List of censored words (Generation V)

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The following is a list of words that are banned from being used as Pokémon nicknames and other player-input values in the Generation V core series games Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2. Most of the words are sex-related or otherwise considered offensive. They are not case-sensitive and all apply to all languages of the games, regardless of the original language of the censored word. Japanese words are banned in both hiragana and katakana.

The censor only prevents inputs which exactly match the keyword. However, previously, when trying to trade a Pokémon on the GTS, the keyword only had to be contained in the name. This caused problems with Pokémon whose names contained the keyword, such as Cofagrigus, preventing them from being traded without nicknames, so the filter was eventually removed. However, the filter still prevents some Pokémon from being traded, such as Nosepass.

Additionally, no more than four numerical digits may be included in any text entry field, although in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, this restriction does not apply to naming Storage Boxes.

Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch software uses a filter in the system OS rather than a filter in the game itself. The Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch filters can be changed by system updates, so the list of censored words varies with their respective firmware versions. The filters for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch systems are not covered on this page.

List of censored words

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