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    Default I can't name it what??

    Ok, I'm not one of those people who like giving my pokemon offensive names, so I am perplexed that I have had 3 names kicked back at me now by X.

    The game would not let me use:
    "Spike" for a Weedle
    "Tumbleweed" for an Espurr (I have a cat of that name)
    "Poof" for a Hoppip

    I find this irritating >
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    "Spice" and "Spicy" also seem to be "offensive"




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    According to the censor (which started in Gen 5)

    Your nickname for a Weedle contains a racial slur.

    Your nickname for Espurr contains a drug reference.

    Your nickname for Hoppip contains another word for a bowel movement.

    Unfortunately, this is necessary so people don't just add in a 0 or a ! or whatever to bypass the censor.
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    Weird, I don't see anything particularly offensive in any of those words as far as I know.

    Ninja'd. Interesting nonetheless, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by randomspot555 View Post
    Your nickname for a Weedle contains a racial slur.
    lol

    Quote Originally Posted by randomspot555 View Post
    Your nickname for Espurr contains a drug reference.
    lol

    Quote Originally Posted by randomspot555 View Post
    Your nickname for Hoppip contains another word for a bowel movement.
    LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by randomspot555 View Post
    Unfortunately, this is necessary so people don't just type in "Spic!!!!!!!" to bypass the censor.
    I named my Riolu "OU F*ggot" (Spelt the latter correctly) and it wasn't censored. It's only for the GTS AFAIK.
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    Funny. This happens a lot on Yu-Gi-Oh! (handheld) games. It's so annoying. I don't really care. Actually, I understand why certain names should be censored. But censoring THOSE names are a bit of extremism... At least to me.


    Quote Originally Posted by randomspot555 View Post
    According to the censor (which started in Gen 5)

    Your nickname for a Weedle contains a racial slur.

    Your nickname for Espurr contains a drug reference.

    Your nickname for Hoppip contains another word for a bowel movement.

    Unfortunately, this is necessary so people don't just add in a 0 or a ! or whatever to bypass the censor.

    Now that I didn't knew.

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    I named my Espurr Thunder after my cat O.O!

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    Here's a list of censored words. I think some foreign words are censored, even if you aren't playing in that language.
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    I can kind of understand "Tumbleweed", but I don't get "Spike" and "Poof". I must of lived a sheltered life because I never heard them used as offensive slang.
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    They wouldn't allow "poof" in Gen. 5, either.

    I know this because of 2 reasons:

    1. I tried naming a Jigglypuff that.
    2. Notice how when your Pokemon learn a new move as of Gen. 5, it says "ta-da" instead of "poof."

    I still don't get it, though. How's that offensive? :/


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    Did GameFreak increase their filters on certain words or something??

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    Poof is also kinda an abbreviated form of a slur against gay people (which may be only in Britain).

    You know, I understand for GTS or trade, or even battle, but if I want to name my Tauros "Lil' Bastard" because it took like forty pokeballs to catch and I'm keeping it for myself, isn't that my right? I couldn't name my Dodrio Blitzkrieg. Apparently this is a little too Nazi-esque for Nintendo. inb4 it's actually because of some set of like two letters which has nothing to do with the content of the name, like how for a while you couldn't do anything with Cofagrigus if it wasn't nicknamed
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    Just a suggestion to GF... They could pretty much censor 'USELESS' as a nickname and 'SLAVE'. I mean, it sounds so rude to pokemon, it surprise me they're still allowed!


    Quote Originally Posted by AmusedMilk View Post
    Here's a list of censored words. I think some foreign words are censored, even if you aren't playing in that language.
    How came "MIJAR" be offensive? I'll send you, Mijar! Now, pee on your opponent!
    Even being a brazilian I don't found this so offensive... But there IS some brazilians that will get offended. GF is actually quite right in that matter, I see.

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    Fun fact: for a brief period of time, the Gen V censor prevented Cofagrigus from being put up on the GTS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyuram View Post
    They wouldn't allow "poof" in Gen. 5, either.

    I know this because of 2 reasons:

    1. I tried naming a Jigglypuff that.
    2. Notice how when your Pokemon learn a new move as of Gen. 5, it says "ta-da" instead of "poof."

    I still don't get it, though. How's that offensive? :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by randomspot555 View Post
    Your nickname for Hoppip contains another word for a bowel movement.
    That sounds like something a ten-year-old would come up with. I really want to know where you're from.

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    In my opinion, they should let you name it whatever you want, but not let you put it on the GTS or battle with it unless you rename it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missingno.Fan View Post
    I can kind of understand "Tumbleweed", but I don't get "Spike" and "Poof". I must of lived a sheltered life because I never heard them used as offensive slang.
    It may well be a country specific thing. As The Admiral posted below, Poof is also a description for gay people which is not of a flattering nature (I know of it, but then Australia tends to use British English).

    A friend of mine was annoyed when she couldn't name something a joke name, but thems the breaks. I suppose it's no major problem in the end if they want to maintain the E for everyone direction they're going for with Pokemon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missingno.Fan View Post
    I can kind of understand "Tumbleweed", but I don't get "Spike" and "Poof". I must of lived a sheltered life because I never heard them used as offensive slang.
    (Poo)f and (spik)e the latter is rather offensive, poo somewhat not..
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    Quote Originally Posted by noobers View Post
    That sounds like something a ten-year-old would come up with. I really want to know where you're from.
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    I have a collection of dittos of different natures. I always give my dittos names that indicate sexual promiscuity. Maybe they'll prevent me from transferring over "*". Heck, they might even catch "Pimp." I'll still probably get away with transferring "Wench," "Harlot," "Strumpet," "Madam," and "Floozy."

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    I thought I saw a picture where someone couldn't name their own character "Conner"
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    How is spike a racial slur??

    Tumblweed isn't allowed probably because it contains the word weed.

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    Oh, yeah, I had a name censored too. I had to catch a Quagsire because it was too tough to KO without wasting a bunch of items, and I really don't like Quagsire so I tried to name it "Dummy". I honestly don't get why that was censored.

    So, I just named it "Stupid" and called it a day.

    EDIT: @SkywardZelda: "Spike" isn't a racial slur, but I believe "spik" is. I think it's supposed to be short for Hispanic...? Or something. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Too bad that Spike is no longer allowed though. I rather liked that name. It reminds me of childhood memories, when I loved the Land Before Time series...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missingno.Fan View Post
    I can kind of understand "Tumbleweed", but I don't get "Spike" and "Poof". I must of lived a sheltered life because I never heard them used as offensive slang.
    "Spike" contains "spik," which could be perceived as a racial slur pointed towards Hispanics

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    I'm kind of glad they added censors. I once got a togetic in a trade named "condom" and I was REALLY pissed off. And since the Pokémon wasn't mine, I couldn't rename it.
    Of course, they could just let you rename any Pokémon, even if it isn't yours. None of that "keeping the name respects the original trainer's feelings" crap that the name rater tells you.
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    They actually censored pig, yet like at least three pokemon have tte word pig in their name.
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