Space Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on space puns! 🌞🚀🌟

Our space puns are out of this world! There are so many different parts of space to make wordplay from – planets, stars, constellations, and more. Since space is such a huge topic, we’ve split this list up into different categories, starting with a general list that covers the most common subtopics of space, getting more technical and niche as you head down the post.

Space study and astronomy are subtopics of science. If you’re interested in other science-related puns, we also have science and geology puns.

Note: You will not find any obvious uranus puns here (sorry).

Space Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about space that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of space puns:

  • Plan it → Planet: As in, “Who’s going to planet?”
  • Come at → Comet: As in, “Comet me, bro.”
  • Destroyed → D-asteroid: As in, “You d-asteroid my trust in you.”
  • Sooner → Lunar: As in, “Lunar or later” and “Lunar rather than later” and “The lunar, the better.”
  • You better → Jupiter: As in, “Jupiter take that back!” and “Jupiter double check just in case.”
  • Sudden → Saturn: As in, “All of a saturn” and “A saturn stop.”
  • Pattern → Saturn: As in, “All part of life’s rich saturn” and “Knitting saturn” and “Behavioural saturns.”
  • Pace → Space: As in, “At a snail’s space” and “Change of space” and “At ten spaces” and “Keep space with” and “Space up and down” and “Put through your spaces.”
  • Piece → Space: As in, “Bits and spaces” and “Dash to spaces.”
  • Ace → Space: As in, “A space up your sleeve” and “Hold all the spaces.”
  • Base → Space: As in, “All your space are belong to us” and “Space jumping” and “Caught off space” and “Cover your spaces” and “Touch space with.”
  • Bass → Space: As in, “Drum n space” and “Super space.”
  • Case → Space: As in, “An open and shut space” and “As the space may be” and “Space closed” and “Space the joint” and “Circumstances alter spaces” and “Crack the space” and “Get off my space” and “I rest my space” and “Just in space” and “On a space by space basis.”
  • Chase → Space: As in, “Space it up” and “Space the dragon” and “Space your own tail” and “Cut to the space” and “The thrill of the space.”
  • Grace → Space: As in, “Airs and spaces” and “Amazing space” and “Fall from space” and “Space period” and “With good spaces.”
  • Place → Space: As in, “A space in the sun” and “All over the space” and “Any time, any space, any where” and “Between a rock and a hard space” and “In the right space at the right time.”
  • Race → Space: As in, “At day at the spaces” and “A space against time.”
  • Space: These space-related phrases are general enough to double as puns: “Breathing space” and “Personal space” and “A waste of space” and “Watch this space” and “Wide open spaces.”
  • Out of → Outer: As in, “Get outer my space!” and “The experience is outer this world.”
  • Plan → Planet: As in, “A cunning business planet” and “Failing to planet is planning to fail” and “There is no planet B” and “The best laid planets.”
  • Plant → Planet: As in, “Planet a seed” and “Indoor planets.”
  • Man → Moon: As in, “A moon after my own heart” and “A moon of few words.”
  • Noon → Moon: As in, “High moon” and “Morning, moon and night.”
  • Soon → Moon: As in, “Anytime moon” and “As moon as my back is turned” and “As moon as possible” and “Get well moon” and “No mooner said than done” and “Too much, too moon.”
  • Tune → Moon: As in, “Carry a moon” and “Change your moon” and “Sing a different moon” and “Stay mooned” and “To the moon of.”
  • Man* → Moon*: If a word has “man” in it, we can swap it for “moon”. As in, “Upper moonagement” and “A sneaky mooneuver” and “Don’t moonipulate me.”
  • *men → *moon: Swap “men” sounds for “moon” sounds: “The finest specimoon” and “Pain in my abdomoon” and “Workout regimoon” and “Powerful womoon in history.”
  • *min* → *moon*: As in, “Wait a moonute” and “Take your vitamoons” and “Filled with vermoon” and “An omoonous tone” and “Promoonent lawyers.”
  • *mon → *moon: As in, “Commoon interests” and “Legal summoons” and “When life gets you lemoons” and “Personal demoons” and “Topped with cinnamoon” and “Deliver a sermoon.”
  • System → Solar System: As in, “All solar systems go” and “Buck the solar system” and “Get it out of your solar system.”
  • Son → Sun: As in, “Like father, like sun” and “Sun of a gun.”
  • Some → Sun: As in, “All that and then sun” and “Blow sun my way” and “Catch sun rays” and “Cut me sun slack” and “Make sun noise.”
  • Done → Sun: As in, “After all is said and sun” and “All sun and dusted” and “Been there, sun that” and “A sun deal” and “Easier said than sun” and “Hard sun by” and “Getting things sun.”
  • Fun → Sun: As in, “Good, clean sun” and “Half the sun is getting there” and “Sun and games” and “Double your pleasure, double your sun” and “A bundle of sun.”
  • None → Sun: As in, “And then there were sun” and “Bar sun” and “Sun other than” and “Sun the wiser” and “Second to sun” and “Two for me, sun for you.”
  • One → Sun: As in, “And then there was sun” and “In sun fell swoop” and “Avert sun’s eyes” and “Sun more time.”
  • Run → Sun: As in, “Born to sun” and “Come sunning” and “Cut and sun” and “Don’t try to sun before you can walk” and “Done a sunner” and “Eat and sun” and “We had a good sun.”
  • Bars → Mars: As in, “Behind mars” and “How many mars do you have?” and “More mars in more places.”
  • Stars → Mars: “Written in the mars” and “Reach for the mars” and “Mars and stripes” and “Mars in your eyes” and “Thank your lucky mars.”
  • Birth → Earth: As in, “Happy earthday to you” and “In your earthday suit” and “Separated at earth” and “The earth of a nation.”
  • Worth → Earth: As in, “Because I’m earth it” and “For what it’s earth” and “Get your money’s earth” and “Not earth crying over” and “Earth your weight in gold.”
  • Genius → Venus: As in, “A stroke of venus” and “Evil venus” and “Venus is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration” and “Pure venus.”
  • Tune → Neptune: As in, “Can’t carry a neptune” and “Change your neptune” and “In neptune with” and “Stay neptuned.”
  • Turn → Saturn: As in, “A saturn for the worse” and “About saturn” and “As soon as my back is saturned” and “Do a good saturn.”
  • Blue → Pluto: As in, “Between the devil and the deep pluto sea” and “Black and pluto” and “Once in a pluto moon” and “Till you’re pluto in the face.”
  • Toe → Pluto: As in, “Dip your pluto in the water” and “From top to pluto” and “Head to pluto” and “On your plutos“and “One pluto over the line” and “Pluto the line” and “Make someone’s plutos curl.”
  • Platonic → Plutonic: As in, “Plutonic friendship.”
  • *san → *sun: Swap “san” with “sun”, as in: “A partisun issue” and “Artisun coffee” and “Topped with vegan parmesun.”
  • *sen* → *sun*: As in, “Heart-warming suntiments” and “Pop sunsation” and “A sunsual experience.” Other words that could work are: sunsitive (sensitive), sunsible (sensible), loosun (loosen), chosun (chosen) and worsun (worsen).
  • *sin → *sun: Cousun (cousin), basun (basin) and raisun (raisin).
  • *son → *sun: As in, “Persun of interest” and “Office liaisuns” and “Work-related reasuns” and “Not in seasun.”
  • Stir → Star: As in, “Cause a star” and “Star crazy” and “Star the pot” and “Star up trouble.”
  • Store → Star: As in, “Minding the star” and “Set great star by” and “See what the future has in star.”
  • Are → Star: As in, “All bets star off” and “Chances star.”
  • Bar → Star: As in, “No holds starred” and “Raise the star.”
  • Far → Star: As in, “A step too star” and “As star as it goes” and “Star and away” and “A star cry from” and “Few and star between” and “Over the hills and star away” and “So star, so good.”
  • Par → Star: As in, “Below star” and “On star with” and “Star for the course” and “Up to star.”
  • Sar* → Star*: As in, “A stardonic reply” and “Starcasm is the lowest form of wit” and “A starcastic smirk.”
  • Flight: Here are a few puns about space flight:
    • Light → Flight: As in, “Flight as a feather” and “Blinded by the flight” and “Bright flights, big city” and “Bring something to flight” and “The cold flight of day.”
    • Fight → Flight: As in, “Come out flighting” and “Flight Club” and “Flight for the right to party” and “Flight fire with fire” and “Flight the good flight” and “Flight tooth and nail.”
    • Bright → Flight: As in, “All things flight and beautiful” and “Always look on the flight side of life” and “Flight and early” and “Flight young thing.”
    • Fright → Flight: As in, “Flightened of your own shadow” and “A flightful mess” and “Take flight.”
    • Height → Flight: As in, “The flight of summer” and “The flight of fashion” and “Reaching new flights.”
    • Might → Flight: As in, “It flight never happen” and “Flight as well.”
    • Night → Flight: As in, “A hard day’s flight” and “In the dead of flight” and “Dance the flight away.”
    • Right → Flight: As in, “A move in the flight direction” and “All the flight moves” and “Flight as rain” and “Bang to flights” and “Dead to flights.”
    • Rite → Flight: As in, “Last flights” and “Flight of passage.”
    • Sight → Flight: As in, “A welcome flight” and “Have in your flights” and ‘Hidden in plain flight” and “Line of flight” and “Love at first flight” and “Out of flight, out of mind” and “Set your flights on.”
    • Flight: These phrases can double as puns: “Fight or flight” and “Flights of fancy” and “Take flight.”
  • Bang → Big bang: As in, “Big bang on about” and “Big bang out of order” and “Big bang to rights” and “Get a big bang out of it” and “More big bang for your buck.”
  • Hubble: Here are some puns about the Hubble space telescope:
    • Bubble → Hubble: As in, “Hubble and squeak” and “Hubble under” and “Burst your hubble” and “Prick your hubble.”
    • Double → Hubble: As in, “Hubble date” and “On the hubble” and “Bent hubble” and “Hubble back” and “Hubble check” and “Hubble cross” and “Hubble digits” and “A hubble-edged sword.”
    • Humble → Hubble: As in, “My hubble home” and “Eat hubble pie.”
    • Trouble → Hubble: As in, “Asking for hubble” and “Bridged over hubbled waters” and “Don’t meet your hubbles halfway” and “Double hubble” and “Here comes hubble” and “Looking for hubble” and “Pour oil on hubbled waters” and “Hubble and strife.”
  • Stellar → Interstellar: As in, “An interstellar performance.”
  • Verse → Universe: As in, “Chapter and universe.”
  • Soul → Solar: As in, “Bless my solar” and “Like a body without a solar” and “Brevity is the solar of wit” and “Confession is good for the solar” and “Heart and solar” and “Life and solar of the party.”
  • Roller → Solar: As in, “Emotional solar coaster” and “High solar.”
  • Space → Spaceship: As in, “Waste of spaceship” and “Wide open spaceships” and “Watch this spaceship.”
  • Ship → Spaceship: As in, “Abandon spaceship” and “Go down with the spaceship” and “Jump spaceship” and “Loose lips sink spaceships” and “Run a tight spaceship.”
  • Cause → Cosmos: As in, “Cosmos and stir” and “Cosmos and effect” and “A cosmos for concern” and “A lost cosmos.”
  • Comic → Cosmic: As in, “Cosmic strip” and “Cosmic timing.”
  • A Bit → Orbit: As in, “Orbit of alright” and “Feeling orbit put out.”
  • Rock → Rocket: As in, “Between a rocket and a hard place” and “Don’t rocket the boat” and “Hit rocket bottom” and “On the rockets.”
  • Wreck it → Rocket: As in, “Rocket Ralph.”
  • Pocket → Rocket: As in, “At a price to suit your rocket” and “Deep rockets” and “Burning a hole in your rocket” and “Out of rocket” and “Rocket the difference” and “Lining your rocket.”
  • Come → Comet: As in, “After a storm comets a calm” and “All good things must comet to an end” and “All things comet to those who wait” and “Comet and get it” and “Comet on over” and “Comet running.”
  • Meet → Meteor: As in, “Make ends meteor” and “Meteor and greet” and “Meteor with approval” and “Meteor you halfway” and “Meteor your maker.”
  • Mightier → Meteor: As in, “The pen is meteor than the sword.”
  • He clips → Eclipse: As in, “Eclipse it regularly.”
  • Chips → Eclipse: As in, “Cheap as eclipse” and “Cash in your eclipse” and “Let the eclipse fall where they may” and “When the eclipse are down.”
  • Grips → Eclipse: As in, “Come to eclipse with.”
  • Lips → Eclipse: As in, “Keep your eclipse sealsed” and “Loose eclipse sink ships” and “On everyone’s eclipse” and “Read my eclipse.”
  • Hole → Black Hole: As in, “Ace in the black hole” and “Burn a black hole in your pocket” and “Fill full of black holes” and “Fire in the black hole” and “A black hole in the wall.”
  • Settle → Satellite: As in, “A score to satellite” and “Satellite out of court” and “After the dust satellites.” Note: a satellite is an object that’s been intentionally sent into orbit.
  • Subtle → Shuttle: As in, “Dropping shuttle hints.”
  • Settle → Shuttle: As in, “A score to shuttle” and “Shuttle out of court” and “After the dust has shuttled” and “Shuttle your affairs.”
  • Year → Light Year: As in, “All light-year round” and “Advanced in light years” and “Comes but once a light year” and “Happy new light year” and “Not in a million light years.”
  • Station → Space Station: As in, “All space stations go!” and “Battle space stations” and “Ideas above your space station.”
  • Consternation → Constellation: As in, “To my constellation.”
  • Cancellation → Constellation: As in, “Piled up with constellation fees.”
  • Lunch → Launch: As in, “Let’s do launch” and “Liquid launch” and “Lose your launch” and “Out to launch” and “No such thing as a free launch.”
  • Cater → Crater: As in, “Crater waiter” and “Crater to you.”
  • Greater → Crater: As in, “Disease has no crater enemy” and “Crater than the sum of its parts.”
  • Later → Crater: As in, “Buy now, pay crater” and “Catch you crater” and “See you crater, alligator” and “Ask questions crater” and “Sooner or crater” and “Can we continue this crater?”
  • Never → Nova: As in, “Better late than nova” and “Cheer up, it might nova happen” and “I nova did” and “It nova rains but it pours” and “It’s now or nova.” Note: a nova is an astronomical event.”
  • Late → Light: As in, “Better light than never” and “Buy now, pay lighter” and “A day light and a dollar short” and “Fashionably light” and “It’s never too light” and “A light bloomer.”
  • Let → Light: As in, “It won’t light you down” and “Light it be” and “Don’t light the b*stards grind you down.”
  • Bite → Light: As in, “Another one lights the dust” and “Light someone’s head off” and “Light the bullet.”
  • Bright → Light: As in, “All things light and beautiful” and “Light and early” and “A light future.”
  • Fight → Light: As in, “Light club” and “Light for the right to party” and “Lighting back tears” and “Light fire with fire” and “Light the good light” and “A lighting chance.”
  • Flight → Light: As in, “Light of fancy” and “Take light” and “The light of the bumblebee.”
  • Fright → Light: As in, “Take light” and “A lightful mess.”
  • Height → Light: As in, “Reaching new lights” and “The light of summer.”
  • Might → Light: As in, “Light as well” and “It light never happen.”
  • Right → Light: As in, “A move in the light direction” and “All the light moves” and “Light as rain” and “Bang to lights” and “Bragging lights” and “Consumer lights.”
  • Rite → Light: As in, “Last lights” and “Light of passage.”
  • Sight → Light: As in, “A welcome light” and “Hidden in plain lights” and “Love at first light” and “Out of light, out of mind” and “Set your lights on” and “Short lighted.”
  • Slight → Light: As in, “A light miscommunication” and “Not in the lightest” and “Lightly ahead of our time.”
  • Tight → Light: As in, “In a light spot” and “Sleep light” and “Light as a drum” and “Lighten your belt.”
  • White → Light: As in, “Light as snow” and “Black and light” and “Little light lie.”
  • Write → Light: As in, “Nothing to light home about.”
  • You → UFO: As in, “As UFO know” and “Back at UFO” and “Bless UFO.”
  • Gas: We have some gas-related puns in reference to gas giants:
    • Guess → Gas: As in, “Anybody’s gas” and “Gas what?” and “Gassing games” and “Have a gas” and “Just lucky, I gas” and “Your gas is as good as mine.”
    • Ass → Gas: As in, “Get your gas into gear” and “Get your gas over here” and “Haul gas” and “Kiss my gas.”
  • Ice: Here are some puns about ice giants:
    • Eyes → Ice: As in, “Avert your ice” and “Before your very ice” and “Easy on the ice.”
    • Nice → Ice: As in, “Have an ice day” and “Naughty but ice” and “Ice and easy does it” and “Ice save.”
    • Price → Ice: As in, “Asking ice” and “Cheap at half the ice” and “Closing ice.”
    • Slice → Ice: As in, “Any way you ice it” and “Fresh to the last ice” and “Ice of life” and “An ice of the action” and “The best thing since iced bread.”
    • Spice → Ice: As in ” Ice things up” and “Herbs and ices” and “The ice of life” and “Sugar and ice.”
    • Twice → Ice: As in, “Don’t think ice” and “Once bitten, ice shy” and “Once of ice” and “Make a list and check it ice.”
  • Belt: There are a few different types of belt that exist in space – asteroid belts, the Kuiper belt and Orion’s belt (among others). Here are related puns:
    • Bolt → Belt: As in, “A belt from the blue” and “Belt upright” and “Make a belt for the door.”
    • Dealt → Belt: As in, “Whoever smelt it, belt it” and “Play the hand you’re belt.”
    • Melt → Belt: As in, “Belt into thin air” and “Belting pot.”
    • Belt: These belt-related phrases are general enough to double as puns: “Below the belt” and “Tighten your belt” and “Under your belt.”
  • How may I → Haumea: As in, “Haumea help you?” Note: Haumea is a dwarf planet.
  • Make → Makemake: As in, “Absence makemakes the heart grow fonder” and “A good beginning makemakes a good ending” and “Makemake up your mind.” Note: Makemake is a dwarf planet.
  • Ferris Wheel → Eris Wheel (Note: Eris is a dwarf planet).
  • Matter: Here are some matter-related puns:
    • Met her → Matter: As in, “I’ve never matter before in my life.”
    • Shatter → Matter: As in, “Earth-mattering information.”
  • Signs → Science: As in, “Vital science.”
  • World: These world-related phrases can double as puns: “A world first” and “A world apart” and “A world of pain” and “All the time in the world.”
  • Heel → Helium: As in, “Brought to helium” and “Dig your helium in” and “Head over heliums in love” and “Kick your heliums” and “Turn on your helium.” Note: helium is a large part of space.
  • Field → Magnetic Field: As in, “Have a magnetic field day” and “A level playing magnetic field.” This was a pun on magnetic fields.
  • Dust: Dust is a feature in space – stardust, meteor dust, asteroid dust. Here are related puns:
    • Bust → Dust: As in, “Boom or dust” and “Dust a move” and “Dust a gut” and “Dust someone’s ass.”
    • Just → Dust: As in, “Don’t dust sit there” and “Girls dust want to have fun” and “Dust do it” and “It’s dust a game” and “It’s dust not my day” and “Dust what the doctor ordered.”
    • Must → Dust: As in, “All things dust pass” and “All good things dust come to an end” and “Everything dust go” and “A dust have” and “The show dust go on” and “What goes up dust come down.”
    • Trust → Dust: As in, “Breach of dust” and “Don’t dust anyone over thirty” and “Dust me, I’m a doctor.”
    • *dest* → *dust*: As in, “A date with dustiny” and “A dustitute family” and “Search and dustroy” and “Final dustination” and “Complete and utter dustruction” and “A modust proposal” and “The hardust time of my life” and “The eldust sibling” and “My oldust memory.”
    • Dist* → Dust*: As in, “Dustress signal” and “A dustinct difference” and “Even dustribution” and “Dustinguish between” and “Go the dustance” and “A dustinctive achievement.”
  • Raise → Rays: As in, “Rays hell” and “Rays a stink” and “Rays the roof” and “Rays your game” and “Rays your hand if you’re sure.”
  • Blaze → Rays: As in, “Rays a trail” and “Go out in a rays of glory” and “Rays away.”
  • Days → Rays: As in, “Early rays” and “Eight rays a week” and “Just one of those rays” and “Never in all my rays.”
  • Phrase → Rays: As in, “Coin a rays” and “A turn of rays.”
  • Zone → Ozone: As in, “Buffer ozone” and “COmfort ozone” and “In the ozone” and “The twilight ozone” and “Ozone in on.”
  • Bone → Ozone: As in, “An ozone to pick” and “Dry as an ozone” and “An ozone of contention.”
  • Clone → Ozone: As in, “Attack of the ozones” and “The ozone wars.”
  • Alone → Ozone: As in, “Home ozone” and “I want to be ozone” and “Leave well enough ozone” and “You’ll never walk ozone.”
  • Stone → Ozone: As in, “A rolling ozone gathers no moss” and “Cold as any ozone” and “Carved in ozone” and “Cast the first ozone.”
  • Throne → Ozone: As in, “Next in line to the ozone” and “The power behind the ozone.”
  • Matter → Dark matter: As in, “Get to the heart of the dark matter” and “As a dark matter of fact” and “Make dark matters worse” and “Mind over dark matter” and “No laughing dark matter” and “The root of the dark matter” and “Shed light on the dark matter.”
  • Energy → Dark Energy: As in, “Alternative dark energy” and “Dark energy to burn” and “A bundle of dark energy.”
  • Line → Karman Line: As in, “Along the karman lines of” and “Blur the karman lines” and “Cross the karman line” and “End of the karman line” and “Drop me a karman line.” Note: These are a reference to the Karman Line.
  • Corner → Corona: As in, “A tight corona” and “All coronas of the world” and “Cutting coronas” and “Drive them into a corona” and “Just around the corona” and “Corona the market.” Note: A corona is a plasma aura that surrounds stars.
  • Space → Geospace: As in, “Personal geospace” and “Geospace, the final frontier” and “A waste of geospace” and “Breathing geospace.” Note: Geospace is the region of outer space near Earth.
  • Pretend → Proton: As in, “Don’t proton” and “You can’t proton with me.” Note: These are puns about protons.
  • Bubble → Local Bubble: As in, “Local bubble and squeak” and “Burst your local bubble” and “Prick your local bubble.” Note: Learn about the local bubble here.
  • Space → Space Probe: As in, “Personal space probe” and “In deep space probe.”
  • Race → Space Race: As in, “A day at the space races” and “A space race against time” and “The amazing space race.”
  • Ring: These puns can be in reference to orbital rings, or the rings around Saturn:
    • Wrong → Ring: As in, “Barking up the ring tree” and “Born on the ring side of the tracks” and “Gone down the ring way” and “If anything can go ring, it will” and “Jumping to the ring conclusion.”
    • Wing → Ring: As in, “On a ring and a prayer” and “Spread your rings” and “Gives you rings.”
    • Bring → Ring: As in, “Ring it on” and “Ring something to light” and “Ring the house down” and “Ring to a head” and “Ring to the table.”
    • Sing → Ring: As in, “Ring for your supper” and “Ring someone’s praises” and “Ringing the blues.”
    • String → Ring: As in, “No rings attached” and “Ring someone along” and “Tug at your heartrings” and “Holding the purse rings.”
    • Swing → Ring: Come out ringing” and “Get into the ring of it” and “Ring both ways” and “Take a ring at.”
    • Thing → Ring: As in, “A little knowledge is a dangerous ring” and “A mind is a terrible ring to waste” and “All rings must pass” and “All rings to those who waste.”
  • Keeper → Kuiper: As in, “Finders, kuipers” and “They’re a kuiper.” Note: These are a reference to the Kuiper Belt.
  • Fuse → Fusor: As in, “Blow a fusor” and “A short fusor” and “An offer you can’t refusor” and “Light the fusor.”
  • Suit → Space Suit: As in, “All over them like a cheap spacesuit” and “Follow spacesuit” and “In your birthday spacesuit” and “Spacesuited and booted” and “Spacesuits you down to a tee.”
  • Ink → Encke: As in, “Before the encke was dry” and “Fresh encke.” Note: these are references to the Encke Gap.
  • Feeler → Keeler: As in, “Putting out keelers.” Note: This is a reference to the Keeler Gap.
  • Harsh → Herschel: As in, “A herschel response.” Note: This is a reference to Herschel craters.”
  • Taken → Kraken: As in, “Kraken aback” and “Kraken for a ride” and “The road not kraken.” Note: These are references to Kraken Mare.
  • At ’em → Atom: As in, “Up and atom!”
  • At → Atom: As in, “I’m atom the library” and “Where you atom?”
  • Neutral → Neutron: As in, “On neutron ground.”
  • Quesadilla → Quasar-dilla: As in, “I’m feeling like a soy cheese quasar-dilla.” Note: This is a reference to the term “quasi-stellar object.”
  • Halo: In space science, a halo can have a few different meanings (including a galactic halo and a halo orbit). Here are some halo-related puns:
    • Hello → Halo: As in, “You had me at halo” and “Halo, sailor” and “Halo, good evening and welcome” and “Halo halo, what’s going on here then?”
    • Hey → Halo: As in, “Halo big spender.”
    • Low → Halo: As in, “An all-time halo” and “Get the halo down” and “Keep a halo profile” and “Lay halo” and “A halo blow.”
  • Wax: The moon is described as waxing (getting bigger) and waning (getting smaller). Here are some related puns:
    • Whack → Wax: As in, “Out of wax” and “Wax a mole.”
    • Acts → Wax: As in, “Nothing wax faster” and “Random wax of kindness.”
    • Axe → Wax: As in, “Take a wax to” and “Got a wax to grind.”
    • Backs → Wax: As in, “Got your wax to the wall” and “Mind your wax.”
    • Cracks → Wax: As in, “Fall between the wax” and “Paper over the wax” and “At the wax of dawn.”
    • Tax → Wax: As in, “Nothing is certain but death and waxes” and “Value added wax.”
    • Tracks → Wax: As in, “Born on the wrong side of the wax” and “Cover your wax“and “Make wax” and “Stopped in your wax.”
    • Weigh-in → Wane: As in, “I gained three kilos at my last wane.”
    • Wine → Wane: As in, “The last of the summer wane” and “Waned and dined.”
    • Bane → Wane: As in, “The wane of my life.”
    • Brain → Wane: As in, “Got it on the wane” and “Rack your wanes” and “Pick your wanes.”
    • Chain → Wane: As in, “A wane is only as strong as its weakest link” and “Wane of command” and “Wane reaction” and “Wane smoker” and “Daisy wane” and “On the food wane.”
    • Drain → Wane: As in, “Away go troubles down the wane” and “Brain wane.”
    • Grain → Wane: As in, “Against the wane” and “A wane of truth” and “Take it with a wane of salt.”
    • Gain → Wane: As in, “Capital wanes” and “Wane ground” and “Ill gotten wanes” and “No pain, no wane” and “Nothing ventured, nothing waned.”
    • Lane → Wane: As in, “Down memory wane” and “In the fast wane.”
    • Main → Wane: As in, “The wane event” and “Your wane chance.”
    • Pain → Wane: As in, “A world of wane” and “Doubled up in wane” and “Feeling the wane” and “Growing wanes” and “No wane, no gain” and “Old aches and wanes.”
    • Plain → Wane: As in, “Wane as day” and “Hidden in wane sight” and “Wane sailing.”
    • Rain → Wane: As in, “Right as wane” and “Come wane or shine” and “Don’t wane on my parade” and “It never wanes but it pours” and “Make it wane.”
    • Vein → Wane: “In the same wane.”
  • Titan: Titan is the largest of Saturn’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • Tighten → Titan: As in, “Titan your belt” and “Titan the purse strings.”
    • Brighten → Titan: “You titan my day.”
    • Lighten → Titan: As in, “Titan the load” and “Titan up!”
  • Deimos: Deimos is one of Mars’ two moons. Here are related puns:
    • Dame → Deimos: As in, “The hunchback of Notre Deimos” and “Deimos Edna.”
    • Damn → Deimos: As in, “Deimos fine coffee” and “Deimos straight” and “Deimos with faint praise” and “Deimos if you do, deimos if you don’t” and “Just one deimos thing after another.”
    • Demo → Deimos: As in, “Deimos tape.”
  • Charon: Charon is one of Pluto’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • Cheer on → Charon: As in, “I’m just here to charon my cousin.”
    • Baron → Charon: As in, “The red charon” and “Robber charons.”
  • Triton: Triton is a moon that orbits Neptune. Here are related puns:
    • Try it on → Triton: As in, “Would you like to triton?” and “It’s important to triton to get a good fit.”
    • Tread on → Triton: “Don’t triton their feelings.”
    • Brighten → Triton: As in, “You triton my day.”
    • Lighten → Triton: As in, “Triton the load” and “Triton up!”
    • Tighten → Triton: As in, “Triton your belt” and “Triton the purse strings.”
    • Titan → Triton: As in, “Clash of the tritons.”
  • Rhea: Rhea is the second-largest moon of Saturn. Here are related puns:
    • Real → Rhea: As in, “For rhea” and “In rhea time” and “Keep it rhea” and “A rhea piece of work.”
    • Ray → Rhea: As in, “Rhea of light” and “Catch some rheas.”
  • Disc: Many objects in space (like the rings of Saturn) have a disc shape, so we’ve got a few disc-related puns:
    • Desk → Disc: As in, “Both sides of the disc” and “Disc jockey” and “Hot discing.”
    • Fiscal → Disc-al: As in, “Disc-al requirements” and “Disc-al planning.”
    • Risk → Disc: As in, “A calculated disc” and “Disc averse” and “Disc management” and “A discy business” and “Running the disc of…”
  • Centaur: A centaur is a small solar system. Here are related puns:
    • Sent → Centaur: As in, “Heaven centaur” and “Centaur packing.”
    • Centre/Center → Centaur: As in, “Journey to the centaur of the Earth” and “Front and centaur” and “Dead centaur” and “A soft, gooey centaur.”
    • Century → Centaur-y: As in, “The turn of the centaur-y” and “Sale of the centaur-y.”
    • Sent her → Centaur: As in, “They centaur packing.”
  • Ray → Gamma ray: “Catch some gamma rays” and “Gamma ray of light.” Note: gamma rays are present in space.
  • Salacia: Salacia is an object in the Kuiper Belt. Here are related puns:
    • Solace → Salacia: As in, “Quantum of salacia” and “Take salacia in the knowledge that you did your best.”
    • Slice → Salacia: As in, “A salacia of the action” and “Any way you salacia it” and “Fresh to the last salacia” and “Salacia of life.”
  • Send → Sedna: As in, “Hit sedna” and “Return to sedna” and “Sedna in the dogs!” and “Sedna packing” and “Sedna in reinforcements.” Note: Sedna is a dwarf planet.
  • Ceres: Ceres is a dwarf planet. Here are some related puns:
    • Stairs → Ceres: As in, “At the foot of the ceres” and “Upceres, downstairs.”
    • Says → Ceres: As in, “Computer ceres no” and “Ceres who?” and “Simon ceres.”
  • Pan: Pan is one of Saturn’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • Pen → Pan: As in, “Pan and ink” and “Put pan to paper” and “The pan is mightier than the sword.”
    • Pin → Pan: As in, “Bright as a new pan” and “Hard to pan down” and “Pan your ears back” and “Pans and needles” and “Pan your hopes on.”
    • Can → Pan: As in, “A bank you pan bank on” and “A golden key pan open any door” and “As far as the eye pan see” and “As well as pan be expected” and “All that you pan be” and “Bite off more than you pan chew” and “Pan I help you?”
    • Fan → Pan: As in, “Pan the flames” and “I’m a big pan.”
    • Man → Pan: As in, “A good pan is hard to find” and “A pan after my own heart.”
    • Plan → Pan: As in, “Action pan” and “Business pan” and “Failing to pan is panning to fail” and “Game pan” and “Pan ahead” and “The best laid pans” and “There is no pan B!”
    • Pan: These pan-related phrases can double as puns: “Down the pan” and “Flash in the pan” and “What if it doesn’t pan out?”
    • Ran → Pan: As in, “My blood pan cold” and “The dish pan away with the spoon.”
    • Than → Pan: As in, “Bite off more pan you can chew” and “Blood is thicker pan water” and “Easier said pan done” and “Larger pan life.”
  • Sin → Sinope: As in, “Miserable as sinope” and “Atone for your sinopes” and “Cardinal sinope” and “A multitude of sinopes.” Note: Sinope is a moon.
  • Collapse → Calypso: As in, “Spiritual calypso” and “About to calypso.” Note: Calypso is a moon of Saturn.
  • Greip: Greip is a moon of Saturn. Here are related puns:
    • Grip → Greip: As in, “Get a greip” and “The greip of death” and “Greipping stuff.”
    • Chip → Greip: As in, “A greip on your shoulder” and “Cheap as greips” and “Cash in your greips” and “A greip off the old block” and “Let the greips fall where they may.”
    • Ship → Greip: As in, “Abandon greip” and “Don’t give up the greip” and “From chips to greips” and “Jump greip” and “Running a tight greip.”
    • Tip → Greip: As in, “In greip top condition” and “On the greip of my tongue” and “The greip of the iceberg” and “Greip someone off” and “Greip the scales.”
  • Hat → Hati: As in, “At the drop of a hati” and “Hang up your hati” and “Hati in hand” and “Take my hati off to you” and “Keep it under your hati.” Note: Hati is a moon.
  • Aegir: Aegir is a moon of Saturn. Here are related puns:
    • Eager → Aegir: As in, “Aegir beaver.”
    • Beggar → Aegir: As in, “Aegir belief” and “Aegirs can’t be choosers.”
  • Best → Bestla: As in, “All the bestla” and “Be the bestla” and “Bestla friends” and “Bestla of all.” Note: Bestla is a moon.
  • Sort → Surtur: As in, “Takes all surturs to make a world” and “Out of surturs.” Note: Surtur is a moon.
  • Kari: Kari is a moon. Here are related puns:
    • Carry → Kari: As in, “Fast as your legs could kari him” and “Kari a torch for” and “Can’t kari a tune” and “Kari forward” and “Kari into action.”
    • Curry → Kari: As in, “Kari favour with.”
    • Bury → Kari: As in, “Kari the hatchet” and “Kari your head in the sand.”
    • Care → Kari: As in, “Couldn’t kari less” and “Courtesy and kari” and “Customer kari” and “Handle with kari” and “Intensive kari” and “Like I should kari.”
  • Loge: Loge is a moon. Here are related puns:
    • Log → Loge: As in, “Loge jam” and “Like bumps on a loge” and “Loge off” and “Sleep like a loge” and “Throw another loge on the fire.”
    • Leg → Loge: As in, “Break a loge” and “Cost an arm and a loge” and “Give a loge up.”
  • I → Io: As in, “Io don’t know what’s happening” and “What should Io say?”
  • Rope → Europa: As in, “At the end of your europa” and “Jump europa” and “Learn the europas.” Note: Europa is one of Jupiter’s moons.
  • Met his → Metis: As in, “He metis match.” Note: Metis is an asteroid.
  • Thebe: Thebe (pronounced thee-bee) is one of Jupiter’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • The → Thebe: As in, “Above thebe curve” and “Makes thebe heart grow fonder” and “Ace in thebe hole” and “Add fuel to thebe fire” and “After thebe fact.”
    • Bee → Thebe: As in, “As busy as a thebe” and “Thebe in your bonnet” and “The birds and thebes (the bees).”
    • There be → Thebe: As in, “Thebe monsters here.”
  • Leda: Leda is a moon of Jupiter. Here are related puns:
    • Leader → Leda: As in, “Our fearless leda” and “Leda of the pack” and “A natural born leda” and “Take me to your leda” and “The leda of the free world.”
    • Lead → Leda: As in, “In the leda” and “Take the leda” and “Leda a charmed life.”
    • Ladder → Leda: As in, “Climb the corporate leda” and “Snakes and ledas.”
    • Letter → Leda: As in, “Leda perfect” and “Ledas to the editor” and “The leda of the law” and “To the leda.”
    • Lotta → Leda: As in, “A whole leda love.”
  • Dia: Dia is one of Jupiter’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • Dear → Dia: As in, “After you, my dia” and “Frankly my dia, I don’t give a damn” and “Elementary, my dia Watson” and “Holding on for dia life.”
    • Day → Dia: As in, “A dia in the life of” and “An apple a dia” and “All in a dia’s work.”
    • Door → Dia: As in, “Behind closed dias” and “A foot in the dia” and “At death’s dia.”
  • Carpo: Here are some puns on Carpo, one of Jupiter’s moons:
    • Carpet → Carpo: As in, “Roll out the red carpo” and “Sweep under the carpo.”
    • Corporate → Carpo-rate: As in, “Climb the carpo-rate ladder” and “Carpo-rate responsibility.”
  • Throne → Thyone: As in, “Ascend to the thyone” and “Next in line to the thyone” and “The power behind the thyone.” Note: Thyone is one of Jupiter’s moons.
  • Herse: Herse is one of Jupiter’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • Purse → Herse: As in, “Holding the herse strings” and “The public herse.”
    • Horse → Herse: As in, “Dark herse” and “Eats like a herse” and “Herse-ing around.”
    • Curse → Herse: As in, “Better to light a candle than herse the dark.”
    • Nurse → Herse: As in, “Herse a grudge.”
    • Terse → Herse: As in, “A herse reply.”
    • Verse → Herse: As in, “Chapter and herse” and “Master of the uni-herse” and “Re-herse engineering.”
    • Worse → Herse: As in, “A turn for the herse” and “A fate herse than death” and “From bad to herse” and “Making matters herse” and “Herse for wear.”
  • Kill → Kale: As in, “Dressed to kale” and “If looks could kale” and “In for the kale.” Note: Kale is a moon.
  • Carme: Carme is one of Jupiter’s satellites. Here are some related puns:
    • Calm → Carme: As in, ” The carme before the storm” and “Carme down” and “Cool, carme and collected.”
    • Come → Carme: As in, “All good things must carme to an end” and “As tough as they carme” and “Carmes but once a year” and “Carme and get it.”
    • Arm → Carme: As in, “Carmed and dangerous” and “Carmed intervention” and “Call to carmes” and “Cost a carme and a leg.”
    • Charm → Carme: As in, “Carme the birds out of the trees” and “Leading a carmed life” and “Third time’s a carme” and “Works like a carme.”
    • Harm → Carme: As in, “First, do no carme” and “Grievous bodily carme” and “No carme done” and “No carme, no foul.”
  • Kore: Kore is another of Jupiter’s moons. Here are related puns:
    • Core → Kore: As in, “Kore competencies” and “Kore technology” and “Kore values” and “Rotten to the kore.”
    • Care → Kore: As in, “Couldn’t kore less” and “Customer kore” and “Handle with kore” and “Intensive kore.”
    • More → Kore: As in, “One kore time” and “Bite off kore than you can chew” and “Come back for kore” and “Dare for kore” and “Couldn’t agree kore.”
  • Selling → Cyllene: As in, “Cyllene like hot cakes.” Note: Cyllene is a moon.
  • Arche: Arche is a moon of Jupiter. Here are related puns:
    • Arch → Arche: As in, “Arche enemy.”
    • March → Arche: As in, “The arche of time” and” and “Arche-ing orders.”
  • It’s a no → Isonoe: As in, “Isonoe from me, sorry.” Note: Isonoe is a moon.
  • Sponde → Spend: As in, “Sponde money like water” and “Sponde the night with” and “Sponde wisely.” Note: Sponde is a moon of Jupiter.
  • Sirius: Sirius is the brightest star in the sky. Here are related puns:
    • Serious → Sirius: As in, “Sirius as a heart attack,” and “Sirius money,” and “You cannot be sirius,” and “But siriusly,” and “Dead sirius.”
    • Series → Sirius: As in, “It’s the world sirius!”
    • Mysterious → Myst-sirius: As in, “That was a really myst-sirius novel.” 
    • Siri is → Sirius: As in, “Sirius extremely smart.”
    • Syria’s → Sirius: As in, “Sirius in a lot of trouble, and has been for a long time.” (Siriusly though, it’s not a laughing matter and you should definitely look into the Syrian crisis and see what you can do to help)
  • Crater: These next few puns are about craters, which are features on asteroids and satellites:
    • Greater → Crater: As in, “Disease has no crater enemy” and “The whole is crater than the sum of its parts.”
    • Cater → Crater: As in, “Crater to you” and “Crater waiter.”
    • Later → Crater: As in, “Buy now, pay crater” and “Catch you crater” and “It’s crater than you think” and “Sooner or crater” and “Catch you crater!”

