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Not quite stubs, but something is lacking...

Would it be logical to create a template--like the template used to classify articles for being stubs--that designates book articles as needing pictures of their covers (or otherwise stating that the article 'is lacking important pictures'?) Several books appear to lack pictures of their covers, most notably the book Battle for the Zephyr Badge. Along this, should location stubs possess a similar 'this article needs pictures', to provide a picture of the area described? For example, the article for Sayda Island does not have a picture. - unsigned comment from Steph (talkcontribs)

(Err, sorry I did not sign my earlier statement...I seemed to have forgotten...I will sign this one, which I hope shall partially suffice as it was made near the initial post...)Steph 03:26, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
It's fine! Everybody sometimes forgets to sign. CuboneKing 03:34, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
You should ask an administrator this question, though it seems like a good idea. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 15:46, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
BUTTING IN BUT RELATED: I'm gonna fiddle around with the book infobox tonight and see if I can make "preceded/succeeded" an optional parameter... see I made the infobox back when there were like, 5 book articles and I didn't forsee, y'know, non-anime-chapter-book-books. :P ZestyCactus 01:17, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
There is also a working example here. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 01:18, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
I took a look at yours, it looks great so far, although I might add some coding that hides the "previous/next" from appearing if it's not relevant. Would that be ok? ZestyCactus 01:27, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
I don't really care if anyone edits my userpages unless it's one of my personal ones. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 01:28, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
I got it working except the "Previous" paramater shows up weird on the pages. ANYONE WANNA FIX IT?! I can't figure out what's wrong with it ;_; in the meantime, we can update the rest of the pages with the new infobox. ZestyCactus 01:48, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Like I said, Immewnity's got one that is working. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 01:49, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Good, because mine kept screwing up so I gave up. 0_0 sorry for wasting so much time guys... haha if you don't mind finishing this you can keep tweaking it ^^' I am sooo sorry! ZestyCactus 01:54, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
I used the working example and all that's needed now is for someone to update the pages. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 01:59, 4 January 2010 (UTC)


I saw it, and thought it was what the prototype to the one we have now. I thought maybe you created it, and forgot that the original was still in your space. Obviously, i didn't look that well. My mistake. Sorry. MaverickNate 01:22, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

That's okay, everyone makes mistakes. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 01:23, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank You

Thank you Turtwig A. You have helped me a lot on Bulbapedia recently. So I say Thank You, and I know if i need help i can ask you. SpecialK Leiks Lucario and The Celebi Glitch 16:29, 4 January 2010 (UTC)


Thanks. :P I'm new here, I'll get used to it eventually. -Teeth

Okay. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 19:12, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Project Walkthrough

So sad to hear you're quitting I hope that a leader will be recruited soon. But the really reason why I am contacting you is that I am at least planning to work on creating structure rules for the project check out the current state of the project on the talk page and if you have any ideas be happy to contribute. -Tyler53841 20:36, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

I don't have any ideas. I'll probably rejoin if the style is changed to be consistent, as that is the main reason I quit, but there should be different styles for different series (Mystery Dungeon, Ranger, main series). I chose the Project Leader reason only because it encompassed all of my reasons for quitting. This has nothing to do with style, but I think there should also be Trozei!, Puzzle League and Challenge, the TCG video games, Poképark Wii, Hey You Pikachu! (if there is even a storyline. I remember there being missions, so the walkthrough could be divided by location), Pokémon Channel (same as Hey You Pikachu!) Mystery Dungeon Wiiware, the Pinball (same thing as Hey You! Pikachu), Stadium series (Gym Leader Tower), and Snap (same thing as Hey You Pikachu) walkthroughs, as well as other games that don't have walkthroughs. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 20:43, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Resetting indent

Here. ht14 03:55, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 12:58, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

