Pokémon name origins

Etymology is the study of the origins of words. For example, the etymology of Pokémon is the phrase Pocket Monsters. While some Pokémon names are quite obvious, many have obscure backgrounds. They range from simple animal connections to complex scienctific terms and mythological creatures.

Below is a complete list of the Pokémon names origins we have researched. The list was contributed to by several of our members. If you spot any errors or missing origins, you can let us know in this forum thread.

# Name Origin Meaning
001 Bulbasaur bulb a type of plant
-saur Greek suffix meaning ‘lizard’
002 Ivysaur ivy a plant
-saur Greek suffix meaning ‘lizard’
003 Venusaur venus from Venus Flytrap, a meat-eating plant
-saur Greek suffix meaning ‘lizard’
004 Charmander char to burn or singe
salamander lizard-like amphibian
005 Charmeleon char to burn or singe
chameleon a species of lizard
006 Charizard char to burn or singe
lizard a reptile
007 Squirtle squirt to shoot water
squirrel rodent with a bushy tail
turtle water-based reptile
008 Wartortle war epic battle
tortoise large reptile with a protective shell
turtle water-based reptile
009 Blastoise blast an explosion
tortoise large reptile with a protective shell
010 Caterpie caterpillar an insect
011 Metapod metamorphosis a transformation
pod a cocoon
012 Butterfree butterfly a flying insect
free without limit, now it’s able to fly
013 Weedle worm an invertebrate
needle sharp implement
014 Kakuna cocoon a pupal casing made by some insects
015 Beedrill bee a flying insect
drill pointed tool
016 Pidgey pigeon a species of bird
017 Pidgeotto pigeon a species of bird
018 Pidgeot pigeon a species of bird
019 Rattata rat a rodent mammal
rat-a-tat-tat repeated fast knocking sound
020 Raticate rat a rodent mammal
eradicate to exterminate
021 Spearow spear pointed weapon
sparrow a species of bird
022 Fearow fear to be scared of
sparrow a species of bird
023 Ekans snake a species of reptile; ‘ekans’ spelled backwards is ‘snake’
024 Arbok cobra a type of snake; ‘arbok’ spelled backwards is ‘kobra’
025 Pikachu pika a small mouse-like mammal
chu Japanese for ‘squeak’
026 Raichu rai Japanese for ‘thunder’
chu Japanese for ‘squeak’
027 Sandshrew sand fine debris of rocks
shrew a rodent
028 Sandslash sand fine debris of rocks
slash to swipe
029 Nidoran♀ nido Japanese for ‘two’ (referring to its counterpart)
rhino large African mammal (corruption)
female symbol
030 Nidorina nido Japanese for ‘two’ (referring to its counterpart)
rhino large African mammal
031 Nidoqueen nido Japanese for ‘two’ (referring to its counterpart)
queen royalty (female)
032 Nidoran♂ nido Japanese for ‘two’ (referring to its counterpart)
rhino large African mammal (corruption)
male symbol
033 Nidorino nido Japanese for ‘two’ (referring to its counterpart)
rhino large African mammal
034 Nidoking nido Japanese for ‘two’ (referring to its counterpart)
king royalty (male)
035 Clefairy clef musical symbol
fairy imp, sprite
036 Clefable clef musical symbol
fable story, fairytale
037 Vulpix vulpine describing foxes
six its number of tails
038 Ninetales nine its number of tails
tales corruption of ‘tails’
039 Jigglypuff jiggle to shake
puff inflated, cloud-shaped
040 Wigglytuff wiggle to shake
tough hard
041 Zubat zubatto Japanese for a sound of something being hit
bat cave-dwelling flying mammal
042 Golbat ghoul ghost, monster
bat cave-dwelling flying mammal
043 Oddish Odd Strange or weird
radish vegetable
044 Gloom gloom depression
bloom blossoming
045 Vileplume vile nasty
plume cluster of showy flowers/petals
046 Paras parasite an annoying insect or bacteria
047 Parasect parasite an annoying insect or bacteria
insect a bug
048 Venonat venom poison
gnat an insect
049 Venomoth venom poison
moth an insect
050 Diglett dig remove/excavate earth
-lett suffix meaning ‘small’
051 Dugtrio dug removed/excavated earth
trio group of three things
052 Meowth meow the sound a cat makes
053 Persian persian a long-haired breed of cat
054 Psyduck psychic supernatural
duck a species of bird
055 Golduck gold a color (oddly this applies to Psyduck more)
duck a species of bird
056 Mankey monkey a species of primate
manky inferior, worthless
057 Primeape prime superior
primate set of mammals including monkeys, apes, etc
ape a species of primate
058 Growlithe growl gruff noise made by dogs
lithe gracefully slender
059 Arcanine arcane ancient, mysterious
canine relating to dogs
060 Poliwag polliwog a tadpole; baby frog/toad
wag tail movement
061 Poliwhirl polliwog a tadpole; baby frog/toad
whirl circular pattern
062 Poliwrath polliwog a tadpole; baby frog/toad
wrath anger
063 Abra abracadabra magical word, sometimes used with ‘alakazam’
064 Kadabra abracadabra magical word, sometimes used with ‘alakazam’
065 Alakazam alakazam magical word, sometimes used with ‘abracadabra’
066 Machop macho strong, muscular
chop A karate chop
067 Machoke macho strong, muscular
choke To strangle
068 Machamp macho strong, muscular
champ A winner
069 Bellsprout bell ringing device (shape)
sprout grow, bloom
070 Weepinbell weeping sad, drooping
bell ringing device (shape)
071 Victreebel victory a win achieved over someone
tree large plant with a trunk
bell ringing device (shape)
072 Tentacool tentacle the ‘limb’ of a sea creature
cool low temperature, impressive
073 Tentacruel tentacle the ‘limb’ of a sea creature
cruel mean
074 Geodude geo- of or relating to the Earth
dude person (usually male)
075 Graveler gravel small rocks/pebbles
076 Golem golem stone figure from Jewish folklore
077 Ponyta pony a small horse
ponytail a hairstyle that resembles a pony’s tail
078 Rapidash rapid fast
ash remains of a fire
dash move quickly
079 Slowpoke slow not fast
slowpoke nickname for a slow person
080 Slowbro slow not fast
bro friend, pal
081 Magnemite magnet attracting object
mite small thing
082 Magneton magnet attracting object
ton large or heavy object
083 Farfetch'd far-fetched unlikely
084 Doduo dodo extinct bird
duo group of two
085 Dodrio dodo extinct bird
trio group of three
086 Seel seal an aquatic mammal
087 Dewgong dugong an aquatic mammal
dew moisture often found on grass or plants
088 Grimer grime dirt
089 Muk muck dirt
090 Shellder shell hard cover
shelter to protect
091 Cloyster clam marine creature
oyster marine creature
cloister isolated religious building
092 Gastly gas air
ghastly horrifying
093 Haunter haunter a person who scares others
094 Gengar doppelgänger a person’s exact double or ‘shadow’
095 Onix onyx a type of rock
096 Drowzee drowsy tired, sleepy
zee the letter ‘z’, often used to denote sleep
097 Hypno hypnosis a trance or sleep
098 Krabby crab marine creature
crabby irritable, bad-tempered
