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Colosseum characters

I noticed how most of the characters from Pokémon Colosseum are lacking manga sections such as Miror B.. Do you think they should be added as Wes already has one? PattyMan 00:47, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

They should absolutely be added if information is available. Unfortunately the manga was never released as a volume, only in magazines, so it's really rare and I don't know much about it. --ZestyCactus 01:12, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
I only saw very little information about it and some scans online. PattyMan 02:26, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
What should the naming of the images of those characters contain in the file name other than manga (File:Leo (chosen file name).png) as we have Adventures.png for Pokémon Adventures and DPA.png for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!? PattyMan 02:33, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
Maybe something like "Leo [whatever]" or "Leo [whatever]" since the full name is Colosseum Snatcher Leo. --ZestyCactus 20:26, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
I'll go for CSL. Thank you so much. PattyMan 20:30, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Pokémon manga

I think I found some Pokémon 4Komas that aren't featured on Bulbapedia.

Pokémon 4Koma: Ruby and Sapphire - Covers
Pokémon 4Koma: Black and White (I think it's 4Koma at least.) - Cover & Info

Other missing Pokémon mangas:

Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokethlon
Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl - Cover
Pokémon TV Animation Comic: I Choose You! - Official website, Smaller, unwatermarked cover (needs cropping), Bigger, watermarked cover & 1 page of the "manga" from an archived version of Viz's website
I think the Japanese original is named Pocket Monsters Film Comic - Volume 1 cover
More HQ Covers
Pages with low quality covers to the rest of the volumes: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (Use Google Image Search's drag and drop function to find other versions of the covers with better quality.)

Shouldn't All That Pikachu! be part of the Pokémon manga article?

Shouldn't Pikachu Meets the Press be part of the Pokémon manga article, or is it because it's more of a comic and not manga?

Missing Covers:

Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends (and the Pokémon manga article) - Cover

Why can't I edit Archive pages, not even my own? Have I violated any rules and shouldn't I get a message then? PokeAwesome94 (talk) 23:26, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

I don't count Pikachu Meets the Press because it's a newspaper comic strip, not really a manga. It doesn't really fit in anywhere XD. As well, I generally don't group stuff like All That Pikachu! and the animation comics in with manga, as they are more like artbooks/anime-related than manga. Having said that, I do have the TV Animation Comic and some of the Japanese film comics (I actually bought them months ago to write about them :V) as well as The Art of Pokémon the Movie 2000, I do promise i'll get to those eventually. :V so I'll get to scanning my own books soon as I'd prefer to do that then jack them off other websites. thanks for the links to those other Pokémon manga (the 4Koma and the Pokéthlon). umm for the archives thing, it may be because you're not autoconfirmed. i'm really not too clear on what the usergroup rules are for the Archives, you might want to check with a staff member who is more active there. (mostly my admin powers there are so i can do all my own stuff by myself haha)
By the way, maybe preview your post before submitting - i got 18 emails from your one post @_@ so just be careful next time haha. let me know if you have any more questions. --ZestyCactus 23:39, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
I ment Archive usertalk pages, sorry for being unclear. As you might remember I contacted you a couple of times from your archive usertalk page. Now I can't post anything. Sorry for spamming you, I hadn't realized that Bulbapedia sends an e-mail every time something is posted / edited. PokeAwesome94 00:10, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Pokémon Adventures Vol. 39 Chuang Yi cover

Here's the cover for the Chuang Yi edition of Pokémon Adventures vol. 39. The image isn't the best due to being a photograh and not a scan, the green background and the angle. You decide if it's good enough to upload or if we should wait for a HQ scan: [1], Source: daigames eBay auction PokeAwesome94 (talk) 10:58, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Oh, by the way don't try to go and search for it at Chuang Yi's website, it's been hacked. Sorry for editing this, it just thought of it when I had posted it and I don't want your computer to be exposed to malicious content. PokeAwesome94 (talk) 11:05, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Pokémon Zensho image for Bulbagarden Archives

I found this very nice image from Pokémon Zensho and I thought that It might be suitable to add to Bulbagarden Archives Pokémon Zensho fair use images, here's two versions of it: small & big, but might need cropping. PokeAwesome94 (talk) 21:49, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Ultra rare Pokémon XD manga (5 page instructional promo)

There's a manga that there's barely any info about online, not even here. It's a five page instructional Pokémon XD manga by Emiko Yoshino that was made to promote Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness and ran in an x-Grader magazine.

