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Logo filename

What is the file name of the Bulbapedia logo? I though it would be Wiki.png, as usual, but alas.. Jellochuu¾ 21:15, 23 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Well, what's the logo's file name? KFan II 15:42, 11 October 2005 (CDT)

Anyone still care about this? It's "Bulbapedia_logo.png". --Marty 22:10, 25 June 2007 (UTC)


I've noticed that people have been saying both "moves" and "attacks" when refering to Pokémon attacks, what are we sticking with? I say attacks, I think that's the official name for them. Once we decide Bulbapedia:Manual_of_style should probably mention it. - Ferret 22:34, 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I think the actual name for moves is technique, but I referrenced move in one article, because that's how they are in the wiki... for example, I think there's a "Hydro Cannon (move)" article. -GreenGiant

I just checked my Silver and Sapphire English booklets (the ones that come with the game). They both use "Move" to refer to the attacks. To add to it, using "Move" keeps consistent with any place that may use the term "Moveset". --Meowth346 20:52, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)

R/B manual calls them both abilities and techniques. Fr/Lg manual says moves. The G/S manual calls them MOVEs. Okay I give up, we'll call them moves.... - Ferret 05:14, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Gold ☆ for you.--LucarioProf

To me, the term "move" encompasses all of them whereas attack is just the moves in the physical or special category which deal damage. --ZellMurasame 19:38, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Pokémon Template

Is it ready yet? If not, why? What is missing, what needs tweaking? I want to start the Pokémon pages. - Ferret 11:11, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Featured Article

Hijacked it to "SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT" because I needed to address some things. I'll rever it next week, probably. If anyone modifies my announcement, except for spelling, expect a blocking. I'll remove it when it's ready to be removed. Evkl 21:53, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Flavor text

Whoever's putting "Flavor text" above the Pokédex data INSTEAD of the phrase "Pokédex data", please stop. I appreciate what you're doing by adding the Emerald Version data, but I can't go through and fix it all. Will the next person to edit these pages fix it back? Thanks much. --Doug teh H-Nut 7:37 PM EST, Jul 15 2005

TCG pages

If I'm not mistaken, I've just made the first TCG page on Bulbapedia. Spoink (EX Dragon 73). Could someone make that into a template for the rest of the TCG pages and see if there's anything I could do to make it better? It's numbered like the red links on Bulbasaur's page. Thanks. --Doug teh H-Nut 11:32 AM EST; Jul 20 2005

Don't mean to impose, but...

Have you considered using the setup given by the Pokémon WikiProject at Wikipedia? The articles seems to be more a guide on how they are in the games, instead of their relevance in the game/anime/manga/TCG. Compare Wikipedia:Bulbasaur with Bulbasaur, for instance. - A Link to the Past 00:02, 7 September 2005 (CDT)

Bulbasaur is now a Featured article on Wikipedia, in case you may be interested. Celestianpower 12:39, 12 March 2006 (CST)


Should we give mention to particular movesets of Pokémon or mention of certain Pokémon that are overpowered (Blissey, Skarmory, Dodrio, Snorlax, etc.)? - A Link to the Past 14:38, 11 September 2005 (CDT)

Did You Know?

Actually, I believe in the Seafoam Islands episodes and a couple of others, Ash changes into summer clothes - a orange shirt and little swimtrunks.

You can update it yourself: Template:Main Page/Did you know - 振霖T 20:02, 14 December 2005 (CST)
It doesn't matter, since we need a new set anyway. FabuVinny 11:09, 15 December 2005 (CST)


Sorry if this is a dumb question, but why is uploading disabled on Bulbapedia?

Because uploading for both the Bulbapedia and Bulbanews is done on the Bulbagarden Archives - the Upload Media link on the side navigation should take you there. --Pie 01:55, 25 June 2006 (UTC)


Just out of curiosity, why is the Pokemon Wiki named Bulbapedia? Pikapedia sounds more like wiki, and Pikachu is the unfficial mascot for Pokemon, not to mention one that everyone knows. My seven year-old brother, who has never watched an episode in his life or played a game (obviously) knows what a Pikachu is. Just a question. Tysis 19:57, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

