A title (Japanese: (ふた)() another name or ()() form of address) or special title is a phrase that can display next to a Pokémon's name when it is sent out in battle. Titles were introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield and are also present in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.[1] Most titles are displayed as suffixes in English, French, Italian, and Spanish, but they display as prefixes in Chinese, German, Japanese, and Korean.

Example of titles being shown when entering a battle in the Battle Tower in Wyndon. The examples shown are Shiny Antique form Polteageist displaying the Misty Mark's title, and Shiny Excadrill displaying the Galar Champion Ribbon's title, respectively.

If a Pokémon has any mark or Ribbon, the title corresponding to it can be freely toggled on and off from the Pokémon's summary. Only one title can be active at a time; selecting a different Ribbon or mark from the summary will replace the currently equipped title. In Link Battles, the opposing player's Pokémon will display any equipped title as well.

If a title is equipped, that data is retained through trade and transfer to other games, but will not be displayed when sent into battle in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl nor Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

List of Titles

Main article: List of Ribbons in the games

From League Ribbons

Name Title
Champion Ribbon the Champion
Sinnoh Champion Ribbon the Sinnoh Champion
Kalos Champion Ribbon the Kalos Champion
Hoenn Champion Ribbon the Hoenn Champion
Alola Champion Ribbon the Alola Champion
Galar Champion Ribbon the Galar Champion
Paldea Champion Ribbon the Paldea Champion

From Contest Ribbons

Name Title
Coolness Master Ribbon the Former Star
Beauty Master Ribbon the Vintage Beauty
Cuteness Master Ribbon the Former Idol
Cleverness Master Ribbon the Historic Genius
Toughness Master Ribbon the Formerly Buff
Contest Star Ribbon the Shining Star
Twinkling Star Ribbon the Twinkling Star

Contest Memory Ribbon the Treasured Memory

From Tower Ribbons

Name Title
Skillful Battler Ribbon the Veteran
Expert Battler Ribbon the Master
Battle Tree Great Ribbon the Tree Victor
Battle Tree Master Ribbon the Tree Master
Tower Master Ribbon the Tower Master

Battle Memory Ribbon the Exciting Memory

From Memorial Ribbons

Name Title
Artist Ribbon the Model for Paintings
Effort Ribbon the Once Well-Trained
Alert Ribbon the Once Vigilant
Shock Ribbon the Once Cowardly
Downcast Ribbon the Once Shaken
Careless Ribbon the Once Imperfect
Relax Ribbon the Once Well-Rested
Snooze Ribbon the Once Sleepy
Smile Ribbon the Once Cheery
Gorgeous Ribbon the Gorgeous
Royal Ribbon the Royal
Gorgeous Royal Ribbon the Gorgeous Royal
Footprint Ribbon the Strutter
Record Ribbon
(Unreleased)
the Record Holder
Legend Ribbon the Living Legend
Best Friends Ribbon the Great Friend
Training Ribbon the Tried and True
Battle Royal Master Ribbon the Royal Master
Master Rank Ribbon the Rank Master
Hisui Ribbon of the Distant Past
Once-in-a-Lifetime Ribbon
(Unreleased)
the One-in-a-Million
Partner Ribbon* <Trainer>'s _____

From Gift Ribbons

Name Title
Country Ribbon the Victor
National Ribbon the Triumphant
Earth Ribbon the 100× Victorious
World Ribbon the World Conqueror
Classic Ribbon the Pokémon Fan
Premier Ribbon the Pokémon Fan
Event Ribbon the Festive
Birthday Ribbon the Best Buddy
Special Ribbon the Premium
Souvenir Ribbon the Cherished
Wishing Ribbon the Wish Granter
Battle Champion Ribbon the Battle Champion
Regional Champion Ribbon
(Unreleased)
the Regional Champion
National Champion Ribbon
(Unreleased)
the National Champion
World Champion Ribbon the World Champion

From Marks

Generation VIII

Main article: Mark → Generation VIII → List of marks

Generation IX

Main article: Mark → Generation IX → List of marks

Trivia

  • Nincada that evolve in Pokémon Sword and Shield only pass their Ribbons and marks onto the Ninjask, leaving the Shedinja with no Ribbons or marks. However, a bug allows an equipped Ribbon or mark's title to remain on the Shedinja despite not having the Ribbon/mark that grants it. This persists through trades, and even in Pokémon HOME, until the title is unequipped or a different Ribbon/mark is selected.[2]
  • The Twinkling Star and Hisui Ribbons (which were introduced in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, respectively) do not exist in Pokémon Sword and Shield. They do not appear in the summary, cannot be equipped, and have no programmed title in Pokémon Sword and Shield. They only display their corresponding title when equipped in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
    • This extends to all Scarlet and Violet exclusive Marks and Ribbons as well, excluding the Destiny Mark, which was programmed into Sword and Shield, but was unobtainable prior to Scarlet and Violet.
  • The Partner Ribbon has the only title that dynamically changes based on another aspect of a Pokémon, specifically its Original Trainer. In English, it is the only title that acts as a prefix; in German, it is the only title that acts as a suffix.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 稱號 Chīnghouh
稱呼 Chīngfū
Mandarin 稱號 / 称号 Chēnghào
稱呼 / 称呼 Chēnghū
  French Titre
  German Titel
  Italian Titolo
Nomignolo
  Korean 칭호 Chingho
호칭 Hoching
  Spanish Apodo

References


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