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Bulbapedia

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Bulbapedia
Bulbapedia logo.png
Ownership
Owner

Liam Pomfret (Archaic)

URL

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net

Founded

2005

Coverage
Main area of focus Pokémon logo.png
Side areas of focus

Super Smash Bros series logo

Page statistics
Content articles -*
All pages -*
Uploaded files 0*
Edit statistics
Page edits since set up -*
Average edits per page -*
User statistics
Registered users

-*

Active users

656*

Bots

3*

Administrators

-*

Bureaucrats

9*

Abuse

27*

Junior Administrators

10*

Senior Administrators

4*

Editorial Board

10*

Check users

0*

steward

0*

Technical staff

3*

View statistics
Page views since the Bulbapedia was set up N/A*
Average views per edit N/A*
Groups
Bulbagarden Networks
  • Highest-trafficked portion of website
  • Shares Bulbagarden Archives with Bulbanews and RPGwiki
Encyclopædiæ Pokémonis
  • Founding member
  • Still has membership
  • English-language member
NIWA
  • Founding member (First Wave)
  • Still has membership
  • Representative focusing on Pokémon

Bulbapedia is a community-driven indepedent English wiki about the Pokémon series. Founded in 2004, and opened to the public in 2005, Bulbapedia is a sector of Bulbagarden, a Pokémon fan community. Its name is a portmanteau of "Bulbagarden", the Pokémon website that runs Bulbapedia, and "encyclopedia". Both Bulbapedia and Bulbagarden get their names from Bulbasaur, the first Pokémon listed in the National Pokédex order. Bulbasaur also acts as the mascot for Bulbapedia under Encyclopædiæ Pokémonis.

Bulbapedia is one of the founding members of NIWA, along with Super Mario Wiki and Zelda Wiki.

History[edit]

Bulbapedia began as an idea for a Pokémon wiki, in the style of Wikipedia, to be set up by the Pokémon community. Eventually, Bulbagarden took the initiative, with Zhen Lin establishing the wiki in private on December 21, 2004 and Bulbagarden second-in-command evkl assuming authority as its first Editor-in-Chief. The original period of development looked for members of the Bulbagarden community to write for "a collaborative and open work environment which makes interacting with other staff and looking up information very simple." This proved unsuccessful, but Bulbapedia proceeded with around a dozen contributors, and reached 100 articles within three weeks.

It later opened to the public on February 14, 2005, and was marketed as "Bulbagarden's Valentine's Gift to the Fandom". Under evkl, the wiki grew from Bulbagarden's pet project to a large database of information. Over 21 new articles were created within the first 24 hours of operation, and within the first three months 1,000 articles had been written. evkl handed handed off control of the wiki to Zhen Lin in early 2006. The 10,000th article was created three years later, on June 29, 2008.

In April 2006, Bulbapedia and the German PokéWiki would come together to create Encyclopædiæ Pokémonis, a multilingual network of Pokémon Wikis. The project currently includes seven member wikis of various languages, being: Bulbapedia (English), PokéWiki (German), Pokémon Wiki (Japanese), Poképédia (French), Pokémon Central (Italian), WikiDex (Spanish), and 52Poké Wiki (Chinese). Under Encyclopædiæ Pokémonis, Bulbapedia is labeled under the color green.

At one point, the administrator of Zelda Wiki contacted Archaic, the webmaster of Bulbapedia, about a possible affiliation. From these talks, it was decided that, rather than a simple affiliation, that the two would start a network of Nintendo wikis (originally called "Independent Nintendo Wikis"), expanding upon the concept of the Encyclopædiæ Pokémonis project. Zelda Wiki would later convince Super Mario Wiki to join, and on February 14, 2010 (the fifth anniversary of the public launch of Bulbapedia), the Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance was launched.

In April 2017, an app version of Bulbapedia was launched for Android devices.

