Even Siri is playing Pokémon Go

Even Siri is playing Pokémon Go

After clearing over $160 million in revenue in less than a month, Pokémon Go is on the tip of everyone’s collective tongues these days. And “everyone,” now includes Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri.

Although semi-finicky with when she’ll respond to questions without just opening the app itself, Siri does have nearly a d dozen new responses to Pokémon-related queries. To hear them, just ask a simple question about Pokémon Go and about half the time she’ll respond with one of the following:

  • “[Name]! Go!”
  • “PokéStop!”
  • “I like playing peekabo with Pikachu.”
  • “Oh, is that why everyone keeps asking what color a Geodude is?”
  • “I’ve been looking in the much for Muk.”
  • “Of course. That’s what it’s all about. Oh, wait, that’s the hoké Pokémon.”
  • “Just make sure to look both ways. And up and down, too.”
  • “I like pocket monsters. Pocket assistants, too.”
  • “Confining virtual beings inside powerful devices makes me feel funny for some reason.”
  • and my personal favorite: “Snorlax. Zzzz. Sorry, what was the question?”

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Again, Siri doesn’t respond to these queries every time; sometimes she just opens Pokémon Go and ignores you completely. There’s a metaphor about life in 2016 somewhere in there.

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