Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, BigDocFan!

By creating your account you are now able to upload images to help Bulbapedia and Bulbanews. Before you jump in, take a look at these helpful tips:

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  • Use meaningful filenames. Make them descriptive so that searchers can find your images easily.
  • Personal images are no longer allowed. Any personal images found will be deleted on sight.
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Thank you, and have a good time uploading here!
  Carmen (Talk | contribs) 14:16, 4 June 2017 (UTC)  

File names

Hi there, welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives. As a general note, please read through the uploading checklist before you upload. In particular, please remember to only use alphanumeric characters (so no parentheses or other special characters) in file names. Thanks! --Carmen (Talk | contribs) 14:16, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, first day on the job here so slowly getting used to it, trial and error really--BigDocFan (talk) 14:23, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Stolen images

Please note that stealing images from other fan sites is not permitted, and the offending image has been deleted. In the future, do not upload images taken from other fan sites without permission or you may be blocked from uploading files to the Archives. --Abcboy (talk) 08:13, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Understood, from now on will wait until youtube uploads an episode with WTP--BigDocFan (talk) 08:22, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Image quality

Alright, first of all, I have no idea where the source of your images come from, but I'd advise picking a different one. The images that you have been uploading are, quite honestly, less than satisfactory. The one I just deleted was incredibly blurry, for example. Secondly, please make sure to tag and categorize all images. If you're confused about the requirements for uploading files, please check this guide. Ataro (talk) 23:10, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

I specifically asked you tag and categorize the images you upload. Please actually read the things people post on your talk pages. Ataro (talk) 00:20, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Same goes with Sudowoodo's image (see Talk: Clawmark Hill) Marshtompert (talk) 21:18, 6 July 2017 (UTC)


Given complaints about the quality of my images, I have decided to leave the screenshots to others and stick to what I do best, good luck with finding WTP screenshots--BigDocFan (talk) 19:16, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Image size limit

Please note that the maximum image size permitted on the Archives is 1280x1280 pixels. Make sure to resize all uploads to be less than 1280 pixels in before uploading them. Thanks! --Abcboy (talk) 17:55, 14 July 2017 (UTC)


I've noticed that when uploading new images, you've neglected to add in the appropriate categories. I'd like you to pay closer attention to them in the future. Same also applies to uploading new versions of already existing images: sometimes you may have to remove a category or add a new one when you do so. Thank you. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 05:00, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Please tag and categorize your images. Ataro (talk) 11:44, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Please, don't forget to add categories when uploading new pictures, or edit the current categories if necessary when uploading new versions of images. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 06:39, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
Hey, this is your final warning to categorize your images. Ignoring this warning may warrant further disciplinary action. ht14 17:50, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Image quality

Please note that just because your updated version of a picture is bigger than the original, doesn't necessarily mean that its quality is better. For example, the Pokéathlon pictures you've just uploaded are rather blurry and have black edges. There are sources for better quality images, trust me. If you can't do better than this, please leave it to people who can get better quality images than you can. Thank you. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 18:03, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Sadly that number of videos open to me are limited--BigDocFan (talk) 18:40, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
I actually would know a site where you could get high quality screenshots, but I'm not sure if Bulbapedia would allow me to give links to sites like that, so I'm unfortunately not going to name it here and now. Anyway, please avoid uploading blurry pictures, even if it's to fix size or something. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 17:53, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
Would be nice to find this site if possible--BigDocFan (talk) 19:03, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

File names

Please make sure to use only alphanumeric characters in filenames as stated on the upload checklist. Your recent uploads of "File:Lisa (anime).png" and "Fiboth le:Nidoran♀ Nidoran♂ M20.png" both contained other characters. --Abcboy (talk) 19:35, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

I do apologize, there are some areas I'm still not familiar with and with Lisa, the name was already taken so tried an alternative.--BigDocFan (talk) 19:51, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Recent images

Please stop constantly uploading new versions of existing images simply because they're from more recently-aired episodes. Whether it's a recent shot or not is irrelevant. All we need is a shot of the Pokemon that looks good. That's it. The only real need for a recent shot is if it's a Pokemon that has had a large gap between appearances. Ataro (talk) 23:23, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Image quality again

