* Any and all un-nicknamed Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.
** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum]]'', an {{NPC}} in Oreburgh City will tell the player that "naming Pokemon makes you feel as if they are your very own". The NPC right next to that one says "But he named our Psyduck Yellow just because of its color..."
** Haunter's [[DubNameChange name in Japan]] is simply "Ghost" and the Ghost-type is still referred to as such over there. The names of some of the earlier Pokémon in Japan are also just whatever they're based on. For example, Kakuna is "Cocoon", Pidgeotto is "Pigeon", and Krabby is "Crab".
** As a non-living example, there's also the special move "Psychic" which is a Psychic-type move.
* ''VideoGame/StarFox'' has Fox [=McCloud=], Wolf O'Donnell, and Katt Monroe. [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Snake]] lampshades their lack of creative names in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' (mostly in Wolf's case).
** [[UpToEleven And there's tons more]], although there are a few characters that [[AvertedTrope avert]] this by having [[SpeciesSurname the animal names as their surnames]] instead, like Slippy Toad and Peppy Hare.
** Falco Lombardi is a subversion: he's a pheasant.
* Snake also comments on another ''SSBB'' character's "creative" naming: [[{{NES}} R.O.B.]] Specifically, he takes issue with the fact that in Japan it's called... Robot. He settles with calling it R.O.B. when Otacon points this out.
* More Nintendo examples, from ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Yoshi, Birdo, and Toad are apparently not only the names of three characters, but of their entire respective species as well.
** Unagi the giant eel as well, "unagi" being Japanese for eel.
* EarthBound has the character Dungeon Man, the first hybrid of man and dungeon.
* The default name for [[RightHandAttackDog the Mabari hounds]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' and ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is Dog.
* ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' brings us a talking corvid named Bird, which, as [[DeadpanSnarker April]] notes, does fit. When he complains about his name, she comments that she would have given him a better, more imaginative name, which he eagerly adopts... Crow. Note that he is in fact not an actual crow, and April named him that way because he reminded her of a cartoon character named Crowboy.
* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' brings us a partial example with Dog. Dog is actually a robot, and resembles a gorilla more than a dog, but his behavior is rather canine, and probably the source of his name.
** It's also somewhat implied that he was a bit more dog-like before all the upgrades and modifications.
* It is revealed in the not-quite-canonical ''[[Franchise/TheLegendofZelda Zelda]]'' spin-off ''Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland'' that Tingle is a Tingle named Tingle, raising a lot of questions that no one cares enough to answer.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', many hunters have this -- pets start out named "Dog" or "Cat" or "Devilsaur" etc, but they can change the name one time. (Unless you get a Certificate of Ownership from an Inscriptor).
* In ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', the dog companion is called "Dog", although before you talk to it it's labeled "Worthless Mutt".
* The four canine companions in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' are "Dogmeat", "K-9", "Cyberdog" and "Pariah Dog". The third never warranted a real name from its creator, and the fourth generally doesn't keep owners alive long enough to get a persistent name. Or at least one that's considered usable in polite society.
* Tom from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' is a male cat, and Bluebear is, well, a blue bear.
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/NieR'': One of the sidequests involves killing a gigantic boar-shaped monster Shade named "Goose".
* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings'': your resident blacksmith is a friendly Cu Sith who, when first introduced, objects to being identified as such, saying she doesn't call Tomaj "Hume". Tomaj points out there's a lot of Humes on the airship, but only one Cu Sith, which she seems to accept (or at least, that remains her identifier from that point forward).
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' has Heihachi Mishima's [[BearsAreBadNews bear bodyguard, Kuma; Kuma being Japanese for "bear."]] Likewise, Xiaoyu owns a Panda Bear named "Panda."
* ''VideoGame/RhythmHeavenFever'' has [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Monkey and Mandrill]] as the hosts of the first game and it's later more difficult counterpart.
* ''[[VideoGame/SecretOfMana Secret of Mana]]'' features a cat merchant named Neko. Japanese for... [[CaptainObvious well, guess]].
** ''[[VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3 Seiken Densetsu 3]]'' similarly features a fairy named Faerie.
* ''VideoGame/RomancingSaga3'' is just ''[[SarcasmMode overflowing with creativity]]'', featuring characters named "Elephant", "Fairy", "Snowman", and "''Young Boy''". The fan translation didn't even bother leaving their names in Japanese.
* ''VideoGame/AlisiaDragoon'': Alisia's familiars are named Thunder Raven, Will O'Wisp, Boomerang Lizard, and [[OddNameOut Dragon]] [[PunnyName Frye]]. Guess what they all are.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has an example. One of the many {{youkai}} races is the mind-reading satori race. When we meet one person from said race, her name is...Satori. Somewhat weird since we later meet her fellow satori sister, Koishi, who is not named after her species.
** A later game features a nue named Nue.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' gives us a frog named Frog, a robot named Robo, and a wizard named Magus (Latin for wizard). While none of those are actually the character's real name, that's what they're called most frequently. Crono himself probably counts as well, since he's a time traveler whose name means "time." ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' also gives us a kid named Kid.
* ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' stars a kid named The Kid, who wants to fight a guy named The Guy. These are actual names: one of the former The Guys is the kid's grandfather, named Grandfather The Guy. The game's sequel has a lad named The Lad.
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' features Big the Cat, a big cat, but that isn't the worst of it. Big has a pet frog, aptly named, Froggy.
* Simon Blackquill from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' owns a pet hawk named Taka, the Japanese name for "hawk".
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