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Unnamed cities, towns, and villages from the anime

I can make a page for each region (Kanto, Orange Archipelago, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Unova) with a list of the nameless cities and towns featured in the anime. The pages show a list with an image from the episode, the featuring episode, the location (between so-and-so cities), and facts (such as festivals, events, history, leader, places of interest). Does Project Locations mind that?--Maximoss 15:47, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

If anyone approves of this, I suggest going with "unnamed" rather than "nameless." tc²₆tc26 15:52, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
Agreed! If there will be no disapproval by September 2011, I will start working on those pages.--Maximoss 03:04, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
This sounds like a good idea. Since Unova has quite a few unnamed places. --ケンジガール 04:13, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
I think that this would be a good project to start in the userspace. --SnorlaxMonster 11:00, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
I am sorry, "userspace"? I am still new.--Maximoss 19:57, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
Maximoss-Your Userpage. Userspace includes your userpage, talk page, and any other page that starts with User:Maximoss/<name of page> --♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 20:02, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

I see, so a userspace is my studio, I can work in it with drafts and miss with it as much as I need, until I create my final draft as an official page. Did I get it all right?--Maximoss 04:49, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Comments above were copied from the latest archive as the discussion is ongoing. Werdnae (talk) 05:34, 22 June 2011 (UTC)
Pretty much. Just remember not to make too many edits to your userspace, and read the userspace policy. We are more lenient in regards to maximum number of edits per day for non-personal userspace content, but still keep the number of edits reasonable. --SnorlaxMonster 08:29, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

The "Current Events" area on the Main Page

Usually it has the last ten or whatever news items in there. RIght now there's only two, and it's been that way all day. Is there a reason for this? - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 23:46, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Sorry for the late reply, but this happened because we implemented a new category system on Bulbanews, and a whole bunch of old articles were edited to fix capitalization (Immewnity to immewnity primarily). Due to the way Bulbanews works, the new articles hadn't been edited recently enough and were pushed off the list. We had to go around and make edits to the articles to get them back on this list. --SnorlaxMonster 08:31, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Venn Search Feature

Hi, I'm Sasshen, I haven't been a member of the community really at all thusfar but I've been using the Bulbapedia wiki ever since I can remember, and I think that it would be a really cool idea to create a search engine within the wiki that can find Pokémon that match specific criteria; i.e., you could use the feature to find a Pokémon that learns both Fly AND is Fire-type, for example. The hits would all be pages which focus on Pokémon in the video games, and the fields could include Ability, Type, different Moves, etc. Anyways, it's just a suggestion, but this feature would make finding certain Pokémon to fill niches, a process that tends to take me some time... and several tabs XD.

Thank you for your consideration,

Sasshen - unsigned comment from Sasshen (talkcontribs)

Veekun already has this, and I think the way Bulbapedia is structured would make it very, very hard to implement here. —Minimiscience 23:33, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Oh, totally forgot about veekun there haha and thank you so much for the feedback :) - unsigned comment from Sasshen (talkcontribs)

Share Buttons

I feel that bulbapedia should have share on facebook,twitter and +1 google buttons to make it more popular and allow people to easily share and suggest information to their friends and family.This will help Bulbapedia further expand, get more contributors and grow. - unsigned comment from Pokepranav (talkcontribs)

Yeah, our staff is working on that feature but it is still not done yet. So, it will take some more days. Thanks for your concern :) ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 17:36, 29 June 2011 (UTC)


There's a mistake with the main template used on Pokémon pages, for the Pokémon's egg cycle it says "x minimum steps" but it's actually the maximum number of steps. The whole time the game counts your steps up to 255 afterwhich it goes back to zero and an egg will need one less cycle before it hatches. So if you receive an egg when you are 200 steps into the cycle the egg will hatch 200 earlier than its number of egg cycles multiplied by 255. Pikiwyn talk 18:01, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Actually, it is right to say minimum steps because whenever you receive or hatch an egg, all the other eggs in your party roll back to 0 on their current egg cycle. So if you recieve a second egg when you are 200 steps into the cycle, it will roll back over to 0 and you will end up having to walk 200 more steps than initially were required. PkmnChmp5 19:55, 13 August 2011 (UTC)


The link to Wikirby on the NIWA directory is broken. It should link to, but instead it links to the nonexistent Could an admin please fix this? --AndyPKMN (talk) 18:34, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Fixed it. ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 19:03, 3 July 2011 (UTC)


So I remember that the reason why there was a ban on trivia because many people at one specific time (for whatever reason) kept placing senseless trivia, which somehow affected server load. Nowadays, I occasionally see some nice (I guess) trivia removed because of the rule - an action that may also affect the server. To my point, when will that ban be removed/modified? Trivia is like one of the few things Bulbapedia has over other sites, another being the anime. Many prefer Serebii for games since some data here (like movelists) may be incomplete at times. There's Pokébeach, I guess, for TCG. So... yeah, when will this rule be changed/removed? (when replying, please note I don't really have much of an idea on the technical side of things here, like how much the server is affected) tc²₆tc26 04:20, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

trivia hasnt been allowed to encourage people to find other things to work on, not server load. with BW out, were still not 100% on that game, so people should be doing that, instead of trivia. occassional trivia is fine, but we cant let people go around and ONLY add trivia. its nonconstructive. -- MAGNEDETH 06:00, 9 August 2011 (UTC)
Now that makes more sense :) Though for me, you sort of imply a full ban of trivia with that thing above (with few exceptions being the likes of the things below episode articles). -tc²₆tc26- 10:08, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Categorization of Main Page

Hi everyone, I'm Rassilon of Old, a new editor but long time Pokemon fan. :P Anyway, I've been reading Bulbapedia for years now, and I've only just joined today. I'm also an experienced editor on, so I was having a quick look at Uncategorized Pages, when I saw that Type was uncategorized, as well as Main Page! So I categorized Type, but I thought I would bring up the catagorization of the Main Page with the community. I think it should either be in the Bulbapedia category, or a new category, Index, Browse, or Community should be created. I think the categorization of the main page is essential, and that this change should be implemented on Bulbapedia. I look forward to your responses, and to working with you in the future! Kind regards, Rassilon of Old (Talk - Contribs) 06:52, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Rule's always been that only the Main Page is uncategorized. But whatever the guy with the thing for magnets says. Also Wikia sucks. TTEchidna 09:27, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
There's no reason why we can't categorize the main page. There are a few rules here that don't make sense, and I don't see why we can't change this one. MaverickNate 14:18, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
If we do decide to categorize the main page, I wouldn't go creating any of those categories. Also, the Bulbapedia equivalent of Category:Browse is Browsing Bulbapedia. However, I would personally just categorize it under Bulbapedia. --SnorlaxMonster 10:05, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
i just figured there wasnt much of a reason to categorize it. it is what it is, and everyone knows it. if a rash of people really want it categorized, im sure we could. just didnt really see the need. -- MAGNEDETH 23:41, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
It is also possible to use css to hide the category bit at the bottom, if we don't want to see the category. —darklordtrom 01:59, 12 August 2011 (UTC)
I have to agree with categorizing the Main Page somehow, and I support using Cascading Style Sheets to hide the category links, because who would want to see that at the bottom of the biggest page on the pedia? AlexTheRose 03:42, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

(indent reset) So what category would you like to use then? Bulbapedia? It seems to be the most obvious choice, and it is suitable to the main page's subject. I also agree with using CSS to hide the category. Rassilon of Old (Talk - Contribs) 12:39, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Adding Korean Pokémon Wiki Links?

