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Japanese to English Name Changes
  • Esper type to Psychic type
  • Evil type to Dark type
  • Fushigidane to Bulbasaur
  • Fushigisou to Ivysaur
  • Fushigibana to Venusaur
  • Hitokage to Charmander
  • Lizardo to Charmeleon
  • Lizardon to Charizard
  • Zenigame to Squirtle
  • Kameil to Wartortle
  • Kamex to Blastoise
  • Trancell to Metapod
  • Beedle to Weedle
  • Cocoon to Kakuna
  • Spear to Beedrill
  • Poppo to Pidgey
  • Pidgeon to Pidgeotto
  • Koratta to Rattata
  • Ratta to Raticate
  • Onisuzume to Spearow
  • Onidrill to Fearow
  • Arbo to Ekans
  • Sand to Sandshrew
  • Sandpan to Sandslash
  • Pippi to Clefairy
  • Pixie to Clefable
  • Rokon to Vulpix
  • Kyukon to Ninetales
  • Purin to Jigglypuff
  • Pukurin to Wigglytuff
  • Nazonokusa to Oddish
  • Kusaihana to Gloom
  • Rafflesia to Vileplume
  • Kongpang to Venonat
  • Morphon to Venomoth
  • Digda to Diglett
  • Nyarth to Meowth
  • Koduck to Psyduck
  • Okorizaru to Primeape
  • Gardie to Growlithe
  • Windie to Arcanine
  • Nyoromo to Poliwag
  • Nyorozo to Poliwhirl
  • Nyorobon to Poliwrath
  • Casey to Abra
  • Yungeller to Kadabra
  • Houdin to Alakazam
  • Wanriky to Machop
  • Goriky to Machoke
  • Kairiky to Machamp
  • Madatsubomi to Bellsprout
  • Utsudon to Weepinbell
  • Utsubot to Victreebell
  • Menokurage to Tentacool
  • Dokukurage to Tentacruel
  • Ishitsubute to Geodude
  • Golone to Graveler
  • Golonya to Golem
  • Gallop to Rapidash
  • Yadon to Slowpoke
  • Yadoran to Slowbro
  • Coil to Magnemite
  • Rarecoil to Magneton
  • Kamonegi to Farfetch'd
  • Dodo to Doduo
  • Dodorio to Dodrio
  • Pawou to Seel
  • Jugon to Dewgong
  • Betobeter to Grimer
  • Betobeton to Muk
  • Parshen to Cloyster
  • Ghos to Gastly
  • Ghost to Haunter
  • Gangar to Gengar
  • Iwark to Onix
  • Sleep to Drowzee
  • Sleeper to Hypno
  • Crab to Krabby
  • Biriridama to Voltorb
  • Marumaine to Electrode
  • Tamatama to Exeggcute
  • Nassy to Exeggutor
  • Karakara to Cubone
  • Garagara to Marowak
  • Sawamular to Hitmonlee
  • Ebiwalar to Hitmonchan
  • Beroringa to Lickitung
  • Dogas to Koffing
  • Matadogas to Weezing
  • Saihorn to Rhyhorn
  • Saidon to Rhydon
  • Lucky to Chansey
  • Monjara to Tangela
  • Garuura to Kangaskhan
  • Tatsu to Horsea
  • Tosakinto to Goldeen
  • Azumao to Seaking
  • Hitodeman to Staryu
  • Barrierd to Mr. Mime (as Mr. Mime can be of both genders since Gen. II, this is a Dub-Induced Plot Hole.)
