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Digimon Kaiser
June 6th, 2008, 10:32 AM
Post good Nicknames you have made for Pokemon in ANY game here.

I hardly ever nickname ANY Pokemon, but I might start doing it again.

I'll start with some ideas for all 12 starters.

Bulbasaur: Aphrodite
Charmander: Firaga
Squirtle: Kappa
Chikorita: Bronto
Cyndaquil: Nux
Totodile: Leviathan
Treecko: Godzilla
Torchic: Biyomon
Mudkip: Timmy
Turtwig: Dante
Chimchar: Hanuman
Piplup: Stalin

Dark Banette
June 6th, 2008, 12:45 PM
I don't nickname my Pokemon a lot. But I remember these two:
Lucario: Anubis (Lucario is based off an Egyption God named Anubis. I thought it would fit it well.)
Banette: Agatha (Because of the Elite Four person. She seems ghostly. o.o)

June 6th, 2008, 1:11 PM
I usually add an "-ey, or -y" to my pokemon


Charmander = Charmy
Bulbasaur = Bulby
Squirtle = Squirty

June 6th, 2008, 1:37 PM
I nickname all the Pokemon I use for battling.

Swampert: Clay (Mud and water make clay. And clay is pretty sturdy, like Swampert.)
Weavile: Acrylle (Short for acryllics, which has something to do with manicures. Acrylle has long nails, and is a girl, so why not.)
Lucario: Duster (Named after Lucas' dog in Mother 3. Lucas kinda sounds like Lucario, as well.)
Slowbro: Largo (Musical term for extremely slow tempo. This one should be obvious.)
Rhyperior: Mason (Masonry refers to extremely well cut stone/ solid stones, which works well with Rhyperior's sturdiness.)
Blissey: Angie (She kinda looks angelic, I guess.)
Infernape: Sims (Simian -> Sims.)
Dragonite: Herman (After Herman Li, lead guitarist of Dragonforce.)
Porygon-Z: Epilepsy (I shouldn't have to explain this one.)

June 6th, 2008, 1:58 PM
Here are my nicknames, I personally like mine :D

Alakzam - Einstein
- This is based off of the Pokemon type Alakazam (The IQ Pokemon). Therefore making him smart, a.k.a. Einstein!

Slaking - Tina
- This is based off of from the movie Napoleon Dynamite, from the llama, Tina. Napoleon refers to her as "Tina ya' fat lard!" That inspired me to nickname my female Slaking, Tina!

Salamence - Gumdrop
- I don't really know how I came up with this nickname for my Salamence. It was a female, so I decided to use something with it's jaws. So, I was going to give it the name of Gingi (refering to Gingivitis), but instead, I used something a little more feminine, Gumdrop, which goes back to the candy.

Azumarill - Playmaker
- Well, this is a nickname for my good ol' pal Azumarill. Azumarill has helped me out so many times on random wi-fi Pokemon Battle Revolution matches with the nickname (Lou, refering to the phrase 'Skip To My Lou'). Then, I got fed up having a female Azumarill having a boy's name. So, since it has helped me out so much, it developed the nickname Playmaker, meaning it makes big plays, when I'm in a tight bind!

And those are all my nicknames on my Competitive Double Battling Pokemon, and how I came up with them!

June 6th, 2008, 2:03 PM
Porygon-Z: Epilepsy (I shouldn't have to explain this one.)

The epilepsy you'd sustain from a Porygon-Z would be far worse.. isn't it supposed to be a rather unstable upgrade of Porygon? XD

As for me, I've only started naming Pokemon on my Sapphire Playthrough, recently. I've currently Flayre the Torchic, ZiZi the Zigzagoon and Poochi the Poochyena. In naming, I've not really bothered thinking of a real word to situate them with.

