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I don't know if this is the right person to talk to, but I have noticed that our menu sprites are not all the same shape. I know that this is due to Gen 8 expanding them to 68x56. Bulbapedia is using the old sprites for the first 809 Pokemon and is using the 68x56 sprites for Gen 8 Pokemon. I found the site https://msikma.github.io/pokesprite/overview/dex-gen8.html which has all the updated Gen 8 menu sprites in the correct size. Can we update the current menu sprites to all be the same size? The site also has shiny menu sprites but those are fan-made so just ignore them. Thanks {{unsigned|Hero231}}
 
I don't know if this is the right person to talk to, but I have noticed that our menu sprites are not all the same shape. I know that this is due to Gen 8 expanding them to 68x56. Bulbapedia is using the old sprites for the first 809 Pokemon and is using the 68x56 sprites for Gen 8 Pokemon. I found the site https://msikma.github.io/pokesprite/overview/dex-gen8.html which has all the updated Gen 8 menu sprites in the correct size. Can we update the current menu sprites to all be the same size? The site also has shiny menu sprites but those are fan-made so just ignore them. Thanks {{unsigned|Hero231}}
 
:We already have these images, we are currently in the process of upgrading old templates to support the new size sprites before updating them. --[[User:Abcboy|Abcboy]] ([[User talk:Abcboy|talk]]) 17:34, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
 
:We already have these images, we are currently in the process of upgrading old templates to support the new size sprites before updating them. --[[User:Abcboy|Abcboy]] ([[User talk:Abcboy|talk]]) 17:34, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
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== Rowlet/my talk page ==
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I'm sorry to bother you, but we have a situation that is oh so familiar. (It's even Rowlet again, maybe you should consider just banning Rowlet trivia sections..) Could you have a look at the case, please?
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I was under the impression that the [[Bulbapedia:Blocking policy#Edit/revert wars|edit warring policy]] generally applies to staff as well? I mean, if ForceFire is going this route when I'm building bridges, could you give them an edit warring warning or something? I may be biased, but seriously, I'm not under the impression that it's me who is unwilling to talk. I'm particularly concerned about ForceFire's final revert and the following page protection, which certainly smells like pulling rank in my opinion.
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As for the content level, maybe there's a chance I'm getting my point across to ForceFire (and even a minuscule chance it's vice-versa), but there's certainly a chance I won't. So, as I said, I don't really care if it ultimately stays, but I can't help but point out when the reasoning for removing it just doesn't make sense. In any way, going forward I request that it's not ForceFire alone who makes that decision based on that logic. [[User:Nescientist|Nescientist]] ([[User talk:Nescientist|talk]]) 14:24, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

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Bot request

See my talk page. --キーコン 17:13, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

Sun and Moon update news

Just to let you know that Sun's Franc has been named as Penny in the VIZ translation so the picture needs updating and the cover for volume 7 on the VIZ releases has been revealed so once you get a chance to upload it then I will deal with creating the volume page as usual. -Tyler53841 (talk) 00:13, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Abcboy (talk) 00:30, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

XY078

Since it was moved, I've been baffled why XY078 is classified as a main series episode, when to me, it seems like a clear special episode. I saw you having taken part in the moving conversation on the episode's talk page. Why was it moved, and should it be reclassified as a special again? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 10:53, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

It's not considered a side story episode since it focuses on Ash and co. and aired in the series' main timeslot. All of the XY episodes including the Mega Evolution Specials and the two end-of-series specials are considered part of the main anime series, however. --Abcboy (talk) 15:57, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Edit request: Template:Bag

Could you change:

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and make it:

[[File:Bag {{{1}}} Sprite.png|{{{1}}}|link={{{1}}}]]<noinclude>[[Category:Link templates]]</noinclude>

Thank you, –MJLTalk 00:40, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

I'd blank this since it's moot, but Vandal filter 3. –MJLTalk 00:48, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Ho-Oh

I have a doubt Abcboy. Can Ash recalling meeting Ho-Oh in the first episode of the anime, be treated as a trivia in SS009. Dhiwakar (talk) 16:32, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

It would probably go in the plot section. --Abcboy (talk) 17:40, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks a lot Abcboy. Dhiwakar (talk) 13:38, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Bot request

With "Leaf (game)" and "Green (game)" being separated into two separate articles, I've changed some links to accommodate the split, but many could still be out there that I'm not noticing. As such, could you make BulbaBot change every "{{ga|Green|Leaf" into "{{ga|Leaf"? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 17:26, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Abcboy (talk) 17:40, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Works in progress