I couldn't find any info on this so forgive me if I just didn't dig deep enough. Also, I couldn't think of a better place to post this than on the Main Page discussion, since it involves adding another language link to it (and the rest of the site for that matter).

Anyways, what's the Bulbapedia policy of adding links to another Pokémon wiki in another language, particularly a/the Korean Pokémon Wiki? I found one which is fairly extensive; they have 3700-someodd articles and it's fairly well organized and designed.

Plus it seems like they know Bulbapedia exists, seeing as their articles are formatted similarly:

However, I'm not sure what is first required to add Korean links to articles, similar to the Japanese, French, German, etc. links which already exist. Does Bulbapedia have to first be allied/affiliated with the Korean Pokémon wiki? Or is it sinply a matter of someone simply adding the links to all the articles? I'm also not sure if there is an even larger Korean Pokémon wiki, or if you already know about these guys and they're Bulbapedia's/Bulbagarden's "enemy" or something (or allied/affiliated with one).

Whatever the case may be, I really would like to see these links added to Bulbapedia; it'll certainly make searching for Korean articles that much easier for me (and others)! Thanks for your time! :) -- Nick15 22:35, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

The language links are only added for members of Encyclopædiæ Pokémonis, a prerequisite of which is independence from wikia. This is due to wikia's general lack of care for the fanbases they are supposed to serve. Werdnae (talk) 01:12, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
Agreed. Wikia doesn't even allow the use of independent domains as far as I know. And you're right TTEchidna, WikiA sucks. AlexTheRose 03:50, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Mobile Site

Bulbapedia needs a mobile site. I view on my device all the time. Not an app but a site. e.g. ---- DrBrock

Is it really necessary? No. It provides the same information, not more, not less. But that is my opinion. Yes, I do go on Bulbapedia through my iPhone almost all the time. Han Ji-Wan 00:53, 12 August 2011 (UTC)
I wouldnt quite go that far, Han. We have been discussing a mobile site, and we almost made an app. The mobile site is a lot harder than simply copy/paste code, and with companies getting really strict on apps, thats looking questionable as well. So the real answer is, do we need one? I dont think we do, but would we like one? Yes, but it isnt in the cards right now. -- MAGNEDETH 21:41, 12 August 2011 (UTC)
I personally feel that while demand for a mobile site will increase in the coming years due to the increase in the numbers of tablets and smartphones being produced, the fact that smartphone screens are getting bigger and both smartphones and tablets are getting more powerful means that the need for one will decrease equally as rapidly as those devices become more capable of loading pages at a suitable rate. Also factoring the advent of 4G mobile services, I don't see it being necessary now or in the future. Oshawhat? 16:34, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Wanted talk pages?

I was just looking through the Wanted pages and seeing what I could make, and I noticed some talk pages are wanted. If there's something to discuss about something, we'll discuss it, but are talk pages really needed? --☆YoshisWorld☆ 23:00, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Wait, nevermind. I just saw why...--☆YoshisWorld☆ 23:10, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

When is the ban on adding trivia going to be lifted?

Adding trivia is something of my area of expertise. I have no problem contributing elsewhere, but I'm just saying, this has gone on kinda long, hasn't it? - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 02:20, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

I hope you guys don't mind me butting in. But I have seen some people adding trivia. Just as long as it is useful and actually contributing to the mainspace. Even I got in trouble for undoing edits made under the trivia section. Han Ji-Wan 04:36, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
Whoops! I got mixed up, I was looking at a previous user's talk page and thought I was still in it. Han Ji-Wan 04:38, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
did you not see the topic 5 sections before this one? -- MAGNEDETH 23:52, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
Do you seriously have nothing better to contribute than trivia? How empty is your life? --Transfinite | Talk 10:43, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
Was that comment necessary? As you can see, this conversation ended with MAGNEDETH and you felt the need to insult Missingno.? I believe such behavior will not be tolerated on this site. Han Ji-Wan 13:51, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Romanization templates

I'm looking through the wanted pages and... what are these romanization templates supposed to be used for? I'm confused. --Transfinite | Talk 23:15, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

They appear to be used for the anime staff by episode pages. I don't know why they're set up that way, that seems to be the way they've been done for quite some time though. Werdnae (talk) 23:59, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
Oh, of course, it all makes sense now. Of course what we need is a template to write a person's name instead of just... writing their name. --Transfinite | Talk 00:19, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Red and Green art

Is it supposed to be appearing on the Pokemon pages, or is it because of the archives having problems? Not that I don't like it (it should switch the artwork all the time). XVuvuzela2010X 06:37, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

I was just waiting for someone to ask this. September was the month Pokémon Red and Blue were released in North America, so the infoboxes automatically set the artwork to the RGB artwork. Simple as that. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 06:50, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
So why does Dragonite have its Firered/Leafgreen artwork then?----Chalkwriter 14:46, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
The cache needed purging. Try now. --SnorlaxMonster 15:16, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Unwelcomed users

I hate having to flood the RC with four or five new user welcomes, but this is getting ridiculous. It's been getting up to 10-15 in a row when I check every few days, and today there were 36 from the past few days. Would it kill some people to take a few seconds to throw up a {{subst:Welcome}} on their page? I know you're busy, but it literally takes 10-15 seconds to do it. And that's if you're slow. It's not like they're coming in every few seconds. R.A. Hunter Blade 22:47, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

It's true folks. It isn't hard. If one user does it, then it's a lot of random new people depending on one person to fall back on. -- MAGNEDETH 04:14, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
There, I'm doing some welcomes. Are we happy? --☆ヨッシ の世界☆ 21:05, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
Not with your tone I'm not. No reason to get so excited over this. -- MAGNEDETH 02:33, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
Well I'm happy that for once when I check the log that everyone got welcomes Truthseeker4449 11:50, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Pirated Games On eBay

