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150 Pokémon Cat Names With Nicknames

Layne is an animal lover and grew up in a household full of rescued critters. She is a registered veterinary technician.

Creative names for your cat or kitten.

Creative names for your cat or kitten.

Cool Pokémon Names and Nicknames for Your Cat or Kitten

Are you a cat lover? Do you love Pokémon? Would you love to name your cat after one of the characters? Lucky for you, here is a list of the 150 original Pokémon, their "species," characteristics, and matching nicknames to call your feline friend.

How to Pick a Name for Your Cat

Think about your kitten or cat's physical traits and personality. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • How does my cat behave? Bold? Funny? Clumsy? Athletic?
  • What does he or she look like? Soft and cuddly? Striped and wild? Boy or girl?
  • What is my personality like? Do I like the adorable Pokémon or the serious characters?

For every character name, there is a matching nickname. Ivysaur can be "Ivy," and Caterpie can be "Cutiepie." Feel free to get creative. Share your cat's name and naming ideas in the comments below.

Pokémon Names for Male and Female Kittens or Cats

PokémonNicknameTraits

Bulbasaur

Alba

Sleepy, enjoys the outdoors

Ivysaur

Ivy

Sleepy, enjoys the outdoors

Venusaur

Venus

Sleepy, enjoys the outdoors

Charmander

Charlotte

Fiery, bold

Charmeleon

Char

Fiery, bold

Charizard

Riza

Fiery, bold

Squirtle

Squirt

Water-loving

Wartortle

Tori

Water-loving

Balstoise

Bali

Water-loving

Caterpie

Katy

Eats plants, climbs trees

Metapod

Etta

Eats plants, climbs trees

Butterfree

Frida

Loves nature

Weedle

Elle

Eats plants, climbs trees

Kakuna

Kuna

Eats plants, climbs trees

Beedrill

Bee

Eats plants, climbs trees

"Pocatmon" Pikachu Lulu

PokémonNicknameTraits

Pidgey

Pidgey

Flies through the air, loves birds

Pidgeotto

Otto

Flies through the air, loves birds

Pidgeot

Geo or Gia

Flies through the air, loves birds

Rattata

Atta

Lurks and pounces

Raticate

Kate

Lurks and pounces

Spearow

Spearow

Flies through the air, loves birds

Fearow

Arrow

Flies through the air, loves birds

Ekans

Ekans

Sneaky

Arbok

Arbok

Flies through the air, loves birds

Raichu

Ichi

Timid

Sandshrew

Sandy

Timid

Sandslash

Ash

Timid

Nidoran

Dora or Dori

Quiet and calm

PokémonNicknameTraits

Nidorina/Nidorino

Nina/Nino

Bouncy, playful

Nidoqueen/Nidoking

Queenie/King

Bouncy, playful

Clefairy

Cleo

Magical

Clefable

Able

Magical

Vulpix

Pix

Cuddly with fluffy tail

Ninetales

Tales

Cuddly with fluffy tail

Jigglypuff

Jiggles or Puff

Cuddly with fluffy tail

Wigglypuff

Wiggles or Puff

Cuddly with fluffy tail

Zubat

Zu

Black cat

Golbat

Go-Go

Black cat

Oddish

Ottie

Peculiar kitty

Gloom

Glow

Peculiar kitty

Vileplume

Plum

Stinky kitty

Paras

Paras

Crabby

Parasect

Paras

Crabby

Butterfree or Butters?

Butterfree or Butters?

PokémonNicknameTraits

Venonat

Veno

Flighty

Venomoth

Vinny

Flighty

Diglett

Digi

Digs in potted plants

Dugtrio

Doug

Digs in potted plants

Meowth

Meowth

Average kitty

Persian

Persia

Average kitty

Psyduck

Psy

Water-loving

Goldluck

Goldi

Water-loving

Mankey

Mankey

Silly-looking

Primeape

Prime

Silly-looking

Growlithe

Growli

Dog-like

Arcanine

Arc

Dog-like

Poliwag

Polly

Thick-tailed

Is she a Belle?

Is she a Belle?