Here's page one, the cover scanned by Blackjack Gabbiani (I'm not going to link the remaining four pages, because that's probably copyright infringement): [2]

More info (not much): [3]

Here's a translation of the first page by SakuraMota (I'm not going to link the source since the entire five pages are posted there):


(Text near Michael)

[XD wo manga de kouryaku!]

XD manga walkthrough!

(Text near Eevee)



(Other text box near Michael)



(Text above title logo)

[Manga Yoshino Emiko]

Manga by Emiko Yoshino


[Poketto Monsuta Ekusutei: Yami no Kaze Daakuu Rugia]

Pokemon XD: Wind of Darkness Dark Lugia

(Text above Game Cube case)

[Suupesu yaru Kouryaku manga]

Ummm....something about a space walkthrough manga....?

The Japanese name of the Pokémon XD game was Pokémon XD: Whirlwind of Darkness, Dark Lugia, so the accruacy of the name from SakuraMota's translation might not be 100%, but on the other hand no translation ever is. The title of the manga is exactly the same as on this Japanese Pokémon XD game cover.

Could you upload page one to Bulbagarden Archives and create an article for this manga? If you want to post something of the remaining four pages under fair use license (it's probably going to have to be snippetts), I can send send you the links (just not publicly, probably PM through Bulbagarden Forums, Serebii.Net Forums or The PokéCommunity Forums). PokeAwesome94 (talk) 19:53, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Ay carumba, that is so cool!! I have to go to work, but I will work on it hopefully tonight. I'll ask Blackjack if she'll let me use her pictures, otherwise I'll just write about it. Thank you. --ZestyCactus 13:15, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
I have some contact links to Blackjack Gabbani here: Serebii.Net Forums profile, Bulbagarden Forums profile.
Instant messaging (found through her Bulbagarden Forums and Serebii.Net Forums profiles): MSN: blackjackgabbiani[at]hotmail[dot]com, AIM: blackjackrocket, Yahoo!: cammycommando
I'd recommend to e-mail her through Serebii.Net Forums or Bulbagarden Forums since her last activity on those forums was in 30th June 2012 and 23rd April 2012. Her last activity on Bulbapedia was in 2009. PokeAwesome94 (talk) 18:40, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Pocket Monsters anime adaptions

I wrote about these mangas in one of my previous post. I'm reposting this instead of editing the old one so that I'll know for sure that you'll notice it. Just just to clarify one thing. By the looks of it you thought these were Ani-mangas. I don't think they are. I base my judgement on: 1. the artwork of the covers and 2. Dogasu's Backpack have never listed Ani-mangas. If you need more info you should probably ask Dogasu.

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl - Volume 1 cover

Pocket Monsters Film Comic - Volume 1 cover

PokeAwesome94 (talk) 14:21, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

I have Pocket Monsters Film really is an Ani-Manga. That Diamond and Pearl one isn't, though. I don't know much about it other than it's Ash and Dawn's adventures loosely based on the Diamond & Pearl series. --ZestyCactus 15:17, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I just thought Pikachu's face didn't look like it did in the anime. But, being an Ani-manga explains why a Pokémon "manga" with ~33 volumes is completely unknown in the fandom. PokeAwesome94 (talk) 13:12, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Pokémon manga covers

I noticed that Bulbapedia doesn't have covers of the manga adaptions of movie 2-5, so I searched for them and I think I found them. Sources are included so that you can confirm if it's the right covers. I'm pretty confident that these are the right ones because of Shogakukan's website.

