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Bulbagarden X/Y Launch Giveaway: 10 copies of Pokémon X/Y to be given away!

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Ah, I see, I completely read the question wrong, lol. Thank you for clearing that up, and congrats to the winners.

Honestly, this is just conjecture. That is why i said we won't know until they release the answers officially.

And why it would be nice to get a list of winners as well. At least when everything is done with, lol.

They cannot, you only give your email adress and this information cannot be disclosed.
 
Honestly, this is just conjecture. That is why i said we won't know until they release the answers officially.

And why it would be nice to get a list of winners as well. At least when everything is done with, lol.

Bulbagarden X/Y Launch Giveaway Closes - Bulbanews

Here is the list of correct answers posted by Archaic.

Ah, sweet. Looks like I was right except for Lucy (and of course the 5th question I picked the Ginji one). I wrote Queen Lucy instead of Pike Queen Lucy since that is how I remember the dub stating her name.


Ah, I see, I completely read the question wrong, lol. Thank you for clearing that up, and congrats to the winners.

Honestly, this is just conjecture. That is why i said we won't know until they release the answers officially.

And why it would be nice to get a list of winners as well. At least when everything is done with, lol.

They cannot, you only give your email adress and this information cannot be disclosed.

Right, I forgot that being a forum member wasn't a requirement.
 
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I just read the answers in Archaic's article, and as it turns out I only got one of them wrong: the first one. I answered with "Bulbagarden, the original Pokemon community" xD

Second and third questions were a piece of cake. :B

I almost got the fourth one wrong, because my first guess was "Mt. Fuji Surfing Pikachu", but I ended up choosing "Imakuni?"

I was really lucky with the fifth question though, because I answered with "The Golden Boys" and they decided to count that and "Ginji's Rescue Team" as valid answers because of Bulbapedia's lack of this info.

Oh well, maybe next time xD
 
It's over, I only given answers that are explicitly written on bulbapedia :

1. What is the full name of this website?

Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden.

In the news : << With less than two weeks to go until the worldwide release of Pokémon X and Y, Bulbagarden is giving fans worldwide the chance to win one of ten copies of the newly released games. >> You just had to click on the link "Bulbagarden" to go to the Bulbagarden page which says the real name. It's a anime episode's name.

2. Name the three female characters in the Pokémon anime who showed feelings for Brock after he first showed interest in them.

Wilhelmina
Holly
Lucy (Pike Queen)

In the news, click on the link "Brock" => character and check all the girls interested => Trivia.

3. In Pokémon X and Y, players will start their journey with two different starter Pokémon. Name the other main series Pokémon titles which have allowed players to obtain more than one starter Pokémon, without trading with another trainer.

Pokémon Yellow Version
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions
Pokémon Emerald Version

On the page "Starter Pokémon".
In the news, click on the link "main series" and you will know which games are from the main series. It's only the Pokémon "Versions".

4. A card present in the Pokémon Trading Card Game (game) for Game Boy was never released in English. How many TCG cards have been based on the same character as that card?

Mt. Fuji Surfing Pikachu (trivia of the Trading card game (game)). There are 66 different Pikachu cards.
But this number didn't count the reprints so there are 105 Pikachu cards.

In the news, click on the link "Pokémon Trading Card Game (game)" and check the Trivia.
<< The second Surfing Pikachu, in game, that had rocks behind it, was released in Japan never to be released in English. The card is called the Mt. Fuji Surfing Pikachu. >>

How many Pikachu ? It's said on the page "Pikachu (TCG)"

66 with same HP/Attack/else
105 with all the reprints and variants. (I didn't give this answer, beacause the page give you a number "66" that is IMO the requested answer)

5. What was the first Pokémon manga to retain the right-to-left Japanese reading format when published in English?

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

IMO, all the answers are given explicitly on Bulbapedia, so checked the sentences wich say it. You can find one in the Viz Media page << Therefore, starting with Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team, all of VIZ Media's Pokémon titles have been published right-to-left. >>

But I didn't know there were english manga from Singapore. But on bulbapedia you cannot know when this Gold and Silver Manga was released in Japan, when this manga was translated in english (or released in Singapore). You cannot compare with the Viz Media's manga.
The Chaung Yi page say "newer titles are right-to-left", it didn't say which one is the first. So I keep the Viz Media 's "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team"

______

Conclusion. Even if the organisators make errors. You can guess the answers they wanted.

