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Two titles being shown when entering a battle. A Shiny Polteageist displays the Misty Mark's title, and a Shiny Excadrill displays the Galar Champion Ribbon's title, respectively.

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.

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, even in games where they previously did not exist, but they will not appear in the summary or display when sent into battle. The only exception is the title granted by the Destiny Mark, which was programmed into Sword and Shield and can be obtained from a later game, such as Scarlet and Violet, before being sent back into Sword or Shield. The Destiny Mark will appear in Sword and Shield and the title is fully functional.

List of Titles

Main article: List of Ribbons in the games

From League Ribbons

Name Title
Champion Ribbon VIII.png
Champion Ribbon the Champion
Sinnoh Champion Ribbon VIII.png
Sinnoh Champion Ribbon the Sinnoh Champion
Kalos Champion Ribbon VIII.png
Kalos Champion Ribbon the Kalos Champion
Hoenn Champion Ribbon VIII.png
Hoenn Champion Ribbon the Hoenn Champion
Alola Champion Ribbon VIII.png
Alola Champion Ribbon the Alola Champion
Galar Champion Ribbon VIII.png
Galar Champion Ribbon the Galar Champion
Paldea Champion Ribbon IX.png
Paldea Champion Ribbon the Paldea Champion

From Contest Ribbons

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

Contest Memory Ribbon gold VIII.png
Contest Memory Ribbon the Treasured Memory

From Tower Ribbons

Name Title
Skillful Battler Ribbon VIII.png
Skillful Battler Ribbon the Veteran
Expert Battler Ribbon VIII.png
Expert Battler Ribbon the Master
Battle Royal Master Ribbon VIII.png
Battle Royal Master Ribbon the Royal Master
Battle Tree Great Ribbon VIII.png
Battle Tree Great Ribbon the Tree Victor
Battle Tree Master Ribbon VIII.png
Battle Tree Master Ribbon the Tree Master
Tower Master Ribbon VIII.png
Tower Master Ribbon the Tower Master
Battle Memory Ribbon VIII.png

Battle Memory Ribbon gold VIII.png
Battle Memory Ribbon the Exciting Memory

From Memorial Ribbons

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

From Gift Ribbons

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


  • 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 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
France Flag.png French Titre
Germany Flag.png German Titel
Italy Flag.png Italian Titolo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 칭호 Chingho
호칭 Hoching
Spain Flag.png Spanish Apodo


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