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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.


Iceman34 and Iceman3...created within 4 minutes of each other...any relationship? — AxxonntheAwesometrainer 21:00, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

ROM Hack Tools

I saw that there's a page on ROM hacks and some of the more notable ones, but nothing about tools used. Would I be able to create some pages on ROM hack tools, or is that not allowed? Genericuser62637 23:58, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

i would say no. ROM hacks are illegal, so we technically dont want to encourage it. also, the hacks themselves are notable because theyre fanon, but the tools dont fall in that category. -- MAGNEDETH 03:40, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Pokemon Saturday

Ok. I'm tired of USA not getting a Pokemon Sunday so I'm making a Pokemon Saturaday on Youtube. I was wondering if I could use information (pokemon stats, news, etc...) from the site? totoRulz 20:10, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

uh, i guess so. not sure how you plan to compete with Psun, but just give us proper credit. -- MAGNEDETH 21:23, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Anatomy Vs. Physiology

I've been reading the Pokemon's physiology but I found it somewhat odd, I'm a medical student and I suggest that the Physiology term should be change in Anatomy because of the fact that when we define physiology, it means more on the function of the body while in anatomy, more on defining or explaining each part of the body...well try to define those.. just a suggestion but more on facts..thanks..--GASPERshut... 03:30, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

sounds like a prime subject for a discussion. ill get back to you. -- MAGNEDETH 07:20, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
thanks, ahmm another if we will use physiology it should be partnered with anatomy, meaning... we should put Anatomy and Physiology but if we will put that we need to add more data for all Pokemon, --GASPERshut... 07:06, 30 May 2010 (UTC)


I don't mean to wine, and hope this won't effect by time of user space recovery, but I have been banned for over two months now, have contributed to the mainspace, and belief i have learned by lesson. Can i get my editing privileges back? DoTheWave 01:40, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Asking won't help. Just keep making good edits to the mainspace and you'll get them back before you know it!--Pokélova! 01:51, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
you have been doing a good job, but with the excessive server stress, we want to reduce userspace edits to as low as possible. so keep making mainspace edits and perhaps ill give them back to you fairly shortly, but you cant go edit crazy. -- MAGNEDETH 04:05, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Anatomy Vs. Physiology

still not going to change about physiology?? quite disturbing, sorry, because as time pass by, the physiology is just becoming a mix type with anatomy, should we change all with Anatomy and Physiology in each pokemon??--GASPERshut... 12:56, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

weve had more important issues to handle as of late. have to get back to you. -- MAGNEDETH 15:33, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Need help shrinking picture

I am making a page on my userpage on the similiarities of Pokemon and Ben 10 but when I am making my chart I don't know how to shrink the pictures from the other website. can you show me how to? this is what I have so far:

*stuff removed*

DoTheWave 04:55, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

As far as I'm aware, you can't. The only way to do it would be to resize the image using GIMP or Photoshop, uploading to photobucket or imageshack, and then hotlinking that way. —darklordtrom 07:42, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
blegh. go away large crap. -- MAGNEDETH 21:49, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Regardng Routes

File:Temp image.png
See Route 3 and Route 4.

Shouldn't we use the | pipe to keep consistency? Unless the moves are permanent... ht14 02:33, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

the moves are permanent with the inclusion of the forthcoming Isshu Route #. -- MAGNEDETH 02:35, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
I know that, but I'm guessing we're fixing up the template, right? The bolded says Route X, whereas the sides say Kanto/Johto/Hoenn/Sinnoh Route X... so it's inconsistent... ht14 02:41, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
youre losing me. are you referring to Kanto Route 1 vs Route 1? -- MAGNEDETH 02:43, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Ne'er mind, seems fine now... psych... if you want, I could do a print screen... because if you look at Route 3, that's what's going on. Bolded says Route 3. The right side says Kanto Route 4. Inconsistency... ht14 02:48, 7 August 2010
ive been having some weird issues occasionally. id like to see the screen if you can. -- MAGNEDETH 02:50, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Done. ht14 03:03, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
ah, yea, i gotta fix that. btw, get Firefox. -- MAGNEDETH 03:04, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
 :b I heard of viruses on it, but I use it occasionally on the Apple that we also have. ht14 03:06, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
i think you mean the opposite. FF is one of the safest browsers to use. its IE that has security holes out the wazoo and is highly UN-recommended. -- MAGNEDETH 03:08, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Fair enough, but...

