Ah, Pokemon. Once available through Magna in multi-disc 'superwallets' that spread 50-odd episodes over a dozen or more DVDs (each superwallet roughly containing one season of the show). After Magna got absorbed by another company many of its titles were deleted, either never to return or to be repackaged. Fortunately, Pokemon is one of the latter titles. So, starting in March 2010, Magna started to reissue the series in season sets once more though this time compressed more efficiently to keep the disc count down. These packs are comparatively the same value for money, simply in a more durable digibook style packaging.
To make things easier for us, the season sets even have the respective story arc subtitle. These were only found on the later original releases, not the initial couple of sets. Here is a listing of the currently available episodes of the Pokemon television series and their order.
- Pokemon - Season 1: Indigo League (6 Disc Box Set)
- Pokemon - Season 2: Adventures on the Orange Islands (6 Disc Box Set)
- Pokemon - Season 3: The Johto Journeys (6 Disc Box Set)
- Pokemon - Season 4: Johto League Champions (6 Disc Box Set)
- Pokemon - Season 5: Master Quest [Yet to be rereleased, was available in superwallet]
- Pokemon - Season 6: Advanced [Yet to be rereleased, was available in superwallet or 11 individual volumes]
- Pokemon - Season 7: Advanced Challenge [Yet to be rereleased]
- Pokemon - Season 8: Advanced Battle [Yet to be rereleased, was available in superwallet or 5 individual 2-disc volumes]
- Pokemon - Season 9: Battle Frontier
- Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl - Collection 1 (4 Disc Set) [ie. Season 10 Part 1]
- Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl - Collection 2 (5 Disc Set) [ie. Season 10 Part 2]
- Pokemon: DP - Battle Dimension: Collection 1 (3 Disc Set) [ie. Season 11 Part 1]
- Pokemon: DP - Battle Dimension: Collection 2 (3 Disc Set) [ie. Season 11 Part 2]
The original run of releases stopped with the Season 9 Superwallet. This run covered the original series (seasons 1-5) and the 'Advanced' series (seasons 6-8). As time goes on Magna will rerelease these seasons in the digibook style too.
Season 10 is the start of the 'Diamond and Pearl' branding and these seasons are currently available in multi-disc collections (think of them as half-season sets). It is possible however that they may eventually also offer these in digibook complete season sets.
Meanwhile, the movies are far trickier to order on your own due to the lack of a consistent numbering system. This is due to the films being distributed by a number of companies in Australia. The first three films in the series were distributed by Warner but are long-deleted and incredibly hard to track down now. The majority of the rest of the films are available. Here's a breakdown:
- Pokemon: The First Movie (1998) [No Longer Available, Warner]
- Pokemon: The Movie 2000 (1999) [No Longer Available, Warner]
- Pokemon 3: The Movie (2000) [No Longer Available, Warner]
- Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker (2003) [Never Released in Australia, Unknown]
- Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys (2004) [Never Released in Australia, Unknown]
- Phantom Ruler: Zoroark (2010) [Future Release ~ Possibly Xmas 2010]
It seems that Magna hold the rights to the Pokemon films starting with #8 and going onwards. Due to the short length of these films Magna have two value packs containing more than one movie each. These are the 3-Pack (Movies 8-10) and a newer 4-Pack (Movies 8-11) , which added the then-new-to-DVD Giratina film.