Pokemon names as word-games – pt. III


Source: Bulbapedia

 

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

Pt. III – Hoenn

#252 Treecko – tree & gecko, obviously

#253 Grovyle – grove & reptile or vile

#254 Sceptile – scepter & reptile, possibly also a play on sectile (able to be cut into pieces)

#255 Torchic – torch & chick, obviously

#256 Combusken – combust & chicken, possibly also a play on combustion

#257 Blaziken – blaze & chicken, obviously

#258 Mudkip – mud & skip, obviously

#259 Marshtomp – marsh & stomp, obviously

#260 Swampert – swamp & expert or rampart

#261 Poochyena – pooch (slang for dog) & hyena, obviously

#262 Mightyena – might & hyena, obviously

#263 Zigzagoon – zigzag & raccoon, obviously

#264 Linoone – line & raccoon

#265 Wurmple – worm & rumple or simple

#266 Silcoon – silk & cocoon, obviously

#267 Beautifly – beautiful & fly or butterfly, possibly also a play on beautify

#268 Cascoon – cask or cast & cocoon

#269 Dustox – dust & toxic

#270 Lotad – lotus & (lily) pad

#271 Lombre – lotus & hombre (Sp. Man) or sombrero

#272 Ludicolo – ludicrous

#273 Seedot – seed & dot, obviously

#274 Nuzleaf – nuzzle & leaf, obviously

#275 Shiftry – shifty & tree

#276 Taillow – tail & swallow, obviously

#277 Swellow – swell & swallow, obviously

#278 Wingull – wing & gull, obviously

#279 Pelipper – pelican & skipper or flipper

#280 Ralts – astral, possibly a play on waltz

#281 Gardevoir – garde (Fr. Guard) & voir (Fr. Duty) or garder (Fr. To keep) & devoir (Fr. See)

#282 Surskit – surface or surf & skitter

#283 Masquerain – masquerade & rain, obviously

#284 Shroomish – mushroom & -ish or skirmish

#285 Breloom – umbrella & mushroom or bloom or gloom, possibly also bellum (Lat. War)

#286 Slakoth – slack & sloth, also a play on “to slack off”

#287 Vigoroth – vigor & sloth, obviously

#288 Slaking – slack or slake & king, obviously

#289 Nincada – ninja & cicada, obviously

#290 Ninjask – ninja & mask, obviously

#291 Shedinja – shed & ninja, obviously

#292 Whismur – whisper & murmur

#293 Loudred – loud & dread

#294 Exploud – explode & loud, obviously

#298 Azurill – azure & see #183, Pt. II

#299 Nosepass – nose & compass

#300 Skitty – skittish & kitty

#301 Delcatty – delicate & catty or kitty

#302 Sableye – sable & eye, obviously, possibly a play on able-eyed

#303 Mawile – maw & wile

#304 Aron – armor & iron

#305 Lairon – lair or lairy (aggressive) & iron

#306 Aggron – aggressive & iron

#307 Meditite – meditate

#308 Medicham – meditate & champion

#309 Electrike – electric & strike, obviously

#310 Manectric – mane & electric, obviously

#311 Plusle – plus & pulse

#312 Minun – minus

#313 Volbeat – volt & beetle or beat

#314 Illumise – illuminate

#315 Roselia – rose & azalea

#316 Gulpin – gulping, obviously

#317 Swalot – “swallow a lot”

#318 Carvanha – carve or carnivorous & piranha

#319 Sharpedo – shark or sharp & torpedo

#320 Wailmer – whale or wail & mer (Fr. Sea)

#321 Wailord – whale & wail & lord

#322 Numel – numb & camel

#323 Camerupt – camel & erupt, obviously

#324 Torkoal – tortoise or torch & coal

#325 Spoink – spring & oink (the sound of a pig)

#326 Grumpig – grumpy & pig, obviously

#327 Spinda – spin & panda

#328 Trapinch – trap & pinch, obviously

#329 Vibrava – vibrate & larva

#330 Flygon – fly & dragon, a play on dragonfly

#331 Cacnea – cactus

#332 Cacturne – cactus & nocturne or tricorne

#333 Swablu – swab & blue, obviously

#334 Altaria – alto (It. High) & aria (It. Air), possibly a play on Altair

#335 Zangoose – zen & mongoose

#336 Seviper – sever or severe & viper

#337 Lunatone – Luna (Lat. Moon) & stone

#338 Solrock – Sol (Lat. Sun) & rock

#339 Barboach – barb & loach (a type of fish)

#340 Whiscash – whisker & moustache or catfish

#341 Corphish – crayfish & corps or corporal or corpse

#342 Crawdaunt – crawfish & daunt or taunt

#343 Baltoy – balance & toy

#344 Claydol – clay doll, obviously

#345 Lileep – lily & peep or deep or sleep

#346 Cradily – cradle & lily, obviously

#347 Anorith – ancestral & lith (Stone)

#348 Armaldo – armor & armadillo

#349 Feebas – feeble & bass

#350 Milotic – Milo & melodic

#351 Castform – forecast & form or transform

#352 Kecleon – chameleon

#353 Shuppet – shadow & puppet

#354 Banette – bane & marionette

#355 Duskull – dusk & skull, obviously

#356 Dusclops – dusk & Cyclops, obviously

#357 Tropius – tropical & -saurus

#358 Chimecho – chime & echo, obviously

#359 Absol – absolution or absolve; or ab- & sol (Lat. Sun)

#360 Wynaut – “why not?”

#361 Snorunt – snow & runt

#362 Glalie – glacier & goalie

#363 Spheal – sphere & seal, obviously

#364 Sealeo – sea or seal & leo (Lat. Lion), obviously

#365 Walrein – walrus & reign or rain

#366 Clamperl – clam or clam & pearl, obviously

#367 Huntail – hunt & tail, obviously

#368 Gorebyss – gore & abyss, possibly also a play on gorgeous

#369 Relicanth – relic & coelacanth (a type of prehistoric fish)

#370 Luvdisc – love & disc, obviously

#371 Bagon – baby & dragon

#372 Shelgon – shell & dragon

#373 Salamence – salamander & menace or vengeance or violence or vehemence

#374 Beldum – dumbbell

#375 Metang – metal & tang (the sound of metal); an anagram of magnet

#376 Metagross – metal & gross or cross

#377 Regirock – regis (Lat. Royal) & rock

#378 Regice – regis (Lat. Royal) & ice

#379 Registeel – regis (Lat. Royal) & steel

#380 Latias, 381 Latios – lateo (Lat. Lie hidden) & –as (feminine) / -os (masculine)

#382 Kyogre – ogre or orca

#383 Groudon – ground & don (Sp. Lord) or –don (teeth)

#384 Rayquaza – ray & quasar, obviously

#386 Deoxys – shortened full scientific name of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)

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