Pokémon in Denmark

Pokémon in Denmark
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Flag of Denmark
Language Danish
Continent Europe
Original anime airdates
EP001 January 23, 2000
AG001 April 11, 2004
DP001 June 7, 2008
BW001 March 10, 2012
XY001 October 26, 2014
SM001 August 26, 2017
JN001 November 27, 2020
January 1, 2021

The Pokémon anime first reached Denmark in January 2000, with the first broadcast of Pokémon - Jeg vælger dig!. In Denmark, Bergsala A/S owns the franchise.

Pokémon video games

Pokémon games sold in Denmark do not have a Danish translation, and are released at the same time as in the rest of Europe. The only game released in Danish was the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, but only the interface had been translated and the cards themselves remained in English.


Event Pokémon that were distributed in Denmark included Movie 11 Shaymin in 2009 and Michina Arceus in 2010.

Pokémon anime

The Pokémon anime is currently available on Netflix and some seasons and episode available on-demand on Pokémon TV. It first aired on January 23, 2000 on TV 2. The Who's That Pokémon? segments and the Pokérap were omitted in some airings of the first two seasons because of commercial issues, but they still appeared on the VHS releases.

EP105 was the last episode to air before the anime underwent a three-season break on Danish television. It would not return until EP263 aired in late 2003, leaving no explanation as to why the episodes in-between where never aired. Therefore, only the last 12 episodes of the Johto saga aired on Danish television. Much of the cast had been replaced, meaning that some recurring characters had gotten new voices, such as Misty, Professor Oak, and Gary.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire began airing on April 11, 2004. However, it moved from Pokémon: Advanced Battle to Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl, with Pokémon: Battle Frontier not airing until after Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl. Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl aired on June 7, 2008; Pokémon the Series: Black & White aired on March 10, 2012; Pokémon the Series: XY aired on October 26, 2014; and Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon aired on August 26, 2017.

Season Original broadcaster Debut episode Final episode Episodes
Pokémon: Indigo Leage TV 2 Pokémon - Jeg Vælger Dig!
January 23, 2000
Udviklingscenterets Hemmelighed
February 24, 2001
Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands TV 2 Prinsessen mod Prinsessen
April 1, 2001
Charizard Går Kold
November 24, 2001
Pokémon: The Johto Journeys None Unaired Unaired 52
Pokémon: The Johto League Champions None Unaired Unaired 52
Pokémon: Master Quest None Unaired Unaired 52
Pokémon: Advanced TV 2 Adresse Ukendt!
February 28, 2004
Pikachu I Stødet
December 4, 2004
Pokémon: Advanced Challenge TV 2 Man Høster, Som Man Sår
March 13, 2005
December 17, 2005
Pokémon: Advanced Battle TV 2 En Klog Clamperl
August 8, 2006
February 24, 2007
Pokémon: Battle Frontier TV 2 En Frygtindgydende Forfalskning
Septemper 13, 2008
Tilbage Til Start!
March 28, 2009
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl TV 2 Af Sted På Jomfrurejse
February 23, 2008
Det Lugter Af Holdånd!
Septemper 6, 2008
Pokémon DP: Battle Dimension Jetix Tårer og Frygt!
February 14, 2009
Søvnløs i Canalave City!
July 11, 2009
Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles Disney XD En Rotom Efter Kage!
June 7, 2010
At Fange en Gible!
March 30, 2011
Pokémon DP: Sinnoh League Victors Disney XD Hjem, kære hjem!
February 28, 2011
Lyksalig er den der mindes!
Pokémon: Black & White Disney XD I Zekroms Skygge!
March 10, 2012
Kampen om undergrunden!
Pokémon BW: Rivaliserende Skæbner Disney XD Elesa, Entusiastisk Salleder!
Unova i fare!
Pokémon BW: På Eventyr i Unova (og Andre Steder) Disney XD Skønheder i kamp for pragt og prestige!
May 10, 2014
Drømmen fortsætter!
Pokémon Serien: XY Disney XD Kalos, Hvor Drømme og Eventyr Begynder!
October 26, 2014
Bonnie I Forsvaret!
Pokémon Serien: XY Kalos-Udfordringen Disney XD Passage til et Pokémon-partnerskab!
Fuld Fokus På Fremtiden!
Pokémon Serien: XYZ Pokémon TV Fra A til Z!
May 12, 2016
Legenden om X, Y, og Z!
April 1, 2017
Pokémon Serien: Sol og Måne Pokémon TV Alola til nye eventyr!
August 26, 2017
Når regioner kolliderer!
March 24, 2018
Pokémon Serien: Sol og Måne – Ultraeventyr Pokémon TV Et møde i drømme!
June 24, 2018
Vend den anden maske til!
March 29, 2019
Pokémon-serien: Sol og Måne – Ultralegender Pokémon TV Lillier og Alolas Stav!
January 3, 2020
Tusind tak, Alola! Rejsen fortsætter!
June 20, 2020
Pokémon på rejse: Serien Netflix Her kommer Pikachu!
November 27, 2020*
January 1, 2021*
Tæt på, praktisk talt!
July 1, 2021
Pokémon-mesterrejser: Serien Netflix At træne eller ikke at træne!
September 10, 2021*
Et sammenstød mellem verdener!
Pokémon: Ultimative rejser - serien Netflix Spøgelsesekspressen!
Ongoing 27