099 Kingler king a species of crab; royalty
fiddler a species of crab
100 Voltorb volt unit of electricity
orb spherical object
101 Electrode electrode electrical conductor
explode to self-destruct
102 Exeggcute egg organic vessel in which animals/Pokemon develop
execute to exterminate
103 Exeggutor egg organic vessel in which animals/Pokemon develop
executor an exterminator
104 Cubone cub baby animal
bone structure making up a skeleton
105 Marowak marrow material inside bone
whack to hit
106 Hitmonlee hit to strike
mon monster
lee from Bruce Lee, martial arts actor
107 Hitmonchan hit to strike
mon monster
chan from Jackie Chan, martial arts actor
108 Lickitung lick touch with the tongue
tongue muscle in mouth
109 Koffing coughing expulsion of air from the lungs
110 Weezing wheezing breathing with difficulty
111 Rhyhorn rhino large African mammal
horn the spike on a rhino’s head
112 Rhydon rhino large African mammal
don of great size/importance; lord or master
113 Chansey chance probability
114 Tangela tangle twisted mesh of strands (e.g. vines)
115 Kangaskhan kangaroo Australian mammal
Genghis Khan Mongolian leader
116 Horsea seahorse marine creature
horsie cutesy slang for ‘horse’
117 Seadra sea large body of water
dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
118 Goldeen goldfish a species of fish
queen royalty
119 Seaking sea large body of water
king royalty
120 Staryu starfish marine creature
you opposite of me (from Starmie)
121 Starmie starfish marine creature
me opposite of you (from Staryu)
122 Mr. Mime Mr. male title of respect
mime artist a silent performer
123 Scyther scythe sword-like implement
124 Jynx jinx curse or bad luck
125 Electabuzz electricity energy from electric currents
buzz noise that comes from electricity
126 Magmar magma the melted rock in a volcano
127 Pinsir pincer crab’s claw
128 Tauros Taurus mythical Greek bull & star sign
129 Magikarp magic illusions
carp a species of fish
130 Gyarados gyre thrash and turn about
131 Lapras Loch Ness lake where the mythical ‘Loch Ness Monster’ (on which Lapras is based) supposedly resides
132 Ditto ditto a duplicate or copy
133 Eevee E-V short for ‘evolution’
134 Vaporeon vapor water mist
eon long period of time (implying evolution)
135 Jolteon jolt a sudden movement or burst of electricity
eon long period of time (implying evolution)
136 Flareon flare burst of fire
eon long period of time (implying evolution)
137 Porygon polygon a many sided figure
138 Omanyte ammonite shell fossil
-ite suffix meaning ‘closely related’
139 Omastar ammonite shell fossil
star pointed shape
140 Kabuto kabuto Japanese for ‘helmet’
141 Kabutops kabuto Japanese for ‘helmet’
top above
142 Aerodactyl aero- flying prefix
pterodactyl prehistoric flying reptile
143 Snorlax snore sound made during sleeping
lax lazy
144 Articuno arctic relating to the (cold) regions around the North Pole
uno Spanish for one
145 Zapdos zap relating to the sound of striking electricity
dos Spanish for two
146 Moltres molten liquified by heating
tres Spanish for three
147 Dratini dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
tiny small
148 Dragonair dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
air relating to its majesty
149 Dragonite dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
knight noble cavalier
150 Mewtwo mew cat sound
two the second iteration of Mew
151 Mew mew cat sound
152 Chikorita chicory flowering plant
-ita Spanish suffix meaning ‘small’
153 Bayleef bay a type of tree
leaf plant foliage
154 Meganium mega large, biggest
geranium a type of plant
155 Cyndaquil cinder ashes
quill sharp feather/needle
156 Quilava quill sharp feather/needle
lava magma that flows out of a volcano
157 Typhlosion typhoon tropical cyclone
explosion eruption, blast
158 Totodile tot a small child
crocodile a species of reptile
159 Croconaw crocodile a species of reptile
gnaw to chew on
160 Feraligatr feral menacing, ferocious
alligator a species of reptile
161 Sentret sentry a guard
ferret a rodent mammal
162 Furret fur soft hair coating
ferret a mammal in the weasel family
163 Hoothoot hoot a sound that owls make
164 Noctowl nocturnal active at night
owl a species of bird
165 Ledyba ladybird a species of insect
166 Ledian ladybird a species of insect
167 Spinarak spinneret spider silk secreter
arachnid a spider
168 Ariados arachnid a spider
dos Spanish word for two
169 Crobat cross angry
bat cave-dwelling flying mammal
170 Chinchou chochin Japanese for ‘lantern’
171 Lanturn lantern a candle/light in a case
urn vase, container (Lanturn swallows prey whole)
172 Pichu pika a small mouse-like mammal
chu Japanese for ‘squeak’
173 Cleffa clef musical symbol
174 Igglybuff jiggly/wiggly from later evolutions Jigglypuff/Wigglytuff
buff to shine
175 Togepi togi spike
pi to chirp
176 Togetic togi spike
tic chick
177 Natu Atu the first man, in Samoan mythology
178 Xatu X exotic
Atu the first man, in Samoan mythology
179 Mareep Mary the girl in the poem ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’
sheep a species of mammal
180 Flaaffy fluffy soft, cute
baa sheep noise
181 Ampharos ampere unit of electrical current
pharos Greek for lighthouse
pharaoh Ancient Egyptian ruler (which Ampharos is designed after)
182 Bellossom bell ringing device (shape)
blossom plant flowers
183 Marill marine water related
rill small river or brook
184 Azumarill azul blue
marine water related
rill brook, small river
185 Sudowoodo pseudo- prefix meaning ‘false’ (Sudowoodo is based on petrified wood)
wood matter that trees are made of
186 Politoed poliwog tadpole
toad a species of amphibian
187 Hoppip hop jump on one leg
pip seed
188 Skiploom skip walking with steps and hops
bloom blossoming
189 Jumpluff jump as in hop-skip-jump
fluff light downy material
190 Aipom ape a species of primate
palm referring to hand
pom-pom cheerleading decoration
191 Sunkern sunflower flower with yellow petals that looks like the Sun
kernel inner part of a seed/stone
sunken settled into the ground
192 Sunflora sunflower flower with yellow petals that looks like the Sun
flora relating to plants
193 Yanma yanma Japanese for ‘large dragonfly’
194 Wooper Wooper Looper Japanese name for a pet salamander/axolotl
195 Quagsire quagmire swamp, quicksand
sire master, lord
196 Espeon ESP Extra Sensory Perception; psychic power
eon long period of time (implying evolution)
197 Umbreon umbra darkest part of a shadow
eon long period of time (implying evolution)
198 Murkrow murky dark, gloomy
crow a species of bird
murder a group of crows
199 Slowking slow not fast
king royalty
200 Misdreavus mischievous naughty
dream mental images seen during sleep
reave rob, steal
