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« on: February 12, 2013, 03:46:23 PM »
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/12/pokemon-tv-app-for-ios-and-android-streams-pokemon-episodes-for-free/

Hey lookie lookie.  Peeps prolly already knew about this but you know what? I'm posting about it anyways.

Getcho pokemon on.

I'll be all over them first three seasons  :blush:
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Re: Pokermans on da foans all the teims
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 03:58:19 PM »
A large portion of the series never did end up making it to DVD (notably the Johto League episodes), so... hey, this could be useful.

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Re: Pokermans on da foans all the teims
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 07:54:31 PM »
ogawd I'm seriously having a nostalgiagasm over here.
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Re: Pokermans on da foans all the teims
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 11:16:29 PM »
Is it dub only?

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Re: Pokermans on da foans all the teims
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 11:31:39 PM »
PKMN season 1 is one of the most nostalgic things ever for me.

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Re: Pokermans on da foans all the teims
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 12:28:24 AM »
Too big to fit on Netflix?

I'd get it if I had a smartphone, never did see every Sinnoh episode like I wanted to.

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Re: Pokermans on da foans all the teims
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 03:39:30 AM »
Too big to fit on Netflix?

Nope, it's the right size.

No Hoenn or Sinnoh no sale.

Oh who am I kidding, I always wanted to see just how badly they botched Unova's tournament.

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Re: Pokermans on da foans all the teims
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2014, 09:54:53 AM »
Unova's tournament was already terrible. The dub didn't make it much worse.  :D

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Re: Pokermans on da foans all the teims
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2014, 12:08:45 PM »
I still can't get over that. Ash lost to a dumbass that thought the Unova league was in Johto, had 5 mons, thought he needed 7 badges to get into the league, then that fucker lost to a trainer whose main gimmick was using different evolutions of Eevee. I can at least forgive Ash for losing in Sinnoh, I mean, boy got beaten by a Darkrai and a Latios.

Still, I kind of wish Hulu would have more Pokemon related material to watch, even if it was on Hulu Plus, since all they have is the first season of Diamond and Pearl (The first 5 episode are free to all, everything else you need a Hulu Plus account) and All 4 parts of Origins.

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Re: Pokermans on da foans all the teims
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 12:17:44 PM »
I'd care more about that if Hulu was uploading subs too...but it's only the dub, and I can't stand TPCI's dub personally. Still, since I have Netflix, it's nice to know I can rewatch the Indigo League anytime I want, since my dad'll be lowering our cable package to the bare minimum pretty soon and I won't have Boomerang anymore after that.

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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2016, 05:54:00 PM »
There isn't a very good thread for this, so I'm going to put it here.

Tom Ruegger says Pokemon's success lead to the death of original WB cartoons. He says this is because it was so cheap to get and did so well, that the network thought all their shows should operate the same way.

While it isn't directly Pokemon's fault, it is undeniable there was a huge shift on the network after Pokemon's debut and initial popularity. It never really recovered from it.
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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2016, 06:44:43 PM »
That article feels clickbaity given it's mining a guy's Reddit AMA and that some people had already come to that conclusion regarding Pokemon ages back, but it's ANN so I shouldn't expect any more value from them.

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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2016, 06:53:49 PM »
Yep, it's clickbaity and some of the responses are, uh, "special", but seeing the central shift WB made away from its original properties with Pokemon which led to its original material suffering has his words striking the right note. WB at the end was pretty bad, though it wasn't Pokemon's fault. Sort of an inevitable outcome for the times.
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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2016, 11:08:30 PM »
It was bound to happen sooner or later. Jamie Kellner and some of the other people in charge of Kids WB! didn't really get most of their cartoons, which became evident by Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain and that failed attempt to combine these shows together.

If they didn't get the rights to Pokemon, the block would probably have been dedicated to lamer super hero shows to cash in on Timm and co's success. At least moreso, since they were already doing that with half their lineup in the early 00's anyway.
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