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Pokémon in Thailand

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Pokémon in Thailand
Pokémon logo Southeast Asia.png
Thailand Flag.png
Flag of Thailand
Language Thai
Continent Asia
Original anime airdates
EP001 March 24, 2001
December 6, 2018*
AG001 April 30, 2005
DP001 April 4, 2010*
June 27, 2015*
BW001 July 29, 2012*
October 20, 2014
XY001 October 18, 2014
SM001 April 22, 2017*
February 10, 2018*
April 14, 2018*

The Pokémon franchise was first introduced in Thailand around 2007. The series is popular among kids and adults equally. The Pokémon are usually referred by their Japanese or English name among fans. In Thai script, Pokémon is written as โปเกมอน Pokémon.


Pokémon video games

In Thailand, the main series video games are very popular as side-series games are rare to find. The video games are sent to Thailand in their Japanese version. Afterwards, the English version will become available. However, the English versions are more popular than the Japanese version. As with the anime, there are many illegal copies sold in Thailand.The games have been sold by Maxsoft for a long time.[1]

In 2017, Pokémon Tretta machines were released in Thailand in English.[2]

Pokémon anime

The anime was introduced in Thailand on Modern Nine TV List Modernine Cartoon on 2001. It disappeared since then, but then reappeared between April 4 to October 3, 2010. Today, the anime includes movies licensed by Right Beyond Co., Ltd. and can also be found in the form of bootleg DVDs and Video CDs. Currently ongoing is the Sun & Moon series (which airs on weekends), licensed by True Corporation and True Visions.

On June 4, 2016, Pokémon Black and White debuted on Disney XD (Southeast Asia) (TrueVisions Channel 446).

On April 22, 2017, Pokémon Sun & Moon debuted on True Spark Jump (TrueVisions Channel 445).

On February 10, 2018, Pokémon Sun & Moon debuted on Application TrueID (Thai: ทรูไอดี TrueID).

On December 6, 2018, Pokémon the Series: The Beginning debuted on Youtube POPS Kids Thailand.[3]

On March 23, 2019,[4] Pokémon XY debuted on Netflix.[5]

On April 24, 2019,[6] Pokémon Sun & Moon debuted on Netflix.[7]

Voice actors

Voice actors Roles
ฉันทนา ธาราจันทร์ Chanthana Tharachan Satoshi
ศันสนีย์ ติณห์กีรดีศ Sansanee Tinkeeradit Satoshi (DP054 - Present)
Satoshi (M20)
ศันสนีย์ วัฒนานุหม่อมชั้น Sansanee Watthananumhomchan Kasumi
Hikari (DP001 - DP054)
นิรันดร์ บุญยรัตพันธุ์ (น้าต๋อย) Nirun Boonyarattaphan (Na Toy) Takeshi (EP005 - DP053)
อรุณี นันทิวาส Arunee Nunthiwass Haruka
สุลักษณา เทพหัสดิน ณ อยุธยา Sulaksana Tephadsadin na Ayutthaya Musashi
สุภาพ ไชยวิสุทธิ Supap Chaiwisut Kojirō
คนธนันท์ วัฒนชาติวงศ์ Kontanun Watanachatwong Musashi (DP054 - Present)
Citron's Dedenne
Barza (as a child)
นิธิวัชร์ ตันติภัสร์สิริ Nitiwat Tantipatsiri Kojirō (DP054 - Present)
ไกรวัล วัฒนไกร Graiwan Watthanagrai Nyarth
อภินันท์ ธีระนันทกุล Apinan Teeranantakul Takeshi (DP054 - Present)
Nyarth (DP054 - Present)
Dr. Platane
Dr. Kukui
ภรภัสสรณ์ ชัยอนันต์นิธิ Pornphatsorn Chaianannithi Iris
กรกวรรษ ศิลปี Kornkawat Silpi Shooty
ธันยนันท์ พิพัฒน์ไชยศิริ Thanyanan Piphatchaisiri Serena
ภัคภูมิ ลิ้มมานะสถาพร Pakkapoom Limmanasathaporn Citron
Daigo (XYS02)
Rotom Pokédex (anime)
Mayor Oliver
ธันวา ภักดีอำนาจ Thanwa Pakdeeamnat Dr. Araragi
Hoopa (Confined)
แวววิไล ถาวรนันท์ Waewwilai Thawornnun Ayaka
เศรษฐพงศ์ เพียงพอ Sattaphong Phiangphor Barza
สิรวีร์ จิรหิรัณย์ชาติ Siravii Jirahirunchart Narrator (PK27)
กริน อักษรดี Krin Aksorndee Volcanion
วศิน เศรษฐกสิวิทย์ Vasin Setthakasivit Sorrel's Lucario
ภัทรดนัย เสตสุวรรณ Pataradanai Setsuwan Torito
TBA Satoshi's Pikachu (M20) Speaking scene


