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This is where you ask me questions, tell me to do stuff, and complain about my edits. Please start every new topic in a new section at the bottom of the page, and always sign your posts. I will always reply on this page. If I have written on your talk page, please reply there. If I've promised to do something and haven't done it yet, send me a reminder. I get forgetful in my old age. —darklordtrom 12:00, 31 December 2010 (UTC)


(Trainer class)

So should we move Team Rocket Grunt to Team Rocket Grunt (Trainer class) along with Team Plasma Grunt? Also should we move Magma/Aqua Grunt (Trainer class) to Team Magma/Aqua Grunt (Trainer class)? - unsigned comment from Landfish7 (talkcontribs)

Unless there's some reason they weren't moved the first time... —darklordtrom 04:39, 11 January 2011 (UTC)


Hey Trom (I'm dropping my formal tone), where do you live in NZ, exactly? If you want, I might be able to find a free wi-fi hotspot for you. Just trying to be helpful! ;} - Twisted Ivy 14:50, 2 January 2011 (UTC)


Sorry I keep disturbing you :( You know my entries for the Christmas Improvement Drive? You know, the Pokémon Musical and Team Charm? Well, it still says there are missing sections in it. Would you give me some tips for filling those in with? I mean, I know the CID is over, but I'd still like to improve them. Twisted Ivy 15:47, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

It says there are missing sections because they need to be manually removed. I'm not familiar with either the Musicals or any side games so I don't know exactly what's required. —darklordtrom 04:39, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Nintendo 3DS

Hi, I'm not sure where to type but its regarding the "Nintendo branding the 3DS as dangerous" article. The Nintendo 3DS has been stated several times not to be part of the Nintendo DS line, it's a brand new handheld console borrowing the dual screen touch from its predecessor, which is all. Inside its a whole new machine, graphics - the lot basically. Just thought I'd let you know that :) --Craigybabyxo 08:55, 4 January 2011 (UTC)


Hello, I'm one of the guys in charge of the IAPL wiki (known as Anonymousse); and I have to say; I'm terribly sorry over the copyright deal. To be honest, I dislike using other's work and usually try to make my own. And I know I might sound like trying to put the shame on another; but I feel the need to say this. We used to have another webhost in, and we had a wiki set up in there as well; This edit over here was made by a user named Ketsuban (we are still unsure about whether he used to be part of this community or not). I'm not sure if you've heard of him. Anyways, when he brought up the Party template, I started asking him about bringing that template in, but he said he asked and he got a 'yes'. So I went on and edited it. Regarding the RegionInfobox template, it's heavily based upon Bulbapedia's; but I can say it's a work entirely made by me. With that said, I must say that the Party template is only a placeholder, since I still was uneasy about using it; once I can learn about wiki markup better, I'll replace it with my own work (lots of people can prove that). But in the meantime, we'll put attribution to your work, how do you want it? Tell me and we'll change what's needed. Once again, I'm sorry over that. Mind if I ask something? How did you come across to the Project site? I look forward to your response. Masatoshi talk contribs 03:34, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

tl;dr by bigplrbear (2nd admin): Sorry about using your stuff; we were under the impression (thanks to a user named Ketsuban, whom we were under the impression that he came from Bulbapedia) that we could use the templates freely. We'll start replacing your templates with our own, but in the meantime, would it be okay if we gave credit to those who made it? If so, how would you like the credit to be displayed? Also, how'd you find out about our project, if you don't mind us asking?

If you have any further concerns and you want to reach us directly, you're more than welcome to get on the IRC at #iapl and send Anonymousse or I a PM. :) Bigplrbear 03:47, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, guys. Just provide some documentation saying that the templates are taken from Bulbapedia and will be replaced as soon as possible. I think the Ketsuban user you refer to may be User:Missingno000; he recently filed a request to change his username here to Ketsuban. A friend and colleague of mine saw you guys on /vp/ and noticed you'd copied a few templates; as I'm the go-to copyrights guy around here, she asked me to say something to you. Again, thanks for your cooperation. —darklordtrom 06:45, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
There's absolutely no way we can know about that. All I can say is that the guy used proper grammar and was a power-hungry guy; he was in charge of one of the Leagues; until he was removed because of his vandalic actions and some stuff in the game script. And regarding the templates, I know that the Party template will have that; as well as with the color2 one; but there's a thing I'm not sure about. The roundy template, since it uses CSS attributes that are global; should we rename the template or what? And what about the Hex colours? I'm not sure about that, since they are present in the games. And, are you okay with the style we're using? Since Bulbapedia's work is actually something inspiring to work on, and plus, I kinda hate square corners. I think I know who told you about the project :P. Anyways, thank you for being comprehensive; I'd hate being hated by Bulbagarden/pedia. I'll get to work on a Documentation, can I use Bulbapedia's logo for that, by the way? Masatoshi talk contribs 07:15, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
We could confirm by checking IP addresses, I guess, but it isn't a big deal and shouldn't be handled in public. The roundy template, or versions thereof, is being used on many wikis. Although I think our incarnation was coded up by Bulbagarden staff, we can't really hold claim to rounded corners (despite what TTE may think). The hex colors were taken out of the game by Bulbapedia users, but I don't think we can justifiably hold claim to them either. I'll leave the rest to your judgment: if you've taken it directly from BP, then add attribution. If it's original work, it's original work. You are welcome to use Bulbapedia's logo in a link-back documentation message. —darklordtrom 08:31, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Possibly; gotta check Ketsuban's IP in the forum. The documentation has been made into a template (BulbaDoc), and it's put into the Party template and the Pokémon/5 (transcluded to only Pokémon); not sure if that's okay. And, as soon as I get to figure out how to use some parser functions correctly, I'll start to make the Party template for us. *sigh* I'm still sorry over this stuff. Masatoshi talk contribs 10:32, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
You're doing well. Thanks again, and good luck with your project. —darklordtrom 10:53, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
indentation reset Alright, then. Good to know. I should be thanking you for this, actually. And thanks, we're going to need as much luck as we can. *looks worried at Nintendo* Masatoshi talk contribs 11:03, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for hearing us out. Like anonymousse said, we'll get on documenting anything used from Bulbapedia, and we'll give credit where credit's due. Anon's just a bit scared of copyright stuff (I, for one am not, since (thankfully) Nintendo has a well documented history for not caring, unless you make money and/or use their ROMs/Code), so this whole deal freaked him out a bit. As I said before, if you have any more concerns and you wish to contact us directly, feel free to PM us in the IRC or Forums. Bigplrbear 03:15, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Blocking second account

Hey. I had a problem logging in with my first account (user:Weedefinition), which you tried to help me with back in October. Well I kept trying to get a new password since but It's obviously not gonna happen. So now would be a good time to block the Weedefinition account, since I can't use it anyway and I can't have two accounts. Thanks for all your help and apologies for all the hassle. WellyDawn 15:10, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Not a problem at all. Have a nice day. —darklordtrom 02:30, 11 January 2011 (UTC)


I don't know what your policy is on usernames but this dude has DICKS in his username. I saw it AFTER creating his talk page so...sorry 'bout that ;_; --«ιɴмɴιαc» 15:53, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Here's the Bulbapedia Username Policy for future's reference, Insomniac. ^^ And indeed you're not allowed to have obscenities in your username. But an admin should take care of it soon enough. Thanks for your help Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 15:55, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
OK awesome. Thanks for the link, I'll make sure to read it :). --«ιɴмɴιαc» 15:57, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Jello took care of it. :) Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 17:22, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

User deletion request.

