- Jul 25, 2022
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Plus, you don’t have to pay tons of money to get Netflix in other majority English speaking nations, you need a subscription to it to watch the dub here (I’m not paying that much to watch the dub in an arguably notably degraded state vs prior years, IMO). It basically lasted on local TV through syndication like UPN in the US, then moved to Kids WB early into OS in “The Problem with Paras,” until 4Kids got sacked late into AG for PUSA/TPCi basically cost cutting and reducing the entire budget when TAJ was essentially cheaper for TPCi to use & such: as a tragic side effect, we lost almost all the original English staff that worked on the dub from the very start, when it moved to CN save 3 people, and it would last on cable/satellite TV there from BF to XYZ. After that, it went to Disney XD for SM, and then off TV airwaves entirely by JN/MPM in the USA.IKR? This is why I want to go to Canada so I can watch the dubbed episodes and not have to wait a bazillion years (sarcasm) to watch them
I know where you can watch them without having to wait for them to get on Netflix.
I’d say what Uxie said is a lot of it, the Series never grew with its audience much and kept being targeted at its target audience- other things that likely led to its decrease in popularity in the West over time are likely filler fatigue midway into Johto, Misty leaving, the English dub change and overhaul of most VAs & writers early into Battle Frontier, Tobias’ defeat of Ash in late Sinnoh, the Unova reset, Alain/Alan’s defeat of Ash in Kalos, etc.