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The Pokemon series that was born from the game series of the same name has been one of the longest-running anime series and much-loved by everyone all over the world. If you're a user of Netflix, you'll be glad to know that it is one of the best places to watch Pokemon anime right now.Streaming Services
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Fans have seen their beloved iconic Pokémon characters come to life when the live-action movie Detective Pikachu released in the theaters. The spinoff brought fans back to the '90s, reliving their childhood when GBA games and Nintendo DS games were at the peak. The majority of fans who watch Pokémon movies and the anime think that they already know everything about the franchise. But did you know that Pikachu, the pocket monster whose name is almost as big as the franchise itself, is not the original intended main protagonist for the series? Yep. Pikachu is a last-minute decision!
Creator Satoshi Tajiri originally planned that the central pokemon for the series is Clefairy. Clefairy belongs in the Fairy Pokémon species with abilities like Cute Charm and Magic Guard. In the original Pocket Monsters manga, Clefairy is the starter Pokémon of the main protagonist, Reddo. But as time passed, little Pikachu caused so much spark that Nintendo, the owner of the franchise, decided that they had to make sudden changes. They paired Pikachu with Ash Ketchum on the later manga and anime series. Now, Pikachu stands as the figurehead of the company and the most famous Pokémon in existence! It might be a genius career move for Nintendo because Detective Clefairy just doesn't sound as epic!