Iron Moth nicknames

Iron Moth was introduced in Generation 9 with a Fire/Poison typing and appears to be the Paradox relative of Volcarona so there’s lots of inspiration for nicknames.

Let’s have a look at Iron Moth’s origins and some of those nicknames.


Iron Moth is a robotic-looking moth Pokémon that looks very similar to Volcarona. The main difference is its six diamond-shaped wings that are orange with white speckles and a single black triangle marking on each, and they levitate away from its body.

Name-wise, Iron Moth is made up of Iron and Moth. Shocker!


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 Iron Moth nicknames!


  • Sunrise - that’s what I named mine!
  • Atlas - a type of moth
  • Luna - another type of moth and an ironic name given its appearance


  • Mothra - standard nickname for a moth Pokémon
  • David - after the Star of David from Judaism, a hexagram similar to the one made out of Iron Moth’s wings
  • Solomon - after the Seal of Solomon from Islam, related to above
  • Maize - because the African sugarcane borer, a type of moth, is a major pest of maize
  • Blaze - it’s a Fire type and has the biggest Special Attack of all Paradox Pokémon
  • Hercules - a type of moth and it works with the strength element, mentioned above
  • Emperor - another type of moth and such a majestic name


  • Buffalo Bill - from Silence of the Lambs (IYKYK)
  • Battra - from Godzilla, similar to Mothra
  • SpongeMoth/StarPants - I wish you could fit both names in, honestly
  • Shiruku - Japanese for silk, and moths love silk
  • Bombyx - part of a silk moth’s Latin name
  • Stardust - because of its star shape
  • Venom


  • Candy Corn - devisive, I know!
  • Flitter Mane - just don’t use this name in a VGC tournament or they could warn you or ban your Pokémon. Yeah, wild!
  • Frutterbee - an interpolation of Butterfree
  • Emberwing(*) - makes sense
  • i love lamp - i love lamp!
  • Moth
  • Rustox - because iron rusts and it’s a moth like Dustox?
  • Rona - like Corona or Volcarona?
  • Masque
  • Masquerflame

Do you have a favourite Iron Moth 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!