More Nicknames for Perfect IV Pokemon | Pokemon GO

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!

Even More of my Nicknames for Perfect IV Pokemon

I did a post quite a while back about the nicknames I gave to my 100% IV Pokemon in Pokemon Go. Think of this one as a sequel! I have no post ideas right now except this, and more 100% IV Pokemon to go through! Currently, I have 60 100% IV Pokemon in Pokemon Go, including the ones I gave nicknames to before.

I did make some changes, and these will be listed below:

Mr. Mime – ‘NoReason’ – originally called ‘Master Mime’, I changed the name of this one because of the Galarian version obtaining the evolution of Mr. Rime. I decided to nickname my Kantonian form after the phrase ‘no rhyme, no reason’, as a play on words.

Arbok  – ‘SolidSnake’ – originally called ‘Slithers’, I remembered the existence of Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Solid games. It’s a cheap cop-out, but it works.

Gardevoir – ‘Synchronice’ – originally called ‘Rats’ pre-evolution, my nickname mechanic doesn’t allow for Synchronoice as a nickname, hence the name I’ve given it, as it has the move Synchronoise.

Linoone – ‘Notstagoon’ – originally called ‘Linooooo’ because I wasn’t after it, this is another Pokemon with a Galarian form that I have the Hoenn form of. And because this one can’t evolve into Obstagoon, it’s been given this appropriate nickname instead.


Alolan Raichu – ‘Hawaii’ – Alolan Raichu was a Lucky Trade randomly after trading Connor a spare Unown. It became my 50th 100% IV Pokemon, and because it’s an Alolan form, I decided to pay homage to the show Hawaii Five-O.

Alolan Ninetales – ‘Snowy’– I got a female Alolan Vulpix that came out with 100% IVs, so I named it after Lillie’s Vulpix in the anime.

Lopunny – ‘Lola Bunny’ – I basically named this Lopunny after another heavily sexualised cartoon rabbit.

Scizor – ‘Mantis’ – I got the idea from the wargame and military sci-fi franchise BattleTech. There is a Light Mech called the Mantis, and that’s how I came up with the nickname.

Yanmega – ‘Sparx’ – I named this one after the dragonfly companion in the Spyro series. I’d recently played through the Reignited Trilogy when I got this Pokemon, and it was just too fitting at the time.

Porygon2 – ‘GORocket’ – This Pokemon was 93% as a Shadow Porygon, and purified it to 100%. It’s currently my only perfect Purified Pokemon, and I’m saving it for a (hopefully) future Porygon Community Day, so it can evolve into a Porygon-Z.

Tentacruel – ‘Ten Tickles‘ – I got this during the Supereffective Week through a Research reward, and it was fitting to name it after the shiny Tentacool I got in Let’s Go.

Dewott – ‘Oshikuru’ – Because this evolves into a Samurai, and because of Oshawott’s name, I wanted to pay homage to that one Two and a Half Men episode, where Charlie Sheen was penning the opening theme.

Lopunny – ‘Codpiece’ – This has nothing to do with the Pokemon. The night I caught this, we’d played the one D&D session where we tried to spread the word of the Cult of the Codpiece before I got the TPK due to some dud rolls. To honour the fun we had, I named my Lopunny ‘Codpiece’.

Hippowdon – ‘Gaara‘ – This was kind of a no-brainer for me. I do miss the old Hippowdon sprite where it was pouring sand. I still named him after Gaara, who is my favourite character in the Naruto series, and probably my favourite anime character overall.

Roserade – ‘Rosa‘ – This is my second 100% IV Roserade, and I named it as I did because it came from an egg that a friend sent over from Spain. The feminine name is annoying me somewhat, considering the Roserade is male, but I’ll make it work.

My Nicknames for Perfect IV Pokemon

After going through some of my favourite Pokemon Go nicknames the other day, I realised that I didn’t touch upon any of my perfect IV Pokemon and their nicknames. Today, that changes.

I want to start from the beginning, and carry on until we get to the most recent one. Currently, I have 49 Pokemon with 100% IVs.

Muk – ‘MotherMugs’ – Grimer was my first 100% IV Pokemon in Pokemon Go, hatching from an egg in March 2017. The nickname method becomes clearer once we go down the list, but it’s a similar naming structure to the Gurdy family in The Binding of Isaac, now there’s a hint!

Forretress – ‘Muriel’ – this Forretress is a female, but I don’t care. I named her Muriel after a character from The Arcana – of course. Forretress is a Pokemon featured in my upcoming post about Pokemon that I forget about, so it’s fitting. It’s the last one I think of when I remember my 100% Pokemon.

Electivire – ‘Thor’ – How could I not? This beauty of a Pokemon was caught in an Electabuzz raid back in the day, shortly after raids were released. So I had to name him after the Thunder God himself.

Typhlosion – ‘Quilly’ – Recently I wanted to name him ‘Spike’, but the strange Niantic nicknaming policy didn’t allow it. Quilly it is.

Muk – ‘Mugs’ – Here we have the second 100% IV Muk, and obviously his name is Mugs.

Pidgeot – ‘PerfectPig’ – I wanted to name him PerfectPidge, but with my asterisk nicknaming method, it won’t fit.

Mr. Mime – ‘Master Mime – It’s a play on the word ‘mastermind’, and how similar it sounds to its species name. Mr. Mime is still my least favourite Pokemon, but at least I have a 100% regional, I suppose.

Swellow – ‘Swell Guy’ – This was caught two days after the release of Taillow, so it was a surprise to say the least. If I remember right, my friend Steve made the pun so I thought it’d be a fitting nickname.