Recently I did some eBay searching for Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions and no surprise here, most listings are pirated versions of the game coming from China or Taiwan. Same goes for other Pokémon games. What's even worse is that people that bought the pirated games are now selling them unaware of the fact. Sure eBay has guides on how to spot pirated from legitimate but either the guides have no images, have very low resolution images, or are from a different region (let's say you live in the USA and you see a legitimate European Pokémon game). I propose we create a special article that archives what each legitimate game cartridge looks like or put what a legitimate game cartridge looks like in each Pokémon game article for each region but in a high resolution image (450px in width should be enough for each Game Boy Advance cartridge for example). I am aware that Hack games article exists but I don't think that's enough. Correct me if I am wrong if something like this is already in place. --Wildgoosespeeder 23:18, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Solution: Buy it in a store. TTEchidna 07:24, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Actually your proposal is flawed, these hacked games are built off of real cartridges so making an article like that will not help. Truthseeker4449 22:10, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
@TTEchidna I could but there is one problem; older games are no longer sold in stores. Used games stores may not have a copy available. eBay is the best place to buy used copies. --Wildgoosespeeder 08:54, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
@Truthseeker4449 How is my idea flawed? Common problems of pirated Pokémon games are the save feature either stops saving or doesn't work at all or the game stops functioning properly altogether. Also there are ways to test for an authentic cartridge. One example for a GBA game is if you look at the pins and tilt in such a way, if you see the Nintendo logo with or without the oval with a copyright to the left and an "AGB" code to the right, it's authentic. I don't see why having a detailed article would be a bad idea. --Wildgoosespeeder 08:54, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
It isn't the kind of thing that is appropriate for Bulbapedia. Feel free to make a user subpage ("User:Wildgoosespeeder/Identifying hacked games" or similar) or a blog on the forums. What you are suggesting is really a set of tips and pointers to ensure that your game is not hacked, something which is unencylopedic. --SnorlaxMonster 09:13, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
My soulsliver is hacked game off ebay, the way I know is on start up the ds says the game is star wars. Also, after the credits, the game does not restart on its own, I have to turn it off and back on again. Just puttin a picture will not work, Other than what I have said, there is no way to tell it is a fake game. But it still plays nice though. Truthseeker4449 16:48, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
@SnorlaxMonster Fair enough argument but who's going to see? --Wildgoosespeeder 21:04, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
@Truthseeker4449 You are dead wrong. There are ways to tell if a game is pirated or not. Usually its the subtle details that determine the difference. Here's just several more examples that apply to all games. If there is American coverart and the game location is in China, it's probably a bootleg. Nintendo makes their labels nearly perfect. Pirated copies may have lopsidedness to them or things don't line up compared to the authentic counterparts. Nintendo changed there seal from "Official Nintendo Seal of Quality" to "Official Nintendo Seal" back in 2004 or something (just look at Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions for a comparison). I got a little more crazy about it here and here. Plus pirated copies hurt the developer because the money made by the pirated copies don't go to them. --Wildgoosespeeder 21:04, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
You ask "who's going to see?", the same question applies even if it was in the mainspace. How many sellers/re-sellers are going to come to Bulbapedia to check if their game is a bootleg? Beyond that, a page would be of no use to buyers since there's often no way to really tell you're bidding on a bootleg game until it arrives at your doorstep. And, Bulbapedia definitely can't go around saying things like "If the game is American and the seller's location is China, it's probably a bootleg." that's just asking for trouble. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 23:15, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
@Kogoro Those sellers are just uninformed and most probably aren't gamers. Actually a page I am suggesting would be helpful to buyers because most eBay listings I've seen take a picture of the game cart. Some use stock images so it's a gamble. Plus if you suspect if you have a counterfeit of an item, you can file a dispute to hopefully get your money back. Sure the page will be unpopular at first but through featuring on the main page, word will get around, maybe even be featured on the first page of a search engine like Google or something. Although ideal, that may not happen exactly like that but more exposure means more informed people. When you say "asking for trouble", what do you mean? Of course in writing there is always a "draft" form before it becomes "final" with more approprate wording. Maybe instead of saying "if it is from China", say "look for games for sale in your region and not from a foreign country" or "Japan, North America, and Europe are where authentic licensed copys of Nintendo games come from". --Wildgoosespeeder 00:02, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I had three FireReds with three different labels. The labels also said FireRed in different logos, too. I was wondering which was real. Pringles 02:34, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
I also noticed how pirated versions would erase the data periodically, especially with my pirated Emerald. Pringles 23:47, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

All bootleg GBA Pokémon games use the outdated battery back-up method to store game saves. Authentic Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald do have batteries in them but are for the clock functions only. Saves are stored as flash memory (works similar to USB flash drives). If copies of FireRed or LeafGreen have a battery in them, 100% irrefutable bootleg. --Wildgoosespeeder 04:49, 29 April 2012 (UTC)


Wouldn't it be better if on a Pokémon's article it's stated whether the Pokémon's Hidden ability has been released, maybe with a * next to the Pokémon's Hidden ability? Pikiwyn talk 17:10, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Scroll down. If it has a Dream World location or a Global Link event, tah dah. TTEchidna 07:34, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Except that doesn't cover the Resort Desert Darmanitans or the Friday Dreamyard Musharnas, which are in-game Pokémon with hidden abilities. —Minimiscience 17:06, 16 October 2011 (UTC)


What does the +s and -s in the recent changes mean? DrBrock 21:49, 7 October 2011 (UTC)DrBrock

Amount of characters added to or removed from the page in that edit. - Blazios talk 21:58, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Pokémon Rumble Blast

Pokémon Rumble Blast will be released in North America in two days. However, only one out of the 20+ locations has an article, and that article is barely linked to anything else.

Would it be possible for a location template to be made to link all of the stages (grouped by chapter) and towns so that creating and formatting the articles will be easier for people? I do not think I have the authority to create a template and I'd like to start editing the pages as soon as possible. Also note a template for the Pokémon that appear n each area. ----Sparen (talk) 18:31, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Beginning Garden is the only stage with a page as of now. ----Sparen (talk) 18:32, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Like a navigation template to go at the bottom of the page? Sure, you're welcome to make one. Just run it past someone before you put it on the page to double check it. For the Pokemon that appear in each area, I can make one for you, but I need to know how the game works. Is it like the Previous Rumble where there are four ranks for each location, or is it more like Mystery Dungeon where there's just one set of Pokemon for each location? Sorry I can't be much hore help, the game doesn't come out here until December. Werdnae (talk) 19:01, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Rumble Blast was pre-released today. There is only one set of Pokémon in each area and the strength levels do not increase until you clear the game. Beginner's Park is the English name for the first level. ----Sparen (talk) 21:10, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Here is what I've got so far, is there anything else that it needs to show? Is there a varying join/befriend/whatever rate per location? Are they on specific floors of the location? Werdnae (talk) 04:56, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
Also, before we make a navigation template, we need to know the names of all the locations. Does someone have all 20+ English names? --SnorlaxMonster 09:16, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Beginner's Park Toy Town 1-1 Trailhead Field 1-2 Seabreeze Trail 1-3 Echo Valley 1-4 Challenger's Ground Easterly Town 2-1 Sun-Dappled Bank etc. Yeah. I have them. ----Sparen (talk) 00:41, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

