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Why do you guys keep filling this thing up so fast? TTEchidna 00:20, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


I think you should protect Pluto, Handsome, and the Ruined World's supposed English names as well, in case someone makes a duplicate page.--The Kkllnnator カメックス 21:44, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Got it. TTEchidna 21:56, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

So... much... wikicode...

I went to "view source" as recommended, but when I started tweaking it on my page, I was utterly overwhelmed by all of that code.You must be a master of code or something, because I couldn't understand much of that wikicode. Do you at least know anyone with a... simpler calendar? --SharKing ((Talk to the King!)) 12:42, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

P.S.: Your Pokémon of the Day is Bulbasaur. Therefore, I declare today, December 10, Bulbapedia Day!
December 10th is Bulbagarden's anniversary. And a simple calendar is just the time parser function: June 24, 2019. Check more of them out over at the meta-wiki. TTEchidna 20:08, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

User Maverick template

I don't think that's very nice to make it say "insane" if used on a page with the name "Guardian". I'd like you to remove it. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 20:59, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

It says "insane"? Where?--The Kkllnnator サンタクロース 21:00, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Look at the source code, line 3:
This user is {{#ifeq: {{BASEPAGENAME}}|Guardian|[[wp:insane|{{color|{{{5|0000FF}}}|clinically insane}}]]|a [[wp:Maverick|{{color|{{{5|0000FF}}}|maverick}}]]}}.
UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 21:02, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, the fun with wikicode. Just screwing with him, seeing how long it takes to notice. TTEchidna 21:03, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
I like the more advanced wikicode too :P The only thing that was bugging me here was that Guardian is maybe not the best choice to be picked into a thing like this :D UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 21:14, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Bpth. He gets it. TTEchidna 21:27, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
'Kay :D And sorry for that other template edit, I haven't ever come across that meme before (seriously!). I think I am went doing my homework now. Also, Guardian has again removed the "not" from that award template-look-a-like on his user page... UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 21:39, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
How do I browsed web? 038 TTEchidna 21:41, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
The correct answer! I wonder how some people can browsed web with IE... 101 UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 21:53, 10 December 2008 (UTC)


So...I see other users are following my footsteps in creating secret exactly WHY can't I (the creator of secret pages) have one myself? And then you guys made a rule that we can't have Friend Pages...well, let me tell you: I named it as a Friend page as a title for the content on my's not an ACTUAL friend page if you guys actually taken a's nothing different than that of Dragonbeastx and's not fair.--Tavisource 05:16, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

if you bothered to look, i deleted his secret page. -- MAGNEDETH 05:21, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
so exactly WHY can't we do this? It doesn't hurt anyone....hmm...according to the text in my welcoming template, it's allowed...what's the diff between this and other pages other users have like fake pokemon pages, dub title prediction pages...what's the diff?--Tavisource 05:30, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
It's the fact that EVERYONE IS EDITING IT. Unlike regular userpages, these pages permit ANYONE to edit it. In one day, let's say TTE makes one. One day. Somewhere near 47 hits. Compare that to a regular page, which would only be 3 a day as only one user is editing it. Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links 06:09, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

eps articles

Should we delete all those hidden characters that didn't appear after the ep had aired? Are they really necessary?-Billy4b2004 05:28, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

As long as the episode aired already in BOTH Japan and U.S. (to be safe of dub changes), I guess it's fine...yes, I know, you weren't talking to me.--Tavisource 05:30, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
I agree with that. TTEchidna 05:30, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to bother you…

… but is there a specific project on the need to be done right now? If so, please let me know if you need my assistance, thanks. Bulbapedian - Talk 21:11, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Not really. Platinum updates are a good three months off. TTEchidna 21:16, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
I forgot to ask before… what exactly do Platinum updates pertain to? Bulbapedian - Talk 18:05, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
Updates and changes relating to the version, such as PokéDex entries, movesets, images, changes or additions to routes, towns and the such, the story, new characters, extras, etc. just like when Emerald came out after R/S     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 23:45, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
Yep, pretty much, except Pokédex isn't CamelCase. TTEchidna 00:59, 20 December 2008 (UTC)


