User talk:Mikuri

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Hello Mikuri, please check your e-mail* as soon as possible, awaiting for your reply. Thank you. ♫♪ エイディニズ ♪♫ 10:45, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Re: Preview Button

Warning acknowledged. Sorry. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 15:02, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Revert some edits?

Igor The Mii deleted information from Tackle for some reason and attempted to add it back at the bottom of the page, which borked up the whole thing. Was wondering if you could revert his two edits, as I'm using a phone without any decent copy/paste function and no one else has seemed to notice it. Glik (talk) 22:43, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. Funktastic~! has reverted the edits. Mikuri 23:07, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

My account was deleted!!!

I made an account a few years ago. I admit that I've been a very infrequent poster, but when I tried to login this morning I was unable to! I tried to create an alternate account using the same email and was allowed to do so. If I was able to send you my email privately, would you be able to see what happened to my first account? Thank you very much. Gen7mon (talk) 13:52, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Gen7Mon, Mikuri is a junior admin and doesn't have access to the "check user" function to look for your email address. I can try and help you though if you email me (you can use "email this user" function from the lefthand side of my userpage). Is it that you don't know the username you picked or...? We actually can't delete accounts due to the mediawiki software so I'm sure it's in here somewhere haha. --ZestyCactus 16:23, 25 January 2014 (UTC)


How can I delete my account? - unsigned comment from Dukeoftrumpet (talkcontribs)

Unfortunately, we cannot actually delete accounts due to the limits of the Mediawiki software. The closest thing to having an account deleted, is simply not logging in anymore. --Pokemaster97 22:05, 29 January 2014 (UTC)


What would count as good trivia (especially for the anime episodes)? I've seen people on talk pages suggest some, and then others don't accept it. --リックEO (オープン for discussion) 21:40, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

I suggest you read this and this. I think it will help you. If you have any other questions, let me know. :) --Mikuri 02:34, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Becoming a contributor

Hi. I want to start writing plot summaries for episode pages without ones. I saw on the project page that there are alloted episodes to be completed each month, but I would much rather work down the category of episode articles with incomplete plot summaries and eliminate them at my leisure, as an afterwork hobbie without the pressure of a project and without commitments.

I'm more or less adept with the mechanics of a wiki editor and I used to be highly active in the Bleach Wiki where I was a member of the Policy and standards committee (a body of at most 10 rollback users working directly under the admins to determine the site's short and long term agendas). I'm especially proud of the work I did writing episode summaries for that Wiki, both in quantity and quality.

Anyway, I wanted to get a thumbs up from an official before I started and also ask if there is anything I should look out for while writing the summaries. Sincerely, WellyDawn (talk) 19:06, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Before I forget it, sorry for the late reply! Nice that you want to help with the episode pages. We highlight some episodes as a way to get attention to them, but you're free to choose the episodes you'll be writing summaries for. Select the one you want and happy editing. Just remember to follow the manual of style at all times. :) --Mikuri 03:40, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Will do. Thanks! WellyDawn (talk) 07:34, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Rayquaza artwork

Could you answer my question. Why has the ORAS artwork of Rayquaza not being used? Ellis99 (talk) 10:33, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

That's because the artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire was uploaded on the Archives as a new file, when it should have replaced the old one. I suggest you talk to a staff member over at the Archives, they will certainly explain this better than I can and make the correct changes. --Mikuri 14:54, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Okay. I'll talk to one of them. Ellis99 (talk) 10:45, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Artwork image section

Would it be okay to add in the artwork image under their own sections for anime counterpart characters without their own articles such as Cynthia and Alexa? PattyMan 01:57, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

No, artwork should be a section of its own. You can make something like this on Cynthia's page, creating an artwork section above the sprites section and adding her anime artwork there. --Mikuri 02:36, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Oh yeah, I forgot about the other non-anime art in the section. At least they don't have too many artwork images unlike Ash. Also, I would like to thank you for helping with some of the file name organization of the said images back on the Archives. PattyMan 02:52, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
I just added the artwork to their sections. Feel free to fix it if it wasn't exactly what you told me. PattyMan 03:26, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
About Ash's artwork section, I think it would be better if it had only one artwork per series, because as you said, Ash has a ton of images. Maybe a note at the top saying something like "For more artworks, please see Ash images on the Bulbagarden Archives." - unsigned comment from Mikuri (talkcontribs)
Which artwork image(s) of Ash should we keep on the page then if it's going to be one per series? You do have a good point though. PattyMan 04:11, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
OS, AG, DP, and BW. I think these images are good. One for the XY series isn't needed as it appears in the infobox. --Mikuri 04:29, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. PattyMan 04:51, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Ash's Pikachu