Plusle – ‘Nope’ – Plusle is hated within our elite chat, often used as a joke about what shinies we could get. Therefore, it had to be named Nope.

Wigglytuff – ‘Lullaby’ – The Jigglypuff line is known for its singing to put people to sleep – it was even featured in Detective Pikachu. Which is why I named the Wigglytuff ‘Lullaby’.

Togekiss – ‘Planebirb’ – it reminds me of a plane. That’s all I got.

Cloyster – ‘Cloyteris’ – I had to get extra-creative with this one, as a lot of nicknames were apparently inappropriate. It’s a play on its species name and exactly what it looks like.

Blastoise – ‘Cannons’ – This thing has cannons, as well as Hydro Cannon.

Alolan Sandslash – ‘Stevesicle’ – When Friends and Gifts became available, I ended up with an egg that hatched an Alolan Sandshrew that turned out 100%. Looking at the location tag, it came from Scotland, where my aforementioned friend Steve lives. So I named it after him.

Mightyena – ‘MightyBoosh‘ – I didn’t personally watch this show (starring Noel Fielding, this is important for later), but it’s the one thing I thought of when nicknaming my Mightyena.

Alolan Dugtrio – ‘DigDug’ – Named after that one great game Dig Dug. Ahh the memories…

Dusknoir – ‘NotFound’ – My first 100% in Portugal was a Duskull with 404CP. So I named her the appropriate nickname for anyone who is just a little bit computer-savvy.

Blastoise – ‘Aniversário’  – I caught this through Research during mine and Connor’s anniversary. I was still in Portugal, so I didn’t get to see him, but I nicknamed him something very sentimental to represent it.

Claydol – ‘Cão’ – This nickname was given due to its lore and then translated into Portuguese.

Vileplume – ‘Ourique’ – I caught this not too long after moving to the Campo de Ourique area, and I remember discovering its 100% IVs on the way to work.

Alolan Dugtrio – ‘TríoCavado’ – This Alolan Dugtrio was given from a Gift from Spain, so I had to make a catchy play on the Spanish translation.

Porygon-Z – ‘Duck-You’ – After hatching non-stop Porygon from 10km eggs, this was my reward.

Camerupt – ‘Belated’ – In Portugal, Numel was the new Pidgey, basically. It was so common, and I wanted to catch a perfect one. When I came back from Scunthorpe, I hatched a 100% IV Numel.

Lanturn – ‘Chompers’ – I mean, have you seen the things that Lanturn is based on?

Bidoof – ‘God’ – No need to explain this.

Bidoof – ‘ShiaLaDoof’ – This requires more explanation. In the hotel room, I had the Shia LaBeouf song in my head, and then I caught this through Research. Basically the name is a play on both species name and the actor’s name.

Machamp – ‘Macho Man’ – Have you seen its arms? Have you heard that awesome Village People song of the same name?

Roserade – ‘Rozureido’ – This Budew came from a Gift from Japan, so when I evolved it, I had to give it the name based on the Japanese pronunciation.

Spinda – ‘Spinning Top‘ – While it doesn’t look like a spinning top, it looks like it’s been sat on one for 3,000 years.

Venusaur – ‘Mars’ – my Venusaur is a boy, otherwise I’d have named it Venus. Instead, Men Are From Mars…

Latios – ‘Eons’ – Because it took eons to find a 100% Legendary. Plus it’s one of the Eon Duo, so it works. Still my only 100% Legendary to this day.

Armaldo – ‘Amarillo’ – Is this the way to…?

Azumarill – ‘Bella’ – This one is based on Ace Trainer Liam’s Pokemon Y Quadlocke, where he caught an Azumarill and named her Bella Belle, after the song.

Persian – ‘Storm’ – Storm was my first 100% Lucky Pokemon, given to me by Connor. So I named him after his beloved cat that passed away last year.

Ambipom – ‘HappySlap’ – I am amazed at how I was able to get away with calling an Ambipom, or any Pokemon, this name.

Mightyena – ‘Noel’ – Remember I told you to remember Mighty Boosh and Noel Fielding? This was why.

Luxray – ‘Kondo’ – This particular Pokemon was named after Marie Kondo. Because it’s a 100% Luxray, it sparks joy. I am aware of the pun, that’s why I named him Kondo.

Hariyama – ‘Toasty’ – I mean, those gloves must be toasty by now.

Mismagius – ‘Debster’ – I mean, I caught this after a lovely day out with my mum. She jokes how she’s a witch every day except Halloween, where it’s her day off.

Cradily‘Lilith’ – I literally had no idea for this one.

Medicham – ‘Magician’ – Medicham kinda looks like one of those weird magicians.

Floatzel – ‘Baywatch’ – Floatzel literally has a life vest. If that doesn’t make a solid lifeguard, I don’t know what does.

Muk – ‘Mugs Jr’ – Yep, another 100% IV Muk.

Nidoking – ‘NoFest’ – This was based on European experiences outside Dortmund Go Fest, where Slakoth spawned as part of the Community Day make-up. However, it overshadowed the Nidoran spawns.

Arbok – ‘Slithers’ – For some reasoning I forgot to add this explanation before submitting (I need to proof more). However, yes, it slithers along the floor. That is all.

Persian – ‘Misty’ – Another Persian, because Connor put me in the lobby of a Meowth raid while I went to get a drink. It came out perfect, so I named it after another of Connor’s cats that sadly passed away this year.

Ralts – ‘Rats’ – The day after the Community Day, I hatched this. Too late for Synchronoise.

Altaria – ‘CottonCandy’ – This bird looks like a great bit of cotton candy, I think.

Linoone – ‘Linooooo’ – Of all the Route 1 rodents to get, and it had to be this. Where’s my Rattata?