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How to Rename Pokémon


There are a variety of reasons why you would wish to give a Pokémon a nickname. Some people like doing so for the sake of appearances in contests and other situations. Others wish to preserve the memory of how they captured their favourite Pokémon. Others, on the other hand, simply want to call their Bulbasaur “Butthead.”

For those of you who have ever wished to give your Pokémon a new name after catching them, you are surely familiar with the Name Rater, an NPC who appears in the main series games and who grants you the ability to modify a Pokémon’s name. For the first time ever in the Pokémon Sword and Shield games, nicknames are no longer permanent. You may even alter the moniker of a Pokémon that you obtained in a trade from another trainer, but you can only do it once per Pokémon.

If you want to give your colleague a new moniker in Sword and Shield, here’s how to modify a Pokémon’s nickname in the game.

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How to Rename Pokémon

1. Locate the Name Rater if you can. Based on the region in which the game is being played, the Name Rater can be found at a variety of different locations throughout the world.

  • If you find yourself in Kanto, make your way to Lavender Town. Two buildings south of the Pokémon Center is where you’ll find him. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, he may be found in a tent made of gold and purple fabric.
  • If you happen to be in Johto, make your way to Goldenrod City. He is located in the building to the west of the gymnasium. During the games Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver, he may be found in a gold and purple tent located across the main street from the gym.
  • If you happen to be in Hoenn, make your way to Slateport City. He can be found in the home with the purple roof to the left of the Pokémon Center, on the first floor.
  • If you find yourself in Sinnoh, make your way to Eterna City. He may be found on the first level of the building, directly across the street from the Poke Mart.
  • You can travel to Castelia City from Unova if you are currently there. He is positioned on the first level of the third building from the gate to Route Four, on the first floor of the third building from the gate to Route Four.
  • If you find yourself in Orre, make your way to Agate Village. He’s in the Day Care facility, which is next to the waterfall.
  • If you find yourself in Kalos, make your way to Camphrier Town. He may be found on the right-hand side of the Pokémon Center, near the entrance.
  • If you are in Alola, take a trip to Heahea City to explore. He’s at the Alola Tourist Bureau building, which is where he should be.

2. Consult with the Name Rater. He will offer to analyze the name of a Pokémon from your party if you provide him with one.

3. Choose the Pokémon whose name you would want to be altered from the drop-down menu.

4. On the bottom touch screen, you may change the name of your Pokémon.

5. Congrats! You have given your Pokémon a new name.