For in the informing of Turtwig A

There's probably been the 'lag' in book articles because I have yet to acquire one of the ones that Bulbapedia needs an article for. Once I find one--or several--there should be a proper 'surge'. Additionally, you might want to consult the leader of Project Pokédex (or update it yourself), as the 'Add Biology information for Gen. I through Gen. III' objective surely (from my efforts, Physiology-section-wise) has progressed closer to its target number. Or, at least, '380 left except for minor edits' should be lower to...perhaps 320? Steph 01:13, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
I can understand that. But for the book articles seemingly not being edited at all seemed very eerie. Also, Pokédex doesn't have a leader, as well as Fandom, GlitchDex, ItemDex, TFG, Walkthroughs, and Merchandise (I want to get this position though). Why not update it yourself? Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 01:17, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
Because I am under the impression that you possess more authority (or seniority) to do it, and are thus more befitting. Besides, you have an award. That would certainly garner your authority-of-knowledge and privilege to edit to-do lists. Of course, this could all be just babble about my own contrived policies, so I could do it myself if you insist I do.
True, you would be good as a leader for project Pokédex, although as you claim to not edit the Biology sections much, in some contexts you would be better for the leader of Project Merchandise--co-led with Zesty Cactus, of course. Steph 01:29, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
I don't think I'm fitting for Project Pokédex. This is possibly the biggest project, covering the most important pages, the species pages. This means that it should be led by an admin. The award I won because I generally edit every place, Merchandise is just where I edit the most. Besides, that's only 3rd best overall. Another thing, I've only been on Bulbapedia since the start of August (August 1st 2009 to be exact), meaning that I won't ask for the position until next month, when I've been on Bulbapedia for 6 months. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 01:36, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
I have now been able to find the 'ani-manga' book for Mewtwo Strikes Back that I have mentioned some time ago. Indeed, it is only one issue---the fourth, but I do hope even that will be helpful. Specifically, the title appears to be (but may be shortened appropriately in reference) Pokémon: The First Movie Animation Comics (below and to the right) Mewtwo Strikes Back (part) 4. A spiky blurb on the front says 'The Final Battle!' (so this may be useful as an official name for each individual issue, like each round in Pokémon Adventures has a differentiating title--or something like that), although the inside cover says Mewtwo Strikes Back: Chapter 4: Mew vs. Mewtwo. Steph 18:43, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
I think that is very helpful. This information could possibly make the article no longer a stub. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 22:18, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Should I make a Synopsis for the book (for the fourth volume, more specifically, as I only possess that)? I have already started a synopsis for the fourth volume up to page 17 (about two-fifths into the fourth chapter), so what would you think of this? Steph 22:57, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Yes. The main part of these books with a plot are the synopses. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 22:58, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
I have added the synopsis for the book. Could you add links and, if needed, some stylization editing? (incidentally, I am glad I am fast at typing. Only forty-one pages or not, with large pictures in a comic format, that was...well, rather long. Steph 23:49, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

(resetting indent) It is a big accomplishment. If you think that's hard try some of the books in the anime novelization series. They encompass 3 anime episodes. Books are generally harder to provide synopses from because they are already written. This means that you have to reword the book to avoid legal issues. Also, I think you would be good in helping this. The only way to get verified information on those games is by the websites in the "external links" section. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 00:29, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

I do not mean it is hard, just long. I have tried doing one of the anime novelizations---and failed, which is why I refrain from attempting to add synopses to books that are more than forty pages long (technically, the book was forty-one pages long, but I could handle it...). Incidentally, is the number of pages a book has actually worth noting, or worth becoming standard? I ask this because Splashdown in Cerulean City lists the number of pages it has, but not all books do, so I wonder if it is needed for all the books. As for your article on the online games of Poké, (or should I say I cannot locate any sources of information not already involved.
Speaking of pages of things like that....would it be worthwhile to make a page of 'Food in Pokémon/food in the Pokémon World', since I have compiled a list of various non-Berry foods in the series to myself that are not necessarily exclusive to Pokémon consumption. For example--in Great Bowls of Fire, it appears that Dragonite gives Team Rocket pears---obviously, they have to be pears, because not only were Aspear berries not invented in that time but the 'pears' lack spots, as well as peaches (they were in a scene in Pokémon 4-ever, yes?), what appears to be the same kind of leek as that Farfetch'd carries (poking out of Nurse Joy's grocery bag in Hour of the Houndour), etc., or is this not notable or only notable as Trivia in their respective episode sources? Steph 00:57, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
I guess it is worth noting, as I put that there. Why not just do it in multiple edits, like I did with Splashdown in Cerulean City. I don't mean locate sources. I meant that the best source was those in the bottom of the article. I think that it would make a good article, but you should get someone else's opinion as I've only been on bulbapedia for about 5.5 months. There was also a lot of food in Pallet Party Panic. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 01:43, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Link templates: upper vs lower case

Why does it matter which case I use? I find it MUCH easier to just hold the Shift key and press [[p\ (which of course makes {{P|) instead of holding Shift, pressing [ twice, releasing Shift, pressing p, then holding Shift again for the next character. Zurqoxn 16:07, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

It doesn't really matter, but I prefer to see them lower case as it is like that more than upper case. I'll stop doing it if you are annoyed, though. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 23:37, 13 January 2010 (UTC)


next time you fix a mess where someone clearly doesnt know how to edit (like not using link templates), i would appreciate if you in-turn warn them of their wrong doing. -- MAGNEDETH 21:21, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Okay, I'll do that next time. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 21:28, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

New large redirect project

It appears that there are a LOT of links to the redirect "PP". It needs to be changed to Power points. There are so many links to it, probably more than there were on "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2". You did great on that project, which is why I want you to help me on this one. Thanks, CuboneKing 20:35, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

