Apologies if I have been holding you up with the fire and grass starters —
Let us now transition to our Sword and Shield water type starter: Sobble
Sobble is going to be a lizard/chameleon Pokémon. The trailer shows that it becomes invisible or blends in with its surroundings like a chameleon.
I like the name “PonceDeLeon” after Juan Ponce de Leon, the Spanish explorer who famously searched Florida for the “Fountain of Youth”. (We all know that’s not real history kids. He was a Conquistador.) How about “Three Coins” after “Three Coins in the Fountain”.
A water-squirting lizard/chameleon? I might be able to recycle names I have already used for Squirtle – such as “Wet Willie”, “I.P.Nightly” or “I.P.Freely”. Perhaps I could recycle Kecleon names – such as “Zelig”.
I may use “Sorbét” – after the frozen dessert made from sweetened, flavored water. Americans know it as “Sherbert”.
I noticed that a lot of the cosplayers show Sobble with a sad face or crying. Could that be some type of power in the game? There is no need to cry my little julep. “Julep” or “Mint Julep” might fit this bluish water-type.
The name “Mystique” could be in honor of the X-Men character.
“Watersport” might be a fun name … if you like watersports. Ha.
I think I will name him “Spitball” since it is a tricky and wet baseball pitch, designed to deceive – Just like a water chameleon. Sobble is shown using a “water gun” like move in the S/S preview trailer (MAY NOT BE ACTUAL GAMEPLAY – HELLO?). Maybe the name “Gaylord” as in Gaylord Perry master of the spitball pitch … but perhaps I digress.
Here is an interesting one to consider: “Buys Ballot”. Indeed it would be sneaky to use another person’s vote, however that is not what the name means. It is pronounced “boos beylo” after the Dutch meteorologist CHD Buys Ballot. The concept is useful when determining wind direction at sea … and yes, I digress once again.
It makes me feel like a kid … but I can’t wait for this game!
I hope you will check back to my blog this November 15, when I will have more nicknames for you to evaluate.