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This version of BW064 header was indeed better than the one we had earlier. Yes, there was a logo but there was a huge difference in the quality of both revisions. So, a "bad image" template is rather preferred in that case, instead of reverting it. ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 12:17, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I understood that the quality of that image was better than the previous one, but it kind of went two ways. Pattyman 19:24, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Anime moves

As a general rule, move images from the anime shouldn't be animated. A still screenshot or two is more than enough for the vast majority. Even three still images is fine. It's not until the move gets really complex that we should consider animation. Werdnae (talk) 05:48, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

True but I'm not planning on animating them all, any of them that are complex as you mentioned. What about ones that take up the whole template (the maximum is four images)? Pattyman 06:03, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

EToP move images

My good Bulbapedia friend Littlmiget123 is currently bringing up to code the Electric Tale of Pikachu move manga templates, many of the are being left without any images. Could you upload those which are missing and those which will be missing after they are created in the near future? Thanks.
Plus, some Adventures manga templates are also missing images. I don't know which manga you have access to, but I tell you this: I hate seeing any pages in the Category of "Moves used in the manga needing images". I know, it's a lot of articles, but do the best you can. Thank you once again. --FinnishPokéFan92 09:20, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
I already left this same message for Ataro, but since he hasn't done anything yet and I'm a bit of a hasty, I also left this message for you. Hope you understand.

I have access to both EToP and Adventures. Knowing Ataro, I bet he is already finding some. Pattyman 16:23, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Deletion tag

Just add the deletion tag to pages, please. Don't replace the page's content with it...even if it is a redirect. It would be helpful to see where the image went when the page is deleted. MaverickNate 19:53, 23 February 2012 (UTC)


How do I place an image in a category? (I feel embarrassed to ask this).--Hikaru Wazana 20:10 - 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Simply type [[Category:whatever]]. The whatever is the character in the image, as I did with the laughing Typhlosion image that was uploaded earlier. You did the right thing by asking me. Pattyman 20:16, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. ^_^ --Hikaru Wazana 20:20 - 20 February 2012 (UTC)
You're welcome. :) Pattyman 20:31, 4 March 2012 (UTC)


Not all gifs need to be made into pngs. Images for which the animation is crucial or highly important to the image must animate in all browsers, and therefore cannot be pngs. Werdnae (talk) 18:43, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Shoot, I didn't know those maps were supposed to stay as gifs. Oh well, better luck next time (for me). On the bright side, at least I ended finding some of the maps that were not categorized correctly. I think the pngs that were uploaded aren't needed then. Pattyman 01:07, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Thank you

For all your hard work and efforts, thank you so much. Lately, you have been doing a really great job whether it is about moving stuff or editing categories/summaries. Yes, sometimes you do make some mistakes but that is just a part of learning. I really appreciate it, keep up the good work :) ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 16:28, 14 March 2012 (UTC)


Hi Patty, I see you're an administrator, and I could use your help. I have an image for Ten'i_Village, but it won't upload. I upload it, and I have to modify its description. I click submit, and check the recent uploads. It doesn't show up. It doesn't show in my contributions. I could use some help. Thanks! --Skymin23 01:12, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Never mind, I got it to work. Thanks though.--Skymin23 01:23, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
You're welcome. Might have been naming issues. Pattyman 01:24, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Help again

Hy, it's me again. I made an upload from one image of May's Eevee and not seen that file name is much longer. How i made another edition with better name??--Hikaru Wazana 00:10 - 22 March 2012 (UTC)

The file name has to be moved (unfortunately, admins are only allowed to do that). I just fixed the problem though. If you want to request a better file name, you can place the {{move}} tag on the page and the name you want (has to make sense). Pattyman 00:23, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
Ok, well, thanks again. ^_^ --Hikaru Wazana 00:25 - 22 March 2012 (UTC)
You're welcome. Feel free to ask any questions if you're stuck, that is what we are here for. Pattyman 00:27, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

RE: ppm pokemon

my scanner is down. there is no plan to buy a new one yet... although i will try to get one soon. -Pokeant 15:07, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Sorry to hear about that. Pattyman 15:27, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Heads up