  • Strike to Scyther
  • Rougela to Jynx
  • Eleboo to Electabuzz
  • Boober to Magmar
  • Kailios to Pinsir
  • Kentauros to Tauros
  • Koiking to Magikarp
  • Laplace to Lapras
  • Metamon to Ditto
  • Eievui to Eevee
  • Showers to Vaporeon
  • Thunders to Jolteon
  • Booster to Flareon
  • Omnite to Omanyte
  • Omstar to Omastar
  • Ptera to Aerodactyl
  • Kabigon to Snorlax
  • Freezer to Articuno
  • Thunder to Zapdos
  • Fire to Moltres
  • Miniryu to Dratini
  • Hakuryu to Dragonair
  • Kairyu to Dragonite
  • Chicorita to Chikorita
  • Bayleaf to Bayleef
  • Hinoarashi to Cyndaquil
  • Magmarashi to Quilava
  • Bakphoon to Typloshion
  • Waninoko to Totodile
  • Aligates to Croconaw
  • Ordile to Feraligatr
  • Otachi to Sentret
  • Ootachi to Furret
  • Hoho to Hoothoot
  • Yorunozuku to Noctowl
  • Itomaru to Spinarak
  • Chonchie to Chinchou
  • Lantern to Lanturn
  • Py to Cleffa
  • Pupurin to Igglybuff
  • Togepy to Togepi
  • Togechick to Togetic
  • Naty to Natu
  • Natio to Xatu
  • Merriep to Mareep
  • Mokoko to Flaaffy
  • Denryu to Ampharos
  • Kireihana to Bellossom
  • Maril to Marill
  • Marilli to Azumarill
  • Usokkie to Sudowoodo
  • Nyorotono to Politoed
  • Hanecco to Hoppip
  • Popocco to Skiploom
  • Watacco to Jumpluff
  • Eipam to Aipom
  • Himanuts to Sunkern
  • Kimawari to Sunflora
  • Yanyanma to Yanma
  • Upah to Wooper
  • Nuoh to Quagsire
  • Eifie to Espeon
  • Blacky to Umbreon
  • Yamikarasu to Murkrow
  • Yadoking to Slowking
  • Muma to Misdreavus
  • Unknown to Unown
  • Sonans to Wobbuffet
  • Kirinriki to Girafarig (the former being a palindrome when written in Japanese, just like its English name)
  • Kunugidama to Pineco
  • Foretos to Forretress
  • Nokocchi to Dunsparce
  • Gliger to Gligar
  • Haganeil to Steelix
  • Bull to Snubbull
  • Harysen to Qwilfish
  • Hassam to Scizor
  • Tsubotsubo to Shuckle
  • Heracros to Heracross
  • Nyula to Sneasel
  • Himeguma to Teddiursa
  • Ringuma to Ursaring
  • Magmag to Slugma
  • Magcargot to Magcargo
  • Urimoo to Swinub
  • Inomoo to Piloswine
  • Sunnygo to Corsola
  • Teppouo to Remoraid
  • Octank to Octillery
  • Mantain to Mantine
  • Airmd to Skarmory
  • Delvil to Houndour
  • Hellgar to Houndoom
  • Gomazou to Phanpy
  • Donfan to Donphan
  • Odoshishi to Stantler
  • Doble to Smeargle
  • Balkie to Tyrogue
  • Kapoerer to Hitmontop
  • Muchul to Smoochum
  • Buby to Magby
  • Happinas to Blissey
  • Suikun to Suicune
  • Yogiras to Larvitar
  • Sanagiras to Pupitar
  • Bangiras to Tyranitar
  • Houou to Ho-Oh - Houou is, like the gen 1 legendary birds, Exactly What It Says on the Tin, as Ho-Oh is a phoenix and houou is the Japanese name for that mythological creature.
  • Kimori to Treecko
  • Juptile to Grovyle
  • Jukain to Sceptile
  • Achamo to Torchic
  • Wakashamo to Combusken
  • Burshamo to Blaziken
  • Mizugorou to Mudkip
  • Numacraw to Marshtomp
  • Laglarge to to Swampert
  • Pochiena to Poochyena
  • Guraena to Mightyena
  • Zigzaguma to Zigzagoon
  • Massuguma to Linoone
  • Kemusso to Wurmple
  • Karasalis to Silkoon
  • Agehunt to Beautifly
  • Mayuld to Cascoon
  • Dokucale to Dustox
  • Hasuboh to Lotad
  • Hasubrero to Lombre
  • Runpappa to Ludicolo
  • Taneboh to Seedot
  • Konohana to Nuzleaf
