Last updated: July 31, 2023
To better support our broadcast community and foster its growth, we invite all Trainers to co-stream our Play! Pokémon content to their own audiences. To get started, please read on and be sure to follow all Pokémon Content Guidelines and the Pokémon Standards of Conduct.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Official Pokémon Twitch Channels
For those in our community interested in co-streaming, we kindly request that you adhere to the guidelines outlined below. This will ensure that the broadcast's integrity and purpose are maintained, and that your content is safeguarded from any potential platform-related considerations, which could result in the removal or restricted use of your created content.
- You may monetize your videos and channels using the monetization methods officially offered by the platforms. Other forms of monetization of our intellectual property for commercial purposes are not permitted, such as distributing and/or selling only elements (e.g. illustrations, music, and a part of the video) of "Play! Pokémon" to the third parties, and creating the derivative works related to Pokémon (including, but not limited to, games, apps, illustrations, music, and videos) for commercial purposes.
- Co-streaming is defined as airing another broadcast on your channel while providing live commentary and/or video. Re-uploading or re-streaming a broadcast with no additional commentary is not permitted. Only content from official broadcast channels (listed below) is permitted for co-streaming.
- We welcome Trainers who produce content in all languages to co-stream.
- If your content uses a third party’s intellectual property not belonging to Pokémon, or includes the personal information of others, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions to post such content.
- If you choose to include a guest in your co-stream or content, that guest must also always follow these guidelines.
- Yourself or other individuals.
- Our products, including (but not limited to): gameplay or graphics, the in-game inventory or game statistics, other players, or other in-game features, mechanics, or events.
- You are not permitted to imply or state that your videos are officially affiliated with or sponsored by Pokémon.
- We reserve the right to remove any content that we believe is unlawful, infringing, inappropriate, or not in line with these guidelines.
- Co-streamers of official Play! Pokémon broadcasts are permitted to have sponsors, unless those sponsors fall into the following categories:
- Any product or service that is inconsistent with Pokémon’s family-friendly values
- Sexual content or online dating service
- Alcohol, tobacco, drugs or medical equipment
- Weapons or explosives
- Gambling, wagering, or lottery (including "fantasy sports" sites that operate virtual professional sports)
- Political ads or otherwise promoting a political agenda
- Sellers of or marketplaces for virtual items known to be counterfeit or illegal
These guidelines are subject to change without notice, and Pokémon is not responsible for any damage caused by changes to the guidelines. Please consult the latest version of the guidelines, as indicated by the “Last Updated” date, before sharing any content, as these guidelines may be updated periodically.
Pokémon Products Covered by These Guidelines
|Play! Pokémon||Official Broadcast Channels|
All other Pokémon services and products not listed are not covered by these Guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Co-streaming?
Co-streaming is defined as airing another broadcast on your channel while providing live commentary and/or video. Re-uploading or re-streaming a broadcast with no additional commentary is not permitted. Only content from official broadcast channels (listed below) is permitted for co-streaming.
Do the Guidelines cover video uploads and livestreams?
These guidelines cover co-streams and uploads of co-streams.
Are Pokémon animations including the Animated series covered by these Guidelines?
No, you cannot co-stream Pokémon animations including Animated series. As the official Pokémon Animated Series is under different distribution rights than our Play! Pokémon broadcast content, this policy does not govern co-streaming of the Animated Series.
Which platforms can be used for co-streaming?
Permitted platforms include but are not limited to the items listed below
- Facebook ;
- Niconico Douga/Niconico Live;
- Twitch ;
- Twitter ;
- YouTube; and
Can co-streamers store and publish VODs of their broadcast?
Yes, you may store and publish VODs of the broadcast, but please be aware that official Play! Pokémon broadcasts contain copyrighted music and must be removed or muted to prevent any issues.
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