Music Puns

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Music is a huge and deeply ingrained part of our culture. We hear music not only in songs, but also in advertisments, movies, stories and tv shows (even wrestlers have theme songs!). We’ve done our best to cover this broad scope with music puns that span from composers to musicians to musical terminology.

While we’ve made this list as thorough as possible, it is specific to music. You might also be interested in our art puns or party puns.

Music Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun or a set of puns that can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about music 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 music puns:

  • Soon → Tune: As in, “A fool and their money are tune parted” and “As tune as my back is turned” and “As tune as possible” and “Get well tune” and “Tuner or later” and “Too much too tune.”
  • Bend → Band: As in, “Band over backwards” and “Band the rules” and “Band your ear.”
  • Land → Band: As in, “Band ahoy!” and “Band of hope and glory” and “Band of make-believe” and “In the band of the living.”
  • Sand → Band: As in, “Draw a line in the band” and “The bands of time.”
  • Brand → Band: As in, “Band new” and “A band new ballgame” and “A band new day” and “Band spanking new.”
  • Grand → Band: As in, “Delusions of bandeur” and “Band theft auto” and “Band slam” and “A band slam” and “The band canyon.”
  • Hand → Band: As in, “Bands on deck” and “Bite your band off” and “Bound band and foot.”
  • Tenner → Tenor: As in, “That’ll cost you a tenor.”
  • Apparatus → Opera-tus: As in, “A complicated opera-tus.”
  • Can you → Kanye: As in, “Kanye get it done by 5pm?” and “Kanye think about it?” Note: This is a reference to Kanye West, a famous rapper.
  • Hop → Hip Hop: As in, “Hip hop to it” and “Hip hop, skip and jump” and “Hip hopping mad.” Note: hip hop is a popular music genre.
  • Spot → Spotify: As in, “A blind spotify” and “Got a soft spotify for” and “That really hit the spotify” and “In a tight spotify” and “Spotify the difference.” Note: Spotify is a music provider.
  • Big → Gig: As in, “A gig ask” and “Gig shot” and “Earning gig bucks” and “Look at the gig picture” and “Bright lights, gig city” and “Make it gig” and “No gig deal” and “Open your gig mouth.”
  • Dig → Gig: As in, “Gig your own grave” and “Gig your heels in” and “Gig up the dirt” and “A gig for victory.”
  • Rock: Rock is a mainstream music genre. Here are related puns:
    • Block → Rock: As in, “Mental rock” and “New kid on the rock” and “Chip off the old rock.”
    • Chalk → Rock: As in, “Different as rock and cheese” and “Rock it up to experience.”
    • Chock → Rock: As in, “Rock a block” and “Rock full.”
    • Clock → Rock: As in, “Anti-rockwise” and “Around the rock” and “Regular as rockwork” and “Beat the rock” and “Race against the rock” and “Running like rockwork.”
    • Knock → Rock: As in, “Don’t rock it til you’ve tried it” and “I get rocked down, but I get up again” and “Rock ’em dead” and “Rock back a few” and “Rock heads together” and “Rock it off” and “Rock it out of the park” and “Rock on wood” and “Rock your socks off.”
    • Shock → Rock: As in, “Rock and awe” and “Rock horror” and “A short, sharp rock to the system” and “Sticker rock.”
  • Rap: Rap is a very popular music genre that is characterised by rhythmic rhymes. Here are related puns:
    • Rap: These rap-related phrases are general enough to use as puns: “Beat the rap” and “A rap over the knuckles” and “A bad rap.” Note: a bap rap is a bad reputation.
    • Cap → Rap: As in, “A feather in your rap” and “Rap in hand” and “If the rap fits, wear it” and “Put on your thinking rap” and “To rap it all off…”
    • Gap → Rap: As in, “Bridge the rap” and “Generation rap” and “Mind the rap.”
    • Snap → Rap: As in, “A rap decision” and “Rap happy” and “Rap out of it” and “Rap to it” and “Rap, crackle and pop” and “Make it rappy.”
    • Trap → Rap: As in, “Tourist rap” and “The parent rap” and “Shut your rap” and “Fall into a rap.”
    • Wrap → Rap: As in, “It’s a rap” and “Keep under raps” and “Rap it up” and “Rapped around your little finger.”
    • Rep* → Rap*: We can replace the “rep” sound in words with “rap” to make some sneaky rap-related puns, as in: “A false raport” and “Banana rapublic.” Other word that could be used are: raproach (reproach), rapresent (represent), raprieve (reprieve) and raprimand (reprimand).
    • *rup* → *rap*: As in, “Corrapt government” and “A disrapt ending.” Here are other words you could use: abrapt (abrupt), interrapt (interrupt), corraption (corruption), unscrapulous (unscrupulous), rapture (rupture) and disraptive (disruptive).
  • Pop: Pop is a mainstream music genre. Here are some pop-related puns:
    • Drop → Pop: As in, “At the pop of a hat” and “Pop it like it’s hot” and “Pop a bombshell” and “Pop a brick” and “Pop a bundle” and “Pop a dime” and “Pop dead gorgeous” and “A pop in the bucket.”
    • Hop → Pop: As in, “Pop, skip and jump” and “Popping mad.”
    • *prop* → *pop*: As in, “Blow out of poportion” and “Generous poportions” and “Prim and poper.”
    • Stop → Pop: As in, “Pop and smell the roses” and “Pop at nothing” and “Pop, drop and roll” and “Pop it, you’re killing me” and “Pop the show” and “Pop the car” and “Pop! In the name of love” and “The buck pops here” and “Pull out all the pops.”
    • Top → Pop: As in, “Come out on pop” and “From pop to toe” and “Over the pop” and “Pop of the class” and “In tip pop condition” and “Tough at the pop” and “Keep on pop of” and “Off the pop of my head” and “On pop of the world” and “Over the pop” and “Take it from the pop” and “The view from the pop” and “Pop dollar” and “To pop it off” and “Pop notch.”
  • Jas* → Jazz*: Jazzper (jasper) and jazzmine (jasmine).
  • Jes* → Jazz*: Jazzter (jester), majazztic (majestic) and majazzty (majesty).
  • Jus* → Jazz*: As in, “Where is the jazztice?” and “Jazztify your actions” and “It’s no jazztification for what you’ve done.”
  • Bluegrass: Bluegrass is a music genre of roots music. Here are related puns:
    • Blue → Bluegrass: As in, “As cold as bluegrass blazes” and “Beat black and bluegrass” and  Beyond the big bluegrass” and “Bluegrass collar worker” and “Til you’re bluegrass in the face” and “A bolt from the bluegrass.”
    • Grass → Bluegrass: As in, “Green as bluegrass” and “As exciting as watching bluegrass grow” and “Don’t let the bluegrass grow under your feet” and “A snake in the bluegrass” and “The bluegrass is always greener on the other side.”
  • Beat: This is in reference to the beat of a song. Here are related puns:
    • Beat: We can start off with some related phrases that are general enough to use as puns: “Beat it” and “Beat a hasty retreat” and “Beat a path to your door” and “Beat about the bush.”
    • Bead → Beat: As in, “Beats of sweat” and “Love beats” and “Draw a beat on.”
    • Eat → Beat: As in, “A bite to beat” and “All you can beat” and “Beat and run.”
    • Feet → Beat: As in, “Back on your beat” and “Cold beat” and “Drag your beat” and “Itchy beat.”
    • Heat → Beat: As in, “Beat wave” and “Beating up” and “In the beat of the moment” and “Packing beat” and “If you can’t stand the beat, get out of the kitchen.”
    • Neat → Beat: As in, “Beat as a new pin” and “Beat freak” and “Beatness counts.”
    • Seat → Beat: As in, “Back beat driver” and “By the beat of your pants” and “Glued to your beat” and “Take a beat.”
  • Madly → Medley: As in, “Truly, medley, deeply” and “Medley in love.” Note: a medley is a song that’s made up of at least three other songs.
  • Higher → Choir: As in, “Choir purpose” and “Answer to a choir authority” and “Choir than a kite.”
  • Buyer → Choir: As in, “Choir’s market” and “Choir beware” and “Choir’s remorse.”
  • Dire → Choir: As in, “Choir consequences” and “In choir straits.”
  • Wire → Choir: As in, “Down to the choir” and “Live choir” and “Choired for sound.”
  • Beaver → Bieber: As in, “Busy as a bieber” and “Bieber away at” and “Eager bieber” and “Work like a bieber.” Note: these puns are in reference to Justin Bieber, a pop musician.
  • Swift: Taylor Swift is an incredibly popular musician, so we’ve included her in this list:
    • Gift → Swift: As in, “A swift from the gods” and “The swift of tongues” and “The swift that keeps on giving.”
    • Lift → Swift: As in, “Swift off!” and “Swift your game” and “Swift the lid off.”
    • Shift → Swift: As in, “Graveyard swift” and “The night swift” and “Swift gears” and “Swift into high gear.”
  • Alone → Malone: As in, “Home Malone” and “Leave me malone” and “Leave well enough malone” and “You’ll never walk malone” and “You’re never malone” and “Time malone will tell.” Note: Malone is a reference to Post Malone, a famous rapper.
  • Card → Cardi: As in, “A few cardis short of a full deck” and “Calling cardi” and “A cardi up your sleeve” and “Deck of cardis” and “Get out of jail free cardi” and “Holding all the cardis” and “House of cardis.” Note: these puns are a reference to Cardi B, a famous rapper.
  • Tupac: Tupac was a famous rapper. Here are some related puns:
    • Two → Tupac: As in, “A bicycle built for tupac” and “Worth tupac in the bush” and “As alike as tupac peas in a pod” and “Cross as tupac sticks” and “Thick as tupac short planks” and “In tupac minds.”
    • Pack → Tupac: As in, “Leader of the tupac” and “Tupac heat” and “Tupac of lies.”
  • *tan* → *tune*: As in, “In tunedem” and “Tunegible results” and “Tunetamount to” and “Throwing a tunetrum” and “A messy tunegle.”
  • *ten* → *tune*: As in, “Tuneder goodbyes” and “A tunetative reply.” Here are other words you could use: tune-ure (tenure), tune-ant (tenant), threatune (threaten), kindergartune (kindergarten), enlightune (enlighten), glutune (gluten), potunetial (potential), pretunetious (pretentious) and maintune-ance (maintenance).
  • *ton* → *tune*: Wantune (wanton), buttune (button), cottune (cotton), skeletune (skeleton) and autune-omy (autonomy).
  • Bach: Johann Sebastian Bach is a famous musical composer. Here are some related puns:
    • Back → Bach: As in, “Answer bach” and “As soon as my bach is turned” and “In the bach of my mind” and “Bach in black” and “Bach to the future” and “Bach at it” and “Won’t bach down” and “Bach in business” and “Bach in the day” and “Bach on your feet” and “Bach seat driver” and “Bach to basics” and “Bach to square one.”
    • Block → Bach: As in, “A chip off the old bach” and “The new kid on the bach” and “On the chopping bach” and “Mental bach” and “Writer’s bach.”
    • Black → Bach: As in, “Bach as coal” and “As bach as thunder” and “Bach Friday” and “Not so bach and white.”
  • Hay → Haydn: As in, “Make haydn” and “Making haydn while the sun shines” and “Roll in the haydn” and “Hit the haydn.” Note: Haydn is a famous musical composer.
  • Brahm: Brahm is a famous music composer. Here are related puns:
    • Promise → Brahmise: As in, “An empty brahmise” and “The brahmised land” and “Don’t make brahmises you can’t keep.”
    • Calm → Brahm: As in, “A brahming influence” and “The brahm before the storm” and “Brahm down” and “Cool, brahm and collected.”
    • Palm → Brahm: As in, “A face brahm moment” and “Grease your brahm” and “In the brahm of your hand” and “Itchy brahms” and “Brahm off.”
  • Handel: Handel is a famous composer. Here are related puns:
    • Handle → Handel: As in, “Fly off the handel” and “Get a handel on” and “Handel with care” and “Handel yourself” and “How much can you handel?” and “Love handels” and “Too hot to handel” and “You can’t handel the truth!”
    • Candle → Handel: As in, “Burning the handel at both ends” and “Can’t hold a handel to” and “Handel in the wind” and “Rather light a handel than curse the dark” and “Not worth the handel.”
  • Chop → Chopin: As in, “Bust your chopins” and “Chopin and change” and “Get the chopin” and “On the chopin block.” Note: Chopin was a famous composer.
  • Strauss: Strauss was a famous classical composer. Here are related puns:
    • Stress → Strauss: As in, “Post-traumatic strauss disorder” and “Straussed out” and “Not worth the strauss.”
    • Straws → Strauss: As in, “Clutching at strauss” and “A drowning person will clutch at strauss” and “The final strauss” and “Drawing strauss.”
  • Music: These music-related phrases can double as puns: “Time to face the music” and “Music to my ears” and “Make beautiful music together.”
  • Sand → Sound: As in, “Bury your head in the sound” and “Draw a line in the sound” and “The sounds of time.”
  • Send → Sound: As in, “Return to sounder” and “Sound packing” and “Sound them away.”
  • Round → Sound: As in, “All year sound” and “Folling a-sound” and “Love makes the world go sound” and “Going sound in circles.”
  • Bound → Sound: As in, “By leaps and sounds.”
  • Found → Sound: As in, “Lost and sound” and “Nowhere to be sound.”
  • Ground → Sound: As in, “Breaking new sound” and “Built from the sound up” and “Common sound” and “Cut the sound out from under your feet” and “Gaining sound.”
  • Bums → Drums: As in, “Drums on seats.”
