Pokémon’s official Facebook page in the Philippines has started streaming on Friday episodes of Pokémon: Indigo League, the first season of the popular anime series.
The channel has started streaming the first two episodes, and they will be uploading two episodes daily.
The episodes will be streamed for a limited time during the enhanced community quarantine in the country, which can be streamed on their YouTube channel at youtube.com/PokemonPhilippines.
The country has been on an “enhanced community quarantine” since March 17 due to public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected the Luzon mainland and the rest of the country.
As a precautionary measure, shopping malls, cinema houses and other non-essential public establishments have been closed since March 15.
Pokémon is a television anime series based on the video game series of the same name, published by Nintendo. The television series started airing on Japanese television in 1997, which has been localized into English by the defunct American entertainment company 4Kids Entertainment in 1998.
The anime series is now on its 23rd season, which is running year-round, with several television specials and movie adaptations.
Pokémon: Indigo League was first aired in the Philippines through GMA Network in October 1999 as part of its primetime anime block, which initially aired its official English version. It also made way in several pay-TV channels throughout the years, including Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Disney XD.
The free-to-air broadcaster has started airing the television series in Filipino dubbing in 2009, with Pokémon XY&Z as its latest dubbed version.