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Post your Sword & Shield Pokémon Nicknames (Beware Pokémon Spoilers)


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Whether they're going on your team or straight to PC (or to the workforce), got any nicknames ready for your Pokémon? Or just a name that came to mind as soon as you saw it?

I'm trying for everyone.

Inteleon - Gekko
Cinderace - Aceburn (JPNese)
Rillaboom - Kondorilla (...Gintama)
Centiskorch - Magnipede
Dreadnaw - Spike or Slash
Hatterene - Celeste
Toxtricity - Toxicide
Galarian Rapidash - Equestes
Runerigus - Ruination
Corviknight - Midnight
Dragapult - Phantomenace
Appletun - Dragonpie
Galarian Weezing - Gassy Passy
Cursola - Dead Cell
Sirfetch'd - Onion Knight (!!)
Alcremie - Sweet Vanila
Mr. Rime - Chappie
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Explorer of Ruins
Intelleon: Bond or Bourne for male. De Winter for female. Spies, man.
Snom/Frosmoth: Snomy, Snomie or Snommy. Can't pick a spelling yet
Dracozolt: Bolting, Draconia (female), Zoltina, Voltpulse, Lightnin… Hmm. Hard one.
Runerigus: Relic. That's the only name I need for this guy/gal.
Appletun: Pie. Yes, very predictable
Corviknight: Strafe, Flyknight, Steel, Soldier. And possibly more.
Pincurchin: Voltpin, Pinzap, Pinurchi.

More to come, probably. I'll name just about every Pokémon I catch even if they aren't on my team or backup.


Salingerian Phony
The pattern I typically use is in-game Pokémon used for going through the story get people names that aren't related to anything, while Pokémon I use for online battling and other sorts of multiplayer (including Max Raid Battles) get people names that refer to the Pokémon itself. No names shall repeat, and I try to avoid names already in use by significant human characters. Some of the non-finalized names for the Generation VIII Pokémon in this latter category include:

Rillaboom: Tycho
Thievul: Nick
Drednaw: Jefferson
Eldegoss: Gina
Coalossus: Cole
Flapple/Appletun: Jonathan/Crispin/Melba/Akane
Weezing (Galarian or not): Gaston
Runerigus: Rooney
Rapidash: Eunice
Polteageist: Earl
Grapploct: Octavius
Mr. Rime: Chappy ("Charlie" has already been taken via the Charmander line)
Eiscue: Larson/Ross

Usually though, I decide on the Pokémon on a team, then do some research to seek out potential names.


Ghost-Type Master
Whoa, I just got an idea! Might be pretty funny to do.

What if I gave all my pokemon Digimon-like names? I'm sure it's been done before, but I like it!


Rillaboom - Taikomon
Cinderace - Coinimon
Intelleon - Spymon
Aegislash - Aegimon
Corviknight - Chilvarmon
Milotic - Maimon
Dubwool - Woolmon
Grimmsnarl - Insidioumon
Cursola - Reefmon
Galarian Weezing - Chimnemon
Hatterene - Anechomon
Frosmoth - Mothramon
G-Butterfree - Gigamothramon
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Rillaboom/Gorirandaa F (Grass) "Taiko" - Japanese drum. (Pretty standard, I know.)
Centiskorch/Maruyakude M (Bug/Fire) "Surtr" - After the mythic fire giant.
Hatterene/Burimuon F (Psychic/Fairy) "Magisa" - Granblue Fantasy witch character.
Toxtricity/Sutorindaa M (Poison/Electric) "Matabe" - Sengoku Basara's version of the historical figure Gotou Matabe.
Dragapult/Doraparuto M (Dragon/Ghost) "Order Grande" - A dragon-esque Granblue Fantasy boss with two mini dragons.
Arctovish/Uochirudon (Water/Ice) "Branwen" - Celtic in origin, I believe. Just seemed fitting.