Can you delete all 3 of my userboxes in my namespace? I don't want 'em anymore. But first, make sure to use subst: on any pages using them. Chocolate (Merry Christmas!) 22:10 12/11/2008

You subst, I delete. TTEchidna 22:14, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
Too late, I did it all. (only one was actually in use, and on two pages.) -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 22:16, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
Ah. TTEchidna 22:19, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

A question about fe/male-only Pokémon pages

I have a question about fe/male-only Pokémon pages. Should we replace the uses of "it" to "he" or "she", and the uses of "its" to "his" or "her", depending on which gender they can only be? After all, if they can only be one gender, the article should reflect that in all text that mentions the Pokémon. Chocolate (Merry Christmas!) 22:57 12/11/2008

Yeah, that's cool. TTEchidna 23:03, 11 December 2008 (UTC)


Could you remove this revision from my userpage history? It's bad for my non-existent reputation.--The Kkllnnator サンタクロース 21:24, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Done. TTEchidna 21:28, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks you!--The Kkllnnator サンタクロース 21:28, 12 December 2008 (UTC)


In your opinion...what would you classify as trivia? to me, trivia is something that is interesting and/or something you might not have known/might not have thought about before. In Lugia's, Ho-Oh's, and Celebi's trivia sections, there's something mentioning that there has been only 2 other Pokemon of that same type as the legendary Pokemon and there hasn't been any since. Wouldn't you consider that trivia? Another user doesn't and keeps deleting it from those pages. I just wanted to know what your opinion was on that so it can be settled. thanks. --いぬみみ 04:33, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

I dunno. It's kind of interesting, I suppose. TTEchidna 05:10, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Trainer template

Hey TTEchidna, are you the one who created the Trainer template, the template that creates a table list of trainers and their Pokémon info? Or was that Kogoro?     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 07:09, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Which one? The one on Brock's page? TTEchidna 07:23, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
It really doesn't matter, since most templates relating to trainers were created by TTE. Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links 11:20, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
I see. Well the one in question is the one used on Route 204, and the one in Kogoro's sandbox. And the one I wrote a tut on using, here. I don't actually know who created it, and who's currently managing it, but I'd like to help with it. Such as perhaps adding a type and exp column.     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 15:52, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
I like that tutorial. Yeah, I made that template (like everything else). Adding the exp. and types might prove difficult, but I'm open to it if you can sandbox it together. TTEchidna 00:30, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Sweet.     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 07:38, 14 December 2008 (UTC)


I asked a question on one of your subpages, it seems that people notice them worse than when they are put on their direct talk pages. The question is at User talk:TTEchidna/Sprites. Also, there is an open question both here and here, so it'd be nice if somebody answered them as well. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 20:15, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, we don't get new messages for comments on our other subtalks. TTEchidna 00:13, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for resolving the MoS and Help cases! I'd also have an offer: I could take the control of the sprite page and remove the sprites that are already OK, so it'd be less resource-intensive. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 00:57, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Go for it. TTEchidna 01:17, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Another question. Anime or animé? ht14 05:33, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
No accent. TTEchidna 05:42, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Eh...why not? Serebii has that... ht14 12:34, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Harder for most of the people to remember when typing, "anime" isn't wrong, a hell of editing to change all "anime"s to "animé"s, we're not Serebii. Ya need more reasons? UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 12:36, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
No, no. As the title shown, just asking... ht14 12:39, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Hmm... slight problem

Rightio, I managed to recode the Trainerentry template (haven't saved it yet though) so it only uses Trainerentry/1 repeatedly with nested switches, however, I've found that I don't think it's possible to make a new row in a switch outcome as there's a | confliction. I've tried perhaps using <tr> instead, or containing it in quotations, but to no avail; anything after the = just appears as text. I'm probably making it sound confusing, here's the situation:

...{{#switch: {{{5|6}}}|1|2|3|4|5|6|= |- {{Trainerentry/1...

Basically trying to put a new row in the outcome, but of course, the | is conflicting, and treating it as it would in the switch, thus nothing is outputted.

