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]
Shutdown N/A
Service provided Video streaming of Pokémon episodes
Accessible by Internet, Application
Website Official website
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. 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

Pokémon TV is available both in the official Pokémon website and as an app in a total of 13 languages: English (United States and United Kingdom), French, German, Italian, European Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Swedish.

As the service is operated by The Pokémon Company International, it is region-locked so that is not available in Asian countries where The Pokémon Company retains distribution rights. In particular, it is not available in Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, North Korea, South Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Macau, Laos, the Philippines, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Mainland China, and Taiwan.

Episodes on the service are divided into a number of channels, which contain a collection of episodes and are rotated regularly. Movies, special episodes, and selections of episodes are also made available in the service for a limited time.

Episodes

For the American English service, episodes from Pokémon the Series: The Beginning (seasons 1 and 2), Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire (seasons 6, 7 and 8), Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon (seasons 20, 21, and 22) and the first eight episodes of Pokémon Journeys: The Series are available. Pokémon the Series: Gold and Silver (seasons 3, 4, and 5), Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire (season 9), Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl (seasons 10, 11, 12 and 13), Pokémon the Series: Black & White (seasons 14, 15 and 16) and Pokémon the Series: XY (seasons 17, 18, and 19) were previously available, but has since been rotated out.

Currently, episodes have been added monthly by season and rotated out by series, with the exception of Pokémon the Series: The Beginning. Prior to the February 2019 overhaul, the service made ten episodes available for each series, rotating every Friday to remove the earliest five episodes and add the next five.

The episodes below are excluded from rotations in the following languages:

  • Danish: Seasons 3, 4, 5
  • Finnish: Seasons 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Norwegian: Seasons 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Swedish: Seasons 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Russian: Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The other language services otherwise have identical availability to the American English service with the exception of the currently airing season.

Movies

One Pokémon movie is normally made available for one or two weeks per month in release order. Pokémon 4Ever, Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, Jirachi: Wish Maker, and Destiny Deoxys are not shown on the service due to their rights being owned by Miramax Films. Pokémon 4Ever was previously shown on the service, but has since been skipped in rotations.

The movies below are excluded from rotations in the following languages:

  • Dutch: Movie 4
  • Danish: Movies 1, 8, 9
  • Finnish: Movies 8, 9
  • Norwegian: Movies 8, 9
  • Russian: Movie 4
  • Swedish: Movies 1, 8, 9
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Movie 11

Specials

Pokémon Origins and Pokémon: Twilight Wings are available on the English, French, German, Italian, and European Spanish services. Pokémon Generations is available on the English, French, German, Italian, European Spanish, Dutch, and Brazilian Portuguese services.

The following specials premiered on Pokémon TV in the United States:

The following specials were also shown on Pokémon TV:

COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on April 3rd two Pokémon movies began to be added weekly to Pokémon TV as part of Pokémon Movie Marathon. However Pokémon has removed Pokémon: The First Movie, The Power of One and Spell of the Unown: Entei.

Version history

iOS

Version Release date Official note
1 February 8, 2013 N/A
1.0.21 March 1, 2013 This release includes bug fixes and performance enhancements.
1.1 December 3, 2013 This release includes localization, bug fixes and performance enhancements.
1.1.1 December 27, 2013 This release includes localization, bug fixes and performance enhancements.
1.1.2 January 26, 2014 This release includes localization, bug fixes and performance enhancements.
1.1.8 March 25, 2014 The latest version removes the Location Services requirement.
1.1.9 August 6, 2015 The new Pokémon TV app is now Google Cast™-enabled for Chromecast.
1.2.0 October 19, 2015 Bug Fixes - iOS9
2.0 April 20, 2016

Stay Up to Date with Push Notifications!
Watch Offline!
Rate Your Favorite Episodes!
Easy Access with My Channel!

