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#1  Edited By AlwaysAngry

Me, I always like to give them creative names. I only have 5 in my party so far, as I'm replaying Sapphire, so I'll say the 5. Edit: I caught a sixth.
  
 Lil' STABB 
 LORD WORM 
 G-PAIN 
 DM-PAIN 
 DRUGGz  
 DEAD EYEz  
 
 
Yeah, I caught a Sableye instead of an Abra like I said.
 
 
 
If you don't give your Pokemon nicknames, you're a bad person.

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#2  Edited By CornontheCobbe

I remember in Pokemon Blue i named Squirtle, Enema. I was a strange kid it may seem.
 
Edit: Maybe name your Abra, Houdini?

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#3  Edited By Afroman269

I don't give Pokemon nicknames. 

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#4  Edited By RedEyesBlueBunny

i named my totodile Crockhead. i only name the specialist ones. but you should name your abra...kadabra

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#5  Edited By Mowgers

I don't name my Pokemon for the same reason that if were to get a cat, it would be called 'cat'.

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#6  Edited By AlwaysAngry
@RedEyesBlueBunny said:
" i named my totodile Crockhead. i only name the specialist ones. but you should name your abra...kadabra "
He will just evolve into a kadabra though...
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#7  Edited By RedEyesBlueBunny
@AlwaysAngry said:
" @RedEyesBlueBunny said:
" i named my totodile Crockhead. i only name the specialist ones. but you should name your abra...kadabra "
He will just evolve into a kadabra though... "
then you rename him alakazam! wait...can you rename him? 
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#8  Edited By luce

Pokemon are wild beasts. They don't deserve to bare a name.

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#9  Edited By Ghostiet

P.I.M.P. for my main is kind of a must.

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#10  Edited By AlwaysAngry
@RedEyesBlueBunny said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @RedEyesBlueBunny said:
" i named my totodile Crockhead. i only name the specialist ones. but you should name your abra...kadabra "
He will just evolve into a kadabra though... "
then you rename him alakazam! wait...can you rename him?  "
Uhhh, I forget.  
 
Still...those are dumb names. 
 
 
Maybe...SPS-PAIN (Stabby Psychic Spoons)
Or...Chuck Norris (because he has powers like a psychic Pokemon.)  
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#11  Edited By jeanluc

I avoid giving nicknames to my Pokemon. I did change my friend's Nine-Tails' name to Naruto, just to be a dick.

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#12  Edited By RedEyesBlueBunny
@AlwaysAngry said:
" @RedEyesBlueBunny said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @RedEyesBlueBunny said:
" i named my totodile Crockhead. i only name the specialist ones. but you should name your abra...kadabra "
He will just evolve into a kadabra though... "
then you rename him alakazam! wait...can you rename him?  "
Uhhh, I forget.   Still...those are dumb names.   Maybe...SPS-PAIN (Stabby Psychic Spoons)Or...Chuck Norris (because he has powers like a psychic Pokemon.)   "
or maybe...Fred
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#13  Edited By luce
@wasteguru: 
He could always just change it back though
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#14  Edited By KowalskiManDown

I don't name 'em... purely because I end up forgetting what Pokemon they are.

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#15  Edited By AlwaysAngry
@RedEyesBlueBunny said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @RedEyesBlueBunny said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @RedEyesBlueBunny said:
" i named my totodile Crockhead. i only name the specialist ones. but you should name your abra...kadabra "
He will just evolve into a kadabra though... "
then you rename him alakazam! wait...can you rename him?  "
Uhhh, I forget.   Still...those are dumb names.   Maybe...SPS-PAIN (Stabby Psychic Spoons)Or...Chuck Norris (because he has powers like a psychic Pokemon.)   "
or maybe...Fred "
No! It will remind me of You Tube comedy! 
 
Or, attempt at comedy. 
 
AMIRITE?
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#16  Edited By ElegantRuby

I nickname all of my Pokemon.  My continuing trend though is naming Legendaries after ancient Gods. 
 
Lugia = Poseidon 
Ho-oh = Apollo 
Raiko = Thor 
Entei = Loki 
Suicune = Fragga (Norse goddess who protects children) 
Mewtwo = Odin 
Girantina = Hades 
 
Other Legendaries will continue to follow this pattern.

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#17  Edited By AlwaysAngry
@ElegantRuby said:
" I nickname all of my Pokemon.  My continuing trend though is naming Legendaries after ancient Gods.  Lugia = Poseidon Ho-oh = Apollo Raiko = Thor Entei = Loki Suicune = Fragga (Norse goddess who protects children) Mewtwo = Odin Girantina = Hades  Other Legendaries will continue to follow this pattern. "
How should I go about naming Kyogre and Rayquaza?
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#18  Edited By Sweep  Moderator

I called my Raichu "Tex". He was a badass.

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#19  Edited By ElegantRuby
@AlwaysAngry: That up to you.  I haven't caught them yet since I started this pattern, so I haven't named them yet. :D
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#20  Edited By Enzeruu

My original plan going into Heart Gold was to nickname every single pokemon, however I gave in after around 4 captures...
Feraligatr = Riptide
Victreebel = Greens
Bulbasaur = BruteRoot
I wish I was more creative to give out more names.

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#21  Edited By jeanluc
@luce said:
" @wasteguru:  He could always just change it back though "
Well yeah, he did. But it was still fun messing with him XD
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#22  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

I have given my Pokemon everything from real names to names based on latin or Greeks gods to poor puns on their species name.

