User talk:Zesty Cactus

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Ash's Pikachu (EToP) & Winona's Altaria

I believe User:Pattyman/Ash's Pikachu (EToP) and User:Pattyman/Winona's Altaria are ready to be checked if they can be placed in the mainspace. The former is an important character in the Electric Tale of Pikachu with Ash's also having the separate article while the latter has been involved in a lot in Pokémon Adventures aside from being Winona's signature Pokémon and appearing in the anime and games. PattyMan 02:25, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

For Altaria, I'll still mainspace it, but is there any way to make the "In the games" section not stretch the screen, like on Morty's Gengar? I tried to do it myself but I am too dumb with code so I couldn't get it to work so I just left it. --ZestyCactus 04:07, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
I took care of the problem, thanks for letting me know. PattyMan 04:54, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! It looks way better now. :) --ZestyCactus 03:18, 2 February 2016 (UTC)


Is the page User:Rahl/Brav ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 13:58, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

It looks pretty legit although I removed some broken file links in the switch cuz I noticed not all the pics in the switch actually had files to display. --ZestyCactus 02:23, 6 February 2016 (UTC)


Is the page User:Rahl/Monlee ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 16:34, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

It's been done. :D --ZestyCactus 06:14, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

New cover Pokemon Adventures Spain

01300212701_g.jpg The 27th cover - unsigned comment from Ipsilon (talkcontribs)

Ah, I was wondering when the next one would be released! Thanks for letting me know. --ZestyCactus 06:14, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

New template for the manga sections

Hey! :) How are you tonight? ^~^

I sent a message to Ataro asking him if this template ( was ready to go into the manga rounds, but you just logged in, so I figured out, why not ask you? ^~^

I would start adding them as soon as you validate it and give me the go.

PS: Have you been able to find anything about my mysterious CD? MannedTooth (Talk) 05:02, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

I haven't had a chance to research the mysterious CD because I've been busy with my job and other things ^^' I will get to it when I can. Unfortunately, we've reviewed that template in the past (it's been on the sandbox for a while) and we've determined it isn't really needed at this time. It ultimately doesn't add anything substantial to the pages (plain text communicates the information perfectly fine) and between anime and manga articles, there would be well over 1000 pages that it would affect, so we would rather invest more focus on other, higher-priority projects, mainly adding new content as opposed to redecorating existing content. Sorry! --ZestyCactus 06:14, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
it's okay, we all have a real life. :p but adding this template would add so much quality to the wiki since it's compact and sweet for the eyes. If this would happen, I would personally work on adding them, so you guys can concentrate on other things. And that's weird to me, since everytime I try to add new stuff it gets deleted for "unotability". Like, do you guys even want new stuff being added or what? Is it just me that doesn't understand something or what? Sadly, I am now only wandering the wiki, refreshing the recent changes page without knowing what to do. I really, really have motivation. I want to help, you might have noticed already, but there's nothing I can do apparently... :/ MannedTooth (Talk) 06:56, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
Well, the template mentioned upthread is purely aesthetic - it's not actually adding any new information to the article, just presenting it differently. The fact of the matter is there is lots to do... but you specifically told me you weren't interested in the wanted pages and you didn't seem really interested when I mentioned the Manga to-do list or other similar projects (Articles needing improvement, etc.) these are really the things that we need the most. Your manga plot summaries were good and that is an area we have very few contributors in - are you no longer interested in doing those? There are 890 articles with incomplete plot summaries, including anime episodes. We have many editors who like working on character articles, but there are some that still could use some help, particularly for more obscure series. I'm also still interested in starting a page for those Quebec French VHS tapes - I have five or six of them myself, but I've put it to the back burner because content that is not in English or Japanese is generally lower priority, but I did plan to make it one day, so if you are willing to help, that opportunity is still open too. That's just a short-term project though - the longer-term stuff is adding summaries (which there is a high reader demand for), keeping up on volume releases and chapter/round article creation, that sort of tedious stuff. Researching old merchandise and documenting it. It's tedious, sure, but that's the true backbone of the manga section. I see little value in adding templates to change the look of the pages when so many manga pages look like this. --ZestyCactus 03:35, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
It's not that I didn't want to anymore, it's just that it takes a lot of time to do these! :P But if you tell me that the ones I added were good. I will sure keep it up! :)
As for the Quebec tapes, I'm just unsure about what I need to do. Give me specific requests and I'll gladly lend a hand! MannedTooth (Talk) 03:49, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Forgot to mention that I also suggested to Ataro to add a navigation bar at the top of each rounds, just like for the anime episodes. MannedTooth (Talk) 03:51, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
We actually had one a long time ago and it was abolished (I'm not entirely sure why, as that was before my time. I think it was considered redundant because the chapter info box already has the previous and next links in it). --ZestyCactus 03:46, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Celebi (Adventures)

