The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Pokémon Gaming > Pokémon Gaming Central
Reload this Page Your most embarrassing Pokemon nicknames
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Daily Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read

Pokémon Gaming Central For topics that aren't necessarily restricted to one game, Pokémon Gaming Central ranges from comparing and contrasting the differences in the gaming generations to discussing the gaming franchise as a whole.
Sort Threads: Spinoff Central

Thread Tools
Old September 1st, 2013 (11:46 AM).
ChipmunkGamingInc.'s Avatar
ChipmunkGamingInc. ChipmunkGamingInc. is offline
Owner of Chipmunk Gaming Inc.
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Does it really matter?
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 70
I started playing Pokemon when I was seven, and Diamond and Pearl were the big craze. Playing my Diamond version was the best feeling ever. I was able to have the pets I'd always wanted as a child. I never had to clean up after them, or remember to feed them, but I could name them and bond and grow and play and battle with them. To me, naming them was the best part, because I could let my imagination run free. No mother saying, "Oh, name him Buttons!" or something stupid like that.

But, please remember, I was seven when I first started. So, I had a seven-year-old's mind. So I named most of my Pokemon really, really stupid nicknames. This is why I started this thread! So you, me, and everyone else can show off their most embarrassing Pokemon nicknames!

What are the stupidest/embarrassing/awful/dumb Pokemon nicknames you've ever given?
Start off by giving the Pokemon itself. So, if you have a Purrloin, first put Purrloin, space, and then a little description of how/why you gave that nickname. Don't forget to put the nickname in there, though!! Look at my examples below.

I'll start. Here are some of my worst nicknames ever:

Mr. Mime

Oh, dear Lord above. When you see Mr. Mime's name on the worst-Pokemon-nicknames-ever list, you know you're in for it. Why did I catch that darned Mr. Mime? For everyone's sake, I've no clue. But my friend, HATES Mr. Mime. He said my Mr. Mime was an idiot. I was heart-broken. BUT!!! I saw the light!!! And I finally realized my Mr. Mime was a horrible Pokemon. Not only did it give me nightmares that very night, and for many more to come, but it's stats weren't all that great either. I stuffed that damn thing in a PC Box and never hoped to look at it again. But I chanced upon my Diamond game and had to boot it up for old time's sake.
Oh good riddance, I threw that thing back out in the wild where it belonged. But not before I took note of it's awful nickname. I dunno, are you sure you're ready for it?
I'm warning you now, turn back!!
Still here? Alright, here goes: PI-PIDIOT.
Didn't I warn you? Have fun in your nightmares!! *shudders* If you'll excuse me, I'm off to see the psychiatrist.


I was a young Pokemon Trainer. Got my Prinplup, and my Floatzel, and my Onix, and my other pals along for the ride. I came upon Pastoria City, in hopes for my next Gym Badge. Upon walking into the PokeMart, I noticed the wooden carving of Croagunk. After talking to a few people in town, I discovered that Croagunk, an exceptionally rare Pokemon, lived in the Safari Zone. It then became my life's goal to capture one. *seven years later* I caught one yesterday. But, seven long years ago, as I searched the muds of Pastoria's Great Marsh, I happened upon a Carnivine. I'd never even heard of one of these before I found one. I was all proud of myself, showin' him off to everyone I knew who played Pokemon. All my friends were SSSOOOO jealous.
The nickname, however, was nothing to be proud of.
His name is CARNOVOUS. It's pronounced "carnivorous." No, I kid you not. That's how you pronounce it.


Oh, I hate this particular Bidoof. Normally, I love them. This one, I hate with all my heart. His name: Vengeance. *dramatic music starts playing*
Seems like an okay sorta name, right? WRONG. I'd chained sixty-five Machop near Oreburg City, in hopes of finding a Shiny Machop. I saw the sparkling patch. I grew excited. I headed for it...
Battle music.
Congratulations! You caught a Bidoof! Would you like to give it a nickname?
I shall dub thee Vengeance, for I have catched you so I can stuff you in a PC Box, never to be taken out...
And thus, that Bidoof never saw the light of day again...
And never will!! Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!

*ahem* Please share with me your own embarrassing nicknames!! I'm sure I'll post more nicknames in the future...*sigh*

Join the Poké Dance Party! Gen II at it's best!
Reply With Quote

Relevant Advertising!

Old September 1st, 2013 (12:38 PM).
Lucky1Yena's Avatar
Lucky1Yena Lucky1Yena is offline
Just some guy
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Behind you...
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Posts: 162
When I was younger, much younger, I used to give my Pokémon nicknames of other Pokémon (spelled badly) in hopes they would transform.
I had a Bayleef named "Pidgeyotoe" as an example. Oh, and when I was older, I used to have a habit of calling my Totodile "JAWS". For obvious reasons.