I need a complete list of all of the names (so etc. isn't helpful). Also, we won't be including the numbers in page titles (although there will be redirects from them). --SnorlaxMonster 07:12, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Start: Beginner's Park
Chapter 1: Toy Town, 1-1 Trailhead Field, 1-2 Seabreeze Trail, 1-3 Echo Valley, 1-4 Challengers Ground
Chapter 2: Easterly Town (enter passwords here), 2-1 Sun-Dappled Bank (First Team Battle), 2-2 Misty Edgewater, 2-3 Soothing Shore, 2-4 Shimmering Lake (First Charge Battle)
Chapter 3: Westerly Town, 3-1 Rugged Flats (First of those special rooms full of strong Pokémon. It begins with an R. Also I found my first Pokémon with an ability here.), 3-2 Volcanic Slope, 3-3 Firebreathing Mountain
Chpater 4: Northerly Town, 4-1 Frozen Tundra, 4-2 Everspring Valley, 4-3 Sunny Seashore, 4-4 Fallaway Edge
Chapter 5: I don't know yet. ----Sparen (talk) 21:32, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Template:Rumble Blast locations. --SnorlaxMonster 02:21, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
Okay. I have made the first two pages and I think they won't be deleted immediately. Anyway, we need a template for the Pokémon that can be found there or it will look very...boring. And I don't know how to make a template where you can put in a picture and list info on the area like in Mystery Dungeon. Anyway, I'll continue to create the base pages to complete a skeleton of the areas and then I'll help out when the templates have been installed. ----Sparen (talk) 20:48, 26 October 2011 (UTC)


Could it be possible for Bulbapedia to be an I-Pod app? It would be so cool if it were. ----Lugia1999

No. There was one planned, but since Nintendo has removed other, similar apps from the app stores, it will not be done, as Nintendo is treating it as copyright infringement. Further reasoning for why it will not happen can be found here. Werdnae (talk) 05:49, 26 October 2011 (UTC)


Not even the Admins can take 5 minutes out of their busy day and press a few buttons to welcome people, or are we doing away with the welcome template all together. Either way, this is getting redictulus. Wait I now that I think about it, it doesn't even take that long!!!! Truthseeker4449 17:04, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Could you please calm down? If you hadn't notice there was a big influx of anime information that we have been busy with today. No need to have a meltdown because a few users didn't get welcomed.
Also, ahem... yeah. --ケンジガール 17:17, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
The thing is that we have to keep an eye on the rc consistently and that includes Archives, News and Pedia. We follow different time zones, belong to different countries and have a really busy life going on. Also, it is not a "top priority" or a "must do" job but still, it is nice to welcome the new users and guide them. Please have some patience, if you're not willing to do it, there's no pressure on you or any one else. We try our best to keep everything running smoothly and up to date but sometimes, the staff members might not be around. Anyway, we really appreciate all the help. Thank you, have a nice day ahead. ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 17:25, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
I can tolate a few at the top, but a dozen half way down is too far. - unsigned comment from Truthseeker4449 (talkcontribs)
I'm sure that if it does get too far, the Bulbapedia staff will take action on it. But everyone seems to be welcomed within the day so...Oh yeah,this just made me remember something... if anyone is wondering if this task could be automated, it had been discussed in a way here - Vhayes1992 01:24, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
Also, the "dozen halfway" may have a reason why they don't have welcome templates, as they may be banned.--ForceFire 02:10, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
The automation thing has been discussed much more recently elsewhere, and it's gerenally agreed in those conversations that a) it's more friendly if a person does it and b) it gives them someone to go to for help, who at the very least knows enough to know about welcomes. Werdnae (talk) 02:32, 2 November 2011 (UTC)


Its missing. I know its on every other page of the wiki, but I think it should still be on the main page, since its probably the first thing people will see when they come here. Vuvuzela2010 Δ 17:57, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Speaking of the notice, the link to the main page is broken again. Truthseeker4449 21:26, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
It's looking fine to me. Maybe you're getting a cached version on some pages? Werdnae (talk) 21:42, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
I noticed it started working again. Anyway, I have question about this user. I know some users with simlar names have been blocked in the last month. So before I welcome him/her/it I want comformation that it's not a sock. Truthseeker4449 21:53, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
The notice isn't important for the Main Page. The notice is geared at editors, but we designed the new page for people visiting the wiki for their first time. Naturally, they'll want to look around a bit before they start editing. We're/I'm in the process of setting up other hub pages for editors. —darklordtrom 02:18, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Junichi Masuda

His favorite Pokémon is Victini. His favorite Pokémon used to be Pichu. It even says on his article. --☆ヨッシ の世界☆ 12:20, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

The box of links at the bottom of the main page.

You know that box of links to all the Bulbagarden sites? You know how each site has an image as a link, and also a word? Well the image - the grey bulb - that is supposed to link to the archives, instead links to Bulbapedia's Main page. That should be fixed. ----Cycloneblaze (user - talk) 21:38, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Fixed. Thanks for pointing it out. Werdnae (talk) 21:40, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
...You caught me. I copy/pasted that box from the Archives Main Page. Nice catch. —darklordtrom 21:47, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
No problem guys, lol --Cycloneblaze (user - talk) 16:35, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

What happened...?

I feel like this is the best place to post this. Well, the navigation sidebar thing...what happened to it? Where's the links to Bulbanews, the Bulbagarden Archives? How come it got diminished? --☆ヨッシ の世界☆ 12:23, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Nevermind...saw it. I'm too hasty. --☆ヨッシ の世界☆ 12:24, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

The Checkmark

I noticed the check mark used in some templates is not in the character pallete. It is on Bulbanews though. Should it be added for convience? Thanks --Pokemaster97 03:03, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Sure. —darklordtrom 04:46, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Gracias. --Pokemaster97 20:32, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
So that's why the palette went from one row to two... Truthseeker4449 21:01, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Your palette is two rows? Or was {{subst:welcome}} on the same row as everything else for you (always been on the second row for me)? --SnorlaxMonster 14:28, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
Up till Trom modifed the palette, mine had always been one row. With the ✓ I have two rows with {{subst:welcome}} being on the second row and everythig else being on the first. However my screen is only 10.1" Truthseeker4449 16:34, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Felines introduced each region...

I noticed... From the start itself, each generation has introduced a feline-like Pokemon, all belonging to a two stage evolutionary line. ( Although when Sneasel was introduced, it didn't have an evolution prior to Generation IV, but it still counts, right?) This is what I've discovered: Meowth and Persian were introduced during Generation I, Sneasel was introduced during Generation II, Skitty and Delcatty were introduced too for Generation III. Glameow and Purugly belong to Generation IV (And this is where Sneasel qualifies, because Weavile is introduced.) and obviously Purrloin and Liepard were introduced during Generation V. Interesting isn't it? Just like the electric rodents ALSO introduced each generation. (Pikachu, Pichu, Plusle and Minun, Pachirisu, and Emolga) This is the same except it they are all under a 2 stage evolutionary line too. PokePuncherPal12 06:30, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Sneasel is not a cat. Ataro 06:32, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
This is pointed out in the trivia section on the Generation II article that it was the only generation not to include a 2 stage cat-like evolutionary line. PkmnChmp5 23:13, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Oh... sorry... I didn't check its entry. Thanks for the info. PokePuncherPal12 13:02, 27 November 2011 (UTC)


On the find or fix a stub page It says there are featured stubs on the main page. I don't see any!whats with that?--Supermon 23:58, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing that out, in the haste of spicing up the main page, the staff must of forgotten to update that page. I'm sure an admin will be along soon and they will fix that. Truthseeker4449 00:18, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
the dark lord trombonator was planning on making an "editor's home", whereas the Main Page is more of a "reader's home". So it will be on that page when it is made. I guess I can just hide it for now. --SnorlaxMonster 01:15, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
If you are looking for Stubs , there is a Lend a Hand in the Main page. Click on that and then click on stubs --✔Poke.geek✔ 13:21, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

thanks for the help guys.--Supermon 17:59, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

There seems to be an error in the featured content

Ancient Family Matters! (Japanese: ラムパルドVSトリデプス!! Rampard VS Trideps!!) is the 71st episode of the original series, and the 573rd episode of the Pokémon anime.

