For me, Pokemon with regards to their nomenclatures (naming) ever since was an animation history. Pokemon (TM) already created hundreds and counting Pokemons. but there are Pokemon names that I don't really like or it stinks or it annoys me, more than what it showcased to the viewers.
When the anime was starting before I wonder where did the authors/creators got theses names. I thought of naming Pikachu to be Micelectric (Mice + Elecric) and Bulbasaur to be Whippuse (Whip + Lettuce) so funny..