Pokémon GO’s Nickname Entry Is Censoring Actual Pokémon Names

Whenever you head out into the actual world to play Pokémon GO, catching new monsters who’re fortunately chilling outdoors your native put up workplace, you are given the choice to decide on a nickname on your new digital pet – similar to the primary collection video games. As you’d anticipate, developer Niantic has some restrictions on what you possibly can name your chosen ‘mon, however some exclusions appear fairly foolish.

Reddit consumer sliceanddic3 has noticed that Ho-Oh, the title of an precise, actual Pokémon, accommodates “inappropriate textual content”. After all, it has that title while you first catch it, however in case you edit that title and attempt to re-save it, the next message seems:

Curiously, variations of the title like ‘Hoe-Oh’ are completely fantastic (do you have to be notably keen on backyard instruments).

Additional digging (thanks, VG247), reveals that different Pokémon names are equally banned. Each Lickitung and Lickilicky are forbidden due to the phrase ‘lick’ not being allowed – even though there’s an assault within the recreation referred to as Lick – and Shroomish cannot be used both, presumably stopping gamers from declaring their love of hallucinogenic fungi by way of digital creature battles.

When you by chance go to vary the title of one in all these Pokémon, you possibly can restore its actual title by deleting all textual content and clicking ‘OK’. Nonetheless, certainly the sport ought to have the ability to recognise while you’re utilizing a reputation that was accepted by The Pokémon Firm within the first place?

What did poor Ho-Oh ever do to deserve this?

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