Can you please not move draft articles to the mainspace? As you can see, I deleted the last article because it wasn't relevant to us, but it had already been moved to the mainspace, had a forum post made by Bulbabot, etc. The drafts are there so admins can move them. Thanks. --Argy 15:15, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Ok, you guys should figure out a way to make it that only admins can do it!--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 15:18, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

You can now simply insert {{subst:Welcome}} into a new user's talk page, and it will display a customized version of this. --Argy 16:26, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Okey-dokey! What happened to the subst one?--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 16:28, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
Wait, that was on BP. Nevermind!--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 16:50, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

I reverted your edits because they weren't necessary. The other site's title translation is irrelevant since it's not official, and it's implied already that the episodes will confirm or refute the rumors. Also, don't use first- (us, we, me) or second-person (you), please. --Argy 20:54, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. Thanks for the Bulbanews tips, plus I thought we could mention that they mis-titled it, more of a giveaway that it was fake.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 00:46, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
I wouldn't say their translation was inaccurate; it's just different. --Argy 17:01, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

They weren't down

Technically, some people had some things some of the time. I personally had news and archives most of the time, and the wiki was going on and off. Some people only had the wiki, while others had nothing at all. Just to let you know what was happening. Maverick Nate 14:07, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Ok, I did the workaround now, but I'll post a message that they are periodically going in and out.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 16:50, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
There have been done having time outs. I'll remove the message. Maverick Nate 17:40, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
I'm still gettin' them!--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 17:47, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

The countdown

For some reason, it's not working correctly in IE. I love it, yes, but... can you make it so it works in IE? TTEchidna 05:17, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Workidie in IE 7--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 01:27, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Something useful

Please check your private messages on the forums in a few minutes. --Argy 02:03, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

ok...--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 02:06, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Front page masthead

The spacing between the site name, tagline and Bulbasaur pic look awkward now. Why did you change what I had written? --Argy 20:23, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Hmm... it looks odd on Windows, but not on your mac. We are both using firefox, but it still looks funky. I was also trying to change it from the <span> type stuff back to it's usual CSS.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 21:39, 8 February 2009 (UTC)


Was there a reason you just copied the face-off press release instead of re-writing it objectively? When press releases are posted, they need to have that as the source type (instead of crediting yourself with a column, since you technically didn't write it) and have {{verbatim}} at the top of the article (where the similar {{rumor}} tag goes in those situations). As it is now, it's written like an advertisement (which is what the press release essentially is). --Argy 03:18, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Oh, shoot, it posted? Ahh! I didn't mean to! It was open on my computer, and FF asked if I wanted to save my work, I said yes, and it posted.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 22:43, 10 February 2009 (UTC)


I fail to see why you removed the red Bulbapedia links. Red links are good; they encourage development. Even when they're to another site, when someone sees a red link they may be inspired to write the article. --Politoed666 02:31, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

But, out of the 1% of Bulbagarden users that use the news, only 5% of them would actually bother to write one. That, my friend, is .05% of the BMG users.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 02:33, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
But why remove them? The links, I mean. --Politoed666 02:47, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
No one really bothers to write them, as they click on things to learn about the subject.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 17:22, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
I think for Bulbanews, the links serve to provide additional context. They're handy so we don't have to explain every single concept, item or translation. Red links will lead people to a dead end, so they're not providing that information. And I think people who would care enough to create a new article from a red link on Bulbanews would have already been on Bulbapedia. --Argy 18:08, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Toys "R" Us

Careful; a store clerk or employee is in no way a "spokesperson" for the entire company. --Argy 08:39, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

I meant a spokesperson for that specific location.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 16:35, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Site things

Do you know how to get rid of that big space that is underneath the taglines on articles now? Also, if you have time, I think it would be useful if you could write a short guide or list of the link templates and how to use them. I think people would be more likely to use them if they understood how they work. You don't have to do that; it's just a suggestion. --Argy 01:57, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

I thimpk I got it.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 16:57, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

HALP, the front page won't update! --Argy 21:03, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

What do you mean? I see all updated... let me check time...--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 23:20, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

I was just going to tell you the new way This week looks on the front is good, but now it's messed up! News in brief is under This week, and all the episodes are under Developing stories. At least on my screen. --Argy 18:37, 17 March 2009 (UTC)


What's the story behind your user page? P.S. "Mormon" not "Morman." 8D --Argy 06:08, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Social Studies project. Forgot to delete.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 23:24, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Article Deletion

