Top 10 Worst Pokemon Names


The Top Ten

1 Seel

When I was young, I was only able to get 'fake' Pokemon cards. They messed up everywhere, calling the Pokemon what they looked like, like 'sheep' or 'monkey' etc. The only one they actually got right was seel, because they must have accidentally misspelled it. What a coincidence. If anything, it proves how unoriginal a name it is.

Seal with an e instead of the a? Marvelous! - UltimateTrubbishHater1

Creator1: hey I'm going to draw a seal then we will name it.
Creator2: sounds good
Creator1: I'm done now what does that look like to you?
Creator2: it looks like a seal. So what about seel as its name. Creator1: nobody will ever find out how we got that name.
Creator2: nope. What a great work day do you want to go to the bar a have celebrate?
Creator1: Hell ya.
Let's go.

Respect the old Kanto Pokemon. They have been around for 16 great years and now this generation is hating on them because they are inferior compared to today's 3D graphics. But every Kanto Pokemon has satisfied so many children across the world, and they are nostalgic, amazing, and original. Then, Nintendo switched from original designs to garbage bags, ice cream cones, and ghost lamps. If anything, Kanto should be making fun of the ugly boring new Pokemon.

2 Klinklang Klinklang

Thank god I only played Gen 1 & 2.
People say Gen 1 has crappy graphics but praise 80s video games.

I got a kling, I got a klang, uhh klingklang

Hey I have an idea! Let's take a final evolved Pokemon and name it after its 2 former Pokemon.

That's not a Pokemon name. It's the words to the Lavender Town song.

3 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime

Hey developers, can't you see that there are such thing as FEMALE Mr. Mimes. - UltimateTrubbishHater1

Just name it a mime why did you add the mr

There are female Mr. Mimes?

He's a pedo clown and they name him mr mime? Perfect!

4 Bidoof Bidoof

Correction: I believe its pronounced BiDOOFUS. Or you could say BiDOOFENSHMIRTZ or however that guy's name is spelled. It's just a dumb name anyway.

What makes it more stupider is the "doof" part of its name. Stupid, eh? - UltimateTrubbishHater1

Its name probably just comes from a misspelled beaver+tooth or possibly doofus. But it looks like bidet.

Haha. This pokemon is so stupid that it has "doof" in its name. So funny! - UltimateTrubbishHater1

5 Spoink Spoink

Spring + oink = spoink

Sounds like someone with a deep australian accent saying "spank"

Bad name and design, but I like it cause its cute


6 Durant Durant

It's not named after a basketball player. It's a combination of "Durable" and "ant". The Kevin Durant thing is just a coincidence.

Name creator: I love basketball! Other person: Oh, and since he's an ant, how bout call him Durant. Name creator: Great idea, boss! You know that I have always been waiting to insult basketball legend Kevin Durant in a form of a Pokemon.

How can you name a pokemon after a city and a person? How bout make a llama pokemon named Obama and call it clever? Dumb! - UltimateTrubbishHater1

Worst name ever. Who names a pokemon after a basketball player

7 Ho-oh Ho-oh Ho-Oh, known in Japan as Houou, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Great pokemon, terrible name. - UltimateTrubbishHater1

So many people miss pronounce it and say ho-ho. And whenever you say it, people giggle and go "he said hoe. " It's so stupid. Love this pokemon though.

Ho-Oh and Lugia are major aspects of my childhood. They represented power and beauty and friendship to me, and if you've ever played anything of Gold, Silver, Crystal or HG/SS, you'd know what I mean. I am very sad and disappointed that today's people make fun of the old day's Pokemon. I liked it better back then, when we had no X and Y or Black and White. Instead, we had Gold. We had Silver. Now, we have less original Pokemon designs, and if I got to pick between Gold version or X version, I would pick Gold. Johto lives on in me.

