The Meaning of Pokemon’s Name


Just use CTRL+F and search the pokemon’s name.

Note : This pokemons’ names just from Red/Blue/Yellow Version to Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Version.

Aerodactyl- (aero-dactylous)

Aggron- (aggressive-iron)

Aipom- (ape-palm)

Altaria- (altitude/alto-aria)

Arcanine- (arcane/arson-canine)

Armaldo- (armor-armadillo)

Aron- (armor-iron)

Azumarill/Azurill/Marill- (azure-marine-rill)

Abra/Kadabra/Alakazam- (abracadabra-alakazam!)

Absol- (absence-sol/absolute)

Ampharos- (amp-Pharos/amphora)

Anorith- (anamalocaris-rith)

Arbok- (arboc/cobra)

Ariados- (Ariadne-dos)

Articuno- (arctic-uno)

Bagon- (baby/bash-dragon)

Baltoy- (balance-toy)

Beautifly- (beautiful-butterfly)

Beedrill- (bee-drill)

Bellsprout- (bell-sprout)

Blaziken- (blaze-chicken)

Blissey- (bliss)

Bonsley- (bonsai)

Butterfree- (butterfly-free)

Banette- (bane-marionette)

Bayleef- (bayleaf)

Beldum- (dumb-bell)

Bellossom- (bella/bell-blossom)

Blastoise- (blast-tortoise)

Breloom- (umbrella-mushroom)

Bulbasaur/Ivysaur/Venusaur- (bulb/ivy/venus flytrap-[dino]saurian)

Barboach- (barb-loach)

Cacnea- (cactus-needle)

Camerupt- (camel-erupt)

Cascoon- (cask/casing-cocoon)

Castform- (forecast-form)

Caterpie- (caterpillar)

Chansey- (chance[chancy])

Charizard- (char-lizard)

Charmander- (char-salamander)

Charmeleon- (char-chameleon)

Chimecho- (chime-echo)

Clamperl- (clam-pearl)

Claydol- (clay-doll/idol)

Cubone- (club-bone)

Combusken- (combustion-chicken)

Corphish- (coral-crawfish)

Corsola- (coral-sol/soul/sole)

Croconaw- (crocodile-gnaw)

Cyndaquil- (cinder-quill)

Cacturne- (cactus-nocturnal)

Carvanha- (carve/carnivorous-piranha)

Chikorita- (chicory-ita)

Cloyster- (cloister-oyster)

Cradily- (cradle/crag-lily)

Crawdaunt- (crawfish-daunt)

Celebi- (celestial/celandine-being)

Chinchou- (Chouchin)

Clefable/Clefairy/Cleffa- (cle/clef-fable/fairy)

Crobat- (crony/cross-bat)

Delcatty- (delicate-cat)

Delibird- (delivery-bird)

Diglett- (dig-let)

Ditto- (ditto/”    “)

Dodrio/Doduo- (dodo-trio/duo)

Dragonair- (dragon-air/debonair)

Dragonite- (dragon-knight/draconite)

Dratini- (dragon-teeny/tiny)

Drowzee- (drowzy)

Dugtrio- (dug-trio)

Duskull- (dusk-skull)

Dustox- (dust-toxic)

Deoxys- (deoxyribo-nucleic-acid)

Dusclops- (dusk-cyclops)

Dewgong- (dew-dugong)

Donphan- (don/dont-mastodon-elephant)

Dunsparce- (dun-sparse)

Entei- (enten)

Espeon- (ESP-eon)

Exeggcute/Exeggutor- (ex-egg-cute/execute/executor)

Eevee- (evolution)

Electabuzz- (electric-buzz)

Electrike- (electric-strike)

Electrode- (electrode/electric-explode)

Elekid- (electric-kid)

Exploud- (explode-loud)

Fearow- (fear-sparrow)

Feebas- (feeble-bass)

Flareon- (flare-eon)

Flygon- (flying-dragon)

Farfetch’d (far-fetched)

Feraligatr- (feral-alligator)

Flaafy- (fluffy-baa)

Forretress- (turret-fortress)

Furret- (ferret)

Gastly- (gas-ghastly)

Glalie- (glacier-goalie)

Gloom- (gloomy)

Goldeen- (goldfish)

Granbull- (grand-bulldog)

Graveler- (gravel)

Grimer- (grime)

Grumpig- (grumpy-pig)

Gulpin- (gulp-in)

Geodude- (geo-dude)

Gligar- (glide-gargoyle)

Golbat/Golduck- (gold-bat/duck)

Groudon- (ground-don)

Grovyle- (grove-reptile)

Growlithe- (growl-lithe)

Gardevoir- ([re]garde-voir)

Gengar- (doppelganger)

Girafarig- (giraffe/effarig)

Golem- (golem)

