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Featured articles are articles that are notorious for their quality and importance. They should be complete in content, well written, follow the policies and interesting enough to be put on the front page. They should also have a very minimal amount of tasks that need to be done, and should not be about spoiler-heavy subjects.

In order to keep the front page fresh, but to not overload the editors, the featured article is changed every two months. To decide what article to feature next, all editors are encouraged to nominate and vote on articles. When the time comes to change to a new article, one trusted editor gets tasked with checking the nominations, discussing with the community tie-breakers and other details, and update the front page. Detailed instructions for that editor can be found here.

Current featured article[edit]

Ujadani

A swarm of Ujadani.

Ujadani are small creatures that appear in the Wistful Wild from Pikmin 2 in intervals of 30 days, technically starting on day 1. The name comes from their e-Reader card. They are very small, orange bugs with a 5mm body length that scuttle about in swarms of many and are not documented in the Piklopedia as other enemies in the game are. Upon closer examination, they appear to have tiny scuttling feet before their bulbous backs. Two swarms of 70 can be found on the days they appear. One of the swarms is located near the entrance of the Hole of Heroes, and the other is in the black stone area to the right of the black gate leading to the Dream Den, on the edge of the clearing of Creeping Chrysanthemums. Since they appear so rarely, some players go through the game without knowing of their existence.

The creatures can be attacked – this is similar to the way Pikmin attack rubble and nectar weed – and doing so releases vast quantities of nectar and spray drops. This makes the secret bugs the best source of sprays and nectar in the game. Non-White Pikmin are affected by the poison the swarms release when attacked, which acts like any other instance of poison in Pikmin 2. The insects rarely attack, however, so it's possible to beat all insects without any non-White Pikmin being poisoned.

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Previous featured articles[edit]

For a while, the featured article to display on the main page as picked at random from a list, every time the user loaded the page. It was eventually changed to the non-rotation system, where a simple log of features has also been kept:

Article Start date End date
Perplexing Pool March 30th, 2008 April 18th, 2008
7-day run (Pikmin 2) April 18th, 2008 May 13th, 2008
Super Smash Bros. Brawl May 13th, 2008 June 10th, 2008
Scale June 10th, 2008 August 29th, 2008
Hocotate ship August 29th, 2008 October 3rd, 2008
Figwort October 3rd, 2008 December 3rd, 2008
Bulbmin December 3rd, 2008 January 26th, 2009
Caustic Dweevil January 26th, 2009 May 6th, 2009
Beady Long Legs May 6th, 2009 June 18th, 2009
Wistful Wild June 18th, 2009 August 18th, 2009
Planet of the Pikmin August 18th, 2009 March 24th, 2010
Waterwraith March 24th, 2010 September 23rd, 2010
2-Player Battle September 23rd, 2010 February 23rd, 2011
Purple Pikmin February 23rd, 2011 April 12th, 2011
Smoky Progg April 12th, 2011 August 19th, 2011
Mamuta August 19th, 2011 March 16th, 2012
Brute Knuckles March 16th, 2012 May 23rd, 2012
Burrowing Snagret May 23rd, 2012 March 18th, 2013
Gate March 18th, 2013 June 21st, 2013
Onion June 21st, 2013 December 25th, 2014
Carrying December 25th, 2014 March 1st, 2015
Prototype Detector March 1st, 2015 June 1st, 2015
Arctic Cannon Larva June 1st, 2015 August 1st, 2015
Music in Pikmin 2 August 1st, 2015 October 1st, 2015
Fruit October 1st, 2015 December 1st, 2015
Spray December 1st, 2015 February 1st, 2016
10 day run February 1st, 2016 April 2nd, 2016
100 Pikmin limit April 2nd, 2016 June 1st, 2016
Koppaite text June 1st, 2016 August 1st, 2016
Pellet August 1st, 2016 October 1st, 2016
Water October 1st, 2016 December 1st, 2016
Chaenostoma cordatum December 1st, 2016 February 1st, 2017
Quaggled Mireclops February 1st, 2017 April 2nd, 2017
Spherical Atlas April 2nd, 2017 June 1st, 2017
Mitite June 1st, 2017 August 1st, 2017
Geographic Projection August 1st, 2017 October 1st, 2017
Ujadani October 1st, 2017 ongoing