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Part of the goal of WikiProject Pokémon is to make informative lists about each of the Pokémon species, lists that even someone unfamiliar with Pokémon can understand with a minimum of confusion. Each list has twenty Pokémon on it in numerical order. They are basically mini-articles about the Pokémon that cut down a lot of the unnecessary information.

In this guide you will learn how to make a section of the list look like the following example.


Number: 244 Type: Fire Does not evolve

Entei (エンテイ?), known as the Volcano Pokémon, is one of the three "Legendary Beasts" that are featured in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. According to legend, the Legendary Beasts were reincarnated by Ho-Oh from the spirits of three Pokémon which died in the fire that gave Burnt Tower its name. They are awakened in this tower in their first video game appearance. Entei is a lion-like creature covered in brown fur with a long, thick mane covering its neck. It has gray plates surrounding the cape that makes it look as if smoke is coming out of a crater on its back. Entei has white paws and black cuff-like bands on its legs, It has a red face with a white plate that resembles a handlebar mustache on its face, and a three-pointed yellow crest on its forehead. Entei's head appears to resemble a kabuto, a samurai helmet. Myths say that it is born during the eruption of a volcano, and that a new one is born along with each volcano.[1] Entei is an embodiment of magma,[2] being able to launch powerfully searing, fire that is hotter than magma from its mouth.[3] When it roars, it can make a volcano erupt on another part of the globe.[4] As a member of the legendary beast trio, Entei are constantly on the move with no set place to hang around in.[5]

Entei first appears in the Game Boy Color video games Pokémon Gold and Silver. Upon being approached by the player's character, Entei, along with its counterparts Raikou and Suicune, flee, traveling at incredible speeds across Johto. The three of them will randomly appear on a certain route, fleeing from battle at the first opportunity. The three of them later appear in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen; however, only one of them appears in a single play through. If the player chooses Bulbasaur, Entei will appear in a similar fashion to how it appeared in Gold and Silver. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Entei is encountered similarly to how it is in Gold and Silver. Entei, along with his counterparts, appears as the final boss of Pokémon Ranger. It also appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl. It also appears in other spin-off titles, including Pokémon Trozei and all Pokémon Mystery Dungeon titles.

Entei was a main character in Pokémon 3: The Movie.[6] He is an illusionary Entei that appeared to Molly Hale after she made a wish to the Unown, serving as a replacement father for her while her real father was trapped in the Unown dimension. He did everything Molly asked for, even kidnapping Delia Ketchum so she can be Molly's mother and providing her with Crystal Pokémon for her to battle Brock and Misty with when they entered the tower that Entei had created to rescue Delia. When Ash attempted to confront Entei to get his mother back, his Totodile and Cyndaquil were rapidly defeated, with Pikachu only lasting longer without fairing any better, and even Charizard was only able to hold Entei off without actually defeating it. However, when Entei was about to kill Charizard, Molly finally decided that she wanted things to be real again. Accepting Molly's decision, Entei helped Pikachu and Charizard defeat the now out-of-control Unown, subsequently bidding Molly farewell and assuring her that he would always be in her dreams.

Entei makes few appearances in the television series, making only one major appearance in the episode "Entei at Your Own Risk". Entei will appear in the upcoming film Phantom Ruler: Zoroark, along with Celebi and its two counterparts, Raikou and Suicune. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Entei and its counterparts are awakened by the character Yellow. They then race across Kanto and Johto in order to find trainers to defeat the Masked Man, the leader of Team Rocket in this manga, and rescue Ho-Oh. Entei first teams up with Blaine, and later Silver, eventually rescuing the characters Gold and Silver from the Masked Man. After he is defeated, the three legendary dogs depart.