There's no need to rush uploading images from an episode that only aired hours ago. Please have patience and wait until the high quality version becomes available. It shouldn't take too long. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 13:19, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Userspace images

The images you've been uploading for use in your User: space conflict with our policy against personal images. Please ensure that your uploads are content that are relevant to the mainspace. - Chosen of Mana 22:17, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Edit summaries

Could you please stop uploading images so that you don't have to place the categories in the summary section? Just copy an entire picture description, summary, template, and all, and then edit it to match what you want. And do not select a template from the selection, as it will already be there. There should be some upload descriptions that should show how it's done. Thank you. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 18:13, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Did you not understand what I said? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 13:09, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Remember to categorize images

Hi there! You forgot to categorize the images you uploaded earlier today. We have categories for each species of Pokémon, and Ash's Pikachu and Dawn's Piplup have their own separate categories. Please keep that in mind when uploading images in the future. Also, I don't know where you get your images from, but they're quite blurry. It's one thing to upload blurry images when we don't have an existing file, but replacing a high quality image with a blurry one is inexcusable. --Mikuri (talk) 19:00, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Now this is what is confusing me, FinnishPokéFan92 is telling me to not do something yet you're saying the complete opposite.--BigDocFan (talk) 19:39, 7 November 2018 (UTC)


You're neglecting adding categories to your pictures again... --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 10:59, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Future episode headers

I gain access to a textless screenshot of the next episode on Mondays. Just so that you know. I'm probably going to replace your version of SM141.png when that happens tomorrow. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 15:39, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Fair enough, I merely uploaded it as a temporary image--BigDocFan (talk) 15:50, 22 September 2019 (UTC)


Neither Torracat nor Incineroar was mentioned to activate Blaze. And it doesn't seem like that was Blaze anyway to me. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 12:05, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Ah, I assumed it was Blaze with new animation--BigDocFan (talk) 12:06, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Updating images

As Ataro has said to you before, there's no need to update a Pokemon's image every time it appears in a new episode. It's unnecessary. The only reason you would update the image if there has been a significant gap between appearances.--Force Fire (talk) 16:56, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

My apologies, I thought the new one was better--BigDocFan (talk) 17:46, 3 February 2020 (UTC)


Hi, do you have Lance's Gyarados pictures from today's episode?Especially that of Lance with his Pokémon, that scene where Charizard and Leon are together. I was wanting to have it in good quality. --Hikaru Wazana (talk) 11:55, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

I'm busy with images for Leon's Charizard but I'll add that to my list--BigDocFan (talk) 11:56, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. :D --Hikaru Wazana (talk) 12:00, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

World Championship

Hi, I was watching the past episodes of the anime and I noticed something.


Is this the official logo of the world championship in anime? I ask why it is very similar to the type logo of the competition that Nintendo has held. I saw that there is a colorful version in the stadium when Lance and Leon do battle. If so, is it worth it to upload it, or is it too early for that?----Hikaru Wazana (talk) 21:54, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Hi Hello. I took some screenshots of the preview for the next episode. I was wondering if they are in the ideal pattern to put on the site, did you take a look to see if they are ok? Just look, the rest, I do it myself. https://postimg.cc/gallery/16ndv04rw/9e8c9d63/----Hikaru Wazana (talk) 11:52, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
My advice, whilst they look good, wait until the episode airs before uploading them. See if there are better images--BigDocFan (talk) 11:56, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Later, I usually have access to the episode in high definition, so I'll wait then. I was going to use these images on user pages that I'm putting together, so it would take a while for them to actually go to the mainspace. Good anyway, thanks.----Hikaru Wazana (talk) 12:35, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Ash Party Picture

Why did you revert the image? I know it's not the best shot, but it's the only one that shows off his entire team. Isn't it better to show them all in their current state over one that is incomplete?--Rahl (talk) 13:46, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

If I'm honest, it was really a good pictures (then again there aren't a lot of images featuring Ash's whole team) but more importantly, Munchlax was visible and Ash didn't own it--BigDocFan (talk) 13:53, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
True, but I think people can deduce that by seeing there isn't a Munchlax under his ownership. If not an issue with you I'd like to change it back as I think it's better to show the whole team instead of only a part of it.--Rahl (talk) 16:35, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
I've asked Chosen to have a look at the matter and see what he says, mods advice always goes well--BigDocFan (talk) 17:19, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

Hi, again.


