What Pokemon Characters Have Reversed Names?

Pokémon like Ekans, Arbok, Rotom, Girafarig, Ho-oh, Eevee, and Alomomola have names that are reversed. These are only a few of the numerous Pokémon whose names contain a pun or other allusion.

There are four Pokémon with palindrome names as of the sixth generation. This indicates that both the forward and reverse spellings of their names are identical. Eevee from the first generation was the first Pokémon to make use of this naming pattern.

The second generation saw the introduction of Ho-oh and Girafarig. Alomomola was subsequently introduced in the sixth generation.

Several Pokémon have names that are a word spelled backwards, in addition to those with palindromes. The first generation Ekans and Arbok are the most well-liked and well-known of this category. Both Ekans and Arbok are made to resemble snakes.

As a result, Ekans is just a “snake” in reverse. Arbok’s name spelled backwards, “kobra,” while not a word, shares a phonetic similarity with the word “cobra,” a species of snake. The name Rotom, a Pokémon from the fourth generation, is the word “motor” spelled backwards.

This alludes to Rotom’s capacity to take on the appearance of specific motor-powered equipment, such a washing machine, refrigerator, lawn mower, and microwave.

There are numerous Pokémon with unique names, even though these are the only ones with backwards names that are currently known.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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