Can You Change your Character Name in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? – Answered

Maybe Game Freak needs to evolve.

Character customization and forging your own adventure is a Pokemon staple. Whether you want to role-play an adventurer, put yourself in the shoes of the main protagonist, or make a silly name, it’s your choice to make. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet open up and ask you to pick a name for yourself, but what if you are filled with regret after choosing your name? Can you change your character name in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? We have the answer for you below.

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Can You Change your Character Name in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

You can not change your name in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Once you have chosen your name at the beginning of the game, that’s it. You’re stuck with it. Which sucks, but that’s the way Game Freak designed it. You could always start a new game and rename yourself something else, but that’s also not a great solution either.

We hope you can change your name freely in Pokemon one day, but Scarlet and Violet do not offer that option.

You can change your Pokemon’s nickname at any given time, but your character? No, you must be locked into the same name; you can’t even give yourself a nickname.

Related: How to Evolve Fidough into Dachsbun in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

For a game about evolving creatures, you would hope that series would evolve itself, and hopefully, one day, it will.

Well, that’s everything you need to know about if you can change your character’s name in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. For more helpful tips, tricks, and guides, check out all of our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet coverage on Prima Games. We’ve covered it all, from catching guides to puzzle solutions. If you’re stuck on where to go next in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, be sure to read our guide that tells you just that!


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