Welcoming Information!
The Pokémon Wiki is a wiki for the Pokémon franchise, a media franchise owned by Nintendo. Basically, this is an encyclopedia or a database for the Pokémon franchise that anyone can contribute to.

The Pokémon Wiki was founded on January 27, 2005 by Jellochuu.

Being a Beginner is Okay!

With the beginner's userpage template, users will be able to create a quick userpage to help tell the others about themselves. The administration here at the Pokémon wiki recommends that users personalize their userpage so that it reflects them, and doesn't use the beginner's userpage template.

Pokémon Wikia Parent Page

Intrigued to know whether or not Pokémon is the game for a child in the household? The following information in this expanding block will links to the information that involves Pokémon wiki's subject, topic, ratings, description, and costs!

For the complete page and information, see the parent page.

Parental Information and Rating

Pokémon is a media franchise published and owned by Japanese video game company Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996. Originally released as a pair of interlinkable Game Boy role-playing video games developed by Game Freak, Pokémon has since become the second-most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo's own Mario franchise. Pokémon properties have since been merchandised into anime, manga, trading cards, toys, books, and other media.

Parental Information and Rating

ESRB Rating: E
PEGI Rating: 7
ACB Rating: PG
Content Labels: Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence
Violence: Mild violence as the various Pokémon fight each other, though death is never implied, as Pokémon 'faint' when they reach zero hit points. There is no violence between human characters.
Language: No instances of offensive language throughout the games.
Sexual Themes and Nudity: None
Drugs and Alcohol: None
Crude Humor or Comic Mischief: Some, but minimal and light-hearted.

Pokémon Wikia Manual of Style

This Manual of Style outlines a standard of clean, consistent formatting for articles in the Pokémon Wiki. The formatting described here is a guideline and can be overridden where circumstances warrant it. These guidelines will never be unerringly perfect for every situation. However, please try your best to keep to the advice outlined in this article so others may use your edits as an example when creating and editing their own articles.

These guidelines are a summary of the most important guidelines for the Pokémon Wiki, but a more expansive set of guidelines can be found on Wikipedia at Wikipedia Manual of Style.

A more complete style guide can be found at the manual of style page.

Manual of Style: Grammar and Punctuation
Grammar and Punctuation

When writing articles it is important to follow these rules of the english language:

  1. Don't use netspeak or any similar slang. We are compiling a professional resource for Pokémon fans.
  2. Keep your writing around a 6th Grade reading level. You don't need to fill it with big words just to make it sound smarter, especially if you're not certain how the word should be used.
  3. Vary your words. When writing, try to vary the words you use and the length of your sentences. It makes things sound more interesting.
  4. Capitalize words when appropriate. (see below)
  5. Use correct punctuation. This includes commas, periods, quotation marks, and apostrophes. (see below)
  6. Know the difference between homophones: there, their, and they're; here and hear; it's and its; who's and whose.
Manual of Style: Capitalization

In naming an article, the first letter of it will always be capitalized due to technical restrictions. If the name of the article is a name, such as Nintendo Co., Ltd., Random Blueberry Productions, John Smith, all starting letters should be capitalized that are part of the name. If the article has an extension 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.

Manual of Style: Punctuation

In addition to basic punctuation, it is important to know how to punctuate titles. Titles are always either in italics or inside quotation marks.

Manual of Style: Italics

Italics are used for large works like games, movies, comics and books.


To use italics on Wikia place two single quote marks before and after the title:


These are single quotes ('), not double quotes ("). Alternately, highlight the title you want to put in italics with your mouse and click the "I" button in the toolbar above the edit box (in between the B for bolding and AB for the Internal link).

Manual of Style: Links

To link to another article inside Pokémon Wiki, you must put [[]] around it. To link to an article in Wikipedia, use [[wikipedia:|]] and put the article title inside. If an article does not exist by that name, the link will show up as dark red, like this. External links will show up as blue.

You only need to link to another page once in any given article. Most of the time this is the first time that article's title comes up, but there are some exceptions to this.

