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Old December 4th, 2016 (10:51 AM).
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    This this THIS! Gamefreak its been years, why? Sometimes you get really good stuff on WT and its useless because of their names... plus, as someone who likes to name EVERYTHING... it would be awesome for the nickname policy to change.
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    Old June 14th, 2018 (4:27 AM).
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      Old June 14th, 2018 (9:43 AM).
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        You know, I think the true-devs could implement a held item called
        "renaming clause"(or something like that), which allows a traded
        pokémon to be given a different pseudonym.
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        Old June 14th, 2018 (10:32 AM).
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          You have to RNG with your ID, SID, gender and name if you want to rename trade Pokémon, no exception.
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          Old June 14th, 2018 (8:09 PM).
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          Old July 5th, 2018 (5:26 AM).
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            My thought for a while has been that I actually can see the point behind not allowing traded Pokemon to be renamed, but I do think that shouldn't apply to Pokemon who haven't been nicknamed.

            "This name represents the original trainer's feelings towards this Pokemon!"
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            Old July 11th, 2018 (4:22 AM). Edited July 11th, 2018 by Maserati777.
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              One thing I hated in the old generations was that npc Pokemon that you traded for had nicknames.

              Thinking of a win win situation, what if all Pokemon came with a box that you could check before trading if you didn’t want someone to change the nickname, otherwise unchecked people could change nicknames. It would be unchecked to start. And would only appear on Pokemon with nicknames. Would fisappearif the name is changed back to original name in any language.

              For the record I got a Tropius in wonder trade, its name is Japanese text with 2 hearts at the end. No clue what it says but its now my Sweet Scenter in X. I kind like the name.
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              Old July 11th, 2018 (6:08 AM).
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                I think it'd be cool if the games basically let you remove a traded Pokemon's nickname (so it would refer to it as its species name), but didn't let you rename it whatever you wanted.
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                Old July 11th, 2018 (8:12 AM).
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                  I feel like keeping the name in a traded Pokémon is one of the few ways to have a feeling in the game that the 'mon was traded from someone else in particular. Most of everything else (that is useful) can be tuned after receipt including EVs, whereas a number of attributes including affection values reset upon trade and the so-called Pokémon memory only transfers so far (I seem to remember it's up to two trades depending on the Pokémon?). The name is, in a way, the last remaining evidence of a legacy (and I guess that reminds me a bit of how in Final Fantasy VII, Cloud's made-up history and the Buster Sword are the last evidence of Zack's legacy. No, you are crying now).

                  That said, I think I like Masereati's idea that traders should have the option before send to allow their Pokémon's nickname to be changed. This can be done via a flag in the Pokémon itself, which should have no portability issues at least with the flags documented in the code so far, or via an equipped item which will trigger a script and consume the item, thus functionally equivalent to equipped-item trade evos. Trade facility screens would then only have to incorporate in their UI visibility for the flag / item, as well as a filter for eg.: Wondertrade.

                  As for Pokémon who are traded in and not nicknamed (and thus their "name" is the species name) I feel like there should be the option to renick them as well as resetting them to non-nicknamed before trading them away.
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                  Old July 11th, 2018 (8:46 AM).
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                    I just reread what I typed earlier and I don’t know if the last sentence made any sense. The paragraph where I mispelled disappear.

                    I meant that if the OP nicknamed their Pokemon then changed it back to its native name then traded it. It wouldn’t have a box and would be nicknameable. I believe any Pokemon traded with no nickname, even if it once had a nickname and was changed back to its normal name, in any language, should be nicknameable.

                    That being said I think the games only recognize a small amount of languages so I think unless they made the game available in all languages, which is probably impossible, most named in other languages would be considered nicknames.
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                    Old 4 Weeks Ago (12:45 AM).
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                    It bothers me when I get a Pokémon from a different language and it reverts to its original species name, and for some reason I'm still not allowed to nickname it.
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