50 Pokémon Dog Names

Reviewed By Kyoko •  Updated: 03/08/21 •  9 min read
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Do you enjoy playing video games? Have you recently adopted a dog? What do these to things have in common? Plenty! If you’ve adopted a dog and need to find a name for him, you might take inspiration from a video game such as Pokémon!

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We’ll take a look at what Pokémon is, along with some dog names inspired by Pokémon!

What is Pokémon?

Pokémon is a video game that was developed by Nintendo. The creatures that are called Pokémon come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and they live in the world with us. They don’t speak but do say their names. Right now, there are over 700 Pokémon who live amongst us!

The game involves capturing and training Pokémon creatures to battle with one another for sport. Human trainers are called Pokémon Trainers and they have to catch all of the Pokémon species and then compete in the national Pokedex.

Players can catch Pokémon by throwing a specially designed round tool called a Poke Ball. This captures the Pokémon, who is unable to escape and then is owned by the trainer. The Pokémon then obeys all the commands given by the trainer. That is, unless the trainer isn’t experienced, which leads the Pokémon to act on its own.

The Pokémon game has been made into playing/trading cards, board games (such as Pokémon Monopoly), and Manga and more! These creatures continue to be a very popular game and characters in our human universe.

OK, let’s get started on our list of dog names inspired by Pokémon!

Pokémon Names for Dogs

Here are some Pokémon names for dogs, which also include the Pokémon’s species and nicknames! These names are great for boy or girl dogs!

1). Bulbasaur: this is a species of bulb/dinosaur, and their name is Saura or Sauro. Is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon that was introduced in Generation 1.

2). Ivysaur: this is another Pokémon from the bulb/dinosaur species, whose nick name is logically Ivy. This is character is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon that was introduced in Generation 1. A bulbasaur can evolve into an ivysaur beginning at level 16.

3). Venusaur: is a bulb/dinosaur, whose nickname is Venus. This would be a great name for a girl dog.

4). Charmander: is a lizard/dragon, whose nickname is Charm. How cute is that? This is a Fire-type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation 1. It’s a bipedal reptile with an orange body and blue eyes.

5). Charmeleon: is another lizard/dragon, whose nickname is Leon. This would be a great name for a male dog.

6). Charizard: is a lizard/dragon Pokémon, and their nickname is Charlie

7). Caterpie: is from the species Chrysalis, and their nickname is Caty. This is a Grass-type Basic Pokémon.

8). Metapod: is a bug, and their nickname is Meta. This is a bug-type Pokémon that appeared in Generation I. It resembles a green chrysalis.

9). Butterfree: is a butterly, and their nickname is butters. Is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon, that has a purple body. The wings of this creature are covered with poisonous scales that fall off as it flies. When these are inhaled can cause several conditions.

10). Weedle: is an insect, and their nickname is Weedle. That’s really a nickname, though it would be difficult to come up with a fitting, cute nickname from this!

11). Kakuna: is cocoon, whose nickname is Kuna. Is a Bug/Poison Pokémon that was introduced in Generation I. This critter is yellow and resembles a cocoon, which has triangular black eyes.

12). Beedrill: is a beetle, and their nickname is Beetle.

13). Squirtle: is a turtle—what a cute name! And their nickname is Squirt. This would be a great name for a small dog!

14). Wartortle: is a turtle, whose nickname is Tortie. Another cute one!

15). Balstoise: is a turtle, whose nickname is Bali.

16). Pidgey: is a pigeon, whose nickname is Pidgey. This is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon, which has a small bird-like body. Its colors are brown, with a cream-colored face. And it has a crest on its head.

17). Pideotto: is another pigeon, and their nickname is Otto.

18). Pidgeot: is also a pigeon, whose nickname is Geo.

19). Rattata: is a rat, and their nickname is Tata. This is a Normal-Type Pokémon, which is a small, rodent that walks on 4 feet. It has purple fur and a cream-colored face, with round ears.

20). Raticate: is also a rat, whose nickname is Tica.

21). Spearow: is a sparrow, and their nickname is Spearow. This is a dual-tyle Normal/Flying Pokémon. This is a very small creature that has brown feathers on its head and has three brown tail feathers. This critter has wing feathers that are tinged with pink-red, and a beige belly.

