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::Whoops! I got mixed up, I was looking at a previous user's talk page and thought I was still in it. [[User:Han Ji-Wan|Han Ji-Wan]] 04:38, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
::Whoops! I got mixed up, I was looking at a previous user's talk page and thought I was still in it. [[User:Han Ji-Wan|Han Ji-Wan]] 04:38, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
:did you not see the topic 5 sections before this one? -- '''[[User:MAGNEDETH|<span style="color:#000033;">MAG</span>]][[Special:Contributions/MAGNEDETH|<span style="color:#696969;">NE</span>]][[User talk:MAGNEDETH|<span style="color:#000033;">DETH</span>]]''' 23:52, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
:did you not see the topic 5 sections before this one? -- '''[[User:MAGNEDETH|<span style="color:#000033;">MAG</span>]][[Special:Contributions/MAGNEDETH|<span style="color:#696969;">NE</span>]][[User talk:MAGNEDETH|<span style="color:#000033;">DETH</span>]]''' 23:52, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
:Do you seriously have nothing better to contribute than trivia? How empty is your life? --[[User:Transfinite|Transfinite]] | [[User talk: Transfinite|Talk]] 10:43, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

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Previous discussions

Unnamed cities, towns, and villages from the anime

I can make a page for each region (Kanto, Orange Archipelago, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Unova) with a list of the nameless cities and towns featured in the anime. The pages show a list with an image from the episode, the featuring episode, the location (between so-and-so cities), and facts (such as festivals, events, history, leader, places of interest). Does Project Locations mind that?--Maximoss 15:47, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

If anyone approves of this, I suggest going with "unnamed" rather than "nameless." tc²₆tc26 15:52, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
Agreed! If there will be no disapproval by September 2011, I will start working on those pages.--Maximoss 03:04, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
This sounds like a good idea. Since Unova has quite a few unnamed places. --ケンジガール 04:13, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
I think that this would be a good project to start in the userspace. --SnorlaxMonster 11:00, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
I am sorry, "userspace"? I am still new.--Maximoss 19:57, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
Maximoss-Your Userpage. Userspace includes your userpage, talk page, and any other page that starts with User:Maximoss/<name of page> --♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 20:02, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

I see, so a userspace is my studio, I can work in it with drafts and miss with it as much as I need, until I create my final draft as an official page. Did I get it all right?--Maximoss 04:49, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Comments above were copied from the latest archive as the discussion is ongoing. Werdnae (talk) 05:34, 22 June 2011 (UTC)
Pretty much. Just remember not to make too many edits to your userspace, and read the userspace policy. We are more lenient in regards to maximum number of edits per day for non-personal userspace content, but still keep the number of edits reasonable. --SnorlaxMonster 08:29, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

The "Current Events" area on the Main Page

Usually it has the last ten or whatever news items in there. RIght now there's only two, and it's been that way all day. Is there a reason for this? - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 23:46, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Sorry for the late reply, but this happened because we implemented a new category system on Bulbanews, and a whole bunch of old articles were edited to fix capitalization (Immewnity to immewnity primarily). Due to the way Bulbanews works, the new articles hadn't been edited recently enough and were pushed off the list. We had to go around and make edits to the articles to get them back on this list. --SnorlaxMonster 08:31, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Venn Search Feature

Hi, I'm Sasshen, I haven't been a member of the community really at all thusfar but I've been using the Bulbapedia wiki ever since I can remember, and I think that it would be a really cool idea to create a search engine within the wiki that can find Pokémon that match specific criteria; i.e., you could use the feature to find a Pokémon that learns both Fly AND is Fire-type, for example. The hits would all be pages which focus on Pokémon in the video games, and the fields could include Ability, Type, different Moves, etc. Anyways, it's just a suggestion, but this feature would make finding certain Pokémon to fill niches, a process that tends to take me some time... and several tabs XD.

