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?
  • There are several sites out there with sprites. Pokemon elite 2000 and upokecenter are good candidates; however it is better to do them yourself. I am going to attempt to fill in all the missing sprites for the first generation- I have (nearly) uploaded all the normal and shiny crystal sprites. (all from 10-111)--Cadellin 13:32, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Bill33421 19:42, 15 September 2007 (UTC)


What up wit the diet? We're talking about Pokémon, fictional creatures, here, not animals, very few have their own individual diets and most of them just have a link to the Pokémon food main article, I just don't see the point in it. -File:Ani491MS.gifKPF

Think about it: is it better to have a link to an article or have nothing link to the article on Pokémon food? TTEchidna 04:15, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

First Pokemon

this part of the trivia section:

"# Bulbasaur is the first dual-type Pokémon in National Dex order.

  1. Bulbasaur is the first Grass Pokémon in National Dex order.
  2. Bulbasaur is the first Poison Pokémon in National Dex order.
  3. Bulbasaur is the first Pokémon in the National Dex order. "

This sounds rediculous, we know Bulbasaur is the first pokemon, so we don't need to say it is the first poison type, grass type, and dual type. (--<font color=#EED55E><sup>●</sup></font>[[User:GT4GTR|<font color=#4F506D>'''GT4GTR'''</font>]] <small>[[User talk:GT4GTR|<font color=#D6282C>''/ talk /''</font>]]</small> 10:05, 22 April 2008 (UTC))


Someone should make it so that the moveset changes to the correct generation when you click on it, rather than linking to a seperate page. --Shiny Noctowl 00:18, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

That's exactly what it does for me. Maybe it's something to do with your browser. Wait never mind. Well I'll leave a job like that to someone who knows his way around wiki coding.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 04:03, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
im not sure if thats possible. TTE made the templates, youll have to bring it up with him. -- MAGNEDETH 04:42, 12 June 2008 (UTC)


I was watching the first movie again the other day, and in the Pikachu Short, Ash's Bulbasaur used the "Bulba-Bye" on Togepi. I came to check, but it wasn't here. Wouldn't that be something to put in the Behavior section or something like that? DLT4 04:50, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure it would be "Bulba-by," to fit with "lullaby." Anyway, it would actually probably be more appropriate on Ash's Bulbasaur, since this doesn't seem to exist outside of the Anime and I think that's the only Bulbasaur that used it. --Martonimos((Argh|Blargh)) 04:56, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

I was thinking that too - but Dexter said it was the 'first recording' of it, possibly implying that others do it too. DLT4 22:11, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Actually, it implies the exact opposite, if you think about it, considering Dexter was talking DURING the event. Dexter ain't psychic. --electAbuzzzz (TALK) 22:18, 19 August 2008 (UTC)


I have problems viewing the sprite section. When I press the show button it looks sort of distorted. I took a screenshot and I'll upload what it looks like within 5 minutes and post it here. I've tryed it multiple times and it might just be my computer or it might be an error in the system.--User:23-03-33 21:45, 5 September 2008 (UTC) Here is the image and as you can see the evolution overlaps the sprite page for some reason. User:23-03-33500px

I have a solution. TTEchidna 07:04, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
Alternatively, get a new IE. I have IE7 and it works fine here. You seem to have... 6? --Kyoufu Kawa 07:05, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
IE7 did make it show up right. thanks for your help. -- User:23-03-33 07:45, 6 September 2008 (EST)
Which leaves us with a problem.What about with the random people who come to this site expecting a good page and the Evoluition box overlaps in the Sprite section....--DCM((TalkContributions))

Cant we put a link on the front page that says "This Website is Best Viewed in Mozilla Firefox" or whatever those say? DLT4 04:16, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Likely. Or plaster GET FIREFOX ads all over the freakin' place... TTEchidna 06:45, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
I like TTE's idea, but it's not rational. We should just put a notice on the main page space thingy bob. TESHIGIGAS 16:22, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
Even with IE6, if you open the sprite box, expand the window to full screen and shrink it back down again, everything lines up correctly. ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 17:53, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
That Seems...Inconvenient To Me. cal05000 08:08, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Can MediaWiki do user-agent sniffing? That's a possible solution. Regardless, Firefox isn't the only good browser, nor is it the best browser. IIMarckus 18:41, 19 September 2008 (UTC)


I'm not sure if anyones noticed but Bulbasaur's Platinum non shiny sprite is wrong... and i thought that only 4th gen and sinnoh dex pokemon got new sprites--Wowy 08:25, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

I just checked that and you're right, someone needs to fix it--Pokelova 18:33, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

werid thing

When I was on venasor's (sorry for bad spelling), I wanted to see Bulbasaur's page, so I clicked on the name under it's image and when I got on the page it stated "Get a life losers" could someone please fix that. thanks ♥luna13♥

It's already been fixed. Chocolate (Chat with Me) 16:39, 29 December 2008 (UTC)


Anyone else see the shiny sprites are animated? Are the shiny Bulbasaurs in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum animated? {{SUBST::User:SLE aman/Signature}} 01:09, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes. And no, the DPPt sprites aren't animated. --ケンジガール 01:23, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
More accurately, they are animated in the game, but for some reason we're only animating the Platinum sprites.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 03:16, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Generation III Learnsets

Just a quick question, why don't the other generation learnsets lead to the next Pokémon, like with the PokémonPrevNext thing? シンジShinjiLover,Edits 21:26, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Um...why would they? --Theryguy512 23:21, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Uh, so it would be EASY to move through the Pokémon? Duh. シンジShinjiLover,Edits 23:23, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Gen III Move sets Wrong

My Fire Red Bulbasaur didn't learn sweet scent until level 25. I'm not sure about the rest of the moves, but growth should have been offered at level 25 instead, and I still don't have that by 26. I'll update as I learn new moves.