Pokémon in Ukraine
|Pokémon in Ukraine|
|Original anime airdates|
|JN001||December 17, 2021|
The Pokémon franchise first reached Ukraine with the first broadcast of Покемон, я обираю тебе! in 2000. In Cyrillic script, Pokémon is written as Покемон and its plural is Покемони Pokemony and is fully inflected.
Pokémon video games
The Pokémon video games are released in Ukraine in English. In mid-2000s, Nintendo products were sold officialy through few resellers, this was mostly Wii with DS and in smaller copies also GC with GBA SP, but in early 2010s Nintendo withdrew from market. From 2014, it was possible to purchase games for 3DS and Wiiu digitally through YooMoney (formerly known as Yandex.Money), which is the official distributor of Nintendo, but Yandex was banned in Ukraine in 2017, most likely because of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War. From October 2021, Nintendo Switch is distributed by ERC.
The first four seasons of the Pokémon anime aired on television on the Ukrainian TV channel NTN beginning in 2000. Their intros were left in English, though were shown with subtitles and were voice-overed, as well as the episodes, the Pikachu's Jukebox and some insert songs.
Disney Channel Ukraine aired Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles in 2010. The English dub was initially shown before switching to the Russian dub. It's uncertain whether other seasons until Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon were ever broadcast.
A dub of Pokémon Journeys: The Series is in work. The season is going to be released on Netflix as Покемон: Серіал. Мандри, premiered on December 17, 2021.
In Ukraine, the anime is available on Netflix. Secrets of the Jungle and Pokémon Journeys: The Series are the only dubbed material on the platform; Indigo League is available with subtitles.
The first four movies were released as a voice-over:
- Mewtwo Strikes Back was released as М'юту завдає удару у вiдповiдь.
- The Power of One's Ukrainian title is Покемон Фільм 2000: Сила Обраного
- Spell of the Unown: Entei's dub is entitled Покемон 3: Фільм - Закляття Аноуна
- Celebi: The Voice of the Forest was released under the title Покемон назавжди: Селебі - Голос лісу.
- Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias was released entitled Покемон Герої: Латіос та Латіас.
None of the main movies had been broadcast since then, until on October 8, 2021, an actual dub of Secrets of the Jungle was released on Netflix, under the title of Покемон. Фільм: Секрети Джунглів. It marked the first time that a product of the Pokémon anime was dubbed into Ukrainian, rather than voice-overed.
Also, a Ukrainian version of Detective Pikachu was also shown in theaters on May 9, 2019, entitled Покемон Детектив Пікачу.
Cast and crew
Pilot Studio was responsible for producing the first four seasons and five movies of the anime in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ash Ketchum was voiced by Анна Лещенко; Тетяна Зіновенко dubbed both Misty and Jessie. Анатолій Зіновенко was the voice actor for James, Professor Oak, Giovanni, and the narrator. Дмитро Завадський dubbed Gary Oak, Meowth, Brock, and Tracey.
Starting from S23, the anime is dubbed by Le Doyen, and a whole new cast is used. Ash is now dubbed by Тимофій Марченко, and his mother, Delia Ketchum, by Людмила Ардельян. Goh is voiced by Дмитро Зленко, who also voiced Koko in M23. Chloe's role is taken by Єлизавета Кучеренко; The Team Rocket trio, Jessie, James and Meowth, is now dubbed by Олена Борозенець, Олександр Погребняк and Павло Скороходько, respectively; В'ячеслав Дудко gives his voice to Professor Cerise, and Андрій Альохін to Professor Oak; Leon's voice is provided by Ярослав Сидоренко, Ren's by Дмитро Тварковський and Chrysa's by Анна Соболєва. The episodes are narrated by Максим Кондратюк.
M23 was dubbed at the same studio, therefore season 23's cast was retained. In addition, Dada was voiced by Михайло Кришталь, Sharon by Вікторія Бакун, Dr. Zed by Юрій Сосков, the Elder Zarude by Костянтин Лінартович and Milyfa Town mayor by Владислав Пупков.
- Pilot Studio also dubbed the Pokémon anime in Russian with the same voice actors for the first 105 episodes.
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