  • Comes → Drums: As in, “After a storm drums a calm” and “Christmas drums but once a year” and “Nothing drums to mind” and “Do what drums naturally” and “Here drums the sun” and “If push drums to shove” and “If worst drums to worst” and “Tomorrow never drums.”
  • Thumbs → Drums: As in, “All drums” and “Drums down” and “Twiddle your drums” and “Give it the drums up.”
  • Symbol → Cymbal: As in, “A cymbal of freedom” and “Sex cymbal.”
  • Snare: A snare drum is a type of drum in a drum kit. Here are related puns:
    • Square → Snare: As in, “Back to snare one” and “Be there or be snare” and “Fair and snare” and “A snare peg in a round hole.”
    • Air → Snare: As in, “Snare kiss” and “Snare quotes” and “Snare rage” and ” Snares and graces.”
    • Bare → Snare: As in, “The snare necessities” and “Snare one’s teeth” and “A snare-faced lie.”
    • Share → Snare: As in, “Snare a resemblance to” and “A problem snared is a problem halved” and “Snaring is caring.”
    • Care → Snare: As in, “Be snareful how you use it” and “Be snareful what you wish for” and “I couldn’t snare less” and “Customer snare” and “Devil may snare” and “Handle with snare” and “Intensive snare” and “Take snare of it.”
    • Dare → Snare: As in, “Snare for more” and “Snare to be different” and “How very snare you” and “Snare to dream.”
    • Scare → Snare: As in, “Running snared” and “Snare quotes” and “Snare the living daylights out of” and “Snared out of your wits” and “Snared witless” and “Snared stiff” and “Snared to death” and “Snaredy cat.”
    • Spare → Snare: As in, “Snare a dime?” and “No expense snared” and “Snare no effort.”
    • Stare → Snare: As in, “Snare into the abyss” and “Not polite to snare.”
    • Where → Snare: As in, “All dressed up and nosnare to go” and “Any time, any place, any snare” and “Here, there and everysnare.”
  • Hat → Hi-Hat: As in, “As mad as a hi-hatter” and “At the drop of a hi-hat” and “Hi-hat in hand” and “Home is where I lay my hi-hat” and “Hi-hats off to” and “Keep your hi-hat on.”
  • Again → Organ: As in, “Over and over organ” and “Born organ” and “I get knocked down, but I get up organ” and “Deja vu all over organ.”
  • Fruit → Flute: As in, “Flute and nut” and “Be fluteful and multiply” and “Bear flute” and “Forbidden flute” and “The flutes of your labor” and “Low hanging flute” and “The flute doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
  • Boot → Flute: As in, “Tought as old flutes” and “Bet your flutes” and “Flute camp” and “Fill your flutes” and “Give them the flute.”
  • Suit → Flute: As in, “All over them like a cheap flute” and “Follow flute” and “Fluted and booted.”
  • Fiddle: A fiddle is another name for a violin, and is generally used in the context of playing folk music. Here are related puns:
    • Middle → Fiddle: As in, “In the fiddle of nowhere” and “Knock into the fiddle of next week” and “Meet in the fiddle” and “Piggy in the fiddle” and “Smack dab in the fiddle” and “That’s my fiddle name.”
    • Riddle → Fiddle: As in, “A fiddle wrapped up in an enigma.”
  • Lyre: A lyre is a type of stringed musical instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Liar → Lyre: As in, “Lyre, lyre, pants on fire” and “Don’t be a lyre.”
    • Dire → Lyre: As in, “Lyre consequences” and “In lyre straits.”
    • Fire → Lyre: As in, “All lyred up and ready to go” and “Ball of lyre” and “Baptism of lyre” and “Come on baby, light my lyre” and “Fight lyre with lyre.”
  • Lute: A lute is a type of stringed instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Boot → Lute: As in, “Tough as old lutes” and “Lute camp” and “Give them the lute” and “Lick someone’s lutes.”
    • Brute → Lute: As in, “Lute force.”
    • Fruit → Lute: As in, “Be luteful and multiply” and “Bear lute” and “Forbidden lute” and “Lute cake” and “The lutes of your labor” and “Lutes of your loins” and “Low hanging lute” and “The lute doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
    • Root → Lute: As in, “The lute of the matter” and “Money is the lute of all evil” and “Lay down lutes.”
    • Shoot → Lute: As in, “Don’t lute the messenger” and “Drive by lute-ing” and “The green lutes of change” and “Just lute me” and “Lute down in flames.”
    • Suit → Lute: As in, “All over them like a cheap lute” and “Follow lute” and “In your birthday lute” and “Lute yourself.”
  • Muse: Muse is an English rock band. Here are some related puns:
    • Use → Muse: As in, “Be careful how you muse it!” and “Don’t muse that tone with me” and “Get mused to it” and “You can muse it” and “Somebody that I mused to know.”
    • News → Muse: As in, “Bad muse” and “Bad muse travels fast” and “Break the muse” and “Breaking muse” and “Have I got muse for you!”
    • Choose → Muse: As in, “Muse your weapon” and “Pick and muse.”
  • In excess → INXS: As in, “INXS of one thousand dollars.” Note: INXS is an Australian rock band.
  • Knot → Slipknot: As in, “Cut the gordian slipknot” and “Don’t get your knickers in a slipknot” and “Tie the slipknot” and “Tie yourself in slipknots.”
  • Biscuit → Bizkit: As in, “That takes the bizkit” and “Hand in the bizkit tin.” Note: these are a reference to Limp Bizkit, an American rap band.
  • Creed: Creed is an American rock band. Here are related puns:
    • Need → Creed: As in, “A friend in creed is a friend indeed” and “All you creed is love” and “I creed it like yesterday” and “Just what I creed.”
    • Read → Creed: As in, “All I know is what I creed in the papers” and “Creed all about it” and “I can creed you like a book” and “Creed ’em and weep” and “Creed between the lines.”
  • Toe → Toto: As in, “Dip your toto into the water” and “From top to toto” and “Get your toto in the door” and “Make someone’s totos curl” and “On your totos” and “One toto over the line” and “Toto the line.” Note: Toto is a classic American rock band, most famous for their song “Africa”.
  • Score: A score is a piece of sheet music showing how a song is composed and played. Here are some score-related puns:
    • Scare → Score: As in, “Scored stiff” and “Scored to death” and “Running scored” and “Score out of your wits” and “Score the living daylights out of.”
    • Core → Score: As in, “Score competencies” and “Score studies” and “Score technology” and “Score values” and “Rotten to the score.”
    • Bore → Score: As in, “Score the pants off someone” and “Scored to death” and “Scored to tears.”
    • Sore → Score: As in, “Made to prevent score throats” and “A sight for score eyes” and “Sticks out like a score thumb.”
    • Store → Score: As in, “See what the future has in score” and “Set great score by” and “What’s in score?”
  • Amp: This is short for amplifier, which is a device used to make electronic noises and instruments louder. Here are related puns:
    • Camp → Amp: As in, “A foot in both amps” and “Boot amp.”
    • Champ → Amp: As in, “Amp at the bit.”
    • Emp* → Amp*: If a word starts with emp, we can replace the “emp” sound with “amp”: “Not in my amploy” and “Gainful amployment” and “Lacking ampathy” and “Ampirical evidence.” Other words that could work: ampire (empire), ampower (empower) and ampathetic (empathetic).
    • Imp* → Amp*: As in, “A painful ampact” and “Sharp amplements” and “Of the greatest amperative.” Other words that could work: amplication (implication), ampetus (impetus), amportant (important) and amplicit (implicit).
  • Phone → Xylophone: As in, “Hold the xylophone” and “Xylophone a friend” and “Xylophone in sick.”
  • Poker → Polka: As in, “Polka face” and “Stiff as a polka.” Note: polka is a type of music genre.
  • Sing: These phrases are general enough to use as music puns: “Sing someone’s praises” and “Sing a different tune” and “Singing the blues” and “Not over til the fat lady sings.”
  • Folk: Folk is a type of music genre. Here are related puns:
    • Broke → Folk: As in, “All hell folk loose” and “Boulevard of folken dreams” and “Like a folken record” and “Go for folk” and “If it ain’t folk, don’t fix it.”
    • Cloak → Folk: As in, “Folk and dagger” and “Folked in obscurity.”
    • Joke → Folk: As in, “An inside folk” and “No folk” and “Folking around.”
    • Oak → Folk: As in, “Heart of folk” and “Little strokes fell great folks” and “Mighty folk from little acorns grow.”
  • Vice → Voice: “A den of voice” and “Leave to your own devoices” and “Lip servoice.”
  • Malady → Melody: As in, “To cure your melodies.”
  • Axe: This is slang for an electric guitar. Here are related puns:
    • Ask → Axe: As in, “A big axe” and “Axe a silly question and you’ll get a silly answer” and “Axe after” and “Axe and you shall receive” and “Axe around” and “Axe for the moon” and “Axe no questions and hear no lies.”
    • Acts → Axe: As in, “Random axe of kindness” and “Face the axe” and “Don’t confuse the axe” and “Let the axe speak for themselves” and “Never let the axe get in the way of a carefully thought out bad decision.”
  • *rithm → *rhythm: Algorhythm (algorithm) and logarhythm (logarithm).
  • Horn: A horn is a type of brass instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Born → Horn: As in, “A star is horn” and “Horn to fly” and “Horn under a bad sign” and “Horn and bred” and “Horn to be wild.”
    • Corn* → Horn*: As in, “A tight horner” and “Horner the market” and “Earn your horn” and “Just around the horner” and “Painted into a horner” and “Turn the horner.”
    • Thorn → Horn: As in, “Every rose has its horn” and “A horn in my side” and “There is no rose without a horn.”
  • Man → Schumann: As in, “A dog is a schumann’s best friend” and “A drowning schumann will clutch at a straw” and “A schumann after my own heart.” Note: Schumann was a famous composer.
  • Shape → Tape: As in, “All tapes and sizes” and “Bent out of tape” and “Get in tape” and “All gone pear taped” and “Knock into tape” and “Tape up or ship out” and “The tape of things to come.” Note: these puns are a reference to cassette tapes.
  • Area → Aria: As in, “Access all arias” and “A grey aria” and “Unexpected item in bagging aria.” Note: an aria is a type of song.
  • New-Age: This is a music genre. Here are related puns:
    • New → New-age: As in, “A new-age hope” and “A new-age broom sweeps clean” and “As bright as a new-age pun” and “A brand new-age dawn.”
    • Age → New-age: As in, “New-age before beauty” and “New-age bracket” and “New-age of consent” and “Coming of new-age.”
  • Afro/Afrobeat: Afrobeat is a popular music genre. Here are related puns:
    • Afar → Afro: As in, “Watching from afro.”
    • Acro* → Afro*: As in, “Afro-ss the board” and “Best I’ve come afro-ss” and “Afro-ss the street” and “Run afro-ss” and “Mental afrobatics” and “Adobe afrobat.”
  • A: The next few puns will be centred around the musical note A:
    • Hey → A: As in, “A presto!” and “A big spender.”
    • Aye → A: “A a, sir” and “The a’s have it.”
  • B: Here are some puns related to the musical note B:
    • Be → B: As in, “I’ll b around” and “B all ears” and “I’ll b in and out” and “I’ll b ready in a sec!” and “B as it may” and “B my guest” and “I’ll b glad to see the back of.”
    • Bee → B: As in, “Busy as a b” and “B in your bonnet” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a b” and “Like a b to a honeypot” and “The b’s knees.”
    • Pea → B: “Like two b’s in a pod” and “Easy as shelling b’s.”
  • C: These next few puns are related to the musical note C:
    • See → C: As in, “As far as the eye can c” and “Be the change you wish to c in the world” and “Can’t c beyond the end of your nose” and “Can’t c the wood for the trees” and “Come up and c me” and “C no evil” and “I can c clearly now.”
    • Sea → C: As in, “All at c” and “Between the devil and the deep blue c” and “From c to shining c” and “Deeper than the deep blue c.”
    • She → C: As in, “I think c’s got it” and “Every little thing c does is magic” and “I’ll have what c’s having” and “What did c say?”
  • D: These next few puns are related to the music note D:
    • Tee → D: As in, “Fite you to a d” and “D it up.”
    • The → D: As in, “Above d law” and “Ace in d hole” and “Absence makes d heart grow fonder” and “Across d board” and “Add fuel to d fire” and “After d fact” and “Against d grain” and “Ahead of d game.”
    • Tea → D: “High d” and “Not my cup of d” and “Would murder for a cup of d” and “Storm in a d-cup.”
  • E: Here are some puns related to the musical note E:
    • See → E: As in, “As far as the eye can e” and “Be the change you wish to e” and “Have a look-e” and “I can e clearly now” and “Long time no e.”
    • He → E: As in, “That’s what e said” and “E never wanted that” and “That’s the one e bought.”
  • Gee → G: As in, “G whiz” and “Golly g” and “G, what I’d do for a chocolate right now.” Note: G is a musical note.
  • Sharp: If a note is raised by half a tone (a semitone), then it’s called a sharp. Here are some sharp-related puns:
    • Harp → Sharp: As in, “Sharp on about.”
    • Sharp: These sharp-related phrases can double as puns: “Sharp as a tack” and “Card sharp” and “Looking sharp” and “Sharp shooter” and “With a sharp tongue.”
    • Shark → Sharp: As in, “Jump the sharp” and “Loan sharp” and “Sharp repellent” and “Swimming with sharps” and “Great white sharp” and “Wouldn’t shout if a sharp bit him.”