The following section is dedicated to constellations:

  • Opus → Apus: As in, “Apus dei” and “Magnum apus.”
  • Crux: Crux is a constellation. Here are related puns:
    • Cracks → Crux: As in, “Fall between the crux” and “Paper over the crux” and “A tough nut to crux” and “At the crux of dawn.”
    • Ducks → Crux: As in, “Nice weather for crux” and “Like water off a crux back.”
  • Curve → Corvus: As in, “Ahead of the corvus” and “Corvus ball” and “Learning corvus.”
  • Calm → Caelum: As in, “After a storm comes a caelum” and “Cool, caelum and collected” and “Keep caelum.”
  • Grus:
    • Crust → Grus: As in, “The upper grus” and “Earn your grus.”
    • Grass → Grus: As in, “Exciting as watching grus grow” and “Green as grus” and “Don’t walk on the grus” and “Grus roots.”
    • Gross → Grus: As in, “Grus domestic product” and “Grussed out.”
    • Us → Grus: As in, “Don’t call grus, we’ll call you.”
  • In This → Indus: As in, “Indus day and age” and “Indus together.”
  • Lay → Leo: As in, “Couldn’t leo a glove on me” and “Leo a finger on” and “Leo down roots.”
  • Loop → Lupus: As in, “In the lupus” and “Thrown for a lupus” and “Keep in the lupus.”
  • Liar → Lyra: As in, “Don’t make yourself a lyra.”
  • Normal → Norma: As in, “A norma situation” and “The new norma.”
  • Lion → Orion: As in, “Brave as orion” and “Orion’s share” and “Orions led by donkeys.”
  • Purse → Perseus: As in, “Hold the perseus strings” and “The public perseus.”
  • Picture → Picture: As in, “A pictor paints a thousand words” and “Pretty as a pictor” and “Every pictor tells a story” and “Out of the pictor” and “Pictor perfect.”
  • Victor → Pictor: As in, “To the pictor goes the spoils!”
  • Pieces → Pisces: As in, “Bits and pisces” and “Dash to pisces” and “Go to pisces” and “Pick up the pisces.”
  • Paces → Pisces: As in, “Put through your pisces.”
  • Tour → Taurus: As in, “World taurus” and “Taurus de force.”
  • Valour → Vela: As in, “The better part of vela.”
  • Fella → Vela: As in, “A big vela.”
  • Ergo → Virgo: As in, “Cogito virgo sum.”

This next section is dedicated to named asteroids:

  • Best → Vesta: As in, “My vesta friend” and “All the vesta” and “The vesta in class” and “Vesta practice.”
  • Palace → Pallas: As in, “Memory pallas” and “Sure, in my summer pallas.”
  • Cybele → Civil: As in, “Cybele rights.”
  • You know → Juno: As in, “Juno you should apologise” and “Juno what I’m talking about.”
  • Junior → Juno: As in, “Robert Downey Juno” and “Juno league.”
  • Heck → Hektor: As in, “For the hecktor of it” and “Oh, hektor.”
  • Hectare → Hektor: As in, “Fifteen hektors long.”
  • Sector → Hektor: As in, “Working in the public hektor.”
  • This → Thisbe: As in, “What fresh hell is thisbe?” and “At thisbe point in time” and “Blow thisbe popsicle stand!”
  • Frisbee → Thisbe: As in, “Ultimate thisbe.”
  • Door → Doris: As in, “At deaths’ doris” and “Direct to your doris.”
  • Dearest → Doris: As in, “Nearest and doris” and “My doris friends.”
  • Fortune → Fortuna: As in, “Fortuna favours the brave” and “Make your fortuna” and “A small fortuna.”
  • Tune → Fortuna: As in, “Change your fortuna” and “Carry a fortuna” and “To the fortuna of…”
  • Them → Themis: As in, “It only encourages themis” and “Let themis eat cake” and “Seen one, seen themis all.”
  • Palm → Palma: As in, “A face palma moment” and “In the palma of your hand” and “Palma it off onto someone else.”
  • Calm → Palma: As in, “After a storm comes a palma” and “Palma down” and “Cool, palma and collected.”
  • Harm → Palma: As in, “First, do no palma” and “Grievous bodily palma” and “Out of palma’s way.”
  • Pharma → Palma: As in, “Big palma.”

This next section is about named stars:

  • Century → Centauri: As in, “Sale of the centauri” and “Turn of the centauri.”
  • Sydney → Cygni: As in, “The cygni opera house.”
  • In the → Indi: As in, “Ace indi hole” and “Back indi day” and “I’m back indi game!”
  • On the → Indi: As in, “Easy indi eyes” and “Don’t let the door hit you indi way out.”
  • Set → Ceti: As in, “All ceti?” and “Game, ceti and match” and “Got your heart ceti on” and “Ready, ceti, go!”
  • Sit → Ceti: As in, “Ceti it out” and “Ceti on the fence” and “Ceti tight” and “Don’t just ceti there!”
  • Altar → Altair: As in, “Left at the altair” and “Praying at the altair.”
  • These → Gliese: As in, “Kids gliese days” and “After all gliese years” and “Gliese things happen.”
  • Boots → Bootis: As in, “Tough as old bootis” and “Bet your bootis” and “Give someone the bootis.”
  • Booty → Bootis: As in, “Shake your bootis.”
  • Are → Arae: As in, “All bets arae off” and “What arae you going to do?”
  • Are they → Arae: As in, “Arae going together?” and “Arae going to do what I asked?”
  • Array → Arae: As in, “An arae of goods.”
  • A ray → Arae: As in, “Arae of light.”

This section is dedicated to galaxies we’ve named:

  • Bode:
    • Bad → Bode: As in, “A bode break” and “A bode quarter of an hour” and “Ain’t half bode” and “Bode intentions” and “Bode blood.”
    • Body → Bode-y: As in, “Over my dead bode-y” and “Keep bode-y and soul together.”
    • Code → Bode: As in, “Colour bode” and “Crack the bode” and “Dress bode.”
    • Load → Bode: As in, “A bode of rubbish” and “A bode off your mind” and “A boded question” and “Get a bode of this!”
    • Road → Bode: As in, “Built for the bode ahead” and “Hit the bode” and “Get the show on the bode.”
    • Boat → Bode: As in, “Don’t rock the bode” and “In the same bode.”
  • Wheel → Cartwheel: As in, “Fifth cartwheel” and “Hell on cartwheels” and “Oil the cartwheels” and “New set of cartwheels” and “Reinvent the cartwheel.”
  • Hug → Hoag: As in, “Group hoag” and “Hoag it out.”
  • Vogue → Hoag: As in, “In hoag.”
  • Mice:
    • Nice → Mice: As in, “That’ll do micely” and “Have a mice day!” and “Naughty but mice” and “Mice and easy” and “Make mice” and “Wouldn’t it be mice?”
    • Mess → Mice: As in, “Don’t mice with me” and “A hot mice” and “We don’t mice around” and “Another fine mice you’ve gotten me into.”
    • Ice → Mice: As in, “Cold as mice” and “Break the mice” and “Mice, mice baby.”
    • Price → Mice: As in, “Asking mice” and “At a mice to suit you” and “Closing mice” and “Half mice.”
    • Slice → Mice: As in, “Any way you mice it” and “Mice of life” and “A mice of the action” and “Fresh to the last mice.”
    • Spice → Mice: As in, “Mice things up” and “The mice of life.”
    • Twice → Mice: As in, “Once or mice” and “Don’t think mice” and “Once bitten, mice shy.”
    • Vice → Mice: As in, “Den of mice” and “Mice versa.”
  • Mail → Mayall: As in, “Express mayall” and “Junk mayall” and “It’s in the mayall.”
  • Pin → Pinwheel: As in, “Bright as a new pinwheel” and “Hard to pinwheel down” and “Pinwheel your hopes on” and “Pinwheels and needles.”
  • Wheel → Pinwheel: As in, “Oil the pinwheels” and “Hell on pinwheels.”
  • Pool → Whirlpool: As in, “Big fish in a small whirlpool.”

