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This article was published on August 11, 2016

    Even Siri is playing Pokémon Go

    Even Siri is playing Pokémon Go
    Bryan Clark
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    Bryan Clark

    Former Managing Editor, TNW

    Bryan is a freelance journalist. Bryan is a freelance journalist.

    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?”

    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.