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Element... or Pokémon?

Can you guess which of these items are Pokémon and which are elements of the Periodic Table?
Quiz by squidpsyco
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Last updated: December 4, 2021
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First submittedFebruary 28, 2021
Times taken86,474
Average score85.0%
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1. Silicon
Element
Pokémon
2. Aggron
Element
Pokémon
3. Arcanine
Element
Pokémon
4. Cobalion
Element
Pokémon
5. Gallium
Element
Pokémon
6. Magnemite
Element
Pokémon
7. Rhydon
Element
Pokémon
8. Technetium
Element
Pokémon
9. Bergmite
Element
Pokémon
10. Meganium
Element
Pokémon
11. Mantine
Element
Pokémon
12. Oganesson
Element
Pokémon
13. Lumineon
Element
Pokémon
14. Xenon
Element
Pokémon
15. Beldum
Element
Pokémon
16. Radon
Element
Pokémon
17. Bismuth
Element
Pokémon
18. Rotom
Element
Pokémon
19. Vespiquen
Element
Pokémon
20. Gadolinium
Element
Pokémon
101 Recent Comments
+13
Level 56
Jul 21, 2021
Absolutely love the idea of this. I know my Pokemon so it wasn't too hard but some of them really do sound like elements! Great idea for a quiz
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Level 58
Jul 21, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 68
Jul 21, 2021
Really cool quiz!
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Level 58
Jul 21, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 70
Dec 4, 2021
I do not think I know or remember any of those Pokémons, but I know whole periodic table, so it was nice process of elimination :P Nice idea for the quiz.
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Level 51
Dec 23, 2021
Same haha
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Level 95
Dec 4, 2021
The idea of this is great. I know my elements moreso than my Pokemon, so this was fairly easy but a little more challenging on the Pokemon end. Excellent quiz!
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Level 84
Dec 4, 2021
Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Also, I totally loved the quiz idea!!

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Level 68
Dec 4, 2021
Very very cool. Thought process:

"Do I recognise it?"

Yes = Element

No = Pokemon

:)

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Level 58
Dec 4, 2021
Thanks a ton!
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Level 82
Dec 10, 2021
You and me both, man!
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Level 60
Dec 10, 2021
I did it the opposite way around lol
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Level 62
Dec 10, 2021
Yep, that was my tactic too!
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Level 22
Mar 22, 2024
same
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Level 85
Dec 4, 2021
Fun idea!
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Level 86
Dec 4, 2021
When I started, I thought my knowledge of Pokemon would be more helpful on this quiz. Somewhat surprisingly, it actually turned out to be my knowledge of the Periodic Table.
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Level 82
Dec 4, 2021
Don't know Pokemon, but I do know all the elements, so... by process of elimination. But this was a fun quiz and I can see that quite a few Pokemon do in fact sound like elements.
+7
Level 60
Dec 5, 2021
Finally, a science quiz I can ace.
+15
Level 80
Dec 6, 2021
Finally, a Pokemon quiz I can ace.
+3
Level 46
May 6, 2022
Finally, a science and Pokémon quiz I can ace.
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Level 45
Dec 5, 2021
I thought that elements will be 10
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Level 78
Dec 5, 2021
Super clever...well done!
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Level 74
Dec 6, 2021
Hilarious, and much harder than I might have guessed!
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Level 85
Dec 7, 2021
Managed to get 20/20 - all from my knowledge of elements, as I know nothing about Pokemon!
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Level 22
Mar 22, 2024
same
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Level 68
Dec 10, 2021
I happen to be a fan of both, so this quiz was a breeze.
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Level 71
Dec 10, 2021
Same :)
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Level 65
Mar 26, 2022
Same :)
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Level 46
May 6, 2022
Same :)
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Level 82
Dec 10, 2021
"Oganesson" is... an... element??!? Huh. TIL!
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2021
It's only been an element since recently. Some people may have outdated science knowledge due to learning from an outdated source.
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Level 75
May 8, 2023
Well, the source wasn't outdated at the time. I guess that means I'm outdated.
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Level 37
Apr 15, 2023
At first I only knew it as “ununoctium,” but after reading about fifteen other books on elements and/or chemistry I found out that its OFFICIAL name is “oganesson.”
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2021
Clever quiz, thank you
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Level 48
Dec 10, 2021
20/20 I only know the names of like two Pokemons (Pikachu and Squirtle), but at least I'm decent with the periodic table!
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Level 48
Dec 10, 2021
I wonder if it's bad that I only got 100 percent due to my knowledge of Pokémon rather than science xD
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Level 62
Apr 18, 2022
doesn't matter as long as you're happy
+9
Level 69
Dec 10, 2021
You should add "both" as an option for every question, even if it applies to none, just to mess with people!
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Level 22
Mar 22, 2024
i like you
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Level 55
Dec 10, 2021
memorize all of either category and you're good
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Level 63
Dec 10, 2021
Easy for a Pokemon fan like me.
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Level 37
Dec 10, 2021
20/20 pretty quickly; not familiar with most pokemon, but I majored in a chemistry oriented field, so at least I knew how to recognize the elements
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Level 70
Apr 18, 2024
Doesn't everyone learn the periodic table at school??

