Discover the Origins of Pikachu in the 1st Episode of Pokémon Journeys on YouTube

No Netflix account required!

Pokémon Journeys


The first episode of the new Pokémon anime series, Pokémon Journeys: the Series, has been uploaded to the official Pokémon YouTube channel in both the United States and the rest of the world. The episode 'Enter Pikachu' serves as a prequel to the original series, showing how Pikachu became a Pikachu after being born as a Pichu. The episode itself is dubbed – sorry subbed fans – but is available for free, no Netflix account required!


US version:


Rest of the world:


If you want to watch the rest of the TV anime (and you live in the United States), you can watch the first 12 episodes on Netflix, with the streaming service uploading episodes in batches every few months. For the rest of the world, check your local TV station where Pokémon airs. In Japan, the series just returned from a COVID delay – the longest in the show's history.


Source: Pokémon on YouTube


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.

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