Cute Nicknames for Pokemon (The Cutest Ever Nicknames!)

200+ Cute Nicknames for Pokemon

Introducing the cutest Pokemon nicknames of all time! There are so many adorable Pokemon characters (check out these Cutest Pokemon Creatures Ranked!) and we just want to do them justice with their name. Plus, thinking up cute nicknames for Pokemon brings them to life in front of our eyes and makes playing the games so much more fun and personal! Here are the best Pokemon names and tons of cute pokemon nicknames to use in games, to suit every personality and elemental type. I hope you enjoy this Pokemon nickname ideas list!

Just because it is hard thinking of good Pokemon names and they don't just grow on trees (apart from maybe nicknames for Grass type Pokemon), here are some of the best nicknames for Pokemon from the cutesy realms of candy, cookies and everything sparkly. Below, you'll find the cutest nickname ideas for specific Pokemon, followed by ideas for each Pokemon type in alphabetical order, good Pokemon nicknames you won't find anywhere else!


Cute Nicknames for Specific Pokemon


Patrick

Would make an adorable option for Staryu and Starmie, those starfish shaped Pokemon!

Goldilocks

For klefki

Splash

For magikarp

Dumbo

A classic for baby elephant Phanpy, Donphan and Copperajah

Pooch or Pup

For any dog-like Pokemon

Noodles

For tangela & tangrowth or even octillery

Whiskers

For any cat-like Pokemon or whiscash, raticate or dedenne

McNugget

For torchic, combusken & blaziken

Tiny or Teeny

For any little Pokemon like joltik

Piglet

For tepig, emboar or any pig Pokemon

Toof or Tooth

For any Pokemon with big teeth

Pegasus

For ponyta and rapidash

KingTut

For cofagrigus

Aspirin

For psyduck cute nicknames for Pokemon

Michelangelo

This is the cutest Pokemon nickname for turtle Pokemon like squirtle, blastoise, & chewtle

Kermet

For frog Pokemon like poliwag, politoad & greninja

Sonic

For hedgehog pokemon like shaymin or togedemaru

Arthur

For drowzee or hypno

Loaf

For lazy pokemon like snorlax or slaking

Pixel

For the porygons

Teddy

For any bear Pokemon like teddiursa, pancham and cubchoo

Thumper

For any bunny Pokemon like scorbunny & buneary

Bambi

For any deer Pokemon like sawsbuck, stantler or Xerneas

CookieMonster

For fat Pokemon like snorlax, lickilicky & hariyama

Chomper

For any Pokemon with big teeth

Boo-Loon

For drifloon & drifblim

Garfield

For any cat-like Pokemon

Lumiere

For litwick and chandelure

Baloo

For any bear Pokemon like ursaring, bewear & beartic

Trike

For dodrio, magneton & hydreigon

FreeWilly

For wailmer, wailord and kyogre

Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Skar or Pride

For litleo, pyroar, entei, solgaleo, luxray, growlithe


Cute Nicknames for Bug Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Bug Pokemon
Legs
JiminyCricket
Glow
Mothra
Spinster
JuneBug
Charlotte (like Charlotte's Web)
Scarab
Chirp
Trundle
Lady
Shredder
Pip
Flinch
Pod
Stubby
Hopper
Atta
Flik
Mushroom
Dot
Champignons
Pois

Sometimes the littlest critters have the biggest personalities and need the biggest names! Here are the cutest names for your Bug type Pokemon, nicknames that will never fail to make you smile and some that are reminiscent of our childhood favourite film characters, such as Hopper and Atta from A Bug's Life. 


Cute Nicknames for Dark Type Pokemon

Cute Names for Pokemon
Fang
Luna
Bellatrix
Moon
Eclipse
Shadow
Bones
Twilight
Voodoo
Raven
Poe
Ingrid
Nyx
Onyx
Bubble
Oracle
Salem
Amethyst
Unakite
Sweep
Treacle
Sith

Can dark and mysterious names be cute as well? If you are looking for cute name ideas for Dark type Pokemon, look no further! Really cute name ideas include Nyx, Salem and Eclipse, as well as Sith for an evil but cute Pokemon that loves the dark side (they have cookies, apparently).


Cute Nicknames for Dragon Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Pokemon
Puff
Mushu (like from Mulan)
Frost
Starfire
Flare
Pyro
Spike
Merlin
Griffin
Smokey
Toothless (like from How to Train Your Dragon)
Rex
Godzilla
Norbert (like from Harry Potter)
Scales
Yoshi
Nessy
Rasmus
Arthur
Emrys
Plasma
Brimstone
Flint
Hei Hei
Carnelian

Cute names for Dragon type Pokemon... there are so many nickname ideas, inspired by myth and legend (and Harry Potter of course) such as Merlin and Emrys, the name the Druids give to Merlin, Norbert from Harry Potter, then other more comedic and cute names for Dragon type Pokemon like Mushu from Mulan, Puff and even Toothless, from the How to Train Your Dragon franchise!