The only way that I can think of to solve this is by making a template simply containing |- in it and using it there; Template:tr perhaps... though it's pretty much borderline pointless, and only necessary here. Any ideas?     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 08:06, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Wait what? TTEchidna 08:12, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
There's a {{!}}template, which inserts a pipe without breaking the template. Perhaps that's what you're looking for. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 09:15, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Bingo. Thanks Jioruji, I think that'll work. Ha, I always wondered what that template was for. Sorry TTE, I probably still didn't make it clear enough xD.     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 10:07, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

And... success.

Done. You can delete the other Trainerentry/# templates, just keep Trainerentry/1, cos that's the only one that's needed. Time to start on the exp ^_^     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 11:32, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Heal Ball.... use this: Image:HealthballDP.png ht14 13:26, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Sorry? I'm not sure where the relevance of that came from >_>, replied to the wrong comment?
Alright, and exp column is finally over and done with! I've put the switch (which took ahelluvalong time pX), formula expression and everything in Template:Trainerexp and implemented it into Trainerentry/1. Do a quick glance over them if you want, but I'm pretty sure everything should be fine. Hmm, so what to do next?     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 16:38, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Wait what. Wha? You redid it so that none besides 1 needs to be there? TTEchidna 22:11, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Basically the original template had to choose from 6 different separate party templates when it came to the number of Pokémon to display, so if '4' was put in for the number of Pokémon in party, then the template would include Trainerentry/4, and this meant that to edit Trainerentry/1, you would have to edit all of them, which I found rather annoying, so I redid the original so that it only uses Trainerentry/1, cept in nested switches. So now you can delete the other Trainerentry/# ones, and editing it will be a lot easier.    -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 22:54, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
And it works? And it's been implemented so that no page uses the other ones anymore? TTEchidna 22:56, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Too right. I just checked using the WhatLinksHere tool. No other pages link to Trainerentry/2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. Trainerentry/1 is the only one being used. And it works fine. So, any other ideas? Do you reckon there should be something added to show Type? Like maybe the background of the row, or perhaps those small word icons.     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 01:14, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
No icons... we get enough image use. Smalltagging the {{typecolor}} template works just the same. And don't use anisprites except in rare instances. They slow down some browsers, especially when used more than, say, six times per page. TTEchidna 01:41, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Fair enough. By the way, once you protect the templates, I won't be able to edit them unfortunately.     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 04:38, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Don't worry about that. Those'll be added eventually if we can. They'd have to be manually entered, though, so an overhaul = not good. We'll see about it after USPt comes out, before any GSDS. TTEchidna 04:41, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
True that. Though how about graphic-wise, I've seen that there's been noticeable css changes to certain templates lately, such as the one for Base Stats. Perhaps making the Trainer table take a similar appearance to the party views in the games would be a good idea in the future? Or is it better to just keep things simple, considering browser speeds/server clutter... sorry if I'm sounding too adventurous, I'm used to making websites etc xD.     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 05:08, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
What, you mean like the big ones or... the six-party view from DP's Pokémon screen? It'd be interesting to try, but I dunno how small we could make it. TTEchidna 07:11, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you mean by the big ones, neither have I seen what it looks like on DP (yes I'm a tad behind :P) but yeah, like the Pokémon view on FRLG which is reasonably sized already. Just looking at all that emptiness in the template table, especially when it's only showing one Pokémon, it gets to me lmao. I'll probably design something after my todo list is empty.     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 07:54, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
I mean the ones like on Brock's page. And "what it looks like on DP" is essentially...
196 ESPEON ♂
If we did anything like that it'd be static MSes, and the HP bar would be replaced by the types. And the background wouldn't be blue. TTEchidna 10:13, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Ahh, I get what you mean by big. Yeah, I wager sticking with the FRLG view would be best. It keeps the simple 6 rows, compact and easier for graphics.     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 14:22, 16 December 2008 (UTC)


I'm sorry, just wanted to tell you to change the Heal Ball sprite...I'm sure you know how to do that... ht14 04:07, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Tell me? Or TTE...     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 22:56, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Problem's already solved. Besides, if I were to talk to you, it'd be in YOUR talk page... ht14 23:52, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Good point, but then again, you did reply to me, so I was just makin sure... in any case, I'll just drop it.     -–<×vVvvv τλικ to ς1tHςι3r ^^vVv×>–- 01:00, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Sockpuppet Curiosity

I've been meaning to ask, but I put it off for so long. How exactly do you detect whether or not a new user is just a sockpuppet? SharKingHo ho ho! 14:27, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Checkusers can detect IP addresses, which are *usually* fixed sets of numbers given out by your computer while it's on a hentai site on the Internet. It's like a telephone number, just more awkward and cannot be dialed. Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links 15:02, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

User:Shiningpikablu252/Link Templates

OK... Shining said to ask you, so...