I think it's because Bulbapedia was created with the help of Bulbagarden, another Pokémon web site. Don't quote me on that though, because I'm not 100% sure that's correct. --PAK Man 04:01, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
With the help of? It's part of Bulbagarden. Look up in the URL,
Besides. Bulbasaur's #001 in the Pokédex, makes more sense than Pikachu in that regard. Tom Temprotran 08:01, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
Bulbapedia, Bulbanews, Bulbacast... It's a Bulbagarden project so it gets the "Bulba" prefix. --FabuVinny 15:36, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Oh, well that does make more sense. I didn't know about all the other "Bulba" stuff. Well in that case, never mind. But if it was just a stand-alone wikia, I still think "Pikapedia" would make more sense and sound better. Tysis 14:36, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Pikapedia might to Nintendo, but that's because they overhype Pikachu. It's not even that good, even when evolved. Now Ampharos, that's a good Electric-type. But if anything, if not Bulbapedia, it should be Poképedia. Not that I'm saying we should ever change it. I like Bulbapedia. Tom Temprotran 01:17, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Loading Speed?

Hi there, I've noticed that lately that Bulbapedia pages have taken a while to load, so I looked up the speed on It said the average time it took to load a page was 6.9 seconds. Is there some way to increase the speed (decrease the loading time)? If so would someone do it? (Of course it's not top priority.)Thanks! --Mudkiplover56 00:17, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes. Please donate to the Bulbagarden server fund so that we can afford a faster server. This server is being pushed beyond its limits lately due to the increased traffic caused by the US release of DP. - 振霖T 08:51, 4 May 2007 (UTC)


How come uploading is disabled and the Upload Media button takes you to a different wiki?--X66x66 22:54, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Images on Bulbagarden Archives can be used on both Bulbapedia and Bulbanews. --FabuVinny T-C-S 22:57, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
Oh, ok. Now to make an account on the Bulbagarden Archives!--X66x66 23:00, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


Hey, this site should have some sort of a pokedex thing where when you click on a pokemon it gives you it's description.--Jon mew 16:00, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

List of Pokémon by National Dex number pretty much does that. --FabuVinny T-C-S 17:04, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Oh I didn't notice that, thanks.--Jon mew 17:07, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Loading speed kills my 45 minute edit

I spent about 45 minutes changing the list of Water type Pokemon into a convenient table as with most of the type articles. However, due to the loading times, my edit was, for some reason, lost. I tried going back but was unable to. I only managed to edit the list of pure Water-types, but spent most of that time editing the list of dual types, none of which went through. Currently only the pure Water types have been added into a table. This really irritates me because I was planning on table-afying the other type articles, but now I don't feel like literally wasting more time...will the server load ever go back to normal? ShadowUltra 22:01, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Hopefully, in August when we get a new server. But to be realistic, most likely never. - 振霖T 01:34, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

hey there should be something about technology, like vehicles, robots, that sort of stuff in the pokemon series.--Jon mew 13:53, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

hey how do you put a title on these pages.--Jon mew 13:55, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

You mean something like the Loading speed kills my 45 minute edit heading? It's very easy to do. All you do is type in the following: ==TITLE GOES HERE== and you have your title. Of course, you'll probably want to replace TITLE GOES HERE with what your comment is actually about. --PAK Man Talk 20:20, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Or just click the tab with a + on it, then enter in a title there. --TTEchidna 17:03, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Brendan's hat

Really, I thought Brendan does wear a hat. I mean, if he doesn't, that means he has white hair. Even in an anime that has purple and green-haired people as normal, I've never seen them put a boy with regular white hair. The Glalie Guy

Eh, well, if it is a hat, it's a really, really weird one... after all, it seems to be more like hair. --TTEchidna 17:02, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
It is a hat. He has black/brown hair under it.--Zwåjkl 18:00, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm sorry but I personally believe that's his hair. And you don't know. His hair could be two toned. White on top black on the bottom. If it is a hat then it's got to be the weirdest one I've seen. -- Kenji Girl
Ruby (Special) has a wardrobe full of his signature white sock-like hats. And is seen without the hat, in fact. - 振霖T 10:07, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Operation Move Out!!!

(Just like the exodus of german scientists to America during World War II!) Since the Wikipedia pokemon articles are in danger of being deleted, I made it my duty to add the info to the Bulbapedia articles from Wikipedia, starting with this one!!! If anyone would like to join me, just email me. MudkipNDS 19:29, 19 July 2007 (UTC) SAYS MARIO...

