Today marks the 16th anniversary of Bulbapedia's public opening. Perhaps a bit of an unbelievable undertaking back in 2005, when Pokémon Emerald was set to come to North America in less than three months and mark the conclusion of Generation III. Today, we're deep into Generation VIII with Pokémon Sword and Shield and their expansions.
Bulbapedia would not be here today, 16 years later, if it wasn't for the support, edits, and countless hours given by the thousands of editors over these many many years. I would like to personally extend our immense gratitude to all editors who have helped to make Bulbapedia what it is today, and we can't wait to see what Bulbapedia will be like in another 16 years.
2021 marks the Pokémon 25th Anniversary, starting on February 27. As information continues to be revealed about the festivities and releases that we will get to see this year, we can't wait to see how much Bulbapedia will grow with this exciting new year of Pokémon.
It is also with an extremely heavy heart that I am announcing that I will be retiring as Bulbapedia's Editor-in-Chief, effective on February 17th. Bulbapedia has been a fairly significant part of my free time since I joined back in May of 2008, a wide-eyed girl with a very basic understanding of wiki editing. I joined Bulbapedia's staff in December of that same year through the old nominations for administratorship program, the final person brought on board in the program.
In May 2009 I joined the Editorial Board, and I became Editor-in-Chief on February 17, 2014. It's been an absolutely amazing seven years as Editor-in-Chief, and it's been an absolute honour and privilege to get to serve in the role for almost half of Bulbapedia's existence to date. I cannot thank everyone I have worked with in this over 12 year journey enough, but thank you so very much for all of the amazing years.
Taking over as Bulbapedia's Editor-in-Chief will be my deputy, Pokemaster97. He is extremely driven, has been a wonderful deputy to work closely with for almost three years, and has excelled at being a community leader. Please be sure to give him a great welcome to the role, and I look forward to Bulbapedia's future under his leadership.
Happy 2021, Happy 16 Years, and Happy Pokémon 25th!
- Departing Editor-in-Chief, Bulbapedia
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