Maybe Imakuni was the right answer, but why the game page didn't talk about this card in the Trivia ?
In the english version of the game, Imakuni's description is not the same as the real card.


Note : excuse my (real) french.
"Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden" hardly seems like a fair answer -- that phrase doesn't appear anywhere on the bulbagarden.net main page. Plus, although Archaic clarified that all the answers to the trivia questions can be found on Bulbapedia here in this topic, it never said so on the Bulbanews contest announcement page. One would think the main page of the website itself would be a more official source of the answer to the trivia question than the Bulbapedia page, since A) anyone can edit that page and change it to whatever they want, whereas the bulbagarden.net homepage is secure and B) Archaic kept saying "not a subsection," etc. so one would think the main page would trump anything said on the Bulbapedia entry.

This xkcd comic has never seemed more appropriate...

xkcd: Communication

Be sure to read the Alt-text.

Well, now I guess we all know why contests typically have twenty pages of fine print. If there's another contest in the future, hopefully it'll be better thought-out, so there don't have to be so many ad-hoc changes to wording, ruling, etc.
 
Ok,l maybe asking for a list of winners is a bit too much, but would it be possible to let us know if/once all the prizes have been claimed?

I'm sure I'm not the only person who is watching this thread to see if anyone shouts in celebration of getting the prize XD

(I am very curious)
 
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Haha, I ended up getting everything right, but I was still unsure for #4 so when I sent my answers to my friends, I told them to pick either 12 or 13 (still, it bugs me that Lucky Stadium doesn't count even after the Twitter page told me that any card with Imakuni? on it counted).

Anyway, for the one guy complaining about the first question, it was insanely easy, they kept explicitly saying the name of the site, it's not their fault if people don't think about it. All you do is type "Bulbagarden" into the Bulbapedia search and it's right there in front of you.

Either way, all of the questions would've been insanely easy if it wasn't for the confusion on #4 (Imakuni? was obvious, the card count wasn't quite so much) and #5 (and at least for #5 they accepted all the answers).

But yea, even with all my right answers, I didn't win hahaha, it was fun trying though.
 
Haha, I ended up getting everything right, but I was still unsure for #4 so when I sent my answers to my friends, I told them to pick either 12 or 13 (still, it bugs me that Lucky Stadium doesn't count even after the Twitter page told me that any card with Imakuni? on it counted).

Anyway, for the one guy complaining about the first question, it was insanely easy, they kept explicitly saying the name of the site, it's not their fault if people don't think about it. All you do is type "Bulbagarden" into the Bulbapedia search and it's right there in front of you.

Either way, all of the questions would've been insanely easy if it wasn't for the confusion on #4 (Imakuni? was obvious, the card count wasn't quite so much) and #5 (and at least for #5 they accepted all the answers).

But yea, even with all my right answers, I didn't win hahaha, it was fun trying though.

I agree. It definitely helped me get an idea of what I want from pokemon Y/X
 
Yeah, I got all of them right and found the answers with about an hour. ALL of the answers were literally right on Bulbapedia. I started to second guess some of them as people got tripped up on the wording, and based on the main page of the TCG Gameboy Game I ended up basing my count on the legendary Dragonite (but they said that counted so...) with the exception of number 5 on which the page was very unclear, only stating that "some of" Chuang Yi's earlier translation maintained the right to left style, but not which one or any dates, even on the specific pages for the individual volumes, most of the answers were pretty explicit. You just had to look.
 
Yeah, I got all of them right and found the answers with about an hour. ALL of the answers were literally right on Bulbapedia. I started to second guess some of them as people got tripped up on the wording, and based on the main page of the TCG Gameboy Game I ended up basing my count on the legendary Dragonite (but they said that counted so...) with the exception of number 5 on which the page was very unclear, only stating that "some of" Chuang Yi's earlier translation maintained the right to left style, but not which one or any dates, even on the specific pages for the individual volumes, most of the answers were pretty explicit. You just had to look.

