It had been a while since I last played Pokémon, and it was time to embark on my game again. The joy of embarking on my Pokémon journey 🏞 after a while, fueled by dreams of victory in the game.
With eager fingers 🖐, I had named my avatar with a moniker that mirrored my aspirations, a digital badge of honor to be wielded across the augmented landscapes of the game.
With bated breath, I navigated ⛴ to the menus of the game 🎮, seeking to change my nickname.
It dawned on me when I read the rule that a trainer may change their Pokémon nickname only once.
Join me as I delve more into this.
How to change your nickname in Pokémon Go
To change your nickname in Pokémon GO, follow these steps:
- Go into the Pokémon GO app on your device 📱.
- Tap on the Poké Ball ⚽ icon at the bottom center of the screen to open the main menu.
- Press the menu’s Settings option.
- Scroll down 📜 the settings menu, look for the Change Nickname option, and tap on it.
- Enter your new desired nickname.
- Confirm your choice.
- Once you’ve confirmed your new nickname, it will be updated in the game.
Why can’t you change your Pokémon Go nickname more than once?
The decision to limit nickname changes in Pokémon GO to one time only is likely a measure implemented by Niantic, the developer of the game, to prevent abuse and confusion within the game’s community.
And, the main reasons are to prevent abuse or harassment within the game, maintain stability within the game’s system, Encouraging Thoughtful Choices, and reduce the workload for customer support teams.
Can you have the same nickname in Pokémon Go as another player?
No, in Pokémon GO, each player must have a unique nickname. So, you cannot have the same nickname as another player in the game.
When you choose a nickname for your Pokémon GO account, the game checks to ensure that the nickname selected is not already in use by another player ⛹.
How do you reset a Pokémon’s nickname?
Follow these steps to reset a Pokémon’s nickname
- Go into the Pokémon GO app on your device.
- Navigate to your Pokémon collection by tapping the Poké Ball icon at the bottom center of the screen 🖥.
- Tap on the Pokémon whose nickname you want to reset.
- Once selected, tap the pencil ✏ icon next to its current nickname.
- Edit the nickname.
- Erase the existing nickname and leave the field blank.
- Tap OK or Confirm to save the changes. The Pokémon’s nickname will now be reset to its species name.
Can you remove your Pokémon nickname?
In Pokémon GO, you cannot remove a Pokémon’s nickname entirely. The game requires each Pokémon to have a name, even if it’s just the default species name.
However, you can reset a Pokémon’s nickname to its default species name if you wish to remove the customized nickname.
How long can your Pokémon Go nickname be?
In Pokémon GO, your nickname can be up to 12 characters long. This limit includes letters 🔠, numbers 🔢, and special characters.
When choosing a nickname for your Pokémon GO account, keep in mind this character limit to ensure that your chosen nickname fits within the allowed space.
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