Pokémon Channel

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Pokémon Channel
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The cover of Pokémon Channel
Basic info
Platform: {{{platform}}}
Category: Virtual pet
Players: 1
Connectivity: None
Developer: Ambrella
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: {{{gen_series}}}
ESRB: E for Everyone
Release dates
Japan: July 18, 2003
North America: December 1, 2003
Australia: 2004
Europe: April 2, 2004
South Korea: Never
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
English: Official US Site

Pokémon Channel (Japanese:ポケモンチャンネル ~ピカチュウといっしょ!~ Pokémon Channel ~Together With Pikachu!~) is a spin-off game developed by Ambrella for the Nintendo GameCube.

The player and his/her Pikachu have been asked for help from Professor Oak. Play varies between the television programs and exploring Mintale Town. Gameplay usually lasts for at least a week as new programs are unlocked each day (the game is played in real time).

Most of the Pokémon have their anime voices, including Meowth, and the game includes a unique anime episode titled Pichu Bros. in Party Panic.

The game includes an in-game Pokémon Mini. Most of the games are from its existing library, though there is one new game, entitled Snorlax's Lunchtime.

After completing the game by watching all the episodes of Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, Jirachi can be downloaded from the European and Australian edition of the game. Although originally intended for download from a bonus disc related to the game, Jirachi's distribution method in other countries ended up having nothing to do with Pokémon Channel.

Mintale Town

Mintale Town is split into four areas. The house is located in Springleaf Field, while the other three areas are reached by bus.

Through exploring the world, it is possible to interact with wild Pokémon, most commonly through them asking questions about themselves. A correct answer will earn the player a collectible card. What Pokémon appear in each area depends on the time of day and weather. The weather is changed by watching Slowpoke's Weather Report, while the day is split into the following time periods:

  • Morning: 5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Day: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Evening: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Night: 7:00 PM - 5:00 AM


  • Prof. Oak Report - This is where the game is saved.
  • Pichu Brothers - The Pichu Brothers episode. There are many channels for this, giving the choice each of five parts, the full version , or foreign language versions. In the Australian version of the game, there is the special 'Kasumi version', which is the foreign language version but with Kasumi as the narrator. In the Australian version of the game, the foreign language of the channel is Japanese. In the European version of the game, if the game language is set in English, the foreign language will be Spanish. If the game language is set in Spanish, the foreign language will be English.
  • PNF (Pokémon News Flash) - Psyduck tells the news with Meowth giving reports from the scene. Sometimes Psyduck falls asleep and does nothing, in which case the show ends.
  • Shop 'n Squirtle is the game's shop, hosted by Spencer Squirtle, (wearing the Squirtle Squad glasses.) Most items are room decorations, though cards and Pokémon Mini games can also be obtained. Items will be delivered by Delibird the following day. Bus passes must be obtained to travel to each of the three regions, though Delibird will deliver these immediately.
  • Quiz Wobbuffet is a quiz show hosted by Wobbuffet. After watching three Pokémon answer questions, there is a "Present Quiz" where the player can earn money.
  • Smoochum Shape-up is an exercise program. Pikachu loves to dance alongside Smoochum.
  • Slowpoke's Weather Report - Slowpoke gives the weather forecast for one of the regions. This physically changes the weather, changing the Pokémon found in the area.
  • Eggzamination: Hatch Up! - An egg is viewed until it hatches. The player can guess the Pokémon inside and will win money if correct on hatching. Eggs can take up to 24 hours to hatch.
  • Mareep Farm - A number of Mareep are counted as they jump over a fence. Pikachu will become tired watching this.
  • Smeargle's Art Study - Smeargle rates the picture hanging on the player's wall.
  • Chansey's Fortune Cookie - Chansey offers five fortune cookies. One message can be chosen each day.
  • Chum Chum Ranking - Smoochum hosts the ranking channel. First, five Pokémon or things are put in popularity order. Then, Pokémon are asked which of two items they prefer. Finally, some statistics about the player are given.
  • Odd One Out - A number of Oddish come onto the screen and the player can bet on whether there will be an even or odd number. Pikachu loves this show.


Players can obtain Jirachi in both the European and Australian versions of the game. It can be downloaded onto a version of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. After unlocking the full version of The Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, Jirachi will appear, and the mini-movie will be shown above the campfire. The Ruby and Sapphire Berry Glitch can also be fixed.

Channel Jirachi

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball JIRACHI Dex No. 385 Unknown nature. Normal Wish no Ribbon
Lv. 5 Type Apr. 2, 2004 Psychic Confusion
Spr 3r 385.png Steel Psychic Hoenn/Kanto Psychic Rest
OT CHANNEL Apparently arrived at Lv. 5. -- --
ID No. 40122 fateful encounter at There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in Europe and Australia.
Item Ability  
Salac Berry Salac Berry or
Ganlon Berry Ganlon Berry
Serene Grace  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date .
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Pokémon Mini

Main article: Pokémon Mini

Pokémon Channel also includes a virtual Pokémon Mini. Pikachu must find it under the bed before it can be played with. The virtual Pokémon Mini comes with a Pokémon Channel exclusive game, Snorlax's Lunchtime. The player has to buy other Pokémon Mini games on Shop N' Squirtle.


  • The Pokémon stances when the player talks to them are also their stances in battle on Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD, with an exception of Pikachu.

Stadium series: Stadium (JPEN) • Stadium 2Battle Revolution
Storage series: Box RSMy Pokémon RanchBank (Transporter)
Colosseum series: ColosseumXD
Other games: Dream Radar
Pokémon game templates

Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Generation VII: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalQR Codes
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VIIIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VII
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based)
Global Link
Gen VGen VIGen VII
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