Is the page User:Animaltamer7/Celebi (Adventures)‎ good enough to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 03:39, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Also, is the page User:Rahl/Diamond's Rotom ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 01:54, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
In addition how about the pages User:Rahl/Ruby's Plusle and User:Rahl/Sapphire's Minun?--Rahl (talk) 03:13, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
Woah, sorry! I got busy with work and haven't had time to come to the computer for the last few days. I'll take a look at them right now. --ZestyCactus 03:46, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

And another more (Spanish cover)

Caw9dxAW0AMo_bs.jpg The 3th - unsigned comment from Ipsilon (talkcontribs)

Thank you! --ZestyCactus 03:46, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Platinum's Lopunny

Is the page User:Rahl/Platinum's Lopunny‎ good enough to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 00:34, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Covers of distinct countries

Hi, I give you some covers for Pokémon Adventures from some countries:
Gold & Silver french omnibus 1: [1]
X & Y french volume 3: [2]
Red, Green & Blue and Yellow german volume 1: [3]
Red, Green & Blue and Yellow german volume 2: [4]
Black & White german volume 5: [5]
Black & White german volume 6: [6]
Black & White german volume 7: [7]
Black & White german volume 8: [8]
Black & White german volume 9: [9]
X & Y german volume 1: [10]
X & Y german volume 2: [11]
X & Y german volume 3: [12]
Red, Green & Blue and Yellow finnish volume 2: [13]
Red, Green & Blue and Yellow finnish volume 3: [14]
Red, Green & Blue and Yellow finnish volume 4: [15]
Red, Green & Blue and Yellow finnish volume 5: [16]
Black & White italian volume 12: [17]
Black & White italian volume 13: [18]
Black & White italian volume 14: [19]
Black & White italian volume 15: [20]
Vietnamese volume 11: [21]
Vietnamese volume 12: [22]
Vietnamese volume 13: [23]
Vietnamese volume 14: [24]
Black & White brazilian volume 4: [25]
Black & White brazilian volume 5: [26]
Black & White brazilian volume 6: [27]
Black & White brazilian volume 7: [28]
Black & White brazilian volume 8: [29]
Black & White brazilian volume 9: [30]
--Ipsilon (talk) 11:43, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Wow, thank you! These will take me a little while to get through but I'm really excited, some of these I didn't know were released lol ^^' --ZestyCactus 04:08, 20 February 2016 (UTC)


Hey Zesty Cactus! Is this page User:Wowy/Pokémon Nanoblocks mainspaceable? Or are there any changes I'll need to do first?--Wowy(토크) 04:15, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

It's done. It's your job to find ways to link to it in other pages though ;) --ZestyCactus 04:51, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks!!--Wowy(토크) 05:00, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Tate and Liza's two Pokémon

I believe User:Pattyman/Tate's Solrock and User:Pattyman/Liza's Lunatone are ready to be mainspaced even though I had them sitting in the userspace for a while and as part of the other mainspace requests, lol. PattyMan 05:44, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

All good here. --ZestyCactus 06:31, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Pokémon Adventures

I don't know if you can read Korean but I thought you might be interested. Not sure if you want an official site, but if you search 포켓몬스터 스페셜 on this website, a list of Korean Pokémon Adventures releases will come up. The website is Kyobo books (a well known book store, so reliable?). I know nothing about the manga and I don't have the time to invest in editing for it, but I'll leave it here if you're willing to do it. There is a bar at the bottom where you can scroll pages, but I haven't checked if they've got all volumes. --Wowy(토크) 05:57, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Can't read Korean but I will definitely be looking at it anyway! I can find my way around any bookstore's website XD thanks for the link! --ZestyCactus 06:31, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

RE: Covers of distinct countries

I'm sorry to tell you that German volumes are not omnibus ^^' , only they merged the chapters, but the volumes are the same. - unsigned comment from Ipsilon (talkcontribs)

Oh, my bad! I misunderstood before but I get it now. --ZestyCactus 16:14, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Gold's Sunbo

Hi, is this acceptable for mainspacing? Rahl helped me with the summary.Animaltamer710:30, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Hey. You asked that same question to me almost two years ago. I don't know what Zesty's opinion is, but mine is that Sunbo is still not notable enough for an article. Ataro (talk) 15:38, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
I will have to back Ataro up on this one and pass on mainspacing. Sunbo has multiple appearances but the majority of them are fairly minor and not critical to the advancement of the plot. The notable stuff, such as her participation in the Pokéathlon, can easily be added to her section on Gold's page. Also, she doesn't really have a lot of significant character development for herself or drive character development for Gold. --ZestyCactus 06:22, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Crystal's starter

