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25th January 2009, 10:55 AM
What do u prefer to name your rival if you chose to pick own name for him?

26th January 2009, 3:43 PM
I'm not quite sure if this thread already exists. I'm rather a bit lazy today to check. But I named my rival after one of my old friends, Clint.

26th January 2009, 11:53 PM
I named mine Caybert >_>

27th January 2009, 12:52 AM
I use a name that ends with ...zza. Basically cause it's hugely bogan.

27th January 2009, 3:54 AM
those are some great names i once named mine with a bunch of faces and symbols XD

Dragon Rules
27th January 2009, 3:56 AM
I named my rival Jun.

Rip Hamilton
27th January 2009, 3:59 AM

Back when I was playing my cousins Yellow I randomly typed in a buch of random letters cause I thought I wouldn't get into it, but I did and now I name all my rivals that.

27th January 2009, 4:01 AM
Pete. After my brother. I always do it.

27th January 2009, 4:34 AM
Always Barry. Thanks to Marriland, that's the only name I can see him with.

27th January 2009, 4:49 AM
I usually name my rival one of the default names. I named my rival Lewis in Pearl version.

27th January 2009, 5:27 AM
I usually name them one of the default names. Lack of creativity FTW.

Although, I have played through a game where their name was just "some guy".

"Some guy wants to battle!"
"You defeated Some guy!"

...and so on.

27th January 2009, 5:40 AM
I think there's a thread like this already.
But hey.
I usually name my rival whatever's in my head at the moment.
I think it's Pearl in them right now. Original, eh?
[In GSC, It's always something different. ???, Max, Gold, Silver...]
In FR/LG, I named my rival the name of my character in the other game. [EG: FR could be bob, and the rival in LG would be bob.]

27th January 2009, 5:40 AM
I use my friends names seeing as I usually new game when they're around. I hate restarted yet it seems I don't have much choice =p

I like Pokemon (...)
27th January 2009, 7:13 PM
I always name them after their Manga counterparts. But nowadays I'm naming them after 1 specific friend... I regard him as my rival sometimes.

27th January 2009, 7:19 PM
I called mine Clint. Just seemed appropriate.

27th January 2009, 7:26 PM
I prefer 'Shubert'.

Dragon Chimchar
27th January 2009, 7:26 PM
mines called Damion


28th January 2009, 12:56 AM
My name is Sora, I named him Riku. It fits.

28th January 2009, 1:01 AM
I named him Sammy... I dont remember why... He looked like a Sammy to me. Plus i got to call him Sammy Boy. :p

28th January 2009, 1:08 AM
My rival is name Takashi... I don't even remember why, just a random moment thing xD

28th January 2009, 1:20 AM
My rivals name is MyBuTTTTTT
so whenever he pops up to battle itll be like
"MyBuTTTTTT wants to battle"

28th January 2009, 2:10 AM
ah i see a lot of good names!

28th January 2009, 6:42 PM
My rival is Goku. I did that because I named myself Tien.

I am a dragonball fan.

28th January 2009, 6:54 PM
I named mine Gary after the original rival to ash. But one time i named my male rival in my G/S/C a girls name because the long hair made him look like a girl.

Chaos Element: X
28th January 2009, 8:50 PM
I named my rival "CYRUS."
...Little did I realize that the leader of Team Galactic was also "Cyrus".
~Yeah, I didn't check that out before naming my rival...
I wonder what I'll name him in Platinum Version?

Tyrant Tar
28th January 2009, 8:58 PM

28th January 2009, 9:23 PM
At my Diamondgame its Barry, but I cant remember how I named it at Pearl n.n

29th January 2009, 3:49 AM
My Rival's Name is Corona for some reason it's after my character's name P:

Sapphire Phoenix
29th January 2009, 3:57 AM
I named mine Lewis since I couldn't come up with anything. Now I name him Jun...

29th January 2009, 4:09 AM
I named him Waldo.

Doesn't he look like the 'Where's Waldo' guy? With that red-orange striped shirt, blue jeans, and scarf, all he needs is a pom-pom hat with the same horizontal stripes and he would be the 'Where's Waldo' guy!

I did once name a rival Smurf.