Mirage Pokémon: Lugia's Explosive Birth

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

Emperor of the Crystal Tower

Sources: 1, 2

Celebi: a Timeless Encounter

Sources: 1, 2

Guardian Gods of the City of Water: Latias and Latios

Sources: 1, 2

PokeAwesome94 (talk) 18:56, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

This was all apparently Ani-manga (I feel so dumb right now). Sigh. I will continue to search. PokeAwesome94 (talk) 20:35, 8 September 2012 (UTC)
I found the cover to Mirage Pokémon: Lugia's Explosive Birth, scanned by Blackjack Gabbiani: [4]
I found this very nice artwork from Emperor of the Crystal Tower. Looks like it originates from this uncropped version that Blackjack Gabbiani scanned.
I also found this artwork from Mewtwo Strikes Back!. I don't know who scanned it, but I don't think it was Blackjack Gabbiani.
Blackjack Gabbiani has at least the four first movie manga adaptions, so while you ask for her permission to use her scans, perhaps you could ask her to scan the covers of the third and fourth movie manga. Perhaps also the first one, for a more HQ glare free version (not that the old one is bad). PokeAwesome94 (talk) 00:45, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
I have a 824x1280 (2,68 MB) PNG image of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team cover. If you want to upload it I can send it to you via e-mail. If you don't want to make your e-mail public you can send it to my Bulbagarden Forums profile, Serebii.Net Forums profile, PokéCommunity profile or my YouTube account.
I noticed that the Japanese cover of Mirage Pokémon: Lugia's Explosive Birth was missing so here you have it: [5]
I also found a bigger version of the cover of the Pokémon the First Movie Ani-manga.
Sorry for spamming your usertalk page so much :) PokeAwesome94 (talk) 11:24, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Viz Media's licensing areas

According to the VIZ Media article the only areas in Europe where VIZ publishes manga is the UK and Ireland: "VIZ Media publishes Pokémon manga, anime, and other media in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa."

I live in Finland and all of VIZ's Pokémon manga is easily available in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and probably the rest of Europe too. I don't think that the local book websites gets the books via some "extra hands" since they cost ~7,40€ each, which is about the average price in the other areas too.

Am I misunderstanding something here or should I change UK and Ireland to Europe? --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 19:28, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Hmm. I'm not sure, as I got that information from VIZ Media's own website. "VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation." Based on that, it's likely that in Europe it's imported by the supplier or whatever as opposed to being distributed by VIZ Media directly? (don't know much about how this works) it could be something similar to how Chuang Yi's manga titles are distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment, as opposed to directly by Chuang Yi. I really don't know what else it could be especially considering a lot of those European countries also publish the same manga series natively in their respective languages. (for example, Glénat in France and Egmont Manga and Anime in Germany). --ZestyCactus 22:40, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I'll leave it alone until I know for sure. Btw, did you want the 824x1280 (2,68 MB) PNG image of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team cover? --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 00:29, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

More info about the ultra rare Pokémon Colosseum & Pokémon XD mangas + 824x1280 PNG image of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team cover

This is copied from myriada's post in this thread. All credit goes to him.

If it wasn't for that I don't know Japanese I would have searched for the magazines at Yahoo! Japan Auctions and Google, but I don't know how to find them there.

"By the way, there are other Colosseum manga too. Less known than Snatcher though, and likely walkthroughs rather than actual adaptations.

'Pokemon Colosseum: Scenario Mode Walkthrough Comic' by Hidenori Kusaka, Tomotoshi Okamoto and Yoshino Emiko, was published in Grade 3 magazine(小学三年生) issues January and February 2004. 'Pokemon Colosseum: Fastest Walkthrough Comic' by Hidenori Kusaka, Tomotoshi Okamoto and Yoshino Emiko, was published in Grade 4 magazine(小学四年生) issues January and February 2004. Perhaps they're the same or similar though, considering the similar staffing and dates. 'Pokemon Colosseum 4-Koma Special' by Takahiro Yamashita was in the same Grade 4 January 2004 issue.

