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Pokémon is a multi-media franchise that's owned and developed by the major Japanese games manufacturer, Nintendo. It is second only to the company's Mario Brothers franchise in terms of profitability — making it the world's second most lucrative video game franchise. Pokémon gets its fan base hooked on creature collection — to complete what's called the Pokédex — in order to achieve various goals and to improve their combat abilities. The franchise exists as several video games, a trading card game, televised anime, manga, and even theatrical films.
Pokémon the Movie Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Trailer01:23

Pokémon the Movie Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Trailer

A trailer from Pokémon The Movie - Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

Pokémon the Series XY Trailer00:31

Pokémon the Series XY Trailer

A trailer from the televised, Pokémon the Series: XY

Unleash the power of Pokémon TCG XY—Furious Fists! (Version 2)00:16

Unleash the power of Pokémon TCG XY—Furious Fists! (Version 2)

A TV spot for the Pokémon Trading Card Game

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games are released! Make sure to join the adventure in Hoenn and share your experiences!
More Mighty Mega-Evolved Pokémon Set for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire!02:29

More Mighty Mega-Evolved Pokémon Set for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire!

You really gotta catch 'em all!

Getting Started
Want to help us on our journey? Great! Just make sure you take a few minutes to click on the tabs below. They give an overview of the editing guidelines and goals of this community!

The Pokémon Wiki is a wikia for the Pokémon franchise, a media franchise owned by Nintendo. This wikia is like an encyclopedia or a database for the Pokémon franchise that anyone can contribute to.

The Pokémon Wiki was founded on January 27, 2005 by Jellochuu.

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There are four easy ways to start a new page:

  1. From an existing page (such as Special:Wantedpages), you can click a red link to the title of the new page. For example, to create an article called "This link", you could click This link (unless someone has created it already on this Wikia). You can also create a red link yourself, in a related page or index page or your user page. Links on related pages are convenient for navigation, and they also make people aware of the new page.
  2. You can start a new page by typing the URL directly in your Address bar. (For example, if you are editing on example.wikia.com and you would like to create "This link", go to http://example.wikia.com/wiki/This_link.) An easy way to produce the URL is editing the last part of the URL of another page in the same project (using an underline instead of a space between words). To prevent your new page being an "orphan", you should link to it from other pages.
  3. If you search for a page that is not yet on this wiki, you will see a red link above the search list. Clicking this is another way to get to the edit page for the new article.
  4. The easiest way to create an article is with an inputbox. Typing the new title in the box, and clicking "Create article", will take you to the edit page for that article. To see how to add an inputbox, look at the code in the edit box of this page, or see the Central help page.

Before using one of those last methods, have a search to see whether there is already a page with a name very like the one you propose. – Splitting pages later is easier than merging near-duplicates.

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Introductions and Short Articles

All articles begin with a sentence or definition describing the topic. The topic should be written in bold, and should be at the very beginning of that sentence. In addition, that definition should also include the Pokemon game or games dealing with that subject. The sentence itself may not be that complicated, for example, "Gold is a main character from the Pokemon game series," is a perfectly fine opening sentence. It's a nice, short lead-in to a lot of information.

The next few sentences in the paragraph should give an overview of the topic. If you are writing a short article on something that does not have a lot of detail or complexity, then an introductory-style paragraph or paragraphs may be all you write. If you are planning on writing a longer article, however, you will want to keep your information in the introduction basic, as the details will fit better in the subsections of the article.

The main reason for this is to help people who have not come directly from the wiki itself; there are visitors looking for information who come from search engines or other links, and may not be aware of the focus of the wiki when they first arrive on the page. By including this information right at the beginning, they'll know where they are and can see right away if the article will be of use to them. As an example, someone looking for information on Cloud's role in Final Fantasy VII or information on types of clouds in the sky would probably not be interested in a Pokemon article.

Longer Articles

Sometimes, you will have a topic that has a lot of information in it, and will therefore need a longer article for a subject. Articles on Worlds, for example, are always divided into several parts, or subsections, to make it easier to find information on the world's layout, the plot taking place there, or even just where the treasure chests are located. There are two guidelines you should use when deciding on creating subsections within an article:

1. Does the subsection make it easy to find information in the article? A person may be searching on certain information on a topic, such as the weapons used by certain characters, or what role they played in games they were in. Can they find that information easily in the article, or do they have to comb through the article to find the section they want?