Don't forget to double check the image usage in case if they are being used on Bulbapedia or Bulbanews. I do check them before deleting but still, it is nice to double check them in order to avoid the ugly broken links. ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 17:44, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

I am having trouble editing on Bulbanews, it says that I don't have permission to edit pages in the Page mainspace (despite seeing some broken links on there). Bulbapedia, I am fine with. Pattyman 17:53, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I can understand. Anyway, if an image needs to be fixed on Bulbanews, just drop me a message. ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 17:57, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Anime move screenshots

How you get them? They are in pretty good quality. Marked +-+-+ 15:42, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

I got them from the Poké site as screenshots. Pattyman 15:46, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Old versions

Hey Pattyman, can you delete the old versions of Bertha Hippowdon.png, Bertha Golem.png and Bertha Hippowdon.png. I mean those who I uploaded before. TheSeviper 16:21, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

I don't think I have the power to do that. However, I do have the power to hide revisions which is completely different from deleting them. Pattyman 17:27, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Help again:Returns

Hello, it's me again. I have tried to send this images but i don't have any results, i make any mistake?? [1] [2]--Hikaru Wazana 03:55 - 7 April 2012 (UTC)

The server needs time to sync them in. You didn't make any mistakes. Pattyman 12:18, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Ok, thanks again.^_^ --Hikaru Wazana 12:35 - 7 April 2012 (UTC)


Kindly check your Yahoo inbox. ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 01:59, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Nevermind, just got a failure delivery notification so you probably didn't get the mail. Anyway, do you have an AIM account? If yes, please let me know. ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 02:06, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
Nope, I don't have an AIM account yet*. However, if you want, you can PM me on the forums. Pattyman 02:18, 13 April 2012 (UTC)


Then what did they meant ? I've already uploaded a jpg version and replaced the png.s on bulbapedia with it. What should I do then ?----DJWolfy 18:17, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

They wanted an image that is from an official source (one that were allowed to use), not from the jpg that was uploaded on the archives. Uploading the png from the jpg can make the image look bad. They weren't asking for a jpg. I was going to fix the reason to make it clear but I had to do something else at the moment. Sorry for the mix up that happened. Pattyman 23:33, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for resolving my inquire. There is no problem. I've already reverted my edits.----DJWolfy 13:27, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Category:Overworld Trainer sprites

Just noticed that adding the category via template makes them sort... different way. About 136 files to fix to the new way. >_> Or do it different way... but now the only I can think of is to add the category into template. Marked +-+-+ 08:19, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Ok then. Pattyman 18:40, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Gen III OD sprites of Pokémon.

I am just uploading them. The only problem is that Vigoroth (and Machoke in RS) doesn't have a sprite that shows them in front, neither they rotate upon interaction. They only have side sprite and back sprite for overworld (some, like Rayquaza have only front sprite as far as I know, but eg. Pikachu has all four - front, back and both sides' sprites). Marked +-+-+ 18:53, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Aren't those the sprites that you see when the player character is interacting with a Pokémon (such as the case with Regice in Island Cave)? I'm not asking where you got them from. Pattyman 19:22, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes, they are. As most can turn (eg. Regis can't turn), they should be OD sprites. I've checked dolls, and they are different. I have got them from games, though some could be unused. There are some in FRLG, too, like Doduo's (or Dodrio's, I don't remember which one). Marked +-+-+ 19:31, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
There was a Doduo on Two Island back when I was playing the games (it is still there). Where did you get the idea about the Vigoroth as I only saw the Machoke helping out the player character's house? Pattyman 19:55, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
Machoke are replaced by Vigoroth in Emerald. "Vigoroth move boxes into Brendan's or May's house instead of Machoke" Marked +-+-+ 20:06, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
Sure. Pattyman 20:14, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
Still not clear which one to upload. Back sprite or sides' sprites? Since there are two out there for both Machoke and Vigoroth, and couldn't find more. Marked +-+-+ 20:16, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
I would go for their side sprites as you can see part of their faces. The back ones don't show the face. Pattyman 20:51, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Quick question

Hi. This question has probably been asked before, but I'm utterly clueless on the Archives, so I'd appreciate if you can help me anyway. I used this image to draw a map of Ash's travels through the Orange Islands (using PowerPoint). Is it okay to use existing images like that? Bulbajer 00:57, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

