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  • Summary: For those who have always wished for more Pokémon programming on TV, here's a game that gives the Pokémon their own channel. Pokémon Channel lets you spend some quality time with Pikachu watching loads of Pokémon-style shows, including a never-before-seenFor those who have always wished for more Pokémon programming on TV, here's a game that gives the Pokémon their own channel. Pokémon Channel lets you spend some quality time with Pikachu watching loads of Pokémon-style shows, including a never-before-seen DVD-quality animated feature starring the popular Pichu Bros. Identify Pokémon on Quiz Wobbuffet, exercise in Smoochum's Shape-up, and get the latest news from Psyduck and Meowth on Pokémon News Flash. Pokémon Channel also features collectible Nice Cards. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. 85
    The channels may not be exciting, but in a child’s eyes, they will be quite entrancing.
  2. Nintendo Power
    72
    Hours of fun for Pokemon fans. [Feb 2004, p.150]
  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. netjak
    59
    A game that already has a limited target audience and it is further restricted by its one-dimensional gameplay.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 20
    A hollow, stripped-down experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 30, 2014
    10
    Only reason to play is for Jirachi. I got 5, was worth it
    #yoloswag #Jirachilife #10fromIGN #10/10IGN #MakinWishes #TV #TViii
    Only reason to play is for Jirachi. I got 5, was worth it
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  2. Oct 22, 2019
    10
    While i may have not played enough of the game, i think it is a fun game, the reason why is because there are interesting things on TV, likeWhile i may have not played enough of the game, i think it is a fun game, the reason why is because there are interesting things on TV, like the Anime, the next best channel than that for me is either the quiz show or the shopping channel, but all the programs at the very least are fine, since Ive never seen anything like this before i cant really fault it since its innovative, i would like to see more like this, maybe a sequel or whatever, since there are problems, but nothing i can fault it on due to either hardware limitations, or just it being a new idea, overall id recommend this game, its fun to relax to, its nice to see whatever Pikachu does, like for me he grabbed my ditto plush and watched TV with it, i can see why some people wont like it, if the TV doesn't excite, then it may not be interesting, but for me it does, so that why i really like this game. sorry if the review is biased as this is a very nostalgic game for me. Expand
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    10
    This game might look simplistic and childish at first, but when you start to appreciate it for what it is (a kids game), you begin to see howThis game might look simplistic and childish at first, but when you start to appreciate it for what it is (a kids game), you begin to see how fun it can be. The Pichu Bros. Short is a welcome bonus for those who like the animé. There's plenty of fan service here, from the infamous quizzes to legendary Pokémon cameos (Celebi and Jirachi, anyone?). For the kids, an outstandingly fun game. Adults, please do something better with your time. Expand
  4. Jul 28, 2016
    7
    In metascore I would give this a 71. The game is boring but it is relaxing and if your REALLY bored this game maybe good and plus the game isIn metascore I would give this a 71. The game is boring but it is relaxing and if your REALLY bored this game maybe good and plus the game is cute. Yea. Expand
  5. 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.
  6. StacyC.
    Dec 16, 2003
    7
    It was sort of cute but it was kinda boring.
  7. Jun 24, 2020
    6
    is sometimes fun but will get boring after a while. extra points for cuteness.

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