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Decided to make a new thread myself for this so I can get the responses via email. Here you can report any minor errors with the main site instead of starting a lot of new questions. Things you can report here include:

  • Spelling/grammar errors.
  • Incorrect data (e.g. Pokemon with the wrong abilities listed, moves with the wrong power/type and so on).
  • Missing pictures (sprites, icons and artwork).

As I fix the errors, the answers will be hidden. Try and keep comments to a minimum to avoid clogging up the page, stick to important things like additions/corrections to the corrections. Remember, small corrections only!

Please, post corrections as ANSWERS, not comments. Thanks :)

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On the page about IVs:
> In Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, you can find out what type Hidden Power would be for any Pokémon by showing it to a man in the game corner Prize Exchange building (Veilstone City for Platinum, Celadon City for HG/SS).

This needs to be updated.

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Please add that Zigzagoon gets the move ExtremeSpeed through Pokemon Box: Ruby & Sapphire Event in Gen III. It is given to the player as an egg, which later hatches to a Zigzagoon once the player has 100 Pokémon in storage. This is a list of multiple Pokémon

Swablu - Start of game, knows False Swipe

Zigzagoon - 100 Pokémon, knows ExtremeSpeed

Skitty - 500 Pokémon, knows Pay Day

Picchu - 1499 Pokemon, knows Surf

Is there information on moves you get by transferring Pokemon from Colosseum or XD?
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Important for Sun/Moon:

  • The ability Water Bubble also doubles the power of Water moves used by the Pokémon, before STAB, in addition to its other features.
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Thanks, I've updated the page.
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The description for Comatose is poorly worded and slightly misleading:

Prevents all status conditions except Sleep.

However, on Bulbapedia it says:

Comatose makes the user act as if it were asleep, without inflicting the status; the Pokémon with this Ability can still use moves (including successfully using Sleep Talk and Snore). It cannot be afflicted with non-volatile status conditions or become drowsy due to Yawn. The Pokémon with this Ability takes double damage from Hex and Wake-Up Slap, can be affected by Dream Eater and Nightmare, and cannot successfully use Rest.

The description on the database is only true when a pokemon gains the ability.

If a Pokémon that already has a status condition gains Comatose (i.e. due to Transform or Imposter), it will not be cured of its status condition. If the Pokémon was asleep, the status has its normal effect, unaffected by Comatose.

So if you Skill Swap Comatose onto a Sleeping Pokémon, they're sleeping in their sleep. Sleepception. BWAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH
Thanks, I've updated the description now.
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the Status condition for being confused still says "50% chance to hit self", but this was changed in gen 7. the chance is now 33%.

Thanks, now fixed.
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Munchlax/Snorlax can be found in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on Route 1, the same place as Sun and Moon. Their pages say you can only get them by migrating, and the Route 1 page doesn't have them for the Ultra games.

In fact, Route 1 has a few pokemon missing for the Ultra games; Bonsly, Pikipek, Happiny, etc.

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On Greninja's page, the Ash-Greninja picture was swapped to the one in the Anime art style. It used to be the Sugimori one.

Thanks, I've reverted the pic back to the proper one. Not sure how it got switched, maybe when I added the "additional artwork" section as I spent a while reorganising things.
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Giratina's additional art is missing this:

Zygarde is missing this:

Also, all the monthly legendary Pokémon are missing their new art for their events.

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Thanks, I've added all the art so far for the "Pokemon Legendary" promo. Just need December's when it releases.
I think the "Pokémon Legendary" events end in November, there might be a normal event though (like Poipole).
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When viewing the Database page for Landorus-Therian, it still shows Sheer Force as a Hidden Ability after Intimidate, but the Therian Form doesn't get Sheer Force.

Side note: This is also incorrect on Tornadus and Thundurus's pages: their Therian Forms list the Hidden Ability Defiant, but they simply don't have an Hidden Ability when in Therian Form. :P
Thanks, I’ve fixed it now.
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Why do the learnset sections of Pokedex pages not have a tab for SM?

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This should probably be fixed, even if they are the same.
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The information for Parental Bond is incorrect. This site displays it as the second attack, done by the baby, deals 50% the damage of the mother. From Gen 7 onwards, it got nerfed down to 25%.

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Jynx's Virtual Console Pokémon Yellow sprite is missing from its spritedex. (It's the exact same as the regular yellow sprite, except it's skin is now purple, for obvious reasons.)

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The Wimpod at Poni Wilds can only be found at night; I've tested and confirmed this myself.

