Leavanny’s Library Preview

I would’ve liked to have had an elaborate April Fools’ Day prank set up for today, but unfortunately I’m lame and have been very busy lately.  Perhaps next year I’ll steal SPP’s layout and dress up PJN.  That’d be almost like giving Luke Skywalker a Darth Vader mask and red lightsaber, huh?

ANYWAYS, I digress.  Since there isn’t much news going on I might as well show you all what I’m working on :3  This is an early preview of how pages will look on Leavanny’s Library.  Right now I’m working on all the templates so that when it opens people can easily add new ‘dex entries by just filling in the necessary info.  The CSS file has gone from the original 114 lines to a whopping 488.  This is probably the largest project I’ve worked on in a long time.  Looking forward to opening it up for you guys :3

One of the crucial differences about this wiki (besides the annoying fact that I’ll make users register to edit) is that I plan to include MOVESETS and pokemon competitive reviews.  Ideally I’d like to make a combination of wiki-style editing with pokemon information/quality competitive articles.  I’m looking for about 10 people to help start filling in information soon before the doors are officially swung open, so if you’re moveset-savvy or know your way around HTML and want to help please use the contact form on the menubar up top to shoot me a line.

<3 pokejungle

ps- Thoughts, opinions, and suggestions are welcome.  The table background color will be dependent on a pokemon’s primary type.

pps- TheFreak reminded me to tell you all that IT’S OFFICIALLY WINTER!! At least in Unova.  So go check out the snow :p

  1. Leavanny’s Library looks excellent so far! And it’s nice that you’ll include competitive setups, as well.

    One suggestion on encounters, though; I personally hate when guides will tell me a Pokémon is “rare” or “uncommon”, because this can be many things! Perhaps include an encounter table for the Pokémon with % rates of encounter?

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Yes I can definitely add percentages :] That location info is just placeholder anyway, that data will actually be added into the ‘dex information table.

    1. That’s something I’ve struggled with and the reason this site has never had a pokedex is because I couldn’t think of a way to offer something new. Instead the direction I’ve finally decided to take is to add a pokedex to compliment the site, not to substantially revolutionize the display of data.

      I do hope that the competitive information is a good hook though. Smogon has disappointed me with how slow it is to update the main site with Black/White movesets and I don’t see a lot of other sites compiling that sort of information in their dexes.

      Personally, I find the Bulbapedia to be an interesting tool, but not the way I’d personally run a wiki. I want to focus on game stuff, not which episodes a pokemon has appeared in or food it would hypothetically eat.

      1. That’s a nice thought actually, Bulbapedia is good but it does get bogged down in a lot of things that some people might not find that useful gamewise.

  2. I really like the way you did it. The layout and design looks very nice, and the fact that you need people to register before editing is a very good thing, that way you can ban accounts and stuff when people leave crap on the wiki. Best wishes to the library’s success!

  3. will Leavanny’s Library only have a pokedex wiki or will it also have general information, seasons and other features of the games??

    also, PJN, could you make a post about the season change to let people give their own opinions? (First day of winter yeaaa :P) I think that’d be a good discussion.

    1. After the dex info is finished I want to start branching off into locations and ultimately cover the entire game.

      1. Sounds like a plan 😀
        i really like the idea of a wiki and the preview you posted looks amazing.
        Big thumbs up.

  4. Yay! Snow!!

    Too bad there isn’t much snow in Unova o_o? I explored most of the areas save post-game routes and cities last night. May tackle Twist mountain this morning.

    1. ikr i was so disappointed 🙁
      twist mountain, icirrus and the other cities on the left side of the map are great, but the rest of unova is exactly the same D:<
      also, i thought the main character would get different clothing for each season, but apparently not.
      The seasons feature could've been used so much more effectively and could've had a more significant impact on the game.
      I even stayed up until one minute past midnight just to see the changes…

      1. Hahaha, I did, too! I walked back and forth in Iccirus waiting for the change until I finally stepped in Dragonspiral tower to activate the changes.
        Same thing kinda happened this morning when I had flown to that one city where nobody steps out after dark. I loaded up the menu and cancelled to get it to be daytime, but people were still inside!

