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Welcome to the Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki. This wiki is dedicated to being the most comprehensive collection of information in English about the franchise. The wiki is split into sections; each section acts as a mini wiki dedicated to a specific game and any re-releases or ports it may have. This is intended to make navigation and finding relevant information easier. While the wiki articles are in English, important gameplay elements such as item and monster names are listed in Japanese as well to aid players who choose to play the Japanese only releases. For the same reason, due to their importance in the community, fan made patches are covered to a lesser extent where applicable.

Due to the games being primarily released in Japan, the fan base there is much larger and each game in the franchise has multiple wikis. These wikis prove to be invaluable assets to this wiki. Information from these wikis is commonly translated and modified to fit our format. Information from these wikis may be missing here and consider reaching out or translating the info when and where possible. All websites, wikis and fan-made resources used to add to this wiki can be found listed at the bottom of the page they added to, the main-page for the given game and a complete collection of resources used can be found on the [[referencePokémon Mystery Dungeon] page.

At least some of the information on this site has come from Japanese fan site translations, but the vast majority of content on this site is original and no attempt has been made to synchronize content across languages. Thus, if you can't find what you're looking for on this site, you could try reading or translating Japanese wiki sites for more information.

Fans of the hardcore [[wikipedia:Roguelike|roguelikePokémon Mystery Dungeon] games will find lots to love here.

Origins of the wiki[edit | edit source]

The Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki started as a wiki shortly after the Nintendo DS release of [[Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the WanderePokémon Mystery Dungeon] in the west, on March 11, 2008. It was founded by karmarogue. From there, it eventually grew to cover the bulk of the [[Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (series)|Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the WanderePokémon Mystery Dungeon] titles. After more than a decade on Wetpaint/Wikifoundry, the wiki was ported to Gamepedia by rhaining and Shiren1111, where cleanup and expansion continued for the first time in years. A little over a year later, the wiki was upgraded to a Franchise Wiki by Korra II A Royal. Several other Mystery Dungeon wikis and projects are merged and absorbed. Year 1 as the franchise wiki passes, and Fandom announces they will be retiring the Gamepedia domain and importing Gamepedia wikis to the Fandom domain. The [[Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki:Community portal|wiki teaPokémon Mystery Dungeon] began to prepare for separation from Fandom/Gamepedia and the new, independent wiki was founded on November 7, 2020.

For a more in-depth timeline of events, see the Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki timeline below.

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Wetpaint / Wikifoundry Fandom Gamepedia Discord Independent wiki

2008[edit | edit source]

March 4
  • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer is released on the Nintendo DS in North America.
March 11
  • 18:37 EDT: karmarogue creates shiren.wetpaint.com.[1]
September 24
  • 06:24 EDT: Crabus creates shiren3.wetpaint.com.[2]

2010[edit | edit source]

January 7
  • 12:23: The darklorde creates the Shiren the Wanderer Fandom Wiki.[3][4]

2012[edit | edit source]

December 13
  • 11:27: Swiftblizzard creates the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team Wiki on Fandom.[5]

2013[edit | edit source]

July
  • Wikifoundry purchases Wetpaint wikis.[6][7]

2016[edit | edit source]

2016
  • Wikifoundry shuts down the Shiren wiki due to anonymous spam posters.[8]
May 22
  • Shiren1111 joins the Wikifoundry wiki, takes over the wiki as admin and begins cleanup.

2018[edit | edit source]

May 25
  • 07:18: The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team Wiki is partnered with the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky Wiki.[9]
August 23

Shiren the Wanderer 3's Wetpaint wiki is ported to Wikifoundry.[10]

September 11
  • Rhaining begins to grow tired of the Wikifoundry website and begins to look for alternative hosting websites.
September 17
  • Rhaining gets the go-ahaed from Gamepedia to have the Shiren Wiki ported to Gamepedia.
September 21
  • 21:51
    • The Shiren Wiki is officially on Gamepedia.[11]
    • Rhaining is made wiki admin and begins porting of the old Wiki with Shiren1111.
October 21
  • 11:07: The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Fan Wiki discord server is made by Gyrkkus.
December 10
  • Korra II A Royal joins the wiki cleanup as a wiki admin and porting project.