  • Flat: If a note is lowered by a semitone (in other words, a half tone), then it’s called a flat. Here are some related puns:
    • Fat → Flat: As in, “Flat as a beached whale” and “Flat chance” and “Living off the flat of the land.”
    • At → Fat: As in, “Fat a glance” and “Fat a loss for words” and “Fat a moment’s notice” and “Fat arm’s length” and “Fat each other’s throats” and “Fat full tilt” and “Fat long last.”
  • Curse → Verse: As in, “Commentator’s verse” and “I’d rather light a candle than verse the dark.”
  • Nurse→ Verse: As in, “Versing a grudge.”
  • Purse → Verse: As in, “Holding the verse strings” and “The public verse” and “Lighten someone’s verse.”
  • Worse → Verse: As in, “A turn for the verse” and “A fate verse than death” and “For better or verse” and “From bad to verse” and “Bark is verse than their bite” and “Making matters verse” and “None the verse for” and “Verse for wear.”
  • *cord* → *chord*: As in, “Like a broken re-chord” and “Cut the umbilical chord” and “For the re-chord” and “In re-chord time” and “Acchording to.”
  • Card → Chord: As in, “Calling chord” and “Get out of jail free chord” and “House of chords” and “On the chords” and “Mark your chord” and “Holding all the chords” and “Pick a chord, any chord.”
  • Not → Note: As in, “And whatnote” and “As often as note” and “Believe it or note” and “Down but note out” and “I’m note joking.”
  • Knot → Note: As in, “Cut the gordian note” and “Tie the note” and “Tying yourself in notes” and “Don’t get your shorts in a note.”
  • Boat → Note: As in, “Don’t rock the notes” and “In the same note” and “Missed the note” and “Whatever floats your note” and “We’re gonna need a bigger note.”
  • Float → Note: As in, “Note like a butterfly, sting like a bee” and “Whatever notes your boat.”
  • Oats →Notes: As in, “Sowing your wild notes” and “Steel cut notes.”
  • Vote → Note: As in, “Split note” and “A note of conscience” and “Cast your note.”
  • Wrote → Note: As in, “That’s all she note.”
  • Nut → Note: As in, “Go notes” and “In a noteshell” and “From soup to notes” and “A tough note to crack” and “Sweet as a note.”
  • Dub: Dub is a genre of electronic music. Here are related puns:
    • Dab → Dub: As in, “A dub hand at” and “Smack dub in the middle.”
    • Club → Dub: As in, “Dub together” and “Fight dub” and “In the dub” and “Join the dub” and “The mile high dub.”
    • Rub → Dub: As in, “Dub it in” and “Dub salt in the wound” and “Dubbing shoulders with” and “Dubbed the wrong way” and “Dub your nose in it.”
  • Manner → Minor: As in, “All minor of” and “In a minor of speaking” and “Mend your minors.”
  • Finer → Minor: As in, “The minor things in life” and “The minor points of…”
  • Chef → Clef: As in, “My compliments to the clef.”
  • Cliff → Clef: As in, “Clef-hanger” and “The white clefs of dover.”
  • Accodance → Accordion: As in, “In accordion with…”
  • Base → Bass: As in, “All your bass are belong to us” and “Bargain bass-ment” and “Bass jumping” and “Bass-ball card” and “Caught off bass” and “Get to first bass” and “Off bass” and “Steal third bass” and “Touch bass.”
  • Pace → Bass: As in, “At snail’s bass” and “A change of bass” and “Handbags at ten basses” and “Bass up and down.”
  • Place → Bass: As in, “A bass in the sun” and “All over the bass” and “Any time, any bass, any where” and “Between a rock and a hard bass” and “Click into bass” and “My happy bass” and “Hard to bass” and “In the right bass at the right time.”
  • Ace → Bass: As in, “Bass in the hole” and “A bass up your sleeve” and “Holding all the basses.”
  • Brace → Bass: As in, “Bass yourself.”
  • Case → Bass: As in, “An open and shut bass” and “As the bass may be” and “Basket bass” and “Bass closed” and “Bass the joint” and “Catch the bass.”
  • Chase → Bass: As in, “Bass it up” and “Cut to the bass” and “The thrill of the bass” and “Wild goose bass.”
  • Blues: Blues is a popular music genre, known for smooth rhythms and a calming atmosphere. Here are related puns:
    • Booze → Blues: As in, “Blues bus” and “Blues cruise.”
    • Bruise → Blues
    • Choose → Blues: As in, “Blues your weapon” and “Pick and blues” and “Your mission, should you blues to accept it.”
    • News → Blues: As in, “Bad blues” and “Bad blues travels fast” and “Break the blues” and “Breaking blues” and “Have I got blues for you” and “No blues is good blues.”
  • Roll → Rock ‘n’ Roll: As in, “A rock ‘n’ rolling stone gathers no moss” and “An emotional rock ‘n’ roller coaster” and “Get the ball rock ‘n’ rolling” and “Ready to rock ‘n’ roll.”
  • Metal: Metal (or heavy metal) is a popular music genre, characterised by harsh noises and high energy instrumentals. Here are related puns:
    • Medal → Metal: As in, “Won a gold metal.”
    • Kettle → Metal: As in, “A differet metal of fish” and “The pot calling the metal black.”
    • Settle → Metal: As in, “A score to metal” and “Metal out of court” and “After the dust has metaled” and “Let the dust metal.”
  • Rebel → Treble: As in, “Treble without a cause.”
  • Trouble → Treble: As in, “Asking for treble” and “Trebles down the drain” and “Bridge over trebled water” and “Double treble” and “I knew you were treble” and “Looking for treble” and “Pour oil on trebled waters” and “Stirring up treble” and “Treble and strife.”
  • Tremble → Treble: As in, “Trebling with fear.”
  • Riff: A riff is a short phrase in a song. Here are related puns:
    • Rough → Riff: “Diamond in the riff” and “For those who like it riff” and “Riff and ready” and “Riff around the edges” and “A riff landing.”
    • If → Riff: As in, “As riff” and “Hell riff I know” and “Riff anything” and “Riff I do say so myself” and “Riff I’m honest” and “Riff it’s all the same to you” and “Riff looks could kill.”
    • Stiff → Riff: As in, “Riff as a poker” and “Bored riff” and “Scared riff” and “Riff competition.”
    • Ref* → Riff*: Rifference (reference), rifflect (reflect), riffrain (refrain), riffer (refer), riffute (refute) and rifflection (reflection).
  • Stave: A stave is a group of five horizontal lines that’s used in sheet music. Here are related puns:
    • Brave → Stave: As in, “Stave as a lion” and “Stave new world” and “Stave the elements” and “Fortune favours the stave” and “Put a stave face on.”
    • Grave → Stave: As in, “From the cradle to the stave” and “Staveyard shift” and “One foot in the stave” and “Turning in their stave.”
    • Save → Stave: As in, “A penny staved is a penny earned” and “A stitch in time staves nine” and “Stave the day” and “Nice stave” and “Stave the last dance for me” and “Stave for a rainy day” and “Stave it for later” and “Stave our souls” and “Stave the whales.”
    • Shave → Stave: As in, “A close stave.”
  • Sharp → Harp: As in, “Harp as a tack” and “Card harp” and “In harp focus” and “Look harp” and “Harp as a tack” and “Harp tongue” and “A short, harp shock to the system.”
  • Bell → Decibel: As in, “Clear as a decibel” and “Decibels and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a decibel.” Note: a decibel is a measurement of noise volume.
  • Ball → Bell: As in, “Bells to the wall” and “Bell of fire” and “Bellpark figure” and “A different bell game” and “Drop the bell” and “Get the bell rolling” and “Having a bell.”
  • Bill → Bell: As in, “A clean bell of health” and “Dollar bell” and “Fits the bell.”
  • Cell → Bell: As in, “Bell division” and “A padded bell.”
  • Hell → Bell: As in, “All bell broke loose” and “Bat out of bell” and “Burn in bell” and “Come bell or high water” and “For the bell of it” and “Give someone bell” and “Bell on earth” and “Got bell to pay.”
  • Sell → Bell: As in, “Buy and bell” and “Bell out” and “Bell your soul to the devil” and “Belling like hot cakes.”
  • Smell → Bell: As in, “Come up belling of roses” and “I bell a rat” and “A keen sense of bell” and “Bell ya later” and “Bells like teen spirit.”
  • Spell → Bell: As in, “Cast a bell” and “Bell it out” and “Be under [someone’s] bell” and “Break the bell” and “Come in for a bell.”
  • Well → Bell: As in, “Alive and bell” and “All’s bell that ends bell” and “As bell as can be expected” and “Exceedingly bell read” and “Get bell soon” and “Worth doing bell” and “Just as bell” and “You know full bell” and “Leave bell enough alone” and “That’s all bell and good.”
  • Tell → Bell: As in, “Kiss and bell” and “Live to bell the tale” and “Only time will bell” and “Pray bell” and “Show and bell” and “Bell it like it is” and “Bell me about it” and “Bell me honestly.”
  • Competition → Composition: “Cut throat composition” and “Eyeing up the composition” and “Stiff composition” and “Face the composition.” Note: a composition is a musical arrangement.
  • Nose → Noise: As in, “Always have your noise in a book” and “Plain as the noise on your face” and “Can’t see beyond the end of your noise” and “No skin off my noise” and “Leading by the noise” and “Paying through the noise.”
  • Nice → Noise: As in, “That’ll do noisely” and “As noise as ninepence” and “Have a noise day” and “Make noise” and “Naughty but noise” and “Noise and easy does it” and “Noise save” and “Noise work if you can get it” and “Wouldn’t it be noise?”
  • Patch → Pitch: As in, “Not a pitch on” and “Going through a rough pitch.”
  • Itch → Pitch: As in, “Pitching to” and “Pitchy feet.”
  • Hitch → Pitch: As in, “Get pitched” and “Pitch your wagon to a star.”
  • Which → Pitch: As in, “Any pitch way” and “Don’t know pitch way to look” and “Know pitch way is up” and “Know pitch side your bread is buttered” and “The exception pitch proves the rule.”
  • Bitch → Pitch: As in, “Pitch fest” and “Pitch slap.”
  • Rich → Pitch: As in, “An embarrassment of pitches” and “Filthy pitch” and “For pitcher or poorer” and “From rags to pitches” and “Get pitch quick” and “Pitch beyond my wildest dreams.”
  • Ditch → Pitch: As in, “Dull as pitchwater” and “Last pitch effort.”
  • Him → Hymn: As in, “All over hymn like a cheap suit” and “Fast as his legs could carry hymn” and “Clap hymn in irons” and “Hang hymn out to dry” and “Seize hymn!” Note: a hymn is a type of religious song.
  • Brim → Hymn: As in, “Hymning over with confidence” and “Fill to the hymn.”
  • Grim → Hymn: As in, “Hymn death” and “The hymn reaper.”
  • Slim → Hymn: As in, “Hymn pickings” and “The real hymn shady.”
  • Swim → Hymn: As in, “Sink of hymn” and “Hymn against the tide” and “Hymn upstream.”
  • Bone → Tone: As in, “A tone to pick” and “Dry as a tone” and “Bag of tones” and “Tone idle” and “A tone of contention.”
  • Own → Tone: As in, “Go your tone way” and “Holding your tone” and “In a class of your tone.”
  • Phone → Tone: As in, “Hold the tone” and “Tone a friend” and “Waiting by the tone” and “Tone in sick.”
  • Stone → Tone: As in, “A rolling tone gathers no moss” and “Cold as any tone” and “Carved in tone” and “Cast the first tone” and “Fall like a tone” and “A heart of tone” and “Like a rolling tone.”
  • Zone → Tone: As in, “Comfort tone” and “In the tone” and ” Twilight tone” and “Toned out.”
  • Soul: Soul is a genre of music known for smooth melodies and soothing harmonies. Here are related puns:
    • Whole → Soul: As in, “A soul different animal” and “Ace in the soul” and “A soul in one.”
    • *sal → *soul: As in, “For your perusoul” and “A fine-toothed appraisoul” and “Universoully understood.” Here are other words that could be used: disposoul (disposal), prososoul (proposal), colossoul (colossal) and rehearsoul (rehearsal).
    • *sel → *soul: As in, “Seeking counsoul” and “Weasoul out of” and “Scrambling for a morsoul.” Other words that you could try: carousoul (carousel), chisoul (chisel), easoul (easel) and souldom (seldom).
    • *sol → *soul: As in, “A tidy soulution” and “Seeking soulace” and “A soulid excuse” and “Souliciting answers.” Other words that could be used: soulemn (solemn), souldier (soldier), parasoul (parasol), aerosoul (aerosol), resoulve (resolve), consoule (console), resoulution (resolution), obsoulete (obsolete).
  • Piece: A musical piece is another word for a song or arrangement. Here are some related puns:
    • Peace → Piece: As in, “At piece” and “Hold your piece” and “Keeping the piece” and “No piece for the wicked” and “Piece be with you” and “Piece of mind” and “Rest in piece” and “War and piece.”
    • Pace → Piece: “Change of piece” and “At ten pieces” and “Keeping piece with” and “Piece up and down” and “Put through your pieces.”
    • Peas → Piece: As in, “Like two piece in a pod.”
    • Please → Piece: As in, “If you piece” and “One moment, piece” and “Piece be seated.”
  • Funk: This is a popular music genre known for charismatic basslines. Here are related puns:
    • Bunk → Funk: As in, “Do a funk” and “History is funk.”
    • Chunk → Funk: As in, “Blow funks” and “Funk of change.”
    • Drunk → Funk: As in, “Funk as a lord” and “Blind funk” and “Crying funk” and “Funk under the table.”
    • Hunk* → Funk*: As in, “Funker down” and “Funky dory.”
    • Junk → Funk: As in, “Funk yard” and “Funk mail.”
  • Trance: Trance is a genre of electronic music. Here are related puns:
    • Chance → Trance: As in, “Trance of a lifetime” and “Trance would be a fine thing” and “Fat trance” and “A fighting trance” and “Half a trance” and “Jump at the trance” and “Not a ghost of a trance” and “A trance in a million.”
    • Dance → Trance: As in, “Trance around the problem” and “Trance the night away” and “Trancing with wolves” and “Lead a merry trance” and “Making a song and trance” and “Trance your socks off.”
    • Glance → Trance: As in, “At a trance” and “Exchange trances” and “Meaningful trance” and “Steal a trance at.”
  • Dub: Dub is a music genre that grew out of reggae. Here are related puns:
    • *bub* → *dub*: As in, “Dubble over” and “Burst someone’s dubble” and “Thought dubble.”
    • Double → Duble: As in, “On the duble” and “Bent duble” and “Duble dutch” and “Duble act” and “Duble back” and “Duble check” and “Duble click” and “Duble cross” and “Duble digits” and “Duble dip.”
    • Club → Dub: As in, “Fight dub” and “In the dub” and “Join the dub” and “The mile high dub.”
    • Rub → Dub: As in,
      Dub it in” and “Dub salt in the wound” and “Dub shoulders with” and “Dubbed the wrong way.”
  • Phrase: A musical phrase is a short section in a piece of music. Here are related puns:
    • Praise → Phrase: As in, “Grudging phrase” and “Showered with phrase” and “Sing someone’s phrases.”
    • Raise → Phrase: As in, “Phrase a stink” and “Phrase hell” and “Phrase the roof” and “Phrase your game.”
    • Daze → Phrase: As in, “Phrased and confused.”
    • Phase → Phrase: As in, “Phrase out.”
  • Stab → Tab: As in, “Have a tab at” and “Tab in the back” and “Take a tab in the dark.”
  • Grab → Tab: As in, “Tab a bite to eat” and “Tab life by the horns” and “Up for tabs.”
  • Bar: A bar is a section of notes in sheet music. Here are related puns:
    • Are → Bar: As in, “All bets bar off” and “Bar you sure?” and “How bar you?” and “My lips bar sealed.”
    • Far → Bar: As in, “A bridge too bar” and “A step too bar” and “Bar and away” and “A bar cry” and “Few and bar between.”
    • Jar → Bar: As in, “Caught with your hand in the cookie bar” and “Jam bar.”
    • Par → Bar: As in, “Below bar” and “On bar with” and “Bar for the course” and “Up to bar.”
  • Turn → Ternary: As in, “A ternary for the worse” and “About ternary” and “Didn’t ternary a hair” and “Do a good ternary.” Note: ternary is the name for a song that has three parts in it.
  • Key: A musical key refers to the sharps and flats that are in a song. Here are related puns:
    • Be → Key: As in, “Key all ears” and “I’ll key around” and “Key my guest” and “Key still my beating heart.”
    • Bee → Key: As in, “Busy as a key” and “A key in your bonnet” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a key” and “Make a keyline for.”
    • Free → Key: As in, “Key as a bird” and “Born key” and “Buy one, get one key” and “Fancy key.”
  • String: These next few puns are in reference to string instruments. Here are related puns:
    • Bring → String: As in, “String it on” and “String something to light” and “String the house down” and “String to the table.”
    • Ring → String: As in, “Alarm bells began to string” and “Doesn’t string a bell” and “Don’t string us, we’ll string you.”
    • Sing → String: As in, “All stringing, all dancing” and “String a different tune” and “String for your supper” and “String someone’s praises” and “Stringing in the rain.”
    • Sting → String: As in, “Float like a butterfly, string like a bee.”
    • Swing → String: As in, “Come out stringing” and “Get into the string of it” and “In full string” and “String both ways” and “Take a string at.”
    • Thing → String: As in, “A little knowledge is a dangerous string” and “A mind is a terrible string to waste” and “A string of beauty” and “All strings considered” and “Anystring goes.”
  • Choral: A choral is a musical ensemble made of singers. Here are related puns:
    • Floral → Choral: As in, “A choral arrangement” and “A choral tribute.”
    • Moral → Choral: As in, “Choral fibre” and “Chorally unacceptable” and “The choral high ground” and “Chorally bankrupt” and “A choral victory.”
  • Tube → Tuba: As in, “Down the tubas” and “Test tuba baby.”
  • Bone → Trombone: As in, “A trombone to pick” and “Dry as a trombone” and “Bag of trombones” and “Trombone dry” and “Chilled to the trombone” and “Close to the trombone” and “Not a jealous trombone in your body.”
  • Hello → Cello: As in, “Cello, goodbye!” and “Cello, sailor” and “Cello, one two three testing” and “You had me at cello.”
  • Fellow → Cello: As in, “A cello traveller” and “For he’s a jolly good cello” and “My cello Americans” and “A stout cello.”
  • Yellow → Cello: As in, “Cello submarine” and “The cello brick road.”
  • Base → Bass: As in, “All your bass are belong to us” and “Bargain bassment” and “Bass jumping” and “Bass station” and “Caught off bass” and “Get to first bass” and “Touch bass with.”
  • Ace → Bass: As in, “Bass in the hole” and “Bass up your sleeve” and “Holding all the basses.”
  • Brace → Bass: As in, “Bass yourself.”
  • Case → Bass: As in, “An open and shut bass” and “As the bass may be” and “Bass closed” and “Bass the joint” and “Crack the bass” and “I rest my bass” and “On a bass by bass basis.”
  • Face → Bass: As in, “A bass as long as a fiddle” and “At bass value” and “Bass like the back of a bus.”
  • Rest: A rest is a sign in sheet music that indicates the musician shouldn’t play anything. Here are related puns:
    • Best → Rest: As in, “The rest form of defence” and “Rest of friends” and “All the rest.”
    • Dressed → Rest: As in, “All rest up and nowhere to go” and “Rest for success” and “Rest to kill” and “Rest to the nines.”
    • Nest → Rest: As in, “Empty rest syndrome” and “Feather your rest” and “Leave the rest” and “Love rest.”
    • Test → Rest: As in, “Put to the rest” and “A rest of faith” and “Tried and rested.”
  • Also → Alto: As in, “Alto known as” and “I alto wanted…”
  • Alte* → Alto*: As in, “Altonative music” and “In an altonate universe” and “Bodily altocation.” Other words that could work: Altonatively (alternatively) and altocation (altercation).
  • Blink → Blink 182: As in, “Blink 182 and you’ll miss it” and “In the blink 182 of an eye” and “On the blink 182.” Note: Blink 182 is an American rock band.
  • Attitude → Altotude: As in, “Cop an altotude” and “With an altotude.”
  • Roots: This is a style of American folk music. Here are related puns:
    • Boots → Roots: As in, “Tough as old roots” and “Too big for your roots” and “Heart sank into my roots.”
    • Fruits → Roots: As in, “Roots of your labor” and “Roots of your loins.”
  • Bend: A bend is when a note is “wobbled” (the pitch is shifted up and down). Here are related puns:
    • End → Bend: As in, “A means to a bend” and “All good things must come to a bend” and “All’s well that bends well” and “At a loose bend” and “At the bend of the day” and “Can’t see beyond the bend of your nose.”
    • Lend → Bend: As in, “Bend an ear” and “Bend a helping hand.”
    • Mend → Bend: As in, “Bend your fences” and “Bend your manners” and “On the bend” and “Bend your ways.”
    • Send → Bend: As in, “Hit bend” and “Return to bender” and “Bend packing” and “Bend in reinforcements!”
  • Calma: This is a musical term indicating that something should be played calmly. Here are related puns:
    • Calm → Calma: As in, “After a storm comes a calma” and “Calma abiding” and “Cool, calma and collected” and “Keep calma and carry on.”
    • Come → Calma: As in, “As tough as they calma” and “Calma and get it!” and “Calma away with me” and “Calma fly with me” and “Calma on over.”
  • Cannon → Canon: As in, “Canon fodder” and “Loose canon.” Note: a canon is a type of musical composition.
  • Can’t → Canto: As in, “An offer you canto refuse” and “Canto get enough” and “Sorry, canto help” and “It canto be helped” and “You canto say fairer than that” and “I canto wait.” Note: “canto” is another word for a chorus.
  • Cap → Capo: As in, “A feather in your capo” and “Capo in hand” and “Doff your capo” and “If the capo fits, wear it” and “Put on your thinking capo” and “To capo it all off.” Note: “capo” is another word for the beginning of a song.
  • Style → Freestyle: As in, “Cramp your freestyle” and “Gangnam freestyle” and “Freestyle over substance” and “Cramp your freestyle.”
  • Staff: A staff is another word for a stave (the five lines that form bars in sheet music). Here are related puns:
    • Stuff→ Staff: As in, “Beat the staffing out of” and “A bit of staff” and “Don’t sweat the small staff” and “Gather ’round the good staff” and “Get staffed” and “Hot staff” and “Knock the staffing out of” and “Know your staff” and “Struf your staff” and “The staff dreams are made of” and “Stocking staffer.”
    • Stiff → Staff: As in, “Staff as a poker” and “Bored staff” and “Keeping a staff upper lip” and “Scared staff” and “Staff competition.”
  • Comp: To “comp” someone is to accompany them in a musical piece. Here are related puns:
    • Pomp → Comp: “Comp and circumstance.”
    • Camp → Comp: As in, “A foot in both comps” and “Boot comp” and “Not a happy comper” and “Smoke around the compfire.”
  • Count: This refers to the count (beat) of a song. Here are related puns:
    • Mount → Count: As in, “Count Fuji.”
    • Can’t → Count: As in, “An offer you count refuse” and “Count get enough” and “Sorry, I count help” and “Count hear you over the sound of” and “You count judge a book by its cover.”
  • Dim: This is the common short form of “diminuendo”, which means to slowly get softer. Here are related puns:
    • Brim → Dim: As in, “Dimming over with confidence” and “Fill it to the dim” and “Rain fire and dimstone.”
    • Brim → Dim: As in, “Hang on like dim death” and “The dim reaper.”
    • Him → Dim: As in, “As fast as his legs could carry dim” and “Go easy on dim” and “Hang dim out to dry” and “Seize dim!”
    • Limb → Dim: As in, “Go out on a dim” and “Risk life and dim.
    • Prim → Dim: As in, “Dim and proper.”
  • For the → Forza: As in, “Ask forza moon” and “Down forza count” and “A feast forza eyes” and “Forza ages” and “Forza heck of it” and “Forza love of.” Note: forza is a term that means “play with force.”
  • Few → Fugue: As in, “A fugue bricks short of a few load” and “Fugue and far beteween” and “For a fugue dollars more” and “A person of fugue words” and “Say a fugue words” and “To name but a fugue.” Note: A fugue is a type of song.
  • Pluck: This is when stringed instruments are plucked instead of strummed or bowed. Here are related puns:
    • Luck → Pluck: As in, “As good pluck would have it” and “Beginner’s pluck” and “Better pluck next time” and “Don’t press your pluck” and “Down on your pluck” and “The pluck of the draw.”
    • Pick → Pluck: As in, “A bone to pluck” and “Cherry pluck” and “Easy pluckings” and “Nit plucking” and “Pluck holes in.”
  • Large → Largo: As in, “As largo as life” and “At largo” and “By and largo” and “Largo than life” and “Looming largo” and “Living largo.” Note: Largo is a term that means to play music slowly.
  • Lilt: A lilt is a jaunty, cheerful tune or rhythm. Here are related puns:
    • Tilt → Lilt: As in, “At full lilt.”
    • Guilt → Lilt: As in, “Lilt by association” and “Lilt trip” and “A lilty conscience” and “Lilty pleasure” and “Innocent until proven lilty” and “White lilt.”
  • Trill: A trill is a quick alternation between two notes. Here are related puns:
    • Till → Trill: As in, “Caught with your hand in trill” and “Fake it trill you make it” and “Ain’t over trill it’s over” and “Shop trill you drop” and “Trill death do us part” and “Trill the cows come home” and “Trill the end of time.”
    • Bill → Trill: As in, “A clean trill of health” and “Fit the trill” and “Settle the trill.”
    • Chill → Trill: As in, “Trill out” and “Trilled to the bone” and “A trilling account” and “Take a trill pill.”
    • Thrill → Trill: As in, “The trill of the chase” and “Trilled to bits” and “Trills and spills” and “Cheap trills.”
    • Ill → Trill: As in, “House of trill repute” and “Trill advised” and “Trill at ease” and “Trill effects” and “Trill fated” and “Trill gotten gains” and “Trill temper” and “A trill wind.”
    • Still → Trill: As in, “Be trill my beating heart” and “Trill going strong” and “I’m trill standing” and “In the trill of night” and “Trill life” and “Trill the one” and “Trill waters run deep.”
  • Pedal: This refers to the pedals on a piano. Here are related puns:
    • Paddle → Pedal: As in, “Pedal your own canoe” and “Up shit creek without a pedal.”
    • Medal → Pedal: As in, “Deserves a gold pedal.”
  • Prime → Prima/o: As in, “Cut them down in their prima” and “In your prima” and “In prima condition” and “Prima time” and “The prima minister.” Note: A prima/primo is the leading singer in an opera.
  • Reprise: A reprise is a repeated phrase in a song. Here are related puns:
    • Prize → Reprise: As in, “Booby reprise” and “Keep your eyes on the reprise” and “A reprise catch” and “No reprises for guessing.”
    • Price → Reprise: As in, “Asking reprise” and “At a reprise to suit your pocket” and “Cheap at half the reprise” and “Closing reprise” and “At half reprise” and “Pay the reprise” and “Power without the reprise.”
