Can’t Beat them (Pokemon), join them (Pitamon) The word “Pokemon” is a contraction of two Japanese words, “Poketto” and “Monsut?,” or “Pocket Monsters” in English. The combination of two words to make a single name is a popular way for Japanese titles to transition into English. Pītāmon = Peter Monsters Flower Batwings Magog Oldman Foxhead Britannia Slipperman Reverend Death Lets collect all the Peter (Pocket) Monsters