Shadow Rider Calyrex nicknames

a lepus-like bipedal Pokémon on top of a black horse with a flowing purple mane

Shadow Rider Calyrex was introduced in Generation 8 with a Psychic/Ghost typing so there’s plenty of inspiration for nicknames.

It is one of Calyrex’s additional forms (along with Ice Rider Calyrex) which is activated when using the Reins of Unity on Spectrier.

Let’s look at some info on Shadow Rider Calyrex and suggested nicknames.


Shadow Rider Calyrex is the combination of Calyrex, a lepus-like bipedal Pokémon, and Spectier, a black horse with a flowing purple mane. The crown-like piece on Calyrex’s head glows bright green when it is using its powers.

With Spectier, Shadow Rider Calyrex can ride a thousand miles in a day and the fusion changes Spectier’s spectral aura into a mass that can absorb the life-force and souls of any being’s energy like a black hole.

Name-wise, Calyrex derives from the Latin words calyx, meaning ‘bud’, and rex, meaning ‘king’. Shadow Rider references its shadow appearance and… Calyrex is the rider.


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 Shadow Rider Calyrex nicknames!


  • Nebula
  • Purple Mane
  • Abyss


  • Horsehead
  • Black Beauty
  • Seabiscuit


  • Ghost
  • Charcoal
  • Dark Horse
  • BLKStallion
  • Piñata
  • Eclipse
  • Shergar - they never did find that horse, did they?
  • Night Mare
  • Reaper
  • Aclopalypse
  • Blackout
  • Dark Knight
  • Shadow
  • Nightshade
  • Midnight
  • Blackheart
  • Troy
  • Insomnia


  • Undertaker
  • Vorkuta - an ice-covered Russian ghost town
  • Haymaker
  • Crusader
  • Daredevil
  • Van Horsing
  • Night Breeze
  • Black Caviar
  • DesertOrchid - another racehorse
  • Astra
  • Night Nurse
  • Arkle - named after a famous racehorse: Stamps and tea towels were emblazoned with his image, songs were written (‘Look behind you Willie Robinson, man what are you about?’), the slogan ‘Arkle for President’ was painted on a Dublin wall and letters addressed to ‘Arkle, Ireland’ always made it to his stable door.


  • Ghost Horse
  • MyLittlePony
  • Hay Girl
  • NeighSlayer

Do you have a favourite Shadow Rider Calyrex 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!