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Pokémon in Portugal
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Flag of Portugal
Language European Portuguese
Continent Europe
Original anime airdates
EP001 October 2, 1999
AG001 July 27, 2004
DP001 January 31, 2009
BW001 May 19, 2012*
May 26, 2012*
XY001 March 2, 2015
SM001 October 6, 2017
JN001

The Pokémon franchise first reached Portugal on October 2, 1999, when the anime started to broadcast on SIC.

Contents

Pokémon video games

All Pokémon video games have been released in Portugal in English. However, the box features a sticker with a Portuguese translation that is glued over the information on various other languages (English, French, German, and Dutch) and instruction booklets in both English (in color) and a black-and-white copy translated into European Portuguese. Up until April 2009, games were not launched in Portugal in time. On April 3, 2009 Nintendo opened a branch in Portugal, and now all the games are launched in time. The first game events were held in 2010 with the first one being Michina Arceus. Like in the rest of Europe, Pokémon Black and White was released on March 4, 2011.

Pokémon anime

SIC's logo at the debut of S01 (used from 1997 until 2018)
Biggs' (at the time named "Panda Biggs") logo at the debut of S10

The television station that started broadcasting the Pokémon anime in Portugal is SIC, Sociedade Independente de Comunicação, a station based in Lisbon that was owned by a consortium led by Francisco Pinto Balsemão, and backed by Controljornal (now Impresa Jornais, a holding that contains Impresa's newspapers and magazines), Impala Editores, BPI and Rede Globo. It is the third terrestrial television station in Portugal, launched on October 6, 1992. It aired seasons 1-10 and Pokémon Chronicles, and had several breaks in the process. The show aired in an irregular pattern, shifting from 6 A.M. to 10 A.M.; Seasons 1-9 were dubbed in the Nacional Filmes studio, in Lisbon.

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl season was dubbed in Dialectus, a studio located in Lisbon. It premiered on SIC on January 31, 2009, airing more or less consistently one new episode each Saturday, around 7 A.M. After DP037 aired on October 4, 2009, the show went on a hiatus. The 14 last episodes of the season aired from February 6, 2010 to March 13, 2010. These last episodes were sponsored by the Italian toy company Giochi Preziozi.

In Fall 2010, the rights to the series were purchased by another Portuguese channel, Biggs. The production of the dub was moved into the Cinemágica studio in Porto, which led to replacement of the entire voice cast. TPCi took over the control of the series, adding a Portuguese subtitle below most of the season titles, retaining the episode titles written in European Portuguese introduced in the Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl season, editing the ending credits with information from the Portuguese dub staff and replacing the "To be continued..." message with a translated one. Since Pokémon Preto e Branco: Destinos Rivais, all seasons title are fully translated onscreen. It became known that the series translator would be Sérgio Figueiredo.

Biggs aired the 10th season from September 20, 2010 to October 25, 2010, airing two episodes each day of the week and repeating the 10 episodes shown on workweek in the weekend. Notably, this version had fixed some audio errors in the dub, along with replacing select lines from the original dub with ones of the new actors, which were presumed by the fans to be tests for the new voice cast. Midway through the airing of the 10th season, the channel started a promotion campaign of their new ownership of the series, conducting a contest in which 70 winners would win two tickets to a first-hand premiere of DP053 and DP054 in cinemas. There were two premieres: one in Lisbon (40 winners) and one in Porto (30 winners). Both premieres were held on October 23, 2010, with the winners notified two days earlier.

The Pokémon Dimensão Combate dub premiered officially on October 26, 2010. Unlike the previous season, Biggs broadcast 1 new episode each day of the workweek. The airing of the season ended on January 5, 2011 and the channel aired reruns twice until the end of May.

Pokémon DP: Combates Galácticos premiered on June 1, 2011 and finished its airing on August 4, 2011. Reruns were held twice until December 23, 2011, though the last three episodes were skipped in the second rerun.

Pokémon DP: Vencedores da Liga Sinnoh premiered on December 25, 2011 and ended on February 9, 2012. The season filled Pokémon's time slot on the channel during the workweek (including a rerun the 5 episodes aired from Monday to Friday, on Saturday) up to the time when new episodes of the following season only aired during the weekends.

