Pokemon names as word-games – pt. V


Pt. V – Unova

#494 Victini – victory & destiny, possibly also vixen

#495 Snivy – snake or snide or snark or snicker & ivy

#496 Servine – serpent & vine

#497 Serperior – serpent & superior or warrior

#498 Tepig – tepid (lukewarm) & pig

#499 Pignite – pig & ignite, obviously

#500 Emboar – ember & boar, obviously

#501 Oshawott – “ocean water”, possibly also shell & otter

#502 Dewott – dew & water & otter

#503 Samurott – samurai & otter

#504 Patrat – patrol & rat, possibly also a play on “pack rats”

#505 Watchog – watch & hog, obviously, possibly also a play on watchdog

#506 Lillipup – little or liliputian & pup

#507 Herdier – herd & terrier, obviously

#508 Stoutland – stout & land or Newfoundland

#509 Purrloin – purr & purloin, obviously

#510 Liepard – lie & leopard, obviously

#511 Pansage – pan (genus name for chimp) & sage

#512 Simisage – simian & sage

#513 Pansear – pan (genus name for chimp) & sear or ear, possibly both

#514 Simisear – simian & sear or ear, possibly both

#515 Panpour – pan (genus name for chimp) & pour

#516 Simipour – simian & pour

#517 Munna – moon & Luna

#519 Pidove – pigeon & dove

#520 Tranquill – tranquil & quill, obviously

#521 Unfezant – unfazed & pheasant

#522 Blitzle – blitz (Ger. Lightning) & little

#523 Zebstrika – Zebra & strike, obviously

#524 Roggenrola – rock & roll

#525 Boldore – boulder & ore, possibly also bold

#526 Gigalith – gigant & monolith

#527 Woobat – woo & bat, obviously

#528 Swoobat – swoop or swoon & bat, obviously

#529 Drilbur – drill & burrow

#530 Excadrill – excavate & drill

#531 Audino – audio & “I dunno”

#532 Timburr – timber & burly

#533 Girdurr – girder (steel beam)

#534 Conkeldurr – concrete & elder, possibly also conk

#535 Tympole – timpani (drum or a sound of one) & tadpole

#536 Palpitoad – palpitation & toad

#537 Seismitoad – seismic & toad

#538 Throh – throw

#539 Sawk – to sock (punch)

#540 Sewaddle – sew & waddle or swaddle, obviously

#541 Swadloon – swaddle & cocoon

#542 Leavanny – leaves & nanny

#543 Venipede – venom & centipede, obviously

#544 Whirlipede – whirl & centipede, obviously

#545 Scolipede – scolopendra & centipede

#546 Cottonee – cotton & wee, possibly a play on cottony or cottonweed

#547 Whimsicott – whimsical & cotton, obviously

#548 Petilil – petunia or petal & lily or little

#549 Lilligant – lily & elegant, obviously

#550 Basculin – bass & masculine, obviously

#551 Sandile – sand & crocodile, also a play on sandal

#552 Krokorok – crocodile & rock

#553 Krookodile – crocodile & crook

#555 Darmanitan – dharma & orangutan or titan

#556 Maractus – maraca & cactus

#557 Dwebble – dwell & pebble, obviously

#558 Crustle – crust & crumble or rustle or castle

#559 Scraggy – scraggy; or scrappy & baggy; or a play on scraggly

#560 Scrafty – scraggy & crafty

#561 Sigilyph – sigil & glyph, obviously

#562 Yamask – ya (Jap. Bad) or yami (Jap. Darkness) & mask

#563 Cofagrigus – sarcophagus & egregious, possibly also coffin

#564 Tirtouga – tortuga (Sp. Turtle)

#565 Carracosta – carapace & costa (Sp. Coast)

#566 Archen – archaeopteryx & chicken or hen

#567 Archeops – archaeopteryx & Cheops

#568 Trubbish – rubbish & trash

#569 Garbodor – garbage & odor

#570 Zorua – zorro (Sp. Fox) & rua (Irish red hair)

