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Parameter Input
name English name of the Pokémon
jname Japanese name of the Pokémon, in katakana
tmname Japanese name of the Pokémon, official romanization
image An image of the Pokémon; most recent Sugimori artwork preferred
caption A caption for the image2
ndex National Pokédex number3
jdex Johto Pokédex number3 4
oldjdex New Pokédex number from Generation II3 4
hdex Hoenn Pokédex number3 4
sdex Sinnoh Pokédex number 3 4
idex Isshu Pokédex number 3 4
fbrow Fiore Browser number3 4
abrow Almia Browser number3 4
obrow Oblivia Browser number3 4
opbrow Oblivia Browser (past) number3 4
typen Number of types. 1: single-typed; 2: dual-typed; 3: single- and dual-typed (depending on form); 4: dual-typed, multiform differences.
type1 Type 1
type2 Type 25
type3 Type 2, alternate form 15
type4 Type 2, alternate form 25
disptype Second type of currently displayed form.5
species Species
Height in: feet/inches
Height of a different form in: feet/inches
Weight in: pounds
Weight of a different form in: pounds
abilityn Number of abilities (1, 2, or alt*)
ability1 Ability 1
ability2 Ability 25
egggroupn Number of egg groups (1 or 2)
egggroup1 Egg group 16
egggroup2 Egg group 25
Effort points yielded: HP,
Special Attack,
Special Defense,
expyield Base amount of experience points yielded7
lv100exp Amount of experience points at level 1008
gendercode Gender code in the base stats. See decimal values here.
catchrate Catch rate
body The Generation IV body style number in this key
color The Pokémon's color, according to the Pokédex
generation The generation in which the Pokémon debuted.
pokefordex Key for accessing PokéFor's Pokédex9
footnotes Footnotes5
  • 1: Or used in internal romanisations if trademark applications have no romaji.
  • 2: Source and artist information should go in the caption.
  • 3: Do not prefix # to Dex numbers, please add zeroes to the front so that it is 3 digits long.
  • 4: Defaults to - if the regional Pokédex number is not available. Do not put anything else.
  • 5: Leave out if not applicable.
  • 6: "Ditto" if it is Ditto, "No eggs" if it can't breed.
  • 7: Don't append base exp. to base amount of experience points yield.
  • 8: Don't append exp. to amount of experience points at level 100.
  • 9: The PokéFor Pokédex key is usually the lowercase of English name, but the trademarked name also works. Special note: Use nidoran(f) for Nidoran♀ and nidoran(m) for Nidoran♂.

Any way to do this?

Since this is a talk page, I'm wondering if it's possible to eliminate the regional Pokédex entries from the template if there's no data for them, instead of having that dash. It'd make it a lot easier to see at a glance which regions the Pokémon's naturally available in, or what generation it is. Might be a bit problematic if we take into account Pokémon in the Hoenn dex beyond 202, though. Feedback? Tom Temprotran 02:39, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

I can't say I particularly like this change to the numbers section. It does not cope well with the case where a Pokémon is not in the regional Pokédex. Also, it's a blatant copy of what Wikipedia does for their infobox. - 振霖T 22:58, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

I'm not fond of it either. It's not particularly useful and it doesn't fit the rest of the template very well, I think. --Pie 23:09, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
Since we are agreed, then I will change it back. - 振霖T 05:32, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
All right. Though... I never changed it in the first place, because I know I'd've screwed something up. I was just wondering if it was possible. Tom Temprotran 01:17, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
No, we weren't talking about your proposal, which is reasonable, if difficult. - 振霖T 08:37, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
Ah, okay. Sorry 'bout that, then. Tom Temprotran 07:33, 30 November 2006 (UTC)


Should the habitat (based on the FRLG dexlist thing) be included in the infobox? It'd of course be N/A for Gen IV and beyond Pokémon, unless that's still in the data like the color is...

The only problem is that we'd have to go though the first 386 to include it. Should we? --TTEchidna 18:42, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

The MS sprites.

Should they even be in the infobox? TTEchidna 21:41, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes, but not until someone finds a good-looking way to include them. And we should add the animated Emerald sprites for Pokémon from Generations I-III. --File:224MS.gifShiny NoctowlTalk | Contribs480MS.png 21:42, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Name Pronunciations?

