Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, Gabo 2oo!

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 03:43, 9 February 2010 (UTC)  

Can be made DPPt maps too?

Please u made, the maps in Sinnoh (such DP and Pt are horrible) and please correcting thw last imagen that upload you, delete the square that said "Route 3" --Rodney 13:51, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Summary and Categories

They're required here. ht14 04:57, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Regarding transparency...

If a file needs transparency, please add {{Transparency needed}} in order to notify others to transparentize the said file. ht14 03:18, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Also... did you get permission regarding the changing of those sprites? ht14 03:20, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
They look fine to me. Transparency's not difficult to do, though. Get GIMP. I'll transparentify the ones there, though. TTEchidna 03:46, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Mapas BW

Mind if you tell me how to make them ^^;? --Coolピカチュウ! 02:18, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Do you mind to put uploading the maps on a hiatus? We're currently in the middle of something and do not want them to be taken. Thanks, --Coolピカチュウ! 06:02, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Tall Grass sprites for Spring and Summer

The sprites you uploaded for the Tall Grass in Spring and Summer are duplicates, so one of the files is probably different. Lady Ariel (talk) 22:03, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Unova Maps

You can go ahead and finish working on the maps of the Unova areas that are needed. Lady Ariel (talk) 11:10, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

A quick note

Don't forget to remove the transparency needed template once you upload the transparent version of the file. Other than that, keep up the good work. --Pokemaster97 22:34, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Logos on pics

Try not to upload pics with visible logos on them, even with ones that are transparent. --Hmdwgf (talk) 00:54, 10 March 2013 (UTC)


Please remember to include the categories, thanks. G50 11:02, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Current's Growlithe

Were you able to find a good pic of Current's Growlithe, as well as Team Plasma Grunts' Zangoose and Bisharp? Pattyman (talk) 04:48, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Head anime images

After uploading a higher quality screenshot for the head images, please replace the Temporary for BN summary with the BW head images summary G50 03:15, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Halsey images

Can you upload a 1280×720 version of File:Halsey Dewott.png to match the other pics? I believe File:Halsey Watchog.png should be fixed since the image is just showing the head. By the way, what do you mean when you say temporary in some of your uploads? Pattyman (talk) 04:09, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Clair's Dragonite

Can you upload a newer image of Clair's Dragonite and Druddigon since the former one has the sparkles visible? Pattyman (talk) 01:46, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Ash Pikachu Thunder.png

I thought that since the images of Ash's Charizard's Fire Spin and Dragonite's Outrage have been updated thanks to the flashbacks in BW136, could you upload an updated version of Ash's Pikachu using Thunder as well? It was also seen in the flashback. Thank you in advance! :D --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 07:57, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

BW130 errors

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:BW130_error_2.png look carefully at this one, Ash's eyes are brown here. And http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:BW130_error_6.png its eye is on wrong place added. It should look like this http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Metapod_anime.png. I like that someone else is finding some errors included in BW episodes. Pikachu65 (talk) 17:16, 14 September 2013 (UTC) Hey, pal, can you upload Roxie's missing right pupil in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1, and the recurring errors of Iris' Dragonite in other episodes? I can't find it anywhere! Pikachu65 (talk) 08:13, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Anime screenshots

When uploading Anime screenshots, please use {{i-Fairuse-screenshot-anime}} instead of {{i-Fairuse-anime}}. G50 04:13, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

XY010 errors

Please help me add these 9 errors pictures to XY010, it's like this File:XY010_error.png File:XY010_error_2.png File:XY010_error_3.png File:XY010_error_4.png File:XY010_error_5.png File:XY010_error_6.png File:XY010_error_7.pngFile:XY010_error_8.png and File:XY010_error_9.png They are 9 of them and 10 is Pikachu's tail. And aslo add the title card pic about episode focusing on Bonnie by the chance. Pikachu65 (talk) 14:22, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Get ready to add the errors of the episode XY007, they are 23 errors in this episode, even Ash hat. Pikachu65 (talk) 20:10, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Just for sheer curiosity...

