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We do our best to properly acknowledge all of that which makes this website possible be it because we feel lawfully inclined to do so or just to say thank you. Additionally we present our own copyright information. Below you will find a shortened operable list to help you navigate the page more efficiently should you be looking for specific copyright information.

Various scripts and software were in use here, however many have since been removed for various reasons. I have left them here for accreditation, still, and the unused scripts/software are noted as being such.


Imagery Copyright Information

Pokémon imagery
All imagery on this website that is considered an official Pokémon sprite or Sugimori drawing, item sprites found in the video games, character sprites found in the video games, or areas found in the video games are owned & © by Nintendo, Creatures inc., GAME FREAK inc., as well as the original artists. PLDH.net does not claim authorship or ownership of any of the aforementioned imagery. We believe the imagery is available for use by us for several reasons;
1) We believe the images have been properly identified as being under the © of their respective owners (copyright information is included at the bottom of every page of PLDH.net).
2) The images found on this website are not high quality.
3) The use of those images here is not detrimental to the sales of Pokémon video games or associated products.
4) The images are not being used to produce a financial profit for PLDH.net.
5) The images are being used in an associative manner & for graphical enhancement of this non-profit website.
6) The images are not being defaced or used in a negative manner.
7) The images are available for download and are accessible to any party which wishes to use them in the same regard.
If these reasons are found to be insufficient by their holders/owners please contact PLDH.net administration.
phpBB imagery
HomepageBookmarkPrintOptionsSendemailUCPLogout
These icons are owned and © The phpBB Group and are used in this website's navigation bar as an expansion of phpBB's user system. We claim no authorship or ownership of the associated images except those later noted on this page. If this usage is no longer prohibited by the respective owners please contact PLDH.net administration.
W3C imagery
Valid XHTML 1.0Valid CSS
These icons are owned and © The W3C and have been permitted for use on this website by the W3C as a way of letting others know the PLDH.net devteam took the time to write compliant code as well as to, hopefully, inform others of the W3C's web standards. We claim no authorship or ownership of the associated images. If you find a webpage that does not validate PLDH.net is in violation of the W3C's terms and you should please first alert the PLDH.net Support Team about the defective webpage! If this usage is no longer prohibited by the respective owners please contact PLDH.net administration.
superflous's imagery
PostsSearchSearchClock
These icons were retired as of version 4.1.10.
These icons are owned and © by superflous, and are provided by her for the express use of PLDH.net. They are not are for use elsewhere.
nza's imagery
nza designed the site's favicon, the site's banners (with respect to the various original artists and Ken Sugimori), the splash page, the searchbox icons and various other recurring images on the website (pertinent only to its appearance). Of course these include Pokémon images of which the copyright is still maintained by their respective owners. This does not mean nza's imagery is devoid of copyright. The imagery infact is © nza and is not permitted for use elsewhere.
Teej/TopHat's imagery
Teej/TopHat designed the site's favicon, the banner, footer, splash page and search button graphics for the version5 introductory style of PLDH.net, CBW (CarboniteBlackWhite). These images are © Teej/TopHat and have been provided to PLDH.net for use. Usage of these graphics elsewhere is prohibited.
SilverWing's imagery
The Lugia art used in the GiaChrome style was done by SilverWing of Lugia's Island and distributed under a Freebies page of the Art/GFx section of her site so long as she was given credit for her hard (and stellar) work. Unfortunately, since handing the site off to some of her members, many of the pages no longer load. If they come back online in the future I will surely link to the page where the Lugia, and others, were found. Until then, thanks SilverWing!
Other imagery
Of course other images are found on PLDH.net. This may include PLDH.net sprites, the designers of which are noted on that page. Images found in the page footer are generally owned by the linked websites and have been permitted for use as means to link to them. We use our own bandwidth to display all images found on this website. As for images found on the forums... We aren't going to attempt to document them... Should images be found on PLDH.net's webforum that are in violation of a copyright law please first contact our administration team to promptly have the images removed.

