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Purpose

Citing in-game text. For more information, see Guidelines:References.

Usage

SyntaxBoilerplate
{{Cite|<quote>|<source>|plural= |<game>|<version>}}
{{Cite|||}}
ParameterStatusDescription
1quoterequiredThe text to cite. Generally speaking, one should quote the latest remake of a game.
2sourcerequiredThe source of the in-game text. Usually this is a speaking character. For written text, cite the source as being text itself if it has a name, otherwise cite its author. A menu screen can also be a source. If the text corresponds to in-game narration, use N/A. If game is a valid game code, then source is treated as a term subject (unless it's N/A).
pluraloptionalTyping yes in this field causes speaker to be pluralized, if it is a valid term.
3gamerequiredA game code. If no such game exists at Data:Franchise (i.e. any third-party game outside the Zelda franchise), this field will instead be treated as plain wikitext. In this case, an interwiki link must be used.
4versionoptionalCan be used to specify a port, game mode, or localization of the game.

Examples

InputOutputCategories added
A regular citation. Note that version is not to be used when citing American English text, nor when citing a remake.
{{Cite|Leave these {{Color|TPHD Red|woods}} and go to the {{Color|TPHD Red|east}}, where you will find the land protected by {{Color|TPHD Red|the spirit Eldin}}.|Faron (Spirit)|TPHD}}"Leave these woods and go to the east, where you will find the land protected by the spirit Eldin." — Faron (Twilight Princess HD)
For some games and sources, the default text color changes to match the in-game color
{{Cite|Its skin and clothing differ due to its hailing from a different environment, but it still has the same fixation with exotic undergarments.|Fi|SS}}"Its skin and clothing differ due to its hailing from a different environment, but it still has the same fixation with exotic undergarments." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
Citing a plural term.
{{Cite|'''Cryonis<br>Create a pillar of ice from a water surface.'''<br>Builds ice pillars that are very stable. These pillars can be used as {{Color|BotW Red|stepping stones}} or as {{Color|BotW Red|obstacles}}. Use Cryonis on an ice pillar to {{Color|BotW Red|break}} it.|Rune|plural= yes|BotW}}"Cryonis
Create a pillar of ice from a water surface.

Builds ice pillars that are very stable. These pillars can be used as stepping stones or as obstacles. Use Cryonis on an ice pillar to break it.
" — Runes (Breath of the Wild)
Invalid terms are marked accordingly.
{{Cite|Lorem ipsum|Not a Real Term|BotW}}"Lorem ipsum" — Not a Real Term (Breath of the Wild)
N/A is not counted as a term.
{{Cite|This is but one of the legends of which the people speak...|N/A|TWWHD}}"This is but one of the legends of which the people speak..." — N/A (The Wind Waker HD)
Citing menu screens is sometimes necessary.
{{Cite|'''{{Big|Akkala Highlands}}'''|Map|BotW}}"Akkala Highlands" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
When citing written text which has a valid term, use that term instead of the author's name.
{{Cite|Today, I told everything to Mikau, the one person whom I didn't want to know about it. At first, I was too embarrassed and too sad to do anything. And with the words that Mikau said at that moment, I felt that all hope had been lost. But please, Mikau, I'm begging you, don't do anything rash.|Lulu's Diary|MM3D}}"Today, I told everything to Mikau, the one person whom I didn't want to know about it. At first, I was too embarrassed and too sad to do anything. And with the words that Mikau said at that moment, I felt that all hope had been lost. But please, Mikau, I'm begging you, don't do anything rash." — Lulu's Diary (Majora's Mask 3D)
Citing an alternate version/game mode. Citations of outdated game versions are marked with a maintenance category, as they are generally to be avoided.
{{Cite|Leave these {{Color|TPHD Red|woods}} and go to the {{Color|TPHD Red|west}}, where you will find the land protected by {{Color|TPHD Red|the spirit Eldin}}.|Faron (Spirit)|TP|Wii version}}"Leave these woods and go to the west, where you will find the land protected by the spirit Eldin." — Faron (Twilight Princess, Wii version)
Citing the Japanese version of a game.
{{Cite|{{Romanize|その剣は、魔を撃退する{{Color|#ff6b00|退魔の剣}} であると同時に、 我が魔族を封じていた、いまいましい{{Color|TWW Vermilion|封印}} そのものなのだよ!|Sono Ken wa, Ma o Gekitai suru Taima no Kendearu to Dōjini, Waga Mazoku o Fūjite ita, imaimashī Fūin sonomonona noda yo!|That sword is the Anti-Demon Sword that repels demons. However, it is also the annoying seal that was sealing my demon tribe.|3}}|Ganondorf|TWW|Japanese version}}"その剣は、魔を撃退する退魔の剣 であると同時に、 我が魔族を封じていた、いまいましい封印 そのものなのだよ!" — Ganondorf (The Wind Waker, Japanese version)
Citing a non-Zelda game with Zelda references
{{Cite|Tired of pixies asking you to listen?|N/A|{{Ip|Kid Icarus: Uprising}}}}"Tired of pixies asking you to listen?" — N/A (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
Citing a game that is neither a valid code nor a link is considered an error.
{{Cite|Bla bla bla|N/A|notARealGame}}"Bla bla bla" — N/A (notARealGame)

Citing in-game text. For more information, see [[Guidelines:References]].

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
quote1 quote

The text to cite. Generally speaking, one should quote the [[Guidelines:Canon#Version Differences|latest remake]] of a game.

Contentrequired
source2 source

The source of the in-game text. Usually this is a speaking character. For written text, cite the source as being text itself if it has a name, otherwise cite its author. A [[:Category:Menus|menu screen]] can also be a source. If the text corresponds to in-game narration, use <code>N/A</code>. If <code>game</code> is a valid game code, then <code>source</code> is treated as a [[Template:Term|term]] subject (unless it's <code>N/A</code>).

Stringrequired
pluralplural

Typing <code>yes</code> in this field causes <code>speaker</code> to be [[Template:Plural|pluralized]], if it is a valid term.

Booleanoptional
game3 game

A [[Data:Franchise|game code]]. If no such game exists at [[Data:Franchise]] (i.e. any third-party game outside the ''Zelda'' franchise), this field will instead be treated as plain wikitext. In this case, an interwiki link must be used.

Stringrequired
version4 version

Can be used to specify a port, game mode, or localization of the game.

Contentoptional