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I like to give them people names unless I like them or know I am going to use them regularly then I get creative here are a few standouts in my PokeBox. 
HonchKrow= Dolemite
Snorlax= Big Pun 
Crobat = TV'sCrow
Marowak = La Parka 
Ditto = Gigolo 
Bidoof = OnFire
 


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#24  Edited By TheWan
@AlwaysAngry:
The gayest names possible. I probably shouldn't list them here :)
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#25  Edited By cloneslayer

nick naming pokemon? blasphemous 

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#26  Edited By Romination

I always name every pokemon just because I'm a loser. I even named EVERY UNOWN A DIFFERENT THING. And it was an actual WORD, not just 'a, b, c'.
 
I have a few mainstays though.
Geodude is always "Rocky".
Machop is always "Choparino",
Snorlax is either "Bertha" or "Albert", depending on gender. 
Named my Zubat " Aero"
Cubones are "Oedipus" (cuz they wear their mother's skulls)
I named my Farfetch'd "Unlikely" and my pidgeotto "Flapscallion"
And I named my fucking Lickitung "Tonguesten". Game over.

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#27  Edited By gla55jAw

I actually don't change their names.

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#28  Edited By zeforgotten

I've only named one of my Pokémons. 
Togepi = Bob 
 
People get a little freaked out when they fight me and my regular named pokémons and then all of a sudden: "BOB!"   
Togepi(Bob) is also the only Pokémon I won't allow to evolve past it's current stage so I was happy when I finally got that stone thingy that your Pokémon can hold so it won't evolve. 
Especially since I was getting sick of having to hit B everytime I was done fighting

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#29  Edited By Qorious

I always keep their original name. Renaming Pokemon pisses the hell out of me. 

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#30  Edited By ArbitraryWater

Well, I did nickname my Ho-Oh;  Oh, a Ho. I think that's pretty clever. I also nicknamed a Mudkip, Mudkipz and a Dunsparce DELICIOSO! Because I felt like it.  Otherwise, I don't nickname pokemon ever.

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#31  Edited By ajamafalous

  @Mowgers said:

" I don't name my Pokemon for the same reason that if were to get a cat, it would be called 'cat'. "

This exactly.
 
@Romination said:
" I named my Farfetch'd "Unlikely" "
That's awesome.
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#32  Edited By TheGreatGuero

Aren't there more than enough names to learn already? I let them keep their default species names.

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#33  Edited By zeforgotten
@Qorious said:
" I always keep their original name. Renaming Pokemon pisses the hell out of me.  "
Wow, really?  that seems kinda sad.
I mean it's cool and all I guess people are different. 
Getting pissed at games and stuff is just unknown to me, sorry for my ignorance
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#34  Edited By ShaunassNZ

I kept them original.

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#35  Edited By Spoonybard37

 I usually name mine after hip-hop artists, alive or dead to keep things interesting.   and there are well more than enough of em to name a vast amount of pokemon! 

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#36  Edited By mubblegum

I used to name all mine after foods.

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#37  Edited By AlwaysAngry
@TheWan said:
" @AlwaysAngry: The gayest names possible. I probably shouldn't list them here :) "
Dude, DO IT!!!
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#38  Edited By MikkaQ

I name mine after obscure pop culture references, like cast members of the A-Team or older musicians I like. 

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#39  Edited By LiquidPrince
@wasteguru said:
" I avoid giving nicknames to my Pokemon. I did change my friend's Nine-Tails' name to Naruto, just to be a dick. "
Genius XD
 
Also, I don't name my Pokemon. I hate naming them. Default is best.
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#40  Edited By Meowayne

I like my RETARDY.
 

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#41  Edited By BraveToaster
@wasteguru said:
" I avoid giving nicknames to my Pokemon. I did change my friend's Nine-Tails' name to Naruto, just to be a dick. "
LMAO
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#42  Edited By EpicSteve

I don't use nicknames. 
 
Weird side note, aside from starters and legendaries, I only have original 150 Pokemon on my team :)

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#43  Edited By limewizard

Each game, I go with a different theme.  
 
This time it's fruit. 
 
Last time it was the adverbs. 
 
And the first time it was rude words.  
 
Like poo.

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#44  Edited By r3b3lr0b0t

My Dragonite's name is Lundgren. 
 

 Resemblance?
 Resemblance?
 Yes
 Yes
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#45  Edited By Zombieheadbutt

I'm terribly un-inventive.  I'll sit on the "Do you want to rename your "insert"." screen until I give up and just leave it as default.  I need something simple like naming them all after a fruit or something but can you really name nearly 500 different fruits off the top of your head? Thats also assume you don't catch more than one of each time or start breeding.  I think of the enormity of the task and begin hyperventilating.

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I like to give them nicknames similar to what they are.
 
Gengar- Gengarcia, Feargar, Baingar
Politoed- Bobotoed 
Gardevoir- Gardance
Ludicolo- Lidicrazy
Umbreon- Umbreoff
 
hehehe

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#47  Edited By RedneckedCrake

I never gave my Pokemon nicknames. I used to be a fan of the show when I was a youngster and Ash never gave his Pokemon nicknames, so I never gave any to mine. Then you'd trade for a Pokemon and it's owner would have given it a nickname and you have one Pokemon with a nickname and the rest without. That really threw me off.

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#48  Edited By FacelessVixen

I don't name them.

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#49  Edited By WhytePanther

I've made a few theme named teams over the years for various events and things.  All the way back to a Ginyu Force Team in the original Red (With a Mewtwo as Freeza, of course), to a Disgaea 3 team I used for last year's tournament.  Didn't get very far, and the names get to be kind of a loose association (the team working does kinda come first), but it's nice to not be generic.  But I only name dudes when I'm putting together a team for some sort of endgame play.  I don't name characters as I go through the story.

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Every single one of my pokemon is named TIM.

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