781569314555/ Yamitora1 (talk) 22:21, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

The ISBN converter on isbn.org gave me this number 978-1-56931-455-5, is this what we put down as the ISBN? Yamitora1 (talk) 22:25, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
ISBN-10 is preferred when available. Thanks! --ZestyCactus 03:09, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
No problem, I am glad I could help make the article more complete ^u^ Yamitora1 (talk) 21:02, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Creating New Pages and Removing Old Content

This weekend I began the process of updating the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online pages. In so doing, I have encountered two problems, which are described in greater detail on my talk page. I appreciate your assistance in largely helping me get past my beginner's learning curve this weekend. --Marlofkark (talk) 20:28, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

A question

A user has inquired about a page concerning Lisa Courtney, a Guinness Record holder for the largest collection of Pokémon memorabilia. Currently, her page is under Orphaned status, so if her page is notable enough, where's the best place to link to her page if we are to remedy that status? Berrenta (talk) 18:59, 4 September 2014 (UTC)