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Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, Ataro!

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 Thank you, and have a good time uploading here!
  MaverickNate 20:26, 23 January 2010 (UTC)  


Please read the checklist when you upload media files, and be sure to tag and categorize all images. If you're confused about the requirements for uploading files, have a look at this guide. --ht14 02:57, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Don't forget to categorize. ht14 23:13
On the bottom of most files, there is a thing that is labeled as Category:X, X being any category relevant to the file. This helps in organizing files. ht14 23:27, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
In order to get someone to delete something, please put the delete tag onto the page somewhere. MaverickNate 02:31, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Just another reminder... categorize them... Pokémon names, Trainers, etc. ht14 23:13, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Hey Ataro

After transparentizing, don't forget to remove the {{Transparency needed}} template in the edit summary. This also goes for the bad image template, etc. ht14 22:03, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry was actually waiting for it to change before doing it just to see if I made a mistake or not...I was doing other stuff too so I kinda forgot Ataro 23:20, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
It's understandable I guess. ht14 01:03, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Anime screenshots

Are you cropping them or what? They look weird sized like that. Please don't crop them. Jellotalk 17:57, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes Ma'am Ataro 17:58, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Summary sections

Don't forget to use the {{m}} template in the anime move images; same function is used as in BP. ht14 04:22, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Regarding the {{delete}} template

Sorry for bothering you again, but... if there are active admins out there that noticed your uploads and whatnot, it's not needed to put out the delete template... it's implied. Just saying. ht14 23:57, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

oh, last time I was told to add them to the images...ok then.. Ataro 23:59, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
Oh? By whom, may I ask? And what exactly do you mean by that? ht14 00:00, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
Oh pfft, add them. I'm not a mind-reader so I can't go hunt for the unused .jpgs now can I? D: Jellotalk 00:02, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
Eh, I guess it's up to you... but seriously, what do you mean by that? Add the delete template? ht14 00:03, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
getting confused here guys @[email protected] and it was Nate who told me to add the Delete tag in order to get someone to delete them. he wan't 100% specific so I assumed to add them to all of the images. Ataro 00:05, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
That's correct. I said that it's not really necessary if there's a clear-cut pattern, but Jello is saying that you should add it anyway. In any case, it's up to you. ht14 00:07, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
SO sorry to spam crowd up your user talk space, but I guess this could work. If I'm around more than Jello is, then don't put it if there's a pattern. Otherwise, if it's any other admin or other images in which I would not be able to guess are replacements to others, do put it. ht14 00:09, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
k'then Ataro 00:10, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
Redirects are ALWAYS delinked and deleted, so, add the delete tag to the redirect whenever you move them. MaverickNate 21:15, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
I tried that once but the tag wouldn't show up....Ataro 21:35, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Chapter covers

Since you're the one uploading most of the covers, thought I'd ask you. Do you want the images to be flipped or retain their original position as it appears in the Japanese version? Also, since we're an English speaking wiki, we can't really have Japanese text in the covers. Jellotalk 18:54, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

I'd rather keep the to keep it in its original design..and I'll remove the text from now on Ataro 19:01, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

the delete tag

Should be placed AFTER the image has been replaced and not when the page is currently still using the image. Jellotalk 21:41, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Ash and co. pic

I just wanted to say that the image you uploaded of Ash and his recent friends was way better than the previous one that someone else uploaded. Pattyman 01:01, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Pokémon Adventures cover file names

The names for the files for this manga's covers are pretty unorganized, so I have few suggestions if they should be moved: Japanese: PKMNSPE01.png, PkmnSpe01.png English: For Viz Media: PkmnAdv01 VM.png, PKMNADV01 VM.png, VM PKMNADV01.png For Chuang Yi: PKMNADV01 CY.png, PkmnAdv01, CY PKMNADV01.png Other languages: PKMNSPE01 Korean.png, Chinese PKMNADVSPE.png, PkmnAdv01 Greek.png --Renzo493 07:27 November 6, 2010 (UTC)

Professor Hastings art

The artwork of Professor Hastings you uploaded was already uploaded as File:Professor_Hastings_GS.png. Yours is bigger, though. Could you reupload your art to the old title, and delete the one you uploaded as a new file? BTW, you misspelled Guardian in the file description. --AndyPKMN 00:43, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

