Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, 9969595!

As a new user, you may wish to learn a few things that will be useful in your uploading:

The Manual of Style, or MoS, outlines the format and guidelines of all images on Bulbagarden Archives.

All of our administrators are here to help! Talk to them if you have any questions or problems with the Archives.

Tagging images with correct licenses and categories is a must. These guidelines will help you learn more about tagging images.

  • Please read the checklist when you upload media files. The checklist is there to make sure you are doing everything necessary when uploading said media files.
  • Be sure to tag and categorize all images. This helps organize the vast amount of images we have here.
  • Check if your image already exists by searching through categories, and Bulbapedia pages. This action will help prevent unnecessary duplicates from appearing.
  • When adding a licensing tag to anime or game screenshots, please avoid just choosing "Screenshot". This is not descriptive and places the images in the wrong category. Make sure to choose "Screenshot from a Pokémon game," or "Screenshot from the Pokémon anime." This will put them in the right categories, and help keep the Archives clean.
  • Does your image have a purpose? Will you be using it on a Bulbagarden Project? Avoid uploading images because you think they are "Cute" or "Awesome". That clutters the Archives.
  • Personal images are limited to two for each User. Personal images include personal logos, personal trainer sprites, drawings, trainer cards and mostly any image that would only be used in the User: namespace and have no encyclopedic value to Bulbagarden and its affiliates. Please tag these with the {{i-Personal}} template for easier organization. Under no circumstance should a photograph of one's self ever be uploaded onto Bulbapedia Archives.
  • In addition, please upload images with meaningful names. Names that are just numbers, for example, do not describe anything about the image, and can make it difficult for searchers. Names are just as important as licenses and categories, so make them descriptive.
  • Due to the many automated templates used on the wiki, lowercase extensions are imperative. That means jpg and png instead of JPG and PNG. It looks cleaner, it works better, and it does not cause any problems. Make sure to always use lowercase extensions.
  • If you're confused about the requirements for uploading files, have a look at this guide.
 Thank you, and have a good time uploading here!
  MaverickNate 01:20, 3 October 2009 (UTC)  

Fanmade Sprites

please stop uploading them, we do not need them. -- MAGNEDETH 01:32, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Despite the fact that you are continuing to upload these personal images after being told not to, you are limited to just two. You can hotlink to images from photobucket/etc on Bulbapedia and you are encouraged to do so. Do not use the Archives as your own personal database; the purpose of it is to host images used for Bulbapedia only. If you'd like to keep two of those images you are more than welcome to, otherwise they will all be deleted. You have three days to respond to this message or all images will be deleted. —darklordtrom 01:16, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Already kind of did it, and only gave him one day. Also, we'd rather that he put them all on the image hosting site, and none here. MaverickNate 01:18, 6 October 2009 (UTC)