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Iron Crown nicknames

a tall, metallic, bipedal dinosaur-like Pokémon with an angular, cuboid body bent at its chest and hips

Iron Crown is a dual-type Steel/Psychic Pokémon, introduced in Generation 9 as a “futuristic relative of Cobalion”.

Let’s have a look at its origins and some of my suggested nicknames.

Origins

Iron Crown is a metallic, quadruped Pokémon with body similar to Cobalion. Its body is mainly turquoise but its underside is silver and its horns are a mix of turquoise and yellow. It has light turquoise V-shaped cuffs on its four legs, and yellow-wing like appendages on either side of its body. Given its name and stature, it has a regal posture.

As it is based on Cobalion, it takes inspiration from animals like antelopes and goats, or any member of the bovid family (including gazelles and impalas).

Nicknames

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 Annihilape nicknames!

S-Tier

  • Bludolph - I know it’s not a reindeer but the name works, you know?

A-Tier

  • Regal
  • Goated - this works best if you win a tournament with it
  • Game Impala - a play on Tame Impala; Game because it’s in a game and Impala since Iron Crown is based on one
  • Milwaukee - after the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Kareem/Lew - named after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, formerly known as Lew Alcindor, one of the greatest to play for the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Bambi - had to put that in (even if it’s genderless)
  • Billy
  • Pan
  • Kuzco - from Emperor’s New Groove
  • Um Bongo - where they drink it in the Congo!

B-Tier

  • Aura
  • Iron Kudu
  • John Doe - a doe pun
  • Kashima - inspired by the Kashima Antlers
  • KnuckIfUBuck - stand up, Crime Mob fans!
  • Dasher/Dancer/Prancer/Vixen/Comet/Cupid/Donner/Blitzen - you get the drill
  • Bullwinkle
  • Buck Rogers
  • Peryton - a mythological hybrid animal combining the physical features of a stag and a bird
  • Phil - after Philoctetes from Hercules
  • Springbok - if you’re a rugby fan
  • Nyala
  • Chamiroquai - a terrible portmanteau of chamois + Jamiroquai
  • Carobo - kinda like caribou + robo?
  • Volechek - a character in Golden Sun

C-Tier

  • Blue Blaze
  • Bludu - blue + kudu
  • Iron Horns

Do you have a favourite Iron Crown 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!