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Pokémon in the Arab world

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Pokémon merchandise
In early 2013, [ Active Gulf], Nintendo's officially licensed distributor in the Middle East, have collaborated with their retail partners to locally sell authentic packs for the [[Pokémon Battle Disc Game]].<ref>[ Active Gulf announcing on their official Facebook page about the availability of the Pokémon Battle Disc Game]</ref>
Many smaller toy and variety stores found in the {{wp|grey market}} may often sell unlicensed and counterfeit products, with many of them imported from China. It is also possible to find pirated trading card packs, but in much smaller volumes than when initially released, as in prior to the 2001 controversies. Overall, the current legal status of the official trading card game itself remains vague in any case.