I once was talking about pokemon with my friend and he menshand Ho oh and I had no idea what it was so that night I looked up Ho oh and I'm like I KNOW THAT POKEMON and then I thought that's a STUPID NAME for it

8 Luvdisc Luvdisc

What is this suppose to mean - disturbedbomb

Luvdisc is named after the Discus fish, which are shaped like hearts... Actually a pretty clever name.

To true it's a love heart with eyes and a beak I don't love this Pokemon

It looks like a peanut with a bird's beak!

9 Throh

"I have a GREAT idea for a Pokemon! It's great at THROWING things! Let's name it "Throw! " No, wait--let's change one letter so that it sounds the same but still looks like a name! THROH! "

That is so lame to name it after what it does.

Just Throh this name in the garbage can.

Let's take a word, then change ONE LETTER! Nobody will ever know!

10 Trubbish

Creator: Oh My Gosh I have a great idea for a pokemon name! Let's take what the pokemon is (rubbish, if you haven't picked up what I'm saying yet) and stick a T in front of it! Trubbish! How original! And for its evolution, we'll take what it is(garbage) and put a synonym for smell (odor) and combine it! Garbodor! I'm AMAZING at this!

Just throw it in the trash. - disturbedbomb

You know what it is! - UltimateTrubbishHater1

Looks like a barf bag, and I'd say it's a decent name for the piece of junk


The Contenders

11 Purugly Purugly

Why does it have the word ugly in its name?

Purugly more like pure ugly

Purr-Ugly? Purugly IS a UGLY cat Pokemon but, Seriously!?!

Why would anyone call anything a name like this? Ridiculous.

12 Exploud Exploud

I'm still not sure if I'm pronouncing it right.

Loud+Explosions! - TheTopTenVoter

Exploude. Sound. Exploud. Wow, wonder where they got that from. - Thorite_Gem

Ecks-PLOWD if you need to pronounce it

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13 Magikarp Magikarp Magikarp, known in Japan as Koiking, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It resembles an orange fish with whiskers. It was created by Ken Sugimori, Magikarp first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. It is a water type that evolves more.

Oh! Magic-Carp (When he can't even do a good attack. )! Bounce! Flail (Maybe just call the attack FAIL)! Tackle! Oh, come on! Anyway, good job, Game Freak. So magical!

I get this one! Magic Carp! It's moves are awesome! (not.) Bounce! It's so awesome! (nice job. That move sucks.) Flail! Does 3209r42385348 damage to Arceus! (if magic carp learns it you'd might as well call it Fail.) Tackle! TOO AWESOME IF MINE LEARNS IT I'm GONNA DIE! (for magic carp you shoulda called it ATtackleSS! ) It's so awesome! ( what kinda a name is Magikarp?!?! You should have called it Magikrap.) - pokebloggerguy

Must be a magic carpet

I was scrolling, scrolling, scrolling, WHERE IS MAGIKARP Oh There he is

14 Unown Unown Unown is a Psychic type Pokémon from the Johto region, taking on the form of letters and punctuation. It is often considered the weakest Pokémon, with low stats and access to only one move, Hidden Power (which can be learnt by nearly every Pokémon anyway)

Don't you guys want to UnOwn this Pokemon? Get it?! - RebelGamer

Do you even know how to spell "sounds"?

This name is sucks, here is how to say it: un-KNOWN, the name is stupid, it is also stupid it self, it's just stupid symbols.

The only thing unknown about Unown is why you'd want to have one. - TrueBlueHeroes

15 Yveltal Yveltal Yveltal is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in the 6th gen, Yveltal is a legendary Dark/Flying type Pokemon, and is the mascot of Pokemon Y. It is classified as the Destruction Pokemon. Yveltal has the ability to absorb life energy, and when its life comes to an end, it steals more.

It took me longer to be able to pronounce this name than it did to learn how to pronounce my friend's 18 letter Russian last name.

I swear gamefreak is trying to teach us the alphabet. Like really. Just WHY gamefreak I mean legendary pokemon based on letters? Haven't you accomplished that with unown? Yet now you create puns by shoving a y in front of its name because its a pokemon y exclusive..