Are there countries where it is not on the curriculum?

This is regardless of how much information sticks of course (but recognizing is much easier than having to come up with them yourself, so it should not be too much of a problem, even if it was decades ago)

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Level 65
Dec 10, 2021
This comments section is a good example of "there are two kinds of people in the world" lol
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Level 68
Dec 10, 2021
Cool quiz, I expected it to be extremely easy but then looking at some of them I realized why this concept made sense because a lot of Pokemon names do sound like elements lol, I got 19/20 just missed Gadolinium which didn't really sound like a Pokemon and I didn't recognize it too well from the elements
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Level 78
Dec 10, 2021
Knew zero of those Pokemon characters...scored 100%. I'm satisfied with memorizing the Periodic table over those.
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Level 58
Dec 11, 2021
Nice quiz, I wouldn't know a single Pokemon but the elements are easy. :)
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Level 58
Dec 11, 2021
I knew nothing about Pokémon, but yet got 100%. I know my chemistry. :-)
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Level 57
Dec 11, 2021
My knowlegde of elements is so sincere that i got 19 on my first try.
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Level 30
Dec 12, 2021
argh!
+1
Level 66
Dec 12, 2021
This is the best trivia idea I've seen on this site!
+1
Level 41
Dec 12, 2021
I like this quiz. Cool concept.
+2
Level 56
Dec 12, 2021
This is a great combination of concepts and ideas. My Pokemon knowledge really helped me pull through here
+1
Level 28
Dec 13, 2021
Easiest quiz I've done, I'm knowledgeable in both Pokemon and elements lol
+3
Level 49
Dec 14, 2021
I'm a Pokemon nerd so this quiz was very easy but like I never realized how much some Pokemon sound like elements and vice versa. If I didn't know anything about either I definitely would've thought Aggron and Lumineon were elements.
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Level 48
Dec 21, 2021
If you think you are a Pokemon nerd, then try this quiz:

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/136733/all-the-pokemon

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Level 24
Feb 1, 2022
HOW COULD YOU DO THAT??????????????
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Level 89
Jan 18, 2022
It seems the twain don't mix, like people would either be science geeks or Pokemon geeks and either way score 100%.
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Level 73
Jan 26, 2022
Yep, got 20/20 and the only Pokemon I've heard of is Pickachu
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Level 62
Apr 18, 2022
it does for some of us! i know my elements perfectly but pokemon are far easier to identify when they're a big part of one's childhood.
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Level 24
Feb 1, 2022
20/20, my chemistry knowledge got me the 5 points there.
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Level 76
Mar 21, 2022
Great idea.
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Level 49
May 11, 2022
20/20 in 30 seconds
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Level 23
May 12, 2022
I may not even have known a single Pokémon (until I done this quiz) but I generally hadn't thought they would be so similar to the elements! Luckily, I know my elements quite well, so I managed a 17/20 easily enough.
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Level 65
May 21, 2022
I know absolutely nothing about pokemon, but because i know all the elements, i got 100%
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Level 61
May 27, 2022
The pokemon names were chosen pretty well. eg: Meganium really sounds like an element name
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Level 60
May 3, 2023
Aggron / Argon almost got me.
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Level 28
May 28, 2022
i got them all right somehow i dont even like pokemon
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Level 69
Jul 28, 2022
This quiz is really cool because i only had to know one of them. I know a lot about pokemon, and nothing about elements, but I knew which ones were and were not pokemon
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Level 76
Sep 16, 2022
Half of the people here: "I know the Periodic Table but nothing about Pokémon"