You see this is what annoys me..some people should add the damn thing to the article or add it to the category so stuff like this won't happen sigh...I'll replace..Ataro 01:48, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
On second thought, scratch that Ataro 01:49, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
There's a thing called searching. Type in Hastings and you get all his art. There's also the category, Art from Pokémon Ranger which just happened to have the image that I just deleted. Please don't be so rude next time. Jellotalk 01:58, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Regarding filenames

It's preferred that the title of the Pokémon anime images is Pokémon name anime.png, not Anime.png. It's not set in stone (nor will it ever I suppose), but it would be nice for that consistency, thanks. ht14 21:39, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

oh sorry, I'm usually just adding bigger pics so I didn't notice Ataro 21:44, 11 November 2010 (UTC)


Hi Ataro.

I find, as do some other administrators I've talked to, that you're often coming off as rude when you talk to people on their talk pages. For example: here you leave a meaningless and (potentially, depending on your POV) rude section title and continue to simply tell a new user that he's doing it wrong. As a junior administrator, you need to focus on explaining why it's wrong (i.e. "We use png format pictures because..."). I've noticed you doing similar things on Bulbapedia as well. Please, if you're going to go about saying that people aren't doing things right, at least be constructive with it and help them improve: the role of any Bulbawiki staff member is not to flaunt power, but to help others and help improve the website.

Regards, —darklordtrom 04:38, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi ataro.
Just reminding you that this is not tolerated here. This holds true especially since you are a junior admin here, as you are supposed to be the role models for other users here. There are many other nicer ways of handling that situation. I'm giving you a 1-week block for this, and I hope you understand that. If you do continue this though, expect a longer block. I'm sorry, there's been a misunderstanding on that... I'll remove the block. Sorry about that. ht14 02:19, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Dialkia statue image

Is it true that the statue in Pokémon Adventures is called Dialkia? I heard of Dialga as the name is similar. Pattyman 04:17, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Knock knock

Hey Ataro, I've a question for you. Should I replace the images with the exact same angle but higher quality? The thing is that I've a lot of images which I can't decide whether to upload or not. Some of them are of the exact same angle as the one's that are already uploaded but higher in size (eg: I've BW011 header in crystal clear HD (1.21mb in size) and the one you uploaded is of 1015KB in size) and so on. Should I replace these kind of images or not? Thanks ♫♪AdyNiz♪♫ 09:23, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Edit summaries

There has been quite a bit of issues with certain edit summaries of yours. Typically, you shouldn't direct them at specific people. If you have problems with what others do, it's a lot better to tell them on talk pages, or an IM program. A lot of others' edit summaries are just idle playthings such as singing, or poem reciting. People find direct comments in Edit summaries to be rude. I hope you understand this and change. Now, I'm giving you a cool down block so that everyone has a fair break. Don't take this in a bad way, but if you have any issues at all, feel free to e-mail me, and please do! MaverickNate 04:34, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Genderless sprites

I've been trying to upload sprites for Blaziken, Roserade and Heracross that don't count as male or female e.g. Spr 5b 257.png, I have done this 3 times but it just never appears anywhere T.Smithurst 17:36, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Great work

Good job for assisting me on the trainer templates. Keep up the good work. Pattyman 18:17, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Vileplume image

Whoever uploaded the jpg image of the Vileplume on Valencia Island was actually wrong with the filename, which caused some confusion here and there. Pattyman 22:21, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Manga Pokémon as characters

Careful when choosing licensing for manga. Pokémon should not be under the character artwork category. The same applies for anime so I don't see why we should make an exception for manga, unless the Pokémon is really notable. You need to go around and fix the licensing tags since they're cluttering the character artwork category. Thanks. Jellotalk 07:08, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Upload requests

Better qualities of this, this, and this, if possible. Depends on whether Pattyman gets to it first. I might be missing some though, so just skim through Emerald to see if there are any pngs that should and could be uploaded in better resolutions. ht14 03:19, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey ataro...

