There are 646 Pokemon. That's quite a lot, isn't it.
Apparently there are 5 generations of Pokemon and I apologise if I've Pokemucked them all up but honestly, they are called the most ridiculous things. I have corralled the 50 most bizarre names together, for your viewing pleasure! I know 50 sounds like a lot, but they go quite quickly once you get into it.
In order from least to most insane, allow me to present...
Energetic Pokemon with unfortunate lisp.
Is it a dusty ox? Is it the dust created by a travelling herd of oxen? Is it a magical new duster, harnessing the powers of oxygen? I don't know, but it looks like a moth designed by David Lynch.
48. I want Wooper and Skiploom to either start a band, or solve crime in a hilariously disorganised fashion.
This sounds like a cutesy version of Iggy Pop in his younger, more muscular days.
If you say it out loud you won't be able to stop saying it for the next five minutes! Like a kitten! So flaaffy!
I am a lonely and a lonesome graveler.
Surprise! It's an owl.
43. Golbat and his evolved form Zubat are basically just blurted syllables. The kind of thing you might yell as you hurled a plate of spaghetti at a wall. The noise made by a punch hitting home in a B-grade comic. About space aliens. Golbat! Zubat! Blammmm!
Pretty sure this is just a line from Havah Nagilah.
I did a fart that sounded like that once.
Hands off! That's Machop. I wanted Machop to evolve into Lamchop but he doesn't.
I totally need to unlock this dude. Who has my mankey?
"This Pokemon," said the toddler, "is really big!"
Ew, Pokeverse. Why would you call a Pokemon that? Oh, I see.36. As any medical professional knows, Weezing evolves from Koffing.
As in, you're going pretty.
So some random guy in a bar cut off half of it! And now I only have a ponyta.
We had a pet pigeon once, his name was Pidgey. Not related to Pokemon at all, just wanted to let you guys know.
The attack cry of this Pokemon perfectly mimics the sound make when you push the button that opens the door of the microwave.
It's when you snore out of your... never mind.
A nocturne with cactuses. I mean cacti.
It baffles me why you would call a Pokemon this.
I really don't even know where to start with this one.
Or this one. How unappealing. I bet no-one ever wanted to trade cards for Crustle.
Not actually that farfetch'd! Compared to Dustox.
It is a wig for turtles who do not have any hair, or who are judges.
Next on the Discovery Channel: If Bears Had Tourettes!
I hope this is exactly what it sounds like!
That stuff you find in the plughole. Ew.
Does it fall over a lot? Is that the sound it makes?
As opposed to, you know, heat less.
I'll be there in a second, he said, departing for the spoon-bending convention, just let me put my Magneton.
Technical term for the noise it makes when you hit a gong.
It goes in soop and steuw!
This sounds gross. Sounds like exploding camel.
A Sound of Music character who failed to make the final script.
Totally sounds like a butler. Totally looks like a turd wearing a railway signal.
This is my favourite Pokemon name. It's either a psychic duck or a psychotic duck and there is no way that both of those aren't AWESOME.
This Pokemon is not wearing a fez.
11. Pokemon relationship advice: first you Hitmontop and then you Smoochum and then- Ho-Oh!
10. Am I a crocodile? Totes! I am a Totodile. Am I a crocodile? Naaaaw. I am a Croconaw.
Sounds like a Standard Three insult. "Martin? Eww, he's grotle."
Her name was Millicent. She worked at the jelly factory. But after the accident, she became... Jellicent.
Presumably the way awesomer version of the mongoose.
This is a giant toad that causes earthquakes. It is kind of awesome
As heard from the throats of the stupider zombies.
This reptile does not believe any of your bullshit.
Only the most courageous of birds may gain entry to the Braviary.
2. Stunky evolves into Skuntank and I can't stop giggling and saying 'Stunky.'
And lo, all the bees gathered, and they did practice, for it was time for the beedrill.
What is your favourite?