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Pokemon Channel

Title: Pokemon Channel 

Developer: Ambrella 

Publisher: Nintendo 

Platforms: Nintendo GameCube 

Release Date: July 18, 2003 (JP)

 December 1, 2003 (US) 

May 28, 2004 (EU)

June 24, 2004 (AUS) 

Game Rating: E for Everyone 

IGN Score: 5.7/10
  • Pikachu as your companion: In Pokemon Channel, Pikachu is your loyal companion throughout the game, guiding you and helping you to navigate the world.
  • TV Channels: The game is centered around watching TV channels, with over a dozen different channels to choose from, each featuring a different program or show.
  • Collectible Trading Cards: You can collect trading cards throughout the game by watching specific TV programs and participating in special events. These cards can be used to unlock new channels and features.
  • Mini-games: There are several mini-games to play in Pokemon Channel, such as a quiz game and a game where you control a toy car.
  • Weather and Time: The game’s world changes based on the time of day and weather conditions, creating a dynamic and immersive experience.
  • Pokemon Viewer: A special feature that allows you to view 3D models of various Pokemon, along with information about their stats and moves.
  • Shopping: You can visit a store in the game to purchase items and collectibles using the in-game currency, Pokedollars.
  • Communication with Pikachu: You can communicate with Pikachu using a variety of different gestures and voice commands.
  • Unlockable Content: By collecting trading cards and watching specific TV programs, you can unlock new channels, mini-games, and other content.


Pokemon Channel is a spinoff game in the Pokemon series that was released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2003. The game takes place in a TV station where players can watch a variety of Pokemon-themed programs, interact with Pikachu, and collect various items. The game’s main focus is on Pikachu, who acts as a guide and companion throughout the player’s journey.

The gameplay of Pokemon Channel revolves around watching TV programs and collecting items. The TV programs range from informative segments on Pokemon trivia and news to mini-games and shows starring Pikachu. Players can interact with Pikachu in various ways, such as feeding him, playing games, and even watching him sleep. As players watch more TV programs, they can unlock new channels and content.

In addition to watching TV programs, players can also collect various items throughout the game. These items range from simple stickers and figurines to rare Pokemon trading cards. Collecting items is a major aspect of the game, as players can display them in their virtual room and even trade them with other players.

Overall, Pokemon Channel is a fun and casual game that offers a unique and immersive Pokemon experience. Its focus on Pikachu and collecting items make it a great game for fans of the series who are looking for a more laid-back and relaxing experience.