My brothers have done similar bad names. One of them has an Empoleon named "So Cute" and I recently obtained a Skitty from him called "KTM".

My other brother has a Prinplup and called it "ABBCCCCCCD" and on a spare Pokémon Crystal I found, he caught a Golbat and named it "AAAAAAAAAA".
What would I like to see in the future? A few things, actually.
1) A trio of ROM hacks [gen1, gen2, gen3] that, aside from the generation, are pretty much identical: You start in Kanto and post-elite four you travel through Johto as it would have been "3 years ago".
2) A demake of Heart Gold / Soul Silver. Possibly using Fire Red as a base.
3) An official Pokémon game, following the standard "gotta catch 'em all" format, but aimed more at the older players.
Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013 (12:51 PM).
Foxrally's Avatar
Foxrally Foxrally is offline
Gold TierCS
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: On a Torterra
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Naive
Posts: 2,337
On our playthrough of Pokemon Platinum, me and my brother caught a Shinx. We named it "Sportacus".
Paired to Ice and gimmepie3DS Friend Code
Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013 (1:11 PM).
Aeroblast's Avatar
Aeroblast Aeroblast is offline
Platinum Tier
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: My mom's basement. (not really)
Gender: Male
Nature: Serious
Posts: 4,081
I wasn't exactly expecting to be treated to a wall of text...

That being said, I never nickname my Pokemon. Never.
Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013 (1:14 PM).
Turnip's Avatar
Turnip Turnip is offline
Magnificent Turnip
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Private property what the heck are you doing here get out
Posts: 633
Heh, I seem to remember the nickname of my first ever pokémon, a Charmander starter from Leaf Green. FLAME HEAD in all-caps - now a pretty powerful lv 100 Charizard. It's a pretty stupid name, I guess, maybe a tad embarrassing. Mainly, though, I just laugh and remember the good times in my first playthrough.

Sorry about not following the rules-of-sorts, I'm just a horrifically lazy person :p
Turnips shall rise.

Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013 (1:19 PM).
PokemonCollector-N's Avatar
PokemonCollector-N PokemonCollector-N is offline
Pokemon Collector
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: In your mind, in your soul. PEI.
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Posts: 38
Embarrassing nicknames you say? Well, the fact that I named about 5 Pokemon after my girlfriend at the time was kind of embarrassing. It was even more embarrassing after we broke up.

I also ended up naming my female Deino "Davis," which I'd meant to use as the nickname for a male.
"Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life thinking it is stupid." -Einstein

"What if Canada was real?"

Magikarp? More like Magiking.
Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013 (1:31 PM).
ChipmunkGamingInc.'s Avatar
ChipmunkGamingInc. ChipmunkGamingInc. is offline
Owner of Chipmunk Gaming Inc.
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Does it really matter?
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 70
Wow, you named your Pokemon after your girlfriend?

And honestly, Sportacus isn't that bad of a nickname. But only if you don't know where the name comes from. Ugh, memories.

And I once named a Golbat Crow in hopes of doing this, it would evolve into a Crobat. I still have this Golbat. And it's never evolved...

Join the Poké Dance Party! Gen II at it's best!
Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013 (4:18 PM).
Ludger's Avatar
Ludger Ludger is offline
i'm in your conscience
Super ModeratorCS
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alabama
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Timid
Posts: 31,038
The granddaddy of bad name stories. So, I had a habit of attaching -y or -i to Pokemon names, so Lotad became Loti, Torchic would be Torchy, etc. Well, when I caught a Rhyhorn, Rhyy and Rhyi just didn't work, so instead I took the latter half of the name, Horn. And that became Horny the Rhyhorn. I was really confused why my friend thought the name was so funny, so when she was laughing at it, I figured it must not be a good word so I changed it to Conifer. When she FINALLY told me what it meant, I was relieved I changed the name lol.

