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Shiny Umbreon
February 28th, 2007, 03:16 PM
For people that nickname their Pokémon in the games, or would do that if they were real, what do you base your nickname in? I usually don't put nicknames but I want to know what kind of names you use and why.

Absolitude
February 28th, 2007, 03:32 PM
I only used a nickname on a Pokemon once and it was for my Lairon, i named him Larry...Then he evolved into Aggron making his nickname obsolete because i made it sorta rhyme with his real name. I don't like nicknames that much.

Crimson Arcanine
February 28th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Depends...

Usually I give a name based of a charactistic on the Pokemon in question as long as it doesn't complete change when it evolves. Exception to this are Eeveelutions which i plan what I will evolve them to and give then the name before evolvution.

In real life it would be a slightly different story...because I would want to make sure that my pokemon liked thier nicknames before bestowing them with them.

Cala
February 28th, 2007, 06:31 PM
It depends for me...

Sometimes I'll just spell their name backwards (my Swampert, for example, who's nickname is Trepmaws). Sometimes after mythology (sp?) creatures, like... uh... I can't think of any right now. :/

I used to name them after my family members, like my Groudon's name is Phil (after my grandpa), and I don't intend to ever change it... Not that I can, I deleted my Ruby file, and Fire Red can't change it's name.

Differant things, I got the idea for naming my Blastoise "Hydra" from some cleaning product that was in my bathroom... >_>

Piplup_The_Penguin
March 1st, 2007, 03:42 AM
If I ever use nicknames, they usually have no basis whatsoever. I'm very random when it comes to those (although I think I called a Mudkip 'Whirl' once, which isn't completely off the map.). However, I've been known to name pokémon such as Gloom and Poochyena 'Sampson' and 'Zeek.' Go figure.

Forever
March 3rd, 2007, 04:05 AM
I used to try and make the sames sound pretty...but now..just things like Meowy, Skit..And so on. I don't put much effort into that, but if they were my favis. I'd consider it for a while of what to name them.

Pikabloo
March 3rd, 2007, 05:06 AM
Well, a nickname just usually pops into my head O_o But when it's for Pokemon I really like, and will use throughout the game, I name them after my favourite anime/game characters, like Roxas, Roy (Mustang) and Gray (Fullbuster).

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
March 3rd, 2007, 07:45 AM
I gave them Japanese names, or the first amount of letters in there Japanese name, the names sound better. Or I use the first amount of letters in there English name, for ex: Mudkip (Muddie) and for Japan Bulbasuar (Fushigi)

:t354:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

Bkue
March 4th, 2007, 05:53 PM
Well just a week or two ago I restarted my Blue version and nicknamed my Charmander Ya-Ya (my dog) other than that I ussually dont nickname pokemon. Sometimes I nickname them when an idea of their name pops into my name, Such as a Jigglypuff I'd name Puffy. Or a Wigglytuff I'd name Toughy. Or such.

But ussually If I know they'll evolve and the nickname wont make sense I just wont name them that (just look at what happened to Absolitude)

Haowakeorden
March 5th, 2007, 02:11 PM
If at all, I name my Pokémon after characters in the Pokémon-unrelated fiction that I write.

Prince Roserade
March 5th, 2007, 04:37 PM
Usually I name Pokémon after gods, heroes, fictional characters, that kind of thing. Sometimes I just make 'em up or give 'em common names like Ruby or Sunshine or whatever. =P

Warheart
March 5th, 2007, 07:10 PM
I usually name the head male of my party "Jesus," or if it's a female, "Shaniqua..."

don't ask why, it's just kinda become a habit...

Prince Roserade
March 5th, 2007, 07:25 PM
Posted by Murderface:
I usually name the head male of my party "Jesus," or if it's a female, "Shaniqua..."

don't ask why, it's just kinda become a habit...

...

Okay... Weird/random much? O_o... So, uh, why Shaniqua and not "Mary" or something O.o...? lol

Captain Arcane
March 13th, 2007, 01:12 AM
I don't nickname my Pokemon......so.....yeah, thats it for me....=P

Alakazam17
March 13th, 2007, 05:07 PM
I only use nicknames on my online teams, actually. And I usually try to think up multilingual names, using various languages. For example, I'd call my Flygon Erddrache, which is German for "Dragon of the Earth." For some reason, most of my Bug Type Pokemon have German names, and my Dragons have Russian names, XD. I guess I just think that they fit.

With the DP Generation though, I'll probably use the Zamish Pokemon names that I had created for them. None have come out as the real names yet, but I'm hoping at least one will. Perhaps my Manmuu, aka Mastoswine.

