Two seasons of the animated Pokémon television series and two animated movies will be available to Netflix subscribers in all regions starting March 1.
Step aside, House of Cards! Pokémon is coming to Netflix. Pokémon Company International announced a deal with Netflix today for the exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights for some animated Pokémon content. The new content will be available on March 1. The deal includes the very first season of the animated television show, Pokémon: Indigo League, which first introduced Ash, Pikachu, and that earworm of a theme song. Pokémon: Indigo League runs 80 episodes long, and first aired in the United States in 1998. Pokémon: Indigo League will be available to Netflix subscribers in the US, Canada, the UK, and Ireland. The deal also includes the 14th season of the television series, Pokémon: Black & White, which runs 48 episodes long. Pokémon: Black & White will be available to Netflix subscribers in all regions. Netflix will also add two Pokémon movies. Pokémon the Movie: Black – Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon the Movie: White – Victini and Zekrom will be available to all Netflix subscribers.
Pokémon Company International announced a separate deal with Hulu in January. Eight episodes are available to stream for free on Hulu for viewers in the US, including episodes from Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl, Pokémon the Series: XY, and the Pokémon Origins animated special. Hulu Plus subscribers get access to more episodes, including all of season ten of the animated series (Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl) and will later get access to seasons 11 through 13. Hulu Plus subscribers can also stream the animated movie Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai.
Episodes of the Pokémon animated television series are also available to watch on the revamped official Pokémon website. Only a subset of the series’ 18 seasons are available, but a full catalog of with summaries of every episode is provided. Now, time to watch them all!
Source: The Pokémon Company