The last eight edits to the page have been the addition and removal of the same string of text - a mini edit war, if you will. May I recommend protecting the page as-is right now to FORCE discussion at the talk page? Aggron989 at least TRIED to start the discussion, but other editors seem more interested in not discussing and instead forcing their opinion. CycloneGU (talk) 19:19, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Just to clarify, protect it as it is without readding the string. Otherwise it looks like you are yourself forcing your opinion on the matter and not giving others a say. Protect as-is without the string and discuss. CycloneGU (talk) 19:22, 19 May 2015 (UTC) On second thought, four different people advocate that version, you included, so I reverted to your last revision for protection purposes. CycloneGU (talk) 19:30, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Junior Administrators can't protect pages, so neither me nor Mikuri can protect it. Only users of Administrator rank or higher can. --Abcboy (talk) 19:37, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Good point. It looks like Rahl has gone to the talk page, however, and I've been doing research that I intend to post, so it may not be needed anyway. CycloneGU (talk) 19:38, 19 May 2015 (UTC)


After reading several policy pages, I made this change to the Strong winds article, as this says "Bulbapedia...should contain the best possible level of literary style" and "if you notice...errors on a page other than the ones you have created, feel free to correct the problems, as Bulbapedia is an open project.", and the way it was written did not seem very grammatically correct as it was ("Strong winds, also known as a mysterious air current..., are a weather condition...").

I know that every wiki has its own different policies, but I understand that the usual trend on wikis is to include the title of an article in bold either directly at the beginning of an article or somewhere within the first sentence of an article, preferrably towards the beginning of the first sentence. I checked a few other Bulbapedia articles, and found some that do not have the bolded article title strictly at the very beginning of the article, and then checked the policy pages to make sure, at which point I read that this says "The full name of the subject of an article should appear within the first few words of the article itself.", so I thought my change was okay and didn't violate any policies.

However, the change was reverted, with "Articles should define the subject. 'X is ...'" given as the reason. I'm just confused, because from what I read, the change should be okay, and the beginning of the article is now grammatically incorrect again, but that's the only way I could think of to fix the grammar errors. If the change is indeed against policy, is there at least some happy medium that could be applied so that the grammar is correct?

Xérnéas (talk) 18:05, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

As Mikuri has yet to reply, I hope it's not minded that I answer as grammar is something that also concerns me.
The sentence you are disputing is "Strong winds, also known as a mysterious air current, are a weather condition introduced in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire." The term "Strong winds" is indeed plural. Therefore, "are" is a proper follow-up. If we were only talking about a mysterious air current, "is" would be proper; however, it's used to supplement the discussion of what strong winds are, and if that portion is removed from the sentence there is no grammar issue anyway. Since such sections between two commas do not change sentence grammar structure, there is nothing wrong with that passage. CycloneGU (talk) 20:23, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
I honestly mean no offense when I say this, and I don't want to sound rude, but I was already aware of everything you pointed out and had taken all of that into consideration when I made the assessment that the grammar in this sentence was incorrect. For some reason, the sentence just didn't sound right when I first read through it, and for me, there were two problems with it. The first problem stemmed from the fact that "strong winds", which is plural, is referred to as "a mysterious air current", which is singular; this is accurate, but did not sound grammatically correct, at least to me. The second problem had to do with the "strong winds" being defined as "a weather condition", which is also singular.
In my mind, it was akin to reading something like this: "Oceans, also known as a sea, are a large body of salt water found on the planet Earth.", where everything is obviously all over the place. I might reword such a sentence to say this: "Oceans, also known as seas, are large bodies of salt water found on the planet Earth.", this: "An ocean, also known as a sea, is a large body of salt water found on the planet Earth.", or even this: "Large bodies of salt water known as oceans or seas are found on the planet Earth." (which is closer to how I changed the sentence in question), but I definitely wouldn't leave it the way it was.
Maybe what's throwing me off is the fact that the term itself is "strong winds", but I feel like what it's referring to (and by extension what I feel like we're still actually talking about each time we use the term "strong winds") is a singular entity, i.e. the wind (as a collective mass of individual winds). Like if I wrote something like "Strong winds are collectively considered to be a weather condition.", that sounds more correct for some reason (not saying the sentence should be changed to resemble something like that, just trying to communicate what I'm seeing versus what everyone else might have been seeing).
Then I was trying to think about the names of establishments and things of that nature. Take for example the proper noun "EA Games". One could say something like "EA Games is one of the greatest video game developers in the world.", or, if one (for whatever reason) wanted to refer to "EA Games" as just "EA", they could say "EA games are some of the greatest video games in the world.". If I pretended for a minute that there was a guy named John Strong who opened a store called "Strong Winds" where customers could go to purchase packages with winds somehow contained inside them (I know, bear with me), one could talk about the store and say "Strong Winds is one of the best stores I've ever been to.", or one could abbreviate the name of the store as simply "Strong" and say "Strong winds are the best quality winds that can be bought in this area.". But I feel like I'm just babbling now and I'm not sure if I'm even making sense anymore. Maybe I'm just massively misinterpreting and overthinking this.
Xérnéas (talk) 00:28, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
As I was the one that reverted the changed, allow me to expand on my thoughts. The problem I had with your edit was just as I said: it the first sentence should define the subject of the article. To my knowledge, this is what most basic pages (i.e., not ones like List of modified moves) do. (If not, I think they should.) So when you made your edit, you made that sentence's main point some fairly trivial fact (that is, when it was introduced) instead of a definition of "strong winds"; and that's the only and whole reason I reverted it.
As far as the grammar you wanted to fix, if you want to try and do so without repeating the same mistake, you're more than welcome to. A simple "fix" would be changing "are" to "is"; because, for my money, the subject of that article is "a" weather condition, and certainly not a plurality or multitude of weather conditions. Of course, at the same time, the current wording is not really a problem IMO. I would liken it to maybe saying something like "Snowflakes are a type of precipitation." (as far as I'm concerned, at least, that's grammatically fine). Tiddlywinks (talk) 01:19, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Also, strong winds is a weather condition. I'm saying it just like that. If you question the grammar in that sentence, then you question what is currently in the article. If that sentence there is fine, the article is fine. CycloneGU (talk) 01:36, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
While it may sound weird, it is not grammatically incorrect to say strong winds is a weather condition, just like it isn't wrong to say Bad Dreams is an Ability and Precipice Blades is a move. Keep in mind we have to consider what the article is talking about, a weather condition, the name isn't as important. --Mikuri 15:52, 22 May 2015 (UTC)