I was looking at the Manual of style/Manga/Manga Pokémon notability policy page and noticed that it says "Starter Pokémon that are owned by any of the main characters (Such as any Pokédex holder, Wally, Cheren, and Bianca) are all notable, provided they have appeared in more than one chapter/round. If they have not met this criteria, then they would have to have a significant impact on the plot of the chapter/round, manga series as a whole, or a certain arc." Through flashbacks we have seen that Smoochum is her starter, so should it get its own page?--Rahl (talk) 05:44, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Possibly, if the article can prove her significance to the plot and character development. Basically if there's enough to say that couldn't be reasonably fit into her existing section on Crystal's page. --ZestyCactus 06:22, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Legendary Birds

Hi Zesty, are the Legendary Birds worth having an adventures page?Animaltamer710:22, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

You mean Thu-Fi-Zer? --ZestyCactus 18:28, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
No I mean like a page for the individuals, since Thu-Fi-zer is a fusion of them.Animaltamer703:38, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
I don't really think that's necessary. The existing page could be expanded to include information about their roles as individuals (which are pretty minor). Alternatively the page could be converted to "Legendary birds (Adventures)" with a section on their combined role as Thu-Fi-Zer (which wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, since the page is at a Japanese name). But I definitely don't believe that there's enough information to warrant two separate pages. One is good enough. --ZestyCactus 03:44, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
Actually that's what I meant, the "Legendary Birds (Adventures)" article instead of individual pages of each of them.Animaltamer704:47, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
Yeah. So either the information can be added to Thu-Fi-Zer, or Thu-Fi-Zer can be converted into "Legendary birds (Adventures)" with a "Thu-Fi-Zer" section. We don't need both pages separately. --ZestyCactus 04:57, 5 March 2016 (UTC)


I might have already asked you that. But since it's Manga March, I'll ask again: do you need any template for the manga section? I've been practicing for a while now. I think I can come out with something pretty neat.

That, and have you decided on whether we should keep the next/prev chapter in the infobox or add a navigation bar at the top? I'd take care of that. MannedTooth (Talk) 05:53, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

There aren't any needed templates at this time, but if anything comes up, I'll be sure to let you know.
As I mentioned previously, the manga pages used to have a navigation bar at the top, but it was eliminated when the current infobox was created, which has the previous and next links included. It's fine the way it is. --ZestyCactus 06:12, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Page for Barbara

Does Barbara have the right qualities for having a page? User:Animaltamer712:20, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

I am assuming you're referring to White's Vullaby? In that case, not really... she doesn't really have a significant enough role to warrant breaking out the page. She appears in like, four rounds only, right? Her current section on White's page is fine. --ZestyCactus 02:58, 19 March 2016 (UTC)


Is User:Animaltamer7/Mew (Adventures), ok for mainspacing? Animaltamer710:41, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Mainspacing (2)

Is this page ready for mainspacing? PattyMan 23:28, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Pokémon Adventures

Hey Zesty! I was looking more into the Korean manga and I found out that the link I referenced before (this) seems to have updated their stuff and now if you search 포켓몬스터 스페셜, more than one version comes up, each with different ISBN numbers, and released at different dates (and different prices). Volumes 1-25 seem to have gotten 3 different versions, and 26-36 seem to have had 2 versions. Do these count as different editions (due to their different ISBN) or is more confirmation required? Also, the dates for the older versions of these volumes seem to match (roughly) with other websites usually within the same month. So should I update the pages with the release date according to the above website or write only the month? --Wowy(토크) 06:02, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

