Trivia: Pokémon Black and White

  • Fan Nickname: Lots and lots of them:
    • Snivy is known as Smugleaf/SmugSnake. It was called Snivy even then, but the name wasn't nearly as popular as Smugleaf (which even the game journalists were asking for! Some also call Snivy "Excalibur". Alternatively, Snively.
    • Snivy's final evolution, Serperior, is known as "Smuglord" by the fans.
    • Oshawott was known as Wotter/Derpderp/Snowoobie/Vampijumaru. With the reveal of its English name, we have Revolver Oshawott, which then inspired "Solid Snivy" and "Tepig Boss", as seen here.
    • Samurott was called Shellgun towards the beginning of the Generation.
    • Seed Bby, also known as Petilil/Churine, is gathering quite a following on the Poké Commmunity Forums.
    • Braviary is known as Colbeagle, Keith, Tomahawk, 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. Its final form, Krookodile, is commonly called Kaminacroc because of his sunglasses and overall badassery.
    • Excadrill is known as Big Daddy. Many of the people who refer to Krookodile as Kaminacroc call Excadrill Simole the Digger.
    • The Dragon-type Haxorus is known as Axeface.
    • 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 nickname. Popular ones include Pignite, Pignition, Boarbecue, Hamferno, Burncon, Piglit, Spork, Keroswine and Blazorback. Pignite ended up becoming the official name of its second stage.
    • Emboar has been called Ganon, Ganonpork, Gammondorf, and Hamdalf.
    • The female Player Character 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 Aqua Teen Hunger Force character while the new early bug, Sewaddle, is going by Countapillar, Bugleaf, Smugbug, Fraterpie, Collarpillar and Vampillar. A comparison.
    • Bouffalant already has too many nicknames to count, but all of them note a particular feature in its appearance. 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. Another is Koffin.
    • Genesect + 4chan + Mondegreens = DENNIS. It hasn't been stopped by the discovery that the song in question isn't Genesect's theme as far as we know.
    • "Pokémon Gray/Grey" for the third game that never happended.
    • "Plankster" "Jokirder" and "Clowncrete" for Timburr, Gurdurr, and Conkeldurr respectively. Timburr is also called Jonny quite a bit for that plank it carries around all the time.
    • The member of the Elite Four who uses Fighting types is Westley Snipes.
    • The Elite Four was nicknamed "Mystery Inc." due to a few resemblances to the titular Scooby Doo characters. Shauntal being Velma, Grimsley being Shaggy, Caitlin being Daphne, and Marshal being Fred.
    • Swoobat is the Derp Bat.
    • Stunfisk is Derpfish.
    • Ghetsis/Geechisu/Geetis was dubbed Gaycheese by 4chan. Others include Wizard and "DENNIS", the latter originating from his battle theme.
    • Ghetsis's Hydreigon has been dubbed Haxdreigon and variations thereof.
    • Also from 4chan, Galvantula has been dubbed "Tarantesla".
    • Throh and Sawk get called Bert and Ernie a lot. Alternatively, Judo Jim and Karate Carl.
    • Thundurus is often referred to as "Thundy", while Landorus is often called Lando or Garfield.
    • PONY for Keldeo and his resemblance to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic character design.
    • Elesa is often known as Lady Gaga.
  • I Knew It:
    • Castelia City, at least, is officially based off New York, confirming the speculation of many fans.
    • For some, N being Team Plasma's king was this as well.
    • Many people called Tepig's final evolution being called Emboar.
  • Name's the Same: Bianca (the rival) has the same name as Bianca (a character from the fifth movie of the anime).
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: 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 Genre Savvy enough to know better. This hasn't stopped the occasional hastily added entries to this page, however.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Originally, Frillish and Jellicent were supposed to be just a pure Water-type species, but were changed to be Water/Ghost (a type combination that hasn't been seen prior to Generation V) for the sake of distribution. This resulted in their creator (a new artist working at Game Freak) 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 a 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 tanks within their bodies. The track-like markings on their bellies seem to be a remnant of this.
    • 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.