Sir Marly
29th January 2009, 10:08 AM
I picked the first default name on Diamond which was Tyson.
For Pearl I name his something that has to do with my character's name.
Ash Gary
Gold Silver
Dereck *insert a friend's name*
etc. etc.

29th January 2009, 12:34 PM
James.. named after a friend of mine, my fist rival and the person who got me to give pokemon a chance when it first started.

29th January 2009, 12:59 PM
I named my rival Alex after a friend of mine. However sometimes when I start over I'll name my rival Chris after another friend of mine.

29th January 2009, 1:20 PM
Coolest rival name by far is nobody or no-one.
'Nobody challenges you to a battle...'
'Nobody used an escape rope'
Even if you lose, its alright, because you were defeated by nobody.

29th January 2009, 1:53 PM
I'm not too creative, so I just put in Matt. I've used Gary before in the earlier games, but since I don't watch the show, I don't even know if he's still on there anymore.

29th January 2009, 5:07 PM
i named him "Zeratul" after an old game i used to play.

29th January 2009, 6:20 PM
i named him viagra, just for the fun of it

29th January 2009, 8:31 PM
Paul. Heheh.

Luke the Almighty
29th January 2009, 9:35 PM
Paul. Heheh.

You are so clever. >.>

I'm thinking of naming him Magus in Platinum.

30th January 2009, 12:34 AM
It's never the same. It's usally a friend of mine, so, as of now, it's Ziya. Last time, though, it was Lavir...yeah, rival backwards. X3

30th January 2009, 2:41 AM
Pearl was the second game where I named him from the default names list. I can't remember what I was going to name him at first, but then I saw Ralph and I knew he had to have that name!

Defy gravity!

30th January 2009, 10:41 PM
Loser, obviously. Nothing bad about stating the extreme obvious truth about him with a name.

30th January 2009, 10:44 PM
Damion. Dunno why, but it was the nicest out of the defaults. I hate Barry and can't even remember the other two.

30th January 2009, 11:06 PM
I name mine after random fictional characters that I like at the time...

31st January 2009, 5:04 AM
Let's see....

I named him Clayton(after my Finace) in Diamond.
I named him Cloud in Pearl, lmao.


31st January 2009, 5:10 AM
I just picked the name Lewis from the choice box. I should have named him Stewart from Dr. Stewart from F-Zero, but Lewis contains some of those letters, so the name is fitting.

1st February 2009, 8:13 PM
I randomly decided to name him Bob.

I dunno why. :0

2nd February 2009, 4:20 AM
You are so clever. >.>

I'm thinking of naming him Magus in Platinum.

I never said I was trying to be clever.

I also name him: Jun, Barry, and randomly Zac.

2nd February 2009, 4:35 AM
I just named mine juice =D
though i am creative with the edible names. I just replaced my name and called burrito.

2nd February 2009, 9:59 PM
In my Pearl version his name is Jigsaw. I was obessed with Saw at the time. :P
In my Diamond he's Bullet. I really don't know why though...

3rd February 2009, 12:55 AM
I named mine Lewis since I couldn't come up with anything.Likewise with me. My brain was lacking in creativity and I was itching to start Pearl so picked Lewis from the names given. xD

Pkmn Breeder Jack
3rd February 2009, 4:53 AM
Mike, because that's what my little bro's trainer name is. We're kinda rivals in real life.

3rd February 2009, 5:02 AM
In Diamond my rival's name is Spade as a counterpart to my trainers' name- Marlowe.

Named after characters from some of my favorite novels.

3rd February 2009, 5:24 AM
Diamond version I named him Max. In my Peral version, he's named Tommy, just one of the random names listed.

~ Yukishii
4th February 2009, 2:38 PM
I called my rival Tyson after a real life friend who acts the same way as him..

4th February 2009, 2:46 PM
I named my rival Gary, 'cuz of the old times...

Absol trainer
4th February 2009, 5:20 PM
Wanted to start my diamond right away at that time, so I just named him Willem (my best friends name)XD.

4th February 2009, 8:17 PM
I usually name them after my ex-boyfriends.

15th February 2009, 4:14 PM
I named my rival Paul. I will probably use a default name is Platinum or just a creative name. I don't know why I picked Paul. I think that is the only name that came to mind.