Wikipedia isn't deleting the articles. They're only redirecting them. --PAK Man Talk 19:33, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Dude, Archive these now B4 its TOO LATE!!!

List of Pokémon (441-460) the above article on wikipedia hasn't deleted all of the pokemons' articles YET!!! I suggest that somebody preserve the information on Bulbapedia b4 its too late!!! Ps sry 4 the lck of grmr bn in a rush l8lythemaestro2.0 05:35, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

As I stated on the Forums, they're not deleting the information, they're only redirecting it. You can still access the history of it if it's being redirected. It's not that big of a deal. --PAK Man Talk 15:38, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Heh heh....sorry for overreacting... themaestro2.0 17:04, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Don't worry about it. --PAK Man Talk 17:12, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Special Pages

I'm wondering, who updates the special pages, they're a month behind. Glalie exδ species (guy)

Those are usually refreshed automatically. I believe Zhen turned off the updating in order to reduce server strain. He did not leave me many instructions when he left, so unfortunately I don't know how to make them update again. We'll have to wait until he returns. Sorry. It's bugging me, too. --Pie ~ 18:08, 30 July 2007 (UTC)


Listen up, people! Today I traded a baby Lv. 1 Turtwig for a Lv. 46 Alakazam, its nickname UpESP. I got it from a trainer named Bera, whose name was in suspicious red font. But here's the weird part! The Alakazam was caught with a Dusk Ball in Victory Road on Mar. 4, 2007!!! Reasons for this suspicion that UpESP is a hack is first, it was caught in Victory Road, but the real fact is that wild Alakazam don't exist, and you can only get an Alakazam through trading Kadabra. Second, the trainer is English, but the date caught was Mar. 4, 2007, a month before Pokemon Diamond and Pearl was released in America. I'll repeat the facts for you again: Caught at Lv. 46 in Victory Road on Mar. 4, 2007, by Trainer Bera, ID No. 45853, Nickname UpESP, and traded to me at Lv. 46. Sorry if I overreacted. Respond to me on my talk or under this message. Thank you. By the way, ignore the random message at the end. Not that funny... themaestro2.0 03:03, 2 August 2007 (UTC) HUNGRY!!! - BBC Lady in The Idiot's Lantern, Doctor Who

Oh. Sorry for overreacting. AGAIN!!! I was guessing actually that the red font was for female trainers. Thanks anyway.

themaestro2.0 15:27, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

OK. Dude/Dudette this cursed Alakazam Is not a hack. Reason No. 1: OF COARSE IT WOULD BE THAT DATE! THE GAME IS JAPANESE! IT WAS RELEASED IN JUNE! (in japan). Reason No. 2: The person you got it from is a female. A WOMAN! I have Pokémon Diamond (male) AND Pokémon Pearl (Female) The girl's Pokémon Text name is in red, the boy's, BLUE! You have a twisted sence of CUCKOO goin on in yo brain.

PK54 10:34, August 5 2007 (UTC)

Did you ever think maybe it was caught in Victory Road and evolved into Alakazam then put up for trade? Gosh, who woulda thunk it? Tyrogue


Y'all pokémon hackers think you're so smart? Making up your own pokemon and such? WELL LAY OF MOES TO THE FOES! I made my own glitch pokemon with a real pokemon counerpart! The real pokemon? Bulsquirmandchu. The glitch? ☆♪δ♥Femman☆☆ AKA: Starsingzzove♀♂strar Put Em together? ☆♪δ♥♀♂☆☆ or starsingzzoveFemmanstrar. THAT'S A MOUTH FULL! and ☆♪δ♥♀♂☆☆ Doesn't do anything to your game! It's the super form of Missingno. only available on my pokemon Diamond.

PK54 10:34, August 5 2007 (UTC)

Can I delete this? Please? Politoed666 23:36, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Where's the discussion page?

