Note: Due to school and other-related activities, I won't be able to respond to any messages sent to me right away, which includes any reminders of some sort. This also applies to the forums.

Archives user page redirect

Could you please tell me how I could redirect my Archives userpage to my Bulbapedia userpage? I tried it with the regular redirect page style, but it didn't work. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 06:53, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

I did some testing with the preview button to make it match mine and it turns out that the curly braces need to be replaced with square brackets and replace | with :. Give it a try, I hope it works. PattyMan 19:49, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
I gave it a whirl, and indeed it worked. Thanks a lot for your help! :) --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 20:50, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Friendly reminder

Hiya, just a friendly reminder from me and other users to be careful when dealing with untranslated Japanese. While it's definitely helpful to add missing information however you are able, be careful to avoid errors or misinformation. It can be more damaging to have potentially wrong or mixed-up information than none at all. There are a lot of things I'd like to add myself, but have not yet due to my limited understanding of Japanese, so I'm holding off until I can be certain that the information is accurate and not missing any important details. Thanks for your continued recent contributions of scans tho :) as I mentioned, I've been wanting to get rid of those MPJ gifs since time and it's much appreciated. let me know if you have any questions \o/ --ZestyCactus 02:32, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder. I'm not sure if this is allowed but I got one of the names, Senpai, here, and the other ones that turned out to be Japanese words according to Tiddlywinks from the pages related to the link. Feel free to remove the link if its not allowed. Ataro did the right thing when he contacted you even though the way it was worded signified that I continued after being told beforehand, but that wouldn't matter in this case. At least he mentioned it politely unlike another user who got told on twice due to the addition of rude remarks. I went ahead and removed the names in the HIBAPC characters template to avoid false information. Feel free to delete the pages and images. I have one question; for the moves, was it okay to add them if they were from a Japanese-only manga since I went on Bulbapedia to check what they were before adding them? PattyMan 03:27, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Moves are awesome cause when they appear in manga, they're named and spelled exactly the same as in the Japanese games when they're called out. This made it extremely easy for me to identify the moves in Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl as all I had to do was check the move's page to confirm the same spelling to know that, cool, Dawn really did command Piplup to use BubbleBeam or whatever. So moves are definitely legit to keep if they were checked out in that method.
Regarding Senpai, what I get from that is that he might not have a name (or if he does, it's somewhere in all that Japanese on the page you've shown me) as senpai is an honorific used for an upperclassman (see Sr. and Jr.'s Japanese name as an example) or, in the workplace, a worker who is more senior in the company than the worker who is addressing them as senpai in the first place. (using wiki staff as a boring example, Ataro would theoretically address me in Japanese as senpai as I am his senior on the Bulbapedia staff, likewise, I would address him as kōhai as he is my junior). My guess is that he doesn't have a name and is referred as senpai as he is the most senior of all the scientists/researchers that appeared in that chapter. Again, this is my estimate and shouldn't be published as official information by any means until someone with more knowledge of Japanese than either of us can read the chapter and confirm it :P I would suggest keeping the images for now as from the looks of it he does have a major impact on the plot and the images are definitely useful (the picture of the Old Amber could probably be added to the respective page...) we just need to come up with a decent conjectural title, or at least find some way to indicate that senpai isn't his real name. :P --ZestyCactus 03:58, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
If you'd like, we could move the senpai page to the userspace so we can work on it rather than go through the delete/restore hassle, then move it back to the mainspace once enough information is available. --ZestyCactus 04:05, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Good idea. PattyMan 04:10, 17 January 2014 (UTC)



As you're reverting my cat fixes, I'd like to discuss it here. The reason for my edits is to fix the grammar; "James's" is completely incorrect. Yet, despite this, you said "That's how it's supposed to be." Unless this site has decided to not use proper grammar anymore, I'm pretty sure it belongs in a "James' Pokemon" category. --FireGambit (talk) 17:26, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

