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Pokémon Channel

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Pokémon Channel

Also known as: Pokémon Channel: Pikachu to Issho! (JP)
Developer: Ambrella
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: GameCube
Released in JP: July 18, 2003
Released in US: December 1, 2003
Released in EU: April 2, 2004


ObjectIcon.png This game has unused objects.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
MovieIcon.png This game has unused cinematics.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Pokémon Channel is the spiritual successor/sequel to Hey You, Pikachu!, featuring similar gameplay mechanics, but with pointing and clicking instead of voice commands. Notable features include a Pokémon mini emulator, an exclusive anime titled "Pichu Bros. in Party Panic", and lots of TV watching.

Sub-Pages

PChannel pikaviewer.png
Debug Menus

Unused Graphics

Discs

Pokemonchannel discs.png

There are discs for all of the channels (including two slightly different versions of Slowpoke's Weather Forecast for some reason). They're all in Japanese, while the only one that's been translated is Pichu Bros. Part 5, which is the only channel that requires collecting a disc.

Pokemonchannel pichu5used.png
This could mean that you originally had to find a disc for each channel. In fact, there are models of fragments of each Pichu Bros. disc, meaning that each part required finding all the parts. In the PAL version, all the discs have been replaced with Pichu Bros Part 5.

It's unknown what its in-game purpose would be.

nuri_640.dat

PChannel nuri 640.png

An early screenshot of Quiz Wobbuffet with a strange filter put over the image.

t_ookido.dat

PChannel t ookido.png

A picture of Professor Oak with a (仮) on his forehead.

test_640.dat

PChannel tp 640.png

A TV screen test.

The named company and phone number are of a real serviceman in Poland (http://www.serwis-tv.com).

system_opening_picyu.dat

PChannel system opening picyu.png

A ribbon that reads Pichu (ピチュー), meaning that Pichu was originally meant to be seen during the opening sequence.

system_opening_ribon.dat

PChannel system opening ribon.png

Another ribbon that reads Pikachu with friends (ピカチュウとなかまたち), also meant for the opening sequence.

pch_title.dat

A little redundant.

An early, more colorful version of the game's logo. The text at the bottom just translates to Pokémon Channel (ポケモンチャンネル).

Unused Models

nice_card.dat

Pokemonchannel earlynicecard.png

An early version of the Nice Cards. The back has the kanji symbol (仮) meaning "Temporary".

m_myroom_pc.dat

Pokemonchannel computer.png
A model of a computer.
Pokemonchannel pcscreen.png
While it can't be seen, there's actually a picture on the monitor, and the wallpaper is an image from Hey You, Pikachu!

common_ice_bou.dat

Pokemonchannel popsiclestick.png

A popsicle stick that translates to "miss". In Japan it's common for popsicles to be part of a little lottery game. If you get the right popsicle stick, you could win a small prize, like a free popsicle. Since this one says "miss" it indicates a non-winning stick. Better luck next time.

Inflatable Pokémon Toys

There are several unused inflatable Pokémon pool toys. It’s possible these may have been meant to be purchased from Shop 'N Squirtle.

bar.dat

PChannel bar.png

A bar with "power" written on it.

m_myroom_tirasi.dat

PChannel m myroom tirasi.png

A Japanese poster for Hey You, Pikachu!.

baruca_default.dat

PChannel bacura default.png

A rectangular shaped Ditto.

Unused Music

All music from Hey You, Pikachu! is still present in the data.

Unused Videos

The Japanese version contains unused videos not found in the North American or European versions of the game, but these are used in the Pokémon Channel Bangumi Kakuchou Pack bonus disc's title screen, which is exclusive to Japan.

e3.h4m

A reel presumably from E3 2003.

trailer.h4m

The Japanese trailer to the film Jirachi—Wish Maker.

Unused Scenes

opening_demo_tv3_short.pkc

PChannel opening demo tv3 short.png

An unused title screen that takes place in Cobalt Coast. There is no cursor. While this is not used in game, the Cobalt Coast background is used for the Pokémon Channel Bangumi Kakuchou Pack bonus disc's title screen, which is exclusive to Japan.

opening_demo_tv2.pkc

PChannel opening demo tv2.png

An unused variant of the opening cutscene with Pikachu, Treecko, Torchic, Pichu and Togepi.

Regional Differences

Hmmm...
To do:
Specify what the e-Reader does. If like most games, removed support is a European version difference.

Jirachi

The PAL version has the Jirachi event that was on the NTSC Bonus Disc that players got when pre-ordering Pokémon Colosseum. Europe didn't get the chance to get this Bonus Disc, and with it the ability to obtain Celebi (Japan) or Jirachi (US) along with a fix to the Berry Glitch. In this respect, Jirachi was more accessible because the game didn't need to be pre-ordered, and all that needed to be done was to unlock the full showing of "Pichu Bros. in Party Panic".

This event is still only for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, though.

Cry Changes

Like Hey You, Pikachu!, most of the Pokémon voices were changed to match the English dub of the anime.

SD Card

Hmmm...
To do:
Add USA AR code. Check if the leftovers are translated to all languages.

The Japanese version has the ability to save pictures using the GameCube SD card adapter. This can be activated in international versions with the following Action Replay codes.

Europe
RC6A-A0YJ-KVEWD
6RYC-1BX1-AG6B4
M1WM-W79Z-MYVD5
(Source: Ralf@gc-forever)