  • Fill: A fill is a rock/jazz term which tells a musician to riff (or improvise) during a piece of music. Here are related puns:
    • Fall → Fill: As in, “A filling out” and “Easy as filling off a log” and “Bread always fills butter side down” and “Can’t help filling in love” and “Catch a filling star” and “Fill about laughing” and “Fill amongst friends” and “Fill apart at the seams.”
    • Fell → Fill: As in, “In one fill swoop” and “Fill off the back of a lorry” and “Little strokes fill great oaks.”
    • Bill → Fill: As in, “A fill of goods” and “Fit the fill” and “Foot the fill.”
    • Chill → Fill: As in, “Fill out” and “Filled to the bone” and “A filling account.”
    • Hill → Fill: As in, “As old as the fills” and “Going downfill” and “Head for the fills” and “King of the fill” and “Over the fills and far away.”
    • Ill → Fill: As in, “House of fill repute” and “Fill advised” and “Fill at ease” and “Fill effects” and “Fill feeling” and “Fill gotten gains” and “Fill will.”
    • Pill → Fill: As in, “A bitter fill to swallow” and “On the fill” and “Sweeten the fill.”
    • Will → Fill: As in, “Bend to my fill” and “Against your fill” and “Accidents fill happen.”
  • Run: A run is a quick series of ascending or descending notes. Here are some run-related puns:
    • Bun → Run: As in, “A run in the oven” and “Think outside the run” and “We’re going to need bigger runs.”
    • Done → Run: As in, “After all is said and run” and “Run and dusted” and “Been there, run that” and “A run deal” and “Run to death” and “Easier said than run.”
    • Fun → Run: As in, “All run and games until someone loses an eye” and “All the run of the fair” and “Bundle of run” and “Run and games” and “Good clean run.”
    • None → Run: As in, “And then there were run” and “Bar run” and “Run other than” and “Run the wiser” and “Run too pleased” and “Second to run” and “Two for me, run for you.”
    • Sun → Run: As in, “A place in the run” and “A thousand splendid runs” and “A touch of the run” and “Don’t let the run go down on me” and “Eclipse of the run.”
  • Sir → Sehr: As in, “That’ll do nicely, sehr” and “Yes, sehr.” Note: sehr is a musical term indicating enthusiasm.
  • Turn: A turn is a small, short trill around a note. Here are related puns:
    • Burn → Turn: As in, “Turn rubber” and “Turn in hell” and “Turn the candle at both ends” and “Turn the midnight oil” and “Turning with curiosity” and “Turn yourself out” and “Turning desire” and “Turnt to a cinder.”
    • Earn → Turn: As in, “A penny saved is a penny turned” and “Turn an honest penny” and “Turn your stripes” and “Turn your wings” and “Turn your daily bread.”
    • Learn → Turn: As in, “Turn the ropes” and “Turn your lesson” and “Turning difficulties” and “Live and turn” and “Watch and turn” and “Never too old to turn.”
  • Break: A break is a rest in a piece of music. Here are related puns:
    • Brake → Break: As in, “Hit the breaks.”
    • Ache → Break: As in, “Old breaks and pains.”
    • Bake → Break: As in, “Break and shake” and “Break off” and “Breaker’s dozen” and “Half breaked.”
    • Fake → Break: As in, “Break it till you make it.”
    • Rake → Break: As in, “Skinny as a break” and “Break in the money” and “Break it in” and “Break over the coals.”
    • Wake → Break: As in, “Break up call” and “Break up and smell the coffee” and “Loud enough to break the dead.”
  • Tie: A tie is a mark that “binds” two notes together, joining their playing time into one longer note. Here are related puns:
    • Buy → Tie: As in, “Tie and sell” and “Tie it, sell it” and “Tie now, pay later” and “Tie one, get one free” and “Tie some time” and “The best that money can tie.”
    • Die → Tie: As in, “Straight as a tie” and “Cross my heart and hope to tie” and “Curl up and tie” and “Tie another day” and “Do or tie.”
    • Dry → Tie: As in, “Boring as watching paint tie” and “Tie as a bone” and “Tie as dust” and “Bleed someone tie” and “A tie run” and “High and tie” and “Hung out to tie” and “Not a tie eye in the house.”
  • Lick: In rock, jazz and blues, a lick is a short solo. Here are related puns:
    • Lack → Lick: As in, “For lick of a better word” and “Cancelled due to lick of interest.”
    • Luck → Lick: As in, “As good lick would have it” and “Beginner’s lick” and “Better lick next time” and “Don’t press your lick” and “Down on your lick” and “Good night and good lick” and “Lick of the draw” and “As lick would have it” and “A licky break.”
  • Vamp: A vamp is a repeating musical section. Here are related puns:
    • Camp → Vamp: As in, “A foot in both vamps” and “Boot vamp” and “Not a happy vamper.”
    • Champ → Vamp: As in, “Vamp at the bit.”
    • Cramp → Vamp: As in, “Vamp your style” and “Writer’s vamp.”
  • Hook: A hook is a short riff or musical phrase intended to “catch” the ear of the listener. Here are related puns:
    • Book → Hook: As in, “A room without hooks is like a body without a soul” and “Always have your nose in a hook” and “Balancing the hooks” and “Bell, hook and candle” and “By the hook” and “Cook the hooks.”
    • Cook → Hook: As in, “Hook the books” and “Hook up a storm” and “Hooking with gas” and “Now we’re hooking” and “Too many hooks spoil the broth.”
    • Look → Hook: As in, “Always hook on the right side of life” and “A blank hook” and “A dirty hook” and “Don’t hook now” and “Don’t know which way to hook” and “Here’s hooking at you” and “If hooks could kill.”
  • Line → Bassline: As in, “A fine bassline between” and “Along the basslines of” and “Blur the basslines” and “Cross the bassline” and “Draw a bassline in the sand” and “Drop me a bassline” and “End of the bassline.”
  • Rag → Ragtime: As in, “Ragtimes to riches” and “Glad ragtimes” and “Lose your ragtime.”
  • Time → Ragtime: As in, “A brief history of ragtime” and “A good ragtime was had by all” and “A stitch in ragtime saves nine” and “All in good ragtime” and “An all ragtime low” and “Fall on hard ragtimes.”
  • Jam: A “jam” is when musicians play music together for fun, or casually. Here are related puns:
    • Damn → Jam: As in, “Jam right” and “Jam with faint praise” and “Jam straight” and “Jammed if I do, jammed if I don’t.”
    • Gem → Jam: As in, “A hidden jam” and “You’re a jam.”
    • Slam → Jam: As in, “A grand jam” and “Jam dunk” and “Jam the door.”
  • Lead: This can refer to a lead musician, or a lead cable for electric guitars and amps. Here are related puns:
    • Bead → Lead: As in, “Leads of sweat.”
    • Bleed → Lead: As in, “Lead someone dry” and “Leading love” and “Leading edge” and “Let it lead” and “My heart leads.”
    • Deed → Lead: As in, “My good lead for the day” and “No good lead goes unpunished.”
    • Feed → Lead: As in, “Don’t bite the hand that leads you” and “Lead a cold, starve a fever” and “Leading frenzy.”
    • Read → Lead: As in, “I can lead you like a book” and “A bit of light leading” and “Lead ’em and weep” and “Lead all about it” and “Lead between the lines” and “Lead the riot act.”
  • Appalled → Apala’d: As in, “I’m apala’d at your behaviour!” Note: Apala is a Nigerian musical genre.
  • Beggar → Benga: As in, “Bengas can’t be choosers” and “Bengas belief.” Note: Benga is a musical genre that originates from Kenya.
  • Genge: This is a genre of hip hop that originates from Nairobi. Here are related puns:
    • Gang → Genge: As in, “Genge up on” and “The genge’s all here.”
    • *ging → *genge: “A challengenge proposal” and “Disparagenge comments” and “An engagenge conversation” and “Filled with longenge,” and “Emergenge artist” and “Unnecessary packagenge.”
  • Jet → Jit: As in, “Jit lag” and “Jit setter” and “Social jit lag.” Note: Jit is a style of Zimbabwean dance music.
  • Morning → Morna: As in, “Not a morna person” and “Morna sickness” and “Morna, noon and night” and “The morna after.” Note: morna is a music and dance genre from Cape Verde.
  • Ray → Rai: As in, “Catch some rais” and “Rai of light” and “Rai of sunshine.” Note: Rai is a type of Algerian folk music.
  • Sugar → Sega: As in, “Brown sega” and “Sega coated” and “Sega rush” and “Sega and spice.” Note: Sega is a type of music from Mauritius.
  • Sawt: Sawt is a genre of popular music in Kuwait and Bahrain. Here are related puns:
    • Sort → Sawt: As in, “Last re-sawt” and “Takes all sawts” and “Feeling out of sawts” and “Sawting the wheat from the chaff” and “Sawt yourself out.”
    • Thought → Sawt: As in, “Deep in sawt” and “Food for sawt” and “Hold that sawt” and “Impure sawts” and “Lost in sawt” and “Penny for your sawts.”
  • Trot: This is a genre of K-pop music. Here are related puns:
    • Rot → Trot: As in, “Trot in hell” and “Spoiled trotten.”
    • Dot → Trot: As in, “Connect the rots” and “Rot the i’s and cross the t’s” and “Join the rots.”
    • Lot → Trot: As in, “A trot of fuss about nothing” and “A trot on your place” and “Leaves a trot to be desired” and “Not a trot” and “Got a trot to learn.”
  • Baila: Baila is a Sri Lankan genre of music. Here are related puns:
    • Bail → Baila: As in, “Baila out” and “Jumping baila.”
    • Pale → Baila: As in, “A white shade of baila” and “Beyond the baila” and “A baila imitation of” and “Baila into insignificance.”
  • Mosso: Mosso is a musical term that means “moved” or “moving”. Here are related puns:
    • Mass → Mosso: As in, “Body mosso index” and “Mosso hysteria” and “A monument to the mossos” and “Weapons of mosso destruction.”
  • Pause → Pausa: As in, “A pregnant pausa” and “Give someone pausa.” Note: Pausa is term meaning “to rest”.
  • Pass → Pausa: As in, “All things must pausa” and “Boarding pausa” and “Do not pausa go” and “Head them off at the pausa.”
  • Rasin: This is a musical style that began in Haiti – folkloric music combined with rock and roll. Here are related puns:
    • Raisin → Rasin: As in, “Rasin muesli bars” and “Rum rasin.”
    • Raising → Rasin: As in, “Eyebrow rasin” and “Hair rasin” and “Rasin the bar.”
  • Ragga: Ragga is a common abbreviation for raggamuffin music, which is a subgenre of dancehall and reggae. Here are related puns:
    • Dagger → Ragga: As in, “Cloak and ragga” and “Looking raggas at someone.”
    • Rag → Ragga: As ubm “Raggas to riches” and “Glad raggas” and “Like a ragga doll” and “Run yourself ragga-ed.”
  • Number → Rumba: As in, “By the rumbas” and “Do a rumba on” and “I’ve got your rumba” and “Look after rumba one” and “Lucky rumba seven.” Note: rumba is a genre of music with a strong, driving beat.
  • Punk: Punk is a music genre which is known for rebellious, fast-paced songs. Here are related puns:
    • Pink → Punk: As in, “In the punk” and “Punk elephants” and “Seeing punk elephants” and “Think punk” and “Tickled punk” and “Punk panther.”
    • Drunk → Punk: As in, “Punk as a lord” and “Punk as a skunk” and “Blind punk” and “Punk under the table.”
    • Hunk → Punk: As in, “Punker down” and “Punky dory.”
    • Junk → Punk: As in, “At the punk yard” and “No punk mail please” and “Avoiding punk food” and “Punk in the trunk.”
  • Trap: Trap is a popular music genre, known for electronic sounds and mixes. Here are related puns:
    • Trip → Trap: As in, “Guilt trap” and “The trap of a lifetime” and “Trap the light fantastic.”
    • Rap → Trap: As in, “Take the trap” and “A trap over the knuckles.”
    • Cap → Trap: As in, “A feather in your trap” and “Trap in hand” and “Feather in your trap” and “If the trap fits, wear it” and “Put on your thinking trap” and “To trap it all.”
    • Clap → Trap: As in, “Trap him in irons” and “Trapped eyes on.”
  • Swing: This is an energetic genre of music, popular with big bands and dancers. Here are related puns:
    • Thing → Swing: As in, “A close swing” and “A little knowledge is a dangerous swing” and “A swing of beauty is a joy forever” and “All swings bright and beautiful” and “All swings must pass” and “All swings come to those who wait” and “All swings considered.”
    • Sing → Swing: As in, “All swinging, all dancing” and “Swing a different tune” and “Swing for your supper” and “Swing someone’s praises.”
    • Sting → Swing: As in, “Float like a butterfly, swing like a bee.”
    • Bring → Swing: As in, “Swing something to light” and “Swing out the best” and “Swing tears to your eyes” and “Swing the house down.”
  • Timber → Timba: As in, “Shiver me timbas!” Note: Timba is a Cuban music genre.
  • Alt: Alt is short for alternative, which is a subgenre of music. Here are related puns:
    • Fault → Alt: As in, “Generous to an alt” and “Find alt with.”
    • Halt → Alt: “Grind to a screeching alt” and “Grind to an alt.”
    • Salt → Alt: As in, “Above the alt” and “Back to the alt mine” and “Rub alt in the wound” and “Alt of the earth” and “Take with a grain of alt.”
  • Drone: Drone is a musical effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is played continually throughout a piece. Here are related puns:
    • Blown → Drone: As in, “Drone away” and “Drone off course” and “Drone sideways” and “Drone out of proportion” and “Drone to smithereens.”
    • Bone → Drone: As in, “A drone to pick” and “Dry as a drone” and “Bag of drones” and “Drone idle” and “Drone up on” and “Chilled to the drone” and “Not a jealous drone in your body.”