As for XD, the October 2005 issue of Grade 2 magazine(小学二年生) contained 'Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness: Dark Lugia Special Walkthrough Manga' also by Yoshino Emiko. Grade 4 magazine had 'Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness: Dark Lugia Special Comic' by Hidenori Kusaka and Nobuhiko Mitoku in September and October 2005 too. It's possible that what was posted was one of these two, or even something different altogether..." - myriada

"there are luckily Japanese sites such as JariMan Primary, where people have archived listings of magazine contents in Japanese. Searching enough, it's not impossible to find many Pokemon manga which have no info in English - there was even apparently a manga for Pokemon Link (Torozei in America)(!) Unfortunately, pictures or actual story information are rarer still..." - myriada

Just so that I know, did you want the 824x1280 (2,68 MB) PNG image of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team cover?

Nice artwork from Mewtwo Strikes Back!
Japanese cover of Mirage Pokémon: Lugia's Explosive Birth: [6]
Bigger version of the cover of the Pokémon the First Movie Ani-manga.

--PokeAwesome94 (talk) 19:07, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

I've uploaded the The Power of One image... I haven't decided if I want the Mewtwo Strikes Back film cover because while it is bigger, it is pretty pixellated/grainy whereas the smaller one is sharper ever-so-slightly. The movie manga image from Toshihiro Ono seems to be from a fan site as opposed to a shopping site so I'm more hesistant to use it. where did you get the Mystery Dungeon image from? --ZestyCactus 21:56, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I looked at the manga adaption article instead of the ani-manga article for The Power of One by mistake. That explains why I didn't see it. Thanks for uploading it!
On second thought keep the current Mewtwo Strikes Back! film cover. The bigger version is so pixellated that i can't stand looking at the twerps deformed faces.
I don't know if this changes anything but here's another version of the Mewtwo Strikes Back! manga cover. It's taken with a camera, has a bigger resolution, better colours, but it misses some of the artwork in the area between the two pages, especially Misty who has almost disappeared between the pages. It's from the same site as the cover image you have for the manga. It's posted on Someone bought it from Japan and photographed it. But if you're going to upload the artwork I recommend the first image where one can actually see the whole artwork. But if I remember correctly Bulbapedia and Bulbagarden Archives have a "no content from other fansites" rule. The best way then is probably to ask Blackjack Gabbiani to scan it since she has it and the quality of her scans far exceeds the scan quality of the other two scans.
Where did I get the Mystery Dungeon image from you ask.
It was from a Russian scanlation project. I found the image at this site when I was searching for the best possible resolution of the cover about a year ago using Google image search's "More sizes" option. The cover is a beautiful untouched Japanese raw. (I don't know Russian so that's the only image I downloaded, keeping it legal). The site is now down, so the only way of getting this kind of quality right now is probably from me. The image was a scan of both the front and back cover. It was originally 1826 x 1349 pixels. Then I cropped it so that it was only the front cover. I then resized it using Paint.NET - with the "Maintain aspect ratio" option enabled - to 824 x 1280 pixels in order to not break the maximum size rule. All the editing was done in the image's original PNG format so the quality is preserved just as it was before the editing. Best possible quality available. I can send the cropped and resized image + the original untouched image to you + the remaining four pages of the Pokémon XD manga (in case you want to post snippets, character images and / or other artwork etc.) and the source of the Pokémon XD manga translation to your e-mail address.
Did you manage to get in contact with Blackjack Gabbiani about using her Pokémon XD manga scans, Mirage Pokémon: Lugia's Explosive Birth cover scan and Emperor of the Crystal Tower artwork scan (that a fansite stole and cropped quite nicely) and about her possibly scanning the covers of the first (for a glare free version), third and fourth movie manga adations + the artwork from Toshihiro Ono's Mewtwo Strikes Back! manga adaption which she all own? --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 17:25, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I changed my mind, I've uploaded the cropped & resized cover and the original combined front & back cover in a zip-file to Google Drive, so here's the link: [7]
Please tell me when you have uploaded it / decided that it should not be uploaded for some reason, so that I can remove it from Google Drive. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 12:54, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
I have them saved to my hard drive now so you can remove it from your page. Do you know what this signature special edition of EToP is?? is it monthly issues, volume? also i wrote to Blackjack but she didn't write me back yet. --ZestyCactus 15:31, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
I found Blackjack's e-mail address here, so you could try sending the message there for a faster response. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 15:51, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Zensho scans

