Pokémon Nicknames: Vivillon
Vivillon (in Japanese: ビビヨン “Viviyon” ) is a dual-type BUG and FLYING type Pokémon. It is known as the “scale” Pokémon. It evolves from Spewpa starting at level 12. It is the final form of Scatterbug.
I have caught and named several Vivillon. The one I caught and trained for my journey through Kalos was named “Flying V”. I named it after a 1967 Gibson “Flying V” guitar (I have had my eye on).
I also suggest the name “Volaré” named after Dean Martin’s famous song. The lyrics remind me of a XY Sky battle as you will read below:
Volaré means “to fly” in Italian. Lyrics like “your love has given me wings” are especially fitting. The Italian: “Nel blu dipinto di blu” is the actual name of the song – meaning “In the sky, painted blue”. It would be great to have a blue-patterned Vivillon. Great song, … and every time I listen to Dean Martin I always get hungry for spaghetti. The memories are still vivid … but I digress. “Vivid Calores” could also be a name!
Volaré is also good if you like the Plymouth automobile. They were popular with the Italian-American kids I grew up with. There used to be a joke in high school, where guys would say “There was a big recall for the Plymouth Volare … yeah, whenever the engine stalls, an Italian chick automatically jumps into the backseat.” Now look, when I was a young adult, the vivid colors of my world were a lot like the movie “Goodfellas” … and I digress once again …
A French language (Kalos) fitting name would be “Vichyssoise” – the potato and leeks soup which is served cold in those super-expensive French restaurants. No youngsters, I kid you not. A recipe is linked here.
I have also used the name “Versailles” as in the Palace at Versailles (take the tour here).
Of course, X & Y veterans are already familiar with the Kalos-region palace.
I have also named them “Vermilion” after the brilliant red-color pigment originally made from the powdered mineral Cinnabar (another possible name). The color is widely used in Chinese art and lacquerware. In fact, the color is sometimes termed “Chinese Red” – which is another possible nickname!
I used a Premier Ball to catch a female Vivillon, and named it “Kimono” because — well — I love kimonos, as you know. I think that the pattern would make a nice kimono.
I have also named a male Vivillon “Vernon” after my friend in 6th grade, and also for “Mt. Vernon” home of George Washington.
“Viva la __” might also be a good nickname. Alternateively: “VivaLes___” , etc. You can choose what is the blank, whatever you want to “Viva la” to with your last five letters.
It is unfortunate that we cannot (as yet) re-name Pokémon, as you could name them in relation to what regional wing pattern they have. Vivillon’s pattern depends on the real-world geographic location set in the game where the Pokémon was caught.
There 20 known patterns. It would be fun to collect and then name them something special!
Poor Vivillon: The National Pokedex number for Vivillion is 666. Which may be off-putting for those of the Christian persuasion, as 666 is the number that represents “the Beast”.
According to Christian mythology: during the latter days before the end of the world, Satan the Devil will send the anti-Christ to Earth in order to trick the gullible population into worshiping him, — after which he will destroy us all … (No … that is not Obama, you joker, …No! …oh, you…).
If there are over 700 Pokémon, someone had to be #666, so at least it is this very special, and very appealing Pokémon.
on November 5, 2014