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Bulbapedia:Project Pokédex

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Some Bulbapedia members have formed a project to better organize efforts to write and improve articles about Pokémon species. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page or the Bulbapedia forum and see the Bulbapedia:Project Pokédex/To-do list.

Project Pokédex

Scope and aims

Project Pokédex covers all articles about Pokémon species. Its goal is to produce the most comprehensive database on all Pokémon, from basic information on to the most technical aspects possible. It will also encompass any Pokémon Trading Card Game information, any relevant Anime information, and any other canon information which is relevant.

Participants

To join the project, simply add your name to the bottom of this list:

Structure

The best example articles for structure are Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.

The Pokémon species articles are increasingly complex. However, to keep articles organized, the names, order and content of the sections should be according to the model below.

Refer to this model frequently when adding sections to a Pokémon species article, as the names, order and content of sections are all being standardized in all species articles. If you would like to update the model, please do so with regard to both the flow of the article and the standards set forth in Bulbapedia's manual of style. Please consult other participants of the project on the talk page before making major changes to the model, particularly any regrouping or reorganizing of categories.

Article model

Full

The article should start off with the Template:PokémonPrevNext bar, followed by the Pokémon Infobox, followed by a general description of the Pokémon, including any special points (such as if it's a starter Pokémon in any games), a brief description of its abilities, and levels or ways in which the Pokémon evolves.

After this, it can be broken into three sections: general information, game statistics, and other information. Note that it is not broken down into these three sections within the articles themselves. Also note that the text for sections should not be indented within the text editor - it is merely indented here to aid in showing the hierarchy of sections.

General information


==Biology==
Information in these subsections must be derived from a canon source, such as the Pokédex entries or the Pokémon anime. Information not available on the page itself must have a link to the anime episode, manga chapter, or other source. Information from off-site sources, such as the Official Pokémon website, should be referenced with a footnote.All speculative information will be removed.
This section should include a full description, including gender and form differences and will be written with singular, gender-neutral pronouns, like in-game Pokédex entries, regardless of gender ratio. The List of Pokémon by habitat should be linked on page for Pokémon from the first three generations. Moves should only be mentioned if they are signature moves or former signature moves, alongside other skills unique to the species which are part of the lore, for example Celebi's time traveling.
==In the anime==
Only added if the Pokémon appears in the anime. Please link to the Pokémon anime article at the start of this section.
First, any details about the Pokémon species exclusive to the anime. Then, any episodes, movies, and specials from the Pokémon anime where the Pokémon has made an appearance, and a detailed description of their importance and role. For recurring Pokémon, only their first appearance, last appearance, and any particularly important appearances should be listed, with links to the specific Pokémon's article where further details can be found. Appearances should be listed chronologically, regardless of importance.
==In the manga==
Only added if the Pokémon appears in a manga series.
This section should be broken down by manga series, divided and listed in the order of Pokémon Adventures, Electric Tale of Pikachu, Magical Pokémon Journey, Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪, and then any other Pokémon manga.
For each series: Please link to the series in the subsection header. First, any details about the Pokémon species exclusive to that manga series. Then, volumes of Pokémon manga in which the Pokémon has made an appearance, and a detailed description of their importance and role. For recurring Pokémon, only their first appearance, last appearance, and any particularly important appearances should be listed, with links to the specific Pokémon's article where further details can be found. Appearances should be listed chronologically, regardless of importance.
==In the TCG==
Only added if the Pokémon appears in the TCG. Please link to the Pokémon Trading Card Game article at the start of this section.
All cards in the TCG featuring members of the Pokémon species. Details universal to all of the Pokémon's cards may be added, but essentially, this section should be more or less a list with links to the cards' articles themselves. (To expand said card articles, please see the Project TCG.)
==In the TFG==
Only added if the Pokémon appears in the TFG. Please link to the Pokémon Trading Figure Game article at the start of this section.
All figures in the TFG featuring members of the Pokémon species. Details universal to all of the Pokémon's figures may be added, but essentially, this section should be more or less a list with links to the figures' articles themselves. (To expand said figure articles, please see the Project TFG.)
==Other appearances==
Places where the Pokémon has been featured in non-Pokémon canon, such as the Super Smash Bros. series. Only added if the Pokémon appears outside of canon. If there is an article on the series in Bulbapedia, please link to it in the subsection header. Otherwise, please link to the appropriate article on Wikipedia in the subsection header.


