User talk:Jioruji Derako

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  • "Appearance Coordinator" within the Editorial Board; issues with visual aspects of the site (such as navigation and page layout) are generally my realm of expertise, so let me know if you spot problems.
  • In charge of enforcing the Signature policy. Got questions? Fire away.
  • General administration stuff; deletion, page protection, vandal blocking, and if needed, conflict moderation.
  • Wiki-coding. I'm fairly experienced with wiki-code (my userpage, and this header, are both my design). Got questions? I'll do my best to provide answers.

I'm not as active as many of my fellow staff members, so unless it's an issue within my specific realm of expertise, you're much more likely to get a quick response from a different administrator.

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Lovely day, isn't it?

Shouldn't you list Archive 5, dear sir?--444Zekrom 13:57, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Never. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 07:16, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Oh yes, umm... how come my "new" sig doesn't work (the colours don't)?
It's quite long in wikicode...--444Zekrom 11:09, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
Hex codes for colours need a hash in front of them. <span style="color:#DEAB79">, instead of <span style="color:DEAB79"> Werdnae (talk) 23:50, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
I'd advise against using so many links as well, more than likely you'll get errors when trying to edit your preferences with it (not to mention listing your favorite Pokémon and such is much better on your userpage; people want to click your signature and find out who you are, not get sent off to fifteen pages.)
But yeah, add in the # and you should be good with that coding. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 04:24, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
Oh, it's one of my "special" signatures. Thanks anyway! (I've already improved the sig ;) )--444Zekrom 06:38, 16 October 2010 (UTC)


Well, as I stated previously, there was a small talk about the possibility of using gradients for a better look in templates such as the Welcome one; I just wondered if anything was done about it, or if you could make it work or something. And another thing, are some of the templates supposed to have a shadow? (I would give an example but I forgot which one it was and I can't actually do that much on this computer, I've reloaded this page like 7 times before getting it), if so; there's a template you might want to check out; however, I'm not sure if you can change the depth of the shadow and the position. Masatoshi: Gen. II>All. Discuss. 17:44, 1 December 2010 (UTC)


We've officially moved to, our new URL is the ever-classic Felix Omni 14:59, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Awesome news! I'll make sure to check it out when I get a chance. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 19:20, 2 December 2010 (UTC)


Hey. I have a small request, if that's alright? I'm no good with wikicode or creating templates, and I was wondering if you could help me out with something. Do you think you could create a template like the anime moveset template, but for abilities? That would be awesome. ^^ Littlmiget123 00:46, 3 December 2010 (UTC)


Hey Geo,

Is the portal page you have set up as a userpage (/Portal:Jioruji_Derako) the portal project you were planning on going forward, or is that at another address? You can drop me a line either here or on the forums (or on AIM, if you see me)--whatever's easiest for you. Hope all's well. -- evkl (need to talk?) 20:35, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

I think this and this are what you're looking for. Jellotalk 20:43, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
Jello is correct, my Portal:Portals (and by extension, CP's variation) are both what I was aiming for. I still consider the layout to be in rough draft, but barring any amazing ideas, the current design should work well. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 23:07, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

List of moves by range in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

This page needs cleaning up (I think). I am more than prepared to do it but I just have a quick question. Could I use the template from this page (or a variation thereof) to make the page look more pretty?----Chalkwriter 16:44, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

I agree that the page could use some prettying up. I'd much prefer to use a more specific variation of the template for this page (something that's designed for PMD moves), but if nothing can be made easily, it should be fine to use the mvar template in lieu of that.
If you're familiar with template editing, I encourage you to go ahead and make something up, or perhaps just modify the mvar template a bit for PMD. I'd do such templates myself, but I only play the main series games, so I'm not familiar with what categories or headers a template like that would need.
Let me know if you need any help on anything! -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 19:23, 24 April 2011 (UTC)


You know a bit of javascrpit, right Geo? I know you're busy, but could you take a look at this for me if you have time? Thanks. Werdnae (talk) 10:44, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Ah, my expertise is mostly in CSS, JS is pretty much foreign to me, sorry. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 22:47, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
Oh well. Thanks anyway. Werdnae (talk) 01:34, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

