Talk:Character of the day

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I'm starting to wonder

Do you think we should start including characters that appeared in a multiple episode arc as characters of the day? ie: Holly, Erica, Timmy Grimm. Yes they were in multiple episodes, but the episodes in question are really one long episode. If they hadn't appeared in any episode after the multi-episode arc they were in, then they really shouldn't count as recurring characters. And no, their two second cameo watching one of the main characters on T.V. or appearing in a flashback shouldn't count as a second appearance.

However, I do realize that this might be a problem with the literal meaning of Character of the day, as they appeared in one episode arc spanning across a couple of days.

What do you guys think? --ケンジガール 00:26, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

No, I disagree. Because they are in full arcs, they should just be considered minor characters like Shigeru and such. シンジShinjiLover,Edits 21:42, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
I agree. A character who appears for two consecutive episodes isn't really a recurring character. The term "recurring character" should mean someone who appears in two or more non-consecutive episodes not in the same arc. Should we create a new category of recurring characters? It would help people find recurring characters. --Galladeon 23:46, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
I also agree, especially as to characters who only appear in two episodes. However, I think this should only be included if they only appear in consecutive episodes because in this case it is as you say just one long episode. If they appear in one episode and then reappear several episodes later then they are not a COD but a minor recurring character. --Klydefrog 10:09, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Game characters

I don't think that game characters such as Bill, Steven Stone or Backlot should be listed here. Well, that's true, they were one-episode only but they're actually more important characters originating from the games and no one views them as COTDs. Also, many of Gym Leaders and Frontier Brains (e.g. Surge, Falkner, Lucy) were also only in one episode but they are not listed here. I think that characters originating from the games should not be listed as COTDs. They're not viewed as genuine COTDs by fans. --Maxim 18:26, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

I disagree with you, as such, this trainers's appearance in this anime is different from games. It does not have anything to do with the games. The Gym Leaders are not listed here because they are a much important person in the Anime for the trainers to defeat. Gym Leaders, Frontier Brains, and Elite Four are therefore not included.--Ruixiang95 01:57, 11 June 2009 (UTC)


Shouldn't Giant be included with a Hitmonlee?--Ruixiang95 01:36, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Elite Four?

Should E4 members really be counted here? Bruno and Prima/Loreli aren't. They're game characters. None of the gym leaders or Brains are on here. --ルレ 08:44, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Let's get something straight

Game characters are not to go on this list. The only ones allowed on this list are the people covered by Project COD. Characters of the day are all anime-exclusive (unless they are in the Electric Tail of Pikachu manga). Do not add game characters to this list. --ケンジガール 02:54, 31 October 2010 (UTC)


Should the Mighty Accelguard be on this page? --The Plasma King 19:06, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Charles/The Mighty Accelgaurd is not considered a character of the day because he appears in more than one episode, and also appears in media outside of the anime. --Pokemaster97 19:12, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Junior Cup Participants

I have a question. Should the Junior Cup Participants be on this page? Officially, they appeared in two episodes (BW090 and BW093), which wouldn't make them CotD's, but in BW093 they only had a small cameo, not really notable appearances. (fiery]~~BlazingFist~~[fast) 16:54, 6 September 2012 (UTC)


Duplica is missing as Character of the Day for Episode 37. I was gonna change it, but first I want to know if this was on purpose, because she did appear in several episodes. JacobtheDoduo (talk) 21:13, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Yup, multiple appearances means no longer a CotD. --Spriteit (talk) 01:10, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Cher's picture

The image of Cher on this page (see section Adventures in Unova) is really too big. While it looks nice on Cher's page, here it stretches out the template and besides, it looks weird compared to the images of the other characters, which are a lot smaller. Could someone upload a new image from her (not myself, as I have no clue where to take images from without violating copyright). - unsigned comment from Blazingfist (talkcontribs)


There is a website that hosts model sheets for characters from the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! anime, and if you look closely, all model sheets for main characters have "Main" written in the upper-right corner, while model sheets for that show's "COtD"s have "Guest" written in place. Combined with the facts some of the model sheets for our anime here have "Guest"/"Guest Pokémon" written on them, and that there is a credit for "Guest character design" on the Staff of the Pokémon anime page, I have come to the conclusion that "Guest" is the official internal production term for this type of character.

Thus, I propose that we keep the page at "Character of the day" since this term is more popular, but we rewrite the opening sentence to say something like, "Guest characters, more popularly known under the fan-made term, character of the day, often abbreviated as COD or CotD and also referred to as character of the week [...]" I'm not sure-- that's just a proposal. Soincfunt (Talk) 18:37, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Confusion between Rena and Rimu

Because there are confusions between two one-time characters, could someone change it because of the new versions of the images on Bulbapedia Archives. --Cinday123 (Talk) 22:58, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Yeah their names got mixed up somehow. I changed the names, but not the image names yet (on this page) because previewing it still shows the earlier revisions of the images. The images need some time to adjust to the right version, when they do we should switch the file names on this page as well. ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 23:05, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Long Page

Wouldn't it be better if the tables be made expandable ones?? This page is to long, so it would be better for readers to scroll. Alternatively, we could also use the collapsible div class :

 <div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" data-expandtext="Show" data-collapsetext="Hide"> 

This div class works on wikia, we could try it here --PikaTepig999 09:55, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Pokémon with CoTD status

The term "character of the day" is usually given to humans, but sometimes also to Pokémon characters. The humans are only listed, so should the Pokémon be listed too? By the way, the Pokémon with a CoTD status are:

MH (talk) 10:34, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

One question

What is the name of the character who looked like she was helping Ash and the gang, but turned out to be the bad guy? Vanvan529 20:30, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

I don't know, there could be a million possibilities. ♦GrainedCargo192♦ 01:20, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Broken Images

Most of the images near the bottom are broken. Could someone fix this? ♦GrainedCargo192♦ 01:20, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

They showed up when I was on the page for a little bit, lol ♦GrainedCargo192♦ 01:29, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Which images are you referring to? They all show just fine. Frozen Fennec 01:39, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Wild Pokemon as CotD

The Pokemon Wiki noticably treated several wild Pokemon that acted as CotDs as their own characters rather than as just mere members of their species. How come there isn't a list of all wild Pokemon that acted as CotDs in the anime? - unsigned comment from Jjliang (talkcontribs)

Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime is probably what you're looking for. There are some that do have articles, but only if they are important and relevant to the plot.--ForceFire 06:12, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
No, what I meant are Pokémon like the Gastly from EP020, who are all wild Pokémon that are treated like COtDs due to them being important and relevant to the plot. Wild Pokémon that simply appear in the background (and even some belonging to background trainers) should simply be treated as just cameos. - unsigned comment from Jjliang (talkcontribs)
Some are just simply not notable to have their own article. Gastly, for example, didn't do that much IIRC, so there's not enough to warrant an article. Others like the Pink Butterfree or Crystal Onix have enough information to warrant an article.--ForceFire 04:44, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
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