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The requirements to become autoconfirmed are based on both your number of edits and how long you've been a member of the site. The exact requirements are a secret, so I can't tell you, sorry!
Feel free to ask me anything else, though. I check my messages daily.
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I was wondering...

About how many edits does it take to be autoconfirmed? - unsigned comment from BeeBwakka (talkcontribs)

I don't know, and even if I did, I wouldn't be allowed to tell you anyways. We're keeping it a secret so people don't make exactly only enough edits to be autoconfirmed and then never edit again :P --ZestyCactus 03:03, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

I try to edit any time I see a chance to, and I wouldn't stop trying to become an active member on here. I do think that that is smart keeping it a secret. It also sorta helps against vandals, who wouldn't go through all of this initiation to vandalism, except the really devoted ones. --BeeBwakka 21:34, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Requires Attention!

Would you be able to fix all the spelling errers on the List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number page. There are a lot of them like "Yoterii" and "Muuna". --EpicShadow 21:42, 16 September 2010 (UTC)


Hey, I can upload the magnet image(s) if you wanna link me to them or something. Virtual-Z 06:08, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

I was planning to use this photo of them on my fridge. If you'd prefer, I can take a closer-up image with or without the packages (which I saved). --ZestyCactus 06:16, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
Looks good to me. Also, I love the idea of showing that the images we took, we took. Maybe we should look into that more. A picture of the package would be nice, though. And I can't upload right now, but I can tomorrow...long story short, I lost my key, am locked out of my house, and am at my mom's house for the night XD.Virtual-Z 07:11, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
Aww man I hope that worked out okay! D: anyways, glad you liked my idea haha, I originally did it just to be silly but I agree that it's kind of nice to show that photos we've taken were actually taken by us (when possible/realistic, I do like to scan/photograph my own images as opposed to a google image search). So this is the magnets close-up on my fridge and this is the magnets put back in the package (you can sorta tell its been opened but w/e) anyways just use whichever you like best :P --ZestyCactus 01:18, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Guardian signs was said to be released October 5th in GA

I had asked several game shops and they had told me that it was not released until the 5th. Maybe it's different for different states? - 050294 04:11, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Ah. Maybe it's released a day earlier in Canada? Some games I've seen have been released earlier in Canada then is released to the US. - 050294 04:14, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Hi everybody

Thanks for the warm welcome. I was making some edits on Daburan-Rankurusu articles, on the origin sections. Hope my contributions can be constructive for the articles and the wiki itself. Apostlebird 05:19, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Help, please.

This, please. Step right in, please.--444Zekrom 09:12, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

I'd help but I don't really know anything about the Dream World, sorry D: --ZestyCactus 19:40, 9 October 2010 (UTC)


Given that the quest template we have was designed for SoA, it seems to be leaving redlinks. Would you be able to get me a picture of the quest details screen so I can make a new template for it? Quality doesn't matter too much. I'm assuming that there isn't an icon for the ranger points like there was for the rewards in SoA. Thanks in advance. Werdnae (talk) 19:36, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Is it okay if I just take a photo of it or something? --ZestyCactus 19:39, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Yep. A photo of a DS fine. Werdnae (talk) 20:02, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Okay cool :D top screen bottom screen --ZestyCactus 20:05, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Awesome. Thanks. Werdnae (talk) 20:09, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Your recent edit...

On the browser data for Elekid, you said it says

"It creates waves of electricity around it that make Pokémon Stopped."

O_o... really? --+ Joeshie + (is Mæ!) 06:33, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Yep, that's the browser entry in the game. What about it? --ZestyCactus 07:04, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
It's just that make Pokemon Stopped sounds kinda funny. --+ Joeshie + (is Mæ!) 03:05, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
"Stopped" is a status condition in SoA and GS. Saying it makes the Pokémon stop would imply that it was something different. Werdnae (talk) 03:43, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

My user page

A while back you edited my user page [1] to change "Endeavour" to "Endeavor". Endeavour is the British spelling, and there is a redirect to the page (which has the American spelling) to reflect that. Please don't change my spelling because it doesn't match your dialect, that's just rude. :\ --Poppy :3 13:53, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