Software/Script Copyright Information

phpBB software
PLDH.net uses phpBB 3.x.x software. It is protected by © and under the GNU GPL so long as its copyright remains intact. PLDH.net has kept the copyright intact and does not offer its modified version of the software for use by others despite our right to do so. phpBB copyright holders can be found here.
MediaWiki software (Retired as of version 4.1.0.)
PLDH.net uses MediaWiki 1.x.x wiki software. It is protected by © and under the GNU GPL so long as its copyright remains intact. PLDH.net has kept the copyright intact and does not offer its modified version of the software for use by others despite our right to do so. MediaWiki copyright holders can be found here.
PJIRC software (Retired as of version 4.1.0.)
PLDH.net uses the PJIRC 2.x.x IRC Java chat client. It is protected by © and under the GNU GPL so long as its copyright remains intact. PLDH.net has kept the copyright intact and does not offer its modified version of the software for use by others despite our right to do so. PJIRC copyright holder is James T. Kirk.
IV Calculator software
PLDH.net uses LegendaryPokémon's IV Calculator. It is protected by © and under the GNU GPL so long as its copyright remains intact. PLDH.net has kept the copyright intact. This calculator's author is Hercules Papatheodorou.
Tell A Friend software (Retired as of version 3.0.2.)
PLDH.net uses the Tell A Friend 0.x script. It was offered for free and as-is under the terms that an advertisement link be present in the script. The link is present and the software is not being offered here for redistribution.
Addthis Bookmarking software (Retired as of version 3.0.2.)
PLDH.net uses the Addthis bookmarking script to provide users numerous ways to bookmark this website and do so with easy crossbrowser functionality and portability. The script has not been modified against Addthis's ToS and is not being redistributed here.
Lightbox2 software (Retired as of version 4.1.10.)
PLDH.net uses the Lightbox2 script to provide users with an enhanced image viewing experience. Lightbox2 is copyrighted © to Lokesh Dhakar and is not being redistributed here.
Shadowbox software
We stepped to Shadowbox (retiring Lightbox) when updating to version 5.0.0 of the site. The Shadowbox script is protect under the Shadowbox.js Non-Commercial License. PLDH.net is a non-commercial website and is not redistributing the code.
Tablesort software
PLDH.net uses the Sortable script to provide users with an enhanced experience when presented with many datatypes in our PokéDex. Sortable is copyrighted © to Stuart Langridge and is being used here under the X11 licence and is not being redistributed here.
Independent Scripts/Code
All scripts not previously mentioned that run on this website which also includes but is not limited to the viewable sources for our; XHTML, CSS and also the PHP running in the background are © the PLDH.net entity and its administrators. These scripts are not available for use by any other parties unless expressly stated. These scripts may be used for educational purposes only, as these scripts/codes have been commented fairly heavily to aid in understanding them. Using the scripts without the express written consent of the PLDH.net devteam is punishable by law.

PokéDex Credits

In general the data for our PokéDex was assembled by observation and data entry into a databound C++ script that I, nza, wrote. Building a Dex in that manner was, admittedly, insane. The resulting structure for data storage is unique in this right and will be made open (available to all) once all sister Dexes are complete, that is a promise.

Data was assembled with various observations from the following:

