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grand master cyndaquil
7th January 2006, 9:43 AM
If you catch a pokemon , are you giving it a nickname ??

Scizor -> Blade
Blaziken -> Blaze

7th January 2006, 12:27 PM
jolteon > thunderdog
flareon > firedog

7th January 2006, 4:30 PM
I tend not to use too many nicknames on Pokemon. I only do it on two noticeable occasions. One is when I'm going to trade it. I'll really only do obvious names that I wouldn't need to see the Pokemon in my party to know what it is. Char = Charizard The other occasion is when it's a shiny Pokemon. The two shinies I received from my friends were a red Dusclops named Rare Red and a green Pelipper named Green. So to keep up with the tradition they started, I named my Orange Zigzagoon Ziggy. Easy enough.

grand master cyndaquil
7th January 2006, 6:25 PM
As you trade a pokemon to another , you can't chance it name .
I hate that .

Ludicolo -> Sombrero

7th January 2006, 6:27 PM
I only nickname the Pokémon I'm going to use in my team. I don't like constantly seeing the STANDARD UPPERCASE NAMES.
Right now, my Wartortle is named Anton, my Clefairy Mju and my Mankey Kyo.

7th January 2006, 7:27 PM
I only nickname those who have EARNED it.

Moonlight Umbreon
7th January 2006, 9:05 PM
here is a nickname for charmander- Fire


Greek God
7th January 2006, 9:31 PM
I've had quite a few nicknames, but only in the older versions. I don't wanna say them incase someone copies me. lol

8th January 2006, 12:10 AM
i usually give my pokemon names that aplly to their stats or types.

grand master cyndaquil
8th January 2006, 9:26 AM
Blastoise -> Shellshoker

8th January 2006, 10:45 AM
Jolteon - THUNDERON the best nickname I ever gave.
Pidgeot - PHOENIX
Snorlax - CUSHION

8th January 2006, 12:38 PM
Nicknames on my last game were:

Blaziken: Blaze
Manectric: Thunderdog
Swellow: Rose
Zigzagoon: Ziggy
Blastoise: HydroBlast (Something like that...can't remember)
Venusaur: Tropica

8th January 2006, 1:07 PM
I often call them an abreviation of their name (Chaddy - Charizard), sometimes it depends on what the pokemon's like (Vines - Venusaur, Sparks - Pikachu) and sometimes it's something that sounds cool (Jippy - Pidgeot). And on Ruby I called most of the pokemon I caught real names that sound a bit like the pokemon's names (Wilma - Wailmer, Penelope - Pelliper, Gordon - Groudon etc.)

grand master cyndaquil
8th January 2006, 1:58 PM
Zigzagoon -> Berry

8th January 2006, 5:56 PM
I caught a Drowzee today, and because I wanted to use it I figured out a name for it.
Well, first off I wanted to name it Drow-Drow, but sounded kind of silly so I decided for Double D. :D

8th January 2006, 10:32 PM
Today I renamed my Bellossom, i named him Dancer. Yes, it is HIM, it's a boy.

Winry Rockbell
9th January 2006, 3:59 AM
I give all my Pokemon nicknames altohugh I'm not sure why I just always did that. Most of my Pokemon follow a pattern but sometimes I just name them random names. Here are a few of my nicknamed Pokemon.

Fire Red Team (mainly ending in a's)
Ivysaur - Bulba(named it that as a Bulbasaur then was too lazy to change it)
Pikachu - Pika(self explaintory)
Pidgeotto - Pidga(Pidg + a)
Arcanine - Arca(self explaintory)
Lapras - Lapa(Lap + a)
Eevee - Eve(self explaintory)

Leaf Green Team (Took the first two or three letters of their Japanese name then repeat it)
Wartortle - Zeze(Squirtle's Japanese name Zenigame)
Raichu - Chuchu(Same same Raichu)
Sandshrew - Sansan(Japanese name Sand)
Victreebel - Bombom(Bellsprout's Japanese name Madatsubomi)
Ninetales - Concon(Japanese name Kyukon)
Aerodactyl - Rara(Japanese name Ptera)

10th January 2006, 10:35 AM
I actully nickname every Pokemon I catch. Granted it's hard to be original after awhile... I'll just reel off the names of my main teams.

