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Isn't it a bit embarrassing that the main help page links to two non-existant project pages? I'd consider either removing the links completely or starting the articles, no matter how little text there'd be. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 16:26, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Bump. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 22:57, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
If you're not willing to answer or edit those links out yourselves, please at least make it available for editing. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 19:46, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
Know how many edits are made a day in the RC? Near 500. We can't respond on every talk page... TTEchidna 00:16, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Yeah... I was only trying to make the odds higher by bumping it, but now as I've got my opinion through, I can't do anything but thank you. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 00:50, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Website showing incorrect time zone

Hi! I've tried changing my time zone on the Preferences pages because it was saying the time was an hour behind than the actual time in London, so i changed it to Europe/London time zone and it has stayed the same! The time is wrong, and i believe it is lagging the website as everything doesn't load properly since this issue began occurring. Could someone help me, please?

I need help

Where's the list of Pokemon in the TCG with two types? TorchicBlaziken (talkedits) 23:17, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page. — THE TROM — 08:19, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Not seeing some images


This keep happening to me and when I click on the link I get

"No file by this name exists, you can upload it." Not just this page but many as well...

If any one can help I'd be grateful. --Riggy(>0.0)> 04:06, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

That, er, means that the file doesn't exist and you can upload it. ~ overgrownsol 04:11, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
Odd when I upload said image it state there is a file by that name so I wonder how is there a PNG if it does not or has never existed? AND the file that the file doesn't exist shows up in archive? Can you explain this to me...--Riggy(>0.0)> 04:22, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
It means that no one's had a chance to upload it yet. That happens with the sprites. TTEchidna 04:44, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
But when I check it, the sprites do exist and then when I try to upload a replacement I still can not see the sprite and I find there is a sprite for it already uploaded. It's not showing up for me.--Riggy(>0.0)> 06:22, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm not seeing any sprites at those filenames on the wiki at all. TTEchidna 06:29, 7 March 2009 (UTC) it said it's a duplicate of which is just one of the sprites not showing. If indeed this sprite is the missing Platinum sprite for Alakazam. If it exists why does it and others not show up on the page? and if as you say it was not uploaded then why is there it's sprite in that link. I'm very confused why I'm not seeing these images. --Riggy(>0.0)> 06:36, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

TTEchidna your even using said sprite on your page --Riggy(>0.0)> 06:38, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
You might have to make a null edit to the page with the sprite table in question to get the image to show up. A "null edit" is simply going into the editing phase, changing absolutely nothing, and hitting "Save page". It won't show up in the recent changes, but it works to refresh images and the like. (Edits that do show up in the recent changes also work to refresh images.) --Shiningpikablu252 15:14, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
I dunno what's wrong I did like you said but the images in question still do not show. On the other hand the sprite I uplaoded is now showing up on the page. --Riggy (>0.0)> 22:23, 7 March 2009 (UTC)


I'm not sure if I'm in the right place, but is there a list of all the Pokémon that can be received by trading?--Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales 12:15, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Trade and List of in-game trades--FF(editstalk) 12:28, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much indeed, could you help with finding lists of Pokémon that can be caught by fishing and surfing?--Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales 18:24, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Um.... you were told before. Go look for yourself. Sure, it'll take some time, but this isn't a library and I'm not a librarian. — THE TROM — 08:46, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Relearning move

If you have a Victreebel and you want it to relearn Acid, but you're dealing with before Generation 3, is this possible?--Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales 15:29, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

This would be better answered by the simple questions thread on the forums. There is a way to relearn moves in Gen I and II: Stadium 2. But only if you beat the Elite Four and Champion in the GLC and use each one of your six Pokémon in a battle (they don't have to be sent out, just selected). TTEchidna 20:44, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
The problem is, Acid's only in the Weepinbell's moveset not in Victreebell's. Would it still register if I were to do the selfsame thing on Pokémon Stadium 1?--Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales 09:41, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
Then, no. If it isn't in the learnset it can't be relearned. I can't answer for Stadium, but as TTE said this kind of thing is best suited for the Bulbagarden forums. This is a help page about the wiki, not about how to beat your game. — THE TROM — 09:46, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
I'll erect a thread there, then.--Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales 16:43, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Viewing the recent changes

When I try to view the recent changes, it comes up with this, and why this message is automatically justified I am at a loss to: a:File:Screendump.png Its still like that in spite of the fact that I edited this page.--Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales 15:22, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Server fail. 504 pops up when loading fails, 503 says hello when saving fails. The last time it happened, they were dumping all the data from our server onto another, or something along those lines, so the whole site was locked down. It's no biggie. If you see it, don't constantly hit refresh. That can make any problems worse. — THE TROM — 09:09, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
So we're currently under construction, are we?--Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales 09:43, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes, hence images suck atm. Look around, it's on half the talk pages. — THE TROM — 09:46, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
Heh. I still get it now.--Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales 16:48, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

I need help.