Hello. I'm leaving this comment on your talkpage because you were the last person to leave a comment on mine. If you are not responsible for what I am about to talk about, please ignore this and send my note to the correct person.

After two hilarious discussions about me doing to many edits in my namespace (BTW, when I want to talk with a robot, I visit Cleverbot), I realized that I am unable to edit my own pages. I truly appreciate your imagination and creativity in modifying terms like "democracy" and "my own possession". Hey, at last we're on wiki, where anyone can change anything! (insert laugh) Back to the point. You see, after that I found out that I cannot simply remove my account and I have to beg someone to do it. So here I am. Please, please, destroy my user account and all pages that has violated this precious, given by Arceus himslef "3 times per day" law. Destroy all my edits that were - what I thought - a mere and humble addition to the Bulbapedia, but - in fact - were "horrible, horrible crimes". I understand what have I done and decided to leave this place and never contribute to any online community ever (just in case they have developed as stupid laws as the ones here). I hope my dose of irony wasn't too big for your servers. And if it was - I will laugh even more. Yes. Sincerely, Piotr mil 15:37, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Don't be so pretentious. I'm not deleting your pages. That's not how I roll.
Bulbapedia has rules for a reason. We discourage over-editing of userspace pages because we are, first and foremost, an encyclopedia. Your edits looked like they might have eventually benefited the wiki; however, you still have to stick to the rules. If you're making helpful userspace edits, we get more lenient with the limits, but you aren't immune. If you make a few mainspace edits for every userspace edit, you'll be sweet. If you choose to disregard this message and leave the wiki, that's fine too. Just don't be an ass about everything. I learned the hard way when I joined Bulbapedia - if you act like a dick, you'll get treated like one. —darklordtrom 10:51, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

R/S/E Remakes

Is it possible for someone to make a tab saying "This user supports R/S/E remakes"?--Darknesslover5000 02:50, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

If you play around with some of the templates you can modify one to make it say that. Frozen Fennec 03:14, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
Feel free to make one in your userspace by editing an existing template. The old GSDS template might be around - you could modify that if you can find it. —darklordtrom 10:51, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Help me plz

Can you unlock my page on bulbanews? I will copy it and remove it all.It seem waste memory in bulbanews.Meearaimeng 03:12, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

I have replied there as I saw that message first. Let me know when you have copied your content. —darklordtrom 10:51, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey foo

When you're not being hot and dangerous, can you be like one of us and get on AIM please. Like ASAP, but not like an urgent ASAP or anything. Thanks --P S Yライダー 22:50, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

You're such a hipster. —darklordtrom 06:59, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
You're such a plastic bag. --P S Yライダー 07:06, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
Can I pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? I could really use a Trom right now, Trom right now, Trom right now. Or whenever you're ki-kinda not busay and out in the club sippin' that bub. --P S Yライダー 06:47, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
Hello? Hello? Baby, you called? I can't hear a thing. I have got no internet in my house, you see, you see. Wha, wha, what did you say, huh, you're breaking up on me. Send me an email - I'm kinda busy. —darklordtrom 08:38, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
I wake up every evening, with a big smile on my face and it never feels out of place, and you're still probably working, at a 9 to 5 pace, I wonder how bad that tastes, when you see my email/PM, I hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell. --P S Yライダー 16:58, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
I was totally going to use a song, but it's pretty graphic and has totally awesome, yet very PG-13 lyrics, so I decided against scaring the youth. When you get on AIM sometime in the future, all natural like and without rush, I got a spoiler for you. --P S Yライダー 00:29, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Tromieeee, when you get a chance in the near future, can you get on AIM soon, pretty please~, also I couldn't think of a good song to spam you with today /cries forever --P S Yライダー 01:21, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

new project?

Hey, Trom, I had an idea for a project - Project Technology. Some ideas of Pokémon are really high-tech, so I think it deserves a project to itself. I was inpired by Jamero - tell me if you think it's good! Twisted Ivy 20:26, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

I'm not entirely sure how much scope this project would have... —darklordtrom 08:38, 28 January 2011 (UTC)


Can u delete this for me?--Darknesslover5000 07:09, 30 January 2011 (UTC)


Yeah, sorry about that. I kept forgetting to switch it on. It should be up now. --RiverAura 02:40, 9 February 2011 (UTC)


hey can you please have a chat with Pokemonmaster2954? She's been inserting advertising and gibberish into pages. Thanks! --Pokemaster97 21:59, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Requesting a username change

Basically I was really absent-mindedly creating my account the other day after a year or so of lurking, and I accidentally mixed up my intended entries for the Username and Real name fields. I'm rambling, I suppose, so long story short, I was wondering if I could get my username changed to Zond. I would really appreciate it.GarthHalvorsen 00:55, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi Garth/Zond. Unfortunately, the tool we use to rename users is currently broken - we're looking into a fix. As you have only made a few edits thus far, you may wish to create a new account with the new username, provided it isn't taken. I will then close off (block) your misnamed account. —darklordtrom 04:54, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
Alright, I'll do that. Thanks.GarthHalvorsen 06:12, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
Made the new account, thought I'd let you know.Zond 06:15, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. Enjoy your time here. —darklordtrom 08:58, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Minor Copyright Issue

Here. --Rigas 12:10, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. --Rigas 18:25, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Two Things

Hey Trom! First question I have for you is do we have a page detailing out the commonalities in each Region, such as that every game has the Fire, Grass, and Water Starters, a common bird Pokemon, and such? I think it would just be an interesting thing to compare up as we are getting more and more commonalities. While I'm at it I was wondering if you would a look at this when you have a moment, as it looks like Rex is busy. Thanks!! —MasterKenobi 23:00, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

No, we currently do not have a page like that. I will reply about the mall tour on Rex's page, so as to keep the thread in one place. —darklordtrom 06:25, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
There is a TLDR section about your commonalities article on Rex's talk page. BTW. —darklordtrom 06:58, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up on that. I saw, and he does indeed disapprove. I think that I am going to try Userspacing it first and if we find any use for it we can Mainspace it (which I know is unlikely but we will have the resource if needed). I will also PM you on the forums in the next day or two about the details of that Tour. Thanks again Trom! —MasterKenobi 08:40, 14 February 2011 (UTC)


I'm fine with shrinking the list of portals we have, but for my happiness, can we keep the few we're working on? If we do shrink it to your list, can you update the Portal Portal template accordingly? -- evkl (need to talk?) 05:30, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Much Appreciated

Thank you for ending that conversation, trom. It sure took up a lot of my time. At least my writing skills got a good workout. Till next time, get Pokémon★ --ShalashaskaADV 06:34, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Need something checked

Even though Ankle Sweep's English Name was revealed as Low Sweep, the Japanese name was posted as Low Kick. Could you look into this confusing mystery? -Tyler53841 22:48, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

