Whilst naming an article, one should always consider some things:


In naming an article, the first letter must always be capitalized due to technical restrictions; there is no way to not capitalize it, the system will do it for you. It should be like this anyway, except in the case of a brand name that begins with a small letter, such as iMac, iPod or eBay.

If the name of the article is a name, such as Nintendo Co., Ltd., Random Blueberry Productions, or John Smith, all letters which begin a new word should be capitalized . If the article has another word that is not the name of a person or specific name of a place, company, organization, or creature, but still uses a name, format it like John Smith's apples, not capitalizing "apples". So, unless there is a reason for capitalization, don't do it. Generally, just follow what you learned in school; also, do not capitalize words like of, the, or, if, in, or and.

Examples of proper naming

  • John Paul's computers
  • Nintendo of America
  • Nintendo of America's Nintendo GameCube video game console
  • Items used in Pokémon Red organized by rarity

Examples of inproper naming

  • John paul's computers - Since Paul is part of the specific name, it should be capitalized
  • John pauls computers - An apostrophe to show ownership should be used (except in the case of its)
  • Nintendo of america - Not only is America the name of a specific country/continent, in this case, it is also part of the company's name
  • Nintendo Of America - Of should not be capitalized.

Use of accented e (é)

Names of things which should contain an é, should use the é rather than an e; For example, it should be Pokémon, not Pokemon. Please note that a redirect from the non-accented e should also be created (see also: Project:Redirects).

Examples of proper naming

  • Pokémon
  • Pokédex
  • Poké Ball

Examples of improper naming

  • Pokemon
  • Pokedex
  • Poke Ball (or Pokeball, or Pokéball, or PokéBall - a space should always be between Poké and Ball, the proper use is Poké Ball)
If you feel that this policy needs to be altered in any way, please contact an active admin.