Talk:Bulbasaur (Pokémon)

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Hey can we not have Bulbasaur link to Deoxys in the directory? We're going to get new pokemon and it'd just be better to not have the pokemon in a loop. It'd save sanity for when we get the 4th Gen. I'm trying to fix it nowLedianX 21:07, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

How so? Just change Deoxys on the Bulbasaur page to whatever the new last one should be when necessary - a single page edit. It's not like there's going to be tons of new pokemon every day. Sheep 21:25, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Ok. Let me fix it but if you think I'm gonna relink all 386 pokemon with Meowth again like yesterday..You're nuts.LedianX 21:36, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

No Deo-Bulba link. It's not circular. Evkl 21:53, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Before all these Pokemon pages are redone, should nav be up on top as well as on bottom, or easily locating the nav, no matter how long the page? --Meowth346

This doesn't really relate, but could we add some possibilities to what certain Pokemon are based off of? As well as what names seem to be based off of? Like Bulbasaur=bulb+dinosaur, or Bulbasaur appears to be a dinosaur? Just asking here because it's a Pokemon page with lots of activity

I'm going to try to automate changing all the navigations for all the Pokemon. Hopefully no one starts editing before I get my script working. I may still be a good hour away from perfecting it. --Meowth346

Great. I don't feel like changing them all since we spent so long putting them there to begin with. LedianX 01:46, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Can you believe I spend *36* minutes trying to get this working, trying things, and the problem with my script was an "&" missing? I'll start mass-updating the pages after I ensure there are no problems, and write a looper. --Meowth346

I can believe it. But, I thought we weren't going to loop to Deoxys? Evan said we weren't It's going to be a bit of a pain with the new Pokemon. Not to mention we have to put Munchlax and Rukario in there somewhere.LedianX 02:59, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Would there be a template problem without the looping? If not, then anyone can freely unloop them. --Meowth346

There is so far. I'm debating whether to make a special template for Deo and Bulba.

That should be easy enough. Make a "next" template and a "previous" template, and have the NextPrevious template combine these, right? --Meowth346

Perhaps - the problem would then be developing a template to wrap the blue box around it. Or we could just cheat and duplicate code as needed. (Also, I thought you had the Bulbabot account at your disposal to do these automatic changes (they pollute the Recent changes page otherwise)). Also, your bot is a little too overzealous with the < conversion - some HTML tags are also valid in Wiki. - 刘 (劉) 振霖 07:15, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

The &lt; was a mistake because of how I managed the text (along with viewing it in the browser before I had all the find/replace working): download, change < to &lt;, then change newlines to BR tags, then modify, then change BR tags back to new lines, then replace the &lt;. I had forgotten about the &lt; in comments. In the end, it turned out I didn't even need to bother with less-than signs, as the textarea box doesn't even use HTML. As for BulbaBot, I don't remember the password, and it wasn't in .bash_history, nor did I feel up to checking my GAIM log. But if I knew that it wouldn't show up in recent changes, I would have done that. --Meowth346


The version isn't specified, and there is already a page format allocated for this. If you just want to test things, you can do it on a seperate page. Or just use the "Show preview" button. --Jshadias 02:52, 10 Mar 2005 (UTC)

We know...we're discussing the best way to handle it. I would appreciate it if you wouldn't have any snide comments. We're in a chat right now dealing with it. If you would like to be included in the BMG mod chat please AIM someone.LedianX 03:01, 10 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Don't mean to impose, but...

Have you considered using the setup given by the Pokémon WikiProject at Wikipedia? The articles seems to be more a guide on how they are in the games, instead of their relevance in the game/anime/manga/TCG. Compare Wikipedia:Bulbasaur with Bulbasaur, for instance. - A Link to the Past 00:02, 7 September 2005 (CDT)

I'm sorry, that wasn't terribly clear - what do you mean? What is lacking on the Bulbapedia article? Is it just a matter of depth covered (we might be the biggest Pokémon wiki encyclopedia, but we don't get the kind of activity Wikipedia gets) - or something else? As far as I can see, the Wikipedia articles are structured quite like ours. - 振霖T 03:36, 7 September 2005 (CDT)

The articles just need some fleshing out. - A Link to the Past 06:34, 7 September 2005 (CDT)
Then it's nothing to be concerned about. Nothing is ever "done" - it's always open for improvement. Admittedly, it would be nice to have it fleshed out, but we simply don't have the kind of activity Wikipedia gets... so unless you're volunteering to do the work or help convince others to come contribute their work to Bulbapedia, you're just going to have to wait. Bulbapedia, like the Pokémon WikiProject, relies on volunteered work. - 振霖T 07:07, 7 September 2005 (CDT)

GameShark/Action Replay Codes?

Someone want to put up an explanation for we non-cheating types what the heck those codes are for and why they're in the article? --Pie 06:25, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Indeed. They're gone now. The same user also made a dubious edit to the GS Ball article. - 振霖T 11:01, 13 May 2006 (UTC)


that whole table of the different sprites is very, very, cool. i am thinking perhaps that could become the Project Spritedex? something or another...anyways, i am just letting everybody out there know i would be eager to help get files of the different sprites for you guys...thanks User:bill33421 PS: the emerald shiny sprite is missing

Actually, the sprites fall under Project Pokédex. And yes, I know the Emerald shiny sprite is missing... I haven't been able to find it. If you can add the sprites to Bulbagarden Archives, well, more power to you. Just make sure to upload them with the proper filename. TTEchidna 11:22, 4 September 2007 (UTC) yes, i will try to get them, but if i could ask, how do you get them? is there a site that i can find pics on then upload to bulbagarden? or should i crop screenshots of games?

Bill33421 19:42, 15 September 2007 (UTC)