The free-to-use Pokémon RESTful API (Pokéapi) is linked to an extensive database of Pokémon-related information- a true virtual Pokédex. Simple GET HTTP requests can be sent to the API to access 54,363 objects sourced from Pokémon video games covering Pokémon characters, abilities, moves, attack, life and defensive statistics, and more. This is a read-only API, and no authentication is required for it's use. So far to date the API has serviced over 13,000,000 requests. The Pokéapi is independently supported by Paul Hallett, a Python & Go API developer and avid GitHub contributor. In addition, 5 language specific libraries have been made to interface with the API for Python, .NET, Racket, Java & Ruby.
In this special presentation of ProgrammableWeb's Developers Rock Podcast from the Washington, DC-area API Meetup on Dec 5, 2019, Oddball.io CTO Rob Wilkinson breaks down the two most important phases of launching successful APIs for the federal government and covering the key components.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Natural Language Processing, Transportation, Games, SQL, and DevOps. One highlight today is the PokéAPI, which can access a Pokémon database. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.