From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Flag of Thailand
| Original anime airdates
|| March 24, 2001|
December 6, 2018*
|| April 30, 2005
|| April 4, 2010*|
June 27, 2015*
|| July 29, 2012*|
October 20, 2014
|| October 18, 2014
|| April 22, 2017*|
February 10, 2018*
April 14, 2018*
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.
In 2017, Pokémon Tretta machines were released in Thailand in English.
The anime was introduced in Thailand on Modern Nine TV List Modernine Cartoon on 2001. 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 Sun & Moon series (which airs on weekends), licensed by True Corporation and True Visions.
On June 4, 2016, Pokémon Black and White debuted on Disney XD (Southeast Asia) (TrueVisions Channel 446).
On April 22, 2017, Pokémon Sun & Moon debuted on True Spark Jump (TrueVisions Channel 445).
On February 10, 2018, Pokémon Sun & Moon debuted on Application TrueID (Thai: ทรูไอดี TrueID).
On December 6, 2018, Pokémon the Series: The Beginning debuted on YouTube POPS Kids Thailand.
- Main article: List of Thai Pokémon themes
Logo for Nation Edutainment, publisher of Pokémon Adventures in Thailand
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 วิบูลย์กิจคอมมิคส์ (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 by บงกชคอมมิคส์ (Bongkoch Comics) has released translations of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! (โปเกมอน DP) Pokémon Try Adventure and Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire (โปเกมอน RS) Both series have been released in their entirety.
Some of the movie manga adaptations have been released in Thailand as well.
Manga import their Japanese Shogakukan or English VIZ Media Shogakukan Asia person import Books Kinokuniya And Animate Thailand.
Branch Books Kinokuniya Thailand
|| Book language
|| Thai, Japanese and English
|| The first branch in Thailand Open for service in the year 1992
| Siam Paragon
|| Thai, English and Chinese
|| Except Japanese
|| Thai, Japanese and English
Branch Animate Thailand
|| Book language
| MBK Center
|| Thai and Japanese
|| Except English
Pokémon Trading Card Game
Thai pack of Pokémon SMFI
Before 2019, there was no official distributor for the Pokémon Trading Card Game in Thailand. Some specialty stores imported cards from overseas, usually English language cards from the United States. In January 2019, the Trading Card Game was officially translated into Thai as โปเกมอน เทรดดิ้งการ์ดเกม Pokémon Trading Card Game. To help catch Thai players up with the game, Thai-exclusive sets of currently legal, already-released cards were made and first made available at the 1st Impact Challenge event held in Bangkok on January 19, 2019.
Pokémon debit cards
Kasikornbank announced debit cards with designs featuring the Pokémon Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Snorlax, and Eevee on September 15, 2017.
McDonald's in Thailand occasionally gives out Pokémon toys as part of their Happy Meal promotion. The Happy Meals were first accompanied by Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Zekrom, Reshiram, Victini, and Pikachu from April 2 to May 3, 2012; Pikachu, Oshawott, Zekrom, Reshiram, Thundurus, Tornadus, and Landorus from January 28 to February 21, 2013; and Pikachu, Torchic, Squirtle, Psyduck, Vulpix, Shiny Magikarp, Meowth, and Totodile from November 16 to December 13, 2018.
- Pokémon Together Roadshow
- In Thailand 11 December 2014 Press Release about Pokémon Together at Siam Paragon.
- In Thailand Children's Day
- 4 - 15 January 2019 Pokémon Sun&Moon on Tour 2019 at Future Park Rangsit.
- 10 - 14 January 2018 Pokémon Smile Day 2018 at Seacon Bangkae.
- 10 - 13 January 2017 Pokémon Every Day 2017 at Siam Paragon.
- 8 - 10 January 2016 Pokémon Day ~Pikachu Dance Party~ at Siam Paragon.
- 9 - 11 January 2015 Pokémon Together Let's meet ~PIKACHU~ at Siam Paragon.
- Other Information
These are Pokémon variety shows that air on Thai television.
| Listed by
| Necross Mephist
|| EP01-EP15 EP17
| แอด Mania
|| EP01-EP16 EP18-EP47