The first three movies were released in theaters and later on home video, with their respective Pikachu shorts. Later on, the fourth was released on DVD and VHS, however, unlike with the previous movies, the Pikachu short was not dubbed in Danish. Movies five, six, and seven would later be released on DVD simultaneously, but did not include their Pikachu shorts. Movies eight and nine were skipped without being either released nor dubbed in Danish and several years would pass before new movies made it to Denmark.

The tenth and eleventh movies premiered on Jetix Scandinavia. These were later made available on home video for a contest with 10 copies of each being given away, limiting their homevideo availability at the time. Movie twelve premiered on Disney XD the following year. The thirteenth movie was released on DVD followed by movie ten through twelve later that year. The fourteenth movie pair premiered on Disney XD August 18 (Black) and August 19 (White), 2012.

Movie Date Format
Pokémon Filmen: Mewtwo mod Mew April 14, 2000
November 3, 2000
Home video
Pokémon Filmen 2: Kun én har styrken December 8, 2000
April 3, 2001
Home video
Pokémon 3: Truslen fra Unown May 5, 2001
October 31, 2001
Home video
Pokémon 4Ever - Celebi: Skovens Stemme November 24, 2004 Home video
Pokémon Heroes Filmen: Latios og Latias April 17, 2007 Home video
Pokemon Jirachi 6 - Pas På Hvad Du Ønsker April 17, 2007 Home video
Pokémon: Deoxys Duet April 17, 2007 Home video
Pokémon: Darkrai Slår Til February 14, 2009
October 4, 2011
Home video
Pokémon: Giratina og Himmelkrigeren May 9, 2009
October 4, 2011
Home video
Pokémon: Arceus og Livets Juvel June 26, 2010
October 4, 2011
Home video
Pokémon – Zoroark: Illusionernes Mester August 16, 2011 Home video
Pokémon Filmen: Black — Victini og Reshiram
Pokémon Filmen: White — Victini og Zekrom
August 18, 2012*
August 19, 2012*
November 20, 2012
Home video
Pokémon Filmen: Kyurem mod Retfærdighedens Sværd August 22, 2013 Home video
Pokémon Filmen: Genesect og Legenden Der Blev Vakt Til Live March 15, 2015 Streaming
Pokémon Filmen: Diancie og Tilintetgørelsens Kokon August 16, 2015 Streaming
Pokémon Filmen: Hoopa og Alle Tiders Sammenstød January 19, 2016 Streaming
Pokémon Filmen: Volcanion og det Mekaniske Vidunder June 4, 2018 Pokémon TV
Pokémon Filmen: Jeg Vælger Dig! November 5, 2017*
December 8, 2017*
Pokémon Filmen: Vores Styrke February 22, 2019 Pokémon TV
Pokémon: Mewtwo slår igen – Udvikling February 27, 2020 Netflix
Pokémon-filmen: Junglens hemmeligheder October 8, 2021 Netflix

Cast and crew

The Danish version was originally dubbed by Dubberman AS, but as TV 2 stopped airing Pokémon, the series was, like most other international dubs, dubbed by SDI Media. It is known that Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias was translated by Dorte Langberg, and that Jirachi: Wish Maker and Destiny Deoxys were translated by Thomas Maintz. Subtitles of voice actors and translators on Disney XD also reveal that Mathias Klenske translates Black & White himself.