I still have this Rhyhorn, btw. Been a Rhydon for years. This was 10 years ago, man. Gettin' old.
first you get a swimming pool full of liquor then you dive in it
Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013 (4:45 PM). Edited September 1st, 2013 by Perdition Haze.
Perdition Haze Perdition Haze is offline
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New York, USA
Posts: 11,662
I used to name my Pokémon a lot. The names weren't very creative, but I didn't really care back then because I was a kid. I just named them after whatever I wanted. xD Few of these names were WaterTurtle, Birdy, Rounded, and GreenWorm. WaterTurtle was Squirtle, GreenWorm was a Caterpie that I found in Viridian Forest, Rounded was a Voltorb, and Birdy was a Pidgey that I caught on my way to Pewter City. Unfortunately, I don't have any of these Pokémon anymore. As soon as I lost Pokémon Blue, they were all gone.
Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013 (6:14 PM).
MrBananaMan212's Avatar
MrBananaMan212 MrBananaMan212 is offline
Original User Title
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: California
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 54
This isn't exactly my pokemon, but my brother has two pokemon named JPOOL and one named JPROOL.
Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013 (7:36 PM).
Shrew's Avatar
Shrew Shrew is offline
is a Shrew
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: In a Rabbit
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 762
When I played my very first pokemon game... erm, Pokemon Diamond when I was maybe 15 or so, I named my Turtwig "Turty." Quite bland compared to most of the names I use now, but I like how it resonates that "This pokemon was back when I was new to the games" feel.
3DS FC: 4914-3495-9756 (IGN: Shrew)
Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2013 (2:13 AM).
Amore Amore is offline
Now stand up and begin
Gold Tier
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Panic Station
Age: 21
Posts: 3,489
When I first played Emerald I'd give the names very similar to their species name, but sounding a little more childish. For example:
Zigzagoon --> Ziggyzoom
Wingull --> Gullywings
Poochyena --> Poochy
Lotad --> Tads
...and so on, in a similar vein right up until Gulpin, which would always be the last pokémon I caught as I could never get past the Oceanic Museum quest and Gulpin's the rarest in that patch of grass north of Slateport.

However, the best nickname I have ever given will always be:
Torchic --> Torchinatr
Because there wasn't room for the "o", and I thought Torchic was awesome and needed a fearsome nickname xD.

Now, I never nickname my pokémon. I don't need to make them more individual - they've got their nature, IVs, EVs, OT etc. Plus some seem to have characteristics of their own anyway. For example, my Swampert on Emerald has never managed to use an attack whilst confused, has to break out of it first. Or my first Dragonair, which only ever hit with Slam after about 3 misses. Or my 2nd Dragonair, which never seemed to miss with Slam.
That and I ceebs to think of good ones. Although I still sometimes nickname pokémon in Hoenn for old times sake.
Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2013 (3:41 AM).
lineofdeath's Avatar
lineofdeath lineofdeath is offline
...overuser of the ellipsis...
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: online
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 179
Send a message via Skype™ to lineofdeath
when i was young, i used to call pokemon after there types so

empoleon watersteel
murder is unnecessary
overuser of the ellipsis ...

peace is key...

hey guys... check my trading shop...
..........................................................................................................................................they call me red.
Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2013 (4:55 AM).
Elaitenstile's Avatar
Elaitenstile Elaitenstile is offline
I am legend
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,909
Send a message via Skype™ to Elaitenstile
My worst is probably naming my Swampert "Hoenn".

Or is it naming Chatot "Ninja"?'
Nope. Not even naming Golurk "ArwinDknee".
Got to admit, naming Palkia "404NotFound" was pretty hilarious.

But the prize goes to...
Naming Eelektross "DKHTP". Don't ask what it stands for. Just don't.
Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2013 (5:45 AM).
Sweets Witch's Avatar
Sweets Witch Sweets Witch is offline
I just love ham jerky.
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Old People Community, USA
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 1,420
I have a Lucario on my White version named Jailbait.
Don't remember why I picked Jailbait. It got a few laughs from my opponents in wifi battles, though.
Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2013 (7:38 AM).
Kikaito plush's Avatar
Kikaito plush Kikaito plush is offline
Angeline plushxKikaito plush
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: plushies resort
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Posts: 4,859
I have this Seadra called Bubbles and an Aipom Jumpy I do not know what I was thinking.
Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2013 (8:22 AM).
EJ Nero's Avatar
EJ Nero EJ Nero is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sootopolis City
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Bold
Posts: 66
When I was younger and played pokemon I didn't like nicknaming any of mine. I actually didn't start really nicknaming mine until black and white game out. So thankfully I have no embarrassing or awkward nicknames. I did however hate how the names used to be in all caps, so when I found the name changer and fully evolved my team I'd go back and put their names in lower-cased letters.
Life without water would be no fun
Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2013 (8:26 AM).
Jinx's Avatar
Jinx Jinx is offline
Jinx? Stands for Jinx! Durr.
Crystal Tier
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: somewhere ;]
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
Posts: 2,595
i never nicknamed my pokemon. i somehow got a hold of a dewgong called seal. x_x

Hopeless Masquerade


Graphic Shop

Theme Credit

Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2013 (8:53 AM).
Bobith's Avatar
Bobith Bobith is offline
Tossin' balls since '99
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Murica
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
Posts: 57
Squirty the Blastoise. I cringe whenever I think about that name.
Fart the Weezing. Very mature.
And a few that I probably can't post here as I created them in a drunken stupor and will probably get banned for saying.
Also I named an Arbok YoLoSwAg. Kill me.