        1. oh right the town with kyurem in the back.
          when i first went there i was like ”this town sucks, all the houses are empty”

  5. …is that Trebuchet font? *eye twitches* it’s so big and un-kerned…
    Can that be changed to some other font? Or maybe just a bit smaller (like 10pt for the body text…)
    Sorry, just a personal concern of mine…

    1. Ahaha. I actually haven’t changed that much on the layout that I’m using for the wiki, I’ll look over it again. I usually use 10pt Segoe UI/Tahoma

      1. BTW, can the coloring behind the text (the lighter one in the picture) be a bit more pale? It’s kind of distracting looking at such a strong color.

        Seeing as I’m so nitpicky, may as well email you about these things. +.+

  6. It would be cool if you compared the pokemon to the main charector. They dont compare in the game like they used to! It would also help me in Pokemon Genesis!

  7. It would be cool if you compared the pokemon to the main charector. They dont compare in the game like they used to! It would also help me in Pokemon Genesis!

  8. It’s kind a different. I think the location of pokemon should be at somewhere different not in the main text.

    1. Yeah, I mentioned in a comment that there’ll actually be a section under the ‘dex entries for location :3

  9. I like it and can’t wait til you’re finished~!
    Bulbapedia takes foreeeever to load for me, for some reason, so I’ll be looking forward to an alternative to finding things I need to find Pokemon-wise.
    That, and Serebii kiiiinda started pissing me off back in the pre-B/W days, so I’ll be glad to finally only really need PokeJungle for these sorts of things.

  10. So, a cross between Smogon and Bulbapedia? I think this’ll turn out really cool 😀 And yeah, Bulbapedia lags, and Smogon’s a little dated in terms of layout and userfriendliness, so this might end up being my second-most used pokedex!
    (My first-most used is veekun, ahaha; it hasn’t got all its location data though, on the other hand I fix that by using pokearth. ARGH WHY IS THERE NO PERFECT POKEDEX)

  11. Looking good! Nice to have a Bulbapedia alternative that is more to the point and hopefully loads faster 😀

    Just thought I’d let you know, I can see a typo – Lostlorn Forest is spelt ‘Lostlorn Forst’ 😛 I haven’t read all of the comments so I hope I’m the first to say this otherwise I’ll look really stupid!

    Otherwise looking excellent! Really can’t wait 😀

  12. One thing, the type advantages/weaknesses section is SO MUCH EASIER TO READ than bulbapedia. I won’t try to compare every bit of this to Bulbapedia, but that jumped out at me as a big improvement.

    1. Yay :3 I’m hoping it isn’t the vertical layout you like though, I was thinking of changing that :p If you like it that much though I might keep it as-is.

  13. I should note PJ that in your type effectiveness table you list 0.5 times as “weak”. Make sure that becomes “resists”. Also, ensure the order of the order of those type effectiveness groupings is arranged in order of effectiveness. Pedantic I know but its a logical order to go 4x, 2x, 1x, 0.5x, 0.25x, 0x. Over all the the layout looks great and very aesthetically pleasing. Leavanny’s Library is gonna be a winner for sure.

    1. It all looks great apart from that & the spelling mistake 😛

      Really can’t wait for this to open! Delaying planning my new Black team until Leavanny’s Library is open so I can make some informed choices 😀

  14. http://pokemonblackandwhite.net/?p=4298 I understand the new pokemon now! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEW POKéMON GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. AWW!!!!!!!!!!!It was just an april fools joke!!!!!!!!!!!!1 %$&*@^ it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

    1. From what I’ve seen, it only affects one city. You can reach the item and hidden item on the left side of Icirrus city. Also in Icirrus, you can go onto the ledge above the gym to get an item. And lastly, you can reach the southern most areas of Icirrus city. South of the mud puddles where Stunfisk and Palpitoad are. Theres 1 item, 3 hidden mushrooms of various sizes, and a house with the Team Rocket member from older games that speaks in broken English.

  15. Suggestion: ow bout you use the official art for the picture of Leavanny?

  16. Hey pokejungle i just tried to go to pokemon-gl.com and it showed the whole site with new features but says the server is being worked on do you think it will open up soon?

  17. I hope your kidding abouth stealing the spp layout cause we don’t need another thing you guys swiped fron that site 😀

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