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Offical Nickname Discussion thread

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by Lt. BLEU™, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Sombrero_Frog

    Sombrero_Frog Procrastinator

    I vividly remember giving my level four Pidgey the name "Mew" when I was a child. Now it's come full circle; I have a Mew named Pidgey.
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  2. ~Red~

    ~Red~ Sillvally Master

    Cobalt possibly? I named my normal Hardy Cobalion Derp.
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  3. StreetHawk555

    StreetHawk555 New Member

    Since i'm a car fanatic, I liked nicknaming my Pokemon after real automobiles I happen to admire. These are my teams that I used.

    X Team
    Chesnaught: Levin (Toyota Corolla Levin AE86)
    Talonflame: Tempest (Pontiac Tempest LeMans)
    Gardevoir: Integra (Honda/Acura Integra)
    Glaceon: Silvia (Nissan Silvia)
    Roserade: Avalon (Toyota Avalon)
    Lucario: Garret (Not a car, I nicknamed him after my middle name.)

    Alpha Sapphire Team
    Sceptile: Trueno (Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86)
    Swellow: Prelude Si (Honda Prelude Si)
    Gallade: McLaren (McLaren Automotive)
    Latias: Celica (Toyota Celica)
    Flygon: Esprit (Lotus Esprit)
    Linoone: Atenza (Mazda Atenza)

    My Moon team's nicknames are a bit mixed up, they are named after founders of car companies, one after a car, one from a movie, and a latin word.

    Moon Team
    Decidueye: Soichiro (The founder of Honda Motor Co.)
    Lycanroc (Midnight Form): Takeo (The co-founder of Honda Motor Co.)
    Hariyama: Ralph (From Disney's Wreck-It Ralph)
    Mismagius: Lancer (Mitsubishi Lancer)
    Lurantis: Carroll (Carroll Shelby)
    Oricorio (Balie Style): Deesse (The Latin word for "goddess")

    I'm running out of ideas of what themes and nicknames I should name for my Ultra Moon team, any options?
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2017
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  4. Kyuu-Tales

    Kyuu-Tales 織田信長☆FAN

    As I mentioned in the other thread, I've been naming since Gen IV, only sporting fully-named teams since Gen VI:

    Chesnaught - Satsuma (pre-modern Japanese province)
    Avalugg - Sagami (pre-modern Japanese province)
    Charizard - Kai (pre-modern Japanese province)
    Sylveon - Naoetsu (someone who lived during the Sengoku era)
    Aegislash - Kuniyuki (Oda Nobunaga's famous sword)
    Tyrantrum - Fushimi (place in Japan)
    Talonflame - Jyuusanbi (Oda Nobunaga's hawk)
    Lucario - Naritoshi (Mori Ranmaru's adult name)

    Delphox - Minou (pre-modern Japanese province)
    Goodra - Ise (pre-modern Japanese province)
    Blastoise - Awa (pre-modern Japanese province)
    Jolteon - Kaneyama (Sengoku-era castle)
    Florges - Shinano (pre-modern Japanese province)
    Aurorus - Ezo (pre-modern Japanese province)
    Lucario - Maru (from Mori Ranmaru)

    Swampert - Mikawa (area in pre-modern Japan)
    Gardevoir - Mie (Japanese province)
    Cradily - Asakusa (district in Edo)
    Absol - Seki (from Sekigahara)
    Torkoal - Yoroi ("armor" in Japanese)
    Swellow - Echizen (pre-modern Japanese province)

    Sceptile - Owari (pre-modern Japanese province)
    Gallade - Aki (pre-modern Japanese province)
    Armaldo - Tsuba (part of a katana)
    Flygon - Uji (area in Japan)
    Manectric - Arashiyama (area in pre-modern Japan)
    Grumpig - Umeda (city area in Japan where one of the Pokemon Centers in located)

    Decidueye - Ran (from Mori Ranmaru)
    Lycanroc (Midday Form) - Shakiin (Japanese onomatopoeia)
    Salazzle - Eloha (character from the indie game OFF)
    Vikavolt - Ender (Zone of the Enders/Ender's Game)
    Mudsdale - Ookuri ("big chestnut" in Japanese/from the famous sword Ookurikara)
    Crabominable - Inoki (after the boxer/my moniker elsewhere)

    Incineroar - Naotora (after Ii Naotora)
    Lycanroc (Midnight Form) - Jabra (character from One Piece)
    Golisopod - Dedan (character from the indie game OFF)
    Palossand - Gassantoda (Japanese castle)
    Toucannon - Bakuhatsu ("explosion" in Japanese)
    Kommo-o - Nihongou (famous Japanese spear)

    All Pokemon in my USUM games are named after Saint Seiya characters.

    Decidueye - Partita (Owl Specter)
    Lycanroc (Dusk Form) - Sirius (Canis Major Silver Saint)
    Bewear - Xiaoling (Ursa Minor Bronze Saint)
    Zoroark - Hui (Nine-Tailed Fox "Tattoo" Wielder)
    Arbok - Shaina (Ophiuchus Silver Saint)
    Araquanid - Ragno (Spider "Martian")

    Primarina - Seraphina (Poseidon Vessel)
    Lycanroc (Dusk Form) - Asterion (Hound Silver Saint)
    Tsareena - Katya (Northern Crown Bronze Saint)
    Ampharos - Avenir (Aries Gold Saint)
    Lopunny - Arne (Lepus Bronze Saint)
    Malamar - Isaak (Kraken Marina General)

    I've also been nicknaming 'mon in my VC Silver Version. The theme there is katana parts and features.

    Quilava - Shirasaya (katana without special mountings)
    Eevee - Nie (refers to a coarser grain temper-line of a katana)
    Flaaffy - Kikusui ("chrysanthemum and river", a particular temper-line pattern on a katana)
    Quagsire - Tanagobara ("fish belly", a particular tang shape of a katana)
    Noctowl - Kissaki (pointed end of a katana)
    Shiny Gyarados - Douran ("billowing", a particular temper-line pattern on a katana)
    Sudowoodo - Menuki (hilt ornaments on a katana)
    Togepi - Mokume ("burl", a particular grain pattern on a katana)
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2018
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  5. Chatotalks

    Chatotalks New Member

    If I bother to put in a new member into my party I usually come up with a nickname, such as plantasaur for my ;003; 's or vulcan for my ;157; or beethoven for my ;441; or dendro (which is the first section of dendrobatidae [scientific name of the poison dart frog]) for my ;454; 's
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  6. thecutecelefable

    thecutecelefable the fairy trainer


    Midday lycanrock:Terra


    Alolan raichu:Happy


    Mimikyu :Spooky
  7. Merula

    Merula Member

    I nicknamed my Pokemon after their design, origin, or whatever I can came up with. So I named my shiny lycanroc Swolla, after the old name of my city of birth Zwolle. Because the mascotte of the professional soccer club is a blue wolf.

    Linda the alolan Dugtrio, is named after Linda de Mol, after the famous tv host. Because one of the heads look like her and mol means mole in Dutch.
    But not al my nicknames are so thought out. So I named my greninja just shadow. Because he is a ninja
  8. Pikachu Fan Number Nine

    Pikachu Fan Number Nine Don't Mess wit Texas

    Meowth: Tom
    Pikachu: Jerry

    Guess what these refer to?
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  9. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Yum! Turkey and Mashed Potatoes! Staff Member Moderator

    I generally just name Pokemon random stuff now, but I've been trying to name Pokemon after tv show/movie characters (fictional and non).

    My guys in Crystal:

    Wendy the Onix (after Wendy Williams (from the talk show))
    Perry the Spearow (after Perry Mason)
    Reyes the Hoothoot (after a X Files character)
    Charles the Unown (after a character on M*A*S*H)
    Murphy the Butterfree (after the main character on Murphy Brown)
    Frasier the Geodude (after the main character on Frasier)
    DennyCrane the Sandshrew (after a character on Boston Legal)
    Genie the Magikarp (after the character in Aladdin)
    Maggie the Ledyba (after Scully's mom in the X Files)
    Byers the Hoppip (after one of the Lone Gunmen from the X Files)
    Diana F. the Sentret (after Diana Fowley from the X Files)
    ErikaPrice the Kakuna (after a X Files character)
    Marita the Spinarak (after a X Files character)
    Roz the Dunsparce (after a character on Frasier)
    Daphne the Gastly (after a character on Frasier)
    Roseanne the Zubat (after the main character on Roseanne) -- has been changed to Buffy the Zubat (after the main character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    Tom Riddle the Togepi (after Voldemort's muggle name in Harry Potter)
    Krychek the Poliwag (after a X Files character)
    Umbridge the Ekans (after a character in Harry Potter)
    Niles the Bellsprout (after a character on Frasier)
    Olivia the Rattata (after a character from Law and Order: SVU)
    William the Pidgey (after a character from the X Files)
    Joe Kenda the Poliwag (after the police officer from Homicide Hunter)
    Della the Wooper (after Della Street from Perry Mason)
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2018
  10. I name my Pokemon after other fictional characters they look like or remind me of.

    Gyarados-liquid snake
    Steelix-solid snake
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  11. Chiaki Bunny

    Chiaki Bunny Get In The Bag, Nebby!

    I usually nickname my Pokémon after video game characters or from an anime that I really enjoyed.

    My HeartGold (end game) team:

    - Meganium (Aerith)
    - Ampharos (Yuna)
    - Espeon (Chiaki)
    - Lapras (Lillie)
    - Porygon 2 (Natsuki)
    - Suicune (Vanille)
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  12. WalesNote

    WalesNote Member

    I always like to give my team members names focusing in countries, capital cities, or Japanese words.

    I'll always remember my swampert, Amsterdam, and my crobat, Warsaw. Good times.
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  13. ArcanineRaichu77

    ArcanineRaichu77 Shiny Hunter,Bookworm and BVB fan~

    Hey guys, whilst not my target my Firered gave me a shiny Weedle after 50 hours of hunting yesterday :) he's male and won't be evolving. Any nickname ideas? All I can think of is Stinga :p
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  14. PirateKing

    PirateKing Well-Known Member

    Anyone have any suggestions?
    Normally I name all my Pokémon from my Kanto team after Natural Disaters (Blastoise-Tidalwave, Pidgeot-Tornado,Arcanine-Wildfire,etc.)