Should we add a section on how to pronounce the Pokémon's name to the Infobox? I for one have trouble correctly pronouncing a name correctly if I read it but don't hear or see it pronounced correctly, so I think that it would be a feature that would be a good addition to the Pokémon pages. I know that it might take a lot of work to find and input all of the pronunciations, but I think that it would be worth it. Goldenpoke111 16:46, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

I tried to help put them in but it wouldn't work,what's wrong?Ultamatecharizard 19:23, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Type categories

So, does anyone know why all Pokémon stopped being categorized by type? I'm guessing it's here somewhere... --ElectAbuzzzz 09:40, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Base Happiness

Should there be a section on the base happiness of a Pokemon? TehPerson 05:55, 2 August 2008 (UTC)


The pages for all the regional Pokédexes have been moved from "List of Pokémon by X Dex number" to "List of Pokémon by X Pokédex number". It's be nice if someone could update the links in the infobox to reflect that. --((Marton imos)) 22:22, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Done. Don't be afraid if there's some downtime...--Shiningpikablu252 22:30, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Yeah. That's why it was protected in the first place. Thanks, and sorry to bother you with this. --((Marton imos)) 22:32, 21 September 2008 (UTC)


Should we talk about when it was introduced for the Pokemon in which generation? Or should we put that in the article itself? ht14 01:20, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

probably. when TTE becomes available, ill talk to him about it. -- MAGNEDETH 20:19, 29 November 2008 (UTC)


Can't you just add the sc to the template? *tc26* 14:31, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Basic Japanese romanization

Is it possible to add the Japanese pronunciation of the Pokémon's name? Such as showing that Lucario's name would be pronounced Rukario. I was hoping that maybe this could help stop weeaboos who think Pikachu's Japanese name is Pikachuu or thinking Blacky's name is Burakki. *shivers* I know we already have a page for this, but I think it might be helpful to have it on the Pokémon's page as well. --ケンジガール 05:13, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Lucario's pretty much pronounced the same, it's just that the "Lu" is pronounced in the same manner that the "ruuuuuu!" of "Ran Ran Ruu!" is pronounced... which is kind of a "say L while you're saying R". TTEchidna 00:08, 1 December 2008 (UTC)


Why was the pronounciation field removed? Chocolate((Talk to Me|Look at My Contributions)) 22:49, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

I think it'd be better to, possibly soon, implement sound files that play 1: the cry from the games, 2: the anime cry (Japanese and English), and 3: PBR pronunciation ripped from the game, or just ask Ken Gates himself to record the pronunciation... TTEchidna 00:04, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Rounded Edges?

Should this have rounded edges like the TCG box and a lot of other things do? Mozilla only.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 15:18, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes, If you're on Mozilla, The boxes are rounded.--FF(edits-talk) 15:22, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Not on this one.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 15:40, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
NOT YET IT'S NOT! TTEchidna 11:20, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
And voila. It is complete.... as far as I know, anyway.... — THE TROM — 22:27, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Changing how the wiki looks

I think the wikicode for the infobox should be changed to this. It makes it a lot easier for people who are new to the wiki to correct any mistakes. Is there a quick way to change all the articles at once? (Take a better look by clicking here)

| name        = 
| jname       = 
| tmname      = 
| image       = 
| caption     = 
| pron        = 
| ndex        = 
| typen       = 
| type1       = 
| type2       = 
| species     = 
| height-ftin = 
| height-m    = 
| weight-lbs  = 
| weight-kg   = 
| abilityn    = 
| ability1    = 
| ability2    = 
| egggroupn   = 
| egggroup1   = 
| egggroup2   = 
| eggcycles   = 
| evhp        = 
| expyield    = 
| lv100exp    = 
| gendercode  = 
| color       = 
| catchrate   = 
| body        = 
| pokefordex  = 
| generation  = 
| footnotes   = 

- plau 10:02, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Um, well, it is pretty much like that. And they have all been converted to that now. If you're confused about the mass of code on the template page, that's because of the ridiculous amount of variables for color, type, etc. Nothing to worry about. — THE TROM — 10:09, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
Click edit, to see what i mean. It doesn't show that well otherwise. - plau 10:20, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
In an article, or here? Don't worry about here, but in an article just scroll down past that until you see paragraphs. Even better, click on the section edit links to edit a small part of the article, not the whole thing at once, unless you're changing something in multiple places. — THE TROM — 10:21, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
In an article, I meant it would be easier for people to edit information in the infobox. - plau 16:18, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
all the information is currently properly situated and doesnt need to be edited. and if it does, it really isnt that hard to edit anyway. -- MAGNEDETH 17:45, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
As for a quick way to edit them all at once? Ahahahahaha, don't count on it. We were lucky to change them all to upgrade the template so quickly. TTEchidna 04:13, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Wait hold the mic.