Game statistics


==Game data==

===NPC appearances===
Details of Pokémon in all games (sans Smash Bros. series) which are seen but cannot be caught. Only add as necessary.
===Pokédex entries===
A list of the Pokédex entries for the Pokémon in every game which it appears. Please link to the different games' articles, coupling the paired games when the information for them is the same, as well as the Pokédex article itself.
===Game locations===
Details on the location and rarity of Pokémon in the primary games. Please link to the different games' articles, coupling the paired games when the information for them is the same, as well as the Rarity article. Please link to all locations named in the table, since articles will have the specific rates of appearance for the area. Named locations are listed first in order of appearance in the game, followed by Routes in numerical order with each number linking to the appropriate route. Different methods of capturing, such as in the wild versus fishing, have a break between them.
====In side games====
Details on the location in non-standard games like Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, and Pokémon Ranger. Please have the games in a bulleted list with details. For the Stadium games, assume regular rental Pokémon are common knowledge; do not add it to the list unless it has more information about its appearance, such as prizes, special Pokémon, ones in minigames, or if the moveset information for rentals within the individual Cups is provided as well.
===Base statistics===
The Pokémon's base statistics, presented in a bar graph form.
Note: This section may be undergoing changes soon, due to complaints about the bar graph format.
===Type effectiveness===
How well types affect the Pokémon, based on its own type and base stats. Currently, all articles should follow the DP Type Effectiveness format.
===Learnset===
Moves the Pokémon can learn. Sections should not be added if the Pokémon learns no moves in such a manner. In particular, this applies to the Special moves subsection - do not add this section to an article if there are currently no moves the Pokémon can learn through a special method.
====By leveling up====
Table format.
====By TM/HM====
Table format.
====By breeding====
Table format. For each, please list all potential fathers which the Pokémon can inherit the move from. Do not, however, clutter the article with descriptions of how the fathers can learn the move. Instead, link to the father's article - details on how the father can learn the move should be listed on that article.
====By tutoring====
Table format.
====Special moves====
Any techniques which a Pokémon can learn in a special way, like Pikachu's Surf or a move learned after purification in Pokémon XD.
===Side game data===
Table format. Note any factors that differ between species as well as any equivalent to Pokédex entries that the game may have.
===Evolution===
The Pokémon's detailed evolution chain, shown as different sprites in boxes.
===Sprites===
Sprites of the Pokémon from all core series games, using the {{Sprite}} template.


Other information


==Trivia==
Any facts which do not fit well into any other section. This includes beta names and relations to any glitch Pokémon, such as if a glitch uses pieces of its sprite or will evolve into it. Leave out the section if there is no trivia.

===Origin===
Plants, animals, myths, and anything else which may have served as inspiration for the Pokémon's design.
====Name origin====
Possible base words and inspirations for the Pokémon's name in English and Japanese.

==In other languages==

The Pokémon's name in languages besides English and Japanese. Possible base words and inspirations for these names may also be added.

==Related articles==
A bulleted list of any relevant articles, such as specific characters of the Pokémon in the anime or manga. TCG and TFG link lists should remain in their own sections and not be included in this subsection.
==Notes==
A bulleted list of <ref> citations from the article. This list is automatically created by simply inserting the <references/> tag.
==External links==
A bulleted list of links to other pages, such as the Pokémon's entry on Wikipedia, or fan shrines for the Pokémon. Links to the Pokémon's entry in a Pokédex section of another website should be included in the infobox, not the external links section.


After this, there should be another Template:PokémonPrevNext bar, followed by a Template:Project Pokédex notice box to finish the article.

Abbreviated

This format is for quick reference, when checking to see if an article matches the model. Headers which are in bold are required for all articles. Other headers should only be added when applicable.

