Welcome to Bulbapedia, PIKA23!

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

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  • If you want to make a page about a character you made up, please create it at User:PIKA23/(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.
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Thank you, and have a good time editing here! -- MAGNEDETH 20:38, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Talk Page Comments

Please don't erase talk page comments for no reason. Trust me, you do NOT want to end up like Big Johnno, who got into an edit war with a sysop over comments the former had erased on his user talk page and was trying to keep erased. That user ended up blocked and subsequently had all erased comments restored. --Shiningpikablu252 20:30, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Preview Button

Please use it. Force Fire 06:52, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

For crying out loud, use the bloody preview button. You did 7 edits when it could have been done in 1. Glinn Mgraw 07:26, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

How to make a userpage...

Well, flat out, right now you can't. User space edits are restricted at the present, but will be brought back soon. Also, your signature is accessed with four tildes (~~~~), and your username is PIKA23, not pika23, so your userpage will be at User:PIKA23, not User:pika23. Make sure to link right, as article titles (even in alternate namespaces!) are case-sensitive except for the first letter (example: User:tTEchidna exists, because the first T doesn't matter, but User:ttechidna doesn't, because I have the second T and E capitalized. Got it? TTEchidna 09:05, 5 May 2008 (UTC)


Please don't go creating articles about your personal creations in the main namespace. Such creations are not notable, are deleted quickly, and would be a better fit at User:PIKA23/Chapa.

The User namespace was reopened in late July, so you've got nothing to fear. --Shiningpikablu252 01:22, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Chatra,Chataa, whatever

DO NOT put your fanfic here it's not good here and DO NOT put it on the Main Space.--☆Coolピカチュウ! 01:23, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Take it from someone who used to have oen.ITS PO's the ADMINS!--DCM((TalkContributions))


Slow down on editing the User: namespace. Editing your userpage too much will lead to it being locked again. Instead of making multiple small edits, why not instead use the preview button (Alt + Shift + P) to check your edits before saving the page? Thank you. --Porygon-Z 02:17, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

That doesn't mean make more. Porygon-Z 02:46, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
lol...what is the template for this again?--☆Tavisource 02:47, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
Listen to the rules, or Chuck Norris will scare you in your closet!--☆Tavisource 02:48, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

come on!!!

on my talk page please talk stupid or else i will on yours.

Why should I talk stupid? And are you done editing your user page?--☆Tavisource 03:02, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

NO!!! i will be soon

Please use the preview button. It will show everything you did so that you can look over before you save and it will stop people from having to yell at you, because you already went over the daily limit by 4 times. MoldyOrange 03:06, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
Ream my comment on Magnedeth's page.--☆Tavisource 03:07, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
why do you keep wanting to see my user page

We don't (necessarily) want to see it. We just want you to stop editing it, because every time you do, you place a strain on the server. The userspace was blocked for several months because people edited it too much. Anything you have left to do can wait until tomorrow. You're supposed to limit yourself to three edits a day; using the preview button and good judgement can let you do that. --Martonimos((Argh|Blargh)) 03:11, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Your gonna get baned if you keep editing after wanrings....--DCM((TalkContributions))
just a warning--DCM((TalkContributions))


This is your second warning. Please refrain from editing the User: namespace too rapidly, or you will lose privileges. --MoldyOrange 03:13, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Edits disabled

Due to your failure to comply, you have been locked out of editing the User: namespace. It may be returned to you in time. --TTEchidna 03:20, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

interesting.Is this a new feature?--DCM((TalkContributions))
Well, it's been around basically forever but only used since you started the warning template. Porygon-Z 00:00, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

yay - unsigned comment from PIKA23 (talkcontribs)


(i don't know the template thingy) seriously stop editing your user page for today. youve edited more then the allowed amount even after you were warned multiple times, and got them taken away, so please just stop ok? Happizelpom 00:17, 26 January 2009 (UTC) sorry

Quick note

When putting usertags onto your userpage, make sure you don't put anything that looks like [[Category:XYZ tags]]. This will classify your page as a user tag. Just put the coding in instead. Thanks and happy editing! (Although, I'll warn you in advance - don't edit your own page too much; edit some articles too). — THE TROM — 04:29, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Instead of typing up that huge code, why not put the template's name in {{ }}s? For example, {{User Female}} will give:
  This user identifies as female.