Umm... if possible, instead of working on the manga and other projects in mind, can you help out with the sprites? We need the sprites to be properly categorized and moved. You can move the shiny sprites, and if you want, just fix up the backsprite templates. Whichever do not belong in this category has to be fixed. The sprites for Generation III are currently Ruby and Sapphire, and Generation V is currently Black and White. Don't touch Generation IV at the moment, still unsure about where they belong to... in case you need a crash course on it, backsprite is {{backsprite|###|Pokémon name|all/shiny|gen #|game set}}. Obviously, it's all for regular, and shiny for shiny sprites. Any questions, please ask before starting, thanks. ht14 04:27, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, it's mainly due to me going to bed last night. I kinda got lost on what happened after I got up Ataro 04:35, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
So... what do you need help on? ht14 04:41, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
Is it ok if you could work from the end? ht14 05:00, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
I don't mind Ataro 05:03, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
Wait, when you said "from the end" do you mean, the last one to the most recent? Ataro 05:08, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
You're doing fine for now, but I meant 386-->110, or whatever. ht14 05:10, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Your anime screenshots

I couldn't help but notice that a lot of the recent ones you uploaded have a noticeable black edge on the right side of them. Can you please remove them from the images and reupload them? --Kenji-girl 22:28, 31 January 2011 (UTC)



I'm just a person....I make mistakes >_< Ataro 10:25, 6 February 2011 (UTC)


I just noticed that you uploaded a Spearow that belonged to Professor Oak. Can you also upload its evolution (as Oak's page is missing a Fearow image)? If you were going to do it, good. Pattyman 15:43, 21 February 2011 (UTC)


Hey, is this EToP or Poke Special? ht14 00:40, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Never mind... be careful please.... thanks. ht14 00:43, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
Whoops, changed one thing and forgot the other. Sorry bout that Ataro 00:53, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
It's fine; just as Nate said though, please be wary when making uploads. ht14 01:05, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

If you're still online

And since you seem to be able to get HD images as well, if you get the chance, can you upload over the images Checkmate uploaded? Thank you. --P S Yライダー 18:46, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

If you can, can you replace Myohmaya's uploads with better images? Thank you so much. --P S Yライダー 16:34, 25 March 2011 (UTC)


Out of the Junior Administrator and into the Administrator. Whether it's manga images or uploading fantastic HD images, you're always helping the Archives. Keep it up. --P S Yライダー 21:15, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

I (hopefully) won't disappoint Ataro 21:17, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
Congradulations on your promotion. Pattyman 01:08, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

manga scans

Where do you get those clear manga images from (since you're a master at them)? Pattyman 22:17, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

I use the Raws for the manga...Ataro 01:43, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
What are the Raws? Pattyman 02:23, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
Scans of the original Japanese version Ataro 03:08, 16 April 2011 (UTC)


U R LIEK IN SO MUCH TROUBLE OHEMGEE! lolol not really. So anyways, do you have AIM or can you like get AIM like soonish? Cause I'd like to talk to you about a few things. Pretty please. 8D --P S Yライダー 17:16, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Don't scare me like that...Uh..I don't have AIM (I have Windows Messenger and Skype though) But I'll get it if it's necessary Ataro 17:30, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, |D. We just use it to communicate with each other amongst staff and you can choose whether you want to continue using it, it's just easier for, that's all. --P S Yライダー 17:33, 14 May 2011 (UTC)


Audino controlling device? If I am not mistaking, it was a device connected to a GPS system so that the gang can track down the Audino. ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 10:24, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Ability images

Those last three images that you moved, I forgot about putting the word Adventures in the file names. Thanks for fixing them. Pattyman 04:29, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

About your deletion

The image you deleted is not from a official stock site, however in the manual of style there is a line that says that "Stock artwork should be made by official sources. If no such artwork is available yet, artwork by non-official sources may be used.", I consider your deletion a very rude action towards me (who was acting in good faith and trying to help bulbapedia and enhance its visual presentation hence Genesect infobox uses a sprite) and I won't discuss any further, I won't bring up guidelines and permissions that will result in your blatant action to be rolled back just because the power of the adminship got over your own head. Thanks for repelling me just like a Max Repel do ingame. I won't bring any further issues, regards. Richard ba 05:40, 28 July 2011 (UTC)