How do i join this project? OMGWTFBBQ123

Which project do you mean, OMG? Assuming it's Project Moves and Abilities, you simply add your username to the bottom of the "participants" list, and start helping out. (do note that you don't need to be a participant to help out.)
On an unrelated note, in the future, remember to sign your name using either four tildes (~~~~) or hit the button_sig.png button on the top of the edit window. This way, your signature will link back to you, and display a timestamp (so we know who said what, when). -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 02:46, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Hey you

I saw your name on a solomid comment thread. Add me on LoL, Felix Omni. Felix Omni 19:42, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

hah, I suppose it makes sense you'd play that. Will do, my own summoner name is Jio Derako (clearly). -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 10:47, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
Guys... Talk page policy. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 10:52, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
Figured a simple one-line back-and-forth wouldn't be an issue, so I didn't bother to mention anything (do we need to tweak the talk policy? The only example on this sort of stuff is to not have lengthy discussions unrelated to Bulbapedia, not to avoid talking about non-BP stuff at all).
But yes, hit me up on Facebook or send me a message on Solomid or one of a number of other options otherwise, Felix. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 12:35, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
In general, I believe the idea is: "Avoid non-Bulbapedia discussion on talk pages, if you can. If you can't, keep it as short of a discussion as you can." So if the user you want to contact has alternate (and likely more direct) contact details on their user page, try and use them :3 - Kogoro - Talk to me - 06:06, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Changing fonts on signatures

How to? --☆ヨッシ の世界☆ 23:08, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

That would be the <span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span> code you're looking for. Of course, you'd replace "Arial" with the font of your choice; you can use whatever you like here, but keep in mind, if someone is viewing the page and they don't have the font you specified, they'll just see the default font instead. Ideally, you'd use a fairly common font here, something that most users can be expected to have (anything that comes with Windows by default should be pretty global).
A quick search for "HTML code font" or "font coding" or something similar should find you just about all the info you'd need on that sort of stuff, since it's all pretty standard HTML code.
Oh, and of course, try not to go overboard with it. =D Fancy script is fine, but just avoid using Wingdings or something crazy that'll make your signature totally unreadable. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 23:36, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. By the way, four of your archives are in the User: namespace. If I can suggest you move them to the correct namespace? --☆ヨッシ の世界☆ 23:57, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads-up. Both User: and User talk: namespaces are acceptable for archives, though I'm not sure how I've managed to use a mixture of both there. I'll be sure to standardize the lot on my next archive (which will likely be quite soon, it seems). -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 14:18, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Mystery Dungeon Move Template