Pretty sure it is the 107th episode of the DP series :p.--ForceFire 06:22, 26 November 2011 (UTC)


'Blue Flare (Japanese: あおいほのお Blue Fire) is an Fire-type move that was introduced in Generation V.' Surely it should be 'Blue Flare (Japanese: あおいほのお Blue Fire) is a Fire-type move that was introduced in Generation V.' ----Cacnea7642 07:17, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing out the error, it has been fixed now. Have a nice day. ♫♪ エイディニズ ♪♫ 07:32, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Featured Content - Magnemite

Just wondering, does anyone know where the claim "It took top professors over three years to fully understand my composition" came from regarding Magnemite? I haven't seen it in any section on Magnemite's article, and I didn't see it in the Magnemite Pokédex entries, either...Fenyx4 20:47, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Magnemite was Electric in Gen I, and then they added Steel in Gen II. It was 3+ years between each game (it all depends on if you count the Jp or U.S. release) until top professors figured it out. Granted, we don't technically know when Magnemite was first discovered, so I suppose it could actually be longer. -- MAGNEDETH 22:32, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Cry lengths of Pokémon

Would it be possible for a page listing Pokémon by the length of their cries? I am curious which has the longest and shortest cries, and this website does not yet list Pokémon in such a manner. - unsigned comment from Squirrelfeet (talkcontribs)

To me, it seems too difficult to measure presicely which cries are the longest and which are the shortest, given that all of them are only a few seconds long.--Chalkwriter 19:47, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
The Pokédex in Black & White shows how long the cries are; I would catalog it here, but I don't have a full Pokédex. Peanut64
It isn't worth cataloging the length of the crys. Especially since we can't seem to get the crys to work with our software anyway. -- MAGNEDETH 05:48, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

I have an almost full Pokédex (minus certain event Pokémon), so I could attempt to create a basic page for it. Obviously the cries can't be shown, somebody else would need to obtain all event-Pokémon information other than Victini. What do people think? .--Squirrelfeet 11:09 December 30 2011

New Article for Battle things

Certain aspects of the game that have always confused me a bit are the phrases that appear during battle such as "But it failed", or "It doesn't affect __" (which I've discovered is actually different from "It didn't affect ___"). "But it missed" is simple enough, but there are other which I don't understand. I do not know the details personally, but I would find the info very useful, so I am requesting someone to create an article which explains what all of those things that appear in a battle actually mean.--Coin945 03:22, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

"But it failed" is usually the Non-damaging version of "But it missed", which can be either Physical or Special. Not affecting a Pokémon refers to an immunity, for example Ground-types are immune to Electric-type attacks, and so on. An immunity can also be based on an ability, such as a Pokémon with Insomnia will not be able to fall asleep. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 03:31, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. That makes it much more clear :D However, whilst playing Crystal (the one I'm playing at the moment), I swear that sometimes, even if the pokemon is not immune to the move, it will still say "it didn't affect", and I don't know why... doesn't implies that is never affects it, but when it says didn't it sounds like it means the same thing at but it failed.--Coin945 06:46, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
I think that "it didn't affect" would be used if a damaging move fails; for example, if a pokemon used Dream Eater while the target was not asleep.--tk3141 10:38, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
Nope, Dream Eater is still "It doesn't affect" (in Gen V at least). --SnorlaxMonster 07:06, 18 January 2012 (UTC)


ever since dec/16/2011, all tamplates or user boxes are now square. They used to be ovaly. Whats with that?--Supermon 22:15, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Did you start using a new web browser? Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 22:16, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Make sure that Compatibility Mode is not enabled. On Internet Explorer 8, a torn sheet of paper will be colored blue in the address line next to the refresh button. Truthseeker4449 22:31, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

I just checked, it was the computer i was using.--Supermon 23:38, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Main Page Mistake

On Third day of Christmas: Three French Combusken, near the end it says Hitmonlee insted of Combusken. DrBrock 22:45, 27 December 2011 (UTC)DrBrock

Thanks for catching that.--MisterE13 22:47, 27 December 2011 (UTC)


"In the anime, the city first appeared in Dawn's Early Light". It should say Night instead of Light. --Cacnea7642(Ho, ho, ho!) 14:01, 28 December 2011 (UTC)


On the bit for Fishing Rally DS, today's feature, we are told "While it contains "PokéPark" in its name, it is not related to PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure or its sequal. Instead, it is named after the real park." Colintron 00:15, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Pokémon Trainer Moves

Would it be too much if Trainers' Pokémon included movesets? Obviously it would rely on the help of several users to give information to help, and not every move may be found in a battle, although despite the challenge posed, its impliments would certainly help several users. --Squirrelfeet 11:15, December 30 2011 (UTC)

Important Trainers like Gym Leaders and villainous team admins already get full lists of their Pokémon's movesets. Random Route Trainers really don't need this treatment. --SnorlaxMonster 13:50, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Interactive Map

Would it be possible to impliment interactive region maps so as to be able to quickly navigate between locations? I am sure it would be very useful.--Squirrelfeet 13:42 December 30 2011

Like this? Those have been made, but I haven't gotten approval for putting them in use yet. --SnorlaxMonster 13:50, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
I didn't know you were working on these, SM. We can discuss it later. -- MAGNEDETH 16:09, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, precisely like that.--Squirrelfeet 12:17 December 31 2011

TCG moves

could there be a project for moves only in the TCG? If not would they be put in with project TCG or project moves?--Supermon 14:49, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Moves not in the Pokémon games#In the TCG. --SnorlaxMonster 14:53, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

okay.--Supermon 14:49, 31 December 2011 (UTC)


I have a question, whenever I login, I have to log back in the very next day, is there a way to keep you logged in?? It becomes rather tedious to log in every single day so is there a way to stay in?? If not can there be like a check box that says keep me logged in on the log in screen??RBK 00:39, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

There is, it has a box to check saying 'Remember my login on this browser (for a maximum of 30 days)'. --Spriteit 01:24, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Thursday, January 4, 2012 - TM of the Day

There is an error in today's entry. It says it is one of six machines with four different moves, but there are actually seven:

  • 01 (Mega Punch, DynamicPunch, Focus Punch, Hone Claws)
  • 03 (Swords Dance, Curse, Water Pulse, Psyshock)
  • 09 (Take Down, Psych Up, Bullet Seed, Venoshock)
  • 34 (Bide, Swagger, Shock Wave, Sludge Wave)
  • 43 (Sky Attack, Detect, Secret Power, Flame Charge)
  • 48 (Rock Slide, Fire Punch, Skill Swap, Round)
  • 49 (Tri Attack, Fury Cutter, Snatch, Echoed Voice)

