Pokémon in Ireland
|Pokémon in Ireland|
|Language||English and Irish|
|Original anime airdates|
|EP001||September 4, 1999|
|AG001||January 10, 2004|
|DP001||February 4, 2008|
|BW001||February 27, 2011*|
June 4, 2011*
|XY001||October 19, 2013*|
April 5, 2014*
|SM001||November 20, 2016*|
April 11, 2017*
Pokémon video games
All English-language Pokémon games have been released in Ireland. New games are released on the same day as the rest of Europe, which is usually several months after their respective releases in the United States.
In-store Pokémon events have dwindled in Ireland in recent years, which has culminated in Nintendo of Europe deciding to no longer work in Ireland. This has meant that Pokémon gamers in Ireland have not been able to as easily receive Pokémon such as the Michina Arceus, requiring players to travel to the north of the island to Belfast (which, being part of Northern Ireland, is in the United Kingdom) to attend in-store events which occur there to receive their event Pokémon.
Furthermore, players wishing to compete in the Video Game Championships must also travel to the United Kingdom or mainland Europe.
The English dub of the Pokémon anime aired in Ireland on RTÉ Two on September 4, 1999. It aired during The Den, the channel's afternoon segment aimed towards children. It aired all episodes of the original series and Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire that were dubbed into English (excluding The Bicker the Better and Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut?).
As most UK channels are available in Ireland via cable and satellite providers, the anime is still viewable in Ireland, with Pokémon: Black & White previously airing on Disney XD.
It was announced that the Pokémon anime would be coming to Netflix, a subscription-based on demand service available in a wide range of countries, including Ireland. Beginning from March 1, 2014, episodes of Pokémon: Indigo League and Pokémon: Black & White were available, as well as the movies White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.
Pokémon Trading Card Game
Cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game were originally sold in Ireland at the same time as they were released in the United Kingdom. For several years in the early 2000s, many primary schools across the country banned children from bringing in Pokémon cards, as they were presenting challenges for both parents and teachers.
boards.ie, the largest Irish Internet forum, has a dedicated Pokémon forum.
|The Pokémon franchise around the world|
|The Americas:||Brazil • Canada • Latin America • United States|
|Asia:||Greater China • Indonesia • Malaysia • Philippines • Singapore • South Asia • South Korea • Thailand • Vietnam|
|Europe:||Albania • Belgium • Bulgaria • Croatia • Czech Republic • Denmark • Finland • France • Germany • Greece|
Hungary • Iceland • Ireland • Italy • Latvia • Lithuania • Netherlands • North Macedonia • Norway • Poland
Portugal • Romania • Russia • Serbia • Slovakia • Spain • Sweden • Ukraine • United Kingdom
|Middle East:||Arab world • Israel • Turkey|
|Oceania:||Australia • New Zealand|
|This article is part of Project Globe, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon franchise around the world.|