Never at all. But I did name them a couple times back in the RBY days. --- "There is good in this world, Mr.Frodo.....and it's all worth fighting for." Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Only a very few special ones get nicknames. If I can think of anything at that moment that is (by that I mean when I catch them, duh).
this, and if i find out that i was saying their regular name wrong, I'll change their nickname to what i thought it was XD --- Official general of the Rekku army Were you dropped on your head a lot as a child, while eating paint chips, underneath powerlines?
A good amount of them unless I'm breeding for certain natures/IVs. --- Let this be a lesson kids. When debating,solve your disagreements not with words but by screaming,"I am a man!!!!" and punching them in the gut.
I only really gave my Pokémon nicknames in Gens 1-3. I stopped after seeing that nicknames didn't alter coloring in Gen 3 3D battling games. --- http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq303/CharizardFire6/Char-Brawl.gif The official Charizard of the Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 boards.
I always do, although going through Pokemon Fire Red again, I checked who I had before I deleted my file. The nicknames were bad. I'll leave it at that. --- "My plan was perfect. But there was one thing I overlooked, one factor I failed to calculate. He's a dumbass. And there's no accounting for dumbassness.