  • Dirteng to Shiftry
  • Subame to Taillow
  • Ohsubame to Swellow
  • Camome to Wingull
  • Sirknight to Gardevoir
  • Ametama to Surskit
  • Amemoth to Masquerain
  • Kinokoko to Shroomish
  • Kinogassa to Breloom
  • Namekero to Slakoth
  • Yarukimono to Vigoroth
  • Kekking to Slaking
  • Tutinin to Nincada
  • Tekkanin to Ninjask
  • Nukenin to Shedinja
  • Gonyonyo to Whismur
  • Dogomb to Loudred
  • Bakuong to Exploud
  • Makunoshita to Makuhita
  • Hariteyama to Hariyama
  • Ruriri to Azurill
  • Eneko to Skitty
  • Enekororo to Delcatty
  • Yamirami to Sableye
  • Kucheat to Mawile
  • Cokodora to Aron
  • Kodora to Lairon
  • Bossgodora to Aggron
  • Asanan to Meditite
  • Charem to Medicham
  • Rakurai to Electrike
  • Livolt to Manetric
  • Barubeat to Volbeat
  • Gokulin to Gulpin
  • Marunoom to Swalot
  • Kibanha to Carvanha
  • Samehader to Sharpedo
  • Whalko to Wailmer
  • Whaloh to Wailord
  • Donmel to Numel
  • Bakuuda to Camerupt
  • Cotoise to Torkoal
  • Baneboo to Spoink
  • Boopig to Grumpig
  • Patcheel to Spinda
  • Knuckler to Trapinch
  • Sabonea to Cacnea
  • Noctus to Cacturne
  • Tyltto to Swablu
  • Tyltalis to Altaria
  • Habunake to Seviper
  • Dojoach to Barboach
  • Namazun to Whiscash
  • Heigani to Corphish
  • Shizariger to Crawdaunt
  • Yajilon to Baltoy
  • Nendoll to Claydol
  • Lilya to Lileep
  • Yuradle to Cradily
  • Anopth to Anorith
  • Hinbas to Feebas
  • Milokaross to Milotic
  • Powalen to Castform
  • Kakureon to Kecleon
  • Kagebouzu to Shuppet
  • Juppeta to Banette
  • Yomawaru to Duskull
  • Samayouru to Dusclops
  • Chirean to Chimecho
  • Sohnano to Wynaut
  • Yukiwarashi to Snorunt
  • Onigohri to Glalie
  • Tamazarashi to Spheal
  • Todoggler to Sealeo
  • Todoseruga to Walrein
  • Pearlulu to Clamperl
  • Sakurabyss to Gorebyss
  • Glanth to Relicanth
  • Lovecus to Luvdisc
  • Tatsubay to Bagon
  • Komoruu to Shelgon
  • Bohmander to Salamence
  • Dumbbell to Beldum
  • Kyogre is always spelled "Kyogre" in Western languages, but is sometimes called "Kaiorga" in Japanese (both romanizations are equally valid).
  • Naetle to Turtwig
  • Hayashigame to Grotle
  • Dodaitose to Torterra
  • Hikozaru to Chimchar
  • Moukazaru to Monferno
  • Goukazaru to Infernape
  • Pochama to Piplup
  • Pottaishi to Prinplup
  • Emperte to Empoleon
  • Mukkuru to Starly
  • Mukubird to Staravia
  • Mukuhawk to Staraptor
  • Bippa to Bidoof
  • Beadaru to Bibarel
  • Korobohshi to Kricketot
  • Korotock to Kricketune
  • Kolink to Shinx
  • Roentora to Luxray
  • Subomie to Budew
  • Zugaidos to Cranidos
  • Rampald to Rampardos
  • Tatetops to Shieldon
  • Torideps to Bastiodon
  • Minomucchi to Burmy
  • Minomadam to Wormadam
  • Gamale to Mothim
  • Mitsuhoney to Combee
  • Beequeen to Vespiquen
  • Buoysel to Buizel
  • Floazel to Floatzel
  • Cherinbo to Cherubi
  • Karanakushi to Shellos
  • Tritodon to Gastrodon
  • Eteboth to Ambipom
  • Fuwante to Drifloon
  • Fuwaride to Drifblim
  • Mimirol to Buneary
  • Mimilop to Lopunny
  • Mumargi to Mismagius
  • Donkarasu to Honchkrow
  • Nyarmar to Glameow
  • Bunyat to Purugly
  • Lisyan to Chingling
  • Skunpuu to Stunky
  • Skutank to Skuntank
  • Dohmirror to Bronzor
  • Dohtakun to Bronzong
  • Usohachi to Bonsly
  • Manene to Mime Jr.
