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There are many templates in use in the Pokémon Wiki and these are only subset, representing some of the most important and commonly used ones. If you feel that a template belongs on this page, do not hesitate to add it.

  • Category:Templates should list all templates in the wiki, categorized into the various subcategories.
  • The Template namespace always has all templates in the wiki, unsorted.

What are templates?[edit]

Wiki templates provide a means to insert the same content over and over in different (or the same) pages. This saves editors the hassle of duplicating the same text again and again, and also helps ensure consistency.

Templates are generally shown with the format required to use the template (e.g. {{stub}}). Clicking the template name takes you to the template's page, where you can see what it looks like and how it is used.

Detailed instructions on the usage of each template should exist on their respective pages.

Notice templates[edit]

About[edit]

{{about}}

  • Add this to the top of an article to refer to any identically named article(s). It is a "for x see y" template.

Nominate an article for deletion[edit]

{{delete}}

Disambiguation articles[edit]

{{disambig}}

  • If you have several articles that have similar or identical names, you may wish to create a "disambiguation" page at the main article name, with the articles taking an extra phrase in brackets afterwards. For example:
[[Pokémon]] <-- disambiguation page, with links to:
[[Pokémon (species)]]
[[Pokémon (franchise)]]

Main article[edit]

{{main}}

  • Use at the start of a section to link to the main article on it.

Sandbox[edit]

{{sandbox}}

Stub[edit]

{{stub}}

  • When a page has little or no useful information, then it is likely a stub. This template will include them in Category:Stubs, and is used to list which articles need expanding.

Formatting templates[edit]

Br[edit]

{{br}}

  • This template is used to reduce the amount of non-wikicode used on pages, replacing the code <br style="clear:both;" />. Its use should generally be avoided.
  • You can use {{br}} instead of the HTML tag that clears space below things like images, pictures and tables, so the following stuff doesn't begin until the bottom of the image, picture or table box. Additionally, you can add |left or |right to clear only left or right floats respectively.

Color[edit]

{{color}}, {{color-link}}, {{color-link-external}}

  • Changes the color of a text, a wiki link (including piped), and external links, respectively.

T[edit]

{{t}}

  • This template allows you to show example template code (with a link to the templates) without using the template itself. It is used extensively on this page.

Welcome[edit]

{{welcome}}

  • A template to welcome new users with.