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Ohh.Lol well we learn things every and weird :D--CoolPikachu! 04:44, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Get to Ranger Mason! It is an emergency!--Kuki 15:32, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Never mind, it was Naomi and Missingno. Master already did it!--Kuki 15:35, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Please stop deleting

I changed the episode's pic. Tc26 01:22, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

No, you uploaded a duplicate, which is not allowed at all! And, you shouldn't change episode head images, because it screws up categories on the archives. Moldy orange 01:24, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
Have you checked DP085 yet? Tc26 01:28, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Why did you delete my user page? Psuamkpukrian 1:21, 24 October 2009 9 (UTC)

Card Scans

Hey, i noticed you labelled most of my card scans as 'unsatisfactory'. Could you please tell me what is wrong with them? Are they too small or something? Lemonnlime

Ohh right, hm you know what that is, its from the protectors i used :| so if i scan them in a clear protector would they then be okay? --Lemonnlime 09:29, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Image:Spr 3r 241.png

If there was a reason why you only added one category, what was the reason? Baby G 20:10, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

It was named for the Ruby/Sapphire naming system. If you want to upload the FireRed/LeafGreen version in order to put the category up, name it as "Image:Spr 3f 241.png" like the FRLG sprites are named.
The naming system shouldn't mean anything. Regardless of the naming, they're still sprites from FireRed/LeafGreen. Baby G 15:10, 29 August 2008 (UTC)


Why did you delete it? Baby G 19:26, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Wasn't it obvious? It was misnamed and not used. Moldy orange 19:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Just because it wasn't currently used, that doesn't mean that it was never used. Baby G 19:38, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
But the uploader, who is the person who put it on the page, removed it later. It doesn't matter if it was ever used, it needs to be used at the moment it was checked. Moldy orange

Image:Spr 2c 217.gif

That looked like the correct version to me. Doesn't Ursaring open its mouth and scratch itself in its Crystal sprite? What part of it was wrong? Baby G 13:03, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Whenever it moved, not all of the sprite moved with it. It just moved incorrectly, if you can fix it, It will be fine to upload again. Moldy orange 14:29, 31 August 2008 (UTC)


Why did you revert my edit there? Baby G 16:21, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

That isn't specifically a game image, it is an artwork image. You aren't helping do anything, I wish you would just actually edit Bulbapedia instead of screwing up the archives when you don't even know any systems, techniques, or anything else that need to be done with images. Moldy orange 16:24, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
If I stop editing here, where else am I gonna upload images for my Bulbapedia user page? Baby G 16:25, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
You can upload those images using photobucket like everyone else. Moldy orange 16:28, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
But then how would I put them on my userpage? Baby G 16:28, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
You put the image's url from photobucket. Moldy orange 16:31, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
What code would I use? Baby G 16:32, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
The url. That is one code, there isn't another to choose from. Moldy orange 16:34, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
I don't get it. Am I just supposed to put the url? How do I get the image to show on my page if I'm just putting the url? Baby G 16:35, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
It just does, all you need to do is put the url and it shows up. For example: staraptoriffsprites.png Moldy orange 16:38, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for the help. Baby G 16:39, 31 August 2008 (UTC)


Don't you think it's a good idea to actually EXPLAIN why you reverted my edit? The description I put was more specific, and I added a relevant category. Why did you revert my edit? Baby G 21:48, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Why are you deleting my images?!

WHY?! --Baby G (talk to me) (see my edits) 18:39, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Image:DPChansey joy.PNG

The sprite tag says "This image is a sprite from a Pokémon game, or substantially derived from one". The bold is the case here. Plus, images absolutely NEED a license tag. Please revert your edit. --Baby G (talk to me) (see my edits) 23:40, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Category:Custom sprites is in Category:Game Sprites, the one that goes with the game sprites tag. Double categorizing is bad, and should never be done, but you insist on doing it! First Category:Ash's Pikachu/Category:Pikachu and now this. Moldy orange 00:18, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
The category is not the point I'm trying to prove here. The point is that all images absolutely need license tags, and the part where the tag says "substantially derived from one" is what applies to the image. --Baby G (talk to me) (see my edits) 01:51, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
There is no rule anywhere saying that there must be a tag, don't make up rules that do not exist. I know what is a rule and what isn't because, guess what, I made some of them. Moldy orange 02:20, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
Fine, but don't come crying to me when Bulbagarden Archives gets sued for not giving credit to the copyright holders. --Baby G (talk to me) (see my edits) 20:13, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
Why would I cry to you, I would just delete the copyrighted images that the people uploaded, and, the ones you are fighting over are sprites made by Users at Bulbapedia for use on Bulbapedia. There is no copyright violation for that. Moldy orange 21:01, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

I asked you on my talk page, and you didn't answer

What did I do to cause you to bear a grudge against me? --Baby G (talk to me) (see my edits) 01:49, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

You just love to ignore people, don't you? --Baby G (talk to me) (see my edits) 20:14, 18 September 2008 (UTC)


You made 16 reverts in less than 1 hour, a huge violation of the 3RR. --Baby G (talk to me) (see my edits) 20:16, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

What is this "3RR"? Three Revert Rule? That does not exist. Plus, if a vandal edits 100 pages, why should a user only revert three every hour? That would take a day and a half just to revert a vandal's mess. What you did was virtually the same, you caused problems on a mass amount of pages and they had to be fixed as soon as possible. I am just doing my job of fixing problems. Moldy orange 21:01, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

:Image:Valley Windworks Drifloon Platinum.PNG

Explain how the current version is better. --Baby G (talk to me) (see my edits) 01:41, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Why do you think you have to challenge every single thing I try to do in order stop problems from happening and to clean-up the archives? Moldy orange 02:00, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
That's irrelevant to my question. But to answer yours: Because you abuse your admin powers. --Baby G (talk to me) (see my edits) 02:01, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Delete Please

Im sorry to bug you for the millionth time but can you delete this? Image:EnergyShipping.gif its not being used anywhere so... Mooites 16:37, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

If you want things to be easier, you can put {{delete}} on the image page, with an edit summary of why you want it deleted. It would be easier for both of us. Moldy orange 16:40, 12 October 2008 (UTC)