Number 5 was probably the most confusing to me all things said and done. I actually had ended up ignoring Chuang Yi because I thought they were specifically focusing on VIZ as Chuang Yi was more Asia market from what I could tell and VIZ is more NA market.

Number 1 was a bit bothersome finding the answer.

Number 2 was a bit confusing for me as I wasn't sure what they meant by showed feelings for Brock. Anger, joy, etc... are all feelings.

Number 3 confused me until I re-read it.

Number 4 was just a bit more work than I'd like.

I think next time they should require forum accounts though:
They'd be able to announce the winners.
Would give people a reason to actually make forum accounts.
Would give them an alternative way to contact winners.
 
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Yeah, I got all of them right and found the answers with about an hour. ALL of the answers were literally right on Bulbapedia. I started to second guess some of them as people got tripped up on the wording, and based on the main page of the TCG Gameboy Game I ended up basing my count on the legendary Dragonite (but they said that counted so...) with the exception of number 5 on which the page was very unclear, only stating that "some of" Chuang Yi's earlier translation maintained the right to left style, but not which one or any dates, even on the specific pages for the individual volumes, most of the answers were pretty explicit. You just had to look.

Number 5 was probably the most confusing to me all things said and done. I actually had ended up ignoring Chuang Yi because I thought they were specifically focusing on VIZ as Chuang Yi was more Asia market from what I could tell and VIZ is more NA market.

Number 1 was a bit bothersome finding the answer.

Number 2 was a bit confusing for me as I wasn't sure what they meant by showed feelings for Brock. Anger, joy, etc... are all feelings.

Number 3 confused me until I re-read it.

Number 4 was just a bit more work than I'd like

Number 1 was literally the first thing, bolded and everything, on Bulbapedia's page about Bulbagarden.

Number 2 was also listed in the trivia section of each of the three girls. At the bottom of Brock's page it listed a number of girls he was interested. Click through them and in the trivia section it would say whether or not they showed interest first.

Number 3 yeah, I can see how it could be a little confusing. But the things a lot of people were getting tripped up over (glitches, trading, etc.) should have made it clear. If those things were valid, ALL of the titles would have to be included. Same for if you counted Pikachu or Eevee as a starter as at least one of either can be found in almost every game.

Number 4 Tricky. Super tricky. But then would it be a contest if it wasn't? Like I said, I ended up latching onto the Dragonite idea, but later when I was having doubts and took a look at the Imukani? page I didn't actually see anything that stuck out to me as screaming no this is a better option. But they ended up taking multiple answers so ultimately if you did any sort of real looking, you probably got it right.

Number 5 Again. Tricky. But the twitter actually said that because of their expanded answer pools based on confusion that this question was actually the one with the most correct answers.

Ultimately I didn't win. There were still more than 300 other entries who got them too. But half of the fun was in looking through all of these pages. I'm in it primarily for the games. So it was really fun for me to research and find out more about the manga, the anime, and the TCG that I never knew before.
 
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Haha, I ended up getting everything right, but I was still unsure for #4 so when I sent my answers to my friends, I told them to pick either 12 or 13 (still, it bugs me that Lucky Stadium doesn't count even after the Twitter page told me that any card with Imakuni? on it counted).

Anyway, for the one guy complaining about the first question, it was insanely easy, they kept explicitly saying the name of the site, it's not their fault if people don't think about it. All you do is type "Bulbagarden" into the Bulbapedia search and it's right there in front of you.

Either way, all of the questions would've been insanely easy if it wasn't for the confusion on #4 (Imakuni? was obvious, the card count wasn't quite so much) and #5 (and at least for #5 they accepted all the answers).

But yea, even with all my right answers, I didn't win hahaha, it was fun trying though.
What you think is easy or difficult and what other people think is easy or difficult might not be the same thing. If you look at this thread, the Twitter account and the Facebook page, it's clear that the first question caused the most confusion.

It was poor wording and poor communication. What constitutes a subsection? Which site was being referred to (since the contest was posted on Bulbanews)? What's the "full" name include?

If the question had been "What's the name of the episode of the Pokemon anime that Bulbagarden's name is based on?" or even "What's the full name of the site that hosts Bulbanews?" there'd've been much less confusion.

