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What happened?

It look so messed up. Ҝəυzø8 03:03, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

I was testing a new color theme thing and was waiting for the date to turn over to see if it worked right.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 12:56, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Linking error

The small category links on the top should link to Bulbanews categories, not to Bulbapedia categories. UltimateSephiroth 13:28, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry about that. Thanks for noticing though. If you see anymore, feel free to say so. tc²₆tc26 14:09, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
That was due to a use of {{color2}} where it should not be used.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 16:29, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Nice Work

Hey guys, I'm not sure who designed the new front page format but I must say nice work with it. I like the picture of Bulbasaur. It reminds me more of Bulbagardens now. WolfMan of Light 19:10, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! The majority of it was my changes, though tc26, Argy, and TTEchidna helped quite a bit. Anyways, the look has been there for almost a year now...--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 23:55, 17 December 2009 (UTC)


Deoxys is not a pokemon avilable in the 2010 Championships!--The Bulb's Master 22:28, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

...where does it show that?--immewnitythemew 00:39, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

CoroCoro scans

Just wondering, are we allowed to take pictures from other websites? 'Cause I found a new scan from Legendary Pokémon.

CoroCoro scans

Just wondering, are we allowed to take pictures from other websites? 'Cause I found a new scan from Legendary Pokémon. — Axxonnthe Awesometrainer 20:48, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Should someone getan article going about the new legendaries? Poisson14 17:00, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

We're working on it! :V Trust us, we know that the legendaries exist, and we'll try to get a news article up as soon as possible. Tina 17:04, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Oh, sorry about that. I'm not a frequent here. Poisson14 18:06, 28 May 2010 (UTC) VENUS,MEGA,SCEPT,TORTE,SERPYou wouldn't mind giving me a link would you?

Header linkage


Because the 'read more...' underneath the pictures does. Dion24 02:54, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

How come I can't edit articles?

'Cause according to here I can. — AxxonntheAwesometrainer 23:34, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

That's on the 'pedia. This is Bulbanews. User rights aren't global.--immewnitythemew 00:52, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
Wait wait, I meant here. — AxxonntheAwesometrainer 20:33, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
...where? It doesn't specify anything that allows editing of articles in any groups you're in...--immewnitythemew 01:43, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
You need to be in the 'report' group to touch the mainspace. —darklordtrom 06:49, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Remove that redlink on top

Trom forgot to.--immewnitythemew 12:09, 2 August 2010 (UTC)


Why is there a "and [[{{{sourcelink2}}}|{{{sourcename2}}}]]" on every page I see? Turtwig A 01:21, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

I HAVE NO IDEA. *runs* —darklordtrom 10:49, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

"Events" Table

I don't know who fixes these things, or who to go to, but the "Current events" section needs updating, because the Legendary beast events are well and truly over. And the 7 eleven Pikachu.


Hey peepz I noticed that on the section where it says next on TV, well lets just say it's all wrong!!!!--KayKay|Chat to me! 09:59, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

News report

Can I submit a report about Pokémon: Galactic Battles airing date for Australia. I heard it from PokémonAus and I really want to write it because it would be my first article.--KayKay|Chat to me! 11:02, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes, that's what Bulbanews is there for.--RexRacer 12:03, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
Your first article is mainspaced. However, do not copy and paste from any other website unless directly stated in the article. That is plagiarism. That is illegal. We don't need any more legal issues.--immewnitythemew 02:25, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
But I didn't, I wrote it by myself. I just went to the Foxtel website and checked Pokémon for the next 2 weeks and it came up with it, then I checked PokemonAus and it was there. Seriously there is no way to give me a growl.--KayKay|Chat to me! 08:32, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
And seriously, my age is under 15 so how would I know anything about that?--KayKay|Chat to me! 08:38, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Calm down KK, take care of these things (which Imme mentioned above) next time :) ♫♪AdyNiz♪♫ 09:28, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Okat then!--KayKay|Chat to me! 06:44, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Messed up?

Why the front page of the site is messed up? Kind of broken or something. ♫♪AdyNiz♪♫ 12:42, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Along with that, kindly update the upcoming episode thing. Thanks ♫♪AdyNiz♪♫ 12:43, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
Weird, we just fixed the an article that was causing problems earlier. Not sure what's causing this one. Jello 19:56, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
It's fixed. But I have no idea what was causing it. Jello 20:13, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Possibility of Pokémon Anime, Manga, and Games being banned in Japan

Okay, Here's the rundown: Recently, a law was passed in Japan that banned Anime, Manga, and Games for virtual depictions of crime and other stuff. However, it didn't ban real-life depictions of crime and other stuff.

