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

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by WolfCypher, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. WolfCypher

    WolfCypher Well-Known Member

    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
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2019
  2. ReneEnjolras

    ReneEnjolras 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.
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  3. Ophie

    Ophie 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.
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  4. wolf jani

    wolf jani The 6th member to reach 20 000 posts

    This is brilliant! You've got good taste.
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  5. PrinceOfFacade

    PrinceOfFacade 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
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019
  6. Kyuu-Tales

    Kyuu-Tales 織田信長☆FAN

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2019
  7. WolfCypher

    WolfCypher Well-Known Member

    That wont fit in the 12-characters space, though.
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  8. PrinceOfFacade

    PrinceOfFacade Ghost-Type Master

    True. It's all preliminary though. The final decision will pretty much be made as I'm giving them their nicknames.
  9. AgentKallus

    AgentKallus Whovian

    This might sound weird but I don't like to nickname a pokemon till I've 'met' them and know what suits them.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2019
  10. NeedsAName

    NeedsAName Well-Known Member

    My (Shield) team will be:
    Rillaboom - KOng (the capitalization is deliberate)
    Centiskorch - CreepyCrawly
    Hatterene - Sabrina
    Toxtricity - Tesla
    Runerigas - Specter
    Corviknight - Odin
  11. PokeMon2.0

    PokeMon2.0 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)
  12. Tsukuyomi56

    Tsukuyomi56 Gesshin Powered

    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
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2019
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  13. Golisopod_Propaganda

    Golisopod_Propaganda Emergency Exit

    Rillaboom: Harambe (RIP)
    Golisopod: King Crimson
    Toxitricity: Wamuu
    Tyrannitar: Godzilla
    Charizard: Esidisi
    Poltergeist: Arizona
    Corviknight: PoE
    Drednaw: Gamera
    Grapploct: Otto
  14. sketchersmeargle

    sketchersmeargle Well-Known Member

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

    Other Pokemon
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019
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  15. clbgolden12

    clbgolden12 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.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019
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  16. AgentKallus

    AgentKallus Whovian

    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.
  17. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Well-Known Member

    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).
  18. WolfCypher

    WolfCypher Well-Known Member

    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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  19. landipan

    landipan Well-Known Member

    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
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  20. FusRoeDer

    FusRoeDer Member

    Rillaboom- Harambeat/TrunkyKong
    Corviknight- Yennifer
    Grimmsnarl- Babayaga
    Toxitricity- Bebop
    Frosmoth- Radiance
    Dragapult- Scairstrike
    Appletun- RoyalPieness

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