  • Pinpuku to Happiny
  • Perap to Chatot
  • Mikaruge to Spiritomb
  • Fukamaru to Gible
  • Gaburias to Garchomp
  • Gonbe to Munchlax
  • Kabaldon to Hippowdon
  • Gureggru to Croagunk
  • Dokurog to Toxicroak
  • Muskippa to Carnivine
  • Keikouo to Finneon
  • Neolant to Lumineon
  • Tamanta to Mantyke
  • Yukikaburi to Snover
  • Yukinooh to Abomasnow
  • Manyula to Weavile
  • Jibacoil to Magnezone
  • Berobelt to Lickilicky
  • Dosidon to Rhyperior
  • Mojumbo to Tangrowth
  • Elekibull to Electivire
  • Booburn to Magmortar
  • Megayanma to Yanmega
  • Leafia to Leafeon
  • Glacia to Glaceon
  • Glion to Gliscor
  • Manmoo to Mamoswine
  • Erlade to Gallade
  • Dainose to Probopass
  • Yonoir to Dusknoir
  • Yukimenoko to Froslass
  • Yuxie to Uxie
  • Emrit to Mesprit
  • Agnome to Azelf
  • Crecelia to Cresselia
  • Tsutarja to Snivy
  • Janovy to Servine
  • Jalord to Serperior
  • Pokabu to Tepig
  • Chaobu to Pignite
  • Mijumaru to Oshawott
  • Futachimaru to Dewott
  • Daikenki to Samurott
  • Minezumi to Patrat
  • Meerhog to Watchog
  • Yorterry to Lillipup
  • Herderrier to Herdier
  • Murando to Stoutland
  • Choroneko to Purrloin
  • Lepardas to Liepard
  • Yanappu to Pansage
  • Yanakkie to Simisage
  • Baoppu to Pansear
  • Baokkie to Simisear
  • Hiyappu to Panpour
  • Hiyakkie to Simipour
  • Mamepato to Pidove
  • Hatoboh to Tranquill
  • Kenhoroh to Unfezant
  • Shimama to Blitzle
  • Zebraika to Zebstrika
  • Dangoro to Roggenrola
  • Gantor to Boldore
  • Gigaiath to Gigalith
  • Koromori to Woobat
  • Kokoromori to Swoobat
  • Mogurew to Drilbur
  • Doryuz to Excadrill
  • Tabunne to Audino
  • Dokkora to Timburr
  • Dotekkotsu to Gurdurr
  • Roobushin to Conkeldurr
  • Otamaro to Tympole
  • Gamagaru to Palpitoad
  • Gamageroge to Seismitoad
  • Nageki to Throh
  • Dageki to Sawk
  • Kurumiru to Sewaddle
  • Kurumayu to Swadloon
  • Hahakomori to Leavanny
  • Fushide to Venipede
  • Hoiiga to Whirlpede
  • Pendra to Scolipede
  • Monmen to Cottonee
  • Elphoon to Whimsicott
  • Churine to Petilil
  • Doredia to Liligant
  • Basslao to Basculin
  • Megroco to Sandile
  • Warvile to Krokorok
  • Warvial to Krookodile
  • Darumakka to Darumaka
  • Hihidaruma to Darmanitan
  • Marakacchi to Maractus
  • Ishizumai to Dwebble
  • Iwapares to Crustle
  • Zurug to Scraggy
  • Zuruzkin to Scrafty
  • Shinbora to Sigilyph
  • Deathmas to Yamask
  • Deathkan to Cofagrigus
  • Purutoga to Tirtouga
  • Abagoura to Carracosta
  • Archeos to Archeops
  • Yabukuron to Trubbish
  • Dustdus to Garbodor
  • Chillarmy to Minccino
  • Chillaccino to Cinccino
  • Gothim to Gothita
  • Gothimille to Gothorita
  • Gothilselle to Gothitelle
  • Yuniran to Solosis
  • Daburan to Duosion
  • Ranculus to Reuniclus
  • Koaruhie to Ducklett
  • Vanipeti to Vanillite
  • Vanirich to Vanillish
  • Bivanilla to Vanilluxe
  • Shikijika to Deerling
  • Mebukijika to Sawsbuck
  • Emonga to Emolga
  • Kaburumo to Karrablast
  • Chevalgo to Escavalier
  • Tamagetake to Foongus
  • Morobareru to Amoonguss
  • Purill to Frillish
  • Burungel to Jellicent
  • Mamanbou to Alomomola
  • Bachul to Joltik
  • Dentula to Galvantula
  • Tesshido to Ferroseed
  • Nattorei to Ferrothorn
  • Giar to Klink
  • Gigiar to Klang
  • Gigigiar to Klinklang
  • Shibishiras to Tynamo
  • Shibibir to Eelectric
  • Shibirdon to Eelektross
  • Rigure to Elgyem
  • Oobem to Beheeyem
  • Hitomoshi to Litwick
  • Lampra to Lampent
  • Chandela to Chandelure
  • Kibago to Axew
  • Onondo to Fraxus
  • Ononokus to Haxorus
  • Kumashun to Cubchoo
  • Tsunbear to Beartic