Do the Zensho scans that you've uploaded come from some bigger project or you just scanned them yourself? --Maxim (talk) 08:07, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

I own the volume. I scanned them all by myself. --ZestyCactus 12:58, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

The Electric Tale of Pikachu Special Signature Edition Red Version cover (very rare)

I found a very rare cover of The Electric Tale of Pikachu Special Signature Edition Red Version last summer on a comic book and / or auction site that I can't remember. Today I saw it on my hard drive and thought it'd be fitting to upload to Bulbapedia. This is the biggest and highest quality version I could find of it. I can't find the site which it came from so the site most likely delete the auctions after they've ended. I downloaded the picture as a jpg image and converted it to a png image using Paint.NET. Here's the cover: [8]

According to Amazon and BookFinder4U it's ISBN is: B000Q6BKZM

Please tell me when you have uploaded it / decided that it should not be uploaded for some reason, so that I can remove it from Google Drive. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 16:56, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Do you know like, what it is?? is it a volume, monthly issue? what makes it signature? omg it's like 2.50$ plus shipping maybe i will just buy it XD --ZestyCactus 15:35, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
booooooooo it only ships to the US :( --ZestyCactus 15:37, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
I really don't know anything about it. All I can tell you is what I'm thinking. It is either The first volume or the third issue in my opinion, judging by the cover. The volumes have Viz Grapic Novel written on them, while the issues have Viz Comics written on them, this one however has Viz Mini-Graphic Novel written on it. Judging by this picture, this picture and this picture I think it's a red special edition of the first volume, it might possibly have fever chapters since Viz Mini-Graphic Novel is written on the cover instead of Viz Graphic Novel. I think it might be something that could have been sold on conventions and promotional events as an exclusive, but that's just me speculating. Maybe they had a signing at those locations too, or the mangas were already signed when bought. I have no idea who's signature it is. When the series where being sold, the original cast of the Pokémon anime used to sign the issues. So it might be one of the original Pokémon anime cast or it might be someone who was involved in the creation of the manga. I know that it isn't Veronica Taylor's, Eric Stuart's or Addie Blaustein's autographs, since they had clearly readable signatures.
I thought that 3/4 of the Amazon sellers offered international shipping. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 16:53, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Now that I took a second look at the Amazon page I noticed that it classed it as a paperback, so it is most likely the first volume of EToP. However, it might possibly have fever chapters since Viz Mini-Graphic Novel is written on the cover instead of Viz Graphic Novel. This part about fever chapters is only me guessing, nothing confirmed since it's not listed how many pages it is. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 19:15, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Anyway I can definitely use the image once we figure out what the book is for sure so i can write about it lol :D --ZestyCactus 22:14, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
I've bought the book and it should arrive in two weeks or less. When It arrives I can tell you whatever you want to know (and if you want to get your own book I might be able to give you some advice with the international shipping issues as I did some research when Amazon wouldn't ship it to my country). Here's the auction page, in case you want to look at some pictures. It was previously on Amazon, I contacted the seller in order to enable international shipping, but due to Amazon being bugged the seller listed it on eBay so that she could enable shipping to my country. This picture is interesting as it says that it was included in a Pokémon Video Suitcase, which I guess means that it was a commercial sample in an episode / season box set.
I told the seller that I was working on a Bulbapedia article and asked what she knew about this book and the Pokémon Video Suitcase. She replied:
"As for what I know about this book...........nothing. I found and bought a box of robots, sci fi books & Star Trek books years ago at a garage sale and this was part of the lot. I had sold other Pokemon related things and figured someone would be interested so that is why it was listed on Amazon. It is not an autograph on the cover, just a mark that looks like it was a price mark. As for the video suitcase, I don’t know. This might have been included as part of a set but that’s just a guess. If any of this scanty information is useful, you’re welcome to include it. This box was found in Oklahoma." --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 12:56, 15 October 2012 (UTC)
