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

All users

  • Categorize, add meaningful summaries (using templates where relevant), and add proper licensing to all files

Autoconfirmed users

  • Upload, upload, upload!

Current tasks

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

Ongoing tasks

  • Upload all sprites and models for the Generation VI, VII, and VIII games (e.g., File:Spr 6x 151.png, File:Spr b 6x 135 s.png)
    • Upload all missing sprites from the main series games (permission from users that are at least a senior administrator are required before uploading these images)
    • Upload all missing models for the 3D console games (Stadium, Colosseum, XD, Pokémon Battle Revolution) and mobile games (e.g., GO, Masters EX)
    • Upload sprites for mobile games (e.g., Café Mix, Shuffle)
    • Upload maps for Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald (through the PokéNav)
  • Upload over the current sprites to show Black 2 and White 2 unanimated images (e.g. File:081 s.png)
  • Upload png replacements of anime jpgs (do not forget to input the {{delete}} template into the file to notify staff members)
  • Upload png replacements of manga jpgs
  • Upload transparent or flipped images as needed, or request them by inputting the {{Transparency needed}} template or {{Flip needed}} template, respectively, if you don't have them
  • Request better images that don't fit any of the above requirements through the {{bad image}} template
  • Request movement of images through the {{move}} template
  • Request deletion of images through the {{delete}} template. Ensure the said images on Bulbapedia and/or Bulbanews are properly fixed or removed before doing this.
  • Fix the images on the TCG such that they go in the proper category (this category is for non-card images, whereas this is for the cards only) by use of the correct licensing (non-card vs. this)
  • Upload TCG images properly. Images of Pokémon with non-alphanumeric characters (excluding hyphens, but including spaces) in their name should have the offending character(s) omitted in the filename. For further details, see the manual of style.
  • Welcome users that have contributed in some way beneficial to the Archives with the {{welcome}} template (do not forget to put it in this format: {{subst:welcome}})
  • Some Diamond and Pearl back sprites have pixel issues. Re-upload damaged sprites with proper versions
  • Update every image (depicting a move found in this category) summary and replace the content with {{mv}}, the usage is {{mv|Pokémon|move|generation (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8)|type=type of the move|target=Target Pokémon|ani=whether the image is animated in png}}.
    • The template will add the proper categories, so if you see a manually-added Category (like Category:Moves (game), both Pokémon, user and target), delete it.
    • Check your browser before saying the image is not animated. If Ani001OD.png is not animated on your browser, no other animated pngs will be animated on your browser. Browsers that can show animated png files include Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, and Opera.

Junior admins

  • Move images (do not forget to remove the {{move}} template) and ensure the images are properly fixed on Bulbapedia and/or Bulbanews). Where relevant, also delete the redirected images (usually sprite redirects are exceptions).

Ongoing tasks

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


Ongoing tasks

  • Deleting unused files (mostly .jpgs and unused redirects)