From what I recall, the Japanese name of this move can be translated as both Low Kick and Ankle Sweep. Bulbapedia chose the second translation as we already have one English move with the name Low Kick. —darklordtrom 22:51, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I only asked because it looked confusing when I saw that page and wanted to help deal with the mystery so it would be less confusing, but it might make a good trivia piece just to make it more understandable. -Tyler53841 22:53, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Jello said to ask you

About a Bulbanews colum I want to write, it will be an oppinionative one, how do I get a space for my colum? Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 20:25, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi. Please send a PM through the forums to both me and RexRacer outlining what you want to write about - not just the general subject but also ideas for specific columns - and your planned update schedule. We would ideally want a sample of your writing (three or four columns) to see if you meet Bulbanews quality standards, but as you haven't written anything yet we'll just take the outline for now. Thanks. —darklordtrom 23:23, 20 April 2011 (UTC)


As you seem to be in the know, just wondering what the rules were about deleting talk pages of articles? I guess that they would be to delete them as much as possible to save space? At least that is what I assume from what I am seeing? felinoel 08:37, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Depends what's on them. Redirects, yes; stupid questions, yes. The file talk page you edited earlier? That should go as Bulbapedia administrators are instructed not to let anything exist in the file talk namespace. —darklordtrom 08:45, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
How about information requested to be changed on a locked page? Not a file page. felinoel 08:47, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
There appears to have been some error, human or otherwise. I will investigate when I return from my break. (See user page.) —darklordtrom 11:31, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Should I link you? felinoel 11:49, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Proposed new template for favorite music genres

Hello, I would like to propose an improved version of the favorite music genre template to include genre-determined colors. I have put my proposal here: User:Andros 1337/Proposed new favorite music template Andros 1337 01:34, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Forwarded to someone else in my absence. —darklordtrom 09:32, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Minor task for you

Regarding the FAQs, there is a spelling error in the Is Gaming allowed in the Userspace Section. Bulbapedia seem to be missing an i. I chose to bring you this cause you're the most recent admin thing to contribute. According to the recent changes.--ForceFire 09:29, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Resolved. —darklordtrom 09:32, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
Another--What Are Link Templates needs a question mark, e. g., What Are Link Templates? Thank you! Focus58 11:18, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Question about my name

I'm quite new and I'm not sure if I may ask it here but.. After reading the username policy, do you think my name is Misleading? some people refer the black glasses as Shades. If so, how can I change my name? Shadess 10:11, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi Shadess; welcome to Bulbapedia. You're most welcome to ask any questions you have here :) Rest assured, your username is just fine. That policy is in place to prevent, say, someone signing up with the username "User:The Dark Lord Trombonator" (note the difference in capitalisation) or "User:Satoshi Tajiri" (the name of a real-life person). You have nothing to worry about. —darklordtrom 10:14, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Saving on server space...

Hello, dark lord trombonator. I'm a pretty new user here, and as always I've been concerned about the stress on Bulbapedia's server space. May I know if clearing userspace pages (such as my own talk page) periodically will relieve server stress, and if it will help a lot? Thanks! Cheers, Haxorus 13:21, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

You're free to clear your userpage, but user talk pages fall under the same rules as any other talk page: Deleting comments is prohibited except under extenuating circumstances (such as vandalism). So no clearing your talk page. --AndyPKMN (talk) 14:53, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Wait, so deleting comments on talk pages that don't break the rules is against the rules? felinoel 15:50, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
You got it. We like to keep those there as a record of what discussions have contributed to the current state of the article/user. If talk pages get too long, we archive them in a subpage. --AndyPKMN (talk) 16:22, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
HOWEVER, spam and useless comments ARE allowed to be removed without notice. Jellotalk 16:40, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Hmm, Jel I'm not so sure, I am looking at the rule here and spam can be removed yes, but it isn't saying the same for what you deem 'useless'
Could you link me to where you see otherwise? I must be looking at the wrong place. felinoel 17:16, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
There you go. Spam and other useless comments. --P S Yライダー 17:25, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Ah was looking at the wrong part of the page apparently, thanks for the direct link. felinoel 17:32, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
That's great but I have a small request for you: Please stop trying to provoke me, and please stop pretending to be generally interested in the rules just to find some loophole you can exploit to insult me. Your new signature isn't helping the problem either. Have a nice day. Jellotalk 17:47, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Hm... definitely not trying to "provoke" you, especially since the reason why I asked had nothing to do with you, you only came into the event later on... sorry if I hurt your ego by saying that but you weren't the one who deleted the talk page entry so please lay off the subject as it is over and done with. As for my new signature it is just a friendly warning because that week long ban really was an annoyance as my email inbox filled up with edit updates and was quite bothersome. So yea, please stop bothering me. felinoel 19:58, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
I was only clarifying a misunderstanding you seem to not be able to let go, because it was clear what you were trying to imply. I requested in my edit summary that you not reply to this comment either, but I knew you weren't going to listen. But yeah, if you weren't so biased in your hatred against staff, you wouldn't have left that comment after mines, and of course your signature wouldn't say what it says right now (which is anything BUT friendly). Like it or not, it is a personal attack against any one that is staff. I will stop "bothering" you though, and let Trom take care of this. Again, have a nice day. Jellotalk 20:18, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
First of all, I asked you to please stop, this has nothing to do with you and only you are making it have something to do with you, you are cluttering up someone's talk page with your claims that my inquiry had anything to do with you. My apologies again to your ego. Second of all, if paraphrasing a member of staff is a "personal attack" then I apologize, but it is true, and if you have a problem with my signature please take it up on my page and not the page of someone else to clutter up their page. felinoel 20:31, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

All of you, get a life. If you can't handle the talkspace, go fix up a stub. Jel and fel, try and avoid each other for a bit. And fel, get rid of that signature. I'm all for self-expression, but it's rude and counterproductive. Signatures ought not to be defamatory to other members, staff included. —darklordtrom 01:13, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry but I did nothing, I was only asking a question and Jel assumed it was about her? I begged her repeatedly to please stop posting and I somehow get yelled at?
My signature is entirely truthful, saying it is defamatory implies it is untrue? felinoel 03:09, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
For real, follow Trom's advice and don't interact with Jello. Including the above comment. Sometimes, you just have to let things go whether you like it or not. And in this case Trom is giving you a pretty long leash by giving you a warning. Arguing over the truthfulness (or not-truthfulness) of your sig is rehashing the issue Trom told you (and Jel) to drop. So, drop it. -- evkl (need to talk?) 03:36, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Jel attacked me, then later she commented on my signature so my signature has nothing to do with that. As for whether or not someone stated what my signature says was stated is true, and then as for people getting banned for just trying to help out that is also true based on previous happenings. So I don't see the problem here? Especially since the only person who did not drop the issue was Jel even though I begged her to drop it multiple times and I somehow am the only one getting yelled at? Admins say Fhey don't do thEir job but don't try to heLp or you will get banned. 03:59, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Wait I just realized... I have admin plural, is that the issue? I only did that to keep the signature within the rules of character limit, that is also why I put fel in there in green, kinda confusing but it follows the rules I guess. If the plural 'admin' is the issue I am sure I can find a way to reword it? Admins say Fhey don't do thEir job but don't try to heLp or you will get banned. 04:02, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Userspace issue

