Pokémon in Iceland

Pokémon in Iceland
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Flag of Iceland
Language Icelandic
Continent Europe
Original anime airdates
EP001 2000
AG001 Not aired
DP001 Not aired
BW001 Not aired
XY001 Not aired
SM001 Not aired

The Pokémon franchise arrived in Iceland in 2000, with the broadcast of EP001.

Pokémon video games

Various Pokémon games are sold in Iceland, but they are left in English. In Iceland, there were always two distributors selling games: The first one was from 1986 Bergsala AB, and the second one was Hljomco HF (which was purchased in 1998 by Ormsson, which sells Nintendo products to this day). [1]

Pokémon anime

The anime started airing in 2000, though only first 54 episodes of the first season aired in Iceland. This was mostly due to the anime's low popularity in Iceland and it is unknown if reruns of the aired episodes still happen in the country. This dub has been known as a "lost dub" because none of the episodes and almost none of the movies have been released outside of Iceland for unknown reasons.

In Iceland, the anime is available on Netflix.

Pokémon movies

The first five movies were also dubbed. M01 was released on July 21, 2000, under the title Pokémon: Fyrsta myndin - Mewtwo á móti Mew. M02 was released later that year on December 26, 2000, under the title Pokémon 2: Vald eins. M03 was released on May 11, 2001 before being made available on DVD under the title Pokémon 3: Álög Unown. M04 was released on October 10, 2003 under the title Pokémon 4 - Að Eilífu. M05 was released on September 24, 2004 under the title Pokémon 5 - Hetjur.

An Icelandic subtitled version of POKÉMON Detective Pikachu was shown in cinemas on May 10, 2019.

Cast and crew

The Icelandic dub of Pokémon is based on the English dubs by 4Kids Entertainment.

The dubbing of the fifth movie was made by Studio Syrland.

Voice Actor Character
Grímur Gíslason Ash (M03)
Guðjón Davíð Karlsson Ash (M05)
Vigdís Pálsdóttir Misty (M03)
Freydís Kristófersdóttir Misty (M05)
Friðrik Friðriksson Brock (M03)
Björgvin Franz Gíslason Brock (M05)
Friðrik Friðriksson Tracey Sketchit (M03)
Ester Talia Casey Jessie (M03, M05)
Atli Rafn Sigurðarson James (M03)
Orri Huginn Ágústsson James (M05)
Sturla Sighvatsson Meowth (M03)
Hallgrímur Ólafsson Meowth (M05)
Harald G. Haraldsson Narrator (M03), David
Jóhann Sigurðarson Narrator (M05)
Arnar Jónsson Professor Oak (M03)
Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir Delia Ketchum (M03)
Linda Gunnarsdóttir Officer Jenny (M03), Lisa
Kristrún Hauksdóttir Molly Hale
María Ellingsen Reporter (M03)
Magnús Jónsson Entei (M03), Spencer Hale
Aino Freyja Jarvela Bianca
Jakob Þór Einarsson Lorenzo
Arnbjörg Valsdóttir Annie
Kristjana Skúladóttir Oakley


The Pokémon Theme was sung by Vilhjalmur Godi Fridriksson as the lead and Pétur Örn Gudmundsson as backing vocals. The movie version of Pokémon Johto was sung by Kristján Gíslason and Eva Albertsdóttir, with Erna Þórarinsdóttir and Eva Albertsdóttir as backing vocals. The movie version of Believe in Me was sung by Sverrir Bergmann and Friðrik Sturluson.

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