Bulbagarden Archives

Bulbagarden Archives
Bulbagarden Archives logo.png
Bulbagarden Archives' logo, the same as the Bulbapedia logo, but gray and partially transparent
Language English
Status Active
Run 2005–present
Date opened April 10, 2005
Creator Zhen Lin
Current owner {{{owner}}}
Number of Images 195,314+
Forum BMGf
Mascot BulbaBot
Website Main Page

Bulbagarden Archives, often referred to as simply the Archives, is a digital repository for images and texts, primarily from Pokémon canon. Its editors are able to upload picture files for use in articles from both Bulbapedia and Bulbanews. The website was launched on April 10, 2005 by Zhen Lin. It continues to grow daily and aims to be a successful and organized source for images for the Bulbagarden network.

Images stored on the Archives are generally copyrighted works used under the fair use doctrine. They include screenshots from the anime, sprites from the games, official artwork, screenshots from the games, scans of the manga, Trading Card Game and books, photographs of the Trading Figure Game and other merchandise, and many other kinds of images. The Archives formerly hosted personal images for users to use in their user namespace; they were deleted at the end of May 2011.


Main article: a:Archives:Staff

Maverick Nate was the first official Editor-in-Chief of Bulbagarden Archives, and remained in this role until January 1, 2011. Jello took over the role on March 15, 2011 as Archives Director, and remained in this position until June 12, 2011. After Jello's retirement, the Archives lacked an individual leader and was instead led jointly by the heads of the two other Bulbawikis: MAGNEDETH, Editor-in-Chief of Bulbapedia, and RexRacer, Editor in Chief of Bulbanews. On December 14, 2011, Kogoro took over this role as the Archives Liaison.

Bulbagarden Archives is overseen by an Advisory Council, headed by the Archives Director, that collaborates on all executive decisions, including the making of policies. There are also many staff members who oversee the day-to-day running of the site.

  This article is a part of Project Fandom, a Bulbapedia Project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every aspect of the Pokémon Fandom.