Cute Nicknames for Electric Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Electric Pokemon
Sparky
Static
Bolt
Tesla
Sparkplug
Thor
Tazer
Gigabyte
Megabyte
Pixel
Nitro
ThomasEdison
Photon
Elektra
Rendezvous

How about some cute names for Electric type Pokemon, often considered to be the wildcard element in the Pokemon franchise - there are definitely some crazy powerful Electric critters (check out the Best Electric Type Pokemon ranked here!) that are in need of cute, yet powerful, nicknames. Your Electric type Pokemon will thrive with a cute name like Tesla, Megabyte or Photon.


Cute Nicknames for Fairy Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Pokemon
Jellybean/Jellybelly
Confetti
Charm
Dream
Glitter
Sparkle
Glow
Skittles
Crumpet
Puff
Siren
Nymph
Daisy
Sprite
Cupcake
Dew
Sprinkles
Flora
Desdemona
Fae
Tinkerbell
Dobby
Peach
Puck
Fi
Cloud
Gemini
Neroli

From Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream to Dobby from Harry Potter, here are some super cute elven names for your Fairy type Pokemon! The names Fae and Fi are known to mean Fairy, whilst flower inspired names for your Fairy Pokemon are always super cute, light and charming!


Cute Nicknames for Fighting Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Fighting Pokemon
Mulan
BruceLee
JackieChan
Wrastle
Brutus
Caveman
BigFoot
Rambo
KingKong
Goku
OnePunch
Ninja
Storm

Forged in legend, anime and popular movie alike, these unique cute names for Fighting Type Pokemon are on a whole other level!


Cute Nicknames for Fire Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Fire Type Pokemon
Barbeque
Cinnamon
Furnace
Lapis
Starfire
Flare
Fuego
Eclipse
Pyro
Zippo
Cinder
Spitfire
Cinderella
Vermillon
Ginger
Spark
Sizzle
Kindle
Elio
Apollo
Hestia
Phoenix

When you find a cute name for your Fire type Pokemon you just want to use it again and again for each of your Fire types! Pick and choose from this list of uber cute Fire Pokemon nicknames, one to suit every member of your team! Kindle is one of my favourites because it is so cute, yet means to set fire to something. The name Elio also means 'little fire'.


Cute Nicknames for Flying Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Flying Pokemon
Ruffles
Souffle
Flutters
Nimbus
Fluff
Star
Cloud
Aurora
Jetpack
Aerie
Ace
Breeze
Drift
Robin
Beaky
Phoenix
Quartz
Dream
Sweep

These cute nicknames for Flying type Pokemon will be sure to 'Sweep' you off your feet! These cute Pokemon names for Flying type critters conjure up images of soaring through the air but are adorable at the same time. Souffle is such a cute name for your Flying Pokemon - because Souffles are known for being as light as air, if cooked correctly!


Cute Nicknames for Ghost Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Scary Pokemon
Bones
Whisper
Creeper
Mist
Shadow
Twilight
Boo
Fantasma
Slimer
Casper
Andromeda
Flicker
Tooth
Boba
Pumpkin
Cinders
Spice
Orb
Myth
Woo
Angel
Soot
Fog

It's so much fun finding cute names for Ghost type Pokemon, these nicknames are so creepy, cute and so much fun! Why not try Halloween themed names for your Pokemon, such as Boo, Pumpkin and Bones, or get inspired by spooky and atmospheric weather, with names such as Mist, Orb, Twilight and Fog... super spooky Pokemon nicknames!


Cute Nicknames for Grass Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Grass Type Pokemon
Coconut
Nutty
Olive
Bee
Chive
Honey
Pesto
Sprout
Summer
Dandelion
Birch
Ivy
Blossom
Petal
Pea
Turnip
Buttercup
Willow
Thyme
Cardomom
Fairy
Chirp
Shallot
Chou

These Grass type Pokemon nicknames conjure up all kinds of cute and lovely imagery, from Blossom to Petal, Pea to Sprout and even Chirp as a super cute Grass Pokemon name! You could deck out your whole Pokemon team with cute sunny and grassy names straight out of a fairytale.


Cute Nicknames for Ground Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Baby Pokemon
Clay-doh
Cashew
Earthworm
Sprout
Mudpuppy
Mucky Pup
Brutus
Rubble
Potato
Fossil
Dusty
Twig
Spud
Rocky
Turnip
Shrute
Snout
Crusty
Shrub
Drill
Digger
Bulb

Cute names for Ground type Pokemon can include Rocky, Sprout, Spud and Potato! Cashew is a really cute option, there are so many cute sounding vegetables and produce that come from the ground that are great to name your Ground Pokemon after - if you dig!


