Bulbapedia:Getting started

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

If you wish to contribute here at Bulbapedia, you'll first need to create an account. To do this, go to Special:Userlogin. Enter your desired username and password, and click on the 'Create new account' button.

Once registered, it is advisable to consult the policy page for information on all of the policies, rules, and regulations of Bulbapedia. If you're unsure how to use the wiki software Bulbapedia is based on, check out this guide.

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 familiarize yourself with Bulbapedia guidelines on how articles are written, consult the Manual of style, or the more basic style primer.

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.