HARD TO PRONOUNCE without rolling my tongue into a pretzel. Ugh. - Lunala

I can't even pronounce this thing. It was just a stupid gimmick of it being a Y exclusive Pokemon.

16 Meowth Meowth Meowth is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Meowth first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. In addition, it was one of the Pokémon to get an Alolan variant. It later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff more.

It sounds like a baby saying ouch.

Me ouch

Is The Sound a kitten make's With lips - TheTopTenVoter

Burn pansage
Get team rocket to destroy 20 yeas

17 Uxie Uxie Uxie, known in Japan as Yuxie, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I like that joke

Is it uh-ski or you-ski?
Haha, you ski. I don't. I don't like to ski.
(I'm bad at making jokes)

You-xee is the pronounciation

It's actually Youx EE - Thorite_Gem

18 Munna

I know what munna is! STUPID

Really they r running out of ideas at game freak it doesn't event make sense WHAT IS MUNNA

Munna Munna, DOO DOO-DOO-DOO! - SeaDrag0nX

I have a munna plushie and I don't know how to explain the names to my friends

19 Hitmontop Hitmontop

More like "hit 'em on top."

Family Hit. Hitchan, Hitmonlee, Hitmontchan and Hitmontop

All I hear is Hit Him On Top...


Hit monster spinning top oh wow, as creative as pocket monsters or Pokémon as you all know,( I don't have anything except for this against Pokémon it's my favourite game.

20 Dunsparce

He should be #1. Doesn't dunsparce sound stupid? Durant does too but dunsparce still is worse in battling, and names! Next time, try voting for dunsparce

When I was little I couldn't even pronounce it

Dunsparce = Dunce. Dunce = Dumb person. Therefore, Dunsparce = Dumb Person - Thorite_Gem

What does it mean?

21 Abra Abra Abra is a character from Pokemon. It started out in Pokemon Red & Green (Blue version for outside Japan) version, and was one of the first psychic type Pokemon you could run into. It sleeps for 18 hours a day and teleports if it senses danger. Its only move it can learn by level up is teleport (which more.

Abra. Abra evolves to Kadabra. Kadabra. Kadabra evolves into Alakazam. Alakazam
I don't think they were trying here - Unnamed Google User Remade

Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam. Are you kidding me.

Abra sounds like A Bra.

It sleeps for 18 hours a day and uses psychic powers while sleeping - Ridiculous!

22 Garbodor Garbodor Garbodor, known in Japan as Dustdas, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise introduced in Generation V. It is categorized as the Trash Heap Pokémon.

I amell a really bad garbage odor. Wait, let's make a Pokemon like that! I will be a sack of trash with two arms, and we'll name it something like garbage odor. Or better, Garbodor! This is the most original Pokemon we've made in a long time!

And this is why Game Freak is running out of ideas. - Thorite_Gem

Let's start by its terrible design: It's A PEICE OF GARBAGE WITH ARMS! Then, if you get past all of that, it has the dumbest name ever. Garbobor. Really? Come on Game freak, it's already a terrible idea for a Pokemon, why did you give it an unoriginal and uncreative name?

23 Alomomola Alomomola

Laugh out loud it's a palindrome!

It was between this and exeggcute. I bet when they're doing the dub, whoever's voicing Ash trips up on the line like five million times, and when they finally get it right, whoever voices the Pokémon screws it up. Like seriously! Try saying it five- no, let's make it ONE time. And about exeggcute, it sounds like something Dr. Eggman would say. - Pikachulover1

HOW Do you say this?
Oh my gosh

Clap... Clap... Worst name ever! - SimipourLover

24 Grumpig Grumpig

Well, I can see where they got the idea. A grumpy pig, which is what it looks and acts like...


25 Nosepass Nosepass

Its a nose for the love of god.

Nose pass. Nose Pass gas. Pokemon jokes.

