VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

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    Default VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    Hello Everynyan! Welcome to the twenty-eigth instalment in the Video Games Forum's new weekly series of polls!

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    With that out of the way, here is the poll: Do you nickname your Pokémon?

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    Only on certain Pokemon who remind me of something.

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    I didn't use to, when I was younger. But since B/W came out, it's something I can't stop doing. See my signature for proof lol
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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    Only from MANECTRIC to Manectric.

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    No. I'm too lazy. Plus, I think their species names (Pikachu, Gardevoir, etc.) are good enough.
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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    Usually not (except, like PkmnGreen said, from POKEMON to Pokemon). But in White, I nicknamed my Braviary "Washington." Because, well, it's kind of joked about as being the American eagle. And who's more American than George Washington?

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    I sometimes do if I have an idea for a name, but often times I dont name them at all.

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    Not at all. I actually hate it when all the in-game traded Pokemon are nicknamed.. Like the Rotom you trade for in BW.. Eek.. really? stupidest name ever. I like the species names. I don't like giving them nicknames. Plus I can't think of good enough nicknames to name them so I never bother.
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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    Anymore, I don't. When I first started playing, I didn't name them either, but when I very first got back into the games (FR), I named everything that wasn't a legendary. Pretty stupid names at that. I eventually broke that habit, and I went back to not naming anything.

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    I used to never do it at all. When I started Black I decided to nickname every Pokémon I caught (I stopped a little after I beat the Elite Four) and since then I've been nicknaming a lot more of my Pokémon than I used to.

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    I nickname the ones I used as part of my in-game team, as well as HM slaves, Pokemon I use a lot for catching other Pokemon (ones with False Swipe, Thunder Wave, yadda yadda) or when breeding (a Pokemon with the ability Flame Body/Magma Armor for example). I never name Legendaries or Pokemon that just go in the box because I only wanted their Pokedex info.

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    In the older generations I may have nicknamed a Pokemon, or two, but now I would never nickname them, so NO is my vote. I find that keeping their original names makes them....well more original XD

    Oh just to add I do nickname their names from Gen iV to the B/W lowercase format if I am going to poketransfer them like PkmnGreen mentioned, but I see that more as converting the same original name to the lowercase format.

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    I never nicknamed my pokes in Gen 1 and 2, but I started giving them names ever since Gen 3. It's whatever strikes me fancy.

    In Emerald, I named my pokemons after their features or names. Blaziken as Rooster, Gardevoir as Lady Night, Swellow as Mr. Boss, and Breloom as Mushroom.

    In FireRed, I named them after Sinnoh gym leaders, E4s, and stat trainers XDD I reloaded the games a lot of times to get a female Bulbasaur just so I could name her Gardenia.

    In Pearl, I named them after their features/names again. Lopunny as Bunny, Luxray as Shine, Staraptor as Stargirl, and Empoleon as Prince.

    In Platinum, I named them all after the Transformers Decepticons XDD I even went as far as to catching every single pokemon MALE so I didn't feel any trouble naming them XDD. (I boxed the females after using them for breeding). Rampardos was Shockwave and Staraptor was Starscream XDDDDDDDD Ah, the nostalgia XDD

    In BW, I just named them after fruits/veggies. Plum the Pidove, Lettuce the Snivy, Ginger the Galvantula, Cinnamon the Gothrita

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    Only certain Pokémon.

    I don't nickname my Pokemon when beginning a new generation, because that might make it difficult to memorize their actual names. Once I know their names by heart, I nickname my most important Pokemon after characters in other series, or anything amusing I can think of. ("Magikarp" the Arceus)

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    Default Re: VG Weekly Poll #28 Do you nickname your Pokémon?

    Only some of my competitive teams, otherwise, I never really name them.

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