Just thought I'd like to bring this up with you. Edit as you wish.----Chalkwriter 16:13, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Hum, everything looks pretty good to me. I've no personal experience with PMD, so the actual move information section is very much foreign to me, but looks to be all there; and certainly, no issues on the style side of things. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 21:00, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
If I may intrude... It's exceptionally wide with 75%, so it has a lot of wasted/unused space. Other than that, it looks rather nice. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 21:04, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
You intrude a lot! It's almost as though you were a huge fan of mine and stalked my page a lot, or something.
...but yes, as my obsessed fangirl has mentioned, it is a bit wide, though of course this depends on where exactly the template is going to be used. Is it intended to be in a PMD subsection on an existing article? Or is it going to be on PMD move pages themselves, just like the current moves template is? (or something entirely different.) -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 21:43, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
I intended it to be under a separate header on the move pages (from Gens I-IV), and thought it would be best in the center (that's why it's so wide). But if that needs changing, it can be changed. Thanks for the positive feedback, though.----Chalkwriter 16:31, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Just use some of the templates on the Pokémon species articles as a good example (like so); they take up different sizes, and the majority of them are centered. They key thing is that they're usually sized based on how much space their content needs; a bit of extra whitespace outside of the template won't look as odd as a template with a lot of empty space inside it. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 22:54, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Just shrunk the template width to 50%. 25% seems too compact, so that is why I chose 50%.----Chalkwriter 14:50, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, 50% looks pretty good IMO. Also gotta remember that it'll be smaller on a smaller screen, so the little extra space is good to have (it'll also be bigger on a bigger screen, but so is everything else). -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 21:31, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
Maybe try putting the stats alongside the image rather than underneath? Alternatively, two columns of stats? Just to reduce the amount it'll stretch the page that we don't need it to. And stuff that is always the same as the main series games (type and damage category I think are, probably others) could probably be removed as well. Werdnae (talk) 00:36, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
Arranged into two columns and deleted type and damage category. Also added a status move to demonstrate how the template works with that.----Chalkwriter 20:03, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
(resetting indent) Hum, the column layout might be a little confusing; at first glance, I was expecting to to be top-to-bottom, rather than two sets of left-to-right (if that makes any sense). I do like how the space is used with this setup, though.
I'll make a quick copy of it in the talk page, so you can see what I mean with it. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 01:46, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I've seen what you mean and edited accordingly. I've also changed some of the links so that they go to this page.----Chalkwriter 17:31, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
I've now tested the template out in the Bulbapedia sandbox and it works fine (apart from an {{{if| appearing before the name of the move. I'll probably get rid of it).- unsigned comment from Chalkwriter (talkcontribs)
I put a couple of tests of it on the talk page, I hope you don't mind. I also changed the power and hit ratio parameters to put stars in automatically if a number from 1 to 10 is in the parameter to make it easier to use. Looks pretty good to me, even before I started fiddling. Werdnae (talk) 19:55, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
I found the bit of code you used for the power and hit ratio before in the Stars template, but I didn't use it because I thought it was a bit hefty in code. Also, you didn't fiddle with the fact that Smokescreen gives the foe (or target) the Whiffer status, so will that have to be added the way I just did, or is there a quicker way? Thanks, anyway.----Chalkwriter 17:09, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
Oh, yeah. I stuffed up when putting the parameters in. For the extra effects. . . I think we might be better off just adding them as you have it set up. Just because there's a lot of variation, and some moves (Thunder Fang off the top of my head) have a chance to give two different effects. Werdnae (talk) 19:28, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
So is there anything else that needs to be tested/improved, or is it just about ready to be mainspaced?----Chalkwriter 19:37, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
Hold on a second. Images. Should we use them, and if so are there any categories that need to be created because of it (e.g. List of moves needing a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon image)?----Chalkwriter 16:01, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
And can we create a template on a page without an image an upload it at a later date?----Chalkwriter 19:34, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
Guys?--Chalkwriter 17:12, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
(resetting indent) Sorry there, I was going to reply to this later, but I forgot about it and didn't check back. >.<
I think having an image there is definitely a plus, assuming we can get images for each of the moves. As far as categories needed, that's actually an area I'm not too familiar with, so I'd leave that for someone else to answer (if someone else is perhaps watching my page still and knows the subject?).
Could you clarify on the template question; do you mean, can we put this template on a page without having an image? If that's the case, it's completely possible, we've done the same for a number of templates in the past (so long as there is a variable in the template for the movename, it can be set up to create a redlink for where the missing image should be). -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 18:25, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
  1. I like images as well, I just thought it might be a bit heavy in bytes. There will alsohave to be somethingto tell people how to name the files (PMD_<movename>.png is what I did, but this would need to either be changed or made clear).
  2. Yep, that was the template question, although I still wonder whether there should be a category for moves that don't have images.
  3. I think we have most things we need on the template, but is there anything else we could possibly need?--Chalkwriter 20:04, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
I don't think the bytes will be much of an issue, so where possible, the image is worth having.
If we're going to put images in there, it should have some sort of category for "missing images" so other users can more easily find the ones that need fixing, definitely.
As far as I can tell (not being a PMD player, myself), all the info's there. It's not a perfect situation, but we can always add in more info later on if need be. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 03:30, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
So what happens now? Should I start uploading the move images now or what?--Chalkwriter 16:23, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