Dear Abcboy,

I'm currently working on making some drastic changes to the Pichu Brothers page. While all characters already featured require some added details, there are several Pokémon that are recurring wild Pokémon in the series of Pichu Brother shorts and episodes, but aren't necessarily part of the Pichu Posse like Houndour, Snorlax, Feraligatr, Azurill, Azumarill, Smeargle and Murkrow. So I was thinking of wither creating a new page titled " Pokémon" to feature three main subsections: Pichu Brothers, Pichu Posse, and Other Big Town Pokémon. Or should these non-Pichu Posse members simply be added as sections on the Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime page?

Secondly, I came across a location called "Bloom Canyon", which appeared in the Chronicles episode HS17. I was wondering if you would have any Japanese details for this location and be able to confirm which region it is a part of?PardescanSlowbro (talk) 10:14, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

For the other Pokémon from the Pichu Brothers shorts, it might be worth expanding the Big Town page with that information instead? If you draft up what a separate article might look like I can take a look at it.
The line around 14-15 minutes in just says "in the mountains" in Japanese. --Abcboy (talk) 20:43, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the replies on those. I'll have those two pages done sometime soon. Thanks PardescanSlowbro (talk) 02:55, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
I have several pages which are ready for the mainspace:
In addition to those there is this page, User:PardescanSlowbro/Pokéstar Studios Film Competition Regards, PardescanSlowbro (talk) 12:50, 20 February 2020 (UTC)
I haven't received a reply for any of these yet, and now have additional pages ready for the mainspace:

Rotom

Abcboy,must not the number of Rotom be x2 in the section Pokémon in the New series episodes, which are present in Rotom Phones, as there are two phones. - unsigned comment from Dhiwakar (talkcontribs)

If they both appear like in SS003, then yes. For upcoming episodes, only Go's is in the cast lists released before episodes air, and so it's unconfirmed as to whether Ash's will appear or not. --Abcboy (talk) 20:43, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

Some questions

Yes, I have some questions for you:

  1. Are the following pages fine for mainspacing:
  2. What programming language is BulbaBot written in?
  3. Will you publish a guide on how to write a bot that will work with MediaWiki?
  4. I have also a bot request. I want BulbaBot to replace all {{YouTubeVid|<video code>|ChickasaurusGL| with {{YouTubeVid|<video code>|name=ChickasaurusGL|Evie|. I'm asking you for this because I think it's too many of these to do this by hand. Also, Chickasaurus renamed herself on YouTube.

Please answer quickly. --TheICTLiker4 18:40, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Both of those don't seem particularly necessary at the moment. BulbaBot primarily runs on the Pywikibot framework. The links still work and aren't broken so I don't think it's necessary. --Abcboy (talk) 20:43, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

M22 Brazilian title

Hi. On the Brazilian press release, M22's title is written three times as Pokémon, o filme: Mewtwo contra-ataca - Evolução and once as Pokémon, o filme: Mewtwo contra-ataca — Evolução (difference: - and —), while on Netflix, its title is Pokémon: Mewtwo Contra-ataca — Evolução. The logo on the press release is very similar to the English one. Should we change the title on the movie's article? Or maybe also include the Netflix one? --RafaelGN (talk) 01:22, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

The Netflix press release has it as "Pokémon: Mewtwo Contra-ataca – Evolução" with another different kind of dash, so I'd lean towards Pokémon.com's for the moment since it appears to be the "complete" title. --Abcboy (talk) 01:33, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

SS011

The title seems to be Koharu,Wanapachi and the occasional Gänger. Is it right and if so I'll edit it.--Dhiwakar (talk) 14:09, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

The title as it is already is fine. --Abcboy (talk) 14:27, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Ok, and thank you Abcboy. --Dhiwakar (talk) 16:55, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Go's Scorbunny

Scorbunny is Go's partner,and he can't go without scorbunny in any episodes(unless team rocket steals it or any other circumstances).Then why can't we add it under the section Pokémon in the New series episodes without proof. I understand that every fact needs evidence,but we don't ask evidence for Ash's Pikachu,hope you understand what I mean! - unsigned comment from Dhiwakar (talkcontribs)

