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Pokémon in the United States

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While the [[Pokémon movie]]s are regularly released theatrically in Japan, [[M01|only]] [[M02|the]] [[M03|first]] [[M04|five]] [[M05|movies]], the [[M13|13th movie]], and the Zekrom variant of the [[M14|14th movie]] have seen theatrical releases in the US; all other movies have premiered on television (usually on Cartoon Network) and released straight to video or DVD.
===Kids' WB!===
[[File:Kids WB logo.png|thumb|200px|right|Kids' WB! logo used from 1997-2008. The design of the logo itself varied slightly throughout the years.]]
{{wp|Kids' WB}} is a former programming block that was broadcast on {{wp|The WB}} television network, and later, as a result of a merge between the WB and {{wp|UPN}}, on {{wp|The CW}}. The initial run of the block was from 1995-2008, and it aired (at various stages) both before and after school, and also on Saturday mornings. Kids' WB, in its original form, shut down on May 17, 2008. Prior to its closure, it was relaunched as an online {{wp|video on demand}} service.
Kids' WB aired episodes from the original [[4Kids Entertainment]] dub of the [[Pokémon anime]] from 1999 until 2006. The first episode aired was ''[[EP044|The Problem with Paras]]'', on February 13, 1999. The network aired the remainder of the first season, and every other non-banned episode through [[S08|season eight]]. Warner Bros. also used the Kids' WB! name in their promotions ofreleased the first three [[Pokémon movie]]s under the Kids' WB name.
On January 22, 2005, Kids' WB! was the first to air the English version of the seventh movie, [[M07|Destiny Deoxys]]. It was also first to air the 10th anniversary Pokémon special, ''[[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]]'', on April 29, 2006, even before it aired in Japan. This special was the first to be dubbed by [[The Pokémon Company International]] (then known as Pokémon USA), as well as being the only time Kids' WB! aired the new dub by Pokémon USA. Along with the special, a promotional sweepstakes was run by Kids' WB! to win tenth anniversary related merchandise.
In 2006, before any more Pokémon USA episodes could be aired, the network announced that all non-{{wp|Warner BrothersBros.}} related shows would be dropped from the lineup. This meant that ''Pokémon'', among other shows, would no longer be aired on Kids' WB!. The series would eventually move to Cartoon Network, which is owned by TimeWarner via its' {{wp|Turner Broadcasting}} division, managed by {{wp|Ted Turner}}, on September 8th.
On October 2, 2007, it was announced that the Kids' WB block would end in September the following year. Management stated that this was because of the effects of children's advertising limits and competition from cable TV channels. In an ironic twist, the block was sold to 4Kids, who had alsopreviously boughtacquired the old {{wp|Fox Kids}} block, renamingrebranding it theas "Fox Box" and then "{{wp|4Kids TV}}". {{wp|Fox Broadcasting Company}} ended their relationship with 4Kids in December 2008, and as of 2010, used the old slot to allow affiliates to use for news or {{wp|E/I}} programming, save for two hours called "Fox Marketplace", in essence a block of {{wp|Infomercials}}.
The last time Kids' WB! aired was, contrary to earlier reports, May 17, 2008. After this date, the block was renamed as {{wp|Toonzai|The CW4Kids}}. Kids' WB! was revampedrelaunched intoas an online video on demand service, which was launched on April 28, 2008. ''Pokémon'' is not included on the list of available titles, but episodes are available on demand via the USA [[Poké]] web portal. Seven years later, Kids' WB was subsequently shut down and was split up into Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, and DC Universe websites, effectively retiring the Kids' WB name after almost 20 years.
===Cartoon Network===
[[File:Cartoon Network 2010 Logo.png|thumb|200px|right|Cartoon Network's logo since May 29, 2010]]
Cartoon Network is a cable network owned by {{wp|Time Warner}} that previously carried the [[Pokémon anime]] meta series. The channel was launched on October 1, 1992 after Turner purchased the animation studio {{wp|Hanna-Barbera|Hanna-Barbera Productions}} in 1991. They started with ''[[S09|Pokémon: Battle Frontier]]'' on September 8, 2006. They picked up the series after corporate sibling Kids' WB! dropped the series in its efforts to focus more on series produced in-house, which had since been taken over by [[4Kids Entertainment]], the former producer of the anime series.
[[File:Cn logo lightbg.png|thumb|200px|left|Cartoon Network's original logo, which is currently used as a trademark]]
Previously, they had aired reruns of episodes from the anime's earlier seasons, such as ''[[S05|Master Quest]]''. Almost every season through ''[[S19|Pokémon the Series: XYZ]]'' has aired on Cartoon Network. They have also aired all ''[[Pokémon Chronicles]]'' episodes during the summer of 2006. Currently, the series does not air on the network. Their sibling network Boomerang aired episodes from the [[original series]], the {{series|Advanced Generation}} and the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}.