Here's the link to the article revealing this:

This might need to be noted in the article, since there is a possibility that Pokémon might be affected. Weedle Mchairybug 13:24, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Go ahead and write a draft one. If it's deemed important enough (which it probably will), it will be published. --SnorlaxMonster 00:28, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
First off, don't plagiarize. Second, how is Pokémon a virtual crime? What was banned pertains to video game depictions of real-life crimes, i.e. Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, etc. Pokémon, on the other hand, is in a fully alternate universe wherein the action is not a crime - plus, last I checked, no kid has been arrested for having a tadpole squirt water at a plant.--immewnitythemew 22:10, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
First of all, I didn't plagiarize, I actually cited my sources. Logic would dictate that if I cited my sources, I would not have been plagiarizing, as I gave credit to the person who wrote the article in the first place. Second of all, the point of the article was about how anime was going to be banned for not only things relating to virtual depictions of crime and other things, but also for stuff like sex and all that, trying to eliminate pornography. Heck this is an ongoing controversy in even the Anime Forums of PokéFriends. Plus, it is overall similar to animal fighting, anyways, which is a crime.
Well, in any case, its deleted. If anyone else wants to give it a shot, be my guest. Weedle Mchairybug 13:39, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
The deletion was due to this being based upon speculation. And, how does PokeFriends make anything more important?--immewnitythemew 13:43, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Gamerbase Tournament Removal?

Heya, I was just wondering why my submitted article about the fifth PokémonWorld-PokéCharms-Gamerbase tournament was removed when it was still a developing story? Considering how the articles for the last few tournaments have been allowed on, and the other developing story "Unconfirmed: Pokémon Black and White Europen release date confirmed!" is still up there; despite the title being a contradiction, the article containing no text and having no reliable sources. If it's an advertising issue, I would have understand if not for the earlier tournaments having their articles published. Besides, they're not Wi-Fi Tournaments - their RL, and although they're unofficial tournaments, the last two have received prize support from Nintendo (the point in the article about the main prize not being 100% confirmed is because although Gamerbase have stated it as a prize, the webmaster of PokémonWorld can't remember getting any confirmation from Nintendo about getting a DSi XL for this tournament). Ryu Shoji 11:58, 6th January 2011 (BST).

Best Wishes, March 5?

So I just heard on /vp/ that Best Wishes starts on March 5. I don't know the posters source, but some of you may want to dig into this if you haven't already.. Chum 01:08, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Specu-a-lation.--immewnitythemew 02:01, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Global Link Confirmed for the US

It's finally been confirmed. Bpc908 21:07, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Ash's Pikachu

Can someone update the template...Ash's Pikachu is available in the US until February 13th, not the 5th. --HoennMaster 21:06, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

A bit broken

I dunno if anyone else can see this, but the front page is a bit broken. I think it may have something to do with the Swedish Celebi event article. Because it is just appearing as coding, could it be the {{p|Celebi}} in the blurb? Dion24 01:08, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Yes, that was likely it, and I've fixed it. The front page will update again in about seven minutes, so hopefully it'll be fixed then. 梅子 03:09, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
That did it (:Dion24 11:15, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

US Celebi Event

The table says that the event runs from February 21st until March 7th but it actually ends March 6th. I cannot change it myself so can someone change it for me. Thank you.--Marchbaby 22:41, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Draft:Pokemon Zoroark - Master of Illusions UK DVD Release

Can you post this on the news site please Snowyday2 03:10, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

What's with the downtime?

Not to be rude or anything. I haven't checked in a week and there's only two new articles. I just want to know what might have caused this. Thanks in advance. Pokered4000 03:29, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

It's just a lack of news coming in. Soon the Eeveelutions from Play to Befriend a Pokémon! will be available, so you can expect that to be reported. --SnorlaxMonster 10:59, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. Pokered4000 05:02, 10 May 2011 (UTC)


Have you noticed the similarity between this and that page? --Branfili Talk My edits 16:42, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

They are, in fact, the same page. —darklordtrom 21:50, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Mystery Egg distribution

Just wanted to note that the location note for the Mystery Eggs in the distribution events section should be changed to United States, not North America; for some retard reason, they're not doing this for Canada.--Mondoblasto 21:59, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Question about the events section.

