Pokémon names

So there’s a lot of confusion about pokemon character name tags.  After consulting Miss Cleo, the horoscopes (the new ones), and our resident pokénerd, we’ve decided on the names in the picture.

Pokemon Character Names


  1. PerryJ said,

    January 20, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

    Better for everyone! Less tag confusion is always good. Thanks.

  2. Bill said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 1:15 am

    Gold’s name is Ethan.. if you care :3

  3. TwilightWolf said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 1:38 am

    Her name is Bianca? I like Bel better. Also what about the other guy, Cheren or something like that.

  4. WBMAN said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 3:46 am

    what about the new pokemon English names will you wait till they are confirmed “officially”

  5. HbA said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 7:18 am

    I still say it should be Gary_Motherfucking_Oak

  6. anon said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Isn’t Ash Ketchum Red…just as Gary Oak is Blue…disregarding the hat appearance…

  7. MV said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    Bah. I’d asked two months ago or so for permission to help standardize the tag names, then IRL shit came up and I forgot. Glad to see it’s being announced and done; one of my worries was tag edits being undone because people didn’t know why they were being changed. I’ll help out when I can, if the mods still want me/us to.

  8. Anonymous said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    Can’t say I really give a damn about Pokemon, but yay for standardization!

  9. Titanium said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    anon – no

    WBMAN – We’ll jump off that bridge when we get there. We can use aliases to make changes

    Bill – Apparently he has multiple names depending on how new or old you are to the whole thing (some say it’s Jimmy/Gold, others say it’s Ethan/Gold). Gold is the name they share in common, so we went with it.

  10. duraspaz said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    You forgot Misty (don’t know her Japanese name)

  11. meow said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    firstly ash and red are NOT the same character, they are completely different in every way.
    names: (as i know them)
    first gen
    Gary oak/ blue (between start of series until leaf green/fire red games) change to green
    girl’s name is green (between start of series until leaf green/fire red games) change to blue
    yellow (image doesn’t feature here)

    second gen

    third gen
    emerald (image doesn’t feature here)

    forth gen

    not sure about fifth gen

  12. Nogalina said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

    Thank god for the Leaf tag. It was getting pretty confusing to see both Green (Female in USA, Male in Japan) and Blue (Male in USA, Female in Japan) under the same tags because of the name exchange during translation.

  13. Colin said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    The pic shown is not Bianca, it’s Bel.

  14. Someonestatingsomething said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 9:53 pm


    Isn’t Bianca already the name of ANOTHER Pokemon character…..?

    Won’t that cause a bit of confusion?

  15. Genjar said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    @anon – Hell no. Red/Blue/Gold et cetera are from the manga Pokemon Adventures. Some of them look similar, but for most part they’re completely different characters.

    So stop ‘fixing’ those tags already, Ash isn’t Red and so on.

  16. Tony J. said,

    January 21, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    I just wanna say… a-fucking-men. I praise this change. This isn’t Japan, call the characters what we know them by in the anime and video games. Good work, guys.

  17. qsert said,

    January 22, 2011 @ 2:44 am

    And what about Crystal/Cristal/Marina?

  18. qsert said,

    January 22, 2011 @ 2:45 am

    Derp, never mind. Didn’t see her up there.

  19. Blue said,

    January 22, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    There is a MASSIVE difference between Blue and Gary. If you’re going to make the distinction between Red and Ash Ketchum (which I’m glad you did), you should distinguish between Blue and Gary. Jus saiyan.

  20. huh said,

    January 22, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    what about ashchu (ash as a pikachu) is it sill askchu or is it now ash_katchum?

  21. anon0 said,

    January 22, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    ’bout damn time, thanks for this titanium.

  22. Pointing_Out_Why_You_Suck said,

    January 22, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    It seems the creatures are more popular anyway – I wasn’t even aware there was a need for standardisation.

  23. Gollywogg said,

    January 22, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    Fair enough.

    No matter if you are Ash Ketchum or the infinitely more badass Red: GARY OAK will be there.

  24. Anonymous said,

    January 22, 2011 @ 4:28 pm


    This standardization is shit. Characters in the manga have anime COUNTERPARTS but they aren’t the same character.

