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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, on 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.
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, 2010. The [[M12|twelfth movie]] aired first time on October 2, 2010. On 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 August 27, 2011.
''[[S10|Black & White]]'' season 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 18th18, 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 the current {{series|XY}}, Serena is voiced by Dominika Sell, Clemont is voiced by Maciej Falana, and Bonnie is voiced by Natalia Jankiewicz.
Seasons 12-1920, as well as movies 12-1719, 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==
* 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]]