Regarding this, is there any way you could make it so that it can give examples for templates like {{OP}}, {{Ashfr}}, {{Delia}}, {{template}}, etc...? This has been another copy+pasted message. For the original one, go to this page.--The Kkllnnator サンタクロース 21:02, 16 December 2008 (UTC)


If I may ask, why was Meowth (Team Rocket) protected? Chocolate (Merry Christmas!) 00:55 12/17/2008

Probably because Maddie Blaustein died recently. IIMarckus 00:57, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes, some users might decide to edit that article to add some details about the fact that Meowth's most notable voice actor has passed away, but that doesn't belong there. It belongs in Maddie's article, which I've already amended. Cipher (Talk) 01:04, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
And it's official. Main Page is in memorial mode. TTEchidna 01:09, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Why not?

Why can we not have those templates? If they should be deleted, so should Template:Code. Chocolate (Merry Christmas!) 02:28 12/17/2008

Yes it should be. However, first, it'd need to be subst'd. Care to? TTEchidna 02:30, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Kinda late, but why can we not have those templates? I mean, {{Code|test}} is easier to type than <code>test</code>. Chocolate (Merry Christmas!) 19:26 12/21/2008
They don't save much, and they're really just an overtemplatization. It's a few extra characters. TTEchidna 19:49, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Admin Question

Hey, TTEchidna, I am ready and willing to nominate Tavisource for an admin. Well, I wasn't too sure, so I asked Tavi on his talk page and he responded this on my talk page(QUOTE):" I'm not sure if you can still nominate me because of the new policy...go ask TTEchidna first and see what he says. When you add me on there, I'm pretty sure that there's a template.-_☆Tavisource 02:20, 17 December 2008 (UTC)"

Retrieved from "" Anyway, what do YOU think?--DRAGONBEASTX 02:39, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Wait until February. We've closed the nominations for now... but we might open them once again soon...ish. TTEchidna 02:42, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Unown Trozei

From reading its article, I noticed that the different Unown are all in Trozei so I assume they all have different sprites. So, will we have to make a template for that or just do it on the page?--MisterE13 03:07, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

We'll try something soonish... TTEchidna 03:54, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Template or coding in the page?--MisterE13 03:55, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Coding likely. We need all the sprites first... TTEchidna 04:40, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Byron Trivia

On Byron's page Jmath keeps deleting this: "In DP101 it was revealed that he was defeated by Jun"

I keep adding it back because I think it is valid and other gym leaders, such as Fantina have this kind of info on their pages. Jmath keeps saying that it can't be on their because he didn't appear. So what is your opinion. If other leaders have it I don't see why Byron is the exception. --HoennMaster 05:09, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Seems like something which ought be mentioned... TTEchidna 05:12, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

FAC for Maddie

I know it's sad, but I don't think it has reached the standard for FAC yet, if this can be a FAC, then all the other VA's pages can be as well. And people haven't yet vote for it!-Billy4b2004 05:28, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Special circumstances. TTEchidna 05:36, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
So we're delisting soon then? — THE TROM — 05:47, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Delisting what? TTEchidna 05:52, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Maddie's article. When the circumstances are less special. — THE TROM — 05:53, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Prehaps. TTEchidna 05:56, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
From my perspective, you've only FAC'd it so it can be MP'd (which is understandable) but when the Main Page goes back to normal in, like, whenever, I'd recommend we either un-feature it or write it up to FA standard. (Second one would be preferable, actually). — THE TROM — 06:02, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes. TTEchidna 06:46, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
How are we going to write it up to FA standard then? I think we've got to do a huge research about her private life? Should we also state her identity as an active user in the forums? And should we get the permission from her family first before doing so?-Billy4b2004 07:03, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Go for it... TTEchidna 07:05, 17 December 2008 (UTC)


