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General guidelines

Style

In most situations, the dub version of a name or event takes precedence. However, this does not mean that the original Japanese version should be ignored; on the contrary, it should be noted immediately after the dub version.

The name of a fiction, such as Digimon Tamers, should always be italicized.

Any list involving multiple sets of the fiction should be ordered by anime, then manga, then games, as such:

  • Digimon Adventure
  • Digimon Adventure 02
  • Digimon Tamers
  • Digimon Frontier
  • Digimon Data Squad
  • Digimon X-Evolution
  • Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01
  • Digimon Chronicle
  • Digimon D-Cyber
  • Digimon Next
  • Tamer series
  • Digimon World series
  • Rumble Arena/Battle Spirit series
  • Digimon Battle
  • Digimon Masters
  • Digimon Racing
  • Digivices
  • Virtual Pets

Information from the cards should be integrated into the article - the profile quote should be part of the main profile, the attack list should be part of the attack list, and the group info and card numbers should be part of the infobox. Digivolution requirements should largely be ignored, excluding special circumstances which will be covered below.

Cards should be ordered as such, where applicable:

  • Digimon Trading Card Game/Taco Bell metal cards
  • Digi-Battle Card Game
  • D-Tector Card Game
  • Digimon Collectible Card Game
  • Hyper Coliseum
  • Alpha Evolve
  • Battle Terminal
  • Xros Wars: Super Digica Taisen

Article names

Digimon

In order to differentiate between a Digimon as a species, and a Digimon as a character, a general format for article naming should be followed:

Crowmon for the species.

and

Falcomon (Data Squad) for the character.

For a character, the form it is most commonly in should be used for the base article, and the other forms (in this case, Peckmon (Data Squad), Crowmon (Data Squad), etc.) should be made into redirects pointing to the correct section on the base page. By differentiating it as such, it is also easier to add new character Digimon of the same species as previous characters, without having to correct a large number of links.

Humans

Simply to be professional, human characters should be listed under their full names, with their common name given as a nickname. For example, Takeru "T.K." Takaishi. Other forms of the name, such as the original Japanese (Takeru Takaishi) or the nickname by itself (T.K.) should be made into redirects pointing to the character's page. If there is no dub name, the original Japanese name should be used.

X-Antibody Digimon

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Due to the myriad of ways the X-Antibody variation of a Digimon species has been named through the franchise, this wiki has adopted a standardized method to name the X-Antibody variant. The name used is the current species name for the original form as the wiki has chosen with "X" appended to the end. For example, Crusadermon's X-Antibody form is named Crusadermon X despite no media having used that name. Any names listed under this policy are unofficial; if they are official, they then simply have priority as a name.

Infoboxes

Digimon

As nearly all Digimon species articles use the Digimon infobox, they should have a standardized method of displaying information about the Digimon. If a parameter is not used for a specific Digimon, simply do not add it. Digimon characters, specific to a particular medium, should use the Digimon Character Infobox.

  • Name: The Digimon's dub name. If not available, then the most common romanized name. If the Digimon has more than one dub name, then the one used most frequently is to be used.
  • Katakana: The actual characters of the Digimon's Japanese name, whether it be katakana, kanji, or both.
  • Japname: If the dub and romanized names differ, the romanized name is given here. If possible, the romanized name should be sourced to an official romanization.
  • Image: An official image of the Digimon. The most preferable images for species articles are the Bandai control art, and then Toei character art images. Character articles should use the cleanest art available from the character's medium of appearance. If neither is available, a screenshot or card scan will suffice. These images should not be edited outside of special circumstances; ask an admin to check whether such circumstances exist.
  • Appears: A list of which media the Digimon made major appearances in—the Digimon must either have a speaking or storyline role to qualify, so no "Etemen appears in the crowd at the Autumn Leaf Fair in Digimon Frontier". Each appearance should be separated by a <br> tag, with no spaces before or after it.
  • Actors: A list of the actors which have voiced the Digimon, linked to their article on the Wiki. The version and season in which the actor voiced the Digimon should be noted, like this:
The voice actors for the same language should be separated by commas, while the lists for each language should be separated with the <br> tag. If the voice actor voices for more than one season, separate them by "/", like this:
In the case of two actors combining their voices for one Digimon, as with DNA or Biomerge Digivolution, use "and" to combine them, like this:
  • Partner: The Tamers which have had Digimon partners of that species, linked to that character's article by their full name. In the case of DNA Digivolution with two different partners, use "and" to separate the names.
  • From and To: A list of the Digimon which have been shown to have a digivolution from or to the topic Digimon. These Digimon are linked to by their name (for example, Meramon), and separated by <br> tags. These must be sourced to a storyline instance, and what this means differs between the media. The guidelines on acceptable digivolutions are detailed here. Only the first instance of a Digivolution, according to the order given above needs to be given as a source. Details on how to source are given below.
  • Attribute: The Attributes (Vaccine, Data, Virus, Variable, Unknown, Free or None) of the Digimon, separated by <br> if there are more than one.
  • Family: The Family to which the Digimon is shown to belong to. This is usually denoted by the background of the cards it appears on.
  • Type: The Type of the Digimon. If the species has had more than one type, these are listed in alphabetical order, and the first must have "Digimon" after it, as such:
Dinosaur Digimon
Reptile
These also need to be separated by a <br> tag.
  • Cards: The card numbers for each card representing the Digimon.

