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|Run||2005 - Present|
|Date opened||February 14, 2005|
|Number of Articles||22,723*|
Bulbapedia is a wiki that focuses on the Pokémon franchise.
Its name is a portmanteau of "", the Pokémon website which runs Bulbapedia, and "encyclopedia". Both Bulbapedia and Bulbagarden get their names from , the first Pokémon listed in the order.
For many reasons, such as adding only officially-confirmed data, and a wide array of information, Bulbapedia is generally accepted as the most in-depth site within the Pokémon fandom. Images used across the website are stored at the, which also provides artwork and screenshots for , a news site also run by Bulbagarden.
Bulbapedia was set up byon December 21, 2004. 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". 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. The 10,000th article was created 3 years later, on June 29, 2008.
Currently, it is the largest English-language Pokémon wiki.