Greetings, in 2009 I created my userspace and I was able to edit it normally, but in 2010 I decided to remove info from it but I was unable to, I see "view code" instead of "edit this page"... I did read the help desk several times and checked settings from 2010 until now, no success, I don't see anything about protection or block.. As I can't find the reason, I'm finally contacting a staff member as the help desk says recommends. Please tell me if I'm mistaken. I need to edit my userspace..if it's not possible anymore, you can remove the page then. Waiting for a quick reply. --Caique 00:39, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

The time you lost the ability to edit your userspace was the time that settings were changed to remind users that userspace editing is a privelidge, not a right. As a result, you now need to make a number of edits to the mainspace (i.e. actual articles) before you can edit your userpage again. Even once you can edit it again, remember that this list should always be significantly longer than this list. If it becomes the other way around, or you make too many userspace edits in a short time, you may find you lose the ability again. Werdnae (talk) 03:56, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Is that so, arigathanks! I didn't suspect that at all. Now I gotta find articles I can give a hand with... --Caique 03:07, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

ゥ ( Z4 back to Z4?

You wrote in the history "Sorry, it's at this name for technical reasons" and those are? If you're reffering to the ゥ, its in the name of multiple glitch pokemon and one even has that as its whole name () - unsigned comment from rsrdaman (talkcontribs)

Hrm. I'm now questioning whether we should move it back, or move the other one. I'll talk to MAGNEDETH and SnorlaxMonster about this. —darklordtrom 21:46, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Hey Trom

I see what you did there. |D --P S Yライダー 02:25, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Trompoints please. Thanks. <3 --P S Yライダー 16:18, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Typo redirects

I get the impression from your user page you might be a good person to ask about this, I was wondering about creating redirects for name-mispellings and started a section at Bulbapedia_talk:Policy. Thelonesoldier 09:38, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Someone read my userpage? Awesome! I'm practically famous now. I'll go check out your discussion, thanks. —darklordtrom 10:22, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
I actually burst out laughing at that. And thanks. Thelonesoldier 11:52, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

PokéFanon wiki Creative Commons

Hi, this is Universalguardian1003, 1/3 of the bureaucrat team there and head of templates. What are your concerns? I'm sorry for sounding so commanding, I'm just a little more official when my wiki is involved. - I'm a Girl. People Don't get that.... Speak To The Master...DialgaMaster! 22:04, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

I outlined my concerns on the other user's talk page. Bulbapedia templates cannot be used on commercial websites like Wikia due to the different licenses. You've got a whole category full of stuff you nabbed from here (and more stuff that isn't in the category) and it all needs to be changed so it's your original content, not ours. —darklordtrom 08:25, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Hm. Me and ATTH will try. He made most of the templates that look like yours, but I thought he disclaimed and changed them. I'll delete any templates not made by him that don't have a disclaim, since those are all unofficial. - I'm a Girl. People Don't get that.... Speak To The Master...DialgaMaster! 21:45, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Userspace / Talk Page

I am aware that you currently can only edit userspaces once a day, which I have already done today for the first time. I notice, though, that your talk page is also customized. Do edits to both stack or are they counted separate from each other's edits? EvilKirikizan 21:10, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

User talk personalization edits are loosely included in the userspace limit. It's not written down as a formal "no" but the general aim of the policy is to discourage non-productive edits so it would be best if you took user talk personalization as an extension of the usual userspace. —darklordtrom 09:35, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
Got it. And, also, i am guessing that extensive customization (like usertags) aren't appreciated there? Thanks from EvilKirikizan 01:25, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Usertags don't work in the talkspace. And attempting to use your talk page to get around the userspace restrictions is not allowed and may result in loss of userspace privileges. Werdnae (talk) 01:55, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Userpage question

Yes, i know a bunch of my questions are on userpages and yes i know this is my second time in arow asking you something. Anyway, i had a funny idea for a section for my userpage - where i take current events from Bulbanews and revamp them in a sort of comedic parody. Since Bulbanews is officialy part of this site, i decided that I'd ask an admin for permission. Please reply. EvilKirikizan 21:20, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

That's fine. Just keep withing the userspace limit of one edit per day. You may also find this better suited to the blog system on the Bulbagarden forums. —darklordtrom 21:32, 12 June 2011 (UTC)
hm. I'm most likely not going to start a blog soon, but i'll do it on my userpage. Thnx from an excited EvilKirikizan 23:05, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
I just looked at bulbanews. Things like the passing away of Ms. Kawakami will NOT be made fun of. EvilKirikizan 23:08, 13 June 2011 (UTC)


You're one of the more approachable admins, for me at least, so could you answer this for me: Would it be possible for the wiki to adapt adding sound files for music samples and such. For example, in the promotions article, we could provide the sample provided by Global Link for that recent Japanese Musical show. Since YouTube videos have now been allowed, unlike before (and sound files were previously allowed), I thought this might be possible too :D tc²₆tc26 09:52, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Sound files have been tricky in the past. I don't ever remember having working sound files on wiki pages that weren't links to external sites; we tried to get 493 cries once and the server exploded. We're trying something else to get the cries back on the species pages, so I'll bring this up with the others and see if there's a consensus for incorporating non-cry sounds and how we could do it. —darklordtrom 22:05, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
I've seen a few fansites with cries, like Marriland and UPC, that hold all 649 of 'em. If anyone at all is in any kind of affilation with one, we could see how they did it.
Yes, fansite, i know. This is just a possibility, and possibilities are possible to be proven wrong by other possible possibilities. So, it's possible. EvilKirikizan 23:38, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
We are looking to work with our German colleagues at Pokéwiki to see how they did it. It's possible that the person who set it up last time just missed something. But of course, we'll let you know how this goes when it goes anywhere :D —darklordtrom 04:14, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
Makes sense. I'd most likely have suggested that, if I ever bothered to try to read German. :) I do believe that it should work; Bulbapedia is just as reliable in Germany. Assuming you can speak their language. EvilKirikizan 23:37, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

uploading media

Trom, I want to upload a Misdreavus Crystal sprite I found that looks better than the one on the page. I can't upload anything right now, though (currently restricted to admins and such). What can I do? Also, will uploading media be restored to regular members eventually?--Jdthebud 08:54, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Uploading appears to be open again. Sorry for the inconvenience. —darklordtrom 11:22, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Darknesslover5000/Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire remake speculation

My "Darknesslover5000/Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire remake speculation", is it blocked?--Darknesslover5000 14:54, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

It's been protected because you broke the one edit per day userspace limit on it. You've also edited that page seven times since your last mainspace edit which was back in February. The protection will expire in one month, but you need to make some mainspace edits before you edit it again. Further information about the userspace restrictions can be found in the Userspace policy. Werdnae (talk) 22:34, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
I see - .- Darknesslover5000 23:44, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Again with the userspaces

I was going to ask Werdnae at first, but i decided that it would be funny if i bothered you about userspaces again. Some people have pages that go along with the userpage, like Deth's ugly sprite page (the sprites are ugly, not the page). So, some questions.

  • Do edits to these stack up with your main userspace edits?
  • What is the maximum number of these one is allowed?
  • May i make one?
  • Should i ask a different person about userspaces next time?


