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Thank you, and have a good time editing here! ----PAK Man Talk 18:16, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Link templates

Please use them when linking to articles about moves, Pokémon, abilities, and others. A full list of them can be found here. Thank you. --PAK Man Talk 20:33, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Please use link templates when linking to stuff such as Pokémon names, attacks, and the like. For example, {{p|Croconaw}} instead of just [[Croconaw]]. 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. --Shiningpikablu252 22:32, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Again. You linked to a page as [[Weavile]] when it should have been {{p|Weavile}}. This is important, so be sure you take the time to look at the list of link templates and figure everything out. --Martonimos((Argh|Blargh)) 21:37, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
This is the fourth time you have been told to use link templates. The link should be {{m|Chatter}} not [[Chatter]]. Please follow them or next time, there will be consequences. Also, its and it's DO NOT equal each other and cannot be replaced by one another. Its is the possesive forme and It's means it is, please make sure to use the correct forme. MoldyOrange 01:31, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
Even if you DO use templates, use them CORRECTLY. {{m|Teleport}}, not {{p|Teleport}}. ht14 22:26, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I'm really sorry about any problems I've caused. I am still new to this, but I promise I will take extra care in future - unsigned comment from Watchermark (talkcontribs)

you have broken your promise. seriously, use link templates. and sign your comments with four tildes (~ x4) -- MAGNEDETH 01:28, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Again, please use link templates. In your edits in DP096, you did not use it. Link templates makes edit easier (eg. {{TP|Cynthia|Garchomp}} instead of [[Cynthia's Garchomp|Garchomp]], {{p|Arceus|PokéGod}} instead of [[Arceus (Pokémon)|PokéGod]]) and it's a policy. Thank you. Ҝəυzø8 10:55, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Toxicroak Colors

There is absoultely no evidence that the anime is treating the coloration as seen on Saturn's Toxicroak from DP069, a dead ringer for the game's alternate coloration scheme, as the normal coloration. Don't put in information saying such.

For all we know, the Pokédex displaying the same color could be a new feature of the Pokédex allowing the Pokédex to display color matches for alternate-coloration species. From what could be told, the DP069 Toxicroak is indeed of the alternate coloration. As far as DP086 goes, that Toxicroak was presented as a flashback, and it could be Saturn's Toxicroak lent to somebody else, or it could be a coloring error (they've gotten wrong details in flashbacks before). There's nothing in that episode to outright deny that the anime is treating the game's alternate coloration for Toxicroak as the normal coloration.

Trust me, if Saturn's Toxicroak is indeed not meant to be of the alternate coloration, its colors will be switched to the game's normal coloration the next time it appears. The odds of that are unlikely, since if Saturn's Toxicroak really were meant to be normal-colored, its colors would have been changed when DP069 aired dubbed...--Shiningpikablu252 16:26, 25 September 2008 (UTC)


I know it must be annoying for you to recieve all these "use link templates" comment, but there's a template for abilities, too. {{a}}.--The Kkllnnator カメックス 21:52, 1 December 2008 (UTC) Hi, sorry about that. I've been really careful to use corrct templates, I don't know how that slipped me by. Won't happen again. (WatcherMark)


Please don't add the Pokedex entries to the Pokémon pages. There is a seperate page for that. I just can't find it yet. Jmath 22:55, 1 December 2008 (UTC) Only there's a anime Pokédex entry for Buneary on it's main page, and in the interest of completeness I think we should have anime Pokédex entries (Watchermark)


When you sign comments, always put four tildes after the every comment (~~~~). Thank you. MaverickNate 20:00, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Its and It's

Don't confuse them together. "It's" is the contraction of it is, while "its" is the posesive form. Remember that.--FF(edits-talk) 15:06, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Move used template

Please use the correct parameter for {{anmu}}, please. Thanks, Kevzo8 12:41, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

