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So is it really true that if i wanted a Totodile in my Emerald game for my initial playthrough I could get it into the game using Colosseum? -- D558 04:22, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Just as long as you meet the conditions for trading in Colosseum. The fact that you can use Colosseum to break some of the intended restrictions of the regional Pokédex for the country of Hoenn is often referred to in circles as the "Colosseum exploit", since you're, in a sense, exploiting Colosseum to get around normal trade restrictions.
Can't guarantee that a Totodile sent into an early-game Emerald via the Colosseum exploit'll want to become a Croconaw right away, though...--Shiningpikablu252 04:49, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
well what i was thinking is that i would send my hydro cannon totodile from XD to my LG or Ruby then to colloseum then to my emerald. maybe also pick up a beldum via Metagross in colloseum then breading it then sending it to emerald -- D558 06:43, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Team Rocket

Someone vandalized the Team Rocket page a few minutes ago. Should that revision be removed, similar to what happened with May? --rockersk08 01:36, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

You asked a sort of out of the loop admin. (His choice, not ours) we'll be taking care of it. MaverickNate 01:38, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

personal pics

hey a while ago i had too many personal pics uploaded to the archives so u had to delete one. anyways, can you delete the rest. theres only 2. here they are:

thanks --Usyflad10 04:11, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

SP252, these have since been removed by CoolPikachu!. —darklordtrom 08:00, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, they were already gone when I read it. --Shiningpikablu252 15:45, 30 July 2009 (UTC)


See here. ht14 19:19, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

I need not be dragged into something like this. Most of 'em'll probably survive anyway without my help...--Shiningpikablu252 19:20, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Alright. Should I keep this though? ht14 19:21, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Eh, let 'em wage until you can get better opinions from other sysops. Just because I think most of 'em'll survive doesn't necessarily mean there can't be a surprise in the bunch...--Shiningpikablu252 19:23, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
K. ht14 19:24, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Donavadam and Twilightdragon21

Is it possible that these are two different people? They could be siblings for all we know. The other one seems like a girl. Anyway, I think you should have asked first. Donavadam has no reason to create a second account. --ケンジガール 20:02, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

I acted the way I did because it appeared to be blatant sockpuppetry. Donavadam explained everything very well. Since blatant sockpuppetry wasn't the case, I'm going ahead and reversing everything. --Shiningpikablu252 20:06, 1 August 2009 (UTC)


2 templates: {{HeldItems}} and {{Side Game}}. The first one needs some work with parsers as I told Trom, and the second one needs work with talk page. ht14 00:27, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

HeldItems: Just what appears to be wrong with it?
Side Game: Had to delink that one because it appears to not exist.
--Shiningpikablu252 00:33, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
See Trom's talk page. Section needed for R/B/Y items (such as Machop). Also, some may have 2 items (such as Horsea). ht14 00:46, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

oh ok

My mistake then. Thanks now I can have a transforming Smeargle. ^^--Darknesslover5000 20:01, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Just remember, it's not an easy task. A lot has to go right. If just one thing goes wrong, such as Ditto waking up, you'll have to start over from step one. And remember, the Ditto has to be the faster of the two. --Shiningpikablu252 20:04, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

hey I tried it out on my emerald. It didn't work--Darknesslover5000 00:12, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Talk:Soul (game)

Protect please. Nobody's listening to Trom. R.A. Hunter Blade 18:19, 19 August 2009 (UTC)


Wow. Thanks. The theory for merging a page worked in my head, but it didn't work in practice. Then I couldn't find the past discussions. Whereabouts did you find them? (And how do you merge a page properly? I've seen you do it...) —darklordtrom 03:49, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

You almost completed the merge properly yourself. The only step you missed was bringing the old conversations back onto the page. In the event of a merge where the restored revisions were already back in the history, all one would have to do is click on the date and time of the revision while viewing the history, click "Edit this page" while still on that prior revision, copy what's there, return to the most recent revision, go into edit mode there, and paste the content. Simple as that. --Shiningpikablu252 03:54, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
Ah, copypaste. I was thinking there would be a way of doing it that kept the history intact. Guess not. —darklordtrom 03:55, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
Merges are a bit tricky when it comes to their histories, I'm afraid. There is, sadly, no perfect method to complete a merge. Even the merge for Talk:Jessie's Yanmega had to go through a copypaste to properly show all comments that had ever been made about the subject. --Shiningpikablu252 04:00, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
Ah. Thanks anyway. —darklordtrom 04:03, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

HG/SS Leak?!

Sorry about reverting that pokesav page. It won't happen again. New to the system. Ps: The bulbanews article about heartgold and soulsilver on 9/9 may be fake. The link that is given is to a bad site. you might want to check the authenticity of the article.

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Thank you for understanding.
However, a leak?! That's not surprising. Pokémon is a big-name franchise, meaning that some sources might have planted insiders in the game stores, allowing the insiders to snag themselves a copy (or two, in this case), and voila! This isn't the first time this has happened to the Pokémon franchise--we've had leaks of either ROMs or physical copies more often than not around the time of launch. --Shiningpikablu252 22:03, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

An Observation/Idea/Question

A lot of the trainer types in the games (Schoolkid, Lass, Rich Boy, whatever) tend to give out money based on the level of their Pokemon. There's typically some sort of number, where if you multiply the level of their highest-level Pokemon by that number, you'll get the amount of money they give you. I think this magic number changes between generations, but I'm certain it's there. I've checked several trainers and most fit the "magic number" rule, there's a few outliers but most follow it.

