As part of a recent news bonanza related to Pokémon, it was confirmed that the franchises' various movies would be making their way to iTunes and Google Play in the West. A number are now available, some of which have only recently arrived.
The full list of 13 movies that you should now be able to find on the respective services are below. Typical prices seem to be around £8 on Google Play in the UK, or $14.99 on iTunes in the US.
- Pokémon: The First Movie
- Pokémon the Movie 2000
- Pokémon 3: The Movie
- Pokémon 4Ever
- Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai
- Pokémon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior
- Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
- Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions
- Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram
- Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom
- Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice
- Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
- Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
The iTunes store also has the 'interactive story', A Pokémon Super Story! Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, a tie-in with the latest movie that includes 20 clips. On 1st February A Pokémon Super Story! Pokémon the First Movie will arrive, giving the same eBook treatment to the first film; these both have a price tag of $4.99 and need the iBooks app to run.
For fans of the movies that want convenient copies these are certainly a decent option; are you planning to download any of them?
What no Pokemon Heroes or Destiny Deoxys? Whatever I'll get these if they come out in DVD or BluRay.
Pokemon 2000 is the best of the lot IMO, would be nice to see it in HD. But you can also get Pokemon Origins on Itunes which I wish would start a trend in telling the other gen games in anime format
I wonder if Mewtwo Strikes Back is the heavily edited version released for international audiences, or if it's the original uncut movie.
Put some of these on the 3ds e-shop for 9.99-14.99
@BurningSonic I was able to buy the four pack Blu-ray with them from Walmart last year for around $5. Unfortunately it's sold out on their site now.
I noticed that the first 4 all had horrible Rotten Tomato scores. They may not be Star Wars, but 10-15%? Ouch.
No extras on these so I think the price is a bit high.
@SwaveSays Mewtwo Strikes Back was edited?
The first few minutes were cut out which showed the Origin of Mewtwo.
No thanks, I'd rather go to amazon, buy the DVDs for cheaper. You can get 4 movies for some for like $20. I am not paying Nintendo for over priced products.
Overall, Nintendo is really dropping the ball with them doing basically nothing and over priced stuff. Christmas, $300 of my money went to Sony because of Nintendo's lack of.... everything. This was the first holiday season where I bought nothing Nintendo in the last 15 years.
@BurningSonic I didn't know that.
@ikki5 remember to separate nintendo and the pokemon company in your mind, this will be on the pokemon company's head either way.
I loved the rise of darkrai! I remember watching it on my birthday years ago! Awesome movie.it's a shame as I thought he plan was the people who brought us darkrai in the UK would give us the TV series too but some licences issues made it so t never happened! Anyway I'll be picking up the rise of darkrai on Google play for nostalgic reasons!
I think it's disgraceful that they've excised the Pikachu shorts from these rereleases of the original Pokémon films. I was always under the impression that the Pikachu shorts were added to compensate for the fact that Pokémon movies were always on the short side (around 60-75 minutes), and the additional Pikachu short would extend the total running time of the film to a standard 80-95 minutes.
I was tempted to buy the 3 pack Blu-ray set of the first three movies, but the running time displayed on the packaging was awfully short, suggesting that the shorts had been removed. I'm not a big fan of those shorts, but they should be included in the film. As far as I'm concerned, they ARE part of the film. They played alongside the film in cinemas and were included in the original VHS and DVD releases. It's obscene that they're excluding them now, and I assume that they will try to sell them to us separately at a later date. I refuse to support such a release.
@Donnie Why would I separate them when Nintendo is the majority player with the pokemon IP?
@sillygostly My daughter wants to watch the musical short that released with the Hoopa movie, but it's nowhere to be found. I can't find these on DVD or blu-ray in the UK either.
No Destiny Deoxys .
@ikki5 just exactly what I said friend. I don't disagree that they are overpriced at all, just remember that it isn't something you can purely put at nintendo feet, and the pricing of digital releases of pokemon movies on iTunes has little to do with their game business (regarding your second d paragraph). They own a large large stake in tpc, but tpc very stand on their own i terms of leadership and business decisions, this would be pretty uh a specific example. This is how I understand it anyway.
@riChchestM : I wasn't aware that the new movies didn't include the shorts at all either. This is absolutely ridiculous.
$15.00... ouch. Well, I liked The First Movie, but after that they went down hill right along with the anime.
@Nico07 I'm sure some Walmart stores have it in stock. Speaking of which, I gotta get some new Blu-Rays myself.
@Donnie Even if they stand on their own two feet, Nintendo owns a third of the IP and Nintendo owns a lot of the Pokemon Company which also owns a third. Nintendo can decide a lot of how Pokemon is run if they so wish. Plus, they also do get a lot of money from Pokemon related whether it be games, movies or toys.
U mean scene in which he kills scientists that created him ?
Well this wasnt modified in polish version.
@Jegan The Origin of Mewtwo. A short that greatly increases the experience of the first movie, adding more presonality to the main pokemon. It supposed to be played before the movie. Was cut in the international release when it hit cinemas. Althrough I heard it was on some VHS, unsure if that's true.
There were also minor edits that replaced traditional animation with CGI, the copies of that movie are really rare and I belive they are Japanese only.
For someone who owns a lot of these in DVD this is pretty pointless I've got right up to Destiny addicts and aPokemon 4ever and heroes are in blu Ray now
I even got all the others but unfortunately here in the UK the Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and the Pokemon Ranger movies are still not available on Blu Ray or DVD I do wish all these films were on a blu Ray tho as the downloads are very expensive IMO and I prefer to watch films on a TV
My favorite Pokemon movie is Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Shame they're not releasing that.
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