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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

  • The language of the wiki is American English; spelling and grammar must be concise and clear.
  • Write professionally and be as succinct when possible.
  • Use third person; write "the player" instead of "you", aside from dialogue and such.
  • Do NOT use fanmade English names on articles for Yo-kai or content that do not have an official English name, nor use an online translator. Use the romaji name instead for better navigation.
  • 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.
  • Titles are written in italic, such as Yo-kai Watch or Yo-kai Watch 3 for example.
    • 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.
  • Wikilinking is limited to the first occurrence of the word or phrase, and within the body content. Avoid wikilinking headers.
  • Do not add [[Nathan Adams|Nathan]] but [[Nathan]] or [[Nate]]; it is called double linking.
    • Do not use external links to pages within this very wiki.
  • Adding double images or replacing them in a better resolution 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.

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/Onryo/Yo-kai Hero

  • Each Yo-kai, Onryo or Yo-kai Hero article starts with their own respective infobox, featuring game artwork of them. 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. The category of appearances are summarised in this list:
    • Playable Yo-kai - This Yo-kai can be recruited in the games, only applicable to the game series.
    • Non-playable Yo-kai - This Yo-kai cannot be befriended, and serve as an NPC or Boss Yo-kai in the game.
    • Main Yo-kai - This Yo-kai is the main character of the game.
    • Recurring Yo-kai - This Yo-kai plays the role in the game as a side character.
    • Cameo - This Yo-kai has made a one-time appearance in whatever piece of media.
  • Biology - This section contains appearance, personality, and powers and abilities all together. If there is enough information for each section, make them all separate.
  • 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.
    • Mainline games - Which are of Yo-kai Watch 1-4, and Yo-kai Gakuen Y Waiwai Gakuen Seikatsu.
    • Spinoff games - Which consist of games from Yo-kai Watch Blasters/Sangokushi.
    • Mobile Apps - Which consist of Wibble Wobble first to Kunitori Wars and Medal Wars.
  • 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

The article summarizes the characters as a whole, while focusing on their appearance and role in the video games.

  • For the opening paragraph, a basic 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 with official artwork from the newest Yo-kai Watch video game.
  • Physical Traits, which describes the character's appearance, personality and abilities in that order. If any of them have more extensive detail, separate them into headings.
  • Profile, showing their appearances in the games in chronological order, and their role in the story.
  • Relationships, which show what the character thinks of other major characters in detail.
  • Game data, if the character has experience points like in Yo-kai Watch 4 or in Yo-kai Watch Jam - Yo-kai Academy Y: Waiwai Gakuen Seikatsu
  • In the anime and/or In the manga, which either has a brief summary of the character's appearance or links to a bigger page of their role in the anime or manga series.
  • Other Appearances, which show the character's other official appearances in crossovers. Parodied characters are covered in a separate article.
  • Etymology, depicting the name and inspiration for the character if there is enough detail for it.
  • Gallery, showing official artwork and appearances of the character in each game.

Human and Yo-kai Anime/Manga Characters

This page can only be created when the character has appeared in at least five episodes where they must play at least three major roles, otherwise it must be condensed into the Yo-kai or human's page.

  • In the opening paragraph, it must give a basic introduction to the character and their role in an anime series. Artwork from the anime must also be used in the infobox.
  • Physical Traits, which expands from the paragraph and describes their personality that is unique to the anime or manga.
  • History, showing the character's events in chronological order; their backstory is placed before the events in the anime in the "Prior Events" section.
  • Travel Companions, showing the human character's Yo-kai whom have close ties.
  • Befriended Yo-kai or Onryo, which show the Yo-kai/Onryo the character has befriended. A separate page is possible if there is too many to list.
  • Equipment, showing off the items the character has obtained in the anime.
  • Relationships, which describe the relationships with other characters in the anime.
  • Gallery, showing official artwork or screen captures from the anime series.

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.

Items

  • The opening paragraph of the item, with it's respective category and Japanese name.
    • If it's a food item, it must show the likeness of Yo-kai which displays the rarity.
    • If it's a fusible material, it must show whatever it can be fused into.
    • If it's an item that is important to a quest, it must be mentioned in the opening paragraph.
  • Description - Showing the text of what the item is like, taken directly from the game.
  • Location - Showing where the item can be found in each game.
  • Rates - Used for item pages that only focus on coins, this shows the in-game rates of what Yo-kai or item will come out of the Crank-a-kai.
  • Trivia - This article contains trivia about the item.
  • In other languages - This article contains trivia for the item in other languages.

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.
  • An overview of the location, if there is enough information.
  • Places of Interest - This article shows the places featured in the area, like the Springdale Community Center. Places with bigger locations are mentioned there and redirect to a separate page based on it, like Springdale Elementary School for example.
  • In the games - It details the role the location plays in each Yo-kai Watch video game, like where it first appears in the story or how they could get to it. Additionally, changes between each games can be displayed there.
  • Shops - This shows a list of shops and/or food places where the player can buy items from. Everymart store listings should also be included there.
  • Items - A list of items that can be found in the area via Treasure Boxes. Items found on the ground or inside hidden areas (which are sparkling spots) are not covered in this section.
  • Creatures - It details where the bugs or fish can be found, depending on the weather or time of day.
  • Yo-kai - It shows what Yo-kai can be found in the area. Yo-kai that are battled once a day should be separate from the common wild Yo-kai.
  • Yo-kai Spots - This shows where the Yo-kai Spots can be found.
  • Baffle Boards - This shows where the Baffle Boards that can be found in the area, which shows the answer of the required Yo-kai.
  • Quests & Favors - It shows what Quests/Requests or Favors can be found.
  • Maps - A map of the area is displayed, taken straight from the game, and separated into separate appearances in games.
  • Trivia - Trivia detailing the location.
  • In other languages - The name of the location displayed in other languages.

Places/Areas

  • This article layout is different from the location, due to it focusing on a place rather than an expansive area. As usual, a paragraph detailing the place must be displayed at the beginning.
    • If there isn't enough information for the overview, it must be in the opening paragraph.
  • Items - A list of items that can be found in the area via Treasure Boxes. Items found on the ground are not covered in this section.
  • Yo-kai - It shows what Yo-kai can be found in the area. Yo-kai that are battled once a day should be separate from the common wild Yo-kai.
  • Yo-kai Spots - This shows where the Yo-kai Spots can be found.
  • Baffle Boards - This shows where the Baffle Boards that can be found in the area, which shows the answer of the required Yo-kai.
  • Quests & Favors - It shows what Quests/Requests or Favors can be found.
  • Maps - A map of the area is displayed, taken straight from the game, and separated into separate appearances in games.
  • Trivia - Trivia detailing the location.
  • In other languages - The name of the location displayed in other languages.

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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