* FanNickname: Lots and lots of them:
** Snivy is known as [[SmugSnake Smugleaf/SmugSnake]]. It was called Snivy even then, but the name wasn't nearly as popular as Smugleaf.
*** [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e3/NZAU_Magazine_Scan.jpg Even the game journalists were asking for Snivy to be named Smugleaf!]]
*** Snivy's final evolution, Serperior, is known as "Smuglord" by the fans.
** Some also call Snivy [[SoulEater "Excalibur"]].
*** [[http://www.halolz.com/2010/05/29/excalibur-smugleaf/ Exactly what someone had in mind.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Snively]].
** Oshawott was known as [[TheWoobie Wotter]]/[[TheScrappy Derpderp]]/Sno{{woobie}}/[[CuteLittleFangs Vampijumaru]]
*** A long time ago, Oshawott's final evolution has been getting called Shellgun.
*** And with the reveal of its English name, we have [[Franchise/MetalGear Revolver Oshawott]], which then inspired "Solid Snivy" and "Tepig Boss", as seen [[http://www.halolz.com/2010/11/24/revolver-oshawatt/ here.]]
** [[http://www.pokecommunity.com/group.php?groupid=2435 Seed Bby]], also known as Petilil/Churine, is gathering quite a following on the PokéCommmunity Forums.
** Braviary is known as [[Series/TheColbertReport Colbeagle]], [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Keith]], [[IncrediblyLamePun Tomahawk]], [[{{Kirby}} Dynablade]], and [=AmeriCAW=]!
*** Its pre-evo, Rufflet, is referred to as Freeglet.
** Alomomola is known as Sexdisc/Luvhands/Hatedisc
** Sandile is known as Swagodile/Cool Croc/Crocostyle/Gaterrain
*** Sandile's final form, Krookodile, is commonly called [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]]croc because of his sunglasses and overall badassery.
** Excadrill is known as [[Franchise/BioShock Big Daddy]]
*** Many of the people who refer to Krookodile as Kaminacroc call Excadrill [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simole the Digger]].
** The Dragon-Type Haxorus, is known as Axeface.
** [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh Blue Eyes White Dragon & Red Eyes Black Dragon]] for Reshiram and Zekrom. Unfortunately, there is no third dragon nickname for Kyurem.
** Reuniclus is known as Gummy Bear/Booger/Jelly Green Ghost/Flying Salad Monster.
** Tepig had too many puns to have a generally agreed name, Popular ones include [[PunnyName Pignite, Pignition, Boarbecue, Hamferno, Burncon, Piglit, Spork, Keroswine and Blazorback]].
*** Tepig's final evo is rapidly becoming known as [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]], Ganonpork, or Gammondorf.
*** A pig with a beard should be called Gammondalf/[[LordOfTheRings Hamdalf]].
*** Pignite ended up becoming the official name... of its second stage.
*** Less commonly, [[HilariousInHindsight some thought one of its evolutions]] [[IKnewIt would be named Emboar]].
** The female PlayerCharacter is known as White. It has also been used in screenshots of her as another player; Black visits her World.
** Don George and Swanna have both been called "Carl" for their slight resemblance to the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' character while the new early bug, Sewaddle, is going by Countapillar, Bugleaf, Smugbug, Fraterpie, Collarpillar and Vampillar.
*** [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lg7r15zjti1qfkq3ro1_500.jpg A comparison.]]
** Bouffalant already [[IHaveManyNames has too many nicknames to count]], but all of them note [[FunnyAfro a particular feature in its appearance]]. [[AscendedMeme Its official English name even uses said feature as a name basis.]]
** Sarcophaghost for Cofagrigus. However, that exceeds the games' character limit, so coming up with shorter names is a bit of a pastime.
*** Koffin. And it's one letter removed from "Koffing", too.
** Genosect + [[{{Imageboards}} 4chan]] + {{Mondegreen}}s = DENNIS. It hasn't been stopped by the discovery that the song in question isn't Genosect's theme as far as we know.