What years were the three editions published in? Another user mentioned the multiple ISBNs to me a long time ago, but I could never make sense of it. Do they have different cover artworks? I wonder if the translation is different (I doubt it). Thanks for helping me with this ^^' what do you think?
So, are other websites saying the same month, but a different date? I'm a little confused. What other websites are you referring to? The site you linked above is a reputable bookseller chain, right? Depending on what the other sources are I would consider a bookseller chain (I guess equal to Chapters or Barnes and Noble) pretty legit. But let me know :P --ZestyCactus 04:19, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm quite confused too :S, but this is what information I could get:
Using Pokémon Special volume 1 as an example, the 'first edition' was published on 25/8/1999 with an ISBN of 9788984423763(8984423769). The 'second edition' was published on 20/5/2010 with an ISBN of 9788925230207(8925230208). The 'third edition' was published on 19/7/2011 with an ISBN of 9788925284156(8925284154).
For some volumes up to volume 19, I can notice that certain 1st edition covers differ from the subsequent editions (2nd and 3rd editions have the same cover), but only slightly. For instance, for Pokémon Special volume 1, the edition published in 1999 has a different background, and the word 한국어판 (Korean edition) is below the 포켓몬스터 logo, while the newer editions have a plain red background with the word 한국어판 at the top of the cover. Pokémon Special volume 14 has the most obvious difference in the cover art as it has the number 14 written in a different place. However, despite the difference in covers and ISBN, I suspect they are just repackaged differently but have the same translation (as you suspect as well). I'm not too familiar with manga, but to constitute as a new edition, does it require an updated translation (or just merely different ISBN)?
In terms of the source, Kyobo books is the largest book chain store in Korea. I think it's probably the most reliable source since the Daewon CI site has been down for a while. The other website I was checking was this. The dates are mostly the same between the two websites. And is there any way we could get official confirmation on these (email?)
I have time next week so I can help upload pictures, write up ISBNs and dates if you want help.
--Wowy(토크) 09:39, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Just to add, according to the Pokémon in South Korea page at least the first 14 volumes are flipped to read the Western way, but the manga has since been unflipped to be the same as the Japanese ones. Just a thought, but I think the old 1st edition volumes are the ones which were flipped to read the Western way, and the newer editions are the ones which are unflipped. I've been looking at scans of the manga online and up to volume 21 (at least) I've seen flipped ones which correlate with the old style cover art, which supports this theory. The dates and ISBN numbers also match which helps. I can't find scans of the newer editions though to check if they are unflipped like the Japanese ones.
And sorry for dumping my thoughts and text here! :)--Wowy(토크) 11:12, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Ohhhhh you know what the flipped/unflipped theory makes sense. Aren't Korean comics normally written in a left-to-right reading format? So it makes sense that they would want to flip them in the olden days. It reminds me of how Tokyopop did Peach Girl (starting from volume 9, they did it unflipped, and then published new unflipped editions of 1-8 later to match).
Anyway, I would just add them as first/second/third editions for now. If the cover artwork is identical, you can just repeat it. :P --ZestyCactus 01:40, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Unknown Pokemon

Hey Zesty, I was looking through chapter 27 of the X & Y arc and I found a pokemon I couldn't figure out. It reminds me of a machop a bit but I can't tell, I wanted to ask if you know what it its, its under the Meowstic, early thanks. Animaltamer707:31, 1 April 2016 (UTC) [31]

OMG it looks like a blob to me. My boyfriend says it looks like Electrike so I don't even know XD --ZestyCactus 01:40, 2 April 2016 (UTC)


Is the page User:FinnishPokéFan92/Snor ready to be mainspaced? I know it isn't as prominent as some of Red's other Pokemon, but I think its appearance in multiple medias makes it important enough.--Rahl (talk) 02:10, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

I've discussed this with other members of the Editorial Board and we've actually decided to eliminate the Origins and game-related sections from Red and Blue's pages, as they are distinct characters from the game characters Red and Blue. They are cross-canon counterparts, sure, but they are too distinct to mix their Pokémon's information together. (It's not the same as regular Gym Leaders, who usually use pretty much the same Pokémon everywhere and mostly for battling). At the most, I'd suggest linking to the game characters' pages for more information on some same Pokémon used between the two (for example, Ash's Pikachu linking to Red's Pikachu). Fortunately, we still think the Snor article is mainspaceable on just the basis of Adventures-related content (I think there may be a few more appearances that could be mentioned to expand the article, though: for example, the first two moves in the list are from rounds not mentioned in the body of the article). So that's pretty much it. (As an aside, did you check with FPF92 about the article being submitted for approval? He is still active, and ideally, the article's creator should be the one submitting it for approval.) --ZestyCactus 03:45, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Pokémon XY Vol. 7

A quick heads-up, Vol. 7's image has been revealed for Viz's XY series, and I can tell you it looks cool with both Quilladin and Charmeleon on the cover. -Tyler53841 (talk) 06:00, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. Just got the volume page up and running. -Tyler53841 (talk) 04:58, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
Awesome :) you were right, the cover artwork is pretty cool haha. --ZestyCactus 05:03, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
One thing that is noticeable right now is Viz is obviously dividing their mini-volumes into 2 separate volumes with 3 and then 4 chapters each. While it is too soon to post this information as anything could happen while the volumes are still in production, it is something important to keep an eye on in the meantime. -Tyler53841 (talk) 05:24, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Aero (Adventures)

Hey! :) I've contacted Ataro with this, but he hasn't answered me yet, and since you're head of Manga and connected right now, I thought I'd send it to you. :)


