Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance

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The NIWA logo, with the background featuring the hiragana にわ, which means "garden"

The Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance, or NIWA for short, is a network of various wikis and affiliated websites to chronicle the universes made by Nintendo that are independent from larger wiki groups such as Fandom


The idea of a Nintendo wiki network began as an expansion of what was originally going to be an affiliation between ZeldaWiki and Bulbapedia. After some deliberation, it was instead decided that instead of a minor affiliation, an entire network of independent Nintendo-based wikis could be created, and Super Mario Wiki was shortly asked to join as another founding member, and the NIWA was launched on February 14, 2010.

WikiBound joined the NIWA on November 5, 2010 and became the 12th member of the NIWA, during "The Great Influx", a period where 10 wikis rapidly joined the NIWA in the span of two months.

Since then, the NIWA continuously expanded and other wikis joined the alliance. The list of other wikis include: Metroid WikiWiKirby, Wars Wiki, Lylat WikiPikipedia and Pikmin FanonStrategyWikiSmashWikiNookipediaGolden Sun UniverseNintendoWikiFire Emblem WikiStarfy WikiF-Zero Wiki, Icaruspedia, Dragon Quest Wiki, Hard Drop Tetris, Inkipedia, ARMS Institute, Xeno Series Wiki, Dragalia Lost Wiki, Ukikipedia, Drawn to Life Wiki, and most recently Kingdom Hearts Wiki, bringing the total up to 27. Donkey Kong Wiki is the only member to be defunct within the NIWA, having been merged into Super Mario Wiki. Dragon Quest Wiki meanwhile was expelled from the NIWA in an unanimous vote due to inappropriate conduct from the new host.


NIWA's name, an acronym of Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance, is the romanized Japanese word for "garden". This is fitting as it symbolises the natural growth of the community around the fandoms that make it up, as well as Nintendo's Japanese origins.

External links

The NIWA main page, containing links to all 25 members of the NIWA

Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliαnce
NIWA logo.png WikiBound is part of the NIWA: a network of 27 independent wikis about Nintendo franchises.

Super Mushroom.png Super Mario: Super Mario Wiki

Ukikipedia.png Super Mario 64: Ukikipedia

Triforce.png The Legend of Zelda: Zelda Wiki

Bulbapedia bulb.png Pokémon: Bulbapedia

Screw Attack.png Metroid: Metroid Wiki

Warp Star.png Kirby: WiKirby

AdvanceTank.png Nintendo Wars: Wars Wiki

GreatFox.png Star Fox: Lylat Wiki

PikminPellet.png Pikmin: Pikipedia

Pikmin Fanon Favicon.png Pikmin fanon: Pikmin Fanon

StrategyWiki Logo.png Game guides: StrategyWiki

Smash Logo.png Super Smash Bros.: SmashWiki

EarthBound'sBlueMarbleSprite.png EarthBound: WikiBound

Animal Crossing logo.png Animal Crossing: Nookipedia

Golden Sun logo.png Golden Sun: Golden Sun Universe

NintendoWiki icon.png General Nintendo: NintendoWiki

Fire Emblem Wiki icon.png Fire Emblem: Fire Emblem Wiki

Starfy Wiki icon.png Starfy: Starfy Wiki

FzeroWikiLogo.png F-Zero: F-Zero Wiki

Icaruspedia icon.png Kid Icarus: Icaruspedia

Tetris icon.png Tetris: Hard Drop Tetris Wiki

Inkling.png Splatoon: Inkipedia

ARMS Institute icon.png ARMS: ARMS Institute

Xeno Series Wiki icon.png Xenoblade: Xeno Series Wiki

Dragalia Lost Wiki.png Dragalia Lost: Dragalia Lost Wiki

Drawn to Life Wiki icon.png Drawn to Life: Drawn to Life Wiki

Kingdom Hearts Wiki icon.png Kingdom Hearts: Kingdom Hearts Wiki

Kovopedia icon.png Magical Vacation: Kovopedia

Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki icon.png Mystery Dungeon: Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki

Rhythm Heaven Wiki icon.png Rhythm Heaven : Rhythm Heaven Wiki

Mii Wiki icon.png Mii: Mii Wiki