The Pokemon anime first debuted way back in April 1997. In the 2 decades, it has been airing seasons upon seasons of content. The Pokemon franchise has also released over 23 feature-length films showing the adventures of Ash in the Pokemon world.
Recently, all Pokemon movies were uploaded on their official website in a free-to-watch format for audiences in the US and the UK.
UK’s audience gets more benefits from this as movies 4-7 are not available in the US.
Here is the full list of movies available on the Pokemon website for free:
- 1998 Pokémon: The First Movie
- 1999 Pokémon: The Movie 2000
- 2000 Pokémon 3: The Movie
- 2001 Pokémon 4Ever (the UK only)
- 2002 Pokémon Heroes (the UK only)
- 2003 Pokémon: Jirachi—Wish Maker (the UK only)
- 2004 Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys (the UK only)
- 2005 Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
- 2006 Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
- 2007 Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai
- 2008 Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior
- 2009 Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
- 2010 Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions
- 2011 Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom
- 2012 Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice
- 2013 Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
- 2014 Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
- 2015 Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
- 2016 Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
- 2017 Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!
- 2018 Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us
- 2019 Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
- 2019 Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution
- 2020 Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco
The reason for this bias is actually pure business. Films 4-7 are licensed by Miramax, so it is harder to stream those videos in the US.
For Pokemon fans outside of the US and UK, the movies are available on Amazon Prime — just not for free!
Pokemon, first released in 1996, is set up in a world where humans catch monsters and store them in pocket-sized poke-balls, thus the name Pocket Monsters or Pokemon.
They are creatures with an affinity to certain elements and some superhuman abilities related to that particular element.
Revolving around a teenage boy Ash Ketchum, it takes us through his journey to becoming the most accomplished Pokemon trainer the world has ever seen.