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The Pokémon franchise first reached '''{{wp|Poland}}''' in 1999, when [[Pokémon Red and Blue Versions]] were released. On September 4, 2000, ''[[EP001|Pokémon, wybieram cię!]]'' premiered in Poland.
 
==Pokémon games==
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==Pokémon anime==
On September 4, 2000, {{wp|Polsat}} started to air the [[Pokémon anime]] on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. The first 104 episodes aired without any breaks until mid 2001. At the end of 2001, the next 52 episodes started to air.
 
After a short break, ''[[Pokémon: Johto League ChampionsS04|Johto League Champions]]'' premieredaired from September to December 2002. This season was moved to an earlier timeslot, when most Polish children were in school. Likely due to this, and because of a lack of payment to the Polish voice actors, there were no new episodes until 2004.
 
New episodes were shown on Sunday mornings (and later also on Saturdays) until April 2005. Some of the recurring characters like {{Tracey}}, [[Nurse Joy]], and [[Officer Jenny]] had their voice actors changed in this new season. Shortly after this, aton May 19, 2005, {{wp|TV 4 (Poland)|TV 4}} started to air the series and, without any breaks, showed the first 260 episodes, on afternoons from Monday to Thursday, followed by the first airing of ''[[S06|Pokémon: Advanced]]'' on September 11, 2006. New episodes ended in December 2006 and only reruns were shown until August 2008. Seasons seven to nine were never aired in Poland.
 
Reruns of the first three seasons have also aired on Fox Kids (later renamed Jetix) until September 2006. However, this version was censored (compared to the episodes shown by Polsat and TV 4, which were based on the [[4Kids Entertainment|4Kids]] dub) and several scenes were cut.
 
Jetix started to air brand-new ''[[S10|Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl]]'' episodes on December 1, 2008. This season infamously recast the entire series with completely new voice actors. Airing of this season ended in January 2009 and there have been no reruns since.
 
In February 2009, Jetix aired the first 26 episodes of ''[[Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Battle DimensionS11|Battle Dimension]]'', with most of the original cast restored. The next 13 episodes aired in April. The last 13 episodes were at first planned for May, later moved to August, but ultimately did not air until November 2009 on Disney XD. The [[M11|eleventh movie]] also premiered in November.
 
From May to August 2009, {{wp|Polsat}} aired the sixth season on Sunday mornings. They have ceased to air any episodes from the [[original series]].
 
''[[Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Galactic BattlesS12|Galactic Battles]]'' season debuted on Disney XD on July 3 July, 2010. The [[M12|twelfth movie]] aired first time on 2 October 2, 2010. On 7 March 7, 2011, the first episode of ''[[S13|Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors]]'' aired on Disney XD; this season is the first to have season logo episode titles in Polish rather than English (previously the Polish version was only spoken), this also applies to "To Be Continued" text. It's also the first one with credits showing staff and voice actors responsible for dubbing. The [[M13|thirteenth movie]] premiered on 27 August 27, 2011.
 
''[[S10|Black & White]]'' debuted on Disney XD on January 2, 2012, while ''[[S15|Rival Destinies]]'' started on November 4, 2012. Reshiram version of [[M14|fourteenth movie]] aired on May 27, 2012 while the Zekrom version debuted in DVD format on October 25, 2012. The [[M15|fifteenth movie]] aired on June 23, 2013. The first episode of ''[[S16|Pokémon Black & White: Adventures in Unova]]'' aired on October 7, 2013. The [[M16|sixteenth movie]] aired on September 7, 2014.
 
In September 2014, Disney XD aired the first 16 episodes of {{series|XY}}. After two months on November 3, 2014 Disney XD started airing the next 16 episodes (without [[XY024|XY024]]). In January 2015, the last 16 episodes of {{series|XY}} were aired. The [[M17|seventeenth movie]] aired on October 3, 2015. Two days after, 5 October 2015, Disney XD began to air first 24 episodes of ''[[S18|XY: Kalos Quest]]''.
In February 18, 2016, Disney XD began airing the last 21 episodes of ''[[S18|XY: Kalos Quest]]''.
 
In Poland, the anime is available on [[Netflix]], but only with Polish subtitles. However, on September 13, 2016, the dubbed version of [[M18|eighteenth movie]] was added alongside with dubbed version of ''[[S17|XY]]'', ''[[S18|XY: Kalos Quest]]'', and ''[[M17|Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction]].
 