Can you move images on Archives? Please see Serena's Braixen for what I'm trying to do. Someone has reverted twice in an attempt to enforce his opinion on policy when a correct image is one that is already uploaded, to the wrong name, at Archives. I would reupload it myself but then the uploader loses credit, hence why the move is needed. I already tried putting the correct image in, and that user is reverting to the wrong image. Thanks! CycloneGU (talk) 19:01, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Sorry but I can't do anything about it. Only administrators can move files on the Archives and I'm a regular user over there. You should talk to Pattyman and suggest the name change, he is an Archives staff member! --Mikuri 19:11, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
No worries, I was on the road when I saw the change and quickly logged in to find the quickest available staff member (you were the fourth most recent edit LMAO). Pattyman I had asked earlier, and I did get a reply, but it seems Jr. Admins can't do it either. I've asked to refer it to someone higher over there since that really should be corrected ASAP. CycloneGU (talk) 22:29, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Need help

The new user Treacle‎ has been making multiple edits to the same page within a small timeframe. Could you send this user a warning? -Tyler53841 (talk) 02:48, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

I see you've already sent the user a warning, now give it time for the message to sink in. As you pointed out, they're a new user and are still learning how to edit. If they continue to make repetitive edits, we'll handle it, but right now your message is enough. Thank you! --Mikuri 03:16, 14 June 2015 (UTC)


Looking at User talk:KingKyle71:

I've seen someone use both the Welcome template and the Preview template together before and that person was asked by a staff member to not use them at the same time. The reason for this was because the preview tip is already in the welcome template. Has this position changed that both are now used together normally?

I'm just asking for the sake of consistency, it's obviously not a big issue. CycloneGU (talk) 00:50, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

I wasn't aware of it, thank you for letting me know. I don't think this is written in any of Bulbapedia's guidelines and since I don't usually go checking others' talk pages unless I'm somehow involved in the topic in question, I wouldn't know that if it weren't for you so thanks again. As you said, it's not a big issue as there's no harm in reinforcing the use of the preview button. --Mikuri 15:24, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
I agree, and that's why I wouldn't mind seeing both used together where warranted, but I guess it is seen as overkill. LOL I've just seen that before and wanted to point that out. No worries! CycloneGU (talk) 15:42, 21 July 2015 (UTC)


Could I delete the chart and make a new one?Tripplekittys (talk) 19:10, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

No you can't. That chart is actually a template and they need Editorial Board approval to be updated. You'll only be able to add Contest Spectacular data to the condition pages once the template has been edited to include a column for Generation VI, until such thing happens you'll have to wait. We do appreciate your desire to help though, thank you! --Mikuri 19:42, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

oh well *sighs* Tripplekittys (talk) 17:23, 14 November 2015 (UTC)


Hello could you update this template so that 3 means (Gates to Infinity) please. --Raltseye 16:15, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

You can use {{mdc|character|gti}} to link to Gates to Infinity characters, so {{mdc|Emolga|gti}} will become Emolga. --Mikuri 17:39, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Okay, should have figured that out myself :P Guess I was too fast to ask for help. Thanks anyway for your help and fast respons. --Raltseye 07:47, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Duplicate arguments category

Can you deal with this archive talk page since it has the duplicate arguments category and normal users such as myself aren't able to edit it? Thanks in advance. PattyMan 00:28, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Done! Though I'm not sure if I did things correctly, maybe I should have removed the second parameter? --Mikuri 01:15, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
You did fine. :) PattyMan 01:19, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Play! Pokémon vs Pokémon Organized Play

