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Why can't I nickname my Sandshrew this way?

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I just wanted to know why the nickname "GreenMist" and "Green Mist" is banned.

asked Jan 9 by Zekrom88
Really late (just joined the site), but if I remember correctly, "mist" is an equivalent to s**t in German, hence it would be censored for any German players.

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The makers of X and Y have implemented a blacklisting system to the game to prevent inappropriate names appearing on GTS trades as did happen in Black and White. Unfortunately as Pokemon is an international game they have to make the censor work over 100s of languages. This means that some words may contain words inside them that may not be offenseive in your language but in another language it could be.
I couldn't find what was wrong with "GreenMist" but there's an example below.

You would think the name 'Violet' would be fine but in French 'Viol' means rape so the censor picks up the first 4 letters as offensive content and the name is blacklist.

It's a faulty system but I feel that is what you have encountered.

answered Jan 9 by Sciz
selected Jan 9 by Zekrom88
Thanks. Just needed to clear my mind on this topic.
No problem man.