Pokemon names as word-games – pt. II


Source: Bulbapedia

 

Note: I omitted the Pokemon whose names do not constitute word-games in English.

Pt. II – Kanto

#152 Chikorita – chicory & -ita

#153 Bayleef – bay leaf (a herb)

#154 Meganium – mega & geranium

#155 Cyndaquil – cinder & quill

#156 Quilava – quill & lava

#157 Typhlosion – typhoon & explosion

#158 Totodile – tot & crocodile

#159 Croconaw – crocodile & gnaw or maw

#160 Feraligatr – feral & alligator

#161 Sentret – sentry & ferret

#162 Furret – fur & ferret

#163 Hoothoot – obvious, isn’t it?

#164 Noctowl – nocturnal & owl

#165 Ledyba – ladybug

#166 Ledian – ladybug & alien

#167 Spinarak – spinneret & arachnid

#168 Ariados – Ariadne or arachnid & possibly dos (Sp. Two)

#169 Crobat – bat & cross, possibly also a play on acrobat

#171 Lanturn – lantern, obviously

#177 Natu – native, or natu (Lat. Birth)

#179 Mareep – Mary (who has a little lamb) & sheep, possibly also a play on ampere

#180 Flaaffy – fluffy, obviously

#181 Ampharos – ampere & pharos (Gr. Lighthouse)

#182 Bellossom – bell or bella (Sp. Beautiful) & blossom

#183 Marill – marine & rill (a small river) or “marine blue”

#184 Azumarill – as above & azure

#185 Sudowoodo – pseudo & wood

#186 Politoed – polliwog (archaic English tadpole) & toad, possibly also a play on poly-toed

#187 Hoppip – hop & pip (a type of seed)

#188 Skiploom – skip & bloom or loom

#189 Jumpluff – jump & fluff or plush

#190 Aipom – ape & palm, possibly also a play on pom-pon

#191 Sunkern – sunflower & kernel

#192 Sunflora – sun & flora, obviously, possibly also a play on sunflower

#195 Quagsire – quagmire & sire

#196 Espeon – esp (extra-sensory perception) & “eon”, evolution

#197 Umbreon – umber or umbra (Lat. Shadow, ghost) & “eon”, evolution

#198 Murkrow – murky & crow

#199 Slowking – slow & king, obviously

#200 Misdreavus – mischievous & dread & dreary, possibly also miscreant

#202 Wobbuffet – wobble & buffet

#203 Girafarig – giraffe, also it’s a palindrom

#204 Pineco – pine cone

#205 Forretress – forest & fortress

#206 Dunsparse – dun (grayish yellow, gloomy) & sparse, obviously

#207 Gligar – glide & gargoyle

#208 Steelix – steel & Onix (see #095 in pt. I)

#209 Snubbull – snub & bull, obviously

#210 Granbull – grand & bull or bully

#211 Qwilfish – quill & fish

#212 Scizor – scissor & razor

#213 Shuckle – shuck (a husk) & turtle

#214 Heracross – Heracles & cross, obviously

#215 Sneasel – sneaky & weasel

#216 Teddiursa – teddy (bear) & ursa (Lat. Bear)

#217 Ursaring – ursa (Lat. Bear) & ring, obviously

#218 Slugma – magma & slug

#219 Magcargot – magma & escargot (Fr. Snail), possibly cargo

#220 Swinub – swine & nub, obviously

#221 Piloswine – pilose (covered in hair) & swine

#222 Corsola – coral & solar, obviously

#223 Remoraid – remora (a type of fish) & raid or aid

#224 Octillery – octopus & artillery, obviously

#225 Delibird – delivery bird

#226 Mantine – manta & marine, obviously

#227 Skarmory – sky & armor, obviously

#228 Houndour – hound & dour, obviously

#229 Houndoom – hound & doom, obviously

#230 Kingdra – king & dragon or hydra (see #117 in pt. I)

#231 Phanpy – elephant & -y (diminutive)

#232 Donphan – elephant & don (Sp. Lord) or –don (teeth) or mastodon

#234 Stantler – stag & antler, obviously

#235 Smeargle – smear & beagle

#236 Tyrogue – tyro (beginner) or tyke & rogue

#237 Hitmontop – hit & monster & top

#238 Smoochum – smooch & chum, possibly also a play on smooch ‘em

#239 Elekid – electric & kid

#240 Magby – magma & baby, possibly a play on maybe

#241 Miltank – milk & tank, obviously

#242 Blissey – bliss & -ey, diminutive

#246 Larvitar – larva

#247 Pupitar – pupa (a stage after larva in some insects)

#248 Tyranitar – tyrant or tyrannize or Tyrannosaurus

#249 Lugia – Luna or luego (Sp. Lie dormant)

#251 Celebi – celestial or celebral & being

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