Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!

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Old March 6th, 2014 (8:23 AM).
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What did you name your rival in HeartGold/SoulSilver? Did you stick with the default Silver, did you give him some other name, or did you name him some sort of disparagement. I did the latter and called him TOOL. It was appropriate at the time, but I felt bad about naming him that after he started to become a nicer person toward the end of the game D:
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    I tend to always name my rivals Justin. That was my friend's actual name who was my Pokemon rival when I was younger, so it seems appropriate.
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    Old March 6th, 2014 (10:31 AM).
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      The name of my rival were in HG/SS "Andy".
      Why ? I don't know
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      Old March 6th, 2014 (2:58 PM).
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      I've named him Silver, because, well, isn't that his actual name? XD If I were to give him some other name, I'd probably go with something short, such as Chris, Kev, Lan, etc.
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      Old March 6th, 2014 (4:41 PM).
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        The first time I played HGSS, since I was just borrowing the game for a few hours of playing, I named him ???. I dunno, seemed appropriate then. Now I just call him Silver because continuity and manga. :3
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        Old March 7th, 2014 (4:33 AM).
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          I named my rival in Heartgold "Steven" after an child that was mean to me in school.
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          Old March 7th, 2014 (6:32 AM).
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          if i remember correctly the first time i played i named him Lucas, who was a good friend of mine at the time.

          now i just name him red, which can get confusing once you get to kanto
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          Old March 7th, 2014 (7:50 AM).
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          I think I named my rival Red before. It was because of the red colored hair. That's the first word that came to my mind. I kind of regret it though, because there was the real Red on Mt. Silver, so yeah. xD
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            I named my rival "Mark", because it was the first name that came to mind.
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            Old March 9th, 2014 (5:44 AM).
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              Tool is also the name of a really awesome band, so you shouldn´t feel bad for naming him that ;D Well, whenever I get the chance to name my rival, I usually go for something foul...so better not mention it here! XD
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              Old March 9th, 2014 (7:18 AM).
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              Currently doing the event challenge on SoulSilver over at the challenges subforum, and I named him Gregg -- it's an Easter-themed challenge

              Though the first time I played this game with my boyfriend, we went with IDIOT. We never finished that game, and never will anyway, so it was just a silly joke.
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              After living through a rival named ??? in Gold (that's what he said his name was!), I just decided to give him his default name in HeartGold, much like I do with the majority of rivals post 2nd gen.
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              In my main copy of Heart Gold, I named him Jack. Not very creative.

              But in my Soul Silver Nuzlocke I did back in early 2013, I named him Ernest. I don't think of silly names for him, so yeah. =/
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                I always name my rivals like their Original names would be in the series/story. Concerning gold/silver/heartgold/soulsilver would the name be Kamon
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                I always just stick with the bog-standard 'Silver'; I'm not creative enough to come up with a decent name for him.
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                  I wasn't sure how to name in my current (and first) playtrough of SoulSilver, so I named him Paul, as Ash's rival from the DP series. Then I remembered I use to call him Jordy in Crystal after a friend of mine but, my friend is actually a nice person so that was kind of unfair
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                  I have taken to naming my rivals Kite. My chosen name is usually TK, flip the letters around and add vowels, and you get the rival's name. Adds a weird psychological dynamic. Specifically in the Johto games, I like to imagine the PC is also the rival, and he's just a schizophrenic.

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                  I named him Jeroen, becouse I know A jeroen at that time that Whasn't nice to me, Yust like your Rival.
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                  I decided to go with a throwback to the 2nd Generation games.

                  Anyone remember ??? I either named him that or the normal Silver. All outta creativity.
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                  I named in ??? in Pokemon Gold because I literally thought his name was '???', haha. In HeartGold though, I called my rival Silver. :p
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                    I called him Dud because he always acts hard.
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                      I called him "Ginger" - I was having a bad day :3
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                        Just Silver. I made it to match the player character name -- Gold. Although I did name him Kamon in an earlier playthrough.
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                        My first time playing original gold I had my cousin who was in her teens at the time name him for me, "Wexwert" and I just continued to use that name for all of my rivals unless I'm doing something special.
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                          I used to just name him ???, because that's what he said his name was xD

                          One time in '12, I named him Kendall and I still have no idea why...

                          More recently, I just like to either call him ??? or, adversely, some inappropriate names that would be better not said o.O
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