Pokémon in Israel
|Pokémon in Israel|
|Original anime airdates|
|XY001||September 4, 2016|
|SM001||September 13, 2017|
While all characters, Pokémon, and locations have kept their English names in the Hebrew dub, some objects, moves, and Abilities in the franchise received Hebrew-sounding names.
The word Pokémon is written as פוקימון in Hebrew alphabet. In Hebrew, unlike English, a plural form, פוקימונים (Pokémonim) is often used. A female form, פוקימונית (Pokémonit) has also been heard in the anime. Since there is no neutral grammatical gender in Hebrew, Pokémon are always referred to as either male or female, but mostly male.
Pokémon games are sold in English in Israel. Since March 2019, Tor Gaming is the official distributor of Nintendo products in Israel. Before that, there was no official Nintendo distributor in Israel and Nintendo games were rarely found in Israel. However, Some stores imported them from other European countries, and they were available around the European launch day, and sometimes earlier.
On May 4, 2009, the anime was moved Jetix Israel, starting with the eleventh season. On September 9, 2009, Jetix transitioned into Disney Channel Israel and continued to broadcast the eleventh season along with the twelfth season. While the thirteenth season was entirely dubbed, it never released to the public for unknown reasons. After the broadcast of the twelfth season ended, the Hebrew dub went on hiatus, making many Israeli fans upset.
Due to the popularity of Pokémon GO in Israel, Arutz Hayeladim reran the first two seasons from July 3, 2016 to August 31, 2016, with the original Hebrew dub. On September 4, 2016, Arutz Hayeladim started to broadcast the XY series, titled XY :פוקימון - הסדרה, followed by the eighteenth season and the nineteenth season. Since September 13, 2017, Arutz Hayeladim is airing פוקימון - הסדרה: שמש וירח.
In Israel, the anime is also available on Netflix, available in English and Hebrew dubs.
Mewtwo Strikes Back debuted on Israeli cinemas in May 2000, scoring the biggest movie opening ever in the country.
The last movie to be dubbed in Hebrew and played in theaters was Pokémon 4Ever - Celebi: The Voice of the Forest. Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, Jirachi: Wish Maker, and Destiny Deoxys were broadcasted in other channels such as the Yes satellite channel Yes 5 in English with Hebrew subtitles. In late 2010, Arceus and the Jewel of Life was broadcast on Disney Channel Israel with Hebrew dub. I Choose You! was the most recent movie to be aired on Arutz Hayeladim on July 1, 2018.
Cast and crew
|Ash Ketchum|| יהונתן מגון
| Yonatan Magon|
Daniel Magon (Season 3 onwards)
|Professor Oak||יהויכין פרידלנדר||Yehoyachin Friedlander|
|Gary Oak|| אביהוד תדהר
| Avihud Tidhar|
|Misty|| עדי בן ישראל
| Adi Ben Israel|
|Officer Jenny||נטע רווה||Netta Ravé|
|Jessie|| ענת ניב
מאיה בר שלום
| Anat Niv|
Maya Bar Shalom
|James|| לירון לב
| Liron Lev|
|Meowth|| יוסי צברי
| Yossi Tzabari|
|Nurse Joy|| דנה רישפי
| Dana Rishfi|
|Brock|| אלון גורן
| Alon Goren|
|Tracey Sketchit||רן לואל||Ran Loel|
|May||דון לני-גבאי||Dawn Lanny-Gabay|
|Max|| אייל כהן
| Eyal Cohen|
|Dawn||טליה ברקאי||Talya Barkai|
|Paul||מירון אהרונוביץ||Meron Aharonovich|
|Serena||טליה ברקאי||Talya Barkai|
|Clemont||יובל בינדר||Yuval Binder|
|Bonnie||מייה קדוש||Mia Kadosh|
|Lana||עדי בר לב||Adi Bar Lev|
|Kiawe||אגם שצברג||Agam Schatzberg|
|Lillie||טליה ברקאי||Talya Barkai|
|Sophocles||שירלי לילו||Shirley Lilo|
|Mallow||מאיה מיטלפונקט||Maya Mittelpunkt|
During the first ten seasons of the anime, the series dub was directed by Yafa Gabay, a longtime voice actress who also voiced several minor characters in Pokémon. Starting in 2009, Sharon Borgauker became the director of the dub. Borgauker also dubbed several minor characters, including Conway.
The first five theme songs were performed by singer Uzi Fox, the owner of N.L.S Studios and the producer of the Hebrew dub. Uzi Fox also voiced minor characters on Pokémon, including Professor Birch.
|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 • 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.|