Archaludon nicknames

a tall, metallic, bipedal dinosaur-like Pokémon with an angular, cuboid body bent at its chest and hips

Archaludon is a dual-type Steel/Dragon Pokémon, introduced in Generation 9 as the evolved form of Duraludon.

Let’s have a look at its origins and some of my suggested nicknames.


Archaludon is a metallic, dinosaur-like Pokémon with body similar to the pylon of a suspension bridge. Its body is mainly silver-grey but its underside has a blue criss-crossing pattern (the tower bridge part) mixed with some red.

Like Duraludon, Archaludon takes inspiration from bridges, particularly suspension and folding bridges (basically anything with pylons), as well as bipedal dinosaurs.


My methodology for nicknames is as follows:

  • I rank nicknames by lettered tiers: S, A, B, C, and D. S is the best and D is the worst.
  • I may use generative AI for inspiration. I’ll always mark these nicknames with an asterisk (*) but they’ll always be amended where necessary
  • I’ll usually list my inspiration for a nickname so you know where they came from

With all that said, let’s look at those Archaludon nicknames!


  • KT Tungsten - a play on KT Tunstall + tungsten (if female)
  • Vasco - after the Vasco da Gama bridge in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Forge
  • Sentinel
  • Obelisk
  • Megalith
  • Onslaught


  • Archer
  • Cable
  • London
  • Rhodzilla - rhodium + Godzilla
  • Argentina - in Italian, argentina means in “(made) of silver” or “silver coloured”
  • Sterling - after Sterling silver
  • Titan - from titanium
  • Brooklyn - after the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Helix - after the Helix Bridge and the patterning on its underbelly
  • Amalga* - from amalgamate, an alloy (a metal) with mercury.
  • Zord - after the Megazords from Power Rangers
  • Skytree
  • Pharos - after Pharos of Alexandria, the first “tallest” tower
  • Barrier
  • Defender
  • Marvelous - after the Marvelous Bridge in Unova
  • Oi Palloy - a play on Oi Pollio, a Scottish punk band from the 80s


  • Truss Me
  • Scandi - from scandium
  • Borg - sounds metallic and robotic and stuff
  • Guardian
  • Eiffel
  • Torres - Spanish surname and Portuguese for “towers”
  • Don
  • Khalifa
  • Gabion - a gabion is a basket of galvanized steel wire holding rocks together to reduce erosion of embankments.
  • Liealga - lie + Dialga, in reference to it sharing the same dual typing
  • Nugget


  • Jeff - Jeff Bridges, geddit?!
  • Max Steel
  • Metallica
  • Mies - after Mies van der Rohe, a famous German architect
  • Highrise
  • Strat
  • Bridget - if it’s a girl
  • Lyne/Lyne Bridge


  • Driftveil/Hodomoe
  • Skyarrow
  • Tubeline
  • Silence - after the bridge on Route 12 in Kanto (which I didn’t know even had a name!)

Do you have a favourite Archuladon nickname or have a suggestion of your own? If you like any of my nicknames or want to suggest one of your own, head over to the contact me link on the left and email me your suggestion!