How to change nicknames in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee

Read about how to change nicknames for all your favorite creatures in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee for the Nintendo Switch.


Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee is the latest from the team at Game Freak, and it presents a fresh new take on the series' signature wild creature assimilation mechanics. Pokemon has always been deeply rooted in personal collections, and part of that entails putting together a customized group of Pokemon. As such, it should come as no surprise that Pokemone Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee nicknames can be changed at will.

How to change Pokemon names in Pokemon Let's Go

As soon as the Pokemon Let's Go adventure begins, budding young trainers will be given the chance to claim either a Pikachu or an Eevee. This decision is generally made at the store, as Let's Go Eevee players will be given an Eevee, and Let's Go Pikachu players will be given a Pikachu. After that, they'll be allowed to give an Eevee nickname if they so choose, and the game will continue on from there.

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I'm going to call you "Charwizard."

With that said, the beginning of the game isn't the only time when players will be able to choose custom Eevee nicknames, or rename other creatures for that matter. There's a simple way to rename any Pokemon that has been captured. Here's the process:

  • Pause the game by pressing the X button.
  • Head to the Party section of the in-game menu.
  • Highlight the Pokemon you want to rename and press A.
  • Scroll down to Change name, and press A again.
  • Apply any name you choose, and press A to confirm.

That's it. The process of applying a new nickname to Pokemon couldn't be much easier, and it allows players to customize their collection in any way they please. After all, who wants a party full of creatures named boring things like Oddish when they could be called something more interesting, like BartholoMew, or JigglyTuff?

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