How To Change Your Nickname in Pokémon GO

December 2016

The hit mobile app Pokémon GO has rolled out an update to iPhone and Android users, and the new version brings with it a few minor bug fixes as well as one exciting new possibility: the ability to change your nickname.

Before proceeding, please note that you may only change your nickname once, so it is important that you are content with your selection. Here's how to proceed with changing your nickname in Pokémon GO.

Change Name in Pokémon GO

Launch Pokémon GO, and tap the Pokéball button at the bottom of your map screen. Then, tap the Settings option located in the upper-left corner of the screen.

Scroll down until you reach Change Nickname. Select the option, followed by Yes:


Type in your desired nickname, and click OK. Confirm your selection by tapping Yes a few more times.

A dialog box will appear, reading You are now known as (nickname). Tap OK once more to finalize your new settings.

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