Hulu wades into the tall grass, captures Pokémon animated series, movies

Hulu's expansive collection of kid-friendly streaming media just grew a bit more attractive to gamers with the addition of numerous Pokémon animated series episodes, films and animated specials.

Pay a visit to Hulu's new Pokémon section and you'll find a growing offering of Pokéshows. Currently available are the Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai animated movie, the four-part Pokémon Origins special and the first season of the Diamond & Pearl storyline from the Pokémon animated series. In the near future, Hulu plans to add three more Pokémon films, Pokémon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life and Pokémon - Zoroark: Master of Illusions, as well as the first two episodes of the Pokémon: X & Y animated series.

While Hulu's efforts to catch all the various wings of the Pokémon video empire are to be lauded, the streaming media site has a long way to go before it can compete with the official Pokémon TV website. There you can find almost every episode of the Pokémon series utterly free, courtesy Nintendo and The Pokémon Company.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.