These are the PBB Wikia Guidelines. These rules must be followed, and violating these guidelines could lead you up to consequences that depend on which rule you break, and the severity of your offence. Please at least read the text in bold before editing or creating any pages. These guidelines do not apply to forum posts, blog posts or chat messages unless it was otherwise specified.
General Editing Guidelines
Do not vandalize! Vandalism is the act of creating a mess on the wiki, usually with inappropriate content. Clearing a page, inserting off-topic or obviously false information, distorting and spamming on an article, as well as renaming an article into gibberish titles, are some of the many actions that are considered malicious. Vandalism will only get you in trouble, usually by being banned. If vandalism persists or edit wars have commenced, pages will be locked temporarily.
No inappropriate content! This includes content not only on pages, but on blog posts, forum posts, photos and the chat. Foul language, vulgar words and adult content are strictly prohibited. Profanity is also considered as inappropriate content. Please make this wiki clean for everyone!
Use proper grammar and spelling. Canadian / British / Australian spelling is preferred, though some codes might require American spelling to work properly, most notably
<font color=" "></font> and
align="center". Now, this can be let go of if the mistake is minor or by accident, but if you see any mistakes that you recognize, please correct them. If you are not sure you have used correct spelling or grammar, check by using online tools. Also, make sure to proofread before publishing any edits.
Vary the vocabulary you are using. When writing, try to vary the vocabulary and length of sentences. It makes things sound more interesting. However, if you are not certain how a word or a phrase should be used, please check it up on a dictionary before adding it, and if you are still unsure, please avoid using the vocabulary.
Use punctuation and capitalization. Proper punctuation and capitalization are important for helping people understand what you are trying to share. Make sure you capitalize every starting letter of a starting word of a sentence, and not forget about commas and periods. This is excusable if it is a caption of an image.
Third person words. Always use third person words like "player". Avoid using words like "you", "your", "me", "I" and other first or second person words. Remember to use "the player" or "players" if you are describing an action someone does.
Centre images if they are in a table. It is preferred to have photos inside tables centred to make the tables tidy.
Use the templates provided. There are templates provided, like Template:Main, Template:Info Route, Template:Info Town and City. You will have to edit things yourself, so check the sources of other pages for reference.
Rules for Creating Pages
Add a page only when it is necessary! Only currently existing locations, notable teams or characters, items, types and tools like the RTD, should have separate articles in the main namespace. At least a section of the article must be unique to Pokémon Brick Bronze. Otherwise, do not create a page.
- Pages for future locations are not allowed. Only currently accessible places can have their own main namespace articles. Please be patient and wait until the locations actually open — any speculations should go to user blogs or the forum.
- Standalone articles for each Pokémon species are also not allowed for now because the contents inside can hardly be unique to Pokémon Brick Bronze other than the encountering method or location. Refer to Bulbapedia, Serebii.net or Pokémon Database for details of Pokémon species.
- Some groups of Pokémon can be given exception and have their group articles, depending on their uniqueness and to what kind of extent that their encounter methods are PBB-only. However, this will require permission from the Bureaucrats, Administrators and Content Moderators once they have a consensus.
- If you want to create a guide, use the blog post feature. All users have their own user blogs accessible from their user page.
- If you would like to ask for suggestions of your team, please proceed to the forum's Pokémon Help board.
- If you wish to create a trade request, head over to Traders' Board on the forum.
No plagiarism! Basically, do not copy information from other websites or Wikis word by word! Original work is always better and besides, people could just go to those web pages if they wanted the copied information. Please include information that relates to the game more.
Categorize pages. Pages should be categorized in their correct category. Check the category to see what pages are in it before adding a page to a category.
Check other pages for reference. This helps a lot if you are new. It is recommended to check other pages to see how they are laid out before creating a page.
- Try to at least have a skeleton when creating pages, for example, have most of them required sections prepared.
- It is allowed if the images or rarity information cannot be filled out until later on, but if the article only has a few sentences, it risks being discarded.
- Writing "work in progress" or "please help out" in the body of articles is not allowed. Keep those to comments or edit summary.
Make the title being mentioned bold. If the title of a page is being mentioned for the first time, make it bold. Here is an example: "
'''Mitis Town''' is the town where players begin their Pokémon adventure." This will make Mitis Town bold.
- Use é (alt+0233 on Windows and alt+e then e on Mac) when using Pokémon, Poké Ball, Flabébé or café.
