If you have any questions or anything you'd like to discuss concerning the crash, please refer to the information & discussion topic.
If you're looking to get one or more of your Pokémon sprites restored - either because it was done incorrectly, or because it hasn't been restored yet, please use this topic and follow the instructions below.
Plenty of Pokémon couldn't have their sprite restored since the crash, so I am leaving this topic up for as long as possible so that people can get their Pokémon restored even if they're not around right now.Criteria for Restoration
You may request to have a Pokémon's sprite restored if:1)
It was automatically restored into the wrong sprite type. See particular cases where this may have happened under the spoiler. This list is not exhaustive.
- It was restored to the sprite type of a parent or child, but did not have the same sprite as that parent or child.
- It was a parcel Pokémon that didn't have a unique species (examples: Seasonal Pokémon, Pikachu line) and thus couldn't be correctly identified by the restoration script. For instance, a notched-ear Pichu may have been incorrectly restored to a Piblu, or a Rockstar Pikachu may have been incorrectly restored into a PhD Pikachu. NOTE: Seasonal Pokémon taken out of parcels could not have their proper season restored and were given Seasonal Bells to hold. If they were already holding items, the bell was sent to the owner's bag instead.
- It was a ghost Pichu caught during the Halloween 2013 event, which means it may have been incorrectly restored into a Witchu.
It was an event sprite that could not be automatically restored due to a high risk of false positives. See a list of some of the cases in which an event sprite couldn't be restored under the spoiler. This list, again, is not exhaustive.
- It was a Ghost sprite. Ghost sprites were available everywhere, so it was impossible to identify whether or not a Pokémon would've been a ghost.
- It was Everstone bred. The breeding script did not check for most event sprites.
- It was caught while the event was active, but in its native area, and thus was not automatically restored by the script.
- It was a Halloween Darkrai caught in October. Halloween Darkrai caught in October were not restored because they overlapped with Darkrai as a monthly legendary.
- It was a Valentine's Combee/Vespiquen. Those sprites were gotten either by hunting in Combee's native areas or by using items, and thus could not be detected by the script.
It was a Tanabata Jirachi
or a Yin/Yang Mew
or a Yin/Yang Mewtwo
. Those sprites could mostly be detected if they were caught outside of their native areas, but it was impossible to determine which color they originally had. Their sprites were broken to identify that they were picked up by the script but could not be restored. You can specify which color you want and they will be restored.4)
It had a DP item used on it. The existence of these items can be confirmed and tracked down, but which Pokémon they were used on can't if they weren't in the Pokémon's logs or gave them a unique nature/personality blurb. See a list of examples under the spoiler. If you bought a DP item, whether directly or from another user, you are entitled to either getting your item back or getting a Pokémon of your choosing restored to the appropriate sprite. Period.
- Pokémon caught in POKé BALLs
- HSOWA Scales
- Pegasus Ponyta
- Trainer or Rocket Pikachu
- Not!Bunny Cottonee
- Easter Buneary gotten through Choco Eggs
- Light & Dark Sword
- Gen VI items (for Fennekin, Pancham, Sylveon &c)
- Pinkan Berries. This is really super important because of how popular Pinkan Berries were.
It had a Seasonal Bell used on it. Identifying which season it had originally is possible through the Pokémon logs, but was difficult to automate. Most of these Pokémon have been given Seasonal Bells to hold. If yours wasn't given a Bell and you didn't get any extras in your bag, you can ask for individual restoration. If yours was given a bell or you got one in your bag, you can too, but the bell will be taken.6)
It was Everstone bred or used in Everstone breeding but not picked up by the genealogy restoration script. Most bred event/parcel sprites weren't restored and some retros weren't either in spite of having family tree matches.7)
It was mentioned in a forum post or PM that has not been edited since the crash, proving that it in fact existed.8)
It should have been automatically restored but for some reason was skipped (see information topic
It was in a themed collection OR box before the crash
. A snapshot of all Pokémon will be taken before the site goes back up and this information can be verified. A collection for Pinkan only, Green only, Crystal only, Ghostmon only etc qualifies for this.10)
Some other case I forgot to mention here. When in doubt, ask in the information topic
It can't be restored by a Swap Certificate. In this case, please ask first
If unsure anyway, link and say you're not sure but you think it was a [something]. Most event sprites caught in the wild are identifiable by ID range, even if they've been adopted or gifted.HOW TO GET YOUR SPRITES RESTORED
Post here with a list of links to your Pokémon, what sprite type they need to be restored to and why
Help me help you by keeping things as simple, clear and short as possible.
If you're not 100% sure about a sprite, keep it in a separate list and specify that you're unsure
You may also report any broken images
and mismatched icons
now.Please use plaintext links.http://vdexproject.net/poke.php?id=0
This is a plaintext link.This is bad please don't do it.Please organize by sprite type.Pt2
^ badPlease don't put text next to a link.
I know this sounds nitpicky but this speeds up the process by a lot
. If I have to spend 10 minutes sorting through 20 people's lists, that's 200 minutes it'll take to restore them all. On the other hand if I can grab 20 people's lists in 1 minute, that's 20 minutes it'll take to restore.GOOD LISTBAD LISTWhat About Sprites That Don't Fit Any Of The Above?
A tool is in the works which will allow you to change any sprites that you caught, adopted, hatched or received as gifts, but have never been traded, don't have parents or children or some other method to identify them. The sprite must be HG/SS and it will be possible to change it to a retro (or BW, if met in Unova) as long as it fits all of the criteria and existed at the time of the crash.What About Sprites That Don't Fit THAT Either?
Some sprites will just plain be lost forever. This is terrible, but it's unavoidable. If in doubt, ask
If a Pokémon is super ultra important and doesn't fit ANY of the restoration criteria it'll probably be restored anyway.WHAT ABOUT--
I probably didn't think of it. Please, ask in this post over here