  • Freezio to Cryogonal
  • Chobomaki to Shelmet
  • Agilder to Accelgor
  • Maggyo to Stunfisk
  • Kojof to Mienfoo
  • Kojondo to Mienshao
  • Crimgan to Druddigon
  • Gobit to Golett
  • Gorug to Golurk
  • Komatana to Pawniard
  • Kirikizan to Bisharp
  • Buffalon to Bouffalant
  • Washibon to Rufflet
  • Wargle to Braviary
  • Vulchai to Vullaby
  • Vuljina to Mandibuzz
  • Kuitaran to Heatmor
  • Aiant to Durant
  • Monoz to Deino
  • Jihead to Zweilous
  • Sazandra to Hydreigon
  • Meraruba to Larvesta
  • Ulgamoth to Volcarona
  • Cobalon to Cobalion
  • Tornelos to Tornadus
  • Voltolos to Thundurus
  • Landlos to Landorus
  • Harimaron to Chespin
  • Hariboogu to Quilladin
  • Burigaron to Chesnaught
  • Fokko to Fennekin
  • Teerunaa to Braixen
  • Mafoxy to Delphox
  • Keromatsu to Froakie
  • Gekogashira to Frogadier
  • Gekkouga to Greninja
  • Horubii to Bunnelby
  • Horudo to Diggersby
  • Yayakoma to Fletchling
  • Hinoyakoma to Fletchinder
  • Fiarrow to Talonflame
  • Kofukimushi to Scatterbug
  • Kofuurai to Spewpa
  • Shishiko to Litleo
  • Kaenjishi to Pyroar
  • Meekuru to Skiddo
  • Yancham to Pancham
  • Goronda to Pangoro
  • Torimian to Furfrou
  • Nyasupa to Espurr
  • Nyaonikusu to Meowstic
  • Hitotsuki to Honedge
  • Nindangiru to Doublade
  • Girguard to Aegislash
  • Shushup to Spritzee
  • Furefuwan to Aromatisse
  • Peroppafu to Swirlix
  • Peroriimu to Slurpuff
  • Maika to Inkay
  • Karamanero to Malamar
  • Kametete to Binacle
  • Kamenodesu to Barbaracle
  • Kuzumou to Skrelp
  • Doramidoro to Dragalge
  • Udebbou to Clauncher
  • Burosuta to Clawitzer
  • Elikiteru to Helioptile
  • Elezard to Heliolisk
  • Chigorasu to Tyrunt
  • Gachigorasu to Tyrantrum
  • Amarusu to Amaura
  • Amaruruga to Aurorus
  • Nymphia to Sylveon
  • Ruchaburu to Hawlucha
  • Merushi to Carbink
  • Numera to Goomy
  • Numeiru to Sliggoo
  • Numerugon to Goodra
  • Kleffi to Klefki
  • Bokure to Phantump
  • Oorotto to Trevenant
  • Baketcha to Pumpkaboo
  • Panpujin to Gourgeist
  • Kachikoru to Bergmite
  • Kurebesu to Avalugg
  • Onbato to Noibat
  • Onvern to Noivern
  • Mokuroh to Rowlet
  • Fukuthrow to Dartrix
  • Junaiper to Decidueye
  • Nyabby to Litten
  • Nyaheat to Torrac
  • Gaogaen to Incineroar
  • Ashimari to Popplio
  • Osyamari to Brionne
  • Ashirene to Primarina
  • Tsutsukera to Pikipek
  • Kerarappa to Trumbeak
  • Dodekabashi to Toucannon
  • Youngoose to Yungoos
  • Dekagoose to Gumshoos
  • Agojimushi to Grubbin
  • Dendimushi to Charjabug
  • Kuwagannon to Vikavolt
  • Makenkani to Crabrawler
  • Kekenkani to Crabominable
  • Odoridori to Oricorio
  • Abuly to Cutiefly
  • Aburibbon to Ribombee
  • Iwanko to Rockruff
  • Lugarugan to Lycanroc
  • Yowashi to Wishiwashi
  • Hidoide to Mareanie
  • Dohidoide to Toxapex
  • Dorobanko to Mudbray
  • Banbadoro to Mudsdale
  • Shizukumo to Dewpider
  • Onishizukumo to Araquanid
  • Karikiri to Fomantis
  • Lalantes to Lurantis
  • Nemasyu to Morelull
  • Mashade to Shiinotic
  • Yatoumori to Salandit
  • Ennewt to Salazzle
  • Nuikoguma to Stufful
  • Kiteruguma to Bewear
  • Amakaji to Bounsweet
  • Amamaiko to Steenee
  • Amajo to Tsareena
  • Cuwawa to Comfey
  • Yareyuutan to Oranguru
  • Nagetukesaru to Passimian
  • Kosokumushi to Wimpod
  • Gusokumusha to Golisopod
  • Sunaba to Sandygast
  • Sirodethna to Palossand
  • Namakobushi to Pyukumuku
  • Silvady to Silvally
  • Meteno to Minior
  • Nekkoara to Komala
  • Bakugames to Turtonator
  • Mimikkyu to Mimikyu
  • Hagigishiri to Bruxish
  • Jijilong to Drampa
  • Dadarin to Dhelmise
  • Jyarako to Jangmo-o