Pokemon Clan Site/Strategy Guide/Other Thingies
Shuckle is love, Shuckle is life.
Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2013 (12:57 PM).
Ludger's Avatar
Ludger Ludger is offline
i'm in your conscience
Super ModeratorCS
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alabama
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Timid
Posts: 31,038
I'm gonna pop back in to say that I name all Oddish Spoon and all Psyduck Bathroom.
first you get a swimming pool full of liquor then you dive in it
Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2013 (2:05 PM).
pompayyy's Avatar
pompayyy pompayyy is offline
Forever and Ever
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: In a White Room with Black Curtains
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 487

So Piplup was my first starter ever, okay? I really liked it in the anime plus it was really cute, so I NEEDED it. Since it (Diamond) was my first pokemon game and I watched the anime prior to getting it, I was used to pokemon saying their names when let out of it's pokeball. However this wasn't the case with the games. So instead of saying Piplup, my first pokemon ever chanted the mystifying phrase of "Nu-He-Ha" (or at least that's what it sounds like). So my stupid 11 year old self decided to name it that, so saying "Nu-He-Ha" would make sense by anime logic. I did trade it (when it was a Freakin' Bad-A$$ level 100 Empoleon) for a......... for a level 22 Piplup with some weird Japanese name.

Also I let my friend borrow my copy of Leaf Green for a bit, and I ended up with two Pikachus, who's names are so sexually inappropriate I won't even dare to say them.

Pink Moon is on its way.

Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2013 (3:57 PM).
Sheep's Avatar
Sheep Sheep is offline
Join Date: Sep 2011
Gender: Female
Nature: Timid
Posts: 18,403
...dumbest I remember was naming my Swellow Stupid. Gee, I was so creative and funny. >_>;

[ pair ~ family ~ twin ~ art thread ~ tumblr ]
never lose sight of your wish
Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2013 (12:12 AM).
InMooseWeTrust's Avatar
InMooseWeTrust InMooseWeTrust is offline
Jack of All Trades
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Posts: 813
Send a message via ICQ to InMooseWeTrust Send a message via AIM to InMooseWeTrust Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to InMooseWeTrust Send a message via Yahoo to InMooseWeTrust Send a message via Skype™ to InMooseWeTrust
I often get comments about how hilarious my nicknames are. For example, Zubat line is "Batass" and female Skitty is "Uselessie." Deoxys is "Mewthree" and Horsea is "Giddyup" and so on. PM or VM me if you want to competitive battle with me on Black2, and you'll see some good ones. I used cheats to catch two Mew that are named "Slave1" and "Slave2" and I shouldn't have to explain to you why.

One time in Yellow way back in the day, I really wanted to catch another Rhyhorn (had it already), and I gave it a nickname that cracked me up. Long story short, that became my password for some online accounts.

I've recently started playing the French versions of 4th and 5th gen games. There, I follow a similar pattern and nickname things with French puns I made up that fit the Pokémon. I have yet to see how people will react to them in Wifi battles.
Pokémon: Battles of the Past
Site Thread
Black2 FC: 5072 6059 9635
Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2013 (10:41 PM).
Brendino's Avatar
Brendino Brendino is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seven Bridges Road
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 6,477
Decided to pop in my FireRed which I started way back when, and was treated to some nicknames like Phantastic the Donphan and Yomanma the Yanma. I probably had a lot more that were facepalm worthy back on my original Sapphire and Gold save files, but those have been gone for years now.
Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2013 (10:46 PM).
Remus's Avatar
Remus Remus is offline
the pretender
Gold Tier
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sydney
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,046
Send a message via Skype™ to Remus
Let's just take a moment to consider what I named my Empoleon back when I was about seven or eight.




As for why I called it that, I'm not exactly sure. The lowercase 'i' was pretty popular back then in nicknames and I thought it'd be funny to name my Empoleon after something it can't do. And voila iCanFly. Maybe it was there just to make my Empoleon sound impressive or maybe I was trying to be funny. I have no idea what goes inside my eight year old mind but either way I'd gladly rename it any day. I also called my Staraptor, Dinner. And KFC at one point. I was trying to have a little joke with myself. Either way all of my nicknames back then were absolutely awful. Dark Queen, Light Bulb, the list goes on and on. I just hate looking back on them, they're awful. XD
Reply With Quote
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:57 AM.

Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2016 The PokéCommunity™,
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2016 The PokéCommunity / Poké
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.

Use of PokéCommunity Assets
vB Optimise by DragonByte Technologies Ltd © 2016.