Name Rater

Name Rater
姓名判断師 Onomancer
Name Rater ORAS.png
The Name Rater in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Male
Hometown Varies
Region Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Orre, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola
Generation I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII
Games Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Gold, Silver, and Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, FireRed and LeafGreen, Colosseum, XD: Gale of Darkness, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, Black and White, Black 2 and White 2, X and Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Sun and Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Sword and Shield

A Name Rater (Japanese: 姓名判断師 Onomancer) is a man who judges how suitable Pokémon nicknames are. Name Raters allow the players to change the nicknames of their Pokémon, as long as they are the original Trainer.

Renamable Pokémon

If the player shows the Name Rater a Pokémon they are the Original Trainer of, the Name Rater will offer to give it a nickname or change its existing nickname.

If the player shows the Name Rater an outsider Pokémon, he will normally refuse to change its nickname. In Generation VIII, the Name Rater can give a nickname to an unnicknamed outsider Pokémon, but will still refuse to change the name of an outsider Pokémon if it has a nickname.

The Name Rater in Orre will also refuse to rename a Shadow Pokémon until it has been purified.

The method by which the game validates whether the player is a Pokémon's Original Trainer varies between generations:

  • In Generations I and II, a Pokémon can only be renamed if its Original Trainer name and Trainer ID number match the player's.
  • In Generation III, a Pokémon can only be renamed if its Original Trainer name, Trainer ID number, and secret ID match the player's.
  • In Generation IV, only the player's Trainer ID number needs to match in order to rename a Pokémon.
  • From Generation V onward, a Pokémon can only be renamed if its Original Trainer name, Original Trainer gender, Trainer ID number, and secret ID match the player's.

Renaming

In Generation I, if the player presses End with no characters in the nickname space, the process will proceed as if the player canceled the nicknaming process, giving the Pokémon its species name. In later games, this is treated as giving the Pokémon the same nickname as before.

In Generations V and VII, tapping the Pokémon's sprite on the nickname screen replaces the currently entered text with the Pokémon's species name. In Generation VI, this replaces the currently entered text with the Pokémon's current nickname.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, since the player can freely nickname their Pokémon at any time, the Name Rater has been rendered a normal NPC.

Locations

Pokémon Name Raters can be found in the following locations:

Region City Location
Kanto Lavender Town In a house south of Mr. Fuji's house
Johto Goldenrod City In a house north of the Magnet Train station
Hoenn Slateport City In a house south of the Contest HallRSORAS/Battle TentE
Orre Agate Village Inside the Day Care
Sinnoh Eterna City Inside Eterna Condominiums, first floor
Unova Castelia City Inside a building north of Central Plaza on the leftBW
Inside the Medal Office buildingB2W2
Kalos Camphrier Town Inside the Pokémon Center
Alola Heahea City Inside the Tourist Bureau
Galar All Inside any Pokemon Center (as one of Jack's services)

Since Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver encompass two regions, these games all have two Name Raters.

Sprites

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Overworld sprites
Kanto        
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Johto    
Generation II Generation IV
Hoenn  
Generation III
Sinnoh  
Generation IV
Unova  
Generation V

Quotes

Main article: Name Rater/Quotes

See also

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 姓名判斷師 Xìngmíng Pànduànshī
  Danish Navneændrer
  French Spécialiste des Noms
  German Namenbewerter
  Italian Giudice Onomastico
  Korean 이름 감정사 Ireum Gamjeongsa
  Brazilian Portuguese Nomeador
  Spanish Inspector de Motes
  Swedish Döparen




Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomRedBlueGreenTraceDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimoKoichi
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneMinaCameronMr. GameMorimoto
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourProfessors' aidesMagikarp salesmanName RaterDay-Care PersonMr. Hyper
Johto Professor ElmProfessor OakMomEthanLyraSilverMr. PokémonEusineLanceRedKiyoBaobaMagnusEarlKurtCarrie
MaryBuenaRadio DirectorHaircut brothersWebsterMasterLiWilmaPrimoMaximoJetCaitlinDudeCameronMr. GameFelicityTeala
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersFrontier BrainsKimono GirlsWeek SiblingsName RaterDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aides
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterTreasure HunterDock
ApprenticePokémon Center LadiesOld guysMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLookerInverChazFossil ManiacKiriMemory Girl
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterDay-Care CoupleStats judge
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoxy and OliRoseanneRad RickshawEldritchWilmaJasmineCaitlinJuliaJordanDexterKeiraDr. FootstepMr. Goods
Mr. FuegoPokétch Co. PresidentPokémon Fan Club ChairmanMassage GirlScarf GuyHelenaKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guide
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aidesStats judge
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressGhetsisPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesman
Kalos Professor SycamoreGraceCalemSerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorAlexaCassiusInverSinaDexioGurkinn
BonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaMr. BondingPhil the Photo GuyMemory GirlPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team FlareGym guideGym LeadersElite FourBattle ChatelainesName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudge
Alola Professor KukuiMomLillieNebbyHauRotomProfessor BurnetMolayneSamson OakRyukiMohn
RedBlueWallyCynthiaGrimsleyColressSinaDexioLookerAnabelMorimotoIwao
Team SkullAether FoundationUltra Recon SquadTeam Rainbow Rocket
Trial CaptainsIsland KahunasElite FourName RaterJudgeMr. HyperGester


RuiEagunBeluhProfessor KraneJoviLilyChobinDr. Kaminko
WillieMayor Es CadeJustyCailDukingSilva
AnchaFateenChief SherlesOfficer JohnsonVander
The Kids Grid (MeggNettBittSeccPerrMarcia) • MakanMr. Verich
TrestBattlus (Somek)InfinInityName RaterMove Reminder
Move DeleterCipherTeam SnagemShadow Pokémon Trainers


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