Please give me your thoughts on it, I know that there is already a page created for it, but it was created back in 2012 and still hasn't been mainspaced yet. Just wondered why. MannedTooth (Talk) 05:20, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Well, actually, Ataro is the Head of Manga — he took my old spot when I was promoted to Deputy Editor-in-Chief. However, since I am the former Head of Manga (so I would consider myself somewhat of an expert on the subject...), you're not wrong to contact me if you didn't get a reply from Ataro. :P
Anyway, I'd still like to discuss the situation with Kogoro, but I haven't had a chance yet, so it may be another day or two before I can give you a final decision. Since FinnishPokéFan92's article was made first, we may end up combining the articles (along with the history, so you'll both get credit). Just wanted to give you a heads up and let you know I haven't forgotten about this ^^'
Lastly, just a friendly reminder that all mainspaceable userspace pages should be tagged with {{Mainspace}}, and should not be categorized in any regular categories (such as Red's Pokémon). This ensures it only appears in either Candidates for mainspacing and Candidates for mainspacing/Under construction. We don't want anyone searching by categories to find an incomplete or unapproved page mixed in with the proper ones :P categories may be hidden with those funky arrows in the character palette below the editing window (<!--[[Category:Example]]-->) so that when the page is mainspaced, all we have to do is remove the arrows and it's good to go. These are also used to add notes and such on completed pages — you may have seen them around as you've been editing. Thank you! --ZestyCactus 01:25, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh, I'll remember Ataro as head of the Manga. I'll use the mainspace tag from now on, I'm always hesitant to use it, I'm like "is my page good enough for it?" Anyway, thanks for the advices, I'll use the html comments tags for categories of pages not mainspaced. MannedTooth (Talk) 01:43, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
I actually recommend using the Mainspace tag as it flags articles for staff review and also helps other users know which pages are being worked on. If in doubt, you can always use the "under construction" version if you're not ready for it to be reviewed for mainspaceability. If anything, if the article isn't up to standard, by having it tagged it'll be easier for us to know it's there and offer advice for improvement if the subject is notable but the article itself needs improvement. --ZestyCactus 03:53, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
As always, thank you for the great tips! :) It's really appreciated. :) MannedTooth (Talk) 04:12, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
Alright, so I've discussed the situation with Kogoro and the plan now is to mainspace FinnishPokéFan's article, since it was there first and has more information. (Since your page was made with pre-existing knowledge of the other WIP page, unfortunately they won't be merged, but obviously you are free to edit the existing page once it's mainspaced.) Sorry to keep you waiting for a response. Just keep in mind for next time, even if a page has gone a while without being mainspaced, it's still a candidate unless a specific reason has been given for it to not be mainspaced (non-notability, poor quality, etc). Most users allow others to help them with their draft pages (after all, they do want it to be complete and high-quality enough to become a main content article, which anyone may edit anyway), although if they are still active you can always ask them for permission if you're not sure or they haven't specifically stated that anyone may edit their page. --ZestyCactus 06:18, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
It's alright, but if that changes anything, I did not know about the existence of the page until a user notified me after "completing" it. MannedTooth (Talk) 06:25, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm sorry if I didn't understand correctly, but based on your reply to Pattyman here it sounded like you did know about the page before creating it. --ZestyCactus 06:31, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
I don't remember why I said that to be honest, probably not to sound like a fool uselessly doing a job that has already been done, but in all honesty here, I really didn't know about it. Anyway, it doesn't matter that much, I did it for fun :p MannedTooth (Talk) 06:37, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
Well, relating back to what I mentioned upthread, this is a good example of why potential mainspace articles should be tagged so that yourself and other users can find them in the category. Just keep that in mind for next time ^^' anyway, if you're finished with your page, I'm going to delete it now since the main Aero page has been mainspaced. --ZestyCactus 06:47, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
Can you wait a day or two before deleting it? I am on my iPad and I would like to copy it aomewhere on my PC so that I can discuss with Finnish what we can do keep from it. If you really can't I'll understand, don't worry, delete it. :p - unsigned comment from MannedTooth (talkcontribs)
That's okay. When you are finished with it, please tag it with {{Delete}} so that myself or another staff member will know it's okay to delete it. --ZestyCactus 06:56, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Regarding uploaded images of traps and tiles in Gates to Infinity

