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This is a list of ongoing projects at Pikipedia that we could do with some help on. To request that other projects be undertaken, please leave a comment on the talk page. When a project has been completed, its section can be removed from this page.

Since the tasks vary in importance, duration, expected Pikmin knowledge, and required MediaWiki skills, this page will start with a nifty table listing all tasks and these attributes, as well as how close to completion they are. You can sort the table using the header row buttons, to make it easier to find a task that suits you. Of course, these values are subjective, and they're just recommendations – feel free to try any of the projects listed anyway. Read Pikipedia:Helping out if you feel you need to be better prepared.

Table[edit]

Task Importance Duration Pikmin knowledge MediaWiki skill Completion Extra info
Add the basics to Hey! Pikmin treasure and enemy articles ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ 60%    List of treasure articles, list of enemy articles
Upload important Hey! Pikmin images ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★★☆☆☆ 40%   
Make a new wiki theme ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★★★ 0%   
Treasure cleanup ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ 50%    List of treasure articles
Clean enemy articles according to the guidelines ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ 30%    List of enemy articles
Clean area articles according to the guidelines ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ 20%    List of area articles
Mission Mode cleanup ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ 20%    List of Mission Mode stage articles
Update the enemy icons in infoboxes ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ 30%    List of Pikmin 3 enemy articles, list of Hey! Pikmin enemy articles
2-Player Battle stage cleanup ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★☆☆☆☆ 60%    List of 2-Player Batle stage articles
Bingo Battle stage cleanup ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★☆☆☆☆ 20%    List of Bingo Battle stage articles
Explain how to reach caves ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ 30%    List of cave articles
Add GamePad stylus mode buttons ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆ 0%   
Write better image descriptions ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ 40%   
Document the max Pikmin deaths ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★☆☆☆☆ 50%   
Transcribe text in treasures ★★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ 60%    List of treasure articles
Quote cleanup ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ 10%   
Convert large files ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ 30%   

Details[edit]

Add the basics to Hey! Pikmin treasure and enemy articles[edit]

Some treasure articles and some enemy articles from this game are still only skeletons! At the very least, they should have the subject's basic information.

Upload important Hey! Pikmin images[edit]

Hey! Pikmin's been out for a while, but the wiki is still majorly lacking in certain images. The following images are needed:

  • Enemies
    • Different poses and actions.
  • Non-amiibo treasures
    • In the place where it's found
    • Logs screen
    • If useful, logs screen screenshot, but facing different angles.
  • Areas
    • Area selection menu image.
  • Obstacles
  • Main menu
  • Save selection

Make a new wiki theme[edit]

Pikipedia's current default theme is showing its age. If you've got the eye for a new style, and the skills to pull it off, jump right on it! This link might help.

Treasure cleanup[edit]

Most treasure articles (both from Pikmin 2 and Hey! Pikmin) still lack proper information as to the location and collection of the treasure. Since treasures are so important to both games, these articles should be improved soon.

Clean enemy articles according to the guidelines[edit]

As of November 25th, 2014, Pikipedia has an enemy article guidelines and a guide policy. Most of the enemy articles do not follow the new guidelines. As for guides, guide sections and articles should have the Guide template at the start, as a result. This includes, but is not limited to: enemy strategies, cave walkthroughs, Challenge Mode and Mission Mode guides, ship part, treasure and fruit walkthroughs and challenge runs.

Clean area articles according to the guidelines[edit]

As of December 18th, 2014, Pikipedia has area article guidelines. Most of the area articles do not yet adhere to the guidelines.

Mission Mode cleanup[edit]

Most Mission Mode pages should have the basic lists of enemies and obstacles by now. Each level should have a in-text guide, split up into multiple paragraphs, on the most efficient way to get a Platinum medal in the level. We have plans to make video guides on the Wiki's YouTube channel, but until/if we get to doing that, we should add these guides ASAP. If someone has a strategy and you think you have a better one, please discuss on the talk page as to which we will put on the stage. There should be guides for both Collect Treasure! and Battle Enemies!; guides for the bosses are already present on their respective pages.