As long as it is not fanart, then it is fine. Pattyman 01:02, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! Bulbajer 01:04, 16 May 2012 (UTC)


for the edits you made to File:Spr_b_4h_255_f.png and File:Spr_b_4h_255_f.png, can you explain to me what/why you did that so that I can understand? I'm confused by it. G50 01:07, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

I meant Spr_b_4h_012_f.png for one of them. G50 01:09, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
The Candidates for moving category was getting too big so I removed the tag on some of them to prevent server strain. Don't worry, they are still going to be moved from time to time. It is just that we had to deal with important stuff first. The same applied for the Candidates for deletion category. Pattyman 02:26, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I understand. G50 02:34, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
I do appreciate the hard work you're doing. Pattyman 02:37, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Uh... G50 is doing what she was told to (I know because I told her to). {{move}} and {{delete}} are not to be removed unless there's a valid reason for them to, G50 has rather valid reasons for adding the templates. Leave the "server strain" decisions to the senior staff. Masatoshitalk 04:11, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
There was a time that it happened. I'm not perfect. Pattyman 04:15, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
That was when we had a huge number of images to move (move images in one case) and we already knew we needed to move the so tagging them was pointless and just straining the server. Otherwise it was just when we already had plenty of work to do and you were just adding more moves to our list. A large move category doesn't actually strain the server at all, it just stresses the admins. --SnorlaxMonster 12:56, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
At least I'm not like that now. Just curious, the sprite images (the ones with the Spr b in the file names), are they separate from the regular images? By the way G50, if Masatoshi told you about placing the templates, then go for it. Sorry about the misunderstanding that went on. Pattyman 16:58, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
No problem. If you mean Spr_b_#b_###.png instead of Spr_#b_###.png , the sprites with b in front are back sprites. G50 17:02, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Yep, those. Pattyman 18:05, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

DPA Mars & Zensho Satoshi

Please keep in mind that, while png is often the preferred file format, quality always comes first.

  • In regards to DPA Mars, a color image taken from a volume's front or back cover is preferred over a black and white shot taken from a page within a volume.
  • As for Zensho Satoshi, a clean color shot is preferred over a rather blurry black and white page scan.

I hope you understand, - Kogoro - Talk to me - 21:40, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Should I still upload those two as pngs using those requirements (without saving those jpgs as pngs)? The Zensho scans are blurry though so I wouldn't worry about the Satoshi image. By the way, thank you for your upload of File:Freeze Shock B2W2.png as an image from an official site instead of a fansite. Pattyman 22:32, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
If you can get a clean scan of equal or better quality than the current jpg files, feel free to upload them as png. Otherwise, just leave the current jpg files. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 01:15, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
I was successful with Mars but ended up avoiding Satoshi's. Pattyman 03:00, 8 June 2012 (UTC)


I posted a wrong picture of a character in the anime and had not seen it already had a better image in the library. How do I proceed? Sorry for the mistake.--Hikaru Wazana 21:45, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

The image has been reverted. Pattyman 22:32, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Official Orange Islands, Sevii Islands and New Island map

Hi, could you do me a favour? I found this map with the Sevii Islands, New Island and the Orange Islands. It looks like artwork from FireRed & LeafGreen although it's weird that the Orange Islands and New Island are there since they're anime only locations. I was wondering of you could upload it to the Orange Archipelago article since I clearly lack both the access and the knowledge needed to do so. Here's the map: [3] PokeAwesome94 (talk) 21:51, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

That is official. It's part of File:RegionsMoviesMap.jpg, which is an anime map of all the movie locations up to M10. --SnorlaxMonster 07:49, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
Do you think it's worth uploading? PokeAwesome94 (talk) 12:59, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
I think it should be. --SnorlaxMonster 13:13, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
SnorlaxMonster or Pattyman (talk) could someone of you or anyone else who reads this upload it? I lack both the access and the knowledge needed to do that. PokeAwesome94 (talk) 16:30, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Oversized files

Files uploaded prior to the introduction of the resolution limits are not subject to the limits unless they require replacement for other reasons. Please stop tagging old files as oversized. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 03:43, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