...they're all on Natu's page as well as the rest of the Pokémon who had different sprites (Meowth, Oddish, Hitmonlee, Ninetales, Primeape, Krabby, and Registeel, but oddly not on Muk's page), so I just thought it would be appropriate to fill that in on those 4 pages as well. But meh, I'm psychotic anyway. XD —βetA ZerØ 22:34, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Wait, nevermind - they're only listed on Registeel. Also, only Muk's and Oddish's pages include Krabby in the other list. Strange. —βetA ZerØ 22:35, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

i understand where your coming from, but i was just discussing this with evkl yesterday about this, and being that both of us like trivia, but not excessive bits of it, we figured it would be easier to set a cap of 5 Pokemon. if 5 Pokemon have some commonalities, then its not super notable. some trivia may be 'grandfathered' in, but that may also be removed at some point. we gotta crack down on a lot of trivia, some sections are pretty out of hand, this is just one step. -- MAGNEDETH 22:37, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Good would it be worth it to eliminate the entire list from everyone's pages? —βetA ZerØ 22:38, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
yea, id say so. -- MAGNEDETH 22:39, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

You can do that then, I'd rather stay out of the whole thing now. XD

Although is there a single "master" place we could put it, just to keep it, but in one spot? —βetA ZerØ 22:42, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

well, if you want me to handle it, then ill just think about it and do it later. also, yea, preview button. -- MAGNEDETH 22:43, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Meh, it was your idea and I only messed it up. And don't worry, I'm definitely more careful most of the time. I just tend to get lazy on talk pages XP —βetA ZerØ 22:48, 7 August 2010 (UTC)


Michealdsuarez seems like a sockpuppet for Michaeldsuarez. ~~ Scyther Be Awesome! Need something? 00:41, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Gone! -- MAGNEDETH 00:43, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Name Table

Hey DETH, sorry to bother you*, but I'll just ask a minor question. Which is more preferable for the name table for places? "マサラタウン" or "マサラタウン Masara Town"? 神奇超龍 07:03, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

"マサラタウン Masara Town" would be preferred, since that's how most other pages have it. Jellotalk 07:34, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
K, Thank you*.神奇超龍 08:06, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Generation IV Mystery Gifts

How come on the Generation IV mystery gift items it doesn't have event dates and for the azure flute it says they haven't even had that event. - unsigned comment from Tinytim415 (talkcontribs)

not sure. ive never dealt with the Mystery Gift stuff. -- MAGNEDETH 17:36, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
I'm am 99% positive they have not given out the azure flute in any events so far. Though they have given out a Lv. 100 Arceus before.--Dbeckelheimer6 10:48, 7 September 2010 (UTC)


Why'd you get rid of the disambig? Is it because it's Zuzu, not "Ruby's Swampert"? ht14 17:59, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

yes. you want Ruby's Swap, you search that. its named Ruru, not Swampert. -- MAGNEDETH 18:00, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Got it. ht14 18:01, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
well, not so much if you wanted to find it, but, the general populous. you know what i mean. -- MAGNEDETH 18:02, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, though, for some, they may not know the nickname off the top of the head and recall it only as Swampert. Still, I get the point: go to the Swampert page and look at the "See also" section or something of that sort. ht14 18:04, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
one of the largest complaints, as you may know, is redirects, so for a case like this, i think its better to play it very literally. unless it is named the page name, no redirect. -- MAGNEDETH 18:07, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Alright then; just clarifying. ht14 18:22, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

New Project

I think we should add another project. It should be called project translations. It will focus on translating all of the bulbapedia pages into different languages using a online translator, starting with japanese. One problem might be of server stress. Just asking you for admission before starting it.--Dbeckelheimer6 00:03, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Encyclopædiæ Pokémonis--Cold (talk) 00:08, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
Also, using a machine translation would be really crappy because it comes out pretty garbled. :P We want speakers of the other languages to actually understand it comprehensively XD (such as with Encyclopædiæ Pokémonis, where the articles are written by people who speak those languages) --ZestyCactus 01:36, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
I didn't notice that they already had thranslationson another website.--Dbeckelheimer6 10:46, 7 September 2010 (UTC)


