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Old March 12th, 2013 (2:57 PM).
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    How many of you actually nickname your Pokémon? I always keep my Pokémons original names, because I love how unique they are, but I can see why people Nickname them. It forms bonds, or at least, stronger bonds than what they already had. So what I want to know is this:
    Do you nickname your Pokémon?
    Is there a Pokémon you always name the same when you receive them on a new game?
    Do you ever transfer Pokémon from one of your games to another? (I had a level 63 Poliwrath in Crystal that I transferred over to a new Yellow, and then when I finished, I transferred him over to crystal again)
    Anyone else actually form real bonds with your Pokémon? I mean, I know its just a video game, but do you ever actually get connected?
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    Old March 12th, 2013 (4:37 PM).
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      I usually dont nickname any of my Pokemon. However, starting Black 2, I chose Oshawott and nicknamed him Aquarious. I dont really know why. Just seemed fitting lol. (btw, obviously a water nickname, I know.)
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      Old March 12th, 2013 (5:48 PM).
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      I only nickname the Pokemon that will be my companions for life (at least for that specific copy of the game). I also nickname Pokemon I will trade to my other games. For the rest of the Pokemon, no nicknames until I get ready to use them...

      and now the the questions: I always answered them truthfully

      Do you nickname your Pokémon? - answered above, yes, the ones I will use in my team for ever I will give them a nickname I like.

      Is there a Pokémon you always name the same when you receive them on a new game? - yes, depends on gender too, I won't give a male Pokemon a female-type name. Some of them are:
      00 - any female Mienfoo, Patrat, or Purrloin I catch and will use I will nickname her after the one person in the world I trust the most, my grandma, Maria. Its a typical Mexican name I also like and is easy to remember.
      00 - mustelid-style (weasel, ferrets, martens, minks & otters) Pokemon I will name them after characters from the Animal Planet show "Meerkat Manor". Usually when I catch one first, their nickname will be - Male is Zaphod, and for the female Flower.
      00 - usually for the main cat Pokemon i will use I just give it the same nickname, Neko

      Do you ever transfer Pokémon from one of your games to another? - Yes, I do it a lot, 4 out of the 6 Pokemon in my White 2 team, I transfer over from my Black2 pc box. I sometimes transfer Pokemon over becuase of the version exclusives, for the PokeDex.
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      Old March 12th, 2013 (5:50 PM).
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        I name my Pokemon after either Historical figures or Musicians, depending on the game.
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        Old March 12th, 2013 (6:36 PM).
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        When I do nickname my Pokemon, it's usually the ones I'll be using on my main game team. When I do nickname them, I'll usually have the nickname be a reference to another series I like such as naming a Cherrim "Sakura."

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        Old March 12th, 2013 (8:21 PM).
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        Although I never bothered with it in the first two generations, since I started with Sapphire, I've always decided to nickname my Pokemon, sans legendaries. I guess I always compared leaving a Pokemon without a nickname to something like having a cat named Cat.

        As for what I nickname them, it depends on my mood. I've tried everything from using anagrams of a Pokemon's name (give or take a letter), using their name in a different language, or something like that. And yes, I have transfered my Pokemon from one game to another, with half of my current White 2 party coming from either HeartGold or the original White.
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        Old March 12th, 2013 (9:02 PM).
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        I nickname all my Pokemon. There are only a few Pokemon that I always name the same thing. I name all Nidoran m (and evos) Sakaki, all Psyduck Bathroom, all Aipom Klippy (or any variant of it), and all Starmie Aili. And I'm not a big fan of transferring a Pokemon to the next gen, but I do trade them to a storage game of their gen. I sometimes transfer from gen III to IV since getting out the link cable is a bit of a hassle.