[[File:Toonami2007logo.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Toonami's logo from 2007-2008]]
Toonami is an extension of Cartoon Network. It formerly aired [[Pokémon Chronicles]] and, after Kids' WB! stopped airing new episodes of the {{pkmn|anime}}, [[S09|Battle Frontier]].
From July 2001 until June 2002, Kids' WB!'s weekday afternoon editions, which included Pokémon, were branded ''Toonami on Kids' WB'', making this period the first instance of Pokémon on Toonami.
The Toonami block aired for the final time on September 20, 2008. Although the Toonami block itself ended, the block's streaming-video service Toonami Jetstream, which showed episodes from various arcs of Pokémon anime, continued operations until January 30, 2009. After nearly four years of being off the year in the US, Toonami later returned on the air on May 26, 2012, but now on Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's late-night programming block. This was done by popular demand after an April Fools stunt.
[[File:Boomerang 2015.png|thumb|200px|right|Boomerang's current logo adopted since January 19, 2015]]
Boomerang is a cable network owned by {{wp|Time Warner}}, operating as a sister station to Cartoon Network. Boomerang isprimarily well-knownairs for airing manycontemporary cartoons thatfrom cameTime from theWarner's 20tharchival centuryhistory such as {{wp|The Flintstones}}, {{wp|The Jetsons}}, Popeye the Sailor Man, and The Yogi Bear Show, as well as older episodes of currently-running series, Pokémon among them. A full list is on {{wp|List of programs broadcast by Boomerang|Wikipedia}}. Boomerang was madelaunched shortly after the introduction of Cartoon Network in 1992. However, it was only a block on the network, and was not spun off into a channel until 2000. During its time as a block, it lasted for only a couple of hours at a time.
[[File:Boomerang logo.png|thumb|200px|left|Boomerang's former logo]]
Boomerang first started airing episodes of the popular Pokémon series when it first aired the {{series|original}} in 2006, and after that in March of 2010. Currently, asAs of October 2012, the channel airsaired episodes from [[EP001]] to [[DP191]]. EpisodesPrior to 2017, areepisode currentlywere airingaired at 6 and 6:30 PM {{wp|Eastern Time Zone|ET}}/{{wp|Pacific Time Zone|PT}} (5 and 5:30 PM {{wp|Central Time Zone (North America)|CT}}) on weekdays.
Boomerang airspreviously aired the [[banned episodes|banned]] episode ''[[Holiday Hi-Jynx]]'', an anime episode that had previously been [[banned episodes|banned]].
In January 19, 2015, the U.S. version of Boomerang was be relaunched as part of a global rebranding effort in an effort to original programming for the first time; it is unknown if Boomerang will order the series once Cartoon Network's airing of new episodes of the anime will conclude, however. The relaunched channel continues to emphasize its archival programming but with a greatly increased emphasis on the archive's most popular brands and an explicitly {{wp|family-friendly}} approach, in the hopes that Boomerang could become a “second {{wp|flagship (broadcasting)|flagship}}” on par with the main Cartoon Network channel.
Due to [[#Disney XD|Disney XD]] obtaining airing rights to the Pokémon anime, it no longer airs on Boomerang as of February 2017.
===Toon Disney===
===Disney XD===
[[File:Disney XD Logo.png|thumb|200px|left|Disney XD's logo since 2015]]
Disney XD is a cable network geared towards boys ages 6-14 owned by {{wp|The Walt Disney Company}} that willacquired carryairing rights to the [[Pokémon anime]], beginning with the {{series|Sun & Moon}} of the [[Pokémon anime]]. The channel was launched on February 13, 2009, replacing [[#Toon Disney|Toon Disney]]. They began airing the anime with a marathon including ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]'', ''[[SM001|Alola to New Adventure!]]'', and ''[[SM002|The Guardian's Challenge!]]'' on December 5, 2016.
Currently, reruns of the season ''[[S17|Pokémon the Series: XY]]'' air daily. They have previously aired ''[[M16|Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]'' and ''[[M02|Spell of the Unown]]''. <!--New dubbed episodes of ''[[S20|Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon]]'' can be seen on *weekday* mornings at H:MM AM {{wp|Eastern Time Zone|ET}}/{{wp|Pacific Time Zone|PT}} (H:MM AM {{wp|Central Time Zone (North America)|CT}}).--> Episodes from ''[[S01|Pokémon: Indigo League]]'' and ''[[S03|Pokémon: The Johto Journeys]]'' can also be streamed through the Watch Disney XD app or website.

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