Gotta Spell 'Em All

Pokémon names are misspelled a lot, which bothers me. For instance, people very often call Ninetales "Ninetails". Some people are dyslexic or for other reasons have difficulties remembering spellings of words, and that's okay - there's nothing wrong with misremembering a spelling in casual written correspondence. But when you're making guides or resources for other people, spelling things like Pokémon names wrong may honestly misinform people and perpetuate confusion about what the correct spelling is, and this means it's important to be careful about checking the spelling of names in such situations.

This page isn't very noteworthy. It's got some of the most commonly misspelled Pokémon and then a list of all the Pokémon names that you can look up the correct spelling in. I won't pretend this is information you couldn't just as easily get elsewhere - most good Pokédexes and guides already spell everything correctly, either because their data is ripped straight from the games or because the authors were conscientious about it. But the list on this page does carry my personal assurance that these names are correct.

Most Commonly Misspelled

This is all anecdotal and just my impressions of which Pokémon get misspelled most often, but I thought they deserved special mention anyway.

  • Ninetales (as "Ninetails")
  • Gastly (as "Ghastly")
  • Feraligatr (as "Feraligator" and sometimes "Feralligator")
  • Politoed (as "Politoad")
  • Diglett (as "Digglet")
  • Sneasel (as "Sneasal", "Sneasle", "Sneezle", etc.)
  • Victreebel (as "Victreebell")
  • Flaaffy (as "Flaffy" or "Flaafy")

All Pokémon Names

A

  • Abomasnow
  • Abra
  • Absol
  • Accelgor
  • Aegislash
  • Aerodactyl
  • Aggron
  • Aipom
  • Alakazam
  • Alomomola
  • Altaria
  • Amaura
  • Ambipom
  • Amoonguss
  • Ampharos
  • Anorith
  • Arbok
  • Arcanine
  • Arceus
  • Archen
  • Archeops
  • Ariados
  • Armaldo
  • Aromatisse
  • Aron
  • Articuno
  • Audino
  • Aurorus
  • Avalugg
  • Axew
  • Azelf
  • Azumarill
  • Azurill

B

  • Bagon
  • Baltoy
  • Banette
  • Barbaracle
  • Barboach
  • Basculin
  • Bastiodon
  • Bayleef
  • Beartic
  • Beautifly
  • Beedrill
  • Beheeyem
  • Beldum
  • Bellossom
  • Bellsprout
  • Bergmite
  • Bibarel
  • Bidoof
  • Binacle
  • Bisharp
  • Blastoise
  • Blaziken
  • Blissey
  • Blitzle
  • Boldore
  • Bonsly
  • Bouffalant
  • Braixen
  • Braviary
  • Breloom
  • Bronzong
  • Bronzor
  • Budew
  • Buizel
  • Bulbasaur
  • Buneary
  • Bunnelby
  • Burmy
  • Butterfree

C

  • Cacnea
  • Cacturne
  • Camerupt
  • Carbink
  • Carnivine
  • Carracosta
  • Carvanha
  • Cascoon
  • Castform
  • Caterpie
  • Celebi
  • Chandelure
  • Chansey
  • Charizard
  • Charmander
  • Charmeleon
  • Chatot
  • Cherrim
  • Cherubi
  • Chespin
  • Chesnaught
  • Chikorita
  • Chimchar
  • Chimecho
  • Chinchou
  • Chingling
  • Cinccino
  • Clamperl
  • Clauncher
  • Clawitzer
  • Claydol
  • Clefable
  • Clefairy
  • Cleffa
  • Cloyster
  • Cobalion
  • Cofagrigus
  • Combee
  • Combusken
  • Conkeldurr
  • Corphish
  • Corsola
  • Cottonee
  • Cradily
  • Cranidos
  • Crawdaunt
  • Cresselia
  • Croagunk
  • Crobat
  • Croconaw
  • Crustle
  • Cryogonal
  • Cubchoo
  • Cubone
  • Cyndaquil

D

  • Darkrai
  • Darmanitan
  • Darumaka
  • Dedenne
  • Deerling
  • Deino
  • Delcatty
  • Delibird
  • Delphox
  • Deoxys
  • Dewgong
  • Dewott
  • Dialga
  • Diancie
  • Diggersby
  • Diglett
  • Ditto
  • Dodrio
  • Doduo
  • Donphan
  • Doublade
  • Dragalge
  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite
  • Drapion
  • Dratini
  • Drifblim
  • Drifloon
  • Drilbur
  • Drowzee
  • Druddigon
  • Ducklett
  • Dugtrio
  • Dunsparce
  • Duosion
  • Durant
  • Dusclops
  • Dusknoir
  • Duskull
  • Dustox
  • Dwebble

E

  • Eelektrik
  • Eelektross
  • Eevee
  • Ekans
  • Electabuzz
  • Electivire
  • Electrike
  • Electrode
  • Elekid
  • Elgyem
  • Emboar
  • Emolga
  • Empoleon
  • Entei
  • Escavalier
  • Espeon
  • Espurr
  • Excadrill
  • Exeggcute
  • Exeggutor
  • Exploud