Game Freak brings them on themselves. - Thorite_Gem

Haha Nose pass more like No Pass...

It's actually nose and compass

26 Ninetales Ninetales Ninetales, known in Japan as Kyukon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Actually, Ninetales is a mythical creature. It's a fox with nine tails, which is exactly what the Pokemon is.

Hey everyone, let's start naming new species after the amount of limbs they have

I love ninetails and vulpix but the name is lame

Hey guys let's dust put nine and tales together and it will be a awesome Pokemon name What the heck?!?

27 Type: Null Type: Null

I Don't Get It - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

I actually like this name. - Lunala

Its trash anyways

This guy is krap

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28 Lickylicky

Man finds a monster, man finds a two dogs licking kids, man says "Let's name it LickyLicky! " to boss, boss says "Yes! "

As if Lickytung wasn't ridiculous enough, now we get a Pokemon with an innuendo for its name. Someone should get the guy responsible for this name a medal, as it isn't common for games companies to get this kind of stuff past the radar. every time I read the name, I am reminded of Ash Pedreiro saying:"Ay girl..."

Two times the same word is NOT a Pokemon name.

What kind of a name is this?

29 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr

Conkeldurr: 50% concrete, 50% elder, 100% terrible name

Look, gamefreak. You make a name, you need to make it have a resemblance to something. Conkeldurr is just a bunch of scrambled letters

It is not spelled correctly.

Conkeldurr, a bad name by Game Freak.
Durr! 'Course it is! - Thorite_Gem

30 Talonflame Talonflame

This is a dumb name, instead of a clever word combination, they probably decide it's name like this:
Guy 1: We need another fire and bird name. What should it be?
Guy 2: GREAT IDEA! Birds have talons, and fire has flames! TALONFLAME!
Guy 1: GENIUS!
I do like the Warriors but this is a Pokemon, not a cat from a book. - RoBot214

Why isn't this number one? It's not even a pun, it's probably just a name that one of the developers stole from some furry

What is wrong with you people Talonflame shouldn't be on this list PUT Diggserby on this list and plus whoever posted this should be sent to double hockey stick

HEY! Don't diss Talonflame. He is a great Pokemon!

31 Sawk Sawk

Creator 1: Let's make a blue rip off of Throh.
Creator 2: Great IDEA!
Creator 1: Let's name him SAWK.
Creator 2: Sure!

Laugh out loud at first my cousin had no Idea what Pokemon was I asked him what he thought sawk looked like and he took off his shoes..

I just want to Throh him in the Sawk drawer.

Is Sawk a pair of socks you can put if you're going for a meeting or school!? Others will die laughing.

32 Arcanine Arcanine Arcanine is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in Generation 1, it is a fire type Pokemon. It is the evolved form of Growlithe. Legends tell of its fighting alongside a general and conquering a whole country. Arcanine is also known for its high speed, capable of running over 6,200 more.

Actually it's a mixture of "arcane" and "canine", which is pretty clever in my opinion

Arcanine is awesome, and his name is awesome too! Why is he on here? He's actually one of my few favorites from Gen I.

Are canine? (Sorry it makes no sense)

Ha ha gamefreak. It's a police dog so lets call it RK9. A terrible name to match an equally terrible Pokemon

33 Delibird Delibird

I like Deli bird's name

I always like of a deli that you eat at when I hear this. Not putting the right image in my mind. - Thorite_Gem

SO STUPID and its a bad pokemon too

Give it a job at Walmart.

34 Helioptile

His last evolution is ridiculous! Why doesn't he have 3 evolutions? Sorry for offending helioptile fans.. - Number18

And you pronounce this... How?

You pronounce it Helio-op(as in optimist)-tile

35 Xerneas Xerneas Xerneas is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in Gen 6, it is a legendary Fairy type Pokemon, and the mascot of Pokemon X. Classified as the Life Pokemon, Xerneas has the ability to give eternal life, which occurs when the horns on its head shine in seven lights. When its life more.