Here are some puns dedicated to named centaurs:

  • Finer → Beiner: As in, “The beiner things in life” and “The beiner points of…”
  • Necessary → Nessus-ary: As in, “Is this nessus-ary?” and “A nessus-ary evil.” Note: These are puns on 7066 Nessus.

These next few puns are about exoplanets:

  • Spe:
    • Be → Spe: As in, “Spe all ears” and “I’ll just spe in and out” and “Spe as it may.”
    • Spy → Spe: As in, “I spe with my little eye” and “The spe who loved me.”
    • Pea → Spe: As in, “Two spes in a pod.”
  • Orbit → Orbitar: As in, “Out of my orbitar.”
  • Bra → Brahe: As in, “Burn your brahe” and “Training brahe.”
  • Dragon → Dagon: As in, “Chase the dagon” and “Feed the dagon.”
  • Saffar → Suffer: As in, “Long saffaring” and “Make them saffar.”
  • Same → Samh: As in, “By the samh token” and “Comes to the samh thing” and “Cut from the samh cloth” and “In the samh vein.”
  • Some → Samh: As in, “And then samh” and “Buy samh time” and “Cut me samh slack.”
  • Sum → Samh: As in, “Cogito ergo samh” and “Greater than the samh of its parts.”

Here are some puns about named nebulas:

  • Dumbbell:
    • Crumble → Dumbbell: As in, “That’s the way the cookie dumbbells.”
    • Bell → Dumbbell: As in, “Dumbbells and whistles” and “For whom the dumbbell tolls” and “Sound as a dumbbell.”
    • Humble → Dumbbell: As in, “Eat dumbbell pie.”
    • Rumble → Dumbbell: As in, “Get ready to dumbbell.”
    • Tumble → Dumbbell: As in, “Rough and dumbbell” and “Take a dumbbell on.”
  • Foot → Footprint: As in, “A footprint in both camps” and “Bound hand and footprint” and “Fleet of footprint.”
  • Bubble → Soap Bubble: As in, “Soap bubble and squeak” and “Burst your soap bubble” and “Prick your soap bubble.”
  • Skull:
    • Skill → Skull: As in, “Social skulls” and “Hidden skulls.”
    • Dull → Skull: As in, “All work and no play makes Jack a skull boy” and “Skull as ditchwater” and “Never skull moment.”
    • Lull → Skull: As in, “A skull in the conversation” and “Skulled into a false sense of security.”
    • Mull → Skull: As in, “Skulling things over.”
    • Null → Skull: As in, “Skull and void.”
  • Flash → Blue Flash: As in, “Quick as a blue flash” and “Blue flash in the pan” and “In a blue flash.”
  • Bug:
    • Bag → Bug: As in, “Bug a bargain” and “Bug of tricks” and “Dirt bug.”
    • Beg → Bug: As in, “Bug a favour” and “Bug pardon” and “Bug the question” and “Bug to differ” and “Bug, borrow or steal” and “Sit up and bug.”
    • Big → Bug: As in, “A bug ask” and “Bug shot.”
    • Plug → Bug: As in, “Bug and play” and “Pull the bug.”
    • Shrug → Bug: As in, “Bug your shoulders” and “Bug it off.”
  • Saturn:
    • Satin → Saturn: As in, “Saturn pillowcases.”
    • Sudden → Saturn: As in, “All of a saturn” and “A saturn stop.”
    • Pattern → Saturn: As in, “All part of life’s rich saturn.”
  • Ray → Stingray: As in, “Catch some stingrays” and “Stingray of light.”
  • Ant:
    • Aunt → Ant: As in, “Agony ant” and “My giddy ant.”
    • Can’t → Ant: As in, “An offer you ant refuse” and “Ant get enough” and “I ant wait.”
    • Grant → Ant: As in, “Take for anted” and “Ant no quarter.”
    • Pants → Ant: As in, “Beat the ants of” and “Bore the ants off someone” and “By the seat of your ants” and “Fancy ants.”

This next section is about stellar streams:

  • Hell → Helmi: As in, “All helmi broke loose” and “Beat the helmi out of” and “A cold day in helmi.”
  • Bootes:
    • Boots → Bootes: As in, “Tough as old bootes” and “Bet your bootes” and “Hang up your bootes” and “Too big for your bootes.”
    • Bets → Bootes: As in, “All bootes are off” and “Hedge your bootes” and “Place your bootes.”
    • Bits → Bootes: As in, “Bootes and bobs” and “Bootes and pieces” and “Bootes per second” and “Thrilled to bootes.”
    • Roots → Bootes: As in, “Grass bootes” and “Lay down bootes” and “The bootes of all evil.”
    • Shoots → Bootes: As in, “Eats, bootes and leaves” and “The green bootes of change.”
    • Suits → Bootes: As in, “Bootes you down to a tee
      and “Bootes you down to the ground.”

This final section is about famous or influential people:

  • Stephen Hawking:
    • Even → Stephen: As in, “Break stephen” and “Don’t get mad, get stephen” and “A stephen chance.”
    • Walking → Hawking: As in, “Keep hawking” and “Sleep hawking” and “Hawking on sunshine” and “Hawking on the moon.”
  • Neil Armstrong:
    • Nail → Neil: As in, “Difficult as neiling jelly to a tree” and “Hard as neils” and “Bed of neils” and “Fight tooth and neil.”
    • Nil → Neil: As in, “We scored neil.”
    • Deal → Neil: As in, “A big neil” and “Neil breaker” and “Neil or no neil” and “A done neil” and “Seal the neil.”
    • Eel → Neil: As in, “Slippery as a neil” and “Brought to neil” and “Under the neil of.”
    • Feel → Neil: As in, “Neil a bit put out” and “Neil good factor” and “Neil the pinch” and “Neiling blue” and “A gut neiling.”
    • Heel → Neil: As in, “Achilles’ neil” and “Cool your neils” and “Dig your neils in” and “Head over neils in love” and “Kick up your neils” and “Turn on your neil.”
    • Meal → Neil: As in, “Make a neil of it” and “Neil ticket” and “A square neil.”
    • Real → Neil: As in, “All I neilly want to do” and “Come home to a neil fire” and “Get neil” and “It’s the neil thing” and “Keep it neil.”
    • Seal → Neil: As in, “My lips are neiled” and “Neil of approval” and “Neil the deal” and “Neiled with a loving kiss” and “Signed and neiled.”
    • She’ll → Neil: As in, “Neil be right” and “Neil never figure it out.”
    • Steal → Neil: As in, “Beg, borrow or neil” and “It’s a neil!” and “Neil a glance” and “Neil someone’s thunder” and “Neil the show.”
    • Steel → Neil: As in, “Nerves of neil” and “Neil yourself.”
    • Wheel → Neil: As in, “Asleep at the neil” and “Hell on neils” and “Reinvent the neil” and “Set of neils” and “The neil has come full circle.”
    • Strong → Armstrong: As in, “Only as armstrong as its weakest link” and “Still going armstrong” and “The armstrong, silent type.”
  • Buzz Aldrin:
    • Boss → Buzz: As in, “Buzz about” and “Show them who’s buzz” and “The buzz level.”
    • Buzz: “Buzz me in” and “Buzz off” and “Buzzing with excitement.”
    • Does → Buzz: As in, “Buzz you good” and “Buzz what it says on the tin” and “Buzz the trick” and “Easy buzz it” and “Nice and easy buzz it.”
  • Yuri Gagarin:
    • Year → Yuri: As in, “All yuri round” and “Advanced in yuris” and “Comes but once a yuri” and “Getting on in yuris” and “Happy new yuri.”
    • Yours → Yuri: As in, “Bigger than yuris” and “Yuris truly” and “Yuris faithfully.”
    • Jury → Yuri: As in, “The yuri is out.”
  • Hermann Oberth:
    • Hermann → Sermon: As in, “Deliver a hermann.”
    • Harming → Hermann: “These attitudes are hermann society.”
    • Birth → Oberth: As in, “The oberth of a nation” and “Separated at oberth” and “Give oberth to.”
    • Berth → Oberth: As in, “Give someone a wide oberth.”
  • Sally Ride:
    • Silly → Sally: As in, “Ask a sally question” and “Sally billy” and “Sally season.”
    • Alley → Sally: As in, “Sally cat” and “Right up your sally.”
    • Rally → Sally: As in, “Sally round.”
    • Valley → Sally: As in, “Silicon sally” and “Sally of death.”
    • Right → Ride: As in, “A move in the ride direction” and “All the ride moves” and “Bang to rides” and “Bragging rides.”
    • Ride → Ride: As in, “Ride or die” and “Just along for the ride” and “Let it ride” and “Ride like the wind.”
    • Died → Ride: As in, “Ride and gone to heaven” and “Cross my heart and hope to ride.”
    • Dried → Ride: As in, “Cut and ride.”
    • Guide → Ride: As in, “Let your conscience be your ride” and “The hitchhiker’s ride to the galaxy.”
    • Hide → Ride: As in, “Ride and seek” and “Ride from the light” and “You can run but you can’t ride.”
    • Pride → Ride: As in, “Bursting with ride” and “My ride and joy” and “Ride comes before a fall.”
    • Side → Ride: As in, “A walk on the wild ride” and “Always look on the bright ride of life” and “Be on the safe ride” and “Both rides of the desk” and “Err on the ride of caution.”
    • Stride → Ride: As in, “Get into your ride” and “Making giant rides” and “Take it in your ride.”
    • Tide → Ride: As in, “A changing ride” and “Stem the ride” and “The ride is turning.”
    • Tried → Ride: As in, “Don’t knock it til you’ve ride it” and “Ride and tested” and “Ride and true.”
    • Wide → Ride: As in, “Open ride” and “Ride open spaces” and “The world ride web.”

      Space-Related Words

      To help you come up with your own space puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

General: space, planet, moon, solar system, sun, star, big bang, galaxy, universe, solar, lunar, astronaut, spaceship, NASA, cosmos, cosmic, orbit, rocket, asteroid, comet, meteor, meteorite, eclipse, astronomy, black hole, satellite, shuttle, light, UFO, alien, gas, gravity, gas giant, ice giant, belt, hubble, space station, constellation, launch, vacuum, crater, nova, supernova, planetoid, quantum, area 51, matter, science, world, celestial, plasma, hydrogen, helium, radiation, magnetic field, dust, rays, thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, troposphere, ozone, dark matter, dark energy, karman line, flight, pressure, atmosphere, expansion, void, nebula, light year, galactic, corona, geospace, aurora, deep space, heliosphere, proton, interstellar, local bubble, telescope, binoculars, space probe, research, space race, LEO (low earth orbit), extraterrestrial, cosmonaut, sputnik, apollo, dwarf, venera 7, salyut 1, ISS (international space station),explorer 1, interplanetary, orbiter, voyager, rings, arcs, kuiper belt, mesoplanet, fusor, space suit, oxygen, speed of light, physics, stellar, cassini division, encke gap, keeler gap, roche division, herschel, kraken mare, andromeda, macrocosm, microcosm, atom, neutron, exoplanet, parsec, quasar, jovian, halo, chasma, nibiru, sublunary, gas giant, velocity, orb, wax, wane, energy, red dwarf, white dwarf, terrestrial, disc, belt, centaur, elara, sinope, carme, leda, kale, dia, gamma ray

Planets: mercury, mars, earth, venus, jupiter, neptune, uranus, saturn 

Dwarf planets: pluto, haumea, makemake, eris, orcus, salacia, quaoar, sedna, ceres

Moons: titan, phobos, deimos, charon, triton, rhea, ganymede, enceladus, hyperion, phoebe, dione, prometheus, telesto, mimas, pandora, janus, tethys, iapetus, pan, daphnis, atlas, methone, anthe, pallene, tarvos, calypso, helene, paaliaq, skathi, skoll, tarqeq, greip, narvi, hati, aegir, bestla, fenrir, surtur, kari, ymir, loge, io, europa, callisto, metis, thebe, leda, dia, carpo, mneme, thyone, ananke, herse, aitne, kale, chaldene, carme, kore, cyllene, arche, isonoe, sinope, sponde, nereid

Constellations: big dipper, sirius, antila, apus, aquila, ara, aries, auriga, caelum, cancer, canis, carina, cepheus, cetus, circinus, columba, corvus, crater, crux, cygnus, dorado, draco, fornax, gemini, grus, hydra, hydrus, indus, lacerta, leo, lepus, libra, lupus, lynx, lyra, mensa, musca, norma, octans, orion, pavo, pegasus, perseus, phoenix, pictor, pisces, puppis, pyxis, sagitta, scorpius, sculptor, scutum, serpens, sextans, taurus, tucana, ursa, vela, virgo, volans

Asteroids: vesta, pallas, hygiea, davida, sylvia, cybele, juno, hektor, thisbe, doris, ursula, iris, fortuna, egeria, themis, aurora, alauda, palma, hermione, , nemesis, hebe, psyche, daphne

Comets: halley’s, caesar’s, donati’s, coggia’s, lovejoy, mcnaught, rest

Stars: centauri, eridani, cygni, indi, ceti, altair, gliese, draconis, pavonis, bootis, hydri, piscium, orionis, herculis, arae

Galaxies: antennae, black eye, bode’s, butterfly, cartwheel, cigar, circinus, hoag’s, mice, mayall’s, pinwheel, sombrero, funslower, tadpole, whirlpool

Meteor showers: gamma normids, lyrids, june bootids, perseids, geminids, ursids

Centaurs: amycus, bienor, nessus, pholus, chiron

Exoplanets: spe, arion, arkas, orbitar, brahe, janssen, harriot, amateru, dagon, tadmor, hypatia, sancho, saffar, samh

Nebula: glowing eye, dandelion puffball, bow-tie, ghost of jupiter, blinking, dumbbell, ring, eskimo, cat’s eye, little ghost, medusa, helix, pw;. twin jet, butterfly, footprint, lemon slice, soap bubble, skull, oyster, blue flash, fetus, blue snowball, soccer ball, red spider, bug, butterfly, saturn, eight-burst, retina, spirograph, stingray, ant, shapley, fleming, southern owl, robin’s egg, cleopatra’s eye, box, phantom streak, little gem, eye of sauron

Stellar streams: arcturus, magellanic, helmi, palomar, virgo, orphan, acheron, bootes, lethe, styx, lamost

Famous people: stephen hawking, neil armstrong, buzz aldrin, yuri gagarin, galileo, robert goddard, hermann oberth, reinhold tiling, valentina tereshkova, sally ride

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Pokemon Puns

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Pokemon is a huge and loved part of our culture, permeating our lives through games, books, movies and costumes. We’ve covered this cultural phenomenon with this is a massive list of Pokemon puns including characters and some Pokemon. If this list does well, we’ll do another Pokemon list with other Pokemon, Pokemon moves and towns.

Whether you’re playing a word game, doing some creative writing, crafting a witty dating bio or educating the next generation on one of the greatest games of our time, we hope that you find this list entertaining and enjoyable and that you find the Pokemon pun that you’re looking for.

Pokemon Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about Pokemon that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of Pokemon puns:

