List of English language Pokémon anime special home video releases (Region 1)

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The following is a list of all of the English language home video releases of the anime specials in the United States and Canada (DVD Region 1).

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Pikachu's Winter Vacation series

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The Pikachu's Winter Vacation series of Pikachu shorts were released on home video in the United States on both VHS and DVD.

The Pikachu's Winter Vacation VHS was released in the United States in 1999. It contains two Pikachu shorts, Christmas Night and Kanga Games.

The Pikachu's Winter Vacation 2 VHS was released in the United States in 2000. It contains two Pikachu shorts, Winter Games and Stantler's Little Helpers.

The Pikachu's Winter Vacation DVD was released in the United States on November 23, 2004 by Platinum Disc. It contains four Pikachu shorts: Winter Vacation, Winter Games, Winter Vacation 2, and Stantler's Little Helpers. These are the same shorts as the VHS releases, but under different names (with some names belonging to different shorts). The DVD does not include English closed captioning.

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Mewtwo Returns

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Mewtwo Returns was released by Warner Bros. on home video in the United States on both VHS and DVD. It was released on VHS in the United States on December 4, 2001. It was released on DVD in the United States on December 4, 2001 with the catalogue number 22412.

The DVD includes English, French and Spanish audio, with optional English, French and Spanish closed captioning. The DVD includes the following extras:

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate! was released on DVD in the United States on September 18, 2006 as part of a limited edition bundle with Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team. The disc came in a DVD pocket rather than a DVD case.

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness was released on DVD in North America on August 17, 2008 as part of a limited edition Pokémon pack that included the DVD, a Dialga and Palkia Onyx special edition Nintendo DS Lite, a carrying case, and a mini-poster of Grovyle. The disc came in a DVD pocket rather than a DVD case.

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness was released on DVD in the United States on October 12, 2009 as a pre-order bonus for customers that pre-ordered Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky at GameStop. The disc came in a DVD pocket rather than a DVD case.

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As bonus content

Pikachu shorts

Pikachu shorts are occasionally included in the same release as Pokémon movies on VHS and DVD. No Pikachu shorts have been included on American releases since 2009.

Title VHS image DVD image Distributor Publisher Pikachu short Release date
Mewtwo Strikes Back Mewtwo Strikes Back US VHS.png Movie 01 DVD.png Warner Bros. Warner Bros. Pikachu's Vacation March 21, 2000
The Power of One Pokémon the Movie 2000 US VHS.png Movie 02 DVD.png Warner Bros. Warner Bros. Pikachu's Rescue Adventure November 14, 2000
Spell of the Unown: Entei Pokémon 3 The Movie US VHS.png Movie 03 DVD.png Warner Bros. Warner Bros. Pikachu & Pichu August 21, 2001
Celebi: The Voice of the Forest Pokémon 4Ever US VHS.png Movie 04 DVD.png Buena Vista Home Entertainment Miramax Home Entertainment Pikachu's PikaBoo March 18, 2003
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Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias Pokémon Heroes US VHS.png Movie 05 DVD.png Buena Vista Home Entertainment Miramax Home Entertainment Camp Pikachu January 20, 2004
Jirachi: Wish Maker Jirachi Wish Maker US VHS.png Movie 06 DVD.png Buena Vista Home Entertainment Miramax Home Entertainment Gotta Dance! June 1, 2004
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Pokémon: The First Three Movies Pokémon The First Three Movies DVD.png Warner Bros. Warner Bros. Pikachu's Vacation
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Pikachu & Pichu
April 7, 2009

The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon

Main article: List of English language Pokémon movie home video releases (Region 1) → Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

The second English dub of The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon was included on a bonus disc in the Collector's Edition Lucario and the Mystery of Mew DVD. It was released in the United States on September 19, 2006. It was published by VIZ Media and distributed by Warner Bros. This release uses a 4:3 aspect ratio. The following extras are included on the The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon disc:

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External links


Pokémon anime home video releases
English Region 1
(United States/Canada):
Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange IslandsThe Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond and PearlBattle DimensionGalactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova and Beyond
XYKalos QuestXYZ
Sun & Moon
Pokémon moviesAnime specialsPokémon All-StarsPokémon Elements
Digital home video releasesGame Boy Advance Video
English Region 2
(United Kingdom):
Indigo League
Pokémon moviesPokémon ChroniclesAnime specials
Digital home video releases
English Region 4
(Australia/New Zealand):
Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange IslandsThe Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond and PearlBattle DimensionGalactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova and Beyond
XYKalos QuestXYZ
Sun & MoonUltra Adventures
Pokémon moviesPokémon ChroniclesAnime specialsPokémon All-Stars
Digital home video releasesGame Boy Advance Video

Collector's Pokédex Books: Kanto and Orange IslandsJohtoHoennSinnohUnova
Limited Edition Collections: Season 1 & 2Kanto and Orange IslandsGold and SilverRuby and SapphireDiamond and PearlBlack & WhiteXY
Super WalletsHeritage CollectionHeritage Collection IISeasons 1-19: Deluxe Edition

Japanese: Original seriesAdvanced Generation seriesDiamond & Pearl seriesBest Wishes! seriesXY series
Pokémon moviesAnime specialsPokémon de English‎‎
International releases: Canadian FrenchDanishDutchNorwegianSwedish

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