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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

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Is there information on moves you get by transferring Pokemon from Colosseum or XD?
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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.

https://pokemondb.net/pokedex/munchlax
https://pokemondb.net/pokedex/snorlax
https://pokemondb.net/location/alola-route-1

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

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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%.
Source

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Alder's sprite is missing on the B/W Gym Leaders & Elite Four page

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It displays a white square where the image is supposed to be http://i.imgur.com/zTMXr3P.jpg
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I'm not entirely sure if this is an error, but under Notable Trainers in the Rock-type page, Olivia isn't listed. She's the Rock-type kahuna of Akala Island.

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The same is with the most if not all the types.
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I noticed in Mew’s etymology, it simply states “a cat sound”. However, I believe that Mew has this name because of the Greek letter “Mu”, which is used in biology as a variable for the mutation rate in population genetics. I believe that this makes more sense that simply a cat sound, but I may be wrong...

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On the National Dex page, Meltan and Melmetal don't have sprites, they have their official pictures, though they were already released. They also have no sprites on their Pokedex pages.

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Does everyone think this is a dumb error? Is that why no one said anything for 6 days? Or is Database just a little dead lately?
here, have an upvote
Okay, thanks. But it's still odd that nobody but you commented on this. Do you think I should post this on our Discord server?
nah leave it here Pokemaster will see it eventually
There's just nothing to add. That means everything that needs to be said is already in the post.
What do you mean by "the post", are you talking about this answer?
Primal Gordon, don’t worry I already saw this. It’s on my list to fix when I get time!
Okay. Now I know my efforts are appreciated.
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The gender ratio for Litleo/Pyroar is wrong, it's listed as 1:3, but it's actually 1:7 (87.5% female).

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According to this site's Gengar page:

In Generations 3-4, Gengar has the Levitate ability.

This should be altered to say:

In Generations 3-6, Gengar has the Levitate ability.

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ON registeel and regice's pages when you go to bw2 locations for them it says they can be caught in both bw2 but they are on version exlusives page.

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Storm Drain says In Generations 3-4, Storm Drain did not increase Special Attack nor give immunity to Water-type attacks. It also did not activate for Hidden Power. But it was introduced in gen 4.

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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.

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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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Just a small problem - in the "Deep Sea Tooth" page, it says
"Deep Sea Scale also causes Clamperl to evolve into Huntail when Clamperl is traded holding the item."
It should say Deep Sea Tooth, not Scale.

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Thanks, fixed.
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The page is incomplete but I felt like I needed to say this: On the Sword/Shield Gym Leaders & Elite Four page, it says Bea/Allister, I haven't been paying attention much to Sword & Shield but I assume it means they are version exclusives to one of the games. But only Allister has a picture and a list of Pokémon he uses and says he is a Ghost type Gym Leader, while it says nothing about Bea, she doesn't even have her own section, even though she is the Fighting type Gym Leader and the one known Pokémon she uses is a Hitmontop.

Again, I know the page is incomplete, just wanted you to know, PokéMaster, just in case you didn't.

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just bumping this up
I’m confused, why has this post never been commented on, but when other users make errors, a few hours later, they get a response? Am I being ignored?
PM usually only comments if he needs elaboration or if it’s fixed. The fact that he hasn’t commented yet most likely means he’s seen it and was able to identify the problem but hasn’t fixed it yet. It could be a lower priority on his list. Perhaps he doesn’t want to fix it yet because sword and shield aren’t released yet. If he hasn’t seen it yet, he will eventually, plenty of other mistakes were fixed without the author bumping their post.
Ok. I guess I'll just assume PM saw this.
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Not really that much of an error but on this page, if you hover over the art in Zeraora's additional art, you can click on it, and it will give you the original file, but for Zeraora's Global Link artwork, you can't click on it.

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I tested this out with both Torracat and Incineroar, and i guess no Additional Art page gives you the ability to do that.
Huh, Interesting.
This is by design. Only some of the artwork has bigger versions, most of the PGL artwork is only available at 300x300-ish pixels big.
Oh, okay.
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Samurott can't breed with honedge set and swords of justice can't breed for sacred sword.

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Which page is this error on? I checked Oshawott's page and sacred sword's page and didn't see anything about legendaries breeding.
https://pokemondb.net/move/sacred-sword if you go down it will say learnt by breeding and show Oshawott set.
The entry is accurate -- the move comes from Smeargle.
See here: https://pokemondb.net/pokedex/samurott/egg#move-sacred-sword
It shows it can only learn the move via Smeargle (or another Samurott family member who knows it).
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The pokemon go page has no imformation except the stuff from when it was released.

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Yeah I know, it's been on the backburner for a long while. I wasn't really playing Go much at all the first two years. Ironically I am playing Go a lot more recently so I should stop and use that time to update the page instead :D