It was recently discovered that Pokemon Go developer Niantic reviewed the name of "Ho-Oh" and the names of several other official Pokemon.
This phenomenon was first noticed by Redditor sliceanddic3, who published their findings on Pokemon Go subreddit The Silph Road. You can view the full post below.
Obviously, the Ho-Oh name does not apply to TheSilphRoad
They wrote: "Obviously, the name Ho-Oh is inappropriate." It seems that giving your Ho-Oh nickname seems to prevent you from undoing the decision-at least through the actual nickname interface (though Redditor glumada states "Hoe-Oh" Uncensored, this gives you another solution. You are willing to name your legendary Pokemon after gardening tools.)
It seems this is not the first time Niantic has accidentally reviewed the official name of Pokemon. Reddit user Jonneygee mentioned that the nicknames of Lickitung and Lickilicky are not interchangeable, because the word "lick" is forbidden in the nickname interface, but it is literally a kind of Pokémon named Lick, which looks a bit overkill Force, if not completely ridiculous.
Similarly, Redditor Hevgirl commented that Shroomish suggested another situation, as the use of "shroom" was also not allowed. If Nintendo doesn't want us to name our Pokémon with a magic mushroom, then they probably shouldn't design a Pokémon that is actually a real magic mushroom. Don't forget, its evolution is also a magic mushroom with plant boxing gloves.
Obviously, you can work around this by simply deleting the text in the nickname column, but the fact is that Niantic's current language filter actively includes the appropriate Pokemon name in its vetted word list, which is a bit weird. Redditor PecanAndy cleverly dissects the logic of the situation:
If you want to change the Pokémon nickname back to its original form, you can simply delete the nickname. But beware: you may sacrifice a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I ca n’t divulge the nicknames that some specific creatives miss in the Niantic filter, but you can view them on Reddit. Or, perhaps more interestingly, you can read about how Niantic cancelled the Pokemon Go community day after using data from World War II. Yes, you read that right.