700+ Good Pokemon Nicknames

Picking a good nickname for Pokemon is the first step in your journey together! You'll spend hours leveling up in the fields, on the streets and battling against gym leaders so it's important to make sure you get their name right!


Below, you'll find good Pokemon nickname ideas for specific Pokemon, followed by a ton of ideas for each Pokemon type in alphabetical order.


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Good Nicknames for Specific Pokemon

  • Stitch (like from Lilo & Stitch) - for sableye

  • Mojo-Jojo (like from Powerpuff Girls) - for monkey Pokemon like infernape, primape, slaking, grookey and rillaboom

  • Lumiere (like from Beauty & the Beast) - for litwick and chandelure

  • Goldylocks - for klefki

  • RobinHoot - for the noctowl and decidueye lines

  • HMSLAVE - for bidoof, of course

  • Lipton - for sinistea & polteageist

  • JamesPond - for inteleon

  • Hanson - for Alolan dugtrio

  • Loaf - for lazy pokemon like snorlax or slaking

  • Pixel - for the porygons

  • Thumper - for any bunny Pokemon like scorbunny & buneary

  • Bambi - for any deer Pokemon like sawsbuck, stantler or Xerneas

  • CookieMonster - for fat Pokemon like snorlax, lickilicky & hariyama

  • Patrick (like from Spongebob) - for staryu and starmie

  • Splash - for magikarp

  • Dumbo - for phanpy, donphan and copperajah

  • Pooch or Pup - for any dog-like Pokemon

  • Noodles - for tangela & tangrowth or even octillery

  • Cyclops - for duskull, dusclops and dusknoir

  • Teddy - for any bear Pokemon like teddiursa, pancham and cubchoo

  • Whiskers - for any cat-like Pokemon or whiscash, raticate or dedenne

  • McNugget - for torchic, blaziken, Ho-Oh, archeops

  • Tiny or Teeny - for any little Pokemon like joltik

  • Piglet - for tepig, emboar, grumpig or any pig Pokemon

  • Toof or Tooth - for any Pokemon with big teeth

  • Boo-Loon - for drifloon & drifblim

  • Garfield - for any cat-like Pokemon

  • FlygonJinn - homage to the great Quigon-Jinn from STAR WARS

  • Baloo - for any bear Pokemon like ursaring, bewear & beartic

  • Trike - for dodrio, magneton & hydreigon

  • LordHelix - for omastar

  • Boyfriend & Girlfriend or Hubby & Wifey- for the nidoking and nidoqueen lines

  • FreeWilly - for wailmer, wailord & kyogre

  • Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Skar or Pride - for litleo, pyroar, entei, solgaleo, luxray, and growlithe

  • Zazu (like from Disney's The Lion King) - for toucannon

  • Pegasus - for ponyta and rapidash

  • TreeStooges - for exeggutor

  • Tigger - for any cat-like Pokemon

  • Snoopy - for any dog-like Pokemon

  • Horton (like from Horton Hears a Who) - for elephant Pokemon

  • KingTut - for cofagrigus

  • Aspirin - for psyduck

  • Squidward (like from Spongebob) - for malmar, tentacruel and omastar

  • Michelangelo (like from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) - for turtle Pokemon like squirtle, blastoise, & chewtle

  • Kermet - for frog Pokemon like poliwag, politoad & greninja

  • Sonic - for hedgehog pokemon like shaymin or togedemaru

  • Arthur (like from the children's show) - for drowzee or hypno

  • Peppa - for any pig-like Pokemon

  • Chomper - for any Pokemon with big teeth

  • BugsBunny - for scorbunny, bunnelby, and buneary

  • Tails (like from Sonic the Hedgehog) - for vulpix, ninetails & theivul

  • Batman - for golbat, noivern, gliscor and lunala

  • Fatso - self explanatory

  • Dufus or Derpy - for derpy looking Pokemon

  • CareBear - for any bear-like Pokemon

  • Onixpected - for Onix

  • KFC - especially good for fire/flying types OR the blaziken line

  • Toto (like from the Wizard of Oz) - for any dog-like Pokemon

  • Smurf - for any blue Pokemon

  • MissingNo (homage to the original red/blue versions) - for porygon

  • Barbie - for jynx, gardevoir, tsareena & lilligant

  • America - for rufflet & braviary

  • Scooby - for any dog Pokemon

  • Madagascar - for piplup and empoleon

  • DonaldDuck - for ducklett, psyduck and golduck

  • DaffyDuck - for ducklet, psyduck and golduck

  • Shortcake - for alcremie

  • Behemoth - for any huge Pokemon like wailord, snorlax, gyarados or steelix

  • Goliath - for any strong Pokemon

  • Excalibur - for aegislash, sirfetch'd and zacian

  • Kirby - for jigglypuff and clefable

  • CaptainAmerica - for zamazenta & braviary

  • Sultan - for cofagrigus, persian, lucario, espeon and heracross

  • Kraken - for malmar, tentacruel and omastar

  • BirdJesus - for pidgeot

  • Clifford - for big dog Pokemon like arcanine or entei

  • Predator - for alien-like Pokemon like deoxys and beheeyem

  • SailorMoon - for gardevoir, jynx, tsareena or lilligant

  • Phoenix - for talonflame, moltres, Ho-Oh and blaziken

  • Hermes (the Greek god of speed) - for fast Pokemon

  • PewPew - for any Pokemon that shoots something like blastoise and magmortar

  • Shellshocker (homage to the first Pokemon movie) - for blastoise

  • BruteRoot (homage to the first Pokemon movie) - for venusaur

  • Nebby - for the Pokemon who will not stay in the bag


Good Nicknames for Bug Type Pokemon

  • JuneBug

  • Charlotte (like Charlotte's Web)

