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Smitje    64

Do you nickname your Pokémon? I do, I always use a name that starts with the first letter of the final evolution. I quite like Gaelic and other old time names. 

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Wes    115

I only use nicknames when I'm doing a nuzlocke (which is not often). When I do name my Pokemon, I like to take inspiration from various mythological deities from a variety of regions. One that stands out to me was my Manectric in my last nuzlocke of Alpha Sapphire that I named Whaitiri, from its namesake in Maori mythology.

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Malco    64

I nickname my starter, and all my competitively bred Pokemon and competitive caught legends.

I love puns, so I can end up with names like Washington (Rotom-Wash), The Roc (Zapdos) and Shinsengoomy (Goodra).

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Lord Reiji    9

I always nickname my starter. And the members of my team are always named.

I usually name it the first name that comes to my mind, but mostly they are real names.

My Scizor is named Striker.

My Electivire is named Enel (from One Piece).

My Heart Gold Typhlosion is named Kenta.

My Pearl's Infernape is named Ifrit.

My Black's Emboar is named Gordon.

My X's Greninja is named Kakashi.

My Alpha Sapphire's Swampert is named Finn.

So yeah, pretty random names.

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Smitje    64
On 26-7-2016 at 3:28 AM, Poekoko said:

All the time. Except for some that I cannot come up with at first... that's why we have the name rater.

Really wish that the Name Rater would be earlier accessabel in the game. It doesn't change any gameplay so why is it not in the first town or why aren't there more of them? 

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Poekoko    88
On 7/29/2016 at 10:12 AM, Smitje said:

Really wish that the Name Rater would be earlier accessabel in the game. It doesn't change any gameplay so why is it not in the first town or why aren't there more of them? 

Well Slateport city is right after the 2nd gym, pretty early if I do say so myself.

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Smitje    64
On 31-7-2016 at 5:52 AM, Poekoko said:

Well Slateport city is right after the 2nd gym, pretty early if I do say so myself.

It is never too late to start! :D

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Nomyt    50

I use to, don't think I did in X, Y, OR, and AS. May have to check on that. Problem I'd usually get is the evolved forms don't tend to suit the nickname, and I usually miss where the name rater is.

Although, some pokemon I have to name certain things.
Bulbasaur will always be called Buddy.
Turtwig will always be called A'Tuin (get the reference and win a prize)
Snorlax will always be Doof.
Shinx will always be Sphinx
 

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Smitje    64
On 6-9-2016 at 0:57 PM, Nomyt said:

I use to, don't think I did in X, Y, OR, and AS. May have to check on that. Problem I'd usually get is the evolved forms don't tend to suit the nickname, and I usually miss where the name rater is.

Although, some pokemon I have to name certain things.
Bulbasaur will always be called Buddy.
Turtwig will always be called A'Tuin (get the reference and win a prize)
Snorlax will always be Doof.
Shinx will always be Sphinx
 

This is why I always base the name of the Pokémon on the last evolution. Otherwise it indeed sometimes doesn't fit anymore.

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