15th February 2009, 4:37 PM
I named him Dillon, but I don't remember why....

15th February 2009, 5:53 PM
Clint was just a basic name :p .

15th February 2009, 11:52 PM
Retard girl symbol. no joke. for some reson i like calling my rivals something that has to do with retardness. :)

Mawile XD
16th February 2009, 12:01 AM
Named him Forrest, after Forrest Gump, because he runs everywhere...

16th February 2009, 7:51 AM
??? as homage to the rival in GSC (I seriously thought that was his name when I first played it...I was 6).

16th February 2009, 8:26 AM
Brendan, no idea why, should have called ut my real life rival....Doom-to-bgug-types...

16th February 2009, 10:07 AM
In Pearl, my rival's name is Reese.
In Diamond, my rival's name is Andy (for no reason)
I have no idea what I'll name my Platinum rival if you can do that...

16th February 2009, 10:11 AM
emerald gary, gold tool and gary and pearl jarrod

16th February 2009, 10:17 AM
i name my rival to my in game name backwards

Pokemaniac Erika
16th February 2009, 10:29 AM
Randomly named my DP rival Damion.

17th February 2009, 7:19 PM
i allways have a standard name for all my rivals in these games, Jerk.
easy to remember and most of the time they honor their names.

I cant think of a name
18th February 2009, 6:27 AM
I named my rival *sshole, most of the names I give my rivals are inappropriate.

20th February 2009, 4:37 AM
I like to name my rival after a rival/best friend in rl. It's normally something like 'Eric' or 'Duncan' lol. That way it gives me more motivation to kick their butts up and down Pokemon lane. :D

20th February 2009, 2:31 PM
I called him Tony after Tony Montana. I had watched Scarface the day I got DP.

Mariku -- kitten
20th February 2009, 3:58 PM
I named him Birdman since his hair sorta looks like a bird ._.

22nd February 2009, 7:12 AM
I called him Eugene, because I used to have a crush on someone called Eugene. Not that it says anything about what I like now.

Spider Pig
22nd February 2009, 6:02 PM
Ralph. On a previous file he was 'Chase', alluding to him running everywhere I suppose.

22nd February 2009, 6:07 PM
On Diamond I named him Bryce after a friend of mine.

22nd February 2009, 6:09 PM
idk why but my rival's name is Zaxenya
lol so random

24th February 2009, 2:08 AM
I named my rival after my best RL friend, Tyler.

Yellow Aura
24th February 2009, 2:46 AM

24th February 2009, 5:48 AM
i called my rival Chuck N
i wanted it to be Chuck Norris but it didn't fit
i struggled to defeat my rival everytime we battled so i restarted and called him Liam

28th February 2009, 1:09 PM
If and whenever I get Pokemon Diamond, I'm going to call him Lavir (Rival backwards).

1st March 2009, 4:01 AM
Mines Paul

1st March 2009, 9:02 AM
I always name him Butters.. After the south park character C:

1st March 2009, 12:25 PM

11th March 2009, 8:10 PM
My rival's name is Landon.

11th March 2009, 8:21 PM
My rival is Logan, which is my youngest nephew's middle name. The main character is Charles, which is my oldest nephew's middle name.

12th March 2009, 2:26 AM
I named him SETH after my best friend and pokemon rival.

12th March 2009, 2:51 AM
I named him Chris, but I don't know why?

Wigglytuff FTW!
12th March 2009, 4:20 AM
I named him Jacob after my best friend. Naming rivals after a friend is a really big trend, eh?

12th March 2009, 8:21 AM
I named my first in Diamond "Monza" then restarted and named him "Cosmo". I name them random names. My trainers name is Zhanton. They just come to my head =]

Empoleon Bonaparte
13th March 2009, 10:13 PM
Diamond: I (so that in a battle, the text says: I sent out Heracross!)
Pearl: David (dunno, just sounded good at the time)

Too Funk to Druck
13th March 2009, 10:15 PM
I named him Levi. I like that name.

Zero Nexus
14th March 2009, 9:57 PM
I named him Bob.

