PikminFanon:Collectible article guidelines

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This page contains information relating to Pikmin Fanon's policies and guidelines.
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The following guidelines apply to ship part, treasure, fruit, and related articles. The following sections should exist, with the names and order provided.

Synopsis

The opening to the article explains, with minimal detail, what the collectible is in general and does not have a respective header. Additionally, {{infobox info}} must be present alongside the information, placed above the sentences, to provide a meager bit of additional information and to properly categorize the page. Unless absolutely necessary, especially for canonical content, refrain from describing the collectible's appearance or its relation to others like it. Additionally, avoid describing the collectible by comparing or contrasting it to a different one.

A customizable skeleton for the synopsis is:

{{infobox info}}

The '''<subject>''' is a [[<collectible type>]] that...

<gallery>
</gallery>

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{{clear}}

The gallery section is necessary only if the collectible has several differing physical appearances in the canonical Pikmin games or has several otherwise unused fanmade images that don't belong anywhere else. Gallery images should have captions such as "Appearance in Pikmin 2 ({{icon}})." or "As envisioned by User."

In fanon media

Because some fanmade content comes in the form of fanfictions or standalone ideas rather than fangame content, this section is forked. This section in itself should not be included on pages, but the following should as individual headers, when applicable, and in the following order:

  1. In fanon writing
  2. In fanon games
  3. User versions

Each section should be a level one heading, done by typing =<name>=. It should immediately follow the synopsis and contain only {{in fanon games}}, which should be formatted to exhibit proper grammar and capitalization when necessary.

Fanon media subsections

Each of the three fanon media sections should contain at least one entry detailing the collectible. Each subsection should be in alphabetical order, have a level two heading (==<name>==), start with {{see}}, {{game}}, or a specific game header linking the writing or game the collectible is in, have a standalone image or an applicable infobox, and end with {{clear}}, followed by a space.

There is much freedom in creating a subsection's content, although it should contain at least an introduction including the collectible's name as well as the name of the writing or game in which it appears. With the exception of the introductory sentence, details can be presented in any order, and in the form of a single paragraph or several paragraphs. Presented details can be of any length, even if they are only one sentence long, but should be explained in an objective manner. Note that none of the following suggested details are mandatory, but are useful for expanding article sections and articles overall, preventing them from becoming stubs.

  • Immediately after the introductory sentence, mention its appearance, where the collectible is or can be found, how many instances of it exist, how to reach or access it, including which enemy or boss must be defeated to get it, what real-world object it is, if applicable, and what use or special purpose it has or what special abilities it grants if any. Additionally, mention any differences it may have between difficulties and game modes.

Afterward, place a gallery section if necessary, akin to the section described in the synopsis section.

Under the collectible's description, under the gallery if one exists, place a level three header (===<name>===) named "Notes", and include {{notes}}.

Bottom of the article

Unless there are no related navigation templates to populate it, {{navboxes}} should follow the final fanon content subsection of a page, above any specified categories.