Could you be so kind to tell me where you found this image, as I haven't been able to find a video with this screenshot. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 09:48, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Oh, that's a shame. Well, anyway, thank you for telling me! --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 20:21, 9 January 2014 (UTC)


So where did you find things like this anyway? There seems to be a number of Unova routes that still need these images, and I'm looking to add them, but the only maps I've even come across are using Spiky's DS Map Editor, which is really not good for getting images of the maps. Schiffy (瀬藤健二) (Talk Contribs) 03:16,3/24/2014 (UTC)

I suppose by MS Paint you meant using it to get rid of the sprites and whatnot. Oh well, I can see why that's a tad time consuming. thanks for the explanation anyways. Schiffy (瀬藤健二) (Talk Contribs) 16:18,3/25/2014 (UTC)
I would like to jump in here and ask how you were able to get the camera view to a 2D view for these maps? Jdthwebud (talk) 20:38, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

The new picture for Wobbuffet's Counter it looks like it's using Mirror Coat. Are you sure that's right? -- JasonL (talk) 13:55, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

When I saw the Fairy Flower episode Wobbuffet also deflected Water Pulse which is a Special attack. Counter = Physical and Mirror = Special. But the way Pin Missile was deflected I thought it was a Special attack. --JasonL (talk) 18:09, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Edit warring.

Look. Before we go any further, let's stop this right now. First of all, if you're going to repeatedly revert the edit, at least talk to me about it first. Second, I feel that with how much they're pushing this Mega Evolution and Korrina plot thing, some generic image of Ash and his team won't fit it at all. It's Mega Volt. It's an arc about Mega Evolution and Korrina. Ash's team has absolutely nothing to do with that. At all. This is the second time we've done something like this (the first being Episode N, which our Be an Arrow! 2013 image shows clearly.) If anything, the shots with Ash battling Diantha (less likely) and Korrina (more likely) would fit much better than the original one I uploaded, but I had a hard time deciding and I only picked the one I used because it has Ash's group plus Korrina and her Lucario in it. An opening image needs to have something that fits. Group shots of the characters, plot elements. A team shot doesn't really show what the readers of the 'Pedia can expect to see in the arc. Ataro (talk) 06:53, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Pokémon XD artwork

Hey Gabo 2oo, I just happened to notice you had full artwork for the Hexagon Brothers. Would you happen to have access to artwork of other characters in Pokémon XD, such as Justy? If you could upload those, I'd really appreciate it. ht14 04:25, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

EP039 Image

Hey, Gabo 2oo. I was wondering if you could make a new upload of the original version of File:Anime Pocket Monsters Problem Inspection Report.png as a separate image to use on the EP039 article since you were the original uploader of that image and I think it would be able to improve that section a bit. --Super goku (talk) 06:56, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

File dimension limits

Just letting you know, files should not exceed 1280 pixels in height or width, unless approved by staff. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 22:02, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I already reuploaded them with the maximum size allowed. --Gabo 2oo (talk) 22:27, 26 October 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for clearing up most of my mess today haha, I need to think more before I upload and edit it seems! --S2daam (talk) 16:04, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

No problem! And don't worry, it's bound to happen sometimes due to the not-so-simple naming conventions we have here :P --Gabo 2oo (talk) 16:12, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Fletchinder's Razor Wind

I didn't think using the move indoors was bad. I just thought using the move solo would be better.--JasonL (talk)

This Ash_BW_hat.png image is better.

This image is now 1280x720. The filesize just increased 407 kilobytes, but what is important is this is a satisfactory version of this image. I hope the quality will improve (because if the image is resized larger, the quality will lower). Download the image here and upload it to Bulbagarden Archives please: http://postimg.org/image/z4t0bw4u1/ Pokéfan95 (talk) 08:42, 10 April 2015 (UTC)


How do you make the anime screenshots look so clear?--Handmaiden 101 (talk) 21:34, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Gym leaders anime BW artwork good quality wanted

I have a favor to ask of you. Since you can find good qualities for rivals characters, can you search for the anime BW gym leaders artworks. I added some of them, but their quality isn't good. Burgundy, Stephan, and Luke's artworks need to be replaced with better quality artworks. And Shauna, Trevor and Tierno for XY anime too. Pikachu65 (talk) 20:04, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Concept art transparency

Concept art shouldn't be transparent. Only official art, sprites, and models need to be transparent. Thank you.--Force Fire (talk) 16:59, 14 February 2023 (UTC)

It was around 8 years ago before others had begun to upload concept art here. I didn't like how the white backgrounds clash with Bulbapedia's infobox with rounded borders and colored backgrounds (example). If we've switched to concept art with opaque backgrounds, I think the infoboxes should be updated accordingly. --Gabo 2oo (talk) 05:05, 7 May 2023 (UTC)