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Pokémon in Poland

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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, ''[[S04|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.
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]].
''[[S12|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]]'' season debuted on Disney XD on 2 January 2, 2012, while ''[[S15|Rival Destinies]]'' started on 4 November 4, 2012. Reshiram version of [[M14|fourteenth movie]] aired on 27 May 27, 2012 while the Zekrom version debuted in DVD format on 25 October 25, 2012. The [[M15|fifteenth movie]] aired on 23 June 23, 2013. FirstThe first episode of ''[[S16|Pokémon Black & White: Adventures in Unova]]'' aired on 7 October 7, 2013. The [[M16|sixteenth movie]] aired on 7 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]]''.
In September 2014, Disney XD aired the first 16 episodes of {{series|XY}}. After two months in 3 November 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 3 October 2015. Two days after, 5 October 2015, Disney XD began to air the episodes of ''[[S18|XY: Kalos Quest]]''.
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.
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.
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.
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).
In the current [[XY {{series]]|XY}}, Serena is voiced by Dominika Sell, Clemont is voiced by Maciej Falana, and Bonnie is voiced by Natalia Jankiewicz.
Seasons 12-1720, as well as movies 12-1619, were dubbed by SDI Media Polska.
==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, and beginning June 1, 2012 distribution of Polish language versions of the {{TCG|Mysterious Treasures}} expansion followed. '''TM Toys''' 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==
Some books from the [[Pokémon anime novelization series]] were also translated into Polish.
* 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]]