Current staff[edit]

Bulbapedia logo.png  Main article: Bulbapedia:Staff 
Name Wiki Link N-Wiki Link Forum Link Other Position
Executive Staff
Liam Archaic Archaic NIWA profile Webmaster, Owner of Bulbagarden Network
N/A digBMGF N/A N/A Chief of Staff
N/A Enzap N/A N/A Deputy Chief of Staff
Evan evkl N/A NIWA profile Vice-Webmaster, Founding Editor-in-Chief
N/A Kogoro N/A N/A Interim Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Archives Liaison, Chief of Staff
N/A MAGNEDETH N/A NIWA profile Vice-Webmaster
Editorial Board
N/A abcboy N/A N/A Head of Games
Kai Adil N/A NIWA profile Head of Anime
N/A Ataro N/A N/A Head of Manga
N/A Darkeiya N/A N/A Head of Art
N/A glik N/A NIWA profile Head of TCG
N/A Pokemaster97 Pokemaster97 NIWA profile Editor-in-Chief
N/A SnorlaxMonster SnorlaxMonster NIWA profile NIWA Executive Board
Special Assistant, Bulbagarden Archives Advisory Council, Bulbanews Deputy Editor-in-Chief
N/A Spriteit N/A N/A Special Assistant, Bulbagarden Archives Administrator
Bureaucrats
Kai ArcToraphim N/A N/A Head of Shipping
N/A Force Fire N/A N/A N/A
N/A G50 N/A N/A N/A
N/A Zesty Cactus N/A NIWA profile N/A
Senior Administrators
Chao 神奇超龍 N/A N/A Bulbanews Writer
Thomas Blazingfist N/A N/A N/A
N/A Chosen N/A N/A N/A
Crystal Crystal Talian N/A N/A N/A
N/A Dennou Zenshi N/A N/A N/A
N/A Nuva-kal N/A N/A Bulbagarden Archives Senior Administrator
N/A Tiddlywinks N/A NIWA profile N/A
N/A Umeko N/A N/A N/A
Administrators
Carmen Carmenstar97 N/A N/A N/A
N/A CycloneGU N/A N/A N/A
N/A Daniel Carrero N/A N/A N/A
N/A Frozen Fennec N/A N/A N/A
N/A ht14 N/A N/A N/A
N/A MisterE13 N/A N/A N/A
N/A Ruixiang95 N/A N/A N/A
Junior Administrators
N/A Celadonkey N/A N/A N/A
N/A Wowy N/A N/A N/A


External links[edit]


Pokémon series logo

PC games Project Studio • PokéROM • Play It (Version 2) • Masters Arena • PC Master • Team Turbo
Pokémon mini Pokémon Party mini • Pokémon Pinball mini • Pokémon Puzzle Collection • Pokémon Zany Cards • Pokémon Tetris • Pokémon Puzzle Collection Vol. 2 • Pokémon Race mini • Pichu Bros. mini • Togepi no Daibouken • Pokémon Sodateyasan mini
PICO software
Self-contained (non-Pokémon mini) Pokémon Pikachu • Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS  • Pokémotion  • Eevee × Tamagotchi
Applications
e-Reader applications/games Berry Tree • Construction: Action • Construction: Melody Box • Ditto Leapfrog • Diving Corsola • Doki Doki Kakurenbo • Dream Eater • Fire Hoops • Flower Power • Fruit Daisakusen! • Flying Journey • Follow Hoothoot • GO, Poliwrath! • Gotcha! • Harvest Time • Here Comes Gloom • Hold Down Hoppip • Imakuni?'s Ball • Jumping Doduo • Kingler's Day • Leek Game • Lifesaver • Machop At Work • Magby and Magmar • Make A Dash! • Metronome • Mighty Tyranitar • Night Flight • Pika Pop • Punching Bags • Ride the Tuft • Rolling Voltorb • Sneak and Snatch • Sweet Scent • Time Travel • Tokotoko Truck • Watch Out! • Wooper's Juggling Game
Other

Related NIWA Wiki: Bulbapedia icon English Bulbapedia icon • Pokémon Central Wiki logo Italian Pokémon Central Wiki logo

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