Check your mail! I beg u!--Kuki 22:53, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Nice going

check your e-mail.--Tavisource 18:28, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

umm...yeah, I'm still kinda blocked, and so are my brothers.--Tavisource 01:27, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

About the talk page

Sorry, didn't know that a User talk page cannot be a redirect. I just thought that it is better to have all messages in one place. Is it then OK to just put a notice which tells people to add their comments on the Bulbapedia user talk page instead? UltimateSephiroth 17:41, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, that isn't a problem. Moldy orange 17:45, 18 October 2008 (UTC)


Check the candidates for deletion. There are quite a few images there. --Chocolate 22:48, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

There were only five...don't make a big deal over nothing. It's not like it had over one hundered, which it did up until the middle of July. Moldy orange 23:07, 21 October 2008 (UTC)


Why did you protect this image? Yes, I know an edit war is when "an undo is undone". But Kuki's revert was a long time after I uploaded a new version of it. --Chocolate 21:06, 24 October 2008 (UTC)


What do u have against me?--Kukimanmanman 19:26, 26 October 2008 (UTC)


What?--Kukimanmanman 23:15, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

If you would bother to read the image policy on Bulbapedia, you would know that everyone needs an admins permission to change any anie images. Pay attention to the main page! Maverick Nate 00:59, 27 October 2008 (UTC)


How about FRLG/RSE move screenshots? Can I replace some with the DP ones? And about the Fury Swipes, I didn't know that there is already fury swipes image in the article. I didn't change it anyway. DUSKevz 06:10, 29 October 2008 (UTC)


Why did you revert my uploads of the card images? Mine were bigger and better quality. Chocolate 16:36, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

And site-stamped. Site-stamps are a big no-no when it comes to card images. If a card image has a site stamp on it, that image goes, size and quality do not matter in this case. Even attempting to cover up a site stamp doesn't change the fact that the site stamp is there; there was a Dark Dragonair image deleted because the uploader had blacked out a Pokébeach site stamp to try to keep the image up. --Shiningpikablu252 16:41, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
But they had no site stamps from what I could see. And you can't see any of the card text on the other ones. Chocolate 16:47, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Bottom-right corner of the images in question had a site stamp which is that of images shown on eBay. The images were deleted to prevent Bulbagarden from getting in trouble with eBay over the use of the images. --Shiningpikablu252 16:48, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
I looked, and I saw nothing related to eBay. Chocolate 16:49, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Anyone gonna respond? Chocolate 18:07, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

User pages

Is there a limit here on how many edits one can make to a page in the User: namespace like there is on Bulbapedia? Because I've made three edits to my Archives user page today, but I've uploaded more images since my third edit. Chocolate 19:14, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Actually, the archives userpage is supposed to be a link to the Bulbapedia page, nothing more, if any. Maverick Nate 19:52, 31 October 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for uploading the new versions of the card images. But, in case you didn't notice, the Misty's Poliwrath card that you uploaded is in Japanese. Do you only have a Japanese version of it in your collection? Chocolate 02:01, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

I did notice it was in Japanese, but no, I don't have the english card. But the rerason we upload the cards is for the artwork; the text doesn't really matter, as long as the whole image looks good and the artwork is seen. Trust me, the Japanese is better in this case, because of how low quality the english was. I plan on uploading the Japanese for more than just that card, so don't worry when that happens, it is perfectly fine. :) Maverick Nate 02:04, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
Okay. Yeah, if people wanted to know what the text was in English, they could always look at the previous version of the image. Chocolate 02:07, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
They could also look at the page; those pages are supposed to have exact text. Since the english is on the page already, there isn't any strict either/or for the language of the card. I could even upload some German versions of Jungle and Base if I wanted to, because the language does not matter! Maverick Nate 02:10, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh yeah. I forgot that the TCG articles on Bulbapedia have the cards' text on them. My bad. Chocolate 02:11, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
That's okay. Maverick Nate 02:12, 7 November 2008 (UTC)


I happened to have gotten my scanner working, so I can scan in card images as replacements for low quality card images. I promise not to screw up the TCG any more if you will allow to upload high quality card images. For example, here's a link to a Sabrina's Abra card I scanned in:


See how good the quality is? The current version is really bad. If you allow me to upload replacements, itv would do a lotta good, so may I be allowed to replace low quality card images? Chocolate 22:37, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Well, yes. I only got mad the first time because you were just searching the internet for card images. Now that you are scanning your own, and they are actually good, I don't care if you upload new versions. Just make sure you make them work on the wiki side, and it is new version, not duplicate card image. Maverick Nate 03:14, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
I have another question about card images. Why exactly are JPGs preferred for them? Chocolate 03:11, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
well, gifs are always horrible, and pngs are typically way too bright and they burn the eyes. We want them to look pleasant, not horrifically bright. And also, try to keep the extension lowercase, we prefer jpg and not JPG! It seems like they are screaming that at us when they use capitals; it also keeps everything consistant. Maverick Nate 03:36, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
How are .pngs bright? They're not bright when I scan them into my computer. To test this, I scanned in a card as a .jpg, then as a .png, and they both had the same brightness, but the .png had better quality. Chocolate 03:58, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Problem with Image:Spr b 3r 059 s.png & Image:Spr b 3r 060 s.png

I'm a new user, but I'm trying to get all the sprites done for the pages and I was going through and changing some to the correct sizes of 64 x 64, it worked for most of them, but for Arcanine and Poliwag, the images are squashed when they appear on an actual page, as in their pages on the wiki or in their category listings, am I doing something wrong or is this just the system? I've just checked the wiki and now the sprite images that I've changed are wacky on there too and don't match up with their normal sprites.

