Is It a Startup or a Pokèmon? Fun Quiz from Bostoninno

July 12, 2019

Have you ever thought about how startup names and Pokèmon names pretty much sound the same?

In fact, most of the time Pokèmon names and startup names go by the same three requirements.

A startup name or a Pokèmon name needs to be:

  1. Very hard to pronounce

Try reading a list of MassChallenge participants and been faced with an intelligible cluster of letters? It was the same thing for me with the Pokèdex.

Have you ever wondered why a startup has no vowels and a lot of Xs, Ys, and Zs? Same thing with Pokèmon.

Have you ever been shamed by your coworkers for pronouncing a startup completely wrong? I don’t know exactly how many elementary school arguments I had about Pokèmon names, but it’s a double-digit number.

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