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This thread applies to you if you a) know personally other people who use (or would like to use) PokeBase, or b) have lost access to your original PokeBase account, or c) have created multiple accounts.

Our approach to shared-network and connected accounts

On PokeBase, we don't allow users to have more than one account. Extra accounts, often known as 'duplicate accounts', are blocked when we suspect them. However, our means of tracking them can cause confusion with users who own separate accounts, but connect to the same network as each other. To deal with this, we need you to tell us if somebody is using PokeBase from the same network as you.

If you regularly use this site through a network or device you know other PokeBase users are, leave an answer here indicating this (or send us a message privately), including a link to the account/s in question. Frequently, these accounts will belong to siblings, relatives, classmates and co-workers. You do not need to say specifically how you are related, and you are more than welcome to give us the info privately.

This thread also helps us manage users who have lost access to the email and password of their original PokeBase account, and have begun using a new one. If this situation applies to you, tell us in an answer below (or otherwise) and include a link to your original account. (Do note, however, that you may not voluntarily 'retire' an old account and start a new one.)

Finally: if you personally own duplicate accounts (whether or not you have used them), then please use this thread or some other avenue to let us know. We will NOT ban you for telling us.

This thread will act as a 'whitelist' of sorts to inform moderator decision-making. However, there is a series of extra guidelines below, which you must follow if the above applies to you.

Rules to follow / things to be aware of

All users involved must read and follow the rules below regarding shared-network accounts.

  1. Points manipulation of any sort will be dealt with harshly for people who are related. Buddy-voting, post coordination, etc. is not allowed for anybody, but relatives are especially likely to partake in it. You're allowed to vote relatives and answer their questions, but please only do so within reason.
  2. We'll be very unimpressed if you use this thread to lie. Do not treat this as a way to get an alt account excused.
  3. If somebody on your network does something to warrant a full IP ban, we'll apply it in spite of this agreement. You are collectively responsible for ensuring nobody on your network plays up.
  4. We may not allow accounts connected to people who've used alt accounts in the past. Naturally, we won't trust your word if you've already been up to something silly.
  5. Account sharing is not allowed. If you and other/s you know would like to use PokeBase, they must all have their own account.
  6. If you report that you've lost access to your original account, we will block your original account. If you regain access to that account, you may choose which account you would like to continue with.
  7. If you don't communicate with us after we link this page to you, then we have the right to block every account involved except the original one.

By posting a response on this thread (or sending us info in some other way), you indicate to us that you and all other users involved have read and agreed to these rules. This makes us confident that you won't use additional accounts to harm the community.

Thanks for reading and cooperating!

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#2 is one of the reasons I do not let my little brother have an account. He can just ask me if he needs information and if I do not know I can ask for him.
Suggestion: Combine all the current answers into an edit on the question, then hide all the answers so the page doesn't get congested with answers.
Does our sibling have to post on here too?
Only one of you is required to post. It can be your sibling or you. As long as one does so, the other one has no need to.
Hello, I share the same IP as my brother PrimalKyogre

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April 2021 update

This is a quick update for the community and people with relatives on PokeBase. I have changed the rules for 'connected' accounts to make them less strict. Please read the original post to see the changes.

Most importantly, you are now allowed to vote your relatives and answer their questions. Remember to do so within reason. The usual rules about buddy voting, etc. still apply to you. As the page says, we'll be harsh on obvious points manipulation for people who are related.

I am also thinking of a change where people can easily tell us they are related in a less public manner, and that doesn't involve an external platform like Discord or Google Forms. If you have ideas or opinions on this, let me know.

Thanks HT for the push in this direction.

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i'm in full support of this! we have some really good active users in the community right now who are siblings, i have thought the past rules were a bit too strict considering the quality of content they give us. +1
Thanks HT
Thanks HT⠀
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Okay, since Hello wouldn't answer it, I guess I will.

Hello is brother to Hi (Hi is a female, Hello is a male).

Hello
Hi

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My Older Brother Is |Corviknight| and I'm trying to help him out and support him. HE doesn't support me because he doesn't know my account.

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I live in the same house with my brother (29/30 years old), and while it's unlikely he'll make an account here, he still enjoys Pokemon and thus there's still a chance he'll eventually make an account here to ask questions.

I don't exactly live with my brother, despite sharing a house, but we share the same wifi. That, and due to our age gap, the chances of me knowing him being on this site (if he makes an account!) Is low. So if there's ever a duplicate account on this IP, just let me know and I'll ask him if he made an account, and I'll edit this with a link.

I'm saying this now because there's a slight probability in the future where it may look like I have a dupe, and instead of it coming to that I'd just rather explain the situation now to be safe than sorry, so yeah.

Tl;dr my brother may make an account but due to a handful of reasons I likely won't know until a mod tells me

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You already know this, but Mystic Flygon is a sibling.

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My sibling is Super Forretress , but he isn't on much.

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Is the "," supposed to be there?
huh???
He meant that there was a comma tht was included in the hyperlink. I edited it to space the comma so it was no longer included in the link.
oh, okay
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http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/user/E-Quake RC (inactive)


I'm including a list of connected accounts that aren't related to me in my answer. Most of these were posted as comments on the OP, which isn't where they should be.

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I'm don't quite understand but am i suppose to post my siblings link when we share a e-mail or cause their my sibling? but anyways

Haxorus1997

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You post this because your account and your brothers account, being in the same household have the same IP adress. You post this so that the mods know that you are siblings, otherwise it will look like your brother is a duplicate account that you made.
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I am JirachiCelebiMew's cousin.

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But can i answer his Question? I see him pretty rarely these days, at least 8 times per year.
Can you call/ text/email him??
He doesn't have an email. Not cellphone. Call, pretty rarely because my home phone doesn't work  and my parents cellphone is with them.
How did he sign up for the DB without an email?
He used my other prank email xD
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I am brothers with gigaslash fyi

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My brother on this site is

Rico

(The name is a link. Click it, go on, i dare ya!)

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Challenged accepted. >:D
^ lollol
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Okay... LinooneTate.... is my brother! We share a Computer... http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/user/LinooneTate

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My brother is Sorin

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I am JirachiCelebiMew's favorite cousin.

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Well,we use the same phone(because it's the only device that
has internet.)and if you want info why he made it,even though
he'p not active ATM. Ask me on chat.
Dinorex is my brother's account.(Man I put to much info in
stuff I do.(in a "i should stop this" tone.)

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Take 2

My brother is Polectric
Please no comments, no suspicions, etc.

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You saying no comments, no suspicions makes me suspect you more xD
added a link and guys please dont just say someone one has a dupe with no real proof it just causes drama
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puggy and I are brothers.

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SalamenceFTW is my brother......lol i should not say that in public :/

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I am CoolSammichHero's Brother, i did not know that this page existed... neither did he.. I am not a duplicate I am his brother, i realize that he has made a "dupe" before. I am sorry for that. Please do not Ban me, i love pokemon too/

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My bro Dillon aka Zorabot537 has an account here now

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