Why'd you delete my article? --DoctorOak 21:52, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

It was not relevant to this website. Pokecharms is in no way related to the Bulbagarden community, except for the fact that we are both fan sites.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 21:54, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
So the fact that we're affiliates and I supported Bulbapedia and Bulbanews through from their beginnings has no relation to Bulbagarden?
And I'd love to hear your reasons for why there shouldn't be an news article posted up about an upcoming Pokemon event just because it's not being officially organised by Nintendo. --DoctorOak 21:57, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
DoctorOak, I am sorry, the article is indeed relevant to our readers and should not have been deleted. The fact that you're working with a major retailer, HMV, is reason enough for its relevance. --Argy 01:12, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
Oh, sorry, I didn't see the part about HMV. Sorry...--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 01:58, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

...what do you mean "should be good"?

You messed up the {{game}} template! Pokémon Pokémon Platinum links to the nonexistent BP page "Pokémon Pokémon Platinum Version". You used "you"! And... all-caps... eh. That's just eh. Also... via TRU just sounds... odd.

In closing, I KEEL YOO. TTEchidna 03:23, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Where did I use "you"? Where was it in all-caps? Sorry 'bout the template. It does not sound too odd... maybe this will help you be here more!--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 14:00, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

The article

Uhmm, I was creating the article while not noticing Trainer-c already made one. Then, my article has more information than the other one, while there are errors in Trainer-c's article, that's why. Look closely. It has no tagline, and has short piece of information. Thanks. Ҝəυzø8 12:13, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Kay.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 13:34, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
It has no tagline. Ҝəυzø8 13:38, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

The issue last night...

... Was caused by someone using {{bp}} in an article blurb. When we noticed the front page exploding, TTE & I immediately when to the template level, assuming that may be the source of the issue. It wasn't, ovbiously. However, your color scheme test probably should have been done on a test page, and not the front page. Sorry for any problems Prmatt. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 04:23, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Ok. Thanks for figuring that out. So it wasn't me. I knew I never murdered anything!--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 11:53, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Back to learning the basics

There are these things called categories. Every page needs them. Learn them, love them, use them, be their designated driver when they drink too much. Make sure that from now on, every page you ever make has the appropriate categories on them, kay? Maverick Nate 23:44, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Ok... but I didn't know what to categorize those recent ones in, but, if you look, I just added some categories to over 180 pages! (via template, of course)--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 00:35, 30 April 2009 (UTC)


Set the size to 120px. I assure you, it will work. Take a look:   and HD:  . Ҝəυzø8 11:51, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, let me try...--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 16:32, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Argy decided to delete the image for now, because of the error. The logo can be seen at the 'pedia anyways. Ҝəυzø8 12:40, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Hey Prmatt

Don't you think that this is a little more informative, and a more proper news article than this? I have to say, I really don't like a news article that pretty much just says "Check the image over here →" it really seems lazy, and un-news style to me... - Kogoro | Talk to me - 16:48, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Watch.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 17:10, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Kogsie for watching it while I was asleep :) Also, there's a rumor from neoFAQ which states that the release will be on September 11, as well as their will be a new key item: a skateboard. It was posted in Japanese board.These are still rumors though. Ҝəυzø8 02:04, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
Give me a link. But don't post anything yet.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 15:37, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

The IMG template

Yeah. So. Stop creating it. It's pointless, since all it does is something the wiki does automatically. Additionally, it takes out a the ability for a user's preferences to determine the default size of the image without a size call. And why would we want the file name as the caption? I know you have more Bulbanews expertise than me, but I'm still technically above you. Since Nate can't tell you to stop, I am, since I agree with him. Thanks. --Politoed666 23:17, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Let me edit the template. And the reason it was linking to the image was due to server issues.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 00:52, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
You do realize that your template doesn't let anyone change the size? Maverick Nate 01:06, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
First you get mad at me because I change the size, and then go opposite? Let me try something...--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 01:07, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Edit summaries