Bulbapedia says the encounter chance is 100% regardless of the time of day.
Serebii also says it can be encountered at any time.
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Berserk Gene is a hold item from generation 2 (I just learned this from a question on PB and decided to search for it) but it's not listed anywhere on the site.

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A whole lot of items are missing from the item page. PM never really finished it.
People actually learn from me? Maybe not everything I say is silly garbage after all.
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Pokémon Rumble series Pokémon artwork.

All the Pokémon with Pokémon Rumble artwork are missing their Pokémon Rumble artwork in "Additional Artwork".

Pokémon that are missing their Rumble series artwork:
Mega Sceptile
Mega Blaziken
Mega Swampert
Primal Groudon
Primal Kyorgre
Mega Rayquaza
Mega Diancie

I think that's all of them.

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Can you give an example of Rumble World artwork?
Yes. I just added an example.
How many are there? I've only been able to find a handful. Seems like they didn't make art for every Pokemon in the game.
I guess I'll have to find every Pokémon with Rumble World art for you (This will take a while).
@Pokemaster, Also, not every Pokémon has art. I gathered the Pokémon that do have art.
@Azelfeo No, I usually get art direct from official sources like press releases.

@Vulpix I think I've found all the official Rumble World art. But I'm not sure yet if I will add it, since I don't really focus too much on spin-off games (and it will open up a can of worms with art for 50 other games...)
Oh, okay.
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The list of side Pokémon games here (on the right side) is missing these games (I'm gonna list apps too if there are any):

  • Pokémon Playhouse (Mobile)
  • Pokkén Tournament (Wii U)
  • Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo Switch)
  • Magikarp Jump (Mobile)
  • My Pokémon Ranch (WiiWare)
  • Pokémon TV (Mobile)
  • Pokémon Duel (Mobile)
  • Pokémon TCG Online (Mobile)
  • Pokémon Quest (Nintendo Switch)
  • Pokémon Conquest (DS)
  • Detective Pikachu (3DS)
  • Hey You, Pikachu! (Nintendo 64)
  • Pokémon Channel (GameCube)
  • Pokémon Trading Card Game (Game Boy Color)
  • Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! (Game Boy Color)
  • Pokémon Pinball (Game Boy Color)
  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (Game Boy Advance)
  • Pokémon Puzzle League (Nintendo 64)
  • Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (Game Boy Color)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Keep Going! Blazing Adventure Squad (WiiWare)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Let's Go! Stormy Adventure Squad (WiiWare)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Go For It! Light Adventure Squad (WiiWare)
  • Pokéland (Mobile)
  • Pokémon Trozei! (DS)
  • Pokémon Battle Trozei (3DS)
  • Pokémon Battrio (Arcade)
  • Pokémon Tretta (Arcade)
  • Pokémon Tretta Lab (3DS)

@Pokemaster - I was trying to organize the games the way you like to so you don't have to, but I think I failed.

It's not as good as whole pages for these games but there could at least be names. This site's list of spin-off games won't be a short list for long (EDIT: I guess it will)! There could also be a sentence under the list that says: "For more information, you can search a desired game from this list on the internet."

This was really time consuming :/. The page about Pokémon GO needs some help. And Pokémon Shuttle's page has a link to a list of unavailable Pokémon and most of them are currently available now. Shuffle needs help too.

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@sumwun - - If there's that many Pokemaster will probably never add them... Wait a minute: "Short list of the most popular spin-off games". Popular spin-off games? I think Pokemaster is aware that games are missing and these are the games he believes are popular... That can't be right. I'll add the rest to my list when I'm on a computer. Thanks sumwun.
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The Master Trainers scroll-down list for Level doesn't list them in increasing or decreasing order due to the —. Also, there are Master Trainers for Meltan and its evolution. Here is the vid for reference (Timestamp at 46:11).

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Thanks, I've finally fixed that. I had all the data there, but had a flag that only included 001-151 in the table...
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Fallarbor Town, Hoenn error.

I went to this page and it says:

This is the Pokémon Location guide for Fallarbor Town in Hoenn.

Choose which generation of games you're playing to see the Pokémon and capture methods.

But there are no locations on the page.

It’s probably because Pokémon don’t appear there. Verdanturf, Mauville, and a few others also don’t show anything.
Huh. Okay.
I've updated the location section to show a different message when there are no Pokemon there.
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This site says you can find Arceus in the Hall of Origin. Which is impossible legitimately if I remember correctly.

You're right, it requires an event item that was never distributed. But that is still technically the location of Arceus if you had the item. I've added a note clarifying it's not available legitimately.
Oh, cool. Thanks!
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In Gen 5 Techno Blast had a measly 85 power, not 120 during that time