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Pokémon in the Netherlands

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When Fox Kids announced it would stop broadcasting Pokémon in March 2001, 32,000 complaining children called to Fox Kids. It turned out to be a 1 April joke, when the channel announced on 1 April that the third season would begin airing the same day.<ref>http://www.pokemon-paradijs.com/medianieuws/artikel-044.php</ref>
 
Episodes and movies in the Netherlands generally debut a few weeks after the first airing in the United States. A notable exception to this was ''[[SS020|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness]]'' which aired in Dutch ''before'' airing in English anywhere in the world. Which together with the [[SS019Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!|first Pokémon Mystery Dungeon special]], three [[Pikachu short]]s ([[PK01]], [[PK04]] and [[PK07]]), [[The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's Origin]] (part of [[M01]]) ''[[SS026Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening]]'' (part of [[M16]]), [[Mewtwo Returns]] and [[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]] were the only specials of the Pokémon anime to be released in the Netherlands.
 
The Dutch dub also airs in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of [[Pokémon in Belgium|Belgium]]. In both Belgium and the Netherlands the anime is available on [[Netflix]].