2. Is the subsection appropriate for the article? Think carefully about a subsection, especially when it overlaps with another article. A subsection on Misty's relationship with Ash in Pokemon would be appropriate for his article; however, describing isty herself would make more sense in her own article. Keep the article as focused on the subject as possible. After all, if someone wants more information on something else mentioned in the article, all they should have to do is click on a link to reach that article.

To Trivia, or Not to Trivia?

Be very careful about creating or adding a trivia or miscellaneous section to an article. Trivia sections can quickly grow out of control and make it hard to find information since they end up covering a broad range of topics. If you want to add something to an article, look at the existing sections and see if there are any places that information might be better put to use.

Categories

Finally, don't forget to add categories to a new article! They're so easily missed because they sit at the bottom, but they are quite useful for navigating. Make sure you pick the appropriate category or categories for a subject, and make sure you spell the category correctly. Often, category names are in plural form since they hold information on several topics instead of one or two things.
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General information

All image setups follow the same basic syntax, however they do not have to be used. The basic syntax is: [[Image:name|type|location|size|caption]] However, everything after name can come in whatever order the user wants it to.

In depth information

Name

The name is the only thing that isn't optional when adding an image to an article (naturally). An important thing to remember is that the name of the image is semi-caps-sensitive in the same way the search-function is, which means that if an image is called FFWiki.jpg, then writing FFWiKi.jpg or FFWiki.JPG will not retrieve the image.

Image Types

There are three types of images:

  • thumb or thumbnail
A frame appears around the image and the image itself is automatically scaled to 180px, or as close to 180px as possible if the image by default is smaller, unless otherwise specified with size. With thumb, it is not possible to "inflate" the image. This means, if the image when uploaded has a width of 80px, it cannot go above 80px no matter what is written in size, it can only go below or equal to the width the uploaded image has. It will by default be located to the right, unless otherwise specified in location. If caption is written, it will appear in a box between the image and the lower part of the frame. By default, it will float on the right side, unless otherwise specified in location
  • frame
When using frame, the image will be framed and always have it's default width, which cannot be changed no matter what is written in size. If caption is written, it will appear in a box between the image and the lower part of the frame.
  • (No specification)
When not specifying the type as one of the above, no frame will appear. Size can be changed in both direction, i.e. "inflation" is possible. If caption is written, it will only appear if the mouse is hovering over the image.

Location

By default, images float to the left, unless otherwise specified or when using the type, thumb.

  • left
Image floats to the left and text will flow to the right of the image
  • right
Image floats to the right and text will flow to the left of the image
  • center
Image floats in the middle and breaks the text. Text that follow the image will appear below the image, but not to the sides.
  • none
Image floats to the left, but breaks the text in the same manner as center.
  • If more than one location is given, only the last one will take effect. If no location is given, it will use its default.

Size

Size is always measured by the size of the width of the image in pixels (px). The height will automatically be computed, so that the image will keep its aspect ratio. If using thumb, the size cannot be "inflated" to a width higher than the one the uploaded has.

  • 100px
Will resize the width to be 100 pixels (100 can be replaced by whatever number you wish). Height will automatically be computed to fit the image's aspect ratio.
  • 100x150px
Using this method is a way of limiting the image to whatever limit it hits first. This corresponds to saying the the width must not exceed 100 pixels and the height must not exceed 150 pixels. Once the image hits one of these limits, the opposite will be scaled to keep aspect ratio.

Caption

Any text entered, that is not recognized as one of the above pre-set commands will be assumed to be caption text. If several captions are entered, only the last will take effect.