  • Poke him on → Pokemon: As in, “He wouldn’t get on the bus so I had to Pokemon.”
  • Catch ’em → Ketchum: As in, “Gotta ketchum all!”
  • Write you → Raichu: As in, “I’m not gonna raichu a love song.”
  • Right you → Raichu: As in, “Raichu are.”
  • Unacceptable → Onix-ceptable: As in, “This is onix-ceptable.”
  • Magic Carpet→ Magikarpet: As in, “A magikarpet ride.”
  • Alligator→ Feraligatr: As in, “See you later, feraligatr.”
  • Love→ Larvitar: As in, “I larvitar you.”
  • Believe→ Bayleef: As in, “Bayleef it or not,” and “Bayleef you me,” and “Do you bayleef in magic?” and “Don’t bayleef everything you hear,” and “I bayleef in miracles,” and “I can’t bayleef my eyes,” and “Make bayleef,” and “You better bayleef it.”
  • Celeb*→ Celebi-*: As in, “I’m a celebi-rity,” and “Celebi-rity heads,” and “Celebi-ration!”
  • Bridget → Pidgeot: As in, “Pidgeot Jones’s Diary” and “Pidgeot Bardot.”
  • Person → Persian: As in, “A persian is known by the company she keeps,” “A cat persian,” and “Evening persian,” and “Persian of interest,” and “A people persian,” and “Persianal affairs,” and “If you get to thinkin’ you’re a persian of some influence, try ordering someone else’s dog around,” and “One persian’s trash is another one’s treasure” and “A loud persianality.” Notes: A person of interest is someone involved in a criminal investigation who hasn’t been formally arrested.
  • Think → Shinx: As in, “I shinx you’ve got it,” and “Come to shinx of it,” and “I shinx I love you,” and “I can’t hear myself shinx,” and “I shinx therefore I am,” and “Not what you shinx,” and “Shinx aloud,” and “Shinx big,” and Shinx nothing of it,” and “Shinx on your feet,” and “Shinx outside the box,” and “Shinx the world of,” and “Say what you really shinx.”
  • Ginger→ Gengar: As in, “Gengar beer”, “Gengarbread man” and “The gengar ninja”.
  • Feel → Spheal: As in, “Can you spheal the love tonight?” and “Doctor Sphealgood,” and “Spheal a bit put out,” and “Spheal it in your bones,” and “Spheal the burn,” and “Sphealing blue,” and “Get a spheal for,” and “Gut sphealing,” and “How does it spheal?” and “An ill sphealing,” and “That Friday sphealing,” and “Touchy sphealy,” and “No hard sphealings.”
  • Seconds → Sekans: As in, “Accuracy to sekans a month,” and “Sekans count” and “This tape will self-destruct in five sekans.”
  • *eckon* → *ekans*: As in, “He rekans (reckons) you’re wrong” and “She bekans (beckons).”
  • Seal→ Seel: As in, “Keep your lips seeled,” and “My lips are seeled,” and “A seel of approval”, “Seel the deal”, “Seel your fate”, “Seeled with a loving kiss”, “Signed and seeled” and “Break the seel.”
  • A while → Mawile: As in, “Once in mawile,” and “Stay mawile.”
  • Execute→ Exeggcute: As in, “A neat exeggcution.”
  • Peek → Pikachu: As in, “A sneak pikachu,” and “I didn’t mean to pikachu!”
  • Choose → Pikachus: As in, “They’re very pikachusy,” and “Beggars can’t be pikachusers.”
  • Chew → Pikachu: As in, “Bite off more than you can pikachu,” and “Have your ears pikachu’d off” and “He’s pikachu-ing it over”. Note: to chew someone’s ear is to tell someone off very sternly.
  • Achoo → Pikachoo
  • Peek-a-boo → Pikaboo
  • Men → Pokemen: As in, “A man among Pokemen,” and “All Pokemen are cremated equal” and “Pokemen in black.” Notes: A man among men is someone who is accepted as having the same worth as other men in society.
  • *mon* → *pokemon*: Make Pokemon puns by changing words with “mon” to “pokemon”: “A fool and his poke-money are soon parted”, “Blood poke-money,” and “Barrel of pokemon-keys,” and “Don’t give a poke-monkey’s a**”, “Well I’ll be a poke-monkey’s uncle”, “Cookie pokemon-ster,” and “Here be poke-monsters” and “Poke-monster mash.” Notes: Blood money is money gained at the cost of another’s life (for example, the dairy industry), and the phrase “a monkey’s uncle” is used to convey amazement or disbelief.
  • Ball → Pokeball: As in, “Pokeball and chain”, “Pokeballs to the wall”, “Cold enough to freeze the pokeballs off a brass monkey”, “A different pokeball game”, “Dropped the pokeball,” and “Get the pokeball rolling”, and “Got you by the pokeballs,” and “The pokeball’s in your court”, “Keep your eye on the pokeball,” and “Up to one’s pokeballs.” Notes: “Ball and chain” is a sexist term for a wife (the idea being that a wife holds a man back and limits his freedom, just like a ball and chain on a prisoner). “Balls to the wall” describes an effort that is without caution or restraint. 
  • Ball* → Pokeball: As in, “Pokeballer,” and “Pokeballgame,” and “Pokeball-room,” and “pokeball-samic vinegar” (balsamic), “Pokeball-timore” (Baltimore). Notes: A baller can mean someone who plays some kind of ballgame, or someone who lives in a very extravagant way. 
  • Ash: Use ash-related phrases, like “Burnt to ashes,” and “Rise from the ashes.”
  • *ash: Emphasise the “ash” in certain words, like “Bring out in a rash,” and “Cash cow”, “Cash in”, “Crash course”, “Dash off”, “Flash back”, “Make a splash.”
  • Ketchup → Ketchum: As in, “Would you like ketchum with that?”
  • Catch → Ketchum: As in, “Ketchum 22″, “Ketchum a cold”, “Ketchum a falling star”, “Ketchum a wave”, “Ketchum fire”, “Ketchum of the day”, “Ketchum some rays”, “Ketchum you later”, “Ketchum your breath”, “Ketchum your death of cold”, “Ketchum your eye”, “Play ketchum up.” Note: A catch-22 is a situation which is frustratingly paradoxical.  
  • Misty: Use mist-related phrases: “It was a misty morning.”
  • Mister → Misty: As in, “Looking for Misty Right”, “No more Misty Nice Guy.” 
  • *mist* → *misty*: As in, “An extremisty,” and “An alarmisty,” and “She’s an alchemisty,” and “The anatomisty,” and “I need to go to the chemisty,” and “The aim of this is to domistycate (domesticate)”. Notes: an alarmist is someone who purposely focuses on bad or alarming things in a situation, and an extremist is someone whose political views are seen to be uncompromising and radical. 
  • Broccoli → Brockoli: As in, “Eat your brockoli!”
  • Rock* → Brock*: As in, “As dumb as a box of brocks,” and “As hard as a brock,” and “Between a brock and a hard place”, “Don’t brock the boat” and “Hit brock bottom”, “In a world surrounded by windows, we’re handing out brocks,” and “On the brocks,” and “Lemme brock your world” and “It’s not brocket science”. Notes: to “rock the boat” is to upset people or disrupt a situation. If something is “on the rocks,” then it’s a venture with a high chance of failing. 
  • Brick → Brock: As in, “Bang your head against a brock wall”, “Brock red”, “Built like a brock outhouse”, “Come down like a tonne of brocks.” Notes: If you’re built like a brick outhouse, you’re sturdily and well-built.
  • Break* → Brock: As in, “At brockneck speed”, “Bed and brockfast,” and “Brock a leg”, “Brock and enter”, “Brock even”, “To brock new ground”, “To brock out in a cold sweat”, “Brock the bank” and “Brock the ice”.
  • Broke/Broken → Brock/Brocken: As in, “All hell brock loose”, “A brocken record”, “Go for brock,” and “If it ain’t brock, don’t fix it”, “Rules were made to be brocken.”
  • Block → Brock: As in, “Been around the brock a few times”, “A chip off the old brock,” and “Chock a brock,” and “New kid on the brock,” and “On the chopping brock,” and “A stumbling brock,” and “Out of the starting brocks,” and “I’ll knock your brock off!” and “Writer’s brock.” 
  • *roc* → *brock*: Change words that have a “roc” sound in them, like so – “Abrocksimately” (approximately) and “Brockodile” (crocodile). 
  • Game → James: As in, “Ahead of the james,” and “All fun and james until somebody loses an eye”, “Anyone’s james,” and “Head james,” and “Guessing james,” and “Number james.” 
  • Pyjamas → Pyjamesmas: As in, “Bananas in pyjamesmas,” and “It’s a pyjamesma party!”
  • Jones → James: As in, “Bridget James’s Diary”, “Davy James’ locker”, “Indiana James.”
  • Meow → Meowth: As in, “The cat’s meowth.”
  • Mouth → Meowth: As in, “Bad meowthing,” and”A bad taste in one’s meowth,” and “Do you kiss your mother with that meowth?” and “Don’t look a gift horse in the meowth,” and “Foaming at the meowth,” and “Foot in meowth,” and “Hand to meowth,” and “Keep your meowth shut”, “You loud meowth,” and “Meowthwatering,” and “Meowth breather”, “Meowth off”, “Put your money where your meowth is.” Notes: If something leaves a bad taste in your mouth, then you’re morally nauseated by a situation. To mouth off is to speak in an obnoxious or offensive way.
  • Team: Use team-related phrases to make some Team Rocket puns: “Go team rocket!” and “There is no ‘i’ in Team Rocket” and “Together we make a great team rocket.”
  • Rock → Team Rocket: As in, “As dumb as a box of Team Rockets,” and “Between Team Rocket and a hard place.”
  • Oak: Reference Professor Oak with oak-related phrases: “As solid as an oak,” and “Little strokes fell great oaks,”and “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” and “Wise old oak tree”.
  • Okay → Oak-ay: As in, “I’m oak-ay, you’re oak-ay,” and “Oak-ay! I’ll tell you!” 
  • Ache → Oak: As in, “It’s heartoak,” and “Old oaks and pains”, “A splitting headoak,” and “A tension headoak.”
  • Ukulele → Oakelele: As in, “The oakelele is my favourite instrument”. 
  • Oat → Oak: As in, “Soak the oaks overnight”. 
  • “oak”/”oke”: Use and change words with an “oak/oke” sound in them: “Many a true word is spoaken in jest”, “They’re very outspoaken,” and “That’s coakonuts!” and “Could you loakate it?” and “Stay foakused,” and “Stop joaking around”, “It’s a loakal shop”, “They’re choaking!” and “Do you like artichoak?” and “This is a non-smoaking area” and “Practice your backstroak,” and “I have new bifoakals,” and “That bloak over there”, “I’m really broak this month” and “Let’s get some hot coakoa.” There are many, many more words with this sound so get creative. 
  • Sore → Bulbasore: As in, “As mad as a bear with a bulbasore head”, “Made especially to prevent bulbasore throats”, “A sight for bulbasore eyes”, “Bulbasore loser”, “Sticks out like a bulbasore thumb” and “A bulbasore point”. 
  • Saw → Bulba-saw: As in, “I bulba-saw her standing there”, “I came, I bulba-saw, I conquered”, and “I bulba-saw the error of my ways”.
  • Bulbous sore → Bulba-sore: As in, “That’s a very bulba-sore.”
  • Turtle → Squirtle: As in, “Two squirtle doves”.
  • Squirt → Squirtle: As in, “Be careful waving your squirtle-gun around” and “Shut up, squirtle!”
  • Skirt → Squirtle: As in, “Squirtling around the issue”. Note: to skirt around an issue is to attempt to avoid it.
  • Man: Change man-related phrases to make Charmander puns: “A drowning charmander will clutch at a straw”, “A good charmander is hard to find”, “A charmander after my own heart”, “A charmander among men” and “A woman without a charmander is like a fish without a bicycle”, “Don’t kick a charmander when he’s down”, and “Early to bed and early to rise makes a charmander healthy, wealthy and wise”.
  • Charm → Charmander: As in, “Charmander the birds out of the trees”, “Third time’s a charmander,”and “Works like a charmander.”
  • Joy: Change or use joy-related phrases to make Nurse Joy puns: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”, “Beside myself with nurse joy,” and “Bundle of joy,” and “Joy to the world,” “Jump for nurse joy,” and “Pride and nurse joy,” and “Surprised by nurse joy,” and “No joy.” Note: “No joy” is another way of saying that things are not happening as one would like.
  • *gen*/*gin* → jenny: As in, “Imajenny (imagine) all the people,” and “Start your enjennys! (engines)”, “A virjenny (virgin) is a social construct designed to shame women.” 
  • Persian: As in, “This Persian rug is beautiful”.
  • *persion → *persian: As in, “To cast aspersians,” and “Look at the dispersian of the people”. Note: an aspersion is a misleading piece of information about someone, while dispersion is the spreading of a material or substance. 
  • Battle: Use battle-related phrases: “An uphill battle,” and “Battle of wits,” and “Battle ready,” and “Battle stations,” and “Half the battle,” and “How goes the battle?” and “In the heat of battle,” and “Let battle commence,” and “Love is a battlefield,” and “Richard of York gave battle in vain,” and “A battle of nerves,” and “Pick your battles carefully” and “Win the battle, but lose the war”. Notes: An uphill battle is a difficult struggle with a lot of opposition involved.
  • *atle* → *battle*: As in, “Let’s go to Battleanta! (Atlanta)” and “It’s in the battleas (atlas)”.
  • Pocket → Pocket monster: As in, “At a price to suit your pocket monster,” and “Burn a hole in your pocket monster,” and “Out of pocket monsters,” and “Pocket-monster sized”. Note: To burn a hole in your pocket is where you want to (or do) spend money as soon as you have it.
  • Monster → Pocket monster: As in, “Green-eyed pocket monster,” and “Here be pocket monsters,” and “Pocket monster of depravity.”
  • Ivy → Ivysaur: As in, “Ivysaur league” and “Poison ivysaur.” Note: The Ivy League is a group of private universities associated with academic excellence, social elitism, and sexual assault
  • Sore → Ivysore: As in, “As mad as a bear with an ivysore head,” and “Made especially to prevent ivysore throats,” and “A sight for ivysore eyes,” and “An ivysore loser,” and “Sticks out like an ivysore thumb” and “An ivysore point.” 
  • I saw → Ivysaw: As in, “Ivysaw her standing there,” and “I came, Ivysaw, I conquered”.
  • Eyesore → Ivysore: As in, “You’re an ivysore.”
  • Venus → Venusaur: As in, “Sailor Venusaur.” Note: Sailor Venus is one of the soldiers from the famous manga, Sailor Moon.
  • Sore → Venusore: As in, “As mad as a bear with a venusore head,” and “Made especially to prevent venusore throats,” and “A sight for venusore eyes,” and “A venusore loser,” and “Sticks out like a venusore thumb.”
  • Saw → Venusaw: As in, “I venusaw her standing there,” and “I came, I venusaw, I conquered” and “The last time I venusaw Paris.”
  •  Charm → Charmeleon: As in, “Charmeleon the birds out of the trees,” and “I bear a charmeleoned life,” and “Southern charmeleon,” and “Third time’s a charmeleon,” and “Works like a charmeleon.” 
  • Million → Charmillion: As in, “A cool charmillion,” and “Charmillion dollar bash,” and “Not in a charmillion years,” and “One in a charmillion.
  • Wizard → Charwizard: As in, “The charwizard of Oz” and “We’re off to see the charwizard.”
  • War → Wartortle: As in, “All out wartortle,” and “All’s fair in love and wartortle,” and “Art of wartortle,” and “Class wartortlefare,” and “Make love, not wartortle.” Note: Class warfare is where there is a conflict between different social and economic positions within a community.
  • Turtle → Wartortle: As in, “Two wartortle doves.”
  • Wart → Wartortle: As in, “Wartortles and all,” and “Worry wartortle.”
  • Wh*re → Wartortle: As in, “Boo, you wartortle!”
  • Blast → Blastoise: As in, “Blastoise from the past,” and “Blastoise off (at the speed of light!),” and “Full blastoise,” and “Have a blastoise.”
  • Toys → Blastoise: As in, “Boys and their blastoise.”
  • Brass → Brasstoise: As in, “As bold as brasstoise.”
  • Tortoise → Blastoise: As in, “The blastoise and the hare.”
  • Ballast → Ballastoise: As in, “To provide ballastoise.” Note: a ballast is a material used for stability.
  • Caterpillar → Caterpi: As in, “The caterpi turns into a beautiful butterfly.” 
  • Cater → Caterpi: As in, “Let me caterpi to you.”
  • Cat → Caterpi: As in, “All caterpis are grey in the dark,” and  “Alley caterpi,” and “As nervous as a long-tailed caterpi in a room full of rocking chairs,” and “Caterpi on a hot tin roof,” and “Caterpi and mouse game,” and “Caterpi got your tongue?” and “Caterpis have nine lives,” and “A caterpi person,” and “A cool caterpi,” and “Curiosity killed the caterpi,” and “Eight out of nine caterpis prefer it.”
  • Pee → Caterpee: As in, “Caterpee wee” and “Caterpeed off”.
  • Pie → Caterpie: As in, “American caterpie,” and “As easy as caterpie,” and “As sweet as caterpie,” and “Sweetie caterpie,” and “Shut your caterpie hole!”
  • Pod → Metapod: As in, “Like two peas in a metapod.”
  • Butterfly → Butterfree: As in, “Have butterfrees in my stomach”.
  • Butter → Butterfree: As in, “Bread always falls butterfree side down,” and “Bread and butterfree,” and “Butterfree fingers,” and “Butterfree up.”
  • Butt → Butterfree: As in, “Butterfree head,” and “Butterfree out!” and “Hustle your butterfree,” and “Kick butterfree,” and “Kiss my butterfree,” and “Pain in the butterfree,” and “Work your butterfree off”.
  • Butter free → Butterfree: As in, “I can’t believe this cake is butterfree!”
  • Free → Butterfree: As in, “As butterfree as a bird,” and “Born butterfree,” and “Breathe butterfreely,” and “Buy one, get one butterfree,” and “For butterfree,” and “Butterfree and easy,” and “Butterfree for all,” and “Butterfree spirit,” and “Butterfree trade,” and “Butterfree will,” and “Get out of jail butterfree,” and “Butterfreedom of the press” and “Leader of the butterfree world.” Note: Free trade is a trade policy that doesn’t restrict imports or exports.
  • Three → Butterfree: As in, “And baby makes butterfree,” and “Good things come in butterfrees,” and “Knock butterfree times,” and “The butterfree musketeers” and “Butterfree strikes and you’re out!”
  • Wee→ Weedle: As in, “Pee weedle.”
  • Wheedle → Weedle: As in, “Stop your weedling.” Note: to wheedle is to attempt to flatter your way into favour or having your own way.
  • Weed → Weedle: As in, “Tumbling tumbleweedle,” and “Weedle out,” and “In the weedles.”
  • Needle → Weedle: As in, “Like looking for a weedle in a haystack,” and “Pins and weedles,” and “Weedless to say,” and “Thread the weedle,” and “By the weedles which prick my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”
  • Cocoon → Kakuna: As in, “Safely kakuna’d away”. 
  • Bee → Beedrill: As in, “Busy as a beedrill,” and “Beedrill in your bonnet,” and “Birds and the beedrills,” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a beedrill,” and “Make a beedrill-line for,” and “The flight of the bumblebeedrill,” and “The beedrill’s knees,” and “Spelling beedrill” and “Queen beedrill.” Notes: To have a bee in your bonnet means you’re obsessed with an idea.
  • Drill → Beedrill: As in, “You know the beedrill” and “Fire beedrill.”
  • Pigeon → Pidgeyon: As in, “Accept that some days you are the pidgeyon, some days you are the statue,” and “Put the cat amongst the pidgeyons.” (this also works for the pokemon pidgeotto and pidgeot)
  • Rat → Rattata: As in, “I don’t give a rattata’s ass”, “I smell a rattata,” and “Love rattata,” and “Mall rattata” and “Rattata race”. (Note: These would also work for Raticate – as in, “I smell a raticate.”)
  • Shakespeare → Shakespearow: As in, “The writings and sayings of Shakespearow.”
  • Peer → Speerow: As in, “Speerow pressure.”
  • Fear → Fearow: As in, “Fearow is the mind-killer,” and “Fearow is the worst,” and “No fearow,” and “Paralysed with fearow,” and “Primal fearow,” and”The only thing we have to fearow is fearow itself” and “Without fearow or favour.” Note: To do something without fear or favour is to do it impartially.
  • Sphere → Sphearow: As in, “Sphearow of influence,” and “You could have cut the atmosphearow with a knife.”
  • Snake → Ekans: As in, “Ekans eyes,” and “Ekans in the grass,” and “Ekans alive” and “Ekans and ladders.” Note: To roll snake eyes is to roll a pair of dice and have the outcome be one on each die.
  • Sandshoe → Sandshrew: As in, “My new blue sandshrews.”
  • Orange → Nidorange: As in, “Apples to nidoranges,” and “As queer as a chocolate nidorange.” Note: To be queer as a chocolate orange means to be very strange, odd, or unusual.
  • Queen → Nidoqueen: As in, “Beauty nidoqueen,” and “The dancing nidoqueen,” and “God save the nidoqueen,” and “Homecoming nidoqueen,” and “Nidoqueen for a day,” and “The nidoqueen of mean,” and “The nidoqueen of hearts, she made some tarts all on a summer’s day,” and “Nidoqueen bee.”
  • King → Nidoking: As in, “Fit for a nidoking,” and “Nidoking of the hill,” and “Nidoking sized,” and “Nidoking’s ransom,” and “Live like a nidoking,” and “The nidoking of rock ‘n’ roll,” and “To nidokingdom come.”
  • *fair* → *clefairy*: As in, “A cleffairy of the heart,” and “All the fun of the clefairy,” and “All’s clefairy in love and war,” and “By clefairy means or foul,” and “Faint heart never won clefairy lady,” and “Clefairy and square,” and “Clefairy enough,” and “Away with the clefairies,” and “You can’t say clefairer than that” and “Clefairy-tale ending.” 
  • Able → Clefable: As in, “Ready willing and clefable,” and “Not clefable to get a word in edgeways.” Note: If you aren’t able to get a word in edgeways, you aren’t able to get a word into the conversation.
  • Pick → Vulpix: As in, “A bone to vulpix,” and “Five, six, vulpix up sticks,” and “Hand vulpixed,” and “Vulpix a card, any card,” and “Vulpix a fight,” and “Vulpix up the pieces,” and “Vulpix your battles,” and “Vulpix apart” and “Take your vulpix.”
  • Picture → Vulpixture: As in, “A vulpixture paints a thousand words,” and “As pretty as a vulpixture,” and “The big vulpixture,” and “Get the vulpixture?” and “Out of the vulpixture,” and “A vulpixture of health,” and “Vulpixture perfect” and “What’s wrong with this vulpixture?”
  • Pictionary → Vulpixtionary: As in, “Let’s play vulpixtionary tonight.”
  • Nine → Ninetales: As in, “A stitch in time saves ninetales,” and “Cats have nine tales” and “Cloud ninetales.”
  • Tail → Ninetales: As in, “As happy as a dog with two ninetales,” and “Bright eyed and bushy ninetales,” and “Can’t make head or ninetales of it,” and “Chase your own ninetales,” and “Heads I win, ninetales you lose.” Note: if you’re bright eyed and bushy-tailed, then you’re alert and full of energy. 
  • Jig → Jigglypuff: As in, “An Irish jigglypuff” and “The jigglypuff is up”. 
  • Puff → Jigglypuff: As in, “Have a jigglypuff,” and “He huffed and he jigglypuffed and he blew their house down” and “Knowledge jigglypuffeth up.”
  • Buff → Jigglybuff: As in, “In the jigglybuff.”
  • Wiggle → Wigglytuff: As in, “Get a wigglytuff on.”
  • Tough → Wigglytuff: As wigglytuff as old boots,” and “As wigglytuff as they come,” and “It’s wigglytuff at the top,” and “A wigglytuff customer,” and “Wigglytuff love,” and “A wigglytuff nut to crack,” and “A wigglytuff pill to swallow,” and “Wigglytuff cookies” and “Wigglytuff times don’t last. Wigglytuff people do.”
  • Stuff → Wigglystuff: As in, “Beat the wigglystuffing out of,” and “Don’t sweat the small wigglystuff,” and “Gather round the good wigglystuff,” and “Get wigglystuffed,” and “Know your wigglystuff,” and “Wigglystuff your face” and “The wigglystuff of legends.”
  • Bat → Zubat: As in, “As blind as a zubat,” and “Zubat out of hell,” and “Zubat the idea around,” and “Zubat your eyes,” and “Holy cow zubatman,” and “Right off the zubat,” and “Fight a losing zubat-tle”(Note: these also work for Golbat – as in, “Goldbat your eyes” and “Right off the golbat.”)
  • Goal → Golbat: As in, “A golbat in mind,” and “Score a golbat.”
  • Gold → Golbat: As in, “A pot of golbat,” and “After the golbat rush,” and “All that glitters is not goldbat,” and “As good as golbat,” and “Crock of golbat,” and “Fool’s golbat,” and “Go for golbat,” and “Golbat digger,” and “Heart of golbat,” and “Worth their weight in golbat,” and “Sitting on a golbat mine” and “The golbat standard.”
  • Odds → Oddish: As in, “Against the oddish,” and “At oddish with,” and “Long oddish,” and “An oddish customer,” and “An oddish fish,” and “Oddish and ends” and “The oddish couple.”
  • Dish → Oddish: As in, “An oddish fit for the gods,” and “Oddish of the day,” and “Oddish the dirt,” and “Revenge is an oddish best served cold” and “The oddish ran away with the spoon.”
