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I am made of metal,
My magnets gleam,
I am perpetual,
I keep this site clean.

Archive 1: Dec 14, 2007 to Feb 07, 2008
Archive 2: Feb 09, 2008 to Feb 22, 2008
Archive 3: Mar 02, 2008 to Apr 29, 2008
Archive 4: May 22, 2008 to Nov 05, 2008
Archive 5: Nov 02, 2008 to Jan 28, 2009
Archive 6: Jan 31, 2009 to Jun 08, 2009
Archive 7: Jun 15, 2009 to Nov 01, 2009
Archive 8: Nov 02, 2009 to May 06, 2010
Archive 9: May 23, 2010 to May 23, 2011

We don't permit non-pedia discussion around here, so in the best interest of on-topic discussion, if you want to tell me something personal, or just plain off-topic, send me a Personal Message (PM) on the Bulbagarden Forums.

Also, I am a busy guy. There is a whole staff of people that can answer your question, so you don't have to go straight to me with every single question. Alternatively, you may not need to ask anyone anything thanks to our handy FAQ. If something isn't listed there check the manual of style or even the helpful welcome portal likely listed at the top of your talk page.


Can I please have the ability to edit my User Page again? Cool469talk 09:30, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

You've made 5 edits to the mainspace since having your privileges revoked. Three of which were reverted, and one which was completely deleted from the record (must've been pretty bad). It's pretty clear you have not earned your userspace privileges back yet. Sorry. More to the point, it's clear you aren't familiar with how to edit our site as you failed to link anything properly. I think your next stop should be the manual of style. -- MAGNEDETH 03:13, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Sprite comparison

Samurai Sam 19:05, 17 June 2011 (UTC)Hey, if you find the time, could you please finish Gen I & II sprite comparison thing you started? (User:MAGNEDETH/Sprite) - Sam

Yea, I'll get around to it at some point. Btw, please sign your comments with four tildes. -- MAGNEDETH 03:13, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Excuse me

I have edited in the mainspace very much lately. If it is not too insistent I also have taken note of the one userspace edit a day rule, and promise I won't make the same violation I had a while back. Could I please have permission to edit my userpage again? Damionic 23:31, 17 June 2011 (UTC)User: Damionic|||User Talk: Damionic 23:21 June 17 2011

You've made 11 edits to the mainspace since having your privileges revoked. Four of which were reverted, two that were very minor, and four of which were just redirects. It's pretty clear you have not earned your userspace privileges back yet. Sorry. More to the point, it's clear you aren't familiar with how to edit our site as you failed to link anything properly. I think your next stop should be the manual of style. -- MAGNEDETH 03:13, 18 June 2011 (UTC)


How do you put pictures in? I want to change the picture on Leaf Storm, since it's "unsatisfactory". YoshisWorld 00:45, 21 June 2011 (UTC)YoshisWorld

Move images have a naming convention. You should replace the existing image here on the Archives rather than simply changing the image name. Remember to read the Archives Manual of Style before you upload anything. Werdnae (talk) 00:52, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion for the Wiki

Where would i post a suggestion for the wiki? Would i ask you... or do I go to the forums. If i do ask you, what would you think about a new project: Pokémon pronunciation. After their names on every Pokémon's page, there should be a pronunciation key. I know Nintendo never gave pronunciation keys, but with the anime, we should be able to get the pronunciations. I only say this because I personally hate not knowing how to pronounce a Pokémon's name, and there's a lot I don't know, and I don't wan to go find what anime episode they are in to listen to when a character says there name. To be honest, I'm not really good with forums, so if this is something that should be brought to the attention of the forums, could you help me set it up? Thank you... Toadstool 23:53, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

The issue with pronounciations, it the official handbooks have one, the 3D games usually have a different one, the anime often has a third different one, and in some cases the movies have a fourth. Until we can get consistency across all the different media, it's going to be difficult to implement. Werdnae (talk) 02:44, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Yea, we tried implementing it from the handbook, but it just created arguments. Myself included. No one really seems to know what the correct one is. -- MAGNEDETH 02:47, 23 June 2011 (UTC)