I thought I was. I was just copying and pasting the tables from others pages? Watchermark 12:44, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

here's how (w/o image):
{{anmu/h|type1|type2 (optional)}}
{{anmu|movetype|move|when (Epicode+no) or if movie, movie title|title or movie title}}
with image:
{{anmu/h|type1|type2 (optional)|row=no. of moves+1|pic=name.png/jpg|move=what the image shows}}
{{anmu|movetype|move|when (Epicode+no) or if movie, movie title|title or movie title}}
Kevzo8 13:10, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Anime Dex Project

Hi, I saw that you deleted all of the entries for no Pokédex entry. I had a method going and now you messed it up by deleting all of those. When I redo it all please do not delete them. –MasterKenobi 00:03, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Ok sorry. Won't happen again. Watchermark 09:31, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

DP002 and DP003

I may be a little late noticing this, but I found that you expanded the synopsis for DP002 with parts from DP003. Is there a specific reason why? When I revised the DP002 synopsis, I wrote it as I watched the episode from the DVD. That episode ended with a shot of Paul, not with Team Rocket taking Pikachu. --rockersk08 00:11, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

I must have been watching the combined version, which had different cut-off points. I've corrected this, apologies. Watchermark 21:02, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Anime Pokédex entries

Please, when adding anime dex entries, put a title in it, and also italicize Diamond & Pearl. For example:

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP121 Snover Ash's Pokédex Snover, the Frost Tree Pokémon. Snover live mainly on snowy mountains with little human contact, but are known to approach people out of curiosity.

Thanks. -- RikkiKitsune 23:52, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Pokémon templates

There are some things you should know about the Anime Pokémon template. You need to start putting the correct coding so that it looks right. For example: When you have a person with only one Pokémon, be sure that you put b after note=. In other words, note=b. B stands for body. If you have multiple Pokémon, the first box should always have note=h, h standing for header and the last box should have note=f, f standing for footer. For the boxes in between the header and the footer, leave the note= blank. Hope this makes sense to you. Ask me if you have anymore questions. --ケンジガール 23:25, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Also, while we are on the subject, categorize the images you upload for those templates: every image needs categorized by Pokémon name in order to organize all the images. More often than not, there is already an image of whatever you are uploading, so just categorize and I will take care of duplicates. MaverickNate 23:27, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Befriended Pokémon for main characters

We don't do that. It's not allowed. The only main character that's allowed to have befriended Pokémon noted is Max. --ケンジガール 20:17, 12 November 2009 (UTC) Ok, sorry about that. But I do feel that the Lake Guardians should be added to the rosters somewhere as they were actually commanded by the main characters during DP152. Watchermark 00:42, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

To quote policy

"If any user besides an administrator wishes to change an image for any anime article or section, they must obtain the permission of an administrator before changing the image." (Bulbapedia:Image reversion policy) Consider this your warning. MaverickNate 22:14, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Is it still ok for me to add pictures (say for Pokémon bios on the COTD pages) or switch JPG images with PNGs Watchermark 01:51, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Image relinks

Would you mind replacing all occurrences of those jpgs with the new pngs and then tagging the files on the Archives for deletion? It would save me running after you. This includes other people's userpages. Cheers. —darklordtrom 11:19, 2 May 2010 (UTC)


Can I possibly ask you some image requests. I've seen some of your uploads, and I'm very impressed. If you can take requests, I'll have you some right here: picture of Eusine's Alakazam, pics for Team Go-Getters's move templates, and better resolution versions from Blaine's Magmar's move pics and Gary's Blastoise's main pic. Just let me know if you accept, so I'll known if I can possibly post you more requests in the future. --FinnishPokéFan92 14:50, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

One statement TCG sections

Never ever ever get the *. No exceptions. MaverickNate 21:24, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I thought they'd just been forgotten. I'll leave the TCG section alone. Watchermark 21:32, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Game linking

Meaning "versions". {{game}}. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Pokémon Crystal. Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. TTEchidna 01:57, 4 June 2010 (UTC)


Just wanted to remind you of the image reversion policy. You did not ask before changing the image on Ash's Heracross - and it has also been decided that the old image was better - thus it has been reverted. Please refrain from doing the same in the future. Thanks! 梅子 00:53, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Sorry about that. My browser was still showing the 'Heracross sucking on Bulbasaur' picture... but you're right. I should have asked first. I won't forget in future.Watchermark 09:10, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Wynaut Splash?!

