Well, I wouldn't go with that name...but that's me.Originally Posted by MazenXD
What I try and to when I make up a name for a Pokemon, first I come up with its type(s). Second, I come up with an animal that hasn't already been turned into a Pokemon, but I think pretty much every animal is covered atleast once, so sometimes I just reuse an animal, like my Hisskorch idea which is a Snake Pokemon. Third, I think up some good element related words like "scorch" which is a fire related word, and some animal names/sounds like "hiss" for a snake Pokemon. Finally I try and combine different names/words together to create a good name, like "Hiss" and "Scorch" = Hisskorch.
If you look at the names of the other starters you'll see some word combos too:
Bulbasaur = "Bulb" (bulb as in a seed) + "Dinosaur"
Torchic = "Torch" + "Chick"
Squirtle = "Squirt" + "Turtle"
Cyndaquil = "Cinder" (like ashes) + "Quil" (like quils/needles on a porcupine)
Chimchar = "Chimp" + "Charcoal"
Treecko = "Tree" + "Gecko" (type of lizard)
Turtwig = "Turtle" + "Twig"
I know one word for each of the following Pokemon names, but I'm not sure of the other combined word:
Charmander = "Charcoal" + ??? (unsure)
Totodile = ??? (unsure) + "Corcodile"
Mudkip = "Mud" + ??? (unsure, maybe some type of fish)
Chikorita = (unsure of combined words)
Piplup = (unsure of combined words)
I think the way I do it would be the easiest way to make up a good name.
For example if you wanted to create a new Water starter, say a Duck pokemon (similar to Psyduck), you should list out Water related words, like Aqua for example, and a word related to Ducks, such as Quack.
Then just try combining those words to come up with Aquack, or Quakqua.
*Actually Quakqua was a water starter I had made earlier, I just used it as an example to show you how easy it is to make a name up!