New page

Why can't I create new pages, and moreover I don't know how to do it. I was thinking to create the page about Ash's Dragonite, but I can't. Please help me with this problem and thank you. --Dhiwakar (talk) 14:54, 28 January 2020 (UTC) Thank you,the problem was solved by ForceFire,I asked this question to FinnishPokéFan92 but he told me ask a admin and I asked you,but ForceFire involved in the talk and told me the answer. --Dhiwakar (talk) 14:18, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

LGPE model list

Hello. On the Gym guide article you added a statement about the internal data of LGPE using the name "Danpei" for the Gym Guide's model. Do you have the model filename list for these games? I'm not disbelieving, just curious to see the entire list. --Maxim (talk) 08:11, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

It's actually used in the string ID tables, which in LGPE and SwSh give each string that you see in the text dump a particular ID. One of them is "msg_danpei_01_p02_t007_r0201" in t007r0601.tbl. I've uploaded a zip folder of those tbl files here. --Abcboy (talk) 09:19, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
Also, wanted to note the anime character is named ダンペー rather than ダンペイ for whatever reason. --Abcboy (talk) 09:26, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
Ah, okay. Then I'll revert my edit, just to stay safe. Though I still believe and hope that this is the same character. Thanks for the files, also. --Maxim (talk) 12:48, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

Meowth - is he a recurring wild Pokémon in the anime?

Hello. I'd recently added Meowth to the Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime page as he is exactly that. He meets the criteria 1) Has been confirmed to be uncaptured 2) Has been featured in more than one episode. My addition took into account his main character status, as it stated that he has been after Ash's Pikachu ever since his debut, plus it had a direct link to his separate page.

However ForceFire removed the entry, arguing that Meowth can only be considered a main character and not a recurring character. I've never said he was a recurring "Character" only a recurring "Pokémon". I don't see why Meowth can't be considered both a recurring wild Pokémon and a main character, it doesn't take anything away from Meowth's main character status.PardescanSlowbro (talk) 08:45, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

I would say that a recurring Pokémon is necessarily a recurring character. I'm not really a fan of further bloating the list either. --Abcboy (talk) 09:19, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
How about Mewtwo of the Original series and Dia's Zeraora?
Also could I get a second opinion regarding some additions to the list of Ash's traveling companions. I'd posted on ForceFire's page, writing that Zoey, Ritchie and Dia are questionable additions as they technically didn't travel to another location with the group, rather they just appeared in a few concurrent episodes in the same location.
And I'd made some changes to BW058 which were undone, however I consider the additions to the major events section to be important to the plot and series overall as Chili left the Striaton Gym, his Pansear learned a new move after being tutured by Cilan, and afterwards Chili decided to return to the Striaton Gym. Thoughts?PardescanSlowbro (talk) 10:53, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
Could I please get an answer to the above queries, thanks? PardescanSlowbro (talk) 12:08, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
I don't particularly like bloating it further, and it's on my to-do list to either split or prune that list. Two consecutive episodes isn't really "recurring", and movie Pokémon aren't generally listed or Diancie/Hoopa would probably be there too.
He's not a main character, and the status quo remained unchanged from before/after the episode. --Abcboy (talk) 01:04, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Go's Scyther

I've created a userpage article for . I know it isn't ready for mainspacing but a few of the members who have edited it seem confused over what should be added. Would you mind help letting them know. https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/w/index.php?title=User:BigDocFan/Go%27s_Scyther&action=history--BigDocFan (talk) 16:22, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

Appearances should be noted if they're notable. --Abcboy (talk) 01:04, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Go Park complex

I think GO Park's "In other languages" section should also list the other language names of "GO Park complex", which is how the facility is labeled as upon entering it. Could you help with that? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 07:30, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

That distinction is only in English, every other language uses "GO Park" for both cases. --Abcboy (talk) 14:55, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

AG097

In preparation for SS012, we're in need of a verification if Lance was referred to as an Elite Four member instead of a Champion in the Japanese version of AG097. Do you have access to the Japanese version, or know someone who does? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 17:50, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

「あっ、四天王のチャンピオンで、ポケモンGメンの捜査官をしているんだ。」
"Ah, he's the Champion of the Elite Four and an investigator for the Pokémon G-Men."
--Abcboy (talk) 01:04, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 18:45, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

Pokemon HOME

Why did you remove the parts about the gifted starter pokemon in the mobile version and the pikachu already in the box? Zvoosh25 (talk) 21:42, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

It's already detailed on the List of game-based Pokémon distributions in Generation VIII page. --Abcboy (talk) 21:49, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Move disputes