- Add Template:Spoiler for sections or articles containing any events vital to the plot.
- Use "This page / section contains spoilers!" in the first parameter.
- Use "This page / section contains major spoilers!" instead if there is a critical revelation or plot twist. All character articles will require this warning on top of the pages. This will also necessitate hiding the whole section with the following code:
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"><div class="mw-collapsible-content">, with
</div></div>attached at the end of the section.
- All dialogues in character articles are required to be in italics and quoted with double quotation marks, such as:
''"Tess ...... please forgive me."''This will show the quote like: "Tess ...... please forgive me."
- Hide them with the afore-mentioned codes for folding spoiler contents.
- All mentions of the official Pokémon games and other Roblox games in the main namespace articles are also required to be marked in italics, no matter if the games belong in core series or side series. For example: the code
''Pokémon Sun and Moon''will display Pokémon Sun and Moon.
- Use "(Type name)-type Pokémon" instead of "(Type name)-types" when referring to a type of Pokémon, for example: "Fire-type Pokémon" instead of "Fire-types". Use "The (Type name) Type" when referring to the type rather than groups of Pokémon, such as "introduction of the Dark Type".
- Use "Legendary Pokémon" and "Mythical Pokémon" instead of "legendaries" or "mythicals" when referring to any of those.
- Try not to spoil the exact Legendary or Mythical Pokémon if they are not in-game yet.
For at least each 200 encounters, assign the rarity level of a Pokémon as follows:
|Out of 200||Out of 500||Out of 1000|
|More than 80 times||More than 200 times||More than 400 times||>40%||Common|
|41-80 times||101-200 times||201-400 times||21-40%||Uncommon|
|11-40 times||26-100 times||51-200 times||6-20%||Rare|
|10 times or fewer||25 times or fewer||50 times or fewer||≤5%||Very Rare|
You are also allowed to increase the sample size to 500 or even 1000 encounters if you have the time to do so. Multiply the scale proportionally such that test results follow the percentage, as shown above. However, please exclude Roaming and Event Pokémon from the encounter rate assessments.
As for special encounters which only provide one chance for battle, such as Mythical Pokémon Jirachi, they are automatically labelled as One Only via the templates. Another kind of special encounters are only available once per week, replace the rarity level with corresponding day of the week such as "Friday", so that the template will automatically show "Every Friday". Some Pokémon only appear during the day or at night, please attach "
|Day/Night=Day" or "
|Day/Night=Night" respectively. There is a standalone article listing out all Roaming Pokémon, so please do not include them in the wild encounter tables in location pages.
There are also a few Pokémon which have their exact encounter rates confirmed by the main developers. The exact encounter rates are listed in red directly below the rarity level, via the code "
|Rate=(Encounter rate)". Please do not change them unless the developers announced that those encounter rates have been modified.
To upload images, go to "Images" in the navigation bar, then click "Add a Photo". Alternatively, use Special:MultipleUpload for uploading many photos at once. All images should relate to Pokémon Brick Bronze, unless they are only used in user pages or blogs, such as profile pictures. Inappropriate contents, such as foul language, vulgar words and adult content are strictly forbidden. Do not upload the same photos repeatedly, because duplicated files shall be deleted if spotted.
These are files of Pokémon being used in-game. There are 3 kinds of sprites: front, back and menu sprites. Each of them has different usage and requires a different file name standard and file format, as listed below. Please check and see if the sprites you are about to upload are already on the Wikia or not before actually uploading, because redundant photos shall be taken down once spotted.
Please note that all the normal Pokémon front sprites, including their non-Shiny gender and form differences, are already uploaded, except certain Cosplay Pikachu variants, so do not bother uploading, unless you are uploading front sprites for the missing Shiny Pokémon, or the missing variants of Cosplay Pikachu.