The other half of the people here: "I know the names of every Pokémon but I don't know any elements"

Me, who knows the name of every element AND every Pokémon:

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Level 40
Sep 23, 2022
i thought silicon said silcoon
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Level 45
Oct 17, 2022
I somehow first tried this in 36 seconds
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Level 56
Nov 10, 2022
I don't know any pokemon, but knowing your elements makes this an easy 20/20
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Level 74
Nov 18, 2022
Too pokemon-centric
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Level 66
Jan 1, 2023
Oh, look, salty oatmeal.
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2023
It's quite literally a quiz about Pokémon, what did you expect? Countries of the World?
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Level 24
Nov 29, 2022
i aced it in 30 seconds on my first try. i know too much about pokemon
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Level 66
Jan 1, 2023
When you're a nerd who knows all of both...

Nerd powers engaged! 🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓

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Level 41
Jan 8, 2023
20/20 i love my pokemon which made this easier (bc i don't know my elements lol)
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Level 17
Jan 13, 2023
too easy, I had 3:35 left
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Level 75
Apr 10, 2023
What I did is if it didn't sound familiar, it was an element.
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Level 37
Apr 15, 2023
Have never heard of Pokémon.

Got 100%

That’s why I took the elements quiz first.

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Level 47
May 3, 2023
Ha Ha. Good fun. The sort of thing at a trivia night that would encourage a lot of involvement.
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Level 42
May 3, 2023
Great quiz, but a little heavy on the Pokémon side of things perhaps?
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Level 60
May 3, 2023
I thought the same, but there are more Pokémon that sound like elements than elements that sound like Pokémon.
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Level 49
May 4, 2023
Proof that you don't need to know everything in life:

I have never watched Pokemon but got 100% in this quiz.

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Level 28
May 5, 2023
i got 18/20 even though i only knew like 4 of them for certain.... i just went off of how the names sound
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Level 35
May 5, 2023
i dont know my pokemon though i know my element names

so if its not an element name ill just pick pokemon

+1
Level 15
May 7, 2023
This is a very cool idea. Nice quiz!
+1
Level 23
May 19, 2023
Got 20/20 first try on 19 seconds. I may have watched too much Pokémon… I recognized almost every pokémon in under a second.
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Level 45
Jul 18, 2023
As a Pokémon fan, I easily got 20/20.
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Level 4
Aug 4, 2023
18/20 and I am French
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Level 24
Sep 21, 2023
I got 17/20 first time
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Level 60
Oct 24, 2023
I've never felt so cool as when I know nothing about pokemon or elements and aced this on the first try
+1
Level 54
Nov 6, 2023
Flying colours because I know what is an element and what isn't. Except manganese. I forgot about manganese.
+1
Level 49
Feb 28, 2024
25 seconds babyyy
+1
Level 22
Mar 22, 2024
26 seconds
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Level 22
Mar 22, 2024
26 seconds all from knowledge of elements
+1
Level 70
Apr 18, 2024
Normally I often find quizzes too tight in time, this one however could be 2:30 minutes less as far as I am concerned. I am not gonna ask it to be decreased btw, as it does not matter if I have 3 minutes left or 3 seconds.

Pretty easy and I don't know anyhing about pokemon. I only know one and I bet you can guess which ;)

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Level 20
May 17, 2024
This is such a fun and original idea! It definitely put my gamer knowledge to the test!
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Level 44
May 31, 2024
20/20 :3 lowkey one of my favorite concepts for a quiz, keep cooking