P.S. Yes, this is the last userspace related question i will ask you until the 19th of September at my earliest. EvilKirikizan 01:17, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Feel free to ask me what you like; if I don't reply straight away I'm sure someone equally knowledgeable will.
  • You may make one userspace edit to the entirety of your userspace (including subpages) per day, provided you make a balanced amount of mainspace edits too.
  • There is no limit to how many userspace subpages you have, but keep it practical.
  • You may make whatever you want provided you keep within the limits.
  • Nah. But some of your questions may be able to be answered by reading the userspace policy. Check that every time before you ask a question; it might save you some time.
Always glad to help, —darklordtrom 01:36, 19 June 2011 (UTC)


I don't know if you got my message on the Pokemon Wiki, are there any other articles that have your appearance descriptions? Crimsonnavy 01:57, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Another editor brought these pages to my concern: Tepig, Oshawott, Ferrothorn, Galvantula. However I believe that almost every page will have plagiarized content. I suggest further checks are carried out at your end. —darklordtrom 03:04, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
I went through every Gen V page, and I think I removed them all, is it only gen V articles? Crimsonnavy 20:17, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
That's all that I'm aware of, but it can't hurt to check a few of the earlier pages. Thank you for your help. —darklordtrom 06:37, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Quote Question

PsychicRider thought I should ask you for a second opinion. If I'm getting quotes from a game back when the capitalization was crazy (POKéMON, etc.), should I maintain that capitalization on the page or change it to standard capitalization? Right now I have it as done in the game, as much as it pains me. Ikarishipper900 02:14, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Use standard capitalization. Apologies for the belated reply. —darklordtrom 06:09, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
I like to use <sc> on quotes which have been capitalised in-game. It doesn't look like ugly all-caps, but it keeps the fact that it was all-caps intact. See Pink Butterfree#In the games for an example in practice. --SnorlaxMonster 08:08, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
Seems belated reply was nothing to worry about. And that's a good idea, Snorlax, thank you. :) Ikarishipper900 20:33, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

How to fix a stub

Hey Trom. I am a fairly new user and I wanted to fix up the Ringtown Stub. I have the game (and the only thing left to do on the game is transfer the egg). But I am not too sure where to start could you help me? Truthseeker4449 20:25, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm not trom, but that article could do with a little more detail on the description, and a summary of what occurs there in the plot (although without revealing too many spoilers). Lyra Forest is an example of what should be included. Thanks for helping out! Werdnae (talk) 21:03, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Gastly? or Gengar?

Trom, I was editing a table on the Go-Rock Base page and I was adding gastly to the list, when I viewed the preview I noticed that instead of picture of Gastly, there was a picture of Gengar! I might have made an error in the chart. but I am hoping you can find out what is wrong.

P.S. I am working fixing up the Pokemon ranger articles, So it is likely I will ask for help again. Truthseeker4449 21:20, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

The table is fixed now. You just had the menusprite wrong. :p --P S Yライダー 21:29, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit Request

Hey Trom, I have a small task for you and really like it if you or someone else did. I have been working on the Pokémon Ranger Articles, and I have noticed that Ringtown article has a small error that I can't seem to fix. Under the location info, where it says there is nothing to the east, both picture and the article itself show that the Kisara (sp?) Plains is to the east. Thanks. Truthseeker4449 23:24, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. Werdnae (talk) 00:22, 6 July 2011 (UTC)


Despite my contribs on the mainspace, I can't correct the shell on my sub page : my Hydreigon is a dragon dark while this is a dark dragon normally. Do you have a way to rectify, please?
-- Braviapert 16:20, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Why don't you want?
-- Braviapert 17:52, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Kia Ora: Kiwi-sama

My humble apologies for going on a hiatus without having a talk with you. The thing is, I'm not getting enough time to complete that thing any time soon (studies/assignments/personal crap/you-know). So, if I'm the only one far behind accomplishing the given task then I'm sorry, if anybody else from the D-Minions is willing to do it, they're most welcome. So far, I've completed it till March only. If there's no rush (and I do mean like absolutely no rush) then I don't have any issue completing it but it will take a lot of weeks or may be more than a month or may be more. Anyway, I felt like I should drop by and leave a tiny cookie for you... So, there! 8D

PS: Say hi to the boss man and a fuzzy hug to the rest of the bi*Ches. Taa taa ;) ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 13:37, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, Ady. I'm actually off this week as well. I'll see if I can do anything once things quieten down for me. Send me your text file when you get a chance. My email's in the BMG staff contact list (I think). —darklordtrom 23:24, 22 July 2011 (UTC)


Hey, some guy called RealDarkLordTrombone signed up yesterday. Ripp-offs of staff names (in this case, your username) aren't allowed, right? Just wanted to let you know. TyraniThrone 10:37, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing that to my attention; copycat names are indeed against the rules. I haven't been around much these past few weeks due to work and university commitments so didn't see it myself. Have a good one. —darklordtrom 10:43, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Can you help me please?

I need to know how to delete my bulbapedia account. I signed up yesterday just to edit an article, but I never did. I posted something on a Pokémon's talk page questioning a possible mistake for its physiology description. However, I feel like it was very stupid of me to do this, because I asked a common sense sort of question. I kinda feel ashamed for doing this, so I want to delete my account in order to protect myself from doing something stupid like this again.

I'm very sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place, but I've looked everywhere on the site, and I can't seem to find this issue.

Please respond, thanks! --Emdude 23:20, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Emdude. Due to the nature of a wiki, we cannot delete accounts as this causes gaps in the page histories, etc. If you don't wish to use the account, that's fine. You're free to leave at any time. But please don't embarrassed about your rocky start; I myself got off on the wrong foot with some of the administrators and, well, you can see how that ended up. To summarize, we are unable to delete your account, you can go away and not use it if you wish, or you can ignore your error and have some fun here. Cheers, —darklordtrom 08:15, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

User Talk Page

I just made a set of rules for my user talk page recently and was wondering if I broke any rules unknowingly. Some rules from it are: No Swearing, No Disrespect Towards Anyone (a.k.a. Follow the Golden Rule), Don't Come to me With Questions, Don't Change the Rules, etc. I was wondering if I could do this to keep my talk page the way I want it to be: a clean, safe place where users could talk to me and other users with any issues about my edits. But did I violate the Code of Conduct or Manual of Style in any way? I'm just wondering because I like most of the rules I set up and I hope I can keep them on there. If you don't think any belong there or need some tweaking, just tell me first and I'll change them almost immediately.

For a complete list of my rules, go to my Talk Page. (You don't have to make any changes there if you don't want to. I'm not forcing you to do it.) Just click the "9000" in my signature to get there easily. Have a nice day!

Pikachu9000 17:47, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

That's fine. —darklordtrom 06:23, 4 August 2011 (UTC)
Okay. Thanks for the help! It never said that I could make rules, but at the same time, it also never said that I couldn't make rules as well. Wait. Now I'm confused. Either way, thanks for your help!
Pikachu9000 19:59, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Since he has a simlar question as mine, I will add my question here. If someone cusses on our talk page, can we change the word so it looks somthing like this **** ? Truthseeker4449 20:39, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Personally, I don't see why not, but that's just my opinion. I don't think you're allowed to change or remove someone else's comments on a talk page without archiving them first. 〜Pikachu9000 23:41, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
Just a note, talk page rules still apply to archives. Talk page archives should only be edited to add the talk archive notice at the top, and nothing else. In case anyone gets any ideas. Werdnae (talk) 03:42, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Deputy E in C??

