Hey guys! It’s been a while, but over the course of the past year, I obtained a total of 28 100% IV Pokemon! As I’ve gone over the nicknames for previous ones, here are the newer additions up to 5th March 2021!
Pichu – “Lil’ Bud” – this was a name purely because it was one of the flower crown Pichu hatches from Easter 2020. I named it Lil’ Bud because of it, and I could never bring myself to evolve it into a Pikachu.
Cacturne – “Pokey” – this one came randomly in my flat, and I egged my boyfriend to catch it as well. I named it Pokey, after Connor’s Cacturne in the short-lived Emerald Soul-Link, so it felt like a great call-back.
Magnezone – “Flash” – this one I got from Field Research, and named it Flash because it seemed like a fitting name. Because of the constraints of using a Magnetic Lure, I only evolved this more recently into Magnezone. Funnily enough, my mum now has a cat named Flash.
Sharpedo – “Peter File” – this one was caught during the Carvanha Incense Day, and I named it Peter File as a direct nod to The IT Crowd, because I always used to add “file” to the end of “Sharpedo” as a joke.
Torterra – “Kaguya” – I did name Torterra after Kaguya, a Naruto character based on folklore that ate fruit from the God Tree and became the first wielder of chakra. I’ve noticed that Naruto takes a lot of inspiration from Japanese folklore, and it’s pretty interesting.
Hippowdon – “Sahara” – my second 100% Hippowdon, this time female. I named her Sahara after the Sahara Desert.
Arbok – “Rocket” – my second 100% Arbok, but this one differs because it came from a GO Rocket battle. I could have named it Jessie, but it’s male, so…
Deoxys – “NoodleArm” – I admit I usually forget I have a hundo Deoxys. Whoops! But it follows the tradition of naming every Deoxys after some kind of pasta. Noodle just happens to be one of those.
Pelipper – “Toiletbirb” – this nickname still makes Connor laugh. And it kinda looks like a toilet, so it’d be rude not to!
Tepig – “Rasher” – like with Pichu, I don’t have the heart to evolve this just yet. I named it Rasher because it’s a pig, and you know where bacon comes from. Please tell me you know where bacon comes from!
Alolan Raticate – “Anicotti” – simply put, this one was named after one of the mouse Animal Crossing villagers.
Mawile – “Gnasher” – it’s named Gnasher because of it’s huge-ass head-jaw. I can’t wait to see this thing Mega Evolve.
Vanilluxe – “BrainFreeze” – it was so annoying to catch these when they came out for the holiday event, but I managed to snag a hundo from Field Research. And of course, if you eat ice cream too quick, you get brain freeze!
Ninetales – “Mito” – because it’s a female, I decided to name it after Kurama’s first Jinchuriki, Mito Uzumaki. Hey, I wasn’t gonna be gender-bending like a lot of fanfic writers do!
Dewott – “Blizzard” – I’ve mentioned this before, but I named the then-Oshawott after the limited edition Sneak flavour that dropped on the same day that I got this.
Pinsir – “ItBugged” – the entire Meowth balloon sequence bugged the heck out, and I almost thought I wasn’t gonna get this. So I purified it and it became a hundo.
Chikorita – “Nomeyy” – this is named after Nomeyy, who spent ages going for a shiny Cyndaquil in HGSS, only to keep getting shiny Chikorita. I was going after a hundo Cyndaquil to replace the one that got lost to the ether. So when I got a hundo female Chikorita, there was only one name…
Weavile – “Stevile” – this is named after my good friend Steve, whose favourite Pokemon is Weavile. I got this during the Sneasel Research Day (that honestly we didn’t even need).
Weavile – “Aphrodite” – this also came from the same Sneasel Day, but because this one’s female, I named her after the Ice Queen from the House of Night series.
Mismagius – “RainBringer” – I caught this from Field Research during the terrible GO Rocket event. It was raining, so I named it RainBringer because I didn’t have any other ideas. I was going to change it later but I couldn’t be bothered to.
Skuntank – “Darcy” – this was named after Storm Darcy that was brewing at the time.
Charizard – “Char” – my first “shundo”, I caught it during the Kanto Tour event, as the first shiny, coming from the auto-completed Special Research. I named it after the first Charmander that I ever used in LeafGreen, so it was really fitting.
Kangaskhan – “MotherKang” – soon after I caught the shundo Charmander, we went over to a Kangaskhan raid, which ended up giving me another hundo of the day. MotherKang immediately sprung to mind, so there was a nickname idea straight away.
Squirtle – “Turt” – it’s my third hundo Squirtle…it’s a turt. It’s now called Turt.
Octillery – “Sushi” – a clever GPS drift in the apartment block granted me a hundo Remoraid, and it was either Sushi or Takoyaki. Sushi won out, but only just.
Walrein – “Flubber” – Walrein is big and beautiful, so it’s named after that classic Robin Williams film. Simple.
Nidoran M – “Biff” – I’m pretty sure Nidoking can pull off the name Biff, right? It’s my second hundo male Nidoran, so I’m definitely not getting variety here.
Nosepass – “Lost” – I know it’s based on a compass, hence the nickname. I just really fancied a bit of irony in its name!