Hi Hello. Did you happen to have this image without the embedded letters? I've been looking through my files and on the websites I follow and I haven't found any videos without subtitles. I wanted to put it on the page I'm setting up.--Hikaru Wazana (talk) 15:29, 06 June 2020 (UTC)
You want the exact image but without the subtitles, confirm?--BigDocFan (talk) 15:38, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
Yes. I mean, if it's not going to give you trouble.If you can, I'll be very grateful.--Hikaru Wazana (talk) 15:44, 06 June 2020 (UTC)
Had trouble getting an exact image with Goh's mouth closed but this was the best I could get. https://i.postimg.cc/FzhcXZsV/Image-Request.png--BigDocFan (talk) 15:46, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

It's excellent that way, thank you very much.--Hikaru Wazana (talk) 15:51, 06 June 2020 (UTC)

[2]Hi, did you happen to have this image here in better resolution?It happens near the end of the episode.--Hikaru Wazana (talk) 00:13, 17 August 2020 (UTC)


[3] Are these two images good for me to host for the water competition article? Or is it better to expect better quality?--Hikaru Wazana (talk) 14:50, 02 August 2020 (UTC)

I'd wait for better quality videos, good images but needs quality--BigDocFan (talk) 15:04, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Image request

Great work with all the refreshed images and desciptions you and FinnishPokeFan92 are adding to the system.

I was hoping to add them myself, but the quality is questionable at best. Would you mind adding:

  • Team Rocket's disguise in JN047
  • Team Rocket's Casteliacone van disguise in JN048

Regards, PardescanSlowbro (talk) 23:32, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

A little help

[4] Hi, how would you help me? I uploaded this image in the wrong format. How do I delete it?--Hikaru Wazana (talk) 02:13, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Source of images

Where do you get all those anime screens? I'm interested in finding one form episode AG123:Rhapsody In Drew with Bulbasaur being under the effect of Torment.--Team Rocket Grunt (talk) 16:17, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

I download videos from nyaa, you need something like Utorrent to be able to download it, they have a variety of episodes available.--BigDocFan (talk) 16:22, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Hope you don't mind, I went ahead and uploaded an image for you--BigDocFan (talk) 18:05, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you VERY MUCH.--Team Rocket Grunt (talk) 19:20, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Image Request

If I may, could you please upload for me an image of Sceptile wearing Lock-On while it is using Leaf Blade from episode "AG178:Battling the Enemy Within!"?--Team Rocket Grunt (talk) 14:24, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Sure, what title do you want to give the image?--BigDocFan (talk) 15:04, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Hmm. I think it could be "Ash Sceptile Lock-On effect".--Team Rocket Grunt (talk) 15:16, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you very much!--Team Rocket Grunt (talk) 18:09, 26 April 2021 (UTC)


I'm not sure if it is rude to ask for images again, but could you, please, add image of Arbok's rivaly with Raticate from "EP047:A Chansey Operation"?--Team Rocket Grunt (talk) 20:38, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Good thing the EP164 images were already uploaded because my video is from the dub, not the Japanese section. I've spoken to Finnish about it, he suggests waiting to talk to admin before adding the facts from the Pokedex video--BigDocFan (talk) 21:08, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

file correction

The file, Wulfric Mega Abomasnow Ice Shard.png, shows Wulfric's Abomasnow using Ice Shard in its normal form, not as Mega Abomasnow. Please correct this when you can. Thanks!Ctc1017 (talk) 22:54, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

Corrected, sorry about that--BigDocFan (talk) 10:11, 4 November 2021 (UTC)

Recent image

A heads up. More recent ≠ better image. --Pikablu (talk) 14:00, 4 December 2021 (UTC)