You remember that user with the Covy crap, right? The user's back as Lampfizzrocket. Please block him. CuboneKing 22:50, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Never mind, Nate got it. CuboneKing 22:55, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Help Closing Box

I mad this box for my subpage but I'm having trouble closing it so after it I can write more under it without it being in the box. CAN YOU HELP ME? DoTheWave 22:02, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

You opened three tables and only closed two of them. It also works better if you align it to the right rather than center aligning and setting the margin on the right. Werdnae (talk) 22:17, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
people always forget to close the tables... -- MAGNEDETH 22:25, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Edit Help

Alright I guess your right I have been lazy towards the manispace, I'll start editing again. But before I do I was wondering when I use the TrainerPoké Template vs. InactivePoké/ActivePoké Template when I'm editing the Pokémon section of the character of the days? DoTheWave 21:54, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

i dont know. i dont usually deal with the CotDs. -- MAGNEDETH 23:19, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
@DoTheWave, generally, you should use the ActivePoké template so long as you have information on it. InactivePoké shows that the article itself is incomplete unless the said Pokémon is actually important enough to have an article of its own. ht14 23:48, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

V Generation Pokemon Explosion

Due to me not being able to edit my userspace I am not able to make pre-articles on new Pokemon. what should I due? DoTheWave 21:26, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

you should 'do' nothing. we will handle it. no offense, but this is a pretty hairy time and its best left to some veteran users for the time being. -- MAGNEDETH 21:42, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Upload Pictures

I'm trying to upload pictures form the recent episodes but for some reason i'm not able too and all the explanation says is your username. Can you help me? DoTheWave 00:39, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

my username? huh. well i know the Archives are locked to non-admins, so, thats the reason. why its just my name im sure is a glitch. i can fix it. -- MAGNEDETH 00:43, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
Well what i wanted to add were pictures of Professor Araragi's starter Pokémon because the ones under her Pokemon section in the mainspace are pictures of the Isshu Starters in the anime, and i wanted the files to be more specific. like i did with Shooti's Tsutarja DoTheWave 00:52, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
i would just hold off on them for now. im sure Nate will unlock the Archives tomorrow now that BP is unlocked. -- MAGNEDETH 00:54, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
If you had to guess when would the archives come back open for non-admin editing? DoTheWave 23:31, 1 October 2010
idk, a day or two. its up to Nate. -- MAGNEDETH 00:57, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Hey you! Unlock the picture archive upload or at least upload some new picteres of Mijumaru and Meguroko. The episode arrived a long time ago for you to upload some User:Salazar12

  1. dont yell at me to do something.
  2. it is not my decision to unlock the Archives. you would know this if you read anything in the above section.
  3. i dont do pretty much anything associated with anime screenshots.
  4. sign your comments with four tildes.
-- MAGNEDETH 18:24, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks to you and the other admins!

For adding the apparently 155 new species of pokemon for generation 5! --*Ɣℯ№ӎօṫհ* 19:12, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

well, WE didnt add them, Game Freak did. -- MAGNEDETH 20:57, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Just to get this straight

what site did you copy from when posting the dream world abilities? The names sure don't match those that Umeko posted in the drop box. MaverickNate 14:14, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

i didnt copy them from a site. ill explain more offline. -- MAGNEDETH 21:48, 1 October 2010 (UTC)


Sorry about the speculation on Kyurem's page. I must have missed your appeal to avoid that, and I thought that since it was being tossed around as a possibility it could be relevant, at least in regards to the fandom. I'll try to avoid any more speculation from now on. --AndyPKMN 23:20, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

im not really mad, it was just annoying. but i probably should have put a hidden warning the first time anyway. in the end though, its always a good idea to avoid speculation. it is included on some pages here and there, but its best not to add it. talk page it first. -- MAGNEDETH 23:25, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
There was already something there when I edited it. I just rephrased to remove baseless speculation (for instance, that said third version would be titled "Pokémon Grey") and tried to cite the justifications for why Kyurem seems similar to Reshi & Zekki. --AndyPKMN 23:37, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
yea, i didnt think you added it. just watch out for that stuff. if youre unsure, just ask. -- MAGNEDETH 23:40, 9 October 2010 (UTC)


