Pokemon focuses on giving unique names to every creature that graces its games, manga, anime, and cards. As a result, he has over 1,000 Pokémon at the moment, so there are just as many names for Pokémon fans to remember.
Name lengths can vary considerably, with some Pokémon having decidedly short names and others with decidedly long names, but most others fall somewhere in between. That said, we’ve compiled a list of all possible name lengths to identify how many Pokémon have a certain number of characters in their name.
“Character” here means any letter or number, dash (-), apostrophe (‘), etc., but spaces are not counted. For example: Porygon Z has 9 characters, Tapu Coco has 8 characters, and Mr. Mime has 7 characters.
Ten 3 Characters – 2 Pokemon
There are only two shortest Pokémon names in a row, which is a whopping three characters. Both are from the first generation, and one of them he deserves such an honor because of his legendary status.
It is Mew, a mythical Pokémon called the progenitor of all Pokémon. The other, decidedly less mythical, is Muku, whose name literally derives from removing one letter from a four-letter word, and Game Freak was significantly less creative in calling Pokémon in the first generation. was a very pronounced trend.
9 4 characters – 11 Pokemon
The number of Pokemon with 4 letters has increased significantly to 11, but it’s still far from the number of Pokemon with 5 or more letters. Again, most of them are from the 1st generation, and in the last 4 generations he has only one 4-letter “Mon”.
The first generation four are Abra, Seal, Onyx, and Jinx, and a few more follow in the next four generations: Natu, Zatu, Aron, Yuxie (Legend with the shortest name), Salk, and Axeu. He’s the only other Pokemon with four letters, and it only recently appeared in Generation 8. It’s a cute, aptly named Snom.
8 5 Characters – 50 Pokemon
Things are a little different for 5-letter Pokemon. There are 50 in the entire series. Most of them are small and relatively insignificant first evolutions (Zubat, Lotad, Synx, etc.), but there are quite a few that stand out.
This group includes starters with the shortest names (Snibee, Tepig), pseudo-legendary first forms (Bagon, Gibble, Deino, Goomy), and box art Legendaries (Houou, Lugia).
Along with these milestones are other Legends from Entei, Azelhu, and Kubufu. Popular items like mythical Hoopa, Eevee, Absol, and Riolu. Similarly, there are other Pokémon that are unique in their own right, such as Unown, Rotom, and more. Gen Nine introduced his five Pokémon into the mix: Lokix, Pawmi, Pawmo, Nacli, and Klawf.
7 6 characters – 161 Pokémon
There are a total of 161 six-letter Pokemon. Looking at superlatives by generation, the 3rd generation has the most with 31, the 1st generation is no less than him with 29, and the 9th generation has the fewest of his 10.
There are 7 mythical Pokemon spelled with 6 letters, which is tied for the most in the letter group, and consists of Celebi, Deoxys, Phione, Arceus, Keldeo, Meltan, and Zarude. It also has 15 Legends of his, including 6 characters (second most), including but not limited to Mewtwo, Kyogre, Kyurem, and Zacian.
This entry is also home to the pseudo-legendary with the shortest name (Goodra) and some of the series’ most popular creatures such as Meowth, Togepi, Madkip, and Gengar.
6 7 Characters – 265 Pokémon
The number of Pokemon with 7 letters in their name is more than any other name length, 265 Pokemon. This has resulted in several milestones, such as becoming the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 6th generations of the most prominent species in Pokémon name length. He is the second most prominent in the 2nd, 5th and 8th generations.
Standout players in the lucky number 7 group include legends across the trio (Gen 6 Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde), as well as other legends who are popular and powerful in their own right (Suicune, Groudon, Calirex, etc.) included. Includes starters (Tryukko, Tochichi, Huekoko, etc.), 7 Mythical Pokémon (Jirachi, Darkrai, Zeraora, etc.), and the most popular Pokémon of all time (Pikachu, Snorlax, Lucario, Mimikyu, etc.). Ultra Beasts also participate in this number, along with Poipole and Kartana.