I think at the time I changed it there may not have been a redirect. I only edit other users's pages if it's causing an unwanted link on Special:WantedPages. Sorry if I have offended you by doing this. --ZestyCactus 05:48, 20 October 2010 (UTC)


I have edited a few pages, I think 3..? On Bulbapedia, yet I still cannot edit my userpage. I am pretty sure I haven't been blocked (at least I hope not) as I don't think any of my edits have done anything wrong, except for a slight misunderstanding between myself an another user about Psyduck. :P. Anyway, I was wondering what the problem might be, and if you could fix it. Thanks! Whitsoxrule 02:59, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

You haven't been blocked, don't worry ^^ all I know is that you need to make a certain number of edits as well as be a member of the wiki for a certain length of time, so maybe you have met one criteria but not the other. I suppose just keep editing when you can and surely you will be autoconfirmed soon. --ZestyCactus 03:03, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

I suppose 5 days isn't long enough.=) OK I'll just wait. Thanks! Whitsoxrule 17:33, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

If by wait you mean wait for it to happen just from being a member for however long you will have been, it won't work. You need to make enough edits for you to be auto-confirmed. I know it seems like it takes a while but it happens. --BeeBwakka 21:33, 22 October 2010 (UTC)


Hi Zesty, I have a question about Pokemon Adventures, and I read you were the person to come to. So, there's a camper that appeared in PS076, and a previous chapter helping Blaine train. He has a Haunter, and looks really similar to Bozz, the person who Blue gave his Lapras to in a Flashback chapter. Is this him? Thanks! Littlmiget123 21:44, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

What am I? Chopped liver? Yes it's him He and William make regular appearances in Johto and Kanto (FRLG) too Ataro 21:46, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
Oh, okay. Thank you Ataro! ^^ Littlmiget123 21:49, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
XD thanks Ataro :P --ZestyCactus 01:12, 28 October 2010 (UTC)


How do you welcome people? Loghomewill 15:44, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Type in {{subst:welcome}} and save. Jellotalk 16:40, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Is this a wrong place to complain?

Well.. Stuffs that my post on talk page of alakazam was deleted by Pokelova. The post was as he said on the reason thingy more than an year late. But still. I found no mention that it was against rules or something. And yep, the comment was constructive, atleast i think so. Soo, i know that wikis have some thing that saves the comments and stuff so it could be returned. And .. Well.. I'd want my post back.. ... ...And i wanted to complain.. Um. Now that i've had my angst about it, the real thing i wanted to ask: Is it wrong to reply on old comments. And if it is, why? ... Well i read the comments that people have sent you, and i think i should have told some other admin, as there were no angryposts on your page. Lumin 16:59, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Well, it's outlined on Bulbapedia:Talk page that replies to comments older than six months will be deleted. The reason for this is mostly that people previously engaged in or interested in the discussion will not be watching for new replies. Secondly, your replies were mostly speculation so while they weren't spam, it's not anything that could have been added to the main article, either. As for why there are no "angry posts" on my page, I guess i'm just too darned nice XD anyways hope i answered your question ^^' --ZestyCactus 01:41, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Regarding APNG menu sprites...

Is there any particular reason that they can't be GIF files, thus allowing a significantly larger portion of the community to see them as they were intended? APNG doesn't do anything that GIF can't when it comes to such simple graphics, so I'm confused as to why this practice was ever adopted in the first place. Any enlightenment would be much appreciated. Hexagon Theory 07:38, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

I believe the rationale is that .gifs are more likely to be stolen from other websites and that the .gif format has a more limited colour palette... but I'm not really entirely sure, since I wasn't around when the decision was made. You might be best off asking Jello or someone else involved with the Archives. --ZestyCactus 23:36, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

I don't know....