Just wanted to say sorry about the userspace issue last week. I didn't know that Bulbapedia re-instated the three edits per day rule. I thought the site was still following the "don't edit it often" rule. I thought it would be fine since if you look at the history of anypage (well maybe minus the sandbox) I really don't edit it often. Anyway, sorry about that. --HoennMaster 16:37, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

well, either way, you should avoid blanket edits to the userspace at one time, especially now with BW out. -- MAGNEDETH 04:33, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Move protections

Is one set of moves really "counter-productive edit warring"?Ryulong 01:20, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

you moved it without permission and thusly created an argument. you tell me. -- MAGNEDETH 01:21, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

User with multiple accounts

I know this is a bit late, but I noticed this user has two accounts, and the second account made a questionable edit. Can you take care of this? Thanks! --rockersk08 00:08, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

good eye, good eye... -- MAGNEDETH 00:13, 22 October 2010 (UTC)


Think I should add the dwart template to every Pokémon's sprites section?--444Zekrom 15:09, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

im thinking no. it would look silly just floating out there. we are still considering options on what to do with DW art. -- MAGNEDETH 19:41, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
BTW, pass this message to TTE, too. HAHA:

Userspace limits

Hi. I noticed you have been editing the User: namespace a lot recently. Please don't do it any more, though. Bulbapedia's Userspace policy restricts the amount you can edit your userpage: no more than three edits per day. This policy was instated to prevent strain on our server, and also to promote people helping out in the mainspace. Bulbapedia is an encyclopedia, after all, so help us out by contributing to some articles before coming back to your personal userpage. The more often you edit in the mainspace, the more you will be allowed to edit your userpage. Thanks! --~~~~


(444Zekrom 09:53, 31 October 2010 (UTC))

Game Staff Pages

Among the wanted pages list, there are multiple missing pages on game staff, such as Staff of Pokémon Battle Revolution. I'm planning on working on a few of those, and I'm just wondering what sort of format is expected for such a page. Genericuser62637 21:59, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

it would be best emulate the style of other staff pages, like Staff of Pokémon Gold and Silver. -- MAGNEDETH 22:02, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Possible new site feature

As Archaic doesn't check his talk page, TTE isn't here at the moment, and I cannot edit the latter's talk page, I'm telling you this idea I had, as second referral.

As you know, the release of Gen V is causing all these changes to Bulbapedia. We (the users and editors) have been adding the Gen V information, putting the Gen IV info with the Gen I-III info. However, if the MediaWiki software allows it, it might be possible to give logged-in users the ability to show some generation's data by default through prefs. For example, I don't have BW, only P and SS, so I would usually want to see Gen IV information for Pokémon and such. However, one of my friends from school, who may or may not have an account here (I am not entirely sure), has many Gen III games and HG, so he might want to normally see Gen III data. As always, however, not-logged-in users will see Gen V data by default.

Do you think it would be at all possible for this to be implimented? As required, you can propongate this idea up the heirarchy of power. Just tell me where so I can monitor the discussion and add input as necessary. --TruePikachu 06:17, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

I get what you're saying, but I'm not sure this is possible. We don't even have interchangeable skins, let alone a customized user interface. -- MAGNEDETH 06:39, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps if we were able to implement skins without too many errors, it could be possible to sneak some user preferences in through that. Otherwise, MediaWiki doesn't have much support for allowing users to set specific preferences like that, so it's pretty much a no-go. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 01:19, 12 November 2010 (UTC)


How are we going to move the Nidoran pages? --Landfish7 17:53, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

I think we should just leave it. --Landfish7 18:03, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

I've got to go, so if anyone can, please continue moving the pages starting at Golbat. --Landfish7 18:20, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

STOP. -- MAGNEDETH 18:21, 14 November 2010 (UTC)


I only started moving them seeing it's been going on for a while and no one said anything. Sorry. J-J-M 18:26, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

heres the thing, its prob gonna happen, not gonna lie, but we didnt finalize it yet. why did everyone just start doing it? -- MAGNEDETH 18:28, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
Apparently because of this.----無限の知性DENNOUZENSHI 18:32, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
And this --> [1]

--Landfish7 20:18, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Missingno. Master and TTE

Missingno. Master said it was ok, I'm REALLY sorry. I just assumed he/she knew what he/she was talking about. Again, I'm really sorry. Besides TTE stated here-->[2] ,that it was the new policy. So what's what? --Landfish7 20:17, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