I fully don't understand this, and you appear to be the most active member of BP:TCGDex Project atm, so I'll ask you (and the fact that you are the allpowerful dictator doesn't go amiss either :p): Is Rage (here actually a normal-type move? Or is it colorless? Because I thought that standard types didn't exist in the TCG. Thanks. — THE TROM — 06:00, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

It's a game move used as a TCG move on a Pokémon that can't have it in the games. It's noted on Cynda's page by its in-game type. TTEchidna 06:45, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Permission to update all such things with the cost to use them, sir? — THE TROM — 06:52, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Chart 'em up. TTEchidna 07:05, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Why can't people ever wait for when we say we want to do this. Wait for the damn Japanese names to be filled in, because many of those are actual moves mistranslated as something else. Wait for a complete list before jumping into other projects. Plus, we have a style for the TCG only moves, and I'd appreciate you follow it after we get the japanese names into every page! MaverickNate 23:39, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Gee, alright then. Would you mind not coming on so strong, though? I've read the Project page and related talk and it doesn't say anything there about not doing anything until Nate's organised everything else; so I wasn't to know. I won't change any more. — THE TROM — 07:23, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Of course, it's also always a good idea to not just ask me about everything... >> TTEchidna 08:27, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Castform movelist

I noticed that Wormadam has a special template for its movelists, should Castform get one to or are its forms not permanent enough?--MisterE13 14:49, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Castform's actual moveset does not differ between forms. For example, it learns Water Gun, Ember, and Powder Snow at level 10 regardless of which form it's in at the time (and it learns all three). In this respect, it's more akin to Unown (i.e. A and R have the same movepool), Spinda (like the programmers could program in more than 4 billion different movesets anyway), Shellos/Gastrodon (West and East have the same movepool), and Giratina (the Another Form and Origin Form share a movepool) than to Deoxys (Normal Form, Attack Form, Defense Form, and Speed Form have different movepools), Wormadam (the Grass, Ground, and Steel-type forms have different movepools), and Shaymin (the Land Form and Sky Form have different movepools). --Shiningpikablu252 17:17, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
I know that, I just meant the heading colours on the templates could be changed to reflect the different types such as Wormadam's.--MisterE13 17:22, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
I mean this thing Template:Movelist/body/4/Wormadam--MisterE13 18:06, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Castform doesn't have permanent forms, so no need to list them all. It'd be like listing Ditto for all 17 types. Only reason Arceus and Shaymin get it is because their forms are semipermanent, while Wormadam's is permanent. If West Sea and East Sea Gastrodon had different types, they'd get the same treatment. TTEchidna 00:34, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Figured it was something like that. Thought I'd double check though.--MisterE13 00:56, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

quick question

Is it against the rules to delete stuff from my talk page? --いぬみみ 23:20, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes. Chocolate (Merry Christmas!) 23:23 12/17/2008


I've been working on a MediaWiki extension that determines TCM. It adds a Special: page that lets you specify month and namespaces, and it spits a list. Can we try it here? — Laoris (Blah) 00:45, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Huh. Really? I suppose I'll talk to those who know how to add functionality about it. TTEchidna 00:49, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Ok, just let me know. I can send over the code for inspection. Btw, I wasn't quite sure what the rules for TCM were, so I just made it count all edits in specified namespaces. — Laoris (Blah) 00:54, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
As long as you can specify JUST Main... TTEchidna 00:57, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, you can. Don't template edits count too though? — Laoris (Blah) 01:00, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Nope. Does it let you specify day though? TTEchidna 01:05, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Just month and year, but I can add whatever functionality is needed. — Laoris (Blah) 01:06, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
We did it by day before... TTEchidna 01:07, 18 December 2008 (UTC)


I've made 2 edits to the User: name space today. However, 1 of them was fixing a template on someone's page. Since it was fixing something, does it count toward the daily amount of edits I can make to the User: name space? Chocolate (Merry Christmas!) 00:58 12/18/2008

