Your iPhone Is A Pokedex
Right now a lot of people are going crazy over Pokemon X & Y, some have even said it would be worth getting a Nintendo 2DS or 3DS just to play the games but it turns out you can have a Pokemon experience without having to fund Nintendo’s madness. Do you have an iPhone? Then it turns out you also have a functional Pokedex.
Unlike the useless empty one that Prof. Oak gave you, this one has the first five generations of Pokemon catalogued and indexed with the sixth – X&Y – to follow shortly.
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Siri is quite simply as powerful and almost as useful as a real PA sans the ability to make coffee. It also has the ability to use Wolfram Alpha for computational assistance in coming up with an answer to your question. Wolfram Alpha, in turn, is a magical piece of computational engine. I regularly use it to solve odd integrals that are just too weird to do by hand. It’s a little more awesome because the computational knowledge engine has all these little hidden abilities that you wouldn’t think it can do, like having a mine of Pokemon data in its database.
You can activate Siri and say things like, “Search Wolfram for Charizard,” which returned the data you see above, or things like, “What type of Pokémon is Pikachu?” to which Siri will audibly reply, “The answer is electric.” It will be stumped by a question such as, “What type of Pokemon is best used against Fire types?” But hey, it’s software, it’s going to have its limitations.
The Wolfram database even provides curious details such as Japanese name, footprint, height and weight. There’s even a stat for percentage of the Pokemon’s population that comprises males and females.
If you don’t have an iPhone (because Androids actually allow you to play Pokemon games) then hit up Wolfram Alpha and search the Pokemon you’re interested in just for fun. The engine also responds to questions.