I know this is not part of Generation VI, but rather Generation V. As Masatoshi pointed out to me, I apparently have to get permission to upload Nintendo 3DS game screenshots or any kind of images, models or sprites. Earlier, I thought it only applied to Generation VI games, since it said so in the message, but I think it needs to be made more clear by saying "all Nintendo 3DS games, not just Generation VI" so that others don't make the same decision that I did, which was uploading them before getting permission. You're more than welcome to take a look at the traps that I took from the screenshots that I did from in-game from Gates to Infinity from my capture card. So you can verify, just incase mine are in violation. Here they are: [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] Thanks! —Platinum Lucario (talk) 15:55, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi! I do apologize for the confusing wording on the message, I agree that it was pretty unclear and I am glad to see it has been updated. It's not so much that it's from Generation VI specifically, but that it's from the 3DS, which is harder to obtain screenshots from than previous systems. Since not everyone can be bothered to obtain and master the tools needed for these screenshots, we have to ask for confirmation just to ensure that you're really making the screenshots yourself and not taking them from some other source without the original screenshotter's permission. Having said that, I'm sorry to bug you, but you don't happen to have X/Y or OR/AS, do you? Normally, for confirmation, we ask for a specific Pokémon to be caught and given a specific nickname. As you can imagine it's harder to have criteria like this for a Mystery Dungeon game, so for simplicity, I can confirm you from one of those games and then you'll be free to upload all your Mystery Dungeon screenshots. :) Thanks for your understanding in this matter! --ZestyCactus 03:18, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm also planning on taking screenshots and models from Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon as well (since I have that as well). As for main series games, I have Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, but I mainly use X and Omega Ruby. But if I need to upload any screenshots in the future from the main series games, I'd be more than welcome to do so under that criteria along with it's specific nickname. ^^ —Platinum Lucario (talk) 05:38, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
That's great! For confirmation, if you can capture a Flabébé for me from your X or Y and nickname it Bulbapedia, send me the screenshot (you can upload it to an external site and link to it here) and once I've seen it then you'll be free to upload any images from all the 3DS titles. Thanks! --ZestyCactus 05:44, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Okay, for a start, I will first show you the capture device I use, it's called 3DS Capture. [39] [40] Now I'll do Pokémon X next, with the nicknamed Flabébé as you mentioned.—Platinum Lucario (talk) 05:56, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Sorry that I took so long. I ran into some issues with my 3DS NAND (since I was using 4.5 sysNAND, and the 6.0.x save encryption on Pokémon X couldn't activate on my emuNAND). But I fixed the issue by restoring a 9.2 sysNAND backup from two years ago, so it's all good now. Anyways, here's several screenshots of me catching and verifying the Flabébé: [41] [42] [43] [44] [45] [46] [47] [48] [49] [50] [51] As for Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, I've come across a big discovery. The game uses a much more newer type of save encryption. So that means that if I use it on my hacked 3DS (which is the one that has 3DS Capture on it), it will mean that the game will complain and say that it's corrupted. Even playing it with a sysNAND at 9.2 will still have the same issues. So either I'll wait until there's support for newer 3DS firmware versions, or I could start over on a new save, completely separate from the one that I've got on the game card itself and take screenshots that way. Just so you know, I do some research into game data on ROM images too. So if I learn more about extracting carc. packages and all that, then I could be able to dwelve deeper into seeing what levels the enemy Pokémon are at, as well as the percentages they can appear at too.—Platinum Lucario (talk) 23:31, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Sounds sucky with the technical issues, but you're good to go here, so you're free to upload images from the 3DS games now. :) --ZestyCactus 03:21, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Yay! Thank you! Also, I can now take screenshots of Super Mystery Dungeon on my old save file. Apparently, that new type of encryption involves unique save encryption keys, meaning they're different for every game card manufactured, even if there was another Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon of the same region. But by using the retail game card while in emuNAND Classic Mode, I was able to play my old save without any problems. So until there's a way of extracting the unique save encryption keys from the game card, it'll be impossible to share save files without the game deleting the save. But anyways, here's some of the screenshots I made from Super Mystery Dungeon: [52][53][54][55][56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63][64][65][66][67][68] I'll be cropping the traps and tiles from these, I also have others and will be taking more screenshots in the game. So if you see any traps and tiles from Super Mystery Dungeon, you'll know it's me. ^^—Platinum Lucario (talk) 14:05, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Wanna work together?

Hey! Remember me? I've got plenty of Quebec VHS and plenty of time right now! Wanna get something done? ^^ I'm excited to help! MannedTooth (Talk) 03:59, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Do you have access to a scanner? I've uploaded the covers of the tapes I have seen here but you have some that I'm missing. (Also, I think I have a DVD that I haven't scanned lol) If you don't, no worries, we can skip that now and come back to it. You didn't have any Quebec French DVDs, did you? Just the VHS? --ZestyCactus 04:04, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
I do have a scanner if needed, and no, I don't have any DVD (except for the music CD I talked to you about). MannedTooth (Talk) 04:10, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Okay, cool. You don't happen to know if Imavision released any other story arcs (i.e. Orange Islands, Johto Journeys) or just the Indigo League? I think this is going to be the most similar page to what this project will be (ignoring the "Boxed sets" section, since I don't think there is one), since the DVD and VHS have different episode listings (the DVD I have has five episodes on it as opposed to three per VHS). I'm not too sure if it'll be entirely complete but we can at least start it with the volumes we have.
So basically, for this page we will need:
  • Scanned images of all tapes and DVDs that we can access
  • Barring that, stock artwork of covers from reputable retail sites such as Amazon are okay, but not images taken from other fan sites (if we have to, we can leave the pictures blank)
  • All the volumes we know about for sure, need to be placed in chronological order (from oldest to newest). If there are any missing volumes in between, we need to know how many there are (if possible) and research them online (if possible). I'm wondering if Imavision has a web site that may be archived on, this would be ideal if we can find an archived listing of what volumes they released
    • As a last resort, we can write to them and ask for a listing, but they may not be able to help us because it's so old (I did have some success writing to Chuang Yi about manga releases before they went out of business. VIZ Media, on the other hand, sent me my own incomplete article when I asked for more information!)
    • At any rate, if nothing else, we can still make a partial article just based on the stuff that we already own.
If you want, you can go ahead and start an article in your userspace. I think you have all the same volumes as me (minus the DVD) but if you need the catalogue numbers or anything just let me know and I'll add them. Feel free to use my previous articles as examples. :P
Also, let me know if you happen to know if there are more releases beyond Indigo League and the movies or just those ones. Depending how many there are we may be able to fit all the Quebec releases on one page :P --ZestyCactus 04:28, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm going to proceed scanning every VHS box art we don't already have. Do we need the back of the box? MannedTooth (Talk) 04:38, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh, and by the way this file is not the 13th, it's the 14th, look at the number on the TAPE not the BOX. :P MannedTooth (Talk) 04:40, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh, that's really weird because the catalogue number is IMAV-0013. But I got out the tape just now and it does say 0014. Is there another tape with a catalogue number IMAV-0013? What a weird error. Also, don't bother scanning the back of the boxes for now. We don't have them for any other releases or similar projects. --ZestyCactus 04:44, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Yup, I was confused too, I do have a two boxes with the IMAV-0013 catalogue number. MannedTooth (Talk) 04:45, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I'll move my picture then to make room for the "real" IMAV-0013. I'm assuming the other tape you have has the episodes that come before this one. --ZestyCactus 04:50, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

