[Tips] What is your Pokemon GO username?


#1

I was able to use my actual name for my Pokemon Go username (SalvadorVillalpando). I don’t know if I should leave it as is or change it to a different name.

What is your username? Any suggestions for a cool username in reference to Pokemon that isn’t taken yet?


#2

You should change it. Using your real name isn’t good, especially in online game


#3

i picked mine based on what i uniformally use for social media - perhaps keeping it simple and short is good avenue =)


#4

I agree to an extent. I don’t really mind that I used my real name. Although sometimes it backfires when I pop a lure on the PokeStop at work.

The only way I’d change it is if I can think of something unique that isn’t taken already.


#5

I also used my ‘usual’ online presence username which is the same one as on here: Lilliaceae
I would definitely recommend creating an unique name rather than using your real name though, for the already mentioned reasons, but I see how hard that might be…

Some ideas for a truly unique username:
• take any peculiar words that aren’t in the day to day vocabulary, but sound cool (and maybe even have a cool meaning) any dictionary might help.
• think of something you like and translate it into another, preferably uncommon, language (Latin, Ancient Greek). For myself, I just took the Latin name for a plant family, the Lily, and sort of made it my own (it’s technically ‘liliaceae’ in Latin, but I added an L)
• Give a ‘common’ username a unique spelling (e.g. like Mystic7)
• Try an anagram of your name, the name of your city, your sibling, whatever (I know weird example but: Tom Marvolo Riddle turns into ‘I am Lord Voldemort’)

Just a couple things to give you ideas :wink:


#6

Thanks for the feedback. I’ll definitely try to use your ideas to create a new username. It makes it that much more difficult when I only have one opportunity to change my name.


#7

Think about your character? Is that a gym leader, a researcher, a specialised trainer or some kind of interesting trainer related to their favourite/unique Pokemon species or type. There are lots of creative way to go with this!
I think this way is more interesting because it’s a name/character without using your real name. Other than that pick something that at least so people can read and remember. I’m seeing lots of spoofers just used lots of random letters and number like jaijdksndh555 is not helping when PvP comes. Hope it helps :smiley:


#8

It’s actually a mute issue. Its neither good or bad. Mostly ill advisable but most people don’t realize how much information they share on a regular basis because they don’t read TOS on anything and so much information that you may believe is private is actually public information anyone could look up if they know where to go and how.


#9

I used my Pokemon Go username on this forum.


#10

Muy buena idea!!!


#11

My real name is not Larian. Although, there are many people (who I have even met in real life) that only know me by that name.


#12

I’m hoping some people in town are on this forum recognize my screen name so we can start doing raids. I don’t use Facebook.


#13

Well, when i was trying to create my nick, i created only those, that already existed, but then, i made completely spontanous nick, i grabbed fact that i like elevators (don’t ask why, they’re just cool), and fact that they’re better than stairs, and my current nick was born: Elevatorisbest


#14

My name in pogo is cup picked it up cuz all you have to do is see it one time and you’ll never forget it


#15

Yeah… I use this name for like everything including pokemon go.


#16

Yes I changed mine from Thomas cook my reall name to COOKY PLAYS AND HAVE STRIDEY 10 FOR THIS AS COOKY TAKEN AND I HAVE LONG STRIDES SO PEOPLE CALL ME STRIDEY AND THATS TAKEN SO STRIDEY 10 ON THIS AND COOKY PLAYS 10 IS MY POKÉMON NAME SORRY FOR ALL CAPITALS


#17

Bruh… the point is that you don’t say your real name.


#18

Oh yes no my real name is actually not because of my parents my real name is Thomas *****


#19

My Pokémon Go name is Kevin260709


#20

My Trainer name is the same I use on this forum. So if you see DrTomten on a local gym that’s me.