==Biology==
==In the anime==
   ===Pokédex entries===
==In the manga==
==In the TCG==
==In the TFG==
==Other appearances==
==Game data==
===NPC appearances===
===Pokédex entries===
===Game locations===
    ====In side games====
===Held Items===
===Base statistics===
===Type effectiveness===
===Learnset===
    ====By leveling up==== 
    ====By TM/HM==== 
    ====By breeding====
    ====By tutoring==== 
    ====Special moves==== 
===Side game data===
===Evolution===
===Sprites===
==Trivia==
   ===Origin=== 
    ====Name origin====
==In other languages== 
==Related articles==
==Notes==
==External links==

Tables within the articles

Basic formatting for a Pokémon species article table is as follows:

{| border="1" style="border: 1px solid #999; border-collapse: collapse; background: white; margin: auto;" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
|- style="background: #COLOR;"
! Heading
! Heading
|-
| Content
| Content
|}


Replace the "COLOR" with the template for the color code of the Pokémon's primary type - or, if their primary type is Normal and they have a secondary type, the color code of the Pokémon's secondary type. The template's name is the type name and "color". For example, {{grass color}} is the template for a Grass-type Pokémon.

Goals

  1. Expand Pokémon pages to have at least a paragraph of information about a Pokémon, preferably background information on that Pokémon. The Bulbasaur page is a good example of a simple introduction paragraph.
  2. Add all locations in all games, including the side games (Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Pinball: Ruby/Sapphire, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Pokémon Trozei!, and Pokémon Ranger, to name some of the more important ones).
  3. Add all movelists.
  4. Add Pokédex text info from games, where applicable.
  5. Add Biology information to each Pokémon species article.
  6. Add information on any appearances in the anime, including the specific episodes.
  7. Add information on any appearances in all manga, including the series and volume.
  8. List all released cards of the Pokémon.

Infoboxes

When entering information into any of the infoboxes, make sure to preview before saving the page, to make sure that you've entered everything right. If you don't know something, leave it blank.

Bulbasaur
フシギダネ Fushigidane
#001
001Bulbasaur.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Types
 Grass  Poison   Grass   Grass 
Species
Seed Pokémon
Ability
Overgrow
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#001
Johto
#231*
Hoenn
#203*
Sinnoh
#—
Unova
#—
Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-001
Almia
R—
Oblivia
R-014
Oblivia (past)
N-004
Not in any regional Browser
Height
2'04"
Imperial
0.7m
Metric
2'04"/0.7m
0.0m
Weight
15.2lbs
Imperial
6.9kg
Metric
15.2lbs/6.9kg
0.0kg
Dex color
Green
Footprint
 F001.png 
Body style
Body08.png
Catch rate
45
5.9%
Gender ratio
Genderless Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster and
Grass groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 64 Battle Exp.: 457*

To make the infobox at the right appear in the article, paste this into it:

{{PokémonInfobox|
name=Bulbasaur |
pron=<sc>''bul''-buh-sore</sc> |
jname=フシギダネ |
tmname=Fushigidane |
art=FRLG |
size=160px|
ndex=001 |
oldjdex=226 |
jdex=231 |
hdex=203 |
fbrow=001 |
obrow=014 |
opbrow=004 |
typen=2 |
type1=Grass |
type2=Poison |
species=Seed |
height-ftin=2'04" |
height-m=0.7 |
weight-lbs=15.2 |
weight-kg=6.9 |
abilityn=1 |
ability1=Overgrow |
ability2= |
abilityd=Chlorophyll|
egggroupn=2 |
egggroup1=Monster |
egggroup2=Grass |
eggcycles=20 |
evsa=1 |
expyield=64 |
lv100exp=1,059,860 |
gendercode=31 |
color=Green |
catchrate=45 |
body=08 |
generation=1 |
pokefordex=bulbasaur |
footnotes=}}

Change all stats to those of the Pokémon in question.

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
One Received from a girl in Cerulean City if Pikachu's friendship is high enough
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


To make the above appear, copy and paste what follows into the article:

{{Availability|
type= |
gen= |
rbrarity= |
rbarea= |
yrarity= |
yarea= |
gsrarity= |
gsarea= |
crarity= |
carea= |
rsrarity= |
rsarea= |
erarity= |
earea= |
frlgrarity= |
frlgarea= |
colorarity= |
coloarea= |
xdrarity= |
xdarea= |
dprarity= |
dparea= |
ptrarity= |
ptarea= |
hgssrarity= |
hgssarea= |
palarea= |
bwrarity= |
bwarea= |
b2w2rarity= |
b2w2area= |
}}