Geo?--Chalkwriter 20:01, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Could have sworn I replied to this one already...
Better to have more images than less, so I'd say go ahead with the image collection. Hmm, if you can, get in touch with... I believe Maverick Nate is the one most involved on the Archives right now. The PMD_<movename>.jpg format sounds like the way to go right now, but might be good to play it safe and check with Nate beforehand, see if he has any thoughts on it (I'm personally not super-familiar with our naming conventions on the Archives, myself; at least not for PMD).
One last note, in regards to my activity level; I get email notifications when my talk page is changed, and I check my email daily, so in the case where I don't reply within a day or two, I've almost certainly put it off until later and subsequently forgotten about it. Feel free to poke me right away if I haven't responded within a day or so! That's just me being lazy and/or distracted. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 22:51, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
*shakefist* y u no have userpage, Nate. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 22:53, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
First real image down, but how do we a) stop it from being deleted straight away by an admin who doesn't know what it's for, and b) use it anywhere?--Chalkwriter 20:00, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Is the template in-use yet anywhere? Once the image is in-use, it should say so on the Archives; it's mostly unused images that'll get deleted (and presumably, images with a proper naming convention like this, should be fairly easy to see they're meant to be used). So I don't think they'd get deleted that easily.
Worst-case, we do have the ability to un-delete images.
I think we should be A-OK to mainspace the template and start using it, so in that case, the images can go right to use in the template. Until then, the images should be fine to upload. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 21:33, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
The image names should match the main series game images names: thus "File:<movename> PMD.png" MaverickNate 22:06, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
@Jio: No, it is not being used anywhere currently. Do you want me to start using it, and if so, what is the template name?.
@Nate: Got that. Should we move the links of the moves which are in my sandbox then, as neither of them conform to this policy?--Chalkwriter 19:35, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Guys?--Chalkwriter 17:02, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
(resetting indent) I'm not quite certain if there's something we'd need to do first before implementing this, so Im waiting for Werdnae or one of the others to drop in on this one. I believe the only thing we really need to do at this point is mainspace the template, then start to add it to the articles; being the least-active non-hiatus EB member right now, I'd rather not jump right into what might be a decently-sized project, without having an okay from one of the others.
Moving the two images you've got already is probably a good idea; if we want to make it particularly simple, we can set the template up to automatically call on an image with {{{movename}}}_PMD.png, in which case they'd all need to have matching names. (this also lets the templates with missing images have a properly-named redlink, so it's easy for other editors to upload an image for it.) -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 20:14, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm still not really a big fan of this template. Being just a modified infobox, I'm not really sure why it can't just be used as an infobox. I really can't see it fitting well in the middle of a page section. For pages such as Wide Slash and Vacuum-Cut, it would be easier to replace the main series infobox (given that {{MoveInfobox}} doesn't remotely apply to the MD only moves) & use a Mystery Dungeon specific infobox. For the moves in the main series, those pages are generally long enough to handle a second infobox, if needed, or it could potentially be called on as a subtemplate to the move infobox. The information presented is all infobox-style information so it would really be more fitting, IMO, to be presented through an infobox. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 02:38, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
Returns from break to Bulbapedia@Kogoro: In a way I can see what you mean, but to me the information takes up more space than the ordinary infobox and so there is not enough space for all the information (with all of the extra effects and basic information). Does anyone agree with me on this?--Chalkwriter 21:07, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
I think you might have missed my point. What I was trying to get at was to reduce the size from 50% to 25% (like {{MoveInfobox}}), then re-organize the information in a format that is friendly to the smaller size. It could then be used as a secondary infobox (or set up as an extension to the MoveInfobox) for moves that are in the main series and can be used as the only infobox for moves exclusive to the Mystery Dungeon series, like Wide Slash and Vacuum-Cut. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 21:56, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
I understood what you meant before, but I have changed my mind so that you can do it if you want if you can find a way to present it in an uncluttered and aesthetically-pleasing way (note also that we need to indicate that it is a Mystery Dungeon template, so as not to get non-Mystery Dungeon players confused).- unsigned comment from Chalkwriter (talkcontribs)
I accidentally didn't invert my comment. Damn.--Chalkwriter 18:58, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, anyways. The only way I can see to keep the presentable look with 25% is to put it back into the original layout (albeit with some of the newer coding). What do people think about this?--Chalkwriter 19:09, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Okay guys, I've shrunk the template down to 25% in the way that I can see it looking presentable. Are there any issues with this or are we nearly finished making this template?--Chalkwriter 19:02, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
Anybody?--Chalkwriter 18:35, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, been a bit busy, kinda forgot about it. Looks good. I made a few minor tweaks and then moved it after discussing it briefly with others. Good work. Werdnae (talk) 21:26, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, guys. :-)--Chalkwriter 15:50, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Quick question, how should we put this onto the ordinary move pages? Should we include it under the main infobox as a secondary infobox, or what?--Chalkwriter 17:35, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Hmm; you could try it on one or two pages to start with; from the looks of things, it should fit under the main infobox, but I don't know for sure how well it would work into the page (two infoboxes might be confusing as well, but we do need some way to show the PMD info).
The other way would be to make a PMD subsection, and put the infobox in that, but that might just make the page unnecessarily long (they've already got big, long lists of Pokémon that can learn the move).
Anyone else got an opinion on this, perhaps? (also, sorry for the late reply, somehow I only just now saw the "new messages" notification, and didn't get any email notifications for this one.) -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 22:53, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Hey, Jio!