Does that mean you are going to be the next EC? Truthseeker4449 21:00, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Maybe. Possibly. Perhaps. —darklordtrom 23:24, 12 August 2011 (UTC)


I was working on the French entries on certain adult matters and I realized that I didn't know all of the precise meanings, probably due to them coming directly from France or something. If you could help me get in contact with someone from Poképédia at some point, I'd gladly chat them up and find out the things I was uncertain of.--MisterE13 06:23, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

I have absolutely no command of the French language and don't have any contacts with the French wiki staff. This page, though, is their list of admins. And this guy speaks English at a native level. Seems to be fairly good with code, too. You could try him. —darklordtrom 09:33, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Proposed userbox

Hello there. I got another proposed userbox: User:Andros 1337/Fire Not Orange

Can I move it to template space? Andros 1337 03:56, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Not until it passes the policy. Needs to be in use on more than five pages. —darklordtrom 10:45, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

U Got a Problem?

Ok what`s the deal? I mean you deleted my friends article for no reason and it took her like half hour to do that. And then u go and delete my article which took me longer!!! Do u get joy out of hurting people? What would the owner say. Can u at least tell me why?- Absol Hail

Can you tell what articles do you mean? Trom hasn't deleted real articles since Free Pokémon on February. And the only article that was deleted after you made your account was BW052 which you didn't create.--Den Zen 19:46, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

What do you mean? Look sorry I snapped but when I got online A half hour ago, it said my profile had been deleted by dark lord here. If you didn`t see my original profile you have no right to accuse me of lying which is kind of what your doing. sorry. No hard feelings? Not mad at you just dark lord.- unsigned comment from Absol Hail (talkcontribs)

Oh and the articles he deleted was my friend`s: Flare`s Battle Corner! And mine was: The Myseries of Unova with Absol Hail. If you can help me out thats great. absol- unsigned comment from Absol Hail (talkcontribs)
Just for the sake of clarification, Absol Hail is talking about his Bulbanews article. As far as deletion is concerned, the article itself was completely based on fan-speculation and unreliable details which is not allowed on Bulbanews. That is the only reason for deleting it, no personal attacks or offense to anyone. Also, please have a look at this for more details. Thank you, have a nice day everyone :) ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 20:07, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Absol Hail: Please remember to be polite on talk pages. I strongly recommend you read the welcome material on your talk page. I explained to you what was wrong with the articles when I deleted them: they hadn't gone through the proper processes. They also lacked reliable sources and were poorly written. You need to work on your spelling. The link Adyiz posted above should help you and your friend Rudehamtaro. Regarding your profile/user page; that was my mistake. I left your welcome message on your user page instead of your talk page, so I deleted the page created in error.

Adyniz: It was 8AM, and surprisingly I was awake, but thanks all the same :D —darklordtrom 01:57, 10 September 2011 (UTC) Sorry. I understand. I just worked hard on that aarticle but.... I understand thanks. No hard feelings?--Absol Hail 11:41, 10 September 2011 (UTC) Absol Hail

Course not. —darklordtrom 09:37, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

about link templates

do I have to memorise the whole of[[1]]? I'm really scared...


I tried doing list of link templates but it came as red hyperlink?

Pokemon Special Articles

Hello, trom.

I just wanted to ask, are my recent summaries for PS102 and PS103 any good? I am a regular editor at the Pokemon Wiki, and I wanted to try and help you guys over here. Do you have something similar to Project Manga on Bulbapedia? Thanks, --Jirachiwish 09:13, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Yes, we have Project Manga :P The summaries are good, just remember the Bulbapedia convention of using link templates. So [[Farfetch'd]] needs to become {{p|Farfetch'd}}, etc. See the full list of link templates here. Ataro, one of our more active manga editors also left you a message in his recent edit summary. Have a good day, —darklordtrom 09:16, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

One more question. Approximately how many edits do I need to get up to in order to create my User article? Thanks, --Jirachiwish 09:30, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

A billion. No, it's seriously a secret. Work hard and you'll get there. —darklordtrom 09:37, 16 September 2011 (UTC)


I looked at Articles needing better pictures and I tried to upload my image on Sinnoh Route 205 which has the eterna forest through it as the top says The picture used in this infobox is unsatisfactory. So how can I do it? I tried upload file but only people of higher rank/status con do it. Is there some was I can send a png microsoft paint to you or someone else to check it? (Raltslover 09:29, 16 September 2011 (UTC))

Oh and I tried {{bp}} but it didnt work, I did {{cat}} thanks anyway. How do you do a signature with a pic in it?(Raltslover 09:32, 16 September 2011 (UTC))
Maybe you got the spelling wrong? BP definitely does work. Good job using cat. You can't have images in your signature; it's in the signature policy. Also - upload your image to an image sharing site, such as photobucket. I can upload it from the url if it's better than the old one. —darklordtrom 09:37, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

would flickr be okay? search up "sinnohroute205" (one word) on galleries and how do I design a signature?(Raltslover 10:15, 16 September 2011 (UTC))

I can't find it. Can you post the url here? To see how to design a signature, have another look at the signature policy. That'll give you some basics. The rest you might be able to figure out by looking at html helpsites or other people's signatures. —darklordtrom 21:20, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

List of Pokémon by effort value yield

Hello, I'm new to the Bulbapedia wiki. I just got an account like a week ago and I'm still learning all the rules and stuff. But before that I have went on Bulbapedia for about a year, researching EVERYTHING ABOUT POKEMON that I could possibly figure out. All I can say is that Bulbapedia is SO AWESOME!! I learned so much here than I have learned anywhere else. I decided to be a member because I think that I finally know a lot about Pokemon than all of my friends. Anyway, I have a Excadrill whose EV's for Attack I want to be high. On this page,, I saw that you only get 2 EV yield points by defeating Excadrill, and 3 for defeating Gigalith, even though they both have 135 for their base attack stat. Can you please tell me why? Also, it says defeating Tornadus and Thundurus gets you 3 EV's in ATTACK, even though they have 115 attack and 125 in Sp. Attack. Aren't you supposed to get 3 EV's in Sp. Atk instead? And why does defeating Accelgor, who has 145 for Speed!, only give you 2 speed EV'S?? Chandelure has 145 for Sp. Atk and it gives away 3 Sp. Atk ev's on defeat! Why does Accelgor not give 3 speed ev's upon defeat then?? I saw a lot of other mistakes like these, and I knew then that they couldn't be typos. SO WHY??

Please answer my questions, I am reaaallllly confused!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Rithvikkiran 23:06, 18 October 2011 (UTC) RithvikKiran

For the most part, pokémon give EV yield based on evolution. A Litwick will give 1, a Lampent 2, and Chendelure 3. There are some exceptions, such as the legendaries and maybe a handle of other "regular" pokémon, but that's the basis. So Accelgor will ONLY give two, because it's the second in its line. Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 23:48, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

EV Training

Hi, its me again. I just have a simple question: I understand now that ev's are mostly based on evolution, but can you answer why Metagross gives 3 EV's for defense upon defeat instead of attack? I mean, you can see that Metagross has higher ATTACK, not higher DEFENSE. Thanks again.