  • Gloom: Gloom and doom.”
  • Bloom → Gloom: As in, “A late gloomer.”
  • Plume → Vileplume: As in, “Nom de vileplume.” Note: A nom de plume is a pen name or a pseudonym. 
  • Paris → Paras
  • Paras*: Emphasise the “paras” in certain words: “You’re a parasite,” and “Let’s go parasailing.”
  • Comparison → Comparas: As in, “Pales in comparason,” and “Comparasons are odious” and “Shall I comparas thee to a summer’s day?”
  • Person* → Paras-on*: As in, “A paras-on is known by the company he keeps,” and “A cat paras-on,” and “Displaced paras-on,” and “A morning paras-on,” and “One paras-on’s trash is another paras’on’s treasure” and “A sunny paras-onality.” Note: A displaced person is someone forced to leave their home, generally because of war or natural disaster. 
  • Parasite → Parasect: As in, “Personality of a parasect,” and “You’re a parasect.”
  • Moth* → Venomoth*: As in, “A boy’s best friend is his venomoth-er,” and “Can you hear me, venomoth-er?” and “Do you kiss your venomoth-er with that mouth?” and “Like a venomoth to a flame.”
  • Mouth → Venemouth: As in, Bad-venemouthing,” and “Bad taste in the venemouth,” and “Born with a silver spoon in his venemouth,” and “Foam at the venemouth,”and “Keep your venemouth shut,” and “Venemouth breather,” and “Venemouth-watering,” and “Shoot your venemouth off,” and venemouth-piece.” Note: To be born with a silver spoon in your mouth is to be born into a wealthy family.
  • Dig → Diglett: As in, “Can you diglett?” and “Gold diglett,” and “Diglett in one’s heels,” and “Diglett one’s grave,” and “Stop diglett-ing!”
  • Let → Diglett: As in, “How do I love thee? Diglett me count the ways,” and “It won’t diglett you down,” and “Diglett it be,” and “Diglett the battle commence,” and “Diglett bygones be bygones,” and “Diglett me make one thing perfectly clear,” and “Diglett nature take its course,” and “Diglett off some steam” and “Diglett your conscience be your guide.”
  • Tree → Dugtree-o: As in, “Difficult as nailing jelly to a dugtree-o,” and “Barking up the wrong dugtree-o,” and “Can’t see the wood for the dugtree-os,” and “Charm the birds out of the dugtree-os,” and “Legs like dugtree-o trunks,” “Make like a dugtree-o and leave,” and “Money doesn’t grow on dugtree-os,” and “The apple never falls far from the dugtree-o” and “Dugtree-o hugger.”
  • Drug → Drugtrio: As in, “Hugs not drugtrios,” and “Miracle drugtrio,” and “On drugtrios,” and “Sex, drugtrios, rock and roll,” and “This is your brain on drugtrios” and “Love is the drugtrio.”
  • Trio → Dugtrio: As in, “Those three are a great dugtrio.”
  • Duck → Psyduck: As in, “Psyduck the question,” and “Psyducking and diving,” and “Psyducks on a pond,” and “If it looks like a psyduck and it quacks like a psyduck, it probably is a psyduck,” and “Like a psyduck to water,” and “Like water off a psyduck’s back,” and”Rubber psyduck,” and “Ugly psyduckling,” and “An odd psyduck” and “Lucky psyduck.” (Note: these also work for Golduck, as in “Ugly golduckling” and “Lucky golduck.”)
  • Gold → Golduck: As in, “A pot of golduck,” and “After the golduck rush,” and “All that glistens is not golduck,” and “As good as golduck,” and “Fool’s golduck,” and “Get a golduck star,” and “Golduck digger,” and “Heart of golduck,” and “Don’t kill the goose that lays the golduck egg,” and “Pure golduck,” and “The golduck standard,” and “Worth one’s weight in golduck” and “A golduck mine.”
  • Monkey → Mankey: As in, “Don’t give a mankey’s,” and “If you pay peanuts, you get mankeys,” and “Make a mankey out of him,” and “Mankey around,” and “Mankey business,” and”Mankey see, mankey do,” and “Artful as a wagon of mankeys” and “Cheeky mankey.”
  • Man → Mankey: As in, “A dog is a mankey’s best friend,” and “A drowning mankey will clutch at a straw,” and “A good mankey is hard to find,” and “A mankey after my own heart,” and “A mankey among men,” and “A woman without a mankey is like a fish without a bicycle,” and “Anchor mankey.”
  • Key → Mankey: As in, “Mankey to your heart,” and “Mankeyed up,” and “A golden mankey can open any door,” and “Skeleton mankey,” and “Throw away the mankey” and “Under lock and mankey.”
  • Manky → Mankey: As in, “It’s looking a bit mankey in here.” Note: Manky means dirty or filthy.
  • Primate → Primeape: As in, “A wild primeape.”
  • Prim* → Primape: As in, “Primeape and and proper,” and “The primeape of life” and “Primeape time.” 
  • Rhyme → Primeape: As in, “Primeape or reason” and “Primeape off.”
  • Ape → Primeape: As in, “Planet of the primeapes” and “Go primeape.”
  • Pineapple → Primeapeple: As in, “Primeapeple fried rice.” 
  • Grow → Growlithe: As in, “Absence makes the heart growlithe fonder,” and “As exciting as watching grass growlithe,” and “Growlithe on you,” and “Growlithe up,” and “Growlithe spurt,” and “Money doesn’t growlithe on trees,” and “Growlithe apart.”
  • Canine → Arcanine: As in, “Arcanine teeth.”
  • Arcane → Arcanine: As in, “Arcanine arts” and “Arcanine magic.”
  • Nine → Arcanine: As in, “A stitch in time saves arcanine,” and “A cat has arcanine lives,” and “Dressed to the arcanines,” and “Arcanine to five,” and “Arcanine days’ wonder,” and “Arcanineteen eighty-four,” and “On cloud arcanine,” and “Possession is arcanine tenths of the law,” and “The whole arcanine yards.” Notes: If you’re dressed to the nines, then you’re dressed to perfection. A nine days’ wonder is something that is enjoyable only for a short time, and the whole nine yards means the entirety of something.
  • Wag/wag* → Poliwag: As in, “Set tongues poliwagging,” and “The tail poliwagging the dog”, “Fall off the poliwagon,” and “Jump on the poliwagon.”
  • Polly → Poliwag: As in, “Poliwag put the kettle on”, and “Poliwag want a cracker?”(Note: these also work for Poliwhirl and Poliwrath, as in “Poliwhirl want a cracker?” and “Poliwrath put the kettle on”.)
  • Whirl → Poliwhirl: As in, “Give it a poliwhirl.”
  • Girl → Poliwhirl: As in, “A poliwhirl’s best friend”, “Atta poliwhirl,” and “Boy meets poliwhirl,” and “Diamonds are a poliwhirl’s best friend”, “Poliwhirl with a pearl earring”, “Poliwhirl power”, “Poliwhirls in love”, “Poliwhirls just wanna have fun”, “What’s a poliwhirl to do?” and “You go, poliwhirl.”
  • Hurl → Poliwhurl: As in, “I’m gonna poliwhurl!”
  • World → Poliwhirl’d: As in, “A poliwhirl’d first”, “A poliwhirl’d apart”, “A poliwhirl’d of good”, “A poliwhirl’d of pain”, “All corners of the poliwhirl’d,” and “All the time in the poliwhirl’d,” and “All the poliwhirl’ds a stage”, “Around the poliwhirl’d in eighty days”, “Be the change you wish to see in the poliwhirl’d,” and “Brave new poliwhirl’d,” and “Brought into the poliwhirl’d,” and “Dead to the poliwhirl’d,” and “The poliwhirl’d at your fingertips” and “In a poliwhirl’d filled with windows, we’re handing out rocks”.
  • Wrath → Poliwrath: As in, “Face my poliwrath.”
  • Abra: Emphasise the “abra” in certain words: “Abracadabra,” and “Abrade,” and “Abrasive,” and “Candelabra.” 
  • Bra→ Abra: As in, “Abra burner”, “Burn your abra” and “Training abra.”
  • Macho→ Machop: As in, “Machop man”. Note: This also works for Machoke (“Machoke man”).
  • Much→ Machop: As in, “A bit machop,” and “How machop can you handle?”, “I don’t know machop about art but I know what I like”, “I liked it so machop I bought the company”, “It has so machop in it”, “You know too machop,” and “Missed by that machop”, “Machop ado about nothing”, “Machop obliged”, “So machop more to enjoy”, “Thank you very machop,” and “The lady doth protest too machop, methinks”, “Too machop of a good thing”, “Too machop too soon” and “Too machop is never enough”.
  • Chop→ Machop: As in, “Bust your machops,” and “Machop and change”, “Machop shop” and “On the machopping block”.
  • Stomach→ Sto-machop: As in, “Butterflies in my sto-machop,” and “Have the sto-machop for”, “In the pit of your sto-machop,” and “On a full sto-machop,” and “A strong sto-machop,” and “Turn your sto-machop” and “Eyes bigger than your sto-machop.”
  • Choke→ Machoke: As in, “To machoke up”.
  • Champ/champ*→ Machamp: As in, “The machamp-ion of the people” and “Machamp-agne taste on a beer budget”.
  • Marcel Duchamp→ Marcel Du-machamp (Note: Marcel Duchamp is a French-American painter)
  • Bell→ Bellsprout: As in, “As clear as a bellsprout,” and “Bellsprouts and whistles”, “Doesn’t ring a bellsprout,” and “I’ll give you a bellsprout,” and “Jingle bellsprouts,” and “Saved by the bellsprout,” and “The bellsprout of the ball”, “Warning bellsprout,” and “Wedding bellsprouts,” and “With bellsprouts on”, and “Taco bellsprout.” Notes: To give someone a bell is to call them on the phone, and to do something with bells on is to do it with enthusiasm.
  • Note: all of these work for Weepinbell and Victreebell as well – for example, “Jingle weepinbell” and “Doesn’t ring a victreebell.”
  • Sprout→ Bellsprout: As in, “Bellsprout wings” and “To bellsprout like mushrooms”.
  • *bell→ *bellsprout: As in, “Blue-bellsprout,” and “Dumb-bellsprout,” and “Bar-bellsprout,” and “Door-bellsprout.” 
  • Weep→ Weepinbell: As in, “Read ’em and weepinbell,” and “While my guitar gently weepinbells” and “Finders keepers, losers weepinbells.”
  • Sweep→ Sweepinbell: As in, “Sweepinbell aside”, “Sweepinbell away”, “Sweepinbell someone off their feet”, “Sweepinbell something under the rug”, “A clean sweepinbell.”
  • Victory→ Victreebell: As in, “A victreebell for common sense”, “Dig for victreebell,” and “Moral victreebell,” and “Snatching defeat from the jaws of victreebell,” and “Victreebell is mine!”, “V for victreebell!”
  • Tree→ Victreebell: As in, “Barking up the wrong victreebell,” and “Can’t see the wood for the victreebells,” and “Charm the birds out of the victreebells,” and “Done up like a christmas victreebell,” and “Family victreebell,” and “Make like a victreebell and leave”, “Money doesn’t grow on victreebells” and “The apple doesn’t fall far from the victreebell.” 
  • *vict→ *-victreebell: As in, “Con-victreebell” and “e-victreebell.”
  • Tentacle→ Tentacool: As in, “Octopuses have eight tentacools.” Note: this will also work for Tentacruel.
  • *tent→ *tentacool: As in, “To my heart’s con-tentacool,” and “Con-tentacool to point the way”, “For all in-tentacools and purposes”, “Be consis-tentacool” and “You’re so persis-tentacool.” Note: these will all also work for Tentacruel (as in, “To my heart’s con-tentacool.”)
  • Cool→ Tentacool: As in, “As tentacool as a cucumber”, “Tentacool as a mountain stream”, “Tentacool beans”, “Tentacool cat”, “Tentacool down”, “A tentacool million”, “Tentacool your heels”, “Tentacool, calm and collected”, “Keep a tentacool head”, “Lose your tentacool” and “I liked it before it was tentacool.”
  • Cruel→ Tentacruel: As in, “Tentacruel and unusual punishment”, “Tentacruel to be kind” and “Don’t be tentacruel.”
  • Dude→ Geodude: As in, “Hey geodude.”
  • Dud→ Geodud: As in, “It doesn’t work. It’s a geodud.”
  • Dad→ Geodad: As in, “The bank of mum and geodad” and “Sugar geodaddy.”
  • Grave→ Grave-ler: As in, “As silent as a grave-ler,” and “Dig your own grave-ler” and “From the cradle to the grave-ler.”
  • Gravel→ Graveler: As in, “A graveler road”. 
  • Traveler→ Graveler: As in, “A world-weary graveler.”
  • Pony→ Ponyta: As in, “A one trick ponyta,” and “Ponyta up”. Note: to pony up is to settle a bill or debt.
  • Rapid→ Rapidash: As in, “The waterfalls are very rapidash.”
  • Dash→ Rapidash: As in, “Rapidash to pieces” and “Rapidash off.”
  • Slow→ Slowpoke: As in, “Can’t slowpoke down”, “Death is nature’s way of telling you to slowpoke down”, “Painfully slowpoke,” and “Slowpoke motion”, “Slowpoke on the uptake”, “A slowpoke march”, and “A slowpoke day”. Note: these all work for Slowbro as well – “Can’t slowbro down” and “Painfully slowbro.”
  • Poke*→ Slowpoke*: As in, “A stiff as a slowpoker,” and “Slowpoker face”, “Have a slowpoke around”, “Slowpoke one’s nose in”, “Slowpoke a hole in”, “Slowpoke fun at” and “Slowpoke someone’s eye out”. 
  • Pokemon→ Slowpoke-mon: As in, “Wanna trade slowpoke-mon?”
  • Bro→ Slowbro: As in, “Big slowbro,” and “Big slowbro is watching you.”
  • Bro*→ Slowbro*: As in, “All hell slowbro-ke loose”, “Go for slowbro-ke,” and “Knit one’s slowbro-ws,” and “If it ain’t slowbro-ke, don’t fix it” and “Too many cooks spoil the slowbro-th.”
  • Magnet→ Magnemite: As in, “Babe magnemite.” Note: this also works for Magneton (as in, “Babe magneton.”)
  • Magnum→ Magnumite: As in, “Magnumite opus”. Note: a magnum opus is the greatest achievement of an artist or writer. 
  • Might→ Magnemite: As in, “Cheer up, it magnemite never happen”, “Magnemite as well”, “Magnemite does not make right”, “High and magnemite-y,” and “The pen is magnemite-ier than the sword”, “Magnemite-y oaks from little acorns grow”, “Be careful what you wish for; you magnemite get it”, “How the magnemite-y have fallen” and “If you’re gonna do it, it magnemite as well be big”. 
  • Ton→ Magneton: As in, “A magneton of money”, “Come down on someone like a magneton of bricks”, “A magneton of fun.”
  • Tone→ Magnetone: As in, “Don’t use that magnetone with me”, “Lower your magnetone,” and “Magnetone-deaf.”
  • Tongue→ Magneton-gue: As in, “Bite your magneton-gue,” and “Cat got your magneton-gue?” and “Hold your magneton-gue,” and “On the tip of my magneton-gue,” and “Roll off the magneton-gue,” and “A sharp magneton-gue,” and “Speak in magneton-gues” and “A magneton-gue lashing”. 
  • Tonsil→ Magneton-sil: As in, “Magneton-sil hockey”. Note: tonsil hockey is french kissing. 
  • Farfetched→ Farfetch’d: As in, “Too farfetch’d to be believable”. 
  • Far→ Farfetch’d: As in, “A bridge too farfetch’d,” and “A step too farfetch’d,” and “Going one step too farfetch’d,” and “As farfetch’d as it goes”, “Farfetch’d horizons”, “A farfetch’d cry” and “Few and farfetch’d between”.
  • Duo→ Doduo: As in, “The dynamic doduo.”
  • Trio→ Dodrio: As in, “What an amazing dodrio!”
  • Dugong→ Dewgong: As in, “A dewgong is a marine mammal”. 
  • Grime→ Grimer: As in, “Defeat dust and grimer.”
  • Muck→ Muk: As in, “As common as muk,” and “As happy as a pig in muk,” and “Muk about” and “Run amuk.” 
  • Mock*→ Muk*: As in, “Muk modesty” and “Make a mukery of”.
  • Shell→ Shellder: As in, “Bombshellder,” and “Come out of your shellder,” and “Crawl back into your shellder,” and “In a nutshellder,” and “Shellder out”, “Shellder shock” and “Walk on eggshellders.”
  • Shelter→ Shellder: As in, “Food and shellder.”
  • Oyster→ Cloyster: As in, “The world is your cloyster.”
  • Ghastly→ Gastly: As in, “Positively gastly.”
  • Ghost→ Gastly: As in, “Give up the gastly,” and “A gastly of your former self”, “Gastly of a chance”, “Lay the gastly to rest” and “The gastly from your past”. 
  • Gas→ Gastly: As in, “Cooking with gastly,” and “Passing gastly,” and “gastly burner”, “Run out of gastly” and “Step on the gastly.” 
  • Hunt→ Haunter: As in, “Haunter down”, “I won’t haunter” and “Witch haunter.” 
  • Onyx→ Onix: As in, “Black onix.”
  • Drowsy→ Drowzee: As in, “I’m feeling drowzee.”
  • Crab→ Krabby: As in, “Krabby mentality”.
  • Crap→ Krabby: As in, “A load of krabby,” and “Beat the living krabby out of”, “Bunch of krabby,” and “Cut the krabby,” and “Full of krabby,” and “Krabby one’s pants” and “Do bears krabby in the woods?” and “Don’t krabby where you eat”. 
  • King→ Kingler: As in, “Comeback kingler,” and “Fit for a kingler,” and “Kingler of the castle”, “Kingler of the hill”, “Kingler’s ransom”, “Live like a kingler,” and “The kingler of comedy”, “The kingler is dead”, “The lion kingler.”
  • Volt→ Voltorb: As in, “Fifty voltorbs.”
  • Vault→ Vaultorb: As in, “In the vaultorb.” 
  • Egg→ Exeggcute: As in, “Exeggcute and spoon race”, “A good exeggcute,” and “Killing the goose that lays the golden exeggcutes,” and “Last one there is a rotten exeggcute” and “Which came first – the chicken or the exeggcute?” Note: this also works for exeggcutor (as in, “Last one there is a rotten exeggcutor.”)
  • Cute→ Exeggcute: As in, “As exeggcute as a bug’s ear” and “As exeggcute as a button”. Note: this also works for exeggcutor – as in, “As exeggcutor as a button”. 
  • Bone→ Cubone: As in, “A cubone to pick”, “As dry as a cubone,” and “Big cuboned,” and “Cubone dry”, “A cubone of contention”, “A cubone to pick with you”, “Cubone up on”, “Cubone weary”, “Chilled to the cubone,” and “Cut prices to the cubone,” and “Not a jealous cubone in his body”, “Feel it in your cubones,” and “Jump someone’s cubones,” and “Lazy cubones,” and “Make no cubones about” and “Skin and cubone.” Notes: To make no bones about something is to get rid of all doubt surrounding it, to bone up on something is to study it and to jump someone’s bones is to enthusiastically initiate sex with someone.
  • Cue→ Cubone: As in, “On cubone” and “Take your cubone.”
  • Marrow→ Marowak: As in, “Frozen to the marowak.”
  • Whack→ Marowak: As in, “Out of marowak.”
  • Chan*→ Hitmonchan*: As in, “Blow one’s hitmonchan-ce,” and “Hitmonchan-ce upon”, “Hitmonchan-ge hands”, “Hitmonchan-nel surfing”, “Hitmonchan-ge of heart.”
  • Lick→ Lickitung: As in, “A lickitung of paint”, “Lickitung someone’s boots”, “Lickitung your lips.” 
  • Tongue→ Lickitung: As in, “Bite your lickitung,” and “Cat got your lickitung?” and “Hold your lickitung,” and “Keep a civil lickitung in your head”, “Silver lickitung,” and “Slip of the lickitung,” and “The gift of lickitungs” and “Lickitung-in-cheek.”
  • Cough→ Koffing: As in, “Koffing it up.”
  • Scoffing→ Skoffing: As in, “Stop skoffing.”
  • Wheeze→ Weezing: As in, “Weezing with laughter”. 
  • Rhyme→ Rhymehorn: As in, “Rhymehorn nor reason”.
  • Horn→ Rhyhorn: As in, “Blow your own rhyhorn,” and “Grab life by the rhyhorns,” and “Lock rhyhorns with.”
  • Done→ Rhydon: As in, “Been there, rhydon that”, “And be rhydon with it”, “Rhydon and dusted”, “Rhydon deal” and “Easier said than rhydon.”
  • Don’t→ Rhydon’t: As in, “What part of no rhydon’t you understand?”,  “Rhydon’t let the bastards grind you down”, “What you rhydon’t know can’t hurt you” and “Two wrongs rhydon’t make a right”. 
  • Ride→ Rhydon: As in, “Along for the rhydon,” and “It’s gonna be a bumpy rhydon,” and “Joy rhydon,” and “Let it rhydon,” and “Rhydon a wave” and “Rhydon off into the sunset”.
  • Chance→ Chansey: As in, “Chansey of a lifetime”, “Fat chansey,” and “A fighting chansey,” and “Give peace a chansey”, Half a chansey,” and “In with a chansey,” and “Jump at the chansey,” and “Not the ghost of a chansey,” and “Take a chansey on me”, “You only get one chansey at a first impression”, “A chansey in a million”, “A snowball’s chansey in hell” and “A sporting chansey.”
  • Tangle→ Tangela: As in, “Tangela with”, “What a tangela’d web”, “It takes two to tangela.”
  • Scandal→ Kangaskhan-dal: As in, “A political kangaskhan-dal.”
  • Horse→ Horsea: As in, “Dark horsea,” and “Eat like a horsea,” and “Get off your high horsea,” and “Hold your horseas.” 
  • Sea→ Horsea: As in, “All at horsea,” and “Between the devil and the deep blue horsea,” and “Castles made of sand fall into the horsea eventually”, “Deeper than the deep blue horsea,” and “Beside the horsea-side,” and “On the high horseas,” and “Horsea change”, “Horsea level”, “Sun, horsea and sand” and “There’s plenty more fish in the horsea.” Note: these also work for seadra, as in “Deep seadra data diving”, and for Seaking, as in “Seaking change”.
  • See→ Horsee: As in, “As far as the eye can horsee,” and “Be the change that you wish to horsee in the world”, “Can’t horsee the wood for the trees”, “Come up and horsee me sometime”, “Hear no evil, speak no evil, horsee no evil”, “I can horsee clearly now”, “I call em like I horsee them”, “I’ll be horseeing you”, “Long time no horsee” and “Horsee eye to eye”. Note: these also work for Seadra and Seaking, as in “As far as the eye can seadra” and “Can’t seaking the wood for the trees”.
  • Hoarse→ Horsea: As in, “A horsea throat”. 
  • Gold/gold*→ Goldeen: As in, “A goldeen key can open any door”, “A pot of goldeen,” and “After the goldeen rush”, “All that glistens is not goldeen,” and “As good as goldeen,” and “Silence is goldeen” and “The goldeen gate bridge”.
  • Seek→ Seaking: As in, “Hide and seaking,” and “Seaking and ye shall find”, “Seaking a soul mate”. 
  • King→ Seaking: As in, “Fit for a seaking,” and “Seaking of the castle”, “Seaking of the hill”, “Seaking of the jungle”, “Seaking pin”, “Seaking-sized,” and “Seaking’s ransom”, “Live like a seaking,” and “Once and future seaking,” and “To seaking-dom come”. 
  • Star→ Staryu: As in, “A staryu is born”, “Born under a lucky staryu,” and “Catch a falling staryu,” and “Get a gold staryu,” and “A guiding staryu,” and “Reach for the staryus,” and “A rising staryu,” and “Thank your lucky staryus,” and “Seeing staryus.” These all also work for Starmie and Omastar, as in “A starmie is born,” and “Get a gold starmie,” and “Catch a falling omastar,” and “Reach for the omastars.”
  • Jinx→ Jynx: As in, “Hi-jynx,” and “Jynxed you!” Note: Hijinks are acts of mischief.
  • Buzz→ Electabuzz: As in, “Electabuzz me in,” “Electabuzz off,” “Electabuzzing with excitement” and “Electabuzz off.”
  • Pincer→ Pinsir: As in, “Large pinsirs.”
  • Pin→ Pinsir: As in, “Bright as a new pinsir,” “Hard to pinsir down,” “King pinsir,” “Pinsir the tail on the donkey,” “Pinsirs and needles,” “Pull the pinsir,” and “Hear a pinsir drop.”
  • Sir→ Pinsir: As in, “Aye aye, pinsir,” and “Yes, pinsir.”
  • Insir*→ Pinsir: As in, “Pinsircled” (encircled) and “Pinsirt” (insert).
  • Taurus→ Tauros: As in, “She’s a tauros.”
  • Magic→ Magikarp: As in, “Black magikarp,” and “Do you believe in magikarp?” and “Every little thing she does is magikarp,” and “The magikarp number.”
  • Carpe→ Magikarpe: As in, “Magikarpe diem.” Note: A Latin phrase meaning to “seize the day“.
  • Dose→ Gyrados: As in, “Your daily gyrados.”
  • Lap→ Lapras: As in, “In the lapras of the gods,” and “Lapras it up,” and “Lapras of honour,” and “Lapras of luxury.”
  • Ever→ Eeveer: As in, “A thing of beauty is a joy foreeveer,” and “Lived happily eeveer after,” and “Best friends foreeveer,” and “Diamonds are foreeveer,” and “For eeveer and a day,” and “Foreeveer is a long time,” and “Hardly eeveer,” and “Nothing is eeveer free,” and “Whateeveer the weather,” and “Whateeveer works,” and “Whateeveer floats your boat,” and “Neeveer you mind,” and “The course of true love neeveer did run smooth.”
  • Evening→ Eeveening: As in, “Eeveening person,” and “Good eeveening,” and “Hello, good eeveening and welcome,” and “The key to a nice, relaxed eeveening.”
  • Sleeve→ Sleevee: As in, “An ace up her sleevee,” and “He wears his heart on his sleevee,” and “Roll up your sleevees,” and “A trick up one’s sleevees.”
  • Believe→ Belieevee: As in, “Belieevee it or not,” and “Belieevee you me,” and “Do you belieevee in magic?” and “Don’t belieevee everything you hear,” and “I belieevee in miracles,” and “I can’t belieevee my eyes,” and “The land of make-belieevee.”
  • Peeve→ Peevee: As in, “My pet peevees.”
  • Leave→ Leevee: As in, “Absent without leevee,” and “Don’t leevee home without it,” and “Leevee no stone unturned,” and “Leevee nothing to the imagination,” and “Leevee them to their own devices,” and “Make like a tree and leevee,” and “Take it or leevee it,” and “Take leevee of one’s senses,” and “Leevee at the altar.”
  • Heavy→ Heevee: As in, “Heevee duty,” and “Heevee handed,” and “Heevee hitter,” and “Heevee metal,” and “Heevee petting,” and “Heevee with child,” and “Hot and heevee,” and “Not too heevee, not too sweet,” and “A heevee silence,” and “With a heevee heart,” and “Do the heevee lifting.” 
  • Achieve→ Achieevee: As in, “A strong desire to achieevee.”