Thought you should know. (Until next time... Anon e Mouse Jr.) Anon e Mouse Jr. 01:05, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks; the page I got my information from was wrong. I will update accordingly. —darklordtrom 01:07, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
It also says that TM03 is one the current 94 Technical Machines when it should say TM03 is one of the current 94. --Darth Zekrom 02:15, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Cool, fixed. —darklordtrom 02:25, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
A bit late, but I seem to remember there are 95 TMs instead of 94.--Chalkwriter 19:53, 5 January 2012 (UTC)


Hi,i'm new around here,so if you guys have any errands to run,i'll be glad to lend some help!!--SchneeAce14 21:05, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Error 503

I keep getting a message on my computer when I browse bulbapedia saying "Error 503 Service Unavailible" with a bubapedia logo next to it. What is that, and is it dangerous to my computer? Mothim will rule all!-Wildgoose (and Dustox will too!) 02:04, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Hey mate, guess thst's not much to worry about,probably is a proble with your navigator (unless if you're a using Vista, then you shall give up,cause Vista is capable of jamming everything)try swichting it or you can try (if you don't have anything important to do in the main page)getting in through an external link,it worked for sometime ago when my navigator was stalling.Try it!!!!!--SchneeAce14 15:46, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

That's completely wrong. Error #503 is exactly what it says it is; the service is unavailable. Click the back button and try again, usually it's just a glitch. That said, if you're getting a lot of them, don't keep reloading the page - they can be caused by high load, and so constant refreshing will only exacerbate the problem. Werdnae (talk) 00:17, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the correction mate i was about to do a huge mistake with that guy!!!Tanks a lot!!!TALLY HO!!!--SchneeAce14 00:53, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

This is starting to get serious. When I click a link to somewhere else in bulbapedia (including the edit, preview, and save page buttons) Error 503 comes up 95% of the time. The back button and the refresh button have the same result. Why?!?!?!?!?!?!? Wildgoose-The friendly goose in town! 22:58, 2 February 2012 (UTC)


will Bulbapedia go down if SOPA passes?--Darknesslover5000 07:29, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Ads on main page and reading news

I have a somewhat small computer, and I don't know if this has been spoken about before. But when I'm reading the main page, sometimes the ads can get in the way, that includes the news. I have to zoom out, thus making the text smaller. It's kinda annoying. I'm just saying why not keep a set size for the pages, because it seems to change depending on the zoom. Either that or the ads are forcing themselves into the screen to make us read them. (I know they are part of the income of Bulbapedia, I guess) Chocos0 16:02, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Hey there, I don't know how much attention your message will get here, as it might be pushed down in the Recent Changes, but we've got a thread on the forums for reporting exactly this sort of thing, and it will get much more attention there. We want our readers to have the best experience possible, so any time you find a bad ad like the one you mentioned, post it there. However, ads should have disappeared once you logged in...I wish you luck in fixing your problem. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 18:40, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
I did not realise that if you logged in, ads will disappear, because I don't bother logging in unless editing. But I guess I'll check out that bad ad thread just to be safe. Thanks! Chocos0 07:03, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
I should note here that if you ever do get an ad that covers the whole page, or a large portion thereof, and you can't find a 'close' button on it to make it go small again, take a screenshot. If possible, get the location that it links to and any other info you can gather. Then post that all in the bad ads thread. Without information to determine which ad it is, it can't be removed. Werdnae (talk) 02:50, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Character of the day: Wilma

Just reporting a small error - the "Character of the Day" section for Wilma currently says "Grandman Wilma". I've checked her article, but I'm only seeing "Grandma Wilma", so I'm assuming the "n" is a slight mistake/typo... Fenyx4 14:18, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing it out, the error has been fixed. ♫♪ エイディニズ ♪♫ 18:21, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Time for Archive 12?

With how big this page has gotten, I personally believe that it is probably nearly time for this talk page to be archived again. It's starting to get slightly difficult to keep track of the latest topics being brought up here though the decision ultimately, of course, remains with the admins. Lauraac2110 12:52, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

I second that, but if you want an archive, talk to an admin. Wildgoose-The friendly goose in town! 21:23, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
We normally do it once the size for this talk page reach 100 KB, so an archiving will take place soon, but not now. Masatoshitalk 21:29, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Featured content:Torrent error

It says it was introduced in Gen III when it was introduced in Gen I. Proof? Squirtle. Epsilonexus 17:09, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Abilities were introduced in Generation III. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 17:46, 28 January 2012 (UTC)


Are the forums down or something? I can't get them to load. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 23:08, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 23:09, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
This wouldn't by any chance be related to the posting trouble I have been exprencing on the forums since that update? Truthseeker4449 23:45, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
I wouldn't know. Bulbapedia and the forums are run by two different groups of people. Plus I don't know what problems you've been having. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 23:53, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
In short every once in a while when I hit save/post, the page locks up and if I'm luckly, I get a website restore error. I desribed this issue the director person over there, and (s)he found it odd. It happens in VM's, thread creating/posting, and any other time you need to hit save/post. As it only happens on the forums, I pretty certain it's a forum issue and since it appeared after the softwear upgrade, I also supect that my problems might be related to that upgrade. Truthseeker4449 00:22, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
What I reported to aforementoned person I had to keep it short due the aforementioned problem. Truthseeker4449 00:36, 2 February 2012 (UTC)


On the homepage it says foresight was made so it never failed in gen 3 but the page for foresight says it was made to never fail in gen 4? Savelijah 18:22, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Fixed. --SnorlaxMonster 02:02, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Pokémon Pearl in 2D Mode

Does anyone here know how to disable the 3D when walking through routes for example in Pokémon Pearl Version using an Action Replay code? I tried searching for an hour and got nowhere. I got the right tools to do so but don't have the right code to make the game run in 2D mode. Also does anyone have a completed game save just to save time so I can make maps for the Sinnoh Routes needing better images? --Wildgoosespeeder 19:29, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

This website is not a game walkthrough. Do not post such comments onto this site. Only the second part of that was valid for the talk page.--Squirrelfeet 00:11, 11 February 2012 (UTC)
@Squirrelfeet: Both questions are asking for valid assistance. In order to create proper maps for articles, the Sinnoh games have to be force-converted from 3D to overhead 2D mode. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 00:50, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Community polls on Main Page

We could add polls on the Main Page like which of these are your favorite or if you are a supporter of this Shipping. Sounds silly but it will make the 'pedia more open to the community. Wildgoose-The friendly goose in town! 23:03, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Polls are more suited to the forums and the software they run. In fact, there are many polls there already. Werdnae (talk) 03:26, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
To be fair, Super Mario Wiki does this. It could be a good idea to try and make Bulbapedia more fun. On a forum, it may not be noticed. --Wildgoosespeeder 22:41, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Super Mario Wiki does not have a forum in the same way as Bulbapedia. And besides, there is a whole section dedicated to Shipping in the forums, wo it should be, at the very least, noticed, if not responded to. There are lots more people on the forums than you seem to think.--Chalkwriter 12:48, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Damos' Pichu

I was editing an article when I noticed that there is no article for Damos' Pichu. There probably should be one, since Damos' Pichu played somewhat of an important role in M12. (Charizard101 17:56, 25 February 2012 (UTC))

It does have an article, but under a different name; Spiky-eared Pichu. XVuvuzela2010X 18:07, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Ok, thanks (Charizard101 18:16, 25 February 2012 (UTC))

February 27, 2012: Anniversary edition: Welcome to the World of Pokémon

On the fourth bullet point "later" is misspelt "latger". -- Anythingspossibleforapossible 02:11, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Oops, can't have that! I've fixed it. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 02:15, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

February 28, 2012: Who's that Pokémon?

