Thousand Roads

A Pokémon fansite dedicated to the creative side of the Pokémon fandom, especially fanfiction.


The path to reaching 50,000 words is long and treacherous, but you don't need to go alone! NaNoWriMon love to accompany novelists on their journies, growing with every word put on the page. With enough care, some may evolve or even mega evolve. If you'd like to create one of your own, simply fill out the form below.

Note that in order to make a NaNoWriMon, you will need an account on the official NaNo site and an active novel. If you're able to update your official word count, you're all set! The word count shown on your NaNoWriMon image will update automatically after you change it on the NaNo site, but it can take up to an hour to catch up. NaNoWriMon only work for the November challenge, not for Camp NaNo, Script Frenzy, etc., because those don't use NaNo's word count API.

  • Have a question or having trouble getting the form to work? Try the FAQ.
  • Want to put your NaNoWriMon in your NaNo forum signature? Here's how!


Tyleenia Taylor

I can't find a signature page, neither for YWP-NANOWRIMO nor NANOWRIMO



I got an evee, but I don't know where to put it . . .



Thank you for this awesome idea! I have already gotten to the point where I have the two codes but adding it to my NaNoWriMo just doesn't seem to work... any help would be very much appreciated! thanks :)


Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

You're trying to use it on the NaNo forums? If so, this. Otherwise, let me know where you're trying to display it, specifically, and I'll see what I can do.



Is the nickname for myself or for the Pokémon? :/



Hello! I tried to create a Nanowrimon (an eevee named Yvaine) and display it as my forum signature, but it doesn't seem to be working. The picture shows up just fine when I check my forum preferences, but when I look at my comments in the actual forum, it doesn't show.


Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

First thing--have you made any posts since you added the image to your sig? If I recall correctly, the signature isn't added to your post retroactively, so you'll only see the change on any new posts you make.

If you're not seeing the image even on posts you made since adding the image, that's a question for the NaNo support forum, I'm afraid. If you're seeing the image in your signature preview, then it's being generated and fetched correctly; the problem must be on the forum end, either some weird setting or a bug of some kind.



Ahh, I see! Thank you, that's very helpful. ^^


Dani Hyrosha

I just wanted to say this is awesome. Thanks so much for putting this together.




I'm trying to make a buneary, and I can, but I don't understand how to get it onto my account. I named it Flopps, and my account on NaNoWriMo is rebewind6509. Thanks a bunch!



Is there a reason why everything seems to be a reply to Tyleenia Taylor?


Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

That's because I managed to badly screw up the comment database on Tuesday. I'm slowly sorting things back out, but it's tedious and time-consuming and will take a few more days to complete.



Website: quothvictoria

I absolutely love my Nanowrimon! Thank you very much for creating such a cute way to show off my word count <3



Why can't we have shinys? I mean, I want a &shiny_evee


Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

There's no difference between shiny pokemon icons and the normal pokemon icons, so you could certainly consider your eevee shiny if you like! There are fan recolorings of icons to reflect shininess, but as of right now the ones I know of are out of date (because Gen VII), and adding them is a low priority for me.



I'm not expecting you to fix this but I need to tell someone. It is quite upsetting that my precious Bayleef keeps evolving. I love the code that makes that happen, it's truly ingenious, but darn it, I want my Bayleef! Meganium is a delightful Pokemon, but I want Bayleef. Every time I see it has evolved, I come right back here and get the code again. So no problem I can't keep fixing manually. I just... gah! My precious Bayleef. I love Bayleef. bayleef bayleef


Negrek Admin

Website: Thousand Roads

Yeah, for now pokemon will always evolve when they're able to. In future years I'll probably make it so you can disable this effect and keep them at a particular evolutionary stage, but for now manual correction is all you can do, sorry.



My NaNoWriMon is still at 13,000 while I'm at 25,000... it doesn't seem to have updated for at least a week. Is there a reason why this has happened?

P.S This is epic!!! It's incredible! Thank you for making it.



Hi, so sorry. Love this idea but I'm having an issue. Just got introduced to this by a friend and my code isn't working on the NaNo page, it just remains code. My username is Celadore and I just picked a dratini. This is the code I got that isn't working:

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