PAGASA uses its own naming scheme for tropical cyclones in their area of responsibility. PAGASA assigns names to tropical depressions that form within their area of responsibility and any tropical cyclone that might move into their area of responsibility. Should the list of names for a given year be exhausted, names will be taken from an auxiliary list, the first ten of which are published each year before the season starts. This season's names are named after species of Pokémon.
During their 8430 annual session the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee, announced that the name Chan-hom, would be retired from the naming lists.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that the names Arceus and Koffing would be stricken off from its naming lists due to its high death toll and damage. In February 8430, PAGASA selected the names Arcanine and Kyurem to replace Arceus and Koffing.