Have you ever had to change your Pokemon name in Scarlet and Violet because of a typo? Well, don’t you feel guilty or worry too much. Thousands of veteran trainers wanted to change their Pokemon’s name because of a misspelling or because they didn’t like it. Yet, they also remember the Name Rater from the previous generations.
In the early Pokemon Games, there was a strange old man called the Name Rater. He would rate your critter’s nicknames and would suggest changing the name. Although most players would breeze past this option, some would also want to rename their Pokemon.
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How to Change Your Pokemon’s Name in Scarlet and Violet
So, how do you rename your Pokemon now that there isn’t a Name Rater in the new generations? After all, your Pokemon’s name should have sentimental value. If you accidentally chose profanity or something rude to name your critter, you should consider changing it. Here’s a step-by-step process on how you can do that:
- Open the Menu.
- Select a Pokemon and press Check Summary.
- Press X to change the Pokemon’s name. It also opens up a keyboard for you to type in your preferred nickname. However, do make sure not to name your critter any profanities this time.
Those are the three easy steps to follow if you want to change the name of your Pokemon. If you want to remove the nickname and return to the default, do not leave it blank. Although erasing the nickname and saving makes sense, the game won’t allow you to do that.
If you want to restore a Pokemon’s original name, you have to type it down as a nickname. Only then will the game accept this action and save your data. You also don’t have to worry about the evolution because the name will change along with the upgrade.
A fun easter egg in the game, literally, is to change your Pokemon name to “Egg.” The game will undoubtedly treat your Pokemon as an egg. You can also see this when you move the Pokemon into storage and you’ll find the name The Egg. Yet, there aren’t any other side effects but it’s also just funny in general.
That’s how you can rename your Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet. However, you shouldn’t forget one ironclad rule in Pokemon games: Do not forget to save!