    Though lately I’ve been leaning on getting Let’s Go Eevee version instead of Pikachu, and since it won’t evolve I’m having a hard time coming up with a name that fits both it and the teams theme. (Usually I evolve it into a Jolteon and name it Aftershock or Shockblast or something)
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  15. Pikachu Fan Number Nine

    Pikachu Fan Number Nine Don't Mess wit Texas

    Theme team: Pokemon named after characters from Paramount/Famous Studios cartoons:

    Herman the Pikachu
    Katnip the Meowth
    Casper the Misdreavous
    Huey the Ducklett
    Tommy the Torkoal
    Moe the Buneary

    Famous Studios' characters, aside from Casper, are really underrated. These characters now belong to DreamWorks Animation, a unit of Universal (whose partner Legendary is working on the Detective Pikachu movie).
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  16. AuroraBeam

    AuroraBeam Well-Known Member

    Perhaps something that could link eevee to the concepts of "error catastrophe" or "mutational meltdown"? Those ideas have to do with mutations in populations that can ultimately lead to a species' extinction. "Meltdown" could also be a reference to that as well as an association to nuclear meltdowns & mutations.
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  17. PirateKing

    PirateKing Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the suggestion, I was thinking something to do with mutations too. Meltdown is a cool one, especially if it eventually ends up a Flareon once its banked and traded.
    "Mutateon" maybe to fit with its "eon" naming theme?
    Maybe something that has to do with nature or the world in general can still sound cool if its paired with the others.
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  18. Pikachu Fan Number Nine

    Pikachu Fan Number Nine Don't Mess wit Texas

    Theme Team: Loud Family Pets (The Loud House)

    Walt the Pidgeotto
    Cliff the Meowth
    Geo the Dedenne
    Fangs the Golbat
    Hops the Politoed
    Charles the Herdier

    The Loud House is probably the best thing Nickelodeon has ever done. This cartoon basically translates Family Guy/South Park-styled humor into a kid-friendly setting.


    Another Theme Team: Pokemon Named After the Big Six Movie Studios

    Paramount the Gogoat (in reference to the fact that goats can be found in mountains, which forms the basis for Paramount's logo)
    Warner the Bastiodon (referring to the shields of Bastiodon and WB's logo)
    20th the Ninetales (Ninetales is a fox, alluding to 20th Century Fox)
    Columbia the Jynx (a woman is in Columbia's logo)
    Disney the Pikachu (referring to the fact that Disney's mascot is Mickey Mouse, who is a mouse, like Pikachu)
    Universal the Groudon (Groudon represents the Earth, alluding to the globe logo of Universal)

    EDIT 2:

    Charlotte's Web Team Rotation:

    Female Trainer Name: Fern

    Charlotte the Ariados (F)
    Wilbur the Tepig (M)
    Templeton the Raticate (M)
    Samuel the Mareep (M)
    Gussy the Swanna (F)
    Golly the Swanna (M)
    Bitsy the Miltank
    Betsy the Miltank
    Ike the Rapidash (M)
    Brooks the Murkrow (M)
    Elwyn the Murkrow (M)
    Uncle the Emboar (M)

    All of these names derive from the 2006 movie.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2018
  19. Ketaru

    Ketaru Well-Known Member

    Been reading a lot of books lately, so a few of my Pokémon that have recently joined have names that reference novels.

    Umbreon ("Van Adiel", a slight re-arrangement of "Vana'diel", the world in Final Fantasy XI, and where a perpetual struggle between Light and Darkness takes place...y'know, like every Final Fantasy game)
    Flygon ("Serenity", it is shiny and hatched while I was watching Firefly)
    Porygon2 ("Alice Dubya", I wanted to name it something technical, especially related to grad school which I recently finished, so I named it thus because I recently acquired my L.S.W.- my license to practice social work)
    Alolan Ninetales ("Laam Zai", which if I'm not terribly mistaken, is supposed to mean "Blue Boy" in Chinese. Named after the book Blue Boy, about a queer Indian boy who secretly likes to wear makeup. Wanted to reference his color and Fairy-typing, and call attention to the fact most Ninetales are female)
    Blastoise ("Corry", the nickname for The Corinthian gym in The Swimming Pool Library)
    Vileplume ("Olamina", the last name of a character from Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower. This character founds a religion called "Earthseed" and preaches it in a community called "Acorn")
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  20. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    I nickname Pokémon all the time. My favorites are Cassandra the Absol, Missing Keys the Klefki, F (for Furious) George the Manley/Primape, Mia the Fearow, Xerox the Ditto, Marjory the Garbodor (Fraggle Rock reference), Calle Marie the Malamar, Miss Fame the Torchic, Ambush the Shiny Durant that literally ambushed me, Grape Ice the Shiny Vanilluxe, and Pincushion the Cacnea.

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