JX Valentine
June 6th, 2008, 2:32 PM
I'm particularly proud of WTF names that I've come up with, including:

Kimba the Shinx
When I first saw Shinx's silhouette, I immediately thought of the Jungle Emperor ads. You know, with Simba Kimba the white lion. Only it was often pronounced, "KIMBA the WHITE LION," as if it was really important for you to realize this was a white freaking lion. Ergo, I made plenty o' jokes about Pokemon and Kimba and was heavily disappointed when good ol' Kimba turned out to be blue.

...Until I realized "KIMBA the BLUE LION" works too.

Wes the Lopunny
Wes would be one of the default names for the main character of Pokemon Colosseum (and the one everyone knows him by). So, think about it. Wes. An ex-con. As a fluffy bunny.

And to top it all off, he has Cute Charm. I totally did not plan this.

Celio the Cradily
Any attempt to explain this one will involve multiple references to what Celio, the programmer of One Island in FrLg, wishes he could do with Bill. Many of these references are not suitable for younger audiences. Ergo, let's just leave it at the fact that I named my Cradily after Celio.

Other decent names that I actually was seriously trying to come up with:

Tiamat the Salamence (named after a dragon/primordial goddess of chaos in Babylonian mythology)
Shiva the Medicham (Hindu death goddess)
Marla the Empoleon (for "marine")
Bill the male Gardevoir (favorite Pokemon + favorite character)
Thursday the Raichu (Thursday = Thor's Day, Thor = Norse god of thunder)
Kasumi the Blastoise (for Misty)
Mina the Crobat (for Mina Harker, a main character in Dracula)

June 6th, 2008, 3:06 PM
I nickname almost all the pokes I plan on keeping, my favorite is McShockers the Electivire :3

June 6th, 2008, 4:17 PM
Generation II was the only time I really loved Nicknaming pokemon.

Shenron - Dragonite (The eternal dragon from DBZ, I dislike DBZ these days, however I still love that name)

Rainer - Blastoise (Cool, and Suiting in my Opinion)

Zeke - Arcanine (I was watching Zoids at the time, when I bred it I think)

Jet Sparrow - Pigeot (haha no Idea why, I thought it was hilarious though)

Shadow - Umbreon (pretty typical, but it gained sentimental value over time)

Raven - Shiny Charizard (It suited my beloved Black dragon)

Man I miss that party...

June 6th, 2008, 8:42 PM
BeachBoy's Pokémon Nicknames
Some standard, some exotic, some complete spur of the moment nicknames given to my Pocket Monsters.

I'll update more and more once I find my DS, I have it somewhere, but these are my main nicknames I know by heart.

→ Salamence http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/7062/373jq1.gif Hurricane

People wonder why I gave such a nickname to a female Salamence, and the reasons are quite simple. Mother nature, using the sheer force of weather. Sometimes in the form of catastrophic hurricanes that shred the shoreline with raw power and unpredictability. In competitive play terms; The unpredictability of a hurricane goes with Salamence's versatility. The shoreline are like the front lines of the opponent, which are intimidated (the evacuating civilians). Salamence usually being a lead hitting them first with it's great power (choice specs & band). And female because mother nature is a female. XD So, really, it's the perfect nickname for such an incredible Pokémon.

→ Garchomp http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/5135/445dk9.gif Jetstream

When I first looked at Garchomp, I thought of speed, speed makes me think of "Run like the wind!" So, took the fast flowing air currents and gave the nickname to Garchomp. It fits pretty well, seeing as Garchomp hits hard and fast sweeping teams like they've been swept away by a current. Also, it seems I always involve weather with my nicknames, I guess it's because they fit so well.

→ Skarmory http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/1548/227oj5.gif Clearsky

A funny name for a Skarmory, don't you think? Keen eye made me think of the clear forecast for the weather. XD And roar/whirlwind is usually used to see "daylight" in battle, or looking for a favorable position in other words. It seems odd, but actually, it kinda does fit well. =D I like it really.