Adding on to that as I try to do more to help, are all backgrounds meant to be transparent for game sprites, what are they meant to be uploaded as png's or gif's and finally how does categorization work, are we trying to get everything categorized in a way similar to Generation II sprites or not? --Spriteit 11:28, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Okay, in order to fix the images on the pages, you have to refresh a bunch in order to make them work. All sprites should be transparent. The only images that are supposed to be ifs are Crystal, Emerald, and Yellow sprites, the rest should be pngs. And in order to categorize pages, just put [[Category:"Category name"]] on the page at the bottom, like the gen two sprites. Dos that answer everything? Maverick Nate 23:53, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Almost except what I meant by categorization is for Gen II, the sprites are further separated by whether their shiny or not bringing the amount of categories up to nine, whereas with Gen III, they aren't separated by shiny-ness meaning there are only five categories, so do you want me to split the third gen sprites into seperate shiny categories or would you like them to stay how they are? Also, do I out the sprites in the category Game Sprites as well as their individual Generation Sprite? If not how do I remove the tag that puts it there? -- Spriteit 00:27, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
No shiny categories! If you see them, remove them. also, leave the ones in the Game Sprites category alone, they actually belong there; put the category on by putting {{i-Fairuse-sprite-game}} on every page that doesn't have it. Also, there should only be one other category other than "game sprites" and the Pokémon's name. That should be either the game name for front sprites and the "Generation # back sprite" on backsprites. In other words, choose only one category for each sprite from the list below.
Pokémon Red and Blue sprites
Pokémon Red and Green sprites
Pokémon Yellow sprites
Pokémon Crystal sprites
Pokémon Silver sprites
Pokémon Gold sprites
Pokémon Emerald sprites
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen sprites
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire sprites
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl sprites
Pokémon Platinum sprites
Generation I back sprites
Generation II back sprites
Generation III back sprites
Generation IV back sprites
Only one of the above should go on, making the category total three: Pokémon name, the category within that fairuse template stated above, and one of the above categories. These three things should be the only ones, and should be on every sprite page. Maverick Nate 02:52, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Okay then, I'm transparent-ing Generation I sprites currently, but the templates need to be changed because most sprites that use Template:Spr b g1 (or variations of the same template) stop the inputting of [[Category:Game sprites]] onto the image. --Spriteit 03:24, 15 November 2008 (UTC)


Hi Maverick Nate. Why did you delete Pokemonbreeder.PNG? I was about to use that in Pokémon world. --Clarky13 18 November 2008 (UTC)


If the sprite's 3r and a 3f sprite is a duplicate file, delete and redirect the 3f one, not the 3r one. TTEchidna 06:23, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Why does it matter? It still does the exist same thing either way. Chocolate 21:16, 19 November 2008 (UTC)


Why did you revert that image? The one you reverted to has tons of pixelation and is lower resolution. Chocolate 03:39, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

And the one you put on had nothing to do with Charla, and more to do with Liza. Even though it may be bad, it is still better than yours. Maverick Nate 03:47, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
But mine was better quality, don't you agree? Chocolate 03:53, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
No, I do not agree. It doesn't matter if it was better quality, because it was of different sunject matter. Let's relate this to real life. You won't learn anything about the Holocaust by studying Mars, no would you? Same idea, different situation. Maverick Nate 04:00, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Image:Aerodactyl Majestic Dawn 15.jpg

Tagged for deletion, as I've found it to be stolen from an online store. I'm prepping Japanese card images in order to complete Majestic Dawn and I would prefer to use a Japanese image for that not only because it's stolen but because the border is mostly cut off and there is a large mark by the Poké-Body. Cipher 16:39, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Edit: Didn't realise all articles had images, but I'm still going round and cleaning up some MD images anyways. Plus I'll need some DP4 images to complete Great Encounters, so I may as well get Aerodactyl whilst I'm at it. Cipher 17:48, 26 November 2008 (UTC)


What was wrong with mine? Cipher (Talk | BP) 20:36, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Go onto AIM, easier to talk. But I guess I was in cruise control. You can revert if you want, sorry! Maverick Nate 20:41, 26 November 2008 (UTC)


We always need .pngs for anime images now, right? Because tc26 won't stop uploading .jpgs for them. I've told him about this 3 times now, and he won't listen. Chocolate 15:57, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to bother you again, but isn't there a rule that anime screenshots need to .pngs? Because if so, tc is breaking that rule a lot. Chocolate 15:29, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

It is a rule, but it can't truly be as enforced as possible. Some people are unable to upload pngs, so we can't expect them to do it. But they should be uploaded as pngs now, however. Maverick Nate 15:39, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, if they can't make them .pngs, should they not even upload the images? Chocolate 16:20, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
If they must upload jpgs, other people can get pngs of the same image. They can upload the jpgs, and we can get pngs of them. Just, no uploading unneeded jpgs for screenshots, or trying to replace pngs with jpgs. Maverick Nate 17:04, 2 January 2009 (UTC)


Is there some problem with the site? I'm having problems while uploading and it is showing an internal error of the site.--Diby 13:41, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

As am I, but I don't know what is causing it. Just wait it out and see if it fixes itself. Maverick Nate 23:44, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Categorizing images

Are there any guidelines or tips for properly categorizing images? I noticed that Category:Generation_I_screenshots existed (even though it was empty) and thought that would be a proper category to put the images in, although it seems that wasn’t the right choice. IIMarckus 23:57, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, those were just bad categories from the get-go. Mostly, empty categories are bad categories unless they are just starting off. Just look at the complete list and find appropriate categories to go with the images. Maverick Nate 00:02, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Image:SmokeScreen Gold.PNG

Not complaining or anything, but why was that image deleted? Chocolate 00:07, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Outdated-ness, and with the archives clean-out, it had to go. Maverick Nate 00:09, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
But it could've been kept to show how the move has changed throughout generations. Chocolate 00:09, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
All move images are to be updated to Gen 4 standard. While Gen 3 isn't of that quality, that gen, and and any gen before suffice as temporary images. There is no need for two, so, if we have the gen four image, then any other get deleted. Maverick Nate 00:18, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
But people may wanna see how moves have changed between generations. I don't see any harm in giving more information to the people who want to know it. Chocolate 00:49, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Template fix

Can you fix Template:Spr 1y so it puts the pages into Category:Pokémon Yellow sprites instead of Category:Pokémon Red and Blue sprites? Chocolate 22:33, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Thanks for fixing the Spr 1y template. I went through all images with the "What links here" tool in BP last night, and all links to gif images are now fixed, so if you could either remove the remaining gifs or inform some another admin to do so? I don't see it's worth the effort to tag all of them with the delete tag, but we don't need the gifs anymore. UltimateSephiroth 20:32, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

I'll work on it some more. Thank you! Maverick Nate 20:33, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Another question

Are the Unown sprites from the second generation on right filenames? To me it seems pretty odd that the A Unown is at Image:Spr 2g 201.png and Image:Spr 2s 201.png, but all the other ones are with the name Image:Spr 2gs 201-?.png. This would otherwise be logical, but why do we then use redirects in the FRLG sprites instead? I'd suggest we move the sprites out of the 2gs-type name to 2g and make the 2s ones to be redirects to them. What do you think? UltimateSephiroth 12:23, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Good question, but I would ask someone else who knows more about sprites than I do, because I don't know much. Maverick Nate 18:17, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I'll ask another admin. :P UltimateSephiroth 19:43, 22 December 2008 (UTC)


Fancy deleting pages without any justification? --Maxim 21:32, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Why yes... yes I do. Maverick Nate 03:20, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

No shiny love?