Should Pokémon who use thier Japanese voice actors in English and Japanese should be like this (I'll use Pikachu as an example): Ikue Ohtani ? - unsigned comment from Cool469 (talkcontribs)

What's the context? I know for Pokémon articles, the usual statement is "Its voice actor in both English and Japanese is [whoever]." --ZestyCactus 03:17, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Ok. Keep the statement. Cool469 03:24, 13 November 2010 (UTC)*


I'm kinda curious about the change in the Johto Pokemon's artwork on their pages. It changed to their Gold and Silver artwork, and a lot of those aren't even there, leaving a '150xx' in its place (Houndoom for example). That means the file isn't there, right? Do you know why the pages aren't showing the HG/SS artwork? Littlmiget123 20:02, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Today is the anniversary of Gold and Silver's release in Japan. For anniversaries like this we often switch to the old artwork for the day, just for fun haha. The ones like Houndoom with missing artwork... well, believe it or not, i think we're actually just missing the GS artwork for those :S probably its all the Gen II Pokémon who got updated art in FRLG. --ZestyCactus 20:10, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
I had thought of that, but I thought the anniversary for G/S happened last month because of the Mew event, so I kinda crossed that out of my memory. Okay then, thanks for answering my question, Zesty. ^^ Littlmiget123 20:14, 21 November 2010 (UTC)


Could I use a feed from bulbanews on my wiki?

Cool469talk 05:05, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Adventures 10

Any copy out yet? I saw a user adding the names for the rounds but not Crystal. --CoolPikachu! 01:43, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Yeah i saw that too. i looked for it yesterday but i couldn't find it anywhere. will be looking for it tomorrow. --ZestyCactus 04:58, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Roundying the corners up.

Hi, sorry to disturb you, but I recently modified these templates from the original templates so anybody with the proper permissions can replace it, it's mainly for aesthetic changes, and nothing was significantly changed. I was wondering if you could replace them. Thank you. Masatoshi: Gen. II>All. Discuss. 06:25, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

All done. —darklordtrom 07:58, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks trom. --ZestyCactus 16:19, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Relevant TCG Terminology

Just wanting to know if I erroneously defined the term "donk". It is not a term I favor but one I hear often enough in TCG discussions. While doing a search, I noticed Shuppet Donk as one of the articles on the site and that the term "donk" is used in multiple articles but not defined. Unless they define it in the instruction booklet, it would seem a relevant term to explain.

If I failed to follow guidelines, I apologize and will have to re-read the sites policy, though if you would point it out I would appreciate it. The explanation on the actual page was "delete|is this REALLY necessary?", making it seem like the article is just undesired. Of course, the automatic bits of the website still ask me if I would like to create the page when I search for the term.

Thank you.

Otakutron 20:32, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Ah, now that I post it here, the code actually becomes the explanatory graphic. So I did make a mistake. I would love knowing in detail so I did not repeat the offense, because as I already explained, its a term relevant to the TCG, not explained in the instructions, and personally was an annoyance until I deduced and later confirmed what it meant with others when I returned from a hiatus.

Otakutron 20:39, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Well, as you may have noticed, the delete template put it in the category of Pages to be deleted, and after quickly looking at it it didnt seem important (I've never heard of the term personally) so I went and deleted it. I still doubt its notability just because I've never heard of the term (so idk if it's at all widely used) and I've never seen articles for similar fan terminology in the TCG. To be frank though I'm not quite the best person to ask about TCG notability, you'd get a better answer from Maverick Nate, the leader of Project TCG. --ZestyCactus 16:19, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

I'll give werdnae a break and ask you

I'm pretty sure this page isn't supposed to be in the categories it's in. --Bee § Bwakka 04:00, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, faulty link...this one works --Bee § Bwakka 04:02, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
Looks like Werd did it anyways XD --ZestyCactus 16:19, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Pokémon Yellow Comic

That was my best work and you deleted it. Why? Especially on Christmas. It was very notable. Pokedex493 14:49, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Me and the other administrators made a decision to delete it because none of us had ever heard of it and we try not to have a lot of articles on fan comics and fan sites except for the very most popular ones. If you'd like, I can restore the article and move it to your userspace or something (like at User:Pokedex493/Pokémon Yellow Comic) so you can still have it. You are making good edits, you just need to keep an eye on notability :) Merry Christmas, --ZestyCactus 15:03, 25 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I would like to have an area on my userpage for the Pokémon Yellow Comic. Merry Christmas to you too. Pokedex493 23:58, 25 December 2010 (UTC)
Tis been moved to User:Pokedex493/Pokémon Yellow Comic. Cheers. --ZestyCactus 05:12, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I owe you one. Pokedex493 05:26, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Friend Codes