#571 Zoroark – zorro (Sp. Fox) & dark

#572 Minccino – mini or mink & chino cloth

#573 Cinccino – chinchilla & chino cloth

#574 Gothita – Gothic & lolita

#575 Gothorita – “Gothic lolita” or Goth & senorita

#576 Gothitelle – Gothic & mademoiselle

#577 Solosis – solo & mitosis or meiosis

#578 Duosion – duo & fission or division or fusion

#579 Reuniclus – reunite & homunculus or cluster

#580 Ducklett – duck & -lett (small), obviously

#581 Swanna – swan, obviously

#582 Vanillite – vanilla & lite

#583 Vanillish – vanilla & delish, obviously

#584 Vanilluxe – vanilla & deluxe, obviously

#585 Deerling – deer & yearling or –ling (younger); or dear & darling

#586 Sawsbuck – sawbuck & buck, possibly also an acronym for seasons (S-A-W-S)

#589 Escavalier – escargot (Fr. Snail) & chevalier or cavalier

#590 Foongus – fungus, obviously

#591 Amoongus – among us, obviously

#592 Frillish – frill & jellyfish

#593 Jellicent – jelly & magnificent, obviously

#594 Alomomola – aloha & mola mola (ocean sunfish) & mum

#595 Joltik – jolt & tick

#596 Galvantula – galvanism & tarantula

#597 Ferroseed – ferro (iron) & seed

#598 Ferrothorn – ferro (iron) & thorn

#599 Klink – clink, obviously

#600 Klang – clang, obviously

#601 Klinklang – clink & clang, obviously

#602 Tynamo – tiny or tyke & dynamo, obviously

#603 Eelektrik – eel & electric, obviously

#604 Eelektross – eel & electric & boss or gross

#605 Elgyem – LGM (Little Green Men; aliens)

#606 Beheeyem – BEM (Bug-Eyed Monster; alien)

#607 Litwick – lit or little & wick, obviously

#608 Lampent – lamp & lambent (softly glowing), possibly also pent or repent or lament or rampant

#609 Chandelure – chandelier & lure or allure

#610 Axew – axe & chew or hew

#611 Fraxure – fracture & axe, obviously

#612 Haxorus – axe & hack & saurus

#613 Cubchoo – cub & ah-choo, obviously

#614 Beartic – arctic bear, obviously

#615 Cryogonal – cryo & -gonal (-sided)

#616 Shelmet – shell & helmet, obviously

#617 Accelgor – accelerate

#618 Stunfisk – stun & fish, obviously

#619 Mienfoo – ermine & Kung Fu

#620 Mienshao – ermine & Shaolin

#621 Druddigon – dragon & ruddy

#622 Golett – golem & -lett (small)

#623 Golurk – golem & lurk, obviously

#624 Pawniard – pawn & poignard (light dagger)

#625 Bisharp – bishop & sharp, obviously

#626 Bouffalant – buffalo & bouffant & gallant

#627 Rufflet – ruffle & eaglet, obviously

#628 Braviary – bravery & aviary, obviously

#629 Vullaby – lullaby & vulture

#630 Mandibuzz – mandible & buzzard

#631 Heatmor – heat & armor or mortar; “eat more ants”

#632 Durant – durable & ant

#633 Deino – dino & ein (Ger. One) or deinos (gr. Terrifying)

#634 Zweilous – zwei (Ger. Two) & jealous, possibly also a play on zealous

#635 Hydreigon – hydra & drei (Ger. Three) & dragon

#636 Larvesta – larva & Vesta, obviously

#637 Volcarona – volcano & corona

#638 Cobalion – cobalt

#639 Terrakion – terra cotta or terra (Lat. Earth)

#640 Virizion – viridian

#641 Tornadus – tornado

#642 Thundurus – thunder

#645 Landorus – land

#647 Keldeo – kelpie & rodeo

#648 Meloetta – melody & -etta (It. Little)

#649 Genesect – gene or genesis & insect

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