No. TTEchidna 00:58, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
What about replacing an image when the replaced one is to be deleted? Does an edit like that count towards the limit? Chocolate (Merry Christmas!) 20:46 12/21/2008
Of course not; switching out duplicate files is perfectly fine, and they don't count towards total. MaverickNate 20:50, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Evobox pictures

I thought it would be a good idea to put images into evoboxes. For example, I put a Remoraid menusprite into the Mantyke/Mantine one. I actually got the idea from the Nincada/Ninjask/Shedinja one. I remeber seeing on a subpage of yours once that you had a similar idea. What do you think of it now?--MisterE13 02:20, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm kinda eh on the idea. It's only really on Shedinja's because otherwise it's like "hey why all the extra space?" TTEchidna 02:22, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Some things are a little iffy. Like maxed Beauty, I put the Blue Scarf but some people didn't like it. There's also Happiness, Burmy Cloak, Trade. Plus Rare Candies would be annoying to put on every page. It might all look good if we can do it well.--MisterE13 02:29, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Burmy's cloak is set. But thanks for reminding me to fix the Burmy and Mothim evoboxes... I gotta do that soon. Eevee too... The problem is I don't want the big nasty chart. TTEchidna 02:34, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I saw that page a while ago, I thought about something for Burmy:
W(S) B(S) M B(T) B(T)

For Wormadam, it would be the same just without the Mothim.--MisterE13 02:42, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Wormadam's got her code. TTEchidna 02:45, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
We really should also add the Babys' Incenses.--MisterE13 02:47, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Originally planned; may be implemented... Might require a LOT of effort though... like, say, updating EVERY entry... TTEchidna 02:49, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Not necessarilly on the evolutions' pages, just the babys'.--MisterE13 02:50, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
If we put them on the babies pages, might as well be on the evolutions'. TTEchidna 02:55, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
So, do we try the images, at least start with the easy stuff (like Rare Candies and items) then move on to the more complicated stuff?--MisterE13 02:57, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Eh, not yet. TTEchidna 03:02, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Quick question

Do the movie characters (humans) fall under the category of characters of the day?--Diby 06:02, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Overglorified ones, yes, but they fall under movie characters, since they're in the hour and a half long fillers we call movies. TTEchidna 06:05, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Ariados Sprite Issue

I'm afraid I've hit a big snag when it came to starting up the project to properly redirect all of the 3f sprites to 3r for those introduced outside Generation I (save Teddiursa and Deoxys). The Pokémon in question is Ariados. Chocolate had this "bright idea" of making the 3r a redirect to the file at 3f (the file should be at the 3r, the 3f should be the redirect); no doubt due to Chocolate's actions, attempts to rectify the issue caused problems (read: errors) when trying to upload the file to the 3r position where it belonged. I had no choice but to restore things to the way they had been (file at what should be the redirect, redirect at what should be the file) as a result. Can you help me with this issue? If you can't, I don't really know what to do...--Shiningpikablu252 17:16, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

The problem with uploading to file to the proper name isn't from an improper upload & redirect. Something is affecting all uploading. We just have to wait for whatever is causing it to be fixed, then the sprite issue can be rectified. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 17:26, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Yep. Big prablem for some reason, and we're attempting to fix it. By panicking. TTEchidna 02:18, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Where to comment on images

Is it preferable to start an image talk page on Bulbapedia or the archives? IIMarckus 17:48, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Where's it relevant to? Default is Pedia. TTEchidna 00:52, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Byron's Bastiodon

Do you think it is too early to create an article for Byron's Bastiodon? We have info from Thursday's episode plus we will have more next week, so I think it wouldn't be a problem.

  • So, I made it anyway. :( Hope your not mad. But as I said the info will be added in less thena week, plus I think people will start submitting to it soon. --HoennMaster 11:24, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
Could've just asked for a createprotect... TTEchidna 00:39, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

What do you mean? --HoennMaster 03:43, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Instead of creating it, if you wanted more info... TTEchidna 03:53, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

I'll remember that for the future. Is there anywhere on the site I could find out more info about it? --HoennMaster 03:59, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

About... what? TTEchidna 04:01, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
createprotect, I don't know anythinga about it. --HoennMaster 04:02, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
It's... wiki stuff. Something we can do to prevent pages from being made. TTEchidna 04:04, 21 December 2008 (UTC)


Should we use rowspans whenever possible? Because talk page is repeatedly removing the rowspans from the table on one-hit knockout move. I find repeating stuff in a table to be a bad idea whenever it's possible not to repeat it, and rowspans negate repeation. So, should we use rowspans for stuff like that? Chocolate (Merry Christmas!) 20:50 12/20/2008

Eh, sometimes they're a bad idea. TTEchidna 00:39, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Not to be rude, but...