I want to ask the community about external links such as GameFAQs FAQs and guides on certain pages where they might be helpful. --Raijinili 18:27, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

There's a link to the forum in the navigation sidebar. --FabuVinny T-C-S 21:54, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
I'm one of those who have no interest in a forum account. --Raijinili 14:09, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

List of all Supporter Cards

The article List of all Supporter Cards is incomplete. I only really care about this because I just wrote the Supporter Card (TCG) article which links to that. Mysterious Treasures has just been released, and the list only goes up to EX Crystal Guardians. I'll try to give it a boost, but I'm also trying to do some other stuff, particularly for Project Decks, so some assistance would really be appreciated. Politoed666 16:58, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

"Did you know" mistake

Blue isn't "fightened" as the Viridian Gym Leader, he's fought as the English language dictates.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 17:28, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

It's fixed. Here's the link to the page in case you spot something horribly wrong with the page like that. Thank you for pointing that out. --PAK Man Talk 17:41, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but this is got to be the worst "Did you know..." ever. I mean the things said are just obvious
"...that Red, the male player character of Generation I and FireRed and LeafGreen, and Blue, the rival of the same games, appear in the deepest cave of Mt. Silver and as Leader of the Viridian Gym, respectively, during Generation II?"
Well duh! Everyone knows that!
"...that Officer Jenny, Cynthia, Johanna, Professor Oak, and Giovanni, among others, appeared in dreamlike illusions cast by a Mismagius in DP043?"
Yeah, talk about spoiler alert... And they didn't even mention Nurse Joy. --ケンジガール 03:33, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
You're free to change it if you want. Anybody can edit it, after all. --PAK Man Talk 04:34, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

"...that the rumor that MissingNo. can hurt the games is false?"
I'm disagreeing here. My Red version was messed up after catching it. Take this as an example of what happened: First three starters; Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. Have their stats totally changed around. Bulbasaur sounds like Charmamder (its cry) and has Squirtle's attacks. And the same for the others... all my Pokémon in my game had switched information. You cannot tell me that it doesn't hurt games. I'm only going to disagree, if others want to fight my claim, go ahead, I'm not correcting it till someone says "All systems go" on it. -- umiyouko 12:42, 13 November, 2007 (EST)
Uh, CATCHING it. The Did You Know means SEEING it. Seeing =/= Catching. Catching with defenetly screw up your game. Tinaδ 18:20, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Based-On Categories

Would it be appropriate to make categories for what Pokémon are based on, such as a category called Crab-based Pokémon for Krabby, and Kingler. User:GlalieGuy

No. -Politoed666 21:01, 7 September 2007 (UTC)


Why are there, like, seven people that actually vote on featured articles? That very well could be why only TWO articles out of the almost SIX THOUSAND articles are featured! Will all the new people and even administrators start voting? It will make Bulbapedia a better place if truly great articles recieve some form of recognization. -Politoed666 20:59, 7 September 2007 (UTC)


The GTS website is up! The Placebo Effect 16:39, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Disambig pages

I've taken the liberty of moving Pikachu to Pikachu (disambiguation), as readers would most likely be searching for the species over anything else. - A Link to the Past 21:25, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

And I've changed it back. leave disambg pages at the pokemon's name not at 'Pokemon's name' (disambiguation)! --User:Theryguy512.
It would help if your reason to revert was more than "because I said so". At no point is there any species of Pokémon where more people would search for one individual member of the species over the species itself. - A Link to the Past 21:31, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
You changed it back incorrectly. You lost all the history. When reverting a page move, please go to the move log and choose "(revert)" next to the moved page to undo it. Just replacing the content ruins the history, and all the edits to Pikachu are now listed as happening to Pikachu (disambiguation). To fix it, we'll have to delete Pikachu, and move Pikachu (disambiguation) back to Pikachu. --DarkfireTaimatsu 21:41, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
Which I have done. Please, NEVER move a page like that without first discussing the changes on the talk page. It just creates a bigger mess to clean up. Plus, how do you know if people search for Pikachu they're going to be looking for the species? You don't know how everybody thinks. --PAK Man Talk 00:56, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
How do you know that people will be looking for the character? How many examples can you present, with a straight face, that people would search for an individual character before the species itself? I doubt you could find ten obvious examples. - A Link to the Past 22:25, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
For Starters, yo, all the disambiguation pages are like that. Its like, a style or something. And secondly, I think that you know that you're wrong but you think that you know what other people are thinking so you're thinking that you are right but I think that you should think that you should stop thinking you're right and admit that your thinking was wrong! (Does anyone understand what I'm saying?) Optimus35Talk | DP 06:53, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Wierd Phemoninon