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        Old March 13th, 2013 (12:14 AM).
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        I usually never nickname my pokemon, i think their names are already pretty cool.
        Recently though, as i started doing challenges i started to nickname my Pokemon as well
        First to receive this honor was Wendy the Misdreavus :D

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        Old March 13th, 2013 (2:40 AM).
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        Sometimes I nickname my Pokémon, based on what type of Pokémon is it and the gender of that Pokémon.
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        Old March 13th, 2013 (3:20 AM).
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        I never nickname my team, especially since I cannot think of good nicknames easily.
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        Old March 13th, 2013 (3:40 AM).
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          Do you nickname your Pokémon? Yes I usualy name those which I like alot. And use in my team.
          Is there a Pokémon you always name the same when you receive them on a new game? Yes. Nidoking is always Apollo/Atlas Nidoqueen Athene. Aggron is either Claymore or Flamberge. My main flier is always Aelus regardless of what pokemon it is. And I give my starter some sort of historical name. And Gardevoir always has the name of my crush... AHEM! :'D
          Do you ever transfer Pokémon from one of your games to another? I would if I could. I have lost my ds so... :'D so I play with emulators only no trading.

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          Old March 13th, 2013 (5:49 AM).
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            I don't think much about nicknames. I usually name them random things. Like, I bought HeartGold this Monday and named my Totodile Eliminator for some reasons. And in my LeafGreen, I named Bulbasaur Bianca. I often name Ratatas Ralph and Zubats Sucker. I never use something personal. Used to name Zigzagoon after my dog though. It kinda reminded me of him.
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            Old March 13th, 2013 (9:46 AM).
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              I called my chatot fruit loops.
              Besides that, I only changed the name of a few pokemon that I had a true bond with.
              Like my cobalion (cobalt), starmie (twister), meowth (mr.Kitteh) and that's pretty much it....

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              Old March 13th, 2013 (9:52 AM).
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                I normally only nickname my starter and team I am want to use as my main team.
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                Old March 13th, 2013 (1:56 PM).
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                  I usually nickname any Pokémon I think I might use in my team sometime. Also all legendaries, but for most of them it's just their actual name but without all-caps rage.

                  There are some I'll name the same. The Charmander line is usually Charlizard, because of the Yogscast.
                  At the start of games, there are usually rat-like and bird-like Pokémon to catch, and they'll be RatFish and BirdFish. Any rock or ground type for my team will usually be called The Baron. No-one defies The Baron!
                  A temporary plant-like grass type that usually ends up with CUT and/or FLASH is usually WTFplant. Non-legendary dragon types (primarily Dragonite) are usually GreatMish. The Ralts line usually ends up as Cabbage. Vaporeon is Q. I guess I name those the same because of primarily playing ROM hacks, with a lot of the same Pokémon being in the different games. I just pretend they're the same ones, come back. Heh, and I said "some".

                  Don't ever really transfer with ROMs and all. I think I did once from LeafGreen to FireRed, brought another Charizard over.
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                  Old March 13th, 2013 (3:51 PM).
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                    only times i've nicknamed pokemon
                    first time playing pokemon named cynderquil OON (i was 5)
                    named my male jellycent Moustashio!
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                    so far (may change)
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                    Old March 13th, 2013 (8:26 PM).
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                      I nickname all my 'mon. Usually I'll just come up with a name immediately upon catching or hatching without any prior thought and probably there have been a few that have shared names, but it's pretty rare. And most of my 'mon- especially important party members- end up on my Pearl storage game because it's nice to keep them after I've grown attached to them and I never want to play that crap storyline again.
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                      Old March 29th, 2013 (12:37 AM).
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                        I've caught and have nicknamed every single one of my pokemon I have ever received. I couldn't imagine not nicknaming them. It's like their whole personality!

                        I do tend to stick with nicknames with certain pokemon but not most of the time. Sometimes a nickname just seems more suitable for a pokemon.
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                        Old April 7th, 2013 (11:02 AM).
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                          The only time I nickname them is for a challenge - a nuzlocke or a solo or such. When I do, I mostly use relatively common names that just seem appropriate for whatever reason. In a normal game, I never nickname them. And aside from trading nice stuff out of a game so that I can restart it, I've never traded between games, and have never traded between gens at all. I like to go into each game completely fresh and just go out into that region and make do with whatever I can catch there.
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