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Yes, I got the real 13th volume. Scanning it right now :P MannedTooth (Talk) 04:52, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

I'm done scanning them. Want me to upload them directly onto the archives or on Imgur and you can see them first? MannedTooth (Talk) 05:15, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
No, it's okay. If you are autoconfirmed on the Archives already you may upload them yourself. --ZestyCactus 05:20, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
There! I uploaded them! :) MannedTooth (Talk) 05:54, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
When adding the episodes included, shall I write the french title or the english title? I'm going to stick with the english for now, but tell me. MannedTooth (Talk) 06:20, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Hmm. You could maybe do something like on Pokémon Black and White volume 1 (France). --ZestyCactus 06:26, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
I'll be needing more information, I don't want to mess things up. By the way, you may have already seen it, but there it is MannedTooth (Talk) 06:56, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Your page is off to a good start. One thing I suggest is that the titles of the tapes should have English translations with the "tt" template, as seen on Pokémon anime novelization series (France). --ZestyCactus 17:17, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Is it possible to use both the tt template and the link ... ? It would be better to have a link, don't you think? MannedTooth (Talk) 17:49, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

(resetting indent) Are we talking about the same thing? I'm talking about the titles of the tapes, not the titles of the episodes. We're not making individual articles for each tape - that's why we have these list articles. Each French title of each tape should have an English translation, like those novels I linked to upthread (see under "title"). As for the episode titles, I prefer not to combine tt and links, I would rather have something like Pokémon Black and White volume 1 (France) or Pocket Monsters Film Comic if we're going to list both the French and English episode titles. --ZestyCactus 03:21, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Also, volume 13 (the real IMAV-0013 lol) is in a clamshell case, not a paper sleeve, right? Seems like at some point they switched from sleeves to clamshells and the clamshell case tapes have four episodes, not three. It would be nice to know exactly which point they switched so we can note when the cases change types. --ZestyCactus 03:25, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes I was talking about the episode titles, so I'll do something like this:
<<Je te choisis, Pikachu!>> I choose you Pikachu!
and yes, the 13th is in a clamshell, I don't know when they switched tho, I only have the volume 1-7 and 13-14. Oh, I have some movies as well, need those? MannedTooth (Talk) 03:33, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
That should be good, though remember episode titles are italicized. ^^ we'll have to look online and see if we can find any more information about the other tapes. I've seen them turn up on eBay now and again so maybe we can at least find out the episode listings or something. The movies would be good, I'm thinking for now we should just make one page for all the Quebec French releases rather than making separate pages. So the movies could go under their own heading, like:
==Indigo League==
==Pokémon movies==
We can also add headings for Orange Islands and Johto Journeys if they ever made tapes of those. --ZestyCactus 03:43, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
OK, I found some info on some of the other tapes online but I gotta leave for now so it's okay with you I'll add them to your page as well as my DVD sometime in the next few days. Looks like volume 13 is the first of the clamshell ones, the volume 12 i found online is a paper sleeve. i haven't found anything of the Orange Islands or Johto Journeys yet. --ZestyCactus 05:20, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Have you left yet? If you didn't, can you take a look at what I did, it should be alright, right? MannedTooth (Talk) 05:48, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh, that definitely looks better! I think we found the same pages haha :P The titles of the movies still need translations (on the far left column). --ZestyCactus 05:55, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know you wanted them as well, shall I do just like the way I did for the episodes? MannedTooth (Talk) 05:56, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Managed to find the 8th volume. MannedTooth (Talk) 01:51, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
Great! For the names of the movies, you can just use "tt" since it's not a link. The "main" text should be the French title and the hover text should be the English translation. (French text) --ZestyCactus 02:10, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

