Originally Posted by Kamon
That's unlikely Matt, although I would assume they named it POKEMON due to the Japanese name for the series "Pocket Monsters", i.e. This POKEMON gene is concealed in every cell, just as Pokemon are concealed within Pokeballs (Which do have some form of cellular rearranging). You may never know the hidden meanings behind names.
Maybe not if the invention is old and the inventor is dead. This one is alive.