There's also the problem that the Bulbanews post didn't say the answers were available on Bulbapedia, and "Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden" doesn't appear anywhere on the bulbagarden.net main page (that one's especially noisome). If you hadn't come to this thread, how would you've known?

Not to mention that the original post didn't say "one entrant per household/IP," it said one per person, so probably a lot of people told their siblings and got disqualified.

Overall, it was a fiasco. As I said -- there's a really good reason contests usually have so much fine print; it's not that the companies holding contests want to trick you into losing, it's that they have to be ultra-explicit on the exact, precise nature of every single aspect of the contest to avoid legal trouble.
 
Haha, I ended up getting everything right, but I was still unsure for #4 so when I sent my answers to my friends, I told them to pick either 12 or 13 (still, it bugs me that Lucky Stadium doesn't count even after the Twitter page told me that any card with Imakuni? on it counted).

Anyway, for the one guy complaining about the first question, it was insanely easy, they kept explicitly saying the name of the site, it's not their fault if people don't think about it. All you do is type "Bulbagarden" into the Bulbapedia search and it's right there in front of you.

Either way, all of the questions would've been insanely easy if it wasn't for the confusion on #4 (Imakuni? was obvious, the card count wasn't quite so much) and #5 (and at least for #5 they accepted all the answers).

But yea, even with all my right answers, I didn't win hahaha, it was fun trying though.
What you think is easy or difficult and what other people think is easy or difficult might not be the same thing. If you look at this thread, the Twitter account and the Facebook page, it's clear that the first question caused the most confusion.

It was poor wording and poor communication. What constitutes a subsection? Which site was being referred to (since the contest was posted on Bulbanews)? What's the "full" name include?

If the question had been "What's the name of the episode of the Pokemon anime that Bulbagarden's name is based on?" or even "What's the full name of the site that hosts Bulbanews?" there'd've been much less confusion.

There's also the problem that the Bulbanews post didn't say the answers were available on Bulbapedia, and "Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden" doesn't appear anywhere on the bulbagarden.net main page (that one's especially noisome). If you hadn't come to this thread, how would you've known?

Not to mention that the original post didn't say "one entrant per household/IP," it said one per person, so probably a lot of people told their siblings and got disqualified.

Overall, it was a fiasco. As I said -- there's a really good reason contests usually have so much fine print; it's not that the companies holding contests want to trick you into losing, it's that they have to be ultra-explicit on the exact, precise nature of every single aspect of the contest to avoid legal trouble.
I can agree completely with the other issues and the needless complexity of some questions, but the first question was so simple. The very first sentence of the article stated, "With less than two weeks to go until the worldwide release of Pokémon X and Y, Bulbagarden is giving fans worldwide the chance to win one of ten copies of the newly released games." The word "Bulbagarden" even links to its Bulbapedia page, which gives the full name in bold text.
 
Not to mention that the original post didn't say "one entrant per household/IP," it said one per person, so probably a lot of people told their siblings and got disqualified.

Overall, it was a fiasco. As I said -- there's a really good reason contests usually have so much fine print; it's not that the companies holding contests want to trick you into losing, it's that they have to be ultra-explicit on the exact, precise nature of every single aspect of the contest to avoid legal trouble.

I really hope they didn't disqualify anyone for telling their siblings since it STILL says one per person.

Haha, I ended up getting everything right, but I was still unsure for #4 so when I sent my answers to my friends, I told them to pick either 12 or 13 (still, it bugs me that Lucky Stadium doesn't count even after the Twitter page told me that any card with Imakuni? on it counted).

Anyway, for the one guy complaining about the first question, it was insanely easy, they kept explicitly saying the name of the site, it's not their fault if people don't think about it. All you do is type "Bulbagarden" into the Bulbapedia search and it's right there in front of you.

Either way, all of the questions would've been insanely easy if it wasn't for the confusion on #4 (Imakuni? was obvious, the card count wasn't quite so much) and #5 (and at least for #5 they accepted all the answers).

But yea, even with all my right answers, I didn't win hahaha, it was fun trying though.
What you think is easy or difficult and what other people think is easy or difficult might not be the same thing. If you look at this thread, the Twitter account and the Facebook page, it's clear that the first question caused the most confusion.

