Pokémon TV

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Pokémon TV
Pokémon TV.png
Logo for Pokémon TV
Provider The Pokémon Company International
Launched November 2010 (Website);
February 12, 2013 (Application)[1]
Service provided Video streaming of Pokémon episodes
Accessible by Internet, Application
Website Pokémon TV website
iOS Application
Android Application
Amazon Application
Roku channel
If you were looking for the segment that occurs after XY&Z saga episodes, see Poké TV.

Pokémon TV is a free video service provided by The Pokémon Company International that provides select episodes of the Pokémon anime to viewers. It was first accessible to users in November 2010. Episodes are divided by series or by seasons with the viewable episodes being rotated out over time. It can be viewed through the Internet with a web browser or by downloading the free "Pokémon TV" app on the App Store for iOS (with Chromecast support) and tvOS (Apple TV 4th generation), on Google Play for Android (with Chromecast support), on the Amazon Appstore for the Amazon Fire TV, and on the Roku Channel Store for Roku devices.

Available content

English

There are two English versions of the service, a United States and a United Kingdom version. Both the website and the mobile app are available for both versions. On the United States service, all six series are available with ten episodes for each. Each Friday, the episodes showing are rotated, removing the earliest five and adding the next five of a series. The United Kingdom service generally uses the same schedule. The new episodes rotate identically with the US version with both regions updating at the same time, but the UK is updated on Saturdays rather than Fridays due to time zone differences. In addition, specials shown on the US and UK services may differ.

The US version is accessed through the US website or, in the case of the mobile app, having the device set to United States English or an unsupported language. The UK version is accessed through the UK website or using the app with the device set to United Kingdom English.

Currently, seasons 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 14, and 17, the first six episodes of Pokémon Generations, and Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened are being aired. The first 32 episodes of Pokémon the Series: XYZ are also available in the United States, but only the first twelve episodes of this season are available in the United Kingdom. In the US service, Pokémon Origins is also available.

French, German, Italian, and Castilian Spanish

The French, German, Italian, and Castilian Spanish services show the episodes on a shared schedule. Like the English versions, there are six different episode categories. Each category shows ten episodes (in release order) that rotate each Friday, with the episode showing being similar to the English versions in that it removes the earliest five and adds the next five. Currently, seasons 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 14, and 17, Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, and the first nine episodes of Pokémon Generations are being aired. The first seven episodes of Pokémon the Series: XYZ are available in the French service, the first twelve in the Italian and Spanish services, and the first seventeen in the German service. Both the website and the mobile app are available in these languages.

Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Swedish

These languages' services also show the episodes on a shared schedule, but unlike the other languages, the service is divided by seasons. Each season shows ten episodes (in release order) that rotate every Friday. In addition to Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, they currently have four to five categories showing the following seasons:

  • Danish - Seasons 1, 7, 17, and 18, and the first 26 episodes of Pokémon the Series: XYZ;
  • Dutch - Seasons 1, 16, 17, and 18, the first 26 episodes of Pokémon the Series: XYZ, and the first nine episodes of Pokémon Generations;
  • Finnish - Seasons 9, 10, 11, and 12, the first 26 episodes of Pokémon the Series: XYZ;
  • Norwegian - Seasons 10, 11, 12, and 14, and the first 25 episodes of Pokémon the Series: XYZ;
  • Brazilian Portuguese - Seasons 14, 15, 16, and 18, and the first 26 episodes of Pokémon the Series: XYZ;
  • Russian - Seasons 6, 7, 8, and 18;
  • Swedish - Seasons 1, 6, 7, and 8, and the first 26 episodes of Pokémon the Series: XYZ.

Other languages

Despite Pokémon TV being available in Brazilian Portuguese and Castilian Spanish, Portugal, Argentina, and Chile do not have their own website to distribute the service and instead redirect the user to the official North American site.

Languages other than these or the ones with more support are unavailable in the service.

Episode debuts

In other languages

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokémon TV
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokémon TV
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon TV
France Flag.png European French TV Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon TV
Italy Flag.png Italian TV Pokémon
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pokémon TV
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese TV Pokémon
Russia Flag.png Russian Покемон ТВ Pokémon TV
Spain Flag.png European Spanish TV Pokémon
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokémon-TV

See also

References

  1. Wired - February 2013


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