I've recieved the book. It's a 76 page long commercial sample of the first two chapters of The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It's dimensions are 15,3 x 10,2 x 0,5 centimeters (~6.0 x 4.0 x 0.2 inches), so it's quite small as you can see on this image from the auction. If you want to know anything else, just ask. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 10:18, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
Ah, thanks for the update. I must have missed this post previously. --ZestyCactus 20:12, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
I created an article for it here. Since you own the volume if you could please correct any wrong or missing information, I would appreciate it. (I went on the assumption that it included ET03 instead of ET02 because of the order of release on the monthly issues but obviously that could be wrong lol so let me know. If the exact date of publication is included that would be really helpful, as well as ISBN (not ASIN). Thank you. --ZestyCactus 20:24, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
I've edited the article. The chapters included were ET01 and ET02. I could not find any more detailed date of publication. Neither could I find any ISBN. (This was the only "info page", the rest of the "volume" is just 76 pages of manga + 5 pages of advertisements for Viz products at the end). I wrote "ISBN not included" in the "info box". I also made some additions to the article. I'm new to adding info to article so it might not be the best possible edits. I'm assuming you've already uploaded the cover scan, but that the server has not updated yet. Are you going to link this article to the main EToP article? By the way, I found a Serebii.Net Forums member in this thread that says he got an EToP mini-comic with a DVD. I've e-mailed him asking what DVD it was + if he had any other info. He hasn't been active since 30th March 2012, so it might take some time before he responds, if he'll respond at all. I'll let you know if he tells me any new details about it. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 22:08, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
I believe that the signature is Toshihiro Ono's, as it matches a signature that appears at the back of VIZ Media's translation of Electric Tale of Pikachu volume 2. Thank you for the rest of the corrections. I have the mini-comic of EToP as well, it has part of one of the volume 2 chapters, it came with a DVD that I have. it only contains part of the chapter, but it's neat :) --ZestyCactus 22:24, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
Nice, how does it look (colour of the cover, autographed or not, approximately same size and lenght or other...)? Are you doing to make an article about it too eventually? By the way, did you also upload the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2 manga HQ cover? --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 00:58, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
I don't plan on making a separate article for it as I doubt there is enough content to warrant it. You can find details and an image on ET06's article. It is much smaller than your book... I don't have a ruler handy lol but it's maybe the approximate dimensions of an audio cassette? That's my best approximation. It only contains maybe half of the chapter at the most, no extra content. I am interested to hear back from that guy if he responds in case he has a different one than me (mine says #3). I didn't upload that Mystery Dungeon image at the moment, though I have saved it to my hard drive. --ZestyCactus 01:27, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I have cropped and edited the covers for the third and fourth movie mangas so that only the cover page is in the picture. I did a bunch of different versions for the fourth movie manga and the quality of the edits varies. The edits are specified in the file names. Download all versions, compare them and use the one you think is best. The images of the fourth movie manga images that are rotated are not as clear as those that aren't rotated and the rotated ones also have extra transparent pixels. I have only used Paint.NET and Microsoft Office Picture Manager, so someone with PhotoShop and good skills could probably do it better. M03 manga cover page & M04 cover page. Here's the artwork from the first movie manga. When you have decided what you want to do with those images, tell me so that I can delete them from Google Drive. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 15:57, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
The third movie manga adaption were published in two separate booklets included with CoroCoro. The M03 manga cover on my Google Drive is a cover scan of one of the booklets. Now I've found a cover scan of one of the CoroCoro issues the M03 manga was included with: [9] (scan from a fansite). Here's a photo of the cover that isn't from any fansite [10]. I think that the booklet cover scanned by Blackjack should be used for the article. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 14:39, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo artwork