201 Unown unknown not known ;)
202 Wobbuffet wobble rocking motion
buffet strike repeatedly (relating to Wobbuffet’s punching bag shape)
203 Girafarig giraffe long-necked African mammal
[palindrome] Girafarig reads the same backwards as forwards, reflecting its symmetric design
204 Pineco pine cone seed of a pine tree
205 Forretress fortress defensive structure, e.g. a castle
turret castle/fortress tower, often holding weapons
206 Dunsparce dun yellow
sparse rare
207 Gligar glide fly smoothly
gargoyle grotesque carved ornament
208 Steelix steel a metal alloy
onyx a type of rock; Onix is Steelix’s prevolution
209 Snubbull snub feeling of disdain; flattened nose
bulldog gruff breed of dog
210 Granbull grand large, impressive
bulldog gruff breed of dog
211 Qwilfish quill feather used for writing with ink
fish marine creature
212 Scizor scissor(s) cutting implements
213 Shuckle shuck hard shell of nuts or oysters
turtle water-based reptile
214 Heracross Hercules Greek god (aka Heracles) and type of beetle
cross intersecting lines
215 Sneasel sneaky crafty, deceitful
weasel small mammal with a long body
216 Teddiursa teddy stuffed toy
ursa Latin for ‘bear’
217 Ursaring ursa Latin for ‘bear’
ring circle, target; refers to its design
218 Slugma slug snail-like terrestrial gastropod
magma the melted rock in a volcano
219 Magcargo magma the melted rock in a volcano
escargot French for ‘snail’
220 Swinub swine of or relating to pigs
nub lump/knob (referring to its nose)
221 Piloswine pilose covered with hair
swine of or relating to pigs
222 Corsola coral hard skeleton secreted by certain marine creatures
solar of or relating to the Sun
223 Remoraid remora fish that affixes itself to other marine creatures
raid sudden attack
224 Octillery octopus marine creature with eight tentacles
artillery weapons
225 Delibird deliver transport an item to the recipient
Adélie a species of penguin
bird winged animal
226 Mantine manta ray marine creature
tine sharp point or fork
227 Skarmory sky the air, where birds fly
armory storage unit for weapons
228 Houndour hound to hunt or pursue, like a dog
dour sullen, gloomy
229 Houndoom hound to hunt or pursue, like a dog
doom adverse fate
230 Kingdra king royalty
dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
231 Phanpy elephant large mammal native to India and Africa
pygmy a small creature
232 Donphan don of great size/importance; lord or master
elephant large mammal native to India and Africa
233 Porygon2 polygon a many sided figure
two as in ‘Version 2’
234 Stantler stag male deer
antler a deer’s ‘horns’
235 Smeargle smear smudge (e.g. ink, paint)
beagle a breed of dog
236 Tyrogue tyro beginner, novice
rogue a mischievous person
237 Hitmontop hit to strike
mon monster
top spinning top on which it’s based
238 Smoochum smooch to kiss
smooch ‘em smooch them
239 Elekid electricity energy from electric currents
kid a child
240 Magby magma the melted rock in a volcano
baby newborn child
241 Miltank milk white liquid from cows
tank large storage unit or heavily amored vehicle
242 Blissey bliss happiness (required for evolution from Chansey)
243 Raikou rai Japanese for ‘thunder’
kotei Japanese for ‘emperor’
244 Entei enten Japanese for ‘blazing heat’
kotei Japanese for ‘emperor’
245 Suicune sui Japanese for ‘water’
kun Japanese for ‘monarch’
246 Larvitar larva young feeding stage of an insect
tar from Latin ‘tardus’ meaning slow
247 Pupitar pupae immobile cocoon stage of an insect
tar from Latin ‘tardus’ meaning slow
248 Tyranitar tyrannosaurus a large bipedal dinosaur
tar from Latin ‘tardus’ meaning slow
249 Lugia luego Latin for ‘lie dormant’
250 Ho-oh Hōō Chinese phoenix
251 Celebi celestial heavenly
being one’s existence
252 Treecko tree large plant with a trunk
gecko tropical lizard
253 Grovyle grove small wood or forest
reptile animal with scales
254 Sceptile sceptre wand used by royalty
reptile animal with scales
255 Torchic torch a piece of wood alight
chick baby bird/chicken
256 Combusken combustion state where something bursts into flames
chicken a species of bird
257 Blaziken blaze a bright fire
chicken a species of bird
258 Mudkip mudskipper amphibious fish
259 Marshtomp marsh boggy area
stomp step on with force
260 Swampert swamp boggy area
expert possessing special skill or knowledge
261 Poochyena pooch slang for ‘dog’
hyena dog-like African mammal
262 Mightyena mighty powerful
hyena dog-like African mammal
263 Zigzagoon zigzag line that sharply weaves back and forth
racoon a species of mammal, usually nocturnal
264 Linoone line continuous straight
racoon a species of mammal, usually nocturnal
265 Wurmple worm long, thin invertebrate creature
apple a fruit, often eaten by worms
266 Silcoon silk material produced by some insects
cocoon a pupal casing made by some insects
267 Beautifly beautiful pleasing to the eye
butterfly a flying insect
268 Cascoon cask hard container
cocoon a pupal casing made by some insects
269 Dustox dust fine, dry particles
toxic poisonous
270 Lotad lotus a type of flower
lily pad large, floating leaf of a water lily
271 Lombre lotus a type of flower
sombrero wide-brimmed Mexican hat
272 Ludicolo ludic playful in an aimless way
colocynth tropical plant similar to watermelon
273 Seedot seed premature ungrown plant
tot a small child
274 Nuzleaf nuzzle to burrow with the nose
leaf plant foliage
275 Shiftry shifty deceptive, evasive
tree large plant with a trunk
276 Taillow tail hindmost part of an animal
swallow a species of bird
277 Swellow swell expand
swallow a species of bird
278 Wingull wing forelimb of a bird that enables flight
gull a species of bird
279 Pelipper pelican a species of bird
flipper referring to its wings
280 Ralts astral (anagram) relating to the stars
waltz a type of dance
281 Kirlia kirlian a type of photography concerned with psychic aura
282 Gardevoir garde French for ‘guard’
voir French for ‘see’
283 Surskit surface outside or top of an object, e.g. a lake
skitter to skim along a surface (esp. water)
284 Masquerain masquerade costume/disguise or a facade
rain precipitation
285 Shroomish shroom short for ‘mushroom’, a fungus
-ish suffix meaning ‘like’ or ‘partly’
286 Breloom umbrella a dome shape, referring to Breloom’s head
mushroom a fungus
287 Slakoth slack slow or lazy; full name sounds like ‘slack off’
sloth a mammal commonly known for being slow
288 Vigoroth vigor energy, strength
sloth a mammal commonly known for being slow
289 Slaking slack slow or lazy; full name sounds like ‘slacking’
king royalty
290 Nincada ninja stealthy martial art
cicada an insect
291 Ninjask ninja stealthy martial art
mask costume, disguise
292 Shedinja shed to remove a shell or skin
ninja stealthy martial art