Gorebyss- (gore-abyss)

Gyarados- (gyakusatu/gyakkyo-dos)

Hariyama- (hariau/haritaosu-yamamori/yama)

Heracross- (Heracles-cross/claws)

Ho-oh- (Houou)

Haunter- (haunt)

Hoothoot- (hoot-hoot)

Horsea- (horse-sea, seahorse)

Houndoom- (hound-doom)

Huntail- (hunt-tail)

Hypno- (hypnosis)

Hitmonchan/Hitmonlee/Hitmontop- (hit-monster-Chan/Lee/top)

Hoppip- (hop-pip)

Houndour- (hound-dour)

Igglybuff/Jigglypuff/Wigglytuff- (iggly/jiggly/wiggly-buff/puff/tough)

Illumise- (illumine)

Jolteon- (jolt-eon)

Jumpluff- (jump-fluff/luff)

Jynx- (jinx)

Jirachi- (jirachi)

Kadabra- see Abra

Kangaskhan- (kangaroo-Ghengis Khan)

Kirlia- (Kirlian photography)

Kyogre- (kai-orca)

Kakuna- (cocoon)

Kingdra- (king-dragon)

Koffing- (coughing)

Krabby- (crab, possibly crabby)

Kabuto/Kabutops- (kabuto)

Kecleon- (keck/Jekyll-chameleon)

Kingler- (king-fiddler)

Lanturn- (lantern)

Ledian/Ledyba- (ladybug)

Lickitung- (lick-tongue)

Loudred- (loud-dread)

Lunatone- (luna-stone)

Luvdisc- (love-disk)

Lairon- (lair-iron)

Lapras- (lap/la-prase/erase)

Larvitar/Pupitar/Tyranitar-(larva/pupa/tyran(osaurus)ny-monitor)

Lileep-(lily-sleep/deep)

Linoone- (line-raccoon)

Lombre- (lotus-hombre)

Lotad- (lotus-pad)

Latias/Latios- (lateo/latitude/latissimus-dorsi-tia/tio)

Ludicolo- (ludic-colocynth)

Lugia- (luteium-giant/lugeo)

Magcargo- (magma-escargot)

Makuhita- (Makuhita)

Mew- (myo)

Milotic- (Venus de Milo-melodic)

Misdreavus- (mischievous-reave)

Moltres- (molten-tres)

Machamp/Machoke/Machop- (macho-champion/choke/chop)

Magby- (magma-baby)

Magikarp- (magic-carp)

Magmar- (magma)

Magnemite- (magnet-mite)

Manectric- (mane-electric)

Mankey- (mad-monkey)

Marshtomp- (marsh-stomp)

Meditite- (meditate)

Meowth- (meow-/mouth)

Metagross- (metal-gross)

Metapod- (metamorphosis-pod)

Mewtwo- (mew-two, the second Mew)

Mightyena- (mighty-hyena)

Miltank- (milk-tank)

Minun/Plusle- (minus/plus)

Mr. Mime- (mister-mime)

Muk- (muck)

Murkrow- (murk-crow)

Magneton- (magneton)

Mantine- (manta-tine/marine)

Mareep- (Mary/mare-sheep)

Marill- see Azumarill

Marowak- (marrow-whack)

Masquerain- (masquerade)

Mawile- (maw-wile)

Medicham-(meditate-champion)

Meganium- (mega-geranium)

Metang- (metal-angstrom)

Mudkip- (mud-skip/kip/mudskipper)

Ninetales- (nine-tales)

Nosepass- (nose-compass)

Nincada- (ninja-cicada)

Ninjask- (ninja-mask)

Noctowl- (nocturnal-owl)

Numel- (numb-camel)

Nuzleaf- (nuzzle-leaf)

Natu- (Atu/natu)

Nidoking/Nidoqueen/Nidoran(M,F)/Nidorina/Nidorino- (nido-king/queen/ran/nina/

nino)

Omanyte/Omastar- (omanite/-star)

Octillery- (octopus-artillery)

Oddish- (odd-radish)

Onix- (onyx)

Pichu/Pikachu/Raichu- (pika/rai-chu)

Pelipper- (pelican-flipper)

Persian- (Persian)

Phanpy- (elephant)

Piloswine- (pile-of-swine/pillow)

Pineco- (pinecone)

Pinsir- (pincer)

Plusle- see Minun

Ponyta- (pony-tail)

Poochyena- (pooch-hyena)

Porygon 2- ([the] second Porygon)

Psyduck- (psychic-duck)

Paras- (parasite)

Parasect- (parasite-insect)

Pidgeot/Pidgeotto/Pidgey- (pidgeon-otto/jet)

Politoed/Poliwag/Poliwhirl/Poliwrath- (poliwog-toad/toed/wag/whirl/wrath)

