How to Change Pokemon Nickname Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

In our How to Change Pokemon Nickname Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guide, we are going to show you how to change the name of your Pokemon. It’s a pretty simple system, once you know what to do. All you have to do is go through a couple of menus. So, here are all the steps.

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How to Change Pokemon Nickname Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How to Change Pokemon Nickname in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

To change your Pokemon nickname in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you first need to put that Pokemon into your party. As far as we can tell, you cannot change the name of one of your pocket monsters when they’re in storage. So, once you’ve moved the Pokemon into the party, open the menu. Then, on the left side of the screen, scroll down to the creature whose name you want to change. Press “A” to get a little side menu. Select the “Check Summary” option, and then press the “X” button. All that’s left at this point is to type in the new name, and you’re good to go. You can do this as many time as you want.

So, that’s how you change the nickname of your Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Now, there is another system that you can use. If you go into the menu, you’ll see the Options… option at the bottom of the list on the right-hand side. Select that. Scroll down in the next menu, looking for the Give Nicknames option. Turning it on will make the game prompt you to name a Pokemon whenever you catch one. We turned this off, because it’s annoying when you’re just trying to play and don’t care about naming. However, if you care about what your Pokemon are called, then you should probably turn Give Nicknames on. That way, you’ll never forget.

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