Meet Up at the Pokémon House?
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Meet Up at the Pokémon House? (Japanese: ポケモンの家あつまる？ Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?), abbreviated as Pokémon House (Japanese: ポケモンの家) and more commonly known as Pokénchi (Japanese: ポケんち), is a Japanese Pokémon television show that began airing at 8:00 to 8:30 A.M. on Sundays on the TV Tokyo network on October 4, 2015. It is a successor to Pokémon Get☆TV. The show's content stays similar to its predecessor, including skits, games, and the latest Pokémon news.
Unlike its predecessors, Meet Up at the Pokémon House? airs for only a half-hour compared to the previous shows' hour-long running time. It is hosted by Shōko Nakagawa, Otani Rinka, Hyadain, and Abareru-kun. Guest hosts frequently join the main hosts and stay until the end of the episode.
The show mainly takes place inside of a house, decorated and dubbed as Pokémon House (Japanese: ポケモンの家), decorated with all kinds of Pokémon furniture and merchandise. The show mainly takes place in the living room, with a kitchen and stairs leading to bedrooms visible in the background.
On occasion, the hosts will do segments outside of the house. If not all of the hosts leave, the rest stay at the house and watch the absent hosts' activities.
The show's format usually varies between episodes, depending on the episode's theme or guests, but it is generally separated into two main sections.
The first section often features special guests, commonly renowned people ranging from comedians and models to scientists and chefs, all of which are Pokémon fans. During this part, the hosts talk with the guests, or do various activities together with them in the form of various games and activities related to the episode's theme or guest's occupation, such as cooking Pokémon themed food with a chef guest. In some episodes, the first section of the show consists of some of the hosts visiting various places, such as Game Freak's office or a Pokémon Center.
The second half features a Pokémon battle between the hosts and the special guests or other Pokémon fans, referred as Pokéfriends (Japanese: ポケだち). The battle usually is a single battle with three Pokémon on each team. The losers have to make a PokéGag (Japanese: ポケギャッグ), puns and sentences using Pokémon names as punishment.
There is rarely a third section, but sometimes one is added when there's an activity related to the show itself, such as making a Pokénchi theme song. The third section is also used to promote upcoming Pokémon games or movies.
Pokénchi has featured various guests on the show. Many of them have been recurring guests, appearing more than one time in the show.
- Pocket Monsters Encore
- Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station
- Pokémon Sunday
- Pokémon Smash!
- Pokémon Get☆TV
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