Character Voice Actor
Ash Ketchum Mathias Klenske
Misty Lulu Jacobsen (EP001-EP105, movies 1-4, Mewtwo Returns)
Annevig Schelde Ebbe (EP263-EP273, AG132-AG134, movie 5)
Simone Drechsler (AG044-AG045)
Brock Peter Holst-Beck
Gary Christian Damsgaard (EP001-EP105)
Professor Oak Michael Elo (EP001-EP103)
Torben Sekov (EP266-present)
Delia Ketchum Ann Hjort
Jessie Ann Hjort
James Thomas Kirk
Team Rocket's Meowth Peter Zhelder
Officer Jenny Ann Hjort
Nurse Joy Ann Hjort
Narrator Torben Sekov
Dexter Torben Sekov
Giovanni Peter Zhelder
Ritchie Mikkel Følsgaard
Tracey Sketchit Timm Mehrens (EP084-EP105)
May Annevig Schelde Ebbe
Max Mikkel Følsgaard
Drew Mikkel Følsgaard
Dawn Annevig Schelde Ebbe
Iris Malene Tabert
Cilan Sonny Lahey
Trip Jan Tellefsen
Serena Clara Rugaard-Larsen(XY001-XY049)
Josephine S. Ellefsen(XY050-present)
Clemont Alex Høgh Andersen(XY001-XY093)
Silas Phillipson(XY094-present)
Bonnie Mia Aunbirk
Lana Isabel Schwartzbach
Kiawe Mads Hjulmand
Lillie Maja Iven Ulstrup
Sophocles Lauritz Heick
Mallow Sophie Marie Jeppesen
Goh Helmer Solberg


Danish versions of Pokémon 2.B.A. Master and Pokémon 3: The Ultimate Soundtrack were released in Denmark under the titles Pokémon and Pokémon 3: Det Ultimative Soundtrack, respectively.

Pokémon manga

No Pokémon manga has been released in Denmark.

Pokémon Trading Card Game

In Denmark, the Pokémon Trading Card Game is distributed by Bergsala Enigma. The card text is not translated into Danish.

Pokémon and grammar

Since the games haven't been localized in Danish, the only official source of how to properly conjugate words from the Pokémon universe is the anime. In the early days, it was inconsistent whether or not the singular definite of Pokémon was to be conjugated as Pokémoner or Pokémon, although later on, Pokémon became the standard. This goes for the names of the different Pokémon as well. The grammatical genders of both the word Pokémon and all the Pokémon are by default common.

Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinate Definite
Nominative Pokémon Pokémonen Pokémon / Pokémoner Pokémonerne
Gentitive Pokémons Pokémonens Pokémons / Pokémoners Pokémonernes

Pokémon merchandise

Cover artwork from an issue of the Pokémon Official Magazine

A Danish version of Pokémon Official Magazine is released monthly in Denmark under the title Pokémon Officielt Magasin, counting over 40 issues. It was first released February 5, 2007. The official abbreviation is POM.


Eiqu Miller at Pokémon GO event

PokeTeam is a Danish website that finds Pokémon related news items and translate them into Danish. After the official Danish Pokémon forum closed, many fans have turned to PokeTeam. Since 2013 a new version of Poketeam has been under construction following the closing of the old site.

In 2009, like Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the Netherlands, Denmark held a Pokémon Day 2009. It was a small event which included a download of Shaymin, a drawing contest, and a screening of the Danish dub of The Rise of Darkrai.

In 2015, a new Danish Pokémon community named PokeMania was launched. It is an interactive website with a forum. The layout of the website has similarities with the old version of PokeTeam. However, PokeMania does not focus on information about Pokémon as PokeTeam did. Though, it communicates about Pokémon news in Danish.

On the February 18th, 2017, a sponsored Pokémon GO event was held at Fisketorvet Copenhagen Mall where Lure Modules was added to the two PokéStops in the mall all day. Free Pikachu caps was given to the first 1,500 players who arrived, a contest where players could win goodiebags was held, and the mall made a stage where people could meet Eiqu Miller, YouTuber and rapper, who have made several Pokémon GO videos.

By Fisketorvet
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  • In the Danish versions of the opening themes prior to Unbeatable, all lyrics referencing the season titles are replaced.
  • The continuity of the anime dub is very inconsistent between seasons. In the first seasons (1-2 & 5-8), attack names, Pokémon types and Pokédex species are translated. (For example, Water Gun is translated into Vandkannon). However, in the later seasons, attack names are not translated. In the Black & White seasons, neither attack names nor Pokédex are translated. Other words such as badges and gyms have changed from Danish to English or simply just gotten a new word.
  • Even though the games have never been translated into Danish, older fans often refer to the main series games of the first two generations with literal translation of their names, for instance, fans call Pokémon Red Version Pokémon Rød, Pokémon Yellow Version Pokémon Gul and Pokémon Gold Version Pokémon Guld.
  • In Address Unown!, Unown is called Ukendt, which is the Danish word for unknown.
  • In Challenge of the Samurai, Kakuna is called Puppe, which is the Danish word for cocoon.
  • The seasons The Johto Journeys and Johto League Champions, along with 53 Master Quest episodes (including the banned EP250), were never aired in Denmark. Charizard Chills was the last episode dubbed in Danish prior to Address Unown!.

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