Main article: List of Thai Pokémon themes

Pokémon movies

Movie Title Date Time (UTC+7)
M17 รังไหมแห่งการทำลายกับเดียนซี่
The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie
January 10, 2015 11:00
M18 อภิมหาศึกฮูปาถล่มโลก
Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
October 8, 2015 11:00
M19 โวเคเนียน กับจักรกลปริศนา มาเกียนา
Volcanion and the Mechanical Magearna
October 13, 2016 11:00
M20 ฉันเลือกนาย!
I Choose You!
March 8, 2018 12:00
M21 เรื่องราวแห่งผองเรา
The Power of Us
October 18, 2018 12:00
Movie Date Time (UTC+7)
โปเกมอน ยอดนักสืบพิคาชู
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu
May 9, 2019 11:00

Pokémon manga

Logo for Nation Edutainment, publisher of Pokémon Adventures in Thailand

The best-known Pokémon manga in Thailand is Pokémon Adventures, translated with the name โปเกมอนสเปเชียล. It is published by เนชั่น เอ็ดดูเทนเมนท์ (Nation Edutainment). It sold in most comic stores along with a translation of Magical Pokémon Journey (โปเกมอน ผจญภัย), which is published by วิบูลย์กิจคอมมิคส์ (Vibulkij Comics). All of the character and Pokémon names are pronounced similarly to the Japanese version, but move names were translated into Thai.

Thai publisher by บงกชคอมมิคส์ (Bongkoch Comics) has released translations of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! (โปเกมอน DP), Pokémon Try Adventure, (Pokémon Pocket Monsters (โปเกมอน) Volume 9 to 14 (โปเกมอน ภาคทอง, เงิน)) and Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire (โปเกมอน RS) Both series have been released in their entirety.

Some of the movie manga adaptations have been released in Thailand as well.

Imported from abroad

Manga import their Japanese Shogakukan or English VIZ Media Shogakukan Asia person import Books Kinokuniya Thailand ,Animate Bangkok And Asia Books.

Branch Books Kinokuniya Thailand

Is a bookstore from Japan entered Thailand in 1992

Branch Book language Note
CentralWorld Zone Isetan Thai, Japanese and English The first branch in Thailand Open for service in the year 1992
Siam Paragon Thai, English and Chinese Except Japanese
EmQuartier Thai, Japanese and English -

Branch Animate Bangkok

Is a retail store that sells anime, games and manga from Japan into Thailand in 2016

Branch Book language Note
MBK Center Thai and Japanese Except English

Branch Asia Books

Is the largest English language bookseller in Thailand.

Pokémon Trading Card Game

Thai pack of Pokémon SMFI

Before 2019, there was no official distributor for the Pokémon Trading Card Game in Thailand. Some specialty stores imported cards from overseas, usually English language cards from the United States. In January 2019, the Trading Card Game was officially translated into Thai as โปเกมอน เทรดดิ้งการ์ดเกม Pokémon Trading Card Game. To help catch Thai players up with the game, Thai-exclusive sets of currently legal, already-released cards were made and first made available at the 1st Impact Challenge event held in Bangkok on January 19, 2019.

