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Raging Bolt nicknames

a quadrupedal, yellow, sauropod-like Pokémon with black stripes and a long neck

Raging Bolt was introduced in Generation 9 with a Electric/Dragon typing based on Raikou so there’s plenty of inspiration for nicknames.

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

Origins

Raging Bolt is a dinosaur-like, hybrid Pokémon with feline features (particularly the sabre-toothed cat) that measures 5.2m in height and weighs 480.0kg. It has a yellow coat, like Raikou, with black stripes all over its body, a white underbelly that runs up its neck, and a blue zig-zag tail. Where it differs from Raikou is its long neck with a cloud-like ruff around at the top, just under the head.

Raging Bolt is said to be an ancient Pokémon that is related to Raikou but also could be an ancient version of Raikou from an alternate timeline. We still don’t know which is true.

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 Raging Bolt nicknames!

S-Tier

  • Rai Charles - something had to go in S-tier and why not a nickname based on a pun of a legendary musician?

A-Tier

  • Nimra - from Nimravidae, the extinct family where sabre-toothed cats come from
  • Melman - named after Melman the Giraffe from Madagascar
  • Tall Boy
  • Shock & Awe - the nickname that Alex Underhill used on the Raging Bolt from his Portland Regional winning team in January 2024
  • CultureShock
  • Bon Voltage
  • ProtecYaNeck - Watch your step, kid!

B-Tier

  • Stormclaw*
  • Franklin - named after Benjamin Franklin and his legendary kite experiments
  • Taranis - the Celtic god of thunder
  • Indra - the Hindu king of the devas, heaven, and associated with thunder and lightning
  • Wolking Wake - wolk is Dutch for “cloud” (this name might get you a warning in VGC tournaments though!)
  • Kinoi - based on a manga character called Kinoi Natsuki who can stretch her neck at will
  • Shock Ness - shock + Loch Ness
  • Big&Tall
  • Neck&Neck
  • Breakneck
  • Pole Volt

C-Tier

  • Longcat - unoriginal, I know
  • Thundermane*
  • Tempest
  • Thor - classic thunder god and a Summon from Golden Sun
  • Tordensky - Danish for “thundercloud”
  • Usain
  • Cloud Nine
  • Snakeneck - from One Piece
  • Trixie - named after Trixie the Giraffe-Necked Girl from Scranton from the game, Sam & Max Hit the Road
  • Catastrophe
  • Plasma Cat
  • Beeeg Toofs
  • Zeus
  • Chin Up
  • Baging Rolt - something silly that a VGC player made (can’t find the exact Poképaste, sorry!)
  • ZZZap!
  • High Voltage

D-Tier

  • Xneckutor - this might be my worst one yet
  • LongNDaTooth
  • Long Haul
  • Long Story
  • LongDistance
  • Long Leash
  • Long Game
  • Buzz
  • Zzzzzt!

Do you have a favourite Raging Bolt 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!