How do you choose nicknames for your Pokemon? I used to not nickname my Pokemon because I was just plain lazy. I don't know when I started to, but even though I find it extremely difficult sometimes, I try to have fun with it. I started using variations off of Pokemon's original Japanese names (or the whole Japanese name all together, i.e. Achamo/Torchic). And to be honest, that's just one small step above laziness. When the Japanese names became too similar or just strange (Laplace/Lapras and Mooland/Stoutland), I opted for word associations (Lillipup >>> Dog >>> Hound >>> Baskerville). And then, I got this baby Larvitar in a Wonder Trade named Obellanix. Say, what!? I'm not even sure how to pronounce that but it looks cool. I'm so curious as to what thought processes occur while naming Pokemon. I'm still not really satisfied with my nicknames. I'm trying all sorts of different naming methods. (Except, I will never name Pokemon regular person names.) Care to share yours???