Rithvikkiran 16:50, 22 October 2011 (UTC)Rithvikkiran

There's no a real reason. Some Pokémon just give EVs than are not from their highest stat.--Den Zen 17:18, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
Type helps as a factor, looking at the statistics. Most primary Steel types will yield Def EVs to some amount (Jirachi and Dialga, not so much). Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 17:58, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

EV Training

Also, I found that Samurott gives 3 Sp. Atk ev's on defeat, but its sp.atk stat is 100 and its ATTACK Stat is 108!! Can you please tell me why?

Rithvikkiran 17:05, 22 October 2011 (UTC)Rithvikkiran

Nope. Its Special Attack is 108 and Attack is 100.--Den Zen 17:18, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Possible Username Voilation

This user, is his/her username OK? Truthseeker4449 23:37, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

I'll allow it. —darklordtrom 23:44, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Ok, btw I like your version of the main page. Truthseeker4449 23:49, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

<subject here>

While I could always to to the Main Page talk page, I thought it would be better to go to you directly. Hope you don't mind :) I just noticed that with the new format, the Bulbanews looks a little too cramp. Is it possible to either shorten the months (October -> Oct., September -> Sept.) or reduce a bit the size of the center (one with 3DS) or the "Start here" portion? Also, shouldn't it be November 1, not 1 November since the site uses American English? -tc²₆tc26- 06:52, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

I can't shorten the months, but I can make the box a little wider. I'll also change the date. Thanks for spotting those. Check the page after midnight UTC tomorrow; a few more things might have changed :) —darklordtrom 07:02, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Today in history

Well, the title says most of it but: I really want to help with the work-in-progress Today in History page but I don't know where to start. Please can you point me in the direction of stuff that needs working on in there and I'll help. Thanks Epsilonexus 09:12, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

You could add the TCG expansions release dates if you want. Basically, pick something from the list at the top you're interested in and find the dates. For something a bit more research involved, you could find official sources to verify video game release dates (because some of them are disputed) or get anime premiere dates (Japanese and English) or find birthdays for voice actors... there are lots of things to do, so find something that interests you and work on that. —darklordtrom 09:19, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Personal interests lies in games and I'm going to look at release dates. Any other aspects of the games need covering? If not I'll start on the anime. Out of interest, when I find the info, do I directly place it on User:The dark lord trombonator/TodayInHistory or somewhere else. Right, to those dates... EDIT: There is no edit this page button, and when I click View source it says I can't edit it. Could this be because I am a new user (less than 48 hours old) and haven't made many mainspace edits so am not allowed to edit the user space. Thanks Epsilonexus 10:53, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
That'll be it. There's a time requirement and an edit requirement. So hang around for a while and edit the mainspace until your preferences say you're autoconfirmed. Sorry for the inconvenience :/ —darklordtrom 11:16, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
That's annoying. Do you know how long I have to have existed for and how many main space edits I have to make before I can help out. Does editing Appendixes count as main space edits because I want to brush up the B/W walkthroughs? Epsilonexus 12:17, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Yes, but I can't tell you. Appendices can count, but the mainspace is preferred. Look into those dates - see if you can find old press releases or news articles or something - and you can add references to the game articles. —darklordtrom 12:28, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
I'm compiling a list of dates so when I can hit the user space I can put a lot of work on at once. I'll go with the main space for edits then. I have worked as a WikiGnome on other places and I'll gnome this one. Epsilonexus 12:39, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Linking to Pokémon body styles

Is there any reason why people haven't linked to body styles when mentioned in the Physiology or is it just becuase no one has thought of it? (before I go and do all 649 Pokémon). An example of what I have done is Blastoise. Epsilonexus 12:29, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

I guess no one thought of it. While I think it's not a bad idea, the body style is in the infobox. It doesn't link to the sections of the page, but we could easily automate that. That would save you the time of going through 648 more Pokémon, although linking in-text may be more obvious for readers.
I know half the staff (and non-staff, too) are watching this page, so feel free to share ideas, guys :D —darklordtrom 22:24, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
The body styles are set in the infobox by number, but it wouldn't be too much work to make each of the numbers link to the corresponding sections. Especially since the sections seem to be in the same order as the numbers. We'd just have to assign a link to each number. Werdnae (talk) 23:00, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
Fine, yeah. I'm just throwing ideas at you. If you could link in the infobox by editing the template, then that works. If you feel it would be more obvious and handy enough to put it in Physiology then I'll go through and do them (I don't mind, I am addicted to gnoming). Whatever works for you. Epsilonexus 16:34, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Just a thought...

Since you've been doing this "hiring" thing, is it possible for you in the future to gather/"hire" people who are able to understand Korean and work on the Korean aspect of the franchise, especially the games? We have people working on the NA/EU/JP side of things, but when it comes to the Korean part, it has been hard for quite a while now. It's become more obvious with the release of Global Link. (Re-)see for yourself. Sure, there are other countries to work on, but the franchise highlighted Korea, as seen on its own Global Link. :D -tc²₆tc26- 01:19, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

We haven't had anyone Korean come forward yet, unfortunately. I don't even think we have any active users who are Korean :( —darklordtrom 03:58, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
We recently had several users add to the List of Korean Nintendo event Pokémon in 2011 page, ad provided information that would require them to have a Korean game. When I was getting checks and translations for Korean words on User:Umeko/List of censored words in Pokémon Black and White Versions, the only Korean-speaking staff member I could find was Mintaka on the forums, who is a native speaker (no idea if she lives in Korea though). Anyway, tc26, can you see the staff drive forum? You should be able to. --SnorlaxMonster 08:55, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

user pages

I have made a lot of edits but I can't create a user page. Whats with that?--Supermon 17:55, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

There is also a time requirement. —darklordtrom 19:03, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

I heard about that. its four days. Ive been on for a little more than a week. - unsigned comment from Supermon (talkcontribs)

Don't know where you heard that, the time limit is unspecified. --Pokemaster97 12:22, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
I have even heard that it varies from user to user. Truthseeker4449 12:38, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
Truthseeker, I have no idea where you heard that, but the limits are set into the system. It's not possible for it to vary from user to user. Nor would we want it to, that would just be unfair. Werdnae (talk) 19:42, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Fine! Fine! Fine! I get it! I think i read it in one of the bulbapedia guides, by the way.--Supermon 23:02, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

@Werdnae I think I found that on one of the pages in the Bulbapedia: namespace, I have not seen it since but if I do I will let you know. Truthseeker4449 01:02, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

got it--Supermon 23:44, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

We have a slight problem.

