Following news that the first three Pokémon movies would be getting a DVD and Blu-Ray rerelease, the official Pokémon site has revealed that several more Pokémon films are getting digitally rereleased. Movies ranging from Pokémon The First Movie to Hoopa and the Clash of Ages will be purchasable as digital downloads from the iTunes Store, Google Play, and Amazon Video.
Currently, the only Pokémon films digitally available from those sites are Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, which were released back in August 2015, as well as Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. 13 movies in all will be released this January, which includes the following:
- 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
With the mass-release of all these films, only three Pokémon movies will be missing a digital rerelease: Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, Jirachi: Wish Maker, and Destiny Deoxys. As far as I know, there are no licensing issues impeding on the release of these three movies (given that Celebi: Voice of the Forest, despite originally being distributed by the now-defunct Miramax Films in English alongside these three aforementioned movies, is getting a digital rerelease), so it’s possible that The Pokémon Company is waiting to digitally release these last few movies at a later time.
These 13 Pokémon movies will be released in North America on January 19, 2016.
Interestingly, the official 20th Anniversary site lists the Lucario and Pokémon Ranger films as “coming soon,” even though they’re already out!