Do you have the itch to â€œCatch â€˜Em All?â€ Do you turn your cap backward every time you see a wild Pidgey? Youâ€™ve got the PokÃ©balls, the PokÃ©dex, and the willpower to be the very best (like no one ever was), but youâ€™re only missing one important factor: the right nickname for your PokÃ©mon.
Does your Haunter, Ghastly, Shuppet, or Mismagius need a nickname? Check out these spooky offerings.
Spectre â€“ Not just the name of a Bond villain organization, itâ€™s also a solid choice for a ghostly PokÃ©mon.
Sorrow â€“ Ghosts are sad because theyâ€™re dead.
Phantom â€“ You could also spell it â€œFantomâ€ or â€œPhantamâ€ for extra style points.
Sepulcher â€“ An old-world word for a tomb or crypt.
Spookypants â€“ Because . . . why be serious all the time?
Why go with â€œPsyduckâ€ or â€œUxieâ€ when you can land a Pokemon nickname youâ€™re not going to run into at the tournament?
Mindbreaker â€“ Does your psychic PokÃ©mon shred brains? This is the name you need.
Ego â€“ The mindâ€™s construct of self, â€œEgoâ€ makes a fantastic name for a psychic PokÃ©mon.
Cerebella â€“ For a female PokÃ©mon with psionic powers.
Cerebro â€“ The male equivalent of Cerebella. You could also go with â€œCerefella.â€
Enkefalos â€“ The Greek word for brain, it practically sounds like its own PokÃ©mon.
Grass PokÃ©mon represent nature and green, growing things, so here are a few names to match.
Verdanta â€“ Or Verdonto for male PokÃ©mon, the name means â€œgreen.â€
Ceres â€“ Ceres was the Roman god of growing plants.
Aja â€“ An African spirit of the forest.
Arduinna â€“ In Celtic myth, Arduinna is a goddess of the forest.
Zivilyn â€“ A nature deity in the Dragonlance novel setting.
Donâ€™t be shocked (eh?) if you fall in love with one of the Pokemon nicknames for an electric-type.
Tesla â€“ Named for the father AC current and noted brilliant scientist.
Raiden â€“ Named for the Japanese god of storms and lightning.
Zappz â€“ Not every nickname has to be a classical reference: nobody is messing with Zappz.
Mjolnir â€“ The name of Thorâ€™s lightning-throwing hammer.
Stormcloud â€“ The storm cloud is the source of all lightning, after all.
Check out these five insectoid names for your bug-type PokÃ©mon:
Waspinator â€“ The name of the cowardly wasp in Transformers: Beast Wars, â€œWaspinatorâ€ is a fantastic name for a Beedrill or a Venomoth.
Aristaeus â€“ The Greek god of bee-keeping, believe it or not.
Parvati â€“ According to Hindu myth, Parvati killed a demon with a horde of black bees.
Ittybitty â€“ Because insects are cute, and small, like this name.
Tithonus â€“ Another name from Greek myth, Tithonus was a man who turned into the first cicada.
Shale â€“ A type of rock, Shale is a strong, sharp name.
Jagger â€“ For â€œMick Jagger,â€ one of the most famous rock gods.
Terra â€“ Latin for â€œEarth,â€ it also makes a great nickname for a female PokÃ©mon.
Lapis â€“ The name of a jewel, itâ€™s also the Latin word for â€œstone.â€
Eva Lanch â€“ A punny name for â€œAvalanche.â€
Want a better name than â€œCharmanderâ€ or â€œPansear?â€ One of these fiery names should light a fire under your imagination.
Ignis â€“ Latin for â€œfire.â€
Hephaestus â€“ The hideous Greek god of fire and the forge.
Immolata â€“ Derived from â€œimmolate,â€ to burn something down to nothing.
Raze â€“ Raze also means to â€œburn to the ground.â€
Frikkshun â€“ A fun, PokÃ©mon-esque spelling for â€œfriction.â€
Travel into the unknown and unknowable fey woods with one of the fairy pokemon nickname.
Oberon â€“ King of the faeries in Shakespearean writings.
Sprinkle â€“ Faeries live to sprinkle people with fairy dust, after all.
Tam Lin â€“ The name of a fairy knight in the song Tam Lin.
Robin â€“ For â€œRobin Goodfellow,â€ an alias of the trickster fairy Puck.
Aos Si â€“ An Irish myth, the Aos Si were a race of elves.
Here are five pokemon nickname that will save your water PokÃ©mon from ending up all washed up.
Neptune â€“ The Roman god of the ocean, and the name of our very own water planet.
Tidalia â€“ From â€œtidal,â€ Tidalia is a powerful nickname for a female PokÃ©mon.
Crest â€“ Like the crest of a wave, not the toothpaste.
Coral â€“ So named for the otherworldly undersea landscape made up of millions of tiny creatures.
Callypso â€“ An ancient goddess of the sea and storms.
Chucknor â€“ You know what they say about Chuck Norris? He doesnâ€™t sleep . . . he waits.
Wick â€“ After â€œJohn Wick,â€ the frightening assassin in the movie John Wick.
Pugilo â€“ Derived from â€œpugilism,â€ the art of violence with fists.
Stunner â€“ For the infamous â€œStone Cold Stunnerâ€ wrestling move.
Tatum â€“ Drederick Tatum was the name of the Mike Tyson lookalike in The Simpsons.
A Nickname for any PokÃ©mon
No PokÃ©mon should be saddled with just the default moniker, so make sure you return to this list whenever you need a little inspiration.