On January 16, 2017, Disney XD began airing the first 20 episodes of ''[[S19|XYZ]]''. On April 1, 2017, Netflix uploaded the full season of ''XYZ'', including the episodes that didn't air on Disney XD. On January 1, 2018, Netflix released ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]''.
 
In March 2018, Disney XD began airing the first ten episodes of {{series|Sun & Moon}}. However, on April 1, 2018, Netflix released the full season of ''Sun & Moon''. On January 1, 2019, Netflix released ''[[M20|I Choose You]]''. On April 1, 2019, Netflix released the full season of ''[[S21|Sun & Moon: Ultra Adventures]]''.
 
''[[Pokémon: Black & White|Black & White]]'' season debuted on Disney XD on 2 January 2012, while [[Pokémon Black & White: Rival Destinies|Rival Destinies]] started on 4 November 2012. Reshiram version of [[M14|fourteenth movie]] aired on 27 May 2012 while the Zekrom version debuted in DVD format on 25 October 2012. The [[M15|fifteenth movie]] aired on 23 June 2013. First episode of [[Pokémon Black & White: Adventures in Unova]] aired on 7 October 2013.
===Movies===
In 2001, ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]'' and ''[[M02|The Power of One]]'' premiered in Polish cinemas and later both movies were also released on VHS and DVD. In 2002 ''[[M03|Spell of the Unown: Entei]]'' and ''[[Mewtwo Returns]]'' were released directly to VHS and DVD. All movies were distributed by Warner Bros. Poland. All movies also later aired on HBO and HBO 2 channels. The first movie also aired on Cinemax and Cinemax 2 in 2008 and 2009.
 
Movies 4, 5, 6 and 7 are often airing on SPI owned channels Filmbox, Filmbox HD, Filmbox Extra and Filmbox Family. However, these movies are not dubbed into Polish, instead there are voice-overs giving Polish translations of the English dub.
===Dubbing===
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Seasons 1-4 were dubbed by '''Studia En-Be-Ef''' based in {{wp|Warsaw}} for '''Twin Media Power Video'''. Translators were only credited in some episodes of the 4th season and they include '''Katarzyna Precigs''' and '''Dorota Brewińska'''. The 5th season is credited as the work of '''Twin Media Power Video''' and 6th season was dubbed by '''GMC Studio'''. Translators of the 6th season are '''Dorota Brewińska''', '''Maria Horodecka''' and '''Elżbieta Kowalska'''.
 
The first two movies were dubbed by '''Studio Sonica''' as well as '''Barbara Robaczewska'''. The [[M03|third movie]] and ''[[Mewtwo Returns]]'' were dubbed by '''Master Film'''. The cast was mostly the same as in the En-Be-Ef version, however unknown voice actor was replaced by '''Adam Bauman''' for the role of [[Giovanni]], '''Anna Bielańska''' by '''Krystyna Kozanecka''' for the role of [[Delia Ketchum]] and, most notable, '''Wojciech Majchrzak''' by '''Jacek Kopczyński''' for the role of {{Tracey}} in the second movie, and '''Józef Mika''' in the third movie.
 
Later the voice-over version of the first three movies were created. They were all read by Piotr Borowiec in '''Master Film'''. Next two movies were read by the same lector in '''Studio Sonoria'''. Movies 6 and 7 had voice-over made by '''Genetix Film Factory''' and were read by '''Radosław Popłonikowski''' (who also voiced some minor characters in the first season of the dub, most notable [[Koga]]) and '''Jacek Brzostyński''' respectively.
 
The leading role of [[Ash Ketchum]] was given to '''Hanna Kinder-Kiss'''. Misty was dubbed by '''Iwona Rulewicz''' (who also provided voice of [[Vivian Meridian]] when {{an|Misty}} left the series), while the third main character, {{an|Brock}}, was voiced by '''Marek Włodarczyk''', who also voiced [[Gary Oak]].
 
Tracey was voiced by '''Wojciech Majchrzak''' in the second season, who also provided voices of many others minor characters, most notable [[Professor Elm]] at the beginning of the fifth season (he was also dubbed by '''Jacek Kałucki''' in the third season and '''Ireneusz Machnicki''' from the end of the fifth season). However '''Jacek Kopczyński''' replaced Majchrzak in the second movie, '''Józef Mika''' in the third movie, '''Arkadiusz Detmer''' in the fifth season and, finally, '''Aleksander Gawek''' in the sixth season.
 
