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DeWarioFreak is best known for the abridged series Pokémon Sun and Moon Abridged which has accumulated more than a million views across multiple episodes.
Before creating abridged and parody content on the channel, the channel focused on gaming videos and vlogs by Anthony.
2011 to 2015
Before beginning abridged content, for several years the DeWarioFreak channel had lots of Let's Play series' by Anthony, and several other videos series as well. Most of these have been unlisted or privatized since due to poor quality and inconsistency.
2016 - 2017
In September 2016, the first episode of Pokémon Generations Abridged was released, an abridged series of the YouTube series Pokémon Generations. After producing several episodes, in December 2016 the first episode of Pokémon Sun and Moon Abridged was released. This video immediately passed all other series DeWarioFreak had made prior in terms of views, likes, and reception.
In 2017, DeWarioFreak slowly stopped producing the content from the years prior, and began focusing solely on Pokémon abridged content. Across 2017, 5 more episodes of Pokémon Sun and Moon Abridged released, as well as several Pokémon Generations Abridged episodes and various other abridge one-shots.
2018 - Present
In September 2019, the 9th and final episode of Pokémon Sun and Moon Abridged was released. Since then, the channel has focused solely on abridging moments from the Pokémon anime, as opposed to an episodic series.
In October 2019, DeWarioFreak began livestreaming himself playing Pokémon games at a mostly weekly schedule.
In November 2019, a series called Pokéviews started in which Anthony reviews each episode of the latest series of the Pokémon anime. The series was later canceled in July 2020.
- Pokémon Sun and Moon Abridged: The most famous abridged series on the channel, and main focus of the channel. It is a parody version of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime. It ran for 9 episodes. It began on December 5, 2016 and ended on September 20, 2019. The series follows Ash's adventures attending Pokémon school with his partner Pikachu, and often studying in sex ed.
- Pokémon Generations Abridged: The first abridged series on the channel. It is a parody version of the Pokémon Generations YouTube series.
- Pokéviews: A series in which Anthony reviews and talks about the Pokémon anime. It began on November 27, 2019 and is ongoing.
- Let's Play Pokémon HeartGold Live: A livestreamed Let's Play of Pokémon HeartGold. It began on October 29, 2019 and the first half of the game was completed on November 26, 2019.
- Let's Play Pokémon Sword Live: A livestreamed Let's Play of Pokémon Sword. It began on February 11, 2020 and was concluded on March 16, 2020.
- Let's Play Pokémon Black Live: A livestreamed Let's Play of Pokémon Black. It began on April 13, 2020 and was concluded on August 17, 2020.
- Let's Play Pokémon X Live: A livestreamed Let's Play of Pokémon X. It began on July 20, 2020 and was concluded on May 29, 2020.
- Pokémon Platinum Nuzlocke: A nuzlocke Let's Play of Pokémon Platinum, with guest commentary by TyTyTheGamerGuy and Kyle McCoy (who both provide voice acting roles in various videos). It ran for 4 episodes. It began on October 4, 2019 and ended on October 10, 2019.
- Let's Play Batman: Arkham Asylum Live: A livestreamed Let's Play of Batman: Arkham Asylum. It began on December 16, 2019 and was completed on December 19, 2019. It ran for 3 episodes.
- DeWarioFreak Abridged Podcast: A occasional series in which DeWarioFreak and others talk about generally anime or Pokémon related content in the form of a podcast. The series has been dropped as of 2018. However, podcasts still are posted on the channel from time to time.
There are several channels that lie in the DeWarioFreak group of channels.
DeWarioFreak (youtube.com/dewariofreak) is the main/base channel. Nearly all content is uploaded here.
DeWarioFreak Backup (youtube.com/channel/UC1QQRJ-qHmHF5gDWoLKbQyA) is a backup channel used by Anthony in case the main channel is ever deleted for copyright infringement or other reasons. Although there is currently no content on it, Anthony has stated he has interest in using it to inform viewers of takedown notifications and other things.
DeWarioFreak 2nd Channel (youtube.com/channel/UCW09Ldp5akDv11-vzColNZQ) generally consists of content that is non-abridged related, or not considered relevant enough to be on the main channel.
DeWarioFreak Abridged Compilations (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU5deZA6-VLTdZPtD4ixVsQ) is a channel where compilations of the abridges are posted.
The DeWarioFreak main channel has many times had copyright claims and strikes, as the videos rely heavily on using footage from the Pokémon anime. As such, claimants such as ShoPro and The Pokémon Company have used the DMCA process YouTube provides multiple times.
Anthony has stated multiple times that he believes the abridged content created and posted on the channel is fair use. He has disputed all claims on removed or claimed videos, to success every time.
DeWarioFreak has also called out YouTube for not providing a fair system for content creators multiple times on YouTube and Twitter.
- The DeWarioFreak channel hit 1,000 subscribers on Christmas Day 2016.
- DeWarioFreak has stated multiple times (most famously through 2 discussion videos on the channel) that he is disappointed with quality of Pokémon Sword and Shield, criticizing the games and Game Freak multiple times. He even went so far as to not purchase them.
- However, DeWarioFreak received a copy of Pokémon Sword as a Christmas gift he did not ask for, and decided to play it anyways.
This page was made on August 5, 2016 by Iphoneorange.