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The following is a to-do list for Bulbagarden Archives. Higher powers are allowed the tasks of those below them in power. If you have any suggestions or tasks to add, please bring them up on the talk page.

All users

  • Upload, upload, upload!
  • Upload any missing back sprites from the following categories that have differences between games: (add in a proper summary template i.e {{backsprite|180|Flaaffy|shiny|II|Gold and Silver}}):
Category:Crystal back sprites
Category:FireRed and LeafGreen back sprites
Category:Platinum back sprites
Category:HeartGold and SoulSilver back sprites

Useful tools: veekun Use this to compare back sprites between games and to know which ones have differences among them.

Current tasks

  • .gifs can be converted to animated .png using this tool
  • Add {{mva}} and {{aba}} to images of moves and abilities in the anime and manga, respectively.

Ongoing tasks

  • Upload all X and Y images (e.g. File:Spr 6x 151.png, File:Spr b 6x 135 s.png)
    • Upload all missing sprites
    • Get permission from users that are at least a senior administrator before uploading these images
  • Upload over the current sprites to show Black 2 and White 2 unanimated images (e.g. File:081 s.png)
  • Upload png replacements of anime jpgs (do not forget to input the {{delete}} template into the file to notify staff members)
  • Upload png replacements of manga jpgs
  • Upload transparent or flipped images as needed, or request them by inputting the {{Transparency needed}} template or {{Flip needed}} template, respectively, if you don't have them
  • Categorize, and add proper licensing to all files
  • Request better images that don't fit any of the above requirements through the {{bad image}} template
  • Request movement of images through the {{move}} template
  • Request deletion of images through the {{delete}} template. Ensure the said images on Bulbapedia and/or Bulbanews are properly fixed or removed before doing this.
  • Fix the images on the TCG such that they go in the proper category (this category is for non-card images, whereas this is for the cards only) by use of the correct licensing (non-card vs. this)
  • Upload TCG images properly. Images of Pokémon with non-alphanumeric characters (excluding hyphens, but including spaces) in their name should have the offending character(s) omitted in the filename. For further details, see the manual of style.
  • Welcome users that have contributed in some way beneficial to the Archives with the {{welcome}} template (do not forget to put it in this format: {{subst:welcome}})
  • Some Diamond and Pearl back sprites have pixel issues. Re-upload damaged sprites with proper versions
  • Update every image (depicting a move found in this category) summary and replace the content with {{mv}}, the usage is {{mv|Pokémon|move|generation (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6)|type=type of the move|target=Target Pokémon|ani=whether the image is animated in png}}.
    • The template will add the proper categories, so if you see a manually-added Category (like Category:Moves (game), both Pokémon, user and target), delete it.
    • Check your browser before saying the image is not animated. If Ani001OD.png is not animated on your browser, no other animated pngs will be animated on your browser. Browsers that can show animated png files include Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, and Opera.

Junior admins

  • Move images (do not forget to remove the {{move}} template) and ensure the images are properly fixed on Bulbapedia and/or Bulbanews

Ongoing tasks

  • Moving images to standard file naming notation, from .PNG to .png, etc.
Using proper file names
Removing non-alphanumeric characters
Meaningful filenames

Admins

Ongoing tasks

  • Moving files to proper filenames, the same as Junior Admins.
  • Deleting unused files (mostly .jpgs)