Cute Nicknames for Ice Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Ice Pokemon
Fridge
Snowball
Snowflake
Crystal
Ice Cream
Pop
Elsa
Vanilla
Mist
Frost
Aurora
Mint
Dazzle 
Chip
Icicle
Crunch
Chocice

Let's channel our inner Frozen characters when thinking of names for our Ice type Pokemon! Nicknames such as Mint, Pop and Chocice all resemble sweet treats from the freezer and are perfect ways to describe the cutest Ice type Pokemon on our team.


Cute Nicknames for Normal Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Normal Pokemon
Spike
Spot
Skittles
Crumpet
Peanut
Pinot
Duggee
Pluto
Pickles
Coral
Boomer
Tickle
Omelette
Bueno
Toastie
Nutella

We are allowed even more freedom when dreaming up nicknames for Normal Type Pokemon as they are not necessarily confined to one element or type! My favourites are Omelette, Bueno and Toastie because they are such cute nicknames to suit every Pokemon, those critters that are so fluffy we just want to gobble them up! Duggee is also a fun play, from the Hey Duggee program, as many Normal type Pokemon are dog and bear like creatures. Check out these Best Dog Pokemon ranked and Best Bear Pokemon ranked here!


Cute Nicknames for Poison Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Poison Type Pokemon
Medusa
Pandora
Nox
Snot
Goober
Sneezy
Sting
Slop
Slimer
Hazard
Boudicca
Drip
Nimue
Fizz
Posy

Looking for a name for your Poison Pokemon? Look no further! Names like Medusa, Nimue and Pandora hail from myths and legends, while options like Fizz, Snot and Posy make uber cute nicknames for your Poison type Pokemon.


Cute Nicknames for Psychic Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Psychic Type Pokemon
Prism
Faith
Stardust
Starlight
Glow
Starfire
Siren
Eclipse
Mist
Aurora
Tarot
Fortune
Drift
Oracle
Pandora
Felix
Psyche
Hesperia
Soul
Chakra
Ode
Hermione
Deity
Astrid

Looking for good names for Psychic Pokemon is always fun! There are so many cool aspects to draw from, you can opt for something totally unpredictable which is always fun, or be inspired with themes from fortune tellers to fantasy elements, you are spoilt for choice with adorable Pokemon nicknames like Tarot and Psyche. There are so many cool ones, expect an even bigger Psychic Pokemon name list coming soon!


Cute Nicknames for Rock Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Rock Pokemon
Marbles
Nugget
Pebble
Gem
Jewel
Quartz
Crystal
Boulder
Brick
Brock
Colossus
Druid
Tomb
Rookie

It can be hard to think of good names for Rock Type Pokemon, but why not get all elemental as there is nothing more solid and intimidating in battle than Rock! Tomb is an especially intimidating Pokemon name. The name Rookie is perfect for a brand new Pokemon arriving on the scene and is a perfect play on the name 'Rocky'.


Cute Nicknames for Steel Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Steel Pokemon
Shiny
Gem
Jewel
Nickel
Mercury
Chrome
Chevy
Sprocket
Magneto
Wrench
Sonic
Vibranium
MrRoboto
Bolt
Rusty
Flash
Gleam
Viking

These all make really cute Steel Pokemon names! For your Steel Pokemon, you may prefer something a bit fiercer, to reflect their strength in combat. Strong Pokemon nicknames such as Magneto and Vibranium also carry superhero semantics so are perfect to name your Steel type!


Cute Nicknames for Water Type Pokemon

Cutest Nicknames for Water Pokemon
Mer
Ariel
Pisces
Siren
Mist
Drizzle
Pearl
Flounder
Fishsticks
Neptune
Tide
Coral
Squirt
Nile
Scales
Crest
Nessy
Moana
Oceania
Foamy
Bubble
Boba
Splash
Trident
Sceptre

There are so many watery aspects to explore when choosing a cute name for your water Pokemon! Why not consider themes such as the Little Mermaid or Moana if you are a Disney fan, with names such as Flounder and Ariel, or take inspiration from real life ocean based creatures for the perfect name for your Fish Pokemon! PS you can also find the best Fish Pokemon ranked here!

I hope you liked these cutest nicknames for Pokemon! What should I call my Pokemon next? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this Pokemon nickname ideas list definitely check out these Good Fire Type Pokemon Names, Good Names for your Sylveon Pokemon and Good Names to give your Gardevoir - all the cool nicknames for Pokemon you ever wanted!

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