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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, specifically North American copies. In November 2014, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire became the first Pokémon game to be officially released in Malaysia.
In 2016, Pokémon Tretta machines was released in Malaysia in English.
Pokémon titles officially released in Malaysia
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
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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.
In 2011, the Diamond & Pearl series was dubbed and aired in Malay. The episodes aired on every Tuesday at 7.00 p.m. on TV9. The Malay dub was based directly on the Japanese version. The production of this series stopped, only (DP001 - DP053) have aired.
From June 4, 2016 until March 31, 2017, Pokémon Black and White airs on Disney XD.
From February 27, 2017, the Black & White series was dubbed and aired in Malay. The episodes aired on every Monday to Friday at 7.00 p.m. on TV9. The Malay dub was based on the English version. The production of this series stopped during May 7, 2017, only (BW001 - BW048, also repeated the first 2 episodes) have aired.
English and Malay language Pokémon manga licensed by Chuang Yi were distributed in Malaysia, after their closure, Shogakukan Asia has taken over but only in English. 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 fake Simplified Chinese Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions released after the English version, which are marketed exclusively for native Chinese speakers.
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.