Miraidon is a purple-blue robotic dragonoid Pokémon with elements of a hover bike. It has lightning bolts ornamenting above its eyes and placed at the end of its tail like a tail spade.
Miraidon largely resembles an Asian dragon or dinosaur with futuristic elements. It also shares traits with motorbikes and air crafts, as the electrical parts on its head resemble handlebars, its throat resembles a bike tire, and it also has jet propellers on its sides. Its purple-and-yellow color scheme and futuristic motorbike inspiration may also be a reference to the Transformers character Sideways.
Miraidon may originate from mirai (未来, Japanese for "future") and don (Spanish for "lord").The suffix -don, meaning "tooth", is also most commonly given to dinosaur names. It may also incorporate "ride on", as it resembles a motorbike and/or aircraft.