These are meant to be used to briefly convey what you've changed, so people in the RC or history can see what you've done without having to check the diff. Some people leave them blank, and that's okay, but this was out of line and uncalled for. I certainly hope this isn't the way things are done on Bulbanews, because it certainly wouldn't be tolerated on the 'pedia. Actually, it isn't the way things are done here, per your blocking policy. Maybe you need to read over that. — THE TROM — 23:35, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, sometimes I'm out of it. I'll try to do better.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 23:49, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Good boy. Don't make me make you block yourself. :P — THE TROM — 23:53, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I would do that. I think I did once... Oh, and the MN stands for Maverick Nate, referring to why I got irreasonably banned.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 23:56, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm fully aware of that, and the fact that you are personally attacking an administrator makes the whole matter a darn sight worse. There's actually a policy about image wars, which you were involved in, hence the block. The block time was appropriate, and in accordance with said policy. The intent of it is to encourage you to do no more warring. Hopefully, the message got across. — THE TROM — 00:02, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
I understand that. The only thing I am saying is that Maverick Nate is not giving a good reason for deleting the images. TTEchidna said that the problem was pixelation, which I fixed.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 00:08, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Not really you didn't. They still sucked. — THE TROM — 00:16, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Look on the forums. I re-uploaded them.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 14:02, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

'Small bits'

Hai, you need to update the "small bits" part of This week if you want to keep it. Thanks. --Argy 06:00, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Ah, for now let's put it in <!-- -->s. There's nothin really to put there atm.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 12:48, 23 July 2009 (UTC)


Why did you roll back Tc26's edit to the front page without any discussion first? I was not aware that you are allowed to make unsoliciated changes to the site appearance, but others are not. Please know your place. --Argy 04:16, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Oh, sorry. You can change it back if you want, I sorta forgot about that. Plus, what he did made the Bulbanews thing go off my screen.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 14:00, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

TCG section in Upcoming episodes

Could you please remove the TCG section in Upcoming episodes, or else make it so it does not take up that much of the page? I do not like how the anime column is so squished — that should be the center focus of the page. The TCG does not need its own separate column. --Argy 21:31, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Shoot, didn't mean to do that. Saved in the wrong page.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 21:49, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
Wait, I did no such thing. I did in Upcomin events, a test page ATM, but not Upcoming episodes...
Uh, my bad. I didn't notice the difference in titles. Well, now you know it doesn't look good. :) --Argy 23:50, 8 August 2009 (UTC)


Sorry about that, it looked so good, I though it was one that everyone on Bulbapedia used. Sorry about that. Is it ok if I keep it? I'll make sure to put something in giving credit to you.- unsigned comment from Thomas.thomson011 (talkcontribs)

As I said, sure you can use it. And credit would be nice.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 12:21, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Hey Thanks

Thanks for helping me win my battle against Tc26, sometimes that deletes loads of my articles, the one that was breaking news the other day must of been my first one in ages. It does get annoying especially when how many people would notice it in the small bits section, they'd notice it more if it was in article on the main page.

Umm... no, the article got deleted. Although it did reveal Kanto, there wasn't much else. And PLEASE, SIGN!--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 15:51, 17 August 2009 (UTC)


Dear Prmatt11 (seeing as it apparently is your only name or something). I maked you a present. I hope you enjoy it and don't forget to thank me later. Much love, tromby. (t) 22:45, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Hey, thanks! I really never looked at that. Plus, some of the redirects you did could have possibly messed up the Front page again, but luckily they were all drafts.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 11:13, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
No one lets me touch the serious stuff over here anyway. You're safe.... well, safe enough.... for now.... *slinks back into corner*
Actually, before I go I'll voice my disapproval over what you said to Green Gyarados earlier. There isn't often a lot to publish on the 'news, as I'm sure you're aware, and articles hardly stay in draft space long enough for non-admin contributors to edit. Add to the fact that he'd been active on Bulbanews for just three days... well, unless you've got a policy over here about abusing the welcome system I don't think that was cause to warn him at all. He didn't seem to down by it, fortunately for you. Just saying... —darklordtrom 12:25, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
No, but as you should know, excessive edit over the User namespace is prohibited; and I've seen via comments that that also includes talk. Even if it isn't yours.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 20:07, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
That is true, but welcoming users is a productive task, as opposed to spamming or socialising on talk pages. —darklordtrom 21:35, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Right. However, there should be something we can allow users to post on the site... I got it!--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 23:17, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
No. You don't. Non-admin, non-reporter contributors (i.e. everyone except about six people) cannot contribute to the page namespace. —darklordtrom 23:48, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Exactly. That is the prime reason why there aren't many users on the site: there is no way for them to interact. So, add a small part where users feel special, and voila, there you go.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 00:36, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

that category which involves you

We don't do things like that. evkl 21:37, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

I know. I think I know what to do... a non-cat quote.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 21:47, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

HGSS Release Date

2 things: 1. Sorry about that, that was a typo. 2. It is 2010, not 2009. I'd also appreciate it if you could put something in the article with the Gamestop date and links to the site. --Swampert rox 02:07, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Yelling at people.