Everything from 2010 and before needs to remain Pokémon Organized Play. Everything post 2010 should be listed as Play! Pokémon. The links weren't changed because it was inappropriate to be linking to Play! Pokémon for most of those pages. (Similar to how we wouldn't change the setlinks for cards reprinted later: i.e. BREAKthrough links to Skyla (BREAKthrough 148) instead of Skyla (Boundaries Crossed 134).) MaverickNate 20:10, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Would you please be so kind to revert the edits? Unless you want all edits reverted because in that case I can do it myself, but I don't really see the point since edits like these are not preventing anyone from understanding what the article says. Pokémon Organized Play is written as you wish but no longer links to a redirect. And edits like these are completely fine IMO as the deck was removed from a thing that is now called Play! Pokémon. Was it removed from POP and now with the name change it can be used in Play! Pokémon? I don't think so. It's the exact same thing. If you're not willing to revert the edits yourself just please point out the articles or let me know if they all should be reverted and I'll do it. Thank you! --Mikuri 15:16, 22 January 2016 (UTC)


For some reason on my computer, the Serena's Braixen image is stuck in the image I uploaded previously, the one with the bigger height I mean. Is there anything I can do to change it to the current one instead of changing the height?-- --Handmaiden 101 (tAlk) 19:02, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

The Archives server and the Bulbapedia server don't always sync up on time, that's why the most recent image you uploaded is not appearing yet. You can click on the clock up by your username when looking at the page to clear the cache, or wait until the server updates it. --Mikuri 19:21, 19 February 2016 (UTC)


Well alright but, isn't it more known as TriPokalon? I've seen a lot of places that refer to Showcases with that translation instead. Can I add "or TriPokalon" to it?-- --Handmaiden 101 (tAlk) 01:25, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

Personally, I don't think it's necessary. TriPokalon redirects to the Showcase page already and so the people searching for it will get there. :) --Mikuri 04:09, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
True. It's just that incase if there was any confusion about it... Actually, is it worth more as a trivia point? Like: "Although TryPokaron is the official translation in the Japanese version, many refer to it as TriPokalon."
If not, never mind it. Sorry for annoying you about this, I just really like the whole Showcase/Performer thing and got too used to "TriPokalon".-- --Handmaiden 101 (tAlk) 05:24, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
It's fine, you're not bothering me. I've added TriPokalon as per your suggestion. Not as a trivia point, but instead like we do for Pokémon with different spellings between the Hepburn romaji and the trademarked romaji. Thanks. --Mikuri 16:38, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
I suppose the trivia point shouldn't be there anyway (never mind, you took it off). Glad this could be resolved! :)-- --Handmaiden 101 (tAlk) 17:24, 28 February 2016 (UTC)


I just wanted to ask why my edits made to Jessilina were reverted. All of Jessilina's Pokémon are ordered according to their debut in the Contests. Even so, Cacnea is listed as released, even though Jessie (or James, for that matter) never released it, nor did Jessilina ever state that Cacnea was released, unlike Dustox. Going by the manner Jessilna's Pokémon are listed, Cacnea should be On Hand (or at least, In Training).Harryghost (talk) 23:49, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

I don't remember Jessilina ever stating Dustox was released. Jessie released it and Jessie said she would dedicate her next performance to Dustox. Jessilina simply stopped using Dustox because it was no longer one of Team Rocket's Pokémon. Same for Cacnea. If anything, both Dustox and Cacnea should be listed as "Status unknown". It makes no sense to change the header to "In rotation" just to add Cacnea there and leave Dustox alone in the "Released" section. The two are in the same boat, they stopped competing in Contests because they're not with their original Trainers anymore. --Mikuri 02:45, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Double Redirects

I noticed that you redirected the Jessalina, Jesselina, and Candy Musalina pages to Jessilina (which redirects to Jessie), resulting in three double redirects. Just wondering if they should be fixed or left as-is. Thanks! RetroKitty 21:42, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Yep, I did redirect those pages to Jessilina, but at the time Jessilina had her own article. Someone decided to remove all information of her article and turn it into a redirect again, but they did a half-ass job, leaving behind not only these double redirects, but also a link for Jessilina here. And it was so half-assed that Jessilina's character section and a few other things got lost in the process. I'll look into it when I have time but feel free to fix them. Thanks. --Mikuri 23:08, 27 March 2016 (UTC)


Do you think you can upload a new image for XY115 please? Seabiscuit2020 (talk) 06:03, 22 April, 2016 (UTC)

Done. :) --Mikuri 16:19, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

"Error" on XY115

Hi, can you please take a look at Talk:XY115 and consider whether the errors added in this edit are really suitable/significant enough for inclusion? Chenzw (talk) 17:26, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

I can see the black tips on their ears so you can remove that. The [lack of] brown fur on their tails is not really significant (honestly it's so far away it's hard to tell + it could be due to technical limitations or even laziness), so you can remove that too. However, Jimmy's Pikachu has two brown stripes on its back and a red circle on its cheek, while Ash's Pikachu does not. That's an error. --Mikuri 18:31, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Dub edits stuff

While removing the dub edits containing Ash in the title cards, I saw the dub edits stating that the title cards lack the characters' shadow in the Polish dub and the title card segment was skipped in the Hindi dub in nearly every episode page. Should those get removed too? PattyMan 19:00, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

It is mentioned here that Hungama TV skips the title card segment, so there's no need to note it in episode pages. You can remove that. I'm not sure why the Polish dub has a different title card in which Ash and co. are vampires, but if this ~error~ occurs in every episode, it's not notable for our trivia section. You can remove that too. --Mikuri 23:16, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Sockpuppet activity on archives

