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The quality standards shows how this wiki should be structured. Every wiki has their own unique quality standards that contains how contributors should contribute to an article in an encyclopedic way. This is essential to show how informative this wiki can be to Yo-kai Watch series.

General information

  • For creating new articles, it must be more than 1,000 words. Any article created under that word count will be deleted.
    • The reason to that is because contributors are only creating articles and never regularly updates them for months-to-years long. This causes more work for dedicated contributors that are editing the articles with full information and can cause massive frustration for players that are playing the games seeking for information while there isn't any.
  • Every article created on this wiki should start with an opening line. The introduction in the opening line are the titles of the article, which should be written in bold.
    • Every article starts with their respective templates. If there is no template for the media franchise, do not create one yourself, but ask an administrator to create an original one.
    • Every Yo-kai article starts with an infobox and then after directly with an medallium template.
  • The definite article (the) and indefinite articles (a/an) should be avoided in article titles except if they are used in an official title/name.
  • Galleries are prohibited to be placed in various articles, such as character articles and Yo-kai articles.
    • Contributors that are only focusing with uploading images rather contributing in adding content, edits will be undone. This wiki is not an anime-only-based wiki.
  • Title's are written in italic, such as Yo-kai Watch or Yo-kai Watch 3.
    • Episode titles are written in italic as well, as well music titles. Everything linked to the media from the franchises. Game mechanism are written in a regular form.
  • Use third person; write "the player" instead of "you", aside from dialogue and such.
  • The language of the wiki is American English; spelling and grammar must be concise and clear.
  • Write professionally and be as succinct when possible.
  • Wikilinking is limited to the first occurrence of the word or phrase, and within the body content. Avoid wikilinking headers.
    • Other words, do not add wikilinks everywhere in the articles.
  • Do not add [[Nathan Adams|Nathan]] but [[Nathan]] or [[Nate]], this is what is called double linking.
    • Do not use external links to pages within this very wiki.
  • Adding double images or replacing a better resoluted images with a poor one is prohibited and will be removed from the articles and from the wiki.
  • Certain words must be spelled right.
    • Yo-kai is spelled out with a dash and a lowercase k. Typing it as "Yo-Kai", "Yokai", "Youkai" is the incorrect way to spell the word, even though very few instances still apply. However, understand that "Yo-kai" (the creatures from the game series) and "youkai" (the real-life folklore creatures) are different terms, so do not replace the latter with the former in the trivia section where applicable.
    • Next HarMEOWny is spelled with the MEOW being in capital letters.
  • Do NOT use fanmade English names on articles for Yo-kai or content that do not have an official English name. Use the romanji name of that instead for better navigation.

Special notations

  • Every other articles except media-based articles such as games and movies, should not contain galleries into their articles. This is due that contributors add masterfully lots of useless images into the articles with no quotation or enjoying to add images only on those articles. However, in articles that contains games and movies, should only boxart, logo, and videos under the gallery banner. Adding other images will be removed from the article, and eventually from the wiki.
  • Walkthroughs are allowed, but they must only be on Quest pages and have good quality images. The main character must also be named Nate/Kaite/Hailey, and any Yo-kai can be used as examples for battling but they must not be nicknamed.
  • Links to videos containing rip files of sounds are prohibited, this because they are illegal content and should not be shared on this wiki, until they are officially released by Level-5.
  • Fan assumptions in articles are prohibited, as they are user's opinions and speculations.

Specific

Yo-kai

  • Each Yo-kai article starts with their own respective infobox, featuring game artwork of the Yo-kai. After placing their infobox in the article, follows the medallium template. There, the introduction of the article starts.
  • Appearances - This section contains in which media the Yo-kai appears in. Whether if it is in video games, side-games, movies or episodes of the animation series. This section is prohibited to add only appearances of anime episodes.
  • Biology - This section contains history, appearance, personality, and powers and abilities all together. First when writing this section, you must start with the appearance, then the personality, then the powers and abilities and then the history. There should not be separate sections of it.
  • Profile - This section describes the profile of the Yo-kai, which describes the anime history profile of the Yo-kai and where you can find and befriend the Yo-kai under their respective sub-headers. However, do not add links to the Yo-kai respective headers.
  • Game data - This section contains all in-depth information from the Yo-kai that appear in game. This section contains multiple sub-headers for evolution, fusion, stats, movelists and many more.
  • Quotes - Completing the game data section, this a list of all stock in-game quotes for the Yo-kai. In order:
    • Befriended (when befriended after battle)
    • Being traded (when the Yo-kai is received in an online trade)
    • Loafing (when the Yo-kai loafs during their turn in battle)
    • Receiving Food (favorite)
    • Receiving Food (normal)
    • Receiving Food (disliked)
    • Freed from Crank-a-kai (when applicable)
  • In the anime - This section describes the Yo-kai's appearance in the anime. If they appear in mutliple episodes, the section of this article should show a short summary of it, with a separate link to the article.
  • Etymology - This is the main header for the sub-header Origin, where the Yo-kai's influence comes from.
  • Trivia - Trivial information that does not properly fit in the other sections.
  • In Other Languages - This section shows the official foreign-language names of the Yo-kai, along with it's name influences in their respective languages.

