Select Pokemon content leaving Netflix on Jan. 1st

The following Pokemon-related content will be leaving Netflix on Jan. 1st, 2018.

- Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
- Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
- Pokémon: Indigo League, season 1
- Pokémon: XY, seasons 1-2

Make sure you get your fill of these episodes and films while you still can! Thanks to ThousandYrGames for the heads up!

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And this is why I stick with DVDs over streaming services as they aren't tied to such fragile licenses. Granted, the Pokemon Movies are no big loss due to how abysmal they were but losing Indigo League and XY is a big shame as they are great seasons. I'm still bitter towards online streaming services for being the only way to watch Code Lyoko (a childhood show I loved) only for the license to expire and for it to become just as rare as it was after it ended since no official DVD releases of the entire series exist in the states, outside of DVD-R bundles made when, you guessed it, they had a license to the show for Amazon Instant Video.

Stuff like this is why I'm happy companies like Shout Factory and Viz publish lots of stuff on DVD/Blu-Ray even with streaming becoming popular ,as that way you can at least keep it on you a lot longer.

Generally, I view streaming services as the modern-day equivalent to a rental. If I like something I see via one, I'll probably go and try to get a physical copy of it.

But as you say, there are a lot of things that don't ever get a physical release, for no good reason. (Well, I'm sure there IS a reason that sounds good to someone. Probably someone in a legal department, of course.) Honestly there are more than a few things that got physical releases, but not in a proper way. I'm just going to put this one in particular out there... My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Show has always aired on an HD channel, but they have only ever put the show on DVD... so an SD format. I still buy the DVD season box sets, but I would love a proper physical HD release. Now, like... in the case of Code Lyoko, I imagine a DVD release would make sense, since it was airing when HD was still a "luxury" and fairly sure the show itself wasn't produced as an HD program (I may be mistaken, it's been aaaaages since I've seen it.)

Anyway... just gonna say one thing about the Pokemon movies. I honestly think that the movies were the best part of the anime for a long time. I don't know when the quality dropped off, but I know for certain the Diancie movie was about the point where I realized they weren't trying very hard anymore.

That's... Oddly specific. Any reason given why just these seasons/movies are being pulled?

That's the entirety of the Pokemon content currently available on Netflix, except for a one-minute Happy Birthday clip that will also likely be removed.

Tue Dec 19 17 11:54am
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Ah, I see. I don't use Netflix, so I didn't know, haha.

Still, if that's all of the Pokémon anime content on Netflix.... again, that is oddly specific...

Tue Dec 19 17 12:11pm
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Probably because Disney currently owns the broadcast rights to the Pokemon anime in the US and any deals with Netflix expire at months end.

The Pokemon Company International kept some of the broadcast rights to stream some of the anime on their official Pokemon websites and apps, but Disney is in charge of handling broadcast rights for everything else from the anime (including the movies).

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