The name is weird but the Pokemon is AWESOME you can get x and just name your xerneas

It is pronounced Zer-KNEE-us. - RiverClanRocks

It's said like this: Xer-ne-as. Problem solved. To bad I got Yveltal instead of Xerneas but eh.

Yveltal? How is that better?

36 Krabby

I now know why it wants to evolve so badly.

I feel so hungry, I need KRABBY patty

Krabby... NOW I know why that Krabby pinched Ash in the series! - Thorite_Gem

This is the meat they use in Krabby Patties. - Lunala

37 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Jigglypuff, known in Japan as Purin, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I'm gonna squirtle all over your jigglypuff.

He's good

It sings and... wait that's it!?!?! Lalala u r dead now a parently lololololololol

38 Mankey

I'll spankey your Mankey

Man or monkey? The world may never know...

Anthony: Hey look a monkey!
Dexter: Mankey.

Dexter: Mankey
Ian: It's a monkey

39 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

Pika- A type of mouse.
Chu- Japanese for squeak.
This is a good name, and, in my opinion, should not be on this list.

Pikachu is just weirder than seel

Worst name ever. Seel's name is more original. - InvaderRailfanPokeNerd578

Pika is a word for a mouse-like creature
Chu means a squeaking noise

40 Cubchoo Cubchoo

Thank you! Also teddiursa is way cuter than a bear with snot!

The cubchoo patch kids

Go blow your nose!

The name of cubchoo sucks I mean whats with the name between a baby bear and sneezing? But what I hate about it that its evovolutoin line is a rip off of teddiursas.

41 Mew Mew Mew is one of the fictional species of creatures from Nintendo's and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri.

Why don't you like this name? It's cute!

You are a mad fellow

Crappy name, awesome Pokemon

B-but I like mew.

42 Metapod Metapod Metapod, known in Japan as Transel, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Come on metapod sounds stupid

Dumb name, dumb move, dumb design, dumb... Everything. - Number18

Ha I made you say metapod

Hey! I met a pod!

43 Persian

It's already a real word. And people complain about the new generations being "uninspired" or something.

They could of given it a better name...

It doesn't even look like the cat breed. The least they could have done is add a pun, like Purrsian.

It is just a NATIONALITY.

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44 Audino Audino

Audino why Audino's name is so bad

Audino is not a dino name one pokemon that's a dino

Audino either

I actually like this name - Lunala

45 Greninja Greninja Greninja is a Water/Dark type Pokemon introduced in Gen 6. It is the evolved form of Frogadier and the final evolve form of the water starter Froakie. Aside from the usual Torrent ability all Water starters have (Which raises the power of its Water moves), it also the the ability Protean, which changes more.

Good name, awesome pokemon. Probably one of the coolest starters ever. - Lunala

Best pokemon ever

Is it a ninja! No... it is pokémon! Worst name

Grey ninja
Green ninja
Overratedninja would be a better name.

46 Pichu Pichu Pichu, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Pichu is like cubchu.

47 Pachirisu Pachirisu Pachirisu, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It took me FOREVER to say this name

48 Weedle Weedle Weedle, known in Japan as Beedle, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Wow. Get needle and put a p at the beginning instead of a W. Come on Gamefreak, use your brains.

Smoke weedle everyday

Must've got it from sponge bob, Patrick: LEEEDLE LEEDLE LEEDLE

Smoke weedLE everyday
(pun intended here)

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49 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo

This name is cool 8) - N64Dude


Pseudo + Wood = Sudowoodo, WHYNOT Seuwood! (? ) - Cubea


50 Mewtwo Mewtwo Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.

They added the "two" in because it's the clone of mew so its mew #2

I voted not because I don't like the Pokemon, but the name is hilarious. I mean, what's the next stage called? Mewthree?

Let's make new again and add the number 2 to it

The person who wrote like this is a mad and mental guy

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