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Pokémon in Malaysia

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Pokémon in Malaysia
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Flag of Malaysia
Language Malaysian, English, Chinese
Continent Asia

The Pokémon franchise first reached Malaysia sometime in the late 1990s. The official distributor of Nintendo products such as the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the video games is Maxsoft Pte. Ltd..

Pokémon video games

Pokémon video games are currently not available in Malaysian language. English-language games are distributed in Malaysia by Maxsoft.

Pokémon anime

The English dub of the Pokémon anime has aired in Malaysia (at early 2000s, every Saturday, 8:30p.m.). Additionally, a Malaysian dub of the anime aired on NTV7 (after the English version, every Friday, 7:00 p.m.), although production of this dub has since been stopped.

Pokémon manga

English and Malay language Pokémon manga licensed by Chuang Yi are distributed in Malaysia. Apart from that, some of the manga licensed by Ching Win Publishing Co., Ltd. in the Greater China region is also available.

Pokémon Trading Card Game

English language expansions of the Pokémon Trading Card Game are available in Malaysia, distributed by Maxsoft. There are several Play! Pokémon organisations in Malaysia.

There are several Simplified Chinese Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions released after the English version, which are marketed exclusively for native Chinese speakers.

Pokémon merchandise

Maxsoft is the official distributor of licensed Pokémon merchandise in Malaysia, including keychains, figures, plush dolls and other collectibles.

In early 2001 and 2002, Pokémon Sticker Albums (Generation I and Generation II) had been released. The Generation I sticker album was in English language, including the lyrics of Aim to Be a Pokémon Master and Pokémon Theme. The Generation II sticker album started including Chinese language for naming Pokémon's names. For a time, fans who successfully collected all of the stickers received some special Pokémon-related gifts licensed by Nintendo.


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