This is the Dictionary. It tells you how Nintendo came up with the English pokemon names.
Bulbasaur-Bulb on his back and is a dinosaur.
Ivysaur-Ivy on his back and is a dinosaur.
Venusaur-Venus fly trap on back and is a dinosaur.
Squirtle- It squirts out water and its a turtle.
Wartortle- it is a water turtle.
Blastoise- IT can blast water out of its cannons.
Caterpie- It is a Caterpillar.
Metapod- A Caterpillar's Metamorphis is a Pod.
Butterfree- It is a butterfly that can fly freely.
Horsea- He is a SEa Horse
Seadra- He is a Sea Dragon
Snorlax- He snores in his sleep, and he is relaxing.
Ponyta, Rapidash, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, thanks to:Smalz887
ponyta- a pony is a horse (thats obvious)
rapidash- rapid means fast and dash means run so fast runner
hitmonlee- bruce lee
hitmonchan- jakie chan
No.25 Pikachu-pika in the dictionary is a from of mouse and scince pikachu looks like a mouse this one is kinda self explainatory.
Onynx is a type of rock so Onix got his name from there.
Mew2 in the dictionary is a form of cat and MewTwo looks like a cat so this one is easy to see.
Shelder and Cloyster-These ones are so easy to get just look at the name I don't even have to right it I think everybody knows how they got their names.
No.23 Ekans - backwards his name is SNAKE
No.24 Arbok - backwards his name is KOBRA only it should have been spelt with a C.
No.144 Articuno - He is an ice pokemon so his name begins with ARTIC and he is the first of the three special birds so the last part of his name is UNO (Spanish for one,1)
No.145 Zapdos - He is an elcrtic pokemon so his name begins with ZAP and he is the second of the three special birds so the last part of his name is DOS (Spanish for two,2)
No.146 Moltres - He is a fire pokemon so his name begins with MOL as in molten aka lava you know fire, and he is the third of the three special birds so the last part of his name is TRES (Spanish for three,3)
No.59 Arcanine -Arcanine got his name because he is a k-9.
No.113 Chansey - Catching one is all up to CHANSE hense the name CHANSEY.
CHARMANDER, CHARMELEON, & CHARIZZARD NAMES ARE ACTUALLY FROM:
Char-MANDER (Mander is the last of part of SALAMANDER)
Char-MELEON (Meleon is the last part of CHAMELEON)
Char-IZZARD (izzard is the last part of LIZARD)
No.84 Doduo - This one is easy it has two heads and duo meens two.
No.85 Dodrio - This one is easy too, it has three heads and three meens trio hense the name Dodrio
No.51 Dugtrio - This one is self explanitory, it is three digletts and three meens trio.
No.130 Gyarados - This does not explain how he got his name but if you look at it backwrds it is Sodarayg pronounced soda-rage.
No.120 Staryu - Check the ending out it is pronounced YOU.
No.121 Starmie - Check the ending out it si pronounced ME. So between staryu and starmie it says YOU and ME.
I know a few other ones but they weren't good enough to post
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