How to change your nickname in Pokémon Go for Android

Along with version 0.33.0 of Pokémon Go, Niantic Labs now allows you to change your Trainer nickname — but only once per account, so be sure about it!

How to change your Trainer's nickname in Pokémon Go for Android

  1. Open Pokémon Go from your home screen or app drawer.
  2. Tap the red Poké Ball on the bottom of your screen.
  3. Tap the Settings button on the top right of your screen.
  4. Tap Change Nickname in the Settings list.

  1. Tap Yes to the question "Do you want to change your nickname?"
  2. Enter desired nickname. Tap OK.
  3. Tap Yes to confirm.

That's it! Now your Trainer's nickname is changed forever, and the only way you can choose a new one is to create a new account.

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Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

47 Comments
  • I'm about to uninstall this app and just follow Android Police on Twitter for Android news. This is becoming a joke for whatever reason. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same here, already have Phandroid and Android authority installed, read more Android news at those sites today by a long shot. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Out of curiosity I went over to Phandroid. I have a question, what the hell is a Nexus Launcher and why hasn't this site been taking about it? Posted via the Android Central App
  • 2016 Nexus phones may feature a significantly redesigned launcher http://www.androidcentral.com/2016-nexus-phones-may-feature-significantl... That's your answer, and btw android central still doing a great job. Posted via the Android Central App
  • They are doing a horrible job. Android Police is the bomb and they make Android Central look like kindergartners. I come here because I like to visit all Android fan sites but this site is the joke of the bunch. Android Police is real deal. Posted via Nexus 6
  • I completely agree.
  • If you're coming here for old school Android info you've come to the wrong place. It's a new day and age for Android Central. They said it themselves, they are going to be doing things differently around here. It's all about progress. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You mean it's all about Pokémon. Lmao Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not my idea of "progress" at all. More like regression into some infantile state. I abandoned this site weeks ago over this issue thinking they might come to their senses. Apparently not. This site has become a stupid wasteland. Sad to see what had once been a good site turn to crap.
  • Same here Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah that's it for me. Uninstalling now. Nothing personal, it just makes sense not to waste time here when so many other sites offer better content. I hope you get it together one day, goodbye AC! Posted via the Android Central App
  • They will be going in a new direction from their new direction when they realize everyone is leaving! Posted via the Android Central App
  • He must have an article quota ! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Truly disappointed with today's offerings in news over here and the amount of pokemon articles Posted via the Android Central App
  • They never post anything good anymore, I have yet to find a single article that is interesting since this pogo app came out Posted via my LG G4
  • Jerry.. can you speak up please? WTF is going on here? I know you're dry heaving right now. Please bro. Phil? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I know Phil is gone, but he has to have a say. Posted via the Android Central App
  • https://youtu.be/MpraJYnbVtE Young bucks won't get this. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't think they can click on links with their hooves... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol, people still ******ing about pogo article?
    Not so mature are you? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Look at my previous comments on pogo articles. I defended AC, but this is out of control and is not Android. Then I try to give AC the middle finger and go to DL and their site is down lol. Posted via the Android Central App
  • WHY HAVE THIS FEATURE,
    if it only works once? Posted via the Android Central App
  • AC should have a filters. To remove topics like , how to "pokie" posts. I get it when a month ago, when it was new, but these belong in the forums now. More discretion is needed on when and where things should be posted. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oh look... More Poke'-****. What a surprise. The wheels have completely fallen off here at AC. It's actually pretty embarrassing to watch. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Time to find a new website that talks about Android and not just one app 24/7 Posted via my LG G4
  • What are some other good android websites this one is utter trash anymore Posted via my LG G4
  • Android Police is my go-to. Droid Life is okay too. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Even TechoBuffalo has more Android articles. AndroidPolice is great. It's my first click in the morning. Posted from my Galaxy S6
  • Android Police is the king of Android news. If you find Android News on other sites chances are they are referencing Android Police. Posted via Nexus 6
  • You must work for them....
  • 1. Android Police
    2. Android Authority (although they quote other sites a lot)
    3. Uninstalling Android Central, this Pokemon s**t went to far for my taste. Good luck in your new direction when Pokemon phases out...
  • Serious question for Jerry: Could you play Bud Farm: Grass Roots for iOS and do a write-up with tips and tricks for iMore? Edit: Please
  • At this point I only click on Pokémon Go articles to read the hate it deserves. Posted via the Android Central App
  • LoL Posted via the Android Central App
  • Here's my vote.
  • all this information really needs to be condensed into an actual ultimate guide so people can stop whining Posted via the Android Central App
  • I thought the new news feed was for this kind of stuff instead of having a ton of stories about the same thing? Posted via the Android Central App
  • So, u guys gonna write a how-to for a obvious feature every time for every update in Pokemon Go? This type of article is ridiculous! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Great PokeMon Go Tips and I've just shared the guide on Reddit [BIG Upvotes].
  • Uninstalling the app. Nothing against poke go but the articles aren't news worthy. 3 pogo articles on the widget? . Posted via the Android Central App
  • DO YOU (AC) UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE ARE UNINSTALLING APP/ NOT VISITING WEB SITE ANYMORE FOREVER BECAUSE OF YOUR RIDICULOUS COVERAGE OF POKEMON AT THE EXPENSE OF EVERYTHING ELSE? YOUR PHONE REVIEWS HAVE BECOME EXERCISES IN BOREDOM. YOUR COVERAGE OF ACTUAL ANDROID NEWS IS ALWAYS LATE, USUALLY INCOMPLETE, AND OFTEN JUST WRONG. ( EXAMPLE-YOU COULDN'T EVEN SPEND TEN MINUTES WITH THE N EASTER EGG BEFORE REPORTING THAT THERE IS NOTHING THERE). FOR F'N POKEMON! IT'S A GAME- ONE ARTICLE, MAYBE TWO TO DISCUSS IT'S POPULARITY. BUT THAT'S IT, END IT!!! UNINSTALLING. I'LL REVISIT FURTHER INTO NEXUS SEASON TO SEE IF Y'ALL REMOVED YOUR HEAD FROM YOUR.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You need to make an appointment to see a psychiatrist ASAP. Wow people are actually getting this upset over Pokémon articles on AC ROTFLMAO. Damn that must suck to have such boring life Posted via the AT&T Note 5
  • +6
  • You are getting upset about somebody else getting upset. Hypocrite.
  • The poll for the week should be about the apparent disdain for pokemon go articles on this site. Also, can we get an article about the addition of grass in the nearby box and the beta nearby feature? No I'm kidding.
  • You don't even need a poll for that. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I changed my nickname to Fuckyouandroidcentral Posted via the Android Central App