User talk:Zesty Cactus

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I'll be taking a break from Bulbapedia for a little while. As a result, I may not reply to any messages promptly. Please direct any manga-related enquiries to Ataro or to another staff member for any other needs for now. Sorry for any inconvenience!
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Is the page User:Rahl/Keldemaru ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 22:08, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Swords of Justice (Adventures)

Is it alright if the Swords of Justice have an Adventures page?Animaltamer704:51, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Yeah that should be okay. --ZestyCactus 21:05, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

3DS Screenshots

Hello, are you able to approve me for uploading 3DS screenshots? I see there are some moves that either don't have a screenshot or have one that needs to be replaced. So far I've contributed on Bulbapedia under this login, and previously under the login User:Meowth346. Here's a sample screenshot, though I can screenshot something specific upon request. --ChristopherFritz (talk) 02:57, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Nah man, you've got my permission. You should be good to go to upload your 3DS screenshots on the Archives. --ZestyCactus 06:19, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Veevee and Dake-chan

Are the pages User:Rahl/Veevee and User:Rahl/Dake-chan ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 23:54, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Veevee has not done enough to deserve an article. Dake-chan is fine, I guess. Ataro (talk) 01:24, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Croagunk and Genesect

Are the pages User:Rahl/Looker's Croagunk or User:Rahl/Lack-Two's Genesect ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 22:53, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Neither of these two are notable enough to need articles. Genesect's only major role was in its battle against Lack-Two, and it hasn't been seen since. Its other appearances were glorified cameos. And Croagunk hasn't done nearly enough to deserve an article. It appears a lot, but it's not treated as much more than an extension of its Trainer. If Genesect is added to Lack-Two's team, I'd consider it, but Croagunk has to actually do something other than be the frog that wears a hat to be of note. Ataro (talk) 02:30, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
While I appreciate your feedback on this I would like to get Zesty's opinion, at least on Croagunk. That is why I asked her after all.--Rahl (talk) 14:54, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
The article looks nice and all, and I appreciate that Croagunk is a cross-canon character, although I don't think it really had a significant enough role in any of its stories to justify its own page (for now, anyway). --ZestyCactus 04:16, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Game Boy Color

Over on MarioWiki's Game Boy Color page, I took screenshots of the color palletes used for non-color games. Would it be OK to upload to Bulbapedia Archives and apply them to the Bulbapedia's version? Or would its current state be sufficient? --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) 06:20, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Oh, actually, I think the screenshots would add a lot to the article. Feel free to add them. --ZestyCactus 04:10, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
I forgot about this. I can do it, but I am unsure how to proceed. Should the images be part of the table or be separate (like a gallery)? The only reason that MarioWiki is arranged as such is that nothing has been formalized overall and the article is lacking information. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) 22:09, 26 December 2016 (UTC)


Ugh, the Shogagukan Asia release of volume 52 is out, and Lack-Two and Whi-Two had their names changed. Great, now I have to change the pages and the links, which requires effort. Problem is, what do we name the articles? Back when the arc started, we didn't label them with (Adventures) like the other Dex holders because Rakustu/Lack-Two and Faitsu/Whi-Two aren't names (as far as I know), and thus the chances of other characters popping up with those names are near zero. But now their English names are Blake and Whitley, which are actual names. There are no pages with those names ('cept for Blake Hall, but who remembers him?), but I wonder if we should just link them as Blake and Whitley or Blake (Adventures) and Whitley (Adventures). Also, since Shogakukan Asia is usually the same as the VIZ releases (as far as I know), that would mean it's safe to assume we won't have to change the pages again next month when it's released in the US, or should we play it safe? Ataro (talk) 00:28, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Do you happen to know if the copyright notice in the volume mentions VIZ Media? If it doesn't then it's a different translation. I have SA volume 43 which uses the same names but it's a different translation. Whereas in the R/S omnibus volumes it mentions in the copyright notice that it's the VIZ translation. So it's likely to be the same names regardless but if VIZ isn't mentioned in the copyright notice then I would wait since it's only a week or so until the VIZ volume comes in January and it would be super annoying to move all the pages then move it again just in case it's different. Either way if those are the names, or similar, I would name it as (Adventures). --ZestyCactus 01:25, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the tip, I'll keep myself on guard and confirm when I receive it eight days from now and then I will report it when I can. Best to leave the pages along for now. -Tyler53841 (talk) 18:25, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Vol. 3

The cover image for VIZ's third volume has been revealed and is ready at anytime and hope you had a happy holidays. -Tyler53841 (talk) 18:25, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Pseudo-legendary Pokémon update

I just made a lot of updates on the sandbox page for the Pseudo-legendary Pokémon page. PattyMan 02:40, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