Didn't want to bug you about this here, but I have little option... Need to talk to you about some coding, and would prefer to do so elsewhere & with little message delay... Be an awesome-pants, and get your green-butt on AIM <3 - Kogoro - Talk to me - 01:49, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Don't have AIM installed at the moment, but I'm on Steam 24/7, if you can hop on that at all. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 01:52, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Don't think it would be good to deal with this code via Steam, plus Steam loves to nomnom on my connection way too much. No time like the present to finally get that installed ;) Or, you can use the browser-based messenger on their website too ;3 - Kogoro - Talk to me - 01:56, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

How to make a signature

Hey, can you please tell me how to make a good signature? I'd really appreciate it if you can help me out in making a good signature for me. Thanks! ----Poke.geek 20:25, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

I'm afraid I don't quite have the free time to help too much, but if you've got a design that's not seeming to work, I can certainly provide some help in fixing broken coding and the like.
I'd suggest taking a look at the signature policy for some beginning advice, and take a look at the coding from other users' signatures for ideas on the coding options you have (just avoid copying someone exactly, if you can! Be creative with it). Signatures use the same coding that's used for the rest of the wiki, which is a mixture of HTML as well as the simpler wiki-markup. If you're new to the coding, what you want to look at in particular is the <span> tag, and more specifically, the style= markup that can be used within it. You'll find all sorts of info on style coding with a simple Google search, if you want to really delve into what you can do with it.
And lastly, if you do run into issues with your coding, Wikipedia:How to fix your signature is the first place you should look for a fix. If that fails, just drop me a message here, I'll see if I can't spot the issue! -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 03:39, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! I will try to make a good signature after reading this page ("Wikipedia:How to fix your signature") ----Poke.geek 20:57, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
Done! I have made a good signature! Thanks a lot! --Poke.geek 21:23, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorry for troubling you, but can you tell me where the code is broken. ---

<span style=>✓</span>[[User:Poke.geek|<span style="color:Green;">'''Poke'''</span>]][[User talk:Poke.geek|<span style="color:brown;">'''.geek'''</span>]][[Special:Contributions/Poke.geek|<span style="color:black;">™</span>]]<span style=>✓</span>

--Poke.geek 00:17, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

What do you mean by broken, when I removed the nowiki tags, It looked just fine. Truthseeker4449 00:43, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
You have span tags on the checkmark characters, but the span tags aren't actually doing anything (there's no style input). Your HTML is giving errors because of this; simply remove the span tags, like so.
✓[[User:Poke.geek|<span style="color:Green;">'''Poke'''</span>]][[User talk:Poke.geek|<span style="color:brown;">'''.geek'''</span>]][[Special:Contributions/Poke.geek|<span style="color:black;">™</span>]]✓
Tested it myself, works just fine.
@Truthseeker: indeed, it works just fine right here, but because it's technically got some broken tags in it (those span tags without style input), MediaWiki views it as having broken HTML and won't allow you to use it as a signature (even though it'll still display just fine everywhere else). When in doubt, the best way to test signature code is to actually set it as your signature. (just remember to save your old signature somewhere first!) -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 06:11, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
@Truthseeker4449 and Jioruji Derako Thanks a lot!--✓Poke.geek✓ 10:57, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Friend Code Bro

Im trying to register you in heart gold but I think I need your pokemon username first, if you would be so kind to tell me then that would be just lovely. (BurningTyphlosion 20:24, 22 November 2011 (UTC))

Hmm, it should work with just the code, but my character's name is Jyro.
I should note, the last time I actually played my SoulSilver game... was probably last year, so don't expect me to be on much (or at all). -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 21:12, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Move page question