Could you calm down a bit on the yelling at people? While you are an experienced editor here, you don't have the authority to go yelling at people if they make a mistake. Also, you really don't have the authority to go and yell at administrators, regardless if they're new to the admin game here, or if they've been an admin for a while now. If you see someone make a mistake, don't yell at them, use your experience as a long-time Bulbanews editor to help them out. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 23:28, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

First one, sorry. Second and third, where did you see more yelling than this? Truly, I've been on the line if I were to leave Bulbagarden altogether, as it seems that I get picked on for every minor thing.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 02:24, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

You are no longer a Writer

As per an editorial board/executive decision, your abilities as a Writer have been removed. If you have any questions or issues with this, please consult Archaic. MAGNEDETH 07:35, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Nintendo World event; weather issues

Just a note for you that the weekend after the official unveiling of the HeartGold/SoulSilver games at Toys "R" Us at Times Square, a smaller promotional event will take place at Nintendo World at 10 Rockefeller Center March 20th from 10 AM to 1 PM. More info is at nintwendoworldstore.com. Additionally, the current weather forecast is calling for rain all weekend long, with showers on Sunday (3/14). Kojirojames2006 10:42 AM US EST March 11 2010.

Can't help the weather. I see no info on the NWS event.--immewnitythemew 02:20, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
From the Nintendo World Store Site:

"Join us on Saturday, March 20th from 10am-2pm to celebrate the latest Pokémon release for the Nintendo DS. Bring in your Pokémon HeartGold or SoulSilver Version games (or Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, or Pokémon Platinum Version) and get ready for a day of Pokémon battling, trading, and all-around Pokémon fun! Our Nintendo World Pokémon Ambassadors will be on hand to accept challenges, or answer any questions you might have! Even Pikachu will be there! You can also try out the new Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions on one of our many Nintendo DS systems! Make sure to come early as we'll have fun giveaways, but only while supplies last!"

Just letting you know. Kojirojames2006 1:32 AM US EDT March 17 2010.

Well, that's not really a "release party"...--immewnitythemew 13:26, 18 March 2010 (UTC)


Why do you keep writing such stupid articles? Transfinite 22:47, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Excuse me?--immewnitythemew 23:28, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
I got told off for my tone, so I'll be a bit more polite in this response. Okay, first we have this, which you say "reveals much information", but there's hardly any information actually in the article. Then there's that article that got deleted earlier today, which I will not mention the subject of because it's not something that you should be informing people about. The wording in this is really unprofessional, and even if the images couldn't be uploaded due to server issues, you could have at least described them. It's like you just rush to put out whatever you can, regardless of quality, and it's something you've done before, too.
EDIT: And it turns out that last one was ALSO speculation that you tried to pass off as fact, which is another thing you've done before. Protip: If you can't read Japanese, don't write articles based on stuff that's only in Japanese. Transfinite 23:55, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
Look. I don't think your in the position of power to be saying these. First off, the "much" could have been changed (and did), and I didn't know what else to write (writer's block). Also, there was information given there that would have had a fair amount of people skip over it (Black/White anime stuff).
Next, the first deleted article was news, and I was told to write it by a higher-up.
The Nintendo Dream thing was being reported as factual news by several sites, and thus I figured their translations were correct.
I'm reporting your response to this to the higher-ups, as you are being quite ridiculous.--immewnitythemew 18:27, 24 June 2010 (UTC)


In the news ,which is [1],said the 2010 Worlds Championships begins August 13th and runs through the 25th. In fact, it should be ended at 15th, isn't it? Cause the 2010 Worlds Championships only has 3 days.--Liuyanghejerry 01:40, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, it should be. I made a mistake writing it, and the person that corrected it missed the blurb.--immewnitythemew 14:01, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Excuse me

That article was not created late. I created it roughly 8 or 9 hours after the official site updated their promotional list, and, since the article is about how the official site updated with the information, I don't think that is late by any means. I would really appreciate it if you looked stuff up before accusing anything of mine being late. Maverick Nate 22:10, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