Fire Red
Charizard ~ Firewing
Kingdra ~ Drake
Jolteon ~ Speedy
Gengar ~ Nightmare
Marowak ~ Vincent (considering changing it...)
Scizor ~ Blade

Grovyle ~ Kiryuu
Starmie ~ Waverace
Torkoal ~ Dante
Glalie ~ Sub-Zero
Sandslash ~ Tremor
Miltank ~ Romani

grand master cyndaquil
10th January 2006, 6:45 PM
I actully nickname every Pokemon I catch. Granted it's hard to be original after awhile... I'll just reel off the names of my main teams.

Fire Red
Charizard ~ Firewing
Kingdra ~ Drake
Jolteon ~ Speedy
Gengar ~ Nightmare
Marowak ~ Vincent (considering changing it...)
Scizor ~ Blade

Grovyle ~ Kiryuu
Starmie ~ Waverace
Torkoal ~ Dante
Glalie ~ Sub-Zero
Sandslash ~ Tremor
Miltank ~ Romani

Dante of devil may cry

13th January 2006, 6:20 AM
Actully Dante is named after a Roman god of fire and earth.

If anyone can suggest a new Marowak nickname I'd appreciate it.

13th January 2006, 4:02 PM
Here are some names I came up with for Kindra: (Not sure if they fit in the box, though)

Male Kingdra - King Hydra
Female Kingdra - Queen Hydra

13th January 2006, 4:47 PM
Here are some nicknames for my Pokemons:
Pikachu - Sparky
Butterfree - Happy
Umbreon - John
Espeon - Psychic
Flareon - Blaze
Jolteon - Lightning
Vaporeon - Ice

13th January 2006, 5:18 PM
hmm. i think i'm probably one of the few here who not only nicknames most of their pokes, but actually uses a little more imagination than calling fire pokemon 'Flamey' or something. [althought 'Cushion' for snorlax is amusing enough] i use names taken from other media and then try to apply whatever name i think best fits the pokemon's image or "personality". hence my zapdos is called Quezacoatl after the aztec god of thunder, moltres is called phoenix after that other legendary bird, and my aerodactyl is named Bahamut after the dragon summon in Final fantasy games. in fact most of my nicks are FF-related. it's an additional extra passtime.

Brian Random
13th January 2006, 5:25 PM
Ludicolo - Eddie
Sableye - Boogeyman
Blaziken - Chan
Gardevoir - Sonya
Gengar - Undertaker
Milotic - Serenity
Sceptile - Styles
Pelipper - High Flyer
Pidgeot - Whirlwind

13th January 2006, 7:10 PM

grand master cyndaquil
16th January 2006, 6:30 PM
Here are some nicknames for my Pokemons:
Pikachu - Sparky
Butterfree - Happy
Umbreon - John
Espeon - Psychic
Flareon - Blaze
Jolteon - Lightning
Vaporeon - Ice

Sparky , What a cute name for a pikachu :025n172:

17th January 2006, 4:32 AM
Relic- Latios
Alloy- Metagross

My three fav names probably.

17th January 2006, 4:42 AM
I've nicknamed a few of my Pokemon

Mightyena-Male-Inuyasha (It has a Rash nature just like Inu) ^_^

I named them off character that I like a lot

17th January 2006, 5:03 PM

Arena Tycoon Slaking
18th January 2006, 8:21 PM
on the first game i ever got (gold) i had no clue how to play so when that dr dude asked what to name my pokemon i thought he was asking me to name my parents so i said "mum" but it turned out i had just named my cyndaquil mum

20th January 2006, 1:21 AM
Salamence- Veritas

Gardevoir- Vordai

That's all I really use...still trying to think up names for my other pokemon

20th January 2006, 5:05 PM
Evangeline - Raichu
Dagobert - Vileplume
Pythagoras - Arbok
Freedom - Butterfree
Wodan - Registeel
Bowser - Nidoking

