In the absence of Netflix, Nintendo Switch receives a ton of animated content Pokémon just in time to celebrate its 25th anniversary: Pokémon TV, the video platform dedicated entirely to Pikachu and company, can now be downloaded for free from the Nintendo eShop.
In essence, Pokémon TV is an app very similar to Netflix. However, with two essential differences: its contents are entirely dedicated to Pokémon, and you will not need a paid subscription to enjoy them. It’s free, and linking your Pokémon Trainer Club account is optional.
On the other hand, when it comes to its catalog, we find three main sections:
- The series collects hundreds of hours of anime, including entire several seasons. Although not all the seasons aired, we will find a selection that ranges from the beginning (the Season as a whole 1 with its 53 episodes) to the 33 most recent stage episodes Pokémon Travel.
- As you can tell from their name, the specials are animated productions that range from feature films to web series such as Pokémon Generations or Wings of Twilight. Even the four chapters of Pokémon the Origins.
- Finally, the Children’s section is dedicated to fans who are beginning to discover the colorful world of Pokémon with all kinds of entertainment content designed for the little ones in the house, such as the Pokémon Kids TV series.
Like an App, Pokémon TV is genuinely interactive and offers touch options through the Switch screen. In this regard, it is not much different from its Nintendo 3DS equivalent. Of course, it is striking that it has contained, such as the movie Pokémon: Hoopa and a historical duel or the selection of episodes Hello, Hoenn! are available for a limited time. Indeed, what is offered will rotate periodically.
Thus, the selection of Pokémon TV launch content includes:
- Seasons 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 20, 21, 22, and 23 of the anime and 12 episodes of Season 6 dedicated to Hoenn.
- The Feature Film Pokémon: Hoopa and a Historic Duel and the comprehensive shorts and web series from Pokémon Generations, Wings of Twilight, and Pokémon the Origins.
- Twelve episodes of Pokémon Kids TV, videos that encourage the youngest members of the household to dance, sing and have fun playing with Pokémon.
In any case, remembering the day when Pikachu and Ash Ketchum met or enjoying the specials and children’s content together with the new generation of trainers is a detail for 25 years of Pokémon. So glad to meet years! And to be able to enjoy the free, true gift.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.