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Apple’s virtual assistant Siri also getting in on Pokémon craze

/ 04:48 PM August 12, 2016

Pokemon Go has grown so popular that even a virtual assistant like Siri is getting in on the action.

Pokémon Go has grown exponentially in popularity since its release date. And now even Apple’s own virtual assistant is getting in on the Pokémon craze.

A report from 9to5Mac says that Siri now answers the question “Do you play Pokémon Go?” with a variety of replies. However, any other phrasing will simply open the app or offer to navigate for the user to random locations.

Here are some of Siri’s Pokémon Go-related replies:


* “Of course. That’s what it’s all about. Oh, wait, that’s the hoké Pokémon.”
* “Snorlax. Zzzz. Sorry, what was the question?”
* “I like playing peekaboo with Pikacu.”
* “Confining virtual beings inside powerful devices makes me feel funny for some reason.”
* “I like pocket monsters. Pocket assistants, too.”
* “Just make sure to look both ways. And up and down, too.”

As Pokémon Go continues to be released in other countries, perhaps even Microsoft’s Cortana can have a chance to catch up with her fellow virtual assistant and offer up her own quirky replies to Pokémon-related inquiries.  Alfred Bayle

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