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Talk page discussions

Talk pages are for suggesting improvements to the articles, no for small talk. If you want to have an off topic discussion, you can go to the forums. Thank you.--ForceFire 03:56, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Which page was it?sumwun 00:11, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

User talk:MAGNEDETH/hate

Just so you are aware, a majority of the users on that talk page, including MAGNEDETH himself, aren't even around anymore, so replying to the countless discussions is just pointless. Also, said discussions are well over 6 months old, so again, there's really no point in continuing the discussion. If you want to discuss things like that, go to the forums.--ForceFire 04:57, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Talk page comments

Again, please don't use the header as the main comment, they are meant to be a title describing the discussion. You type your comment below the header, just putting your signature puts people off and makes it look like spamming.--ForceFire 05:41, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

This is still a thing, by the way. You're still using the header to post your comments while placing "The header says all" in the actual comment. Like I said above, the header is meant to describe the discussion (in a few words), while your actual comment goes below the header. Thank you.--ForceFire 04:20, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
But what if I can describe my entire situation in a few words? sumwun (talk) 11:52, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
You describe your situation in the actual comment section below the header. The header is just a title. Like a title of a book, it doesn't explain the whole plot of the story, it's just a few words.--ForceFire 12:06, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
But what if it's not an entire story, like the question I just asked on Kogoro's talk page? sumwun (talk) 12:20, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Have the title be "hello" or "hey" and have the question be in the comment section. Look, this message is basically to tell you to not use the headers to write out your comments and that have "the header says all" in all your comments comes off as spam.--ForceFire 12:52, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I'll try that. sumwun (talk) 14:04, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Responding to talk page comments

Please do not respond to comments that are over 6 months old, as this is almost always not allowed by Bulbapedia policy. If you have something new to add to a discussion that is over 6 months old, it is best to create a new section for it at the end of the talk page. ChE clarinetist (talk) 23:42, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Sorry. I didn't know that. For some reason, I already put a comment at the end of the page saying almost the exact same thing. sumwun (talk) 23:49, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Editing talk page comments

Please don't edit old talk page comments, even your own. After a couple of minutes it might be fine to adjust a small bit of phrasing to clarify something, but it's definitely not OK to go back and make significant changes a week or more after the original comment was made, as you did here. If something new has come up and you want to say something different, make a new comment to explain instead of editing your old one. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 05:51, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Okay, I won't do that anymore. sumwun (talk) 11:54, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Encounter rates

I've noticed you ask in several places where Bulbapedia gets its encounter rate data, so in case you didn't see my response on one of those pages (I don't remember which, by now): it's via data mining. Somebody (idk who) hacks into the game and finds the exact rates that the game uses. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 22:08, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Bulbapedia's encounter chances are sometimes different from encounter chances on other websites that claim to also datamine their games, so I'm trying to ask around (including on other websites) to figure out why it's so inconsistent. sumwun (talk) 15:16, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
The next time you notice an inconsistency, it might be worth checking the history to see if the rates that are currently on our pages are the same as those that were initially added. Since we're a wiki, it's unlikely but always possible that someone could have changed them in the interim without anybody noticing. Alternatively, it's also possible other sites (or us) may have botched their datamining, or could have datamined part of their data and simply extrapolated from there instead of datamining the whole thing properly. There are a lot of possibilities. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 15:36, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

DPPt dataminers

Out of curiosity, I'd like to know why you are so invested in this? You've already asked variable staff members and some have answered you, yet you are still asking the same question. Why do you want to know so badly? Is there something that we are missing? If there is, could you directly say what it is and we will look into it.--ForceFire 15:01, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

I know several sites that all claim to datamine their information, and in several of the wild Pokemon encounter chances, all those sites except Bulbapedia are consistent. I wanted to ask someone who has access to the datamined stuff to double-check all the encounter chances. Also, did some of them answer already? Which ones? sumwun (talk) 15:29, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
FWIW, the odds are that whoever datamined our data did so about a decade ago, which explains why no one can remember who did it (if the person is even still here). It may get you better responses to frame the question as "who is able to double-check it" rather than "who did it". Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 16:02, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
P.S. Incidentally, I brought up one instance of our inconsistencies with staff recently on Talk:Sinnoh Route 223 and the response was basically "shrug, someone else will do it eventually", so I don't think pursuing this with staff will ever get it fixed, sadly. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 16:06, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
All we can do for now is wait for someone else to come along who can datamine the info from the games. I have been adding to beta pages, [Datamining in-game content], this article from tcrf may also be of help to you if you want to give it a go of datamining content as well. Frozen Fennec 16:14, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
Is that link supposed to throw a "bad title" when I click on it? sumwun (talk) 18:28, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
Link fixed, sorry about that. Should be helpful though. :) Frozen Fennec 18:34, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