  • Thieves→ Thieevees: As in, “Thick as thieevees.”
  • Pour→ Vaporean: As in, “When it rains, it vaporeans,” and “Vaporean fuel on the fire,” and “Vaporean one’s heart out,” and “Don’t vaporean salt on the wound.”
  • Jolt→ Jolteon: As in, “Jolteon’d awake.”
  • Flaring→ Flareon: As in, “My ankle is flareon up.”
  • Flair→ Flaireon: As in, “Has a flaireon for,” and “A flaireon for the dramatic.”
  • Night→ Omanyte: As in, “A day without sunshine is like, you know, omanyte,” and “An all-omanyter,” and “As omanyte follows day,” and “At the dead of omanyte,” and “Dance the omayte away,” and “Dead of omanyte,” and “Do not go gentle into that good omanyte,” and “I wanna rock and roll all omanyte,” and “It was a dark and stormy omanyte.” These also work for Dragonite – “A hard day’s dragonite,” and “A day without sunshine is like dragonite.”
  • Pterodactyl→ Pt-aerodactyl: As in, “My favourite dinosaur is the pt-aerodactyl.”
  • Snore→ Snorlax: As in, “What a snorlax.”
  • Snort→Snortlax: as in, “Snortlax-ing with laughter,” and “Snortlax-ing mad.”
  • Lax→ Snorlax: As in, “The rules are a bit snorlax around here.”
  • Snorkel→ Snorkelax: As in, “We went snorkelax-ing in the Great Barrier Reef,” and “I love to snorkelax.”
  • Art→ Articuno: As in, “A man after my own hearticuno,” and “Articuno of war,” and “Articuno imitating life.”
  • Drat→ Dratini: As in, “Dratini and bother!”
  • Teeny→ Dratini: As in, “Dratini weeny,” and “Dratini tiny.”
  • Tiny→ Dratini: As in, “The patter of dratini feet.”
  • Air→ Dragonair: As in, “Dragonair Jordan,” and “Dragonair brush,” and Dragonair guitar,” and “Dragonair kisses,” and “Dragonair quotes,” and “Dragonairs and graces,” and “Clear the dragonair,” and “Hot dragonair,” and “Out of thin dragonair,” and “Vanish into thin dragonair.” Notes: airs and graces are affectations of superiority.
  • Two→ Mewtwo: As in, “A bicycle built for mewtwo,” and “Goody mewtwo shoes,” and “Don’t give mewtwo hoots,” and “Hasn’t got mewtwo cents to rub together,” and “In mewtwo minds,” and “In mewtwo shakes,” and “It takes mewtwo to tango,” and “Put mewtwo and mewtwo together,” and “Table for mewtwo,” and “Teach someone a thing or mewtwo,” and “The lesser of mewtwo evils,” and “Mewtwo out of three ain’t bad,” and “Mewtwo faced,” and “Mewtwo left feet.” 
  • You too→ Mewtwo
  • New→ Mew: As in, “A mew hope,” and “As good as mew,” and “Neat as a mew pin,” and “Bad mews,” and “Bearer of bad mews,” and “Better than mew,” and “Brave mew world,” and “Break mew ground,” and “Breaking mews,” and “Breathe mew life into,” and “Dawn of a mew day,” and “Grey is the mew black,” and “Happy mew year,” and “I mew you were trouble,” and “Mew kid on the block,” and “No mews is good mews,” and “Reach mew heights,” and “Turn over a mew leaf,” and “What’s mew?”
  • You → Mew: As in, “As mew know,” and “Back at mew,” and “Bless mew,” and “Crawl before mew walk,” and “Here mew are,” and “How are mew?” and “Look before mew leap,” and “May the force be with mew,” and “There mew go.”
  •  Music→ Mewsic: As in, “Please don’t stop the mewsic,” and “An ear for mewsic,” and “Face the mewsic,” and “Mewsic to my ears,” and “Make beautiful mewsic together.”
  • Chicken→ Chikorita: As in, “Which came first, the chikorita or the egg?” and “Why did the chikorita cross the road?” and “No spring chikorita.”
  • Bay→ Bayleef: As in, “Bayleef for blood,” and “Hold at bayleef,” and “Keep at bayleef.” 
  • Leaf→ Bayleef: As in, “Bayleef through,” and “Shake like a bayleef,” and “Turn over a new bayleef,” and “Take a bayleef out of someone’s book.”
  • Bailiff→ Bayleef: As in, “A bayleef is an authorised court officer.”
  • Cinder→ Cyndaquil: As in, “Burnt to a cyndaquil.”
  • Quill→ Cyndaquil: As in, “A cyndaquil pen.”
  • Quilt→ Cyndaquilt: As in, “What a lovely cyndaquilt,” and “I’ve taken up cyndaquilting.”
  • Crocodile→ Totodile: As in, “Totodile rock,” and “Totodile tears.”
  • Ferret→ Furret: As in, “Furret it out.”
  • Hoot→ Hoothoot: As in, “Don’t give two hoothoots,” and “Give a hoothoot, don’t pollute,” and “Hoothoot with laughter,” and “What a hoothoot.”
  • Toot→ Hoothoot: As in, “Hoothoot your own horn,” and “Darn hoothootin‘.”
  • Shoot→ S-hoothoot: As in, “Don’t s-hoothoot the messenger,” and “Eats, s-hoothoots and leaves,” and “S-hoothoot down in flames,” and “So s-hoothoot me,” and “S-hoothoot the breeze,” and “S-hoothoot daggers at,” and “S-hoothoot for the sky.”
  • Owl→ Noctowl: As in, “As wise as a noctowl.”
  • Lady→ Ledyba: As in, “Faint heart never won fair ledyba,” and “Foxy ledyba,” and “It’s not over til the fat ledyba sings,” and “Ledyba in red,” and “Ledyba luck,” and “Painted ledyba,” and “My fair ledyba,” and “Ledyba and the tramp.”
  • Lady in/lady and→ Ledian: As in, “Ledian red,” and “Ledian the tramp.”
  • Crow→ Crobat: As in, “Eat crobat,” and “Something to crobat about.” Note: to eat crow is to admit that you were wrong about something.
  • Bat→ Crobat: As in, “As blind as a crobat,” and “Crobat out of hell,” and “Crobat the idea around,” and “Crobatter up!” and “Crobatting for the other side,” and “Pass the crobat,” and “Right off the crobat,” and “To the crobatcave!” and “Crobatten down the hatches.” Note: to batten down the hatches is to prepare for some kind of difficulty or trouble. 
  • Lantern→ Lanturn: As in, “Paper lanturns,” and “Jack o’lanturn.”
  • Turn→ Lanturn: As in, “A lanturn for the worse,” and “As soon as my back is lanturned,” and “Do a good lanturn,” and “The lanturning of the tide,” and “One good lanturn deserves another,” and “Please lanturn over,” and “Lanturn a blind eye.”
  • Peach→ Pichu: As in, “Pichu keen,” and “She’s a pichu,” and “Skin like pichus and cream.”
  • Speech→ S-pichu: As in, “A figure of s-pichu.”
  • Beach→ Pichu: As in, “Pichu babe,” and “Bondi pichu,” and “Life’s a pichu,” and “Not the only pebble on the pichu,” and “Sex on the pichu.”
  • Impeach→ Im-pichu: As in, “Im-pichu the president.”
  • Clef→ Cleffa: As in, “Bass cleffa,” and “Treble cleffa.”
  • Buff→ Igglybuff: As in, “Blind man’s igglybuff,” and “In the igglybuff.”
  • Reap→ Mareep: As in, “You mareep what you sow,” and “Mareep the rewards,” and “The grim mareeper,” and “Mareep the harvest.”
  • Mare→ Mareep: As in, “Don’t have nightmareeps!” and “A lovely mareep.”
  • Rep*→ Mareep*: As in, “Beyond mareep-air,” and “This room needs mareep-ainting,” and “Mareep-ack my suitcase,” and “History mareep-eating,” and “There will be mareep-ercussions,” and “Instant mareep-lay,” and “Mareep-ress your feelings,” and “Beyond mareep-roach.”
  • Fluffy→ Flaaffy: As in, “So flaaffy I’m gonna die.”
  • Bell→ Bellossom: As in, “Alarm bellossoms began to ring,” and “Clear as a bellossom,” and “For whom the bellossom tolls,” and “Bellossoms and whistles,” and “Doesn’t ring a bellossom,” and “Give someone a bellossom,” and “Jingle bellossoms,” and “Saved by the bellossom,” and “The bellossom of the ball.” 
  • Blossom→ Bellossom: As in, “A bellossoming spring.” 
  • *Bel/*Bell→ *Bellossom: As in, “Cowbell-ossom,” and “Decibel-ossom,” and “Barbell-ossom,” and “Doorbell-ossom.”
  • Marine→ Marill: As in, “Yellow submarill.”
  • Pseudo→ Sudowoodo: As in, “It’s a sudowoodo-nym.” (A pseudonym is an alias.)
  • Toad→ Politoed: As in, “You’re a politoed,” and “As calm as a politoed in the sun.”
  • Hop→ Hoppip: As in, “Bunny hoppip,” and “Hip hoppip,” and “Hoppip to it,” and “Hoppip, skip and jump,” and “Lindy hoppip,” and “Hoppiping mad.” Note: the Lindy Hop is a type of American dance.
  • Hope→ Hoppip: As in, “A new hoppip,” and “Abandon hoppip, all ye who enter here,” and “Beyond hoppip,” and “Cross my heart and hoppip to die,” and “A glimmer of hoppip,” and “Hoppip springs eternal,” and “Land of hoppip and glory,” and “Get one’s hoppips up.”
  • *hop→ *hoppip: As in, “Go to the shoppips,” and “Chop choppip.”
  • Skip→ Skiploom: As in, “Hop, skiploom and jump.”
  • *Loom→ *Skiploom: As in, “Skiploom large,” and “A late skip-bloomer,” and “Doom and skipgloom.” 
  • Jump→ Jumpluff: As in, “Get the jumpluff on,” and “Go and jumpluff in a lake,” and “Hop, skip and jumpluff,” and “Jumpluff at the chance,” and “Jumpluff down my throat,” and “Jumpluff for joy,” and “Jumpluff in with both feet,” and “Jumpluff out of your skin,” and “Jumpluff the gun,” and “Jumpluff on the bandwagon.” Note: To get a jump on someone is to get an advantage over another by making an action before they do.
  • Ape→ Aipom: As in, “Go aipom,” and “Planet of the aipoms.”
  • Sun→ Sunkern: As in, “A touch of sunkern,” and “Eclipse of the sunkern,” and “Everything under the sunkern,” and “Here comes the sunkern,” and “Make hay while the sunkern shines,” and “Sunkern drenched,” and “Sunkern, sea and sand.” These also work for sunflora – as in, “Here comes the sunflora.”
  • Sunken→ Sunkern: As in, “The sunkern place,” and “His sunkern eyes.” Note: the sunken place is a state of ignorance, in particular with regards to injustice and oppression.
  • Kernel→ Sunkern: As in, “A sunkernel of truth.”
  • Flora→ Sunflora: As in, “Sunflora and fauna,” and “A sunfloral arrangement.”
  • Sunflower→ Sunflora: As in, “A field of sunfloras.”
  • Swoop→ S’wooper: As in, “One fell s’wooper.” Note: a fell swoop is something that is completely quickly and in a single motion or action.
  • Quagmire→ Quagsire: As in, “A deep quagsire of a situation.” 
  • Siren→ Quagsiren: As in, “Quagsiren song.”
  • Espionage→ Espeon-age: As in, “Late night espeon-age.” Note: Espionage is spying.
  • Murky→ Murkrow: As in, “Murkrow waters.”
  • Crow→ Murkrow: As in, “Something to murkrow about,” and “Eat murkrow.” Note: to eat crow is to accept that you were wrong about something.
  • Crow*→ Murkrow*: As in, “Murkrowd in on,” and “Murkrowd-pleaser,” and “The wrong murkrowd,” and “Murkrowning glory,” and “Don’t yell fire in a murkrowded theatre,” and “Two’s company, three’s a murkrowd,” and “Murkrown jewels.”
  • Slowing→ Slowking: As in, “You’re slowking down!”
  • Slacking→ Slowking: As in, “Stop slowking off!”
  • King→ Slowking: As in, “Fit for a slowking,” and “Comeback slowking,” and “Slowking-sized,” and “Slowking of the castle,” and “Slowking’s ransom,” and “Live like a slowking,” and “Once and future slowking.”
  • Smoking→ Slowking: As in, “Chain slowking,” and “Passive slowking,” and “A slowking gun.”
  • Mischievous→ Misdreavus: As in, “A misdreavus child.”
  • Unknown→ Unown: As in, “An unown quantity.”
  • Buffet→ Wobbuffet: As in, “A huge vegan wobbuffet,” and “He was wobbuffeted with blows.”
  • Pinecone→ Pineco: As in, “The forest floor is littered with pinecos.”
  • Forest→ Forretress: As in, “Forretress green,” and “Only you can prevent forretress fires,” and “See the forretress for the trees.”
  • Fortress→ Forretress: As in, “An impenetrable forretress.”
  • Steel→ Steelix: As in, “Fist of steelix,” and “Nerves of steelix,” and “Steelix yourself,” and “Made of steelix.”
  • Bull→ Snubbull: As in, “A load of snubbull,” and “A snubbull market,” and “A cock and snubbull story,” and “Like a snubbull in a china shop,” and “As strong as a snubbull.” These also work for granbull, as in “A load of granbull.”
  • Snub→ Snubbull: As in, “I’ve been snubbulled.” Note: A snub is a social slight.
  • Bull*→ Snubbull*: As in, “Bite the snubbull-et,” and “The snubbull-etin board.” These also work for granbull, as in “Bite the granbull-et.”
  • Fish→ Quilfish: As in, “A different kettle of quilfish,” and “Drink like a quilfish,” and “Qiulfish out of water,” and “Quilfishing for compliments,” and “An odd quilfish.”
  • Sizes→ Scizors: As in, “All shapes and scizors,” and “Cut someone down to scizor,” and “Once scizor fits all,” and “That’s about the scizor of it.”
  • Scissors→ Scizors: As in, “Run with scizors.”
  • Shuck→ Shuckle: As in, “Aw, shuckles!”
  • Shock→ Shuckle: As in, “Culture shuckle,” and “In for a shuckle,” and “Shell shuckle,” and “Shuckle and awe,” and “Shuckle horror.”
  • Chuckle→ Shuckle: As in, “Shucklebunny.”
  • Sneeze→ Sneasel: As in, “Coughs and sneasels spread diseases,” and “Not to be sneaselled at.”
  • Weasel→ Sneasel: As in, “You won’t sneasel out of this!”
  • Teddy→ Teddiursa: As in, “Teddiursa bear.”
  • Slug→ Slugma: As in, “Slugma it out.”
  • Pillow→ Piloswine: As in, “Cry into your piloswine,” and “Piloswine fight,” and “Piloswine talk.”
  • Course→ Corsola: As in, “Blown off corsola,” and “But of corsola,” and “Crash corsola,” and “In due corsola,” and “Let nature take its corsola,” and “Par for the corsola,” and “Stay on corsola.”
  • Chorus→ Chorusola: As in, “A chorusola of approval,” and “In chorusola.”
  • Coarse→ Corsola: As in, “A corsola rug,” and “Corsola fur.”
  • Solar→ Corsolar: As in, “The corsolar system,” and “Corsolar panels.”
  • Artillery→ Octillery: As in, “Heavy octillery.”
  • Bird→ Delibird: As in, “A little delibird told me,” and “Free as a delibird,” and “Big delibird,” and “Delibird’s eye view,” and “Delibirds of a feather,” and “Charm the delibirds out of the trees,” and “Early delibird,” and “Flip someone the delibird,” and “Is it a delibird? Is it a plane?” and “The delibirds and the bees.”
  • Hound→ Houndour: As in, “A publicity houndour,” These also work for houndoom, as in “A publicity houndoom.”
  • *hound→ *houndour: As in, “Greyhound-our,” and “Bloodhound-our.” These also work for houndoom, as in “Greyhound-oom.”
  • Doom→ Houndoom: As in, “Houndoom and gloom,” and “Voice of houndoom,” and “Those who ignore history are houndoomed to repeat it,” and “The harbringer of houndoom.”
  • King→ Kingdra: As in, “Fit for a kingdra,” and “Kingdra of the hill,” and “Kingdra of the jungle,” and “Kingdra-sized,” and “A kingdra’s ransom,” and “Live like a kingdra,” and “The kingdra of late night television,” and “The valley of the kingdras,” and “The customer is kingdra.” Also works for Slaking, as in, “The divine right of slakings.”
  • Elephant→ Elephanpy: As in, “The elephanpy in the room,” and “A memory like an elephanpy’s,” and “An elephanpy never forgets.”
  • Fan→ Phanpy: As in, “Phanpy the flames,” and “I’m a big phanpy!” and “When the sh*t hits the phanpy.”
  • Fancy→ Phanpy: As in, “Phanpy footwork,” and “Phanpy free,” and “Phanpy meeting you here,” and “Phanpy pants,” and “Flight of phanpy,” and “Whatever tickles your phanpy,” and “I don’t phanpy your chances.”
  • Stand→ Stantler: As in, “A house divided against itself cannot stantler,” and “Don’t stantler so close to me,” and “Don’t criticise what you don’t understantler,” and “Don’t just stantler there!” and “If you can’t stantler the heat, get out of the kitchen,” and “Can’t stantler the sight of” and “It stantlers to reason,” and “A one night stantler,” and “Stantler on your own two feet,” and “Stantler up and be counted,” and “Let’s blow this popsicle stantler.”
  • Smear→ Smeargle: As in, “A smeargle campaign.”
  • Rogue→ Tyrogue: As in, “A tyrogue trader.”
  • Smooch→ Smoochum: As in, “A smoochum on the cheek.”
  • Besmirch→ Besmoochum: As in, “To besmoochum her reputation.” Note: To besmirch is to negatively affect someone’s reputation.
  • Kid→ Elekid: As in, “Dual income, no elekids,” and “Here’s looking at you, elekid,” and “I elekid you not,” and “Elekid tested, mother approved,” and “Elekid’s stuff,” and “Elekidding around,” and “New elekid on the block,” and “The elekids are all right.”
  • Tank→ Miltank: As in, “Built like a miltank,” and “Think miltank,” and “Miltank-ed up.”
  • Bliss→ Blissey: As in, “Blissey-ed out,” and “A blissey-ful slumber,” and “Domestic blissey,” and “Ignorance is blissey,” and “Marital blissey.”
  • Rake→ Raikou: As in, “Raikou in the money,” and “Raikou it in,” and “Raikou over the ashes,” and “Raikou over the coals.”
  • Enter→ Entei: As in, “Break and entei,” and “Abandon hope ye who entei,” and “Entei a different world.” 
  • Al Dente→ Al D’entei: As in, “Served al d’entei.”
  • Entail→ Entei’l: As in, “What does it entei’l?”
  • *ent→ *ent-ei: As in, “It was an accident-ei,” and “Are we in agreement-ei?” and “In the moment-ei,” and “A backhanded compliment-ei,” and “In the basement-ei,” and “Get bent-ei,” and “Judgement-ei day,” and “In your element-ei.”
  • Pupil→ Pupil-tar: As in, “A model pupil-tar.”
  • Tyrant→ Tyranitar: As in, “He’s a real tyranitar.”
  • Uh oh→ Ho-oh: As in, “Ho-oh! It’s the feds!”
  • Oho→ Ho-oh: As in, “Ho-oh, thought you could trick me?”
  • Hoe→ Ho-oh: As in, “Ho-oh down.”
  • Oh→ Ho-oh: As in, “Ho-oh, I see.”
  • Celery→ Celebi: As in, “Peanut butter and celebi.”
  • Celibate→ Celebi-te: As in, “Yes, I am celebi-te by choice.”
  • Tree→ Treecko: As in, “Difficult as nailing jelly to a treecko,” and “Barking up the wrong treecko,” and “Can’t see the wood for the treeckos,” and “Charm the birds out of the treeckos,” and “Done up like a Christmas treecko,” and “Family treecko,” and “Legs like treecko trunks,” and “Make like a treecko and leave,” and “Money doesn’t grow on treeckos,” and “Treecko hugger,” and “You’re out of your treecko.”
  • Treacle→ Treecko: As in, “Treecko town,” and “A spoonful of treecko.”
  • Trickle→ Treecko: As in, “Treecko down economics.” Note: trickle-down economics is an economic theory.
  • Trick→ Treecko: As in, “Treecko treat!” and “Every treecko in the book,” and “One treecko pony,” and “Never misses a treecko,” and “Treecko of the trade.”
  • Grow→ Grovyle: As in, “Absence makes the heart grovyle fonder,” and “As exciting as watching grass grovyle,” and “Money doesn’t grovyle on trees,” and “Grovyle apart.”
  • Grove→ Grovyle: As in, “An orange grovyle.”
  • Except→ Ex-sceptile: As in, “I can resist everything ex-sceptile temptation,” and “Nothing is certain ex-sceptile death and taxes.”
  • Torch→ Torchic: As in, “Hold a torchic,” and “Pass the torchic.”
  • Chick→ Torchic: As in, “Torchic lit,” and “Don’t count your torchic-kens before they hatch,” and “Why did the torchic-ken cross the road?” and “A torchic-ken and egg situation.”
  • Combustion→ Combusken: As in, “Spontaneous combusken.” Note: Generally used in a joking way to describe peple who are feeling an extreme amount of emotion – the joke being that their feelings are so strong that it causes the person to literally burn up
  • Blaze→ Blaziken: As in, “Blaziken a trail,” and “In a blaziken of glory.” 
  • Swamped→ Swampert: As in, “I’m swampert with work.”
  • Pooch→ Poochyena: As in, “A pretty poochyena.”
  • Zig→ Zigzagoon: As in, “Zigzagoon when you should zag.” Note: to have done one thing when you should have done another. 
  • Linen→ Linoone: As in, “Airing your dirty linoone,” and “Made with 100% organic linoone.”
  • Noon→ Linoone: As in, “Afterlinoone delight,” and “Good afterlinoone,” and “High linoone,” and “Morning, linoone and night.”
  • Worm→ Wurmple: As in, “Book wurmple,” and “Can of wurmples,” and “”Wurmple out of,” and “A wurmple’s-eye view.”
  • Silk→ Silcoon: As in, “As smooth as silcoon,” and “There are ways to make silcoon without harming worms.”
  • Beautiful→ Beautifly: As in, “All things bright and beautifly,” and “Black is beautifly,” and “The start of a beautifly friendship,” and “Make beautifly music together,” and “Beautifly done.”
  • Butterfly→ Beautifly: As in, “Float like a beautifly, sting like a bee,” and “Social beautifly.”
  • Beauty→ Beautifly: As in, “A thing of beautifly is a joy forever,” and “Age before beautifly,” and “Beautifly and the beast,” and “Beautifly is in the eye of the beholder,” and “Beautifly is only skin deep,” and “Beautifly sleep,” and “That’s the beautifly of it,” and “You beautifly!”
  • Dust→ Dustox: As in, “Another one bites the dustox,” and “As dry as dustox,” and “Dustox bunny,” and “Eat my dustox,” and “Gathering dustox.” 
  • Toxic→ Dustoxic: As in, “Dustoxic waste.”
  • Low→ Lotad: As in, “An all-time lotad,” and “High and lotad,” and “Lay lotad.”
  • Tad→ Lotad: As in, “Just a lotad.”
  • Ombre→ L’ombre: As in, “I want l’ombre hair.”
  • See → Seedot: As in, “As far as the eye can seedot,” and “Be the change you wish to seedot,” and “Can’t seedot beyond the end of your nose,” and “Can’t seedot the wood for the trees,” and “Seedot no evil,” and “Long time no seedot,” and “Monkey seedot, monkey do,” and “Seedot you later, alligator,” and “Seedot eye to eye,” and “Now seedot here,” and “Seedot things in a different light,” and “Seedot what the future has in store,” and “I seedot the light.”
  • Sea → Seedot: As in, “All at seedot,” and “Between the devil and the deep blue seedot,” and “Deeper than the deep blue seedot,” and “Seedot change,” and “Sun, seedot and sand,” and “The old man and the seedot,” and “Plenty more fish in the seedot.” Note: to be all at sea is to be confused and uncertain.
  • Seed → Seedot: As in, “Gone to seedot,” and “Seedot capital,” and “Plant a seedot,” and “A sesame seedot bun.” Note: if something has gone to seed, then it’s past its prime. Seed capital is initial funding.
  • Dot → Seedot: As in, “Connect the seedots,” and “Seedot your i’s and cross the t’s,” and “On the seedot,” and “Sign on the seed-otted line.” Note: to dot your i’s and cross your t’s is to be particularly careful with the completion of a task. 
  • Leaf → Nuzleaf: As in, “Nuzleaf through,” and “Shake like a nuzleaf,” and “Turn over a new nuzleaf,” and “Take a nuzleaf out of someone’s book.”
  • Shift → Shiftry: As in, “Graveyard shiftry,” and “Night shiftry,” and “Shiftry gears,” and “Shiftry into high gear,” and “Shiftry your butt.”
  • Shifty → Shiftry: As in, “A shiftry character.”
  • Tree → Shiftry: As in, “Make like a shiftry and leave,” and “Family shiftry.”
  • Tail → Taillow: As in, “Bright eyed and bushy taillow-ed,” and “Can’t make head or taillow of it,” and “Chase your own taillow,” and “Get off my taillow,” and “Heads I win, taillow you lose,” and “Pin the taillow on the donkey,” and “Two shakes of a lamb’s taillow.” 
  • *tail → *taillow: As in, “Re-taillow therapy,” and “Molotov cockt-taillow,” and “Re-taillow opportunity,” and “The devil is in the de-taillows,” and “Go into de-taillow,” and “Ride their coat-taillows.” Notes: The devil is in the detail is an idiom used to describe things that are simple on first glance and are more complex than expected. To ride someone’s coattails is to benefit from the success of another. 
  • Tale → Taillow: As in, “Dead men tell no taillows,” and “A fairy-taillow ending,” and “Live to tell the taillow,” and “An old wive’s taillow,” and “Tattle taillow,” and “A tell-taillow sign.”
  • Swallow → Swellow: As in, “A bitter pill to swellow,” and “Hard to swellow,” and “Swellow one’s pride,” and “Wish the ground would swellow you up.” Also works for Swalot – “A bitter pill to swalot,” and “Hard to swalot.”
  • Swell → Swellow: As in, “Swellow up,” and “Swellow with pride.” 
  • Hello → Swellow: As in, “Swellow…is it me you’re looking for?” and “You had me at swellow.”
  • Wing → Wingull: As in, “Left wingull,” and “Spread your wingulls,” and “Take under your wingull,” and “Waiting in the wingulls,” and “Wingull it.”
  • Pepper → Pelipper: As in, “Sgt. Pelipper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and “Red pelipper, yellow pelipper.”
  • Rat → Ralt: As in, “I don’t give a ralt’s,” and “I smell a ralt,” and “Love ralt,” and “Ralt race.”
  • Curly → Kirlia: As in, “Kirlia hair.”
  • Earlier → Kirlia: As in, “Kirlia on,” and “Here’s one I prepared kirlia.”
  • Guard → Gardevoir: As in, “Drop your gardevoir,” and “Gardevoir against,” and “Off gardevoir,” and “The body gardevoir.”
  • Garden → Garden-voir: As in, “A rose garden-voir,” and “Up the garden-voir path,” and “Common or garden-voir variety.”
  • Sanskrit → Surskit: As in, “Written in surskit.”
  • Masquerade → Masquerain: As in, “A masquerain party,” and “Masquerain-ing as someone else.”