Humans

Humans use the Character Infobox template. If a parameter is not used for a specific person, simply do not add it.

  • Name: The character's dub name. If not available, then the most common romanized name. If the character has more than one dub name, as in the main trio from Digimon Data Squad who appeared with their original names in Digimon World DS, then the one used most frequently is to be used.
  • Katakana: The actual characters of the character's Japanese name, whether it be katakana, kanji, or both.
  • Japname: If the dub and romanized names differ, the romanized name is given here. If possible, the romanized name should be sourced to an official romanization.
  • Image: An official image of the character.
  • Appears: A list of which anime or manga series the character has made appearances in.
  • First: The first chronological appearance of the character in their continuity.
  • Last: The last chronological appearance of the character in their continuity.
  • Actors: A list of the actors which have voiced the character, linked to their article on wikipedia, or (if that is not available) their own website. The version and season in which the actor voiced the Digimon should be noted, like this:
The voice actors for the same language should be separated by commas, while the lists for each language should be separated with the <br> tag. If the voice actor voices for more than one season, separate them by "/", like this:
In the case where there are two voice actors for a series, i.e. one for the series and one for the movies, insert the name of the series, with a comma then the particular section of the series, like this:
  • Partner: What partner(s) the character has.
  • Trait: The trait of the character; in the Adventure continuity, this is the Crest the character is associated with; in the Frontier continuity, this is the element of their Spirits.
  • Hybrid (Rookie): The Rookie Hybrid that a character can digivolve into. At this point, it is limited to the cast of Digimon Frontier.
  • Hybrid (Human): The Human Hybrid that a character can digivolve into. At this point, it is limited to the cast of Digimon Frontier.
  • Hybrid (Beast): The Beast Hybrid that a character can digivolve into. At this point, it is limited to the cast of Digimon Frontier.
  • Hybrid (Fusion): The Fusion Hybrid that a character can digivolve into. At this point, it is limited to the cast of Digimon Frontier.
  • Hybrid (Unified): The Unified Hybrid that a character can digivolve into. At this point, it is limited to the cast of Digimon Frontier.
  • Hybrid (Mega): The Mega Hybrid that a character can digivolve into. At this point, it is limited to the cast of Digimon Frontier.
  • Bio-Hybrid: The Hybrid form a character can take through Bio Hybrid Digivolution. At this point, it is limited to the Bio-Hybrids from Digimon Data Squad.
  • Hyper Bio-Hybrid: The Hybrid form a character can take through Hyper Bio Hybrid Digivolution. At this point, it is limited to the Bio-Hybrids from Digimon Data Squad.
  • Cards: The cards that the character appears on. This section uses their identifying code and provides links to that section of the article.
  • oaux1-5 name: Any relevant sections that cannot fit into the above would be named here, starting from 1.
  • oaux1-5: Any relevant sections that cannot fit into the above would be filled here, starting from 1.
  • Age: The character's age. Remember to separate by Japanese and English, as well as across series and continuities.
  • Born: The character's birthdate.
  • Death: The character's deathdate.
  • Grade: What grade the character is in.
  • Gender: What gender the character is.
  • Relatives: All the relatives of the characters, both named and unnamed.
  • Nationality: What nationality the character is. Mostly relevant for the Digimon World Tour arc of Digimon Adventure 02.
  • Occupation: What job the character holds.
  • Alias: What other names the character goes by.
  • paux1-5 name: See "oaux1-5 name" above.
  • paux1-5: See "oaux1-5" above.