The Preview Button

Instead of editing a page several times in a row, try using the preview button to make sure your edit looks the way you want it to. It's right next to the Save Page button. Please try it out, so as not to clog up the Recent Changes. Also, if you want to edit multiple sections of the page, make sure that you click "edit this page" at the top of the page rather than editing it by section. Thanks! --Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 04:14, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Discussing things first

If you want to make a change that's going to affect a large number of pages, please bring it up for discussion first even if it's only a formality. This helps to prevent everyone from having to do double the work if you make a mistake (like leaving off "base" from the phrase "base stats" in all those categories that I had to fix for you just now) or try to do something that needs to be undone (like the Abilities Tiddlywinks had to revert). It's just easier for everyone, you included, to discuss first. Thanks for your consideration. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 06:05, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

I'll try to remember this from now on. sumwun (talk) 16:38, 26 January 2018 (UTC)


Got message. Yes, I admit it is annoying. I often have left messages on talkpages and no one ever replies. But I think it is a rule. Maybe you can leave a message again. RubyLeafGreenCrystal (talk) 16:58, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Do not respond on my talkpage. I think today will be my last day of editing here. I wish to take a break from the internet if i can. I may return again some day if. I want. RubyLeafGreenCrystal (talk) 16:58, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Effects of moves that ignore Abilities

I was wondering if you could explain where you got the info you added to pages like Moongeist Beam? Tiddlywinks (talk) 00:48, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

I think all of it was from Smogon.



sumwun (talk) 03:03, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
Sticking specifically with Moongeist Beam for the moment... Is Full Metal Armor really supposed to be in there, and/or why? And just so I'm clear, the rest (like the whole sentence with Pressure), you just composed yourself based on your understanding? Tiddlywinks (talk) 03:15, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
That was a copy paste thing. Sorry. sumwun (talk) 04:09, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
You didn't answer the last part. Tiddlywinks (talk) 10:26, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
The information I added to mold breaker, turboblaze, and teravolt was already apparent from the list of abilities ignored, but I wanted to make that part more clear. What I added to sunsteel strike, moongeist beam, and photon geyser was based on my own understanding. sumwun (talk) 14:46, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Your edit to Dragon (type)

You removed the section about the type's offensive and defensive characteristics, but then it was on all the type pages except for Dragon. And to remove it from all the type pages, you'd need consensus to do so. Also, when you removed the section, all the information you left in it was already in the type effectiveness template, so the section wasn't worth keeping. Some users believe that these sections should be removed from all type pages because Bulbapedia is not a strategy guide and if you removed all the information that violates that, all that's left is type matchups and statistical averages, which is already in the rest of the article. But removing them would, again, require consensus among users of this wiki (and wiki staff permission). Dinosauramiable (talk) 19:59, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

I already tried bringing this up in Talk:Normal (type), and nobody responded for a long time. I guess I just got impatient. I also didn't try to delete everything that wasn't redundant; I added information about powder to the fire type page. sumwun (talk) 20:19, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

If you want the sections removed, bring it up with the staff, but don't remove them until you get staff permission. Dinosauramiable (talk) 02:03, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

I plan to do something like that sometime this week. sumwun (talk) 03:14, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Great. Dinosauramiable (talk) 11:42, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Your edit to Normal

I was trying to distinguish between unresisted (having no existing Pokémon that resist it) and unresistable (impossible to resist with the current type chart). Dinosauramiable (talk) 00:29, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Everyone I know uses "unresisted" for both definitions, but I guess you really can say whatever you want because there's no rule saying you have to use "unresisted". sumwun (talk)


I understand that it's been a week since your comment on the talk page for Normal. However, just because there's no response doesn't mean it's smart to go ahead with what you want anyway. The least you can do is post again asking if your question has been forgotten or what.

The reason I haven't been able to form a response yet is that it took a while for me to try to gather other input, and the topic is relatively complicated besides (certainly when you break down over a dozen lines individually). It would have been much nicer if you had asked about a response again instead of yet again making a large edit just like you've already done before. I apologize that I didn't leave any response at all (even "That's a lot, I'll have to consider" or something), but I hoped to be able to move faster.

At the moment, I'm going to leave your edit, because I don't like the edit war-y nature that it's basically devolved into. I will try to examine the comments you made closely and form a satisfactory response for both of us, and from there I will determine what may deserve restoring or changing in the edit you made. In the meantime, please do not make similar edits to any other pages.