I found this Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo artwork that I thought could be added to the archives. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 21:27, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Nice job finding his personal website, thanks! --ZestyCactus 19:27, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
It's not the cover it's artwork. Please revert back to the previous version of the cover. As you can see the previous version of the cover is identical to (and probably taken from) the cover at the artist's site. Here's the Snatcher Leo section on the artist's site.
I've found out that the artwork from the Mewtwo Strikes Back! manga adaption originated from a scan project that stopped after chapter 1. That's where the fan site got it from.
I have found and downloaded the cover from a source that isn't a fansite and uploaded it to Google Drive. Please tell me when you've downloaded it / decided that it shouldn't be uploaded for some reason, so that I can remove it. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 15:40, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
I contacted Blackjack Gabbiani via e-mail and she gave Bulbapedia permission to use all scans she has posted on her Photobucket. This includes the movie manga adaption scans. Can you upload the cover from the second movie manga, the cover from the third movie manga (called it artwork before, but I didn't realize that the Japanese read in the opposite direction so It's the cover) and the artwork scan from the fourth movie manga now? If you need further proof I can upload a screenshot from Gmail.
Unfortunately she didn't scan the Pokémon XD manga had I have no idea who scanned it. Could you upload the cover anyway? The title of the XD manga is exactly the same as on this Japanese Pokémon XD game cover, so the XD manga could maybe be called Pokémon XD: Whirlwind of Darkness, Dark Lugia, which is the Japanese name of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.
Here's some info about Pokémon Colosseum mangas from a thread on Serebii.Net Forums:
Pokemon Colosseum: Scenario Mode Walkthrough Comic by Hidenori Kusaka, Tomotoshi Okamoto and Yoshino Emiko, was published in Grade 3 magazine(小学三年生) issues January and February 2004.
Pokemon Colosseum: Fastest Walkthrough Comic by Hidenori Kusaka, Tomotoshi Okamoto and Yoshino Emiko, was published in Grade 4 magazine(小学四年生) issues January and February 2004. Perhaps they're the same or similar though, considering the similar staffing and dates.
Pokemon Colosseum 4-Koma Special by Takahiro Yamashita was in the same Grade 4 January 2004 issue.
As for XD, the October 2005 issue of Grade 2 magazine(小学二年生) contained 'Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness: Dark Lugia Special Walkthrough Manga' also by Yoshino Emiko.
Grade 4 magazine had Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness: Dark Lugia Special Comic by Hidenori Kusaka and Nobuhiko Mitoku in September and October 2005 too.
It's possible that what was posted was one of these two, or even something different altogether..." - myriada
So, now it looks like there's also a Pokemon Colosseum 4-Koma Special. Could you maybe create a section for it in the Pokémon 4Koma article along with a section for the Ruby & Sapphire 4Koma I told you earlier about ?
Also the release dates of the Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo manga from the Bulbapedia article is contradicted by the release dates posted by gamer_legend in this thread. I think that whoever wrote the release dates in the Bulbapedia article might have confused the CoroCoro release dates with the release dates for Netkun 2 Magazine. Maybe we could ask the one who wrote that part of the article? At least we should add that it was also released in Netkun 2 Magazine to the article.
Bulbapedia: "It was collected in three CoroCoro volumes, ranging from January to March."
gamer_legend: "Netkun 2 Magazine - January, February and March 2004 and in Monthly CoroCoro - December '03, January and February '04" --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 18:48, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
Apparently links that lead direct to images on Google Drive expire after a while, so here's the link to the directory page of the artwork from the Mewtwo Strikes Back! manga adaption, which is taken from a dropped scan project, no fansite. That should work. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 18:46, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for contacting Blackjack. I'll need time to go through her photobucket now but there are definitely images in there we can use :D --ZestyCactus 02:40, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
Glad I could help. (A little tip about Photobucket: Some images on Photobucket (don't know if this applies to Blackjack's) are for some reason resized extremely wide when downloaded, while they look perfectly normal while on Photobucket. The solution to getting the HQ image is to right click, show image, Alt + Print Screen, paste in Paint, save as PNG and crop away unwanted pixels with an image editing software.) --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 22:08, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

