Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, Abcboy!

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 Bulbagarden 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. Please be sure that the filenames contain alphanumeric characters only.
  • 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!
  ht14 04:22, 14 February 2010 (UTC)  

Pokémon art

Pokémon art only gets deleted if there's already another image that's the same in existence. The gif that you wanted to delete (the Entei one) does not currently have a duplicate. Regardless of what Pokémon art it is, if it's been used as game or anime art, then it's kept. After all, this is an archive. We don't delete the RG Sugimori art of Bulbasaur for instance. ht14 00:54, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Transparent glitch pokémon

DON'T MAKE THE GLITCH POKÉMONS' WHITE PARTS TRANSPARENT!!! You say SnorlaxMonster has asked you to do so, but then, after he reverted one of your changes, he told me that you misunderstood him. When the white parts are transparent, the image won't be realistic when the background is not white. So, just don't. Thanks. TheOriginalOne 17:07, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Cached images

If you uploaded a new version of an image/reverted an image, the cache may take a while to update. Try purging the site cache (click the clock) and your own, and if it still hasn't updated, check back in a day. The edit has gone through, it can just take some time to update. --SnorlaxMonster 08:15, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Regarding anipngs

The format for these sprites do not really have a "limit" per se. They are not confined to the same size limits the still png images are (look at any of the Regis as an example; I'll revert the bad image templates in time). That being said, they cannot be smaller than the defined size limits. As an example, the animated image can be 81×82, but it cannot be 79×79. ht14 23:56, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Someone had edited the gif version with the template; assuming that it should also be on the png, I placed it there. As I was browsing on a mobile device at the time, I could not see whether or not it fit within the typical 80x80 limit. --Abcboy (talk) 01:52, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

By the way

If you don't agree with an image's filename, you should place the {{move}} template on it instead of uploading it to the newer filename. You're still doing a good job with the jpgs and pngs. Pattyman (talk) 18:44, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Sorry. I accidentally already clicked "Upload file" when I realized that it was a png, not a jpg. --Abcboy (talk) 18:46, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Now I see why. Pattyman (talk) 18:48, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

A couple of things

With Friend area screenshots, the license {{i-Fairuse-screenshot-game}} is to be used. The category [[Category:Location artwork]] also needs to be added. G50 23:40, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Sorry. Was copying it from one of the original summaries. --Abcboy (talk) 04:35, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
No worries, just letting you know. G50 04:44, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Friend Area images

Thanks for uploading the Friend Area images in .png. However, please remember to first replace the image on Bulbapedia before marking a file for deletion. --Carmen (Talk | contribs) 03:11, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Granted, part of this is my fault because I was supposed to check to see if it linked to any pages on Bulbapedia, but yeah, as Carmen stated, it is your responsibility to change the filenames. Thanks~ ht14 03:19, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
With 57 Friend Areas that require 3 tabs each to be open (original file, new file, the page itself) and my computer running at 92% physical memory, I was a bit impatient with marking files for deletion. I am sorry for not changing (about) eight of them, and I really never like updating .pngs over .jpgs. --Abcboy (talk) 04:35, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
It's ok... However, no offense, that's not a really good excuse... doing your best to update the Archives is actually really great! I really appreciate that. Nobody is obligating you to edit the Archives; however, if you are to edit, even if it's a miniscule amount, do so as best as possible. Thanks for your time. ht14 04:37, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Sinnoh maps

Looks like we are both doing Sinnoh maps. Let's try to do different ones, or split DP and Pt so we don't waste time doing the same ones (I did rt 207 right sfter you did). Which ones are you focusing on? Jdthebud (talk) 04:10, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

