Pokemon or cholesterol medication? A quiz.

Is it a Pokémon or a Cholesterol Medication? Take Our Quiz.

Is it a Pokémon or a Cholesterol Medication? Take Our Quiz.

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July 24 2016 8:31 PM

Pokémon or Cholesterol Medication?

The most important quiz of our time.


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For the uninitiated, the Pokémon franchise presents a special set of challenges—remembering the names of the adorable little monsters themselves. If you haven’t been following along for years, listening to people talk about their triumphs and failures in mobile-gaming sensation Pokémon Go—the Pokémon they captured, the others that got away—can feel like listening in on a foreign language. That’s mostly because those names are frequently so silly that they feel like obscure drug names.

With that in mind, we’re challenging you to take this quiz: Pokémon or cholesterol medication? If you can catch ’em all, congratulations! But never fear if you do poorly: It probably reflects well on your health.


Jacob Brogan writes for Slate about technology and culture. Follow him on Twitter.

Henry Grabar is a staff writer for Slate’s Moneybox.

Chris Kirk is a web developer at New York magazine and Slate’s former interactives editor. Follow him on Twitter.