Hi, the usual socking is going on at the archives again: a:Special:Contributions/Pocket_Monsters_XY&Z. The archives are relatively less monitored, and you are the most recently active staff member over here, so I hope you will overlook my posting of this message to here (instead of archives); please help to contact someone with blocking privileges to address the situation over there. Chenzw (talk) 16:07, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi there. Sorry for the late reply. I wasn't online when you left this message and, when I got back, the situation had already been resolved! I appreciate your concern and willingness to help. Thank you. --Mikuri 00:04, 20 May 2016 (UTC)


Hi, I was wondering if you can upload an image of Ash's Grovyle using the Spinning Leaf Blade technique as well as Greninja using the Ice Skating technique from today's episode. Seabiscuit2020 (talk) 02:52 June 3, 2016 (UTC)

Hi! I've just uploaded an image of Ash's Greninja skating across the Snowbelle Gym battlefield. However, it will take a while for me to watch the episode in which Ash's Grovyle uses the Leaf Blade technique you're talking about, and I'm not even sure if it counts as an improvised move. I'll watch the episode at a later time. ;) --Mikuri 03:29, 3 June 2016 (UTC)


Could you also make the page User:05308/Trevor's Charizard? Pokemaster97 said it was good enough to be moved over.--Reinhartmax (talk) 01:51, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Done. :) --Mikuri 02:03, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Delete request

Could you please go over to and delete the Appendix:Ruby and Sapphire walkthrough/Unlocking the Legendary Titans‎ page as it is no longer needed now that the core information is now part of Part 17 for the walkthrough. -Tyler53841 (talk) 23:53, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

I cannot delete pages but I'll talk to someone who can and they'll decide if the page should be deleted or not. --Mikuri 00:15, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

Sourcing genders and Jessie's Dustox

Hello, I want to thank you for sourcing the episode in which a Pokémon's gender was confirmed. This would really help people visiting and at least now the information is verifiable.

Anyway the other thing I wanted to ask you is do you know when Jessie's Dustox was confirmed to be female? I asked on its talk page and I tried looking myself but I found nothing. Do you know when this happened so that the episode can be sourced. ThanksRatchet and Clank 1995 (talk) 10:36, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

I'm sorry for the late reply, had a busy weekend. Looks like things have been handled already. I'm glad Tiddlywinks was able to provide a source. --Mikuri 12:56, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Kyurem and Zekrom

Can you also upload images of the Kyurem that was being controlled by Ghetsis and the Zekrom that is owned by Hilbert in PG15? Seabiscuit2020 (talk) 05:35, 10 December, 2016 (UTC)

I wasn't aware these images were missing. Thank you for pointing that out to me. They have been uploaded. Thanks! -Mikuri 14:07, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Official sources

Why was this edit removed? In the manual for the game, there are instances where they use only half of the complete term, I thought that would be interesting to note since it's an official source. :P MannedTooth (Talk) 18:21, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Because it adds nothing to the page. It's unnecessary to list the translations for "Super Contest" and "Contest" when you have a table with the full name right there. But we do use half the complete term on that very page and elsewhere on the wiki. :) --Mikuri 14:11, 11 December 2016 (UTC)


I see you are undoing the edits I have been making, I'm not going to argue about it but I will stop from making further edits like that.--BigDocFan (talk) 11:33, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Oh, there's no need to apologize! I just undid your edits because we don't link to Trainer's Pokémon the way you were doing. See here for reference. Happy editing! --Mikuri 23:48, 12 January 2017 (UTC)


Actually, I have no problem whatsoever with the naming, I just thought it was suppose to be like that. Whoops.-- --Handmaiden 101 (tAlk) 15:15, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Poké Problem

Can you upload the images of the Poké Problem segments from SM016 and SM018? Seabiscuit2020 (talk) 16:43, 23 March, 2017 (UTC)

I can (and I will) upload the images from SM018, but not the ones from SM016. The Poké Problem segment was skipped in the initial airing of SM016 due to a preview of M20. --Mikuri 16:54, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Contest rank

Does that really mean it is intentional? After all, they might simply have chosen to give new names. RubyLeafGreenCrystal (talk

It wasn't random though. They changed it to coincide with the English names of the Poké Ball variants. For a detailed explanation, see here. Also, please start a new section when leaving talk page comments, or you can just click "add topic" right next to the edit button. Thank you! --Mikuri 23:42, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Juan's sprite

I'll put my argument here in order to avoid an edit war: I base my view on this into other similar cases of Bulbapedia. Like this: on Fuchsia City's page, we use the FR/LG sprite for Koga, since FireRed and LeafGreen were the last games where he last worked as the Fuchsia Gym Leader; and the HG/SS VS sprite for Janine, whose most recent appearance as the Fuchsia Gym Leader was in those games. We don't use Koga's HG/SS VS sprite to represent him, since he's an Elite Four member at the time. Another similar case is with Blaine: his Gym was last located on Cinnabar Island in FR/LG, hence the Generation III sprite there; while the Seafoam Islands, his Gym's location in HG/SS, use the Generation IV VS sprite. Hence, I figured that Juan should have his Emerald sprite for the Sootopolis City page. Using his headshot is perfectly fine at the Hoenn League page is perfectly fine for consistency's sake, but I feel that in order to follow this same kind of consistency, we shouldn't use it on Sootopolis City's page. I hope my explanation made my point of view clear. Please tell me whether you agree or disagree. Thank you for reading. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 12:56, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