I didn't know. Pattyman (talk) 04:26, 14 June 2012 (UTC)


Don't edit anything if you don't fully understand what you're doing. We weren't going to update the template until after uploading the necessary sprites. Masatoshitalk 04:44, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

It looks like I knew partially about editing the template when I gave it a try but I won't touch it for now. Pattyman (talk) 05:49, 23 June 2012 (UTC)


About you reverting my upload of PS366, can you keep the image, but upload a smaller one?--Igor Castro Chucre (talk) 01:17, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

I reverted it because it went over the 1280×1280 px limit. But, I'll be happy to upload the image. Pattyman (talk) 01:22, 26 August 2012 (UTC)


Don't touch the TCG cards... there are multiple edits that need to be made to those pages. Nuva-kal and Maverick Nate know of the system, and to an extent, I do too; if you want to be part of this project, first bring it up with either of them. ht14 00:03, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Ok then. I believe Jo The Marten and G50 know about the system too (unless requirements had to be met). For now, I'll stick with the Trainer sprites. Pattyman (talk) 00:13, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
Well, those were the two that came out of my mind first. Sorry to make it sound like it was super exclusive. And yeah, the Trainer sprites are fine. You're doing a great job. ht14 01:04, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
Not a problem, Nate was more common with the project anyway. Pattyman (talk) 02:14, 13 September 2012 (UTC)


Last time I checked, this is Black Kyurem. Whatever this move is supposed to be, it's clearly not Fusion Flare. Ataro (talk) 00:48, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

I rewatched the movie trailer and the move wasn't mentioned clearly when it was used, so it might be an unidentified move related with fire. Anyway, whoever placed about Kyurem using Fusion Flare in the articles ended up being wrong. Pattyman (talk) 01:44, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
I found this image on PokéWiki. Despite the description saying that Kyurem is using Flamethrower, I think it is using Fusion Flare. Can you confirm this? --Mikuri (talk) 02:30, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
I wouldn't say that move is Flamethrower yet as Kyurem can't actually learn it. Pattyman (talk) 18:11, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Taging animation files

Hey, Pattyman. I was wondering if it would be alright to tag the Unova Route 20 Map[4] and other animations like it with the Bad image template for the arrow in the corner or is it alright for now? In addition, would it be alright to tag animations without the Region tag, such as the Weather Institute map[5] from the Hoenn region with the move tag? Super goku (talk) 03:26, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

You could go ahead and tag the images that have the arrow on the corner. As for the latter, since most of the images are gifs, it wouldn't be necessary to place the move tag on them. Pattyman (talk) 03:44, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
Alright then. I shall go ahead and tag the animations with the arrow. Thank you for the response. Super goku (talk) 03:51, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
You're welcome. Good work for this task. Pattyman (talk) 03:53, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
Well, it is one of the things that I can do. Super goku (talk) 03:54, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
These images also have grayed out cities/towns and are missing locations that aren't on the map by default like Unity Tower. --SnorlaxMonster 06:05, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
Alright then. It looks like it will be Round 2 in a bit. Super goku (talk) 06:11, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Edit limits

Due to the server move, many of us are not editing or uploading images at this time. Please limit your edits until the move is completely finished unless it is important, such as renaming of characters/locations. Thanks! ht14 00:32, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Sorry about that, I got too caught up with this category. Pattyman (talk) 00:41, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
That's never going to happen so long as we have massive uploads lying about... but I understand... just save it for later. I'm thinking of a new project as well. ht14 00:43, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
The server move is already completed and we've moved onto the testing phase. Feel free to work as normal, it's good at this point to put the server through its paces & will help us find any oddities and glitches that need repair. With that in mind, if you encounter any odd issues, send me a message so I can pass the information forward. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 22:24, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
That was quick. Pattyman (talk) 23:29, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Sky Pillar 1F-5F

Also used in Emerald, after it crumbles (what we have for 6F is after crumbling, the "before" is different from other two). Marked +-+-+ (talk) 17:49, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. Pattyman (talk) 03:14, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

BW108 cover

Not changed yet! And I have no any permission to change it. Change it please. KyleRGiggs (talk) 19:16, 18 January 2013 (UTC)