Talk:Foreign Pokédex entry

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Why is this page titled Meister (Sinnoh), not just Meister? --Maxim 17:44, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

About the 'dex entries...

Would it be a good idea to add translations of the foreign 'dex entries of the pokemon which one can collect them for to this page or not?- unsigned comment from Wikid (talkcontribs)

Actually, looking at Pikachu's Japanese one... it's the Japanese Blue/LeafGreen entry. TTEchidna 07:11, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
And Magikarp, for German and Japanese. TTEchidna 07:13, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
In fact... That seems to be the case for them all. They're the LeafGreen entries, at least in Diamond. Can someone with a Japanese DP confirm this for the English-language Pokémon? TTEchidna 07:15, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

I added Italian dex entry (except for Ekans, Staryu and Teddiursa, I haven't them) --CorsolaSplash 14:28, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

It's the correct one, right, as in, not the one that appears in the Italian Dex, but the one that appears in the English Dex from an Italian Pokémon? Or if you prefer, not the DP Italian Dex, but the LG one. TTEchidna 23:37, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Serebii also mentioned that the foreign Pokédex entries are available for all Pokémon as of Platinum... ht14 13:08, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

If they're all LeafGreen, can't we just copy the Pokédex descriptions from the likes of Pokéwiki? — THE TROM — 20:16, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Not *ALL* of 'em are from LeafGreen; while comparing/adding some remaining entries (mainly japanese), i've noticed that some of the japanese ones (namely Ponyta's) actually are from FireRed. So'd have to double-check 'em first. InfinityByZero 21:06, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

What will happen to this article later on (Platinum-related)?

According to Serebii, Platinum will feature Foregin Dex' entries for *every* single Pokémon so far. So, my question is...what will happen to this page once the game's released?

Is there gonna be a new template for every Pokémon on Bulbapedia, for the sake of showing their Dex' entry on all of it's 6 languages, or something (granted, doing just that for all 493 critters' gonna take quite some time...)?

Some feedback on the matter would be much appreciated.

(On a somehow related topic, it'll be nice if someone could create a new, more streamlined template for the current article; with all the updates going on with most other templates here and there, the one used here could use some re-newing. Thank you so much for considering it.) InfinityByZero 02:09, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Now that it is confirmed that all Pokémon can have foreign entries on Pokédex, what shall we do with this article and with other foreign entries? Will there be a place for them in the Pokémon articles? UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 22:51, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
I decided to begin collecting the foreign dex entries, so until other decision is made, please fill every possible foreign entry here. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 21:11, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
Actually, all we gotta do is hop over to the other-language wikis and nab the Diamond entry. That's what Pt uses. TTEchidna 21:15, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
But where do we take the Spanish and Italian ones? Encyclopaediae Pokémonis doesn't have wikis for those languages, at least. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 21:19, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
It might be possible to try to find a regular over on an aspiring Spanish wiki that could possibly help us with the Spanish entries. As for Italian, we could try to do the same thing, but the destination would instead be an aspiring Italian wiki.
(For the record, both wikis in question run Creative-Commons licenses, and both include inter-wiki links to the existing members of Encyclopaedae Pokémonis. Yes, I know I'm plugging for two wikis at once...) --Shiningpikablu252 21:30, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
Okay, so we seem to technically have a source for all entries. Are there any plans how and when these will be added to the pages, or is it decided that they will not be added? This situation has been open quite a while, after all. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 21:36, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

I imagine we'll be showing the D/P (LeafGreen) and Pt (Diamond) entries for those in D/P right? Also, if we do keep them on their own page, might I suggest ditching the Meister page.--MisterE13 02:58, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Ditching a page on an almost important non-player character? D: — THE TROM — 11:29, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
I meant for the list to ditch the page. It can still say The Meister is an NPC who does so and so... there would just be a link to another page with a full list of foreig ndex entries.--MisterE13 14:22, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
I used AR codes on a ROM, and now I have all the entries available. Seems that there's no progress on this thing, though... Are we going to list them somewhere or not? :/ UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 14:23, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
We should list them in a "List of Pokémon by Foreign Pokédex entry" or something like that. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 14:25, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
That would be one possibility, though I believe the page would grow too large (I have only a small fraction of all entries on that page of mine, but it's still 69kB already). I really want to get them onto the main Pokémon articles instead, but to me the best place to list them there would be in the Pokédex entries template -> I can't edit either the Pokémon pages or the Pokédex entries template, so it would be all up to admins (at least for the template part, the pages should be unlocked in the near future). UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 14:29, 8 November 2009 (UTC)


It might be interesting to note which Kanto remake the entries come from. Perhaps the colours of the languages' names?--MisterE13 15:04, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Platinum content

I just added a section on the new platinum content, where all Pokemon can receive foreign entries in Platinum. However I just checked and my Magikarp German entry from Platinum is "Man sagt, es sel das schwāchste PKMN der Welt. Niemand weiB, wie es bisher uberleben konnte." instead of "Die urzeitlichen Vorfahren dieses Pokémon waren sehr viel stärker als ihre heutigen Nachkommen." Are all the existing Pokémon's entries different, since I don't have any other foreign pokemon that were available for entries in DP. If they are wanted, I am currently collecting as many foreign entries as I can on Platinum and will post any as I get them.Link 15:34, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

ID #

We don't need them on the pages. We already have them on the List of in-game trades page. We need more than two opinions though. R.A. Hunter Blade 20:27, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Then why isn't that linked anywhere on the page? It's either you have the ID#, or a link from the Meister's page to the in-game trader page, because who's going to know what to search for in the wiki to find such information, if it exists? And regardless, I doubt it's harmful to a page to have every known fact of a character. Meister's a character that trades and has other things about him that warrants his own. How is it a bad thing not to include his ID# anywhere on the page? It's not like it's taking up space. Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 22:55, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
I thought it was on the page already. Adding... as for it being a bad thing, it isn't. I hadn't realized at the time that Meister was the only person, other than the two men in XD, that had his own page. Adding the ID# back then. R.A. Hunter Blade 03:46, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

German Magikarp

What Magikarp do you get in the German version? It can't be a German one! Flicky1991 22:39, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

IIRC it's English. —darklordtrom 22:54, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Non-Korean Black and White have Dex Entries for Korean Pokémon!

I got a Korean Rotom on the GTS, and discovered that BW kept the original Korean Pokémon and Trainer names, and it has a Korean-language Dex Entry! If you need me to, I can support these statements with photo evidence. NOTE: I DID NOT HACK MY GAME!! Mysterious Ivysaur 07:33, 18 June 2011 (UTC)


As it stands, not much of the page's content is really related to the NPC in the title anymore. Thus, I've suggested a split (or move) of all the actual information on Foreign Pokémon on a page with a more relevant name. Depending on what is moved and what isn't might cause this page to become rather empty, but I still see it as a required change. Soulweaver (talk · edits) 11:09, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

I support this idea. Now that every Pokémon has entries in all possible languages, I think that there should be a page with those entries, or, as another idea, just start adding the entries to each of the species pages (or make subpages like we have for older learnsets). Schiffy (瀬藤健二) (Talk Contribs) 23:10,2/15/2014 (UTC)