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Done! MannedTooth (Talk) 02:27, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Okay, I added my DVD and mainspaced the page. Feel free to add the Pokémon movies you have. Also note that I changed the page because I actually meant to have direct translations of the titles from French to English — not the equivalent title from the English version. "Duel à Pewter Cité" doesn't mean "The Mystery of Mount Moon" in French :P --ZestyCactus 03:29, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
Sweet! I'm so happy that one of my project got mainspaced! :3 DO you have anything else you wanna work on? Gosh I love working in team and researching. I love the feeling of being part of this great family that is Bulbapedia. MannedTooth (Talk) 03:42, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Silver's Gyarados

Assuming I can make Silver's Gyarados's page as expansive as every other page I have done could it get its own page and not just a section in the Red Gyarados?--Rahl (talk) 00:58, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Sure, that should be okay. --ZestyCactus 03:21, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Alright I made the page. Please take a look at it.--Rahl (talk) 04:45, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh, it looks great! I'll move it over. --ZestyCactus 05:20, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Legendary beasts

Hey, I finished this: User:Animaltamer7/Legendary beasts (Adventures) with help fro Rahl. Is it ok for mainspacing?Animaltamer713:22, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

It's cool, thanks! --ZestyCactus 03:29, 13 April 2016 (UTC)


Is the page User:Rahl/Rara ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 17:02, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Adventures Kalos Pokémon

Are the pages User:Pattyman/Marisso, User:Ataro/Salamè, User:Animaltamer7/Fletchy, and User:Handmaiden 101/Malva's Braixen ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 01:37, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

If they are mainspaced, then can User:Animaltamer7/X's Pokémon and User:Animaltamer7/Y's Pokémon as with the above articles, X and Y will have enough pokemon to use these templates.Animaltamer703:08, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Hey guys, I have been hella busy since I got back and I haven't had time to properly look over the pages yet (I should likely be able to sometime this weekend). Just lettin you know I've seen your messages and I'll get back to you soon. :P --ZestyCactus 04:45, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire chapter

Just found out through Amazon the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire chapter will be released by Viz in mini-volume format with the dates for the first two volumes confirmed. From the looks of it, a separate page like what happened with the X and Y chapter will need to be made in the future, though this does not to be addressed for a few months. -Tyler53841 (talk) 16:34, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Oh, cool. Thanks for the heads-up. I really don't get why they can't just translate the perfectly good Japanese mini-volumes lol --ZestyCactus 04:45, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Still premature to add it to list of publications or create a volume list for it until the first cover picture is revealed to carefully confirm what the title is but I presume that similar to X and Y they are dividing it into two volumes. Did you notice for X and Y that every two volumes have the same background coloring. You can still consider adding this as a new point at any point you wish though. -Tyler53841 (talk) 13:12, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I don't want to move it if we can avoid it XD I think it's 100% certain that it's a different "series" since the page count for volume 1 is 96 and the Japanese volume 1 is almost 200 pages. So you're probably right that it's split in half. I wouldn't bother making an article until we have a cover photo (partly to triple-check the name, and partly cuz there's not much to say yet) unless you really wanted to XD --ZestyCactus 02:57, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Since it is in my purchases it will make it easier for me to spot it once a picture is revealed, then everything can proceed. I'll send word once it is ready, which I estimate within a two month period as Vol. 1 is a September release. -Tyler53841 (talk) 04:48, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Pokemon Templates for Trevor and Tierno

Just asking that since the Kalos starters have pages, are Trevor and Tierno acceptable for having a "<blank>'s Pokemon" template since they both have used/carried atleast two of the starters? Animaltamer705:48, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

I wouldn't bother because none of the Pokémon are actually theirs, just temporary or lost. --ZestyCactus 04:23, 3 May 2016 (UTC)


Is the page User:Rahl/Tula ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 19:50, 2 May 2016 (UTC)


Is the page User:Rahl/Bonee ready to be mainspaced?--Rahl (talk) 23:32, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Tower duo

Hi, is User:Animaltamer7/Tower duo ok for mainspacing?Animaltamer707:26, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

It looks pretty good but it should have the Adventures section at least started and not left empty. --ZestyCactus 03:07, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
Finished.Animaltamer704:43, 9 May 2016 (UTC)


Now that Sun and Moon's release date has been confirmed, in case lockdown is still in effect during that time, I'll send you the english titles for the second VIZ mini-volume of the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire chapter which is scheduled for December through the forum again just like what happened before with FireRed and LeafGreen. -Tyler53841 (talk) 13:25, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

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