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Wolfram Alpha creates a Pokedex of its own, searchable with Siri

Wolfram Alpha, the self-described "knowledge engine" that stores and crunches vast amounts of data covering everything from Tom Cruise's height to the meaning of life, learned about something new recently: Pokemon.

Wolfram Alpha now stores battle statistic information like hit points, attack, defense and more, and you can use the service to find out things like which pocket monsters have a speed greater than 80 and which has the highest special attack.

"In many ways, Pokemon are an ideal subject for a computable knowledge engine," Michael Feltes wrote on the Wolfram Alpha blog. "They have a set of well-defined characteristics with lots of numbers to which we can apply our analytic capabilities. Heck, Pokemon come complete with their own unique identifiers from the game's internal database, the Pokemon Index, or Pokedex."

At the time of the blog's publication, Feltes said that the Wolfram Alpha team is working on incorporating the stats from the franchise's newest games, Pokemon X and Y.

And because Wolfram is integrated into Siri, those with a supported iOS device can also ask Siri about Pokemon, just like we did below.


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