Welcome to Bulbapedia, Pikathychu!!!!

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Thank you, and have a good time editing here! --PsychicRider 04:54, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

You um...

Seriously oughta make less... crappy contributions. I dunno how old you are so I won't bring that into things, but seriously, stuff encountered ONLY by walking through walls and purposefully screwing with the game isn't really notable. TTEchidna 22:40, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Heads up

You've reached our 3-a-day limit on userspace edits. Instead of letting you go over and giving you an official warning, I figured I'd give you this heads-up. If there are more edits you need to make, they should wait until tomorrow. Also, try using the preview button to minimize the number of edits you make. Thanks! --RexRacer -talk 01:25, 18 October 2008 (UTC)


You have been invited to group: "Team Budew". This team consists of users new to Bulbapedia this year. Current group members include:

If you would like to join, talk to me on my talk page.--Tavisource 03:24, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, you can join.--Tavisource 07:23, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Grammar and spelling

...how many times have I used that heading? Anyway. You need to improve it. This is going on your Pedia talkpage and not News since it's easier access for Pedia. Shaymin. Not shamin. SHAYYYYYMIIIIIIN. Capitalize correctly. Spell correctly. Do it all correctly! Please. TTEchidna 09:09, 13 December 2008 (UTC)


Hello, Pika! I heard that you aren't liking the website very much. I'm sorry to hear that people are being mean to you. Whatever you end up doing, staying or leaving, I want you to know that Bulbapedia is not a hostile community. It's just a place where people who like Pokémon can help put other people who like Pokémon. If you don't want to stay then fine. Turn your back and let things resume normality, because when you respond to TTE's talk page then you are only getting more and more sucked into the drama. It sucks other people into the drama as well.
I guess what I'm trying to get at is this. Don't be afraid to stay. Tavisource and I can help you. You might end up becoming one of our best editors, who knows? And if you want to leave, then that's fine too. Just do one thing for me. Don't leave with any grudges. Thank you. --RexRacer -talk 03:43, 22 December 2008 (UTC)