Hey, i was feeling random at the time :p

Overheat Hothead
14th March 2009, 10:05 PM
I named him Kris, like I did in every other game, because that's who my best friend was. We're not really friends anymore, but in Platinum I might continue the tradtion... Or just go with something horribly nasty. :)

14th March 2009, 10:57 PM
I would usually name my rival with my name, but backwards. So most of the time Xela.

15th March 2009, 12:26 AM
Victorio, Basicly after my cousin, Hes 3 months younger than me.
Were Rivals in real life i guess. Most times we are friends and think the same and stuff. and sometimes we dont wich results in a minor fight.

But still, i love him and always will. Because we really Come along at times(If you spell it like that) <3


15th March 2009, 12:58 AM
I was going to name him that, but its one letter to much, so i called my Rival Nobody.

Cosmic Kid
15th March 2009, 1:02 AM
he looks like one

All Hope Is Gone
15th March 2009, 1:13 AM
i named him Freddy.

15th March 2009, 2:25 AM
In FireRed, my rival was Gary, and in Diamond it was Barry. Both pre-selected names that came with the game, just because I don't really know anyone irl that I'd name the rivals after (plus the only name I think of when I see the rival is Gary Oak... or Green, but it'd be stupid to name him after a color when I'm not doing the same for my character). However, if they remake G/S, I'm naming the rival in that Aaron, only because every person I've ever known who was named Aaron was a huge jerk (no offense to anyone on here named Aaron, that's just my personal experience). That was what I named him in the original Red and Gold (back when I called my character GOKU, heh).

Angel Xtreme
15th March 2009, 3:43 AM
Daniel, after my cousin who was my rival since he had Pokemon Red and I had Pokémon Yellow.
He stopped playing Pokémon after the third generation but I still call my rivals after him because I still see him as a rival in many other games (like my Peach and his Sheik in the Super Smash Brothers Series).

15th March 2009, 4:00 AM
Andrew. I have no idea why though.

15th March 2009, 5:34 AM
In pokemon Yellow and Gold, my rival as named Gary.
Fire Red and Diamond (not sure what i named it in Ruby) I named it carl after my brother. lol

15th March 2009, 4:11 PM
My character's Ruby, one of the good characters in a TV show, and the Rival's Wilbur, after one of the villians in the same show.

15th March 2009, 6:20 PM
My rival was Ben, because that's the guy always play IRL

15th March 2009, 7:07 PM
In pokemon Yellow and Gold, my rival as named Gary.
Fire Red and Diamond (not sure what i named it in Ruby) I named it carl after my brother. lol

You can't name the rival in R/S/E; it's always May/Brendan (depending on which gender you pick) and Wally.

15th March 2009, 8:28 PM
Usually Gary, like Gary Oak. I dont have many rivals IRL. In Platinum though, Im gonna name it after a big douche that I know.

17th March 2009, 6:01 PM
My rivals name is Aidan- , It is always any name I like.

19th March 2009, 12:43 AM
Names I used:


Commander L. Halsti
19th March 2009, 11:37 AM
In Crystal-Ash(hate him, so...). Diamond-Andreas. A well fitting German name.

19th March 2009, 11:38 AM
I named it after my friend and my friend name it after me.

19th March 2009, 11:39 PM
I named it after my friend and my friend name it after me.

Heh, my friend actually told me to do this once. I didn't... But I did originally name my Diamond rival Bobby, cuz he's blond like my friend Bobby (although he has a totally different personality, hence why I renamed him Barry when I restarted it).

20th March 2009, 12:31 AM
"Matt," after several (like five) people all named Matt.

Probably will name him "Sam" in Platinum, after a fellow enthusiast of these games.

20th March 2009, 4:11 PM
In Diamond Since Your Friends With You Rival I Named Mine After My BoyFriend Jamie
Normally I Name Them After One Of My Brothers LoL

XX Matty XX

22nd March 2009, 7:20 PM
1st gen, 3rd gen; Gary. Anime fan
2nd gen Silver; i didnt know it was his real name, i just put that name co of the version i was playing)
4th gen Ralph, Sounds cool

24th March 2009, 3:14 AM
I am going to be calling my new rival on Pokemon Platinum Paul or something. Im still working on it.