Characters pages are generally separated by timeline, starting with seasons using ==Season Name== headers, and movies or supplemental material within the season using ===Name=== headers. This is followed by a Coupling section with links to the relative page and then a small Trivia section detailing miscellaneous information, such as video game appearances and the like. With enough video game appearances, it may instead be moved out of the trivia and into its own section.

Sourcing

Non-summary information from a specific episode or chapter should be sourced after the info, with the format <ref>''Season/Manga'', "Episode/Chapter" [Number]</ref>, like such:

<ref>''Digimon Next'', "Welcome to the Digimon Net Game!" [01]</ref>

If the information is from a game or virtual pet, it should simply be sourced to <ref>''Game Name''</ref> or <ref>'''Pet Name'''</ref>, as such:

<ref>'''Digimon V-Pet Version V'''</ref>

If the information is from a card, the sourcing should be <ref>Card Name</ref> and linked to the card's article, as such:

<ref>[[Card:40% Winning Percentage!#St-101|St-101: 40% Winning Percentage!]]</ref>

If the ref is used more than once in an article, it should use the refname tag, as such:

<ref name=Season.episode#></ref>

The number part is simply the episode or chapter number. For movies, this number should be "M1" or "M2", for games and V-Pets it should be the version number, and for cards, it should be the full card number (ST01, for example).

The "Season" part of the refname should be derived from these abbreviations:

  • Adventure: "1"
  • Adventure 02: "2"
  • Tamers: "3"
  • Frontier: "4"
  • Data Squad: "5"
    • Digimon World Data Squad: "DSDW"
  • Fusion: "6"
    • Xros Wars (manga): "XW"
  • X-Evolution: "X"
  • Adventure V-Tamer 01: "V"
  • Chronicle: "C"
  • D-Cyber: "DC"
  • Next: "N"
  • Anode Tamer: "AT"
  • Cathode Tamer: "CT"
  • Tag Tamers: "TT"
  • D1 Tamers: "D1T"
  • Brave Tamer: "BT"
  • Digimon World: "DW"
  • Digimon Rumble Arena: "RA"
  • Digimon Battle Spirit: "BS"
  • Digimon Racing: "DR"
  • Digimon Battle: "DB"
  • Digimon Masters: "DM"
  • Digimon V-Pet: "VP"
  • Digimon Pendulum: "P"
  • Digimon Pendulum Progress: "PP"
  • Digimon Pendulum X: "PX"
  • Digimon Accel: "A"
  • Digimon Mini: "M"
  • Digimon WonderSwan: "WS"
  • Digivice: "DV"
  • Digimon Trading Card Game: "DTCG"
  • Digi-Battle Card Game: "DBCG"
  • D-Tector Card Game: "DTCG"
  • Digimon Collectible Card Game: "DCCG"
  • Hyper Coliseum: "HCCG"
  • Alpha Evolve: "AECG"
  • Battle Terminal: "BTCG"

Digivolutions

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Unlike some other series', Digimon usually have a great variety of possibilities to digivolve to and from. While in some cases these are useful, gameplay requirements in both the video games and cards usually require Digimon to have digivolutions that have no basis in the fiction, and are simply present to make gameplay possible with the Digimon present in the game. Listing all of these disparate possibilities would be overwhelming, and not very informative.

Therefore, Digimon Wiki focuses on the digivolutions that happen as part of the fiction. As a rule of thumb, if you cause the Digivolution, it is not considered acceptable, but if you watch the Digivolution, it is. This includes:

  • Digivolutions explicitly shown as part of the storyline in the anime, manga, or video games, such as Agumon's Warp Digivolution to WarGreymon or the degeneration of every Digimon in Digimon World Dusk.
  • Digivolutions mentioned as part of the Digimon's profile or backstory, such as during the Digimon Analyser, or the Digimon World "Digimon Galleries".
  • Digivolutions in fiction-based games such as Rumble Arena, Battle Spirit, or the "Digivice" virtual pets; in other words, games where the playable Digimon are explicitly unique characters from other publications.
  • Digivolutions explicitly shown on the cards, such as those on the "80% Winning Percentage!" cards.

There is a master document of digivolutions at DigimonWiki:Digivolution References, that can be used to determine whether a Digivolution is acceptable, and to assist in adding appropriate sources to the Digimon's article. If the document does not have a certain Digivolution that you believe it should have, please bring it up on the discussion page.