Characters

  • For the first paragraph, an introduction to the character must be included alongside their appearances in the games and other media. They must also have the infobox of that character.

Game Characters

Anime Characters

Video Games

  • The infobox of the video game, containing a clear image of the boxart (with the American one shown first if possible), developer, publisher, age rating, the release date for various regions, a link to the official website and the game's successor/predecessor possible.
  • The opening paragraph must say what type of game it is, what it's developed/published by, what console/handheld it is on and when it came/or will come out. The second part must have a very brief summary of what features the game has or new features that were introduced. If an upcoming release is possible, a third paragraph is necessary for it.
  • If an official blurb for the game exists, it goes after the opening paragraph.
  • Plot shows a full summary of what happens in the game, including some of the post-game content. All spoilers MUST be marked and not be present anywhere else on the page.
  • Game Information which shows what kind of features are present and/or changed.
  • Development which shows prerelease and changed content. of the game, which may have it's own separate page as "(Game Title)/Beta" if so much information is included.
  • The editions of the game, showing the official pre-order items it came with or bundles.
  • The Reception, showing the scores from review sites. If the sales is too small to have it's own header, it goes at the beginning of reception.

Anime Episodes

  • The infobox describes the summary of the episode, which gives the reader when the episode aired, and the opening/ending themes. It must have a clear screenshot of the episode from that anime, without any watermarks, Japanese text (some exceptions apply), and taken in good quality. It also needs to include the airing date in Japan, and in the United States, along with the English and Japanese Opening/Ending themes.
  • Summary - This section must have the summary of the episode without spoilers, or being written out too long.
  • Plot - This section describes what exactly happens in the episode. It must have a spoiler tag applied at the top with a spoiler ending tag at the bottom, and the episode's plot must have proper spelling and grammar.
  • Characters - A complete list of the characters that appear in the episode, which apply to both humans and Yo-kai. Certain one episode-only Yo-kai are best not having a separate page dedicated to them.
  • Trivia - A section where the episode's trivial information is displayed. The dub edits and errors are present there, and must show edits from the dub aired in western English territories. Edits from other dubs (like scenes cut in certain countries) go in the regular Trivia section.

Locations

  • The infobox of the location, showing an image from the newest video game of that depicted area, which is of an introduction of the area. It also must contain the settlement that it's in, appearances in each of their respective games and the directional arrows to other places.
  • An opening paragraph of the location, containing the Japanese name, a short summary of the location.
  • Places of Interest -
  • Shops -
  • Creatures -
  • Yo-kai -
  • Yo-kai Spots -
  • Baffle Boards -
  • Quests & Favors -
  • Maps -
  • Trivia -
  • In Other Languages -

Places

Quests

  • At the top of the article, there is a quote that describes the in-game information of the quest description.
  • The infobox that shows the quest information, which includes the time of day needed to activate it and rewards. The top image must either include the quest description (YW2/YW3 only) or the quest being started (YW1 only).
  • Quest - This section covers the plot of the quest from the beginning to the end.
  • Quest Description - This section shows the ingame quest objectives the player will need to complete. If the briefing is different between the male and female character, the tabber template must be used there.
  • Gallery - This shows some images from the quest, acting as a short summary for it.
  • Walkthrough - This shows images detailing what the player needs to do, such as where the items are located, or dialogue excerpts.
  • Video Walkthrough - This shows a guide of the quest, via a YouTube video.
  • Trivia - This shows some facts relating to the quest.
  • In Other Languages - This shows the name of the quest in other languages.
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