IGN editor "Pokémon of the Day Chick" described Entei along with Moltres as the most undeserving Pokémon of their legendary title.[7] She further elaborated that while it was somewhat cool in the film, as of the release of Pokémon Crystal, Entei was the worst legendary Pokémon ever, citing its poor stats and move options. She also recommended that anyone looking for a decent pure fire type to choose Arcanine instead.[8] GamesRadar described Entei as a dog which ran through a cosplayers closet.[9] Variety editor Robert Koehler stated that Entei was a "fine addition to the collection".[10] Reviewer Eric D. Snider commented that while in Pokémon 3, Entei has captured Molly, a character in it, and Delia Ketchum, protagonist Ash Ketchum's mother, he is not evil; merely attempting to fulfill the wishes of Molly as a minister of the Unown, also in the film.[11] USA Today editor Mike Clark described Entei as a "creature with a kind heart".[12]

The Guide[edit]


Number: 001 Type: Grass/Poison Evolves from: None Evolves into: Ivysaur (Lv.16)

After the title you put a small infobox using Template:pokeinfoboxsmall.

|number = 
|type =
|type2 =
|evolvesfrom =
|evolvesto =

When filled out it looks like this.

|number = 001
|type = Grass
|type2 = Poison
|evolvesfrom =
|evolvesto = Ivysaur (Lv.16)

Also, if a Pokémon has a main article separate from the list then put this template under the infobox.



After the Infobox, the content starts with the species' name and classification.

Poliwhirl (ニョロゾ Nyorozo?), known as the Tadpole Pokémon, is ...

The name is written by using Template:nihongo.

Code {{nihongo|'''Poliwhirl'''|ニョロゾ|Nyorozo}}
Gives Poliwhirl (ニョロゾ Nyorozo?)

The classification should be what they are listed as in the game. This can be found in many places, one of which is on Bulbapedia either in the infobox of the Pokémon's page, or compiled in a table here. Try to link the term so more about what the Pokémon is based on can be found.

Concept and creation[edit]

Concept and creation is one of those bits of information that is hard to find, but is very valuable. Make sure not to put unsourced original research.

As a child, Satoshi Tajiri collected insects and other small animals around his Machida, Tokyo home. Tajiri drew inspiration for Poliwhirl from the tadpoles that he collected; the swirl on the Pokémon's stomach comes from Tajiri's memories of being able to see tadpoles' intestines through their transparent skin.[13] Poliwhirl's English name came from a combination of the word "tadpole" and "whirl"; the later half of the animal name was combined with the symbol on Poliwhirl's stomach.[14]

Design and characteristics[edit]

The design and characteristics are what the Pokémon looks like, and how they act, as well as some special abilities. This can be written by you, reworded from the Pokédex entries, or you can use prose already written by Wikipedia editors, after sourcing and trimming it.

Charizard's wings can carry this Pokémon close to an altitude of 4,600 feet.[15] It breathes intense flames that can melt any material. However, it will never torch a weaker foe.[16] One is also capable of crushing enemies with its claws. Charizard are violent yet honorable creatures, flying proudly around the sky and constantly seeking for powerful opponents to quarrel with.[17] If Charizard becomes furious, the flame at the tip of its tail flares up in a whitish-blue color.[18] Because of their reckless behavior, Charizard are known to unintentionally cause wildfires.[19]

In this section you want to use a lot of the Pokédex data. This can be found on Bulbapedia in the Pokémon's page under Pokédex entries. This is what will build up a lot of the references. Try to not repeat information or use the Pokédex entries word for word. To reference the Pokédex use the following example

Because of their reckless behavior, Charizard are known to unintentionally cause wildfires.[19]
Because of their reckless behavior, Charizard are also known to unintentionally cause [[wildfire]]s.
<ref name="CharizardRed">{{pokédex|red|It spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. Known to cause forest fires 

The {{Pokédex}} template is very easy to use, and helps a lot with referencing characteristics. {{pokédex|game|quote}} It fills out the {{Cite video game}} Template for you.

Pokémon games[edit]

After the characteristics you can put a Pokémon's main role in the Video Game series, but remember, this section of the list shouldn't be too big. So only put notable items.

