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Why cant I nickname my ferrothorn "Spike"?

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asked Feb 7 by aerodactylking
its current nickname is Pike

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It's because it has "Pik" in it.

Apparently Pik in the Netherlands stands for "Penis"

Source: http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/blogs/33916/big-issue-xy-nickname-filter-61210/

Hope I helped :)

answered Feb 7 by Sir Dan
selected Feb 7 by aerodactylking
Then why does 'Pike' work?
I wonder how that went for the game Pikmin...
This is funny, considering you can`t have "pik", but yet some pokemon in the GTS are named "F**K YOU" (mainly jirachis and such other legends), except instead of "*"`s, they have letters..... So yeah, Game Freak and Nintendo is filled with hypocrites when it comes to nicknames.....
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That's because it has the word "pik" in it, which is another word for the male genitalia in the Netherlands.

Source

answered Feb 7 by Mewderator