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Alexa Skills: Become a Pokemon Master

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.

Where to get it: You can locate the Simple Pokédex Skill in the Amazon Alexa app, enable it using your voice, or use the following web link: Simple Pokédex

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Dot, Tap, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with

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A community professional, keynoter, and evangelist who has driven social media and marketing strategies, editorial successes, delivered customer successes and built some of the largest and longest-running online communities. Rod has created, managed and grown small, medium, and mega-sized conferences; run entire editorial teams to deliver record traffic and market leadership; as product manager, directed the success of hundreds of product releases; supported sales and marketing to ensure customer success; developed, run and sold businesses; written thousands of technical articles, white papers, case studies, and technical documentation; hosted and delivered hundreds of attendance shattering webinars and virtual tradeshows; and delivered keynote speeches and sessions at a wide variety of events including conferences, webinars, events, and user groups.

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