Could we, like, put the GIF Pokémon sprites instead of the normal ones? I know a site or two that has them. ARCEUSVICTINI 19:06, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

We generally use animated .png, they're of a higher quality. -- MAGNEDETH 20:30, 26 June 2011 (UTC)


How many edits do new users have to make before they can make their own userspace? Arceuscl405 22:15, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Put your main focus on the mainspace as the number of edits is secret. Just keep making good edits and it'll appear. --CoolPikachu! 22:28, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Just make sure that you don't try to get your userpage edit rights by making numerous minor edits. (That's the lazy man's way of doing it!) 10 minor edits contribute to the mainspace a lot less than 10 major edits. Trust me, I know this. I have a userpage that I just got and I won't edit until the userpage restriction is lifted from 1 edit per day to 3 edits per day. That way, I can complete it a lot faster than if I started now. Pikachu9000 02:06, 20 July 2011 (UTC)


There was a sentence in the Kecleon Shop article that read, "Best plan if thinking about theft is too know where the stairs are." I edited this out, because not only is it opinion, the grammar and spelling don't meet the expectations of Bulbapedia. Is this bad enough for me to get someone to message the person who put that there? EvilKirikizan 13:32, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

That is indeed quite bad and unacceptable. However, it isn't recommended to warn people of errors so far after they've happened. Seems that person hasn't edited in a few days anyway. If that person comes back, or indeed you see anyone make such a large grammatical error, it is advised to revert and warn them. You can do it yourself (it's a fairly basic site-wide rule so it isn't really necessary to get an admin), but if you don't feel comfortable, you can contact any active staff member. -- MAGNEDETH 15:57, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Userpage Edit Limit

Sorry to bother you. I know you're busy, but do you know when the userpage edit limit will be raised from one edit per day back to three edits per day? I'm wondering when this may occur because I just got my userpage earlier today and I'm not going to edit it (or my talk page) until the limit is raised. I'm doing this so that I can complete my userpage faster than right now. Have a nice day! 〜Pikachu9000 02:11, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

As of now, no. But if you abuse the preview button, you can make a whole page in one edit. So give that a try. -- MAGNEDETH 03:40, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Okay. Thanks for the tip! Keep me informed of any info about the userpage limit! Pikachu9000 22:17, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
As soon as a change is made, it will be reflected via a Message from the Editor, or the site header. -- MAGNEDETH 03:55, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Okay. By the way, would using the strategy for editing my userpage that was stated earlier get me banned from editing it temporarily? Pikachu9000 13:56, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
As long as you make ONE edit per day, AND pad that edit with mainspace edits, then no. Bulbapedia is a place of work. You're allowed to have a super fancy extravagant userpage, but just be aware, the mainspace is what needs the most attention here. -- MAGNEDETH 22:06, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Alright. Thanks for the info. One more question: Does the User talk page count as the userspace as well? Pikachu9000 23:53, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
No, but you should still use the preview button. -- MAGNEDETH 22:30, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Okay, but is there a "one-edit-a-day" limit on the user talk page like there is on the userspace? Pikachu9000 15:58, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
Hi. No need to answer the previous question. I was just reading over the section and saw that you made 2 edits in one day to this section alone! And since this is your user talk page, that pretty much answers my question. Thanks for answering my previous questions though. (And yes. This means that as of yet, I have no more questions regarding this section.) Good luck with being Bulbapedia's Editor-in-Chief! Thanks for all your help!
Pikachu9000 00:56, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Large-Scale Pokémon Graph Projects



If those don't work, go to and search "Googlebonker."

These are projects I started that I really don't want to take the time to finish. I'd like them to be presented to the Pokémon community for other people to continue work on them.

I enjoyed seeing graphs in an early strategy guide for Pokémon. I don't understand why they stopped using that style of graph and began using numbers of blocks/circles to represent the strength of a Pokémon's Stats. Graphs included in the above-linked albums are more accurate representations of Pokémon's Base Stats and maximum and minimum stats with Hindering, Neutral, and Beneficial Natures.

