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Liquipedia:Notability Guidelines

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Notability is a test used by editors to determine if a player, team or tournament warrants its own page on the wiki. Here on Liquipedia Pokémon, we want all our pages to meet our quality standards and to be as up-to-date as possible in order to provide informative coverage of the competitive Pokémon scene. Unfortunately, due to a general lack of volunteer editors and the fact that each page requires time and effort to maintain and update, not every player, team or tournament can be added to the wiki. This effort is made harder as our coverage expands and more pages are created, not to mention additional factors such as having to source information and verify the reliability of content as they are added to the wiki.

As such, our priority is to keep our coverage to the top and the sub-top tier of competitive Pokémon as defined by the guidelines below. Any page that does not meet these guidelines will be moved to the page creator's user space (not deleted).

However, we also note that these are simply guidelines and are not non-negotiable. In fact, this wiki contains coverage of certain players, teams or tournaments that were allowed a page despite not meeting our guidelines. These pages were reasonably justified to the Liquipedia team and are the exception rather than the norm. If you believe a certain page is warranted on the wiki, please do come chat in our Discord.

Please note that inclusion of pages in the mainspace is ultimately up to the discretion of the Liquipedia administrators!

Individual Pages[edit]


Players may receive individual pages as long as they surpass a certain threshold of notability. Check the bullet points below. If a player meets at least one of these criteria, then they are likely to be notable enough to warrant a page on this wiki.

  • Achievements: If the player has achieved notable results as seen in the table below.
    • Note: Qualifier events count for one Tier lower than the main event (e.g. Top 8 in a qualifier for an S-Tier event counts as a Top 8 in an A-Tier event)

Either achieved at least 1 of the following:

Trading Card GamesQualified to Worlds Day 2
Offline S-Tier Top 16
Online S-Tier Top 4
Offline A-Tier Top 8
Online A-Tier Top 4
Video GamesQualified to Worlds Day 2
Offline S-Tier Top 16
Online S-Tier Top 4
Offline A-Tier Top 4
Online A-Tier Top 2
Pokemon GoQualified to Worlds
Offline S-Tier Top 4
Offline A-Tier Top 2
UNITEQualified to Worlds
Offline/Online S-Tier Top 4
Offline/Online A-Tier Top 2

Or achieved more than 1 of the following:

Trading Card GamesQualified to Worlds Day 1
Offline S-Tier Top 32
Online S-Tier Top 8
Offline A-Tier Top 16
Online A-Tier Top 8
Video GamesQualified to Worlds Day 1
Offline S-Tier Top 32
Online S-Tier Top 8
Offline A-Tier Top 8
Online A-Tier Top 4
Pokemon GoOffline S-Tier Top 8
Offline A-Tier Top 4

  • Prize winnings: If the player has won at least $1,000 USD from a single tournament, or if their approximated total earnings (in USD) makes them a Top Earner in their respective game (i.e. at least $ for TCG, or at least $ for VGC)
  • Previous history: If the player is or was a professional player in another game (Warcraft III, StarCraft 2, Overwatch ...) AND has played in at least one Pokémon tournament that is categorized as A2A-Tier or better.
  • Sponsored: If the player plays for, is sponsored by and/or represents a notable organisation in a major tournament.

If a player's notability does not meet any of these bullet points, the player under limited circumstances may still warrant a page if their notability can be reasonably justified.

  • Notes:
    • No inherent notability: A player does not automatically warrant a page simply by being on a notable team. The player has to satisfy the notability criteria listed in this section in order to be considered notable.

To create a new player page, follow the Player Template.


Broadcasters, commentators and match analysts may receive their individual pages, so long as they surpass a certain threshold of notability. If a caster meets at least one of these, then they are likely notable enough to warrant a unique page.

  • Pokémon broadcast team: The broadcaster is or was a member of the official Pokémon broadcast team.
  • Community broadcasters: The broadcaster is or was one of the main commentators/analyst for a notable community or organization's production team which provided live coverage of events within a country or region. The broadcaster also needs to have casted for the community or organization for a period of more than 12 months.
  • Content creators: The broadcaster maintains a broadcasting channel primarily dedicated to TCG, VGC, Pokémon Go or UNITE content and has accrued a minimum of 500 Twitch followers or 1500 YouTube subscribers.
  • Previous history: The broadcaster was a professional player or caster/host in another game (Warcraft III, League of Legends, StarCraft 2, etc) AND has casted at least one Pokémon tournament that is categorized as A2A-Tier or better.
  • Freelance: The broadcaster has casted for a number of documented tournaments in freelance capacity, which include at least

Team pages[edit]

Regular teams[edit]

Teams have to fulfill at least two of the following to be considered notable:

  • Achievement: The team has achieved notable results in a team tournament, such as Top 4 in a A1S-Tier tournament or Top 2 in a A2A-Tier tournament.
  • Sponsorship: The team plays for a notable, well-established organisation with a number of sponsors, preferably with pages on the other Liquipedia wikis as well;
  • Notable membership: The team has at least 60% of the members who are notable or have Liquipedia pages (see above guidelines for Individual Pages).

League teams[edit]

Teams from grassroots league tournaments may be created provided the league itself is notable (see guidelines for tournament pages), it runs for more than one season and majority of the players are notable and/or are represented by multiple countries across the world (e.g. National Pokémon Association).

When not to create[edit]

  • No notable achievements
  • No notable players
  • No website/social media

Tournament pages[edit]

In general, tournaments related to TCG, VGC, Pokémon Go or UNITE may be documented by the wiki as long as sources exist to verify that the tournament has taken or will take place. Tournaments related to Pokkén Tournament are covered by Fighting Games Liquipedia.

Due to a small number of editors that are maintaining the wiki, priority coverage will be given to tournaments that satisfy any of the following conditions. The tournament:

  • is part of the official Pokémon Championship Series or is organized by The Pokémon Company (TPC), The Pokémon Company International (TPCi) and/or their affiliates,
  • has a prize pool of at least $100 USD,
  • is attended by at least 100 players, or
  • features a nearly full roster of notable players and teams.

To create a new tournament page, you can follow our Tournament tutorial.