Like Dimensão Combate, the first two episodes of Pokémon: Preto & Branco got a promotion campaign for a first-hand premiere on cinema on May 19, 2012. Those competing for the special tickets had to send their participation notifications until two days earlier. 55 winners saw the episodes' premiere in Lisbon, and an additional 47 saw it in Porto. The series premiered on TV on May 26, 2012. Only two episodes premiered each week during the weekend, until the 28th episode. However, starting from the 29th episode (which aired at the start of September, when the channel usually changes the schedules of its series) and until the end of the season, the channel aired one new episode every day, until it was completed on September 20, 2012. Reruns of the episodes were aired as before, for nearly one year.

Pokémon Preto e Branco: Destinos Rivais began airing on September 16, 2013 (just a year after the end of the previous season) and was completed on November 21, 2013. The season title was fully translated onscreen for the first time.

Pokémon Preto e Branco: Aventuras em Unova aired on March 15, 2014, with two new episodes being aired on both days of the weekend.

Pokémon, A Série: XY begun airing on March 2, 2015, airing five new episodes on weekdays and a repeat on weekends.

Pokémon, A Série XY - Desafio em Kalos begun airing on December 21, 2015, two days after the conclusion of the season in the United States.

Pokémon, A Série: XYZ began airing on October 17, 2016.

Pokémon, a série: Sol e Lua began airing on October 6, 2017.

Pokémon, A Série: Sol e Lua - Ultra-Aventuras began airing on December 22, 2018.

In Portugal, the anime is also available on Netflix.

Movies

Movies 1-4 were dubbed in Matinha (now knows as PTSDI Media), a studio known for dubbing Disney and DreamWorks movies, with nearly the same voice actors from the anime.

Pokémon 7: Alma Gémea was dubbed in PSB, an amateur studio in Lisbon, and was poorly received by the fans, due to it using amateur and unknown voice actors.

The dub of A Ascensão do Darkrai aired on 25 December 2010 in the channel, as part of the Christmas campaign. It was produced in the Cinemágica studio (Who dubbed the series from 11th season onward and all the subsequent movies) and the movie was the first to have its ending songs dubbed into European Portuguese.

Giratina e o Guerreiro Celeste and Arceus e a Jóia da Vida premiered on 13th and 23rd of June 2011, respectively.

The dub of Zoroark - Mestre de Ilusões aired on 22 February 2012. DVD releases of the movies 10 and 11 appeared in the stores on 1 May 2012, with later movies following suit afterwards.

Preto - Victini e Reshiram premiered in the channel on 15 August 2012, while Branco - Victini e Zekrom first aired on 26 August 2012.

Kyurem Contra A Espada da Justiça premiered on 25 December 2013. Like its accompanying season's title, the movie title was translated onscreen for the first time.

Genesect e a Lenda Revelada premiered on April 20, 2014 at 5:30pm.

Diancie e o Casulo de Destruição premiered on November 1, 2015.

Hoopa e o Duelo Lendário premiered on June 1, 2016 on Netflix, and on December 25, 2016 on Biggs.

Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel premiered on October 1, 2017.

Pokémon: O filme - Escolho-te a Ti! premiered on December 15, 2018.

Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, Jirachi: Wish Maker, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea were never dubbed.

Music

Cover artwork for Pokémon Vamos Apanhá-Los!

All themes used in the Portuguese dub are translated versions of the themes used in the English dub, except for Pokémon World, where the previous theme was used, and Diamond and Pearl theme, which was aired in English. However, fans can still hear Pokémon World in the opening sequence of the second movie.

A Portuguese version of the Pokémon 2.B.A. Master soundtrack was released, titled Pokémon: Vamos Apanhá-Los!. This soundtrack included a video of the English version of the Pokérap that could be played on computers. The Totally Pokémon soundtrack was also released, under the title Pokémon Total.

Cast and crew

Many main characters in the European Portuguese dub of the Pokémon anime have switched voice actors several times.