I saw you have some Friend Codes. Do you do battles, trades, or both? Because maybe we could do one of the two. Pokedex493 03:01, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

I dont really do battles but I could trade. Do you need anything? --ZestyCactus 03:15, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Well, I accidently hacked my Diamond to where my Pokédex was complete, yet I didn't catch every Pokémon, but I do want some Pokémon. Any Pokémon except for Mew and Jigglypuff, because I am not a fan of those. My Friend Code is 4039 8763 2886 and my name for my game is TRIP, and I am available weekdays from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. If I I'm not on when you go on Wi-Fi, then tell me on my Talk Page and I'll tell the reason why I wasn't available. Pokedex493 03:27, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Also, can you give me your name in each game that has a Friend Code? Because I am putting all of them in and I need a name for each one. Pokedex493 03:33, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Name's "Rebecca" in proper case for all three games. i'll let you know if i need anything. if you have any more questions about friendcodes or whatev, ask me over on the forums. --ZestyCactus 07:38, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

No. I'm covered on Friend Codes because I've used them before. Thanks. Pokedex493 18:22, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

pokémon in singapore

omg i'm so sorry, i hope i'm approaching the right person. in my enthusiasm to create an article for singapore i misread the potential article line "not allowed to create an article not on the list without approval" as "not allowed to create an article on the list without approval" (missing out on the 'not') so i went ahead and created it anyway (because i was confident it was not going to be a stub). anyway having realized my mistake, i shifted the page to my userpage and undid the damage. the page is at User:AquaDragon/Pokémon in Singapore. once again i must apologize. that was very silly of me to misread. ---> AquaDragon 12:51, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Don't be upset, I made the same mistake once :) I'll review your article in a bit, though it should be fine. (I seem to recall someone saying English-speaking countries that aren't the USA are ok for articles) --ZestyCactus 17:20, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Canadian French names

  • Actually, it's pretty confusing - a quick Google search for the French-Canadian page shows the English names up for the French-Canadian page, but after looking at your message, I found out that clicking on the link takes you to "Moustillon" (in other words, the French names). However, if you try googling "Moustillon" for French-only pages, the Canadian page doesn't show up (only the France page does), but it does when you search "Oshawatt" (sic). Don't know what that means... though similarly, links for the English Canadian page show up as "Oshawatt" (sic) but take you to "Oshawott". Looks like the edits I made aren't correct, but I doubt that Quebec would get the exact same version as France due to DSi region-locking (I speculate there might be a few cosmetic changes, such as the two different names for Tail Slap). --Darthrai 21:00, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
    • No problem :) I thought a separate Quebecois translation using the English names would have made sense, considering that France's version will probably be unplayable on Canadian DSis, as well as how the Quebec dub of the anime made most francophones familiar with the English names. Though I speak mainly English and play the games in my language (I live in Quebec), I was a tad disappointed, since that means that the French-speakers around will probably start using the somewhat awkward French names in conversation. --Darthrai 21:15, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
      • From what I've heard, the Japanese versions of BW are playable on American DS's and DS Lites, but not on DSi's. If Quebec got France's version of BW, then French-speaking DSi owners would be forced to play the English version unless they want to play the game on an older DS model (this could actually happen, and would lead to complaints depending on how popular the French version is over here). Since we've received separate Quebec translations for various other Nintendo games (mostly Mario), I speculate that the reason why they use France's translation is to avoid confusion with foreign dex entries; if they made separate translations, and you got an Ekans in a French-Canadian game named "Ekans" but games in English/Japanese/etc. can only receive the French entry for "Abo" then what would the Quebecois Ekans count as? --Darthrai 21:24, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

HGSS in Latin America

Hey, I read on the Nintendo Wiki that Latin America got Spanish versions of the games - it says so on their HGSS article, and on their list of Nintendo DS games it lists "Pokémon Oro HeartGold" and "Pokémon Plata SoulSilver" as the titles of the games in Latin America. Seems to make sense since it looks like Nintendo's now doing trilingual releases for most of their big games, whether the languages are all on the same cartridge or not; Latin America is a much bigger market than Quebec anyway.