F

  • Farfetch'd
  • Fearow
  • Feebas
  • Fennekin
  • Feraligatr
  • Ferroseed
  • Ferrothorn
  • Finneon
  • Flaaffy
  • Flabébé
  • Flareon
  • Fletchinder
  • Fletchling
  • Floatzel
  • Floette
  • Florges
  • Flygon
  • Foongus
  • Forretress
  • Fraxure
  • Frillish
  • Froakie
  • Frogadier
  • Froslass
  • Furfrou
  • Furret

G

  • Gabite
  • Gallade
  • Galvantula
  • Garbodor
  • Garchomp
  • Gardevoir
  • Gastly
  • Gastrodon
  • Genesect
  • Gengar
  • Geodude
  • Gible
  • Gigalith
  • Girafarig
  • Giratina
  • Glaceon
  • Glalie
  • Glameow
  • Gligar
  • Gliscor
  • Gloom
  • Gogoat
  • Golbat
  • Goldeen
  • Golduck
  • Golem
  • Golett
  • Golurk
  • Goodra
  • Goomy
  • Gorebyss
  • Gothita
  • Gothitelle
  • Gothorita
  • Gourgeist
  • Granbull
  • Graveler
  • Greninja
  • Grimer
  • Grotle
  • Groudon
  • Grovyle
  • Growlithe
  • Grumpig
  • Gulpin
  • Gurdurr
  • Gyarados

H

  • Happiny
  • Hariyama
  • Haunter
  • Hawlucha
  • Haxorus
  • Heatmor
  • Heatran
  • Heliolisk
  • Helioptile
  • Heracross
  • Herdier
  • Hippopotas
  • Hippowdon
  • Hitmonchan
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmontop
  • Ho-Oh ("Ho-oh" was common before Black and White)
  • Honchkrow
  • Honedge
  • Hoopa
  • Hoothoot
  • Hoppip
  • Horsea
  • Houndoom
  • Houndour
  • Huntail
  • Hydreigon
  • Hypno

I

  • Igglybuff
  • Illumise
  • Infernape
  • Inkay
  • Ivysaur

J

  • Jellicent
  • Jigglypuff
  • Jirachi
  • Jolteon
  • Joltik
  • Jumpluff
  • Jynx

K

  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Kadabra
  • Kakuna
  • Kangaskhan
  • Karrablast
  • Kecleon
  • Keldeo
  • Kingdra
  • Kingler
  • Kirlia
  • Klang
  • Klefki
  • Klink
  • Klinklang
  • Koffing
  • Krabby
  • Kricketot
  • Kricketune
  • Krokorok
  • Krookodile
  • Kyogre
  • Kyurem

L

  • Lairon
  • Lampent
  • Landorus
  • Lanturn
  • Lapras
  • Larvesta
  • Larvitar
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Leafeon
  • Leavanny
  • Ledian
  • Ledyba
  • Lickilicky
  • Lickitung
  • Liepard
  • Lileep
  • Lilligant
  • Lillipup
  • Linoone
  • Litleo
  • Litwick
  • Lombre
  • Lopunny
  • Lotad
  • Loudred
  • Lucario
  • Ludicolo
  • Lugia
  • Lumineon
  • Lunatone
  • Luvdisc
  • Luxio
  • Luxray

M

  • Machamp
  • Machoke
  • Machop
  • Magby
  • Magcargo
  • Magikarp
  • Magmar
  • Magmortar
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Magnezone
  • Makuhita
  • Malamar
  • Mamoswine
  • Manaphy
  • Mandibuzz
  • Manectric
  • Mankey
  • Mantine
  • Mantyke
  • Maractus
  • Mareep
  • Marill
  • Marowak
  • Marshtomp
  • Masquerain
  • Mawile
  • Medicham
  • Meditite
  • Meganium
  • Meloetta
  • Meowstic
  • Meowth
  • Mesprit
  • Metagross
  • Metang
  • Metapod
  • Mew
  • Mewtwo
  • Mienfoo
  • Mienshao
  • Mightyena
  • Milotic
  • Miltank
  • Mime Jr.
  • Minccino
  • Minun
  • Misdreavus
  • Mismagius
  • Moltres
  • Monferno
  • Mothim
  • Mr. Mime (or Mr.Mime; the space was added in the Advance games)
  • Mudkip
  • Muk
  • Munchlax
  • Munna
  • Murkrow
  • Musharna

N

  • Natu
  • Nidoking
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran♀
  • Nidoran♂
  • Nidorina
  • Nidorino
  • Nincada
  • Ninetales
  • Ninjask
  • Noctowl
  • Noibat
  • Noivern
  • Nosepass
  • Numel
  • Nuzleaf

O

  • Octillery
  • Oddish
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Onix
  • Oshawott