I should probably bring this up in case this is an issue again. With some "in other generations" tabs, there's five images in a row, and it kinda makes the page have to scroll to the right whenever that happens. What should I do about that? Split it to 4+1? Split it to 3+2 (So that both DS games are in the same row)? Leave it? For the record my screen ratio is 1280x1024 and I don't really know what standard is, so... -- Trainer Hunter -- 23:10, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

For 4:3 screens, 1280x1024 is fairly standard nowadays, along with 1024x768 (the latter being the smaller size we can expect to see from our users, as 800x600 screens are exceptionally hard to find now and even harder to design around).
That in mind, a 3/2 split on the images seems the best way to go about it, putting both of the DS games on the bottom row. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 23:54, 6 December 2011 (UTC)


There is rather glaring error on the main page... need I say more? Truthseeker4449 00:03, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

I've taken care of it. Have a nice day. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 00:46, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Names of types in other languages

I am a user form the german PokéWiki (actually the leader of the moves project^^) where I recently asked the others where the tables containing the names of types in other languages come from. As no one was able to answer me I guessed that they are probably taken over from bulbapedia which is why I want to ask you now (since you're project leader of the project that usually has the most experience with game mechanics and thus types and since I don't know who to turn to ;)): Are the stated names the official names of the localization in the respecitve countries? Do localizations in the listed countries even exist? What confuses me is that for some languages there is more than one translation given whic makes the table look like a collection of words from google translator rather than an official names list.
I hope you can help me to sort this out; if not it would be helpful if you could provide me with a username or a talk page where I can state my business (I asked Umeko but she seems inactive). Thank you very much --Wenlok Holmes 22:06, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Answered on Umeko's page. Werdnae (talk) 04:02, 23 January 2012 (UTC)


Good evening!

First of all I would like to ask you about this template -->
en-4 This user speaks English at a native level.

<-- . Everytime I try to add it on my userpage, it becomes unreadable unless it is highlighted with the mouse cursor.The same things happens with the time zone template.What seems to be the problem ?

And second, I saw this clock thing 3:48 AM which I would like to add it on my userpage but I can't seem to find the right adjustments in order to make it a 24h clock. Could I get information on how to adjust it?

Sorry, the templates can't be seen unless you're in editing mode. Thank you ! ----DJWolfy 18:05, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Replied in his talk page. Masatoshitalk 18:55, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
Replied in Poke.geek‎‎'s talk page. Masatoshitalk 19:10, 23 February 2012 (UTC)


Hi Jioruji, if you get the chance, can you please create my userpage for me? I'm apparently not authorised to create pages. Cheers, Ronan 22:07, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

I must ask the same. If you are willing to do so, since my visits will be sporadic, you could just add the boldfaced text on my talk page to my userpage. If you're willing, that'd be great. Thanks. --Jazzi 22:11, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Hey guys, a couple things: Number one: It is prohibited for other users to create your userpage for you. Even if they did break the rules and create it for you, you wouldn't be able to edit them anyway. The restriction is on editing the userspace at all, not just creating pages. Number two: You're right, you are not authorized to create your pages. That is because we make it so dedicated editors are allowed the privilege of having a userpage. In the past people have abused the userspace and we treat it more of a privilege than a right. When you do some work, you'll be allowed to create and edit your pages yourselves. Number three: As far as I know, Jio here isn't around very much. So you might want to check out one of the other active Staff members next time you have a question. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 23:31, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Just adding that there's a time component too. Give it a week or so and some minor edits here and there and you'll be able to do it. Unfortunately we've had to be so hard on it because there was a time when people used Bulbapedia like a social networking site, to the extent where it slowed the site so much that it was difficult to actually do anything at all. Werdnae (talk) 00:11, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
As the question(s) have already been answered, I'll simply chime in to agree with Jo; I'm terribly inactive here, though I will note that I do see talk page messages (except when MediaWiki randomly decides not to send me an email notification, on occasion). So I'm still available in the case of questions and whatnot, though of course, you're more likely to get a timely response from one of our other administrators. =D -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 09:32, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thanks guys. Ronan 13:33, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Project Moves and Abilities

Hey, I'm BlazeBigBang, and I'd like to help on this project. Do you mind if I help on revising grammar and ortographic mistakes? - unsigned comment from BlazeBigBang (talkcontribs)

