- Mar 28, 2010
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I think the species pages would be much better without the "(Pokémon)" disambig tag. Since Bulbapedia is a Pokémon site, it's very obvious that the articles are about Pokémon, so it just feels very redundant. Take Golem for example. Outside of the context of Pokémon, a golem could be a mythical rock monster, but when you look it up on Bulbapedia, you're obviously looking for the Pokémon that Graveller evolves into that looks like a rock turtle. Pikachu is synonymous with Pokémon so it doesn't really need "(Pokémon)" in its page title. The more famous Pikachu, Ash's Pikachu is a separate page, but it is listed in the "Pikachu (disambiguation)" page, and that disambiguation page is linked on the top of the species article. Every Pokémon with major members of their species have disambiguation pages and typing the name by itself would redirect to the species page. I find myself searching the Pokémon name by itself because adding "(Pokémon)" just makes it longer to type, especially with the é requiring a special alt code to type. A long time ago, the names by themselves were disambiguation pages, but now the disambiguation pages have "(disambiguation)" in their names while the former titles redirect to the species, because of people using the names to search for the species. And some Pokémon like Bellsprout don't even have disambiguation pages, making it seem even more redundant to have their pages to have something in parenthesis. I think the page titles would look better without the franchise name.