Thank you for your consideration,

Sasshen - unsigned comment from Sasshen (talkcontribs)

Veekun already has this, and I think the way Bulbapedia is structured would make it very, very hard to implement here. —Minimiscience 23:33, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Oh, totally forgot about veekun there haha and thank you so much for the feedback :) - unsigned comment from Sasshen (talkcontribs)

Share Buttons

I feel that bulbapedia should have share on facebook,twitter and +1 google buttons to make it more popular and allow people to easily share and suggest information to their friends and family.This will help Bulbapedia further expand, get more contributors and grow. - unsigned comment from Pokepranav (talkcontribs)

Yeah, our staff is working on that feature but it is still not done yet. So, it will take some more days. Thanks for your concern :) ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 17:36, 29 June 2011 (UTC)


There's a mistake with the main template used on Pokémon pages, for the Pokémon's egg cycle it says "x minimum steps" but it's actually the maximum number of steps. The whole time the game counts your steps up to 255 afterwhich it goes back to zero and an egg will need one less cycle before it hatches. So if you receive an egg when you are 200 steps into the cycle the egg will hatch 200 earlier than its number of egg cycles multiplied by 255. Pikiwyn talk 18:01, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Actually, it is right to say minimum steps because whenever you receive or hatch an egg, all the other eggs in your party roll back to 0 on their current egg cycle. So if you recieve a second egg when you are 200 steps into the cycle, it will roll back over to 0 and you will end up having to walk 200 more steps than initially were required. PkmnChmp5 19:55, 13 August 2011 (UTC)


The link to Wikirby on the NIWA directory is broken. It should link to http://www.wikirby.info/wiki/Main_Page, but instead it links to the nonexistent http://www.wikirby.info/wiki/Kirby_Wiki. Could an admin please fix this? --AndyPKMN (talk) 18:34, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Fixed it. ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 19:03, 3 July 2011 (UTC)


So I remember that the reason why there was a ban on trivia because many people at one specific time (for whatever reason) kept placing senseless trivia, which somehow affected server load. Nowadays, I occasionally see some nice (I guess) trivia removed because of the rule - an action that may also affect the server. To my point, when will that ban be removed/modified? Trivia is like one of the few things Bulbapedia has over other sites, another being the anime. Many prefer Serebii for games since some data here (like movelists) may be incomplete at times. There's Pokébeach, I guess, for TCG. So... yeah, when will this rule be changed/removed? (when replying, please note I don't really have much of an idea on the technical side of things here, like how much the server is affected) tc²₆tc26 04:20, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

trivia hasnt been allowed to encourage people to find other things to work on, not server load. with BW out, were still not 100% on that game, so people should be doing that, instead of trivia. occassional trivia is fine, but we cant let people go around and ONLY add trivia. its nonconstructive. -- MAGNEDETH 06:00, 9 August 2011 (UTC)
Now that makes more sense :) Though for me, you sort of imply a full ban of trivia with that thing above (with few exceptions being the likes of the things below episode articles). -tc²₆tc26- 10:08, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Categorization of Main Page

Hi everyone, I'm Rassilon of Old, a new editor but long time Pokemon fan. :P Anyway, I've been reading Bulbapedia for years now, and I've only just joined today. I'm also an experienced editor on Wikia.com, so I was having a quick look at Uncategorized Pages, when I saw that Type was uncategorized, as well as Main Page! So I categorized Type, but I thought I would bring up the catagorization of the Main Page with the community. I think it should either be in the Bulbapedia category, or a new category, Index, Browse, or Community should be created. I think the categorization of the main page is essential, and that this change should be implemented on Bulbapedia. I look forward to your responses, and to working with you in the future! Kind regards, Rassilon of Old (Talk - Contribs) 06:52, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Rule's always been that only the Main Page is uncategorized. But whatever the guy with the thing for magnets says. Also Wikia sucks. TTEchidna 09:27, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
There's no reason why we can't categorize the main page. There are a few rules here that don't make sense, and I don't see why we can't change this one. MaverickNate 14:18, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
If we do decide to categorize the main page, I wouldn't go creating any of those categories. Also, the Bulbapedia equivalent of Category:Browse is Browsing Bulbapedia. However, I would personally just categorize it under Bulbapedia. --SnorlaxMonster 10:05, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
i just figured there wasnt much of a reason to categorize it. it is what it is, and everyone knows it. if a rash of people really want it categorized, im sure we could. just didnt really see the need. -- MAGNEDETH 23:41, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
It is also possible to use css to hide the category bit at the bottom, if we don't want to see the category. —darklordtrom 01:59, 12 August 2011 (UTC)
I have to agree with categorizing the Main Page somehow, and I support using Cascading Style Sheets to hide the category links, because who would want to see that at the bottom of the biggest page on the pedia? AlexTheRose 03:42, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

(indent reset) So what category would you like to use then? Bulbapedia? It seems to be the most obvious choice, and it is suitable to the main page's subject. I also agree with using CSS to hide the category. Rassilon of Old (Talk - Contribs) 12:39, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Adding Korean Pokémon Wiki Links?

