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Pokémon in South Asia

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Hungama TV, Disney XD India, and Marvel HQ:
Around the beginning of 2014, {{wp|Disney India|Disney}} bought the rights to Pokémon. However, Disney did not acquire the rights for the anime's previous Hindi dub, so the anime was re-dubbed.
With ''[[EP001|Pokémon, I Choose You!]]'', Hungama TV began airing the {{series|original}} on May 19, 2014. Starting with the second season, the channel began to include the [[Who's That Pokémon?]] segment in episodes. As with the Cartoon Network airings, several episodes were skipped or aired out of order. DuringStarting from the third season, the channel also started using [[Media:Pokémon logo Southeast Asia.png|a red logo]] for Pokémon, instead of [[Media:Pokémon logo English.png|the yellow one]] used internationally. Some episodes of the third season were aired with additional Tamil and Telegu dubs, but not all episodes were dubbed in those languages until ''Johto League Champions''. From ''[[EP166|Two Hits and a Miss]]'' to ''[[EP206|The Joy of Water Pokémon]]'', Hungama TV skipped parts of the episode before the title card. Disney XD began airing reruns of episodes that had already aired on Hungama TV with the first 10 episodes of ''[[S01|Pokémon: Indigo League]]'' on August 7, 2016.
The remaining original series episodes would later be aired as part of the [[S06|sixth season]] starting on August 31, 2015, while the Hoenn portion of [[S06|Pokémon: Advanced]] aired on Hungama TV from September 16, 2015 to November 18, 2015. From February 15, 2016 to April 28, 2016, episodes from [[S07|Pokémon: Advanced Challenge]] premiered on Hungama TV. In addition, throughout the anime's run on Hungama, a number of new blocks were introduced that were dedicated exclusively to the series, including ''PokéThon'', ''PokéVaar'', and ''PakdoThon''. Although Disney XD India had previously only aired the first seven seasons which had premiered first on Hungama TV, new episodes moved to Disney XD India with episodes of [[S08|Pokémon: Advanced Battle]] from May 7, 2018 to October 2018. Disney XD aired episodes from [[S09|Pokémon: Battle Frontier]] from November 12 to 16, 2018, except for ''[[AG192|Home is Where the Start Is!]]'' which was later aired on January 18, 2019.
[[File:Marvel HQ Logo.png|thumb|left|150px|Marvel HQ logo]]
[[File:Pokémon XY logo Southeast Asia.png|thumb|150px|Pokémon XY logo used in India]]
On May 24, 2017, Prasad Barve announced that he will reprise his role as Ash for the tenth season.<ref>[ Prasad Barve's return to Pokémon anime]</ref> Disney XD aired episodes from [[S10|Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl]] from November 12 to 20, 2018 with a complete cast change comprising of CN dub voice actors in the Hindi version while the Tamil and Telugu versions continued using their Disney dub cast. Beginning on January 20, 2019, Disney XD was rebranded as Marvel HQ in India, although the channel continues to air the Pokémon anime. From May 13, 2019, Marvel HQ started airing episodes from the eleventh season, [[S11|Pokémon DP: Battle Dimension]] with its Disney dub voice actors. Starting from this season, the channel stopped using the red logo for Pokémon and now use the original yellow logo.
The first two episodes of [[S17|Pokémon the Series: XY]], ''[[XY001|Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin]]'' and ''[[XY002|Lumoise City Pursuit]]'', debuted on Hungama TV on May 9, 2015 without a prior announcement. The network announced more new episodes from {{series|XY}}, which later aired alongside the channel's first run of the earlier seasons. Similar to previous instances, the episode title cards were skipped and [[Media:Pokémon XY logo Southeast Asia.png|a new logo]] was used for the series. After a month-long hiatus, Hungama TV resumed airing new episodes on August 1, 2015 with ''[[XY021|A PokéVision of Things to Come!]]''. It completed the initial run of the season on November 14, 2015.