The Electric Tale of Pikachu vol. 1-4 Chuang Yi covers

There's low resolution scans of the Singaporean version of The Electric Tale of Pikachu vol. 1-4 covers here on the EToP section of Chuang Yi's website. I also found these three images on a forum where someone is selling it volume 1 & 2: [11], [12], [13]. I'm 99.99% sure that the forum pics are unusable, but since it was the only other images i could find of the Chuang Yi EToP covers I thought it might be worth mentioning. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 14:24, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Yeah I saw those on Chuang Yi's website before but passed on them because they were too low-resolution. Thanks for the note though. :D --ZestyCactus 02:38, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
I think that the low resolution pics could do all right as thumbnails at the volume editions pages. Also it's quite unlikely that any more cover scans will surface from a manga that finished it's print run over ten years ago in a smaller region, but I see your point, the scans are microscopic at most.
A kind of important off-topic note regarding the Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo image you uploaded as the cover: It's not the cover, it's artwork. Please revert it back to the previous version of the cover. As you can see the previous version of the cover is identical to (and probably taken from) the cover at the artist's site. Here's the Snatcher Leo section on the artist's site. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 13:53, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
Well, since you had brought that artwork image directly to my attention, I assumed that you had had the same idea as me - that it would be perfect to illustrate the main article to the manga as it is high resolution, no writing on it, and directly from the artist. However, since it's clearly upsetting you so much that I have replaced it, fine, I will revert it since I have no other use for it on the archives if the title page is sufficient. As for the Electric Tale of Pikachu covers from CY's website, as I mentioned, I check their website frequently and I have come across those images many times. I have considered using them before but their size is smaller than the standard thumbnail we use and are already pixellated, so I find them basically useless, even though they are directly from the publisher. My hope is that someone who owns the volumes will come forward and provide scans, or that one day I will be able to find and purchase them myself, as I collect Pokémon manga personally as well as buying a lot of volumes to scan here for the wiki and they are on my want list (I only have VIZ Media's volumes and monthly issues from the first two volumes. I don't own 3 or 4 in any form, only seen scans online). --ZestyCactus 20:05, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for being confusing. I thought that the cover that was actually published in the magazines was better to use and that the other image could be archived as artwork (n00b in training). By the way what's your opinion on the issue with the contradicting magazine release dates? I'm going to e-mail the person who posted those cover pictures of the CY version of EToP vol. 1 and 2 on the Singaporean forum, as soon a the forum opens registration again. I'll ask that person if he / she still has the volumes and is willing to scan it for Bulbapedia. I recently bought all 4 Viz volumes of EToP and if you need help finding volume 3 and 4, I know where to get it. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 22:08, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
I found the e-mail address to the person who was selling the CY edition of EToP vol. 1 and 2 in the thread. I have sent an e-mail asking if that person would be interested in scanning the covers for Bulbapedia. However, since the person was last logged in to the forum January 25th 2011 the e-mail address could be inactive. I'll let you know if i get a response. --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 12:29, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

The Three Beasts

It has come to my attention that the article, The Three Beasts, has been flagged by me two and a half months ago because it has outdated content and the characters themselves have separate pages. I stated the reason why on the talk page but nobody responded. Do you think The Three Beasts article is needed? PattyMan 04:09, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

I would prefer it redirected to a new section in Team Rocket#In the Pokémon Adventures manga however most of the information is duplicated in their individual articles so I don't think it really needs its own page. I can do it. Just make sure all their Pokémon's information is duplicated in their personal articles. Thanks for letting me know. --ZestyCactus 22:21, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
No problem and thanks for your input. Their Pokémon's information in their personal articles are the same. PattyMan 22:51, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Colour photos from the Japanese magazine run of Pokémon Special Ruby & Sapphire

Here's two photos in colour from the PokéSpe R/S arc's magazine run posted by Satoshi Yamamoto: [14] & [15]. How I wish I had those magazines! Sigh... --PokeAwesome94 (talk) 13:01, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

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