What's GROWING on? A look at Bulbapedia's newest additions from Spring 2024

Bulbasaur next to an open window, soaking in the sunlightThe Bulbapedia encyclopedia is always growing here at Bulbagarden! All sorts of edits and contributions sprout up every single day thanks to Pokémon enthusiasts from all around the world! Let's take a closer look at our editors' best contributions that have taken root during the Spring 2024 season.

Another milestone in the books!
Bulbapedia achieved another milestone this spring - 53,000 articles! On April 24th, Pokémon Masters EX master Storm Aurora created a page for another one of the game's skills: Downside Up. Turn the tides of battle when your stats are raised instead of lowered when you pair up with Hilda, Steven, and Lysandre! We still have dozens of Skill articles to create, but you can check out our progress here: Skills in Pokémon Masters EX. 53,000 articles down, here's to 53,000 more!

Pokémon Frienda logo
You've got a Frienda in me~

Did you hear the news? A new arcade game is on the way to Japan, and it's called Pokémon Frienda! While we don't currently know much about this sequal to Pokémon Mezastar, we do know it is scheduled to launch in July 2024, and is developed by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. and Marvelous. Keep an eye on our Pokémon Frienda article prepped by Deputy Editor in Chief abcboy, and while you're at it, check out Bulbapedia's extensive Arcade section spearheaded by our own nuva-kal! You are sure to learn something new.

Training Montage!
Anime expert Hikaru Wazana has been putting in the hours on his newest endeavor: Terastal Training! This special trainin' is taught exclusively at Naranja Academy to anyone from around the world who wants to learn about Terastallization. But beware: only approved Trainers are permitted to use Terastallization, and they much receive a Tera Orb from La Primera Geeta herself. Join Liko and Roy as they take on the Terastal Training Gym Leaders Challenge, and earn stamps for completing your own Training objective. Who doesn't love a good stamp rally? Good luck, Trainers!

Substitute doll Deceive with a Substitute!
In the never-ending pursuit to document each and every facet of this Pokémon franchsie we know and love, Tag Team Landfish7 and Chosen produced this extensive article for the doll that appears in battle when your Pokémon use Substitute. What an absolute cutie! The doll has appeared in a variety of games ever since Generation I, with a staggering(!) amount of effects and interactions. It's even made a guest appearance during the Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Direct on April 8th, 2014, in place of Masahiro Sakurai as he goes to showcase some of the Pokémon available from the Poké Ball and Master Ball items! We're happy to provide him with his own dedicated page on the encyclopedia!

The Six Heroes
Holding out for a Hero

The legend of the Ancient Adventurer, Lucius: Six Heroes, each captured in an Ancient Poke Ball, scattered across the various regions of the Pokémon world, documented by anime expert Dharakjoo. Finding the Six Heroes is the main goal of both the Explorers and the Rising Volt Tacklers. Rayquaza, Arboliva, Moltres, Lapras, Kleavor, Entei; here is a handy summary of these Six Heroes for you to enjoy as their tale unfolds in Pokémon Horizons: The Series!

A Festival of Mischief & Mystery!

Welcome to the land of Kitakami, where people and Pokémon live harmoniously with nature. Folktales abound, but not all is as it seems... Uncover the mystery of the masked Legendary Pokémon Ogerpon, appearing as four fearsome types of Tera Pokémon ex, and team up with more newly discovered Pokémon, like Bloodmoon Ursaluna ex and Sinistcha ex. Growing in power, Greninja, Dragapult, and Magcargo dazzle as Tera Pokémon ex, and more ACE SPEC cards round out the festivities in the Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet—Twilight Masquerade expansion!
Twilight Masquerade is upon us! Released in Japanese on April 26th, and soon in English on May 24th, this expansion introduces Ogerpon to the Trading Card Game! It has over 220 cards to collect, and TCG expert anzasquiddles has been toiling away to compile all the info on all the cards! Check out the Twilight Masquerade article to learn more!

The CENTER of Attention!
We are obsessed with merch enthusiast Rustle's newest articles. There's nothing more popular than the Pokémon Center brand, and now thanks to Rustle, we now have two deep dives into two of these iconic stores: Tohoku and Tokyo Bay! Each individual store has their own exclusive merchandise, mascots, and identity, which can all be checked out by taking a peek at the articles! So grab some limited edition rice crackers, a beautiful new picnic sheet, and take a rest as we recount the deep history each store has to offer.

Pokémon Builders, can we build it?
Pokémon Builders, yes we can! This spring, Australian supermarket chain Coles released a series of builders of 36 fan favorite Pokémon like Bulbasaur! What's a builder you ask? Let's check out Wowy's article: Coles Builders: Pokémon Edition. For every $30 spent in one transaction at Coles, customers could earn one Pokémon Builder cardboard model from February 7th to March 26th, 2024. Other merchandise like collector's cases, a build-your-own Pokémon playset and more were available. You could possibly even get a secret Mew and Mewtwo builder not on any checklists! Wow!

Bulbapedia prides itself in cataloguing even the most niche topics, like this merchandise from Australia. If there's something you are an expert in, come on in! We welcome new editors every day!

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Maverick Nate Written by Maverick Nate