Sagiri
March 13th, 2007, 05:13 PM
I usually turn it from all capitals to one capital and the rest lowercase.
(eg
TORCHIC is Torchic)
Or sometimes I go by their strongest move
(eg
CHARIZARD is Overheat)

Rainfall
March 13th, 2007, 07:18 PM
I'm constantly using nicknames for my Pkmn. There's rarely a moment I don't use nicknames. I usually make them up, though.

gamermind
March 13th, 2007, 08:07 PM
I dont use nicknames for my pokémon cause its a waste of time. Besides my bro beat game: pokémon leafgreen for gameboy sp. I have so many game systems!

goofy_charizard_girl
March 16th, 2007, 08:17 AM
I usually don't name my pokemon in games but I did it once, in Ruby when I caught Groudon and I named him Grdy, which would mean ugly in Slovene, though it is spelled grdi corectly.
Anyway if they were real I probably wouldn't give them nicknames... Though maybe there would be exception and in that case I would try to find a unique nickname which wouldn't be similar to pokemon's "real" name.

Alter Ego
March 16th, 2007, 08:36 AM
Nyu, nicknames...I didn't bother with them before, but nowadays I name each one I catch (Except legendaries) out of principle. It's fun, and besides, it's good practice since my RP characters always name their pokémon anyway. xD

Anyway, my nicknames are all over the place. Sometimes I pick them because they sound right (E.g. Kula the Snorunt and Baku the Camerupt), some of them are bastardized versions of the japanese names (Can't think of any from the top of my head, though xP), some are descriptive (E.g. Fanfare for my Phanpy), some just names that I thought sounded nice (like Minerva the Vaporeon), and some are just plain random (Like Cheese the Pidgeot xD). Yeah, I don't really have any rules of thumb for them. I just go with what feels right at the moment. ^-^

ShadowLatios
March 16th, 2007, 12:44 PM
I used to name mine dumb and random things.Now I don't nickname them but I kind of want to.After all in the Hoenn Region games you can rename them.But whenever I start a new game and I get Torchic as a starter,I name it Firestrike.2 male Firestrikes-Lv.100 and Lv.61

chrome_angel
March 16th, 2007, 01:18 PM
i usually name my pokemon random names...or really funny names. mostly i just name them for what they look like. heres my key:

pokemon that have long bodies, ex milotic: wiggles
human shaped pokemon: steve or bob
scary looking pokemon: baby eater
muscular pokemon: shankums
cat pokemon: melon cat or dunecat

i have tons of more names but i think you get the point.
oh and delibird (own category): santa

thenry009
March 17th, 2007, 04:13 PM
I named my quagsire Quashie.
This is because there is a football (soccer) player named Quashie that looks like a quagsire

Ninetales
March 22nd, 2007, 12:04 AM
In the past I only nicknamed some of my Pokemon. Then I started naming Pokemon after Pokemon I created, or after Digimon. (I remember having three Jumpluff in Silver nicknamed Leafmon, Palmon, and Vegiemon...) I also named them after other fictional characters, such as Voldemort for Noctowl. Then I named a Muk Yesenia, after a girl I hated in school. And I picked silly names, like OUCH!! for Pinsir and ??? for Gastly. Some trends I have nowadays with picking nicknames are:

-Never use all capital letters. I used to do that, but recently stopped...
-I tend to use a lot of foreign language names, usually that are pretty apporpriate for what they are. Like Haganiwa for Aron (which indicates its type, Steel/Rock) and Luchadora (wrestler) for Makuhita.
-Sometimes my nicknames are slightly random. Such as Pufflet for Chansey, Sunny Dee for Torchic, Neko for Abra (xD), Foxy for Zubat, Fresa for Lotad (strawberry?!?), etc.
-Sometimes I still name Pokemon after famous people or fictional characters... Such as Deatheater for Banette, Sigmund for Ralts, and Robin for Taillow.
-Other times I just pick names that are appropriate, like Snippety for Kingler, Aurine for Vaporeon, Oak for Seedot, Dotty for Ledian, and Duckfire for Magmar.
-And now I nickname every single Pokemon I catch. I wish I could nickname the Pokemon I get in trades, but...

Kasedilla
March 22nd, 2007, 03:38 PM
I used hardly ever nickname my Pokemon, but these days, I always nickname all the members of my teams.

I usually just pick names off of the top of my head, so they can be pretty random at times(I once had a Pidgeot named 'Coke'. XD; ). For the most part, they're fairly normal, though: I tend to pick somewhat generic names like Steve or Liz. :P

winter ski
March 24th, 2007, 03:28 PM
I don't nickname them, unless for some reason I have doubles

Animehero
March 25th, 2007, 04:08 AM
I named all of my pokemon, so that if I traded a pokemon and needed it back, and the other trainer had the same pokemon I could identify it.

Shinjanji
March 25th, 2007, 04:31 PM
I only really nicknamed my Pokémon twice. However, both times I wound up messing up their names because they evolved :P

(It was a Spearow named Speary and a Torchic named Torchy. I'm so creative, aren't I? :P )

Lunux
March 25th, 2007, 04:39 PM
I call all my pokemon something completely random that somewhat fits who they are, like: My female Gengar is Ms.Creepy (named it Mr.Creepy until i found it was a female) and my Pelipper, Capt.Kirk (not knowing who the real capt Kirk in the Star Trek thing was.)and my favourite Beat-all which is my Heracross.

