Terapagos nicknames

a dark grey simian Pokémon with broken shackles on its ankles and left wrist. Its hair is white and almost blazing. a dark grey simian Pokémon with broken shackles on its ankles and left wrist. Its hair is white and almost blazing.

(Note: at the original time of writing, some details about Terapagos have not been revealed. Once they have, I will amend the copy.)

Terapagos was introduced in Generation 9 with an unknown typing and two forms: Normal Form (top left image above) and Terastal Form (top right image above). Despite some unknown info, there’s still plenty of inspiration for nicknames.


Terapagos is a reptilian Pokémon, visually based on a turtle or tortoise. In its Normal Form, its body is light-blue with a crystalline shell and a green star and rings around its neck and legs. It has two light blue eyes, a diamond shape on its forehead, two diamond shapes the sides of its head, and a green diamond-shaped ponytail. Lots of diamonds!

Its Terastal Form has some variations in its appearance, with a bigger shell composed of crystals that appear to have multiple types on each shell section, and a wide flourising tail similar in shape to Ninetales but shorter. This “fur” is also present in the front part of its body.

Although not confirmed, its origins come from a combination of:

  • the Galápagos green turtle or Galápagos tortoise
  • the mythical World Turtle
  • the Japanese minogame
  • the diamondback terrapin


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 Terapagos nicknames!


  • Gamera - based on the kaiju, Gamera
  • Turtlellini - Terapagos has no connection to pasta but how cute is that name?


  • Pax - so GPT-3.5 suggested “Carapax” (which happens to be a DC supervillain) but I didn’t think it quite fit so I shortened it to Pax.


  • Gemma/Gem - Because of the gem theme?
  • Shellz - deadass!
  • Topaz - it’s a blue gemstone after all
  • Torope - the Algonquian word for “terrapin”
  • Logo - if you know, you know
  • Hockey/puck - because it’s a giant hockey puck!
  • Hypno-Disc - named after the runner-up of Robot Wars Series 1
  • Jade - apparently, my colour picker app said the greenish colour of Terapagos’s shell is called Jolly Jade
  • Cruz - Santa Cruz is one of the cantons of the Galápagos Islands and it’s a homophone of “cruise”
  • Mydas - from Chelonia mydas, the Latin name for the green sea turtle
  • Gala - from Galápagos


  • Baena - the name of a prehistoric turtle
  • Karma - apparently, my colour picker app said the deep purpley blue colour of Terapagos’s skin is called Good Karma
  • Pacific - the Galápagos Islands are in the Pacific Ocean so it seems fitting
  • Turtleneck


  • Crystle - kinda like Squirtle? Sorry, I phoned this one in

Do you have a favourite Terapagos 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!