It was poor wording and poor communication. What constitutes a subsection? Which site was being referred to (since the contest was posted on Bulbanews)? What's the "full" name include?

If the question had been "What's the name of the episode of the Pokemon anime that Bulbagarden's name is based on?" or even "What's the full name of the site that hosts Bulbanews?" there'd've been much less confusion.

There's also the problem that the Bulbanews post didn't say the answers were available on Bulbapedia, and "Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden" doesn't appear anywhere on the bulbagarden.net main page (that one's especially noisome). If you hadn't come to this thread, how would you've known?

Not to mention that the original post didn't say "one entrant per household/IP," it said one per person, so probably a lot of people told their siblings and got disqualified.

Overall, it was a fiasco. As I said -- there's a really good reason contests usually have so much fine print; it's not that the companies holding contests want to trick you into losing, it's that they have to be ultra-explicit on the exact, precise nature of every single aspect of the contest to avoid legal trouble.
I can agree completely with the other issues and the needless complexity of some questions, but the first question was so simple. The very first sentence of the article stated, "With less than two weeks to go until the worldwide release of Pokémon X and Y, Bulbagarden is giving fans worldwide the chance to win one of ten copies of the newly released games." The word "Bulbagarden" even links to its Bulbapedia page, which gives the full name in bold text.

Doesn't mean it can't be confusing. Some people might view the questions and the other text as separate entities.

I consider complex math very simple. But I consider simple arithmetic as well as explaining how I get my answers to be very difficult. Most people are the opposite.

I consider running fast to be very simple. But try telling that to someone in a wheelchair. "Oh, hey, running fast is very easy."

My point being that what is simple to one person may be difficult for another.
 
Yeah, I got all of them right and found the answers with about an hour. ALL of the answers were literally right on Bulbapedia. I started to second guess some of them as people got tripped up on the wording, and based on the main page of the TCG Gameboy Game I ended up basing my count on the legendary Dragonite (but they said that counted so...) with the exception of number 5 on which the page was very unclear, only stating that "some of" Chuang Yi's earlier translation maintained the right to left style, but not which one or any dates, even on the specific pages for the individual volumes, most of the answers were pretty explicit. You just had to look.

There actually were dates for Chuang Yi. If you click "Chuang Yi" it says that they started doing the right to left style with The Golden Boys, and when you click on The Golden Boys they have a list of the volumes and you click that to find the dates they were released.
 
Bummer I only got 2 correct answers lol :)) Number 3 was very confusing to me. I thought they said "Pal Park" would count so I put int PDPt games.
 
Yeah, I got all of them right and found the answers with about an hour. ALL of the answers were literally right on Bulbapedia. I started to second guess some of them as people got tripped up on the wording, and based on the main page of the TCG Gameboy Game I ended up basing my count on the legendary Dragonite (but they said that counted so...) with the exception of number 5 on which the page was very unclear, only stating that "some of" Chuang Yi's earlier translation maintained the right to left style, but not which one or any dates, even on the specific pages for the individual volumes, most of the answers were pretty explicit. You just had to look.

There actually were dates for Chuang Yi. If you click "Chuang Yi" it says that they started doing the right to left style with The Golden Boys, and when you click on The Golden Boys they have a list of the volumes and you click that to find the dates they were released.

Oh I did look and the Chuang Yi page. I didn't see anything about that though. The part that really tripped me up was it just said "Many of Chuang Yi's older titles are published in a left-to-right format[...] Newer titles, however..." I guess it depends how you would define "newer." I didn't even bother to look at most of those because I figured Ginji, which was 06-07, would be earlier than what they called "newer." 2003, almost 10 years ago now, is not what I would consider newer.
 
I'm very satisfied at how I did in this contest even though I didn't win. I consider the first two questions the easiest. But I must say that I would've been as confused as the majority about question number 1 had I not stumbled upon the Bulbagarden article in Bulbapedia back when I was reading stuffs there about the NIWA years ago. I'm lucky that I still remember the full name, and I never thought that that small knowledge about the site would come in handy for something eventually.
 
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