On route 207, I forgot to add when I added the 2 trainers that I also cropped out the part of Oreburgh City. Also, I am currently focusing on doing Pt route maps for the routes that don't have them. Jdthebud (talk) 04:20, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Only have access to Pt right now, so I'm doing those. Almost finished with Route 225. That's probably going to be it for at least today. Also, the part you cropped out isn't on the Oreburgh City map, so it probably needs to be added to that map. --Abcboy (talk) 05:19, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
I added the missing part to Oreburgh City. If you can only do Platinum, then I will do DP instead for now. Jdthebud (talk) 07:09, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Okay. --Abcboy (talk) 07:10, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Hey, just checking to see how you are doing on those Platinum maps. I'm almost done with the DP routes, there are other locations that need DP maps like Victory Road and Stark Mountain, which are very big. Anyway, let me know what's up. Jdthebud (talk) 07:30, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
I've just been really busy, and haven't had time to get anything done in the way of maps. I can try to get some done over the weekend. --Abcboy (talk) 10:10, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
No worries, feel free to go at your own pace. I am done with DP (barring some random stuff popping up}, so after I get Mt. Mortar and a couple other HGSS maps done (which will take a little while), I'll let you know what I plan on doing in Platinum so we can avoid double booking. Jdthebud (talk) 05:31, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Gonna start Platinum now, starting with cities :) Jdthebud (talk) 04:52, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Image requests

Hey abcboy, thanks so much for your help in uploading the Fiery Globe and the other item artworks! Can you also upload the Pokémon artwork that has yet to be uploaded onto the Archives, such as Xatu and Marowak? Thanks in advance! ht14 02:49, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Also, can you upload the higher-quality images of the other items as well? For instance, the Vile Seed and Foe-Hold Orb. Thanks~! ht14 02:51, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Can you upload a new version of File:Spr Pt Palmer.png?

This file is larger than the .gif image (.gif file= 17 KB .png file= 18 KB). I can't download it (I don't know why), so please upload a new version of this file with smaller filesize (must still be animated). I recommend you use the APNG optimizer: http://sourceforge.net/projects/apng/files/APNG_Optimizer/

That APNG optimizer will lower the filesize of a .png file without lowering it's quality. Thank you! Pokéfan95 (talk) 06:58, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. --Abcboy (talk) 03:09, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Pokéfan95 (talk) 03:27, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Do you know a software that makes .png images transparent?

As said in the title. Also, how can I make an image transparent? Thank you! Pokéfan95 (talk) 02:40, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

I personally use paint.net. Once you've downloaded it, you'll be able to find tutorials online. --Abcboy (talk) 03:09, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I will do that if I can use my Computer next time. Because I will be reviewing for my entrance exam in 1:00 PM. I use my computer at 2:00 PM, and I can't use that because I am still reviewing. Thanks, again! Pokéfan95 (talk) 03:27, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Oh, when I tried to install it, it says it work only in Windows 7 and newer. I use Windows XP SP3. Is there any other software? Pokéfan95 (talk) 08:03, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
You can also try using GIMP. --Abcboy (talk) 10:31, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Dispute Occuring On My Talk Page

Please visit my talk page on the archives. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) 08:16, 18 April 2015 (UTC)


It is amazing how long that takes.

So you had the Battle Trozei set, as well? I could create the template for it similar to the Shuffle one created today (I notice I have the ability to create them here just like at Bulbapedia), but I don't have six hours to do the entire set this evening, so I'd likely do it in chunks tomorrow. Maybe Kanto this evening if they're ready to go. Or I might just upload them as I get to their tables. I am undecided. I know the template changes are just to change "Shuffle001" (where the template loads the number) to be "BattleTrozei001", and to change the game to Pokémon Battle Trozei; otherwise, it's identical, and I literally have it ready to go. Can I go ahead and submit that, or is template creation strictly a staff activity over here? LOL CycloneGU (talk) 03:02, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Already on my Dropbox in a ZIP. The filename conventions is File:BT###.png, as File:BT025.png and its friends are already uploaded (and can be uploaded over). I'd go to Kogoro or ht14 and have them approve the template first. --Abcboy (talk) 03:27, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough, I'll userspace the template on here and they can move it if it's good. Just wanted to make sure the filename convention worked before saving any work. Will utilize that.
I tried to help on your other template at Bulba, BTW. Check that talk page. (Skype me sometime if you want, too; it's identical to this SN.) CycloneGU (talk) 04:04, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