On a related note, there is a difference between "Character" and "Species" digivolutions. While a species article can list every in-fiction digivolution that species has displayed throughout the franchise, a character article can only list those that that character has displayed. Therefore, despite the fact that Omnimon is shown in Adventure to digivolve from WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon, the Omnimon who is a Royal Knight has not been shown to digivolve from WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon, so they should not be added to his section in the Royal Knights article.

Articles

Digimon (Species)

Articles should start off with a profile of the Digimon, usually derived from Digimon Web or from the cards, and then proceed with a list of the Digimon's appearances in anime, manga, and video games.

If there is more than one version of a Digimon, such as "Agumon", "Agumon (2006 anime)", "Agumon X", and "Agumon (Black)", each should have a separate article.

The article shall contain a "Design" section describing the Digimon's appearance, followed by an "Etymologies" section describing the etymology of the Digimon's various names, starting by the Japanese name, if available.

The Digimon's appearances should be subsection of the "Fiction" section, organized by the season name, as such:

===Digimon Frontier===

If the Digimon is a prominent character in that season, there should be a "main" link under the header, and all info about that character should be on that character's page. If there are other appearances of the character, such as the multiple Gotsumon in Frontier, there should also be information detailing these under the "main" link.

These appearances should be grouped together only if it is confirmed that it is the same specific Digimon or group of Digimon, otherwise, they should be in separate paragraphs. So, the Burgermon on the moon should not be in the same paragraph as the Burgermon that were attacked by Petaldramon; though they are both Burgermon, they are separate characters.

If a Digimon appears but does not have a speaking or plot-important role (i.e., it is a "cameo"), then it should only be mentioned that the Digimon is in that scene. So, for the Angewomon in Kurata's lab, we would only say:

"An Angewomon appeared in one of the stasis tubes in the lab where Relena was getting her operation."

instead of

"An Angewomon appeared in one of the stasis tubes in the lab where Relena was getting her operation. It was upside down, and its wings covered its legs. This was the only appearance of Angewomon in this season, and the color of her wings was slightly more red then they are supposed to be. If Relena had been operated on as planned, she could have been given Angewomon's wings and gloves."

A Digimon's role in the toys and video games should also be covered. See DotFalcomon and Zurumon for examples.

After all the information on the Digimon's place in the fiction, it's attacks should be listed, under the header

<u>'''Attacks'''</u>

If its known which attacks are "Special Techniques" and which are "Normal Techniques", they can be separated under those headers instead.

Only the attacks from the cards, the anime, and the manga can be unsourced. Any attacks from other sources, such as video games or V-Pets, must be sourced, either by putting them under a header like "Attacks in Digimon World", putting the source in comments(<!-- and -->), or using a ref tag, named as covered here. Descriptions of attacks must come from how the attack is used in the anime, manga, video games, or official profile - no matter how obvious the name of the attack makes the description seem, there are too many instances of contradictions to allow editors to make up a description themselves.

The attacks should be organized in a bulleted list, and if the dubbed name is different from the original attack, the original should be present in italics, like this:

*'''Flame Fist''' (''Knuckle Fire''): description

If the original or dubbed name of the attack is a Japanese word, or in kanji, the attack name should be listed as such:

{{nihongo|'''dub name'''|Kanji|Romaji|lit. "literal translation"}}

so, Ninjamon's Dancing Leaves technique would be displayed as such:

Dancing Leaves (木の葉乱舞 Konoha Ranbu?, lit. "Foliage Dance")

If the literal translation is close to the dubbed name, the "lit." box should not be used. Also, if there is no dubbed name of the technique, the Romaji name should be used as the main name, and the "Romaji" box should be left blank. For example, Ravemon's sword would be written as

{{nihongo|'''Chououmaru'''|鳥王丸||lit. "Bird-King Sword"}}

and would display as

Chououmaru (鳥王丸? lit. "Bird-King Sword")

The attack descriptions should be in present tense, and describe the action, not the Digimon. See Zurumon's article for an example.

After the attacks, a "Notes" section should be added:

==Notes and References==
{{reflist}}

Finally, the article should have all applicable categories listed.

People

An article about a person should be named after the name with they are most credited in the franchise. A voice actor shall be referred by their stage name, an author or artist by their pen name, etc. If available, their real name be listed after the pseudonym, and the real name must be a redirect to the article.

An article shall be named only after the pseudonym used by the person when working in the franchise, even after the person has stopped using the pseudonym. For example, Michael Shitanda stopped using the stage name Masato Amada, but was still covered in this Wiki under the name Masato Amada until the release of Digimon Frontier Special Drama CD: A Train Named Hope because, prior to that, Masato Amada was the only name used by him when working in the franchise. After the release of A Train Named Hope, which credited him as Michael Shitanda, his article was renamed accordingly.

