Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, Shiny Noctowl!

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!
  MaverickNate 14:13, 27 June 2010 (UTC)  

BW Prelease Route 1.png

May I ask where you got this image from? Last I checked, they were not available on the BW site. If it's taken from Serebii or any other site, we're going to have to delete it. JelloTalk 03:25, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Why does it matter if it's from another site? Because it's fair use, Serebii or anyone else wouldn't have any copyright claims. --Shiny Noctowl 19:40, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
It does matter, last time I checked Serebii didn't like having his images taken, and neither would any other site. Also, the reason I asked is, these specific images come from a press kit that's usually e-mailed to the media, and as far as I know only Serebii (from the Pokémon fandom that is) actually receives these press kits. Right now Bulbanews is in the process of getting these press kits as well, but for now we can't have people taking these screenshots from other sites. (Unless they appear on the official site themselves) I hope you understand. JelloTalk 19:51, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
A lower-quality version of this image was in the most recent CoroCoro issue, so it's not like it's a completely new image that hadn't been revealed before. --Shiny Noctowl 19:59, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
Alright, I'll let this one go for now, but in the future if some site has an exclusive, then I'd advise you not to take it from them without permission. JelloTalk 20:01, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
Heh. Look at places like 4Gamer, Game Watch, etc.--immewnitythemew 21:18, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Couple of things

that went wrong when you uploaded those screenshots. First, the filenames are not alphanumeric. Second, they should be in .png format, NOT .jpg and finally, you went over the size limit of 1080 by 1080 pixels, which is conveniently placed on top of the site. You have been here long enough to know the rules by now. JelloTalk 01:56, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Also, upload it right the first time before you revert a JA. --Psyライダー 02:00, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
According to the upload page, the main problem is with multi-byte characters, not other single-byte characters. Why should the files be in .png when the original source was .jpg? Finally, why is there a limit on image dimension? Wouldn't a limit on file size make more sense? --Shiny Noctowl 02:02, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
The upload form clearly states "ONLY USE ALPHANUMERIC CHARACTERS, DASH, AND UNDERSCORE IN YOUR FILENAMES." Brackets are not in the alphabet, brackets are not numbers, brackets are not dashes, and brackets are not underscore. It's really not that hard to understand. Don't use them. PNGs keep the image together so it appears clearer in the thumbnail, jpgs are just ugly. As for the image dimensions, we're not in charge of that rule, Nate made that rule. So next time you want to upload, do it right the first time, and don't revert us, thanks. --Psyライダー 02:23, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
Brackets: I don't care. The upload form also clearly states that only multi-byte characters will break the system.
Dimensions: The image resolution limit was created because of bandwidth and other similar concerns; a limit on file size would be more logical.
Revert: There's no reason not to revert you; you're just a regular user. --Shiny Noctowl 04:12, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
We'd appreciate if you'd follow the rules, just like the rest of us. You don't know why the image resolution was created, so please don't assume things. As for reverting, Psy is a Junior Admin, and I myself am an Administrator, if you cared to check. Please follow the rules that are set here, or don't upload. JelloTalk 04:16, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
This user's best friend on Bulbapedia is Jello.

This user is the Leader of Project CharacterDex. This user is a member of Project CharacterDex. TOP This user has been one of the top contributors of the month. TOP This user is one of the top contributors. This user is a WikiGnome. This user wants more quality articles. This user wants more actual links instead of redirects. There is no cabal.

I don't see junior administrator anywhere. --Shiny Noctowl 04:19, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
That's because you're looking at his Bulbapedia userpage, genius. 梅子 04:21, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
We've put up with your crap long enough, both on the Pedia, and the Archives. I don't know who you think you are, but it's not going to fly with Jell or me any more. We're tired of you treating the staff, regardless of their rank like crap. Enough is enough. You had better care about brackets and the rules if you want to continue to edit on the Archives, understand? You have a problem with the dimensions, fine. Bring that up with Nate, he'll gladly shoot you down nicer than we will. And as for reverting, you were already banned from BP for a week for that. Reverting here is just as bad here as it is on BP, especially with a Junior Admin or Jell who is an Admin , who are more important than you. I don't know why you think that will fly here on the archives, but it won't. I've had it with your arrogant behavior and it is going to stop, cause we're not going to tolerate it on the Archives. --Psyライダー 04:30, 25 July 2010 (UTC)


It's generally a good idea to listen to people who know what they are talking about rather than argue with them. Jello is an Archives Admin, she knows what she is talking about. Shape-up or ship-out. If the stupid bytes vs. alphanumeric argument is that big of a deal, I will clarify the form in question. No alphanumerics, no jpgs, and no backtalk. -- MAGNEDETH 04:26, 25 July 2010 (UTC)