  • [[Pikachu]]
  • [[wikipedia:Pokémon|the wikipedia entry for the franchise.]]
Manual of Style: Bolding

The first time the name of the article is used in an article, and only the first time, it should be printed in bold text (done by surrounding the name with ''' on each side). Also, if there is two names that mean the same thing for the article, both should be bolded for the first time. So, for example, if the articles name was "Foobar Rhinoceros" then, in the article, the first paragraph would go like this:

In the world of geology, the Foobar Rhinoceros is a fictional creature capable of transporting itself magically. The Foobar Rhinoceros, or, as it is called for short, "Foonoceros", enjoys eating meals of grapes, berries, and other random things.

Which, when coded in an article, the above would look like this

In the world of geology, the '''Foobar Rhinoceros''' is a fictional creature capable of transporting itself magically. The Foobar Rhinoceros, or, as it is called for short, "'''Foonoceros'''", enjoys eating meals of grapes, berries, and other random things.
Pokémon Wikia Standards
Pokémon Wikia Standards: General
  • The Pokémon Wiki is not a hosting site, we are not Facebook, user pages should contain content about your wikia information and how you will improve the site.
  • If the article is smaller than 300 bytes please put stub template on the article.
  • Do not tag for deletion if it is unneeded.
  • Edit articles with correct information*.
  • Create an account before editing if you do not already have an account.
  • No fan art allowed.
  • Use accurate information
  • If you have finished an article more than two paragraphs and has a stub template tagged on it, please remove it
  • Do not copy content from Bulbapedia.
Pokémon Wikia Standards: Etiquette
  • No cussing on talk pages.
  • No edit warring.
  • Please sign all messages with four of these ~~~~.
  • If a message is unsigned, add the {{Unsigned}} template to the message.
Pokémon Wikia Standards: Talk Pages
Pokémon Wikia talk guidelines
  • Do not add random opinions on talk pages, that is what the forum is for, messages such as these will be removed.
  • User talk pages are not extensions of user pages, talk pages are not meant for the user's personal content and info such as that will be reverted/removed.
  • User talk pages messages should not be deleted or removed, but instead archived, this is the suggested method and if an Administrative warning is in the messages, it is required that you archive.
Pokémon Wikia Rights Users

Different users have access to different functions of Pokémon Wiki. While anyone can do most things on the site, including reading and editing, administrators can access a few additional functions.

Administrators, along with rollbacks and bureaucrats are the groups of users on the wiki that often have a longer history with the wiki, and will often be able to answer questions about certain aspects of the wiki.

These additional functions are:

  • Deleting and undeleting pages, page histories, and uploaded files.
  • Locking (protecting) a page so it cannot be edited or renamed by users without admin rights.
  • Blocking IP addresses or user names from editing; and very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits.
  • Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins.

A bureaucrat can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators on their own wiki. However, he or she is not currently able to remove bureaucrat access from any other user; please contact one of the community staff if you need that done.

Administrators should not use their administrator powers to settle editing disputes; for example, to lock a page on a version he or she prefers in an editing dispute that is not vandalism. Administrator powers should be used to help keep the wiki clear of vandalism, spam, and users who make malicious edits, but not for simple disagreements between users acting in good faith. Ideally an administrator should not be considered "in charge". The ideal admin is simply someone who is trusted to have a few extra buttons and to use them for the benefit of the wiki. Remember, being an administrator is no big deal.

Rights Users
User Status Administrator since
Rainbow ShifterΩ Active 2012-09-17September 17, 2012
Energy X Active 2013-04-2October 21, 2013
Yoponot Semi-Active 2014-07-01July 1, 2014
Remaai Semi-Active 2014-07-01July 1, 2014
Shockstorm Active 2014-07-01July 28, 2014
Avingnon*Ω Semi-Active 2010-08-13August 13, 2012
Rights Users
User Status Rollback since
Shadowdemon137 Semi-Active 2013-12-17December 17, 2013
King Marth 64 Semi-Active 2014-06-17June 7, 2014
Adrián Perry GZ Active 2014-08-13August 13, 2014
Nectaria Active 2014-08-13August 13, 2014
Ellis99 Active 2014-09-11September 11, 2014

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