Pokemon Name change guide in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Pokemon SV). See how to change your name, change Pokemon's nicknames, traded Pokemon restrictions, and more!.
Can You Change The Name?
Character's Name Cannot Be Changed
You can decide on the hero's name at the beginning before starting your adventure. Once you finalized the name, it is impossible to change it so enter the name that you are not going to regret.
How To Change Pokemon Nickname
Pokemon Nickname Can Be Changed From The Status
Pokemon's name (nickname) can be changed at any time from the status screen. Open the menu and choose the Pokemon you want to change the nickname by clicking the Check Summary → press X button to Change Nickname for the Pokemon you want to rename. Press + to save the changes you've made.
Traded Pokemon Can Be Changed Only Once
Pokemon nicknames traded by friends can be changed only once. Note that you cannot change your nickname if your friend has already changed it or if you got it in a Surprise Trade.
|Not Renamed Before Exchange||Nickname can be changed only once|
|Renamed Before Exchange||Nickname cannot be changed|
|Surprise Trade||Nickname cannot be changed|
Name Change Not Available For Pokemon Exchanged From NPCs
Nicknames cannot be changed for Pokemon obtained in exchange from NPCs. If you really want to use another name, you will need to catch it elsewhere or hatch it to be able to rename it.
May Require An Everstone When Breeding Pokemon
Hatching a normal Wooper or Galarian Meowth without doing anything will produce a Paldean Wooper or normal Meowth. Give them an Everstone to prevent Pokemon from evolving and to ensure that the Pokemon Egg inherits the desired parent's nature.
|Item||Where To Get|
|Everstone||Buy at Delibird Presents for 3,000 Poke Dollars.|
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