293 Whismur whisper speak very quietly
murmur mumble quietly
294 Loudred loud (of sound) high in volume
dread fear
295 Exploud explode blow up, erupt
loud (of sound) high in volume
296 Makuhita makushita a division of sumo wrestling
297 Hariyama hariyama a division of sumo wrestling
298 Azurill azure a blue color
rill small brook or river
299 Nosepass nose facial feature
compass instrument that determines direction
300 Skitty skitty absent-minded
kitty a young cat
301 Delcatty delicate fragile, dainty
catty referring to cats
302 Sableye sable a mammal in the weasel family
eye the organ of sight
303 Mawile maw the jaw of a voracious mammal
wile deceitful cunning, trickery
304 Aron armor tough protective shell or clothing
iron heavy/tough metal
305 Lairon lairy aggressive (British slang)
iron heavy/tough metal
306 Aggron aggresive always fighting
iron heavy/tough metal
307 Meditite meditate to engage in thought or contemplation
-ite suffix meaning ‘closely related’
308 Medicham meditate to engage in thought or contemplation
champion winner over all others
309 Electrike electricity energy from electric currents
strike to hit (incl. with lightning)
310 Manectric mane long hair around the neck of animals such as lions
electricity energy from electric currents
311 Plusle plus a positive charge
312 Minun minus a negative charge
313 Volbeat volt unit of electricity
beat rhythym
314 Illumise illuminate bring light to
315 Roselia rose a type of flower
buddleia a type of flower
316 Gulpin gulping noise of swallowing
317 Swalot swallow to eat
a lot many
318 Carvanha carnivore meat-eating creature
piranha a species of fish, occasionally carnivorous
319 Sharpedo shark large, voracious fish
torpedo weapon used underwater
320 Wailmer whale large aquatic mammal
mere not more, small
321 Wailord whale large aquatic mammal
lord master, sire
322 Numel numb lacking in feeling
camel hump-backed mammal commonly found in desert areas
323 Camerupt camel hump-backed mammal commonly found in desert areas
erupt explode, eject molten lava from a volcano
324 Torkoal tortoise large reptile with a protective shell
coal black substance used as fuel
325 Spoink spring a coil that enables a bouncing action
oink the noise a pig makes
326 Grumpig grumpy unhappy, grouchy
pig farmyard animal
327 Spinda spin rotate around
panda large mammal native to China
328 Trapinch trap device used to capture creatures
pinch squeeze, compress
329 Vibrava vibrate shake rapidly
larva young feeding stage of an insect
330 Flygon dragonfly flying insect
331 Cacnea cactus a desert plant
-ea Latin suffix
332 Cacturne cactus a desert plant
nocturnal relating to the night
333 Swablu swab a piece of cotton (referring to Swablu’s wings)
blue a color
334 Altaria alto high-pitched vocal sound
aria an air or melody
335 Zangoose san Japanese for ‘cut down’
mongoose a weasel-like mammal
336 Seviper sever cut or separate
viper a species of snake
337 Lunatone lunar of or relating to the Moon
stone small rock
338 Solrock solar of or relating to the Sun
rock lump of mineral matter
339 Barboach barb a small spike
loach a species of fish
340 Whiscash whisker hair growing from the mouth
catfish a species of fish
341 Corphish crawfish a lobster-like crustacean
fish marine creature
342 Crawdaunt crawfish a lobster-like crustacean
daunt overcome with fear
343 Baltoy balance state of equilibrium
toy plaything
344 Claydol clay hard substance used for crockery and decorations
doll plaything
dreidel Jewish spinning top
345 Lileep lily a type of plant
creeper plant or root that grows underground
346 Cradily cradle to hold gently or protectively
lily a type of plant
347 Anorith anomalocaris an ancient fossilised shrimp
-lith suffix referring to rock
348 Armaldo armor tough protective shell or clothing
armadilo mammal with a tough shell
349 Feebas feeble weak
bass a species of fish
350 Milotic Venus de Milo sculpture known for its beauty
exotic foreign or unusual; beautiful
351 Castform forecast to predict, esp. weather
form state or shape (referring to Castform’s ability)
352 Kecleon kakureru from its Japanese name meaning ‘to hide’
chameleon lizard known for its ability to adapt to its surroundings
353 Shuppet shadow dark area created by blocking out light
puppet referring to ‘shadow puppet’, casting shadow shapes with one’s hands
354 Banette bane something that ruins or spoils
marionette a type of puppet manipulated by strings
355 Duskull dusk the partial darkness between day and night
skull the bony framework of the head
356 Dusclops dusk the partial darkness between day and night
cyclops a monster with one eye
357 Tropius tropical of or relating to the rainforest
-saurus Greek suffix meaning ‘lizard’
358 Chimecho chime to ring out (e.g. a bell)
echo (of sound) to reverberate
359 Absol absolution freeing oneself from guilt
360 Wynaut why not how its name is pronounced
361 Snorunt snow frozen precipitation
runt the smallest of a litter of animals
362 Glalie glacier large mass of ice
goalie a goalkeeper; Glalie’s design is based on an ice hockey goalie
363 Spheal sphere ball shape
seal marine creature
364 Sealeo seal marine creature
leo Latin for ‘lion’
365 Walrein walrus marine creature
reign to rule over others, like royalty
366 Clamperl clam hard-shelled marine creature
pearl gem found in clams/oysters
clamp to grip or shut tightly
367 Huntail hunt chase or forage for food
tail hindmost part of an animal
368 Gorebyss gore to pierce with a horn or tusk
abyss deep gulf or crag
369 Relicanth relic very old object; antique
coelacanths ancient fossilised fish
370 Luvdisc love profound affection
disc circular shape
371 Bagon baby newborn child
dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
372 Shelgon shell hard cover
dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
373 Salamence salamander lizard-like amphibian
menace brutal, violent
374 Beldum dumbbell small training weight
375 Metang metal solid material
tang sound of metal being struck
376 Metagross metal solid material
gross great, large
377 Regirock regi (Latin) of or relating to royalty
rock stone
378 Regice regi (Latin) of or relating to royalty
ice frozen water
379 Registeel regi (Latin) of or relating to royalty
steel a metal alloy
380 Latias lateo to lie hidden
-as female suffix
381 Latios lateo to lie hidden
-os male suffix
382 Kyogre kai Japanese for ‘ocean’
orca a species of whale
383 Groudon ground the earth
don of great size/importance; lord or master
384 Rayquaza ray beam of light
quasar distant star
385 Jirachi sachi Japanese for ‘wish’
386 Deoxys deoxyribonucleic acid the full technical name for DNA, the core genetic material for all living things
387 Turtwig turtle water-based reptile
