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Siri Offers Humorous Responses to Questions About Hit Game Pokémon Go

Apple's virtual assistant Siri is known for offering up funny responses to a range of questions, and Apple's Siri team often puts time and effort into providing Siri with answers and comments on current events. This summer, augmented reality game Pokémon Go has become a worldwide phenomenon, and as discovered on Reddit and by 9to5Mac, Siri will now answer questions about the hit game.

A question like "Siri, what's your favorite Pokémon?" receives answers like "That yellow species with an electrostatic tail of variable lengths is rather cute" or "Polymaths prefer Poliwags." Asking Siri if it likes Pokémon Go also results in humorous answers like "I like pocket monsters. Pocket assistants, too."

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Because Siri draws in information from sources like Wolfram Alpha, which has offered information about Pokémon since 2013, the personal assistant can also answer specific questions you ask about Pokémon. Data available includes Pokémon type, abilities, stats, evolutions, and more specific comparative questions about which Pokémon have the highest attack, fastest speed, and more.

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While fervor over Pokémon Go has died down somewhat in recent days due to controversial feature changes and decisions made by Niantic Labs, Pokémon Go set an App Store record for the most ever downloads during its first week of availability.

It is considered the biggest mobile game in U.S. history and has been downloaded more than 100 million times. According to estimates, the game brings in more than $10 million in daily revenue across the iOS and Google Play app stores.

To find other questions Siri gives funny answers to, Siri.io, a new website that offers a comprehensive list of Siri commands is worth checking out.



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24 months ago
Before anyone asks, yes, it is a slow day!
Rating: 90 Votes
24 months ago
Would be great to see some of that effort put into making Siri useful.
Rating: 41 Votes
24 months ago
"Siri offers humorous responses"

That's pretty much all it does in general
Rating: 38 Votes
24 months ago
Meanwhile:



WTF Apple, srs? Fail.
Rating: 27 Votes
24 months ago
It's nice to see Apple take a break from designing new watch bands and have a little fun.
Rating: 25 Votes
24 months ago

Hmm. I use her extensively for many tasks during my day.


I'm sorry, I don't understand "manly tusks'.
Rating: 17 Votes
24 months ago
This is what they spend their time programming? Seriously?

I can imagine their meetings:

Hey guys, you know what's a great idea? There's this pokemon phenomenon going on, we should capitalize on it!

Okay, cool, let's program a bunch of canned responses into Siri!

Cool! Okay, Johnson get on it, should be done in like 30 minutes right?

okay.

Now what? Fix Siri? Nah, meeting adjourned!
Rating: 13 Votes
24 months ago
Why not make Siri useful instead of these pointless additions? She can't do basic takes like play music that is on my phone. The most frustrating part is she even repeats what I ask for, but says she can't find anything or doesn't understand what I'm asking for! "Sorry Josh, I don't understand play album Billy Joel Greatest Hits." You just said it perfectly! Why don't you understand? Siri was so promising, but she's been so stagnant.
Rating: 12 Votes
24 months ago
Siri is like a box of chocolates......you never know what you'll get and most of the time nothing.....
Rating: 12 Votes
24 months ago
Siri is a parrot and not much more.......
Rating: 11 Votes

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