Why do you hink Wynaut used Splash, i have changed it by the way but still it is seen deflecting attacks, and Splash does not do that, explain why it used Splash other than Safeguard, she did not even call the attack so how do you know?! 15:53 Roryrules123 5 September 2010 (UTC)

There's a few reasons that I believe that Wynaut was using Splash and not Safeguard. First, Wynaut was jumping up and down which is how Splash works in the anime (as it did in EP158). Second, Dawn's Togekiss has used Safeguard several times recently and it's always been shown to produce a green forcefield whereas Wynaut's feet were simply glowing when it deflects the Poison Sting. Third, if Wynaut was using Safeguard then it wouldn't have got poisoned. Because of these I am certain Splash was being used. I appreciate that Splash is supposed to do nothing but the anime has been known to take liberties with the way moves work. Watchermark 16:13, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Ok, good enough reason, sorry about the shouting :) 11:55 Roryrules123 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Team Rocket

Until they have an absence from an episode, they are staying unhidden. Please do not hide them. --ケンジガール 03:14, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Preview button

I appreciate your help but please use the preview button while editing, instead of making multiple edits to the same article in a short period of time, which also is beneficial for our server. Thank you, have a nice day. ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 14:14, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Episode article editing while airing

We wish that you wouldn't edit the episode articles until the episode has finished airing. Other users are trying to add the information all at once to avoid repeated saving. That way, the article can be saved with all the information after the episode's airing. So if you would kindly in the future, please wait until an episode is finished airing before editing. Thank you. --ケンジガール 10:18, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

PS: That also means waiting until after the preview is shown. So we can add miscellaneous information such as narration trivia and Oak's lecture. --ケンジガール 10:26, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Again, please try to avoid editing the articles while the episode is airing. Thanks. --ケンジガール 10:16, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Preview button

Please use the preview button while contributing, you just made 3 edits to the same article in 2 minutes. Kindly take care of it next time. ♫♪エイディニズ♪♫ 12:11, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Disambiguation pages...

...are only to be made when the Pokemon itself has an article. Brav doesn't have his own article, therefore, Rufflet and Braviary do not need those. Ataro 23:12, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

A couple of things you ought to know...

Don't add anymore trivia. It's on the header of every page you visit on Bulbapedia. Additionally, use the preview button next to the Save Page button, so you can see if your edit is perfect the first time around. Just so you don't clog up the recent changes. Thanks. --☆YoshisWorld☆ 22:23, 7 September 2011 (UTC)


Please read this and do not forget to check the rc/history of the article before adding something. If you are still not contented, please try discussing it on the respective article's talk page. Thanks, have a nice day ahead. ♫♪ エイディニズ ♪♫ 16:07, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Your edit to EP002

I saw your edit to EP002, where you replaced most uses of "Misty" with "the girl". While Misty's name was not known until later in the episode, her name is known now, and I believe we should use it in order to minimize confusion. Pokegen master (talk) 01:29, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Alex Davis

What's your source? What was the name of this contest? When was it held? There seems to be no information about it. - unsigned comment from Rosebr10 (talkcontribs)

I asked about Alex Davis's voice on the forum and had it confirmed by the mods who linked to a post from Davis himself. Watchermark (talk) 00:23, 7 January 2014 (UTC)


You been here long enough to know this, genders are only confirmed through either by being explicitly stated or through Attract/Cute Charm. Gender stereotypes is not how we determine genders, a guy can act like a girl (and vice versa) and the act of attraction is not the same as the move Attract.--ForceFire 04:43, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

I was actually determining Pinsir's gender not through its actions but the fact that Heracross had a male horn and the anime has stated explicitly that attraction only occurs between males and females.Watchermark (talk) 13:04, 23 August 2020 (UTC)