Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, WeavilePwns256!

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 18:49, 4 April 2010 (UTC)  


Your uploading of so many missing sprites is great but be sure to properly categorize everything using {{gamesprite}} if you have any questions feel free to ask me or any higher-ups.--MisterE13 02:49, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Yeah i know, i thought maybe i could add the categories later, but now know I can't :((( figured that out at around qwilfish. Don't mind re-uploading i guessWeavilePwns256 03:01, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Re-uploading doesn't do anything in regards to that... it just creates a replacement for the file only. ht14 03:03, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Well then what can I do? I'm using the categories now, Ahhh this is frustratingWeavilePwns256 03:07, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Just keep uploading, but follow the pattern that's already provided. As MisterE13 pointed out, use {{gamesprite}}. Here is an example of how it should look like. Press the edit button, see how the format is (it's easy to figure out), and use it for future uploads. ht14 03:09, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Cool, I got this, haha, sorry guysWeavilePwns256 03:40, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

One last thing... just put the whole thing (the gamesprite and licensing) in the summary section (with the titles Summary and Licensing: included). One example you can see is File:Spr 3e 172 s.gif. The whole thing that you see in the summary screen is done in one edit. ht14 22:04, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks (: I really got it now. If only i had known from the beginning. Well I got all missing Emerald shiny sprites uploaded, woot woot

Sprite size

Great job in uploading sprites~ Could you reduce their size to 64x64, by any chance? that's the default size for Gen III Pokémon sprites. thanks, Kevzo8 05:10, 20 April 2010 (UTC)