Netflix Inks Deal for Exclusive Rights to All New Pokémon Episodes in the US




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Netflix has made a new deal withThe Pokémon Company International that gives the streaming service exclusive rights to all future Pokémon episodes. The first 12 episodes of Pokémon Journeys: The Series, the 23rd season will be available on Netflix starting June 12th, 2020, with new episodes added every quarter for the rest of the season.

This new deal means Netflix will be the home of all new Pokemon franchise episodes in the US.

“With their tremendous reach and ability for fans to enjoy content anytime and anywhere, Netflix is the ideal partner to premiere new episodes of the beloved animated Pokémon series in the US,” Emily Arons, senior vice president of international business at The Pokémon Company International, said in a press release.

Netflix already has a wide selection of past Pokémon content including the recent movie Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, which debuted globally on Netflix this past February.

Here’s a first look at the international trailer for Pokémon Journeys: The Series:

Pokémon Journeys: The Series Synopsis: Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum has a new plan: see the world! But first, he and his partner Pikachu are headed to the opening of the Cerise Laboratory, a research facility dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of Pokémon in every region. Ash meets Goh, another boy with boundless curiosity about Pokémon, and both are overjoyed when Professor Cerise asks them to become official research fellows. With Ash as determined as ever to become a Pokémon Master, and Goh aiming to catch one of every Pokémon (including the Mythical Mew), our heroes are in for adventure and excitement as they explore the wide world of Pokémon!

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