Pokémon + Maths = Pokémaths

By on 26/08/2017

New from the Naked Mathematician Tom Crawford it’s Pokémaths! A look at the maths behind everyone’s favourite fictional characters…

The series kicks off with an interview with Biologist and Pokémaniac Matan Shelomi, who created a real-life Pokémon evolution tree – which you can find here. It lists several hundred of the fictional characters whose data was inputted to real biological tree-making software to generate the most likely evolutionary tree that links together all of the creatures. It even has a few similarities with the evolutionary tree of Earth as Matan explains…

Next up is a look at the vast number of Pokémon that exist, from the original 150 in Pokémon Red and Blue, to the latest characters introduced in the 20th anniversary games Pokémon Sun and Moon. The full article can be found here.

Tom then moves on to answer the BIG questions that no doubt you’ve always wanted to know the answers to, stating with: how many Pikachus does it take to power a light bulb? The problem is approached mathematically using several physics formulas and the result may just surprise you… you can read the full article here.


The latest article takes on another important question that’s been keeping us all awake at night: how many calories does a Charizard need to eat per day to survive? If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to keep a pet Charizard in your backyard now you have the answer right here.


You can find all of the material by the Naked Mathematician Tom Crawford on his website at tomrocksmaths.com. You can also follow him on FacebookTwitterYoutube and Instagram @tomrocksmaths.

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