Players get to make great friends with Pikachu. Pokémon Channel is a highly innovative and diverse game that has enough substance to keep even the most avid Poké-maniac entertained for hours and hours. In Pokémon Channel, the Pokémon television station has lost segments of their most popular show. Players must find and collect the clips and return them to the station. To aid them in their quest, players call upon the help of Pikachu. Once all the pieces are collected, the show will be restored and ready for broadcast. Everyone can enjoy watching TV with Pikachu and find other ways to play with Pikachu. They can communicate with Pikachu by providing advice, or take Pikachu to a grassy field or forest and get to know other Pokémon.Players explore the beaches, mountains and woods of the Pokémon world-even make friends with a wild Pikachu. Throughout the game, players watch Pokémon- themed television programs, including never-before-seen DVD quality animation featuring the popular Pichu Bros. Other in-game television programs include a quiz show, news channel, shopping channel and much more!
When players wish to "stop and smell the roses," they can choose different scenes from the in-game television programs and color them in with a paint tool. Finished artwork can then be displayed in Smeargle's art gallery.
Players also can find and collect 3-D Pokémon "NiceCard" lenticulars and play a virtual version of Pokémon® Mini.