Well, I catch a lot of pokemon, but I only nickname ones that really "matter" to me, as in, I will be using (which means mostly fighting type pokemon, unless I'm doing a theme in a replay (for instance, in a recent replay of Yellow, every pokemon was named after a Radiohead song)or if a name just strikes me). Most of the pokemon follow a Greek or Roman naming-scheme.
There are a lot, so I will put them in spoilers.
*Sertorius the Hitmonchan. Sertorius was a Roman general predating the Pax Romana. He held out in Spain against the Sulla (a faction of Romans) before he was assassinated by Perperna.
*Effie the Medicham. Mostly, I liked the sound of this name. A like to pretend that she is from England, and Effie is a somewhat popular name in England (according to what I have been told), and it is also an old Greek name meaning "Well spoken of".
*Reglius the Scrafty. When I first played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, I played it on a really crappy TV. I misread the name of the Count of Bravil (Regulus Terentius) as Reglius, and liked the sound of the name.
*Ariadne the Breloom. Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos (not Midas, but the guy who had Daedalus build the labyrinth under Crete).
*Rumia the Lucario. Rumia was the name of the female wolf that found and nursed Romulus and Remus, the twin brothers who, according to myth, founded Rome. Lucario sort of looks like a wolf (or Anubis...more Anubis than anything) to me, so it seemed to fit.
*Hephaestus the Infernape. Hephaestus was a name of the god Vulcan. Considering Vulcan's "sphere", the name seems to fit (plus, as a Trekker, when I read Vulcan, I wouldn't think of the god).
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*Metellus the Hitmontop. Metellus was the predecessor of Sertorius. Metellus is the father of Sertorius (the pokemon, here), so I figured it fit.
*Diomedes the Hitmonlee. Diomedes was a hero...can't recall exactly what he did, but he was very brave and valiant. I figure it is best to name fighting pokemon after people who were brave and valiant.
*Mephitas the Croagunk. Mephitas was the goddess of poisonous vapors, and Croagunk is part poison.
*Menenius the Gallade. Menenius was a patriot who taught to the plebes the fable of The Belly and the Limbs.
*Cervus the Heracross. The Latin word for beetle is "Scarabaeus", but the word for stag is "Cervus". Heracross looks like a stag beetle, to me.
*Deimos the shiny Medicham. I like to operate under the notion that he and Effie are brother and sister, and that he is cruel and dangerous, being kept locked up. Deimos means dread.
*Cadmus the Machamp. Cadmus founded the city of Thebes.
*Rana the Poliwrath. Rana is Latin for frog.
*Danavita the shiny Scrafty. I named her after the song "Aye, Danavita" by Pearl Jam. It has the type of sound I like in a nickname.
*Terminus the Blaziken. Terminus was the god of boundaries. I see him as being a guard or protector of sorts (I like to come up with back-stories and personalities for my pokemon. Sue me).
*Gamma the Toxicroak. Though gamma is a greek letter, I named this Toxicroak after these frog-like monsters in Resident Evil. This was before Seismetoad (who looks a lot more like Hunter Gamma).
*Enceladus the Hariyama. Enceladus was a giant, and Hariyama is huge. Fits to me.
*Amulius the Emboar. Amulius has a similar sound to "immolate", and Emboar is a fire pokemon.
*Rocko the shiny Breloom. Breloom reminds me of a fusion of a mushroom and a wallaby. Rocko of "Rocko's Modern Life" was a wallaby.
*Jason the shiny Meinshao (I've had a lot of luck with shinies this year). Jason was the leader of the Argonauts.
*Agrippina the Primeape. Agrippina was the mother of Caligula.
*Caligula the Mankey. His mother's name is Agrippina.
*Artemis the shiny Emboar. Named after the goddess Artemis.
*Andromeda the Combusken. Everyone knows who Andromeda was...
*Ioalus the Pignite. Ioalus was friends with Hercules (at least, in the television show from the 90's).
*Ganymede the Monferno. Ganymede was a beautiful young man who was made immortal in order to be the cupbearer of the gods. I refuse to evolve him, so, in a way, he is eternally young.
*Tiro the Tyrogue. Tiro means apprentice in Latin. I was going to name him the word for squire (armigus), but I didn't like the sound of that.
*Thalia the Machop. Thalia was the muse of comedy. I thought the name sounded pretty and would work for her.
*Alchemilla the Makuhita. Alchemilla was the name of the hospital in the Silent Hill series (other than Brookhaven). It had the right sound, and I thought it was pretty.
*Perditus the Riolu. Perditus means "abandoned" in Latin. In his back story, he was abandoned by his previous trainer.
*Jack the Machoke. I was listening to The Who a lot at the time and he has a happy sort of nature so he is "Happy Jack".
*Papre the Dragonite. It is an homage to Dragonne Papre, mentioned in the book "Starlover's Log" found in numerous Elder Scrolls games. Sad what happens to Dragonne Papre in the book.
*The Hoorta the Heatran. It sort of looks like the Hoorta from Star Trek, to me.
*Shudo the Lugia. In memory of Takeshi Shudo. RIP, sir.
*Hand-banana the Arceus (Dream World). Well, Aqua Teen Hunger Force fans know what Hand-banana is...I shan't say why here, as that may be perceived as "offensive" or "vulgar".
*Shaun the Latios. When it approaches you in BW2, it says "Shaaaaauuuun" or something like that. I was really sleepy.
*Smile.dog the Mightyena. If you've never seen smile.dog, it looks a lot like Mightyena. A lot a lot.
