The ichthyological diversity of Pokémon

Augusto B. Mendes1, Felipe V. Guimarães2, Clara B. P. Eirado-Silva1 & Edson P. Silva1 1Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brazil. 2Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, São Gonçalo, RJ, Brazil. Emails: augustobarrosmendes (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) br; felipevieiragui (at) gmail (dot) com; clara.eirado (at) gmail (dot) com; gbmedson (at) vm (dot) uff (dot) br DownloadContinue reading “The ichthyological diversity of Pokémon”

Who is that Neural Network?

Henrique M. Soares Independent researcher. São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Email: hemagso (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Pokémon has been an enormous success around the globe for more than 20 years. In this paper, I tackle the “Who’s that Pokémon?” challenge from a machine learning perspective. I propose a machine learning pre-processing and classification pipeline,Continue reading “Who is that Neural Network?”

The effect of trolls on Twitch Plays Pokémon

João V. Tomotani Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: t.jvitor (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF In a previous paper, I presented a curious experiment of a fish playing Pokémon, made real and popular thanks to the wonders of the Internet (Tomotani, 2014). The Twitch Channel (Twitch, 2016), which sadly has been inactive forContinue reading “The effect of trolls on Twitch Plays Pokémon”

The strongest starter Pokémon

Bruno L. Carli Independent researcher, Curitiba, PR, Brazil. Email: brunolcarli (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Earlier this year, an article entitled “Which is The Most Offensively Powerful Starter Pokémon?” (Codd, 2016) caused great controversy on the Internet among players and fans of the Pokémon franchise. This article compared the three classical starter Pokémon, based onContinue reading “The strongest starter Pokémon”

Turtles with cannons: an analysis of the dynamics of a Blastoise’s Hydro Pump

João P. P. dos Anjos Universidade de São Paulo. São Paulo, Brazil. Email: jppanjos (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF As any normal 10-year-old, I chose Charmander as my starter in Pokémon Blue. I would demolish any and every Pokémon that came after me and my little (pseudo-)dragon, but Blue’s (or Green’s, depending on which gameContinue reading “Turtles with cannons: an analysis of the dynamics of a Blastoise’s Hydro Pump”

Robins, robins, robins

Barbara M. Tomotani Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Wageningen, The Netherlands. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; Groningen, The Netherlands. Email: babi.mt (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Since Pokémon is a recurrent topic on this journal, I would like to call your attention to this little fellow: the fletchling. Fletchling (yayakoma, in Japanese), as it appears in official Pokémon artwork. FletchlingContinue reading “Robins, robins, robins”

Praise Helix!

Rodrigo B. Salvador Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF It is not everyday that I manage to join two of my main interests, mollusks and mythology. So rejoice!, for today is one of those days. I bid you welcome to theContinue reading “Praise Helix!”

The Infinite Fish Playing Pokémon Theorem

João V. Tomotani Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: t.jvitor (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF THE INFINITE MONKEY THEOREM I will start by presenting this little famous theorem. The Infinite Monkey Theorem states that if you have a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time, eventuallyContinue reading “The Infinite Fish Playing Pokémon Theorem”