A little reminder

Whilst I know why you edited my talk page, but can you please give me at least five minutes? I was typing up my response when you made that edit. Thank you.--ForceFire 06:12, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

I was going to apologize on your talk page but you beated me here. Still, my apologies for giving you the edit conflict. I thought I waited the right amount of time to put in the {{unsigned}} template, but it turned out I rushed. I have one request, there are five images of Team Plasma's Pokémon in the anime that have Plasma Grunt in their name, can you change them to Team Plasma? PattyMan 06:20, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Apology accepted. I'll also move the images to the requested file name.--ForceFire 06:26, 1 February 2014 (UTC)


OK, I'm going to ask this once. This was translated into English? When. Ataro (talk) 04:39, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

There was an English version on jb2448's site that had that in English. It didn't tell me when it was released in English, nor if the translations were unofficial or not. PattyMan 13:46, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Uh oh, just noticed on the Pokémon universe page mentioned that it wasn't released in English so the translations on jb2448 turned out to be unofficial. Looks like we'll have to move them back to their Japanese name(s). PattyMan 13:58, 30 March 2014 (UTC)


If there is an inuse template on a page, do not edit. Your adding Noivern to the GoogleDex ruined another user's large edit by causing an edit conflict. Instead, wait until the notice is removed, so you won't ruin another user's large edit. Thank you. Berrenta (talk) 08:02, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Shoot, I didn't see the template until I added Noivern. That was a one-time thing I did anyway, but I'll be more careful in the future. PattyMan 15:04, 1 April 2014 (UTC)


While I initially also went ahead changing Daz into Dolan, Senior Admin G50 has now specifically told me we can't trust Pokémon.com as a source for dub names anymore. So do not change it elsewhere, I'll go ahead and change back everything. Thanks and happy editing! ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 01:51, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder. However, there has been several conflicts regarding the dub name situation that the site is reliable such as this and it isn't such as what happened with Natasha/Nanette so I believe someone should write it down as part of the anime policy before they continue and more users get thrown off. PattyMan 02:03, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Moving pages due to a character sharing a name with a Japanese character

If the English name of a character clashes with the Japanese name of a non-major character, that existing character page should not be moved. You moved Randy (anime) to Randy (Hoenn) because of a character in the XY anime with the Japanese name Randy. (While it was a while ago, I only just noticed it.) It just adds more unnecessary work to move all the pages back afterwards if the English name isn't the same as the Japanese name, so please don't do this in future. --SnorlaxMonster 13:13, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Chapter article question

I've been recently adding kana/kanji to Manga articles, and I've noticed something that you seemed to do when creating alot of those articles that I don;t quite understand. Why is it that in the title_en parameter of the {{Chapterinfobox}} template, the single exclamation points in the titles are surrounded by nowiki tags? I can't see any real purpose... Schiffy (瀬藤健二) (Talk Contribs) 21:26, 4/14/2014 (UTC)

When I left the exclamation points w/o the nowiki tags, they caused the template to add an extra column. PattyMan 23:53, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank You

With PMRS35, I had figured that one kana was a む, but I just wasn't sure. Also, I can't figure out what the second to last one on PMRS46 is..... Schiffy (瀬藤健二) (Talk Contribs) 18:16, 4/20/2014 (UTC)

Not a problem for PMRS35. As for PMRS46, the て was the closest match for the second to last kana. PattyMan 21:33, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
It was actually こ instead of て. PattyMan 21:35, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Hoenn anime edits

Uh, why are you turning a bunch of Trainer Pokémon links into redirects? At least leave some explanation if you do. --TheVeryBest 04:15, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

The Trainer's Pokémon are supposed to be linked to the form they were in at the time, not the current form. This is also shown here. PattyMan 15:39, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Understood. I'm not gonna enforce that silly rule, but okay. --TheVeryBest 17:19, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Corsola Water Gun.png