Lucario is a Pokémon that appears in the Nintendo DS versions of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl; The only way to obtain it is to get a Riolu egg from Riley on Iron Island, hatch the egg, and evolve Riolu. Lucario is used by Maylene, the third Sinnoh Gym Leader, a tag-team partner known as Riley, and by Cynthia, Sinnoh's Elite Four Champion.[20] In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Lucario is seen as the greatest rescue leader of all time, and his adventures have become legendary. After reaching a certain amount of points, a Lucario statue will be displayed outside the rescue base. While the player never meets Lucario, Alakazam tells the player that his goal is to become closer to Lucario's greatness.[21]

If the Pokémon appears in Super Smash Bros. (series) then this is a good thing to add.

Charizard has appeared many times throughout the Super Smash Bros. (series). Charizard first appears as a non-playable character in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, as one of the Pokémon which can appear if a player throws a Poké Ball. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Charizard is now playable, under the command of the Pokémon Trainer.[22] The Trainer has a Squirtle and an Ivysaur, all three of which can be switched between; unlike the other fighters, these Pokémon become fatigued and consequently weaker, and must be switched out long enough to recover.[22]


Next put notable appearances in the anime. Do not describe everything they did in the episode, but give a summary of their role in the plot.

In the anime, Magikarp has appeared several times, most notably as the subject of a running gag in which a salesman attempts to trick Team Rocket into buying Magikarp in various guises, the first one being in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.[23] In The Joy of Pokémon, a Nurse Joy from the Orange Islands befriended a giant Magikarp that saved her as a child. It evolved into an equally large Gyarados, but it remained friendly.[24] In The Wacky Watcher, Ash, Misty and Tracey help a Pokémon Watcher named Darcy Quinn observe the migration and evolution of a school of Magikarp.[25] Another, in Ya See We Want an Evolution, was nicknamed the strongest Magikarp. This Magikarp was unique in that it was in fact able to battle surprisingly well, even giving Pikachu a hard time.[26]

For referencing anime use the following template:

<ref name="Sandshrew's Locker!">
{{cite episode| title = Sandshrew's Locker! 
| series = [[Pokémon (anime)|Pokémon]] 
| credits = Yukiyoshi Ōhashi (writer) 
| network = Various 
| airdate = January 26, 2008 
| season = [[List of Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl episodes|Diamond and Pearl]]
| number = 47}}

Critical Reception[edit]

Finally you want to add what impact the Pokémon has had on the world. Whether it be good or bad, reception is reception. Many species have separate articles because people think they have a silly design.

GamesRadar described it as "[t]he ultimate in useless Pokémon", though noted its evolution Gyarados as one of the "most well-known" characters in the series.[27] IGN called it "possibly the most docile, unassuming, and weak of all the monsters in the Pokémon world".[28] They further described it as serving solely as comic relief, until its evolution into Gyarados.[29]
In November 2000 it was reported that Uri Geller, an Israeli "psychic"-magician who claims to bend spoons with his mind, sued Nintendo over the Pokémon "Yungerer" (renamed Kadabra in English localizations) which he claimed was an unauthorized appropriation of his identity.[30][31] The Pokémon in question has psychic abilities and carries bent spoons. He also claimed that the star on Kadabra's forehead, and the lightning patterns on its abdomen, are symbolisms popular with the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany, and was outraged at the connotations that Nintendo had supposedly made. Although the symbols are derived from Zener cards, the name is a pun; the katakana n (ン) resembles the kana ri (リ) (the translation of Mr. Geller's name into Katakana would be ユリゲラー Yurigerā). Geller sued for the equivalent of $100 million, but lost.