[[Team Rocket]]'s [[Jessie]], [[James]], and {{MTR}} were dubbed by '''Dorota Lanton''', '''Jarosław Budnik''', and '''Mirosław Wieprzewski''' respectively. Their boss [[{{an|Giovanni]]}} was dubbed by unknown voice actors in the first six season and '''Adam Bauman''' in the dub of the first movie and ''[[Mewtwo Returns]]''. Voice of narrator was provided by '''Mikołaj Klimek'''.
 
May was dubbed by '''Julita Kożuszek-Borsuk''' and Max by '''Joanna Domańska''' in the sixth season of anime.
 
Other notable voice actors in En-Be-Ef, Twin Media, GMC, Sonica and Master Film dubs of the Pokémon anime include '''Małgorzata Maślanka''' as [[Officer Jenny]] in the first four seasons and movies, and '''Katarzyna Łukszyńska''' in the next two seasons, '''Anna Bielańska''' (seasons 1-4, movies) and '''Agata Rzeszewska''' (seasons 5-6) as [[Nurse Joy]], '''Grzegorz Pawlak''' (seasons 1-4, movies) and '''Jacek Kałucki''' (seasons 5-6) as {{an|Professor Oak}} and '''Olga Borys''' as the voice of [[Duplica]], {{an|Aya}} (first season only), [[Jessiebelle]] and other minor characters.
 
Much to everyone's surprise, the tenth season were dubbed by '''Sun Studio Polska'''. It was translated by '''Anna Wysocka''' and '''Anna Izdebska'''. Sun Studio decided to ignore previous cast of the series and choose all new actors for every character. Ash was then voiced by '''Grzegorz Drojewski''', who received mixed opinions about his work from Polish Pokémon fans. Some of them stated his voice is now more suitable for Ash than previous, because in tenth season he is older and shouldn't be longer voiced by female, some others Drojewski is sounding too young, unsuitable to this role and Hanna Kinder-Kiss voice is commonly linked with Ash. Brock was voiced by '''Waldemar Barwiński''', Jessie by '''Izabela Dąbrowska''', James by '''Marcin Przybylski''', Meowth by '''Łukasz Lewandowski''', Professor Oak by '''Janusz Wituch''', Gary Oak by '''Karol Wróblewski''' (who also voiced [[Conway]]), Nurse Joy and [[Delia Ketchum]] by '''Joanna Węgrzynowska''' and Officer Jenny by unknown voice actress. '''Piotr Bąk''' provided the voice of narrator. '''Magdalena Krylik''' was chosen for the role of {{an|Dawn}}.
 
The next season, as well as the 11th movie, was dubbed by '''Studio Eurocom''', who worked on majority of Jetix dubs. Most of original actors returned to their respective characters, however there were few exceptions. Jessie was still voiced by '''Izabella Dąbrowska''', Professor Oak by '''Janusz Wituch''' and Gary Oak by '''Karol Wróblewski''' (even though original Gary voice actor, Marek Włodarczyk, was providing the voice of Brock in the season). '''Beata Wyrąbkiewicz''' replaced '''Magdalena Krylik''' in the role of Dawn, and '''Joanna Domańska''' (who returned to voice [[Cassidy]]) began to provide the voice of Officer Jenny. Dub of this season was directed by '''Tomasz Marzecki''' and it was translated by '''Anna Wysocka''', '''Maciej Wysocki''' and '''Kamil Pozorski''' (famous member of the Polish Pokémon fandom, known under the nickname AtoMan).
 
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Seasons 12-20, as well as movies 12-19, were dubbed by SDI Media Polska.
 
===Music===
 
==Pokémon Trading Card Game==
The cards of [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] available in Polish stores were sold in English for ten years. However on January 12, 2010, '''TM Toys''' began to distribute Polish-language versions of the {{TCG|Diamond & Pearl}} expansion., Toand datebeginning June 1, it2012 isdistribution theof firstPolish andlanguage onlyversions of the {{TCG|Mysterious setTreasures}} toexpansion befollowed. translated'''TM intoToys''' has stated they currently have no plans to release further Polish language expansions. Starting from May 18 2017, cards in English language are being sold in Tesco stores.
 
==Pokémon manga==
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Some books from the [[Pokémon anime novelization series]] were also translated into Polish.
 
==Trivia==
* An official Pokémon Day was [[Pokémon Day (Poland)|held in 2011]].
* Poland shares its distributor, ConQuest Entertainment, with {{pmin|the Czech Republic}}.
 
==Related articles==
* [[List of Polish Pokémon themes]]
 
==References==
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