Do You Name Them?
Red won the 9th Triennial Pokemon League Championships. Dude was going to become the Viridian Gym Leader but Lorelei froze him in ice for a month. Red is so hardcore that he shrugged off being frozen and continued to wreck shit in other regions. Ain't no one fucks with Red.
Until I knocked his ass out after he was done staring at the wall in Mt. Silver.
Those aren't the same people
I didn't when I was a kid because I was super obsessive about it, but now I think it's hilarious. I crack myself up when I boot up old Pokemon games and find a random Pokemon named "Freakums" or something.
My new policy is to nickname everything except legendaries, which are technically supposed to be one-of-a-kind in your world. But then there was the one time I named my Mewtwo from LeafGreen "Sophocles" so I dunno...I like to nickname them now.
As long as the names are creative at least. Getting bullcrap named Pokemon is a real buzzkill.
EDIT: It does cause some problems when I'm not familiar with the newer Pokemans though. Here's the aforementioned "Freakums" that made me hysterical. I still don't know what it's really called.
I usually name them after characters in a recent game I've played and liked. Right now I'm using names from Tales of Xillia. I only name them after I get my main team of 6 together though, I don't just name every single pokemon I catch, just my A-team. And sometimes I just give them inappropriate names, however X/Y has a pretty serious filter on stuff you can use as names now which is kind've a bummer, I used to name the rival "Fuck" because for some reason it makes me laugh, yes I'm 12.
Names are stupid. My pokemen are numbered.
While that's probably a joke, I literally did this while breeding for good EV's to take on the World Tournament in B/W2 because it made them easier to differentiate. My Starmie is called Twenty-six.
Yes, I always name my pokemon and it always varies in what I name them. Sometimes I'll name them after some of my favorite characters, and other times I'll name them like Digimon, and other times I'll just name them whatever their actual names are but backwards. So for example Pikachu becomes Uhcakip. I'm just totally random with it.
For me it's an all or nothing thing. I either name every single Pokemon I catch in that game, or none of them. In the earlier generations I named everything. Come fourth gen I stopped. However, during the pre-release hype fest, many of the revealed and/or leaked pokemon instantly gave me ideas for names. So rather than saying "Hmm, if I were naming my pokemon, I would totally name this helioptile "Yuuko."" I just went ahead and decided to name them all this generation.
But I can't just name it the first thing that pops into my head, it has to be something that relates to it in one way or another. Most of what I've come up with has been anime or Dark Souls related.
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