100+ Pokémon Inspired Dog Names: Ideas for Animated & Mystical Dogs

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. Now 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!

Divider 5

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

Male Pokémon Dog Names

  • 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

pikachu dog

Dog Type Pokémon Names

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 “surprise!” Imagine, for a second, though, if your pup was like Frufrou and could harden her fur to protect you if you ever needed. It would be pretty special, but even without Pokémon powers, your dog will have powers of his own – being your best friend! So, why not give him a perfect dog-type Pokémon name to unleash his power within. 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

dog chasing pokeball

Legendary Pokémon Dog Names

  • Articuno
  • Ho-oh
  • Mew 
  • Arceus
  • Kyogre
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Groudon
  • Mew-Two
  • Giratina
  • Rayquaza
  • Lugia

Divider 4

Finding the Right Pokémon Inspired Name for Your Dog

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.

If not, check out one of our other name posts below: