Pokémon Nicknames: Audino
Audino (in Japanese: タブンネ “Tabunne”) is a Normal-type Pokémon.
Audino is the “hearing” Pokémon. Audino does not evolve from or into any other Pokémon, except that it can Mega-evolve into Mega Audino using the Audinite stone.
I thought that the Mega-evolved Audino looked like it was wearing a lab coat, so I named a female Audino “Dr.Goodhead” after the character Dr. Holly Goodhead in the James Bond movie “MoonRaker”.
The “doctor” angle may be appropriate because Audino has been Nurse Joy’s assistant nurse.
Other names I have used: “Dino”, and “Dean-O” – after the nickname for Dean Martin and other Italian singers. “Tin Ear” – after the early “funnel shaped” hearing aids. Later that term was used for those who are hard of hearing. “Tiffany” – as in the famous jewelry store and the singer. (I would like a Tiffany ear better than a “tin” ear.) It may be obvious to use “Audrey” – because this name sounds like Audino. I use the names for females, however at one time “Audrey” was used as a man’s name.
If you have a male Audino, I suggest the name “Tommy” – after the character in the rock opera by The Who. “Tommy Can You Hear Me?”
The Bulbagarden website has this description for Audino: “Its auditory sense is astounding. It has a radar-like ability to understand its surrounding through slight sounds. It touches others with the feelers on its ears, using the sound of their heartbeats to tell how they are feeling.” This reminds me of the Who’s deaf-dumb-and-blind “Pinball Wizard” and messianic leader! (A fun scene from the movie Tommy is linked here.)
Another possibility is “Chi” or “Chobits”. Audino’s ears remind me of the female robot character “Chi” from one of my favorite all-time anime series “Chobits”. Chi’s ears are a lot like Audinos. I wonder if Gamefreak meant Audino to be an homage to Chi.
Perhaps “Chi Audino” , or “Persocom” or some variation of the Chobits/Persocom theme may be fun, especially if you loved that series as much as I did!
I know that it is a little dated now, but when it came out it was way ahead of its time, and the series holds up very well today!
Here is some Pokémon cosplay for lady Audinos.
It is always good to train up in the wild against an Audino. You get a lot of training points for defeating Audino.
If you want to train up your Fighting-type, it is super-effective against Audino’s Normal-type.
What do you call your hearing Pokémon?
Starlight: It has been fours years, since my son first taught me to play Pokémon with Pokémon Black and White.
on May 24, 2015