User:Poppy Appletree

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197Umbreon.png This user's favorite Pokémon is Umbreon.
557.png This user's favorite type is Bug.
229.png This user's favorite type is Dark.
487.png This user's favorite legendary Pokémon is Giratina.
428Lopunny-Mega.png This user's favorite Mega Evolution is Mega Lopunny.

About me

I've been playing Pokémon since the release of Red and Blue, which at the time of writing is more than 20 years ago. I own all of the main series games, as well as a great number of side games. I collect Pokémon cards because I love the card art, and I have gained an appreciation for many Pokémon I'd otherwise never consider (such as Ducklett and Trubbish) due to great card art. Likewise, whilst I generally dislike Legendary/Mythical Pokémon and Ubers in general, sidegames have given me an appreciation for some of them. I also have a collection of Pokémon plushes, and I'm sad that the Gold and Silver remakes removed the ability to decorate your room with plush toys.

Wiki philosophy

I am a staunch inclusionist. Wikis are not paper encyclopaedias; you're not going to run out of paper anytime soon.

I used to edit extensively on Wikipedia and wrote and expanded many pages on geeky topics like Dungeons and Dragons, but got over time I became jaded with wikis due to increasing deletionism which led to purges of such content. I find it thoroughly depressing that this trend has spread to the fan wikis which were once a haven for material considered "not notable" enough for inclusion on Wikipedia.

I view trivia as an extremely important part of Bulbapedia - it's honestly one of the main things that draws me to the website. I see attempts to excise trivia sections as destroying Bulbapedia's soul, and adamantly oppose the introduction of a "no trivia" policy. This website exists because of fans of the Pokémon series, and a large amount of content within the Pokémon games is a result of the creators interacting with their fans. Fandoms are at their heart a discourse between creator and consumer, and I view trying to exclude aspects which pertain to fandom as degrading to the project. Ultimately, the wiki isn't about the Pokémon franchise. It is about our relationship with a franchise that is extremely dear to us all.