|Provider||The Pokémon Company International|
|Launched||November 2010 (website)|
February 12, 2013 (application)
August 26, 2021 (Nintendo Switch)
|Service provided||Video streaming of Pokémon episodes|
|Accessible by||Internet, Application|
- 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, 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, on the Roku Channel Store for Roku devices, and on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
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.
For the American English service, episodes from Pokémon the Series: The Beginning (seasons 1 and 2), Pokémon the Series: Black & White (season 14 and 15) and Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon (seasons 20, 21, and 22) are available. Pokémon the Series: Gold and Silver (seasons 3, 4, and 5), Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire (seasons 6, 7, 8, and 9), Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl (seasons 10, 11, 12, and 13), Pokémon the Series: Black & White (seasons and 16) and Pokémon the Series: XY (seasons 17, 18, and 19) were previously available, but have 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.
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
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. Pokémon Evolutions is available on the English, French, German, Italian, Latin and European Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese services.
The following specials premiered on Pokémon TV in the United States:
- Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
- Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade
- Eevee and Friends
- Pokémon Origins
- Diancie — Princess of the Diamond Domain
- Pikachu, What's This Key?
- Mega Evolution Pokédex Shorts
- Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures
- Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon
- Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad
The following specials were also shown on Pokémon TV:
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Animated Shorts
- Mega Evolution Specials
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||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!
|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
|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|
|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
|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|
|4.1.1||July 29, 2021||- Bug fixes|
|4.2||November 16, 2021||- Bug fixes|
|1.0.17||March 15, 2013||
|1.1.12||December 4, 2013||
|1.2.2||March 25, 2014||
|1.2.4||August 6, 2015||
|2.0.0||April 20, 2016||
|2.0.1||June 9, 2016||
|2.0.2||August 1, 2016||
|2.2.0||November 7, 2017||
|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||
|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||
(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 *
July 14, 2021 *
|4.0.1||December 18, 2020|
|4.1.0||March 29, 2021 *
November 15, 2021 *
|4.1.1||July 29, 2021||
|4.1.2||September 8, 2021||
|4.2.0||November 15, 2021||
Minimum system requirements for web browsers:
Minimum system requirements for Apple iOS and Android operating systems:
Minimum system requirements for the Nintendo Switch:
Minimum system requirements for supported "Over the Top" (OTT) streaming devices:
In other languages
- Pokémon TV on the App Store
- Pokémon TV on the Google Play Store
- Pokémon TV on the Amazon Appstore
- Pokémon TV on the Roku Channel Store