Pokémon Database

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Pokémon Database
Pokémon Database logo.png
Language English
Status Active
Run January 2008 - Present
Date opened 2008
Creator Pokemaster
Current owner {{{owner}}}
Forum PokéBase
Mascot Scizor and Zeraora
Website Main Page

Pokémon Database is a Pokémon website started in 2008.

Pokémon Database focuses on main series games with content including information on Pokémon, moves, Abilities, and types. It also features a forum-like Q&A section called PokéBase (short for Pokémon Knowledgebase). PokéBase has over 60,000 members and over 40,000 questions.

The site has a Pokémon Showdown! server, which is used to host various tournaments. This site also has a Discord.


The site was founded as a test site in January 2008, only containing a list of Pokémon and some basic details. As more details were added and the design was finalized, the site was moved to the domain pokemondb.co.uk in March 2008. The site continued to grow, receiving up to 100 visitors per day.

In March 2010, the site moved to pokemondb.net to have a more global appeal. In April 2010, the Q&A forum PokéBase was set up and proved to be very popular.

In March 2011, due to the international release of Pokémon Black and White, the site reached over 100,000 unique visitors per day, breaking its previous record. The number of visitors remained high after this rush.

The third redesign of the site began in December 2012, around Christmas. The aim of the design was to allow the site to function well on mobile devices. This redesign was launched in July 2013.

Technical information

The site is coded in PHP with the CodeIgniter framework, and the database runs on MySQL. The server is Nginx, but was previously Apache. PokéBase is run on Question2Answer.

External links

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