Porygon- (polygon)

Primeape- (prime-ape)

Pupitar- see Larvitar

Quilava- (quill-lava)

Qwilfish- (quill-fish)

Quagsire- (quagmire-sire)

Rapidash- (rapid-ash/dash)

Roselia- (rose-azalea)

Raticate/Rattata- (rat-eradicate/rat-a-tat/attack)

Relicanth- (relic-coelacanth)

Rhydon/Rhyhorn- (rhino-don/horn)

Raikou- (rai-kou)

Ralts- (relates)

Rayquaza- (ray/rax-quasar/Quetzacoatl)

Regice/Regirock/Registeel- (regi-ice/rock/steel)

Remoraid- (remora-raid)

Sceptile- (scepter/scenic-reptile)

Sudowoodo- (pseudo-wood)

Suicune- (sui-kun)

Sandshrew- (sand-shrew)

Sandslash- (sand-slash)

Scizor- (scissor)

Seaking- (sea-king)

Seedot- (seed)

Seel- (seal)

Seviper- (sever-viper)

Sharpedo- ([sharp]-shark-torpedo)

Shelgon- (shell-dragon)

Shellder- (shell)

Shroomish- (mushroom)

Shuppet- (shadow-puppet)

Silcoon- (silk-cocoon)

Skitty- (skittish-kitty)

Slaking- (slacking/slack-king)

Slakoth- (slack-sloth)

Slowbro/Slowking/Slowpoke- (slow-bro/king/poke)

Slugma- (slug-magma)

Smeargle- (smear-beagle)

Smoochum- (smooch-chum)

Sneasel- (sneaky-weasel)

Snorunt- (snow-runt)

Solrock- (solar(sun)-rock)

Spearow- (spear-sparrow)

Spoink- (spring-oink)

Squirtle- (squirt-turtle)

Stantler- (stag-antler)

Starmie/Staryu- (star-me/you)

Steelix- (steel-onix)

Sunflora- (sun-flora)

Sunkern- (sun-kernel)

Swalot- (swallow-a-lot)

Swellow- ([swell]-swallow)

Sableye- (sable-eye)

Salamence- (salamander-menace/immense)

Scyther- (scythe)

Sealeo- (sea/seal-lion)

Sentret- (sentry/sentinel-ferret)

Seadra- (sea-dragon)

Shedinja- (shed-ninja)

Shiftry- (shifty-tree)

Shuckle- (shuck)

Skarmory- (sky-armor)

Skiploom- (skip-bloom/loom)

Snorlax- (snore-[re]lax)

Snubbull- (snub-bulldog)

Spheal- (sphere-seal)

Spinarak- (spin-arachnid)

Spinda- (spin-panda)

Surskit- (surface-skit)

Swablu- (swab-blue)

Swampert- (swamp-expert)

Swinub- (swine-nub)

Taillow- (tail-swallow)

Tangela- (tangle)

Tentacool- (tentacle)

Tentacruel- (tentacle-cruel)

Torchic- (torch-chick)

Torkoal- (tortoise-coal)

Totodile- (tot-crocodile)

Trapinch- (trap-pinch)

Typhlosion- (typhoon-explosion)

Tauros- (toro/Taurus)

Treecko- (tree-gecko)

Tyranitar- see Larvitar

Tyrogue- (tyke-rogue)

Teddiursa- (teddy-ursidae)

Togepi/Togetic- (toge) “Toge” means “spike” in Japanese, and Togepi and Togetic

are “spike-eggs.”

Tropius- (tropical-saurus)

Umbreon- (umbra-eon)

Ursaring- (ursidae-ring)

Unown- (unknown)

Vaporeon- (vapor-eon)

Venomoth- (venom-moth)

Venonat- (venom-gnat)

Vibrava- (vibrate)

Vigoroth- (vigor-sloth)

Volbeat- (volt-beetle)

Voltorb- (volt-orb)

Victreebel- (vicious-tree-bell)

Vileplume- (vile-plume)

Vulpix- (vulpine-six/vixen)

Wobbuffet- (wobble-buffet)

Wooper- (uupa)

Wynaut- (why not?)

Wailord/Wailmer- (whale-lord/mer)

Wartortle- (war-turtle)

Weedle- (weevil-needle/weedle)

Weezing- (wheezing)

Whismur- (whisper-murmur)

Wigglytuff- see Igglybuff

Wingull- (wing-gull)

Wurmple- (worm)

Walrein- (walrus-reign)

Weepinbell- (weeping-bell)

Whiscash- (whisker-catfish)

Xatu- (X-Atu/xatu)

Yanma- (yanma)

Zangoose- ([zig]zag-mongoose)

Zapdos- (zap-dos)

Zigzagoon- (zigzag-raccoon)

Zubat- (zoom-bat)

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