  • Loom → Breloom: As in, “Breloom large,” and “A late breloom-er,” and “A breloom-ing rose.”
  • Broom → Breloom: As in, “A new breloom sweeps clean,” and “A flying breloom-stick.”
  • Umbrella → Umbreloom: As in, “Let a smile be your umbreloom.”
  • Slack off → Slakoth: As in, “In doing group work, it’s important not to slakoth.”
  • Vigorous → Vigoroth: As in, “A vigoroth cleaning.”
  • Slacking → Slaking: As in, “Slaking off.”
  • Whisper → Whismur: As in, “Careless whismurs,” and “Horse whismurer,” and “Whismur sweet nothing,” and “Whismur campaign.” Note: a whisper campaign involves spreading rumours about someone in order to manipulate their social image.
  • Loud → Loudred: As in, “Actions speak loudred than words,” and “For crying out loudred,” and “Loudred and clear,” and “Out loudred,” and “Think aloudred,” and “Loudred enough to wake the dead.”
  • Cloud → Cloudred: As in, “On cloudred nine,” and “Under a cloudred,” and “Every cloudred has a silver lining,” and “Head in the cloudreds.”
  • Explode → Exploud: As in, “Watch them exploud.”
  • Azure → Azurill: As in, “An azurill sky.” 
  • Nose → Nosepass: As in, “Always have your nosepass in a book,” and “As plain as the nosepass on your face,” and “Blow your nosepass,” and “Follow your nosepass,” and “Hit it on the nosepass,” and “Hold your nosepass,” and “It’s no skin off my nosepass.”
  • Skittish → Skitty: As in, “A bit skitty.”
  • Cat → Delcatty: As in, “Alley delcatty,” and “Delcatty on a hot tin roof,” and “Delcatty and mouse game,” and “Delcatty got your tongue?” and “Delcatties have nine lives,” and “Curiosity killed the delcatty,” and “Let the delcatty out of the bag,” and “Raining delcatties and dogs,” and “Scaredy delcatty,” and “Delcatty nap.”
  • Iron → Aron: As in, “As hard as aron,” and “Cast aron alibi,” and “Clap them in arons,” and “Aron man,” and “Aron out the wrinkles,” and “Pump aron,” and “Strike while the aron is hot,” and “An aron fist,” and “An aron stomach.”
  • Alone → Aron: As in, “Home aron,” and “I want to be aron,” and “Leave me aron,” and “Let aron,” and “You’re never be aron,” and “Time aron will tell.”
  • Lair → Lairon: As in, “Come into my lairon.”
  • Meditate → Meditite: As in, “Meditite on it.”
  • Electric → Electrike: As in, “An electrike scooter.”
  • Plus → Plusle: As in, “On the plusle side,” and “Plusle one.”
  • Pulse → Plusle: As in, “Finger on the plusle,” and “Set plusles racing,” and “Blind implusle.”
  • Mining → Minun: As in, “Gold minun.”
  • Beat → Volbeat: As in, “Be still my vol-beating heart,” and “Volbeat it,” and “Volbeat a hasty retreat,” and “Volbeat a path to your door,” and “Volbeat about the bush,” and “Volbeat the hell out of,” and “Volbeat the clock,” and “My heart missed a volbeat,” and “Off the vol-beaten track,” and “That volbeats everything.”
  • Rose → Roselia: As in, “Bed of roselias,” and “Come up smelling of roselias,” and “Every roselia has its thorn,” and “Coming up roselias,” and “Life is a bed of roselias,” and “A roselia by any other name would smell as sweet,” and “Roselia tinted glasses,” and “Stop and smell the roselias.” Also works for Roserade, as in: “Bed of roserades,” and “Come up smelling of roserades,” and “Every roserade has its thorn.”
  • Gulp → Gulpin: As in, “Gulpin it down.”
  • A lot → Swalot: As in, “Swalot of time,” and “I’ve got swalot on my plate,” and “Keep swalot of balls in the air,” and “Swalot of fuss about nothing,” and “Leaves swalot to be desired,” and “It’s beginning to look swalot like Christmas.” 
  • Swat → Swalot: As in, “Swalot a mosquito.”
  • Shark → Sharpedo: As in, “Loan sharpedo,” and “Sharpedo repellent,” and “Swim with sharpedos,” and “Great white sharpedo.”
  • Sharp → Sharpedo: As in, “Razor sharpedo,” and “Sharpedo as a tack,” and “Sharpedo shooter.”
  • Whale → Wailmer: As in, “Save the wailmers,” and “Have a wailmer of a time.”
  • Lord → Wailord: As in, “Drunk as a wailord,” and “Wailord of the flies,” and “Live like a wailord,” and “Wailord it over,” and “The wailord moves in mysterious ways.”
  • Numb → Numel: As in, “My arm’s numel.”
  • Coal → Torkoal: As in, “As black as torkoal,” and “Rake over the torkoals.” 
  • Torque → Torkoal: As in, “Increased torkoal.” Note: Torque is a rotational force.
  • Point → Spoink: As in, “At this spoink in time,” and “Beside the spoink,” and “Get straight to the spoink.
  • Spunk → Spoink: As in, “She’s got spoink.”
  • Grumpy → Grumpig: As in, “Grumpig old men.”
  • Pig → Grumpig: As in, “Grumpigs might fly.”
  • Spin → Spinda: As in, “Give it a spinda,” and “Make your head spinda,” and “Spinda a yarn,” and “Spinda out.” 
  • Trap → Trapinch: As in, “Death trapinch,” and “Keep your trapinch shut,” and “Tourist trapinch,” and “Fall into a trapinch,” and “Mind like a steel trapinch.” 
  • Pinch → Trapinch: As in, “In a trapinch,” and “Feel the trapinch,” and “Penny trapinching,” and Trapinch yourself,” and “Take with a trapinch of salt.”
  • Fly → Flygon: As in, “Come flygon with me,” and “Flygon me to the moon,” and “Flygon a kite,” and “Flygon by the seat of your pants,” and “Flygon off the handle,” and “Flygon on the wall,” and “Go flygon a kite,” and “Pigs might flygon,” and “Flygon in the face of evidence.” Note: To “fly in the face of” is to go against evidence.
  • Gone → Flygon: As in, “Been and flygon,” and “Dead and flygon,” and “Died and flygon to heaven,” and “Flygon with the wind,” and “Flygon but not forgotten,” and “Flygon to the bad,” and “Here today, flygon tomorrow.”
  • Swab → Swablu: As in, “A cotton swablu.”
  • Blue → Swablu: As in, “Once in a swablu moon,” and “Swablu in the face,” and “Swablu murder,” and “Swablu screen of death,” and “Deeper than the deep swablu sea,” and “Feeling swablu.”
  • Altar → Altaria: As in, “Leave at the altaria.”
  • Goose → Zangoose: As in, “Loose as a zangoose,” and “Kill the zangoose that lays the golden egg,” and “Wild zangoose chase,” and “Wouldn’t say boo to a zangoose,” and “You silly zangoose,” and “Zangoose bumps.”
  • Viper → Seviper: As in, “A nest of sevipers.”
  • Rock → Solrock: As in, “Hard as a solrock,” and “Solid as a solrock,” and “Between a solrock and a hard place,” and “Don’t solrock the boat,”and “Glam solrock,” and “Hit solrock bottom,” and “On the solrocks,” and “Have solrocks in your head.” Also works for regirock: “Hard as a regirock,” and “Solid as a regirock,” and “Between a regirock and a hard place.”
  • Fish → Corphish: As in, “A woman without a man is like a corphish without a bicycle,” and “A different kettle of corphish,” and “Drink like a corphish,” and “Corphish it out,” and “Corphish-ing for compliments,” and “An odd corphish.”
  • Core → Corphish: As in, “Rotten to the corphish.”
  • Toy → Baltoy: As in, “Baltoy with someone’s affections.”
  • Clay → Claydol: As in, “Potter’s claydol,” and “Made with claydol.”
  • Clay doll → Claydol
  • Lily → Lileep: As in, “Lileep-livered.” Note: Lily-livered means cowardly.
  • Leap → Lileep: As in, “By lileeps and bounds,” and “Lileep of faith,” and “Look before you lileep,” and “Lileep to mind.”
  • Cradle → Cradily: As in, “From the cradily to the grave.” 
  • Puppet → Shuppet: As in, “Like a shuppet on a string,” and “Shuppet master.”
  • Copius → Tropius: As in, “A tropius amount.” Note: Copius means plentiful.
  • Tropical → Tropius: As in, “The tropius taste.”
  • Chime → Chimecho: As in, “Chimecho in with.”
  • Absol*: Use words and phrases with “absol” in them – “Absol-ute power corrupts absol-utely,” and “Absol-ved,” and “Absol-ution.” Note: to absolve is to free someone from an obligation or guilt.
  • Why not → Wynaut: As in, “But wynaut?”
  • Runt → Snorunt: As in, “The snorunt of the litter.”
  • Gladly → Glalie: As in, “I’ll do it glalie.”
  • Sphere → Spheal: As in, “Spheal of influence,” and “Could have cut the atmospheal with a knife.”
  • Seal → Spheal: As in, “My lips are sphealed,” and “Spheal of approval,” and “Spheal the deal,” and “Spheal your fate,” and “Sphealed with a loving kiss,” and “Signed and sphealed,” and “Sphealed off.”
  • Heal → Spheal: As in, “Sphealing hands,” and “Time spheals all.”
  • Seal → Sealeo: As in, “Sealeo of approval,” and “Sealeo the deal,” and “Sealeo your fate,” and “Signed and sealeo-ed.”
  • Walrus → Walrein: As in, “Graceful as a walrein.”
  • Pearl → Clamperl: As in, “A string of clamperls,” and “Clamperls of wisdom,” and “The black clamperl,” and “Clamperly whites.”
  • Tail → Huntail: As in, “Can’t make head or huntail of it,” and “Chase your own huntail,” and “Get off my huntail,” and “Turn huntail.”
  • Relic → Relicanth: As in, “A relicanth of the past.”
  • Really can’t → Relicanth: As in, “Sorry, I relicanth.”
  • Love → Luvdisc: As in, “All you need is luvdisc,” and “All’s fair in luvdisc and war,” and “Crazy little thing called luvdisc.”
  • Begin → Bagon: As in, “A good bagonning,” and “A journey of a thousand miles bagons with a single step,” and “Bagonner’s luck,” and “Charity bagons at home,” and “Doubt is the bagonning of wisdom,” and “Let the games bagon!” and “Life bagons at forty,” and “The bagonning of the end,” and “Bagon again.”
  • Shell → Shelgon: As in, “Come out of your shelgon,” and “A hard shelgon,” and “In a nutshellgon,” and “Drop a bombshellgon.”
  • Gone → Shelgone: As in, “Been and shelgon,” and “Dead and shelgon,” and “Died and shelgon to heaven,” and “Shelgon with the wind,” and “Shelgon but not forgotten,” and “Shelgon to seed,” and “Hair today, shelgon tomorrow,” and “All shelgon pear-shaped,” and “Lost and shelgon forever,” and “Days shelgon by.”
  • Bell → Beldum: As in, “Clear as a beldum,” and “For whom the beldum tolls,” and “Beldums and whistles,” and “Doesn’t ring a beldum,” and “Jingle beldums,” and “Saved by the beldum,” and “Beldum of the ball,” and “Warning beldum,” and “Wedding beldums,” and “With beldums on,” and “Taco beldum.”
  • Bedlam → Beldum: As in, “It’s beldum in here!” Note: bedlam means chaos. 
  • Ice → Regice: As in, “Cold as regice,” and “Break the regice,” and “Regice cold,” and “Skating on thin regice,” and “Tip of the regice-berg.”
  • Regist* → Regice*: As in, “Let’s regice-ter,” and “Where’s the regice-try?”
  • Turtle → Turtwig: As in, “Two turtwig doves.”
  • Wig → Turtwig: As in, “Keep your turtwig on,” and “Turtwig out,” and “Get a turtwiggle on.”
  • Grow → Grotle: As in, “Absence makes the heart grotle fonder,” and “As exciting as watching grass grotle,” and “Grotle on you,” and “Grotle up,” and “Mighty oaks from little trees grotle,” and “Money doesn’t grotle on trees,” and “Grotle apart,” and “Grotle cold.”
  • Terror → Torterra: As in, “Night torterras,” and “What a torterra-fying idea.”
  • Char* → Chimchar*:  As in, “Chimchar-ge up,” and “Chimchar-med life,” and “Large and in chimchar-ge,” and “Third time’s a chimchar-m.”
  • Inferno → Monferno: As in, “A towering monferno.”
  • Ape → Infernape: As in, “Go infernape,” and “Planet of the infernapes.”
  • Emperor → Empoleon: As in, “The empoleon’s new clothes.” 
  • Napoleon Bonaparte → Empoleon Bonaparte
  • Star → Starly: As in, “A starly is born,” and “Born under a lucky starly,” and “Catch a falling starly,” and “Get a gold starly,” and “Guiding starly,” and “Written in the starlys,” and “Reach for the starlys,” and “Rising starly,” and “Thank your lucky starlys,” and “Starly-eyed,” and “Starly night.”
  • Doofus →Bidoofus: As in, “You bidoofus,” and “A real bidoofy move.”
  • Barrel → Bibarel: As in, “A bibarel load of laughs,” and “A bibarel load of monkeys,” and “Bibarel-ing along,” and “Scraping the bottom of the bibarel.”
  • Cricket → Kricketot: As in, “Holy kricketot,” and “Jimminy kricketot,” and “Not kricketot.” These also work for kricketune, as in “Holy Kricketune,” and “Jimminy Kricketune.”
  • Tot* → Kricketot*: As in, “Grand kricket-otal.” 
  • Tune → Kricketune: As in, “Can’t carry a kricketune,” and “Change your kricketune,” and “Dance to your own kricketune,” and “In kricketune with,” and “Stay kricketune-d,” and “Kricketune out,” and “Whistle a happy kricketune.”
  • Extinct → Ex-shinxt: As in, “Ex-shinxt is forever.”
  • Luxury → Luxio-ry: As in, “Lap of luxio-ry.”
  • Bud → Budew: As in, “Nip it in the budew,” and “Like a rosebudew.”
  • Dew → Budew: As in, “Morning budew.”
  • Do → Budew: As in, “What should I budew?” and “Damned if I budew, damned if I don’t,” and “Budew it tough,” and “Budew me a favour,” and “Budew right by,” and “Budew or die.”
  • Cranny → Cranidos: As in, “Every nook and cranidos.”
  • Rampant → Rampardos: As in, “Running rampardos.”
  • Shield → Shieldon: As in, “Shieldon from.”
  • Bury→ Burmy: As in, “Burmy the hatchet,” and “Burmy your head in the sand,” and “Burmy yourself in work.” Note: to bury the hatchet is to make peace. 
  • Moth → Mothim: As in, “Like a mothim to a flame.” 
  • Gotham → Mothim: As in, “Stay awesome, mothim,” and “Mothim city.”
  • Bee → Combee: As in, “Busy as a combee,” and “Combee in your bonnet,” and “Busy combee,” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a combee,” and “Like a combee to a honeypot,” and “The combee’s knees,” and “The birds and the combees.”
  • Comb → Combee: As in, “Combee through,” and “Go through with a fine-toothed combee.”
  • Queen → Vespiquen: As in, “Beauty vespiquen,” and “Killer vespiquen,” and “Yaaassss vespiquen.”
  • Weasel → Buizel: As in, “Buizel words,” and “Buizel out.” Note: weasel words are words that are intentionally vague or ambiguous. 
  • Float → Floatzel: As in, “Floatzel like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” and “It floatzels!” and “Whatever floatzels your boat,” and “Floatzel around.”
  • Cherub → Cherubi: As in, “A cherubi-c angel.”
  • Cherry → Cherubi: As in, Cherubi pie,” and “Second bite of the cherubi,” and “Cherubi orchard,” and “Bowl of cherubies,” and “Cherubi on the cake,” and “Cherubi on top.” These also work for Cherrim, as in “Cherrim on top,” and “Cherrim on the cake.”
  • Ruby → Cherubi: As in, “Cherubi slippers.”
  • Shell → Shellos: As in, “Come out of your shellos,” and “Crawl back into your shellos,” and “Drop a bombshellos,” and “In a nutshellos,” and “Shellos out,” and “Walk on eggshellos.”
  • Gastro → Gastrodon: As in, “I’ve got gastrodon.”
  • Bunny → Buneary hop: As in, “Cuddle buneary,” and “Dust buneary,” and “Honey buneary,” and “Not a happy buneary,” and “The Easter buneary.” Also works for Lopunny – “Cuddle lopunny,” and “Dust lopunny.”
  • Nearly → Buneary: As in, “A short history of buneary everything,” and “Buneary new,” and “Buneary jump out of one’s skin,” and “Not just buneary.”
  • Bone weary → Bun-weary 
  • Honcho → Honchokrow: As in, “Head honchokrow.”
  • Crow → Honchkrow: As in, “Something to honchkrow about.”
  • Glam → Glameow: As in, “Glameow rock.”
  • Glamour* → Glameow*: As in, “Glameow girl,” and “Glameow puss,” and “Glameowrus.”
  • Ugly → Purugly: As in, “As purugly as sin,” and “The good, the bad and the purugly,” and “Purugly duckling.”
  • Stinky → Stunky: As in, “Stunky washing.”
  • Skunk → Skuntank: As in, “Drunk as a skuntank.”
  • Tank → Skuntank: As in, “Built like a skuntank,” and “Empty the skuntank,” and “Think skuntank.”
  • Bronze → Bronzor: As in, “A bronzor goddess.”
  • Bonsai → Bonsly: As in, “A bonsly tree.” Note: bonsai is a Japanese style of gardening where miniature trees are cultivated.
  • Happy → Happiny: As in, “As happiny as a clam,” and “Colour me happiny,” and “Don’t worry, be happiny,” and “Happiny birthday,” and “Happiny new year,” and “Happiny accident,” and “Happiny family,” and “Happiny go lucky,” and “Happiny hour,” and “A happiny medium,” and “Many happiny returns,” and “Not a happiny camper,” and “Snap happiny,” and “Trigger happiny,”and “As happiny as the day is long.”
  • Happily → Happiny: As in, “Happiny ever after,” and “Yes, happiny.”
  • Happen → Happiny: As in, “An accident waiting to happiny,” and “Cheer up, it might never happiny,” and “Happiny along,” and “A heart attack waiting to happiny,” and “See what happinys,” and “These things happiny,” and “Couldn’t happiny to a nicer person,” and “Hip and happiny-ng.”
  • Chat → Chatot: As in, “Chit-chatot,” and “Chatot-terbox,” and “Chatot up.”
  • Spirit → Spiritomb: As in, “Be there in spiritomb,” and “In the spiritomb of it,” and “Free spiritomb,” and “Keep your spiritombs up,” and “Kindred spiritomb,” and “Lift your spiritombs,” and “Low spiritombs,” and “Smells like teen spiritomb,” and “Team spiritomb,” and “That’s the spiritomb,” and “Lift someone’s spiritombs,” and “Be in good spiritombs.”
  • Tomb → Spiritomb: As in, “Spiritomb raider.”
  • Gobble → Gible: As in, “Gible it down.”
  • Bite → Gabite: As in, “A gabite to eat,” and “Ankle gabite-er,” and “Another one gabites the dust,” and “Gabite back,” and “Gabite me,” and “Gabite off more than you can chew,” and “Gabite someone’s head off,” and “Gabite the bullet,” and “Gabite your tongue,” and “Don’t gabite the hand that feeds you,” and “Love gabite,” and “His bark is worse than his gabite,” and “Second gabite of the cherry,” and “Take a gabite out of,” and “All bark and no gabite,” and “Gabite my shiny metal ass.”
  • Megabyte → Me-gabite: As in, “Ten me-gabites.” Note: also works for gigabyte, as in “Gi-gabite.”
  • Chomp → Garchomp: As in, “Garchomp it down.”
  • Munch → Munchlax: As in, “Munchlax it down.”
  • Hippopotamus → Hippopotas: As in, “The hungry hippopotas.” Note: Also works for hippowdon, as in “The hungry hippowdon.”
  • Toxic → Toxicroak: As in, “Toxicroak waste.”
  • Carnival → Carnivine: As in, “A beautiful carnivine.”
  • Vine → Carnivine: As in, “I heard it on the carnivine.”
  • Fine → Finneon: As in, “Damn finneon coffee,” and “Finneon and dandy,” and “A finneon figure,” and “Down to a finneon art,” and “Another finneon mess,” and “I feel finneon,” and “In finneon form,” and “Not to put too finneon a point on it,” and “One finneon day,” and “Treading a finneon line,” and “The finneon print.”
  • Man → Mantyke: As in, “A drowning mantyke will clutch at a straw,” and “A good mantyke is hard to find,” and “A mantyke after my own heart,” and “A woman without a mantyke is like a fish without a bicycle,” and “An angry young mantyke,” and “A changed mantyke.”
  • Snow → Snover: As in, “As pure as the driven snover,” and “As white as snover,” and “Blanket of snover,” and “Beard as white as snover,” and “Too cold to snover,” and “Let it snover,” and “Snover White and the seven dwarfs,” and “Snover bunny,” and “All snovered in.”
  • Over → Snover: As in, “After it was all snover,” and “All snover again,” and “All snover the place,” and “All snover the show,” and “Bend snover backwards to help,” and “Bowl snover,” and “A bridge snover troubled water,” and “Brimming snover with confidence,” and “Cast an eye snover,” and “Come on snover,” and “Game snover,” and “Get snover it,” and “Go snoverboard,” and “Head snover heels,” and “Look snover your shoulder.”
  • Weave → Weavile: As in, “The lies you weavile.”
  • Evil → Weavile: As in, “Weavile genius,” and “Weavile intent,” and “Weavile twin,” and “Money is the root of all weavile,” and “See no weavile,” and “The lesser of two weaviles,” and “A touch of weavile.”
  • Growth → Tangrowth: As in, “Tangrowth spurt.”
  • Mortar → Magmortar: As in, “Bricks and magmortar.”
  • Leaf → Leafeon: As in, “Leafeon through,” and “Shake like a leafeon,” and “Tea leafeon,” and “Turn over a new leafeon,” and “Take a leafeon out of someone’s book.”
  • Glade → Gallade: As in, “A leafy gallade.” Note: a glade is an open space in a wood or forest.
  • *self → *azelf: As in, “Brace your-azelf,” and “Bury your-azelf in work,” and “Do it your-azelf,” and “Honour thy azelf,” and “Mean and azelf-ish,” and “Azelf-made,” and “Azelf important,” and “Hands to your-azelf.”
  • Heat → Heatran: As in, “Heatran up,” and “Heatran wave,” and “Body heatran,” and “In the heatran of the battle,” and “Heatran of the moment,” and “Packing heatran,” and “Turn up the heatran,” and “If you can’t stand the heatran, get out of the kitchen.”
  • Phone → Phione: As in, “Hold the phione,” and “Phione a friend,” and “Phione home,” and “Phione in sick,” and “Waiting by the phione,” and “Work the phione,” and “Blow up someone’s phione,” and “Phione tag.”
  • Dark → Darkrai: As in, “After darkrai,” and “Darkrai as pitch,” and “Dancing in the darkrai,” and “Darkrai before the dawn,” and “Darkrai horse,” and “Darkrai humour,” and “A deep, darkrai secret,” and “Every darkrai cloud has a silver lining,” and “A darkrai and stormy night,” and “A shot in the darkrai.”
  • Shame → Shaymin: As in, “A crying shaymin,” and “Name and shaymin,” and “Put to shaymin,” and “Shaymin on you!”
  • Victory → Victini: As in, “A victini for common sense,” and “Moral victini,” and “Snatching victini from the jaws of defeat,” and “Victini is mine,” and “V for victini.”
  • Superior → Serperior: As in, “A serperior job.”
  • Pig → Tepig: As in, “Tepiggy bank,” and “Tepigs might fly.”
  • Ignite → Pignite: As in, “Pignite your passion.”
  • Boar → Emboar: As in, “Above emboar-d,” and “Across the emboar-d,” and “Back to the drawing emboar-d.”
  • Throw → Throh: As in, “Throh away the key,” and “A stone’s throh,” and “Throh a wobbly,” and “Throh caution to the wind,” and “Throh cold water on,” and “Throh down the gauntlet,” and “Throh it back in your face,” and “Throh your hat into the ring,” and “Throh under the bus.”
  • Purloin → Purrloin: As in, “A purrloined letter.” Note: to purloin is to steal something.
  • Ordinary → Audino-ry: As in, “A life less audino-ry,” and “Out of the audino-ry,” and “Extraudino-ry.”
  • Timber → Timburr: As in, “Shiver me timburrs,” and “Timburr!”
  • Blitz → Blitzle: As in, “Blitzled out.” Note: to be blitzed out is to be surprised or confused
  • Tranquil → Tranquill: As in, “A tranquill time.”
  • Cotton → Cottonee: As in, “Bless their cottonee socks,” and “Wrap in cottonee wool,” and “Cottonee on to.” Note: to cotton on to something is to realise something without explanations from others. 
  •  Crust → Crustle: As in, “Upper crustle.” Note: the upper crust refers to the wealthiest social class in society. 
  • Hustle → Crustle: As in, “Crustle your butt,” and “Crustle and bustle.”
  • Crafty → Scrafty: As in, “A scrafty fellow.”
  • Waddle → Sewaddle: As in, “A sewaddling penguin,” and “Sewaddling along.”
  • Rubbish → Trubbish: As in, “A load of trubbish,” and “Trubbish in, trubbish out.”
  • Duck → Ducklett: As in, “Ducklett the question,” and “Duckletts on a pond,” and “Like a ducklett to water,” and “If it looks like a ducklett and it quacks like a ducklett, it probably is a ducklett,” and “Lord love a ducklett,” and “Nice weather for duckletts,” and “Rubber ducklett.”
  • Swan → Swanna: As in, “Swanna song,” and “Graceful as a swanna.”
  • Dear → Deerling: As in, “Deerling beloved,” and “Hang on for deerling life.”
  • Deer → Deerling: As in, “A deerling in headlights.”
  • Fracture → Fraxure: As in, “A complex fraxure.”
  • Helmet → Shelmet: As in, “Don’t forget your shelmet.”
  • Bravery → Braviary: As in, “She’s known for her braviary.”
  • Thunder → Thundurus: Make some legendary pokemon puns with Thundurus, as in, “Black as thundurus,” and “Face like thundurus,” and “Steal someone’s thundurus.”
  • Chestnut → Chesnaught: As in, “That old chesnaught,” and “Pull your chesnaughts out of the fire.”
  • Finicky → Fennekin: As in, “A fennekin eater.”
  • Freaky → Froakie: As in, “Froakie Friday,” and “A froakie turn of events.”
  • Fledgling → Fletchling: As in, “A young fletchling.” Note: A fledgling is a baby bird.
  • Kelp → Skrelp: As in, “A skrelp coloured mess.”
  • Tantrum → Tyrantrum: As in, “Temper tyrantrum.”
  • Beware → Bewear: As in, “Buyer bewear,” and “Bewear of cheap imitations.”