I disagree. We shouldn't have to use an outdated sprite from 2004 when we have a better image. Simple as that. Doesn't it look better to have Juan's headshot in the infobox? Isn't it more fitting, considering Wallace's fabulous headshot just above?
I can provide examples of pages in which Koga's HGSS sprite is used to refer to a time in which he was a Gym Leader. See here, and here as well, and don't forget here. If we're talking about a character's party in a specific game, then I agree we should use whatever sprite/model was used in that game, but for these infoboxes and large tables? Uh no. Let's use what looks prettier please. --Mikuri 01:38, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
Pardon for the late reply, but I respectfully disagree. While I also think that the most recent sprites/models should be used in pages like this and those you mentioned, what I meant was that in case with the sprites presented on articles about cities and towns, we should handle it like this. See? Just like I said above: Blaine's Gym was situated on Cinnabar Island in Generations I and III (hence the Gen. III sprite there), and on Seafoam Islands in Generations II and IV (hence the Gen. IV VS. sprite there). And since the last (and only) game where Juan was the Sootopolis Gym Leader was Emerald, we should use the Emerald sprite for him on Sootopolis City's page, while Wallace, having been a Gym Leader there in ORAS, can retain his "fabulous" VS. art from there. But, like said, I don't mind Juan's VS. model being retained here. Please. I hope you'll understand now. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 12:08, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

See also

Thanks for letting me know that other pages have used that two-column format. I wasn't sure about that and had no real idea where I might even look to find it (you know, out of all our pages).

Sometimes there are things I'm loathe to pass over without comment, though. FWIW, I was specifically talking about the See also section: IMO that didn't need to be any more complicated than a simple (one-column) bulleted list, which is dead simple for anyone to add to without screwing up at all. And of course you're right, we do have "complex tables & templates". But that is far, far removed from the topic at hand. The point was, we don't need to add complexity to everything (however light you may consider it) (IMO).

That said, I don't quite feel so strongly about that format to make an issue of it if it's already on some other pages. Happy editing.

Tiddlywinks (talk) 17:17, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

"Where" vs. "in which"

You should see all the Pokémon articles' anime sections. They always use "where" instead of "in which". And I'm not stalking your edits. I just get notifications and respond if needs be. No need to sound paranoid. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 01:51, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

The widespread misuse of a word doesn't make it correct, and it wouldn't always be like that if you weren't around editing these pages to pointlessly and incorrectly change "in which" to "where". Some of your ~needed responses~ consist of adding or removing {{-}} or resizing images. On that note, screenshots from before the show was broadcast in a 16:9 aspect ratio are usually 220px instead of 250px. Please don't change that. The images become too big and it looks ugly, especially in sections with little text. --Mikuri 14:57, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

You're being paranoid

I'm not stalking your edits. What makes you think I am? GrammarFreak01 (talk) 18:50, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

Your need to have the current revision of a page. What was that? Were you finding new things to "correct" only after I made a new edit? And please don't tell me your edits are needed. They're pointless most of the time, as is your most recent edit to the Lacunosa Town article. Unless you have all episode pages, location pages, character pages, and more on your watchlist, then yeah you're stalking my contributions, and making unnecessary edits to them. --Mikuri 19:42, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
I get email notifications about edits made to articles I've recently edited. As such, I got an email alerting me to an edit you made to AG192. While reviewing your edit, like I do with every notification I get, I noticed the episode summary made a reference to the audience. Since many recent episode summaries do not do that, I decided to change it, hence why I made this edit. I wasn't in the mood to find more possible instances of this at the moment, so that's why my changes only went that far. Also, in regards to this edit, I sincerely apologize for that, because I really did not notice the link that was already there, and I don't know how I made such an oversight. I do not know how that equates to me stalking your edits, because by definition, I'm pretty much stalking everyone's edits because of my email notifications. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 05:26, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

"The habit" vs. "a habit"

I've absolutely never heard of "the habit" being used in a sentence before. Are you sure that's correct? GrammarFreak01 (talk) 04:14, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes. --Mikuri 04:26, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Who's stalking whose edits?