Brian Random
20th January 2006, 5:07 PM
Scizor - Edge
Tyranitar - Big T
Jolteon - Spike

General Blaze
22nd January 2006, 1:55 AM
Blaziken: Pyroken
Sandslash: Clawz/Spike/Terra
Gardevoir: Zelda/Din/Naryu/Psy
Manectric: Shockblast
Glalie: Frozone/SubZero/Iceblast
Dusclops: Cyclops/Shade/Nightmare/Ganon
Swellow: Ace/Pilot
Sizor: Blade/Ninja
Scyther: Mantis/DualSword
Ninetails: Firefox
Zangoose: Zenga
Bellossom: Hula

grand master cyndaquil
14th May 2006, 6:26 PM
Venasaur --> Brute Root
Absol --> Cloud
Eevee --> Denzel
Electrode --> Explode

The Organizer
15th May 2006, 2:36 AM
I dont nickname my pokemon, the only time i name them is if im tradeing it to a freind lol, in that case i name them profane names.

stranger danger
15th May 2006, 2:52 AM
well i never named my pokemon but when i just learned about cuss words i named my opponent in silver ugly poo

15th May 2006, 4:46 AM
Here are the nicknames on my current team. Miss Mime, Hercules the Heracross, Divinegon (DW reference) the Dragonite, Meteor the Metagross, T-Rex the Tyranitar.

15th May 2006, 9:44 PM
Blastoise -> Shellshoker
That's... odd. My cousin called his Blastoise Shellshoker.

I give my pokemon nicknames. Although they are generally completely random.
E.G. Vaporeon = Pajeen

When I was younger I would give them even stupider names like 'Garden'

15th May 2006, 10:07 PM
Kyogre - Aqua
Groudon - Terra
Rayquaza - Aera
Mewtwo - Psi
Cyndaquil - Fireball

15th May 2006, 11:09 PM
I used to nickname my pokemon then i stopped for a while.now i have to start again so i i wont have a Charizard vs Charizard match when wifi somes out.
Im thinking if calling my charizard Matches.

15th May 2006, 11:36 PM
I nickname all my shinies and important, effort-trained Pokémon. Unlike a lot of people here, I do use uppercase names, unless I'm trying to compress a lot of words without spaces, in which case iWRITElikeTHIS. I figure that it's just standard Pokémon procedure to make reserved, key words uppercase, so I go along with that.

15th May 2006, 11:42 PM
If I use regular names id go -Charizard-.My cacturne doesnt have a nickname yet bekuz i cant think of one.

stranger danger
16th May 2006, 12:08 AM
i named my first charizard lighter

16th May 2006, 12:15 AM
Well, I don't usually nickname my Pokémon, but I have nicknamed one: Kangaskhan--Kangy

bad andy
16th May 2006, 4:36 AM
I give every single pokémon I catch a nickname. If a really cool name pops up in my head right away, I'll use it and more-than-likely add that new pokémon to my team just to give it a whirl. As for the other "random" ones I catch, I just look around and name it what I see (i.e.- bench, "Tee Vee" like a television, toaster... you get the idea). I've a few hundred caught and I don't think I've ever used the same name twice just because there are so many things one could name a freshly caught pokémon.

16th May 2006, 6:29 AM
kyogre ---> i!ikingi!i

grand master cyndaquil
17th May 2006, 5:45 PM
Meganium --> Orlanda Bloom
Feraligatr --> Aligator
Fearow --> Drill Pecker

Shady Guy
17th May 2006, 6:49 PM
If I use regular names id go -Charizard-.My cacturne doesnt have a nickname yet bekuz i cant think of one.

call your charizard scorch! its one my many typhlosion nicknames!

