From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
|| This article does not yet meet the quality standards of Bulbapedia. Please feel free to edit this article to make it conform to Bulbapedia norms and conventions.
|| This article is incomplete.|
Please feel free to edit this article to add missing information and complete it.
| The Cave of Dragonflies
| "Where the weak and strong are sheltered from the cold."
|| November 2002 - Present
|| November 2, 2002
|| TCoD forums
|| Butterfree, Charizard, Magikarp, and Quentin the Dialga Plushie
|| Splash page
The Cave of Dragonflies (also TCoD) is a Pokémon fan site run and managed by Butterfree, also known as Dragonfree or Antialiasis.
The site focuses primarily on the Pokémon games and various original theories and opinions by the webmistress.
The Cave of Dragonflies started on November 2nd, 2002 as a website called Butterfree's Pokémon Site, later proclaimed by Butterfree herself on the Site History page to have had "eye-hurting background colors" and "horrid browser support". It has been continuously updated ever since, on average, slightly less than seven times a month.
The original inspiration to create it was Mew's Hangout, a now-defunct fan site by Mewkitty, but the two are, surprisingly, not similar. Mew's Hangout focused more on art and imagery, while the Cave of Dragonflies focuses more on the written word.
In its history, the site has faced some temporary server difficulties, but has never experienced a long period of downtime. The site possesses over 100 pages of content in all, however quite a few are not accessible from the main site now as they have been taken down for one reason or another.
Butterfree also has created at least two fanfics; a large, elaborate fanfic known as The Quest for the Legends and a Pokémorph deconstruction fanfic called Morphic. There is also the Cave of Speculative Theories, a mini-site connected to the main Cave of Dragonflies that details new events in the Pokémon franchise, particularly new games, and Butterfree's reactions and opinions to them.