Pokemon-Related Words

To help you come up with your own Pokemon puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

Since Pokemon has been around for so long and is such a large and loved part of our culture, there are so many related words that we’ve sorted them into categories for ease of use. Enjoy!

Pokemon: bulbasaur, ivysaur, venusaur, charmander, charmeleon, charizard, squirtle, wartortle, blastoise, caterpie, metapod, butterfree, weedle, kakuna, beedrill, pidgey, pidgeotto, pidgeot, rattata, raticate, spearow, fearow, ekans, arbok, pikachu, raichu, sandshrew, sandslash, nidoran, nidorina, nidoqueen, nidorino, nidoking, clefairy, clefable, vulpix, ninetales, jigglypuff, wigglytuff, zubat, golbat, oddish, gloom, vileplume, paras, parasect, venonat, venomoth, diglett, dugtrio, meowth, persian, psyduck, golduck, mankey, primeape, growlithe, arcanine, poliwag, poliwhirl, poliwrath, abra, kadabra, alazakam, machop, machoke, machamp, bellsprout, weepinbell, victreebell, tentacool, tentacruel, geodude, graveler, golem, ponyta, rapidash, slowpoke, slowbro, magnemite, magneton, farfetch’d, doduo, dodrio, seel, dewgong, grimer, muk, shellder, cloyster, gastly, haunter, gengar, onix, growzee, hypno, krabby, kingler, voltorb, electrode, exeggcute, exeggutor, cubone, marowak, hitmonlee, hitmonchan, lickitung, koffing, weezing, rhyhorn, rhydon, chansey, tangela, kangaskhan, horsea, seadra, goldeen, seaking, staryu, starmie, mr. mime, scyther, jynx, electabuzz, magmar, pinsir, tauros, magikarp, gyrados, lapras, ditto, eevee, vaporean, jolteon, flareon, porygon, omanyte, omastar, kabuto, kabutops, aerodactyl, snorlax, articuno, zapdos, moltres, dratini, dragonair, dragonite, mewtwo, mew, chikorita, bayleef, meganium, cyndaquil, quilava, typhlosion, totodile, croconaw, feraligatr, sentret, furret, hoothoot, noctowl, ledyba, ledian, spinarak, ariados, crobat, chinchou, lanturn, pichu, cleffa, igglybuff, togepi, togetic, natu, xatu, mareep, flaaffy, ampharos, bellossom, marill, azumarill, sudowoodo, politoed, hoppip, skiploom, jumpluff, aipom, sunkern, sunflora, yanma, wooper, quagsire, espeon, umbreon, murkrow, slowking, misdreavus, unown, wobbuffet, girafarig, pineco, forretress, dunsparce, gligar, steelix, snubbull, granbull, gwilfish, scizor, shuckle, heracross, sneasel, teddiursa, ursaring, slugma, magcargo, swinub, piloswine, corsola, remoraid, octillery, delibird, mantine, skarmory, houndour, houndoom, kingdra, phanpy, donphan, porygon2, stantler, smeargle, tyrogue, hitmontop, smoochum, elekid, magby, miltank, blissey, raikou, entei, suicune, larvitar, pupitar, tyranitar, lugia, ho-oh, celebi, treecko, grovyle, sceptile, torchic, combusken, blaziken, mudkip, marshtomp, swampert, poochyena, mightyena, zigzagoon, linoone, wurmple, silcoon, beautifly, cascoon, dustox, lotad, lombre, ludicolo, seedot, nuzleaf, shiftry, taillow, swellow, wingull, pelipper, ralts, kirlia, gardevoir, surskit, masquerain, shroomish, breloom, slakoth, vigoroth, slaking, nincada, ninjask, shedinja, whismur, loudred, exploud, makuhita, hariyama, azurill, nosepass, skitty, delcatty, sableye, mawile, aron, lairon, aggron, meditite, medicham, eletrike, manectric, plusle, minun, volbeat, illumise, roselia, gulpin, swalot, carvanha, sharpedo, wailmer, wailord, numel, camerupt, torkoal, spoink, grumpig, spinda, trapinch, vibrava, flygon, cacnea, cacturne, swablu, altaria, zangoose, seviper, lunatone, solrock, barboach, whiscash, corphish, crawdaunt, baltoy, claydol, lileep, cradily, anorith, armaldo, feebas, milotic, castform, kecleon, shuppet, banette, duskull, dusclops, tropius, chimecho, absol, wynaut, snorunt, glalie, spheal, sealeo, walrein, clamperl, huntail, gorebyss, relicanth, luvdisc, bagon, shelgon, salamence, beldum, metang, metagross, regirock, regice, registeel, latias, latios, kyogre, groudon, rayquaza, kirachi, deoxys, turtwig, grotle, torterra, chimchar, monferno, infernape, piplup, prinplup, emoleon, starly, staravia, staraptor, bidoof, bibarel, kricketot, kricketune, shinx, luxio, luxray, budew, roserade, cranidos, rampardos, shieldon, bastiodon, burmy, wormadam, mothim, combee, vespiqueen, pachirisu, buizel, floatzel, cherubi, cherrim, shellos, gastrodon, ambipom, drifloon, drifblim, buneary, lopunny, mismagius, honchkrow, glameow, purugly, chingling, stunky, skuntank, bronzor, bronzong, bonsly, mime jr., happiny, chatot, spiritomb, gible, gabite, garchomp, munchlax, riolu, lucario, hippopotas, hippowdon, skorupi, drapion, croagunk, toxicroak, carnivine, finneon, lumineon, mantyke, snover, abomasnow, weavile, magnezone, lickilicky, rhyperior, tangrowth, electivire, magmortar, togekiss, yanmega, leafeon, glaceon, gliscor, mamoswine, porygon-z, gallade, probopass, dusknoir, froslass, rotom, uxie, mesprit, azelf, dialga, palkia, heatran, regigigas, giratina, cresselia, phione, manaphy, darkrai, shaymin, arceus, victini, snivy, servine, serperior, tepig, pignite, emboar, oshawott, dewott, samurott, patrat, watchog, lillipup, herdier, stoutland, purrloin, liepard, pansage, simisage, pansear, simisear, panpour, simiproud, munna, musharna, pidove, tranquill, unfezant, blitzle, zebstrika, roggenrola, boldore, gigalith, woobat, swoobat, drilbur, excadrill, audino, timburr, gurdurr, conkeldurr, tympole, palpitoad, seismitoad, throh, sawk, sewaddle, swadloon, leavanny, venipede, whirlipede, scolipede, cottonee, whimsicott, petilil, lilligant, basculin, sandile, krokorok, krookodile, darumaka, darmanitan, maractus, dwebble, crustle, scraggy, scrafty, sigilyph, yamask, cofragigus, tirtouga, carracosta, archen, archeops, trubbish, garbodor, zorua, zoroark, minccino, cinccino, gothita, gothirita, gothitelle, solosis, duosion, reuniclus, ducklett, swanna, vanillite, vanillish, vanilluxe, deerling, sawsbuck, emolga, karrablast, escavalier, foongus, amoonguss, frillish, jellicent, alomomola, joltik, galvantula, ferroseed, ferrothorn, klink, klang, klinklang, tynamo, eelektrik, eelektross, elygem, beheeyem, litwick, lampent, chandelure, axew, fraxure, haxorus, cubchoo, beartic, cryogonal, shelmet, accelgor, stunfisk, mienfoo, mienshao, druddigon, golett, golurk, pawniard, bisharp, bouffalant, rufflet, braviary, vullaby, mandibuzz, heatmor, durant, deino, zweilous, hydreigon, larvesta, volcarona, cobalion, terrakion, virizion, tornadus, thundurus, reshiram, zekrom, landorus, kyurem, keldeo, meloetta, genesect, chespin, quilladin, chesnaught, fennekin, braixen, delphox, froakie, frogadier, greninja, bunnelby, diggersby, fletchling, fletchinder, talonflame, scatterbug, spewpa, vivillon, litleo, pyroar, flabebe, floette, florges, skiddo, gogoat, pancham, pangoro, furfrou, espurr, meowstic, honedge, doublade, aegislash, spritzee, aromatisse, swirlix, slurpuff, inkay, malamar, binacle, barbaracle, skrelp, dragalge, clauncher, clawitzer, helioptile, heliolisk, tyrunt, tyrantrum, amaura, aurorus, sylveon, hawlucha, dedenne, carbink, goomy, sliggoo, goodra, klefki, phantump, trevenant, pumpkaboo, gourgeist, bergmite, avalugg, noibat, noivern, xerneas, yveltal, zygarde, diancie, hoopa, volcanion, rowlet, dartrix, decidueye, litten, torracat, incineroar, popplio, brionne, primarina, pikipek, trumbeak, toucannon, yungoos, gumshoos, grubbin, charjabug, vikavolt, crabrawler, crabominable, oricorio, cutiefly, ribombee, rockruff, lycanroc, wishiwashi, mareanie, toxapex, mudbray, mudsdale, dewpider, araquanid, fomantis, lurantis, morelull, shiinotic, salandit, salazzle, stufful, bewear, bounsweet, steenee, tsareena, comfey, oranguru, passimian, wimpod, golisopod, sandygast, palossand, pyukumuku, type: null, silvally, minior, komala, turtonator, togedemaru, mimikyu, bruxish, drampa, dhelmise, jangmo-o, hakamo-o, kommo-o, tapu koko, tapu lele, tapu bulu, tapu fini, cosmog, cosmoem, solgaleo, lunala, nihilego, buzzwole, pheromosa, xurkitree, celesteela, kartana, guzzlord, necrozma, magearna, marshadow, poipole, naganadel, stakataka, blacephalon, zeraora

Characters: ash ketchum, delia ketchum, misty, brock, jessie, james, tracey, may, max, dawn, caroline, norman, iris, cilan, serena, clemont, bonnie, lillie, kiawe, mallow, lana, sophocles, giovanni, nurse joy, officer jenny, bill, lance, cynthia, N, prof. oak, prof. elm, prof. birch, prof. rowan, prof. juniper, prof. sycamore, prof. kukul, prof. willow, prof. burnett, prof. krane, prof. fuji, prof. lund, dr. akihabara, prof. ivy, butch, cassidy, Dr. Namba, grunts, Matori, Pierce, archie, shelly, maxie, tabitha, brodie, butler, cyrus, charon, saturn, mars, jupiter, ghetsis, colress, aldith, barret, lysandre, xerosic, celosia, mable, aliana, bryony

Common items: pokeball, pokedex, gym badge, berry, aguav berry, antidote, apicot berry, fossil, aspear berry, awakening, babiri berry, beast ball, apricorn, calcium, charcoal, charti berry, chesto berry, cherish ball, dive ball, dream ball, dusk ball, elixir, energy powder, repel, super repel, enigma berry, ether, escape rope, everstone, fast ball, fire stone, friend ball, full heal, full restore, great ball, heal ball, heal powder, heart scale, heavy ball, helix fossil, HM, ™, hyper potion, potion, leppa berry, level ball, light ball, love ball, lure ball, luxury ball, master ball, max elixir, max repel, revive, moon ball, moon stone, nest ball, net ball, old amber, oran berry, park ball, pecha berry, persim berry, pinap berry, poke doll, poke toy, pp max, pp up, premier ball, quick ball, rare candy, repeat ball, safari ball, sitrus berry, smoke ball, soothe bell, soda pop, sport ball, sun stone, thunder stone, timer ball, ultra ball, water stone

Pokemon types: normal, fighting, flying, poison, ground, rock, bug, ghost, steel, fire, water, grass, electric, psychic, ice, dragon, dark, fairy

Common moves: pound, karate chop, doubleslap, comet punch, mega punch, fire punch, ice punch, splash, scratch, swords dance, cut, gust, wing attack, fly, bind, slam, vine whip, stomp, double kick, mega kick, sand-attack, headbutt, horn attack, fury attack, tackle, bodyslam, wrap, take down, double-edge, tail whip, poison sting, pin missile, leer, bite, growl, roar, sing, supersonic, disable, acid, ember, flamethrower, water gun, hydro pump, surf, ice beam, blizzard, psybeam, bubblebeam, hyper beam, peck, drill peck, low kick, seismic toss, strength, absorb, mega drain, leech seed, growth, razor leaf, solar beam, poison powder, stun spore, sleep powder, petal dance, string shot, dragon rage, fire spin, thundershock, thunderbolt, thunder wave, thunder, rock throw, earthquake, dig, toxic, confusion, psychic, hypnosis, meditate, agility, quick attack, rage, teleport, nightshade, double team, recover, harden, confuse ray, defense curl, focus energy, bide, metronome, self-destruct, lick, smog, sludge, bone club, fire blast, swift, skull bash, glare, dream eater, poison gas, leech life, lovely kiss, transform, bubble, flash, psywave, fury swipes, rest, rock slide, slash, flame wheel, snore, curse, flail, spite, powder snow, mach punch, scary face, faint attack, belly drum, sludge bomb, mud slap, foresight, destiny bond, detect, bone rush, sandstorm, giga drain, endure, charm, rollout, false swipe, swagger, spark, fury cutter, steel wing, mean look, attract, sleep talk, encore, pursuit, sweet scent, iron tail, hidden power, sunny day, crunch, ancient power, shadow ball, rock smash, whirlpool, uproar, will-o-wisp, focus punch, helping hand, mud sport, hydro cannon, astonish, aromatherapy, rock tomb, tackle, mud shot, magical leaf, rock climb, trick room, agility

Pokemon games: super smash bros., pokemon go, silver, gold, red, blue, yellow, crystal, ruby, sapphire, firered, leafgreen, emerald, diamond, pearl, platinum, heartgold, soulsilver, black, white, x, y, omega ruby, alpha sapphire, sun, moon, ultra sun, ultra moon, colosseum, pokken tournament

Pokemon maps/areas: town, cave, forest, route, Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola, Orre, Fiore, Almia, Ransei, Oblivia, Orange Islands, Pallet Town, Viridian City, Pewter City, Cerulean City, Vermilion City, Lavender Town, Celadon City, Fuschia City, Saffron City, Cinnabar Island, Indigo Plateau, Sevii Islands, New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, Violet City, Azaelea Town, Goldenrod City, Cerulean Cave, Diglett’s Cave, Mt. Moon, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Coronet, Ecruteak City, Olivine City, Frontier Access, Cianwood City, Safari Zone, Mahogany Town, Blackthorn City, Littleroot Town, Oldale Town, Petalburg City, Rustboro City, Dewford Town, Slateport City, Mauville City, Verdanturf Town, Lavaridge Town, Fallarbor Town, Fortree City, Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Sootopolis City, Pacifidlog Town, Ever Grande City, Twinleaf Town, Sandgem Town, Jubilife City, Oreburgh City, Floaroma Town, Eterna City, Hearthome City, Solaceon Town, Veilstone City, Pastoria City, Celestic Town, Canalave City, Snowpoint City, Sunyshore City, Pokemon League, Battle Zone, Nuvema Town, Accumula Town, Striaton City, Nacrene City, Castelia City, Nimbasa City, Anville Town, Driftveil City, Mistralton City, Icirrus City, Opelucid City, Lacunosa Town, Undella Town, Black City, White Forest, Aspertia City, Virbank City, Vaniville Town, Aquacorde Town, Lumiose City, Santalune City, Cyllage City, Shalour City, Coumarine City, Laverre City, Dendemille Town, Anistar City, Snowbelle City, Kiloude City, Iki Town, Hau’oli City, Heahea City, Paniola Town, Royal Avenue, Konikoni City, Malie City, Tapu Village, Po Town, Seafolk Village, Phenac City, Pyrite Town, The Under, Agate Village, Gateon Port, Fall City, Ring Town, Summerland, Wintown, Chicole Village, Vientown, Pueltown, Shiver Camp, Haruba Village, Boyleland, Cocona Village, Tilt Village, Aqua Resort

Meta: pokemon, nintendo, trainer, professor, niantic, trading card game, pocket monster, game freak, satoshi tajiri, ken sugimori, battle, gotta catch ’em all, super smash bros., pokepark, evolution, evolved, team rocket, team aqua, gym leader, gym, elite four, champion, starter pokemon, team aqua, team magma, team galactic, team plasma, team flare, team skull

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Bee Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on bee puns! 🐝 This entry is a work-in-progress, but currently has a reasonable number of puns based on bees and bee-related words (honey, pollen, buzz, hive, etc.). You won’t find any wasp puns in this entry – wasps deserve their own entry and will get one soon 🙂

Bee Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about bees that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s the list of bee puns:

  • Bee: There are a few phrases/idioms which include the word “bee” and so could be used as bee puns in the right context: “Bee in your bonnet” and “As busy as a bee” and “Busy bee” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” and “The bee’s knees” and “None of your bee’s wax” and “Queen bee” and “Put the bee on (someone)” and “The birds and they bees
  • Be → Bee: As in “If truth bee told” and “Not all it’s cracked up to bee” and “A force to bee reckoned with” and “Well I’ll bee!” and “Appearances can bee deceiving.”
  • Honey: “Honey, I’m home!” and “The land of milk and honey” and “Honey-mouthed (smooth, persuasive, seductive)” and “Honey trap” and “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.”
  • Buzz: “Buzz word” and “Catch a buzz (i.e. become tipsy)” and “Buzz off” and “Get a buzz out of something” and “Give someone a buzz (i.e. call them)”
  • Bus → Buzz: As in “I catch the buzz to school most days.”
  • Bizarre → Buzzare
  • Hive: “Hive-mind” and “A hive of activity” and “Hive off”
  • Have → Hive: As in “As luck would hive it” and “Do I hive to paint you a picture?” and “Don’t hive a clue” and “Hive a bite to eat” and “Hive a crack at (something)” and “Hive a laugh” and “Hive a looksee” and “Hive a nice day” and “Hive a mind to …” and “Hive in your sights” and “Hive it both ways” and “Hive no truck with” and “Hive your head examined” and “Hive your fingers in the till” and “Hive the world at your fingertips” and “Hive the final say” and “Hive it your way” and “I hive a dream” and “I hive it on good authority” and “If I tell you I will hive to kill you” and “A must hive” and “We hive lift off” and “Hive seen better days” and “You hive to be in it to win it” and “You could hive heard a pin drop”
  • I’ve → Hive: As in “Hive had enough of your terrible puns.”
  • Queen: As in “Beauty queen” and “Drag queen” and “Queen bee” and “Drama queen” and “Ice queen
  • Behave → Beehive: As in “Be on your best beehive-iour.” and “Oh, beehive!”
  • Beeswax: “None of your beeswax.”
  • Be* → Bee*: If a word starts with “be” then it’s an easy (and terrible :P) bee pun: beech (beach), bee-bee-c (BBC), beecon (beacon), beeker (beaker), beecame (became), beest, beeds, beever, beeting, beetle, beegan (began), beetween, beeside, beelow, beeing (being).
  • *be* → *bee*: If a word contains the “be” sound (or similar) then there’s the potential for a silly bee pun: adobee (adobe), am-bee-ent (ambient), amphi-bee-ans, amphi-bee-ous, babeesitter, chubbee, claustropho-bee-a, diso-bee-dience, Elizabeethan, freebee, furbee, dubeeous (dubious), disobeedient, homophobeea, heartbeet, lesbeean, microbeeal, memora-bee-lia, mozambeeque, obeedience, obeesity, phobeea, serbeea, rugbee, unbeetable, suburbeea, zombee.
  • Pullin’ → Pollen: As in “You’re pollen my leg” and “Pollen power” and “Like pollen teeth”
  • Pull in → Pollen: As in “Pollen to the driveway on your left” and “Pollen the reins”
  • Pauline → Pollen
  • Darling, be → Honey, bee: As in “Honey, bee careful with that bag, it’s got a hole in the bottom.”
  • Bumble: To “bumble” is to move, act or talk in an awkward or confused manner. It’s of course related to bees via bumblebees.
  • Fly: In some context the word “fly” (the verb) may be a potential bee pun. Here are some idioms/phrases to help you out in cases like that: “I’ve got to fly” and “Fly off the handle” and “Fly into a rage” and “Fly in the face of danger” and “Fly the flag” and “Fly low” and “Fly by the seat of one’s pants” and “Sparks fly” and “On the fly
  • Drone: This term can refer to monotonous speech (e.g. “The speaker droned on and on.”), a low humming sound, an aerial vehicle that is remotely controlled and/or self-controlled. It also refers to a male bee within a colony that does no work but can fertilise the queen.
  • Large number of → Swarm of: Whenever referring to a large group of things, especially if they are moving in some sense, you might refer to them as a “swarm”.
  • Swam → Swarm
  • It’s warm → Swarm: As in “Swarm today, isn’t it?”
  • It hurts → It stings: When describing pain, say it “stings” as a sneaky little bee pun.
  • Might → Mite: Bee populations worldwide are suffering due to a mite called varroa destructor. This mite problem may be well known enough to allow for some “mite” puns.
  • Community/District → Colony: Replace words like “community”, “settlement” and “district” with “colony” – a term closely associated with bees.
  • Culture → Apiculture: As in “It doesn’t reflect the apicultural values of our company.” and “I felt a bit of apiculture shock a couple of weeks after moving.”
  • Wing: “Taken under the wing of (someone)” and “Left/right wing” and “Waiting in the wings” and “Clip (someone’s) wings” and “Spread (one’s) wings
  • Flight: As in “Take flight” and “In full flight” and “Flight of stairs”
  • Annoy → Bug: As in “Stop bugging me” and “Sorry to bug you, but …”
  • Intersectional → Insectional: As in “Insectional social justice organisation”

Bee-Related Words

There are many more bee puns to be made! Here’s a list of bee-related concepts to help you come up with your own. If you come up with a new pun, please share it in the comments!

honey, insect, fly, flight, buzz, pollination, pollen, hive, queen, queen bee, beehive, beeswax, pollinator, beekeeper, honey bee, bumblebee, bumble, flower, wasp, drone, honeycomb, regurgitation, swarm, sting, stung, bee sting, stinger, dance, flower, apiculture, apiarist, apiary, colony, beekeeping, apis mellifera, wings, mite, thorax, invertebrate, compound eye, bug, nectar, bee, hornet

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