twig a small tree branch
388 Grotle grove a small wood or forest
turtle water-based reptile
389 Torterra tortoise large reptile with a protective shell
terra Latin for ‘earth’
390 Chimchar chimp a species of primate
char to burn or singe
391 Monferno monkey a species of primate
inferno a raging fire
392 Infernape inferno a raging fire
ape a species of primate
393 Piplup pip to hatch from an egg
plup dripping water sound
394 Prinplup prince heir to a throne of an emperor or king
plup dripping water sound
395 Empoleon emperor ruler; a species of penguin
Napoleon French naval leader
396 Starly starling a species of bird
397 Staravia starling a species of bird
avian relating to birds
398 Staraptor starling a species of bird
raptor a voracious bird
399 Bidoof biber German for ‘beaver’, a rodent
tooth hard object in the mouth for biting/chewing food
400 Bibarel biber German for ‘beaver’, a rodent
barrel wooden container often holding water or liquid
401 Kricketot cricket a species of insect
tot a small child
402 Kricketune cricket a species of insect
tune music
403 Shinx shine to glow brightly
lynx wildcat
404 Luxio lux unit of brightness
leo Latin for ‘lion’
405 Luxray lux unit of brightness
x-ray electromagnetic radiation that can ‘see through’ certain objects
406 Budew bud closed flower
dew moisture often found on grass or plants
407 Roserade rose a type of flower
masquerade costume/disguise or a facade
408 Cranidos cranium brain or head, referring to Cranidos’ thick skull
-dos common dinosaur suffix
409 Rampardos rampart defensive wall
-dos common dinosaur suffix
410 Shieldon shield protective armor
-don common dinosaur suffix
411 Bastiodon bastion a structure protruding from a fortification
-don common dinosaur suffix
412 Burmy bagworm a species of moth
wormy worm-like
413 Wormadam bagworm a species of moth
madam referring to a female
414 Mothim moth a nocturnal species of insect
him referring to a male
415 Combee honeycomb hexagonal structure storing honey in a beehive
bee a species of insect
416 Vespiquen vespine of or relating to wasps
queen royalty (female)
417 Pachirisu pachipachi Japanese for ‘electric crackling’
risu Japanese for ‘squirrel’
418 Buizel buoy floating marker in the sea (usually orange)
weasel small mammal with a long body
419 Floatzel float to rest on a surface of liquid
weasel small mammal with a long body
420 Cherubi cherry a small fruit that grows on trees
cherubim sweet, innocent child
421 Cherrim cherry a small fruit that grows on trees
cherubim sweet, innocent child
422 Shellos shell hard cover
lost missing (it has no shell)
423 Gastrodon gastropod set of creatures including snails, whelks and slugs
don of great size/importance; lord or master
424 Ambipom ambi- prefix meaning ‘both’
palm referring to hand
pom-pom cheerleading decoration
425 Drifloon drift to float through the air
balloon object that contains helium and floats
426 Drifblim drift to float through the air
blimp a floating air ship
427 Buneary bunny slang for rabbit, a small mammal with long ears
ear body part that senses sound
428 Lopunny lop-eared type of rabbit whose ears droop down
bunny slang for rabbit, a small mammal with long ears
429 Mismagius mischief annoying or disruptive actions
magus magic-wielding characters in fantasy & fiction
430 Honchkrow honcho leader, boss
crow a species of bird
431 Glameow glamour expensive good looks
meow the sound a cat makes
432 Purugly purr sound a cat makes when content
ugly unpleasant looking
433 Chingling chime to ring out (e.g. a bell)
jingling the sound of a bell ringing
434 Stunky skunk rodent known for emitting a foul smell
stinky unpleasant smelling
435 Skuntank skunk rodent known for emitting a foul smell
tank an armored vehicle
436 Bronzor bronze a type of metal
mirror reflective piece of glass
437 Bronzong bronze a type of metal
dong the deep chime of a bell
438 Bonsly bonsai a miniature tree
sly clever or tricky
439 Mime Jr. mime artist a silent performer
junior younger
440 Happiny happy joyful
tiny small
441 Chatot chat to talk
tot a small child
442 Spiritomb spirit a ghost
tomb a burial chamber
443 Gible gargoyle grotesque carved ornament
nibble make small bites
444 Gabite gargoyle grotesque carved ornament
bite cut or wound with the teeth
445 Garchomp gargoyle grotesque carved ornament
chomp bite down heavily
446 Munchlax munch to eat
relax chill out, slacken
447 Riolu orichalcum an ancient, mythical metal (‘Riolu’ is the Japanese syllables switched around)
448 Lucario orichalcum an ancient, mythical metal (‘Lucario’ is the Japanese syllables reversed)
449 Hippopotas hippopotamus large African mammal
450 Hippowdon hippopotamus large African mammal
powder fine grains e.g. sand
-don common dinosaur suffix; Greek for ‘tooth’
451 Skorupi scorpion creature with pincers and a stinger in its tail
452 Drapion dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
scorpion creature with pincers and a stinger in its tail
453 Croagunk croak the sound a frog makes
gunk slimy or oily matter
454 Toxicroak toxic poisonous
croak the sound a frog makes
455 Carnivine carnivore meat-eating creature
vine long strands of a plant
456 Finneon fin wing-like organ on a fish
neon inert gas that glows brightly
457 Lumineon luminous shining brightly
neon inert gas that glows brightly
458 Mantyke manta ray marine creature
tyke a small child
459 Snover snow frozen precipitation
cover conceal
460 Abomasnow abominable snowman mythological arctic creature; yeti
snow frozen precipitation
461 Weavile weasel small mammal with a long body
vile unpleasant, wretched
462 Magnezone magnetic zone alternative name for a magnetic field, the region near a magnet
463 Lickilicky lick touch with the tongue
464 Rhyperior rhino large African mammal
superior dominant
465 Tangrowth tangle twisted mesh of strands (e.g. vines)
growth expansion, enlargement
466 Electivire electricity energy from electric currents
wire thin strand of metal used to conduct electricity
467 Magmortar magmar the melted rock in a volcano
mortar a type of cannon
468 Togekiss toge Japanese for ‘spike’
kiss display of affection
469 Yanmega yanma Japanese for ‘large dragonfly’
Meganeura a species of extinct insect
470 Leafeon leaf plant foliage
eon long period of time (implying evolution)
471 Glaceon glacier a mass of ice
eon long period of time (implying evolution)
472 Gliscor glide to float with wings
scorpion creature with pincers and a stinger in its tail
473 Mamoswine mammoth a prehistoric woolly mammal
swine of or relating to pigs
474 Porygon-Z polygon a many sided figure
z 3rd axis in coordinates
475 Gallade gallant brave, chivalrous
blade the flat cutting part of a knife, sword, etc.