. Oh wait, forgot. Those dang user tags don't work 'n the talk pages. ΘρtιmαtumTalk 04:44, 7 February 2009 (UTC)


I noticed you have been editing the User: namespace a lot today. You may not be aware of this, but Bulbapedia has a Userspace policy that asks users to try and minimize the number of Userspace edits they make in a short period of time. Instead of making multiple edits, why not use the Preview button (Alt + Shift + P) located right next to the edit button to look at your page and see how it is coming? That way, your page can look great while staying within the required amount of edits. Just wait until tomorrow, ok? Thanks! ----freezingCOLD (page, talk) 23:43, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Hold on!

If you did not read your last warning, then please read it now. You have edited the User: namespace to much for now. Please do not edit your page any more for now, as it is hard on the server. Thank you, --RexRacer -talk 06:46, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Sorry User:PIKA23

Cool. Keep all that in mind, and these tips on editing talk pages:
  • If you're the second person to comment in a thread, indent your comments with one colon (:). If you're the third, use two, etc....
  • Always always ALWAYS sign your posts with four tildes (~~~~) or click the signature button above the editing pane.
  • And you don't need to leave a gap that big. Two lines will do it.
Don't forget about the mainspace. There's always work that needs to be done there. See you there! — THE TROM — 06:54, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Platinum Release

Pokemon platinum in europe will be released on May 22 this year you heard it here first bye- unsigned comment from PIKA23 (talkcontribs)

RE: My Group

What is your group for?--Tavisource 07:52, 15 February 2009 (UTC) Just Pokemon PIKA23 wanna join

Once again...

...You have well over-edited the userspace. You have been warned multiple times, and you were also put into the abuse usergroup once. Due to this abuse of the userspace, you have been blocked for 30 days, and your userpage protected until April 8th. Please take this time to re-evaluate why you are here, and hopefully decide to do more work in the mainspace instead of editing your userpage. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 08:12, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Seriously, don't make sockpuppets to avoid your userspace privilege revocation, or for any other reason, as it's not allowed. Please take this week off to think about your actions, then come back and contribute to the mainspace instead of the userspace. That sound good to you? Great! - Kogoro | Talk to me - 07:49, 8 April 2009 (UTC)


Your signature contains non-existent link. Please change Usertalk:PIKA23 to User talk:PIKA23 in your signature. Thanks, Kevzo8 07:20, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Your recent edits

Since you returned on May 10th, your edit breakdown is currently:

  • 01 - Bulbapedia talkspace
  • 02 - Mainspace
  • 02 - Bulbapedia namespace
  • 03 - User talkspace
  • 19 - Userspace

You have been put into abuse once, and blocked once for over-editing the user: namespace. This is yet another reminder. Keep your userspace edits to a minimum. Edit the mainspace more than you do the userspace. Please, edit the mainspace more than you're editing the userspace. Bulbapedia is not Facebook or MySpace, we're an encyclopedia about Pokémon. This means we want users to contribute to the encyclopedic articles more than their personal pages. If you continue editing the userspace this abundantly, your userspace privileges may be revoked indefinitely, or you may be blocked again for a longer period of time. Thanks, - Kogoro | Talk to me - 05:23, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Sorry! --The Legend Of The Pikachu PIKA23

User Tags

Your user page was categorised with the user tags. In future, please link to tags like: {{User Likes Blue}} rather than copying the code from the page. Thank you. Gywall Talk 22:15, 19 May 2009 (UTC)


Did I say you could join CAB? oh well. Too late now. Next time, ask. SonicPikachuThe No.1fan 18:25, 20 May 2009 (UTC)


you've been editing the userspace a lot lately. This isn't good. Try to find something in the mainspace to edit please, or I might come back a little less friendly... MaverickNate 02:25, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Sorry! PIKA23


SURE!! wynaut!!!--Diamaster

Hold on!

If you did not read your last warning, then please read it now. You have edited the User: namespace too much for now. Please do not edit your page any more for now. Thank you. --Kevzo8 09:11, 7 June 2009 (UTC)


I reverted your removal of TTE's addition to Blue's page that he is one of only two characters to be both a Gym Leader and a Champion, the other one being Wallace. You removed it on the grounds that Koga also falls into this category, however, he does not he has been a Gym Leader and a member of the Elite Four, which is different from being a Champion, though Lance has been both.

Abuse usergroup

You've had a number of warnings about editing the userspace in the past. I've returned you to the abuse usergroup so you can focus on the mainspace without getting distracted. Read over the userspace policy again and you may be able to edit again this time next month... depending on your mainspace contributions, of course. —darklordtrom 07:20, 25 September 2009 (UTC)