You want to leave the shiny sprites in the same category? If so, I'll fix the templates. MK 04:09, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I think I tried to do it a while ago...I just get caught up in other things. I just think it would be easier to search if they were all in the same categories. Maverick Nate 04:10, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Ok, I'll change the templates back. MK 04:10, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
I think I already did...unless I missed one... Maverick Nate 04:11, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Early Artworks

Thanks for Categorizing and Tagging them, I was supppose to do it, but found no time to do so--Force Fire 12:13, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Meh, I found an easy shortcut. No biggie. Maverick Nate 13:57, 28 January 2009 (UTC)


Why did you do that to his page? It's not yours. Chocolate 01:30, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

I have permission from a former editor in cheif. Maverick Nate 02:36, 29 January 2009 (UTC)


Okay, seeing that I'm not so active on the archives, I guess I hurry stuff.--Dragonbeastx 08:28, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Okay, I'll take it slower with that kinda stuff.--Dragonbeastx 03:06, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Useless edit buttons

Excuse me, but I think that a Welcome button would work well. People use button_math.png button_media.png and button_hr.png a heck of a lot less. Tell me the last time that button_media.png was used.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 02:46, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Once again, you don't reply. The usual moldy O.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 18:10, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Give me an arguement other thjan "It will save time" or "We have these, why not this." Those are invalid and we need a better reason. Maverick Nate 19:57, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Ok, how bout the whole thing on the 'news where you got angry at Argy and I for not putting subst: in. This would solve it. Or, there's the newbies who go and type "welcom3" on a user's talk page.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 23:35, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Ahem?--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 22:32, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
You didn't ask a question. My stand is still no. writing out {{subst:welcome}} is not a problem. Maverick Nate 02:39, 14 February 2009 (UTC)


Even if they're already from Bulbapedia? Not even if I just say 'upload new version'? シンジShinjiLover 21:43, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

THAT one was the one you were talking about? Oh, I knew that one didn't work out well, which is why I stopped and didn't go any further with those. But it's okay if I take the good quality ones and switch the format still, right? シンジShinjiLover 14:31, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
Well, please try to keep me updated if you can about this situation. After all, that's mostly what I do on Bulbapedia. . シンジShinjiLover 21:42, 13 February 2009 (UTC)


Congrats. You're honestly the best Archives user, outclassing even me and TTE, so you get this. Not on Pedia yet, though. Keep up the good work! --Politoed666 23:16, 14 February 2009 (UTC)


How is Image:DP116.png a copyright violation?

Gaspershut stole it from, which is the site that is trying to get us in trouble for stealing images. Maverick Nate 00:11, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Excuse me, but...

...the image was used on a Bn article. If you would have been kind enoung to remove the violated pic from the news, that would have been lovely.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 23:47, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

I thought I did remove it. Oh well, guess I didn't see the top one, I only removed the bottom. And would you be kind enough not to clog the Archives with your site-stamped images? They are against the rules and you know it. Maverick Nate 02:32, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I thought I knew it too.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 18:13, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

"Copyright Violation" my pelvis

How is it a copyright violation if I have permission. You claim you had problems with them in the past, BUT, since I started uploading images, has Bulbagarden had any problems with Sableye?????? NO!! SO get OFF my BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!--Kukimanmanman 00:00, 5 March 2009 (UTC)


Once again, SORRY!!! --Theryguy512 02:03, 9 March 2009 (UTC)


I uploaded it so that I can ask if they know who are those characters.. I posted it on the POKEMON RANGER. Well in my part, the goal of BULBAPEDIA is to have complete articles and I saw this Images that could help.


Can you restore my gifs? See my talk page. Tc26 01:29, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

They're somewhat fixed versions. They have pauses instead of just going on and on. Tc26 07:00, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

User creation log

Look: at it here, too.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 22:19, 22 May 2009 (UTC)


Why did you put Angie's picture in Characters of the day? She's not a character of the day. She was in five episodes. Don't we have another category for recurring characters? --Kenji-girl 08:39, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Nope, they are all put into the characters of the day category. Maverick Nate 21:42, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

What exactly do you mean?

I've re-uploaded images and they work fine on Bulbanews. Oh, and if you delete an image, remove references to it while you are at it.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 22:12, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Bulbanews is on the same server as the Archives, so they work fine. The wiki is on its own, so it doesn't work like it should until both servers are in sync. I don't need to remove references for images that shouldn't have been uploaded in the first place. Maverick Nate 23:18, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
However, if you see any of my recent re-uploaded images in-context on Bulbapedia, you would see they all turned out fine. Oh, and "the wiki" could refer to any of the wikis. --Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 23:25, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
The wiki is the pedia. The news is the news site, the archives is the archives. They have always been considered this, and you should know that by now. Also, the news would not exist without the wiki or forums. Maverick Nate 23:41, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
Touché... but please, if something you say is not working but it can be proven it is, then it is.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 23:49, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
Also, those images were first uploaded before the dual server. They will work, but anything, such as the episode images that you uploaded prematurely will not because they were uploaded after. Those files names are reserved for actual anime screenshots, and they will not reupload correctly until the servers are in sync, which could be whenever. Maverick Nate 23:50, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
Could you then possibly help me with a script? I am trying to accomplish this: if [[File:DP(epcode here).png]] does not exist, show File:NOEPHD.png.- unsigned comment from Prmatt11 (talkcontribs) I don't know BP templates...
The echidna says "It's possible but really a bad idea. It uses a parser that uses all kinds of memory." And that you shouldn't do it. Any questions are to be directed at him. Maverick Nate 03:35, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Project Locations and Project Cities and Towns logos