17th May 2006, 9:50 PM
I only give nicknames to the Pokemon that I use frequently on my team and the shinys that I've managed to catch. (Which right now, is only one. :) )

Anyways, my Pokemon's nicknames in FR are:

Mr. Mime-Mimien (Obviously, it's the one I got from an in-game trade)

19th May 2006, 2:28 AM

and various other nicknames and pokemon

19th May 2006, 3:33 AM
I do use uppercases, since it's the game's default.

Usually a nickname is used on Pokémon I bothered to train for quite a bit (usually just Romanizations of the Japanese name, like I did for most of Colossseum, or German/French names in some cases), shinies (once I think up a good name for Porygon2-- not that it's hard, but there's so many possibilities!), and in some cases when I have a Pokémon with a stupid gender I give it a name to balance it out.

Obvious example: female Mr. Mime becomes Mrs. Mime; a female Omanyte becomes Omanette, etc. etc.

And when I ultimately trade over my FR/LGs to XD or something and restart, I'm thinking a lot of them will get nicknamed. Oh yes.

19th May 2006, 3:41 AM
i don't use nicknames...only if i get a shiny though. i got a shiny arcanine and its name is s.arcanine

Naruto kun
19th May 2006, 4:22 AM
i call hitmonchan mr.t

19th May 2006, 11:43 PM
hm. well.. I named my very first charmander in the red version "KOOKIE" >_>

this isn't all of them but I nickname most of the pokemon I use on my team or battle frontier at some point..

Jumpluff - ALILSHY (random crap I made up)
Corsola - SEASHA (also random.. but supposed to be like "sea shell")
Clefairy - REENY (misspelled "Rini"--and it turned out to be a MALE clefairy when I traded it to silver!)
Ledian - KAGUYA
Typhlosion - NOVA
Articuno - SUB-ZERO
Zapdos - RAYDEN
Spinda - DIZZY
Flygon - AMELIA and ICARUS
Tyrannitar - DESPAIRS (was going to be DESPAIRSRAY but it wouldn't fit..)
Metagross - MECHAZAWA
Skarmory - XENA
I also have a random tropius that I named SHAQ because I was talking about that "MAN! I WISH I COULD BE WATCHING SHAQ RIGHT NOW!" commerical when it was caught >_>;

some of the most weird/iteresting ones are of pokemon I got in trades or from games I got used though (but I hate when they don't capitalize them!)
some of them are:
Yo (bagon)
MS.NIDO (nidoqueen)
ZEB (treecko)
LINE TRA. (no idea what that's supposed to mean, but it's an absol)
TOXIC 1.0 (koffing)
BOBBIN (bulbasaur)

and some names I want to use but haven't yet:
XBOX (for Metagross! It's big and clunky and it explodes!)
ZOMBOID (for Dusclops)

20th May 2006, 4:35 AM
Vaporeon-Neptune Jolteon-Zeus Umbreon-Lunar Espeon-Solar Arcanine-K9 Metagross-Omega

22nd May 2006, 11:01 AM
I used to not like giving Pokemon nicknames, but ever since the days of GSC I've been giving nicknames to all my Pokemon. In the old days I always picked funny ones, but nowadays I just look for ones that make sense...

A list of all the nicknames I use in Leaf Green:

Charizard: Kitonoko (fire lizard)
Butterfree: Peteswai (butterfly)
Beedrill: Koryau (has something to do with pain)
Pidgeot: Tesumuro (fast bird)
Fearow: Murandi (revenge bird)
Raichu: Kazuminari (This sounds like a good alternate Japanese name for Raichu--thunder mouse!)
Sandslash: Bopuka (strong hamster--?!?)
Nidoqueen: Korutamo (dangerous girl)
Clefable: Pirumi (just sounds neat)
Ninetales: Katesui (something to do with speed, which is odd given her Sassy nature)
Jigglypuff: Shitaki (song balloon--not a mushroom)
Golbat: Shikra (bat with good hearing... well duh--all bats have good hearing)
Parasect: Swishu (mushroom bug)
Venomoth: Morusatsu (eyes of royalty)
Dugtrio: Ferachi (little earth digger)
Persian: Naitanyara (meowing cat, hence the "nyar")
Primeape: Sumunaro (angry monkey)
Poliwhirl: Funan (something to do with stomach)
Alakazam: Psycon (yay, finally something not foreign-language based)
Machamp: Fuerto (similar to Spanish for strong)
Victreebel: Minegoru (eating plant)
Tentacruel: Lunara
Golem: Rokawa (big rock)
Slowbro: Gomai (something to do with dumb)
Magneton: Atenchi (little magnet)
Dodrio: Naroloido (angry triple-headed dodo--I guess I was aiming at only one of its heads)
Dewgong: Failene (something to do with mermaids)
Muk: Hedorio (comes from Japanese for sludge)
Gengar: Teledriva (something to do with hypnotism)
Onix: Nemaroka (rock snake)
Hypno: Sunedriva (hypnotic elf--wait, elf?!? Hypno's not an elf...)
Kingler: Snippety
Electrode: Kabuma (kaboom)
Exeggutor: Tamashi (combination of Exeggcute and Exeggutor's Japanese names)
Marowak: Hanmero (marrow--or bone--monster)
Hitmonchan: Mitogan (i dunno--guess it just sounded cool)
Weezing: Weedy (I have a habit of naming Koffing/Weezing after drugs--come to think of it I once named a Koffing "Marijuana", so what a repeat)
Rhyhorn: Tsunichi (one horn--or number one horn--whichever)
Chansey: Tetsi (something to do with luck, plus it sounds like chansey)
Tangela: Nettle (a forest elf in a story I wrote)
Kangaskhan: Tansokan (has to do with motherhood)
Seadra: Cleorse (named after somebody's goldfish named Cleo--hey wait, this should have been Goldeen's nickname!)
Starmie: Koirei (water star)
Seaking: Aqueen (I couldn't decide between "aqua" and "queen")
Pinsir: Pindoe (because it's female)
Tauros: Kentaur (from its Japanese name Kentaros)
Gyarados: Koyorio (uhhh. long version of koi)
Lapras: Plesio
Ditto: Wondergoo
Vaporeon: Aurine
Porygon: Novira
Kabutops: Otubak (Kabuto spelled backwards)
Aerodactyl: Dyna
Snorlax: Nemuragon (cross between its Japanese name and Japanese for sleep)
Dragonair: Drakai
Meowth: Pickup1, Pickup2, Pickup3, Pickup4, HM Pickup (I use these Meowth to collect items. HM Pickup also knows Cut and Flash--the most useless HM moves for battle.)

^^Yeah, I noticed a lot of them come from a language nobody's heard of... but I primarily use it in nicknames because the names sound cooler that way... (Yeah sorry those names are NOT japanese... except Rhyhorn's.) Anyways, everyone else doesn't have a nickname... or had a given nickname from the in-game trades.

23rd May 2006, 1:36 AM
I nickname all my pokemon. In all caps just because it's a habit. I usually name them after characters from things, or sometimes I give them random names that sound good/weird. I also name them after people I know in real life.

Pokemon on my party in LG right now...(names are in all caps but that looks weird out of game)

;090; - Susan (named after the character in Narnia...hey she has a gentle nature so it fits. XD)
;028; - Tomoyo (named after an anime character from Card Captor Sakura)
;099; - Rampage (named after a character from Beast Wars...XD)
;176; - Cuddles (this one was random)
;085; - Misato (named after a character from Neon Genesis Evangelion)
;121; - Clow (named after a character from Card Captor Sakura)

Those are just some examples. Other examples of my weird naming are that somewhere (I think on Ruby) I have a Wigglytuff named fluffyDOOM. XD But yeah I always nickname everything.

Anyone 4 Buttons?
24th May 2006, 7:16 PM
I sometimes name my Pokémon after my friends.
;160; - Christian (after a girl I liked)
;373; - Lauren, after my friend who really likes the book of Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy)
;131; - Shelby, after the character in 'A Cinderella Story', played by Julie Gonzalo. mmm....
I also used to rename my Pokés backwards in R/B/Y because of the recolours in Stadium.