MM is not an admin and does not dictate when we do things. TTE o the other had is, however, it was stated in the site header we were only doing those others as examples, and to ignore TTE as he was wrong. and btw, use the preview button my boy, i dont like being edit conflicted! just stop and wait for a genuine announcement. -- MAGNEDETH 20:22, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
Even if TTE was wrong, he "will be again/is/was" the Editor-in-Chief, so I assumed that he knew what he was talking about. --Landfish7 20:26, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
you may be surprised to find out that in that case, he wasnt. trust me, he really wasnt. -- MAGNEDETH 20:27, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
Just wanted to say how sorry I am for my part in all this. Between the site header being changed, the poll being closed, and a couple of edits in the recent changes showing Squirtle getting disambig'd, I truly thought it was OK. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 20:30, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
well, i think this would have gone a lot smoother had we had a lot more organization, due in part to TTE's premature editing (which confused a lot of people). i dont blame you guys, per-se, but just relax until you see an actual announcement somewhere. -- MAGNEDETH 20:34, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Well now we have more than 41 Pokémon pages that don't go to the disambig page nor do they link to it. Should we move everything back to normal? --Landfish7 20:37, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

at this point theres not much reason to go moving them back. just leave them be for now. -- MAGNEDETH 20:40, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
Then when it's time we can link back to the disambiguation? That is if the editorial board approves. Really, for me it won't take too long to enter "Head" "Foot" and "species=nameofpokémon" back into the pages and then continue on starting with Golbat. --Landfish7 20:43, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
Hey, look. I can edit.
Why not just get it over with already, and not have a half-assed wiki? Someone's gonna search Crobat and whine that Brock's not an important character anymore. TTEchidna 09:47, 16 November 2010 (UTC)
Keep your stupid comments in your pocket!
With that opportunity to use a quote from The Room taken care of, seriously. Keep the negativity to a minimum. That bridge will get crossed when we all get to it. Impatience never got anybody anywhere. --Darkeiya talk to me! 22:26, 16 November 2010 (UTC)


I've been better, and some things on my page are bothering me. I won't edit as much and will be better focused on editing the mainspace. Can I have my userspace privileges back. DoTheWave 02:49, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
Also after you told me riddles weren't allowed I knew, but before I didn't I won't ake them again. Sorry for asking. DoTheWave 03:11, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

fair enough. just remember to watch those edits. -- MAGNEDETH 03:28, 18 November 2010 (UTC)



I have been playing trough leafgreen for a few days, and I caught something, you might like it. DeadUniverse Hello! 20:50, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

pretty nifty. just watch out, it may kill your entire team without warning. however, i hate to be a Buzzkillington, but we gotta keep these talk pages for site related discussions, so next time just send me a Visitor Message on the forums. -- MAGNEDETH 04:32, 19 November 2010 (UTC)


Where did you get the photos you used in your Titanium Gym? I kn ow photobucket but where? DoTheWave 03:11, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

theyre just TCG images i cropped. also, *points to comment above this one* so just do that next time. -- MAGNEDETH 04:32, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Ehm, not sure but whatever.

I am starting a wiki called 'Pokémon Fan Figures'.

I would like to use that {{bp|xxxx}} template to allow people to see canonical information about Pokémon, since my wiki is based on fanon.

May I have the permission to do that please?

Donn.::.(Usertalk) 13:51, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

im gonna need to get back to you on that. -- MAGNEDETH 18:40, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

BTW I read one of your comments on top of the page. Just to tell you ROM Hacks are themselves perfectly legal. ROMs are the ones that are illegal.----Donn.::.(Usertalk) 07:54, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

it doesnt matter, we dont promote the use or ROMs at all so theres no reason to talk about how to hack something that is illegal. -- MAGNEDETH 18:40, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Disamib Notices.

