I would like to propose renaming the following tags in the Pokémon series:

These expanded tags would match the naming used for .

We can also rename some spinoff games:

Unfortunately can't be converted to because that's 39 characters.

Author's notes:

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    If HeartGold and SoulSilver don't use spaces, why should they be used in the tag? If the games are called Black 2 and White 2, why should the tag be Black White 2? Jan 10, 2018 at 22:06
  • I was just wondering what the reasoning behind that was Jan 10, 2018 at 22:38
  • @DanmakuGrazer The current synonyms for pokemon-frlg are pokemon-fire-red and pokemon-leaf-green. I think the spaced-spellings are more readable, but wouldn’t mind the tag either way.
    – Stevoisiak
    Jan 10, 2018 at 22:43
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    Unlike most of the other tag renames we've done thus far to expand tags that were truncated out of necessity to meet the 25 character tag limit, the abbreviated Pokemon tags actually use the common Pokemon community agreed-upon abbreviations, decided upon here. As I mentioned on the 35 char upgrade Meta I'd want to see a community discussion & majority consensus before we action these.
    – Robotnik Mod
    Jan 10, 2018 at 23:51
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    Also - I much prefer a dash between the words i.e. fire-red over firered. As our tag system doesn't allow for capitalisation it just looks like we typo'd a tag otherwise.
    – Robotnik Mod
    Jan 10, 2018 at 23:53
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    Agreed with the fire-red tag over firered, I'm also in favor of the rename overall. It's much more detailed and just looks better than abbreviations IMO
    – FoxMcCloud
    Jan 11, 2018 at 16:59
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    My personal preference is to match Wikipedia's titles, so I would prefer firered over fire-red, but would not stand in the way of having the latter be the parent if that's the consensus. Maybe create a tag synonym for the alternate spelling? Jan 12, 2018 at 4:34
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    @Thunderforge - We could but I'm not sure it would be needed: Tag search ignores dashes entirely. Try searching for 'needforspeed' on the tags page, or in the 'Ask question' tag box.
    – Robotnik Mod
    Jan 15, 2018 at 1:12
  • @Robotnik Yup, you're absolutely right. No need then. Jan 15, 2018 at 1:14
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    Yes please. We're not animals, we can type full game names. (No offense to animals, my dog tries really hard but he hasn't defeated me in a Pokemon battle yet). Jan 22, 2018 at 14:51
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    After thinking it over, I’m starting to lean towards pokemon-firered-leafgreen over pokemon-fire-red-leaf-green. As of late, there’s been a greater focus on matching game’s official titles.
    – Stevoisiak
    Jan 22, 2018 at 15:01
  • @Robotnik Have we reached enough of a consensus to have these renamed or do we need to have more discussion? Feb 20, 2018 at 4:52
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    @Thunderforge it's more of a case of me needing the time to sit down and action all of these at once. I don't want to do a couple then leave the rest in a halfway state. The other mods and I are also in the middle of a discussion about the [minecraft] tag situation and that has taken the majority of my time this week :)
    – Robotnik Mod
    Feb 20, 2018 at 6:03
  • @Robotnik Glad to hear that it's being discussed! We appreciate your efforts and apologize if we're hurrying you along. Just wanted to make sure that this wasn't forgotten. Feb 20, 2018 at 18:05

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Right, this is now done.

First, the easier tag renames:

Now, for the main series games. While renaming I went through and done a thorough review of all Pokemon Generation tags and their synonyms. Each generation has an overarching Generation tag (For Gen 1 and 2, this is the main tag as only one set of games was released in those generations). All individual game tags have been expanded to use full game names as per this meta discussion.

Here's the final results:

First Generation

Second Generation

Third Generation

Fourth Generation

Fifth Generation

Sixth Generation

Seventh Generation


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