An article about a person must start with their name/pseudonym and a description of their profession. The person's name or pseudonym must also contain a link to their English-language article on Wikipedia if available. If there's no English-language article available, the link shall to the article of the most relevant language, for example, Japanese for a Japanese-language actor, French for a French-language actor, etc. For examples:

  • '''{{w|Kenn (Japanese actor)|KENN}}''', born {{nihongo|'''Ken'ichirō Ōhashi'''|大橋 賢一郎|Ōhashi Ken'ichirō}}, is a Japanese voice actor.
  • {{nihongo|'''{{w|ja:井沢ひろし|Hiroshi Izawa}}'''|井沢 ひろし|Izawa Hiroshi}} is a Japanese manga author.

For a deceased person, the lead must be written in past tense.

  • '''{{w|pt:Caio César (dublador)|Caio César}}''', full name '''Caio César Ignácio Cardoso de Melo''', was a Brazilian voice actor.

If available, a picture of the person should be included at the top of the article.

An article about a person shall include only info relevant to the Digimon franchise. Birth dates and blood types shouldn'tt be included, as the article is not a coverage of the person, but a coverage of the work the person did in the franchise. Similarly, a statement like "X actor is most famous by Y role" shouldn't be included, as it is irrelevant to the work the actor did in the Digimon franchise. Any info about the person's work outside of the Digimon franchise should only be included if it is somehow relevant to the Digimon franchise, for example, "The director chose X actor for this Digimon role based on X actor's role in Y work" or the influences a writer/director had when writing for the Digimon franchise.

If the person has an official profile at the company they work for, a blog, or a social media account, they should be linked in the "External links" section after the list of works.

Community

User profiles

As user pages are meant to introduce you, and there is no real need for other editors to add to them, you essentially have free reign in how your user page is written. You can fill it with rants, you can talk about your day, you can leave it blank, you can right it entirely in Farsi. However, we must stress that content on these pages is "safe for work" - specifically, school-children should not get in trouble for reading the pages. Well, besides for not doing their schoolwork.

However, there are several helpful features you can add to your userpage to interact with the community and help out other editors.

  • A Sandbox: A list of articles you are using to test out a change you want to make, or a compilation of notes. These can be used as a resource of information inappropriate in its own form for public use, but beneficial to editors in adding to the mainspace articles. For example, look at User:Ned Scott/sandbox or User:KrytenKoro/Deva Translations. While these are largely "your" pages, and other editors are discouraged from making banal edits, it is also an opportunity to put a draft up for comments or assistance without having it meet the standards for inclusion in the public articles.
  • A Todo List: A listing of tasks you are working on or plan to work on. By making this public and organized, it allows other editors to help out and get the work done faster. And, as a todo list, it allows you to keep track of the multitude of goals you are working towards.
  • Userboxes: Visual tools similar to a personal profile that allow you to express yourself or your accomplishments (in Digimon terms, of course). These can also be used to communicate wiki-related qualities - for example, whether you are an admin, how active you are, or your fluency in foreign languages. Certain userboxes, like the foreign-language fluency ones, will also add categories to your userpage that make it easy for editors to find you when searching, for example, for "strongly-fluent Japanese speakers".
  • A Personal Profile: A description of you. While not primarily constructive, it allows other editors to get to know you better, to see you as more than a name on a screen. It can also help you engage in conversation, and who knows? Maybe you'll make a friend in the real world with one of the other editors because of it.
  • Your collection: Really more of a personal tool, but maybe another editor is interested in merchandise you have, and vice-versa? That's opportunity, right there.


Talk pages

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While Digimon Wiki encourage a healthy fan community, and allows fan fiction, fan art, and discussion of Couplings to be shared with the readers, it is imperative that these are never placed such that a reader confuses them for official materials. Such a thing would be misleading to readers, and so would be treated as vandalism by the admins, and either reverted or deleted.

In order to keep fan work you upload from being deleted, make sure to add the "Fan:" prefix to the article's title when creating it.

Fan art and user-edited images should usually never be added to the main articles, but can be uploaded and used on fan fiction articles, or even your own user page. However, to keep your uploads from appearing as spam and being deleted, please add [[Category:Fanart Images]] to the image summary of your upload.

For more information on Digimon Wiki's fan community, how to upload fan works, and guidelines on what is acceptable, please visit the Fan fiction and Couplings articles.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.