The images, other than the regular ones, were uploaded August 8. So, the article isn't completely late, but some parts are, as the template (should) state.--immewnitythemew 23:05, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

TPCi quietly releases Repack Box Kits


It is about your last news speaking about Player Collection/Pack promotion. [2] I am glad you have taken a pic from my website, even if they come from Skitty (he is a Pokegym member). The Pokécardex link you gived [3] and another article I wrote [4] are just showing images that show the real content of the packs, content which is slightly different compared to the commercial pics and even contains unplayable cards (for example Metagross pack with Platinum : Arceus boosters, when in fact all of them are unplayable boosters). I just though you should add to your news that, contrary to what is showed on the commercial pics, there is some unplayable boosters between the packs. (I would like to find an image about the Gyarados pack to confirm this.)

What do you think ? Zarmakuizz

I did say a random booster pack. That's as best as I could word it. (btw, responding on PokeGym right now about this)--immewnitythemew 22:58, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Way to go

Because Pokédex listings aren't at "List of Pokémon in the (region) Dex". Additionally, although the Idex includes only the 156 Gen V Pokémon (and it's at List of Pokémon by Isshu Pokédex number), you'd be better off linking to the Generation V Pokémon category. TTEchidna 16:24, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Oh... whoops. Sorry! I coulda sworn it was like that; shoulda checked first.--immewnitythemew 23:50, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

time change

According to my TV guide as well as the CN website, the next Pokémon episode is set to air at 8:00 AM, instead of 7. Could you put this in the snippets area of the Front Page? Turtwig A 23:19, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

I wouldn't call that small. It's news to many American fans that will probably be confused otherwise.--immewnitythemew 00:06, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
So should it be reported as a full article? There's not much to say about time, unless one were to start to put a blurb about the anime and include the time history on the anime, saying something like "The Diamond & Pearl anime started airing at time slots of 9:00 AM, but soon moved down to the previous time slot of 7 AM and now at 8 AM." This is probably just a Ranger thing anyway, as it is the ranger episode that's airing. Turtwig A 00:37, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
Then we'll see if it continues after the Ranger special.--immewnitythemew 11:23, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
Apparently the user HoennMaster says it's going to be continued to be used beyond the Ranger special. Turtwig A 00:38, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
Seems like it according to the schedule. Article's coming after BW009 issue.--immewnitythemew 00:43, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
Actually, let's just see what happens. Pokemon.com still states 7AM. It could just be a major CN sending out the wrong thing issue.--immewnitythemew 00:56, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Starters article

I like your table. Merge it into mine. —darklordtrom 23:26, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Draft:Additional Black and White Collection cards revealed in commercial. Were you planning on doing anything else with this? —darklordtrom 08:12, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
Whoops, thought I put a delete tag on it. Delete it, please. Thanks!--immewnitythemew 12:03, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Black & White

Actually, it was the "fake" ones, even though the thing was really small, I probably didn't see it that well. Although it could've been a similar situation with Platinum. Besides, what was really the topic of the article was the date, not the boxart. The part of the boxart was just to give an introduction. I also didn't actually say it was confirmed, I just said that it was a tentative date. It really is possible, though. Manmoo Glion A.K.A Mamoswine Gliscor 17:05, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Ah. Well, other people saw it too, so...--immewnitythemew 17:05, 23 December 2010 (UTC)


I know you don't have access to the staff forum, so I'll post a decision for you that was made in June of this year.

RexRacer: There are certain characters that anyone who is interested enough to read the article will know. Satoshi, Hikari, Takeshi, Pochama, Shinji, Kasumi, Haruka. If these characters are in an episode with a CotD or town that we do not yet know the English name for, there is no need for parenthesis. If there is another character with an established English name that is integral to the plot and therefor the article, then parenthesis will be used in the order of Japanese (English), and even the main characters will receive their English names in parenthesis for consistency.

To clarify: "Satoshi (Ash) went to the store with his Mamepato."

The point of this is to make it easy for non-Japanese readers to understand all news easily, as well as boosting our Google search rank by having names which people would search for (the English ones) :D

This was agreed upon by the higher-up Bulbagarden staff (Archaic, Evan, etc.) at the time, but we've been really lax with enforcing this so it's no big deal. Try and do this in future. —darklordtrom 10:42, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Okay. Yeah, I don't have access to the staff forum, so I was still going on the August 2009 (?) ruling. Thanks!--immewnitythemew 13:52, 24 December 2010 (UTC)