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Pokémon in the United Kingdom

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Pokémon anime
[[File:Sky1.png|thumb|150px|left|Sky1's current logo, introduced in 2016]]
The [[original series]] and {{series|Advanced Generation}} aired on {{wp|Sky1}}, a British channel which is owned by {{wp|Sky plc}}. They began airing the anime on the 29 March 1999. It aired episodes on weekdays at 9am. ItThe continuedchannel to airaired every season up to [[S07|Advanced Challenge]] in 2005, when Sky's contract with 4Kids expired and newer seasons of the Anime moved to Toonami.
===Sky One Mix===
GMTV is an early-morning programming block on ITV. Episodes of Pokémon used to air every Saturday beginning at 8:50 and ending by 9:25. It was originally shown in this time slot from September 1999 until April 2003, airing episodes from The Indigo League, Adventures in the Orange Islands and [[S03|The Johto Journeys]].
On June 6, 2004, [[S06|Pokemon Advanced]] aired on Sunday mornings on the GMTV Kids' "Up on the roof'Roof" block, withwhich showsalso suchshowed asother programmes like ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'', ''Totally Spies!'' and the 2003 ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' series. One episode a week was aired until [ Mid-October] when it was cancelled. [[Brave the Wave]] was the last episode to be shown on the whole ITV network until early 2015 when the whole [[Advanced Generation]] series aired on CITV.
{{wp|SM:TV Live}} was a live Saturday morning entertainment show with a 9:25 to 11:30 block which ended in 2003. It would replace the [[Who's That Pokémon?]] segment with small sketches that featured the hosts, {{wp|Ant & Dec}}, having their own "PokéFight". Some later episodes featured the duo performing their own [[Kanto Pokérap]].
As its own channel it has shown the English dub of ''[[S09|Pokémon: Battle Frontier]]'' and the {{series2|Best Wishes}}, {{series2|XY}}, and {{series|Sun & Moon}}. They have also shown all four {{Series|Diamond & Pearl}} {{pkmn|movie}}s, as well as [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness]]. It has shown episodes that were simulcast on ITV.
In October 2012, it began transmitting episodes of ''[[S15|Pokémon Black & White: Rival Destinies]]'' in late weekend morning programming slots. Beginning May 19, 2013, the channel began airing two back-to-back episodes of ''[[S16|Pokémon Black & White: Adventures in Unova]]'' on Sunday mornings. EpisodesUntil 2014, episodes that arewere shown on CITV arewere usually repeated several months later on Disney XD.
On 5 April 2014, CITV began airing ''[[S17|Pokémon the Series: XY]]''. All four episodes of [[Pokémon Origins]] aired on CITV from May 27, 2014 through May 30, 2014; each consecutive episode airing at 7:35 am.
{{wp|Pop Max}} began airing the Pokémon anime on 1 January 2018 with episodes from the {{series|Best Wishes}}. It has since also aired on the main {{wp|Pop (UK and Ireland)|Pop}} channel, showing episodes of the ''Best Wishes'' series and the {{series|XY}} beginning in 2018. Starting on 29 October 2018, Pop Max has started airing the ''XY'' series.
Starting on 4 March 2018, Pop and Pop Max have started airing the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}. These airings are cropped by Sony Pictures Television into the 16:9 aspect ratio from their original 4:3 ratio, meaning parts of the footage are cut out. Starting in May 2019, Pop and Pop Max have started airing the [[original series]] with the same aspect ratio situation.
===Pokémon movies===
Destiny Deoxys, alongside the re-releases of 4Ever and Heroes were distributed by '''StudioCanal''' for Miramax, who was sold off by Disney in 2010, and included all of Miramax's library of movies.
The Rise of Darkrai was distributed by '''Network''', a company who are known for releasing old British TV shows onto home media. They had plans to release other Pokemon material and even had a dedicated section to the franchise on their website, but it didn't last very long.
M11-M15 were distributed by '''Universal Studios Home Entertainment UK'''.
As of 2016, '''Manga Entertainment''' distributes the Anime on DVD and Blu-Ray, and own the rights to all the seasons of the show, and all of the movies apart from the ones that Miramax own.
===Streaming services===