Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, Crikko!

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!
  Kevzo8 13:58, 11 February 2010 (UTC)  


Hey, it's nice that you're uploading images, but can you upload them as .png instead of .jpg? Png is preferred over jpgs because its of higher quality. Be sure to tag the images with their proper categories as well. JelloTalk 17:16, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Also, {{i-Fairuse-screenshot-anime-character}} is used only for recurring non-main characters in the anime... ht14 20:37, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
Please use lowercase extensions for your files so it's .png and not .PNG. Also, make sure the images get used somewhere on Bulbapedia. Thank you. JelloTalk 17:56, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
Thank you so far for what you've uploaded. Remember, no .jpgs for screenshots and to add a summary and categories to the files you upload. JelloTalk 20:16, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome :) I'm trying to be useful to the community. --Criққѳ~* 14:28, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the uploads again, but just a reminder, no PNGs, pngs. ht14 21:44, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
Hey, if you've read the site notice above, it says that the maximum image size is now 1080 x 1080 pixels, so your newer uploads will have to be shrunk down. Please upload within that limit next time. Thanks. JelloTalk 19:20, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much i haven't read it ;) --Criққѳ~* 11:03, 9 July 2010 (UTC)


If you don't mind, could I ask you where you get your lovely giant pictures from? I was wondering if I could borrow what ever source you use for images. Thanks if you can help~ --Psyライダー 03:05, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Oh well, everytime the anime airs, i wait for the episode video on Youtube, then, when a good HD video comes out, i watch the episode, i take pictures with stamp+r sist and if there are some new moves, i check the Japanese pronounce on Eevee movedex. Sometimes, Youtube doesn't satisfy me, so i download the video and i watch it on my computer, and i take pictures in the same way. But before uploading the images, i modify their sizes and correct their color with Photoshop. I hope it could help you in some way, but i saw that often you have uploaded pictures that were better than mines ;) --Criққѳ~* 15:50, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
Well the ones that I uploaded were from 2chan to 2ch, whatever it's called, and they haven't had any Sinnoh League pictures released since DP182, and you uploaded some Sinnoh League pics, so I was just curious to if you got them from the same place and I had looked at the wrong place. But I'll try your method, thanks a lot. :D --Psyライダー 17:29, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Episode pics

You don't need to resize them to 1080 anymore. :D--immewnitythemew 00:28, 24 August 2010 (UTC)


Crikko you're the best! Could you upload some pictures of Meguroco and it's used moves in BW003...? User:Salazar12

Since your images are so awesome

Do you have like access to like the old Johto images or like the MD series? A user asked for my assistance in uploading some image which can be seen here, and some of them I could get, and some of them I can't. I couldn't find an image that actually had Regirock using the move, just preparing it and the effect on Sceptile, and the Sandstorm one doesn't count, it didn't use it, and I got a pic of Kadabra using Confusion, and I might be able to find a pic of Pikachu using Tackle, but mostly I was just wondering if you have access to the later Johto eps like Johto Conference and MD series. Thank you if you can help me out. :D --Psyライダー 16:25, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Sorry for butting this conversation, but I'll be glad to help you out as well. I've finally got a way to get 720p pure HD screenshots (and it's not youtube :P). Ofcourse old episodes were not aired in hd but I'll try to get some HQ ones. ♫♪AdyNiz♪♫ 14:35, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
Also, I'm able to get any screenshots from episodes currently on Pokemon.com at a higher resolution than shown on-site... let's see... I can get 720x480. Here's an example.--immewnitythemew 15:04, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
Well whoever can get the images I guess, it doesn't matter, I thought Crikko uploaded some old images before. D; --Psyライダー 17:29, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
Guys i don't have access to any particular resource...--Criққѳ~* 13:09, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Hey Crik, since you're also an HD pic uploader so I think you might know this one. How to remove that TV Tokyo logo completely without leaving a trace behind? I've been trying to remove the logos from the HD pics but they look really bad (with smudgy effects). Is there any proper way to remove them? Thanks in advance. ♫♪AdyNiz♪♫ 12:52, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Well i have difficulties too!! Especially with last episodes...DP episodes were often uploaded without the logo..but i noticed that all BW episodes are being uploaded with the logo...and i cannot remove it...Sorry X( ! --Criққѳ~* 13:06, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
It's okay, no prob. ♫♪AdyNiz♪♫ 13:12, 28 October 2010 (UTC)


Just curious, why did you upload cropped pics of Dino's and Ramone's Pokémon, and Cameron's Watchog from the scoreboard? I don't find it necessary since they're too small and they stretch in their articles. I had to upload the Pokémon that appeared on the scoreboard because it was their only appearance (yet I don't know why the anime likes to give out those types of shots to tournament-only characters). Also, thank you for replacing some images with HD pics. Pattyman (talk) 18:52, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

I don't know, It seemed strange to me to have the same pic all over again XD But change them if you feel like they're not useful :)--Criққѳ~* 19:28, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
I decided to merge these Pokémon into one template since they contain redundant information as well. Pattyman (talk) 23:51, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
That's perfect :) I will upload HQ of those scoreboard pics :)--Criққѳ~* 13:20, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

3DS uploads

Can I ask you to take a moment to notice the line at the top of the site notice and the line with the big red "ATTENTION" on the upload page, and contact an appropriate person about your 3DS images before continuing with them? Thanks. Tiddlywinks (talk) 10:27, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing me. It's been a long time since I've uploaded stuff and I didn't know there was a need for an approval from "above". The images are all mine tho, I'm not stealing them ahah. I contacted G50 in the meantime. Have a nice day. Criққѳ~* 10:40, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
Please do not continue to make uploads that have not been approved. Tiddlywinks (talk) 04:16, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
I won't but I've contacted multiple administrators in 2 days and no one has replied me yet. Do you know if there's a more immediate way? It's a pity because this is all original content that Bulbapedia needs and that I'm willing to share and I don't know if I will have the time to do this in the next days. Oh well...--Criққѳ~* 08:54, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

Route 1 image

I think your Galar Route 1 image is from Postwick, not Route 1. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 18:41, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Welp! Uploaded the file with the wrong name! Fixing it now, thanks for the heads-up ;) --Criққѳ~* 18:46, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
No problem! :) --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 18:53, 11 April 2020 (UTC)