You sure have a bad habit of editing right after me recently with certain edits. I will have to tell you that my last few edits have been tests to see if you would respond...which you've done. Why not just scan the entire article for possible errors and fix them all in one fell swoop? GrammarFreak01 (talk) 22:56, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

You're being paranoid. --Mikuri 22:58, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
Ha ha, using my own words against me. That's almost funny. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 23:02, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
You don't like me, do you? GrammarFreak01 (talk) 02:51, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
I don't like your obsession with having the current revision of a page, and how you're willing to make wholly unnecessary edits in order to accomplish that. You have been warned about these kind of edits multiple times before and yet you have ignored these warnings and continued to make pointless edits that don't really add anything to a page. I have nothing against you, but I'll admit your poor contributions are an annoyance. --Mikuri 03:07, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
It helps me keep track of which articles have been edited since then. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 03:42, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
You're the one with a desperate need to have the current revision of a page. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 23:09, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
I just finished doing a complete overhaul on a page and you, without even reading it, moved content around for no good reason. I reverted your edit, and you insisted in making pointless edits. I'm not the only editor here that has told you about your unnecessary "contributions" to Bulbapedia. In fact, your talk page is full of warnings about it. Such unnecessary edits you make you have been warned for editing redirect pages! It's beyond me why you haven't been blocked yet. --Mikuri 23:18, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
I only moved that paragraph because I thought it was in error and that the "History" section included everything that happened in the movie. In essence, the entire "History" section is about everything depicted in the movie and therefore should not exist. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 23:21, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
Correction: you only moved that paragraph because you wanted to have the most recent revision of that page. You din't bother to read the content and you edited the page seconds after my edit, and that's why you made a mistake. Just like you did here, adding wrong information because you had no idea what happened in that episode, or here, editing a paragraph you failed to read, and there's many more instances in which I and others reverted your poor, error-filled edits. But this is when someone takes time to review your edits, oftentimes they don't and who knows the amount of inaccurate information you have added to Bulbapedia just to have the current revision. Your edits are terrible and they add no value at all. You often add {{-}} to a page, change image sizes, and remove "right" from images. You have a long history of talk page messages detailing this exact behavior and you don't seem to care as you continue to make the same mistakes. --Mikuri 02:50, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
You're one to talk. For someone who gripes about me getting the latest revision of an article, you actively edit over me first before making the problem known. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 04:04, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
You're being paranoid. :) Please direct your attention to your own talk page. I'm not the one with multiple messages regarding edits that are seen as unnecessary and of questionable quality. Also, there's more on your archived talk page, like this one over here about editing warring, and don't forget this one about your history of needless edits, among others. --Mikuri 15:25, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm being paranoid? You still actively edit over me first before making the problem known. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 05:22, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
Hey, I didn't know it was supposed to be written like that. Am I really supposed to expect something like that? I don't have a damn crystal ball. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 00:32, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader article

Why is the article there in the first place, then? Shouldn't it be deleted? GrammarFreak01 (talk) 03:55, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

No, it should not be deleted. We have several pages for characters and locations that didn't get a name in the English dub of the anime. The page is titled that way because it was localized as such in the English version of EToP, and that is why we have that trivia point. It's still the English name, just wasn't used in the anime. --Mikuri 04:07, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
Oh, okay. The "Trivia" section did not seem to indicate that the title was never actually used in the anime. Just "Head Leader". GrammarFreak01 (talk) 04:10, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
"Although the term "Head Leader" is not used in the English dub" is quite clear. And it's an anime related article, so the assumption should be that it's talking about the anime unless stated otherwise.--ForceFire 04:16, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
I get confused, alright? And I happen to have autism, so don't blame me if I miss something that's clearly in my face. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 04:18, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

League links

Since the day you made it, I've been iffy about this edit you made to the {{League}} template. Why did you remove the links to the League locations? It seems obvious to me that those links would belong to that template. And if you're trying to say that they just keep coming and expanding the template, may I remind you that the same thing applies to the League Conferences? Please, I ask you to reconsider. I'd undo the edit right now, but I've learned from experience that without a talk, that would just lead to tiring and pointless edit wars. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 10:33, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

As I said in my edit summary, those links aren't really necessary. Would you care to provide reasons why the locations of the buildings where the Elite Four and Champion can be challenged "obviously belong" in that template? That's a job better suited to a category, and we already have one doing that. I removed the links to locations where the Pokémon League Conferences are held from that same template years ago and no one ever complained.
It's just a list of locations, and we have other templates in the wiki linking to those exact locations. These templates are supposed to allow readers to easily navigate pages related to a subject, but the League locations are already linked in a multitude of pages, including pages that are linked in the League template, such as the regional Pokémon Leagues, and the Pokémon League page itself whose first section is a list of Pokémon League buildings. The template becomes too crowded with useless links that people can found everywhere. Meanwhile, a page about an anime character that appears in almost all Gym battles and each and every League Conference has only a handful of pages linking to it.
And just so you know, I am well aware that links to League Conferences, as well as links to regional Pokémon Leagues, will keep coming. But those are links worth having in the template, unlike a laundry list of locations. We have location templates, we have location categories, we don't need locations in the League template. Thank you. --Mikuri 13:37, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Okay then. But would it be okay to create a template specifically dedicated to the Pokémon League locations and replace the {{League}} template on those articles with that instead?
PS. I'm sorry about my above rant. I just tend to react a bit aggressively to change that I don't (at least initially) approve. Now I'm a bit more calmed down, and it's easier for me to admit that I understand your point. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 15:35, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
I guess it's okay. And should you create a template for League locations, please include the Pokémon League Conference locations as well. One row for game League locations, and another for anime League locations, similar to the Contest Judge template. That would make the template more useful. --Mikuri 15:47, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
I just created the template. It looks like this. What do you think? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 14:48, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Looks good. I liked it. --Mikuri 15:15, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Now let us start adding it to the proper pages. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 15:30, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