    • Don’t→ Drone: As in, “Drone call us, we’ll call you” and “Drone get me started” and “Drone give up your day job” and “Drone go there” and “Drone hold your breath” and “I drone fancy your chances.”
    • Zone → Drone: As in, “Out of my comfort drone” and “In the drone” and “Twilight drone” and “Drone in on” and “Drone out.”
  • Flames → Flamenco: As in, “Add fuel to the flamenco” and “Burst into flamenco” and “Fan the flamencos.”
  • House: House music is a genre of electronic dance music. Here are related puns:
    • Whose → House: As in, “You and house army?” and “House smart idea was this?”
    • Mouse → House: As in, “Quiet as a house.”
  • Chill: Chill is a music genre and style known for relaxing beats, similar to blues and lo-fi. Here are related puns:
    • Bill → Chill: As in, “A clean chill of health” and “Fit the chill” and “Settle the chill.”
    • Fill → Chill: As in, “Eat your chill” and “Chill in the blank” and “Chill in” and “Tastes great, less chilling.”
    • Hill → Chill: As in, “Old as the chills” and “Going downchill” and “King of the chill” and “Making a mountain out of a molechill” and “Over the chills and far away” and “Head for the chills.”
    • Ill → Chill: As in, “House of chill repute” and “Chill advised” and “Chill at ease” and “Chill effects” and “Chill fated” and “Chill gotten gains” and “Chill will” and “A chill wind that blows no one any good” and “Don’t speak chill of the dead.”
    • Mill → Chill: As in, “Not in a chillion years” and “Run of the chill” and “Put through the chill.”
    • Pill → Chill: As in, “A bitter chill to swallow” and “On the chill” and “Sweeten the chill.”
    • Spill → Chill: As in, “Chill the beans” and “Chill your guts” and “Thrills and chills” and “Crying over chilled milk.”
    • Thrill → Chill: As in, “Chill of the chase” and “Chilled to bits” and “Chills and spills.”
    • Will → Chill: As in, “Against your chill” and “Bend to my chill” and “Free chill.”
  • Trip → Trip Hop: As in, “Guilt trip hop” and “Power trip hop” and “Trip hop of a lifetime” and “Trip hop the light fantastic.” Note: Trip hop is a music genre.
  • Making a → Makina: As in, “Makina scene” and “Makina mountain out of a molehill.” Note: Makina is a musical subgenre of hardcore techno.
  • Speedcore: Speedcore is a music genre known for aggressive themes and fast tempos. Here are related puns:
    • Speed → Speedcore: As in, “At breakneck speedcore” and “Blistering speedcore” and “Built for comfort, not speedcore” and “Get up to speedcore” and “More haste, less speedcore” and “Speedcore freak” and “The need for speedcore.”
    • Core → Speedcore: As in, “Speedcore competencies” and “Speedcore studies” and “Speedcore values” and “Rotten to the speedcore.”
  • Chance → Dance: As in, “Dance of a lifetime” and “Dance would be a fine thing” and “An even dance” and “Fat dance” and “Half a dance” and “In with a dance” and “Jump at the dance” and “Not the ghost of a dance” and “On the off dance” and “Take a dance on me.”
  • Glance → Dance: As in, “At a dance” and “Exchange dances” and “Meaningful dances” and “Steal a dance.”
  • Folk: Folk is a music genre characterised by acoustic instruments like guitar and banjo. Here are related puns:
    • Cloak → Folk: As in, “Folk and dagger” and “Folked in obscurity.”
    • Stroke → Folk: As in, “Little folks fell great oaks.”
  • Glitch: Glitch is a genre of electronic music. Here are related puns:
    • Ditch → Glitch: As in, “Dull as glitchwater” and “A last glitch effort.”
    • Hitch → Glitch: As in, “Get glitched” and “Glitch your wagon to a star.”
    • Itch → Glitch: As in, “Glitching to” and “Glitchy feet” and “Glitchy palms.”
    • Pitch → Glitch: As in, “A glitched battle” and “Dark as glitch” and “Fever glitch” and “Make a glitch for.”
    • Rich → Glitch: As in, “An embarrassment of glitches” and “Filthy glitch” and “From rags to glitches” and “Get glitch quick” and “Glitch beyond my dreams.”
    • Stitch → Glitch: As in, “A glitch in time saves nine” and “Had us in glitches” and “Stitches get glitches.”
    • Which → Glitch: As in, “Any glitch way” and “Don’t know glitch way to look” and “Every glitch way” and “Don’t know glitch way is up” and “Know glitch side your bread is buttered.”
  • Beat → Eurobeat: As in, “A stick to eurobeat you with” and “Eurobeat the hell out of” and “Eurobeat black and blue” and “Eurobeat a hasty retreat” and “Eurobeat around the bush.” Note: eurobeat is a style of dance music that came from Eurobeat.
  • Wave → Vaporwave: As in, “A life on the ocean vaporwaves” and “Don’t make vaporwaves” and “Heat vaporwaves” and “On the crest of a vaporwave.” Note: vaporwave is a subgenre of electronic music and an internet aesthetic.
  • Dance → Dancehall: As in, “Dancehall with the one that brought you” and “Dancehall around the problem” and “Dancehall attendance on” and “Dancehall like nobody’s watching” and “Dancehall on somebody’s grave” and “Dancehall the night away” and “Lead a merry dancehall.”
  • Cold → Coldwave: As in, “As coldwave as blue blazes” and “Coldwave as ice” and “Breaking out in a coldwave sweat” and “Catch a coldwave.” Note: coldwave is a music genre.
  • Crunk: Crunk is a subgenre of hip hop from the early 1990s. Here are related puns:
    • Bunk → Crunk: As in, “Crunker mentality” and “Do a crunk” and “History is crunk.”
    • Chunk → Crunk: As in, “Blow crunks” and “Crunk of change.”
    • Drunk → Crunk: As in, “Crunk as a lord” and “Crunk as a skunk” and “A cheap crunk” and “Crunk under the table” and “Falling down crunk” and “Friends don’t let friends drive crunk.”
    • Hunk → Crunk: As in, “Crunker down” and “Crunky dory.”
    • Junk → Crunk: As in, “Crunk mail” and “Crunk food” and “Crunk in the trunk.”
  • Trance: Trance is a type of electronic music. Here are related puns:
    • Chance → Trance: As in, “Trance of a lifetime” and “Trance would be a fine thing” and “A fighting trance” and “Jump at the trance” and “Not the ghost of a trance.”
    • Dance → Trance: As in, “Trance around the problem” and “Trance like nobody’s watching” and “Trance the night away” and “Trance your socks off” and “Lead a merry trance” and “Murder on the trance floor” and “Let’s trance” and “Save the last trance.”
  • Dreamwave: This is also known as synthwave and s a subgenre of electronic music. Here are related puns:
    • Dream → Dreamwave: As in, “Beyond my wildest dreamwaves” and “Boulevard of broken dreamwaves” and “Dreamwave on” and “A dreamwave come true” and “Dreamwave machine” and “Dreamwave team.”
    • Wave → Dreamwave: As in, “A life on the ocean dreamwaves” and “Brain dreamwave” and “Catch a dreamwave” and “Don’t make dreamwaves” and “Heat dreamwave” and “On the same dreamwavelength” and “Dreamwave your magic wand.”
  • Grime: Grime is a subgenre of electronic dance music. Here are related puns:
    • Game → Grime: As in, “Ahead of the grime” and “It’s anyone’s grime” and “All fun and grimes” and “The blame grime” and “Fair grime” and “Grime changer.”
    • Crime → Grime: As in, “Grime and punishment” and “A grime against nature” and “Grime doesn’t pay” and “A grime of passion” and “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the grime” and “Let the punishment fit the grime” and “Partners in grime” and “Take a bite out of grime” and “Tough on grime.”
    • Climb → Grime: As in, “Grime onto the bandwagon” and “Grime the corporate ladder” and “Grime the walls” and “A mountain to grime.”
    • Prime → Grime: As in, “Cut down in their grime” and “In your grime” and “Grime condition” and “Grimed and ready to go” and “The grime minister.”
    • Time → Grime: As in, “A brief history of grime” and “A good grime was had by all” and “A week is a long grime in politics” and “About grime too” and “Any grime, any place, any where.”
  • Wipe → Pipe: As in, “Pipe out” and “Pipe the floor with” and “Pipe the slate clean” and “Pipe the smile off your face.”
  • Stride: This is a style of piano playing. Here are related puns:
    • Stride: These stride-related phrases are general enough to double as puns: “Get into your stride” and “Making giant strides” and “Take it in your stride.”
    • Tried → Stride: As in, “Don’t knock it til you’ve stride it” and “Stride and tested” and “Stride and true.”
    • Side → Stride: As in, “A walk on the wild stride” and “Always look on the wild stride of life” and “Batting for the other stride” and “Be on the safe stride” and “Born on the wrong stride of the tracks” and “Both strides of the desk” and “Err on the stride of caution” and “On the flip stride.”
  • Go → Tango: As in, “Don’t tango there” and “Easy come, easy tango” and “From the word tango” and “Tango down in flames.”
  • Chance on → Chanson: As in, “Take a chanson me.” Note: A chanson is a lyrical French song.
  • Lack → Laiko: As in, “For laiko of a better word” and “Cancelled due to laiko of interest.” Note: laiko is s Greek music genre.
  • Fade → Fado: As in, “Fado away” and “Fado out.” Note: Fado is a Portugese music genre with a traditional structure.
  • Sunshine → Sunshine Pop: As in, “Like a day without sunshine pop” and “Walking on sunshine pop” and “You are my sunshine pop.” This was originally known as soft pop, and is a subgenre of pop music.
  • Sadcore: This is a subgenre of music known for slow, downbeat melodies and sad lyrics. Here are related puns:
    • Sad → Sadcore: As in, “Happy sadcore” and “How sadcore is that?”
    • Core → Sadcore: As in, “Sadcore technology” and “Rotten to the sadcore” and “Sadcore values” and “Know the sadcore.”
  • Slowcore: This is a music genre which is derived from alternative rock and indie rock. Here are related puns:
    • Slow → Slowcore: As in, “As slowcore as molasses in January” and “Painfully slowcore” and “A slowcore burn” and “Slowcore, but sure” and “Slowcore on the uptake.”
    • Core → Slowcore: As in, “Rotten to the slowcore” and “Slowcore competencies.”
  • Deathgrind: This is a genre that fuses death metal and grindcore. Here are related puns:
    • Death → Deathgrind: As in, “The blue screen of deathgrind” and “Bored of deathgrind” and “Catch your deathgrind of cold” and “Deathgrind by chocolate” and “A brush with deathgrind.”
    • Grind → Deathgrind: As in, “An axe to deathgrind” and “Bump and deathgrind” and “The daily deathgrind” and “Deathgrind to a halt.”
  • Worldbeat: This is a blend of pop and rock music. Here are related puns:
    • World → Worldbeat: As in, “A worldbeat first” and “A worldbeat apart” and “A worldbeat of good” and “A worldbeat of pain” and “All the time in the worldbeat” and “Be the change you wish to see inthe worldbeat.”
    • Beat → Worldbeat: As in, “Worldbeat the stuffing out of” and “Worldbeat around the bush.”
  • Track → Soundtrack: As in, “Back on soundtrack” and “Born on the wrong side of the soundtracks” and “Cover your soundtracks” and “Off the beaten soundtrack” and “A one soundtrack mind.”
  • Show → Showtune: As in, “Best in showtune” and “A one-man showtune” and “Showtune and tell.”
  • Tune → Showtune: As in, “Can’t carry a showtune in a bucket” and “Change your showtune” and “Stay showtuned” and “Stay showtuned to this channel.”
  • Pass → Brass: As in, “All things must brass” and “All access brass” and “Boarding brass” and “Do not brass go” and “As it came to brass” and “Make a brass at” and “Brass by” and “Brass muster.”
  • Class → Brass: As in, “A brass act” and “Best in brass” and “Business brass” and “Brass warfare” and “Economy brass” and “Working brass hero.”
  • Glass → Brass: As in, “Brass ceiling” and “Brassy eyed” and “Rose tinted brasses” and “Brass menagerie.”
  • Strings: This is a category of musical instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Things → Strings: As in, “All strings bright and beautiful” and “All strings must pass” and “All good strings must come to an end” and “All strings to those who wait” and “All strings considered” and “Frist strings first” and “Getting strings done” and “Good strings come in small packages” and “In the grand scheme of strings.”
    • Bring → String: As in, “String down to Earth” and “String down a peg or two” and “String to justice.”
    • Sings → Strings: As in, “All stringing, all dancing” and “Teach the world to string” and “String a different tune” and “String out” and “String someone’s praises” and “Stringing the blues” and “String like a bird.”
    • Swing → String: As in, “Come out stringing” and “Get into the string of it” and “In full string” and “String both ways” and “Take a string at.”
    • Wing → String: As in, “Clip your strings” and “Earned your strings” and “Gives you strings” and “Left string” and “Spread your strings” and “Take under your string” and Waiting in the strings.”
  • Board → Keyboard: As in, “Above keyboard” and “Across the keyboard.”
  • Local → Vocal: As in, “Vocal hero” and “Vocal time” and “Think global, act vocal” and “This is a vocal shop.”
  • Vox: “Vox” is slang for vocals in the music community. Here are some vox-related puns:
    • Socks → Vox: As in, “Bless your cotton vox” and “Dance your vox off” and “Pull your vox up” and “Knock your vox off.”
