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I can't name it what??

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by Laurelai, Oct 14, 2013.

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  1. Laurelai

    Laurelai Well-Known Member

    Ok, I'm not one of those people who like giving my pokemon offensive names, so I am perplexed that I have had 3 names kicked back at me now by X.

    The game would not let me use:
    "Spike" for a Weedle
    "Tumbleweed" for an Espurr (I have a cat of that name)
    "Poof" for a Hoppip

    I find this irritating :mad:
  2. jeffdavid102

    jeffdavid102 TSS Forever

    "Spice" and "Spicy" also seem to be "offensive"
  3. randomspot555

    randomspot555 Well-Known Member

    According to the censor (which started in Gen 5)

    Your nickname for a Weedle contains a racial slur.

    Your nickname for Espurr contains a drug reference.

    Your nickname for Hoppip contains another word for a bowel movement.

    Unfortunately, this is necessary so people don't just add in a 0 or a ! or whatever to bypass the censor.
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  4. Weird, I don't see anything particularly offensive in any of those words as far as I know.

    Ninja'd. Interesting nonetheless, though.




    I named my Riolu "OU F*ggot" (Spelt the latter correctly) and it wasn't censored. It's only for the GTS AFAIK.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2013
  5. Sohryu

    Sohryu Be a Man!

    Funny. This happens a lot on Yu-Gi-Oh! (handheld) games. It's so annoying. I don't really care. Actually, I understand why certain names should be censored. But censoring THOSE names are a bit of extremism... At least to me.

    Now that I didn't knew.
  6. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    Last nigt I was trying to nickname my Farfetch'd as Fart-Face but couldn't work >_< Oh, come on! I ALWAYS name my Farfetch'd that name! D: nya~
  7. PKCat

    PKCat New Member

    I named my Espurr Thunder after my cat O.O!
  8. AmusedMilk

    AmusedMilk Oh, hey, Big Zam!

  9. Missingno.Fan

    Missingno.Fan Well-Known Member

    I can kind of understand "Tumbleweed", but I don't get "Spike" and "Poof". I must of lived a sheltered life because I never heard them used as offensive slang.
  10. Xerneltal

    Xerneltal Sonic aficionado

    They wouldn't allow "poof" in Gen. 5, either.

    I know this because of 2 reasons:

    1. I tried naming a Jigglypuff that.
    2. Notice how when your Pokemon learn a new move as of Gen. 5, it says "ta-da" instead of "poof."

    I still don't get it, though. How's that offensive? :/
  11. Tyrantrum

    Tyrantrum Well-Known Member

    Did GameFreak increase their filters on certain words or something??
  12. The Admiral

    The Admiral solid state survivor

    Poof is also kinda an abbreviated form of a slur against gay people (which may be only in Britain).

    You know, I understand for GTS or trade, or even battle, but if I want to name my Tauros "Lil' Bastard" because it took like forty pokeballs to catch and I'm keeping it for myself, isn't that my right? I couldn't name my Dodrio Blitzkrieg. Apparently this is a little too Nazi-esque for Nintendo. inb4 it's actually because of some set of like two letters which has nothing to do with the content of the name, like how for a while you couldn't do anything with Cofagrigus if it wasn't nicknamed
  13. Sohryu

    Sohryu Be a Man!

    Just a suggestion to GF... They could pretty much censor 'USELESS' as a nickname and 'SLAVE'. I mean, it sounds so rude to pokemon, it surprise me they're still allowed!

    How came "MIJAR" be offensive? I'll send you, Mijar! Now, pee on your opponent!
    Even being a brazilian I don't found this so offensive... But there IS some brazilians that will get offended. GF is actually quite right in that matter, I see.
  14. noobers

    noobers ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ

    Fun fact: for a brief period of time, the Gen V censor prevented Cofagrigus from being put up on the GTS.

    In the UK, it's slang for a homosexual.

    That sounds like something a ten-year-old would come up with. I really want to know where you're from.
  15. Enjolras

    Enjolras Master of the House

    In my opinion, they should let you name it whatever you want, but not let you put it on the GTS or battle with it unless you rename it.
  16. bobandbill

    bobandbill Winning Smile Staff Member Super Mod

    It may well be a country specific thing. As The Admiral posted below, Poof is also a description for gay people which is not of a flattering nature (I know of it, but then Australia tends to use British English).

    A friend of mine was annoyed when she couldn't name something a joke name, but thems the breaks. I suppose it's no major problem in the end if they want to maintain the E for everyone direction they're going for with Pokemon.
  17. Marvs

    Marvs Shinneeee!

    (Poo)f and (spik)e the latter is rather offensive, poo somewhat not..
  18. randomspot555

    randomspot555 Well-Known Member

    Have you never heard of "poo"?
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  19. emawerna

    emawerna Well-Known Member

    I have a collection of dittos of different natures. I always give my dittos names that indicate sexual promiscuity. Maybe they'll prevent me from transferring over "*". Heck, they might even catch "Pimp." I'll still probably get away with transferring "Wench," "Harlot," "Strumpet," "Madam," and "Floozy."

    The thesaurus is your friend. Censorship is a losing war.

    Edit: *Censored by Serebii also.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013
  20. Sarcastic Oshawott

    Sarcastic Oshawott Wow such forum

    I thought I saw a picture where someone couldn't name their own character "Conner"
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