The Golden Bulbasaur Award was an award given away once quarterly by the Editorial Board to a user which they determined to be a model user of Bulbapedia.
Golden Bulbasaur Awards were not given only to the user who had made the most contributions; Editorial Board members awarded these based on several attributes, including, but not limited to:
- Knowledge of Pokémon information
- Cleanliness of edits
- Ability to improve Bulbapedia's poorest pages.
Types of award
There are several different sub-awards to the Golden Bulbasaur, for different categories of service:
- Golden Bulbasaur Award - Best overall service to Bulbapedia.
- Silver Bulbasaur Award - Second best overall service.
- Bronze Bulbasaur Award - Third best overall service.
- Crystal Bulbasaur Award - Best overall service for an entire year.
- Golden Pikachu Award - Best service to Bulbapedia in regards to articles based on the Pokémon anime.
- Golden Charizard Award - Best service to Bulbapedia in regards to articles based on the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
- Golden Mew Award - Best service to Bulbapedia in regards to articles based on the Pokémon games.
- Golden Poliwhirl Award - Best service to Bulbapedia in regards to articles based on the various Pokémon manga.
- Golden Porygon Award - Best service to the Bulbagarden Archives.
- Golden Eevee Award - Best new user.
There is also another, secret award, which is slightly less prestigious than the others:
- Golden Slowpoke Award - Worst new page.
One award has been phased out of use:
- Golden Mudkip Award - Best new item of trivia added.
Recipients of these awards are entitled to a userbox which makes note their achievement. Users who use these userboxes without having been selected to receive the award will not be tolerated.
List of recipients of the Golden Bulbasaur Award
- Shiningpikablu252 - April, 2008
- Chungkingpun - November, 2008
- Kogoro - December, 2008
- Kevzo8 - January, 2009
- rockersk08 - February-May, 2009
- electAbuzzzz - June-October, 2009
- Umeko - November, 2009 - July, 2010
- Bikini Miltank - August-October, 2010
- Jo The Marten - November, 2010 - January 2011