Welcome to Bulbapedia, Kid Sonic!

As a new user, you may wish to learn a few things that will be useful in your editing:

  • For a basic overview of wiki code, see this page.
  • Read over the style primer before making your edits. It is a basic outline of Bulbapedia style. For a more in-depth set of rules, see the manual of style.
  • Keep an eye on the Messages from the Editor on the main page, to stay informed on current events on Bulbapedia.
  • The word Pokémon is spelled with a capital P and an accented é. The é can be accessed by holding Alt and typing either 130 or 0233 on a Windows computer, and by using Option + e, then e again on a Mac. Otherwise, you can easily click it in the character palette below the editbox.
  • The word Poké Ball is spelled as two words. The "Poké" part is identical to the four beginning letters in "Pokémon"; "Ball" is spelled with a capital B. The spelling "Pokéball" arises frequently, but is incorrect.
  • The word "you" and all forms of it should not be used on encyclopedic pages unless it is a quote from Pokémon or other media. Bulbapedia is an encyclopedia, not a walkthrough.
  • On talk pages, please sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).
  • The use of link templates is official policy.
  • If you happen to spot a vandal in the recent changes that has not been dealt with, please see this page for how to deal with it.
  • A list of pages that are linked to, but have not been created, can be found at this page. A list of short articles that may require more information can be found here, while a list of articles that need improvement can be found here.
  • For a future capture, release, trade, or evolution of a Pokémon belonging to a main character of the anime, please do not create or move the page to reflect your suspicions, even if they are shared by many others. Policy here is to wait until the episode in which the event happens takes place is aired, unless there is substantial evidence for the suspicion (such as Brock's Happiny being held in his arms).
  • Image uploading is done on Bulbagarden Archives, a separate wiki accessible through the toolbox in the sidebar. This is done so that both Bulbapedia and Bulbanews have access to the images uploaded. To activate your account at the Archives and Bulbanews, please login there using the same username and password you use here on Bulbapedia.
  • If you want to make a page about a character you made up, please create it at User:Kid Sonic/(name), not merely (name). Bulbapedia's main namespace is reserved for actual, official Pokémon, items, characters, and locations. Also, please try to make sure that subpages are not categorized by templates used within.
  • Having said this, please make sure that you do contribute adequately to the main namespace. Bulbapedia is not MySpace or Facebook.
  • There are certain restrictions on the content and amount of userspace content a user is allowed. For details, see the Userspace policy
  • Unless prior permission is given, no user is permitted to edit another user's page. Furthermore, edits to other users' pages are permitted only if there are problems that spread to other parts of Bulbapedia, such as broken links that appear on the wanted pages, switching out duplicate images that appear on the Archives, etc.
  • Fan fictions, missions, riddles, games, and anything else deemed not suitable for the wiki will not be allowed. If you would like to add something, but do not know if it is acceptable, ask an administrator.
  • A list of administrators that you can contact in case of a problem can be found here.

Thank you, and have a good time editing here! --Coolピカチュウ! 05:44, 23 November 2008 (UTC)


Pokémon is spelt with an E-acute. This can be accessed on the character palette at the bottom of the box thingy where you type stuff, by pressing Option+e and then E again on a Mac, or by pressing Alt+130 on a PC.--The Kkllnnator サンタクロース 21:43, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Link Templates

Please use link templates when linking to stuff such as Pokémon names, attacks, and the like. For example, {{p|Porygon2}} instead of just [[Porygon2]]. This is so you don't unintentionally link to a disambiguation page.

For a full crash course on link templates, look at the list of link templates. ----The Kkllnnator サンタクロース 21:16, 16 December 2008 (UTC)


Sorry to bother you, but your user page contains the last remaining link to a recently moved page, ?. ? now redirects to a disambiguation page. The correct page is ? Relinked--SnorlaxMonster 10:21, 8 November 2009 (UTC)


I noticed you inferred that Bulbapedia is a Wikia. This is false. Bulbapedia is a wiki, but is completely independent from Wikia. --SnorlaxMonster 02:57, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Userspace limits

Hi. I noticed you have been editing the User: namespace a lot recently. Please don't do it any more, though. Bulbapedia's Userspace policy restricts the amount you can edit your userpage: no more than one edit per day. This policy was instated to prevent strain on our server, and also to promote people helping out in the mainspace. Bulbapedia is an encyclopedia, after all, so help us out by contributing to some articles before coming back to your personal userpage. The more often you edit in the mainspace, the more you will be allowed to edit your userpage. Thanks! --♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 12:58, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Talk Page Comments

Removing talk page comments, including the initial welcome template, is prohibited per Bulbapedia's talk page policy. Please do not remove any comments in the future. If you wish to clean old comments away, you should archive your talk page instead. Thank you! --Ataro 01:57, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Hold on!

If you did not read your last warning, then please read it now. You have edited the User: namespace too much. In the past, no one was allowed to edit their userpages because some users were over-editing their own userpages. Your personal editing privileges can be taken away, so please do not edit your page any more for now. Instead, how about helping contribute to some of Bulbapedia's many articles? Thank you. ----ZestyCactus 23:55, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

While you are keeping under the three-edits-per-day limit, you're editing your userpage significantly more than the mainspace. Since the beginning of November, you only edited Max and BW082, but you changed your userpage 12 times. Please try to contribute to the mainspace more often. Remember, the more you contribute, the more you can edit your userpage. Thank you. --ZestyCactus 23:55, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

My User Space

  • Why can't I edit my user space? What could I possibly contribute to this site. Just look at this site. So much content that I'm not needed. --Kid Sonic (talk) 19:35, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
You can't edit your user space because despite being warned multiple times, you continued to edit your userspace without following the Userspace policy. There is always something to edit here, whether it's just fixing grammar or adding missing information, or fixing links. The userspace is a privilege for those who actively contribute to the site, so if you can't or won't edit the mainspace, you should not be editing your userspace. --It's Funktastic~!話してください 19:40, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
    • So if I start fixing spelling errors and adding information, I can edit my userspace again? Or is this a temporary block until I contribute more? And besides, it's not as if I haven't been contributing to this site lately, or vandalized any pages.