More 3DS Screenshots

How would I go about uploading screenshots that i've taken? I was wanting to contribute to the Ice Rock page since I saw that it didn't have a screenshot for Alola or Kalos (also idk if this is the right way to contact you but this seems official enough) - unsigned comment from LeGoldenMagikarp (talkcontribs)

Images intended for use on Bulbapedia or Bulbanews are uploaded through the Bulbagarden Archives. Your account for here on Bulbapedia should work there as well. Image-related discussions should generally occur there but this is fine for this time. Keep in mind that you will need prior approval from myself (or another Archives senior staff member) before uploading any 3DS screenshots as per this message. So if you're interested still let me know and i'll fill you in on the criteria for approval. --ZestyCactus 18:20, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

N's Zorua

Is the page User:Rahl/N's Zorua ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 02:32, 20 January 2017 (UTC)


Hello. I left a message a while ago on Kogoro's page, but since it's been about ten days without a response I thought I would ask another editorial board member. The username I have on this site, Xolroc, is a name I stopped using for personal reasons some eight months ago, and I would like to have my username changed to Felthry. Is it possible to have that done? Thank you, --Felthry (F.K.A. Xolroc) (talk) 23:14, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Never mind. Seems I was just one day short of Kogoro's return; the name change has already been processed. Thanks anyway! --Felthry (talk) 04:19, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
Yup, you have been renamed! Just keep in mind that now that you've been renamed, you won't be granted another name change in the future unless it's for a really important reason. --ZestyCactus 04:35, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
Of course. I don't intend to be changing my name every other day or anything--this is the name I use everywhere now. --Felthry (talk) 04:38, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Is Autoconfirm on Bulbapedia separate from the archives?

According to my preferences page here on Bulbapedia I'm already autoconfirmed, but my preferences page on the archives says that I'm not. Because of that, it's not letting me upload images. Does this mean that I'd need to make contributions separately on the archives to get permission to upload images? If so, I'm also confused on how I would contribute there, as much of the archives' to-do list page says to upload images, which I can't do because I'm not autoconfirmed there. I feel like I'm misunderstanding something here, so any help would be much appreciated. --Boblers (talk) 01:23, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

If Zesty Cactus doesn't mind me answering this for her, I actually hit that problem myself, recently. On my talk page, User:Glik left some information on tasks that need to be done--I did several but not all, so you can take a few of those! --Felthry (talk) 04:19, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
Just to add... yes, being autoconfirmed on the Archives is separate from becoming autoconfirmed in Bulbapedia. I would generally recommend adding/improving image descriptions and categorization, such as the projects mentioned on Felthry's page. --ZestyCactus 04:35, 24 January 2017 (UTC)


Is the page User:Rahl/Dody ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 05:33, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Also how about the page User:Rahl/Tao trio (Adventures)?--Rahl (talk) 21:42, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Zygarde (Adventures)

Is User:Animaltamer7/Zygarde (Adventures), okay for mainspacing?User:Animaltamer700:02, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Swords of Justice

Is the page User:Rahl/Swords of Justice (Adventures) ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 05:18, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

While on the topic of the swords of justice could you delete User:Animaltamer7/Swords of Justice (Adventures)? I haven't been able to work on it and Rahl's is more completed than mine. Animaltamer708:42, 15 February 2017 (UTC)


Is the page User:Rahl/Omny ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 04:28, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Forces of Nature

Is the page User:Rahl/Forces of Nature (Adventures) ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 21:25, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Cyrus's Probopass and Magnezone

Is the page User:Rahl/Cyrus's Probopass and Magnezone ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 20:26, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Turtonator's Origin

I've tried to edit Turtonator's page several times to make note of it's design similarities to a kappa Currently I've been shot down by two senior administrators, Crystal Talian and Force Fire. I agree that in all likelihood it is based on the mata mata, but cannot see the resemblance within it's design, and feel that it might have taken on elements of the kappa since the mata mata is "unattractive". I do not intend to outright say that it is based on the kappa, just note the resemblance. Do you agree and feel that you could give me the go ahead to make this small edit to the Pokemon's page, or after looking at Turtonator's discussion page feel that their argument is more than enough?GM_3826 (talk) 21:49, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Can we have a discussion, please?