Rarity and Area refer to how common or uncommon a Pokémon is. What precedes them are the initials of the versions that the specific instance applies to, RB, Y, GS, C, RS, E, FRLG, Colo, XD, DP, Pt, HGSS. For example, whatever is entered into the frlgarea should be where the Pokémon can be found in FireRed and LeafGreen. Likewise, frlgrarity should be how rare the Pokémon is in FireRed and LeafGreen. If only one is found, such as is the case with Mewtwo, put "One". If it can only be found through evolution, put "None" and for the area prompt put "Evolve (pre-evolution)", replacing (pre-evolution) with the name of the Pokémon it evolves from. Likewise, if it is only available through breeding, put "None" and in the area prompt put "Breed (evolutions)", replacing (evolutions) with the Pokémon that must produce the egg.

Rarity defaults to "None", Area defaults to "Trade". Therefore, if it can only be found through Pal Park in Diamond and Pearl, this must be entered in the dparea prompt. If a Pokémon is only available in one of a pair of versions, put the version it is available in in parentheses after the area.

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
Blue
Yellow It can go for days without eating a single morsel. In the bulb on its back, it stores energy.
Stadium The bulb-like pouch on its back grows larger as it ages. The pouch is filled with numerous seeds.
Generation II
Gold The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows.
Silver It carries a seed on its back right from birth. As it grows older, the seed also grows larger.
Crystal While it is young, it uses the nutrients that are stored in the seeds on its back in order to grow.
Stadium 2 The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows.
Generation III
Ruby Bulbasaur can be seen napping in bright sunlight. There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun's rays, the seed grows progressively larger.
Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed There is a plant seed on its back right from the day this Pokémon is born. The seed slowly grows larger.
LeafGreen A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
Generation IV
Diamond For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows.
SoulSilver For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
Generation V
Black For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
White
Black 2 For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

To make the above appear, copy and paste what follows in the article:

{{Dex
|type=
|gen=
|redbluedex=
|yellowdex=
|golddex=
|silverdex=
|crystaldex=
|rubydex=
|sapphiredex=
|emeralddex=
|firereddex=
|leafgreendex=
|stadiumdex=
|stadium2dex=
|colosseumdex=
|xddex=
|diamonddex=
|pearldex=
|platinumdex=
|heartgolddex=
|soulsilverdex=
|bwdex=
|b2w2dex=
|}}

If an entry is unknown, delete the tag for it (that's the stuff between the | and the =, as well as the | and =). This will put the page into a category so that someone who knows what the entry is can put it in.

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 001.png Spr 1y 001.png Spr 1g 001.png Spr b g1 001.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 001.png Spr 2s 001.png Spr 2c 001.gif Spr b 2g 001.png
Spr 2g 001 s.png Spr 2s 001 s.png Spr 2c 001 s.gif Spr b 2g 001 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 001.png Spr 3e 001.gif Spr 3f 001.png Spr b 3r 001.png
Spr 3r 001 s.png Spr 3e 001 s.gif Spr 3f 001 s.png Spr b 3r 001 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 001.png Spr 4d 001.png Spr 4h 001.png Spr b 4d 001.png
Spr 4d 001 s.png Spr 4d 001 s.png Spr 4h 001 s.png Spr b 4d 001 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 001.png Spr 5b 001.png Spr b 5b 001.png
Spr 5b 001 s.png Spr 5b 001 s.png Spr b 5b 001 s.png
Bulbasaur For other sprites and images, please see Bulbasaur images on Bulbagarden Archives.

To make the above appear, copy and paste what follows in the article:

{{Sprite
|type=
|gen=
|gender=
|ndex=
|name=
|}}

Type should be the Pokémon's primary type. Gen should be the Pokémon's introduction generation (1 for Pokémon #001-151, 2 for Pokémon #152-251, 3 for Pokémon #252-386, 4 for Pokémon #387-493, or 5 for Pokémon #494-649). If the Pokémon has a gender difference, put 'both', otherwise put 'none'. Ndex should be the Pokémon's National Dex number, and name should be the name of the Pokémon.

Note: We have relatively few of the sprites uploaded to the Bulbagarden Archives. Please, if you can, try to upload some before adding the template to the page. Make sure, of course, to upload them to the correct, standardized filename.

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