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If you are simply here to browse, then this information is not relevant for you. See Bulbapedia:Browsing instead.

To get started editing at Bulbapedia, you must first register an account. Go to Special:Userlogin. Enter your desired username and password, and click on the 'Create new account' button.

After you register, first consult the policy page for information on all of the policies, rules, and regulations of Bulbapedia.

If you're not interested in reading through everything quite yet and just want to start writing articles, you must at least look at some of the longer pages in order to get a sense of what is expected. After that, you can start contributing!

If you wish to familiarise yourself with Bulbapedia guidelines on how articles are written, consult the Manual of style.

If you're unsure of a good place to start, simply click on the random page link on the left toolbar; if you see a red link on a page, it means that there is no content on that page. You can make it blue by adding content to that page.

A more direct method is to consult the list of wanted articles -- these are articles that have been linked to but have no content. Alternatively, if you don't like starting from scratch, there are numerous stub articles that could use more content.

A list of all pages which currently have content on them can be found at Special:Allpages, and a list of categories can be found at Special:Categories.

Instructions on using MediaWiki, of which Bulbapedia is an instance of, can be found here.