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150 Pokémon Dog Names With Nicknames

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

Pokémon names for your pet!

Pokémon names for your pet!

Cool Pokémon Names and Nicknames for Your Dog or Puppy

Do you love your dog or puppy? Do you love Pokémon? Well, you're in luck! Here is a list of the 150 original Pokémon, their "species," traits, and cute nicknames to use for your beloved canine.

How to Pick a Name

Think about your puppy or dog's traits and ask yourself the following:

  • What is my dog's personality? Are they brave or shy? Strong or gentle?
  • What does he or she look like? Are they fluffy and cute, or muscular and tough? Boy or girl?
  • What is my personality? Do I like the cute Pokémon or the ominous type?

Have fun selecting from these easy-to-remember nicknames. Ivysaur can be "Ivy," and Caterpie can be "Caty" or "Katy." Feel free to get creative and share your creations below!

Is she an Eevee or an Evie?

Is she an Eevee or an Evie?

Pokémon Names for Male and Female Puppies or Dogs

PokémonNickname"Species"

Bulbasaur

Saura or Sauro

Bulb/dinosaur

Ivysaur

Ivy

Bulb/dinosaur

Venusaur

Venus

Bulb/dinosaur

Charmander

Charm

Lizard/dragon

Charmeleon

Leon

Lizard/dragon

Charizard

Charlie

Lizard/dragon

Squirtle

Squirt

Turtle

Wartortle

Tortie

Turtle

Balstoise

Bali

Turtle

Is she a Pix or Pixie?

Is she a Pix or Pixie?

PokémonNickname"Species"

Caterpie

Caty

Chrysalis

Metapod

Meta

Bug

Butterfree

Butters

Butterfly

Weedle

Weedle

Insect

Kakuna

Kuna

Cocoon

Beedrill

Beetle

Beetle

Kadabra can be Kayda

Kadabra can be Kayda

PokémonNickname"Species"

Pidgey

Pidgey

Pidgeon

Pidgeotto

Otto

Pidgeon

Pidgeot

Geo

Pidgeon

Rattata

Tata

Rat

Raticate

Tica

Rat

Spearow

Spearow

Sparrow

Fearow

Arrow

Long-necked bird

Ekans

Ekans

Snake

Arbok

Arbok

Snake

Butterfree = Butters

Butterfree = Butters

PokémonNickname"Species"

Raichu

Raichu

Mouse

Sandshrew

Sandy

Shrew

Sandslash

Slash

Shrew

Nidoran

Dori

Rabbit

Nidorina/Nidorino

Dora/Dino

Rabbit

Nidoqueen/Nidoking

Queenie/King

Rabbit

Clefairy

Aira

Moon stone

Clefable

Able

Moon stone

Vulpix

Pix

Fox

Ninetales

Tales

Fox

Jigglypuff

Puff

Moon stone

Wigglypuff

Wiggles

Moon stone

Is he a Hypno?

Is he a Hypno?

PokémonNickname"Species"

Zubat

Batty

Bat

Golbat

Gulber

Bat

Oddish

Oddie

Radish

Gloom

Glow

Poisonous Plant

Vileplume

Plum

Flower

Paras

Paras

Cicada

Parasect

Paras

Cicada

Venonat

Ona

Moth

Venomoth

Vinny

Moth

Diglett

Digi

Soil creature

Dugtrio

Doug

Mole

Video: Abra

PokémonNickname"Species"

Meowth

Meows

Cat

Persian

Persia

Cat

Psyduck

Ducky

Duck

Goldluck

Goldie

Duck

Mankey

Keya

Pig-Monkey

Primeape

Prim

Ape

Growlithe

Growlie

Puppy

Arcanine

Archie

Canine

Poliwag

Polly

Amphibian

Poliwhirl

Whirlie

Amphibian

Poliwrath

Paul or Paula

Amphibian

Is he an Oddie?

Is he an Oddie?

