Pokémon Naming Technique

Pokémon Naming Technique

Many people have seen the advantage of setting their Pokémon names so that sorting alphabetically will put certain ones before others. For example, if you have a team you want to be able to quickly select for a raid, you might want to make it so that sorting alphabetically moves the team members to the top.
However, I tend to have a bunch of categories, so I wanted to know what chars would work best for me. I have searched and found several posts/sites that have some good information, but none that had everything I wanted.

So, I went to the effort of figuring out how the whole thing works and made my own reference.
I hope it helps you too.



 
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Sort Order for Names in Pokémon Go on Android

Of course you need to know what chars will end up where when you sort. I used my Android Galaxy Tab E tablet, which has a small amount of chars more than on my Galaxy Edge S7 phone.

#1
Special Chars on
Standard Android
Keyboard
!
"
#
$
%
&
(
)
*
,
.
/
:
;
?
@
[
\
]
^
_
`
{
|
}
~
¡
¿
<
=
>
×
÷
£
¤
¥
§
°
#2
Numerical Chars
Chars Note Example
0-9 Sorted Alphabetically "1" < "13" < "2"

#3
Alphabetical Chars
Rule Example
Base letters are sorted alphabetically. "a" < "b"
When all else is equal, decorated letters (with accents, etc.) come after base. "as" < "ás" < "at"
When all else is equal, capital letters come after lower case. "ao" < "Ao" < "aó"
Some special chars come BEFORE their similar base. "r" < "ß" < "s"
Special Cases
Char Issue
Space Trimmed
- Ignored
+ Ignored
' Ignored

Notes
§ Accessed by pressing and holding S key
ß Accessed by pressing and holding S key
Note: More or less, the ß is a capital "sz" in German.
Unicode outside ANSI Can appear anywhere and must be tested 1-by-1.


 
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Numerics

There are some neato Unicode chars, that can be used to combine a couple of digits into a single char. (Like for IV scores.)

Unfortunately, at this time they only have 0-50, so it can't be used effectively for IV scores.
Also, some of the Unicode chars won't display in Pokémon GO. But there are enough that it can be a great help.

Note: I am not aware of a way to input these characters using the keyboard on the device. Instead, you'll need to copy and paste them.

DIGIT 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
CIRCLED
DINGBAT
CIRCLED SANS-SERIF
🄋
DOUBLE CIRCLED
NEGATIVE CIRCLED
DINGBAT
NEGATIVE CIRCLED
DINGBAT
NEGATIVE CIRCLED SANS-SERIF
🄌
SUPERSCRIPT ¹ ² ³
SUBSCRIPT
PARENTHESIZED
FULL STOP 🄀
FULLWIDTH
MATHEMATICAL
BOLD
𝟎 𝟏 𝟐 𝟑 𝟒 𝟓 𝟔 𝟕 𝟖 𝟗
MATHEMATICAL
DOUBLE-STRUCK
𝟘 𝟙 𝟚 𝟛 𝟜 𝟝 𝟞 𝟟 𝟠 𝟡
MATHEMATICAL
SANS-SERIF
𝟢 𝟣 𝟤 𝟥 𝟦 𝟧 𝟨 𝟩 𝟪 𝟫
MATHEMATICAL
SANS-SERIF BOLD
𝟬 𝟭 𝟮 𝟯 𝟰 𝟱 𝟲 𝟳 𝟴 𝟵
MATHEMATICAL
MONOSPACE
𝟶 𝟷 𝟸 𝟹 𝟺 𝟻 𝟼 𝟽 𝟾 𝟿
COMMA 🄁 🄂 🄃 🄄 🄅 🄆 🄇 🄈 🄉 🄊
FRACTIONS / ¼ ½ ¾
CIRCLED
ON BLACK SQUARE
Various 🔞 🔟 💯

Characters outside the base 16-bit chars. (I don't think any of these would show up in Pokémon Go's font.)



 
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Examples:

❿⓿ - Pokémon with Perfect IV (100%)
82⑬⑪⑭ - Pokémon with Attack=13 / Defense=11 / HP=14
86-91 - Pokémon with IV in Range of 86% to 91%

NOTE: I use GoIV to calculate the IV scores for my Pokémon. (More info here.) I have set it to create the basic pattern and copy it to the clipboard:

I then paste it on the front of the Pokémon's name.
For example, if I caught a Snorlax, its name would end up something like "98⑮⑭⑮Snorlax".

I would LOVE to get your feedback!
Let me know about typos, broken links, hard-to-understand (or badly worded) information, etc.
Also, let me know if there is something you would like for me to add or enhance.
Just send me an e-mail at pokeeref@gmail.com (The extra 'e' is not a typo. pokeref@gmail.com was already taken. )