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Previous discussions

Pokémon cries?

Should we add Pokémon cries to the Pokémon articles?--Starman125 20:18, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

It's been tried before, but it caused too many problems. It would still probably cause too much problems now.--Pokélova! 20:23, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
This has been discussed to death already. Jellotalk 20:24, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
We're going to try to get them put in as soon as possible. They've been sitting in a directory on the server for... jeez, at least a year. Last time we tried to put them in, the server exploded. Archaic's been wary of doing it since then. TTEchidna 20:35, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, what file format was used for the cries? That may have been the problem.--Starman125 20:54, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
Over at de:, we have mp3 with the following syntax: {{#mp3:}}. I cannot figure out where that parser functions comes from, though.--Afrael talk 00:59, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
I think having the files like have their music files could work well. We might even eventually be able to put route/town/cave music on the pages!--Pokélova! 04:09, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Move Trivia

Should there be a trivia section for moves? For instance, only one Pokémon can learn Steel Wing by leveling up.--Chalkwriter 16:26, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

There are for some moves, but not all of them have any notable trivia to add, so there is no sub heading. If you think of notable trivia, then add the sub-heading and put it in. Thanks, Samjohn95 21:38, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Glitch Pokémon

Hi there. I remember when I was around nine, I used to play Pokémon Gold & Crystal, and I remember there was this cloning trick that could clone pokémon and the items that they held. Anyways, I began to notice if I did the right trick at a certain time, (or whatever it was, it has been a while) I managed to get a special type of Pokémon, the trainer. The trainer of course, had no moves and therefore could only struggle, but you could use TMs and everything. I remember having fun with that, but I can't find any info on this.- unsigned comment from Bublador (talkcontribs)

Try this page, all of the glitches are on [[1]] and please sign your comment when you use these talk pages. thank you --Daniel1993 19:55, 27 August 2010 (UTC)


I'm just thinking if on every Pokémon's page that we have their Pronunciation somewhere? like this:

Say: Sin-da-qwil

What do you think?--KayKay|Chat to me! 07:03, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

It's a good idea, but I believe we've had problems with adding pronunciations in the past because of people not agreeing on the "correct" pronunciation (also, sometimes there are conflicting pronunciations from different official sources) --ZestyCactus 07:06, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Oh oh then. I just though because some Pokémon I can't pronounce their names--KayKay|Chat to me! 07:21, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
If you have a look at the source of, say, Bulbasaur's page, you'll see this:
name=Bulbasaur |
pron=<sc>''bul''-buh-sore</sc> <ref>Barbo, Maria. ''The Official Pokémon Handbook''. Scholastic Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-439-10397-5</ref> |
jname=フシギダネ |
tmname=Fushigidane |

the "pron=" parameter is not coded into the infobox, so it does appear. But it's there on every Pokemon's page. たかはり 07:39, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes, it's coded in but because of the disagreements on pronunciation and no clear official source for many of them, it was decided to hide them all. If Nintendo or anyone ever releases an official pronunciation guide then we'll be able to put them back up. —darklordtrom 07:43, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Is whatever the pronunciation is in the English dub of the anime (and similarly the pronunciation in the Japanese dub for those not yet released over here) not enough to justify it? With the exception of the odd time where they've actually changed the pronunciation during it e.g. Regice... TheChrisD RantsEdits 13:46, 2 September 2010 (UTC)


I hate to be the silly one who starts the "What's going on?!!" discussion, but seriously, why have all the pictures of the Generation I Pokémon been changed to the old Red and Green artwork? Is it for an aniversary or something? T a r o m o n 10:59, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes. Anniversary of RB was yesterday, so Gen I Pokémon got Gen I art. But due to the server cache it took some a while to switch over, and I believe they should all be starting to switch back now, but again, that'll be whenever the server cache gets updated. Werdnae (talk) 11:24, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Actually, maybe it could be put on a switch, like with Gastrodon's forms, so it could switch between old and new artwork periodically. How's that sound? - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 13:49, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
That's exactly what it did. —darklordtrom 22:34, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Oh, so it's still in effect? As in, like, permanently? Because that was what I was suggesting. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 22:36, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Yes, next year and on certain other days the site will have easter egg effects. Yaaaay for surprises. —darklordtrom 20:32, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
I won't panic when the Gym Leader pictures are replaced by fan art then... T a r o m o n 11:53, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

just a though...

i realise this is probably in the wrong place, but, as unlocking the generation IV nationaldex and requesting a trade on the GTS require only seeing a particular species of pokémon, would it make sense to include a section explaining where to see them. (and i am aware that the GTS has only around a week left). I know that people (granted they are few) have had problems viewing unown and riolu in DP for example.--Mr-connor 13:03, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

There is a section explaining where to see, and catch, Pokémon. It's right below the Pokédex Entries section.--Mtn otter I lie in wait...... 13:17, 5 September 2010 (UTC)


this is my current team for pokemon soulsilver...i think it has room for improvement. The a-team 21:14, 5 September 2010 (UTC)brandon strayhornThe a-team 21:14, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

This isn't the place to put this. Post it on the forums.--Cold (talk) 21:20, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Bulbagarden Archives

I have a problem that I keep sending the confirmation e-mail like every week but it doesn't show up. I'm saying it here because I haven't confirmed my e-mail on Archives. Someone please help me!!!!!!--KayKay|Chat to me! 10:26, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Have you checked it isn't getting caught by the spam filter on your email? Maybe check that the email address is right too? Werdnae (talk) 10:42, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Wardnae, I accidentally wrote the wrong email.--KayKay|Chat to me! 23:42, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Sizes on Pokémon pages..