Do we officially know that the glowing thing that Dialga, Palkia and Giratina attacked in the 12th movie trailer is Arceus? I guess it is obvious, but... what about the text below the character palette? I also noticed that in a split second at the end of one of the trailers they show what appears to be the lower half of Cresselia... パルキアJosh 22:26, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Screenshot? It was most definitely Arceus's arc, and I did put "possibly" in there. No doubt Arceus gets revealed in a month or so... TTEchidna 00:38, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Two edit requests

You probably noticed that the old Yellow .gif images are being replaced by new .png ones. I've gone through every sprite and fixed the image links. However, there are two protected pages I can't update the image in, and they are Template:Spr and Talk:Super Smash Bros. Brawl/Archive 2. Could you please go and fix them? Changing the extension is all you need to do. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 00:56, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, is anyone up for making anipngs of the Crystal and Emerald animations? TTEchidna 01:06, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
I don't think that anyone is... yet. I may think about it again at some point, but first I have to both get a aPNG-compatible image editor AND to know the most efficient and fastest way to do it. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 01:09, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Open GIMP, export each layer of the gif as a png, then put them together in an animated png with the same time delays. And APNG editor is a Firefox extension. TTEchidna 01:11, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
I didn't know that GIMP can edit them :P I might try to do them some day when I have enough time. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 01:14, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Sorry to burst in on the conversation, but how do you know if a sprite is facing the wrong way? Also I may be able to do some of the animated transparent-ising if you want. --Spriteit 01:17, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
How do you know? Pretty much you just compare it to the sprites in the Pokédex in the game. You usually only need one of them, though, because usually the Pokémon's facing to the left (in battle). TTEchidna 01:18, 21 December 2008 (UTC)


Hey, TTEchidna.I don't really mean to"defend" (I really just wanna clear up something for you......)my sister........ But....... while I was looking over her talk page just to pass the time until I was supposed to go outside(Whoa, that's a mouthfull!), and I saw your comment. I looked at her contribs and I saw that all her few contribs were prtty bad..... She just didn't learn as fast as I did and didn't ask anyone. So, here the truth about her, all you wanted to know. She's really shy, too shy to ask anyone, she's 11 years old, she's impatient, didn't click preview and she just thought she would learn eventually, without asking anyone, and well, she didn't, she just put the blame on others and quit. That's it.--DRAGONBEASTX 19:04, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, tell her that quitters never win anyway, and that it'd be nice if she gave it another shot, a better one. TTEchidna 19:47, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

ok i really dont care what u think that i should do!!!!!!!!! and just to make this clear i dont want any 1 editing my page! and i will erase everything from it! and the reson that i quit was because people were mean k?-pikathychu!!! - unsigned comment from Pikathychu!!! (Pikathychu!!!contribs) 22:30, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Do you know the reason why people were "mean?" It centers around your interpretation (or lack thereof) of this. --ニョロトノ666 22:34, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I was gone, what happened? and what's the bad thing she did?~Ποκεμανιακα0β 22:36, 21 December 2008 (UTC)


I'm gonna need to speak with you right away on get on as soon as possible. -Sketch 20:52, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Eeveelutional quirk

Eevee evolves to Espeon and Umbreon in more than one way. The Sun Shard (with happiness) and the Moon Shard (with happiness). Since the method is hard-coded into the template, I'm asking if you could change it. Gywall(Talk) 21:15, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Image renaming

Is it possible to rename images while they're already on the Archives or would one have to re-upload them?--MisterE13 22:34, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

One would have to re-upload it with the desired name. Bulbapedian - Talk 22:35, 21 December 2008 (UTC)