Front sprites are the sprites used in the Pokémon summary screen or as opponent's Pokémon. They are required to be in a .gif format. The file names should be in the format of "(Pokémon)-(Gender)-(Form)-(Shiny)_(Suffix).gif". Suffix must be one of the following, depending on which game the Pokémon (or the form) is introduced:
- Pokémon X and Y: _XY
- Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: _ORAS
- Pokémon Sun and Moon: _SM
The game mostly uses X and Y sprites, but some Mega Evolution or Primal Reversion forms use OR/AS sprites. Alola Pokémon and some forms introduced recently use Sun and Moon sprites. Here are some examples and comparisons:
- Charizard_XY.gif / Charizard-MegaX_XY.gif / Charizard-MegaY_XY.gif
- Pikachu-M_XY.gif / Pikachu-F_XY.gif
- Raichu-M-Kanto-Shiny_XY.gif / Raichu-F-Kanto-Shiny_XY.gif / Raichu-Alola-Shiny_SM.gif
- Shellos-West_XY.gif / Shellos-East_XY.gif
- Gengar-Mega_XY.gif / Gengar-Mega-Shiny_XY.gif
- Ninetales-Kanto_XY.gif / Ninetales-Alola_SM.gif
- Zygarde-10%_SM.gif / Zygarde-50%_XY.gif / Zygarde-Complete_SM.gif
- Ash-Greninja is a special case, where its file name is "Ash-Greninja_SM.gif".
Back sprites are the sprites of player's and partner's Pokémon when sent into battle. On PBB Wikia, they are only used for partner's Pokémon, such as showing Rivals Jake and Tess' Pokémon when battled alongside on Route 8 and in Anthian Sewer.
These sprites should also come in .gif format. The file names are similar to front sprites, but add "-back" before the suffix, such that it will be "(Pokémon)-(Gender)-(Form)-(Shiny)-back_(Suffix).gif", e.g. "Gabite-M-back_XY.gif".
Menu sprites are those shown in Pokémon menu screen. On PBB Wikia, they are used in the templates. They should all come in 40px and .png format, and their file names must be "(Pokemon)-(Form)-(Shiny) Menu Sprite.png", e.g. "Delphox Menu Sprite.png" or "Castform-Sunny Menu Sprite.png". Make sure to set the licensing to "I got this from Wikipedia or another Wikimedia project" when uploading.
These are photos of items being used in-game. There are 4 kinds of sprites: bag, mining, Key Item and Dream World sprites, all in .png format. Each of them has different usage and again, requires a different file name standard, as listed below. We remind you once again to check and see if the sprites you are about to upload are already on the Wikia or not before actually uploading, because redundant photos shall be erased once found. Make sure to set the licensing to "I got this from Wikipedia or another Wikimedia project" when uploading, unless the item is custom-made for the game, such as Sawsbuck Coffee.
Bag sprites are items displayed in player's bag. They are the most widely used item files here. Almost all of them are available in 24px, though a few items like Super Rod might come in 25px. Their file names should be "(Item).png", for example: "Super Rod.png". The only exceptions are TMs and HMs, which are named "TM (Type).png" or "HM (Type).png", and all of them are already uploaded.
Mining sprites are the appearance of items when dug out in Sinnoh Underground, which was only featured in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. In PBB, they appear during underwater mining in Lagoona Trenches. Their file names must be "(Item) Mining.png", e.g. "Flame Plate Mining.png".
Key Item sprites
Key Item sprites are the pop-up photos when receiving certain Key Items in Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2. They rarely appear in PBB and thus are also hardly used here. Their file names should be "(Item) KI.png", such as "Gracidea KI.png".
Dream World sprites
Dream World sprites, or Global Link sprites, are items displayed in Pokémon Dream World and Pokémon Global Link. They are not used in-game, but are still used on PBB Wikia. Their files must be named in "(Item) DW.png", such as "Fire Stone DW.png".
Gym Badges are the reward for defeating Gym Leaders. They are found in a section called "Game Badges" on the page of PBB on Roblox. They all come in 150px and should be named "(Badge name) Badge.png", like "Arc Badge.png".
VS Screens are shown before important battles like Gym and League Matches, or against the Eclipse Boss. They must be named "VS (Opponent).png", for example: "VS Chad.png".
Photos of locations must be in a .png format and must not include the players themselves, the players' list on top right corner and Menu / RTD / Ro-Power buttons on the left. Their file names must be "(Location).png", for example: "Mitis Town.png", "Route 1.png" and "Anthian City - Shopping District.png". Having them in 1280x720px, or 16:9 format is the best, but this isn't mandatory.
The following rules are enforced in blog posts, article comments and the forum.
- No foul language or vulgar words.
- No inappropriate content, specifically adult content.
- Keep the replies on-topic. No spamming.
- No scamming. Transactions in Robux are also forbidden according to the Trading Rules.
- For article comments only: Do not spam images. Only use photos if words cannot get the message across.