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100+ Pokémon Inspired Dog Names: Animated & Mystical Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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It’s hard not to be a part of the Pokémon culture craze. We are passionate about the creatures and characters we meet throughout the series, and we may even begin to notice that our pets seem to resemble or have similar characteristics to some of these Pokémon. Whether it be their adorable bark, their loyal heart, or mischievous demeanor, Pokémon are all around us. We know that sorting through the endless possibilities for your pup’s new name could be tiring, so we have narrowed down our top-rated favorites for you to consider.

We have a few Farfetch’d, others that are Onyx-pected, many that are a-Mew-sing, and even some Tenta-cool suggestions. Scroll down to see our list of favorite Pokémon-inspired dog names – hurry up, you’ll want to catch ’em all! Here are cute Pokemon names for pets you’ll love:

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Female Pokémon Dog Names

  • Kakuna
  • Skitty
  • Pichu
  • Nidorina
  • Clefairy
  • Eevee
  • Ninetails
  • Abra
  • Liepard
  • Espeon
  • Shinx
  • Rapidash 
  • Vulpix
  • Marill
  • Caterpie
  • Zeraora
  • Jolteon
  • Chickorita
  • Umbreon
  • Ivysaur
  • Butterfree
  • Persian
  • Roselia
  • Jesse
  • Dratini
  • Flareon
  • Poliwhirl
  • Jiggly Puff
  • Chansey
  • Rattata 
  • Clefa
  • Misty
  • Goldeen
  • Paras
  • Jynx
  • Dawn
  • Tangela
  • Nurse Joy
  • Ditto
  • Mareep
  • Clefable
  • Bellossom 
  • Happiny
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  • Nidoran
  • Dusk Mane
  • Charmeleon
  • Growlithe
  • Arbok
  • Luxio
  • Ash
  • Metapod
  • Golem
  • Slowbro
  • Pyroar
  • Gloom
  • Diglett
  • Bonsley
  • Grotle
  • Mankey
  • Meowth
  • Litleo
  • Burmy
  • Purugly
  • Brock
  • Mr. Mime
  • Machamp
  • Geodude
  • Farfetch’d
  • Bagon
  • Meowstic
  • Grimer 
  • Incineroar
  • Gastly
  • Meditite
  • James
  • Aron
  • Feebas
  • Cubone
  • Gulpin
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Some of the Pokémon out there will bear a closer resemblance to dogs than others because dogs are man’s best friend in their universe too! Wouldn’t it be great if your little furry friend had one of the superpowers of a dog-type Pokémon? Depends on the superpower, of course, because if it was like Electrike, you could get yourself an electric shock every time you played. Imagine for a second, though, if your pup was like Frufrou and could harden her fur to protect you if you ever needed it. It would be pretty special, but even without Pokémon powers, your dog will have powers of its own: being your best friend! So, why not give them a perfect dog-type Pokémon name to unleash their inner power? Scroll down to see our favorite names!

  • Growlithe
  • Entei
  • Manectric
  • Zoroark
  • Arcanine
  • Houndour
  • Zacian
  • Granbull
  • Boltund
  • Lillipup
  • Rockruff
  • Galarian
  • Smeargle 
  • Zorua
  • Mightyena
  • Herdier
  • Yamper
  • Electrike
  • Stoutland
  • Zigzagoon
  • Houndoom
  • Fennekin
  • Poochyena
  • Nickit
  • Zamazenta
  • Furfrou
  • Snubbul
  • Braixen
  • Suicune
  • Thievul
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Divider 5Legendary Pokémon Dog Names

  • Articuno
  • Ho-oh
  • Mew 
  • Arceus
  • Kyogre
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Groudon
  • Mew-Two
  • Giratina
  • Rayquaza
  • Lugia
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We know it must be hard to narrow it down to only one name when the Pokémon Universe is telling you to catch them all. We’ve included some of the strongest characters, like Articuno and Moltres, to some of the fan favs, such as Growlithe and Cubone. Hopefully, your search for the perfect name hasn’t been Jynx’d, and our list of Pokémon-inspired names has pointed you in the right direction.

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