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Optimizing a Pokémon team with simulation

Emily Robinson recently took up Pokémon on Nintendo Switch: I recently started playing Pokémon again – “Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee” on the Nintendo Switch to be specific. In the classic Pokémon games, you have a team of 6 Pokémon that you use to battle against other trainers. In battles, type match-ups are very important, as some types of moves are “super effective” against other types. For example, fire moves are...

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Charting all the Pokemon

Pokemon is everywhere these days. I think it’s just something the world really needs right now. I know very little about the universe, but I do like it when people analyze fictional worlds and characters. Joshua Kunst grabbed a data dump about all the Pokemon (seriously, I don’t even know if I’m referring to them/it/thing correctly) and clustered them algorithmically. The t-Distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding (t-SNE) algorithm to be specific....

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