Go for it; all of the projects on the wiki are voluntary, you don't need permission to join up unless it specifically says so. Just make sure you're following our manual of style, and have at it! -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 22:44, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Hey, I'm lugburz002, and I've seen various mistakes throughout this project and others. Is it OK if I help with the mistakes too?--Lugburz002 (talk) 17:52, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Absolutely! Feel free. MaverickNate 17:58, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I'm Sonic65101 and I thought if it would be cool if the pictures of the moves were replaced with animations of the moves. However, I am not very good with Wikicode, so it's just a suggestion. Sonic65101 (talk) 18:09, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Moves not in the Pokémon games' TCG section

Okay so I just finished Neo Destiny and I was wondering, should I put the promo cards on too? Pokedex493 (talk) 15:08, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Transcluded sigs

Hi. So the Signature policy says that I cannot transclude a sig because in case its changed, it puts a great load on the servers. Well...what if I don't change it once created (You may sysop protect if needed)?UltimateSupreme(T@lk) 17:01, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

There's two main reasons for the no-transclusions rule; one being the potential server strain from changing it (which isn't as big of an issue as it once was, but still something we'd like to avoid). The other reason being that transcluded signatures are often longer than our rules allow in terms of length; again, this doesn't cause nearly that much strain, but excessive code length is at the very least annoying on a talk page when not transcluded, and often overly flashy when it is (rainbow text and gradient text are usually the popular ones).
The short answer is still a no; protecting your signature page would work in theory, so long as no sysops were to edit it either, and you were to never have a desire to change your signature at all. This would also mean then that we'd have to allow everyone to do this, and that's a lot of unnecessary protected pages in everyone's userspace, and plenty of confusion when someone does want to change their signature (and either needs to SUBST all of their existing signatures, create a new signature template and protect it, or simply make their edit and defeat the purpose of the "no transclusions" rule.
I'd appreciate it if you could figure out a way to fit whatever signature idea you've got into the space in your preferences; there's a few little coding tricks to shorten some things, if you're not too far off from the character limit there. (I might be slow to respond, but you can post here if you need help on anything with that.) -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 17:21, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
If you are not concerned about stress on servers, then why not?
If you are just concerned about the size, I would be use a dummy template offcourse.UltimateSupreme(T@lk) 17:35, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
I didn't say we weren't concerned about server stress, simply that it's not as large of an issue as it once was.
The size limitation imposed by the preferences page itself is more than enough, in my opinion; a signature that requires even more coding than the signature field allows is, as I said before, either annoying coding-wise on a page, or excessive in its styling, or both. (the latter comes down to personal opinion, which is why we simply go with the character limit rather than judging signatures on a case-by-case basis.) -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 18:34, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Pickup Ability

Here is a Pickup listing for Battle Pyramid: [1]. The items depend on the floor instead of level. Common is 30%, Uncommon is 10% and Rare is 5%. - unsigned comment from Deruffy (talkcontribs)

That sure is nice, but we can't use information from other websites such as Serebii because he doesn't want us to use his information. Also, please sign your comments. Last but not least, why would you put it here? If anything, it should be at Talk:Pickup (Ability). --Abcboy (talk) 16:50, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
Aside from not using data from Serebii (and other sites) because they don't like it, it's always a good idea to confirm the data ourselves; there have been plenty of times where someone has taken information from another source, only to find out later that the original source hadn't gotten it right! :P
As Abcboy said, it's good to contact administrators about some things, but in cases like this, it's better to post the information on a talk page related to the subject. This way, all of our discussions about a subject (in this case, Pickup) will be all together in one spot. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.> 22:43, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Ok, understood. It would be nice if Satoshi Tajiri released a guide about Pokémon that contains such information... but it would be too complex for the target audience, the children. Just a guide about Pokémon timeline and history would be pretty useful, just like The Legend of Zelda's Hyrule Historia.--Deruffy (talk) 02:19, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Please do not resign posts, as it messes up the time stamp, making it appear as if we responded to a comment before it was posted. Thanks! --Abcboy (talk) 02:22, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Moves in Portuguese

An user named Rodrigo.mota has been adding recently several names of moves in Brazilian Portuguese. Since Brazil doesn't have Portuguese games or manga, and most of the names he added are about moves that didn't appear in the anime. I'm worried that his contributions are considered false information as there's no proof that moves would be called that way if the the game/manga were officially translated. I saw his contributions page and he made several edits of moves in Portuguese that either didn't appear in an official source, or are simply translated with no meaning at all. I suggest the beginning of a clean-up in all of the articles affected, after he is warned.