→ Tyranitar http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/489/248wu9.gif Erosion

Pretty standard nickname seeing as the constant sand stream erodes the opposing team. ;D

→ Wailord http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/7431/321do7.gif Greatblue

Wailord to me defines the ocean with this nickname, great as in vast and the deep blue sea. This and that, boom, have a nice nickname.

(And yes, another random, way too much effort, post.) =D

June 8th, 2008, 12:37 AM
Haha a few years back I had this craze about nicknames so I nicknamed the Pokemon in my main party (mixed up, apparently, it's across several games)

Pidgeot - Peregrine (you know, Peregrine is the fastest bird I think)
Quagsire - Quackers (Crackers xD)
Magmar - Maggi (in Singapore there's this Maggi Mee instant noodles, quite famous)

I can't remember the rest...

Anyway the second time I got the craze I gave them non-uppercase nicknames (only first letter capital) and putting it only the first (or first two) syllable(s).
E.g. Treecko - Tree
Beldum - Beld
Rayquaza - Rayquaz

Pointless, really...

June 8th, 2008, 2:56 AM
Dragonite: Airborn
Garchomp: Hammerhead
Psyduck: sailormoon ?XDD
That was earlier, I don't nickname them now^^

June 8th, 2008, 3:14 AM
Lucario: Snake
Linoone: Jaydin
Ninetales: Fate
Charmander: Fear
Pikachu: Bolt
Bulbasaur: Pestilence
Unown: Zero
Ratatta: Death
Pidgey: Spear

Digimon Kaiser
June 8th, 2008, 1:27 PM
Pidgey- Lombardi
Pichu- Norris
Poochyena- Ed
Starly- Hamlet

June 8th, 2008, 1:32 PM
Lucario: Xann

Luxray: Kuja

Rayquaza: Bloodraven

Darkrai: Grim

Tyranitar: Mephisto

Lugia: Raiph

June 8th, 2008, 2:38 PM
I nickname all of my pokemon,and each is different,but i don't do Legends or Events.

Here are some in my diamond vers.

Piplup Guino
Starly Pete
Bidoof Munchi


Empoleon Prince
Misdrevus Malice

you get the point.

June 8th, 2008, 2:55 PM
Killer, the Delcatty
Well, by the time I caught it (lv. 2) I had a mudkip lv. 8. Killer survived to my mudkip's tackle and I thought "She deserves to be mine è.e". The beginning was DIFFICULT, but what some proteins and irons can't do? :3

Bellemère, the Gastly/Haunter.
I wrote a pokémon fanfic about a serial killer called Bellemère that had a Haunter.

Tixa, the Charizard.
Really macho name as you can see. Charmander is kind a small lizard, right? Well, in portuguese, "gecko" is "lagartixa". So I called Tixa xBB

Will, the Umbreon
I totally love umbreons, so I tried to find a nice, cool name to put in mine.

Tony, the Feraligatr
When I lived in an apartment, I had a neighbour called Tony. He had the such big teeth that looked like a crocodile. Also, he always had big, black bags uner his eyes. @@ When I chose Totodile as my starter and looked at it's face, I saw Tony.

Margarida, the Scizor
In portuguese, Margarida is pretty much the same name as Daisy. And I have no idea why, but when I saw that lvl. 11 scyther, I knew: it should be called Margarida. Maybe it's destiny, who knows.

RollingPin, the Dragonite
When I was a little kid and saw an Dragonite on pokémon's anime, I thought "ZOMG, if Dragonite fall over something, it'll smash it like a Rolling Pin! @@". So, when I caught my Dratini I remembered my happyhappy childhood and called it RollingPin, knowing that eventually it would become a Dragonite.

Mufasa, the Luxray
Luxray really looks like a lion, doesn't it? So I called it Mufasa, as a tribute to "The Lion King".

