Hulu is a website subscription service offering ad-supported on-demand streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage. Hulu provides video in Flash Video format, including many films and shows that are available in 288p, 360p, 480p, and in some cases, 720p or 1080p HD.
Hulu's service in Japan was launched on September 1, 2011, making it the first country to be part of Hulu's expansion in the international market.
The contents are only available for the Japanese territory in the same way the United States version is only available to the United States.
Following its premiere every Thursday on TV Tokyo, a new episode of XY is available the next day on Hulu.
Unlike anime episodes, the movies on Hulu are only kept for short periods of time.
- Pocket Monsters
- Pocket Monsters: Advanced Generation
- Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl
- Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes!
- Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2
- Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N
- Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolora Adventure!
- Pocket Monsters: XY
- Pokémon Scramble U
In the United States
The anime has been available on Hulu.
- Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl
- Pokémon the Series: XY*
- Pokémon Origins
- Pokémon: Catchatronic*
- Pokémon the Series: Ruby & Sapphire*
- Despite Shogakukan's distribution of the 2004 versions of the first 37 episodes of the original series as official and legal material in all media in Japan, Hulu has the 1997 original versions of the episodes to EP037.
- All original series episodes are based on the rental and rerun versions.
- All Best Wishes episodes are based on the versions that were originally broadcasted by TV Tokyo.
- The English captions of the episodes available in the United States have words that are capitalized incorrectly, such as names of humans and Pokémon and Pokémon moves.