Pokémon in Belgium
|Pokémon in Belgium|
|Language||Dutch and French|
|Original anime airdates|
|XY001||April 25, 2014|
|SM001||November 20, 2016*|
May 1, 2017*
Pokémon video games
All of the core series and spin-off Pokémon games have been released in English in Flanders and in French in Wallonia (except Pokémon Conquest), usually the same day as the release in the rest of Europe. An exception to this were Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions. Due to a major bug found in some releases of Pokémon HeartGold, which prevented saved games from being detected, the release was postponed from March 25th to April 2, 2010 in both the Netherlands and Flanders.
In Flanders, the anime first aired on VT4 from 1999 until September 17, 2012; on VIER from September 18, 2012 until December 31, 2015; on vtmKzoom starting on June 29, 2015; on Kadet starting on December 18, 2015; and on Disney XD starting in 2010. The Dutch dub is the same as in the Netherlands. On November 19, 2016, M19 aired on Kadet.
In Wallonia, the anime first aired on RTL. The French dub of the anime is produced in Belgium. Its French dub is the same as in France.
In both Flanders and Wallonia, the anime is available on Netflix.
Pokémon Trading Card Game
In Wallonia the French TCG is distributed. France has received all of the same expansion sets that have been released in North America except for Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, Skyridge, Base Set 2, Legendary Collection, Southern Islands, EX Team Rocket Returns, and Arceus.
999 Games and PS-Games were responsible for the distribution in Flanders and the Netherlands until 2011 as PS-Games, also the sponsor and distributor of the Pokémon Day in the Netherlands, was declared bankrupt. It is unknown when 999 Games stopped the distribution of the TCG. The company saw the profits fall with €3.9 million to €5.6 million and was in debt by €2.2 million. After that Enigma Distribution Benelux B.V. took the distribution of the TCG over.
There are six Play! Pokémon leagues in Belgium, which work the same way as leagues in other countries. Once every year, the leagues in the Netherlands and Belgium hold an international tournament called the Benelux Cup.
- In Het Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium, a Pokémon musical was staged on April 6 and 7, 2002. It was based on the American Pokémon Live.
- The official Belgium Pokémon website (single page)
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