Geleca, the Ditto
"Geleca" is in portuguese a popular name for a jelly thing. And Ditto pretty much looks like a jelly thing @@"

Marilda, the Gyarados
My grandmother's name is Marilda. When I caught the Gyarados, I looked at it's face and my grandmother came to mind xB

TinkerJet, the Blastoise
I knew that my Squirtle would become a Blastoise, so I thought that I should call it Jet. But I knew that SOMETHING was missing, but didn't know what. Right at the moment, my little sister came to me and said "Look, I'm Tinkerbell! Plim!". So I mixed the two names and got TinkerJet.

June 8th, 2008, 2:56 PM
Latios: Orly

Salamence: Bloodragon

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 14th, 2008, 5:56 AM
I give all of my Pokemon their orginal names (meaning their Japanese names) as their nicknames or I make the Japanese nicknames into nicknames

ex: Bulbasuar: Fushigidane, I'll usually name it Fushigi


June 14th, 2008, 12:01 PM
From what I can remember:

In Sapphire:
Combusken(fem) : Inferno
Linoone(fem): Ziggy - simply because..it was simple and effective when it was a babby XD
Trapinch(male): Atlas
Manectric(male): Spartan - it looks proud, stands tall, like a Spartan warrior XD
Gyarados(fem): Tempest - very fitting for something so dangerous :D
Aron(fem): Battleaxe

This team is currently in training, my final team will eventually be Blaziken, Flygon, Gyarados, Manectric, Aggron, Absol.

Absol will be replacing Linoone, and will be a male, and will be called Oblivion. If anyone recognise the nicknames given, they're the current UK Gladiator names :)

Diamond team:
Empoleon(fem): Drace - Proud Pokemon. Drace is a strong girl too :3
Luxray(male): Gabranth - Strong and defiant <3
Leafeon(male): Zargabaath - Leafeon seems so peaceful, and Z was kinda like that too o.o
Gengar(male): Bergan - seems such a fitting name. Both are sinister XD
Rapidash(male): Basch :3

TT_TT Yus, I <3 FFXII~

June 14th, 2008, 7:45 PM
ZiZi the Zigzagoon

That's my Porygon-Z's name. :/


Calvary the Empoleon: I was reminded of the calvary. She's a girl! :D
Rayleigh and Riley the Lucario: Riley's obvious, and Rayleigh is for all my female Lucario. O.O
Hikari the Blaziken: Why not name her this?
DeathsDoor the Darkrai: Yeah, yeah. I'm horrible, but doesn't the name fit? ^^;

I'll think of more. My brain's not in tonight. xD


Balthasar and Beatrice the twin Glaceon and Leafeon(respecitvely): Just cause I love those names...and they're fraternal twins. :D

June 15th, 2008, 3:21 PM
Empoleon: Enchantrix
I had wanted to use this one for a long time. Enchantrix is my starter.

Lucario: Lyla
Pronounced LEE-La, I got this name from Cocorosie song, called Lyla.

Staraptor: Steelbeak
The tip of his beak was gray.

Luxray: Spynx
I misspelled sphinx, but I guess it looks okay. Right?

Heatran: Kalshazzak
Going against my policy of not naming stuff with book names, Heatran fit the description of the demon, Kalshazzak, from the first Harry Dresden book, Storm Front.

Giratina: Diablo
I'm pretty sure it means devil in Spanish.

Grovyle: Malawissa
In a book I read (The Waterstone) 'Malawissa' meant a tree that stood strong and tall in a storm.

Feraligatr: Rainstorm

June 16th, 2008, 7:59 PM

Here are some nicknames I've used for my Pokémon:

LG party Pokémon-

M2 (Mewtwo)- Named after the M2 Bind from Pokemon Special
Dragon (Charizard)- Because Charizard can learn Dragon-type moves
SPEEDY (female Venusaur)- My first Venusaur was quite fast so I named this one SPEEDY thinking that she would be fast too.

Pearl party Pokémon

Red (Gyarados)- Named after Red from Pokemon Special, of course! :D
Leafy*heart icon* (Torterra)- Simply because it's a Grass-type. It sounds more suitable for a Bulbasaur though.
Space (Palkia)- Palkia is the deity of space and I really couldn't think of anythind else XD.
Tara (Staraptor)- All the evos in this line have "star" in their name and the Hindi word for star is tara.

