Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, Dragonrider777!

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 10:41, 1 December 2009 (UTC)  


Please do not spam talk pages again. They are for discussions on specific article (in the case of main page's talk page, general q's). The Archives is used for uploading media files, not for requesting friends nor trade. If you want, use the Bulbawiki forum for friends, trade and such. Doing it again may result to your editing privileges be revoked. Thanks, Kevzo8 10:41, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

How Rotom got it's Name!

I read in the room the Secret Key on Pokémon: Platinum a story about how Rotom was discovered, it said that "Rotom" was "Motor" backwards, The story went like this...

A sad young boy had a loved toy robot that he's been searching and dying to find, finally he finds it in a trash heap, but when the robot slaps him, he screams!!! After he calms down, he goes to find it, but it slaps him again! but he was ready, and a

Talk Page Comments

Removing talk page comments, including the initial welcome template, is just as frowned upon here as it is over on Bulbapedia. Please do not remove any comments in the future. If you wish to clean old comments away, you should archive your talk page instead. Thank you! --Shiningpikablu252 17:35, 18 December 2009 (UTC)