The Sun & Moon series is over, but I've still got a couple of move-related things to talk about it:

  • Can we confirm that Mallow's Tsareena used Sweet Scent in her second evolution episode? The move's animation and effect are identical to how they were depicted in its earlier stages.
  • In SM117, Shaymin uses Aromatherapy for the first time, that much has been undisputably confirmed. But the "major events" section for the episode doesn't list it. Instead, it's listed as a major event in SM134, where it's first called out loud. Can that major event be moved to SM117's major events, since the revelation really happened there?
  • In SM078, Blacephalon clearly used Mind Blown multiple times by exploding its own head, which is what the move is depicted as in the games. However, there has been dispute whether this is it using a move or it just using a natural ability of its. I'm personally leaning towards it being a move, since I'd personally list this as a move with a unique animation. What's your opinion?

Can you help with these? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 20:38, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

I also just recalled two more disputed moves:
  • The Alomomola seen in SM033 used a move that looks highly similar to Hydro Pump. In SM081, we see a Hydro Pump used with very similar, if not identical animation. Can this be counted as verification?
  • In SM128, Pikala's Pikachu Bolt uses a move that is, in my opinion, an obvious Electro Ball. If compared with Ash's Pikachu's Electro Ball from earlier in Sun & Moon, the similarities are uncanny, and comparing it with Zap Cannon from SM127 will show that the move animations have some key differences. Do you agree with this evidence?
PS. Sorry for all the posts from the last few dats. I hope they're not too much for you. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 07:53, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
I'm not convinced that being revealed to know a move is necessarily a major event. I'll discuss the rest of these with the other staff. --Abcboy (talk) 16:49, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
Anything? Can we at least say Tsareena used Sweet Scent in her debut episode? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 18:23, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Population Page

I find your population article very useful to look at, and I was wondering whether it will ever be moved to the full site, or if it can be updated to the USUM, LGPE, and SwSh data! - unsigned comment from Benjia11 (talkcontribs)

I forgot to sign, so now I need to do this to get around the vandal filter -Benjia11 (talk) 15:11, 20 February 2020 (UTC)
This isn't a high priority at the moment, though I may update it eventually. --Abcboy (talk) 16:49, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

Charizard's Fly

I recall once seeing Ash's Gym battle with Falkner in Japanese, and I think Ash's command to tell Charizard to use Fly may have in fact been a dub-only thing. Can you verify this? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 15:47, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

It's not called by the move's name (そらをとぶ), no. --Abcboy (talk) 16:49, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
In the same vein: is May's Combusken's Flamethrower called Flamethrower in the Japanese version of AG172? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 17:56, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

Bulbanews

M22 is still listed as unaired in the "Upcoming anime" list, even though it's been out for eight hours now. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 16:11, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

The former, incorrect SM145 dub title is visible on Bulbanews. I should probably be corrected. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 21:11, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

Editorial Board request: Listing transfer-exclusive moves in Pokémon mainspaces

I've drafted a learnlist template that helps to accurately list the transfer-exclusive moves for each Pokémon, if they were to be mainspaced in each of the species' pages. I figure this is an incredibly useful piece of learnset information that, while present on the moves' pages, is glaringly absent from all the Pokémon's.

The preview there is generated via a script that pulls info from my personal datasets, so any tweaks that need to be made can be done near instantly. TehPerson (talk) 18:15, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

I've brought it up with the other staff. --Abcboy (talk) 04:12, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

TM/TR moves for Pokemon not in SwSh

A while ago, data for TM/TR moves for the entire Nation Dex was datamined from HOME, and I'm wondering if the mainspace will be needing them. I have the edit-code ready to copy-paste if that will be the case, or if we want to wait for egg and level-up moves to be available too first. TehPerson (talk) 17:57, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

It's still subject to change until they're actually available, so they're not going to be added yet. --Abcboy (talk) 18:35, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Pokémon Journey

If the "Pokémon Journey" title is confirmed for the US name of the new series, should the "SS" episode code abbreviation be changed to "PJ"? And should the new series article be moved to "Pokémon Journey series" or something alike? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 12:16, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