BTW you live in Toronto? It's a really awesome place, I stay there a lot when I'm not doing school~ Darthrai 21:43, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

    • Have you been to Anime North by any chance? --Darthrai 21:56, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Nope, never been. I've thought about it but never made it out. :P --ZestyCactus 23:21, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Request to delete my userpage content

Hi Zesty,

I've got a few pages (six to be exact) that I wanted to have deleted. I read the rules and it said to ask an admin. So anyway, when you've got a minute, could you please delete "User:Chiefboz/Better team list" and all of its subpages, along with "User:Chiefboz/Teamlist", "User:Chiefboz/Teammember" and "User:Chiefboz/Finalteammember"? If you need links, they're all in my directory. Thanks! chiefboztalk 04:39, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Sure I can do it right now :D --ZestyCactus 04:43, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Aaaaaaaaand we're done. --ZestyCactus 04:45, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks much! (Now I've got a lot off my back.) chiefboztalk 01:45, 7 January 2011 (UTC)


User:Pikatwig hey can you talk to me. I'm having a bad with BOTH mons

What's the trouble? --ZestyCactus 05:50, 23 January 2011 (UTC)


I was thinking, we should move Dent to Cilan, or at least the anime one. It came out on Cartoon Network's site days ago and no one has done anything. I'd move it but it's locked. (On another note, is there any way to change my username? --Chiramii 16:29, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

I agree with you regarding the move to the anime page for Cilan. I'd wait to move the game page until his game name is confirmed elsewhere, but it doesn't make any sense to me why nobody's moved the anime one. I'll ask the other staff about it because I don't know if there's a specific reason that it's not been moved yet (but I haven't been told about it) or if it's just not been moved yet. As for the name change, only a few admins can do that, and you can only change it once. You'll have to go to trom or MAGNEDETH probably. --ZestyCactus 19:53, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

We gots us some vandals!

Remocari and Vyrdese are spambots/vandals creating spampages here and here that need to be blocked and the pages deleted. --JediKnightDTV 18:25, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Looks like Werdnae got it. Thanks for letting me know. o/ --ZestyCactus 19:34, 30 January 2011 (UTC)


I just joined the other day, with the intention of helping with images. (Sprite animation, for the most part, but other things as well.) I know that they need to be png/apng, but this wiki is a bit different then others I've been on. Is there a way to upload a new version of an image without having to upload a new one all together? Thanks in advance, and sorry for the bother. --Eleeveen 02:11, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi there! Under the file history on the image's page on the Archives, there should be a link that says "upload a new version of this file" if you want to replace an image. Hope that helps. :) --ZestyCactus 04:07, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Arg, unfortunately not. |D I was looking for that before, but it's not there. Could it have anything possibly to do with being autoconfirmed or no? --Eleeveen 04:27, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
I asked Jello and she says you do have to be autoconfirmed to replace images :/ So I guess you'll have to work on the mainspace a bit first. Sorry to be bearer of bad news I guess XD let me know if you have any other concerns though :D --ZestyCactus 04:33, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Mkays. It's not a problem at all. Thanks for the help. (: --Eleeveen 04:35, 1 February 2011 (UTC)


I have seen how good manga pictures you upload, so I'd like to make a request: could you upload a pic of Sabrina's Abra in The Electric Tale of Pikachu and an image of it using Teleport for the move template. Hope you can do it. --FinnishPokéFan92 12:34, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Sure! I can get on that right now :). --ZestyCactus 18:45, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

"Project notice doesn't go on incomplete articles D:"

Explain? It's part of the project. Ergo, even if it's a stub, wouldn't it qualify simply on the merit of it being a manga? Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 22:43, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

I'm not really sure why, to be honest, but that's the way CoolPikachu! told me he wants it. --ZestyCactus 22:47, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Strange, but okay. ...A notice on the project page about using that template might be a good idea. 9.9; Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 22:50, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
I could have sworn that there was a notice about that somewhere, but apparently there isn't. I should go add it now then. --ZestyCactus 22:56, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
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