Alright, this has gone on far enough. I have kept my opinions to myself for the past few months, but I can't keep this bottled inside. Zesty, I honestly truly feel that some of the recent manga article approving have been a tad...irresponsible. A lot of these Pokemon do not need articles, especially not two of Cyrrus's Pokemon that don't play a major role. I feel that we need a rule system, maybe expand on the manga Pokemon notability requirements. Even if they're filled with text, it doesn't mean it played an important role in the story. I really, really, want to have a discussion with you and other staff members about how to deal with this. Possibly on the forums. Ataro (talk) 22:22, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Creation trio (Adventures)

Hi, is this ready for mainspacing?Animaltamer702:05, 31 March 2017 (UTC) Bold text

Hareta's Luxray

Hey Zesty. I know you're taking a break right now and sorry to ask but I was wondering if the page User:Rahl/Hareta's Luxray is ready to be mainspaced? I tried taking this elsewhere but they always ignore me when I message them so I figured a slow answer is better than no answer. Thank you.--Rahl (talk) 20:52, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Also whenever you get to it what about the page User:Rahl/Tower duo (Adventures)?--Rahl (talk) 16:47, 28 May 2017 (UTC)
What about these pages?--Rahl (talk) 14:25, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

User Page

So... I think I'm in the right area to discuss this. My User Page has been locked for about... seven years now. How exactly will it get unlocked? I'm honestly asking since I don't know. Thank you for any help you can give me with this. Pikatwig (talk) 03:05, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

pages that do not exist

I'm sorry to be a bother if I am but is there a list of pages that do not exist but that the staff want on bulbapedia? where do I find this list? and since I'm here, how do I start and what do I have to do before I'm allowed to make a page? answer me whenever Pokegail (talk) 19:15, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Oh Hello There!

I heard that you're a huge fan of Mr. Burns and Waylon Smithers Jr. from The Simpsons, is that correct? ~☆TheShinyMew Gives All...☆~ 19:52, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi, yes I am a Burnsmithers fan but this talk page is strictly intended for Bulbapedia discussions, so if you want to talk about the Simpsons please use the "email this user" function on the left side of this page and you can email me. Also keep in mind that Bulbapedia's Signature policy does not allow images in signatures so please update your signature for future talk page comments. Thanks, --ZestyCactus 22:55, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
Oh, OK. ~☆TheShinyMew Gives All...☆~ 22:58, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Pocket Monsters Film Comic

Hey Zesty, it's been a while. You mentioned that you collect the Pocket Monsters Ani-Manga. I'm wondering: Do you by any chance have any Orange Islands manga from that series? They have maps of the Orange Islands not seen elsewhere (except Extreme Pokémon), and it would be really helpful if we could get some images of those maps. --SnorlaxMonster 03:45, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

Hi!! Just wanted to let you know that I have seen this message. I do own one volume from the orange islands, but I am in the middle of moving and it has been packed away! Our moving day is next Saturday so once that is over with and I have unpacked the volume, I will look over it and get back to you. --ZestyCactus 04:34, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

Hah, sounds like I asked at a bad time. Don't worry, there's no huge rush.
On a related note, you also mentioned that the November 2000 issue of Nintendo Power had an English version of the Gold and Silver comic. The index page of that issue does list the comic, but it doesn't appear to be contained in the magazine itself (so I assume it was an insert). Is there any chance you still have that insert too? Mostly I'm interested in what the English title is and what extras it has (e.g. maps, character biographies, etc.), if any. Once again, no big rush, it can easily wait. --SnorlaxMonster 05:23, 1 February 2020 (UTC)


Hi, sorry to bother you. And I need to confirm something with you. According to your Manga collection page you're in possession of all the Volumes for the Manga Magical Pokémon Journey by Chuang Yi. Now, I am currently working on compiling a list of all the manga volumes put out by both VIZ Media and Chuang Yi/Shogakukan Asia for PokéWiki, and while I was checking the ISBNs for MPJ, I noticed that the ISBN-13 for Volume 10 (978-981269664-4) appears to not actually be a valid ISBN-13 [1]. And double-checking online turned up nothing because hardly any photos exist of Vol. 10, most databases don't even list the first nine volumes, and Chuang Yi went pear-shaped a few years ago. Can you please double-check the ISBN on your copy and relate it back to me? I would very much appreciate it. DaneeBound (talk) 10:14, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

hi! :) so I looked at the volume, and it doesn’t actually have the ISBN-13 listed anywhere lol. It has the ISBN-10 on the back of the book (ISBN 9812696644) but that’s it. Nothing useful in the copyright info pages!! Not sure where the info came from haha, maybe Chuang Yi’s website back in the day? No idea lol it’s been so long but hope that helps! I have attempted to link the photo here: --ZestyCactus 07:19, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
Thank you very much. It actually helps a lot. ––DaneeBound (talk) 09:49, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
Okay great glad to help :) --ZestyCactus 16:26, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
The number under the barcode in ZestyCactus's photo is the ISBN-13 (ISBN 9789812696649). --RafaelGN (talk) 20:05, 27 June 2021 (UTC)