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Bulbapedia is a MediaWiki installation run by Bulbagarden for the purpose of creating a Pokémon-focused encyclopedia. Bulbapedia is a wiki, meaning that editing is a simple process of clicking on the 'Edit this page' link, provided you have registered.

Bulbapedia began on December 21st, 2004.

All text in Bulbapedia, and most images and other content, is covered by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.


  • January 11, 2005: 3 weeks since establishment, the 100-article mark was reached.
  • February 14, 2005: On Valentine's Day, Bulbapedia was announced to the public. Activity soared, with the article count jumping from 114 to 135 in just over 24 hours.
  • February 18, 2005: Bulbapedia is moved to a new server to accomodate the expanding needs of the clients of our host, InnerChambers.
  • February 21, 2005: A week since opening, Bulbapedia now stands at 175 articles.
  • February 22, 2005: And just a day later, Bulbapedia passes the 200 article mark.
  • February 28, 2005: Bulbapedia's hundredth user registers.
  • March 1, 2005: Bulbapedia's 300th article is created.
  • March 6, 2005: Bulbapedia's 400th, 500th and 600th articles are created, contributed by Meowth346. Most of the contributions in this timeframe are Meowth346's Pokémon articles stubs.
  • March 10, 2005: Bulbapedia's 50,000th (fifty thousandth) page view is recorded.
  • March 25, 2005: Bulbapedia's 1000th article is created as a part of the mass-upload of Project MoveDex by Zhen Lin.
  • April 1, 2005: Bulbapedia's 100,000th page view is recorded. This is approximately 2,200 visits per day since the last page view milestone.
  • April 16, 2005: Bulbapedia's 1500th article is created, as part of Zeta's Trainer classes article series.
  • May 16, 2005: Bulbapedia's 200th user registers.
  • May 19, 2005: Again, Bulbapedia was vandalized again by Ph34r. This event is known as The Great Bulbapedia Turkey Shoot

Article count

What does MediaWiki think an article is? The MediaWiki code is as follows:

# Would the given text make this article a "good" article (i.e.,
# suitable for including in the article count)?
function isCountable( $text )
	global $wgUseCommaCount, $wgMwRedir;

	if ( 0 != $this->mTitle->getNamespace() ) { return 0; }
	if ( $wgMwRedir->matchStart( $text ) ) { return 0; }
	$token = ($wgUseCommaCount ? ',' : '[[' );
	if ( false === strstr( $text, $token ) ) { return 0; }
	return 1;

This means that any article that is in the main namespace (i.e. not prefixed with Bulbapedia: or Help:) that is not a redirect that has a link (or at least a [[) is considered a countable article -- since virtually every article, even the stubs, have a category link, this can be considered a very inclusive article count.