It'll have to be discussed among the rest of the staff including G50 as the Acting Head of Anime as well. --Abcboy (talk) 16:13, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
Go ahead and do that. I thought it'd be good to ask well beforehand because I knew it would have to be discussed. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 21:12, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
Now that the series has officially been titled as "Pokémon Journeys", has the talk about it he abbreviation advanced in any way? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 12:21, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
And now the series has actually started airing. What's the decision? And shouldn't it be a high time to move "New series" and "List of new series episodes" too to match the series's dub title? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 17:45, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
The discussion about how to deal with all of the series pages is still ongoing, have poked the other staff about it again though. --Abcboy (talk) 17:55, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Template:Merchandise Infobox

Apologies, I should of discussed creating it. I wanted to create a page for the Pokémon Mega Construx merchandise. All the images have already been uploaded to the Archives, but the Template:MerchCollectionInfobox seems more suited to Pokémon Center merchandise. There is Template:Boardgame Infobox which allows for more detail that I based this new one on. Is it possible for you to approve it so I can make the page? Thank you, - bthrussellUK (talk) 14:55, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

I've created the page Mega Construx Pokémon now. I would like to move on to other pages and use the template there as well if that is ok? - bthrussellUK (talk) 20:18, 19 April 2020 (UTC)
I'm considering broadening the existing board game infobox to cover merchandise, rather than having two separate infoboxes, though it still needs to be discussed with the other staff who specialize in the area. --Abcboy (talk) 17:55, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Future

Hey, since production for future episodes of the anime have been put to a halt due to the global health crisis, how long do you think it will take for it to return once the COVID-19 pandemic reaches its "peak"? Seabiscuit2020 (talk) 20:56, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

Questions/Requests

Could you move "Go's Raboot" to "Goh's Raboot"? Also, will the "new series" article be moved under "Pokémon Journeys: The Series" now? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 16:02, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

"Confusion (status condition)" has received its own page. Could you edit "Template:Status" accordingly? Also, can you put BulbaBot to edit all links with {{DL|Status condition|Confusion? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 15:02, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

Island Kahuna pages

I know I've brought up these before but I haven't really heard a yes or no about it. Are User:Seabiscuit2020/Nanu's Persian, User:05308/Olivia's Lycanroc, User:BigDocFan/Hala's Hariyama, and User:BigDocFan/Hapu's Mudsdale ready to be mainspaced?--Reinhartmax (talk) 03:27, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

The Journey Starts Today

How far should we go adding the dub theme to the episode pages? The first batch of 12? All 22 aired episodes? All announced episodes? When does it cross into speculation?--KnightGalarie (talk) 17:38, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

The dub opening should be hidden on episode pages until either we have a confirmed airdate or title as part of the season. --Abcboy (talk) 17:55, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Standardizing anime-exclusive event pages

Hello. I've already messaged Blazingfist, but at their advice I am seeking higher assistance with my query. I was hoping to standardize the layout of all anime exclusive competition pages to simply include a neat table of notable competitors and their Pokémon as seen on the Eindoak Harvest Festival page. I find the layout on other competition pages like the Pokémon Balloon Race appears lengthy and the list of unnamed competitors really adds little to the article. What does the editorial board think is best? PardescanSlowbro (talk) 14:35, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

Could I please get a reply to my query? PardescanSlowbro (talk) 22:43, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
It seems alright, but I'd leave the Pokémon galleries for unnamed participants, since they substitute for the "Pokémon seen in X" sections on anime location pages if the location of the competition doesn't have its own page. --Abcboy (talk) 23:06, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
I did see that some competition pages have "Other competitors" subsections in the sprite format like the Tour de Alto Mare page. Could this work for all the other competition pages? PardescanSlowbro (talk) 00:53, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
Movies generally feature far more Pokémon than the average episode, so I don't think that's a fair comparison. At the moment, the images on Pokémon Balloon Race#Other competitors aren't featured anywhere else. --Abcboy (talk) 19:22, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
I thought of another alternative, this way everything is in the same layout and not as lengthy. We could keep the pictorial style across the board, with the feaured images being from the event itself rather than being generic ones. I've designed a template to differentiate the placings, I stil need to figure out how to get these boxes right next to each other in a horizontal way. Gold for 1st place, silver for 2nd, bronze for 3rd and maybe a grey color for all other placings. The pages could have subsections for "Notable Competitors" and another for "Other Competitors".
Winner
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Ash & Pikachu
Runner Up
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Ash & Pikachu
What do you think? PardescanSlowbro (talk) 22:22, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
I think this is a viable replacement, keep working on it. --Abcboy (talk) 22:38, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks. PardescanSlowbro (talk) 00:19, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
Hello. I've made no progress with the competition templates thus far. Could you please help? I don't know how to get the two templates to be right next to each other in a horizontal alignment. PardescanSlowbro (talk) 13:31, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Two requests

I wanted to ask whether you could approve our tranfer-only move proposal in general, and in how far you could personally get involved.