How were they "duplicates"? I gave the projects a rightful logo, as all other projects have. What don't you approve of?--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 19:30, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm still waiting for my reason...--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 22:00, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
Then look on the wiki, I gave a reason there: Also, we are currently getting in trouble because a certain user has been stealing information from PokéBeach, and WPM doesn't like it. It would be appreciated if you could do something about that fail user. Maverick Nate 23:01, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
Wait, what am I stealing without giving credit?--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 13:19, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Google-ing the information WPM has, then crediting a random site: also, threatening more than once in e-mails about trying to get sources out of WPM because you can't find them on your own. Maverick Nate 14:28, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
The only Googling I did was for Supreme Victors, where I found on another fan site, where I saw PokeBeach's stuff shortly after. And, as far as I recall, I sent one, calm e-mail. Oh, and please explain on why I was banned?--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 14:27, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
Edit warring: but I'd like to drop this disagreement. I didn't like the images, and I thought the old ones were better. I'm sorry you were blocked, but I'd like to leave this conversation as it is, mkay? Maverick Nate 19:59, 20 June 2009 (UTC)


Don't ever re-upload my files and then take credit for bringing them on the website. Thank you, and goodbye.--Hmdwgf 08:51, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Don't BLEEP things up so badly that I have to fix them. Maverick Nate 17:47, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Though you can respond to him, you can't to me. You just don't want to admit you were wrong.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 18:51, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
You're a piece of BLEEP. I liked that image and my attempt to upload the original only failed because another admin deleted it. BLEEPing BLEEP, you deleted my original image because you probably got so jealous that I uploaded that image you decided that "it has to be mine". It's the same picture, it is exactly the same size down the last byte. You stole credit from me. Some administrator you are. Did you really think I was that stupid that I wouldn't catch that? Did you really think you would get away with that? Well, you didn't. --Hmdwgf 21:46, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Hmdwgf has been given a cooldown block regarding the above post, which is way out of line. — THE TROM — 22:16, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Got it!--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 15:45, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

You have the size switched, it should be the other way around Maverick Nate 19:53, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I just ripped it right from the card, it can't be size-flipped without making it smaller.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 20:38, 20 June 2009 (UTC)


!??! You surprised me! D: D: D: While I accidentally dropped by here, I noticed the "block" thing, and tried if it's an error or something, but...! Pfft. You didn't even poked me on my talk page. Heh, thanks a lot Nate. :) Kevzo8 12:02, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Just wondering...

... where did you find that logo? It was perfect quality!--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 12:17, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

I got it from Cipher. Maverick Nate 14:44, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Change to upload page

The page says JPEG is preferred for anime screenshots, yet it is now png, as seen here. Might that need to be changed?--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 01:47, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

The upload page doesn't say that at all. —darklordtrom 01:52, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Close... "The preferred formats are JPEG for photographic images, PNG for diagrams, sprites, icons and other simpler images, and Ogg Vorbis for sounds." They are sortof photographic. We should add more detail if anything.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 01:53, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Photograph means something you take with a camera. But a note about screenshots could go there. I doubt anyone will read it though. —darklordtrom 01:55, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Pre-game release sprites

Is there a category for the pre-game release HGSS sprites? People are starting to upload them, even simply recolored shiny versions. Tc26 07:56, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

I'd suggest creating a category for this. I'm personally unsure as to how legit these sprites are, and am not 100% on how to check. Category:Pre-release HeartGold and SoulSilver sprites, as a subcategory of Category:Game sprites, perhaps? Nate, I'm aware you probably had a long-developed plan for this so I'll hold off on the creation just now. —darklordtrom 09:24, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
Put them in :Category:Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver sprites. Maverick Nate 12:35, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
There will be templates for them once the English names are confirmed. Maverick Nate 14:19, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Duplicated file was not

Look closely at what you just did. If you go on Bulbapedia, you will see that :File:Pokeball110.jpg is linked to as the EX Unseen Forces print, which it isn't. However, it is the DP print. I will fix that on BP, but, as head of the Archives, I thought you'd notice that! :-) --Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 12:22, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

It was written like that because it was the print from Unseen Forces to Majestic Dawn. We only keep one image of each artwork. That's all we want. We have images for the artwork, nothing else. Maverick Nate 14:29, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

RE: lowercase extensions

Sorry I didn't even notice. How do I fix them? --Spriteit 14:07, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Got the category a bit before your comment, and OK, I'll make sure it's lowercase in the future.--Spriteit 14:27, 11 July 2009 (UTC)


Please see "File:251Celebi 2.png" Tc26 15:16, 17 July 2009 (UTC)


Then don't post on my page.

[Quote] Warning: You are recreating a page that was previously deleted. You should consider whether it is appropriate to continue editing this page. The deletion log for this page is provided here for convenience: 20:51, 27 January 2009 Maverick Nate (Talk | contribs) deleted "User:Maverick Nate" ‎ (there, done with that section) 03:05, 11 January 2009 Maverick Nate (Talk | contribs) deleted "User:Maverick Nate" ‎ (content was: 'But how can you do this?' (and the only contributor was 'Pokelover195'))[/Quote]

Looks like you've done it before.

Guess you didn't see it.

Please see this. Do what you want, but I still agree with what I said there. Tc26 06:05, 26 July 2009 (UTC)


My apologies. I'm still new to the Archives, but thank you for telling me. --KCorp4000 23:17, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Wait, then what should I use for screenshots from the Gold & Silver Versions? I thought that [Category:Game screenshots] made the most sense to use...? --KCorp4000 02:22, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Okay. Does that mean I don't have to type [Category:(???)] into the Summary then, if I just add the screenshot licensing tag? --KCorp4000 17:55, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
I saw [Category:Screenshots from the Generation II games] on the main page. It's a red link, but would that be a better place? --KCorp4000 18:14, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
What category do I need then? Is it okay to use [Category:Screenshots from the Generation II games], or am I missing something? Sorry to keep bugging you, I just want to make sure I put them in the right category. --KCorp4000 01:15, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
Okay, I get it. Thanks for your help. --KCorp4000 18:26, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Coal Badge

I agree, all eight looking the same is better. However, what we are currently using is a fan interpretation of the actual badge. I'm not exactly sure what my point is; I just wanted to say it.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity 11:40, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Come on guys!