The files in the "Pokemon Project Base Stat Graphs" album include a blank Base Stats graph, Base Stat comparison charts by evolution chain, and Base Stat graphs for the following Pokémon:

Pokemon #001-#151, all evolutions and/or pre-evolutions of Pokémon #001-#151 not included in those numbers (where applicable), Shuckle, Shedinja, Arceus, Zekrom, and Reshiram

The "Pokemon Project Maximum and Minimum Stat Graphs" (M&MSGs) album includes blank M&MSGs and M&MSGs for the Pokémon listed above. It also contains the albums "Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense," "HP_," and "Speed." These albums contain color-coded pixels indicating M&MS based on Base Stats. These files can be used in conjunction with a blank M&MSG to more easily make a new M&MSG for a Pokémon.

I already have a guide on how to construct files ready to go.

The "01Items" Album and its sub-albums contain a small amount of files. These files are the basis of a much larger, more time-consuming subproject of graphing Pokémon's M&MS while holding certain items that affect Pokémon's Stats (not the Base Power of Moves).

I don't guarantee all of the information I've graphed is correct.

Thank you for your time and reading. I hope someone or some people can take the reigns of these projects and see them through to completion. Googlebonker 19:34, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

The graphs are far less accurate and exact than our bar style. It would also be extremely difficult to implement as opposed to our coded templates. I appreciate the effort and suggestion, but it isnt really feasible. Also, please use the preview button instead of making multiple small edits. -- MAGNEDETH 04:01, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

I can understand about the feasibility, but far less accurate? Did you open those files or simply look at the thumbnails? Isn`t it possible to have a small version of a picture that shows the full version when a mouse cursor`s tip pixel is placed over any of the small version`s position?

Googlebonker 06:09, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Not with the current version of Mediawiki. We can only have the thumbnail on the page, and when clicked, it loads the image page. It's less desirable than what we have at the moment. The bars are an easy enough way to compare them, for me at least easier, since they all go in the same direction. Also, take in mind that the current template uses relatively little loading - it doesn't use any images from the archives. Even in the show/hides we have, the images are still all loaded when the page is, so a large image would negatively imact the loading times. Werdnae (talk) 09:25, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

RE: Template

Sorry for the late reply. The new URL is and the template that needs to be updated is Template:User ⑨. Master Bigode 19:15, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

changed. -- MAGNEDETH 22:06, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Something is wrong with my account

For some reason, I keep getting logged out and then logged back in when I load a page, so I can't edit anything. If you know what the problem is, please help.SONICバリヤ 16:46, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

At peak server times, the site may experience technical difficulties. Until we get them sorted out, theres nothing we can do. -- MAGNEDETH 22:30, 22 July 2011 (UTC)


Hey there, just stopped by to remember some code for my own wiki, congrats on becoming editor in cheif! --Theryguy512 21:43, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

certainly didnt expect you to pop up. thanks. -- MAGNEDETH 23:31, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Hey Deth

I had some questions for you and I was wondering if we could talk on AIM at some point.--MisterE13 21:45, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Uploading Files

Why won't it let me upload files? I want to upload a picture but it says I don't have permission. - unsigned comment from ZMT123 (talkcontribs)

If you're trying to upload over an existing image, you must be autoconfirmed on the Archives on order to do so. It's an anti-vandalism measure. Werdnae (talk) 19:50, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

I think it's time to get down to unova.

Yeah, I began reading your whole Pokemon favs, hates and all that stuff. I think you should list the ones from Gen 5. I know you haven't yet probably because it's time consuming, and all. Peanut64


If we aren't allowed to add trivia, why is trivia always being added? Arceuscl405 17:22, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Excuse me MAGNEDETH, I hope you don't mind me butting into your page. Arceusc1405, trivia isn't ALWAYS being added. There are some people that can edit a piece of trivial information. And sometimes, there are some people that get away with it because Bulbapedia editors cannot monitor everything 100% of the time. I hope you understand that. Han Ji-Wan 22:42, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

External Links Update for Gen 5

I noticed that the external links sections of Pokémon pages still haven't been updated for Gen V. I would be happy to update them myself if my account had the permission to do that, but in lieu of that I put the updated code in the Talk page for each one under the heading "Proposed Gen 5 Update". Obviously if you don't agree with the changes I'm proposing you don't have to implement them:

Drapion 22:05, 9 August 2011 (UTC)