Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, Turtwig Lover!

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!
  たかはり 08:39, 28 August 2010 (UTC)  

Move images

I left a message on your Bulbapedia talk page. Though its probably better off here. Oh well :P たかはり 08:39, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm going to be moving and deleting some of the moves, so just upload them at their standard names yourself. Charm.png is one example. Jellotalk 04:50, 29 August 2010 (UTC
Let me be a little clear, for current gen moves (Platinum and HGSS) just upload them at (movename).png if there is no existing file already. If you need to upload over something, just ask and I can move and delete it for you, so you'll be able to upload yours. Jellotalk 04:55, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
Please don't upload move images yet. The styles are different than past generations. MaverickNate 18:27, 21 October 2010 (UTC)


I'm pretty sure that the image will sync with Bulbapedia. However, you may have to wait a bit, edit the page or something. I'm sure an admin here or at the 'pedia knows more about it :D Dion24 11:37, 15 November 2010 (UTC)