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Pokémon in Thailand

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Pokémon in Thailand
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Language Thai
Continent Asia

The Pokémon franchise was first introduced in Thailand around 2007. The series is popular among kids and adults equally. The Pokémon are usually referred by their Japanese or English name among fans. In Thai script, Pokémon is written as โปเกมอน Pokémon.

Pokémon video games

In Thailand, the main series video games are very popular as side-series games are rare to find. The video games are sent to Thailand in their Japanese version. Afterwards, the English version will become available. However, the English versions are more popular than the Japanese version. As with the anime, there are many illegal copies sold in Thailand.

Pokémon anime

The anime was introduced in Thailand on Modern Nine TV about 2008. It disappeared since then, but then reappeared between April 4 to October 3, 2010. Today the anime includes movies licensed by Right Beyond Co., Ltd. and can also be found in the form of bootleg DVDs and Video CDs. Currently ongoing is the Diamond & Pearl series.

Cast and crew

  • Ash Ketchum ฉันทนา ธาราจันทร์ Chanthana Tharachan
  • Misty ศันสนีย์ วัฒนานุหม่อมชั้น Sansanee Watthananumhomchan
  • May อรุณี นันทิวาส Arunee Nunthiwass
  • Dawn ศันสนีย์ วัฒนานุหม่อมชั้น Sansanee Watthananumhomchan
  • Brock
  • Tracey นิรันดร์ บุญยรัตพันธุ์ (น้าต๋อย) Nirun Boonyarattaphan (Na Toy)
  • Max ศันสนีย์ วัฒนานุหม่อมชั้น Sansanee Watthananumhomchan
  • James สุภาพ ไชยวิสุทธิ Supap Chaiwisut
  • Meowth ไกรวัล วัฒนไกร Graiwan Watthanagrai
  • Jessie สุลักษณา เทพหัสดิน ณ อยุธยา Sulaksana Tephadsadin na Ayutthaya

Pokémon manga

The most well known Pokémon manga in Thailand is Pokémon Adventures, translated with the name โปเกมอนสเปเชียล. It is published by เนชั่น เอ็ดดูเทนเมนท์ (Nation Edutainment). It sold in most comic stores along with a translation of Magical Pokémon Journey (โปเกมอน ผจญภัย), which is published by Vibulkij Comics. All of the character and Pokémon names are pronounced similarly to the Japanese version, but move names were translated into Thai.

Thai publisher Bongkoch Comics has released translations of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! (โปเกมอน DP) and Pokémon Try Adventure. Both series have been released in their entirety.

Some of the movie manga adaptations have been released in Thailand as well.

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