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Pokemon Dog Names

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

If you love the games or the series and want Pokémon dog names, you’ve come to the right place. Our list includes all the dog-like creatures in the universe of Pokémon, plus a ton of other great ideas for your puppy.

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Pokemon Dogs

Here is a complete list of Pokémon that resemble dogs or are directly inspired by canines.

  • Growlithe – A puppy-type with orange fur and black stripes
  • Arcanine – The evolved version of Growlith resembling a dog and tiger
  • Snubbull – A pink bulldog-like canine with blue spots
  • Granbull – Evolved from Snubbull, purple with large lower fangs
  • Houndour – A black dog with a red underbelly and muzzle. It has a bone-like helmet and ribs on its back
  • Houndoom – Evolved from Houndour with added curled horns and arrow point tail
  • Smeargle – Light brown with darker brown spots. It has a tail with various paint colors on the tip, often green
  • Suicune – Legendary Beast that is sky blue with lighter diamond patches and a purple mane
  • Poochyena – Small gray, scruffy wolf-like creature
  • Mightyena – Evolved Poochyena that is larger and looks a bit more like a hyena
  • Electrike – A green dog-like creature with yellow markings and an angular-shaped head.
  • Manectric – Evolved Electrike, with blue and yellow coloring and fur that sticks up
  • Riolu – Black and blue puppy-looking Pokemon
  • Lucario – Evolved from Riolu with spikes on paws and chest
  • Lillipup – Cute puppy that looks like a Yorkshire terrier with brown and tan fur
  • Herdier – Evolved Lillipup that has a dark blue cape of fur
  • Stoutland – Evolved Herdier that has long thick hair and a very long mustache
  • Furfrou – A poodle-like Pokemon with long white fur

More Pokemon Dog Names

For our remaining Pokémon-inspired dog names we’ve scoured the lists of hundreds of creatures and characters to find some excellent options for naming your puppy. We’ve also included nicknames for the longer names to make them more suitable for shouting across the yard to a pup.

We’ve gathered names from the anime series, the Nintendo video games, and more. Fans of Pokémon are sure to love capturing these great name ideas.

Male Pokemon Names for Dogs

Here are some of our favorite male Pokémon names (some will also work just as well for females).

  • Absol
  • Alder – Champion of the Unova region
  • Archen
  • Ash – Ash Ketchum, the main protagonist of the Pokemon Anime series
  • Bear – Beartic
  • Blue – Blue Oak, a rival from Pokemon Red and Blue
  • Butters – Butterfree
  • Caterpie
  • Champ – Machamp
  • Chansey
  • Chewtle
  • Clay – Claydol
  • Copper – Copperajah
  • Cubone
  • Dash – Rapidash
  • Digger – Diggersby
  • Diglett
  • Draco – Dracozolt / Dracovish
  • Drake – Leader of the Orange Crew
  • Dug – Dugtrio
  • Durant
  • Dusk – Dusknoir
  • Elio – Pokemon trainer from Sun and Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
  • Finneon
  • Fletch – Fletchling / Fletchinder
  • Gloom
  • Kabuto
  • Ketchum – Ash Ketchum
  • Klink
  • Klang
  • Lance – User of dragon type Pokemon
  • Leon – Champion of the Galar region
  • Mankey
  • Mew
  • Onix
  • Red – Protagonist of the Generation 1 games
  • Regi – Regirock
  • Roggen – Roggenrola
  • Roly – Rolycoly
  • Scrafty
  • Sprout – Bellsprout
  • Teddi – Teddiursa
  • Toto – Tododile
  • Trace – Rival character in Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
  • Tyke – Mantyke
  • Veno – Venomoth
  • Wallace – Gym Leader and Champion from Generation III and VI
  • Wynaut
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Female Pokemon Names for Dogs

Here are some beautiful ideas for naming your female dog companion.

  • Abra
  • Bee – Beedrill
  • Charm – Charmander / Charmeleon / Charizard
  • Cutie – Cutiefly
  • Cynthia – Pokemon Trainer and Champion of the Sinnoh region
  • Diantha – Pokemon Trainer from X and Y
  • Eevee
  • Flora – Sunflora
  • Goldee – Goldeen
  • Hera – Heracross
  • Iris – Gym Leader from the Unova region
  • Ivy – Ivysaur
  • Kakuna
  • Poli – Poliwag / Poliwhirl / Poliwrath
  • Rogue – Tyrogue
  • Sable – Sableye
  • Selene – Trainer from Pokemon Sun and Moon
  • Spinda
  • Star – Staryu
  • Starmie
  • Ursa – Ursaring
  • Venus – Venusaur

Funny Pokemon Names

There are quite a few different Pokémon with funny-sounding names, and we’ve selected some of our favorites that’d make absolutely crazy dog names. These might be too weird to actually name your pup, but they’re sure to crack a smile.

  • Drowzee
  • Farfetch’d
  • Grimer
  • Jigglypuff
  • Kartana
  • Koko – Tapu Koko
  • Krabby
  • Lickitung
  • Oddish
  • Shadow – Marshadow
  • Slowbro
  • Slowpoke
  • Snorlax
  • Spoink
  • Squirt – Squirtle
  • Timburr
  • Weedle
  • Wiggly – Wigglytuff
  • Wooper
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Cool Pokemon Name Ideas

If you’re looking for a name that’s got a cool sound to it, these are the ideas for you. They’re pretty intense names from some fierce Pokémon.

  • Alakazam
  • Blast – Blastoise
  • Electro – Electrode
  • Claw – Clawitzer
  • Ditto
  • Dragon – Dragonair
  • Flare – Flareon
  • Geo – Geodude
  • Golem
  • Guru – Oranguru
  • Hypno
  • Jolt – Jolteon
  • Jynx
  • King – Kingler
  • Kleavor
  • Mega – Meganium
  • Meta – Metapie
  • NInja – Ninjask
  • Pikachu
  • Pyroar
  • Rock – Rockruff
  • Snarl – Grimmsnarl
  • Talon – Talonflame
  • Tauros
  • Thundurus
  • Tornadus
  • Tynamo
  • Tyrunt
  • Volt – Voltorb

More Dog Name Ideas

Hopefully, you found something fun to name your new pup, but if you want even more great ideas, we think you’ll love these other lists:

Resources: Fandom List of Pokemon

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