24th March 2009, 10:42 AM
I named all mine Nate. I really like one tree hill is all - im over the name now. bring on platinum.
i'll probably name my platinum rival like... platinum. not sure yet.

30th March 2009, 9:00 AM
i name my rival loser

30th March 2009, 9:18 AM
I always name mine Nathan after my cousin, because hes always better than me at Pokemon games, and because he has dirty blond hair that stands up like Gary's and Barry's.

30th March 2009, 4:07 PM
I named him Chuck, after Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl.
I have no idea why, really. I was watching the show and couldn't think of a name.

30th March 2009, 4:46 PM
In Diamond I named my Rival Samato!
I was jut a random name I came up with, because I really had no idea...
I normally don't really care what the name of my rival is, I have more problems finding a proper name for me. I never go with my real name, because I was told not to use my real name when I was little... (please don't comment this)
So I ust came up with some cool names like Kai, Alex, Sy, etc... I choose one for me and another for my Opponet. I also remember I once used Garry and Ash...
Now at my latest game my name is Claudius and my Rival is Samato...

30th March 2009, 6:02 PM
I usually names my rival Eric, after a friend of mine, and he always names his Axel, after me.

Trainer Emily
6th April 2009, 4:45 AM
I named him DEXTER...from Dexter's Lab.
Due to the fact that I still love the classic Cartoon Network shows...:D

6th April 2009, 4:47 AM
I always give the rival a random name. In Platinum, I named him Platin, I'm so creative teehee.

6th April 2009, 5:45 AM
My main character is named Ant Boy. All my pokemon are named ANT _______ (For example, Zubat would be ANT BAT. My rival is named Fly Boy.

6th April 2009, 5:51 AM
In Diamond I named him Edward, to my Bella. I was blinded by Twilight then o.x (I've learned from then :x)

7th April 2009, 12:00 AM
In Diamond and Platinum, I named my rival Andrew and Alan, respectively.
I seem to have a thing for 'A' names, haha.

7th April 2009, 2:22 PM
I named him Pearl, after his Pocket Monsters Special counterpart. In my Diamond and Pearl, he was Barry.

12th April 2009, 11:28 AM
i named him pussy

13th April 2009, 10:05 PM
I named my Jesus...makes for some funny moments in-game.

14th April 2009, 6:23 AM
In my Diamond I named him David, my real name. (I named my character DJ, my nickname).

It seems like an Epic struggle between my personalities throughout the whole game. Its kind of cool.

14th April 2009, 3:09 PM
I used to name my Rivals several different curse words but I'm much more mature, and name it after the first thing i see in the pantry. Currently called potato.

14th April 2009, 4:45 PM
I named my rival Spencer both times I played Pearl. It's after one of my best friends =P

15th April 2009, 10:51 AM
I seem to have a thing for strange, made-up names. In Diamond, first it was Monza, then Cozmo. The letter Z ftw =]

16th April 2009, 8:28 AM
My rivals name? That would be Asgar named after the evil Vampire from the "Vampires Dawn"-Series.
Perhaps he must be someone evil or else I couldn't see a rival or something like that..(he would be a mere punchingbag otherwise)

Golden Pure
18th April 2009, 9:02 PM
I named my rival in Platinum after one of my most annoying but interesting friends, Nick. At the beginning of the school day, he loves being purposefully obnoxious and seeing my reactions. If he didn't piss me off the day I planned to start Platinum, I bet I would have gone with one of the automated nicknames like Barry lol.

In my Pearl, I named my rival after my best friend Jesse. I thought I chose an automated name, but I just checked now in Twinleaf Town.

19th April 2009, 4:35 AM
Mine was Markus. After my best friend, except it was a c not a k.

19th April 2009, 7:21 PM
I'm named Clark on my game. After SUPERMAN!!!!!!
And my rival, my archnemisis Lex Luthor (Luthor) that a own on a daily basis.

19th April 2009, 7:32 PM
I named mine Kyrun. Me and my cousin name our rivals after each other.

20th April 2009, 2:41 AM
The letter Z ftw =]

Zix approves of this statement.

20th April 2009, 3:10 AM
My Rival's name is David.

21st April 2009, 2:12 AM
I called mine Zeke. I don't know why; it just seemed like a good idea at the time.