  • Smogon, some of the indepth research done on abilities and moves by this intelligent community was used in our Ability and Move Dexes.
  • Bulbapedia, Bulbagarden's very informative Wiki.
  • Veekun's Database, some, but not all, data from this database, shared by its author Eevee/Alex Munroe.
Pokémon Sprites
Our Pokémon sprites were collected from a variety of sources... Butterfree's sprite collection found here was used initially. Sprites not found there may have been found at PE2K's large collection of sprites. More recent sprites were found at GTS+'s huge gallery. Trozei sprites came from Serebii.net's Spin-Off Dex. I can't forget the Archives@Bulbagarden which were instrumental in finding sprites for items and most importantly the DPPt gym leader sprite collections.
Footprint Sprites
Footprint sprites were collected from Eevee/Alex Munroe's collection of resources found here.
Pokémon GO Model Rips
The 3D models from Pokémon GO that are displayed in our various Dexes were kindly approved for use by NeoProfessorWillow via Reddit.
Move Data
Move Data (excluding explanations provided in the Dex, in my own words, and with some respect to Smogon's research, cited above) was reorganized using the initial dataset provided by Eevee/Alex Munroe, can be found here.
Flavortext
Flavortext data for all PokéDex was somewhat modified (removal of CAPs keywords, etc.) and was compiled from Eevee/Alex Munroe's database found here.
Third Gen Tutors
We are proud to be the only fourth generation Dex on the internet (at time of writing) that lists what moves are learned from Move Tutors via importation of Pokémon from third generation games. Our thanks to Preyheart for making this happen.
Platinum Tutors
Data for what Pokémon learn from Move Tutors in Platinum was compiled with special thanks to the researchers at Smogon. The thread with this research can be found here.
Platinum Base Stats, Level-Up and TM/HM
Base Stat, Level-Up move, and TM/HM move data was ripped by Arty2 of LegendaryPokémon.net and can be found here. That data was, obviously, reformatted and slightly modified for use here.
HGSS Level-Up, TM/HM, Egg, and Tutor moves
All move data that is in use in our Dex was ripped by Arty2 of LegendaryPokémon.net and can be found here. That data was, obviously, reformatted and slightly modified for our usage and deployment.
Black/White Animated Sprites
All of the animated sprites from the Pokémon Black/White games used on the site were obtained from Arkeis.com and are credited to the hard work of the following: Clowcardruler, Dotsarecool (dotsarecool.com), Denebe87 (PokéTown), Gun6 (Photobucket), Jefelin, and MetalFlygon08 (The Spriter Resource). We redistribute those sprites, with slightly modified naming mechanics, here.

Without the above, and my own hard work, the PLDH.net PokéDex would not have been possible. Thanks to you all!

Thank Yous

  1. The creators of Pokémon...
  2. TVsIan, for the Netbattle program.
  3. Smogon, for refining competitive play.
  4. Colin, for creating and maintaining ShoddyBattle, generation 4's battle simulator!
  5. PLDH.net contributors! We <3 you!
  6. ALL active members! You ARE the soul of this community!
  7. The PLDH.net ModBot, our anonymous moderators!
  8. My fellow Administrators, for their work toward this vision.
  9. Those MIA members who helped shape this community; Angel in the Silence and UprisingThunder.
  10. Of course we thank the visitors. We try to provide useful content to help and entertain you!
  11. Trolls, for all the laughs.

We thank the following people for making Content contributions to PLDH.net over the years (in no specific order)...

  • Ze Colonel
  • Teej/TopHat
  • MikkelDemey
  • DALE
  • ThunderHero
  • Preyheart
  • Comrade Morpheus
  • superflous
  • XlTyre13
  • Jimmy Kudo
  • Majesan

We thank the following people for making Financial contributions to PLDH.net (in no specific order)...

  • cloak
  • superflous
  • Doughnut765
  • hicup789
  • RedOblivion
  • Valter
  • XlTyre13
  • MikkelDemey
  • ThunderHero
  • Jimmy Kudo

PLDH.net Copyright Information

Images and Image Theft
As noted previously in this document all imagery not defined as being copyrighted by another party but which PLDH.net takes express credit for is owned and © by the PLDH.net entity. It's use outside of this website is strictly prohibited and caught violators will face legal consequences.
Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism
All pages on this website are © by the PLDH.net entity and thusly are subject to the Intellectual Copyright subset. As a result, the information provided by PLDH.net is done so as a service and any plagiarized content found posted elsewhere without our consent is subject to the Intellectual Copyright established here. Violators will face lawful action.
The493 and non-User-Submitted Galleries
All Galleries, that are not based on contributions by random members, for which we have no control but will remove original artwork upon request, are individual works of art and belong to their creator. These works are made available for personal use by PLDH.net. Posting of those works elsewhere is not permitted and constitutes illicit use of the works. As such, sites hosting imagery without the express written consent of their creators is copyright infringement and violators will face lawful action.