Um, It says: Who's that Pokémon, but it's actually a character from the anime. So who made that? Geez. ★☆Togetic45☆★ 10:11, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

I agree, it's misleading... if an anime character is to be featured, by all means — I'd just like to see the "Who's That Pokémon" part change along with the subject. Haxorus 10:13, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
It was made as a joke because the character in question was once used in Who's that Pokémon? and was made to reflect that. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 10:18, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Japanese Species Names

Is there a reason why the original Japanese species name is not included on each Pokémon's page? The original Japanese name of Pokémon, techniques, town descriptions, and Gym Leader titles are included, so why not species? Pokemega32 15:11, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

This information is better suited to the Japanese wiki. The others are included as information only on important individual names (thus being an interesting piece of trivia), and so having the original Japanese species names is a bit pointless, considering that this is an English wiki (species names aren't very important).--Chalkwriter 18:18, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
@Pokemega32: We have a list of there Japanese species names here, they're not on the Pokémon pages because they've only been added recently. If you want to put forward a suggestion on how to add it to the template, you can do that here.
@Chalkwriter: Japanese info has just as much of a place here as the English stuff. Why restrict that information to Japanese speakers? XVuvuzela2010X 22:25, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
Not entirely sure how they would fit in, but I certainly think Japanese species names are a good idea to include. --SnorlaxMonster 06:11, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


Why do we have a checkbox to keep us logged in for 30 days? I would like to be able to stay logged in "forever". --Wildgoosespeeder 23:56, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki limitation, AFAIK. TheChrisD RantsEdits 18:27, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
Really? I belong to other MediaWiki-powered Wikis and they don't seem to have the 30-day login thing (unless something was reworded when the page loads to hide the fact of the 30-day login). --Wildgoosespeeder 00:55, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

New Additon

Affiliates of Bulbapedia: eighteen independently-run wikis about Nintendo. This needs to be 19 now that F-Zero is part of NIWA. Volcronaperson 19:38, 17 March 2012 (UTC)


Is it me, or has the featured content not been updated in a while? It's been showing repeats all week, and now it's claiming that P+NA was released today, when it was last week. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 12:50, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, nobody has updated it in a while. What we found was that it was just an unnecessary waste of time to update it every day. It got to a stage where really only Jo The Marten was writing them. Really, we're quite likely to remove it (but I don't know what we'll replace it with). --SnorlaxMonster 12:55, 24 March 2012 (UTC)


Is it just me, or is something wrong with the NIWA box? It says 20 wikis, but I only count nineteen, and I counted them like five times. Volcronaperson 20:15, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

I count 20. I think you're probably missing the second Pikmin wiki. There are two on the same line there: Pikipedia and Pikmin Fanon. --Darth Zekrom 20:23, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
There's 2 pikmin wikis!?!?!?!?!?!??! i never knew that. i guess that's my problem. thanks!_Volcronaperson_ 20:52, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Anatomy Vs. Physiology

I already mentioned this... but Physiology is very different from Anatomy... As I read some of the Physiology content, I must say it is wrong since it's just defining or describing the Pokemon's body parts or anatomical aspects.. if we will use physiology then we must define, describe their function. For example, in human physiology, each neurons has a space between them called synapse where the acethylcholine, and some electrolytes floats around waiting for depolarization effect. That is just an example of Physiology, so in terms of Anatomy, Bulbapedia is already using it so I'm suggesting we change Physiology to Anatomy... THANK YOU... I'm a Nurse by the way...--GASPERshut... 14:19, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

This was brought up a while ago, and we are working on a change. It won't be for a little while, but this will be fixed. -- MAGNEDETH 16:56, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Header Image

This may sound very poor and unreasonable, but do tell me you're going to keep the R/G artwork as the header pic. The image provides a more interesting perspective than any GenV work. Giratina's Embodiment - Please don't hurt us... 02:46, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Its a part of the Aprils fools, it's over now....AquaMaster 21:08, 6 April 2012 (UTC)


I believe it's been this way for a while, but why is there no easily-accessible link to the main NIWA page in that navigation box thing at the bottom of the main page, just a link to the Bulbapedia article about NIWA? It's the same with the box on the said article; the bottom-right corner of the box at the bottom just loops to the Bulbapedia article. There is a link to NIWA at the end of the article, though. Just a little confused by all this...Maybe I'm missing something. CrimsonCerberus 22:22, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Vermilion City

At the moment the fourth bullet-point says the city made its "sole anime debut". That doesn't really make sense, I assume it should just be "anime debut"? Bulba-Bulba-Llamasaur 10:11, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

It's actually suppose to say sole anime appearance. I've fixed it.--ForceFire 10:14, 9 April 2012 (UTC)


I have noticed this has been used a lot, but McDonalds is incorrect because the business is called McDonald's (with an apostrophe). Will someone replace everything that says McDonalds with McDonald's?I already moved the McDonald's Collection page... 414 The above comment is supported by Wildgoose. 414 01:11, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

If you move a page, you need to do a fair portion of the relinking. Not saying you have to do it all, but you can't just expect people to do it for you. Werdnae (talk) 10:51, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Maverick Nate has mentioned several times that it is officially spelled "McDonalds Collection". I don't know exactly where it is spelled like this, so I suggest you ask Nate about it. --SnorlaxMonster 10:57, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
On the official Pokémon TCG deck list for the current modified format, it is labeled as "McDonalds Collection". I made sure this was the name before originally moving any of those pages. When you are trying to do something major for the TCG, please come to me before doing it. MaverickNate 15:52, 10 April 2012 (UTC)


is Bulbapedia in trouble if CISPA passes?--Darknesslover5000 06:33, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

No. The above comment is supported by Wildgoose. 21:14, 18 April 2012 (UTC)


This main page talk page is big, and it is hard to find previous messages. This is really time for archive 12. 414 The above comment is supported by Wildgoose. 414 01:53, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Until the file size for this talk page reaches 100Kb, we're not moving this anywhere. By the time you come back, please get rid of the sprites, we don't allow them. Masatoshitalk 03:00, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Isn't it time again?