Has the change been confirmed yet because certain users are jumping the gun again. Yeah, I know I jumped too but still, if it hasn't been confirmed yet I just wanted to warn you that people are changing the pages. --Landfish7 16:48, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

yea, in fact most of them are already done. they were done on Tuesday/Wednesday. Luna was just getting the little stuff we didnt (thanks Luna). -- MAGNEDETH 18:40, 20 November 2010 (UTC)


Could you please un-protect Generation page? There is some info that needs to be added. - unsigned comment from Cool469 (talkcontribs)

i do hope you edit it with more care than....everything else you've edited. you asked for a page unprotection and didnt even sign your comment? better check your edits before you hit that save button. -- MAGNEDETH 00:26, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Ok. I've edited what I need to on the Generation page. You can now protect it again. Cool469talk 02:35, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

well, theres no point in re-protecting it. -- MAGNEDETH 07:54, 21 November 2010 (UTC)


should we put in animated sprites from black and white instead of still ones? not that id do it. im horrible with pictures.--Ethan brendan lucas 01:18, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

its being discussed among staff. -- MAGNEDETH 07:54, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
I thought some of them are already animated? Ethan do you use Firefox? --Landfish7 21:42, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
no.y?--Ethan brendan lucas 23:17, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Because most images aren't animated on browsers like Internet Explorer. I suggest using Firefox because that's what Bulbapedia is meant to be viewed on and looks very different on there. Also, animated images are always animated on Firefox but not always on Internet Explorer. Catch my drift? --Landfish7 23:55, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
i use safari and don't know how to get firefox. >(--Ethan brendan lucas 00:50, 23 November 2010 (UTC)


Would you be able to change my Username? If you can that would be good. Could I have my Username changed to Crash469 Cool469talk 02:51, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

the server really really doesnt like name changes. we try to do them as little as possible (we used to never do them). -- MAGNEDETH 07:54, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Ok. It doesn't matter if you do them little as possible. Cool469talk 05:14, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Template Edit Request

The Template:Numpkmn has the number of Pokemon at 650 rather than 649 (the template is protected so I need an Admin like yourself edit it, thanks)Vuvuzela2010 02:07, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

It says 649 for me... --ZestyCactus 02:26, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
There are currently 649 Pokémon species identified, as of November 22, 2010. 
thats what i see. -- MAGNEDETH 05:13, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
yeah.u must've red it wrong.--Ethan brendan lucas 23:14, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
When I looked at the page it clearly said "There are currently 650 Pokémon species identified, as of November 21, 2010.", I am not blind, I think Werdnae fixed it however.Vuvuzela2010 05:28, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
I did. It was fixed before you commented here. Note that it is automatically calculated by adding the members of each generation category. In other words a page was using the PokémonInfobox which should have been using PokémonInfoboxNoncat. I didn't actually edit the template in order to fix it. Werdnae (talk) 05:41, 23 November 2010 (UTC)


Can you please show me how to make a nice signature? I really want one and I think i've made alot of edits to the mainspace lately. Pokemaster97 22:46, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

looks like you already have a signature. i dont see what the problem is. btw, dont put a space before your comments, it breaks things. -- MAGNEDETH 22:48, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
he means a colorful yours,tte's,jell's,etc.can i have 1 2?--Ethan brendan lucas 02:15, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
You don't need permission for a custom signature. You can change it at Special:Preferences. Just make sure it follows the rules in the Signature policy. --ZestyCactus 02:17, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

no permision.just askin 4 hlp.--Ethan brendan lucas 02:19, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

before i get blocked again...

can i make a new user?i need permission.or else,Ph43r.--Ethan brendan lucas 02:11, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

You're not allowed to create a new account. However, you can request to change your username for your existing account. --ZestyCactus 02:15, 23 November 2010 (UTC) didn't he say?--Ethan brendan lucas 02:17, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
i said we dont do it often, i didnt way we dont do it. its generally reserved for users who have been around a while, and/or contributed a lot. -- MAGNEDETH 04:10, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
yeah,so u sed u do them A.L.A.P. so when would u change a username?check out my new signature:--EBL (talk to me!) 13:04, 24 November 2010 (UTC)


This user, Terryisntbald keeps changing info on pages and I'm not sure if they're accurate or not. Can you look at that? --Landfish7 18:34, 28 November 2010 (UTC)


I know most origin detail is accepted since it's all normally speculation but can you check the info this guy is adding? --Landfish7 22:10, 29 November 2010 (UTC)


Why doesn't Bulbapedia have a page about it ? P.S. Here is link. --Branfili Talk My edits 18:15, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