I saw that you added a picture of Corsola "using" Water Gun in XY022. But I think it is Brine, a move that Corsola can learn and they do look similiar. One can wonder that its Water Gun because Clauncher used the same move, but did we even heard Lauden command Clauncher to use Water Gun? I don't remember, can you check. If he didn't, that might as well be the move Brine.--Omojuzeforever (talk) 16:14, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

I only added the pic, which I got from filb, because of the information that was given to me. I didn't add the information about Corsola using Water Gun itself. So, I may not be sure if it's either Water Gun or Brine. PattyMan 22:00, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Re: Sinnoh Gym

Sorry for the late reply. I do not have access to the DP chapters, so I'm not really sure. -Pokeant (talk) 11:55, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Summary of the chapter: Ever since the Goldenrod Department store opens, the shops in the Underground is suffering a loss. The owners have no choice but to steal from the Goldenrod Department Store to sell in the underground, while wearing masks. the masks just happen to be the masks of red, Pikachu, clefairy and togepi. hence red and his pokemon are being accused of stealing from the department store instead. the feraligatr belongs to the underground store owners who battle red for knowing their secret. in the end, clefairy helps them to reconstruct the underground into a fancy shopping street, but there is only 1 fragile looking pillar to support the department store above. clefairy lean on the pillar and broke it, destroying both the department store and the underground. -Pokeant (talk) 01:58, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
Got it. PattyMan 02:07, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
I just found out that the XY manga is already released. I had not gotten it though. -Pokeant (talk) 11:38, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Massive edits

Before making any gigantic edits, like the ones you made regarding Double-Edge and its level-up and breeding lists, you need to get the approval of a staff member. You've been here for almost four years, and should know this by now. You have been blocked for three days to allow you some time to relax, and come back to Bulbapedia with a clear head. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 20:29, 25 May 2014 (UTC)


Could you please give a source of a statement for this edit summary? I'm just curious, since I'm not familiar with that rule (and as such I'm not going to undo it, because you could be right). Personally, it makes more sense to me to do [[Jessie's Arbok|Jessie's Ekans]] for example, because [[Jessie's Ekans]] links to a redirect (since the page is called Jessie's Arbok, not Jessie's Ekans). In any case, I've asked a higher-up admin about it, but they have yet to answer. I thought it were handy to ask you as well, since you might know an exact statement from someone who said it needs to be done like that. ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 19:31, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

You can find it here and a whole bunch of move pages such as Flamethrower since they showed you about linking the Pokémon to the form they were at the time. PattyMan 22:55, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
I see. You learn new things every day. Let's have it stay that way then. ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 23:35, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Pocket Monsters XY

Conkeldurr is only missing in XY01. Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie first debuts in XY01. They are later shown in Red's party from PMXY10 onwards. No capturing of the starters is shown, so most likely he befriend them, but I am not sure if he does it in XY01 since I do not know Japanese. The author seems to treat the starters as main characters, as they are given their own section in the characters page. we might need to create page for them when we get more info. -Pokeant (talk) 03:18, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Went ahead and added them in the section without putting in too much. PattyMan 04:57, 20 June 2014 (UTC)


Can you take care of the Kanga and Li'l Kanga picture updates on the archives? -Tyler53841 (talk) 23:04, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Will do. PattyMan 23:06, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

M17 cast list

It's directly from the CN airing's credit roll, which is ordered by appearance. Caitlin Glass is credited over everyone but Ikue Ohtani, because the first character to appear after Pikachu in the opening is Diancie, and we have confirmation that Brittney Hamilton is Millis. The rest of the list can be easily confirmed from that - the main characters appear below Diancie (which has never happened before in a movie credit roll) and Argus and Millis are grouped together because they debut in the same scene together. --The Great Butler (talk) 03:23, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of the voice actors for the movies. I was only able to find Diancie's and Millis's on my own via facebook, and some of the others were posted on sites where anybody can edit them. I believe the other two Carbink's nicknames have been revealed spelling wise in the credits. PattyMan 03:41, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
Gladly. And I know for sure that the other two Carbink were named in the dub of the short, but they were not named in the movie itself unless it was in one of the scenes that was cut. I assume the only way to figure those out will be to contact Tom Wayland. --The Great Butler (talk) 03:49, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Y's Fletchling

