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  BigDocFan, Junior Admin Bulbapedia (talk) 20:37, 9 December 2022 (UTC)  

Image Titles

When uploading new images for the archives, please ensure you title the image to match instead of a random screenshot name.--BigDocFan, Junior Admin Bulbapedia (talk) 20:37, 9 December 2022 (UTC)

Image Title Letters

When uploading a new image, can you make sure the title is written better, for example Veilstone City Pokémon Center.png instead of Veilstone city pokemon center.png--BigDocFan, Junior Admin Bulbapedia (talk) 09:26, 22 February 2023 (UTC)

Anime images

When uploading images from the Pokemon anime, png is preferred over jpg--BigDocFan, Junior Admin Bulbapedia (talk) 10:49, 24 February 2023 (UTC) For episodes aired after DP120, a 1280x720 size is preferred, 640x480 for episodes before that.--BigDocFan, Junior Admin Bulbapedia (talk) 16:32, 19 March 2023 (UTC)

Can I suggest waiting for a good quality video to be available before uploading images from newly aired episodes, also please remember to add summaries and categories and the correct licensing.--BigDocFan, Junior Admin Bulbapedia (talk) 10:45, 24 March 2023 (UTC)
Polite reminder, we prefer png images over jpeg images, if possible convert them.--BigDocFan, Junior Admin Bulbapedia (talk) 20:34, 3 April 2023 (UTC)
We also prefer images with no watermarks. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 13:19, 21 April 2023 (UTC)
I know, I'll get a better screenshot without the watermark, if no one has done it yet, I'm not from Europe so I can't see the episodes on youtube (CuteSylveon42 (talk) 15:17, 21 April 2023 (UTC))
I'm from the UK, Finnish is from Finland so we're both from Europe as well and we prefer to wait for good quality videos to become available.--BigDocFan, Junior Admin Bulbapedia (talk) 15:36, 21 April 2023 (UTC)

Move images

When uploading move images such as Sprigatito Leafage.png, we wait until the episode airs before uploading it, also if the Pokemon belongs to a named trainer like we know Sprigatito is, we put the trainer's name at the start of the title, so instead of Sprigatito Leafage.png, it is Liko Sprigatito Leafage.png--BigDocFan, Junior Admin Bulbapedia (talk) 22:25, 24 March 2023 (UTC)

Personal images

I've noticed some of your more recent images are for one of your userpages that you've made for fun, we try and not have images like that, preferring images to go on mainspace articles.--BigDocFan, Junior Admin Bulbapedia (talk) 08:08, 11 April 2023 (UTC)

Roy without jacket

Why did you upload a new image of Roy without jacket, only as Roy without jacket .png?--BigDocFan, Junior Admin Bulbapedia (talk) 07:13, 14 April 2023 (UTC)

Helpful advice

1) Most individual Pokémon don't have their own categories. Ash's Pikachu is an exception. As such, make sure your categories are titled with just the Pokémon species's name.
2) Categories go to the bottom of the page, instead of the summary section. Summary sections are for describing what the image is about.
3) Please be sure to add descriptions to the images you upload, either before or after the upload, and to use the appropriate rights template for the occasion.
4) Please keep talk page conversations on their page of origin. They're easier to follow and understand that way.
--FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 10:42, 16 April 2023 (UTC)


When it comes to manga related uploads, please wait until a decision has been made regarding how we're going to name files. It is really frustrating to come online and find over a dozen of files that need renaming. Ataro (talk) 19:59, 16 April 2023 (UTC)

Fan Art, AI Upscales

Please do not upload AI upscaled artwork (Rika) or place fan-art/staff-art in the same category as official artwork, (Go, Koharu, etc.)Lewtwo (talk) 15:27, 17 May 2023 (UTC)

Chloe in her sinnoh outfit is from the official poster and the Goh one is from Shūhei Yasuda (A character Designer), I just noticed no one uploaded the artwork. Goh has other artwork from Shūhei Yasuda on his page, so I thought I could put it up. (Again I don't know how to use AI to make images). For Rika, I just took out the white background and outline and so that's why that line looks ugly. Does this clear things up? --CuteSylveon42 (talk) 18:43, 17 May 2023 (UTC)

Map images

Good work uploading Crown Tundra map images. However, I think you may have uploaded the wrong image for the Slippery Slope map image, as it highlights a wrong area on the map. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 07:56, 25 May 2023 (UTC)