** "Pokémon Gray/Grey" for the inevitable third game.
*** Which is likely true, based on the fact that the most likely third member of Reshiram and Zekrom's trio is grey with pale blue accents, and the name was trademarked at the same time as the names of these games. It's either "Pokémon Gray," or "Pokémon Transparent."
*** And now it seems like the third game has been split into OneGameForThePriceOfTwo as [[http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Black_and_White_2_revealed_on_Pok%C3%A9mon_Smash! Black and White 2]], complete with two new forms of Kyurem resembling Reshiram and Zekrom.
** "Plankster" "Jokirder" and "Clowncrete" for Timburr, Gurdurr, and Conkeldurr respectively.
** The member of the Elite Four who uses Fighting types is Westley Snipes.
** Swoobat is the Derp Bat.
** Stunfisk is Derpfish.
** [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Ghetsis/Geechisu/Geetis]] has been dubbed Gaycheese by 4chan
*** Another one of his nicknames is Wizard.
*** And upon the discovery that "[[{{Mondegreen}} DENNIS]]" is actually from ''his'' theme...
** Ghetsis's [[spoiler: Hydreigon]], on the other hand, has been dubbed [[spoiler:[[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Haxdreigon]]]] and variations thereof.
** Also from 4chan, Galvantula has been dubbed "Tarantesla".
** The two new expys of Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan (Throh and Sawk) are starting to get called [[Series/SesameStreet Bert and Ernie]] a lot.
*** Alternatively, Judo Jim and Karate Carl.
** Machop's expy is also being called [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Jonny]] quite a bit for that plank it carries around all the time.
** The orange Kami, Landorus, actually looks a bit like {{Garfield}}.
** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic PONY]] for Keldeo and his resemblance to WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic character design.
** Elesa is often known as Music/LadyGaga.
* IKnewIt: Castelia City, at least, [[http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=135756 is officially based off New York]], confirming the speculation of many fans.
** For some, [[spoiler:N being Team Plasma's king]] was this as well.
* LetsPlay: There's a purely text-based one that begins [[http://dragon-quill.blogspot.com/2011/12/pokemon-black-day-1.html here.]]
* NamesTheSame: Bianca (the rival) has the same name as Bianca (a character from ''[[Anime/PokemonHeroes the fifth movie]]'' of the anime).
* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Mostly averted, as despite pretty much half the internet going crazy over this game, any rumours without at least some proof are quashed almost immediately. Though, there have been several instances of faked screenshots and [=CoroCoro=] pages being hidden among legitimate releases from [=CoroCoro=] and Pokémon Sunday by some of the people who leak them. The problem is getting worse every single time a new batch of info is released. Justified in that there are legions of fan websites ready to debunk these rumors as well as long-time fans that are probably GenreSavvy enough to know better. This hasn't stopped the occasional hastily added entries to this page, however.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Frillish and Jellicent were supposed to be just a pure Water-type species, but for the sake of type distribution, they were changed to a Water/Ghost type (a type that hasn't been seen prior to Generation V). This resulted in their creator (a new artist working at GameFreak) being disappointed with the scary aspects (such as causing ships that cross its habitat to be sunken and all of the passengers on board to end up missing) being added to what was supposed to just be some normal jellyfish based on princes and princesses.
** Stunfisk was also supposed to be Electric/Water type. This was changed for the sake of type distribution.
** Deino, Zweilous and Hydreigon were originally intended to be cybernetic dragons incorporating aspects of [[TankGoodness tanks]] within their bodies. The track-like markings on their bellies seem to be a remnant of this.
** [[WordOfGod It was revealed in an interview]] that the Pokemon Professor was originally going to be a middle-aged man with a much older father.
** Apparently, one of Alder's tentative designs resembled Jesus.
*** Similarly, an early design for Marshal wore a hood of some sort.
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