All the links are due to a template, I think (based on what links to it). It won't be that big of a deal. MaverickNate 20:38, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
I'm done fixing redirects, due to this. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 21:44, 18 January 2010 (UTC)


Remember to subst it. So, {{subst:unsigned}} instead of {{unsigned}}. ht14 02:58, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

When did I put the template? Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 02:59, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Since when is it supposed to be substd? MaverickNate 03:05, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
I heard it was, and thus I followed it... ht14 03:07, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Isn't that rule outdated? I know it was once true but I heard now it doesn't have to be substed. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 03:08, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Outdated. Normal inclusion is fine for the unsigned template. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 03:19, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Why was it supposed to be like that before? Was it because of server problems? Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 03:20, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
I believe it was for the same idea as the welcome template. Any update would cause mass server strain due to having to update all inclusions. However, there should never be any need to change the unsigned template, so the issue isn't there. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 03:23, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
I remember somebody saying that we needed to use 'subst' in the unsigned, but nobody ever was, and nothing else was said about it. So I figured it wasn't something that was strictly enforced, if at all. R.A. Hunter Blade 05:35, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Great... x.x ht14 23:59, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Weird, I just logged on and I just get a message on my talk page. Anyways, is it still allowed to be substed? Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 00:01, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Sketch's talk page

Beat me to it! :-) Thanks--immewnitythemew 13:12, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 13:13, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

How does one make a sandbox?

I would like to make an article for the High Voltage Collection of Pokémon Johto League Champions VHS series, however I am reluctant to put it immediately into the mainspace (for fear it might be deleted). Thus, could you instruct me on how to create a 'sandbox' for usage to add some information into it, so I may find out if it is worthy of mainspace transfer without the possible disparagement of deletion? So to speak, I want to replicate the manner in which you first created the 'Pokémon Merchandise' article, with my hopes it would be useful enough to transfer into mainspace. Steph 18:23, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

I'll answer that for you, becuase I don't think Wig A is online. User:Steph/Sandbox or User:Steph/<BOOKNAME>, create it at one of those. CuboneKing 18:26, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
I will try and use those. Thank you for your help. Steph 18:31, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
Sorry for not being active so far today. I had stuff to do. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 21:33, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
I have decided to make the mainspacable article for the High Voltage Collection. (Perhaps I should make a link for it on my userpage, but for now it can be found by looking at my contributions). Will you be able to help with improving it? Steph 19:11, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
I could attempt. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 21:15, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Account

Have you a Wikipedia account? If you have, reply me. HRTF

No. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 12:51, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

You should create the Wikipedia account. Here is the web address to create account and sign up to Wikipedia: [1] HRTF 4 March 2010

I don't really want to right now. ナエトル A or Turtwig A My talk and my contributions 20:59, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Additions and Revisions

Hi Turtwig A.! I'm new to the Bulbapedia community, and I added information to the Special Abilities Sections on Golduck's page, and you deleted it, saying that had no sources- I read the information that I got from the Pokémon Adventures Manga-- A website called I can be more specific if needed, I got the information Here:
but my question for you, is how do I go about siting my information??

Thanks for your time.--survive 23:01, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

That is done by putting <ref>[http://www(or anything else).<insertwebsitehere>.com/net/org.</ref> and then putting {{reflist}} where you want the cite listed.. If you were wondering, I reverted the edit because you didn't actually give a source. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 23:05, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Thank you-- then how do I give a source? should I show my information and my source to an editor such as yourself? And now that you have seen the source, am I allowed to restore what I had written? Thank you again. --survive 23:23, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

You see the anything else).<insertwebsitehere>.com/net/org thing above? You replace it with the link and add {{reflist}} to the bottom. It will show the source by the information and at the bottom. You don't need to cite this type of information, but put as shown in the Pokémon Adventures manga or something similar. Feel free to restore it by clicking the "history" tab and clicking undo by the edit made by me. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 23:27, 18 February 2010 (UTC)


Happy birthday, Wig A! CuboneKing 01:12, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

It's not here yet. I use EST, meaning about 4 hours until it's officially my birthday. Thank you anyways. ナエトル A or Turtwig A My talk and my contributions 01:13, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
Oh D: Happy birthday anyways. CuboneKing 01:15, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
Happy official birthday. CuboneKing 01:56, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. ナエトル A or Turtwig A My talk and my contributions 11:52, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
Happy Birthday! (sorry for the late wish, I didn't knew that its your bday today). --♫♪AdyNiz♪♫ 16:35, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
Happy Bday. Also , see this page. I replied on it real late, sorry. SpecialK Leiks Lucario and The Celebi Glitch 18:27, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
Thank you to both of you. Also, I'll check that. ナエトル A or Turtwig A My talk and my contributions 22:33, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Pokémon playing cards

Hi. I turned your playing card page to fancy tables, and while searching for more info I found two images on the net that are obviously of the blue deck you have. Apparently you made some slight mixups with some of the suits, but I fixed them. Problem is, those two images were two out of three and the third one apparently got deleted so I couldn't complete it. Now, you listed both Lickitung and Golem as the two of spades. One is clearly wrong, and I'm guessing it's supposed to be the two of clubs. Please check again which is which. Thanks. --electAbuzzzz 21:56, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

You're right. Golem is the 2 of Clubs. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 22:14, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Turtwig A, would you be able to help me?