*Hops the Sableye. After "Hopkinsville". Sableye is modeled after the Hopkinsville monster. As I live in Kentucky, I felt I had to have one.
*Omi the Scyther. Short for "omideto", Japanese for "congratulations". It was the only time I've ever been able to take first place at the Bug-catching contest.
*Daedalus the Kecleon. I once had a pet chameleon named Daedalus. After he passed away, I was very, very depressed. I named the Kecleon after him in his memory.
*Alecto the Sneasel. Alecto is one of the Furies.
*Tisiphone the Froslass. Tisiphone is one of the Furies.
*Megaera the Mismagius. Again, one of the Furies.
*Manes the Gengar. Manes is Latin for "spirits of the dead".
*Ultra Mega Chicken (or Ultrmegchk) the Skarmory. In reference to "Ultra Mega Chicken" from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
*Nannerneck the Tropius. It has bananas, or "nanners" growing out of its neck. Plus, I love saying "Nannerneck".
*Llorna the Gardevoir. Just wanted to name her that. I do love urban legends and creepypasta.
*CaptnAggro the Lickilicky. Short for "Captain Aggro". 1 HP. Asleep. 50 Ultraballs. I thought I was going to lose my mind.
*Lil' Fatty the Munchlax. Obvious.
*Skull Kid the Nuzleaf. It reminds me of a Skull Kid, for some reason.
*Boba Fett the Cubone. It wears the skull of its dead mother. Boba Fett wears his father's helmet.
*Sarlacc the Trapinch. They are both modeled after the same thing: The Antlion (next to Mantids, my favorite insect).
I also have a lot of pokemon named after the song I was listening to when I caught them.
I believe nicknaming a Pokémon increases its friendliness towards you, so it's always to your benefit to utilize such an option.
I've given my Pokémon some utterly ridiculous nicknames in the past, but I usually try to make them somewhat relevant to the respective Pokémon's type or personality these days. Recently, I've been on a Gaelic and German derivation kick.
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Just some clever nicknames i thought of.
Vanilluxe=Yufu (Fuyu means Winter in Japanese so I reversed it)
Farfetch'd=Miku (because of the obvious leek)
Altaria=Luvbi (Luvbi is a nimbi, nimbi sounds similar to nimbus, nimbus is a cloud, clouds are what Altaria's wings look like)
Umbreon=Midna (Short for midnight also Twilight Princess is a fun game)
Charizard=YUNODRAGON (Why isn't Charizard a dragon)
Misdreavus=LittleMiss (Because in Pokemon Chronicles, Marina had a Misdreavus which she named Little Miss
Volbeat=Hotaru (Hotaru is Japanese for firefly)
Liepard=Blaze (Because Blaze is a purple cat)
Last edited by Scolipedeluv; 16th July 2013 at 5:59 AM.
I don't really have nicknames but when I do they are only for my favorites. They usually have to do with the original Pokémon name or something random:
Mismagius: Maggie (I love the name Maggie and you can hear the name "Maggie" in Mismagius)
Giratina: Mr. G (Since his name starts with G and he is my favorite I thought it suited him. It also went with my character that is named G.)
Dusknoir: Donnie (This was hard to come up with a nickname so I choose my favorite name that starts with a 'D')
Electabuzz: Elliott (Starts with an 'E' and suited him, I thought)
Drifblim: Drifline (I, for some reason, thought of Caroline when I saw a Drifblim so I fused the names in my head)
I nickname all of my main team Pokemon. An example would be my White team:
Samurott- Navy Seals
Haxorus- Massacre (Dragon Dance + Outrage = Massacre)
Excadrill- MOLEsted (Mole)
Unfezant- Masquerade (Male form has a mask and a masquerade is a party with masks
Bouffalant- Fro (he has an Afro)
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Originally Posted by dirkac
I didn't know that Rocks turned into Haunted/Evil Trees nowadays.
I used to name every single one too- they usually were completely dumb nicknames like CheezBrgr for a damn cleffairy- but now when I name them (Black) its something like Hero, Savior, Charisma, Rage...
And the surprise: Solanum Tuberculum is the latin for potato, and this was completly unnexpected, because like 3 months after naming my Meganium this way in Explorer of Darkness, I was having fun traducting words in random languages, and I found this.
So do you think Meganium is a potato?
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I only named one pokemon was a garchomp I named black star (from the show soul eater) because it has a star on its head ,and because its arms look like one of the weapons he uses. Other than that I never name my pokemon.
I am still in search for the perfect shiny aron that's nicknameable, but when I do I'm going to name it MetalGodzilla cause of aggron! I got to shorten it a bit, but well it looks like it would me a metal godzilla and tyranitar would be regular Godzilla :3
chandulure:you(what will you do?you used fire blast!)
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I'm not too strict about nicknames, but since replaying Platinum I've started nicknaming my party pokemon:
Winston the Empoleon (retired)
Brenda the Gardevoir
Ygritte the Froslass
Rhaegar the Staraptor
Tyrion the Gliscor
Zedge the Rotom
Neptune the Vaporeon
As you can see, I name my pokes from TV/Book characters, specifically from Game of Thrones and The Maze Runner (Rotom and Vaporeon are the only random ones). And yes, my team looks strange but I like to mix up my party and use pokemon I've never used in-game before whenever I go for another playthrough.
When I restarted my Platinum (which I may do again), I started renaming my pokémon for the first time in my career. I don't remember all of them, but my Turtwig was Gigas, due to how he looks as a Torterra. And my machop was Mach I (Mach II, III, IV, and so on would be descendants). Oh! And my shiny bidoof (now bibarel) is Goldpelt.
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