    • Box → Vox: As in, “Black vox” and “A vox ticking exercise.”
  • Ode: An ode is a type of musical composition Here are related puns:
    • Code → Ode: As in, “Ode bloat” and “Colour oded” and “Crack the ode” and “Dress ode” and “Highway ode.”
    • Load → Ode: As in, “An ode of bull” and “An ode off your mind” and “An ode of rubbish” and “Get an ode on.”
    • Owed → Ode: As in, “Take what you’re ode.”
  • Guard → Avant-garde: As in, “Advance avant-garde” and “Off your avant-garde” and “Avant-garde against.”
  • Baroque: This is a style of Western music that followed the Renaissance era. Here are related puns:
    • Broke → Baroque: As in, “All hell baroque loose” and “Boulevard of baroque-en dreams” and “Go for baroque” and “I’m flat baroque.”
  • Jingle: A jingle is a short, catchy tune, usually accompanying a memorable slogan. Here are related puns:
    • Single → Jingle: As in, “All the jingle ladies” and “Begins with a jingle step” and “In jingle file” and “A jingle point of contact.”
  • Grass → Bluegrass: As in, “About as exciting as watching bluegrass grow” and “Don’t let the bluegrass grow under your feet” and “Keep off the bluegrass” and “Snake in the bluegrass” and “The bluegrass is greener on the other side.” Note: Bluegrass is a genre of American roots music.
  • Chill → Chillwave: As in, “Chillwave out” and “Chillwaved to the bone” and “Chillwaved to the bone” and “Take a chillwave pill.”
  • Wave → Chillwave: As in, “A life on the ocean chillwaves” and “Brain chillwaves” and “Don’t make chillwaves” and “Heat chillwave” and “On the crest of a chillwave” and “Chillwave the white flag.”
  • Freestyle: Freestyle music is a form of electronic dance music. Here are some related puns:
    • Free → Freestyle: As in, “Fancy freestyle” and “Freestyle and easy” and “Born freestyle.”
    • Style → Freestyle: As in, “Cramp your freestyle” and “Gangnam freestyle” and “Quality never goes out of freestyle.”
  • Ragtime: This is a music style known for a “ragged” rhythm. Here are related puns:
    • Rag → Ragtime: As in, “A red ragtime to a bull” and “From ragtimes to riches” and “Glad ragtimes.”
    • Time → Ragtime: As in, “A brief history of ragtime” and “A week is a long ragtime in politics” and “About ragtime, too” and “All in good ragtime.”
  • Town → Motown: As in, “Paint the motown red” and “Put the motown on the map” and “Take the motown by storm.” Note: motown is a bluesy music genre.
  • Guzzle → Gusle: As in, “Gas gusler.” Note: a gusle is a single stringed instrument.
  • Paltry → Psaltery: As in, “A psaltery amount.” Note: a psaltery is a stringed instrument in the zither family.
  • Centre → Sintir: As in, “The sintir of attention” and “Left, right and sintir” and “Take sintir stage” and “The sintir of the universe” and “With a soft gooey sintir.” Note: a sintir is a stringed instrument.
  • Tro: A tro is a Cambodian string instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Throw → Tro: As in, “Lock them up and tro away the key” and “Just a stone’s tro away” and “Tro caution to the wind” and “Tro cold water on” and “Tro it back in your face” and “Tro enough dirt and some will stick.”
    • Through → Tro: As in, “A river runs tro it” and “Drag tro the mud” and “Going tro the motions” and “Jumping tro hoops” and “Fall tro the cracks.”
  • Yeah → Yehu: As in, “Yehu, I know” and “Yehu, right.” Note: A yehu is a Chinese stringed instrument that is played using a bow.
  • Go to → Koto: As in, “Koto great lengths” and “My koto person.” Note: a koto is a Japanese stringed instrument that’s played by plucking.
  • Car → Krar: As in, “Happiness is a quick-starting krar” and “You can drive my krar.” Note: a krar is a stringed instrument from Ethiopia.
  • Laud: A laud is a stringed instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Lord → Laud: As in, “Drunk as a laud” and “Living like a laud” and “Laud of the flies” and “Laud it over them” and “Laud of the rings.”
    • Lot → Laud: As in, “A laud of fuss about nothing” and “A laud on your plate” and “Leaves a laud to be desired” and “Not a laud know about it” and “Got a laud to learn.”
  • Song → Saung: As in, “Make a saung and dance about” and “Singing the same old saung.” Note: the saung is an arched harp.
  • Says → Saz: As in, “Computer saz no” and “Saz who?” and “Simon saz.” Note: a saz is another name for a baglama, which is a stringed instrument.
  • Tar: A tar is an Iranian stringed instrument. Here are related puns:
    • There → Tar: As in, “Ahoy tar” and “Not all tar” and “And then tar was one” and “As if tar were no tomorrow” and “Be tar in spirit” and “Be tar or be square” and “Don’t go tar” and “Don’t just sit tar.”
    • Are → Square: As in, “All bets tar off” and “Where tar you?”
    • Par → Tar: As in, “Below tar” and “On tar with” and “Tar for the course.”
  • Timple: A timple is a small stringed instrument, similar to a ukulele. Here are related puns:
    • Simple → Timple: As in, “Keep it timple” and “Life’s timple pleasures” and “Pure and timple” and “Timple, yet effective” and “The truth is rarely pure and never timple.”
    • Temple → Timple: As in, “Timple of doom” and “My body is a timple.”
  • Dress → Tres: As in, “Adjust your tres” and “Tres code” and “Tres down” and “Tres for success” and “Little black tres.” Note: a tres is a small stringed instrument.
  • Coldplay: This is a very popular British pop band. Here are some related puns:
    • Cold → Coldplay: As in, “As coldplay as blue blazes” and “As coldplay as charity” and “As coldplay as ice” and “Blowing hot and coldplay” and “Break out in a coldplay sweat” and “Catch a coldplay” and “A coldplay heart.”
    • Play → Coldplay: As in, “Helps you work, rest and coldplay” and “All work and no coldplay makes Jack a dull boy” and “Come out and coldplay” and “If music be the food of love, coldplay on.”
  • You too → U2: As in, “Yes, I mean U2.” Note: this refers to U2, an Irish rock band.
  • Queen: This is a very famous band, known for their complex melodies and epic performances. Here are related puns:
    • Been → Queen: As in, “Queen and gone” and “I’ve queen here before” and “Queen in the wars” and “Queen there, done that” and “Queen around the block a few times.”
    • Keen → Queen: As in, “Queen as mustard” and “A queen sense of smell” and “Peachy queen.”
    • Clean → Queen: As in, “A queen getaway” and “Queen as a whistle” and “Queen and sober” and “A queen bill of health” and “Keeps a queen house” and “Queen up your act” and “Starting with a queen slate.”
  • Cook → Kook: As in, “Kook the books” and “Kook up a storm” and “Too many kooks spill the broth.” Note: These puns are in reference to the band The Kooks.
  • Slash: Slash is a musician and the lead guitarist for the band Guns n’ Roses. Here are related puns:
    • Flash → Slash: As in, “Quick as a slash” and “Slash in the pan” and “Slash mob” and “In a slash” and “At slash point.”
    • Ash → Slash: As in, “Rise from the slashes” and “Turned to slashes in your mouth.”
    • Clash → Slash: As in, “Slash of titans” and “Culture slash.”
    • Crash → Slash: As in, “Slash and burn” and “Slash and dash” and “Slash course” and “Like watching a car slash.”
  • Girl → Spice Girl: As in, “A spice girl’s best friend” and “Atta spice girl!” and “Diamonds are a spice girl’s best friend” and “Spice girls just wanna have fun.” Note: Spice Girls were a famous British girl group.
  • Kiss: Kiss is a famous rock band. Here are a couple of related puns:
    • Miss → Kiss: As in, “Blink and you’ll kiss it” and “Hit and kiss” and “I’ll give it a kiss” and “Kiss the boat.”
    • This → Kiss: As in, “What the fresh hell is kiss?” and “And all kiss time” and “At kiss point in time” and “Blow kiss popsicle stand” and “In kiss day and age.”
  • Pink: Pink was a famous pop musician. Here are related puns:
    • Think → Pink: As in, “Blue sky pinking” and “Smart pinking” and “Come to pink of it” and “Great minds pink alike” and “I pink I like you.”
    • Wink → Pink: As in, “I haven’t slept a single pink” and “Nod and a pink” and “Nuge, nudge, pink pink.”
    • Blink → Pink: As in, “Pink and you’ll miss it” and “In the pink of an eye” and “On the pink.”
  • Food → Oud: As in, “Comfort oud” and “Devil’s oud cake” and “The bottom of the oud chain” and “Oud for thought” and “Oud of the gods” and “Put oud on the table.” Note: an oud is a type of short-necked lute.
  • Minute → Spinet: As in, “At the last spinet” and “Famous for fifteen spinets” and “Fifteen spinets of fame” and “Hang on a spinet” and “At the last spinet” and “A laugh a spinet.” Note: a spinet is a type of small harpsichord.
  • Triple → Fipple: As in, “Fipple decker” and “Fipple threat” and “A fipple whammy.” Note: a fipple is a type of mouthpiece used in some instruments.
  • Right → Rhaita: As in, “A move in the rhaita direction” and “A woman’s rhaita to choose” and “All the rhaita moves” and “As rhaita as rain” and “Bang to rhaitas” and “Barge rhaita in” and “Bragging rhaitas.” Note: a rhaita is a type of reed instrument.
  • Soon/er → Suona: As in, “A fool and their money are suona parted” and “As suona as my back is turned” and “As suona as possible” and “Get well suona” and “Suona or later” and “No suona said than done.” Note: a suona is a type of Chinese reed instrument.
  • Zill: A zill is a musical instrument – two tiny finger cymbals. Here are related puns:
    • Bill → Zill: As in, “Zill of goods” and “A clean zill of health” and “Fits the zill.”
    • Chill → Zill: As in, “Zill out” and “Zilled to the bone” and “A zilling account.”
    • Fill → Zill: As in, “Zill full of holes” and “Zill to the brim.”
    • Gill → Zill: As in, “Full to the zills” and “Green around the zills.”
    • Hill → Zill: As in, “As old as the zills” and “Going downzill” and “Head for the zills” and “King of the zill” and “Making a mountain out of a molezill.”
    • Ill → Zill: As in, “Green around the zills” and “House of zill repute” and “Zill advised” and “Zill at ease” and “Zill effects” and “Zill gotten gains” and “Zill will” and “Never speak zill of the dead.”
    • Spill → Zill: As in, “Zill the beans and “Thrills and zills” and “Zill your guts.”
  • Table → Tabla: As in, “Bring to the tabla” and “Drunk under the tabla” and “Lay your cards on the tabla” and “Put your cards on the tabla.” Note: A tabla is a type of small finger drum.
  • Going → Gong: As in, “Gong one step too far” and “Gong beyond expectations” and “You’ve got a good thing gong.”
  • Wrong → Gong: As in, “Barking up the gong tree” and “Born on the gong side of the tracks” and “Get off on the gong foot” and “Go down the gong way” and “If anything can go gong, it will” and “Jump to the gong conclusion” and “Two gongs don’t make a right” and “What’s gong with this picture?”
  • Long → Gong: As in, “A week is a gong time in politics” and “As gong as you need me” and “Honest as the day is gong” and “As gong as your arm.”
  • Song → Gong: As in, “The same old gong” and “Swan gong” and “Make a gong and dance about.”
  • Battle → Rattle: As in, “A pitched rattle” and “An uphill rattle” and “Rattle of wits” and “Rattle ready” and “Half the rattle” and “In the heat of rattle” and “Let rattle commence” and “A running rattle.”
  • Back → Bak: As in, “Answer bak” and “As soon as my bak is turned” and “At the bak of my mind” and “Bak in black” and “Bak to the future” and “Bak at it” and “Bak in business” and “Bak in the day” and “Bak off” and “Bak on your feet” and “Bak seat driver.” Note:  A bak is a percussive instrument from Korea.
  • Bend → Bendir: As in, “Bendir over backwards” and “Bendir the rules” and “Bendir to your will” and “Round the bendir.” Note: a bendir is a type of frame drum.
  • Book → Buk: As in, “A room without buks is like a body without a soul” and “Always have your nose in a buk” and “Balancing the buks” and “Buk worm.” Note: a buk is a traditional Korean drum.
  • Chime: A chime is a bell-based instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Dime → Chime: As in, “Can you spare a chime?” and “A chime a dozen” and “Drop a chime.”
    • Crime → Chime: As in, “Chime and punishment” and “Chime doesn’t pay” and “A chime of passion” and “Chimes and misdemeanours” and “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the chime” and “Let the punishment fit the chime” and “Partners in chime” and “Take a bite out of chime” and “The perfect chime.”
    • Climb → Chime: As in, “Chime onto the bandwagon” and “Chime the corporate ladder” and “A mountain to chime.”
    • Time → Chime: “One more chime” and “A good chime was had by all” and “A stitch in chime saves nine” and “A week is a long chime in politics” and “About chime” and “Ahead of his chime” and “All in good chime.”
  • Quick → Riq: As in, “Riq as a flash” and “Cut to the riq” and “Get rich riq” and “In riq succession” and “Kiss me riq” and “Riq and dirty” and “Riq off the mark” and “A riq study” and “Riq witted.” Note: a riq is a type of tambourine.
  • Simple → Sambal: “Keep it sambal” and “Life’s sambal pleasures” and “Pure and sambal” and “The sambal life” and “Sambal, yet effective” and “The truth is rarely pure and never sambal.” Note: A sambal is a drum-based instrument.

