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Server rules

Below is a summary of rules you need to follow if you want to have an account on this server of Mastodon:

  1. No content that’s illegal in the French, Canadian, and your own country’s legislatons
  2. Content Warnings on any leaks and rumors about Pokémon are mandatory, and strongly encouraged on any other kind of spoilers
  3. Image captions are strongly encouraged
  4. Source any art that you post that isn’t yours
  5. No corporate accounts or advertising of any kind
  6. No hate speech
  7. No anti-vaccination rhetoric or harmful and disproved conspiracy theories
  8. Descriptive Content Warnings on sexual, violent, or otherwise sensitive content are mandatory

Welcome to donphan.social!

We aim to provide a free and safe space for Pokéfans of the federation, whether as a main general account to toot about anything, or for Pokémon-focused accounts to toot about anything related to the franchise.

The server’s registrations are currently set on manual approval, because the server is constantly targeted by advertisement robots. When submitting a registration application, please signal that you have read the server’s rules and that you intend to respect them. It’s also appreciated but not mandatory to link your existing fediverse or otherwise social media presence, if any.

If you want to help cover the financial costs of this server so we can keep this Pokémon community alive, you can send some Poké-dollars via Patreon!
If you prefer doing a one-time donation, you can do it with PayPal.

Thanks to @codl and @setavulos for the Mastofriend artworks!

Detailed rules

Here is a more specific and verbose version of the rules on top of this page.

The following guidelines, as well as their simplified version, are not legal documents, and final interpretation is up to the administration of donphan.social, they are here to provide you with an insight into our content moderation policies.

  • Any content posted here must be legal in your country, France and Canada
  • Descriptive Content Warnings on any kind of sexual, violent or any other sensitive types of content are mandatory
  • Content Warnings on leaks, or rumors on the Pokémon franchise are mandatory, and strongly recommended on spoilers, or new official announcements about content for upcoming Pokémon media, or for any other franchise
  • It is highly recommended that you add a text descriptions to the images you post, to help make them accessible to people who use screen readers. To do so, hover on an image you just uploaded in the compose form, and you will have access to a field you can type into.
  • Fanart that are not made by the users posting them must be sourced to the original artist, or to where it was found if the original artist cannot be identified
  • Corporate advertising and brand accounts are forbidden
  • Hate speech (including but not limited to, in no particular order: racism, ableism, misoginy, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, antisemitism, islamophobia, classism, prejudice against sex workers), defense of hateful ideologies, harassment, dogwhistling (implicit but deliberate discrimination through coded language), reverse-ism and other generally malevolent types of behavior are forbidden
  • Anti-vaccination rhetoric, as well as other disproved conspiracy theories that do not fall into the hate speech rule but still pose a threat to public health and/or public safety are forbidden

To make sure that this space remains safe and inclusive, we are blocking servers who either encourage hate speech, harassment, abuse and otherwise heinous behavior, or don’t moderate it strongly enough. Blocks won't be announced and blocked servers won't be notified of their block. The blocklist is accessible to registered users.


These servers and/or their administrators contributed directly or indirectly to donphan.social's life, and we would like to acknowledge and thank them. If you're looking for another server, we strongly recommend them!

  • pokemon.mastportal.info and @natsuki: the first Pokémon server on the fediverse. Donphan is their mascot too! Japanese-speaking server.
  • octodon.social and @CobaltVelvet: the generalist server where my first main account was located. Alice has always been providing me with valuable help and support when needed.
  • awoo.space and @noiob: a safe generalist server with strong moderation to minimize abuse. I am also a community mediator on this server.
  • glitch.social, dev.glitch.social: a generalist server, and the home of glitch-soc, the Mastodon fork with tons of good additional features on which donphan.social is running. Thanks as well to @Claire for her huge amount of work on glitch-soc and her invaluable support over the years.
  • chitter.xyz, @Violet, @codl and @bug: a friendly generalist server. codl also has an account here and they often post their Pokémon doodles!
  • @Dzuk: a good friend, and the creator of the Mutant Standard emojis that donphan.social and many other servers are using.
  • rage.love: A well moderated generalist server that hosts my (Siph) current main account.

@noiob has access to the server infrastructure. They are not going to be an admin or moderator here, but will be able to take over the server in case something happens that makes it so I cannot access it anymore. Please do not contact them unless it is absolutely certain that I won't have, or haven't had access to the server's infrastructure for a prolonged amount of time.


This server’s media is powered by Jortage — lightning-fast pay-what-you-can media storage for Fediverse servers

This server uses Mutant Standard Emoji, by dzuk and are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Pokémon icons Gen 1-7 from msikma’s pokesprite repository and Gen 8 from @EeveeEuphoria, modified by Siphonay
pokeball_think emoji by @Feufochmar
This server is not affiliated to Nintendo, Game Freak, The Pokémon Company or the Pokémon brand in any way. This server uses resources from Pokémon media or substantially derived from it that are possibly copyrighted and/or registered trademarks. The administration of the server claims this to be fair use, and no copyright infringement is intended.