League Stadium pictures

Leaving you this message here because I accidentally submitted my edit while typing my summary. I changed the images on the Pokémon League Conference article back to the original pictures because it is talking about the location of the tournaments, i.e. Indigo Plateau, Silver Town, Ever Grande City, etc. That article should thus use pictures of the locations, not just the stadium. I did leave the individual tournament articles alone though. --HoennMaster 22:05, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

The location column is supposed to show the name of the city where each tournament was held and the image of the stadium where it was held. That is why we use:
Also, if you look at the Grand Festival page, you will see that we use the images of the stadiums rather than the images of the cities there as well. Same applies to the PokéRinger page. I don't know what are your reasons for changing the images back to the old pictures, but they create inconsistencies with the League Conference page itself and other pages on the wiki. --Mikuri 01:06, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Anime Town & City Galleries

Hi Mikuri,

Just wanted to say that after seeing you efforts with other pages like the Eterna Historical Museum, and noticing inconsistencies with some main town and city pages, I thought I would follow your example.

Also, I just noticed your edits to the Cerulean City and New Bark Town galleries I had recently inserted, I'll apply those template adjustments onto any future galleries I insert.

Thanks, PardescanSlowbro (talk) 04:06, 8 November 2018 (UTC).

That is wonderful! When looking at the anime section, people should be able to see the places of interest just like in the game section. Just make sure that the images you're uploading are of notable landmarks. Keep up the good work! --Mikuri 10:27, 8 November 2018 (UTC)


i just wanted to say i thot your recent discussion with blazingfist was pretty freaking funny. gave me a good laugh. thanks for that. --EternalDragonX (talk) 18:54, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Well done

Would like to say well done on the hard work you are doing filling in articles like Jigglypuff and Mr. Sukizo.--BigDocFan (talk) 21:17, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! But I haven't edited the Jigglypuff article, I'm assuming you mean the one about another recurring Pokémon known for singing. --Mikuri 21:32, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Mainspacing of Anime-exclusive locations

Hi Mikuri,

I've been working on several of my own pages, including a few anime-exclusive location pages. I've reached a point where I don't think I can develop them any further. Would you mind taking a look over them? Any input would be great before they are mainspaced.

Here are the links:User:PardescanSlowbro/Bewear's Den, User:PardescanSlowbro/Luka's great-grandfather, User:PardescanSlowbro/Misty Village, User:PardescanSlowbro/Mountain Lighthouse and User:PardescanSlowbro/Unnamed Island (EP060). PardescanSlowbro (talk) 04:07, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi! I don't think I'll be able to help. These are locations featured in episodes that I watched a long time ago. But I'll look into it. --Mikuri 18:26, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the edits and additions to the Bewear's den page. A vast improvement. I'll contact ForceFire for further guidance on the others then. PardescanSlowbro (talk) 23:12, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Re: Drew's Flygon

In regards to Horacio's Vikavolt, that was only because the creator, BigDocFan, had a userspace article on that topic first. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 19:47, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Which shouldn't give them a pass to move said article to the mainspace without a discussion. --Mikuri 19:49, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Which I recall BigDocFan doing. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 19:50, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
I only mainspaced it after Force Fire felt it was worthy of its own page, I find it best to run these things past admin first.--BigDocFan (talk) 19:52, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
My bad then. I assumed that, since the article on Horacio's Vikavolt currently lacks a talk page, there wasn't a discussion. In any case, I don't think that a Pokémon that has appeared for the grand total of three episodes meets the notability requirements. The personality and characteristics section currently stands as one-line long, only mentioning its nature. How is a Pokémon who has no personality and has appeared three times more notable than Drew's Flygon? I'd like an answer to that question. --Mikuri 20:00, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
I'd read this. If you want further clarification, ask him directly. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 20:06, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I see that there wasn't a proper discussion. FF alone decided that it met the notability requirements because he "think[s] the page looks alright". A personality and characteristics section consisting of repeated information already noted in the infobox is alright. If the notability requirements are so low, then I don't see why Flygon wouldn't deserve an article. --Mikuri 20:13, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
I don't disagree with your rationale; I just feel it is prudent to discuss it with an admin first before proceeding. I created the Ash's Pikachu (M20) article without any outside input despite its notability, and I got into trouble for it. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 20:17, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
I always prefer to check with admin if a Pokémon is worthy of a page--BigDocFan (talk) 20:19, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

(resetting indent)As I said on Flygon's talk page, the notability requirements says that is needs to be a signature Pokémon, if not, then it has to have had an impact on the plot. Flygon meets none of those requirements. Horacio's Vikavolt meets one of those requirements (being a signature Pokémon), hence why I approved it. Being a long time user here, I expected you to know the notability requirements for anime Pokémon by now. And I also expected you to know not to just create the article before bringing it up on the talk page first.--ForceFire 06:00, 18 July 2019 (UTC)