  • Scarab

  • Swarm

  • Legs

  • Firefly

  • Beez

  • Aragog (like from Harry Potter)

  • Acromantula (Aragog from Harry Potter's species)

  • June

  • JiminyCricket

  • Mantis

  • Glow

  • Wasp

  • Mothra

  • Splat

  • LoveBug

  • Shelob (like from Lord of the Rings)

  • Spiderman

  • Hornet

  • Tick

  • Flea

  • Bumblebee

  • Honey

  • Locust

  • Bugzilla

  • Beetle

  • Grub

  • BeesKnees

  • Monarch

  • Sting

  • Webby

  • Aphid

  • Gypsy

  • BuzzLightYear or just Buzz


Good Nicknames for Dark Type Pokemon

  • Shadow

  • Bones

  • Twilight

  • Thanos (like from The Avengers)

  • Dante

  • Voodoo

  • Wendigo

  • Diablo

  • Joker

  • Raven

  • Arcane

  • JackSkellington (like from A Nightmare Before Christmas)

  • Fang

  • Voldemort

  • Luna

  • Nemesis

  • Moon

  • Eclipse

  • Grinch

  • Trojan

  • Nightmare

  • Vader (like from STAR WARS)

  • Hades (the Greek god of the fiery underworld)

  • Devil

  • Styx (the river that divides Earth from the underworld in Greek mythology)

  • Cerebrus (Hades' guardian in Greek mythology)

  • Loki (the Norse god of mischeif)

  • Feind

  • Krampus

  • Monster

  • Dracula

  • Gorgon

  • SeverusSnape (like from Harry Potter)

  • Medusa

  • WitchDoctor

  • Apocalypse

  • Boogeyman


Good Nicknames for Dragon Type Pokemon

  • Merlin

  • Wyvern

  • Griffin

  • Smokey

  • Toothless (like from How to Train Your Dragon)

  • Rex

  • Drake

  • Spyro

  • Godzilla

  • Norbert (like from Harry Potter)

  • Puff

  • Mushu (like from Mulan)

  • Frost

  • Starfire

  • Flare

  • Jabberwock (like from Alice & Wonderland)

  • Pyro

  • Spike

  • Dragoon

  • Wyrm

  • Scales

  • Yoshi

  • Gorn (like from Star Trek)

  • Nessy

  • Smaug (like from the Hobbit)

  • Lance (from the Kanto region Elite Fou)

  • DragonBall (like from Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z)

  • Draco

  • Hydra

  • Komodo

  • Horntail

  • Bowser (like from Super Mario)


Good Nicknames for Electric Type Pokemon

  • Tazer

  • Kilobyte (for a small electric type Pokemon)

  • Megabyte

  • Gigabyte

  • Terabyte

  • Thunder

  • Pixel

  • Nitro

  • ThomasEdison

  • Photon

  • Nuke

  • Sparky

  • Lightning

  • Static

  • Bolt

  • Ion

  • Tesla

  • Sparkplug

  • Xray

  • Thor (the Norse god of thunder)

  • Mjolnir (Thor's mighty hammer)

  • Proton

  • LtSurge (the Vermillion City Gym leader)

  • Storm

  • Zeus (the Greek god of thunder)

  • Neutron

  • Android

  • Raiden (like from Mortal Kombat)


Good Nicknames for Fairy Type Pokemon

  • Jellybean or Jellybelly

  • Confetti

  • Glitter

  • Sparkle

  • Glow

  • Skittles

  • Elf

  • Soul

  • Puff

  • Gnome

  • Siren

  • Dollface

  • Nymph

  • Princess

  • Cupcake

  • Sprinkles

  • Coral

  • Fay

  • Tinkerbell

  • Doby (like from Harry Potter)

  • Aphrodite

  • Cleopatra

  • Rapunzel

  • Pan

  • Angel

  • Brownie

  • Leprechaun

  • Cherub

  • Puck (like from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream)

  • Cupid

  • Daisy

  • Imp

  • Artemis

  • Genie

  • LuckyCharms

  • Mystic

  • Peach (like from Mario Cart)

  • ToothFairy

  • Rumpelstiltskin


Good Nicknames for Fighting Type Pokemon

  • Mulan

  • BruceLee

  • JackieChan

  • Ali

  • Wrastle

  • Frieza (like from Dragon Ball Z)

  • Brutus

  • Caveman

  • Popeye

  • Chief

  • Legolas (like from Lord of the Rings)

  • BigFoot

  • Ajax (like from Homer's the Illiad)

  • Rambo

  • Hulk

  • Tarzan

  • Trojan

  • Trunks (like from Dragon Ball Z)

  • KingKong

  • Wolverine (like from X-Men)