  • Jyarango to Hakamo-o
  • Jyararanga to Kommo-o
  • Kapu-Kokeko to Tapu Koko
  • Kapu-Tetefu to Tapu Lele
  • Kapu-Bulul to Tapu Bulu
  • Kapu-Rehire to Tapu Fini
  • Cosmovum to Cosmoem
  • Uturoid to Nihilego
  • Massivoon to Buzzwole
  • Pheroache to Pheromosa
  • Denjyumoku to Xurkitree
  • Tekkaguya to Celesteela
  • Kamiturugi to Kartana
  • Akuziking to Guzzlord
  • Bevenom to Poipole
  • Āgoyon to Naganedel
  • Tsundetsunde to Stakataka
  • Zugadōn to Blacephalon

    Human Name Changes 
Japanese to English Name Changes
  • Green to Blue
  • Yukinari Ōkido-hakase (Dr. Orchid) to Prof. Samuel Oak
  • Nanami to Daisy
  • Takeshi to Brock
  • Kasumi to Misty
  • Matis to Lt. Surge
  • Kyou to Koga
  • Anzu to Janine
  • Natsume to Sabrina
  • Katsura to Blaine
  • Sakaki to Giovanni
  • Kanna to Lorelei (called Prima in the anime adaptation)
  • Siba (Shiba) to Bruno
  • Kikuko to Agatha
  • Wataru to Lance
  • Hibiki to Ethan
  • Kotone to Lyra
  • Utsugi-hakase (Dr. Utsugi) to Prof. Elm
  • Minaki to Eusine
  • Kimono Girls
    • Koume to Naoko
    • Sakura to Sayo
    • Tamao to Zuki
    • Sumomo (GSC) or Komomo (HGSS) to Kuni
    • Satsuki to Miki
  • Hayato to Falkner
  • Tsukushi to Bugsy
  • Akane to Whitney
  • Matsuba to Morty
  • Shijima to Chuck
  • Mikan to Jasmine
  • Yanagi to Pryce
  • Ibuki to Clair
  • Itsuki to Will
  • Karin to Karen
  • Rocket Admins
    • Lambda to Petrel
    • Lance to Proton
    • Apollo to Archer
    • Athena to Ariana
  • Yuuki to Brendan
  • Haruka to May
  • Mitsuru to Wally
  • Odamaki-hakase (Dr. Odamaki) to Prof. Birch
  • Daigo Tsuwabuki to Steven Stone
  • Enishida to Scott
  • Tsutsuji to Roxanne
  • Touki to Brawly
  • Tessen to Watson
  • Asuna to Flannery
  • Senri to Norman
  • Nagi to Winona
  • Fu and Lan to Tate and Liza
  • Adan to Juan
  • Kagetsu to Sidney
  • Fuyou to Phoebe
  • Prim to Glacia
  • Genji to Drake
  • Mikuri to Wallace
  • Datsura to Nolan
  • Kogomi to Greta
  • Heath to Tucker
  • Azami to Lucy
  • Ukon to Spencer
  • Lila to Anabel
  • Team Magma
    • Matsubasa to Maxie
    • Kagari to Courtney
    • Homura to Tabitha (was once called Harland in his first appearance in the English dub of the anime)
  • Team Aqua
    • Aogiri to Archie
    • Ushio to Matt
    • Izumi to Shelly
  • Kouki to Lucas
  • Hikari to Dawn
  • Jun to Barry
  • Nanakamado-hakase (Dr. Nanakamado) to Prof. Rowan
  • Handsome to Looker
  • Momi to Cheryl
  • Gen to Riley
  • Miru to Mira
  • Baku to Buck
  • Mai to Marley
  • Hyouta to Roark
  • Natane to Gardenia
  • Sumomo to Maylene
  • Maximum Mask (Maximum Kamen) to Crasher Wake
  • Melissa to Fantina
  • Tougan to Byron
  • Suzuna to Candice
  • Denzi (Denji) to Volkner
  • Ryou to Aaron
  • Kikuno to Bertha
  • Ouba to Flint
  • Goyou to Lucian
  • Shirona to Cynthia
  • Kurotsugu to Palmer
  • Nejiki to Thorton
  • Kokuran and Cattleya to Darach and Caitlin
  • Kate to Argenta
  • Team Galactic
    • Akagi to Cyrus
    • Pluto to Charon
  • Team Yami Yami to Team Dim Sun
  • Araragi-hakase (Prof. Araragi) to Prof. Juniper
  • Bel/Belle/Bell/Beru to Bianca
  • Dent, Pod, and Corn to Cilan, Chili, and Cress
  • Aloe to Lenora
  • Arti to Burgh
  • Kamitsure to Elesa
  • Yacon to Clay
  • Fuuro to Skyla
  • Hachiku to Brycen
  • Shaga to Drayden
  • Shikimi to Shauntal
  • Giima to Grimsley
  • Renbu to Marshal
  • Adeku to Alder
  • G-Cis/Geechisu to Ghetsis
  • Touya to Hilbert
  • Touko to Hilda
  • Kyouhei to Nate
  • Mei to Rosa
  • Hyuu to Hugh
  • Achroma to Colress/Corless
  • Homika to Roxie
  • Shizui to Marlon
  • Goddesses of Harmony and Love to Anthea and Concordia
  • Zakuro to Grant
  • Corni to Korrina
  • Fukuji to Ramos
  • Citron to Clemont
  • Yurīka/Eureka to Bonnie
  • Mache to Valerie
  • Gojika to Olympia
  • Urup to Wulfric
  • Team Flare
    • Akebi to Aliana
    • Bara to Bryony
    • Correa to Celosia
    • Momiji to Mable
    • Xerosicy to Xerosic
    • Pachira to Malva
    • Fleurdelis to Lysandre
  • Zumi to Siebold
  • Gampi to Wikstrom
  • Dracaena to Drasna
  • Carnet to Diantha
  • Girī to Aarune
  • Lutia to Lisia
  • Higana to Zinnia
  • Hinata to Solana
  • Toru to Todd (also sometimes as Todd Snap)
  • Kaki to Kiawe
  • Suiren to Lana
  • Mao to Mallow
  • Lilie to Lillie
  • Māmane to Sophocles
  • Lychee to Olivia
  • Matsurika to Mina
  • Kuchinashi to Nanu
  • Hoshi to Mimo
  • Hou and Sui to Harper and Sarah
  • James to Hobbes
  • Glazio to Gladion
  • Sauboh to Faba
  • Bourgain to Viren
  • Tupper, Zip, and Wrap to Tupp, Zipp, and Rapp (presumably for copyright reasons)
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    Place Name Changes 
Japanese to English Name Changes
  • Kanto-chiho to Kanto
    • Masara Town to Pallet Town
    • Tokiwa City to Viridian City
    • Nibi City to Pewter City
    • Mt. Otsukimi to Mt. Moon
    • Hanada City to Cerulean City
    • Hanada Cave to Cerulean Cave
    • Rock Mountain Tunnel to Rock Tunnel
    • Unmanned Power Plant to Power Plant
    • Kuchiba City to Vermilion City
    • The Saint Annu to S.S. Anne (Saint Anne in the anime)
    • Cion Town to Lavender Town
    • Tamamushi City to Celadon City
    • Yamabuki City to Saffron City
    • Sekichiku City to Fuchsia City
    • Twin Islands to Seafoam Islands
    • Guren Island/Guren Town to Cinnabar Island
    • Champion Road to Victory Road
    • Sekiei Plateau to Indigo Plateau
    • Nanashima to Sevii Islands
      • Mt. Firelight to Mt. Ember
  • Jouto-chiho to Johto
    • Wakaba Town to New Bark Town
    • Yoshino City to Cherrygrove City
    • Kikyo City to Violet City
    • Madatsubomi Tower to Sprout Tower
    • Bond Cave to Union Cave
    • Hiwada Town to Azalea Town
    • Yadon Well to Slowpoke Well
    • Ubame Forest to Ilex Forest
    • Kogane City to Goldenrod City
    • Enju City to Ecruteak City
    • Suzu Tower to Tin Tower, and later to Bell Tower (its Japanese name can translate into either)
    • Moomoo Ranch to Moomoo Farm
    • Asagi City to Olivine City
    • Fast Ship S.S. Aqua to S.S. Aqua
    • Whirlpool Islands to Whirl Islands
    • Tanba City to Cianwood City
    • Hidden Tower to Embedded Tower
    • Chouji Town to Mahogany Town
    • Fusube City to Blackthorn City
    • Mt. Shirogane to Mt. Silver
    • Frontier Front to Frontier Access
  • Houen-chiho to Hoenn
    • Mishuiro Town to Littleroot Town
    • Kotoki Town to Oldale Town
    • Touka City to Petalburg City
    • Kanazumi City to Rustboro City
    • Kanashida Tunnel to Rusturf Tunnel
    • Muro Town to Dewford Town
    • Kaina City to Slateport City
    • Kinsetsu City to Mauville City
    • Shidake Town to Verdanturf Town
    • Fuen Town to Lavaridge Town
    • Hajitsuge Town to Fallarbor Town
    • Hiwamaki City to Fortree City
    • Minamo City to Lilycove City
    • Tokusane City to Mossdeep City
    • Rune City to Sootopolis City
    • Kinagi Town to Pacifidlog Town
    • Saiyuu City to Ever Grande City
  • Shinou-chiho to Sinnoh
    • Futaba Town to Twinleaf Town
    • Masago Town to Sandgem Town
    • Kotobuki City to Jubilife City
    • Kurogane City to Oreburgh City
    • Sono'o Town to Floaroma Town
    • Hakutai City to Eterna City