Thank you. Tiddlywinks (talk) 03:08, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Okay, I'll wait for you. sumwun (talk) 03:48, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Your Ground edit

You'd need mod approval for a change that big, and now all the type pages except Ground have detailed battle properties sections. Dinosauramiable (talk) 01:49, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

All the type pages except ground? The section for Poison is pretty short. By the way, I'm pretty sure I did get approval. sumwun (talk) 02:35, 11 August 2018 (UTC)


Please do not add back removed trivia. You should know this already. I didn't respond because I forgot about it. If you wanted to bring the topic to my attention again, then bump the talk page section. Don't just re-add it. In response to your message, if that's the case, then it makes the trivia not unique and thus not notable.--ForceFire 04:39, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Near universal TMs

I undo that because I think it was a mistake. Attract has 12 and Captivite only 1 exceptions that doesn't learn it as TM even if it is compatible with TMs.--Rocket Grunt (Report To Me) 20:28, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Even when both were TMs, Arceus, Articuno, Azelf, Baltoy, Bronzong, Bronzor, Celebi, Claydol, Darkrai, Deoxys, Dialga, Electrode, and Entei could learn neither move. That's at least 13 Pokemon. sumwun (talk) 21:00, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
I've read lists on Attract (move) and Captivate (move). It makes sense for them to additionally exclude genderless Pokemon, but you're right, it really makes the excluded list long. Well, it is really a mess. I would still prefer to let both of these move be like that since there is still many more Pokemon that do learn it that don't. What do you think? (also, aren't we supposed to write on ourselves' talk pages?)--Rocket Grunt (Report To Me) 21:16, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
What do you think is a good definition for "near-universal"? I already proposed defining it as "learned by all TM-compatible Pokemon with less than 17 exceptions".
As for the second question, I think we're usually supposed to write on whichever talk page the discussion first started. sumwun (talk) 21:58, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

17 seem pretty random. The situation looks like this: (sorry for doing it here but I needed a place)

Standard incompatible Pokemon: Caterpie, Metapod, Weedle, Kakuna, Magikarp, Ditto, Smeargle, Wurmple, Silcoon, Cascoon, Beldum, Combee, Scatterbug, Cosmog, Cosmoem.
Partially incompatible Pokemon: Unown (except Hidden Power), Wobbuffet (except Safeguard), Wynaut (except Safeguard), Kricketot (except probably Bide but it's not written on its page), Burmy (except Hidden Power, Protect), Tynamo (except Charge Beam, Thunder Wave), Spewpa (except Protect).

Bide: - (no additional exception)
Curse: -
Endure: -
Mimic: -
Natural Gift: -
Rage: -
Secret Power: -
Snore: -
Substitute: -
Frustration: + Pyukumuku (special case: it doesn't learn moves that deal direct damage)
Hidden Power: + Pyukumuku
Return: + Pyukumuku
Round: + Honedge, Doublade and Pyukumuku
Facade: + Pikipek, Trumbeak, Toucannon, Morelull, Shiinotic, Pyukumuku, Kartana, Magearna and Meltan
Protect: + Regigigas (special case: it would interfere with its Ability)
Rest: + Regigigas, Komala (special case: it would interfere with its Ability), Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, and Magearna
Confide: + Guzzlord and Stakataka
Double Team: + Tapu Bulu, Poipole and Stakataka
Double-Edge: + Grimer, Muk, Gastly, Haunter, Voltorb, Electrode, Koffing and Weezing
Swagger: + Drampa, Guzzlord, Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka and Zeraora
Toxic: + Magearna

Attract: + Nincada (special case: it evolves into genderless Pokemon), Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Larvesta, Volcarona, and Oranguru and all genderless Pokemon except Mew, Staryu (GSC), Starmie (GSC), Cryogonal, Minior and Dhelmise
Captivate: + Nincada and all genderless Pokemon except Mew (special case: it always learn every TM)

--Rocket Grunt (Report To Me) 22:47, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

So what do you think should be the definition for "near-universal"? sumwun (talk) 23:39, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Information that can be found elsewhere

Please do not add information that can be found elsewhere as trivia, like a move that can only be used by a certain Pokémon or a Pokémon's stat being doubled if it used a move. Those kinds of information do not belong on the species articles, they belong on the move article in which they are already there. Don't expect articles to include every single, itty-bitty detail about a subject. Actually browse the site to find what you're looking for, don't be lazy. Thank you.--ForceFire 05:06, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Move articles usually include every single detail about game mechanics related to that specific move, so why do Pokemon articles not include every game mechanic related to that specific Pokemon? Why do Pokemon articles include some things that can be found elsewhere, like types, egg groups, and base stats?
Also why are you accusing me of being lazy? What I did yesterday involved browsing the site AND transcribing stuff. Even though it may have been a stupid thing to do, I don't understand why you consider that more lazy compared to simply browsing the site. sumwun (talk) 18:09, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
The two examples I provided have more to do with the moves than the Pokemon, both are mechanics of the move so they belong only on the move article. It's lazy to just want to dump everything onto one article. As I said, don't expect every nitty gritty bit of information to be on one page, they're going to be spread out. You don't read a guide book expecting every single instruction to be on one page, you're going to have to read the guide book.--ForceFire 15:32, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
The mechanic is that something different happens when a specific move interacts with a specific Pokemon. Why do you think it has more to do with the move than the Pokemon? sumwun (talk) 19:37, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
The Pokemon's stat/type affects the move, not the other way round, hence it belong only on the move article.--ForceFire 04:16, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