PokémonNickname"Species"

Abra

Abra

Fox

Kadabra

Kayda

Fox

Alakazam

Alek

Fox

Machop

Match

Ice/moon

Machoke

Mac

Ice/moon

Machamp

Champ

Ice/moon

Bellsprout

Belly

Plant

Weepinbell

Belle

Plant

Victreebel

Victor

Plant

Tentacool

Taco

Jellyfish

Tentacruel

Crawler

Jellyfish

Is she a Seel?

Is she a Seel?

PokémonNickname"Species"

Geodude

Geo

Rock

Graveler

Vail

Rock

Golem

Golem

Rock

Ponyta

Pony

Pony

Rapidash

Dasher

Horse

Slowpoke

Poke

Bear-like

Slowbro

Bro

Hermit crab

Magnemite

Mighty

Magnet

Magneton

Maggie

Magnet

Farfetch'd

Fetch

Bird

Doduo

Dot

Bird

Dodrio

Rio

Bird

Seel

Seel

Seal

Dewgong

Dewy

Dugong

Video: Ponyta

PokémonNickname"Species"

Grimer

Grimes

Sludge

Muk

Muk

Sludge

Shellder

Shelly

Bivalve

Cloyster

Oyster

Bivalve

Gastly

Aster

Gas

Haunter

Hunter

Ghost

Gengar

Gary

Shadow

Onix

Onix

Rock

Drowzee

Zee

Tapir

Hypno

Hypno

Psychedelic

Krabby

Krabby

Crab

Kingler

King

Crab

Voltorb

Volt

Ball

Is she a Magi?

Is she a Magi?

PokémonNickname"Species"

Electrode

Electra

Ball

Exeggcute

Eggy

Egg

Exeggutor

Thor

Pineapple

Cubone

Cubby

Dinosaur

Marowak

Arrow

Dinosaur

Hitmonlee

Lee

Pipedal

Hitmonchan

Mo

Pipedal

Lickitung

Kit

Goblin

Koffing

Coffee

Chemical

Weezing

Weezer

Chemical

Rhyhorn

Ryan

Rhino

Rhydon

Don

Rhino

Chansey

Chance

Egg-bearing

Is he a Ryan?

Is he a Ryan?

PokémonNickname"Species"

Tangela

Tang

Vines

Kangaskhan

Kanga

Kangaroo

Horsea

Horsea

Sea Horse

Seadra

Dragon

Sea Dragon

Goldeen

Goldeen

Goldfish

Seaking

King

Goldfish

Staryu

Staryu

Star fish

Starmie

Star

Star fish

Mr. Mime

Mime

Fairy

Scyther

Sky

Mantis

Jynx

Jynx

Mythical

Electabuzz

Buzz

Electric

Magmar

Maggy

Fire

Pinsir

Pinsir

Beetle

Video: Top 10 Cutest Pokemon

PokémonNickname"Species"

Taurus

Taurus

Bull

Magikarp

Magi

Karp

Gyarados

Gya

Serpent

Lapras

Lapras

Plesiosaur

Ditto

Ditto

Transform

Eevee

Evie

Fox

Vaporeon

Eon

Aquatic

Jolteon

Jolt

Raiju

Flareon

Flare

Raiju

Porygon

Rory

Geologic

Omanyte

Om

Mollusk

Omastar

Star

Mollusk

Kabuto

Ka

Fossil

Kabutops

Tops

Fossil

Aerodactyl

Aero

Dinosaur

Snorlax

Snorlax

Bear

Articuno

Arti

Bird

Zapdos

Zap

Bird

Moltres

Tres

Bird

Dratini

Tini

Sea Creature

Dragonair

Dragon

Sea Creature

Dragonite

Dragon

Dragon

Mewtwo

Mew

Feline

Resource

© 2019 Layne Holmes

Which species do you think these Pokémon are? Have a fun nickname?

image on August 12, 2020:

Good but um.. can a dog be a jellyfish?????????

Tom on May 14, 2020:

These are decent name and the kinda work on cats too

RubiDiamondseer on May 19, 2019:

seriously!!! :)