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Pokémon Wikia Standards
  • The Pokémon Wiki is not a hosting site, we are not Facebook, user pages should contain content about your wikia information and how you will improve the site.
  • If the article is smaller than 300 bytes please put stub template on the article.
  • Do not tag for deletion if it is unneeded.
  • Edit articles with correct information*.
  • Create an account before editing if you do not already have an account.
  • No fan art allowed.
  • Use accurate information
  • If you have finished an article more than two paragraphs and has a stub template tagged on it, please remove it
  • Do not copy content from Bulbapedia.
Pokémon Wikia Standards
Etiquette
  • No cussing on talk pages.
  • No edit warring.
  • Please sign all messages with four of these ~~~~.
  • If a message is unsigned, add the {{Unsigned}} template to the message.
Pokémon Wikia Standards
Pokémon Wikia talk guidelines
  • Do not add random opinions on talk pages, that is what the forum is for, messages such as these will be removed.
  • User talk pages are not extensions of user pages, talk pages are not meant for the user's personal content and info such as that will be reverted/removed.
  • User talk pages messages should not be deleted or removed, but instead archived, this is the suggested method and if an Administrative warning is in the messages, it is required that you archive.
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Simplified Rules
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, is the largest and most successful wiki. This page lists some of the overarching guidelines that have helped make Wikipedia a success. You may like to consider them for this Wikia.
The Rules
  1. BE BOLD! in updating pages. Go ahead, it's a wiki!
    Encourage others, including those who disagree with you, likewise to BE BOLD!
  2. Be civil to other users at all times.
  3. Ignore all rules. If the rules discourage you from improving or maintaining the wiki's quality, ignore them.
  4. When in doubt, take it to the talk page. We have all the time in the world. Mutual respect is the guiding behavioural principle of Wikia and, although everyone knows that their writing may be edited mercilessly, it is easier to accept changes if the reasons for them are understood. If you discuss changes on the article's talk (or discussion) page before you make them, you should reach consensus faster and happier.
  5. Respect copyright. Wikia uses the GNU Free Documentation License. Everything you contribute must be compatible with that license.
  6. Decent edit summaries and clear and transparent explanations are universally appreciated. Other editors need to understand your process, and it also helps you yourself to understand what you did after a long leave of absence from an article. Please state what you changed and why. If the explanation is too long, add more on the discussion page.
  7. Assume good faith; in other words, try to consider that the person on the other end of the discussion is a thinking, rational being who is trying to positively contribute to the project — unless, and only unless, you have firm, solid, and objective proof to the contrary. Merely disagreeing with you is no such proof.
  8. Particularly, don't revert good faith edits. Reverting is too powerful sometimes. Don't succumb to the temptation, unless you're reverting very obvious vandalism (like "LALALALAL*&*@#@THIS_SUX0RZ", or someone changing "1+2=3" to "1+2=17"). If you really can't stand something, revert once, with an edit summary something like "(rv) I disagree strongly, I'll explain why in talk." and immediately take it to talk.
  9. No personal attacks. Don't write that user such and so is an idiot, or insult him/her (even if (s)he is an idiot). Instead, explain what they did wrong, why it is wrong, and how to fix it. If possible, fix it yourself (but see above).
  10. Be graceful: Be liberal in what you accept, be conservative in what you do. Try to accommodate other people's quirks the best you can, but try to be as polite, solid, and straightforward as possible yourself.
  11. Sign your posts on talk pages using ~~~~, which gets replaced by your username and timestamp when you hit Save. But don't sign on mainspace articles.
  12. Use the preview button; it helps prevents edit conflicts and mistakes.

It's important to have fun... but try to make sure those around you have fun too!

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Outside the Pokédex
People find all sorts of different ways to enjoy the Pokémon experience, from exploring its music to attending conventions to playing in big tournaments. Pokémon isn't just about the Pokémon World itself; it's also a franchise that can help keep you social. Don't believe us? Check out these videos!
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"Catchatronic" -- Pokémon "Gotta Catch ‛Em All" Mix

It may surprise the uninitiated, but Pokémon includes substantial library of songs over which players can bond. Here's the fun "Gotta Catch 'Em All Mix" — but there are plenty more!

2014 Pokémon World Championships Pokémon in DC01:04

2014 Pokémon World Championships Pokémon in DC

See how Pokémon has become a global community at events like the 2014 Pokémon World Championships — not to be confused with the in-universe Pokémon World Tournament.

2013 Pokémon World Championships Why Do You Play Pokémon?01:46

2013 Pokémon World Championships Why Do You Play Pokémon?

People like Pokémon for any number of reasons. In this video from 2013, players explain what's so great about the card game.

We're glad you're here! We're striving to be the best resource about the Pokémon World on the net, so we cover all aspects of Nintendo's smash hit. Whatever knowledge you have — whether it's about the anime, card game, video game or movies — is welcome here. Just sign up for a totally free account and start contributing today! If you run into problems, be sure to give one of our admins a shout! Oh, and don't forget to visit our guidelines and Manual of Style to get some tips on the best ways you can help us grow this database!
258Mudkip
Mudkip (Japanese: ミズゴロウ Mizugorou) is a water-type Starter Pokémon of the Hoenn region. A Mud Fish Pokémon, Mudkip evolves into a Marshtomp, which can further evolve into a Swampert, which can Mega Evolve. It sometimes uses its fin as a radar. Despite its small size, Mudkip can be very strong, enough to crush boulders. It usually lives in the mud and sleeps at the bottom of the lake.(more...)
National Dex: 258
Type(s): water/
Species: Mud Fish Pokémon
Abilities: Torrent, Damp(DW)




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