Just confirmed through the third chapter that it's English nickname is Fletchy. Can you update the archives when you have the chance? -Tyler53841 (talk) 23:43, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Just took care of it. PattyMan 23:48, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Signature and Template:Ani

Hello, Pattyman. I wanted to know if any user could remove the ani template from old signature based on a recent edit you did. Either way, here is the WhatLinksHere page if you would like to weed them out one day. Respectfully, --Super goku (talk) 03:13, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

I believe they could in just the signatures since they can't have images in them. PattyMan 03:51, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

A Thank You

Hello, Pattyman. Thanks for editing the page I made on Dunsparce! Could you help me with quotes however? BowserBrowser (talk) 20:10, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

I haven't played the game so I'm not sure which quotes to put down. PattyMan 20:12, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Maybe you could help me on my Meloetta...... BowserBrowser (talk) 20:28, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

I fixed Meloetta's page up. PattyMan 00:01, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks!BowserBrowser (talk) 11:02, 5 January 2015 (UTC)


Hey Pattyman, could you look over this page and see if there are any edits needed to be made? Also, it'd be great if we have an image up for this round. Thanks in advance! I'm deliberately making it red link so that if/when it gets moved or deleted, then this page doesn't need to be edited again. ht14 04:48, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Sure thing ht14. Everything seems to be good for your page. The prologue chapter might need moving if the numbering system for PAORAS is two digits instead of one. The Latis, I'm guessing they're the same ones from the Emerald chapter and Steven's Iron is from the HGSS games. PattyMan 05:08, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
Yep, all your points are correct. The only error that's on there is that it's 2014 on there, but should be 2015, whoops. I can't edit anymore, but it's really a minor thing that could be fixed later. ht14 05:21, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
Okay. PattyMan 05:35, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Minor issue

On Y's page for Pokémon Adventures it looks like her Fletchy has evolved, but a Fletchinder picture has not been added yet. Just wanted to inform you of this. -Tyler53841 (talk) 01:19, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

I haven't had any luck yet finding an image of Fletchy as a Fletchinder, but do thanks for pointing that out. PattyMan 02:03, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, take your time on that one. At least today Viz's Black and White mini-volumes came to an end and I was able to help get the english translations for the remaining titles and update the chapter pages to finish the coverage for the mini-volumes. -Tyler53841 (talk) 02:11, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
That's good to hear. PattyMan 02:39, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Nuzzle mistake in XY061

Didn't they say in A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship! that Nuzzle always inflicts paralysis to the target? --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 01:24, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

If I remember correctly, Clemont mentioned that Nuzzle paralyzes the opponent. He didn't say anything about it always happening. The anime had a tendency of making up their own move effects than the ones in the games, the Hyper Beam variations for example as the user doesn't recharge sometimes. I was confused about this at first because of the inconsistencies that occurred. PattyMan 01:34, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Oh, ok. I guess that explains why Dedenne's Nuzzle cured Pancham's confusion when it should have paralyzed it in One for the Goomy!. --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 02:43, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Page Creation

Hello! I've recently been auto-confirmed, and I was wondering if you'd advise me about creating pages. You see, I'd like to create a shipping page, but I'm not really sure how...? Oh, and uploading pictures too.-- --Handmaiden 101 (tAlk) 00:23, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

To create pages, I would recommend focusing on the ones in the Wanted pages and put in content that you are familiar with. If the article isn't satisfied to your liking, you can place the incomplete tag on there. As for the shipping pages, ArcToraphim knows way more about them than me since I barely get involved with the shipping pages. Uploading images requires an account on the Bulbagarden Archives as it takes place there instead of on the Bulbapedia side. Hopefully, this helps. PattyMan 00:39, 27 February 2015 (UTC)