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attempts to comfort the owl.
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Well, "Pikachu" was taken for this forum so I decided to adapt a username that's based on one of my characters that I used to RP with on a regular basis, Piko.

Hence, Pikochu has become my username.
 
21 years...... Still here!
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i just mixed my name with pokemon and came up with this name but TBH i could've thought of a better at the time.
 
Actually Your Boy Guzma
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I like Bug-types and I couldn't think of a better username. I'm thinking of changing it if I can figure out how.
 
Monoceros
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It's my "Autobot" name, if you will. Because the name Silverwynde kinda sounds like the name of a female Autobot.
 
Impressionist Bakuphoon
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A slightly long and complicated one here...

Years ago I contemplated joining Bulbagarden and other Pokémon-related forums, so I needed a username. Typhlosion was/is my favorite Pokémon, and I preferred its Japanese name - Bakuphoon - because it somehow just sounded better as a username. But then I realized that there were other Bakuphoons floating around in the Pokémon community, so I needed a little twist for my version of the name.

So why InfiniteBakuphoon, then? Well, at the time, I was becoming acquainted with video game music from old systems such as the NES, Game Boy, etc. I was especially fascinated with 8-bit/chiptune remixes made with programs such as Famitracker, so I downloaded Famitracker myself and planned on making a YouTube account to post remixes of my own. Of course, I needed a name for that... and then I realized that if you take the number eight, flip it on its side, and flatten it, it looks similar to an infinity symbol, so... yeah. Bakuphoon + Infinity symbol = InfiniteBakuphoon.

That YouTube account ended up never being made, since my ambitions exceeded my actual ability as an arranger at the time. I passed on joining the forums, too. But I decided to keep the name in case I ever changed my mind, so here I am now as InfiniteBakuphoon!
 
That third Unova Starter
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My Nick doesn't have any meaning. I think i first heard it in my dream so it's destiny i think?
 
Don't Panic.
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LETTUCE DELVE INTO THE MYSTERIES CONCERNING MY NICKNAME OF CHOICE
-I did not choose the "sky" part because I wanted to be cheesy (although I do love cheese)--I put it in because I always get distracted by the sky (among other things; my head is always "in the clouds"), and my Zodiac [Gemini] element is Air, so that sealed my decision. Also, it sounded pretty cool.
-I actually chose the "Lucario" part for a reason other than it being my favorite Pokémon (my favorite Pokémon is actually Roserade). Before I even knew what Lucario was, I'd played Chrono Trigger, and I loved the name "Lucca". As such, I started to use "Luca" as an online nickname (so I also used the similarly spelled "Luna" for other things to sound "cool" until it became extremely cheesy and overly ubiquitous, slightly hence the "sky" part again). When I played Pokémon Pearl, I got a Lucario and named it Luca, hence the "Lucario" part of it.
Also, please don't call me Sky. Like, please. Just don't. xD
 
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I chose the username Carl Grimes because that's the name of the character I most relate to from any series ever. Connecting with said character has enabled me to better deal with some things that I'm currently facing. I have built up my inner strength and my confidence through this character, and so I have taken on his name.
 
"What do you mean, my Gengarite is contraband?!"
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Gengar is obviously Gengar. Somewhat surprisingly, this isn't a deliberate blend of Gengar and Godzilla.

I chose this name for a Pokémon Roleplay once upon a time, as a villainous Gengar in opposition to a Lucario known as the Aura of Justice (Cliché, I can admit now). They were played by a friend whom I have since unfortunately lost contact with.
Although those days are over now, I've become attached to the name enough to use it in here, Bulbapedia, Pokémon Showdown, Smogon's forums, and other places. It's pretty much an online identity now.
 
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After being a lurker for many many many years I decided to try to actively participate in these forums about 3 years ago I think.. I actually still can't believe this name wasn't taken before

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The upcoming game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Also, because I have a rather painful past on this forum.
 
The Power of Thunder
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Well it started 9 years ago (in 2007), I had moved back to the UK from Cyprus (for only a year and a half before returning to Cyprus again). I was looking at schools in the area with my Dad that I could go to, and they were all full, we thought it was weird at first but then realised how much the UK had changed since we left the first time (immigration ect), so I found one (that last one with a few places left) - Harrow High School - very ghetto, very chavy, very......... well, let's say the kids were all on the same page, except me... I never fit in anywhere except with the girls that would talk to me (mainly out of sympathy) at lunch times ect.

At this time in my life, I was so thankful for Pokémon.. I would come home, mostly after having bad days or bad experiences with bullies, and could also never speak to my Dad about it (I was dealing with my sexuality at the time, and I was being bullied for that reason exactly, it was awkward for me at that age to talk to my Dad about it). I found a chatroom, on XAT called Pokémonandfriend on a Piczo site (that was the craze back then), and I found my happiness.

Everyone on the chat was so welcoming (even if I was a complete stranger to them), and they took me in. I could talk to anyone, be myself, and have fun with Pokémon, the sites we made (and this was around the time DP got released so we all just got into online battling too). The owner of the chatroom was a girl named Tori, and she helped me through some of thee most difficult times as a teen, we would talk for hours on the DS voice chat on Diamond & Pearl, even if it was a random conversation. She told me I needed a name, even if it was just for the chatroom, and everyone on their mostly had a favourite Pokémon that gave inspiration for their username.

I thought for days about what my favourite Pokémon was... I eventually came up with Electrifying-Jolteon, and from there came the nickname Jolty, and then Jolty94... but the nickname is so much closer to my heart for all the reasons stated above. I'm 22 now, that was 9 years ago, and I'm so thankful for everyone who helped me through those times, and I would do the same for others in that situation. You are never alone in the world, and there's always someone going through a similar or worse situation. So thanks Pokémon for saving my childhood :p
 
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Fourth graders at my elementary school do this thing called Indian Day (as in Native Americans). Each of us had to think of an Indian name for ourselves, but we couldn't use names of real Indians (like Sitting Bull). I came up with "Swift Fox." I decided to revive last September.

I wasn't particularly creative at age nine, so I just ripped the name from the children's story Stone Fox. It wasn't until 14 years later that I learned the swift fox was a real animal.
 
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Since I changed my username, the one I have now is a combination of The Tactician aka Mark from FE Blazing Sword as well as the class from FE Awakening and my name, Karina.
 
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A friend of mine decided I need a cute nickname and came up with Kit Chan. Kit is short for Kitsune and also means baby fox in English and Chan is a Japanese honorific for children and endearing people, particularly young women, so the nickname has the meaning of endearing fox girl. Plus, as a cook I like that it sounds similar to kitchen.
 
ever so slightly
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Mine's the name of my own Pokémon region for which I had a spriting project for when I joined BMG in 2010!
 
The #1 Deerling Fan!
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Don't really have a particular reason. Juli comes from my real name, Julia, and "ko" is the Japanese word for child, and I just wanted to try something new after sticking with Firechick for so long.
 
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