{{delete}} on my new redirects

The reason I created those redirects is for those who can't type "é". I have planned also to create more redirects though. I think we should ask Kogoro about this. - unsigned comment from Pokéfan95 (talkcontribs)


I actually used software to convert this from JPG format to this in PNG format; I didn't just rename the file extension (unless the software was fooling with me). Is it still showing characteristics of a JPG file? --リックEO (Contact me on BP) 22:15, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

A JPG file is inherently compressed (think like a very low quality YouTube video) and as such it is practically impossible to remove the artifacts of JPG compression from the image. "Converting" it is pretty much to same as opening it in Paint as saving it as a different file type. --Abcboy (talk) 22:59, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
So basically, converting doesn't really change anything I see. Why is the PNG format preferred over all other formats? --リックEO (Contact me on BP) 23:13, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
PNG is preferred over JPG because JPG is lossy (if you open a JPG, edit it and save it as a JPG, and repeat, the quality will steadily get worse unless your program is really smart, in which case it will get worse slowly, but they still suffer from the coefficient division and the 8 by 8 blockiness. JPG also doesn't support transparency. The only thing that should be in JPG format are scans of Trading Cards and some photographs. (because scanners are terrible?)
PNG is preferred over GIF because GIF has a 256-color limit, which leads to dithering. Additionally, it doesn't support partial transparency.
(GIFs and JPGs can be saved as PNGs, but still have other qualities of the original file format.)
If you want to know more, just search up "image file type comparison" and you'll probably find something with more information than I have to offer. To see the difference for yourself, try converting one of the 1280x1280 Ken Sugimori Pokémon artwork and saving it as a GIF and JPG, and compare them side by side. --Abcboy (talk) 23:32, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Another Request

Could you please delete Finnishpokefan's reverts to my image of Calem's Charizard in PG. He edit a delete notice, even though it doesn't need to be. I uploaded the image and then he uploaded a similar one after that with a different file name. If the other image should be the file name, then it can be changed, but surely first come first serve fits here, because with this logic, then someone can upload the same image with different names years after they've been created. Playerking95 (talk) 18:41, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

I'm not Archives staff; it seems Coffee has already dealt with it. --Abcboy (talk) 00:09, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Spike Chunsoft and Chunsoft logo's

I'm posting this to provide you with better variants of the Chunsoft and Spike Chunsoft logo. Here's the better variant of the Chunsoft logo which doesn't take as much transparent space: [1], and here's the recent iteration of the Spike Chunsoft logo that's clean in quality: [2]. Can you please delete and replace this Chunsoft logo: https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Chunsoft_logo.png and this Spike Chunsoft logo: https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Spike_Chunsoft_logo.png please? deleting it before re-uplaoding it removes the outdated images from search engines, and it also gives you full control of the file type. Thank you. AlphaBaymax (talk) 18:10, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

The images have been taken care of. --Abcboy (talk) 00:32, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Zeraora Global Link artwork

The Pokemon Global Link website now has the dreamworld-style artwork of Zeraora. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jvpvn2cr9gszoaf/editlater.png?dl=0

As I'm not autoconfirmed right now, would you be able to upload the image I cropped from the website? --Antlionerd (talk) 03:12, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Move request

Could you move Ikari Mienshao Hi Jump Kick.png so it reads Ikari Mienshao High Jump Kick.png please?--BigDocFan (talk) 08:42, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Reuploaded images remain the same

Hello, I recently reuploaded   to be transparent but it remained the same. It this related to traffic? - unsigned comment from Yaronos (talkcontribs)

LGPE title screenshots

I'm trying to upload LGPE title screen screenshots but apparently I haven't done enough to be confirmed. Argentarus (talk) 19:42, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

You have to make a number of edits on the Archives in order to become autoconfirmed, such as by adding categories, etc. --Abcboy (talk) 19:41, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
So, I finally put them in and I named the files LGPikachutitle and LGEeveetitle, but when editing them into the Generation VII infobox I have to type them that way and then the title screen description ends up being the file names. Can you change the file names or can they be formatted a certain way so that they can work? The colon right after Pokemon also opens up another can of worms. Argentarus (talk) 02:10, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Nevermind, I guess. I mixed the switching title screen template with the caption system on the infobox. Hopefully that's good.

Bulbapedia block appeal

Before you block me here, I would just like to explain why I made this additional account and see if there is any way this situation can be resolved without an indefinite block. I couldn't find the address to e-mail the Editorial Board at.

The reason I made this account was because I wanted to use this name here. And I knew that I was blocked so that's why I said I wouldn't edit any pages until that block expired on November 12 (though I did explain the situation on my Bulbapedia talk page and Force Fire's talk page). And I promise to obey every single rule at Bulbapedia and on the Archives and Bulbanews as well. Is there any way I can have one last chance to edit Bulbapedia, with the understanding that any further rule violation will lead to an immediate infinite block? November Rose (talk) 21:55, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Your appeal has been denied upon review based on your actions on Bulbapedia, the Archives, Bulbanews, as well as the forums. --Abcboy (talk) 22:14, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Bulbapedia block appeal

Hello, Abcboy. I am here to appeal my Bulbapedia block.

I think I mustn't have done so many edits to SnorlaxMonster's talk page, except just one. That's because the link to Tiddlywinks' talk page in the section I edited is broken, as the linked topic was archived. I promise I will read all of Bulbapedia's policies to make sure I can legally avoid blocks not get blocked in Bulbawiki. --TheICTLiker4piszże do mnie 19:59, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

Your appeal has been denied upon review. When you are warned not to do something, you are expected to follow those instructions, not to continue making the same kind of edits that you were warned for, and the block is the logical consequence of those actions. In the future, when you receive a warning, please try learn from them and take them to heart. --Abcboy (talk) 23:02, 9 December 2019 (UTC)
During my block, I have created a navigation template for pages about Max Moves on Bulbapedia, in my sandbox here:
{| align="center" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background: #dcdce7; border: 1px solid #dcdce7; {{roundy|20px}}"
| style="background: #bebed1; {{roundy|20px}} padding: 2px;" |
{| class="toccolours" align="center" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" style="text-align: center; line-height: 19px; border: 3px solid #88a; {{roundy|20px}} padding: 0px;"
{| border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background: #f9f9f9;"
! colspan="2" style="padding-bottom: 1px; padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px;" | <div style="background: #ccf; {{roundytop|15px}} padding: 2px 15px;">{{red link|Max Move}}s</div>
|- style="font-size: 90%;"
| style="background: #e6e6ff; {{roundy}} padding: 2px 10px;" colspan=4 | {{m|Max Strike}} • {{m|Max Knuckle}} • {{m|Max Airstream}} • {{m|Max Ooze}} • {{m|Max Quake}} • {{m|Max Flutterby}} • {{m|Max Rockfall}} • {{m|Max Phantasm}} • {{m|Max Steelspike}} • {{m|Max Flare}} • {{m|Max Geyser}} • {{m|Max Overgrowth}} • {{m|Max Lightning}} • {{m|Max Mindstorm}} • {{m|Max Hailstorm}} • {{m|Max Wyrmwind}} • {{m|Max Darkness}} • {{m|Max Starfall}} • {{m|Max Guard}}
|}<noinclude>[[Category:Navigation templates]]</noinclude>
It looks like this (ignore the redlink for "Max Move" because you're now on the Archives):
Max StrikeMax KnuckleMax AirstreamMax OozeMax QuakeMax FlutterbyMax RockfallMax PhantasmMax SteelspikeMax FlareMax GeyserMax OvergrowthMax LightningMax MindstormMax HailstormMax WyrmwindMax DarknessMax StarfallMax Guard
Also, I was asleep when you notified me that I will be blocked on Bulbapedia for a month. --TheICTLiker4piszże do mnie 10:36, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Upload requests

