If you’ve been playing Pokemon since Red and Blue came out, you probably know all the first generation Pokemon by heart. However, there are some really interesting origins behind Pokemon names, and with Pokemon Go introducing a whole new group of fans to the Pokedex, why not take an in-depth look at some common Pokemon names. From Pikachu to Lapras, these Pokemon names all originate from some kind of play on words.
You might roll your eyes at a few of these because they’re too easy, but there are a lot of new Pokemon fans who might not know this stuff! Vote up the Pokemon name origins you found most interesting, especially if you learned something new.