What's so notable about them aside from the fact they let you watch Pokémon episodes illegally? We don't link to Youtube videos of the episodes for the same reason. Jellotalk 19:01, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
What? Illegally? I can't believe it? Thanks for saying.--Branfili Talk My edits 19:24, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
Jello is correct. it is very illegal, and we dont endorse that sort of thing. -- MAGNEDETH 00:23, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

oh. i used i always wondered y it made inappropriate pop-ups.101001110000001111111111111.----EBL (talk to me!) 00:44, 1 December 2010 (UTC)


Enjoy it. TTEchidna 23:25, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

lets not spam my talk page. -- MAGNEDETH 00:23, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Many congratulations editor in chief! we all look forward to bowing to you. :D —Mada-sama (Talk to me!)— 23:34, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Starting the community

How do I link a pokemon with the new disambiguation template, like Gliscor has, but Diglett doesn't? Gliscorguy54 01:17, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

i want to make it clear this is NOT a community talk page. thats what the talk page for the main page is for, as well as the forums.
in regards to the disambigs, your best bet is to see how the others are arranged, and go from there, but as of right now, Diglett doesnt get a disambig because it never had one to begin with. -- MAGNEDETH 01:23, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Did you come to a decision yet?

Donnaclus, at 13:51, 19 November 2010 (UTC) said: "I am starting a wiki called 'Pokémon Fan Figures'.

I would like to use that {{bp|xxxx}} template to allow people to see canonical information about Pokémon, since my wiki is based on fanon.

May I have the permission to do that please?"

You replied: "im gonna need to get back to you on that. -- MAGNEDETH 18:40, 20 November 2010 (UTC)"

Came to a decision yet? :\ - unsigned comment from Donnaclus (talkcontribs)

ive been busy (as seen on BN) yes, you can link to us. -- MAGNEDETH 06:11, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Active admins

The active admins template still lists TTEchidna as EiC. I'd change it but I don't know exactly how the positions are shifting, and I'm afraid if I screw up then one of you high-ups will smite me. --Bee § Bwakka♂ (meh talk) 03:19, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

We generally try and avoid smiting users these days, but it does happen on occasion... erm, fixed. —darklordtrom 03:52, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

User Group

What is the User group Abuse? Cool469talk 22:18, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

if you had read the warnings, not only would you not be in abuse, but you would know that it is a usergroup that doesnt allow you to edit the user namespace. -- MAGNEDETH 22:36, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Project Battrio

So, I've been working on the Pokémon Battrio page a while, and I noticed that the project's leader is no longer actively on Bulbapedia. So...who do I go to for questions? Genericuser62637 22:37, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Umeko is still active, she is just not around right now. your best bet is to ask other participants. -- MAGNEDETH 22:58, 5 December 2010 (UTC)


The reason it was protected was because this user kept attempting to get his website (that wasn't even completed yet) advertised on the site and one of his edits was about it Ataro 22:52, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

well then, next time, we should block the user, not the page. or at the least, not block the page for over a week. -- MAGNEDETH 22:53, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Expanded the Featured Stub

I expanded the featured stub Diana about as long as it'll go. Every minor detail is there. Can I remove the stub tag? On WikiP, they don't let us proles do it :p. Editors and Admins get pissed off, so I'm just making sure. Chum 03:14, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

looks like Jello already passed judgment on that. looks good. -- MAGNEDETH 22:52, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Template Change Proposal

Hey, I'm kinda new at this still so bear with me lol
I am trying to update the List by Availability page for my entry in the Xmas Improvement Drive, and I want to include the generation V column for the first four generations of pokemon. In order to do this, four protected templates must be changed Avail-1, Avail-2, Avail-3, and Avail-4. I was wondering if either you could make the changes or if you could somehow allow me to make the changes myself. See my Userspace for an example of Avail-1 changed. Thanks. --Absol21990 1:44 11, December 2010

i believe Jello was the person who made a comment about that, so she is the one you should be talking to. -- MAGNEDETH 02:10, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Disambiguation notices?