Today, I uploaded some images from today's Pocket Monsters episodes, but the quality wasn't anything overly good. Could I ask you to upgrade them into better quality? Thank you in advance. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 16:38, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

Thank you very much for doing that. Could I also request you upgrade the Leon and Lance images Hikaru Wazana uploaded? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 16:59, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
Whoops! Never mind. Looks like you were way ahead of me already. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 17:00, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
Sorry to keep requesting things from you today, but could you upload a head image for SM012 from the preview? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 17:36, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

Move Requests

Hikaru Wazana has uploaded Gary Arcanine Movie 22.png and Gary Movie 22.png, could you change the title to remove Movie 22 and replace it with M22 please--BigDocFan (talk) 14:19, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Don't create such requests. If you want a file to be moved, place {{move|new name}} onto the page. --TheICTLiker4 18:59, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
I added such template to "Go Garchomp drawing.png" a few days ago, but it has yet to be moved. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 19:09, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

Galarian Corsola

Hey! The Sugimori art for Galarian Cursola currently has a lot of dead space in it. You were the last one to upload it, so I thought I should let you know.

Oneofthosedf (talk) 15:54, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Unable to upload art of Gigantamax Melmetal

I was trying to upload the official art of Gigantamax Melmetal, but the filename 809Melmetal-Gigantamax.png previously existed and was deleted with a "Duplicate File" reason. Is it possible for you to fix this? Thanks. GoldChaos (talk) 14:29, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Help me rename the file?

Hello, Can you rename the file? I uploaded the wrong name.
Change from File:UNITE710.png to File:UNITE709.png

Tomarzig (talk) 08:51, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

Moved it for you--BigDocFan (talk) 15:07, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

Mind changing the file name?

File:Pokemon Seminar extra scene SM002.png (Just need to replace "SM" with "HZ"). QuickJolteon (talk) 16:46, 14 April 2023 (UTC)

I've changed it for you, please be more careful when uploading images.--BigDocFan, Junior Admin Bulbapedia (talk) 16:57, 14 April 2023 (UTC)

Digital Home Video Cover Images

Hello, I uploaded File:Pokémon JN S25 Vol 3 Amazon.png and File:Pokémon JN S25 Vol 4 Amazon.png for the List of digital home video releases of Pokémon anime article from the UK Amazon site, but found that the dimensions are different than earlier cover images. I'm not sure if it is because both Amazon and iTunes have updated their UI, or it is just me accessing the image incorrectly. Regardless, if you can update the covers with the correct dimensions, it'd be great. Also the image for S25 Vol 4 iTunes release is missing; when I try to download it from the UK site (since US doesn't have Vol 4 yet), I'm still getting a rectangular image instead of a square one. The iTunes app still has a square image, so I'm sure it exists somewhere. If you can upload that as well, it'd be really appreciated. Thanks.
(Also, quick sidenote, shouldn't the title of the page be List of digital home video releases of the Pokémon anime ?) → PikaTepig999 14:55, 23 October 2023 (UTC)

Uploaded. As for the page title, it also covers things like Origins and Generations, so it's not just the main anime. --Abcboy (talk) 13:15, 24 October 2023 (UTC)
Thanks. Just out of curiosity, would you mind sharing how to access the square and 4:3 covers, for future uploads? → PikaTepig999 17:59, 24 October 2023 (UTC)
The 4:3 covers are still used in the search results, and the square covers are still used in the iTunes Search API. --Abcboy (talk) 18:13, 24 October 2023 (UTC)

Hello there. As the Pokemon Wiki has a new logo, could you overwrite the existing one here with the new one please :) Ellis99 (talk) 18:11, 24 March 2024 (UTC)