I was looking at this question and got worried, should I remove those two extra tags ( )? So I asked in chat and got a good point from StrixVaria:

Pokemon is all messed up. There's a tag for Pokemon-fourth-gen but this question doesn't apply to all the 4th-gen games, just the 2nd gen remakes that are on the 4th gen engine. If you look through Pokemon questions in general you'll find a lot of tagging issues.

And I think he is right. Pokemon should have a proper resolution so we could "fix" the questions without worry. So:

How should we treat the tags in those questions?

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by @LessPop_MoreFiz "@StrixVaria I swear, if you title it or in any other way make a "Gotta Tag 'Em All" joke, I will downvote it out of spite." –  Michel Mar 5 '13 at 13:21
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I will downvote your posts in spite if you keep using backticks to quote people, too. :P –  badp Mar 5 '13 at 13:30
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@Michel If you put "Gotta Tag 'Em All" as part of this post's title, I will upvote this post to counter that downvote. =) –  galacticninja Mar 5 '13 at 13:59
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@galacticninja Done =) –  Michel Mar 5 '13 at 16:55
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I was thinking that a few days ago too. The current situation is a total mess. –  kotekzot Mar 6 '13 at 5:22

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One obvious thing to point out is that every question tagged is also tagged . There really isn't much in the way of questions about one and not the other, so those two should be combined into a single tag.

I suggest since this is how it's known in the community. Leave the existing tags as synonyms pointing to this one.

The generation tags are good in general about questions for a specific generation. For questions about a specific set of games within a generation, we should use a similar tag to my suggestion above. For questions about the whole series, use (this is a change from how we're currently doing it).

Here's a list of as many tags as I could think of following these criteria:

In addition, here are allowed Pokemon tags that don't generally fit into the framework above, but are still useful:

  • (This is a separate application that helps with transfering pokemon, introduced with the 6th generation games.)
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I would change pokemon for pokemon-series making this more obvious. like the other games (that use the suffix series) –  Michel Mar 5 '13 at 13:44
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@Michel I like that idea. –  StrixVaria Mar 5 '13 at 14:07
    
Looks perfect to me. –  Matthew Read Mar 5 '13 at 17:19
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I would use pokemon-dppl, 'pl' instead of 'p'. To me it looks like we typo'd a tag. –  Slurpee Mar 5 '13 at 19:44
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@Slurpee Except the games are known as "dpp" to the Pokemon community. –  StrixVaria Mar 5 '13 at 19:45
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Hmmm. I've always read either DPPt, or DPPl. Oh well. Everything looks great either way. –  Slurpee Mar 5 '13 at 19:51
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Let's not forget to make tag wikis for these to ensure clarity about their usage too. –  FAE Mar 5 '13 at 20:41
    
I guess you'll also add pokemon-sixth-gen and pokemon-xy when they are officially out? –  Rilgon Arcsinh Mar 7 '13 at 6:37
    
@RilgonArcsinh Yeah, we don't support games that aren't out yet, so I didn't bother including those. I'll add them to this master list later this year. Although when they are first released, there won't be a meaningful difference between those two. Something to think about, I guess. –  StrixVaria Mar 7 '13 at 11:57
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@StrixVaria - I think, given the almost certainty that there will be other sixth-gen games, we should probably start with both sets of tags. Mechanics questions can go under the gen tag right out of the gate. –  Shinrai Mar 12 '13 at 17:46
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@Shinrai I am tempted to agree. This will also prevent tagging nightmares when the second set of games in gen 6 comes out. –  StrixVaria Mar 12 '13 at 17:57
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Is there going to be any action on this? I can't suggest the tag synonym, but I started building the [pokemon-hgss] tag wiki. –  Riking May 17 '13 at 17:18

I think we should add a tag. There are around 10 questions now that specifically ask something about the bank, and only the bank.

For example:

Most of them are tagger or , but they really ask something about the bank. Surely, the XY and ORAS tag have something to do with it, because the bank and the games are closely related, but above questions are specific about the bank, not the games.

The Pokemon Bank, for users who don't know it, is a nifty tool made by Nintendo to quickly exchange Pokemon stored in the ingame computer of XY/ORAS. In this way, you can transfer large amount (as in, the whole Pokedex) in a few minutes. It is a paid application (5 dollar per year, iirc) available in the eShop.

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I made this exact argument on my question a couple of days ago (albeit not as well worded) :) –  Robotnik Jan 27 at 0:43
    
@Robotnik Ah, sorry. I missed it, and actually never even thought about searching it. Because StrixVaria mentioned it in my question, I answered it here. By the way, when is a proposal like this 'accepted' and applied? –  Mathias711 Jan 27 at 8:56
    
Unfortunately there's no set 'time'. I generally wait a week if I've received nothing but positive upvotes, otherwise if I'm receiving downvotes and no reasons why I try and hunt down reasons & approval/disapproval directly in chat, as that's where the majority of the site's 'power users' hang out (to the woe of some, but that's a story for another time). Of course, Strix is the answerer above, try pinging him/her on the comments section there for input? (as it was Strix that reverted your changes in the first place) –  Robotnik Jan 27 at 9:14
    
Also: Pokebank is also used to transfer Pokemon from Gen 5 :-) –  Robotnik Jan 27 at 14:20
    
Technically that is the Poke Transporter. But yeah, you'll need Pokebank for that. –  Mathias711 Jan 27 at 15:12

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