I think I've made an exhaustive list of requirements at my talk page, and right now we're in the lucky situation that there's a decent amount of capable (non-staff) users willing to help and share their thoughts. We're about halfway done with #1, I got #3 covered, and I was hoping you could help with #2, #4 and #5 (and #6 in the first place)?

Yes, that's a lot, but there's obviously no strict deadline, I could be taking care of most the actual work that's still missing, I'm willing to coordinate this closely with you, and I'm also okay with being responsible for this project as a whole. (This may apply to others too.) However, this cannot be done without staff, and quite frankly, I think you're the best shot out of that handful of people who could potentially help. (If there's other staff willing to help, that'd be nice, too.)

Also, I would like you to relax the userspace policy. There are many situations when I'd like to make more than three userspace edits in a day, and I think in such cases Bulbapedia should be interested not to disallow that. (I know that it wouldn't usually be enforced then, but it's still an unneccessarily strict rule anyway.) I propose adding something like "for personal use" or "not intended to help improve the encyclopedic content" ("unless intended for mainspace" is too strict imo). Nescientist (talk) 12:05, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

That's a great idea. --Bfdifan2006something to say? 09:10, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Could you answer (or at least provide an update)? Nescientist (talk) 17:51, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
For #6, the proposed template above regarding transfer-only moves is still being discussed, though there's been general approval for the idea. For #4, the edits can definitely be done with BulbaBot once the code is generated. Have been busy with other commitments/projects to actively help, though I'll try to get it brought up again soon.
As for the userspace policy, for most template and pages intended for the mainspace covers most of the use cases, including drafts/data entry. There isn't a blanket exception, since we do reserve the right to deem something that claims to be as not actually meant for the mainspace. I agree that the actual enforcement of many policies does deviate from the written text, which is an ongoing issue that I hope to have addressed eventually. --Abcboy (talk) 23:06, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Hadn't seen that section, actually. Anyway, just to be sure, is "there's been general approval for the idea" an OK for the idea (and it's just about the details), or is it a generally positive reception but not actually an OK? That makes a huge difference (to me).
You "try to get it brought up" with.. yourself? Or ask for other staff members who might be less busy? How long would that take?
If I were to edit, say, my /Movedata subpage; improve/correct the transfer-only data; fix links/images after moves; improve/correct any "intended for mainspace" article; or even just revert a vandal edit, I'd technically be violating the userspace policy if it's my first edit of the day, or my 4+th userspace edit of the day. It's just absurd; I really should not (technically) be doomed to wait for UTC midnight to do any of these. I see your point - just include that as well (such as "enforced by staff"/"as perceived by staff" or something). Nescientist (talk) 14:59, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
Still waiting.. Nescientist (talk) 15:55, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
The Editorial Board is meeting this weekend, will be bringing it up then. --Abcboy (talk) 21:35, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
So? Nescientist (talk) 16:37, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
Ran out of time during the meeting. In the meantime, I'm delegating this matter to Tiddlywinks to get the details sorted out. I'm personally giving a go-ahead as acting Head of Games for the idea, and the offer to have BulbaBot add them once the data is set up also still stands. --Abcboy (talk) 14:35, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks!
Did you delegate the policy-related question as well, or will you try to address it eventually? (I'd just like to make sure that I've expressed my concern adequately, then concentrate on other things while you guys take care of it.) Nescientist (talk) 18:16, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
We're currently undergoing a overall policy overhaul, so once we reach the userspace-related policies, I'll bring it up. --Abcboy (talk) 18:22, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

When you said not to assist…

Did that include changing the links in the articles?--KnightGalarie (talk) 22:32, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

Yes, BulbaBot will be taking care of them all shortly. --Abcboy (talk) 22:34, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
BulbaBot left some jobs unfinished: there are still dozens of redirect links to the moved Mewtwo articles that still need to be fixed. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 10:25, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
Also, I just remembered: the footers of anime series Pokédex templates still feature the old series names. Something should probably be done about that. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 17:54, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
You may have made a mistake while editing the "Episodelistbody" template, since I see "until" where there should be "from" when viewing an episode list. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 09:11, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
These should all have been resolved. --Abcboy (talk) 23:06, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
They are. Thank you. I'm not sure if the Pokédex templates look good without anything at the bottom, but it's better than the old series names, I suppose. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 09:48, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

New template for checking for existence of files

I have just created a template for checking the existence of files: User:Bfdifan2006/fileexist. Could you please rate it? I have created it for a variation of {{movegen}} that will work for Weather Ball to make sure this category doesn't contain any articles.

