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Name Rater

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Name Rater
せいめいはんだんし Onomancer
Name Rater HGSS.png
The Name Rater in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Male
Hometown Varies
Region Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Orre, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos
Generation I, II, III, IV, V, VI
Games Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Gold, Silver, and Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, FireRed and LeafGreen, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, Black and White, Black 2 and White 2, X and Y

A Name Rater (Japanese: せいめいはんだんし Onomancer) is a man who judges how suitable Pokémon nicknames are. Name Raters allow the players to rename their Pokémon, as long as they are the original Trainer.

Renamable Pokémon

If the Pokémon was caught by the player that currently owns it, he will say that the name could be better and offer the player the option of changing it.

If the Pokémon he's judging is an outsider Pokémon (if it was originally obtained in a different game, via an event, or via an in-game trade), he will say that the name is perfect and refuse to change it. The Name Rater in Orre will also refuse to rename a Shadow Pokémon until it has been purified.

However, if both players have identical Trainer IDs and secret IDs (which is extremely unlikely), he will allow name changes. In Generation V, both players must also have the same name and gender as well.

Additionally, in Generation I only, should the player press End with no characters in the nickname space, the process will proceed as if the player canceled the nicknaming process, whereas in later games it will be treated as giving the Pokémon the same nickname as before.

Locations

Pokémon Name Raters can be found in the following locations:

Region City Location
Kanto Lavender Town South of Mr. Fuji's house
Johto Goldenrod City North of the Magnet Train station
Hoenn Slateport City South of the Contest HallRSORAS/Battle TentE
Orre Agate Village Inside the Day Care
Sinnoh Eterna City Eterna Condominiums, first floor
Unova Castelia City Building north of Central Plaza on the leftBW
in the Medal Office buildingB2W2
Kalos Camphrier Town Inside the Pokémon Center

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

Sprites

Overworld sprites
Kanto Name rater Kanto I OD.png Name rater Kanto II OD.png Name rater Kanto III OD.png Mr Fuji OD.png
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Johto Name rater Johto II OD.png Mr Fuji OD.png
Generation II Generation IV
Hoenn Mr Briney OD.png
Generation III
Sinnoh Name rater Sinnoh OD.png
Generation IV
Unova Artist OD.png
Generation V

Quotes

Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow

"Hello, hello! I am the official Name Rater! Want me to rate the nicknames of your Pokémon?"
No:"Fine! Come anytime you like!"
Yes:"Which Pokémon should I look at?"
  • Show traded Pokémon
"<name>, is it? That is a truly impeccable name! Take good care of <name>!"
  • Show original Pokémon
"<name>, is it? That is a decent nickname! But, would you like me to give it a nicer name? How about it?"
No:"Fine! Come anytime you like!"
Yes:"Fine! What should we name it?"
  • After a name is inputted:
"OK! This Pokémon has been renamed as <name>! That's a better name than before!"

Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal

"Hello, hello! I'm the Name Rater! I rate the names of Pokémon. Would you like me to rate names?"
No:"Ok, then. Come again sometime."
Yes:"Which Pokémon's nickname should I rate for you?"
  • Show traded Pokémon
"Hm... <name>? What a great name! It's perfect. Treat <name> with loving care."
  • Show original Pokémon
"Hm... <name>... That's a fairly decent name. But, how about a slightly better nickname? Want me to give it a better name?"
No:""Ok, then. Come again sometime."
Yes:"All right. What name should we give it, then?"
  • After a name is inputted:
"All right. This Pokémon is now named <name>!"
  • If different from old name:
"That's a better name than before! Well done!"
  • If the same as old name:
"It might look the same as before, but this new name is much better! Well done!"

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald

"Hi, hi! I am the Name Rater! I'm the fortune-teller of names! I shall be pleased to rate your Pokémon's nickname."
No:"I see. Do come visit again."
Yes:"Which Pokémon's nickname should I critique?"
  • Show traded Pokémon
"Hmmm... <name> it is! This is a magnificent nickname! It is impeccably beyond reproach! You'll do well to cherish your <name> now and beyond."
  • Show original Pokémon
"Hmmm... <name>, is it? That is quite a fine name you bestowed. But! What say you, if I were to suggest a slightly better name? "
No:"I see. Do come visit again."
Yes:"Ah, good. Then, what shall the new nickname be?"
  • After a name is inputted:
"Done! From now on, this Pokémon shall be known as <name>!"
  • If different from old name:
"It is a better name than before! How fortunate for you!"
  • If the same as old name:
"It looks no different from before, and yet, this is vastly superior! How fortunate for you!"

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

"Hello, hello! I am the official Name Rater! Want me to rate the nicknames of your Pokémon?"
No:"I see. Do come visit again."
Yes:"Which Pokémon's nickname should I critique?"
  • Show traded Pokémon
"<name>, is it? That is a truly impeccable name! Take good care of <name>!"
  • Show original Pokémon
"<name>, is it? That is a decent nickname! But, would you like me to give it a nicer name? How about it?"
No:"I see. Do come visit again."
Yes:"Ah, good. Then, what shall the new nickname be?"
  • After a name is inputted:
"Done! From now on, this Pokémon shall be known as <name>!"
  • If different from old name:
"It is a better name than before! How fortunate for you!"
  • If the same as old name:
"It looks no different from before, and yet, this is vastly superior! How fortunate for you!"

