Bulbapedia:Unreleased materials policy

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This article is an official policy on Bulbapedia.

Its contents are strongly binding and can be considered law on Bulbapedia.

This policy currently covers game media. In the future, it may be expanded to cover other media.

Upcoming games

For upcoming games, only information from officially sanctioned sources should be added to Bulbapedia. Please do not add leaked information, whether from unsanctioned third parties or your own play of a leaked game (whether digital or physical, if obtained before official release).

Cancelled games and betas

If a cancelled game or game beta (pre-release build) has not been legally released, editors may only add information from officially released content (including first-party or via media interviews) regarding that product, or by referencing other websites which have published information from verifiable original research on the product.

On a case-by-case basis, the staff may determine that a given product can be directly updated on Bulbapedia by citing original research (without referencing other websites). This decision will generally be made based on the product's relevancy and the scale, notoriety, and recency of the leak. Below is a list of cancelled games or game betas that have been approved as unrestricted. Refer to this page's talk page for questions about any other products.


Information such as stats and movesets should be kept on the beta/unreleased game's page and should not be added to Pokémon or other pages.

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