What's GROWING on? A look at Bulbapedia's newest additions from May 2023
Master Class Is in Session!
You may have noticed something different in our Pokémon Masters EX through the month of May. Longtime Bulbapedia users Storm Aurora and Landfish7 put in tremendous effort refining our coverage on story events! We now have focused individual articles on each event, from Reach for the Top to Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast, so if you are aiming to be a Pokémon Master, be sure to take a look!
An Al-LURE-ing Addition
Generation IX in Pokémon GO saw the addition of the Golden Lure Module to help with capturing the elusive Roaming Form Gimmighoul, and all-around editor Anzasquiddles jumped on the opportunity to document everything there is to know about this item. If you're on the hunt for Gimmighoul, be sure to check out the Golden Lure Module!
Looking for a New Manga?
Continuing from last month's addition of Pokémon Pun Club: Gorgeous!, manga editor RafaelGN has added the preliminary content for the Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game! manga series by Ryū Matsushima. The Sword & Shield Arc has ended and we look forward to what the Scarlet & Violet Arc has to bring. Stay tuned!
A TCG Origin Story
New user King Kerog joined the website less than a month ago and started out strong with an excellent summary of the Pokémon Demo Game booster pack released almost 25 years ago in December 1998. All TCG history buffs should give this one a read!This Pokémon Demo Game is your entry into a world where people just like you train to be the number-one Pokémon Master in the world. It contains everything you and a friend need to learn the basics of the cool new Pokémon trading card game. Do you have the skills to become the world's number-one Pokémon Master? Master the Pokémon trading card game and find out!
This pack contains a two-player Demo Game guide and 24 ready-to play tradable game cards.
Blasts from the Past!
Let's join user Plague von Karma and learn about the early days of the Pokémon fandom!
Have you ever visited the Azure Heights Pokémon fansite? This website was known for their coverage of Generation I battle mechanics and technical data. Although it was superseded by Smogon in 2004, you can still visit their laboratory. Check out our coverage, courtesy of Plague von Karma!
Another Generation I competitive website, Pokémon Perfect, was started in 2011. As an answer to Smogon and Pokémon Online's lack of support for Generation I at the time, the site was known for its tiering systems and tournament series. We are certainly happy here to host Plague von Karma's excellent coverage!
Editor Blueapple128 put a lot of work into researching the odd behaviors surrounding Poké Transporter and censored words in Generation V. Take a peek at the details here!
Prerelease tournaments for the Paldea Evolved TCG expansion have begun! Our TCG Team has compiled the setlist and visual setlist for you to view at your leisure. Join us as we celebrate the Pokémon ex party with Pikachu ex.
Weedle Tends to Poison Jab
For those who have been following along, staff member Maverick Nate has started coverage for the Japanese Illust Story web-series! Weedle leads a tumultuous life in the the forest: to find out what happens next, please visit our page on the fourth entry, Weedle tends to Poison Jab.If you say poisonous things, you are going to offend someone. For example, you shouldn't say something like "Isn't it obvious that a bigger guy would be stronger?" to a large Pokémon who boasts of his strength. The way to survive in the forest is by not saying that out loud even if you think it. However, Weedle ended up spitting poisonous words.
Thank you for joining us while we celebrate these newest additions to the Bulbapedia encyclopedia from the month of May 2023. All of our content is written by our valuable volunteers, so if you are interested in joining in on the fun, check out this handy page on getting started. We are always welcoming new editors!
Come back next month while we reflect on any and all new contributions we have for the month of June!