476 Probopass proboscis relating to the nose
compass instrument that determines direction
477 Dusknoir dusk the partial darkness between day and night
noir French for ‘black’
478 Froslass frost frozen moisture
lass a young female
479 Rotom motor Rotom is ‘motor’ backwards
480 Uxie you personal pronoun
pixie a small, often mischievous fairy
481 Mesprit me personal pronoun
sprite a small, often mischievous fairy
482 Azelf us personal pronoun
elf a small, often mischievous fairy
483 Dialga diamond a rare gem and the game of which it is the mascot
dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
484 Palkia pearl a rare gem and the game of which it is the mascot
kai Japanese for ‘ocean’
485 Heatran heat to increase in temperature
transfer to move from one place to another, esp. heat through metal
486 Regigigas regi (Latin) of or relating to royalty
gigas giant
487 Giratina girasol a red opal
platina an alloy of platinum, the game of which it is the mascot
488 Cresselia crescent a phase of the moon
Selene Greek goddess of the moon
489 Phione fairy imp, sprite
clione sea angels
490 Manaphy mana mythological energy used for magic
fairy imp, sprite
491 Darkrai dark absence of light
kurai Japanese for ‘dark’
492 Shaymin shaman intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds
493 Arceus arch- prefix signifying authority and power
deus god
494 Victini victory a successful act
teeny small
495 Snivy snake a species of reptile
ivy a type of plant
496 Servine serpent a snake
vine long strands of a plant
497 Serperior serpent a snake
superior better than
498 Tepig tepid lukewarm
pig farmyard animal
499 Pignite pig farmyard animal
ignite to bring flame to
500 Emboar ember a flame
boar a species of pig
501 Oshawott ocean huge body of water
water compound needed for life
otter aquatic weasel-like mammal
502 Dewott dew moisture often found on grass or plants
otter aquatic weasel-like mammal
503 Samurott samurai a japanese warrior
otter aquatic weasel-like mammal
504 Patrat patrol to watch over an area
packrat American rodent
505 Watchog watchdog protective guard dog
groundhog North American rodent
506 Lillipup lil slang abbreviation of ‘little’
pup puppy, baby dog
507 Herdier herd to drive animals (e.g. sheep) into a group
terrier a breed of dog
508 Stoutland stout bold, brave
land referring to terriers, who get their name from ‘terra’
509 Purrloin purr sound a cat makes when content
purloin to steal
510 Liepard lie an untruth
leopard large, spotted feline
511 Pansage chimpanzee a species of primate
sage a herb (referring to cooking and its Grass type)
512 Simisage simian of or relating to primates
sage a herb (referring to cooking and its Grass type)
513 Pansear chimpanzee a species of primate
sear to heat/fry (referring to cooking and its Fire type)
514 Simisear simian of or relating to primates
sear to heat/fry (referring to cooking and its Fire type)
515 Panpour chimpanzee a species of primate
pour to drop or flow liquid (referring to cooking and its Water type)
516 Simipour simian of or relating to primates
pour to drop or flow liquid (referring to cooking and its Water type)
517 Munna muso Japanese for ‘dream’ or ‘vision’
lunar of or relating to the Moon
518 Musharna muso Japanese for ‘dream’ or ‘vision’
lunar of or relating to the Moon
519 Pidove pigeon a species of bird
dove a species of bird
520 Tranquill tranquil quiet, peaceful
quill feature used for writing with ink
521 Unfezant unfazed not put off, undaunted
pheasant a species of bird
522 Blitzle blitz a swift attack; German for ‘lightning’
little small
523 Zebstrika zebra a horse-like African mammal
strike to hit something (incl. with lightning)
524 Roggenrola rock ‘n’ roller relating to rock ‘n’ roll, a type of popular music
525 Boldore boulder large rock
ore a mineral in its natural state
526 Gigalith giga- huge, giant
-lith suffix referring to rock
527 Woobat woo to seduce
bat cave-dwelling flying mammal
528 Swoobat swoon to be seduced
bat cave-dwelling flying mammal
529 Drilbur drill device for making holes
burrow dig underground
530 Excadrill excavate make a hole or pit
drill device for making holes
531 Audino audio sound
'I dunno' Audino is a pun on said phrase
532 Timburr timber wood
533 Gurdurr girder a large steel beam
534 Conkeldurr concrete stone-like material
elder aged chief, ruler
535 Tympole tympani a type of drum
tadpole a baby frog/toad
536 Palpitoad palpitation rapid pulsation
toad a species of amphibian
537 Seismitoad seismic of or relating to earthquakes
toad a species of amphibian
538 Throh throw to toss
539 Sawk sock to punch
540 Sewaddle sew to join by stitches
swaddle to bind with strips of cloth
541 Swadloon swaddle to bind with strips of cloth
cocoon a pupal casing made by some insects
542 Leavanny leaves plant foliage
nanny carer of children
543 Venipede venom poison
centipede a species of insect
544 Whirlipede whirl spiral
centipede a species of insect
545 Scolipede scolopendra a species of centipede
centipede a species of insect
546 Cottonee cottony soft like cotton, a natural material
547 Whimsicott whimsy playful humour
cotton a natural material
548 Petilil petal coloured foliage of a flower
lily a type of plant
549 Lilligant lily a type of plant
elegant graceful, luxurious
550 Basculin bass a species of fish
masculine tough, bold
551 Sandile sand fine debris of rocks
crocodile a species of reptile
552 Krokorok crocodile a species of reptile
rock stone, boulder
553 Krookodile crook criminal, thief
crocodile a species of reptile
554 Darumaka daruma daruma doll, a traditional Japanese doll
makka Japanese for ‘red/crimson’
555 Darmanitan daruma daruma doll, a traditional Japanese doll
orangutan a species of ape
556 Maractus maracas rhythm instrument
cactus a desert plant
557 Dwebble dwell live, reside
pebble a small stone
558 Crustle crust solid layer of the Earth
castle large fortress
559 Scraggy scraggy thin, scrawny
560 Scrafty scraggy thin, scrawny
crafty sly, sneaky
561 Sigilyph sigil a seal or signet
