Where to watch Pokemon XY, the Pokemon movies, and more

By , on August 4, 2016

With Pokemon GO seemingly taking over the world and Pokemon Sun and Moon set to do the same in November, it could be said that Pokemon's popularity is reaching a new peak(achu).

Of course, a large part of Pokemon's enduring appeal over the best part of two decades has been the long-running animated show based on its world.

The good news is, it's never been easier - or cheaper - to watch these slickly produced, family-friendly cartoons. Here's a run down of some of the key avenues for getting your Pokemon anime fix.

Pokemon TV app

First Movie

The first way to watch Pokemon is also the cheapest. It's the Pokemon TV app for iOS, and it's free to download. The app provides a rotating roster of shows taken from each of the many periods of the series, and there's always one of the movies available too. It's a great jumping on point.



There's a fair chance you're already paying for a Netflix subscription. If that's so, you have access to a range of Pokemon content. Right now, in the UK, that includes the very first season and both seasons of the recent Pokemon XY series, as well as two of the movies.

Amazon Video


If you're an Amazon Prime member, then you also have a hoard of Pokemon content at your disposal through the Amazon Prime Video service. This includes the complete run of the tenth series, Diamond and Pearl.



If you're willing to splash out a little more, then iTunes has the most extensive range of Pokemon content on this list. At the time of writing, this includes 16 movies, the Advanced Generation era episodes (aka Ruby and Sapphire), and the very latest Pokemon XYZ episodes.

Google Play


Google's media content store has the same basic Pokemon selection as iTunes - including the four-episode Pokemon Origins. The latter is a 2013 four-episode miniseries that stands completely apart from the main series, offering a new and more faithful angle on the very first Pokemon Red and Blue games for the original Game Boy.