Check this out- maybe it is just happening because my computer isn't updating it's cached pages...i dunno, but what i do know is that i made a template because a friend requested it, called {{User Mewtwo}} i put it on my userpage, and then put it on the friend's who requested it.. but it appeared as a broken template link...i can't figure it out, and when i search "template:User Mewtwo" nothing comes up in my search- nobody would just delete a template like that, would they? for any thoughts please respond on my Talk page

Glitch Crud

Okay. I am getting a problem with all these glitch articles, like Invisible Shiny Bulbasaur (which, by the way, I have marked for deletion). Who ever said that using Bulbapedia as a place to tell CHEATERS how to CHEAT was OK? I don't have a problem with the trivia on Arceus, but this crosses the line. I seem to remember hearing SOME ADMINISTRATOR telling someone that Bulbapedia was not a place for that kind of thing. Explain why articles like Glitchy Charizard don't apply? -Politoed666

Glitches are kind of a gray area in that most of them can be obtained in legitimate to semi-legitimate ways (ie, Missingno.) Now, the DPbox article is one I wanted to delete immediately, however because it is a "legitimate" glitch, it was allowed in. I personally don't think we need on article on every single glitch in the Pokémon world, but again, it's sort of a gray area. I do think it's a good idea to be talking about it, though.
And just for the record, I am against any and all hacks on Bulbapedia. --PAK Man Talk 01:17, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

I think we just need the BASIC INFO about these "glitches" because it's still part of Pokémon World. But, Lets try and not reveal any information about the location, how to's and how to get rid of it information becuase like you said Bulbapedia is not a Gamer's Guide. In short, let's only write about the INFORMATION and not HOW TO GET IT. Besides, does anybody want their game totally destroyed? My friend sent me an email regarding what happend to his game. Here is a portion of it:

Hey Jemar,
I followed the guide I got from the Internet and my game got totally errored to the last inch. --Jemar 11:49, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

two things to say

1. you put up the stupid adds...why haven't you gotten a better server? the loading time is killing me!

2. If anyobdy could pleeze look at the pokemon pikachu article, that would be great...i dont think it needs any more inprovment, as it can't get any better. if you disagree...please just fix it then. thanks

Bill33421 00:20, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

We just got a new server a few months ago. Are you sure it's not your computer? Because my loading speed is perfectly fine, and I'm at a campus where the internet is rediculously slow.
And about the Pokémon Pikachu article: you are free to remove the cleanup tag yourself. --PAK Man Talk 01:04, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
My computer takes forever to load Bulbapedia. And it doesn't take that long on any other website. ShinyTalk | Contribs 20:53, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
I find the loading time is fine, but during the night it takes longer. However, I found out that its just my internet connection. TESHTALKFUN 18:54, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Is it just me...

Is it just me, or does the link to Generation 1 pokemon on the Did you know... not work> Shiny Giratina 23:27, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Its just you. No offence buddy --Jemar 11:50, 28 October 2007 (UTC)


Hey, I saw a lot of the ads by Google lately on this site. But I have a problem, I saw PG 13 stuff written there. Maybe we should watch what they put in those ads because its not nice to the younger guys. Thank you. --Jemar 10:36, 27 October 2007 (UTC)


We need serious help on these pages:

  1. Pokémon Crater
  2. Error Cards
Because we need a lot of help regarding various things and I put this here because this is an attracting page. For those who want to help us please inquire in my talk page. Thanks --Jemar 13:27, 28 October 2007 (UTC)


Hey you guys, I'm really good at starting pages and finding information on them, but I'm not good at "wording" them. so if you see a new page that I contributed to please edit my stuff to make bulbapedia better!! User:Hey1031

Sad news.

I am sorry to say that after further, um, aggravation, Project Purge is being discontinued. Not removed, but continued under cover. Sorry for any inconveniences.

Prickles...are Prickly!

Uh, lol? Tina δ 02:35, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Heck yeah, 100 million pageviews!!

Ceeeeelebrate good times. :p But still. Awesome. :D Tina δ 23:39, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Wow, the main page has been visited a hundred times! (Might have something to do with Bulbapedia being my homepage) Optimatum♏Talk|Hi 13:35, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
OMGYAY! XD 100 Million is, like, a lot! XD Well, now we have to find out how many of those aren't repeats. XD Sang'gre Habagat| 05:45, 7 January 2008 (UTC)