Zetta Awesome
21st April 2009, 4:42 AM
I picked one of the default names, Markus. When I get platinum I'm probably gonna think of a more original nickname.

21st April 2009, 4:43 AM
My rival is GRINGO

21st April 2009, 10:42 PM
I named mine Lewis in Pearl, and Loser in Platinum

22nd April 2009, 4:08 AM
In diamond and Platinum I named my rival Rick. son't know why though.

22nd April 2009, 4:22 AM
Pearl: Evan/Elliot/Ethan/Keat

Apparently, I had some kind of 'E' fix.

24th April 2009, 8:11 AM
My rival's name is shark. lol

24th April 2009, 9:28 AM
I named him Barry in platinum (go figure). I think its Aaron in Pearl (like my friend).

Kitty Aruseus
25th April 2009, 1:19 AM
named mine after my friend, Darrell.

26th April 2009, 10:42 PM
something to explict to say on the forums

suicune lover
26th April 2009, 10:54 PM
Bob. All I ever call him is Bob

26th April 2009, 11:06 PM
In my current Plat file, I named my Rival Ash. :D I have a particular fondness for the name, considering it's my RL NN. Plus, I get to say, "Kinda looks that way, Ashy boy." whenever I beat him in a battle. ;) In other games, I name my rival James (kinda a long story there :(), Gary (Kanto/Johto anime FTW :)), and some real weird ones like *thinks a bit* *erm...* well, I think I named my Rival in Diamond Jun once. :redface: (I'm not really that fond of the new DP anime very much. Hoenn/Advance Gen and later kinda went downhill. :() Anyways, I can come up with a few weird names for my rival in the games. Once, in my Silver, I named myself James and my rival Ash. (Kinda an anime reversal going on there... :()

pokemon special
26th April 2009, 11:36 PM
Lewis and Bighead.I restarted once with a rival named bighead and named him Lewis....
well cos its like lucus!

28th April 2009, 7:25 PM
Called him Damon but since i watched marriland's vids i wish I'd called him Barry

28th April 2009, 7:35 PM
In RED, I named him Matt- after my older brother that got me into games in the first place. ^_^ Although, when I restarted it years later for nostalgia, I went with Gary.

YELLOW was of course Gary.

SILVER- God, that was a long time ago. Although the red haired freak eerily reminded me of another friend of mine.... so I called him James.

RUBY, even though it wasn't a favorite of mine, had a female rival for once. So I went with 'Semyl', after yet another friend.

EMERALD was a bit different- I wanted a character and rival name different than the two in my RUBY, so I went with Mai.

DIAMOND featured two of them, no? It's been so long, I don't remember if you named the girl or not. But my rival is Cride. (A joke name of Clyde, rewritten with the errored foreign-to-english translations we know from a few games..... Hahaha, Victoly!)

28th April 2009, 7:38 PM
I called mine Zeke. I don't know why; it just seemed like a good idea at the time.


He actually DOES look like a Zeke.


29th April 2009, 9:42 AM
Yellow: Gary, then James( after my Brother)
Gold: Can't remember.
Sapphire: Don't remember'
Diamond: Mack (after a friend)
Platinum: Tim or Will (haven't decided)

Trainer Emily
30th April 2009, 7:29 AM
In Platinum, I called him Naruto.
Since he's also blond and kinda hyperactive and/or impatient.

I did restarted my Platinum game for the first time, though.
Before Naruto, I did call him Dexter, from Dexter's Lab.

Henshin, Haku.
30th April 2009, 8:39 PM
In this one, I used Clyde. Each day I still ask myself why. I'll never know.

3rd May 2009, 1:44 AM
It's always been my best friend, Bub.

3rd May 2009, 8:33 PM
I usually just go with something silly like fanboy, pain, or noob.

XD Mewtwo
3rd May 2009, 8:48 PM
I named him Jun on Platinum because I thought that was him english name, then I learned his real name is barry.

Shadow Quake
3rd May 2009, 8:48 PM
I like to call him Markus.

4th May 2009, 4:54 AM
In Diamon he was Edgar, like the boy I have a crush on, in Platinum hes William, mostly because just recently I discovered Will & Grace XD