(resetting indent)As per usual, you don't know when to let up. It's the ITEM that boosts the stat, not the Pokémon. So it goes to the item page, not the Pokémon article. Simple. as. that.--ForceFire 04:16, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

sumwun, for the examples listed above ("a move that can only be used by a certain Pokémon or a Pokémon's stat being doubled if it used a move"), i.e. those specific cases (!), I agree they needn't explicitly be mentioned on species pages. A stat being doubled is not specific to a species (no idea what specifically you're talking about), and Hyperspace Fury and the like are linked at the relevant species' pages, which means that bit of information (of non-major importance) is easily accessible from there. (Just to clarify, I wouldn't oppose them being there explicitly, I guess, but at the moment, I wouldn't prefer it either.)
ForceFire, please allow me to say that, in this section, your tone appears not to be constructive at all; you don't want to shut sumwun down, right? Nescientist (talk) 18:50, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
If I have to come to their talk page four times to tell them no and give a valid reason as to why, then of course I'm going to be harder each time. Users are expected to work with staff, not against them (i.e. trying to have your way).--ForceFire 04:20, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
Of course I'm not sumwun's attorney, but as far as I can tell, they haven't edited any species page since you started this section (and also remained civil in discussions), so I wouldn't know any reason to believe they acted against staff (even less one that necessitates that tone). Nescientist (talk) 14:17, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Happy editing

Regarding your recent edit to Pokémon outbreak, please note that I've basically posted the solution at the talk page some time ago. (I think I specifically told SnorlaxMonster back then, but it seems they forgot.) Would you edit as appropriate?

(Also, please be aware that I'm definitely going to take action regarding the above message very soon. When I've gathered all information and created a plan, that is. ..just continue to keep it cool, alright?) Nescientist (talk) 16:03, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

So I just do nothing until then? sumwun (talk) 16:08, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Regarding the above section, I suppose it may depend on how much you think I will act in your interest? (Maybe also how patient you are, but as I said, I will voice my concerns very soon.) You could definitely do the outbreak thing, probably referencing the talk page (or tell me that you're unwilling to comply with my request). Nescientist (talk) 17:18, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
The only reason I gave up what I was trying to do in the above section was that I thought I was much more likely to get both Force Fire and Talian to hate me than to accomplish something. I guess I can help you now, because either way the worst possible outcome is that nothing happens, so it's not like I'm risking anything. Is there anything I can do to help? sumwun (talk) 19:33, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Again, you could do the outbreak page (based on what I posted at its talk), or say here that you won't do it. (Of course, it's consistent to what you tested recently, except the disassembly's comments say Route 110 when it correctly should be Route 120.) Nescientist (talk) 14:17, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Spamming talk pages

Please do not spam talk pages with the same comment, like you did on PokeBlock's talk page, it is unnecessary and comes of as needy. Someone with knowledge on that subject will respond to your comment, have patience. If you want a quicker response, you can directly ask someone on their talk page. Thank you.--ForceFire 06:27, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

My previous comment was over 6 months old, and I thought people with knowledge are not supposed to respond to those comments. I already tried posting on the talk page of the user who added the information about Pokeblocks, but he/she/it seems to be inactive. So what do I do if a comment is over 6 months old, but I still want a response? sumwun (talk, contribs) 14:53, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Mind Blown

What do you mean by "doesn't count Magic Guard prevent recoil" in Mind Blown move page? Magic Guard is a special case that would prevent it but recoil is still standard effect of this move.--Rocket Grunt (Report To Me) 18:51, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Are you sure recoil is the "standard effect", not the "side effect"? In addition to being prevented by magic guard, damage as a "side effect" should happen after the move succeeds. I'm pretty sure this is true for mind blown but not true for all 3 moves that cost HP to use. sumwun (talk, contribs) 19:19, 26 October 2019 (UTC)


Hey, if you're using another site as source, it is still also your responsibility to actually know your edit is correct. This is especially true when another site's info is contradicting what Bulbapedia says or used to say, since else you might actually replace correct with incorrect information (like you just did at Key Item). Nescientist (talk) 19:11, 14 July 2020 (UTC)


Regarding the first paragraph on your userpage, now that we have more articles covering more countries, the first link of articles now leads to the article about Japan, which is less funny but still interesting! Landfish7 07:29, 15 February 2023 (UTC)

Thanks for alerting me sumwun (talk, contribs) 05:50, 16 February 2023 (UTC)