Can't we include the countdown to black2 and white2 to the main page as the official release date is confirmed? - unsigned comment from Rajjoaby (talkcontribs)

Not yet, but we will. Also, please sign your comments. -- MAGNEDETH 15:31, 15 April 2012 (UTC)


I noticed that every Pokemon has a "Diet" subsection on their page... but every single one redirects to Pokémon food. What's the point? Seems pretty redundant to me. Is there something I'm missing?--Confused 23:54, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

It's not a redirect, it's a link to the main article "Pokémon food", where the topic is covered more indepth. Think of it as a "further reading" link. --Pokemaster97 23:59, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
That's what I meant, but it's redundant if it's on every single page. There is no information underneath it, so it's pretty pointless to have it on each page. It'd be understandable if any of them had a specific diet, but none do.--Confused 00:09, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
I've seen several pages with specific entries. See Pikachu, Sandshrew, and Bulbasaur. It there is no information under the section, it means that no one has added it. It's not redundant because it's not the same information. --Pokemaster97 00:14, 18 April 2012 (UTC)


While it's not 100% effective or unbreakable, I believe we should add support for HTTPS all over the Bulbawikis. Wikipedia and the rest of the Wikimedia wikis already support it, AFAIK. We could even have our wikis added to the list of HTTPS Everywhere. My question is: what issues are there in relation to backend support from our infrastructure? SatoMew 18:58, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Nintendo Power guides

There's a page for Prima Player's Guides on here, but not Nintendo Power guides. Wouldn't it be more consistent to have a page for them? Pokemega32 08:47, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

I think they should have pages. --SnorlaxMonster 07:20, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

"Anonymous Users"

What does the recent changes mean by "anonymous users"? I clicked to hide them but the recent changes didn't change.* The above comment is supported by Wildgoose. 19:22, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

"Anonymous" means "without a name" so it's basically just users that haven't registered. But Bulbapedia doesn't allow unregistered users to edit, so they're not going to have any edits on the Recent Changes. That's why it makes no difference. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 19:27, 22 April 2012 (UTC)


I was wondering if you could make a moblie site or an app for iphones, ipod, droid ect... --Glalie Power 06:44, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Legal Issues? There's an app for that.--ForceFire 06:58, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
A mobile version of the site on the other hand would be acceptable, but I don't know how we would set it up. Wikipedia does, so it is possible, it is just a matter of how to do it, and if it would work with our templates. --SnorlaxMonster 12:50, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Typo in "Gotta Catch 'em All!: Scizor"

In the "Gotta Catch 'em All!: Scizor" for wednesday, April 25, on the home page, there is a small typo. Fourth bullet point down; it reads: "Scizor its anime debut in". Someone should probably fix that, as I can't edit the home page :P. Eeyle 16:02, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

It has been corrected. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. --Pokemaster97 16:11, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Anime Protection

Shouldn't all of the anime episodes that have not yet aired anywhere in the world be protected to avoid rumors that have been misrepresented as fact from being put on the article? (Charizard101 18:03, 1 May 2012 (UTC))

No Darkrai News?

Shouldn't it be on the main page that theres an ongoing Darkrai mystery gift distribution? Cause its not at all obvious. On top is a pikachu distribution notice. Actually the page seems to imply that the darkrai distribution hasnt happened yet, but it is ongoing. I'd edit it myself but im not sure about rules on that and such.

But it is ongoing. PowerPlantRaichu 04:41, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

"April 27: Distributions of Darkrai, 'powerful tag Pokémon' announced" It's also on the Bulbanews main page. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 04:56, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Multiple entity Pokémon

Some time ago now I created the article User:Taromon777/Multiple entity Pokémon on my userspace, intending to get it mainspaced once complete. Other users have also been contributing to it, though some sections are still incomplete. Is it ready to be mainspaced, with an "incomplete" tag at the top, or would it be better to complete it first? Do you need to seek permission from an admin before mainspacing an article? T a r o m o n 13:53, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

I guess you'd need to complete it, it won't be that long. I'll help too, if that's ok with you. --Pringles 03:57, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
This isn't a decision you get to make, Pringles.
Fact of the matter is that I'm not sure the page is specifically necessary. I think it has decent info, and has some merit, but I'm not sure of its use. Finish it at your leisure, but no guarantee right now. Gonna have to think about it. -- MAGNEDETH 04:28, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
I was inspired by the article on Artificial Pokémon; neither are particularly essential articles but explore an interesting aspect of Pokémon biology which sets them apart from the real animal kingdom; showing how the Pokémon world differs from our own. Anyway I'll try and help get the remaining sections completed when I have some free time. T a r o m o n 10:45, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
It's also in line with Extraterrestrial Pokémon. I don't have any problem with its notability. --SnorlaxMonster 11:54, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

I found something about the new anime episodes.

I found a pic of poster for the new anime episodes on next to it was a miniture article that said ash and his freinds are traveling to eastern unova were pokemon from generations live and thats were they run into dawn.It also said that mellota befriends ash and joins them on their journey the poster the featured the kami trio's new forms next to an ominous pic of givioni.Is there any truth behind this?VENUS,MEGA,SCEPT,TORTE,SERP 06:44, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

n:'Cattleya' to make her anime debut in 'Best Wishes! season 2', n:New footage from Best Wishes! season 2 reveals further details --SnorlaxMonster 06:52, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

I have wings, but I don't know how many.

Uh, what? Every Pokedex entry clearly says it has four wings. Pokemega32 09:35, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, the Pokédex entries refer to its "eyes" as antenna, the smaller appendages are its wings. T a r o m o n 20:21, 21 May 2012 (UTC)


Do we really need the mottoes of each city/town in the Trivia section? Why not do the thing with the Gym Leaders, where it shows it in the infobox? プリングルズ/品客薯片/ప్రింగిల్స్ 23:44, 21 May 2012 (UTC)


Really, is there no way you guys can implement an ad filter or something so that only legit ads are shown? People come here for information about Pokémon, not so they can get viruses shoved down their throats. I'm getting very sick very quickly of being hit with pop-ups and wrestling with anti-virus software so I can get to the log-in page. Me, Hurray! 15:38, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

If you are having issues with ads causing pop-ups or any other problem, you can report them in the bad ad reporting thread on the forums. Please be sure to give as much detailed information as you can, including an image of the advert and the referring URL. We work diligently to make sure the ads on Bulbapedia are safe, but some do get through the cracks. Such problem ads can only be removed if they're reported. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 15:47, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
While not a permanent solution, if you set it to remember your log in you won't have to get past the adverts every time you visit the site. T a r o m o n 17:35, 22 May 2012 (UTC)


Should we do the show/hide thing for some of the battles, such as Cheren? The list makes the page very long, and it would be cleaner to put it with just the names of the battle showing. Otherwise we have a ton of code to go thru, which is really annoying and tedious. プリングルズ/品客薯片/ప్రింగిల్స్ 17:55, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

They are already collapsed. And using the show/hide doesn't hide the code when you're editing the page. It just hides the output. Werdnae (talk) 20:29, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, I know we can't shorten the coding, but we can collapse a bit more, I guess. プリングルズ/品客薯片/ప్రింగిల్స్ 02:30, 29 May 2012 (UTC)