2019[edit | edit source]

April 12
  • The Wikifoundry Shiren the Wanderer Wiki is finally finished being ported to the new home on Gamepedia.[12]
July 21
  • Yggdrasilmamel45 joins as a wiki editor.
September 11
  • 14:14
    • The Shiren the Wanderer Wiki is upgraded to the Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki.
    • The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky Wiki is merged with and absorbed.[13]
    • The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team Wiki is adopted and absorbed.
  • MalikTH, founder of the Fandom Explorers Wiki, joins as a wiki admin.
September 11
  • The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Fan Wiki discord server is partnered with the Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki.
  • The discord server becomes the official discord server for the wiki.
September 19
  • Adkuate / Prolyfic8‎ joins as a wiki editor.
October 10
  • Yggdrasilmamel45 joins as a wiki admin.
December 19
  • The Fandom Rescue Team wiki is officially shut down and re-directed to the Gamepedia Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki.

2020[edit | edit source]

May 2
  • Adkuate / Prolyfic8 joins as a wiki admin.
November 4
  • Fandom announces that they are going to be re-directing Gamepedia wikis to Fandom URLs. The MysteryDungeonWiki.com URL is registered.
November 7
  • 01:59: The Independent Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki is launched in response to the announcement by Fandom. Work begins to port the wiki to its new home.
  • Blue joins as a wiki admin.

2021[edit | edit source]

January 24
  • The Chinese version of the Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki (不可思議迷宮系列百科) is launched. Temporarily hosted on Miraheze.
  • PikaNiko joins as Bureaucrat and translator.
January 31
  • The Chinese Wiki (不可思議迷宮系列百科) is taken fully independent.
February 7
  • The Spanish version of the Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki (Mazmorra Misteriosa Franquicia Wiki) is launched.
February 18
  • The French version of the Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki (Donjon Mystère Franchise Wiki) is launched.
  • The German version of the Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki (Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki de) is launched.
  • The Italian version of the Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki (Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki it) is launched.
March 3
  • Wikifoundry announces that the Wikifoundry platform will be closed on June 1, 2021.

Unknown[edit | edit source]

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Wiki is founded.
  • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Fandom Wiki is redirected to the Fandom Rescue Team Wiki. (Post September 11, 2019 founding of the Franchise Wiki.)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Wiki is redirected to the Fandom Rescue Team Wiki. (Post September 11, 2019 founding of the Franchise Wiki.)

Logo Through the Years[edit | edit source]

Dates provided for the Wetpaint/Wikifoundry wiki are based off of archived web pages and not the exact dates that the images were implemented/retired.

Partnered/Absorbed Wikis[edit | edit source]

  • The Fandom Rescue Team Wiki was closed on December 19, 2019. However, the wiki is still active as an archive.
  • The Fandom Explorers wiki was re-directed some time after September 11, 2019, before the Rescue Team Wiki was closed.
  • The Fandom Shiren the Wanderer wiki didn't feature a logo.

Favicons through the years[edit | edit source]

  • The Shiren Fandom wiki's new Favicon post Fandom was presumably whatever the Fandom default was at the time.

Discord Server[edit | edit source]

The wiki has a Discord server to provide a place for wiki feedback, suggestions and communication with other fans. More about the server and rules can be found on the Wiki Discord page.

External Sources[edit | edit source]

Logos[edit | edit source]

  • [14] Last archived usage of the original Wetpaint/Wikifoundry logo.
  • [15] First archived usage of the new Wikifoundry logo.
  • [16] Wikifoundry will be retired June 1, 2021.
  • [17] Gamepedia/Fandom Wiki logo history archive.
  • [18] Wikia domains changed in early 2019.