Under "On location," I think it should show what location the event is at (e.g. GameStop, Toys R Us, etc). This was a source of confusion for me on the Mystery Egg event. Pokered4000 19:54, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

I think that sounds like a good idea. --SnorlaxMonster 14:43, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

A small request

Can you please put a link to Bulbagraphic somewhere on the front page? Maybe under the "Things to do" section? I'm asking this because it gets very tedious to search Bulbagraphic in the search bar everytime and have to go through the results to get to the page and there's no link in the left hand toolbar. If I missed the link somewhere I apologize, I'm just suggesting this to make it a little easier to find. Thanks! Pokemaster97 02:28, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

I'll talk to Rex--I think we should have a link up by the time we officially release Issue 2. evkl 02:51, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Previous National Bulbagraphic Issues

After looking over this month's Bulbagraphic, I was suddenly reminded of an article in last month's issue that I wanted to read again which I wasn't able to find as I don't quite remember the actual title of the article in question. Is there currently any means to get last month's issue of the National Bulbagraphic? If not, will you be providing any means to make it easier to download previous versions of the National Bulbagraphic in the future?

Lauraac2110 19:54, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi Lauraac2110. The archived first version can be found here. I'll be setting up a navigation page in due time so that these articles are easier to find. Glad you're enjoying the NBG :) —darklordtrom 20:26, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Bulbagarden glitching

Bulbagarden doesn't want to pull up in my browser. When I tried pulling up the forums but, it comes up as:

Oops! Your browser could not connect to

Does any one know what's going on? Plz Reply.- unsigned comment from Lugia Maniac (talkcontribs)

The forums are currently down at the moment. The staff are trying to fix them and they should be back soon. Pokemaster97 03:03, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Global link event

Just notifying there's a new Croagunk event on Pokemon Dream World. It has Poison Jab.--Wowy 06:06, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

I see it too. I'll write a report on it. Thanks. --SnorlaxMonster 06:41, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Global link Lucario

Not seen it mentioned in the news, though I may have just missed it. See: Bulba-Bulba-Llamasaur 21:03, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Generic templates

Why is Bulbanews still using a lot of generic templates, unlike Bulbapedia and the Bulbagarden Archives? For example, the boxes on the left sidebar of the page and the tab-like buttons at the top of articles are using generic MediaWiki templates and not the Bulbagarden-style ones. The "Character palette:" template for editing posts is also inconsistent with Bulbapedia and the Archives. Can someone please fix that? It's because it looks inconsistent and out of place with the other Bulbawikis... Pokemon lover 11:33, 22 March 2012 (UTC)


No idea where else to mention this, and don't have time to write a draft, but just thought I'd mention that the Pokémon site is on hiatus. GoldenCelebi (talk) 17:07, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

The occasional maintenance updates are pretty common for, if that's what you meant by "hiatus". It is back online. AdynizWanna talk? 18:23, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Image links

This category contains a multitude of articles whose images have been deleted or moved. Will they be fixed of left alone for archival purposes? --Abcboy (talk) 06:44, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Basically, we don't want them, but it really isn't usually worth the time to fix them. They're old news articles that are very rarely read by anyone. And since only staff can edit Bulbanews articles, and staff are generally busy, they are likely to stay that way. --SnorlaxMonster 15:31, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
OK. --Abcboy (talk) 16:16, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Account Spammers


To people that don't lurk the NIWA forums, this MediaWiki extension may get rid of the spambots. --IceScream (talk) 03:42, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Pokémon X and Y in Korea before Japan

I won't normally do this but Bulbagarden forums doesn't seem to be working and I'm not sure how to make a new article here so I'll just post it here. The official Korean Pokémon website has announced that Korea will be able to play Pokémon X and Y (the same one as Japan) before Japan from the 17th of August. It will feature Mega Evolutions and Pokémon-amie. The exact times are 17/8/2013-18/8/2013 12:00 - 21:00 25/8/2013 12:00 ~ 21:00 31/8/2013 - 1/9/2013 12:00 ~ 21:00 It will be held at 서울특별시 강남구 삼성동 코엑스 몰 내 반디앤루니스 정문 앞 "Soeul City Gangnamgu Samseongdong Coex Hall in the front gate to Bandi & Luni's".--Wowy (talk) 11:42, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

To be clear, the announcement says nothing about being same one as the Japanese one. That was my own thought--Wowy (talk) 11:46, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
There are additional events going on/have been going on as well at the same place.

1. Events with Eevee, Special Event Part 3 "Find the Pokémon" 2. Pokémon gift in commemoration of the Pokémon World Championships 2013. They will be given Pokémon used by the Korean competitors:

  • 17/8/2013-18/8/2013: 12:00-18:00: Hitmontop (The same as that used by the winner of the Korean Junior division)

Lv. 55 OT 권도훈 Ability: Intimidate Moves: Fake out, Close Combat, Sucker Punch, Helping Hand Item: Fighting Gem

  • 24~25: Cresselia (Winner of Senior division)

Lv. 68 OT 사승헌 Ability: Levitate Moves: Ice Beam, Psyshock, Energy Ball, Hidden Power Item: Expert Belt

  • 31/8/2013 - 1/9/2013: Liepard (Master Division)

Lv. 20 OT 박세준 Ability: Prankster Moves: Fake Out, Foul Play, Ensore, Swagger Item: Dark Gem --Wowy (talk) 12:01, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

We've reported the WCQ event distribution previously, but haven't reported the demo or Eevee distribution yet. I'll make sure we get articles about these out. --SnorlaxMonster 13:06, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

New Zygarde Forme? 4Jmaster (talk) 19:33, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

This video is just about a fan theory based on certain findings, not an actual confirmation of anything... --KommanderAwesome (talk) 23:06, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

New glitch in Emerald allows any Pokémon to be obtained.