  1. ^ Game Freak (2000-10-15). Pokémon Silver. Game Boy Color. Nintendo. A Pokémon that races across the land. It is said that one is born every time a new volcano appears. 
  2. ^ Game Freak (2003-03-17). Pokémon Ruby. Game Boy Advance. Nintendo. Entei embodies the passion of magma. This Pokémon is thought to have been born in the eruption of a volcano. It sends up massive bursts of fire that utterly consume all that they touch. 
  3. ^ Game Freak (2001-07-29). Pokémon Crystal. Game Boy Color. Nintendo. This brawny Pokémon courses around the earth, spouting flames hotter than a volcano's magma. 
  4. ^ Game Freak (2007-04-22). Pokémon Diamond. Nintendo DS. Nintendo. It is said that when it roars, a volcano erupts somewhere around the globe. 
  5. ^ Game Freak (2004-09-07). Pokémon LeafGreen. Game Boy Advance. Nintendo. Volcanoes erupt when it barks. Unable to restrain its extreme power, it races headlong around the land. 
  6. ^ Norman J. Grossfeld, Michael Haigney, Hideki Sonoda, Takeshi Shudo (writers) (April 6, 2001). "Pokémon 3: The Movie". Pokémon. Various. 
  7. ^ pokemonofthedaychick (2002-11-18). "Pokemon Crystal Version Pokemon of the Day: Moltres (#146)". IGN. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
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  9. ^ Padilla, Raymond. "Pokemusings, week 40". GamesRadar. Future Publishing. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
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  13. ^ Larimer, Tim (22 November 1999). "The Ultimate Game Freak". Time Asia. New York City: Time Inc. 154 (20): 2. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "#061 Poliwhirl". IGN. News Corporation. 1998. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  15. ^ Pokédex: Its wings can carry this Pokémon close to an altitude of 4,600 feet. It blows out fire at very high temperatures.Game Freak (2004-09-09). Pokémon Fire Red. Game Boy Advance. Nintendo. 
  16. ^ Pokédex: A Charizard flies about in search of strong opponents. It breathes intense flames that can melt any material. However, it will never torch a weaker foe. Game Freak (2005-05-01). Pokémon Emerald. Game Boy. Nintendo. 
  17. ^ Pokédex: Charizard flies around the sky in search of powerful opponents. It breathes fire of such great heat that it melts anything. However, it never turns its fiery breath on any opponent weaker than itself. Game Freak (2003-03-17). Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. Game Boy. Nintendo. 
  18. ^ Pokédex: If Charizard becomes furious, the flame at the tip of its tail flares up in a whitish-blue color. Game Freak (2000-10-15). Pokémon Gold. Game Boy. Nintendo. 
  19. ^ a b Pokédex: It spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. Known to cause forest fires unintentionally. Game Freak (1998-09-30). Pokémon Red and Blue. Game Boy. Nintendo. 
  20. ^ Game Freak (2007-04-22). Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Nintendo DS. Nintendo. 
  21. ^ Chunsoft (2006-09-18). Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team. Nintendo DS. Nintendo. 
  22. ^ a b "Pokémon Trainer". Smash Bros. DOJO!!. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  23. ^ Yukiyoshi Ōhashi (writer) (September 28, 1998). "Battle Aboard the St. Anne". Pokémon. Season Indigo League. Episode 15. Various. 
  24. ^ Junki Takegami (writer) (March 4, 2000). "The Joy of Pokémon". Pokémon. Season Adventures on the Orange Islands. Episode 92. Various. 
  25. ^ Shinzō Fujita (writer) (September 16, 2000). "The Wacky Watcher!". Pokémon. Season Adventures on the Orange Islands. Episode 109. Various. 
  26. ^ Yukiyoshi Ōhashi (writer) (July 10, 2007). "Ya See We Want an Evolution!". Pokémon. Season Diamond and Pearl. Episode 21. Various. 
  27. ^ Elston, Brett. "The complete Pokemon RBY pokedex, part 12". GamesRadar. Future Publishing. p. 9. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  28. ^ "Gyarados Biography". IGN. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  29. ^ pokemonofthedaychick (October 21, 2002). "Pokemon Crystal Version Pok¿mon of the Day: Magikarp (#129) - IGN FAQs". IGN. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  30. ^ Uri Geller sues Pokémon -
  31. ^ BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Geller sues Nintendo over Pokémon

External links[edit]

Links to include here are the Official Pokémon website and a link to Bulbapedia.

If another language Wiki has a list on the Pokémon then interwiki links ([[da:Pokémon (1-20)]] for example) should be added at the bottom of the page.