I couldn't find any info on this so forgive me if I just didn't dig deep enough. Also, I couldn't think of a better place to post this than on the Main Page discussion, since it involves adding another language link to it (and the rest of the site for that matter).

Anyways, what's the Bulbapedia policy of adding links to another Pokémon wiki in another language, particularly a/the Korean Pokémon Wiki? I found one which is fairly extensive; they have 3700-someodd articles and it's fairly well organized and designed.

Plus it seems like they know Bulbapedia exists, seeing as their articles are formatted similarly:

However, I'm not sure what is first required to add Korean links to articles, similar to the Japanese, French, German, etc. links which already exist. Does Bulbapedia have to first be allied/affiliated with the Korean Pokémon wiki? Or is it sinply a matter of someone simply adding the links to all the articles? I'm also not sure if there is an even larger Korean Pokémon wiki, or if you already know about these guys and they're Bulbapedia's/Bulbagarden's "enemy" or something (or allied/affiliated with one).

Whatever the case may be, I really would like to see these links added to Bulbapedia; it'll certainly make searching for Korean articles that much easier for me (and others)! Thanks for your time! :) -- Nick15 22:35, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

The language links are only added for members of Encyclopædiæ Pokémonis, a prerequisite of which is independence from wikia. This is due to wikia's general lack of care for the fanbases they are supposed to serve. Werdnae (talk) 01:12, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
Agreed. Wikia doesn't even allow the use of independent domains as far as I know. And you're right TTEchidna, WikiA sucks. AlexTheRose 03:50, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Mobile Site

Bulbapedia needs a mobile site. I view on my device all the time. Not an app but a site. e.g. M.bulbapedia.org ---- DrBrock

Is it really necessary? No. It provides the same information, not more, not less. But that is my opinion. Yes, I do go on Bulbapedia through my iPhone almost all the time. Han Ji-Wan 00:53, 12 August 2011 (UTC)
I wouldnt quite go that far, Han. We have been discussing a mobile site, and we almost made an app. The mobile site is a lot harder than simply copy/paste code, and with companies getting really strict on apps, thats looking questionable as well. So the real answer is, do we need one? I dont think we do, but would we like one? Yes, but it isnt in the cards right now. -- MAGNEDETH 21:41, 12 August 2011 (UTC)
I personally feel that while demand for a mobile site will increase in the coming years due to the increase in the numbers of tablets and smartphones being produced, the fact that smartphone screens are getting bigger and both smartphones and tablets are getting more powerful means that the need for one will decrease equally as rapidly as those devices become more capable of loading pages at a suitable rate. Also factoring the advent of 4G mobile services, I don't see it being necessary now or in the future. Oshawhat? 16:34, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Wanted talk pages?

I was just looking through the Wanted pages and seeing what I could make, and I noticed some talk pages are wanted. If there's something to discuss about something, we'll discuss it, but are talk pages really needed? --☆YoshisWorld☆ 23:00, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Wait, nevermind. I just saw why...--☆YoshisWorld☆ 23:10, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

When is the ban on adding trivia going to be lifted?

Adding trivia is something of my area of expertise. I have no problem contributing elsewhere, but I'm just saying, this has gone on kinda long, hasn't it? - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 02:20, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

I hope you guys don't mind me butting in. But I have seen some people adding trivia. Just as long as it is useful and actually contributing to the mainspace. Even I got in trouble for undoing edits made under the trivia section. Han Ji-Wan 04:36, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
Whoops! I got mixed up, I was looking at a previous user's talk page and thought I was still in it. Han Ji-Wan 04:38, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
did you not see the topic 5 sections before this one? -- MAGNEDETH 23:52, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
Do you seriously have nothing better to contribute than trivia? How empty is your life? --Transfinite | Talk 10:43, 31 August 2011 (UTC)