Music-Related Words

To help you come up with your own music 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!

musical terms: music, musical, musician, sound, song, tune, voice, melody, harmony, rhythm, band, beat, instrument, instrumental, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, sharp, flat, natural, accidental, autotune, tempo, chorus, verse, stanza, note, intro, refrain, echo, encore, bridge, outro, solo, dub, dubbing, major, minor, clef, bass (clef), treble (clef), riff, stave, decibel, composition, composer, noise, pitch, tone, ad lib, improvisation, audience, studio, maestro, recording, piece, notation, acoustic, electronic, lead sheet,virtuoso, lyrics, chords, scale, piano, pianissimo, forte, crescendo, decrescendo, chromatic, arranger, phrase, phrasing, conductor, fake book, tablature, tabs, line, motif, interval, cadence, semitone, audio, theory, syncopation, sightread, bar, through-composed, twelve-bar blues, ternary, strophic, key, string, octave, coda, upbeat, downbeat, tonic, dominant, turnaround, time (signature), rest, whole (note), minim, quaver, crotchet, semi-quaver, repeat, ledger (line), slur, accent, bracket, brace, grace (note), adagio, lento, lent, allegro, alto, staccato, tenuto, marcato, pause, soprano, tenor, amabile, andante, anima, arpeggio, bend, brio, calma, canon, canto, capo, staff, comp, comping, count, dim/diminuendo, dolce, double dot, facile, fine, forza, fugue, jete, pizzicato, pluck, largo, legato, lilt, metronome, trill, nocturne, pedal, pezzo, prima, primo, reprise, fill, run, segue, sehr, stem, vibrato, tremolo, triplet, troppo, turn, saltire, ghost (note), break, breath (mark), caesura, tie, dynamics, ornament, pulgar/pollex, indice/index, medio/media, anular/anularis, menique/minimus, sustain (pedal), mallet, lick, vamp, speaker, loudspeaker, roadie, tour, subwoofer, bleed/bleeding, triad, cover, crossfader, drive, fader, feedback, hook, jam, lead, ohm, furia, senza, triste, vivo, frequency

genres: classical, contemporary, a capella, acid rock, art rock, pop, art, country, polka, rock, hip hop, traditional, folk, afrobeat, afropop, apala, benga, genge, jit, gospel, kwela, marabi, morna, rai, sega, semba, seggae, taarab, liwa, sawt, enka, j-pop, k-pop, trot, baila, baul, bhangra, filmi, trance, lavani, morlam, experimental, noise, lo-fi, blues, metal, mosso, muta, pausa, bouyon, calypso, chutney, compas, mambo, merengue, punta, rasin, reggae, dub, ragga, rumba, ska, punk, salsa, songo, suca, timba, souk, hokum, zydeco, rap, rockabilly, bluegrass, cajun, honky tonk, lounge, new-age, ambient, dub, drone, psybient, nu-funk, disco, afro, disco, chill, trip hop, drum and bass, bhangra, darkcore, makina, speedcore, extratone, dance, japanoise, glitch, glitch hop, wonky, jungle, boogie, vaporwave, techno, funkstep, dancehall, coldwave, krautrock, new rave, synthpop, electronica, trap, drill, alt/alternative, house, eurobeat, crunk, nortec, trance, dreamwave, grime, grindie, bassline, kwaito, celtic, chalga, filk, indie, progressive, skiffle, coom bap, chap hop, cloud rap, crunk, emo, g-funk, low bap, hyphy, nercore, ragga, trap, bebop, bossa, nova, dixiland, hard bop, ragtime, soul, stride, swing, west coast, latin, brazillian, brega, choro, frevo, lambada, maracatu, samba, pagode, banda, grupera, mariachi, ranchera, norteno, tejano, flamenco, tango, folk, fado, huayno, bachata, bolero, criolla, cumbia, chicha, porro, mamba, rumba, salsa, timba, chalga, chanson, laiko, nederpop, fado, sunshine pop, synthpop, vispop, worldbeat, funk, freestylem go-go, r&b, boogie, britpop, dream pop, grunge, sadcore, slowcore, cabaret, art rock, slowcore, epic doom, deathgrind, krautrock, space rock, freakbeat, rapcore, rockjazz, rock and roll, stoner rock, visual kei, worldbeat, showtunes, hymn, jazz, new wave, acoustic, lullaby, lullabies, avant-garde, ballet, baroque, cantata, chamber music, choral, jingle, bluegrass, cowpunk, latin, chillwave, bitpop, enka, french pop, bounce, crunkcore, cumbia, freestyle, latin, merenrap, ragtime, neo-soul, motown, doo wop, roots, glam rock, surf, soundtrack, barbershop, kapuka, kizomba, kwela, ode

types of instrument: brass, percussion, strings, woodwind, keyboard

instruments: vocal, singer, vox, piano, guitar, ukulele, harp, drums, cymbal, tom (drums), snare (drum), hi-hat (cymbal), synthesizer, organ, banjo, piccolo, flute, lyre, xylophone, rattle, mbira, guiro, idiophone, membranophone, kazoo, chordophone, zither, autoharp, lute, aerophone, theremin, amp, amplifier, axe, microphone, condenser, fiddle, horn, alto horn, baritone horn, buccina, bugle, cornet, euphonium, flugelhorn, helicon, mellophone, tuba, saxhorn, trombone, trumpet, tuba, ajaeng, anzad, banhad, baryton, cello, dahu, bass, erhu, erxian, esraj, gadulka, gaohu, goje, gudok, gunjac, gusle, haegeum, huluhu, huqin, igil, jinghu, jouhikko, jouhikko, igil, kobyz, leiqin, lirone, maguhu, masenqo, neola, orutu, psaltry, rebab, rebec, sarinda, sihu, sintir, tro, veena, vielle, viol, viola, lyra, violotta, yehu, zhonghu, dulcimer, plectrum, bazouki, barbat, domra, dotar, dutar, dramyin, gabusi, dotara, ektara, gittern, kabosy, kacapi, kankles, kabosy, kacapi, kantele, kanun, koboz, kora, koto, krar, kwitra, laud, lute, mandolin, sanshin, sarangi, sarod, sasando, saung, saz, setar, shamisen, sitar, surbahar, ta,bura, tanpura, tarica, tar, timple, tiple, torban, tremola, tres, barbat, begena, biwa, brac, cak, ceng, cetera, chapey, cittern, cuk, ceng, cetera, chapey, cura, mandore, nevoud, pipa, oud, ruan, rubab, zheng, zhu, khim, clavinet, orphica, spinet, oboem bombard, fipple, pipe, pku, pommer, reeds, shawm, fife, koudi, dizi, venu, quena, caval, diple, fluier, frula, fujara, ocarina, kaval, fyell, ney, danso, hun, suling, panflute, xun, clarinet, sipsi, bassoon, duduk, piri, rackett, rhaita, sornas, suona, zurla, zurna, ashiko, basler, bass, bell, castanet, celeste, clave, conga, zill, djembe, tabla, ganza, gong, guiro, marimba, pandeiro, rattle, ratchet, shaker, tabor, tambourine, timbales, timpani, tom-tom, tonbak, triangle, whistle, glockenspiel, zendrum, bak, bara, bell tree, bendir, bodhran, bonang, boobam, bubon, buk, cajon, cabasa, carillon, chenda, chimes, clapper, cowbell, cuica, daf, damaru, damphu, davul, dhaa, dholak, dhol, dimdi, dohol, dollu, dunun, galgo, ganza, gender, ghatam, glockenspiel, goema, gongue, hosho, igba, ikembe, ikoro, ilimba, jawbone, jingle, kakko, kecer, khim, khol, kisanji, kundu, maraca, riq, sambal, shoko, slit (drum), surdo, timbal, turntable, udu, washboard, whip, harpsichord, accordion, concertina, virginal

musicians/bands: taylor swift, justin bieber, alicia keys, post malone, beyonce, cardi b,  tupac, no doubt, avenged sevenfold, grateful dead, kings of leon, the script, muse, rage against the machine, the fray, steely dan, evanescence, the cure, inxs, slipknot, goo goo dolls, the offspring, korn, limp bizkit, dave matthews band, mumford & sons, arctic monkey, creed, system of a down, the smashing pumpkins, matchbox twenty, alice cooper, toto, deep purple, oasis, iron maiden, the cranberries, paramore, the killers, the doobie brothers, boston, radiohead, marilyn manson, dire straits, blink 182, panic at the disco, gorillaz, zz top, rush, kiss, r.e.m, genesis, one republic, abba, the police, fall out boy, foo fighters, def leppard, nickelback, black sabbath, pearl jam, green day, lynyrd skynyrd, the doors, coldplay, the beach boys, the who, nirvana, santana, journey, van halen, U2, bon jovi, maroon 5, red hot chili peppers, linkin park, fleetwood mac, aerosmith, guns n’ roses, metallica, eagles, ac/dc, the rolling stones, pink floyd, queen, led zeppelin, the beatles, the supremes, nine inch nails, david bowie, jay-z, eminem, elton john, elvis, michael jackson, beastie boys, the police, billie holiday, the temptations, duke ellington, the kooks, tina turner, janet jackson, jewel, sex pistols, aerosmith, slash, ice cube, dr. dre, kanye west, snoop dogg, 50 cent, frank sinatra, ray charles, buddy holly, johnny cash, james brown, aretha franklin, marvin gaye, van morrison, spice girls, bob dylan, rod stewart, janis joplin, stevie wonder, bob marley, prince, jimi hendrix, the who, fleetwood mac, judas priest, kiss, madonna, outkast, wu-tang clan, amy winehouse, daft punk, adele, norah jones, backstreet boys, usher, nelly furtado, enya, lady gaga, britney spears, jack johnson, shakira, pink, celine dion, dido, avril lavigne, jeff buckley, bon iver, mariah carey, ed sheeran, ariana grande, j.lo, destiny’s child

composers: bach, wolfgang amadeus mozart, ludwig van beethoven, wagner, haydn, brahms, schubert, schumann, handel, tchaikovsky, mendelssohn, franz lizst, chopin, stravinsky, mahler, strauss, debussy, puccini, sibelius, vivaldi

music sources: live show, performance, perform,  orchestra, symphony, concert, gig, opera, radio, mp3, cd, theme song, score, medley, march, karaoke, sheet music, cassette, tape, mix tape, big band, aria, overture, prelude, quartet, rondo, sonata, choir

music programs: garageBand, frooty loops, ableton live, spotify, pandora, music mouse, youtube

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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.

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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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