Character Voice actor Period
Ash Ketchum Maria João Luís
Sandra Faleiro
Sandra de Castro
Paula Pais
Bárbara Lourenço
Raquel Ferreira
Ana Madureira
Cristina Carvalhal
Susana João
Raquel Rosmaninho
Until EP031 and EP033
EP032 and from EP034 to EP009
From EP095 to EP128; From EP158 to EP209; AG093 to AG177, and from DP001 to DP052
From EP129 to EP157
S05, S06 and Chronicles
S07
From AG178 to AG192
M03 and M04
M07
Since S11 and M10
Misty Helena Montez
Ana Luís Martins
Paula Pais
Alda Joana
Unknown
Isabel Ribas
Until EP128 and SM, all movies
From EP129 to EP157
From EP158 to EP164
From EP165 to EP219
From AG044 to AG045
From AG132 to AG134
Brock Peter Michael
Rui Quintas
Luís Barros
Vitor Emanuel
Tiago Castro
Pedro Almendra
From EP005 to EP083, M01 and M02
From EP115 to AG192 and Chronicles
S10
M03 and M04
M07
Since S11 and M10
Delia Ketchum Teresa Madruga
Helena Montez
Sandra de Castro
Bárbara Lourenço
Isabel Ribas
Rita Fernandes
Cláudia Cadima
Ângela Marques
Until EP041
From EP042 to EP038 and S03
From EP039 to EP116 and S04 to S06
S07
From S08 to S09
S10 and M03
M02
Since S11 and M10
Jessie Teresa Madruga
Sandra de Castro
Dora Cruz
Raquel Ferreira
Rita Fernandes
Bárbara Lourenço
Carmen Santos
Catarina Santos
Raquel Rosmaninho
From EP002 to EP041, EP100 to EP128, M01 and M02
From EP042 to EP099 and from EP263 to AG065
From EP129 to EP209
S05, From S08 to DP049
From DP050 to DP052
From AG066 to AG092 and Chronicles
M03 and M04
M07
Since S11 and M10
James Peter Michael
Rui Quintas
Tiago Raposinho
Pedro Mendonça
From EP002 to EP093, M01 to M04
From EP094 to DP052 and Chronicles
M07
Since S11 and M10
Meowth Ruí Luís Brás
Pedro Carneiro
Luís Barros
Tiago Castro
Mário Santos
From EP002 until EP093, M01 to M04
From EP094 to AG092 and from DP001 to DP052
S08 to S09
M07
Since S11 and M10
Nurse Joy
Enfermeira Joy
Helena Montez
Ana Luís Martins
Paula Pais
Alda Joana
Sandra de Castro
Bárbara Lourenço
Raquel Ferreira
Ana Madureira
Rita Fernandes
Zélia Santos
Joana Carvalho
Rute Pimenta
Joana Africano
Until EP128
From EP129 to EP157
From EP158 to EP164
From EP165 to EP209
From S05 to AG065
From AG066 to AG092
S08
S09
S10
DP saga
BW saga
XY saga
SM saga
Officer Jenny
Agente Jenny / Oficial Jenny (Only in M07)
Teresa Madruga
Sandra de Castro
Dora Cruz
Unknown
Isabel Ribas
Rita Fernandes
Helena Palmela
Zélia Santos
Ângela Marques
Isabel Queirós
Márcia Correia
From EP002 to EP041, EP117 to EP128 and M01
S02, S04
From EP129 to EP157
From S05 to S07
From S08 to S09
S10
M07
DP saga
BW saga
XY saga
SM saga
Dawn Raquel Ferreira
Joana Carvalho
S10
Since S11 and M10
Iris Isabel Queirós
Cilan Pedro Manana
Serena Sissi Martins
Clemont André Lourenço
Bonnie Vânia Pereira
Lana Isabel Queirós
Kiawe Bernardo Gavina
Lillie Raquel Pereira
Sophocles Isabel Nunes
Mallow Flora Miranda
Pikachu Vânia Pereira M20
Verity Isabel Carvalho
Sorrel Manuel Tur
Cross Tiago Araújo
Narrator Rui de Sá
Rui Quintas
Paulo B.
Carlos Freixo
José Jorge Duarte
Paulo Martinez
Mário Santos
Until S04
From S05 to S10
M01
M02
M03 and M04
M07
Since S11 and M10
Dubbing Studio Period
Nacional Filmes S01 to S09
Dialectus S10
Matinha (Now PTSDI Media) M01 to M04
PSB M07
Cinemágica Since S11 and M10

Events

A Portuguese version of Pokémon Live! was performed at the Pavilhão Atlântico in Lisbon from March 21 to March 27, 2002.

External links

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