Golden Sun nicknames

Golden Sun is an RPG series published by Nintendo. While Golden Sun and Pokémon aren’t as closely linked as other games, they both share general RPG traits such as emphases on elemental powers, both games being turn-based, move effectiveness (super, neutral, or not very effective), and awesome moves that do big damage. It’s often seen as one of the best RPGs of all time and as a completely biased Golden Sun fan myself, I agree.


My methodology for picking Golden Sun themed nicknames is as follows:

  • I will list some games from the franchise and note down characters from each
  • I will then assign Pokémon I think would match well with those characters
  • It might be that some characters lend themselves well to more than one Pokémon, particular if they’re based on regular animals such as fish or horses
  • I will only mention fully evolved Pokémon (if they evolve) but if you don’t plan to evolve the Pokémon in question, the name should still fit

Golden Sun (2001)

  • Ramses - Cofagrigus, Lucario, Umbreon, Espeon, Heliolisk, Sigilyph, Ampharos
  • Cybele - Kangaskhan, Lugia
  • Judgment - Arceus, Giratina, Gengar, Gyarados, Hoopa, Mewtwo, Dialga, Palkia
  • Kirin - Raikou, Suicune, Walking Wake, Arcanine, Keldeo
  • Tiamat - Lugia
  • Meteor - Minior, Solrock, Lunatone, Deoxys, Clefable
  • Atalanta - Blissey, Enamorus, Florges, Froslass, Hatterene, Lilligant, Nidoqueen, Salazzle, Tsareena, Vespiquen, Gardevoir
  • Procne - Enamorus, Froslass, Hatterene, Lilligant, Tsareena, Vespiquen, Gardevoir, Diancie
  • Thor - Zapdos, Tinkaton, Raikou, Raging Bolt, Zekrom, Thundurus
  • Nereid - Lugia, Suicune, Walking Wake, Milotic, Jellicent, Primarina, Tapu Fini, Toxapex, Ogerpon (Wellspring Mask)
  • Neptune - Lugia, Suicune, Walking Wake, Milotic, Jellicent, Primarina, Tapu Fini, Toxapex, Ogerpon (Wellspring Mask), Empoleon, Seaking
  • Boreas - Tornadus, Drifblim, Pidgeot, Ninetales (Alolan), Regice, Abomasnow, Beartic, Kyurem, Avalugg, Baxcalibur, Chien-Pao
  • Alex - Suicune, Walking Wake, Ogerpon (Wellspring Mask)
  • Babi - Gengar, Cacturne, Banette, Giratina
  • Dodonpa - Honchkrow, Farfetch’d (Kantonian), Liepard, Thievul
  • Hama - Gothitelle, Gardevoir, Articuno (Galarian), Espeon, Slowking (Galarian), Uxie, Mespirit, Azelf, Cresselia, Musharna, Delphox, Meowstic, Iron Valiant
  • Hammet - Gholdengo
  • Kraden - Oranguru, Slowking
  • Menardi - Salazzle, Delphox, Blacephalon, Armarouge, Ogerpon (Hearthflame Mask)
  • Saturos - Ceruledge, Chandelure
  • The Wise One - Unown, Solrock, Golem
  • Tret - Trevenant, Sudowoodo, Exeggutor (Alolan), Tropius, Arboliva
  • Laurel - Trevenant, Sudowoodo, Exeggutor (Alolan), Tropius, Arboliva
  • Isaac and all Venus Djinn - any Ground-type
  • Garet and all Fire Djinn - any Fire-type
  • Ivan and all Jupiter Djinn - any Electric or Flying-type
  • Mia and all Mercury Djinn - any Water or Ice-type
  • Amaze - Froslass, Vanilluxe, Cursola, Darmanitan (Galarian)
  • Ant Lion, Roach, and Doodle Bug - Durant, Trapinch, Drapion, Rabsca, Orbeetle
  • Ape - Annihilape, Oranguru, Passimian, Ambipom, Infernape, Darmanitan, Rillaboom, Zarude, Simipour/Simisear/Simisage
  • Bat - Crobat, Noivern, Lunala, Swoobat, Gliscor
  • Chimera - Silvally
  • Cuttle, Calamar, Man o’ War, and Aqua Jelly - Tentacruel, Nihilego, Jellicent, Malamar

Golden Sun: the Lost Age (2002)

  • Agatio - Ceruledge
  • Karst - Ogerpon (Hearthflame Mask)
  • Briggs - Dhelmise, Milotic
  • Hydros - Suicune, Walking Wake, Milotic
  • Moapa - Xatu, Sigilpyh
  • Puelle - Grimmsnarl, Xatu, Lilligant, Hawlucha, Flapple, Dragapult, Basculegion (Male), Scovillain, Hydrapple
  • Felix - any Ground-type
  • Jenna - any Fire-type
  • Sheba - any Electric or Flying-type
  • Piers - any Water or Ice-type
  • Pyrodra - Hydrapple, Hydreigon

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (2010)

  • Blados - Ceruledge
  • Chalis - Clefable, Wigglytuff, Blissey, Milotic, Oricorio (Pa’u Style), Lurantis, Hatterene, Tinkaton, Scream Tail, Alcremie
  • King Wo - Wo-Chien
  • Nowell - Suicune, Walking Wake, Ogerpon (Wellspring Mask)
  • Vande - Lycanroc, Zacian, Zamazenta, Mightyena, Absol
  • Volechek - Gogoat, Dubwool, Ampharos, Iron Crown, Cobalion, Iron Leaves, Virizion, Calyrex
  • Matthew - any Ground-type
  • Tyrell - any Fire-type
  • Karis - any Electric or Flying-type
  • Rief - any Water or Ice-type
  • Himi - any Ground-type
  • Eoleo - any Fire-type
  • Sveta - any Electric or Flying-type
  • Amiti - any Water or Ice-type

Do you have any Golden Sun themed nickname suggestions? Then head over to the contact me link on the left and email me your ideas!