What exactly are the disambiguation notices we need to be applying to the Pokémon species, as the respective category dictates? Thanks. chiefboz (my talk and contributions) 16:19, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

well, as i just put on that page, i would ignore it for now. -- MAGNEDETH 18:21, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Pokémon Apokélypse should this short film have an article or something about it? ShinyPikachu 03:58, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

this is a rather hot topic among a lot of people, both for and against. i will have to get back to you on that. -- MAGNEDETH 18:09, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
k I wasn't sure, because as we know, it is a fan-made video. Yet it sparked huge reactions from many Poké-based fan sites. ShinyPikachu 18:38, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
yea, and sorry for the late response, its been difficult getting a solid answer, and i didnt even get one. if you are feeling up to it, i wouldnt mind seeing a mock-up though. if you want to make one in your userspace (ill give you some userspace editing leeway, but dont go too crazy). -- MAGNEDETH 18:52, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
I'll see what i can do. ShinyPikachu 18:56, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
It did make quite a splash in the fandom. I'm in favor of an article about it. We have ones on far less notable things, so why not? --P o L i 19:09, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
How does it look so far MAGNEDETH? ShinyPikachu 19:14, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
looks...pretty empty. more content! also, you dont have to tell me to check it, ill check later and let you know. -- MAGNEDETH 19:33, 14 December 2010 (UTC)


Are you the leader of Bulbapedia? I am a newcomer. Jack88881111 09:47, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

as of December 1st, yes. you can find a more detailed breakdown of the staff in the welcome template on your talk page. -- MAGNEDETH 18:09, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Image Question

I notice that we do not have any pictures of Dr. Yung's labratory, and it would be quite helpfull if we could get some images of it along with one depicting the missile-like hologram projectors that Dr'young had used. Unfortunatly I am unable to find or upload any of these images, how would I go about getting them into the archives?--EpicShadow 18:37, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

well, if you yourself want to acquire these images, you will have to to find a way to screen cap movie clips (as we only allow high quality images). alternatively, if you can find someone who does a lot of anime uploading, you could see if they can help out. -- MAGNEDETH 22:23, 17 December 2010 (UTC)


Do you think we should change all the templates and pages that list Arceus's type as arceustype and not Normal? I know his type is Normal when he's not holding any plates, but I was just wondering if we should. --Bee § Bwakka 00:04, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

where ISNT it listed as Arceus-type? -- MAGNEDETH 00:15, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
Oh I've been meaning to talk to you about a reworking of Arceustype. Specifically subst-ing it in all its Gen IV instances then changing the templates to remove the ??? type.--MisterE13 00:24, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
i would hold off on that right now, ive got an idea about that template, but im going to wait until the rather busy Christmas season is over (and that goes with a lot of other plans). -- MAGNEDETH 00:31, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Well, Mr. Deth, Arceus's mainly listed as Normal on pages like these: and or basically all lists in general. --Bee § Bwakka 00:54, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

fair enough. leave them be for now. -- MAGNEDETH 00:55, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
Sure thing boss we'll talk about my thing after Christmas.--MisterE13 01:04, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
right. its just way too busy for myself, and many others, to really do any serious stuff right now. we'll all just do our usual thing until after the new year. -- MAGNEDETH 01:06, 20 December 2010 (UTC)


Please make me a junior administrator. I've done really well and I think I deserve it. Pokedex493 18:54, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

You know, I'm not sure thats how it works, if it did there'd be loads of Junior Adminastrators, cough cough 'me', but your brave asking the chief, good luck to ya Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 19:03, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Asking to become one considerably lowers your chances of becoming one. Keep that in mind. Jellotalk 20:04, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Personalley I don't see any perks in being an Admin, mabye progect leader, but being an Admin is not worth turning a fun hobbie into work, no thank you, besides there are user's with goldern awards who have been here for years and even they are not Admins, I wouldn't even considser being an admin Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 20:13, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
being an admin has its fair share of responsibility, but it doesnt really become "work" until you get to SA or higher. but yea, asking is going to make you far less likely to be chosen than simply earning it. -- MAGNEDETH 21:59, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Please don't take it that I'm showing disrespect, I have respect for all who have earned adminship but I don't need to be able to block users or protect pages to have fun editing Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 22:22, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Wondercard formatting

What's the <sc> tag doing there in the Wondercard template, when the text is not supposed to be in always-all-caps? I would like to suggest that it be changed. You know, in the games, the only thing capitalised are the Pokémon species names. --Turtwig Lover 08:24, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

i meant the template's talk page, not mine... -- MAGNEDETH 08:26, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
Not when nobody's responding there. Apparently, SnorlaxMonster changed it, but then Tc changed it back again. --Turtwig Lover 10:37, 26 December 2010 (UTC)