A chaotic name refers to glitch strings in Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow and Pokémon Gold, Silver and Pokémon Crystal with names that are difficult to predict, and show a degree of randomness.
These may include the following:
- Strings taken from VRAM, randomized due to VRAM inaccessibility.
- Strings that are taken by the game searching for terminated 0x50 strings into RAM until the (n)th number is found (the case with examples like - (Generation I move)'s internal name).
- Strings taken from an area of RAM subject to change.
Chaotic names may be found on:
- Time Capsule exploit: There is a degree of randomness for some Generation II to Generation I trades for Pokémon not in the table.