|Pokémon Channel 5|
|Developer(s)||Vector Gaming, Inc.|
|Platform(s)||Wii U, Nintendo 3DS|
|Media Included||Wii U Disk, Nintendo 3DS Game Card and Digital Download|
Pokémon Channel 5 is a rhythm game and a spin-off crossover of two series Pokémon and Space Channel 5 and it is developed by Vector Gaming, Inc. and published by Sega. The players take control of a Pokémon newscast program called the Pokémon Channel, while showcasing a new Pokémon Museum dedicated to the history of Pokémon, a squad of villians called the Rhythm Gang that steals the famous artifacts from the Museum. The reporter, Stella is called by the Pokémon Organization to go after the Rhythm Gang and grab the artifacts back.
Pokémon Channel 5 plays similarly to it's previous installments but it also has some elements from the Pokémon games, the players can obtain Pokémon that can serve as a special boost or upgrade during the rhythm minigames and collecting them all grants Stella the PokéManiac costume. Stella utilizies the PokéScanner to capture Pokémon, which can be updated to many varieties, such as the Master Variety, that can scan all Pokémon faster and without failure, but it is the most rare variety. It set to be released in 2016 for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
The game is a rhythm game where the player has to press the D-Pad or utilize the Dance Pad to match with the movements of the character on screen. The game is separted into two sections, the battle against the Rhythm Gang and the battles against Pokémon. When battling against a member of the Rhythm Gang, the player have to achieve a better rating than the opponent in order to win the battle. When battling against Pokémon, the player must first scan it with the PokéScanner and the PokéScanner will identify a tune if played out correctly, the possibility of scanning that Pokémon correctly will increase.
The game has a map system similar to Pokémon Trozei! in which the player goes through small sections before having to fight a boss and going to the next location. The small sections are locations where the player must find at least one certain type of Pokémon or a certain amount of Pokémon. Some of those sections contains Pokémon Challenges, in which a Mega Pokémon challenges the player with its own tune and if the player fails at least three times, then the Mega Pokémon goes away. Mega Pokémon appears rarely and are not required to beat the game, but they are necessary to get 100% Completition in this game.
The player also recieves cash depending of the player rating, the better that the player does in the battle, the audience of the channel increases. The higher the audience and the rating, the player will recieve cash in which the player can buy varied versions PokéScanner based on Pokéballs of the main games, special costumes that can modify the game, with the exception of the PokéManiac costume and the default costume that doesn't changes any of the gameplay mechanics.