Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, Errorhunter!

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!
  Shiningpikablu252 04:50, 7 February 2010 (UTC)  

Also, please make sure the filename extension on any filename you upload is in lowercase. That is, ".png" instead of ".PNG". Thanks. --Shiningpikablu252 04:50, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Few things

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.

  • Did you use a descriptive but concise file name?
  • Did you make sure that the file name has no errors? Renaming media files is tedious.
  • Have you provided detailed information in the summary, including source information?
  • Have you added categories to your images so they can be found easily later on?
  • Have you tagged the images appropriately?
  • Are you going to use the image on a Bulbagarden project? Is the image relevant?
See also: Image use policy

When uploading images, please be sure that the filenames contain alphanumeric (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) characters only!

Thanks, Kevzo8 05:14, 7 February 2010 (UTC)


Please tag all images. This is your second notice. --MaverickNate 23:57, 9 February 2010 (UTC)


Please do not upload images with non-alphanumeric characters. This is your second notice. --ht14 20:26, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, Have You Deleted It Or Can I Rename? - unsigned comment from Errorhunter (talkcontribs)

First, sign your name with four tildes (~). Second, I already moved it; only admins can do so. Third, how are you planning to use these images? Are they used in a mainspace article? If so, you should remove the VBA stuff... If not, that's considered a personal image, and you're limited to 2. ht14 20:30, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
I Am Planning To Use Them For The Glitch Article And As My Name States, I Research Errors. Errorhunter 20:32, 10 February 2010 (UTC)ErrorhunterErrorhunter 20:32, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
How are you going to incorporate them? ht14 20:38, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Please Dont Call Me Dumb, But What Does Incorparate Mean? - unsigned comment from Errorhunter (talkcontribs)

How are you going to use these images into the articles? ht14 20:43, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

BAsicly, I Am Going To Put Them In A Article 'Error Codes' How Do You Make The Cool Name Errorhunter 20:46, 10 February 2010 (UTC)ErrorhunterErrorhunter 20:46, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

What do you mean? Signature? It's in the coding. ht14 20:50, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Oh :)Thanks Mate. - unsigned comment from Errorhunter (talkcontribs)