You can now watch tons of Pokémon episodes on your Switch

Have you ever been watching Pokémon on TV or a streaming service and thought, “why don’t they have more Pokémon? Why must I be distracted by programs that don’t feature adorable monsters?” If that’s the case, Pokémon TV might be of interest. Now available on the Nintendo Switch, the free app is all Pokémon all day! It features a large collection of the anime, specials, web shows, and even a spotlight on the card game.

Digging deeper, at the current moment Pokémon TV features 10 seasons of the anime. This includes the first two seasons (up through the Orange Islands arc), Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension, Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles, Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors, Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon – Ultra Adventures, Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon – Ultra Legends, and Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

The channel also has Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, the Pokémon: Twilight Wings short series, the Pokémon Generations shorts, the Pokémon Origins mini-series, and a series of shorts meant for younger kids called Pokémon Kids TV.

If this feels like a somewhat random selection, it’s because Pokémon TV has a rotating library of content. Every few weeks or so different seasons of the anime will appear on the service and others will be taken off. If you’re able to time it right and are willing to binge a full season of episodes in a few weeks, you may be able to watch the entire Pokémon anime! Movies also rotate in and out of the service; so make sure to keep your eye out on what’s available.

On top of all that there are themed collections of episodes that will rotate in and out featuring episodes across the entire span of the series. For example, the current themed collection is centered on dogs, which feature episodes about Pokémon such as Growlithe, Houndour, Snubbull, Litten, and more.

If the Pokémon anime isn’t enough for you there’s also a collection of real life Pokémon tournaments available to watch, featuring both card game and video game battles along with commentary. These include a mix of streamed online tournament battles and footage from in-person official video game and TCG tournaments. It’s fascinating to watch the top-level competitive players going head to head and the commentary makes it all feel just as important as any other sport out there. The app even has a series explaining how to build a better card game deck.

If you’re a Pokémon fan, Pokémon TV is well worth a download on the Switch even if you just want to see what’s available at the current moment. Even if you don’t have a Switch, the app is also available on Apple’s app store and Google Play. Let us know what you’ll be watching on Pokémon TV. Gotta watch ‘em all!



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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. The Nintendo Switch version is currently unavailable in Russia and New Zealand but is due to be released in both.
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.