For a region that I am creating, I have seriously conjured up at least 200 (I counted) pokemon and about 6 species per type (17). As you can well imagine naming them all... Is difficult. I'd really like to avoid the 'pun' names. Ie: Jolteon, Swampert, Charmander.
So, I'm thinking of taking the latin/scientific (if you will) names of the species the pokemon are based off and then rearranging letters, omitting words, adding a few prefixes and suffixes here and there. I've tried it with some already. For on squirrel-based Pokemon, I got: Sciuro and Scidae. For an otter, I got: Lutis and Hydrutis.
I kinda like the foreign flare it gives the names, but I guess I'm worried people won't like that it's different than the norm for the games. :\
Any thoughts, opinions, concerns?