Was is this Discussion all about? --Pokelover195 00:08, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Could you please move the Heart Gold & Soul Silver English Logo page to something less dynamic, such as English HeartGold SoulSilver Logo? Also it is named incorrectly anyways. Thanks! -MasterKenobi 20:18, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Tags and Categories

Sorry about lacking to tag and categorize the images. I do have a question about doing so though... I looked at the tags page and I'm not exactly sure what tag to use and for what. Most of the images I'll be uploading will probably be game screenshots for now. What tags would they need? Also how do I categorize game screenshots? --Kolink 19:57, 15 August 2009 (UTC)Kolink

Thanks for helping me out! =] --Kolink 23:43, 15 August 2009 (UTC)Kolink


Ya broke Template:Policy.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity 12:56, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for fixes

Thanks for deleting the Houseplant.png page. I knew I named it wrong, but wasn't sure how to delete it and redirect to a new page. And also thanks for explaining the Categorizing thing. This'll prevent me from clogging the Updates page. ^^ ChaudCo 21:07, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Ahaha, right, sorry. I let my perfectionism get the better of me, I suppose. (Must...resist...urge to edit...) ChaudCo 14:11, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Archives Cleanup Month !!!

I think Archieves cleanup month thing should be removed from the main page of BULBA-Archieves because July is over now. I am trying to say that it will be better to edit it and change it (as july is over now). Don't mind, i was just giving a suggestion. --♫♪Adyniz♪♫ 13:13, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

I wasn't the one who added it, so I don't want to be the one to change it. MaverickNate 17:17, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Okay. --♫♪Adyniz♪♫ 03:40, 19 August 2009 (UTC)



What's the problems with images? they are in right category, aren't they?

Pedraito 03:59, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

About th duplicates, was my wrong. I want uploading better images with better quality and better size.

Pedraito 04:02, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

OK! Don't worry about this! And I have a question.... The Charizard image of its infobox....That you put there...It was an image that I uploaded before? Cause it has the same size, same quality and same 61KB.... Thamk you. Pedraito 17:19, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

New Images

It's Done!!! I finnaly finished with Images of Pokemon's infobox. Like I promised, I put New Images on 150 First Pokemons, Some Pokemons I didn't, Cause the images that already existed were good. Well... If you want find goods Pokemon's Artworks by Ken Sugimori, you should take look in this site:, There are a lot of them. Bye! I hope help this site. Pedraito 00:54, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Nice website. Thanks for giving the link. --♫♪Adyniz♪♫ 07:09, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

I tried to put Midori's art on 'Midori Harada's Artwork' section!

Like the subject says, I tried to put Midori's art on 'Midori Harada's Artwork' section, but instead, they went in the TCG Fair Use images! Can the images be moved on the right section?

EDIT : Darn. It seems like files submitted to 'Pokemon TCG Artowrk' might not go to the 'Midori Harada's artwork' section...I've done a huge mistake. Can the files be moved to 'Midori Harada's artwork' by a Mod or Admin? TokoyamiTheDark 15:13, 13 September 2009 (UTC)


I made that because I doubt that she will appear much in the anime. The whole category would cover all instances of her. At least until more things happen to come up, like she becomes an important character in the anime. You could just go in all of the pictures with a bot or something to split the category. Sorry for doing it wrong. Blake 19:52, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Move categories

So we're gonna keep the old versions of the moves? That sounds good. But as I've seen, you created a category for FRLG moves. Did any move change within a generation? If none did, shouldn't we then have categories for separate generations instead? (This is also for my future HGSS move uploads so I could categorize them right away when uploading - will I use HGSS moves or Generation IV moves?) UltimateSephiroth 19:23, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Well, if you apparently have to upload HGSS moves, it's by game. The only reason you would be uploading moves from HGSS is because they are different from Platinum, which were different from DP. I know we still need research, and that's why I said wait. I wanted to check all these things out before we start doing things, and I intend to later. Also, name your images File:Move Name.png. If it already exists, put it somewhere different and I'll move it later. And feel free to put the HGSS category on it. Category:HeartGold and SoulSilver moves. MaverickNate 20:53, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
Things might have to be changed already. I don't know when the displays for each attack were changed, and this is gonna be a problem. I think we should use the Generation name when the attack is the same throughout the generation, but I personally don't know which ones for which this holds true. So, if you could possibly start getting information on attacks that change within each generation of games, that'd be helpful MaverickNate 21:24, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
Project is postponed until we get more planned and settled. MaverickNate 21:32, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
Okay. There are actually two reasons for me uploading HGSS images: 1) those attacks don't have a Gen IV image yet, and 2) I prefer playing HG over D/P/Pt (I have Pt, thus playing one of them would be a lot less interesting). I don't personally see a problem with some of the screenshots being from HGSS if the move was the same in DPPt, but if English screenshots should be preferred even if it means keeping a Gen III screenshot, I'll refrain from uploading any more HGSS move screenshots. (I haven't yet to come across any move changing its aesthetics within a generation.) UltimateSephiroth 12:41, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Upload new ones if you want, we will need them soon enough. MaverickNate 19:25, 18 September 2009 (UTC)


CAn you delete this image image:Ash's_Charizard_furious.jpg.

I uploaded a new version in png format. Pedraito 20:24, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

I know, but is recommended tha uploading of anime screenshots are made in png format. I want upload good images for the anime articles but is too difficult find them.... Pedraito 21:32, 20 September 2009 (UTC)


Sorry about my mistakes while uploading images. I will be sure to follow the requirements from now on. Thanks. jkmacinnis


Can you move Category:High-resolution Trainer artwork to Category:High-resolution character artwork? Thanks, --Mew a.k.a. Immewnity 20:55, 26 September 2009 (UTC)


I have a question. The bars that go between wiki code (or whatever it's called) that look like this: | How do I get that to pop up while editing a page? It makes categorizing pics a whole lot easier for me. --Hmdwgf 06:38, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

SVG problems

See here, here, or, if it may help, here.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity 01:19, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

See that Filb's worked: here--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity 19:10, 27 October 2009 (UTC)


From which sites is it acceptable to take screenshots from? File:DP147B.png shows the watermark of, I don't know if it is allowed for users to take screenshots from there. UltimateSephiroth 09:56, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

From any site that is a Bulbagarden affiliate, although I'd rather they weren't taken from anywhere. 19:00, 5 October 2009 (UTC)


For instance, in File:025321 P YADORAN.jpg, there are more than 1 Pokemon shown (not including the image itself and pre-evo box. Should those be categorized as well? ht14 02:24, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

there will be once a bigger image exists. Not while they are the small ones from the official site. MaverickNate 04:18, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

A few questions...

