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Pokemon series & movies coming to Netflix

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In a move to get more children’s programming available on its service, Netflix has licensed the rights to the Pokemon animated series and films. Netflix acquired the rights after Hulu dropped the rights in order to license other content. This content will be available on Netflix starting March 1.

In terms of what will be available on the service, Netflix has managed to secure the rights to Pokemon: Black & White, the 14th season of the cartoon series consisting of 48 episodes. Additionally, the first season of the series will be available as well in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Two Pokemon movies will also be available in all territories with Netflix, including Pokemon the Movie: Black – VIctini and Reshiram and Pokemon the Movie: White – Victini and Zekrom.

As for Hulu, the service purchased the rights to stream the Pokemon season 10 animated series, which follows the storyline of the Diamond & Pearl games. In addition to season 10, seasons 11-13 will follow streaming on Hulu later. Fans of the animated series and the movies should rejoice, as there are now new ways to experience the old shows. This is especially nice, since anime series can be hard to find streaming online outside of dedicated services like Crunchyroll.

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  • Guest

    I wish it was the original series :(

    • Adrian

      What makes you think it isn’t?

    • Graham Gillman

      It is. Don’t you read? “Netflix has managed to secure the rights to Pokemon: Black & White, the 14th season of the cartoon series consisting of 48 episodes. Additionally, the first season of the series will be available as well in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.”

      • Lusunup

        I think there’s talking about the “origin” of pokemon were it’s portrayed as red the trainer. That or… they didn’t bother reading it.

        • Michael Ocampo

          why would they do that since it’s on the pokemon website anyways…

          • Lusunup

            Maybe that would love to watch it on the T.V.? I know I would love to watch it on my plasma 42 in. T.V. instead of a monitor or phone.

          • Michael Ocampo

            Youtube on TVs…

          • Lusunup

            Youtube hmmm yup I would love to watch it in 280p! I mean seriously I would like to watch it on a streaming payment it bring more satisfaction and rendering it in 1080p.

          • Michael Ocampo

            You do realize you can change the resolution on youtube right…

          • Lusunup

            obviously you can but some people still record with toasters. but or we seriously going to argue of this? I mean come on.

          • Michael Ocampo

            if you can watch netflix on your tv, im pretty sure you could watch youtube on it too.

          • Graham Gillman

            Only a few episodes from each season and Netflix is more widely known. It’s a way to make more money.

      • TCar

        Yea, because all the “original” shows start out at season 14!

        • Graham Gillman

          OK. Second time. Do you people read? “Additionally, the first season of the series will be available as well in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.”

          It’s only two fucking sentences.

          • TCar

            Again, all “original” shows start at season 14? What sense does it make to have season one, and then season 14! The original series consists of more than one season and there is a lot of the story that gets lost in 12 seasons. So yes, we read. It is you that doesn’t get what we are talking about!

    • Tecpedz94

      Awww i thought they were gonna put all of it. Anyway pokemonepisode.org has the right to put all the pokemon episodes anyway so you can watch them there with all the movies.

    • Jon

      “Additionally, the first season of the series will be available as well
      in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.”

      Also, the ongoing episodes now are technically the original series.

  • Green

    Yay better then nothing! :D

  • judge2020

    i hope darkrai rises comes back, that was the shiz

  • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

    SWEEEET!!!

  • CEObrainz

    I’d rather have Crunchyroll get the rights to stream the latest series (which seems pretty good) instead of Netflix showing older content, but I guess this is still cool. I think its safe to assume that we won’t get the Pokémon content anyway in the UK as the anime list here is barren.

    • Capt. Smoker

      http://kissanime.com/M all the anime you could possibly need, I gave up ever expecting anything new or recent on Netflix :)

      • CEObrainz

        Nice link. Apparently there used to be a decent list on Netflix until they dropped support because there’s “no market” for anime in the UK.

        • Capt. Smoker

          Yeah when I joined up years back there was nearly 30, doubt there’s even 10 now, the u.s version of Netflix has more, but nothing that’s gonna set the world alight, I watch all my anime on the Wii U on that site, plenty of dubs as well as subs

  • Capt. Smoker

    Is Ash really still the main character?, he’s so dull and boring, love the pokemon series but never liked Ash, Brock or Misty, good to have more Animes on Netflix again considering they really cut back and removed quite a few but meh, this doesn’t impress me at all, and come to think about it, this isn’t really Wii U news at all, so why is it on here?, more filler tripe for the site I’m guessing

    • andrewjcole

      A lot of the news is Nintendo related news, not only Wii U.

      • Capt. Smoker

        Pokemon the TV series isn’t owned by Nintendo, neither is Netflix the streaming app, it’s got nothing to do with the Wii U, maybe something for Netflix Daily but not a website dedicated to the Wii U

        • Yen

          I can watch this on Netflix on my Wii U, therefore it has some relevancy.

          • Capt. Smoker

            Netflix is on the other consoles plus other devices, nobody else in relation to them is reporting it, pointless article in my humble opinion, and from this author in particular, one too many.

        • lonewolf

          They are not made by Nintendo but they do own the rights.

          • Capt. Smoker

            Your probably right, I still don’t think it qualifies as a Wii U article though, just seems lazy and pointless.

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    On television here in the netherlands they’ll still show the series, last part leading to series 14? (about X and Y I assume) He has headed back to kanto region from the B and W region (forgot the name though)

  • gamesplayswill

    I. NEED. NETFLIX.

  • Carlos Webster

    I like Netflix vs. Hulu. It’s good competition.

  • Snake Eater

    When I heard this I thoght it meant the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd season. Yay anyways

  • HungryMetroid

    I wish it was the first season…

    • Guest

      o

  • Forbsz

    Glad netflix got some wouldn’t crunchyroll getting pokemon either just keep it off hulu ads suck!!

  • Michael Ocampo

    ♪ I wanna beee the very best, that noone ever waaass!♪