Deoxys nicknames

an red and green alien-like Pokémon with four formes and simian features

Deoxys was introduced in Generation 3 with a pure Psychic typing so there’s plenty of inspiration for nicknames. It is notably for having four formes (seen above):

  • Normal Forme
  • Attack Forme
  • Defense Forme
  • Speed Forme

Let’s look at some info on Deoxys and suggested nicknames.


Deoxys is an alien Pokémon with simian-like features (at least to me). It’s bipedal, mainly a tomato/orange red with some of its features and its “double helix” arm strands being a light gray blue colour.

Deoxys was born from a space virus after expsoure to a laser beam and is highly intelligent, with its “brain” appearing to be the crystal in its chest which can also shoot lasers (because Pokémon). It can regenerate parts of its body and creates auroras when changing forme, which allow it to communicate with other Deoxys. Aurora-based telekensis is so metal!

Name wise, Deoxys takes inspiration from DNA or Deoxyribonucleic acid.


My methodology for nicknames is as follows:

  • I rank nicknames by lettered tiers: S, A, B, C, and D. S is the best and D is the worst.
  • I may use generative AI for inspiration. I’ll always mark these nicknames with an asterisk (*) but they’ll always be amended where necessary
  • I’ll usually list my inspiration for a nickname so you know where they came from

With all that said, let’s look at those Deoxys nicknames!


  • CosmicBOOM - it’s what I called my shiny one and because I developed a headcanon where it is part of the Rillaboom line because this thing reminds me of a monkey so much!
  • Helix
  • Aurora
  • Kin - from telekinesis


  • DeNA - it’s a name!
  • Tube Man - Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tubeman!
  • Astro
  • Iron Man - crystal-like organ in its chest? Check. Flew out of the Earth? Check. Kinda menacing if you’re on its bad side? Check. Multiple forms? Check. Constantly battling *something*? Check.
  • Moon-Watcher - from 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Jupiter
  • Samus


  • Mr Benn - in reference to Deoxys’s formes, Mr Benn was a character from a series of children’s books and animated show where he would enter the dressing room of a fancy dress shop, leave through a magic door in the back, and enters a world that matched his costume.
  • Nantes - its shiny shares the colours of FC Nantes, a French soccer team
  • Strand - referencing a DNA strand
  • Gene Kelly
  • Genesis
  • Gene Grey
  • Adenine/Cytosine/Guanine/Thymine - the four bases of DNA, which I’ve definitely taken from Mewtwo’s nickname list
  • Space Cowboy
  • Space Monkey
  • Sentinel
  • Brainiac
  • Doomsday
  • Prometheus
  • Spaghetti - because of the arms
  • Linguine - as above
  • SpaceNoodles - as above
  • Bigoli - as above
  • Bucatini - as above
  • Ziti - as above
  • Spätzle - as above
  • Ramen - as above
  • Udon - as above
  • Meteor - space themed and a Summon from Golden Sun


  • Vesper
  • Exon - a region of the genome that ends up within an mRNA molecule
  • Ribo
  • Jason X
  • Tomato
  • Carrie
  • Marcel - from Friends
  • Ultron
  • Uxas - the old name of Darkseid
  • Comet
  • Andromeda


  • Stardust
  • Starchild - also my old nickname!
  • Fifield - from the film Prometheus

Do you have a favourite Deoxys nickname or have a suggestion of your own? If you like any of my nicknames or want to suggest one of your own, head over to the contact me link on the left and email me your suggestion!