    • Yosuga City to Hearthorne City
    • Zui Town to Solaceon Town
    • Tobari City to Veilstone City
    • Nomose City to Pastoria City
    • Kannagi Town to Celestic Town
    • Mio City to Canalave City
    • Kissaki City to Snowpoint City
    • Nagisa City to Sunyshore City
  • Isshu-chiho to Unova
    • Kanoko Town to Nuvema Town
    • Karakusa Town to Accumula Town
    • Sanyou City to Striaton City
    • Shippou City to Nacrene City
    • Yagaruma Forest to Pinwheel Forest
    • Hiun City to Castelia City
    • Ancient Castle to Relic Castle
    • Raimon City to Nimbasa City
    • Hodomoe City to Driftveil City
    • Electric Rock Cave to Chargestone Cave
    • Fukiyose City to Mistralton City
    • Sekka City to Icirrus City
    • Dragon Spiral Tower to Dragonspiral Tower
    • Cylinder Bridge to Tubeline Bridge
    • Soryuu City to Opelucid City
    • Kagome Town to Lacunosa Town
    • Sazanami Town to Undella Town
    • Wonder Bridge to Marvelous Bridge
    • Kanawa Town to Anville Town
    • Hiougi City to Aspertia City
    • Sangi Town to Floccesy Town
    • Tachiwaki City to Virbank City
    • Yamaji Town to Lentimas Town
    • Seigaiha City to Humilau City
  • Kalos is unchanged.
    • Asame Town to Vaniville Town
    • Meisui Town to Aquacorde Town
    • Hakudan Forest to Santalune Forest
    • Hakudan City to Santalune City
    • Miare City to Lumiose City
    • Koboku Town to Camphrier Town
    • Shōyō City to Cyllage City
    • Sekitai Town to Geosenge Town
    • Shara City to Shalour City
    • Master Tower to Tower of Mastery
    • Sea God's Den to Sea Spirit's Den
    • Hiyoku City to Coumarine City
    • Desolate Hotel to Lost Hotel
    • Fūjo Town to Dendemille Town
    • Frost Cave to Frost Cavern
    • Kunoe City to Laverre City
    • Hyakkoku City to Anistar City
    • Renri Town to Couriway Town
    • Eisetsu City to Snowbelle City
    • Fleurdelis Laboratory to Lysandre Labs
    • Kinan City to Kiloude City
    • Battle House to Battle Maison

    Spin-offs 
Pokémon Colosseum:
  • Leo to Wes
  • Mirei to Rui
  • Dark Pokémon to Shadow Pokémon
  • Shadow to Cipher
    • Mirorbo to Miror B.
    • Bolg to Ein
    • Jakira to Nascour
  • Helgonza to Gonzap

    Anime 

  • Satoshi to Ash Ketchum
  • Shigeru to Gary
  • Musashi to Jessie
  • Kojiro to James
  • Yamato to Cassidy
  • Kosaburo to Butch
    • The Running Gag of Butch being called a lot of different names by different people is downplayed in Japanese, where he is only wrongly referred to as Kosanji
  • Kenji to Tracey
  • Ai to Amber
  • Mii (or Me) to Molly
  • Shooty to Trip
  • Shinji to Paul
  • Nozomi to Zoey
  • Cabernet to Burgundy
  • Kenyan to Stephan
  • Langley to Georgia
  • Go to Goh
  • Koharu to Chloe

    Manga 
  • Pokémon Special to Pokémon Adventures:
    • Blue and Green swapped names due to Pokémon Red and Blue being localized instead of Pokémon Red and Green. So, "Blue" is Red's rival while "Green" is the girl with the Squirtle starter.
    • "X" is made into a nickname for "Xavier" in translations.
    • "Y" is a nickname for "Yvonne" in translations.
    • The counterparts to Nate and Rosa were renamed "Blake" and "Whitley" because their Japanese names were too incomprehensible in English.

    Aversions 
It is not a hard, fast rule that a character absolutely has to have their name changed in the transition to English. These are the major characters whose names are the same on both sides of the Pacific (not sorted by category).
  • Pikachu
  • Iris
  • Serena
  • Tierno
  • Hau
  • Hop
  • Sonia
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