Name Rater姓名判断師 Onomancer
The Name Rater in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
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I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII|
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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.
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 Pokémon Sword and Shield 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 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.
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!, Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there is no Name Rater and the player can freely nickname their Pokémon at any time instead. In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the man who was once Lavender Town's Name Rater has been rendered a normal NPC, who advises the player not to give their Pokémon a silly nickname.
Pokémon Name Raters can be found in the following locations:
In a house south of Mr. Fuji's house|
In a house north of the Magnet Train station|
In a house south of the Contest HallRSORAS/Battle TentE|
Inside the Day Care|
Inside Eterna Condominiums, first floor|
Inside a building north of Central Plaza on the leftBWInside the Medal Office buildingB2W2
Inside the Pokémon Center|
Inside the Tourist Bureau|
Inside any Pokémon Center (as one of Jack's services)|
Sprites and models
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Reason: X and Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Sun and Moon, and Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon models
Main article: Name Rater/Quotes
In the manga
In other languages
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