Yes, there's a Pokedex app for iOS—two actually, one official, another (better) one fan made. But you don't need to download either to turn an iPhone or an iPad into a PokĂ©dex. Just ask Siri.

That's because, as VentureBeat points out, the Wolfram Alpha database just added data for all PokĂ©mon through their first five generations—and Wolfram Alpha is a search engine that Siri uses to answer questions. If you have one, give it a try: Just ask what type of PokĂ©mon Squirtle is or which PokĂ©mon has the highest rated special attack. (Data for the Generation VI PokĂ©mon will be updated later.)

It may take speaking clearly on some of the more exotic names (or just going in and hand-typing them) but if the answer is in the database, Siri will give it back to you in her dulcet, matter-of-fact tone of voice.

Sometimes your questions will be answered with the results of a web search, but it usually pulls the information straight from Wolfram Alpha. Keep this in mind next time you're looking to settle a Poké-bet as to which Generation I Pokémon is tallest.


Wolfram Alpha uses math to sketch PokĂ©mon and turns iPhone’s Siri into a real PokĂ©dex [VentureBeat]