How to rename Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Changing the name of Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is very easy, especially when compared to how things worked in older games.

There are many reasons why you might want to change a Pokémon’s name in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Maybe you wrote something wrong or maybe you would just like to try something new.

Here’s how to change Pokémon names in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, as there are some extra menu steps this time around.

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How to change the name of Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

To change the name of Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you just need to be able to access the main menu. You will not be able to do this while in dialogue or battle. Elsewhere, simply press ‘X’ to open the menu.

Now, scroll down to the Pokémon whose name you want to change. If they are in your Box, change them to your Group or select “Boxes” from the menu on the right. Once you’ve located your Pokémon, press ‘A’ to bring up a new menu. Select ‘Verification Summary’ and you will be taken to a new screen.

Now all you need to do is press ‘X’ to change your Pokémon’s nickname. Now, simply type the new name and press Enter. You can change it as many times as you want, as long as you can access this set of menus. This is just one of the many ways that modern Pokémon games have given players more options when it comes to their Pokémon. Gone are the days of having to visit a specific NPC to change your Pokémon’s name.

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That’s everything you need to know about how to change Pokémon names in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Be sure to give your Pokémon unique nicknames to add a touch of personality and help differentiate between several of the same Pokémon.

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