Also, if my new templates will become mainspaced, delete User:Keyacom/fileexist. --Bfdifan2006something to say? 07:49, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

There are currently templates in the works to replace the old movegen template. Adding more parser functions would just push the page towards the category of pages with too many expensive parser function calls. --Abcboy (talk) 23:06, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Pokétoon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u909_O6CqYc https://twitter.com/Pokemon_cojp/status/1268733504017350659 Why was the page about the Pokémon short deleted? Is it official material released by the brand's official networks. At what point is this not notable?Hikaru Wazana (talk) 02:45 , 05 May 2020 (UTC)

It's a single 4-minute short on a channel with over a hundred videos, if it becomes a series then it would probably be notable, but for now it can go with the rest of the Kids TV videos. --Abcboy (talk) 02:49, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Draco259

It seems Draco259 (talk · contribs) may be a vandal. Take care of it? GrammarFreak01 (talk) 07:37, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

They don't seem actively malicious, if they continue making edits like this feel free to bring it up again. --Abcboy (talk) 19:22, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Electro Ball dispute

In SM129, a Pikachu uses a move that some higher-ups have claimed unconfirmed, saying that Electro Ball and Zap Cannon look too similar, although I and many others consider it to definitely be Electro Ball. I've gathered some evidence that hopefully proves the move's identity as Electro Ball, and not Zap Cannon.

The Zap Cannon has a distinctively more greenish color scheme than Electro Ball, which is more yellow. Can this move be confirmed as Electro Ball? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 16:39, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

It seems fine to call it Electro Ball. --Abcboy (talk) 19:22, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Anime series titles

Hello ! A saw that every title for the anime series seasons have been changed. Can you provide me the link for the discussion about such massive changes or give me the reason ? Please. I just want to understand. Thanks. Jeangabin666 (talk) 16:50, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

You can find discussions of the moves on the respective talk pages. --Abcboy (talk) 19:22, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Sync Pairs edit

Hi, I suggested some time ago an edit for the Sync Pairs lists of Pokémon Masters, since a lot of Sync Pairs was doubled (for exemple multiple forms occupy 2 slots and the Sync Pairs that evolves occupy 2 or 3 slots and all the main characters sync pairs are doubled, so the Kanto's starters occupy a total of 18 slots even if they are just 3 Sync pairs (without considering others Sync Pairs of the main character). I tryed to use the Sync Pairs character order for the list instead of the releasing order, since I think would look better in that way.
When I proposed this nobody answered me, and I tried to edit it for myself making a lot of little edits since a unique large edit would be blocked and considered vandalism. But the edits was cancelled because need approval, but still nobody saw my suggestion and said nothing about that (I can't even make a sandbox because I cannot even make my user page).
Hoping in a answer soon and thanks :)--Zarxiel94 (talk) 10:17, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

You can discuss this Wowy or MisterE13, they're our resident experts on Masters content. --Abcboy (talk) 19:22, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
It's also worth noting that I responded to you three days ago on the Syn Pairs talk page. --Spriteit (talk) 01:49, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

Netflix Journeys stuff

Hi! Good job on the quick coverage. However, I see that some characters are still known under their Japanese names. Does Netflix have CCs (I think I'm one of the last people on Earth who don't use that app) or are we doomed to wait until the episodes air on TV in Canada or somewhere else (or forever/indefinitely if the CCs don't list the name of character speaking). --Maxim (talk) 07:32, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Nope, it has CCs but not with speaker names like TPCi's, so they're unnamed. Canada's don't list speakers either. *sad trumpet noise* --Abcboy (talk) 07:35, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
Hell, why did they have to change the studio in charge... The only hope in VAs, I guess. --Maxim (talk) 07:37, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Unacceptable username

Since you're online, can you ban this guy? Having the name of an infamous neonazi as your username should not be allowed. Mr. Daikon (talk) 23:35, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