Dubwool/Baiuooru M (Normal) "Shion" - One of the Saint Seiya Aries Saints.
Sandaconda/Sadaijya F (Ground) "Rokurokubi" - The Japanese youkai.
Stonjourner/Ishihenjin F (Rock) "Loamhedge" - The haven predating Redwall in the book series of the same name.
Sirfetch'd/Negiganaito M (Fighting) "Gawain" - Arthurian legends, man.

Cinderace/Ehsubaan F (Fire) "Tammo" - Main hare hero character of the Long Patrol, a book in the Redwall series. (Who was male, but whatever.)
Corviknight/Ahmahgaa M (Flying/Steel) "Kogarasumaru" - After the ancient Japanese sword/Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- character.
Polteageist/Pottodesu (Ghost) "Pu'erh" - A type of fermented Chinese black tea.
Thievul/Fokkusurai M (Dark) "Mogami" - Sengoku Basara's version of the historical figure Mogami Yoshiaki.
Frosmoth/Mosunou F (Bug/Ice) "Izmir" - A cold ice queen from Granblue Fantasy.
Dracozolt/Pacchiragon (Dragon/Electric) "Nue" - The Japanese mythic chimera/Touhou Project character.

Grappleoct/Otosupasu M (Fighting) "Baki" - After the old-school manga, Baki the Grappler.
Barraskewda/Kamasujou M (Water) "Chirimen" - Tiny edible fish used in Japanese cuisine.
Eldegoss/Watashiraga F (Grass) "Anat" - Wind summon in Granblue Fantasy.
G.Rapidash/Gyaroppu F (Psychic/Fairy) "Shou" - The protagonist of the Saintia Shou series (a Saint Seiya spinoff).

Third Version
Inteleon/Intereon F (Water) "June" - Pronounced "Ju-ne". Named after the Chameleon Saint from Saint Seiya.
Orbeetle/Iorubu M (Psychic/Bug) "Robotnik" - ...I don't have to explain this, do I?
Boltund/Parusuwan F (Electric) "Xolotl" - Mythic Central-Southern American entity depicted as a hound in Granblue Fantasy.
Coalossal/Sekitanzan F (Fire/Rock) "Kamado" - Japanese flame spirit.
Appletun/Taruppuru | Flapple/Appuryuu M (Grass/Dragon) "Vee" - More specifically "Vyrn", Granblue Fantasy's dragon mascot known for his penchant for apples.
Grimmsnarl/Ohronge M (Fairy/Dark) "Ashura" - The deity.

Copperajah/Daioudou F (Steel) "Paomi" - Elephant mascot character from Namu Amida Butsu!.
Falinks/Tairehtsu (Fighting) "Dango" - The Japanese desert.
Eiscue/Koorippo F (Ice) "Pengu" - The children's show character.
Runerigus/Desubaan M (Ground/Ghost) "Stucco" - A type of artistic technique used on walls.
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It's not a game Kate.
This might sound weird but I don't like to nickname a pokemon till I've 'met' them and know what suits them.
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Cramorant is too cute for words!
Intelleon - Idris (after violinist Idris Sardi)
Corviknight - Elvy (after singer Elvy Sukaesih)
Unfezant - Faisal for male or Unggas for female (first one is a name second one means poultry or various phasianid birds in the language I'm learning) I probably have tons of names for this one
Dragapult - Jackson (after Michael Jackson)
Cramorant - Arlita (I want a female one if Male name will be Arvin)
Charizard - Furnace
Toxitricity - Sid or Johnny (after members of a famous UK punk band)


Doing Their Best
Rillaboom: Taiko Kong
Cinderace: Shuuya/Touko
Intelleon: Espio/Impa
Corviknight: Naesala/Deimos
Centiskorch: Surtr/Laegjarn
Grimmsnarl: Norman (I think the Grimmsnarl line is male only)
Hatterene: Tharja
Eldegoss: Gaia
Frosmoth: Boreal/Gunnthra
SirFetch'd: Lancelot/Effie
Zacian: Nailah
Eterrnus (don't know how it is spelt): Grima
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Emergency Exit
Rillaboom: Harambe (RIP)
Golisopod: King Crimson
Toxitricity: Wamuu
Tyrannitar: Godzilla
Charizard: Esidisi
Poltergeist: Arizona
Corviknight: PoE
Drednaw: Gamera
Grapploct: Otto


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Thievul-Fawkes (John Johnson to me as well)
Dragapult-Lockheed and Avro & Arro (for the Dreepy)

Other Pokemon
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Alolan (and soon to be Galarian) trainer
Going through all my possible teammates...

