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Hulu buys Pokémon shows

Hulu has acquired a raft of Pokémon content.

The US streaming service has acquired the four-part Pokémon Origins animated special, feature-length animated movie Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai and the first season of the Diamond & Pearl Pokémon series.

Hulu has also picked up the first two episodes from the recent animated season, Pokémon the Series: XY, which is based on the blockbuster video games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

The shows were licensed from The Pokémon Company International and are all available now on Hulu’s kids service.

Hulu has also picked up three Pokémon features for its premium Hulu Plus service: Pokémon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life, and Pokémon Zoroark: Master of Illusions.