The reason I bring this up is because I noticed that the Trainer templates have coding worked out whereby entering the Pokemon's Pokedex number and level, instantly calculates the exp they give you. So, my idea/question is, if the money given by trainers is universal based on their classification and Pokemon, is there maybe a way to code a template that calculates the money they give you in the game way? Just plug in the Trainer type and the Pokemon level and get the money they're likely to award you? Drake Clawfang 06:20, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

I'd suggest finding someone to analyze the game code to look for full evidence supporting such a theory. While I have seen some suggestions of such a system myself (the Elite Four proper, not the Champion, in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald), for all we know, this might all be coincidence and the game might program the money given on a per-trainer basis. My : Try asking experts in looking inside the game code. They'll give a damn about what you're looking for, trust me. They can give you a far better answer than I can. --Shiningpikablu252 15:35, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
Alright, do you know of anyone like that here I can speak to? I don't know the Pokemon Community all that well. Drake Clawfang 16:10, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
'Fraid not. You're best asking someone you do know and relaying your request. --Shiningpikablu252 16:11, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
I don't know anyone, though, that's why I brought it to an Admin. This is the only Pokemon Site I've ever been an active member of. Drake Clawfang 16:20, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

What if I were to examine each trainer and work out the pattern myself? Just to make sure, I looked at the Sailors from Gen 2. With only one exception, all of them award you money equal to the level of their strongest Pokemon times 40. The sole exception is a Sailor with an abnormally leveled team (31, 33, 26). So my theory is sound, it's just needed to work out the pattern for each trainer. Drake Clawfang 17:26, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

If you have a minute...

Hi Pikablu. If you have a minute could you possibly fix the articles for move over on the archives? Thanks! –MasterKenobi 23:40, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

As soon as I take care of the gun JPEG...--Shiningpikablu252 23:41, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Rotating Images

Your comment on the Giratina edit reminded me something I wanted to ask. Is it possible to have the eyecatches (the little picture before entering an area) rotate by time of day? For example, I know for a fact that Slowpoke Well's eyecatch changes by day and probably so does the National Park's. Thanks. –MasterKenobi 00:03, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

That sounds like a good idea, actually. Might be a bit more complex as opposed to the Altered Form and Origin Form Giratina, but it's certainly worth a shot. All we need are all such images and such a system can be successfully implemented. --Shiningpikablu252 00:06, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
We were actually intending to do that once all images are obtained. Ilex Forest is, as far as I know, the only one currently operational. —darklordtrom 00:11, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Perfect. All you need are the remaining images for the other locations and you're all set. --Shiningpikablu252 00:12, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
I can get them all I believe. Do they need to be uploaded under a certain name for this to work properly? So we need Morning (starts at 4:00 AM), Day (starts at 10:00 AM), and Night (starts at 8:00 PM). Is that correct or do we need more? Thanks. –MasterKenobi 00:34, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
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I'm not even saying it's not legendary. I'm just acting on the lack of reputable evidence to the contrary. Seriously, we all think that the mailbag staff of are all-knowing gods or something. Ever occur to you, or to anyone, that they could be wrong?

And for the record, I had no intention of starting edit wars over the matter, as that's gotten me into trouble multiple times before. Missingno. Master wants YOU! Join the Order of the Glitch! (my talk page) 22:26, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Your edit back there made it look like as if the dispute over Phione's legendary status was never resolved. As far as everyone's concerned, the mailbag got it right and Phione is indeed an undisputed legendary. You may not give a rat's ass about what the mailbag says, but the mailbag isn't being run by idiots who would simply make up answers on the spot without knowing the truth about it, and as such, the Bulbapedia higher-ups do indeed trust the mailbag whenever disputes like that flare up. Besides, as far as we're concerned, the maibag did go to Japan for the answer to the Phione question.
Trust me, if the mailbag WERE run by idiots of that type, they probably would have quickly said that Saturn's Toxicroak in the anime is for sure not of the alternate coloration despite countless evidence to the contrary (including the newest piece of such evidence, the fact that Toxicroak's spritework did not get a single change between Platinum and HeartGold/SoulSilver; if Saturn's Toxicroak in the anime were indeed meant to be seen as of the normal coloration, the colors would have for sure changed by the time HeartGold/SoulSilver came around). --Shiningpikablu252 22:47, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Huh. OK, so maybe it never did occur to me that the mailbag workers would go to Japan to answer that one. Alright. I'll lay off the whole Phione issue. Although I'll still never be satisfied until the person who created Phione says that it is legendary.... Missingno. Master wants YOU! Join the Order of the Glitch! (my talk page) 22:53, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
In response to your Saturn's Toxicroak comment. It took them 10 years to get Gligar right. Just because it didn't change in HGSS does not mean its shiny in the anime. Have you not noticed that all other Toxicroak that have appeared are the same color as Saturn's. Are they all shiny? I think not. --ケンジガール 22:58, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, Gligar had the excuse of limited Game Boy Color palettes in Generation II as well an excuse over the limited advent of online messaging 10 years ago, plus the fact that nobody would have even dare mistaken the coloration of any Gligar in the anime due to the fact that the anime's colors were nowhere near that of the alternate coloration. They could have left Gligar's colors the same and nobody would have even dare argued. Now, if Gligar had been given more of a gray tone in the anime back in Generation II, or more of a blue tone in the anime in later generations...--Shiningpikablu252 23:05, 26 September 2009 (UTC)


its fixed -- Landfish7 15:42, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I saw that TTEchidna had a picture of Cyndaquil on his signature way back and thought it was ok -- Landfish7 15:43, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
That earlier signature came before the signature policy took effect. Images in those signatures have been allowed to remain due to having been there before the policy, much like a grandfather clause. --Shiningpikablu252 15:47, 28 September 2009 (UTC)