I have found it difficult lately to muster even one edit. Although I have discovered a Pokémon book that Bulbapedia seems to currently not have an article for, it will not last long for my edits and thus I ask if there are any specific tasks I could perform to raise my edits. It is disparaging for me not to be able to help, and merely browsing Stubs has little chance of "curing" my condition. Is there anything, considering my specific skills, that you recommend that I do? Steph 23:21, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I can't help. I can't seem to find edits either. The only things I have right now are randomly finding pages through links and editing them or looking through HGSS stuff and finding errors there. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 20:31, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
Leave those book articles to me (at least I will try to write as many articles as I can, not now coz of my exams). Well, you should keep an eye on your watchlist because the bulba traffic is still high and some users are adding useless/false info continuously (specially in the anime episodes articles). So, I think it will be great to inspect articles at this time. What do you think? ♫♪AdyNiz♪♫ 10:08, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

From Masterlugia12

When I said charmander was the worst and bulbasaur was the best I meant that most people say it is bulbasaur is better. Not that I like bulbasaur more and think it is better. To be honest I started with squirtle! - unsigned comment from Masterlugia12 (talkcontribs)

Well it's still an opinion. Opinions aren't allowed on articles because there are too many conflicting ones and because it gives a wrong view. Besides, I heard somewhere that Charizard is the most popular Kanto starter. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 14:47, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

I wouldn't mind User:Slipknot Darkrai Slipknot Darkrai 12:04, 4 June 2010 (UTC)


Could you block Nazzys please. He's is an apparent vandal, and wrote a disturbing message here. I plopped a warning on his talk, but i'm not sure he took it seriously. Thanks!--FlyingSkymin23 13:07, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

I do not have the power to block users, as I am not part of the staff. I guess the only thing to do is contact an actual admin, while also reverting the vandal's edits. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 13:19, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
Ok, thanks anyway--FlyingSkymin23 13:29, 6 June 2010 (UTC)


Hi, how are you? CubeShapedWatermelon 16:57, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

I am good, but why are you asking me this here? This is better for the forums. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 16:58, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Tell me

Tell me. What is wrong with a spoiler to keep people from getting disturbed like myself? - unsigned comment from Gamerater888‎ (talkcontribs)

Bulbapedia is an encyclopedia, we aim to present all facts about Pokémon for informational purposes only. No images on this site are intended to be offensive, we are only stating facts. If we were into censorship, we wouldn't have pages like Pokémon controversy. --ZestyCactus 15:20, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
I reverted because there was virtually no discussion, and you reverted without giving reasons. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 15:33, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Pokemon Yourwiki

Can you help expand that wiki? It is in terrible shape. Also please spread this news to other people. Slipknot Darkrai 21:27, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

I've never heard of it, but if I did, I probably wouldn't. I'm already on 8 wikis (10 if you count bn and the archives), so I don't have much more free time. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 21:31, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

I know because no-one notices it. Can you tell other sysops or contributors about my news Slipknot Darkrai 21:33, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I can't. That would be a form of advertisement, which isn't allowed. If I remember, if you have a forums account, you can advertise in your signature. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 21:37, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Re: First

Well, my memory on specifics is not excellent, but I can assure of that fact. Also, I am not speaking about "first of two", I am speaking of the fact that of 4 (soon to be 5) generations, Gen. 3 is the first one to bring about 2 trios of legendary Pokemon. The trivia section of that page alone mentions various firsts itself.--Black Yin Zekrom 20:15, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

I see now. Thank you for telling me. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 20:18, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. I also felt it worthwhile to mention that, while the first to do so, Generation 3 was not the only Generation to do so, hence the mentioning of the Dragon and Lake trios.--Black Yin Zekrom 20:20, 30 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi but my signature does reflect my username. I read the signature policy and it states that they have to somehow reflect each other but not totally. My signature is RBK and my username is 1rkachatryan. R is the abrieviation of Robert and B is in Robert. The K is for Khachatryan which is my last name. So my signature does reflect my username.RBK 01:35, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Okay then. Thank you for telling me. It was hard to see at first. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 01:41, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
i think thats stretching it a bit. lets define that sig some more. -- MAGNEDETH 01:44, 7 August 2010 (UTC)