I think his reckless actions in this case are because expectations are made for Pokémon XY being translated in Portuguese due an online Petition, but nothing has been confirmed yet and no official source told about that matter, making his edits an huge misunderstanding.

PS.: Since you are an Admin, can you tell me what I have to do in order to change my nickname in Bulbapedia and the other sites related to Bulbagarden? I've read the guide and it told me to talk to an admin to get it done, when I've made my account in Bulbapedia I was just a kid and it was too reckless of my part put my whole name as my user name, now I would like to ask if something can be done about it. I would like to change my user name to "Chespinho", due my love for the new Pokémon. I'll wait for your answers. Sincerely, Igor (talk) 21:59, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

PP in Mystery Dungeon

Due to how the games are played, with long gaps in between possible PP replenishment for moves specifically, moves in Mystery Dungeon tend to have more base PP. According to the Project:Move page, this would go under the "In other games" header. But several moves would have the difference in PP as the only bit of information under the header. My question is if the difference could be put in the info box as a note, like how differences between the generations are. Glik (talk) 21:01, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Trapping moves buffed?

I see that Infestation has an effect of 1/8 damage per turn, and 1/6 with a Binding Band. Have all the trapping moves been buffed to 1/8 and 1/6 with Binding Band? I have heard as much on Smogon, but would like confirmation before I edit the respective trapping move pages. Jdthebud (talk) 18:58, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Move Images

Wouldn't it be better if the moves had .gif or animated .png images on their pages ? It would be a good help for viewers. - SuperPikaPool13 (TALK)"(Contribs) 08:46, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, animated .png files are the standard for move animation images (.gifs should never be used), but Gen VI move animations are currently difficult to capture in that form since there is no 3DS emulator and images are captured using a capture card. If you look at the "In other generations" sections of pre-Gen VI moves, they do have animated .png images (mostly). Jdthebud (talk) 17:16, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I didn't notice the animated pics as Chrome doesn't display animated .pngs. May I ask why we should not use .gifs? - SuperPikaPool13 (TALK)"(Contribs) 10:18, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
We use animated pngs over gifs here due to a higher quality image, lower filesize, and a larger color palette. That's straight from the Archives FAQ. - unsigned comment from Jdthebud (talkcontribs)
In regards to Pikatepig's note about Chrome, no browser does that by default. Each browser's webstore should have some form of plugin to display them (for Chrome it is simply called "APNG") Schiffy (瀬藤健二) (Talk Contribs) 22:59, 3/29/2014 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the help! - SuperPikaPool13 (TALK)"(Contribs) 09:12, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Just something to note, Gecko based browsers (like Firefox) and Presto based browsers (Opera, pre-15) display APNG natively since 2008. Blink based browsers (like Chrome & Opera 15+) require an add-on to display APNG. WebKit based browsers (like Safari) and Internet Explorer do not have any APNG display options at this time. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 19:40, 30 March 2014 (UTC)


I am a not so new Bulbapedia editor that has progressivly become more and more active on this website. Being that as it may, I realize that i should really creat a better user page and a customized signiture. Then it struck my like a mach punch to he stomach, i have no clue how to do any coding!!! So i realy need help. I would like to know if there is a template or tutorial guide of some sort in which i can learn how to make my userpage and signiture look awesome... like yours! I can understand if you cant help me as i realize you too probably have a life, but i would literaly appreciate any help or pointers you could give me! Thank you! Blackoutbudder (talk) 04:37, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Hey there! Long time

Hi! Hope you are doing well. I'm just messaging to mention that we've started a new Retired Staff usergroup, and you're in it! It's our new way of keeping track and giving thanks to anyone and everyone who has been a part of the Bulbapedia team. There are a number of user rights associated with it that can be discovered here. If you ever find yourself editing again, you are welcome to one of the active usergroups as needed. Thanks for everything you have done! MaverickNate 13:52, 5 July 2023 (UTC)