P

  • Pachirisu
  • Palkia
  • Palpitoad
  • Pancham
  • Pangoro
  • Panpour
  • Pansage
  • Pansear
  • Paras
  • Parasect
  • Patrat
  • Pawniard
  • Pelipper
  • Persian
  • Petilil
  • Phanpy
  • Phantump
  • Phione
  • Pichu
  • Pidgeot
  • Pidgeotto
  • Pidgey
  • Pidove
  • Pignite
  • Pikachu
  • Piloswine
  • Pineco
  • Pinsir
  • Piplup
  • Plusle
  • Politoed
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
  • Ponyta
  • Poochyena
  • Porygon
  • Porygon-Z
  • Porygon2
  • Primeape
  • Prinplup
  • Probopass
  • Psyduck
  • Pumpkaboo
  • Pupitar
  • Purrloin
  • Purugly
  • Pyroar

Q

  • Quagsire
  • Quilava
  • Quilladin
  • Qwilfish

R

  • Raichu
  • Raikou
  • Ralts
  • Rampardos
  • Rapidash
  • Raticate
  • Rattata
  • Rayquaza
  • Regice
  • Regigigas
  • Regirock
  • Registeel
  • Relicanth
  • Remoraid
  • Reshiram
  • Reuniclus
  • Rhydon
  • Rhyhorn
  • Rhyperior
  • Riolu
  • Roggenrola
  • Roselia
  • Roserade
  • Rotom
  • Rufflet

S

  • Sableye
  • Salamence
  • Samurott
  • Sandile
  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Sawk
  • Sawsbuck
  • Scatterbug
  • Sceptile
  • Scizor
  • Scolipede
  • Scrafty
  • Scraggy
  • Scyther
  • Seadra
  • Seaking
  • Sealeo
  • Seedot
  • Seel
  • Seismitoad
  • Sentret
  • Serperior
  • Servine
  • Seviper
  • Sewaddle
  • Sharpedo
  • Shaymin
  • Shedinja
  • Shelgon
  • Shellder
  • Shellos
  • Shelmet
  • Shieldon
  • Shiftry
  • Shinx
  • Shroomish
  • Shuckle
  • Shuppet
  • Sigilyph
  • Silcoon
  • Simipour
  • Simisage
  • Simisear
  • Skarmory
  • Skiddo
  • Skiploom
  • Skitty
  • Skorupi
  • Skrelp
  • Skuntank
  • Slaking
  • Slakoth
  • Sliggoo
  • Slowbro
  • Slowking
  • Slowpoke
  • Slugma
  • Slurpuff
  • Smeargle
  • Smoochum
  • Sneasel
  • Snivy
  • Snorlax
  • Snorunt
  • Snover
  • Snubbull
  • Solosis
  • Solrock
  • Spearow
  • Spewpa
  • Spheal
  • Spinarak
  • Spinda
  • Spiritomb
  • Spoink
  • Spritzee
  • Squirtle
  • Stantler
  • Staraptor
  • Staravia
  • Starly
  • Starmie
  • Staryu
  • Steelix
  • Stoutland
  • Stunfisk
  • Stunky
  • Sudowoodo
  • Suicune
  • Sunflora
  • Sunkern
  • Surskit
  • Swablu
  • Swadloon
  • Swalot
  • Swampert
  • Swanna
  • Swellow
  • Swinub
  • Swirlix
  • Swoobat
  • Sylveon

T

  • Taillow
  • Talonflame
  • Tangela
  • Tangrowth
  • Tauros
  • Teddiursa
  • Tentacool
  • Tentacruel
  • Tepig
  • Terrakion
  • Throh
  • Thundurus
  • Timburr
  • Tirtouga
  • Togekiss
  • Togepi
  • Togetic
  • Torchic
  • Torkoal
  • Tornadus
  • Torterra
  • Totodile
  • Toxicroak
  • Tranquill
  • Trapinch
  • Treecko
  • Trevenant
  • Tropius
  • Trubbish
  • Turtwig
  • Tympole
  • Tynamo
  • Typhlosion
  • Tyranitar
  • Tyrantrum
  • Tyrogue
  • Tyrunt

U

  • Umbreon
  • Unfezant
  • Unown
  • Ursaring
  • Uxie

V

  • Vanillish
  • Vanillite
  • Vanilluxe
  • Vaporeon
  • Venipede
  • Venomoth
  • Venonat
  • Venusaur
  • Vespiquen
  • Vibrava
  • Victini
  • Victreebel
  • Vigoroth
  • Vileplume
  • Virizion
  • Vivillon
  • Volbeat
  • Volcanion
  • Volcarona
  • Voltorb
  • Vullaby
  • Vulpix

W

  • Wailmer
  • Wailord
  • Walrein
  • Wartortle
  • Watchog
  • Weavile
  • Weedle
  • Weepinbell
  • Weezing
  • Whimsicott
  • Whirlipede
  • Whiscash
  • Whismur
  • Wigglytuff
  • Wingull
  • Wobbuffet
  • Woobat
  • Wooper
  • Wormadam
  • Wurmple
  • Wynaut

X

  • Xatu
  • Xerneas

Y

  • Yamask
  • Yanma
  • Yanmega
  • Yveltal

Z

  • Zangoose
  • Zapdos
  • Zebstrika
  • Zekrom
  • Zigzagoon
  • Zoroark
  • Zorua
  • Zubat
  • Zweilous
  • Zygarde

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