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum

"Hello, hello! I am the official Name Rater! Want me to rate the nicknames of your Pokémon?"
No:"I see. Please come visit again."
Yes:"Which Pokémon's nickname should I critique?"
  • Show traded Pokémon
"<name>, is it? That is a truly impeccable name! Take good care of <name>!"
  • Show original Pokémon
"<name>, is it? That's a decent nickname! But would you like to give it an even better name? How about it?"
No:"I see. Please come visit again."
Yes:"Ah, good. Then, what shall the new nickname be?"
  • After a name is inputted:
"Done! From now on, this Pokémon shall be known as <name>!"
  • If different from old name:
"It is a better name than before! How fortunate for you!"
  • If the same as old name:
"It looks no different from before, and yet, this is vastly superior! How fortunate for you!"

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

"Hello, hello! I am the official Name Rater! Want me to rate the nicknames of your Pokémon?"
No:"Ah, good. I see. Do come visit again if you change your mind."
Yes:"Which Pokémon's nickname should I critique?"
  • Show traded Pokémon
"<name>, is it? That is a truly impeccable nickname! Take good care of <name>!"
  • Show original Pokémon
"<name>, is it? Hmm... That is a decent nickname! But, I can give it a nicer name? How about it?"
No:"Ah, good. I see. Do come visit again if you change your mind."
Yes:"Ok, then. What shall the new nickname be?"
  • After a name is inputted:
  • If different from old name:
"Done! How about that? From now on, this Pokémon shall be known as <name>!"
"It is a better name than before, isn't it? Good for you!"
  • If the same as old name:
"Done! From now on, this Pokémon shall be known as <name>!"
"It looks no different from before? That's just you! This is vastly superior! How fortunate for you!"

Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2

"Hello, hello! I am the official Name Rater! Want me to rate the nicknames of your Pokémon?"
No:"OK! Come see me again if you change your mind."
Yes:"Which Pokémon's nickname should I critique?"
  • Show traded Pokémon
"Hmmm. <name>! That is a truly impeccable nickname! Take good care of <name>!"
  • Show original Pokémon
"Hmmm. <name>, is it? That sounds good! It's a very "you" sort of name. But if you'd like to change it, I can help you do that. How about it?"
No:"OK! Come see me again if you change your mind."
Yes:"Excellent! What would you like the new nickname to be?"
  • After a name is inputted:
"Done! From now on, this Pokémon shall be known as <name>!"
  • If different from old name:
"You're right, that does seem to fit it better. Nicely done!"
  • If the same as old name:
"It looks no different from before, but we both know this name is vastly superior! How fortunate for you!"

Pokémon X and Y

"Hello, hello! I am the official Name Rater! Want me to rate the nicknames of your Pokémon?"
No:"OK! Come see me again if you change your mind."
Yes:"Which Pokémon's nickname should I critique?"
  • Show traded Pokémon
"Hmmm. <name>! That is a truly impeccable nickname! Take good care of <name>!"
  • Show original Pokémon
"Hmmm. <name>, is it? That sounds good. It seems very like you. But if you'd like to change it, I can help you do that, too. How about it?"
No:"OK! Come see me again if you change your mind."
Yes:"Excellent! What would you like the new nickname to be?"
  • After a name is inputted:
"Done! From now on, this Pokémon shall be known as <name>!"
  • If different from old name:
"You're right, that does seem to fit it better. Nicely done!"
  • If the same as old name:
"It looks no different from before, but we both know this name is vastly superior! How fortunate for you!"

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

"Hello, hello! I am the official Name Rater! I can more or less tell your Pokémon's fortune by its name. Want me to rate the nicknames of your Pokémon?"
No:"OK! Come see me again if you change your mind."
Yes:"Which Pokémon's nickname should I rate for you?"
  • Show traded Pokéemon
"Hmmm. <name>! That is a truly impeccable nickname! I can't say anything bad about it! Take good care of <name>!"
  • Show original Pokémon
"Hmmm. <name>, is it? You picked quite a fine nickname. But I think we could give it something even better. What do you say?
No:"OK! Come see me again if you change your mind."
Yes:"I see! What would you like the new nickname to be?"
  • After a name is inputted:
"Done! From now on, this Pokémon will be known as <name>!"
  • If different from old name:
"You're right, that does seem to fit it better. Nicely done!"
  • If the same as old name:
"It looks no different from before, but we both know this name is vastly superior! How fortunate for you!"



Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomBlueDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName Rater
Johto Professor ElmProfessor OakMomEthanLyraSilverMr. PokémonEusineLanceRedKiyoBaobaMagnusEarlKurt
CarrieMaryBuenaRadio DirectorHaircut brothersWebsterMaster of the Dragon Tamer ClanLiWilmaPrimoJetDudeMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsKimono GirlsName RaterFelicityTealaCameron
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterDiving Treasure Hunter
DockApprenticePokémon Center LadiesPokémon Center menMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLooker
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterStats judge
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoseanneEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaPokémon Fan Club ChairmanDr. FootstepMr. GoodsMr. Fuego
Massage GirlScarf GuyKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterStats judge
Unova Professor JuniperMomCherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPokémon World Tournament participantsName RaterJudge
Kalos Professor SycamoreGraceCalemSerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorAlexa
CassiusSinaDexioGurkinnBonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaTeam Flare
Gym guideGym LeadersElite FourBattle ChatelainesName RaterMr. BondingPhil the Photo GuyJudge


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