Lt. Surge's Raichu
March 28th, 2007, 11:00 AM
I never use nicknames, i like the orginal names on the pokemon.
I'v only nicknamed a pokemon once and that was Luca....

WaveBurst
March 28th, 2007, 12:03 PM
I normally name them after my fav J-Pop artists or songs (My best one is my Pikachu which I named Takanori)

//Bey
March 28th, 2007, 06:54 PM
I don't usually name all of my pokemon. Just the ones that are my favourites, or the ones that remind me of people I know. I sometimes use Spanish words (eg. Rojo for Red) or something that reflects the pokemon's type.

Sometimes I use really silly names. I named my starter in Ruby, Jimmeh. XD

trivium
June 8th, 2007, 07:36 PM
i name my pokemon after what type they are so my blaziken would be named blaze and my zapdos, volt. or just something random like my blastoise, pulse.

Rashoumon
June 8th, 2007, 07:37 PM
Random words having to do with the Pokemon, character names, and humorous stuff make up most of my nicknames.

Mr.Altosax
June 8th, 2007, 08:04 PM
I haven't started naming yet, but once i finally get my party together I think that I'm gonna name my pokemon with references to songs, musicians, or albums. Gengar is going to be Kilroy, in relation to the "Kilroy was Here" Album by Styx. My Pinsir is going to be named Ringo after the Beatle (his pokeball seal could be a star). My Blaziken will be Kansas, because of their song "Fight fire with fire".

Myzou
June 8th, 2007, 09:16 PM
Normally Random...

Houndoom - Blaze
Roserade - Rose
Lapras - Myst
Milotic - Celest
Froslass - Wynter
Pidgeot - Breeze
Ambipom - Munkie
Alakazam - Rune
Ampharos - Sparky
Golem - Rocky

Tend to have names that go with the pokemons look =P

Sr E
June 16th, 2007, 07:05 PM
I usually name the head male of my party "Jesus," or if it's a female, "Shaniqua..."

Jesus or Shaniqua... That's gotta be the funniest thing I've heard all day.

Kitori_theTeamAquaSuicune
June 16th, 2007, 08:00 PM
I usually name them after favorite chracters of mine that I cna relate them too.

Most favored so far was when I named my Suicune "Franziska" becuase of the whip like tails.(Phoenix Wright character. She uses a whip tons of times.)

Hyunbin
June 16th, 2007, 08:05 PM
when i had sapphire i gave all my pokemon japanese names
for example i named luvdisc "ai" (love), staryu "hoshi" (star), vileplume "hana" (flower)...
but now that i have the japanese version of diamond and with only 5 spaces instead of 10 in the english versions for names.. lol

RYOUKI
June 16th, 2007, 08:18 PM
When I catch a paras/parasect on my LG (I'm collecting mushrooms)
I usually name them a name that popped on my mind like
Paras#1:Parasutectu
Paras#2:Charizma!!
Parasect:Prisquetect
Or something like that

Nattydee
June 16th, 2007, 11:48 PM
The thing about me is, I love my Pokemon to death, real or not. So if I get a Pokemon I just KNOW I will love and adore for a really really long time, I give it a nickname.

Most of my nicknames are a play on the Pokemon's actual name. I named my Pikachu Paki, pronounced puh-kee. Sometimes, they're completely random. I have a Mudkip named Skipper. And then sometimes they're just plain stupid. I have a Dialga named TehPwnerer.

Nicknames are fun! n_n

kohei
June 17th, 2007, 02:09 AM
I nickname all of my Pokemon, even if its going to be placed in the PC box, never to see the light of day.
As a side note, I hate the 5-letter limit.

Some random picks:

Gengar = メタリカ/Metallica (I guess I was listening to their album while playing)
Finneon = ミニカイオ/Mini Kyo ("Mini-Kyogre" - it does look like one)
Bellossom = おとこだよ/Otokodayo (literary, "I'm a guy", since it's male)
Swinub = ウリバッハ/UriBach (I think I was listening to Bach)
Lileep = リリカル/Lyrical (I was watching Lyrical Nanoha, from what I recall)
Shieldon = おさら/Osara (literary, "plate")

Razer302
June 17th, 2007, 02:19 AM
I nickname my Pokemon if i can be bothered. I mainly onliy nickname the ones i am going to use. I will name them after an anime or manga charcter normally or sometimes just anything random that i can think of. I did have my whole team named after Linkin Park before but i restarted that game.

Noobish111
June 17th, 2007, 04:46 AM
I named my Piplup Cuddles... That and Blaze the Chimchar are the only nicknames...Not!

Mikey the Bidoof
Sally the Celibi
Charles the Evee*

*Charles turned out to be Charlina...