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Pokémon anime
==Pokémon anime==
{{bulbanews/5|Anime in Indian subcontinent shifted to Pogo|Anime in India shifted back to Cartoon Network|Pokémon anime going strong in India|Pokémon anime viewed by nearly 100 million in India|'Pokémon the Series: XY' debuts in India}}
The [[Pokémon anime]] is available in the following South Asian territories: {{wp|Afghanistan}}, {{wp|Bangladesh}}, {{wp|Bhutan}}, {{wp|India}}, the {{wp|Maldives}}, {{wp|Nepal}}, {{wp|Pakistan}} and {{wp|Sri Lanka}}.
 
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| {{wp|Cartoon Network (Pakistan)|Cartoon Network Pakistan}}
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| style="background: #fff; {{roundybl|5px}}" | Bhutan<br>India<br>Maldives<br>Nepal<br>Sri Lanka
| style="background: #fff; {{roundybr|5px}}" | {{wp|Cartoon Network (India)|Cartoon Network India}}<br>{{wp|Pogo (TV channel)|Pogo TV}}<br>{{wp|Hungama TV}}<br>{{wp|Marvel HQ}} (formerly {{wp|Disney XD (Indian TV channel)|Disney XD India}})<br>{{wp|Disney International HD}}
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| [[S11|Pokémon DP: Battle Dimension]]
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| Early 2011{{tt|*|Pogo}}<br>August 1, 2011{{tt|*|Cartoon Network Pakistan}}<br>July 8, 2019{{tt|*|Disney International HD}}<br>November 2019{{tt|*|Hungama TV}}
| [[S12|Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles]]
|- style="background: #fff"
 
[[File:Disney International HD Logo.png|thumb|150px|Disney International HD logo]]
On July 8, 2019, the English dub of the twelfth season, [[S12|Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles]], started airing on {{wp|Disney International HD}}, while Hungama TV and Marvel HQ continued to air the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu dubs of the previous seasons of the anime. The thirteenth season, [[S13|Pokémon DP: Sinnoh League Victors]], aired on Marvel HQ from September 2, 2019 to September 13, 2019, in all three regional dubs. In November-December 2019, Hungama TV aired the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions of Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles and completed its initial run.
 
[[File:Pokémon XY logo Southeast Asia.png|thumb|left|150px|Pokémon XY logo used in India]]
Cartoon Network began airing [[Pokémon Chronicles]] on June 11, 2009. That year, ''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'' also premiered on both Cartoon Network India and Pakistan. ''[[M09|Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]'' premiered on Cartoon Network Pakistan in 2009, but would not debut on Cartoon Network India until the following year. Cartoon Network India has aired several [[Pikachu short]]s; however, they were not aired alongside their accompanying movies. ''[[PK02|Christmas Night]]'' and ''[[PK03|Kanga Games]]'' were aired together as [[Pikachu's Winter Vacation]]s. ''[[PK05|Winter Games]]'' and ''[[PK07|Pikachu & Pichu]]'' were also aired together.
 
In 2011, Cartoon Network and Pogo TV aired ''[[M10|The Rise of Darkrai]]''. Starting in 2014, the movie aired on Tata Sky's CN+ service. That year, Cartoon Network Pakistan also aired ''[[M11|Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]'' and ''[[M12|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]'', as well as ''[[M13|Zoroark - Master of Illusions]]'' in 2012. However, thethat latterdub has not been released in India, with those two movies havebeing yetaired tolater airas ina Indiapart of the Hungama/Disney XD dub run.
 
Hungama TV has so far aired the first eight movies and the tenth through twelfth movies. Many scenes, including the opening and ending themes, are often skipped. Despite the fact that Hungama TV airs material provided by [[The Pokémon Company International|TPCi]] for the anime episodes, the Hindi dub for the first eight movies used footage from the Japanese version. Disney XD India and {{wp|Disney Channel (Indian TV channel)|Disney Channel India}} also airs the Hungama dub of the Pokémon movies. The movie ''[[M13|Zoroark - Master of Illusions]]'' was due to air on Hungama TV on 22nd December 2019, with promos for the Hindi dub being aired, but the movie premiere itself was cancelled due to undisclosed reasons.
 
''[[XYS01|Mega Evolution Special I]]'' aired on November 21, 2015 on Hungama TV.
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