Can somedy help me make user boxes? I'm new here. If you guys are busy it's ok. But still, can you help me?--Maii({{) 00:27, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

I'll help. What do you want?--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity was here at 00:45, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

I really need help in coding, finding and making userboxes. Can you help me?--Maii 00:51, 15 October 2009 (UTC)Maii"

usertags; usertags; usertag policy. These three pages should hopefully answer any questions you may have. —darklordtrom 18:51, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh! Thank you so much!--Maii 16:11, 16 October 2009 (UTC)Maii

How do you report a bug?

I tried to go to my watchlist, and this happened:

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last 
attempted database query was: (SQL query hidden) from within function "wfSpecialWatchlist". MySQL returned error "1030: Got error 28 from
storage engine (". Retrieved from ""

If it is a bug in the software, how would I report it? Dolphins are awesome (and Vulpix are too) 20:46, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

There's a site issues thread on the forums. That's the best place to bring this up. You could alternatively post a note on an online admin's talk page. Then again, this page works too.... even though it is somewhat unmonitored. —darklordtrom 02:17, 3 November 2009 (UTC)


I have two questions: How do I archive info in my talk page, and how do I add userboxes to my userspace (like the 'this user likes mudkipz box')?--Angrysmurf 22:00, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

All the information you need is here and here. —darklordtrom 23:04, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks.--Angrysmurf 23:45, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

can some one get me some help

ok i looked up a chart for pokemon moves strenghts a weaknesses al i need to here is like thhis type is good against this on not any percentage what is good aganst poi psy fight bug dragon and ghost - unsigned comment from TheTheDragon14 (talkcontribs)

100% is normal, 200% is super effective, 50% is not very effective. And please sign your comments, and refer to the Manual of Style for spelling and grammar issues. Have a good one. --Clarky13 06:26, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Page Help

This page looks a lot like Wikipedia Help page.Why is this? --Message From MatthewCenance, a wiki editer 15:32, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Because it is similar to Wikipedia.--Clarky13 06:27, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Create a help page on how to be promoted to admin

Plesse create a help page on how to be promoted to admin. Oh and how to create a template.--Message From MatthewCenance, a wiki editer 15:38, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

At Bulbapedia, it is difficult to be promoted to an administrator. And template creation can be found at Wikipedia's help page. But, if your looking to create a template, it must be submitted for approval.--Clarky13 06:33, 6 May 2011 (UTC)


I'm sorry if this isn't the place to ask, but how do I edit redirect pages? Is this only possible to staff members? If an address is redirecting to the wrong page or if it links to nowhere, while it should, how can I change it? |) u |( e 20:22, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

When you're on a page that's been redirected, like this, at the top it will say, "Redirected from <page>." Click on <page> and it'll take you to the redirect page. From there you can edit. Though keep in mind, you should have a good reason to edit a redirect before editing it. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 20:27, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Jo the Marten! |) u |( e ® 20:43, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

I have a question...

Is it possible for non-admin/staff members to upload images? YOLO~ (talk) 12:56, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes, but you have to do it through Bulbagarden Archives. --It's Funktastic~!話してください 19:18, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Can we add a new page?

I came here with the intention of building an "Unused type combination" page via my userpages and then transferring it to an actual page when I was satisfied with it, but I can't create pages, let alone userpages, due to the rules of this site. So is there any chance we could build that page? This page would contain the following:

  • Full list of unused types
  • Full list of unused types that doesn't include formes (this list would remove Rotom formes/etc)
  • Each typing would have it's strengths and weaknesses table (hidden until opened by the viewer).

Not only would this page serve as an interesting trivia page about what types have yet to be used, but if those types are ever introduced, we'll have all of the charts already made. One day hopefully we'd be able to dissolve the page when all types are used. Kangasbro (talk) 03:30, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Why can't I create new pages?

I'm new to this site and I wanted to contribute to some empty pages on Pokemon super mystery dungeon but it says I can't create pages. Why is this and is there something that I can do to change that?SawyerTheD (talk) 16:08, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

You need to be autoconfirmed. glikglak 16:38, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you and how long is the time limit?SawyerTheD (talk) 17:23, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

No clue. glikglak 17:52, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

I found a glitch while loading a search

When I searched Bulbapedia from a new tab in Google Chrome, I got this: [1] and it dispalys Usernames with history logs. I would report this bug, but I don't know how or where. This is the address I entered: (talk) 05:22, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

That appears to be the code from our global css file, which suggests that the page simply failed to load properly and your browser displayed whatever it managed to load from the server. Have you tried giving the search URL a hard refresh? It's likely just a one-off error, rather than a bug. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 05:36, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank You Kogoro! it just needed a refresh! - unsigned comment from Pocketmonsterfan2016 (talkcontribs)
Glad to help! Don't forget to properly indent and sign your comments in the future. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 05:57, 14 July 2016 (UTC)