  25. All_out_of_sanity said,

    January 22, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    a few things.
    1.so what will we do about the movie Bianca?
    2.you forgot about the new professor lady.
    3 any others we should be aware of or was this the whole list

  26. Mudkip_Invasion said,

    January 23, 2011 @ 12:33 am

    Good to see, this should make the job of those tagging easier. Even if the furry stuff is ten times more juicy… 😛

  27. Darkness said,

    January 23, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    So pokémon trainer names are tagged k now bacl to r34 to see how many people read this

  28. J4mie said,

    January 23, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    Leaf? Would prefer Blue, especially considering Adventures’ version is lumped in (neither eng or jap use Leaf in that). Otherwise, my only complaint.

  29. Injutora said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    Okay, there isn’t too much trouble, But naming Bel, Bianca? Let’s get honest, people! Bel is a Clearly Legible and pronounceable name in english. So Re-Naming the character is B.S. And You Frickin’ Know It.

  30. rob1610 said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 1:47 am

    TwilightWolf, I honestly thought they’d just keep it and spell it as Belle, but they’ve done that instead. Oh, and Cheren keeps his japanese name.

    anon, in full detail, Ash and Gary are/were originally based off the characters Red and Blue and are the only 2 main characters not to be taken directly from the game series.

  31. Girla PurpleHeart said,

    January 25, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    What about Aero from the upcoming Megaman Legends 3? I know this isn’t Pokemon-related but there are some characters that haven’t been decided to be named yet since we had a lots of characters from upcoming games.

  32. Raika said,

    January 25, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    So what about all those nice Yellow pics? At least Red is being kept although I would have prefered if you guys kept the PokeSupe names instead. :)

  33. anon said,

    January 27, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

    Leaf? Marina? Fuck that shit.

  34. Anonymous said,

    January 28, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    Yeah, wrong names, you fuckers are wrong.

  35. Rob said,

    January 28, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Yeah uh Bianca isn’t going to work because then there’ll be two pokemon girls with the same tag.

    Find something else, or keep it as Bel.

  36. anon said,

    January 29, 2011 @ 7:50 am

    So… why are Blue Oak and Gary Oak tagged as the same character?

    I have other gripes, like Gold should be Ethan, Marina should be Kris, and LEAF should be Green. But those are not important because they are really personal preference and can be interpreted however the individual likes.

    However, having Blue and Gary as the same character is a blatant contradiction of reality.


  37. KisekiTemiro said,

    January 31, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    Bianca? that’s gay, I like Bel way better……. fits her look..

  38. Anonymous said,

    January 31, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    White and Black aren’t even official names. The first is Touko and the former Touya. But we’ll need to wait until Black & White are out.

  39. congrats said,

    February 1, 2011 @ 1:18 am

    you guys are best trolls

  40. anon said,

    February 2, 2011 @ 2:27 am

    Why not tag May pictures as “May” but Sapphire pictures “May Sapphire” (for example)? Likewise, Marine pictures as “Marine” but Crystal ones “Marine Crystal”.

  41. aruba said,

    February 2, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    Standardized? What is this? W3C and HTML5?

  42. Anonymous said,

    February 3, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    By the by, there’s a few pics of Professor Juniper that are still tagged as “Araragi” due to being locked.

  43. Anonymous said,

    February 8, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    Also, what’s all this 502 Bad Gateway bullshit? Fix it already!

  44. rob1610 said,

    February 10, 2011 @ 6:18 pm

    All Gym Leaders and Elite Four English names now confirmed:

    Dento / Cilan
    Poddo / Chili
    Koon / Cress
    Aloe / Lenora
    Arty / Burgh
    Kamitsure / Elesa
    Yakon / Clay
    Fuuro / Skyla
    Hachiku / Brycen
    Iris / Iris
    Shaga / Drayden

    Shikimi / Shauntal
    Giima / Grimsley
    Renbuu / Marshal
    Katorea / Caitlin
    Adeku / Alder

    Also, Geechisu is now Ghetsis.

  45. X said,

    July 10, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    I can’t believe no one has pointed out that Barry and Lucas have their names switched.

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