Pokémon in Sweden

Pokémon in Sweden
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Flag of Sweden
Language Swedish
Continent Europe
Original anime airdates
EP001 March 4, 2000
AG001 May 15, 2004
DP001 February 26, 2008
BW001 September 3, 2011
XY001 March 30, 2014
SM001 August 26, 2017
JN001 November 27, 2020
January 1, 2021

The Pokémon anime first reached Sweden in March 2000, with the first broadcast of Pokémon - Jag väljer dig!.

Pokémon video games

Pokémon games are sold in English with Swedish manuals. The games are released at the same time as in the rest of Europe. The only game released in Swedish is Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, but only the interface is translated, the cards themselves remains in English.

Stores known for distributing Pokémon events in Sweden are GameStop, and Toys "R" Us.

Pokémon anime

The Pokémon anime was broadcasted on Disney XD, previously known as Fox Kids and then Jetix, and TV4 in Sweden. Pokémon: Battle Frontier was not aired after Pokémon: Advanced Battle, but was just skipped, going directly to Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl. Pokémon: Battle Frontier was instead broadcast on TV4+ and TV4's online site.

In Sweden, Pokémon the Series: Black & White and Pokémon the Series: XY of the anime are available on Viaplay, Pokémon the Series: XY and Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon are available on Netflix with Swedish audio and subtitles, and Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl are available on C More with Swedish audio and no subtitles.


All movies up until the twenty-third, except Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, have been dubbed into Swedish. The first four movies and Mewtwo Återkomsten were released on VHS, and all movies up until the fifteenth movie were released on DVD in Sweden.

On May 15, 2009, Giratina and the Sky Warrior premiered on Disney XD. The tenth movie has also aired on Disney XD. Arceus and the Jewel of Life had a television premiere on Disney XD in 2010 and was said to be released on DVD soon by "Egmont Kärnan AB". Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea are not known to have been dubbed in Swedish.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu was shown in cinemas with subtitles in Sweden, with the premiere being held on May 8, 2019.


All of the opening themes used in the anime and movies have been dubbed into Swedish, except for Born to Be a Winner and We Will Be Heroes movie versions which were left in English. All movie ending themes from Giratina and the Sky Warrior onward has been dubbed into Swedish.

The only Pokémon music CD to be released in Swedish is Pokémon 3: The Ultimate Soundtrack, titled Pokémon 3: Den ultimata samlingen. However, other albums in English, such as Pokémon the First Movie, have been available for sale in Sweden.

Cast and crew

Character Voice actor Period
Ash Ketchum Dick Ericsson
Speaker Felix Engström M20
Misty Annica Smedius
Carla Abrahamsen
Anna Book
Pernilla Wahlgren
Maria Rydberg
S05-S08, M04-M05, Sun and Moon series
S01-S04, M01-M03
Brock Mattias Knave
Niclas Wahlgren
EP020, EP021
Delia Ketchum My Bodell
Pernilla Wahlgren
Annelie Berg
S20, M20
M02, M03
Original series
Pokédex Hans Wahlgren The first season
Meowth Unknown actor
Unknown actor
Linus Wahlgren
Hasse Johnsson
S01-S02, S06-S10
Jessie Annelie Berg Bhagavan
Mia Hansson
S01-S02, S06-onward
James Andreas Nilsson
Giovanni Johan Hedeberg
Nurse Joy
Syster Joy
Maria Rydberg
Annika Rynger
Mia Hansson

Occasionally in Season 1
Occasionally in Season 4
Officer Jenny
Konstapel Jenny
Annika Rynger
Annelie Berg
Maria Rydberg
Jennie Jahns
Annica Smedius
Professor Oak Bengt Järnblad
Hans Wahlgren
Gary Hasse Johnsson
Tracey Johan Hedenberg
Niclas Wahlgren
May Maria Rydberg
Max Nick Atkinson
Dawn Elina Raeder
Iris Elina Raeder
Amanda Renberg
S15-17, movies
Cilan Oskar Kongshöj
Serena Dorothea Norling
Clemont Adam Portnoff
Bonnie Dominique Pålsson Wiklund
Lana Anna Isbäck
Mallow Mimmi Sandén
Rotom Pokédex Adam Giertz
Mimey Peter Sjöqvist
Movie 6 and 7 Staffan Hallerstam
Pikachu Maria Rydberg M20
Verity Mikaela Tidermark
Sorrel Daniel Melén
Cross Nick Atkinson
Erika Linda Åslund

Pokémon Trading Card Game

The TCG is released in Sweden in English at the same time as the rest of Europe.

Pokémon and grammar

The word Pokémon and most Pokémon species names are of the common grammatical gender in Swedish, meaning that they are used with the indefinitive article en and the definitive article den, den här, denna, however they are not inflected other than with the genitive suffix -s. Despie this, some other inflections such as the definitive singular form Pokémonen, can be heard occasionally throughout the series.


  • The headquarters of Bergsala, Nintendo's distributor in the Nordic countries and the Baltics, is located at Marios Gata, Kungsbacka, Sweden.

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