If this would count as copyright violation, why not this? And the duplicate of File:BP bulb.png would be... what? Because that's the only bulb-only image I can find...--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity 11:48, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, that image is not acceptable either (as far as I know, IGN is not a Bulbagarden affliate). The Bulbapedia bulb image has quite a simple name; it's File:Bulbapedia bulb.png. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 12:49, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Disagreement over JPG>PNG conversion revert

In my user talk page, you posted:

(Converting images) is completely against the rules. Do not change any more jpgs to pngs because it ultimately only falsifies a standard. It is against the rules so don't do it anymore MaverickNate 00:09, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

The article using the images in question, Paul, specifically stated that the images used are unsatisfactory because they were JPG. I was trying to edit the images to conform to Bulbapedia standards. Given that your talk page shows numerous users displeased with your reverts, I request that you tell me where this rule is stated before further doing anything to my edits. Chinkeeyong 09:25, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't know for sure what kind of images the ones you uploaded were, but I assume what you did was either just change the extension from .jpg to .png (which does, by the way, not change the image mimetype or anything, it's still a jpg file with a png extension) or opened the JPG image and saved it as PNG (which, again, conserves the JPG artifacts and other quality-lowering stuff caused by JPG's lossy compression). What we would like is that you took the screenshot by viewing the episode and saving it as png so it would not get jpgized in any point. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 16:05, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
I did the latter. Thanks for clarifying, UltimateSephiroth, but I'm still annoyed with Maverick Nate for not telling me that in the first place. Since I don't have access to screen-capturing software, I'll wait for someone more technically savvy to perform the edits. Chinkeeyong 12:58, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
I shouldn't need to tell you the rules: The manual of style is linked to in your welcome. You should have read it there. MaverickNate 19:02, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

In case you were wondering

I have secured permission from Scott (the Super Effective/VG Cats guy) to use scans of his images on Bulbapedia in regards to the comic's article. Just waiting for a reply regarding which license (fairuse/copyright/other) to chuck them under so leave them in the "unknown" category for now and I'll clear that up tomorrow. Exams are over (for a few days at least) so you will be seeing me around for the rest of the week (sorry in advance :P). —darklordtrom 12:52, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

You've been having a real life, haven't you! *gasp* Disregard prior message. Everything is A-OK now. —darklordtrom 19:45, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

I will ask for input regarding this, though. BP says its card related so... *throws at Nate*. —darklordtrom 23:09, 21 October 2009 (UTC)


Yours has a, err, problem... nothing shows up for your name.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity 01:39, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Again, replying on other users' talk pages... but still. Might've been that he accidentally put five tildes instead of four. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 17:57, 22 October 2009 (UTC)


How should I handle it then? ht14 03:00, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Ask around to see if someone can do it, Put them in the unsatisfactory category with the reason in the template, etc. MaverickNate 03:01, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Like TROM? Personally, I think a template is more effective... maybe it's the wording... ht14 03:04, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
You're not meant to convert the format, ht... you're meant to locate a whole new image. Preferably ripped straight from the game file. —darklordtrom 03:09, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
I understand that. I'm just suggesting a template, that's all. If you guys say no though, that's fine. ht14 03:11, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
It's understood by the users involved in the cleanup that png images are preferred. Those users capable of doing so will locate new images when they can - I think Ultimate Sephiroth was going to get those Colo sprites. —darklordtrom 04:23, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
I could try to get some sort of static screenshots of Colosseum/XD (not sure if they use the same, I think so) Pokémon models once I'm done with the face sprites (now ripped and uploaded all Gen I + 249-251 + 385 + 386). I still don't know how to make a Pokémon shiny via AR, how to make Deoxys change Forme or how to force Unown into a certain letter form (using the AR code for Unown results in a random letter, I tried it), so I can't get everything yet. Ripping them will be quite tedious anyway since there is always some sort of background to clean away.
As a side question, I have also ripped the type symbols (will also take status symbols, now have FNT and PAR). Should I upload them (and if yes, to what name scheme)? UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 06:28, 27 October 2009 (UTC)


All the Neo Destiny cards need that done. I'll just cat them, then you could handle the rest. As for the ones I've done, should I leave it be or fix it according to the format given? ht14 23:32, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

I'll do it when I get to Neo era. But, Those cards probably won't be moved because, they are poor quality. Take a look at Arceus (TCG). Notice how only the good images get the standard name? That's what I want to do. When I finally get to Neo, which should be a while, I'm going to be uploading better scans of the cards at the standard file name. Here's what the style is. Good scans get the standard file name... scans we need better of are either at A) the Japanese official file name for Gen III and IV, or B) Whatever it is currently for Gen I and II. Doing this shows us easily what we need better of just by looking at the file name.
I also do them by whatever set I am at for updating the Bulba pages. Currently I'm at Cry from the Mysterious. It'll be a long time before I am anywhere near Neo. MaverickNate 23:41, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, it'll take time... so you don't mind me categorizing at all, right? ht14 23:44, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Go ahead. It'll make things easier. Thanks! MaverickNate 23:50, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

My scans

ORIGINAL MESSAGE : Are much too dark. The images are for the artwork, and the sheer amount of darkness your scans have...makes them so you can barely see the artwork. Can you try to scan them so they aren't so dark and dull? I would like to use your scans, but if they aren't better than what we already have, I'd prefer not to.

