Pokemon has become one of those timeless classics. The Japanese anime cartoon has dipped into almost every country and culture since it emerged in 1996. My kids absolutely love it – and I’m not just talking my 7 year old, but also my 17, 23, and 27 year olds. Pokemon has just been part of their childhood and will always have a special place.
Case in point – I just enabled a new Alexa skill called, Simple Pokédex, and my oldest daughter (the 23 year old) was ecstatic and can’t wait to try it out after a college exam this morning. The skill is a database of all current Pokemon (1-721), and when you ask the skill for a specific Pokemon by name or number, Alexa will give you details about the pocket monster (what “Pokemon” translates into). You can also just get information about a random Pokemon by saying “Alexa, who’s that Pokemon?”
Examples of things you can say…
“Alexa, tell Simple Pokedex I choose Squirtle?”
“Alexa, who’s that pokemon?”
The latest generation of Pokemon, which takes the count to 802, will be added soon.
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