Twitch streamer Werster, known for his Pokémon speedruns, has found a glitch in Emerald that allows you to obtain ANY Pokémon.

The videos of his discovery, in order are:

Each video builds on the previous, by the last one he managed to figure out enough about the glitch to use it to get any Pokémon (namely a Deoxys)

Given the significance of this glitch (a gen3 equivalent of the Mew glitch/Celebi egg glitch), should it be reported on? 1quacka1 (talk) 10:12, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Newbie question

I've never submitted an article to Bulbanews and I don't think I have time to write, edit and submit one at this moment. Is there any way to submit news to be reported on to editors here so that a professional article can be written? I considered tweeting the news (specifically, the announcement of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions ) to the Bulbanews account but wasn't sure if that was the right way to get the news to someone who could write an article. --AndyPKMN (talk) 18:37, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

That's one method to get a story idea to us, but you can also directly leave a message on the talk page of an active editor and we'll try to get one writter or pass it a long to someone who can get one written. Additionally, you can post in the Bulbawiki General forum on the Bulbagarden Forums, or send an e-mail to the editor at [email protected]. --Pokemaster97 21:11, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Any admins on?

What's this doing on the front page? It's a pointless article, and sort of inappropriate. --リック EO (Open for discussion) 01:38, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Looks like it's been deleted. --リック EO (Open for discussion) 06:12, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

missing events

I know of at least shiny beldum, shiny gengar, and diancie. Whats the deal?KrytenKoro (talk) 16:16, 21 November 2014 (UTC)


The link IRC at the bottom of the page links to a 404 error.

The link RPGwiki in the same footer links to a blank page.

Saphir (talk) 20:55, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Near-Massacre Story?

Is there going to be a story on the averted massacre sttempt at the World Championships by two idiots with rifles, ammo and a hunting knife? I'm scared... --BlisseyandtheAquaJets (talk) 23:26, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

There was a story written last night on the two men arrested for illegal possession of weapons. We don't know if they had murderous intent yet. And for future reference, this might not be the best place to ask such a question. --ShinyLinoone 11:05 24 August, 2015 (UTC)

Celebi Distribution

I know the distributions of both Celebi and Jirachi were already reported, but I believe we needed another article just to state and remember that the Celebi distribution already begun, as well as explaining how to obtain it. Suic12- (talk) 14:17, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Pokémon GO is now released in the Canadian App Store.

Check it out, Canadians! --OdieboyDuck (talk) 21:14, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

I've noticed something

The main page isn't updated every 15 minutes, like it says so:

Front page updated every 15 minutes. Last updated: 6:51PM UTC, Friday, August 4, 2017

Can someone work this out please? Thank you! Marshtompert (talk) 20:27, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

Now it says

Front page updated every 15 minutes. Last updated: 6:02AM UTC, Sunday, August 6, 2017 - unsigned comment from Marshtompert (talkcontribs)

It still says that: Front page updated every 15 minutes. Last updated: 6:02AM UTC, Sunday, August 6, 2017 Marshtompert (talk) 06:51, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Error regarding the Hidden Ability Alolan Starters

Apparently, in the "Distribution Events" corner, it states that the Alolan Starters with their Hidden Abilities have been available since April 8th.

In actuality, they've been long available since MARCH 8th.

Can somebody fix this, please? --SquirtleLover1999 (talk) 02:19, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Eevee Community Day in Pokemon GO

There is a Eevee community day that Niantic announced for Pokemon GO, could someone make the page about it? I can't make a news page :( GrainedCargo192 (talk) 20:42, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Also, it runs from August 11 to 12. GrainedCargo192 (talk) 20:45, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

...What happened here?

There hasn't been a new news article since November. It's been so long that there's no articles showing on the Bulbapedia main page. Someone started an article for the Totodile Community Day, but nothing ever happened with it, and someone on Bulbapedia said that Bulbanews has been discontinued??? I... I mean, if this is true, where was it ever announced? I don't see anything on here that says anything to that effect, and I would think that there'd be SOME kind of announcement if that was the case. What's going on here? Missingno. Master (talk) 16:17, 7 January 2019 (UTC)