2.0.1 June 10, 2016 Bug fixes
2.0.2 August 2, 2016 Bug fixes.
2.1.0 March 3, 2017 Bug fixes
2.2.0 November 7, 2017

• Improved notifications
iOS 11 updates

3.0 February 20, 2019 Pokémon TV has a new and dynamic look and feel to help our fans find and play their favorite Pokémon episodes. The app now offers cross-device syncing with login and Pokémon TV is now available in 12 new languages.
3.0.2 April 8, 2019 Bug fixes
3.1 September 24, 2019 Bug fixes
3.2 December 10, 2019

iOS 13 support
Added AirPlay 2 support
Added social sharing functionality to channels and episodes

3.3 March 31, 2020 Bug Fixes
3.3.1 April 14, 2020 Bug Fixes
3.4 June 18, 2020

- Customer support links/locale links updated
- Bug fixes

3.4.1 August 18, 2020 - Bug fixes
4.0 December 2, 2020 Download the re-designed Pokémon TV app, complete with awesome new features and even easier navigation! Watching your favorite Pokémon animated adventures on all of your devices has never been easier. Stream movies, episodes and special animated features starring Ash, Pikachu, and all of their friends, all for free!
4.1 March 29, 2021 Bug fixes

Android

Version Release date Changes
1.0.17 March 15, 2013
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements
1.1.12 December 4, 2013
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements
1.2.2 March 25, 2014
  • The app no longer requires Location Services
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements
1.2.4 August 6, 2015
  • The app is now Google Cast enabled for use with Chromecast
  • Android versions 2.3.0 through 2.3.2 are no longer supported; the user must have Android version 2.3.3 or higher
2.0.0 April 20, 2016
  • "My Channel" feature added, to more easily access episodes the user has been watching before
  • Ability to watch offline added
  • Ability to rate episodes added
  • Push notifications are now supported
  • Android versions 2.3.3 through 4.1.2 are no longer supported; the user must have Android version 4.2.0 or higher
2.0.1 June 9, 2016
  • Bug fixes and improvements
2.0.2 August 1, 2016
  • Bug fixes
2.2.0 November 7, 2017
  • Support for additional features if the user is running Android Oreo, including "picture in picture"
  • Enhanced notifications
  • Android versions 4.2.0 through 4.3.1 are no longer supported; the user must have Android version 4.4.0 or higher
2.3.0 June 29, 2018 (This release is only for Android TV devices.)
3.0.0 February 20, 2019
3.0.1 March 15, 2019
3.0.2 April 8, 2019
3.1.0 September 24, 2019
3.1.1 September 28, 2019
3.2.0 December 10, 2019
  • Added social sharing functionality to channels and episodes
  • Android versions 4.4.0 through 5.1.1 are no longer supported; the user must have Android version 6.0 or higher
3.3.0 March 31, 2020
3.4.0 June 18, 2020
3.4.1 September 22, 2020 (This release is only for Android TV devices.)
3.6.0 January 19, 2021
  • Bug fixes

(This release is only for Android TV devices.)

3.6.1 February 10, 2021 (This release is only for Android TV devices.)
3.7.0 March 16, 2021 (This release is only for Android TV devices.)
4.0.0 December 2, 2020
4.0.1 December 18, 2020
4.1.0 March 29, 2021
  • Bug fixes

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
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America TV Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spain TV Pokémon
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokémon-TV


External links

References


Worldwide services*: Free: Pokémon TVYouTube
Purchase: Prime VideoGoogle TV (YouTube) • iTunes Store
Subscription: Prime VideoNetflixViaplay*
Previous: Nintendo Anime Channel*
India only: Subscription: Voot
Japan only: Free: GYAO!Net mo TeleToNicoNicoTVer
Subscription: aniteleHikari TVHuluNicoNicoParavi
United States only: Free: DisneyNOW*HooplaKabillion
Subscription: HuluXfinity Stream
Previous: Toonami JetstreamCartoon Network Video
United Kingdom only: Free: POP Player
Subscription: Now
Previous: ITV Hub


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