Update the enemy icons in infoboxes[edit]

The articles for enemies that appear in Pikmin 3 and in Hey! Pikmin have icons on the infobox, but these icons are more often than not using the Pikmin 2 variant. They should be using the icon from the most recent game where they appear. In most cases, this should be simply a matter of replacing Enemy ABC icon.png with Enemy ABC P3 icon.png or Enemy ABC HP icon.png in the template call.

2-Player Battle stage cleanup[edit]

Most 2-Player Battle stage articles are short. The pages need data (enemy list, hazard list, Pellet Posy list), descriptions (possible layouts, marble and Onion locations, where cherries tend to land), and level-specific strategies. Ideally, they'd have one section per layout (including the layout selection direction, and the technical information template in each).

Bingo Battle stage cleanup[edit]

The Bingo Battle stage articles are a bit lackluster and disorganized. Here's a checklist of what to do to each stage article to improve this situation:

  • Describe the stage very generally in the opening paragraph.
  • Create an "Overview" section describing the stage's layout, mentioning possible paths to reach the other side of the arena, crannies, open spaces, structures of interest, etc. See also: Pikipedia:Area article guidelines#Overview.
  • In each layout section's opening paragraph, describe in general the key differences between this layout and the others. Just the types of Pikmin is not enough.
  • For each variation's image:
    • Use high resolution images.
    • Snap it with Victory Macaroon on (so its initial location is visible), and with 1v1 and 5 Pikmin on each side (so excess Pikmin or leaders don't clog up the image).
    • Since the game sometimes rotates the stages around, make sure the stage in the image is always oriented in the same way as the GamePad radar preview (the one used in the stage selection stage), for the sake of consistency.
  • Make sure the term used to refer to a different object placement is "variation", not "layout".
  • Standardize the look of all pages in general.

Explain how to reach caves[edit]

As of January 22nd, 2014, the cave article guidelines has a new section. The purpose of this section is to explain to players how to reach the cave in question. The cave articles currently don't follow this part of the guidelines.

Add GamePad stylus mode buttons[edit]

When playing in Stylus mode in Pikmin 3, certain buttons appear on the GamePad screen for the use of the charge function, sprays, and other such things. If we could get the buttons themselves on the wiki, we can use it for data file pages and other places necessary. These buttons are translucent, and we should get images with a black background.

Write better image descriptions[edit]

Some image pages contain a good description of what the picture shows. Others, however, either only have a bland line of text, or are missing a description altogether. If you see such an image, please add a description. These do not have to be long or detailed, but concise and accurate; just a sentence about what the image is of, probably with a link to its subject if there's an article on it.

Document the max Pikmin deaths[edit]

As discussed here, some values for the maximum number of Pikmin that can get affected by a single attack should be gathered first, and then their place in an article will be later decided. As of now, Espyo will host a list.

Transcribe text in treasures[edit]

Some treasures have text written on them, much like the real world objects they represent. Using either the game textures or the real world counterparts, we should transcribe the text written on the object and point it down on the wiki. Some treasure articles don't have these transcriptions yet.

Quote cleanup[edit]

In an effort to standardize transcript text across the wiki, transcript text should be on the "Notes" namespace, and should be included inside pages with {{transcript}}. To do this, move the text to "Notes:Article name/monolog" (or "/voyage" or "/ship") and include {{metadata}} as documented. Then add or change the notes template on the article (see the template's documentation), and transclude the new subpage on the notes listing page it comes from using the alternative form of the notes template (again, see its documentation). Some articles already have these notes, but they are hardcoded into the article, and should instead use Template:Notes.

Convert large files[edit]

Some files on the wiki are pretty massive. Heavy PNGs should be replaced by lighter JPGs or go through PNGCrush, high-quality JPGs should have their quality toned down, and images with needlessly high dimensions should be shrunk. But of course, common sense needs to be used for this. If the image is meant to have clear detail, it might be best for it to stay the way it is. Use your judgment. A list of the largest files can be found here.