Intelleon: Either James Pond or Romanoff, I’m guessing I don’t need to give explanations for these.
Toxtricity: Barney, Skillet, or Fold, first one is obvious, last two are rock band names. Edit: I’m now also considering the name Steg, from a certain fusion in Steven Universe.
Boltund: Bolt, from a certain Disney movie.
Centiskorch: Either Centi or Whiplash, first one from Nephrite’s nickname in Steven Universe, last one because it gets Fire Lash.
Sirfetch’d: Norberto, from a certain knight in Dragon Quest.
Aegislash (I know it’s an old ‘Mon but this is the perfect game to use one): Excalebur, because I’ve been waiting to use this pun for ages.
Alcremie: No idea, TBH. I’m open to suggestions.
Indeedee: Dee, from my current most wanted Smash character.
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It's not a game Kate.
Alcremie: No idea, TBH. I’m open to suggestions.
Here's some (admittedly mediocre) suggestions for ya.

Mary Berry - A british chef/baker and former judge of the Great Britsh Bake-Off
Capone - Al Capone Alcremie
Weird Al - Weird Al Alcremie
Together Breakfast - To many characters I'm afraid.
Alice - Alice in wonderland reference
Prue Leith - A british chef/baker and one of the current judges of the Great Britsh Bake-Off

Alcremie's various flavours can also provide great nickname inspiration.


You! Me! Rivals! Yes?
These aren't final, but right now I'm thinking:

Rillaboom: Cadbury, in reference to a TV ad for Cadbury chocolate that featured gorilla playing the drums to "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins.
Corviknight: Nevermore, in reference to Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven".
Bolthund: Tizer, named after my friend's dog (Tizer is a semi-popular soft drink here in the UK).
Cinderace: Hazel, after the Watership Down character.
Galarian Rapidash: Rarity, after the My Little Pony character.
Dubwool: Herdwick, after my favourite breed of sheep (even though Dubwool's design is more of a Jacob than a Herdwick).
Copperajah: Ironhide, after the Transformers character (there was a toy of Ironhide in the Beast Wars toyline of the 90's that turned into an elephant) plus it's a fitting name for a Steel-type.
Frosmoth: White Satin, after the white satin moth, but also because it reminds me of "Nights in White Satin" by the Moody Blues, a song I really like.
Cramorant: Harbourmaster, after a bar on my town's harbour I like going to (cormorants, the bird Cramorant is based on, are a common sight in this harbour).


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These aren't final, but right now I'm thinking:

Rillaboom: Cadbury, in reference to a TV ad for Cadbury chocolate that featured gorilla playing the drums to "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins.

That commercial was recommended to me on youtube not that long ago, also Cadbury is my nickname for Blissey (Creme Egg is my nickname for Chansey). Too coincidentally


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Here's some of mine, I tried to think of things related to the UK for some of them, and some are more random. I'll still need to think of some names for other possible captures!

Yamper: Cricket, Chuffed, Guvah

Wooloo/Dubwool: Flooferie, Yarrow, Bosie (A Scottish slang word for a hug), Hufflepuff, Yaldi

G. Rapidash: Tourmaline( because of the colors), Iridescent, Effervescent(or Effy for short), Opal.

Thievul: Viscount, Nabber, Filch.

Frosmoth: Slush, Facet, Duchess.(still not completely happy with these, have to think on it some more)

G.Linoone: Dart, Slytherpuff, Brammer, Boggart

Corviknight: Poe ( For Edgar Allen Poe of course)

Appletun: Crumble