When you catch a Pokemon in the wild in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you get the option of nicknaming your Pokemon. You might name it after your favorite anime character and call it a day.
Then, just a couple of days later, you regret your decision really bad. And then you realize that you forgot to nickname the two Pokemon you caught after that. Well, what can you do now?! If only there was a way to rename your Pokemon…
There is! You can most definitely rename your Pokemon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
How to Rename Your Pokemon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
In Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, just like every other mainline Pokemon game, you can rename your Pokemon by taking it to the Name Rater. The Name Rater can be found in Eterna City, on the first floor of Eterna Condominiums.
Once you’re there, talk to the Name Rater, who will “rate” your Pokemon’s current nickname. If your Pokemon is not a traded Pokemon, he will allow you to change your Pokemon’s nickname to anything you desire.
However, if the Pokemon whose nickname you want to change has been acquired by you through a trade, the Name Rater will say that its nickname is “already impeccable,” and not allow you to change its nickname.
And that is all you need to know about how to rename your Pokemon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl!