200+ Pokemon Dog Names for Your Pup

pokemon dog names

Whether you were a fan of the original playing cards or one of the people wandering around the streets on their cell phone in 2016, nearly everyone has heard of Pokemon. The Nintendo game was first released in Japan in 1996 and came to America in 1998 with two titles known as Red and Blue (now that takes you back…)

In the game – for anyone who hasn’t played – players take on the role of Pokemon trainers. Pokemon are creatures and you develop yours to battle other Pokemon. They come in all shapes and sizes and everyone has their own personal favorite that they hope comes up (mine was always Magmar and my brother’s was Onix). 

The game was so successful that it’s Nintendo’s second most-bought franchise after the Super Mario Bros! It also has such a wide fan base that there are lots of (normal) people willing to pay (crazy) money for some of the rarer cards. The most expensive card sold for $5.275 million in 2021. That’s right, $5.275 million!

With it being so popular, we of course wanted to come up with the best Pokemon dog names for your pooch. There are lots of super cool Pokemon dogs, as well as adorable, scary, funny, and intelligent Pokemon for you to call your pup after.

So, which is going to be your favorite?

How to Choose The Best Pokemon Name for Your Dog?

But first, from over 200 names, how can you possibly choose the perfect one for your dog? Here’s our guide for more inspiration.

  • Research the Pokemon. Google it or get your old cards out. Most Pokemon have a distinct look which can match well with your dog… or not. After all, you wouldn’t want to call your Doberman “Jigglypuff” would you? Or you might – just because it’s a super cool name.
  • Think About Your Dog’s Personality. Pokemon have different abilities and strengths and they differ hugely. Some are cunning and others are more confident. Some can command snow storms and others are described as ‘loving to eat’ (Snorlax). There are some that love water which might suit your pup well too. 
    It’s a good idea to research any potential Pokemon dog names to make sure they suit your pooch.
  • Can You Pronounce It? We say pet names a lot every day. So it helps if we can pronounce them and if others can too. Whilst some like Snivy are easier, there are also plenty of Pokemon called Sudowoodo, Meowstic, and Makuhita which might be a bit more difficult.
  • Do You Like It? Anyone who is a Pokemon fan has their favorites (I just remembered Ninetales which looks a lot like a fox dog and was another favorite of mine)! And your favorite is always a good place to start. You need to like both the name itself and the Pokemon.

Names of Pokemon That Resemble Dogs

There are so many cute Pokemon names that are inspired by dog-looking Pokemon! Whether you go for Granbull which looks a lot like an English Bulldog or Houndour which is definitely a close relative of the Doberman, there are lots to choose from!

Arcanine
Boltund
Eevee
Electrike
Furfrou
Granbull
Growlithe
Herdier
Houndoom
Houndour
Lillipup
Lucario
Lycanroc
Manectric
Mightyena
Nickit
Ninetales
Poochyena
Riolu
Rockruff
Shaymin
Silvally
Smeargle
Snubbull
Stoutland
Thievul
Vulpix
Yamper
Zacian
Zamazenta
Zoroark
Zorua

Cute Pokemon Dog Names

Are you looking for a cute name for your new pup? Pokemon dog names are a great place to look. Not only are the words themselves cute but the Pokemon are adorable too (just look at Squirtle)!

Bidoof
Celebi
Chimchar
Cubchoo
Eevee
Froakie
Grookey
Jigglypuff
Komala
Mew
Minccino
Mudkip
Phanpy
Pikachu
Piplup
Popplio
Shinx
Snivy
Snorlax
Squirtle
Togepi
Torchic
Treeko
Woobat

Funny Pokemon Dog Names

Whether you have a tiny Dachshund or a big Dalmatian, please call them Diglett. Not only is it a cute dog name but Diglett is also adorable (and funny). 

Diglett
Ditto
Ekans
Magikarp
Meowth
Mr. Mime
Spoink
Sudowoodo
Weepinbell
Wobbuffet

Legendary Pokemon Names

Some Pokemon have just made it into the hall of fame. Some because they’re popular, others are rare, and some have the best powers. Whether you go for Rayquaza for boy dogs or Mewtwo for girls, you can’t go wrong with a legendary Pokemon name.

Arceus
Articuno
Azelf
Cresselia
Dialga
Entei
Giratina
Groudon
Heatran
Ho-Oh
Kyogre
Latias
Latios
Lugia
Mesprit
Mewtwo
Moltres
Palkia
Raikou
Rayquaza
Suicune
Uxie
Zapdos

Eeveelution Pokemon Dog Names

No, that’s not a typo. Eeveelution Pokemon are the 8 Pokemon that have evolved from Eevee. Eevee is a dog-like Pokemon that was introduced in Generation One and is known as the Pokemon with the most amount of evolution possibilities. 

Many of them look a lot like pups but watch out for Espeon and Vaporeon. Espeon has a lot of cat energy which might upset your pooch and Vaporeon is definitely a fish.

Espeon
Flareon
Glaceon
Jolteon
Leafeon
Sylveon
Umbreon
Vaporeon

Pokemon Dog Names According to Your Dog’s Color

We said that it might be helpful to think about what your dog looks like when choosing a Pokemon dog name for them. Naming by Pokemon color is a great idea and there are many adorable names for dogs in each color!

White Pokemon Dog Names

Absol
Beartic
Butterfree
Dewgong
Foongus
Frosmoth
Gardevoir
Glastrier
Kirlia
Litwick
Meowstic
Ralts
Seel
Shelgon
Silcoon
Snom
Swanna
Togetic
Wingull
Wooloo

Yellow Pokemon Dog Names

Ampharos
Combee
Drowzee
Electabuzz
Electivire
Elekid
Galvantula
Hypno
Jirachi
Jolteon
Joltik
Kakuna
Lunatone
Makuhita
Minun
Morkepo
Ninetales
Numel
Persian
Pichu
Pikachu
Plusle
Ponyta
Psyduck
Raichu
Sandshrew
Sandslash
Shuckle
Sunflora
Sunkern
Typhlosion
Zeraora

Red Pokemon Dog Names

Ariados
Blaziken
Charizard
Charmander
Charmeleon
Combusken
Darumaka
Delphox
Deoxys
Incineroar
Krabby
Magikarp
Magmar
Octillery
Pansear
Paras
Porygon
Scizor
Slugma
Tepig
Voltorb

Black Pokemon Dog Names

Carkol
Claydol
Coalossal
Darkrai
Duskull
Gengar
Necrozma
Rolycoly
Unown

Brown Pokemon Dog Names

Bibarel
Bidoof
Bonsly
Bouffalant
Buneary
Cubone
Diglett
Fearow
Furret
Hoothoot
Kabuto
Kabutops
Mudbray
Noctowl
Nuzleaf
Patrat
Pidgeotto
Pidgey
Piloswine
Raticate
Seedot
Sentret
Shroomish
Slakoth
Staryu
Trapinch
Vulpix
Weedle
Zigzagoon

Grey Pokemon Dog Names

Aggron
Anorith
Aron
Espurr
Geodude
Golem
Graveler
Kubfu
Lairon
Machamp
Machoke
Machop
Onix
Rhydon
Rhyhorn
Steelix

There are so many amazing Pokemon dog names for every breed out there. Which one are you going to call your pup (let us know the breed too!)?

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