Thank you. Mr. Daikon (talk) 23:40, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Also, Tjkarm appears to be a vandal. Mr. Daikon (talk) 01:40, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

Battle Court

Is the Battle Court going to be listed as part of the Master Dojo and not receive its own article? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 07:33, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

If there's enough to talk about independent of the Master Dojo/Restricted Sparring. Battle Court isn't even a proper noun in Italian or Spanish, and it's not like we give the stadium fields a separate page either. --Abcboy (talk) 11:21, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
In the same vein, is the Max Soup notable enough for its own article? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 12:15, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
In my opinion, since this is a wiki, this kind of discussions could very well take place outside of anyone's personal talk page. (And also sorry for that brief intervention here, abcboy.) Nescientist (talk) 15:55, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
The section there as it stands should be fine, if it gets unreasonably long it can be split. There have been ramblings on making more centralized community discussions, but nothing solid as of yet. --Abcboy (talk) 21:35, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
Just to clarify, I was basically just trying to say that (in cases like this) I prefer asking for opinion and consensus at a "public" talk page (like Talk:Master Dojo, or any reasonable talk page) over directly going to any single staff member asking for binding decisions. This wasn't about requesting a central place to discuss. Nescientist (talk) 15:16, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Brandon

Can you make BulbaBot help with link changes regarding Brandon? Some time ago, his anime counterpart got his own article, so many {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}} or [[Pyramid King Brandon]] need to be changed to {{an|Brandon}} or {{an|Brandon|Pyramid King Brandon}} instead. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 11:52, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

BulbaBot can't easily discern links in an anime context from other contexts, so it'll likely have to be done manually. --Abcboy (talk) 20:22, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
I figured the same later, actually. Sorry if I bothered you. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 07:43, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

Form template?

I think we need a template to replace the need of writing {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences or [[List of Pokémon with form differences# every time a link to said psge needs to be made. I recall seeing a draft for one somewhere on this site years ago, but I forgot if it was you or someone else. Could such a template made? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 12:46, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

User:Abcboy/Form. --Abcboy (talk) 16:35, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
Yup. That's the one I recall seeing. Wouldn't it be high time to get it mainspaced? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 17:10, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
Have you brought this topic to be discussed with other admins? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 16:17, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Hello? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 18:23, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Sobble in party or not?

Given how Goh's Sobble seems to travel outside of its Poké Ball a lot, could it be counted as a party Pokémon for Goh, or do we wait for more appearances from it? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 18:23, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

I want to upload a photo

Hello, I need to help upload Pokémon_Café_Mix images, Can you turn on permissions for my uploads? Thank you

--Tomarzig (talk) 02:57, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

I've temporarily granted you confirmed status on the Archives to upload images. --Abcboy (talk) 17:34, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Menu sprites are inconsistent

I don't know if this is the right person to talk to, but I have noticed that our menu sprites are not all the same shape. I know that this is due to Gen 8 expanding them to 68x56. Bulbapedia is using the old sprites for the first 809 Pokemon and is using the 68x56 sprites for Gen 8 Pokemon. I found the site https://msikma.github.io/pokesprite/overview/dex-gen8.html which has all the updated Gen 8 menu sprites in the correct size. Can we update the current menu sprites to all be the same size? The site also has shiny menu sprites but those are fan-made so just ignore them. Thanks - unsigned comment from Hero231 (talkcontribs)

We already have these images, we are currently in the process of upgrading old templates to support the new size sprites before updating them. --Abcboy (talk) 17:34, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Rowlet/my talk page

I'm sorry to bother you, but we have a situation that is oh so familiar. (It's even Rowlet again, maybe you should consider just banning Rowlet trivia sections..) Could you have a look at the case, please?

I was under the impression that the edit warring policy generally applies to staff as well? I mean, if ForceFire is going this route when I'm building bridges, could you give them an edit warring warning or something? I may be biased, but seriously, I'm not under the impression that it's me who is unwilling to talk. I'm particularly concerned about ForceFire's final revert and the following page protection, which certainly smells like pulling rank in my opinion.

As for the content level, maybe there's a chance I'm getting my point across to ForceFire (and even a minuscule chance it's vice-versa), but there's certainly a chance I won't. So, as I said, I don't really care if it ultimately stays, but I can't help but point out when the reasoning for removing it just doesn't make sense. In any way, going forward I request that it's not ForceFire alone who makes that decision based on that logic. Nescientist (talk) 14:24, 9 August 2020 (UTC)