Something that's been bugging me for a while. I've been manually going around and resizing the main art boxes at the top of each Pokémon page so they all match each other and look uniform. However, many times box sizes will still be off by a few pixels. Would there be anyway to code something that keeps them all the same size? [2] is an example of what Ii'm talking about. Basically, the box that surrounds the art.~★ cubicQUESTION 13:48, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Even if you make the width a certain size, the length will be different according to the size of the art. To get it uniform, you would have to make every file have some whitespace so it would be the same size. That won't happen though. The boxes don't really need to be uniform in size. Blake Talk·Edits 20:23, 10 September 2010 (UTC)


First of all, I have a idea of a section in the pokemon's main page. Footprint. It'll be good. also, the Pronunciation topic above^^. We can take Right pronunciation from Pokemon Wiki. I know its cheating, but, Ill help us. --Ash's Infernape 11:41, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

The footprint is already in each Pokémon's infobox. And, we already discussed that the pronunciation caused conflict, and the Pokémon Wiki is far from a reliable source. So we probably won't be adding the pronunciation to each's Pokémon's page. たかはり 11:08, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
By the way I think you were trying to say Listen not Litsen?--KayKay|Chat to me! 11:09, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
Well, Pronunciation is what admins can do when the wiki lets locked. also, wouldn't they need help adding 150 and more pokemon?--Ash's Infernape 11:41, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
Pronunciation is conflicting. It isn't just hard work. For example, Bonsly was pronounced with an ē once, then with an ī in another time. One was in the movie, the other in the anime, I've just forgotten which. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 11:58, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
Oh Really? We All Know That Charmander is pronounced Chaar-man-der. Easy Enough?? Just search on google for pokemon pronunciation.--Ash's Infernape 12:05, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, no Google searching, thanks. The official sources (Official Handbooks, Anime, and Video Games) don't always agree on pronunciations of Pokémon names. Now, if the official sources all agree at one point, then we will add them. But until then, they're not going on the species pages. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 12:16, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Okay Then. Moving to the next topic. What About Something at the Top of The Pokemon pics To Change the Picture into other generation art or to a Different form?--Ash's Infernape 12:25, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Most form changing Pokémon have their forms rotated based on the current time (see Arceus, then refresh the page). As for different generations, the infoboxes are set to display it on certain days—for example, on the anniversary of Red and Blue the Pokémon pages displayed their Red and Blue artwork (for those that have it). --SnorlaxMonster 12:44, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Doesn't look like the servers are being nice

No, I'm not geting 504s (or, if I am, FireFox is hiding them); I'm getting something even worse: pages not loading at all. A couple of days ago, I was going to come here to get a small amount of information, and it took ages to do so (so long in fact that I just got it O_O). I think the servers are being overstressed - despite the fact that I was getting good ping times off of 10 pings to the site's router (if there is one), I couldn't load any pages - not even robots.txt! That is just a simple text document, and it wouldn't even load! I would start the lockdown soon, as the closer to release we get, the more activity we are likely to get.

I consider myself lucky I could even get on right now. --TruePikachu 06:37, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

The fifth generation Pokemon are invading Bulbapedia and interfering with the system! I haven't actually noticed any problems yet though, which is strange. T a r o m o n 20:38, 16 September 2010 (UTC)


as i mentioned Form changing above, We can use A method for pokemon with 2 different forms like giratina and shellos

Method: All you guys saw Avatar, Everyone Saw. Now See The Avatar Wiki's Jake Sully Article. There is a button below the pic to change the Picture into Human/Avatar. We can use that Method.

That's a really good idea actually, I think it would be better than the Pokemon's form just changing periodically. Perhaps now Bulbapedia is being upgraded for the fifth generation, it would be a convenient time for recoding the articles. T a r o m o n 20:36, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
I dunno. Shaymin is also two formes, and changes with time. Shellos and Giratina, by the way, are not random. It's based on the hours. And unfortunately, that just changes the infobox picture; there are several things that change for forme changers. Unless your Ground-type moves miss against Altered Forme Giratina. What's that? They don't? But you can only use Earthquake five times? TTEchidna 04:11, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
Wikimon has a more extensive one that allows you to toggle the whole box, for example in the Agumon article, click the tabs. It even integrates the table of contents into it. Pretty clever. - MK (t/c) 04:57, 29 September 2010 (UTC)