Pokemon Channel GameCube

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
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  1. Nintendo Power
    72
    Hours of fun for Pokemon fans. [Feb 2004, p.150]
  2. All in all, it may only be one for the fanatics but there is a lot of fun to be had with Channel. Some of the better parts had us in stitches and while the game itself may be fairly linear and restricted, it makes up for it in terms of sheer amusement. [JPN Import]
  3. It's fairly short, the graphics aren't too flashy, but it has an irresistible charm. And it comes with a full length cartoon. You'll keep coming back to see what the next bizarre channel will be.
  4. Sure, there should've been more channels and things to interact with, but the pet Pikachu, Pichu Bros. episode, Pokemon minis and the near infinite amount of pictures to color make this a mandatory purchase.
  5. You became a slave to theTV and a slave to Pikachu. Pokemon fans will be glued to their seats. Everyone else will be turned of, pun intended. [Jan 2004, p.141]
  6. Parents will probably have to play this one along with their toddlers. When they do, they'll find a fun but flawed kid's program.
  7. Cheat Code Central
    60
    It's not really so much a game as just a bunch of things to do which can be refreshing in some cases. If you're thinking you may be too old for this game, you probably are.
  8. 60
    A nice distraction with lengthy play value for dedicated fans of the series as long as they can deal with the slow pace and limited interactivity. However, anyone looking for a good virtual pet simulator should look elsewhere.
  9. netjak
    59
    A game that already has a limited target audience and it is further restricted by its one-dimensional gameplay.
  10. Decent as a virtual pet game, but anyone over the age of seven will get bored fast so matter how much they enjoy Pokemon.
  11. While there are some interesting elements to the game, it's ultimately undone by poor execution that ends up bringing down the whole experience. So, if you ever thought it would be cool to hang out with Pikachu, think again.
  12. It's fun for very young kids who may love the pokemon characters but be unable to cope with the complex rpg mechanics of the GBA titles.
  13. 50
    Makes watching TV boring. I can hardly find enough compelling gameplay to call this a game. It's far too passive an experience to keep my interest for more than a few minutes.

Awards & Rankings

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#41 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
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#23 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Feb 24, 2015
    0
    Wow, this is a disappointment. This is not a game. All you do is just watch TV on one stupid video game. And the clouds are always on theWow, this is a disappointment. This is not a game. All you do is just watch TV on one stupid video game. And the clouds are always on the screen, making hard to see the videos. Don't buy! Full Review »
  2. RyanM.
    Dec 30, 2003
    7
    Very unique, but face it. Pokemon needs to stop riding a dead horse. This game is interesting, but probably just too weird for people.
  3. StacyC.
    Dec 16, 2003
    7
    It was sort of cute but it was kinda boring.