MY REPLY : I can't make them less dark or dull. This is due to the brand of scanner I'm using. The black background the scanner creates CANNOT be changed into white. It also prevents holofoils patterns from glittering and makes the pictures dark/dull. I can't even scan my coins since they appear as pitch-black after the scanner finishes! For this, I have to go at someone else's house, usually a friend, but I'm not allowed on their computer, so... I'm sorry... This is all I can do... TokoyamiTheDark 17:20, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Some pics that should be replaced

I got some new pics for Bulbapedia. All of the Seed Flare images on the move page are cropped and the Aromatherapy image with Giratina on the move page is squeezed, covered with artifacting and is generally very bad quality. I marked those pics for deletion. And one more thing (you've probably been asked this question before) - when will this maintenience thing be finished? --Hmdwgf 00:48, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Image:Takes in toxins.png

Image:Toxic petals glow.png

Image:Whole body glows green-white.png

Image:Seed Flare explosion.png

Image:Seed Flare shockwave.png

Image:Portal forms.png

Image:Shaymin Aromatherapy1.png

Whenever all the Special stuff is moved over to Adventures. If you could edit the pages then, and place the delete template on the pages, I think it would be more effective and everything you want will be done. Sorry, but I'm on a time crunch at the moment. MaverickNate 03:53, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Supreme Victors images

Just so you know, right now, I'm only adding categories in for Supreme Victors card images so they get done as quickly as possible. I can go back later and change the rest of the description, but I want to get them all in the category as quickly as I can. Cipher (Talk | BP) 17:14, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

What about them pointy edges?

Why is it allowed? I though the cards had curved edges... ht14 04:26, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

I'm just saying, that by itself is not a good enough reason for bad image. The main focus is the artwork. Although the border is cut out a bit, if the art is still good, and the image is nice and large, the pointy edges gets looked over. But, if the image is small and pointy edges, feel free. Yes we do want non pointy edges, but that isn't our current focus at the moment. MaverickNate 04:29, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
I see. ht14 04:33, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, but I want you to know, I do appreciate what you do, even if I don't seem like it. MaverickNate 04:38, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
I understand. Thanks. ht14 04:50, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Category format

Category:High-resolution Pokémon artwork. Is there a particular standard that should be followed? ht14 23:02, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Hmm. I don't know yet. I don't particularly like the category though, so I don't know. Any suggestions? MaverickNate 01:47, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
I see that they're labeled 1k. I don't understand what that's for, but yeah. Maybe this category should be rid of, but the problem is where they'd go afterwards. If we are keeping this cat though, maybe # Name of Pokémon 1k.XXX (png/gif/etc.) ht14 02:15, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
I'd rather 1k (1 kilobyte) was removed and replaced with HR or something. I tend to lean against numbers in non card images. MaverickNate 02:49, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Category:Art from Pokémon Red and Green has numbers. It's even required... ht14 02:53, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
I guess I meant more like non standard numbers. If the numbers are part of a standard, then yes. I just don't want 1k in the title. MaverickNate 11:54, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

One more thing

Can you change the cat of Template:MenuspriteGC from Category:Menu sprites to Category:Colosseum menu sprites? Thanks. ht14 04:37, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Nate. Just letting you know that this has become the public message board of the Archives. Love and kisses, your friend trom. —darklordtrom 08:51, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Trainer back sprite

I created a new template, {{trainerbacksprite}}. I'm not sure about the sprites though for Gen I though. ht14 20:58, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Looks fine to me, but I'd ask the Archives head of templates: TTE. MaverickNate 21:00, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
I'll ask him via forums. The main issue I'm having is whether there is a default size for Trainer sprites like there are for Pokémon sprites. ht14 21:02, 11 November 2009 (UTC)


Ugh... I'm so bad... I'm playing around with moving and something's weird with File:Blue's Charizard.png... ht14 04:18, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Never mind. I hate my server. It keeps lagging on me... ht14 04:40, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Sugimori artwork

I've noticed that most of the Gen II artwork has been replaced, as well as some of the Gen III, while the Gen I artwork has been left the way they are. Why is this so? ht14 03:20, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

No one has gone around to extract the Gen II and III artwork from when the Gen IV artwork covered it up. We're thinking about what to do with the artwork. MaverickNate 03:45, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
I could always reupload them... as in copy from the old images within the archives of the sprites and upload it like that. ht14 03:54, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

EP270 pic

I need to ask you something. Why is it that I can't upload a new pic for EP270? It says "you do not have permission to edit this page" The EP270 page isn't protected. --Hmdwgf 01:53, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Jap images

Shouldn't they be kept? ht14 02:32, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Pfttt. No. We keep for artwork. And the japanese images are soooo small. We only keep them when the artwork is different.MaverickNate 02:34, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
That's why I have the English images being uploaded over the Japanese. It's easier and more efficient. MaverickNate 02:35, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Ok, so I'll delete the copy then... right? I just renamed the Hitmonlee card so it's smoother... HitmonleeFossil7. Just like the Platinum images... ht14 02:35, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Yep, just make sure you change it on the pages. MaverickNate 02:38, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Tell the other user about the format then... do you want me to move them? ht14 02:39, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
If you want to. Do realize that telling the other user would do nothing since, only admins can move things here. MaverickNate 02:42, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
I know that. For uploading I mean. As for spacing (on my page)... see there. ht14 02:43, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
I asked them to upload over the Japanese images, because I will move the images myself when I get to base set, which shouldn't be long since I'm on Temple of Anger. If you want to change the images, go ahead, but if you don't do it when I do my finalizing edit to the base set pages. MaverickNate 02:47, 20 November 2009 (UTC)


Should those for TCG also be categorized? For instance, should this image be categorized under this category? ht14 22:39, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

No. MaverickNate 23:17, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
Ok, you're the boss. ht14 23:59, 22 November 2009 (UTC)


I have recently uploaded Pokémon sprites (even though they're not technically sprites), and some are looking great (to me). Although there are some minor bugs, as small Pokemon (like Caterpie and Weddle) look terribly small, and they have minor Artifacts in them (such as the Bulbasaur one). Though that's not what I'm here to tell you about. I'm here to tell you that there are two Categories linking to Pokémon stadium. One is [[Catergory:Pokémon Satdium]] and the other is [[Category:Stadium]]; both having the same purpose. The latter was created first btw. What great solution can you come up with to decide which stays and which goes?--Force Fire 10:11, 23 November 2009 (UTC)