Set Symbol Series Set Type Image
AS1D Sun and Moon First Impact GX Starter Deck GX Starter Deck Image
AS1a Sun and Moon First Impact Booster Pack Set A Booster Pack Set A Image
AS1b Sun and Moon First Impact Booster Pack Set B Booster Pack Set B Image
AS2D Sun and Moon Awakening Legends GX Starter Deck Set A GX Starter Deck Set A Image
AS2D Sun and Moon Awakening Legends GX Starter Deck Set B GX Starter Deck Set B Image
AS2a Sun and Moon Awakening Legends Booster Pack Set A Booster Pack Set A Image
AS2b Sun and Moon Awakening Legends Booster Pack Set B Booster Pack Set B Image
AS3D Sun and Moon Invisible Shadow GX Starter Deck Set A GX Starter Deck Set A Image
AS3D Sun and Moon Invisible Shadow GX Starter Deck Set B GX Starter Deck Set B Image
AS3a Sun and Moon Invisible Shadow Booster Pack Set A Booster Pack Set A Image
AS3b Sun and Moon Invisible Shadow Booster Pack Set B Booster Pack Set B Image

SM-P Promos (TTCG)


Pokémon merchandise

Pokémon debit cards

Kasikornbank announced debit cards with designs featuring the Pokémon Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Snorlax, and Eevee on September 15, 2017.[8][9]

Pokémon toys

McDonald's in Thailand occasionally gives out Pokémon toys as part of their Happy Meal promotion. The Happy Meals were first accompanied by Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Zekrom, Reshiram, Victini, and Pikachu from April 2 to May 3, 2012;[10] Pikachu, Oshawott, Zekrom, Reshiram, Thundurus, Tornadus, and Landorus from January 28 to February 21, 2013;[11] and Pikachu, Torchic, Squirtle, Psyduck, Vulpix, Shiny Magikarp, Meowth, and Totodile from November 16 to December 13, 2018.[12]


  • Pokémon Together Roadshow
  • In Thailand 11 December 2014 Press Release about Pokémon Together at Siam Paragon.
  • In Thailand Children's Day
    • 4 - 15 January 2019 Pokémon Sun&Moon on Tour 2019 at Future Park Rangsit.
    • 10 - 14 January 2018 Pokémon Smile Day 2018 at Seacon Bangkae.
    • 10 - 13 January 2017 Pokémon Every Day 2017 at Siam Paragon.
    • 8 - 10 January 2016 Pokémon Day ~Pikachu Dance Party~ at Siam Paragon.
    • 9 - 11 January 2015 Pokémon Together Let's meet ~PIKACHU~ Siam Paragon.
  • Pokémon On Tour 2016
  • Pokémon Sun&Moon On Tour 2017
    • 26 - 28 May 2017 at Robinson Lifestyle Phetchaburi.
    • 2 - 4 June 2017 at Robinson Lifestyle Trang.
    • 23 - 25 June 2017 at Robinson Lifestyle Mukdahan.
    • 30 June - 2 July 2017 at Robinson Lifestyle Buriram.
    • 11 - 13 August 2017 at Robinson Lifestyle Lopburi.
    • 1 - 3 September 2017 at Robinson Lifestyle Prachinburi.
    • 10 - 12 November 2017 at Robinson Lifestyle Chachoengsao.
    • 16 - 25 December 2017 at Future Park Society.
  • Pokémon On Tour 2018
    • 16 - 18 February 2018 at Robinson Lifestyle Maesot.
    • 23 - 26 March 2018 at Blúport Huahin.
    • 6 - 8 July 2018 at Robinson Lifestyle Phetchaburi.
    • 17 - 19 August 2018 at Robinson Lifestyle Lopburi.
    • 14 - 16 September 2018 at Robinson Lifestyle Chonburi.
    • 5 - 10 October 2018 at The Mall Bangkapi.
    • 13 - 16 October 2018 at The Mall Korat.
    • 19 - 21 October 2018 at Robinson Lifestyle Buriram.
    • 25 - 31 October 2018 at The Mall Bang Khae.
    • 14 - 16 December 2018 at Robinson Lifestyle RoiEt.
  • Pokémon On Tour 2019
    • 23 - 24 February 2019 at Robinson Lifestyle Chaiyaphum.
  • Other Events
    • 14 - 20 March 2017 Pokémon EveryDay at EmQuartier Japan Remix.
    • 18 - 19 September 2017 Pokémon World By K-Pokémon Debit Card.
    • 25 - 27 January 2019 Pokémon at Japan Expo Thailand 2019.
  • Other Information

Variety shows

These are Pokémon variety shows that air on Youtube Pokémon Thailand.

Thai name Run

April 19, 2017[16] — May 16 2018


Listed by Status
Necross Mephist EP01-EP15 EP17
แอดกวิ้น EP01-EP47
แอด Mania EP01-EP16 EP18-EP47
Mugen EP17
OverBoot EP44-EP47

External links


See also

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