glyph a symbol
562 Yamask yami Japanese for ‘darkness’
mask face covering
563 Cofagrigus coffin casket for the deceased
sarcophagus large coffin carved from stone
egregious outstandingly bad; shocking
564 Tirtouga tortuga spanish for turtle
565 Carracosta carapace a hard protective covering
costa latin for coast
566 Archen archaeopteryx a reptile-like fossil bird
chicken a species of bird
567 Archeops archaeopteryx a reptile-like fossil bird
cheops an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh
568 Trubbish trash waste, garbage
rubbish waste, garbage
569 Garbodor garbage waste, trash
odor a bad smell
570 Zorua zorro Spanish for ‘fox’
571 Zoroark zorro Spanish for ‘fox’
dark absence of light
572 Minccino mink a weasel-like mammal
chino tough, twilled cotton
573 Cinccino chinchilla a small South American rodent
chino tough, twilled cotton
574 Gothita gothic gloomy, dark
lolita precocious young woman
575 Gothorita gothic gloomy, dark
señorita Spanish for ‘Miss’, referring to a woman
576 Gothitelle gothic gloomy, dark
mademoiselle French for ‘Miss’, referring to a woman
577 Solosis solo single; one
-osis common biological suffix denoting a change in state
578 Duosion duo double; two
fusion come together
579 Reuniclus reunite come together
nucleus core of a biological cell
580 Ducklett duck a species of bird
-lett suffix meaning ‘small’
581 Swanna swan a species of bird
582 Vanillite vanilla standard ice cream flavor
delight great pleasure (often in relation to food)
583 Vanillish vanilla standard ice cream flavor
delish slang for ‘delicious’
584 Vanilluxe vanilla standard ice cream flavor
deluxe high quality
585 Deerling deer a species of mammal with antlers
-ling suffix meaning ‘small’
586 Sawsbuck S.A.W.S. initials for the four seasons: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring
buck male deer
587 Emolga momonga Japanese scientific name of the ‘dwarf flying squirrel’
588 Karrablast scarab a species of beetle
blast an explosion
589 Escavalier escargot French for ‘snail’
cavalier knight; mounted soldier
590 Foongus fungus cell-based plants
591 Amoonguss among us from the phrase ‘a fungus among us’
592 Frillish frill a trimming, e.g. lace
jellyfish marine creature
593 Jellicent jellyfish marine creature
magnificent beautiful, extravagant
594 Alomomola mola mola a species of fish
595 Joltik jolt a sudden movement or burst of electricity
tick a mite-like parasite
596 Galvantula galvanize stimulate by an electric current
tarantula a large, hairy spider
597 Ferroseed ferrous of or containing iron
seed premature ungrown plant
598 Ferrothorn ferrous of or containing iron
thorn sharp spine on a plant
599 Klink clink sound of metal clashing
600 Klang clang sound of metal clashing
601 Klinklang clink sound of metal clashing
clang sound of metal clashing
602 Tynamo tyke a small child
dynamo electric generator
603 Eelektrik eel snake-like marine creature
electricity energy from electric currents
604 Eelektross eel snake-like marine creature
electricity energy from electric currents
gross great, large
605 Elgyem L.G.M. initials for ‘Little Green Man’ i.e. an alien
606 Beheeyem B.E.M. initials for ‘Bug Eyed Monster’, i.e. an alien
607 Litwick lit on fire or producing light
wick candle ‘fuel’
608 Lampent lamp device producing light, usually via a flame
lambent softly flickering flame
609 Chandelure chandelier large, decorative light fixture
lure attract or entice, often for evil means
610 Axew axe implement used for chopping
askew out of line, off-center
611 Fraxure fracture to break or crack
axe implement used for chopping
612 Haxorus hack to chop repeatedly
axe implement used for chopping
-saurus common dinosaur suffix
613 Cubchoo cub a young bear
atchoo the sound of sneezing
614 Beartic bear large, powerful mammal
arctic frozen region at the very top of the Earth
615 Cryogonal cryogenic of or relating to very low temperatures
polygonal multi-sided shape
616 Shelmet shell hard cover
helmet hard covering of the head
617 Accelgor accelerate to increase in speed
escargot French for ‘snail’
618 Stunfisk stun to immobilize temporarily
fish marine creature
disk flat circular shape
619 Mienfoo mien dignified manner
kung fu Chinese martial art
620 Mienshao mien dignified manner
shaolin Chinese martial art
621 Druddigon dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
ruddy reddish color
622 Golett golem stone figure from jewish folklore
-lett suffix meaning ‘small’
623 Golurk golem stone figure from jewish folklore
lurk to lie or wait in concealment
624 Pawniard pawn the least important chess piece
poniard a dagger
625 Bisharp bishop a chess piece
sharp pointed
626 Bouffalant bouffant hair style
buffalo a large ox
627 Rufflet ruffle to shake feathers
-let suffix meaning ‘small’
628 Braviary brave courageous
aviary a place where birds are kept
629 Vullaby vulture a species of bird
lullaby a song used to lull people to sleep
630 Mandibuzz mandible jaw bone
buzzard a species of bird
631 Heatmor heat more to increase in temperature
632 Durant durable hard to break, does not wear easily
ant a small species of insect
633 Deino ein german for ‘one’
dino slang for ‘dinosaur’
634 Zweilous zwei german for ‘two’
jealous envious (Zweilous’ heads fight with each other)
635 Hydreigon drei german for ‘three’
hydra mythical multi-headed creature
dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
636 Larvesta larva young feeding stage of an insect
Vesta Roman goddess of the hearth
637 Volcarona volcano mountain that erupts lava
corona outline of the Sun
638 Cobalion cobalt blueish-grey metal
lion fearless mammal
639 Terrakion terracotta orange clay-based material
lion fearless mammal
640 Virizion viridian blueish-green colour
lion fearless mammal
641 Tornadus tornado a whirlwind of destructive force
-us common cloud suffix; possession of a given quality
642 Thundurus thunder loud noise produced by a lightning strike
-us common cloud suffix; possession of a given quality
643 Reshiram re used as a softer sound than ‘ze’ to indicate a weaker character
