Almost every gamer, be they young or old, has had at least a passing fancy with the world of Pokemon. For many it began with the original Pokemon Red and Blue Game Boy titles, but for some it all started with the popular, and still ongoing, Pokemon anime. Ash and friends have just entered their 16th consecutive season, and the cartoon’s popularity shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
It’s for this very reason that The Pokemon Company has released the Pokemon TV app in order to allow fans to get their dose of anime on the go. The app is now available to download for iOS and Android devices free of charge, and it features a number of episodes both old and new. There are currently 50 episodes available to stream from the app, and they are divided into groups of 10 based on which region the season took place in.
The app draws from a back catalogue of more than 700 episodes, but only a maximum of 50 will be available at any given week. After the same episodes have been readily available for streaming for seven days, The Pokemon Company will then promptly swap them out with brand new episodes.
Episodes of the Pokemon cartoon show won’t be the only thing available to watch on Pokemon TV either, as a number of movies, special features and trailers will also make their way to the service. Currently fans can watch the trailer for the 16th season that recently debuted on Cartoon Network, but the latest movie (Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice) will become available to stream beginning on February 15th and ending on February 18th.
The Pokemon Company has taken an apparent liking to the iOS platform lately, even going so far as to launch an official Pokedex app, and it doesn’t seem eager to let up. Now that Pokemon TV is officially available on non-Nintendo devices, fans are probably wondering when the app will make its way over to the 3DS and Wii U. This process, however, could still be a while longer – if it even happens at all.
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