22). Fearow: is a long-necked bird, whose nickname is Arrow. This is a critter who is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon. This is a brown avian creature that has a neck like a vulture, and broad, powerful wings.

23). Arbok: is a snake, and their nickname is Arbok. This would be a cute name for a Dachshund. This is a Poison-type Pokémon, which can crush opponents by coiling its body around them and then squeezing. This is a very territorial critter that will lash out at intruders with its long fangs and deadly venom.

24). Raichu: is a mouse, and their nickname is Raichu. This would a really cute name for a small dog. This is an Electric-type Pokémon, which emits a weak electrical charge from all of its body and glows a little bit in the dark.

25). Sandshrew: is a shrew whose nickname is Sandy. This would be a great name for a dog that’s a sandy color, such as a Labrador Retriever.

26). Sandslash: is a shrew, and their nickname is Slash. This is a Ground-type Pokémon, which walks on two legs, though it can also run on all fours.

27). Nidoran: is a rabbit, and their nickname is Dori. This is a Poison-typle Pokémon, that walks on all fours and is a rodent-like Pokémon.

28). Nidorina/Nidorino: is a rabbit whose nickname is Dora/Dino.

29). Clefairy: is a moon stone, and their nickname is Aira. This is a Fairy-type Pokémon, that walks on two legs, and is really chubby, and has a star-shaped body.

30). Clefable: is a moon stone, whose nickname is Able. This is another Fairy-type Pokémon, and is tall and pink. They also have a star-shaped body.

31). Vulpix: is a fox, whose nickname is Pix. This is a Fire-type Pokémon, which manipulate fire—they can even create wisps of flame! And these flames can be mistaken for ghosts by humans. However, this critter uses their flames to catch prey.

32). Ninetales: is also a fox, and their nickname is Tales. This is a Fire-type Pokémon, which is similar to a fox. They have thick, luxurious golden-white fur.

33). Jigglypuff: is a moon stone, and their nickname is Puff. This is a Normal/Fairy Pokémon, which can use its eyes to mesmerize opponents. It also has a very large lung capacity, which is larger than most other Pokémon. These lungs are used along with its eyes to sing a song that soothes anyone who listens and falls asleep.

34). Wigglypuff: is a moon stone, and their nickname is Wiggles.

35). Meowth: is a cat, and their nickname is Meows. This is a Normal-type Pokeman, which is cat-like and has cream-color on the body, and brown fun on their hind feet and tail.

36). Persian: is a cat, and their nickname is Persia. This is a Normal-type Pokémon, who is catlike. It has pale tan fur, except for on its ears. This Pokeman wears a jewel in the center of its forehead.

37). Psyduck: is a duck/platypus, and you can probably guess their nickname—Ducky! This is a Water-type Pokémon, which looks like a cross between a duck and platypus. It has three strands of black on its head, and a wide cream-colored beak that’s flat.

38). Goldluck: is another duck, and their nickname is Goldie.

39). Mankey: is a pig-monkey, whose nickname is Keya. This is a fight-type Pokémon, which is like amoney. It is bipedal and has a roundish body that’s covered with white, shaggy fur. It’s notes looks a bit like a pig’s snout.

40). Primeape: is an ape, whose nickname is Prim.

41). Growlithe: is a puppy, whose nickname is Growlie.

42). Arcanine: is a canine and their nickname is Archie.

43). Machop: is an ice/moon and their nickname is Match.

44). Bellsprout: is a plant, whose nickname is Belly. This is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon, which has a stem-like brown body. It has a single leave on either side of its body, and a yellow head that’s shaped like a bell, with pink lips and small black eyes.

45). Tantacool: is jellyfish, whose nickname is Taco.

46). Tentacruel: is another jellyfish and their nickname is Crawler. This is a dual-type Water/Poison Pokémon. They use their light blue body color for camouflage in the water. This helps them to get near to prey and snap it up with their tentacles.

47). Ponyta: is a pony, and their nickname is Pony. This is a Fire-type Pokémon, which has great jumping abilities. In fact, they can leap a tall building with a single bound!

48). Slowbro: is a hermit crab, and their nickname is Bro.

49). Magnemite: is a magnet, whose nickname is mightly.

50). Drowzee: is a tapir, whose nickname is Hpyno.

There you have it! We hope you’ve had fun reading this article and that you’ve found a great Pokémon name for your dog!

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Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!

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