shiro Japanese for ‘white’
644 Zekrom ze used as a harder sound than ‘re’ to indicate a stronger character
kuro Japanese for ‘black’
645 Landorus land area of ground
-us common cloud suffix; possession of a given quality
646 Kyurem kyuurei Japanese for ‘rapid cooling’
647 Keldeo kelpie a supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore
rodeo a public exhibition of cowboy skills
648 Meloetta melody a song
pirouette a ballet move
649 Genesect genetic of or relating to DNA
insect a bug
650 Chespin chestnut edible nut in a spiky shell
porcupine spiny rodent
651 Quilladin quill sharp feather/needle
paladin heroic, chivalrous knight
652 Chesnaught chestnut edible nut in a spiky shell
juggernaught large, destructive force
653 Fennekin fennec species of fox
kin friendship, affinity
654 Braixen braise to fry lightly over heat
vixen a female fox
655 Delphox Delphic oracle the most important oracle in Greek mythology
fox vulpine mammal
656 Froakie frog a species of amphibian
croaky husky, squawking noise made by frogs
657 Frogadier frog a species of amphibian
brigadier an army rank
658 Greninja grenouille French for ‘frog’
ninja stealthy martial art
659 Bunnelby bunny slang for rabbit, a small mammal with long ears
tunnel to burrow underground
660 Diggersby digger one who excavates earth
bunny slang for rabbit, a small mammal with long ears
661 Fletchling fletch a feather, as used on a dart/arrow
fledgling a young bird learning to fly
662 Fletchinder fletch a feather, as used on a dart/arrow
cinder ashes
663 Talonflame talon a bird’s claw (especially birds of prey)
flame fire
664 Scatterbug scatter throw or distribute across a large area
bug insect; suffix meaning ‘enthusiast’
665 Spewpa spew vomit
pupa immobile cocoon stage of an insect
666 Vivillon vivify bring to life, animate
papillon French for ‘butterfly’
667 Litleo little small
leo Latin for ‘lion’
668 Pyroar pyre a bonfire
roar deep, prolonged cry by a wild animal
669 Flabébé flabra Latin for ‘breeze’ or ‘wind’
bébé French for ‘baby’
670 Floette florette one of a cluster of small flowers
671 Florges flower the blossom of a plant
gorgeous beautiful
672 Skiddo skid to slide
kiddo slang for a child; ‘kid’ is a baby goat
673 Gogoat gogo full of energy
goat horned mammal
674 Pancham panda large black & white mammal
champion fighter who has defeated all opponents
675 Pangoro panda large black & white mammal
gorogoro Japanese term for a rumbling sound
676 Furfrou fur soft hair coating
frou-frou (French) a showy/frilly dress
677 Espurr ESP Extra Sensory Perception; psychic power
purr sound a cat makes when content
678 Meowstic meow the sound a cat makes
mystic of or relating to the occult or psychics
679 Honedge hone sharpen, refine
edge thin, sharp side of a blade
680 Doublade double two
blade the flat cutting part of a sword, etc.
681 Aegislash aegis shield in Greek mythology
slash to swipe
682 Spritzee spritz to spray or squirt
683 Aromatisse aromatic fragrant, sweet-scented
-isse French suffix for feminine nouns
684 Swirlix swirl to move in a spiral shape
licks to eat with the tongue
685 Slurpuff slurp drink with loud sucking noises
puff small blast (of powder etc.)
686 Inkay ink dark fluid ejected by squid
687 Malamar malice evil, spite
calamari deep-fried squid
688 Binacle bi- prefix meaning ‘two’
barnacle marine crustacean, typically attached to ship bottoms
689 Barbaracle barbaric uncivilized, brutish
barnacle marine crustacean, typically attached to ship bottoms
690 Skrelp screen disguise, cover
kelp seaweed
691 Dragalge dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
algae aquatic plant family that includes seaweed
692 Clauncher claw pincer, talon
launch throw, project
693 Clawitzer claw pincer, talon
howitzer a type of cannon
694 Helioptile helios Greek for ‘sun’
reptile cold-blooded creatures such as lizards and snakes
695 Heliolisk helios Greek for ‘sun’
basilisk a type of lizard
696 Tyrunt tyrannosaurus a large bipedal dinosaur
runt the smallest of a litter of animals
697 Tyrantrum tyrannosaurus a large bipedal dinosaur
tantrum a display of rage or frustration
698 Amaura Amargasaurus a small sauropod dinosaur
aurora a luminous atmospheric phenomenon occurring in the arctic/antarctic
699 Aurorus Amargasaurus a small sauropod dinosaur
aurora a luminous atmospheric phenomenon occurring in the arctic/antarctic
700 Sylveon sylph an invisible spirit of the air; a fairy
eon long period of time (implying evolution)
701 Hawlucha hawk bird of prey
luchador Mexican wrestler
702 Dedenne denki Japanese for ‘electricity’
antennae aerial that receives television/radio waves
703 Carbink carbon core element of diamond and other minerals
clink sound of gemstones clashing
704 Goomy goo sticky substance
slimy covered in goo
705 Sliggoo slime sticky substance
goo sticky substance
706 Goodra goo sticky substance
dragon mythical fire-breathing creature
707 Klefki clef French for ‘key’
key piece of metal for opening locks
708 Phantump phantom a ghost
stump remainder of a tree after being cut down
709 Trevenant tree large plant with a trunk
revenant one who has returned from the dead
710 Pumpkaboo pumpkin large orange fruit, often used at Halloween
peek-a-boo childish game involving hiding and suddenly reappearing
711 Gourgeist gourd family to which pumpkins belong
poltergeist a ghost
712 Bergmite iceberg large floating mass of ice
stalagmite column of ice rising from the floor of a cave
713 Avalugg avalanche a landslide of snow
vugg small cavity in Rock or ice
714 Noibat noise loud sounds
bat cave-dwelling flying mammal
715 Noivern noise loud sounds
wyvern mythical dragon-like creature
716 Xerneas X letter; game in which Xerneas appears
Cernunnos Celtic god based on a deer (itself from the Latin ‘cervus’)
717 Yveltal Y letter; game in which Yveltal appears
wyvern mythical dragon-like creature
quetzal colorful, long-tailed bird
718 Zygarde Z letter representing third coordinate axis
garde French for ‘guard’ or ’protect’