PokémonNicknameTraits

Poliwhirl

Whirl

Thick-tailed

Poliwrath

Paul or Pauli

Thick-tailed

Abra

Abra

Foxy

Kadabra

Abra

Foxy

Alakazam

Alek

Foxy

Machop

Mac

Magical

Machoke

Machoke

Magical

Machamp

Champ

Magical

Bellsprout

Belle

Earth-loving

Weepinbell

Belly

Earth-loving

Victreebel

Vicki/Victor

Earth-loving

Tentacool

Cool Cat

Ocean-loving

Tentacruel

Cruel Cat

Ocean-loving

Is he a Rapidash or a Dash?

Is he a Rapidash or a Dash?

PokémonNicknameTraits

Geodude

Geo

Solid, stubborn, strong

Graveler

Vail

Solid, stubborn, strong

Golem

Golem

Solid, stubborn, strong

Ponyta

Ponyta

Playful

Rapidash

Dash

Playful

Slowpoke

Poke

Bear-like

Slowbro

Bro

Introverted

Magnemite

Mag

Busy

Magneton

Maggie

Busy

Farfetch'd

Fetcher

Skittish

Doduo

Dodo

Skittish

Dodrio

Rio

Skittish

Seel

Seal

Cuddly

Dewgong

Dewy

Slow, cuddly

Is he an Electrode or Electro?

Is he an Electrode or Electro?

PokémonNicknameTrait

Grimer

Grimes

Lazy

Muk

Muk

Lazy

Shellder

Shelly

Introvert

Cloyster

Cloe

Introvert

Gastly

Gastly

Flighty

Haunter

Haunter

Mysterious

Gengar

Genny

Mysterious

Onix

Onix

Stubborn, grouchy

Drowzee

Dru

Gentle

Hypno

Hypno

Crazy

Krabby

Krabby

Grouchy

Kingler

King

Grouchy

Voltorb

Volt

Easily excitable

Is he a Bonez?

Is he a Bonez?

PokémonNicknameTrait

Electrode

Electro/Electra

Excitable

Exeggcute

Eggy

Cozy

Exeggutor

Eggy

Silly

Cubone

Bonez

Strong

Marowak

Arrow

Strong

Hitmonlee

Lee

Weird

Hitmonchan

Mo

Weird

Lickitung

Kit

Weird

Koffing

Koko

Stinky kitty

Weezing

Wiz

Stinky kitty

Rhyhorn

Rye

Sturdy, strong

Rhydon

Donny

Sturdy, strong

Chansey

Chansey

Cozy

Is she a Maggy, Maggie, or Magicarp?

Is she a Maggy, Maggie, or Magicarp?

PokémonNicknameTrait

Tangela

Tang

Climber

Kangaskhan

Kanga

Bouncy

Horsea

Horsea

Raises hair easily

Seadra

Seadra

Raises hair easily

Goldeen

Goldeen

Mellow

Seaking

King

Mellow

Staryu

Staryu

Mellow

Starmie

Starmie

Mellow

Mr. Mime

Mime

Magical

Scyther

Sky

Likes to stalk things

Jynx

Jynx

Magical

Electabuzz

Buzz

Spunky

Magmar

Maggie

Spunky

Pinsir

Pinsir

Prickly

Is he a Zap?

Is he a Zap?

PokémonNicknameTrait

Taurus

Aurus

Stubborn

Magikarp

Magi

Mellow

Gyarados

Gia

Spicey

Lapras

Lapras

Spicey

Ditto

Ditto

Sly

Eevee

Eevee

Foxy

Vaporeon

Rea

Water-loving

Jolteon

Jolt

Magical

Flareon

Flare

Magical

Porygon

Rye

Stubborn

Omanyte

Om

Introvert

Omastar

Star

Introvert

Coolest Pokemon Types

PokémonNicknameTrait

Kabuto

Ka

Older/senior

Kabutops

Topsy

Older/senior

Aerodactyl

Aero

Polydactyl

Snorlax

Snorlax

Sleepy

Articuno

Arti

Flighty

Zapdos

Zap

Flighty

Moltres

Tres

Flighty

Dratini

Tiny

Water-loving

Dragonair

Dragon

Water-loving

Dragonite

Drago

Fiery

Mewtwo

Mewtwo

Cat-like in every way possible

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