Okay, I've been here over a year now and I know what to do and everything. I wanted a job as junior administrator, but after I sent in the form, I saw my edits were a bit short. Are there any exceptions on the rule or anything that can boost my edits before November 25th? Pokedex493 20:33, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Wait, never mind. I figured out what to do. :D Pokedex493 22:35, 18 November 2011 (UTC)


Hey, I have a problem, can you help me? There's a user whose name is Pokegeek, he has the same name like me, but the only difference is a dot. My name has a dot between 'Poke' and 'geek'. There are some users who think that I'm his sockpuppet. I'm not his sockpuppet. What can I do about it? I don't wanna be blocked.
PS I'm not his sockpuppet. Thanks! --✔Poke.geek✔ 20:06, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Seeing as his account was created before yours was, I don't think he's a sockpuppet, and I don't think you're his sockpuppet either. Maybe the two of you are just geeks of Pokemon. --☆ヨッシ の世界☆ 0:51, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

User Space

How many edits are needed for a userspace to be opened to me? Also do you know how many I have done? Thanks! Arceus123 09:18, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

The exact number of edits is intentionally kept a secret so that users do not make exactly that amount of edits just to get userspace access. It is not a large number, so you can easily count your edits on your contributions page. If you want to check if you can edit your userpage, simply try to edit it. If no message telling you that you cannot pops up, then you are free to edit it. --SnorlaxMonster 09:33, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Main Page Featured Content?

Hello. I really would like to submit content for a featured article but I don't know how I should do that. Should I email you? Please write back --TrickyB 14:14, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your expression of interest. Yes, please email your blurb to me. If we like it, we'll fit it into our schedule :) —darklordtrom 04:50, 3 December 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I'm interested in writing featured content for the front page, it looks fun! (in an extra work for me kind of way :D). I would like more information on it if that is possible. Thank you. --Pokemaster97 22:37, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Pick a topic and write a blurb about it. Email that to me as linked in the above section. If you want to request a date, let me know. —darklordtrom 04:33, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
Ok I have sent an email of my blurb to you. Also what do you mean request a date? Like a day for my particular blurb to be published? or something else? Thanks! --Pokemaster97 01:17, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
If you were planning on writing something to be displayed on a particular date then it's best to check with trom before you write it. Some dates already have certain things planned, so if there's a clash then writing it may be a waste of time. If you were writing something that could be displayed on any day, then it doesn't matter and you can ignore that bit completely - just go ahead and write it. Werdnae (talk) 02:16, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
I understand. I wrote one for anyday so that won't apply to me. Thank you. --Pokemaster97 02:21, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
Can I help as well? My main interest lies in who's that Pokémon!? but Your Move works as well. I would have e-mailed you but I can't find your's (I know will look so stupidly obvious when you've said it but I don't care...) I'll try to give you a steady stream of them but school and all that... I'll do the wikicode but can you sort out the box template please? Thanks. Epsilonexus 10:19, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
Special:Emailuser/The dark lord trombonator. Glad to have you on board. —darklordtrom 10:52, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

(resetting indent) Have you got my e-mail? I'm not pushing you whatsoever (you're a busy man and I accept that) just if you didn't then I'll resend it you.--Epsilonexus 16:41, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

I did, but I don't want to use Who's That Pokémon too often. I'll put that through soon though. —darklordtrom 05:05, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Okay. Is there anything you would want for regular use and I'll try to write that. Happy to help, --Epsilonexus 15:42, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
I've noticed we are not in abundance of feature content, because we are reusing stuff. I'm most interested in Pokémon related stuff and am a Pokédex in my own way, so is there any format you'd like stuff to end up in (eg. Still Gotta catch 'em all or Who's that Pokémon (I have taken into account that you don't want too many of them.)). If you don't want any stuff along Pokémon lines I don't mind I'll find a stub to clean...- unsigned comment from Epsilonexus (talkcontribs)


hey I want the same thing as the two above. any help?--Supermon 23:25, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Oh ya, you can see it in the public sandbox labeled"Ash's Pokédex:Roggenrola"--Supermon 23:48, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
The date could be sometime in the next few months--Supermon 12:52, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
I think that's a great idea Supermon. It can be used in the featured box -- ✔Poké.geek✔ 19:34, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Awesome!--Supermon 23:17, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

I'll try a few more maybe.--Supermon 23:22, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
WAIT! I know the main page changes at 7:00 every day, except the thing I wrote wasn't there.WHY?--Supermon 00:02, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Maybe because I haven't seen anyone with staff powers come here and say anything? Truthseeker4449 00:09, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
I originally intended the message for trom...--Supermon 00:17, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Hey,where is trom?--Supermon 00:30, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Trom has a life outside Bulbapedia. That's where he's at. When he is available, he will respond. Until then, please wait patiently for his return and don't bombard his talk page expecting to get a faster response. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 00:38, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

If you guys hadn't figured it out yet, the only person whose vote gets any weight anywhere is me :D

Re: Everything else - I'm working on it. Also, don't post them publicly. Use email. —darklordtrom 09:49, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

okay.--Supermon 12:07, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Sabrina's Haunter & "befriended"

Look at the Pokémon section of Sabrina. I'm tempted to revert that "Befriended" thing because it was never there before and I can't find any discussion about it, but I'd rather not risk mucking it up worse, so I'm presenting it to you first. What do? --The Great Butler 04:15, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Haunter was never formally caught by Sabrina, so I guess it works. —darklordtrom 19:59, 11 December 2011 (UTC)


You are an administrator, right? Could you change my username? I already asked MAGNEDETH, but he didn't respond. ♫♪Drifblim45♪♫ 11:03, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Here's your answer. -- ✔Poké.geek✔ 11:12, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
Actually he did. He said that it puts huge pressure on the server and that it isnt done without a good excuse. Not fitting your style does not constitute dire circumstances. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 11:13, 11 December 2011 (UTC)


I noticed that this and a few more of a similar nature could use categorized, but I'm not 100% sure what they're for (although I have an idea), so I don't know where to put them. Thoughts? --P o L i 19:01, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

I realised that last night but couldn't stay online any later. I'll put them somewhere. —darklordtrom 04:55, 16 December 2011 (UTC)


Can we remove the 地方 part from every region article? That word itself means region, and it's not really always used when they mention the regions' names. Example, Johto's infobox list's ジョウト地方 (with region) to be the Japanese name when in fact it's just ジョウト (no region). -tc²₆tc26- 23:41, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

I completely agree. ジョウト地方 means "the Johto region", while ジョウト means "Johto". Since our page is located at Johto, we should use the latter name. --SnorlaxMonster 13:49, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Yeah... About Johto, there's 地方 in its name. But I would prefer to leave it as is, it's (apparently) a convention for East Asian languages. --超龍對話 14:51, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

You don't get this question every day...

If you know, what type of HTML type does Bulbapedia use (e.g. HTML4, HTML5, XHTML)? Me, I'm not trying to create a new website that's like Bulbapedia, but I'm trying to see what it supports ("why" is a question you will have to wait to find the answer for).--Chalkwriter 11:35, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

The software the wiki runs is Mediawiki 1.18. It is the same as Wikipedia uses (assuming they haven't already upgraded to a beta of version 1.19). Any HTML support we have is what is built in to MediaWiki. Werdnae (talk) 18:04, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Great, it seems that it supports HTML5. I'm only curious because I discovered this while searching online. It is porbably of no use to you, but I just thought I might bring it up.--Chalkwriter 12:33, 25 December 2011 (UTC)