Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, LDEJRuff!

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!
  Jellotalk 00:55, 7 November 2010 (UTC)  

Regarding your Pachirisu image

There is no need to revert the image. Just refresh your browser and the image will come out fine, thanks. ht14 23:14, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Re: About your recent edit...

Oh excuse me, I didn't know that it's necessary to delete a file when it doesn't show in the pedia. :P --Renzo493 18:25 December 31, 2010 (UTC)


Hold up. The reason they aren't showing up on Bulbapedia is that they have all been moved to a new naming standard. File:Spr b 3r 201.png. This lets us have more than one backsprite per generation. The reason the sprite box on Bulbapedia hasn't been changed yet is that we need to wait until an off-peak time to change the template. More information can be found in here. Werdnae (talk) 01:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Image lag

Due to servers not synchronizing quickly, images tend to not update straight away. Don't revert your upload if it is not loading, as it will in a few hours. --SnorlaxMonster 07:30, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Copyright violation

Please do not upload images from other fan-sites without their permission. Be careful in the future. AdynizWanna talk? 02:09, 13 September 2012 (UTC)