That's about it! Pretty lame, huh?

June 16th, 2008, 8:07 PM
Hmm. All my nicknames are "unofficial" because I dont name them in game.

Dragonair: Draco
Typhlosion: Tyler or Ty for short
Lapras: Lappy
Scizor: Sci
Ampharos: Amphy (in honor of Olivine City)
Gardevoir: Caroline
Gallade: Garvin
Lucario: Rio
Shaymin (when I get one of course): Schala

June 16th, 2008, 8:08 PM
i dont nickname much, but my sceptile is named Koopa and when i get an arcanine, i'mma name it Windy; his japenese name

June 16th, 2008, 8:10 PM
Lip - Lotad - That huge lip SCARES me!
Dit - Ditto - Uhh... Yeah...
Kip - Marshtomp - Sounds cute! :3
Mush - Igglybuff - Well, it is the Marshmellow pokemon.
Eclipse - Darkrai - I just had to name it this. I love it!
Star - Ralts - Ralts backwards is Stlar. Take out the l, and you get Star. Stellar would've worked too, but I didn't like the sound of it...

Soo.. Yeah.. I like short, cute names that you can say so fast it sounds even cuter.

June 16th, 2008, 9:49 PM
Lyricus-The thing that Shinx eovlves into ^^;

DreamChasing Windie
June 17th, 2008, 12:49 AM
Reyson-Altaria (shiny)

Just to name a few.

...In case you didn't notice, when I nickname my Pokemon, I name them after characters from the Fire Emblem series. As long as the Pokemon suits well the character, of course.

June 17th, 2008, 9:17 AM
I've got one for Typhlosion. Preety easy to understand why but I use it anyway.

Typhlosion - Blaze

June 17th, 2008, 10:20 AM
i rarely nickname my pokemon but here a few that i did:

Tailow/Swellow:Bay Bay
Aggron:Moosey(named after my friend,Bryan)
Masquerain:Rhett(my brother's nickname)
Umbreon: Dark Prince
Flareon:Jr.88(my fave driver!)
Mightyena:Shayden(named after my new friend! a.k.a.Shyok)

Hmm. All my nicknames are "unofficial" because I dont name them in game.

Dragonair: Draco
Typhlosion: Tyler or Ty for short
Lapras: Lappy
Scizor: Sci
Ampharos: Amphy (in honor of Olivine City)
Gardevoir: Caroline
Gallade: Garvin
Lucario: Rio
Shaymin (when I get one of course): Schala

I already have a Shaymin. I NEVER nickname my legendaries. It just takes away that special bond or something

June 18th, 2008, 2:14 AM
Some of my pokemon have nicknames based on characters...

Blaziken - Ifrit - Final Fantasy
Lucario - Sabin - Final Fantasy VI
Absol - Shinobou - No More Heroes
Dusknoir - DeathMetal - No More Heroes
Lopunny - Natsumi - SGT Frog
Honchkrow - Trilby - 5 Days a Stranger
Scizor - Jeane - No More Heroes
Garshchomp - Blues - Megaman

Some are just meant to sound Asian. I only know what some of them mean

Luxray - Kurotsuki - Black Moon
Ledian - Dokuro - Do not understand
Gardevoir - Hitori - Lonely (Kinda ironic)
Mismagius - Mumajii - Mismagiu's Japanese name
Ninjask - Kuu - Just a sound

Some just came off the top of my head...

Raichu - Zano
Pachirisu - Zalpliss
Ursaring - Emm
Ambipom - Lynn
Sableye - Halloween
Infernape - Ares
Finneon - Neon
Mawile - Siren

June 18th, 2008, 2:47 AM
i rarely nickname my pokemon but here a few that i did:

Umbreon: Dark Prince
Good names . Im so gonna name my pokemon that. I like the names (especialy bubbles)