Five 8 Characters – 245 Pokemon
When it comes to letters that can be used in names, the entire Pokedex is statistically like a normal distribution, peaking at 7 letters, then starting to drop at 8 letter Pokemon, and continuing to drop from there.
Admittedly, there are still a ton of 8-letter “mon”s, 245 in total. In fact, the most starter line Pokemon (23; Venusaur, Squirtle, the entire fully evolved Hoenn trio, Greninja, etc.) and pseudo-legendary line Pokemon (8; Bugs, etc.), Legendary Pokémon (20, Rayquaza, Giratina, Reshiram, all four Alola Guardians, etc.) contain 8 characters, and some Mythic Pokémon (Meroetta, Genesect, Magearna, Melmetal) , Ultra Beasts (Nihilego, Bazwol, Guzzlord), and the shortest named Paradox Pokémon (Iron Moth).
Four 9 Characters – 178 Pokemon
The decline in the amount of 9-letter Pokemon is a bit larger at 178, so there’s definitely a bell-curve decline going on now.
Nonetheless, there is evidence that the 9-letter “Mon Pour” is the strongest overall. There are still quite a few Legends on the board, totaling 14 (Tunduras, Zamazenta, Eternathus, Chenpao), plus 2 excellent Mythic (Volcanion, Marshadow) and 4 Ultra Beasts (Ferosa, Zurkitree). , Naganader, Statakataka) not to mention. ), and two Paradox ‘mons (Great Tusk, Iron Hands).
There are also quite a few Starter Linemons at 19, including the very popular initial forms (Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Scorbunny) and powerful viable final forms (Charizard, Infernape, Cinderace, Lilaboon). remain.
Importantly, the nine-character bunch includes the most fully evolved Pseudo-Legends (six: Dragonite, Tyranitar, Salamanth, Metagross, Hydragon, and Dragapult), as well as a highly popular and powerful Pokémon in its own right ( Gardevoir, Volkarona, Aegislash, Duraludon) are included. ).
3 10 Characters – 79 Pokemon
79 Pokemon with 10 characters in their names have returned to double digits, and from this point on, we know that Paradox Pokemon’s unconventional name structure really works. Five of them have his ten characters: Screamtail, Iron Tread, Iron Bundle, Iron Thorn, and Iron Leaf.
Aside from that, the other categories of Pokemon have much less to offer, with 1 Pseudo-Legendary (Buxcalibur), 1 Ultra Beast (Celestella), and 8 Starter Line Pokemon (Charizard, Ferrari Gator, Incineroa, Sprigatito, etc.). ). , no legends or myths.
However, there are a few more Pokémon to watch out for, including the hugely popular Pudding and more powerful regular Pokémon from recent generations (Toxtricity, Grimmsnarl, Annihilape).
2 11 Characters – 21 Pokemon
Until generation 5, Pokémon names were limited to 10 characters, so from now on, I’ll only be referring to Pokémon from generation 6 onwards.
The first Pokémon to break the name barrier, so to speak, was Fretchinder, the only Pokémon in Generation 6 with an 11-letter name.
Since then, only one Pokemon has 11 letters in its name, one in Gen 7 (Bracephalon) and 7 in Gen 8 (Corvisquire, Corvinite, Balasqueuda, Sentiscorch, Porteageist). , Stonejourner, Bass Clegion) appeared.
Again, Paradox type names make up the bulk of this group, with a total of eight (Flutter Mane, Roaring Moon, Iron Valiant, Walking Wake, etc.), with Kilowattrel, Dudunsparce, and Fezandipiti in the ninth generation. and the longest named starter: Meowth Karada.
1 12 Characters – 3 Pokémon
And finally, three Pokémon share the title of the longest Pokémon name at 12 characters each. Of course, as alluded to, all three of these names of his were very recently introduced, one from the 7th generation and two from the 9th generation.
Aroramon’s Kurabominable reached the top the fastest. It has the distinction of being called one of the ugliest monsters by most Pokemon critics, but it can be said that it has reigned alone as the longest name for at least two generations. That was until Generation 9, when two of his Pokémon, Squawkabilly and Bramblegust, were introduced to share the spotlight.
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