Is the cry suppose to play the cry or are you guys waiting for someone to download the files?--FF(edits-talk) 09:42, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

FF your back on. Yes, you did notice the "CRY" thing on the Pokémon Infobox and yes it is planned that they are going to put in audio files to sound out cries. How exciting!!!!--Clarky13 09:59, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm scrawling for a bit. anyways, HTF are you gon' get the cries. Call me once you get them and i'll crank my stereo to 11--FF(edits-talk) 10:01, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
lol, they say it should be ready soon.--Clarky13 10:03, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Wb, FF! (even you're just gone for like, a month.) I guess it'd be part of the Phase IV of Project Overgrow. Ҝəυzø8 10:13, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I see a lot of thing happening for Phase IV. Cries, and new admins. I think its going to be a great step for Bulbapedia. You better be there FF. :D --Clarky13 10:17, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Eevee's new URL system

When I accessed Eevee's page on Porygon, I got this message:

The URL is deprecated. The new URL is -- please use this in the future, and update any bookmarks or links.

Should the template change to reflect this? Chosen of Mana --- 00:00, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

It appears to redirect now, so that shouldn't be necessary. — THE TROM — 01:14, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

gender ratio

i think this looks a little bit better:



Ooh. Perhaps we can change it to that. TTEchidna 16:44, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
All done. TTEchidna 10:50, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Marriland's Pokédex

Should we change the link to Marriland's Pokédex to it's Platinum version?

Compare this:
To this:

Chosen of Mana - 19:13, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Considering he now has HGSS, we should change it to that. TTEchidna 16:45, 14 October 2009 (UTC)


What if we changed the Missingno.-themed default values to something related to this iPhone app copyright infringement? :p The thing is, the app users only see those values as the application tries to read the wrong arguments :p UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 15:30, 15 October 2009 (UTC)


When I edit a (Pokémon) page, I see a part in the infobox called "pron", which is apparently how to pronounce the name. I don't see it on the infobox when I'm not editing the page, so what's the use of it? CuboneKing (Planet CuboneBone Club) 20:41, 19 December 2009

its there for pronunciations. we initially started to add them for some Pokemon, and they were directly from a Pokemon handbook, but a number of the pronunciations were contested by fans (including myself) for being anywhere from a little off, to outright wrong. so we have removed them and not included them. at some point we would like to include them, but for now, they will not be used. -- MAGNEDETH 21:10, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Raticate's catch rate

Raticate's catch rate changed from 90 to 127 between Gen II and Gen III. But I see no way to note this in the infobox. Is there one, if not can we make one? --sp unit 262 02:28, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

I found template:tt and used it, problem solved. --sp unit 262 00:59, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
The tt template no longer works in the catch rate. --sp unit 262 00:41, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Pokecharms Pokedex

FYI, the relaunched Pokecharms Pokedex is now available under this url: (replace ### with national dex number). Someone who can edit this may wish to update that. - unsigned comment from Doctor Oak (talkcontribs)

Oblivia Browser

The Oblivia Browser is missing.

Infobox with Oblivia Browser

けつばん Ketsuban
Wil▄█'M▓▒ your Pok░▌▐█▀le to ba
Type Species
 Unknown  Glitch Pokémon
Ability Exp. at 100
----- Unknown
Height Weight
?.?m ?.?kg
Pokédex color Footprint Body style Catch rate
Unknown F426.png BodyUnknown.png 3
Gender ratio
Egg groups Egg cycles
No eggs (0 steps*)
EV yield
{{Links/{{{generation}}}|pokefordex={{{pokefordex}}}|ndex={{{ndex}}}|name={{{tmname}}} }}

- unsigned comment from Knight89 (talkcontribs)

Thanks. —darklordtrom 20:06, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Oblivia in one cell?

Regional Browser numbers
Not in any regional Browser

i think this looks better --Hanmac 08:41, 15 April 2010 (UTC)


HG/SS or HeartGold and SoulSilver? FR/LG or FireRed and LeafGreen? R/S or Ruby and Sapphire? We've simplified it in the past, and now we're expanding it? Why? ht14 22:29, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Weight box overflow and egg cycles error

Okay, two things I noticed that are wrong with the template:

  • 1: If the Pokémon's weight is too long, the weight box protrudes from the side of the table. The best way to fix this is to change the table width from 30% to 36%. I tested it and 36% is the minimum width required to accommodate a five-digit weight for both pounds and kilograms using all 8's (the widest digit).
  • 2: Pokémon in the No Eggs group have a note next to their egg cycle number that says they are not obtainable from an egg. It should say that they cannot PRODUCE eggs, since baby Pokémon belong to the No Eggs group, but they CAN be obtained as an egg.--A Tell-Tale Heart 06:23, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
What screen resolution do you use? It's worth noting that, since we use width percentages and not pixel values, users with larger or smaller screens will see more or less space in some of the boxes.
In this particular case, most width values are designed for about a 768x1024 screen size, since that's roughly the standard size (only very small screens, or very old computers, still use the 600x800 size).
Assuming it still overflows at a standard sizing, someone can work on a fix for it. If it's overflowing at a smaller size, most likely it'll just need a slight adjustment so that the overflow is still readable (not much point in designing the template around a size that's already cramped). -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 16:17, 4 May 2010 (UTC)