24th May 2006, 9:08 PM
Here's the nicknames I gave my party:

Lixeel (onix - will soon be steelix)
Trifly (dodrio. Triple+fly)
Foxx (ninetales - meh - it's a fox.)
Trans (lapras. Transport. Please don't be immature and add nasty suffixes onto his name like my immature friend did. <_<)
Plantasaur (Plant+Dinosuar. Meh, it's a venuasaur.)

I like nicknames ^_^

Shady Guy
24th May 2006, 9:10 PM
my nicknames are:

my old typholsion from gold was called BLAZE which was In fact my first pokemon!

my new typhosion is called SCORCH

and I have a special zigzagoon called SPEEDY because I got it in an egg of pokemon box knowing extreme speed

24th May 2006, 9:11 PM
Foxx (ninetales - meh - it's a fox.)

i wouldnt name it "foxx" if i were you!in my language its a very bad swear word! LOL

24th May 2006, 9:27 PM
Ah, damn.. Too late to change now. Your country will just have to live with it.

Possesed Deoxys
24th May 2006, 9:51 PM
in my FireRed


Magma Grunt Alex
25th May 2006, 12:56 AM
I do not nickname my Pokemon at all.

25th May 2006, 3:25 AM
I only nickname the pokemon in my party:

grand master cyndaquil
1st June 2006, 4:57 PM
Ditto -> DNA
Mew -> Pinky

5th June 2006, 6:18 AM
Natu(breed of xatu & dodrio)>Xatudrio
Machop(breed of machoke & Hitmontop)>Machotop
Spoink(i was whithout ideias...)>"-_-"

5th June 2006, 6:29 AM
I only nickname those who have EARNED it.

lol, as do i. when i get my shiny mew, i'll name it something pretty, :|

-steals j00r mew!!-

Megahorn Heracross
5th June 2006, 6:35 AM
Teddiursa- Kumamon Ursaring- Grizzmon Wooper-Divermon Seedot that I will evolve into shiftry- Cherrymon Sunflora-Blossomon Sunkern-Floramon I named a few of them digimon names

5th June 2006, 8:50 AM
I only nickname my 6 main Pokemon.
Blastoise - Aqua
Charizard - Leon
Venasaur - Fruity
Pikachu - Nacho
Golem - Solid
Alakazam - Luis

silver girl
5th June 2006, 9:35 AM
I give nicknames to all of my pkmn cuz it's funny!
Let me see.
Zubat - Schrotti Tropius - Monny
Elektrike - Flachhirn Phanpy - Dumbo
Oddish - Ingo Natu - Nasci
Machomei - Machoface Wobbuffet - Bufferl
Lunatone- Bluna Magikarp - Wursti
Gulpin - Popel Skarmory - Zastrow
Whismur - Lohr Numel - Gonzo
Lugia - Lorian Cacturne - Joule
Koffing - Puper Hariyama - Samsung
Lanturn - Pilu Ludicolo - Darkwing
Nincada - Waltraud Alakazam - Braveheart
Pelipper - Meppo Seamon - Peanut
Luvdisc - Lovely Wailord - Remi
Wooper - Lilu Kyogre - Fluffy

And so on...

Beldum Boi
5th June 2006, 9:58 PM
milotic~watagon/for water dragon

5th June 2006, 10:09 PM
Deoxys->deokishiu (its japanese name)
Mew (shiny)->cloud
Ninjask->locust (obvious resemblence)

5th June 2006, 10:46 PM
My Shiny Spinda has patch of spots around one eye, so her name is Eye Patch

6th June 2006, 1:27 AM
I also only name the pokemon that are important to me in some way.

Pidgeotto - "Harbinger" (not permenant - but in rp, was "my dad's" pokemon)
Dewgong - "Lady"
Arbok - "Blight" (help me think of a better name?)
Charizard - "Cinder" (female)
Charizard - "Ashwing" (cinder's baby)