Pokémon in Sweden

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Pokémon in Sweden
Pokémon logo English.png
Sweden Flag.png
Flag of Sweden
Language Swedish
Continent Europe
Original anime airdates
EP001 March 4, 2000
AG001 May 15, 2004
DP001 February 26, 2008
BW001 September 3, 2011
XY001 March 30, 2014
SM001 August 26, 2017*

The Pokémon anime first reached Sweden in March 2000, with the first broadcast of Pokémon - Jag väljer dig!.

Pokémon video games

Pokémon games are sold in Sweden in English with Swedish manuals. The games are released at the same time as in the rest of Europe. The only game released in Swedish is Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, but only the interface is translated, the cards themselves remains in English.

Stores known for distributing Pokémon events in Sweden are GameStop, and Toys "R" Us.

Pokémon anime

The Pokémon anime was broadcasted on Disney XD, previously known as Fox Kids and then Jetix, and TV4 in Sweden. The season Pokémon: Battle Frontier was not aired after the Pokémon: Advanced Battle season, but was just skipped, going directly to Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl. Pokémon: Battle Frontier was instead broadcasted on TV4+ and TV4's online site.

In Sweden the Best Wishes series of the anime is available on Viaplay and the XY series of the anime is available on Netflix in Danish, English, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish audio with Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish subtitles.

Movies

All movies up until the eighteenth, except Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea have been dubbed into Swedish. The first four movies and Mewtwo Återkomsten have been released on VHS, and all movies up until the fifteenth movie have been released on DVD in Sweden.

On May 15, 2009, Disney XD had their premiere of Giratina and the Sky Warrior. The tenth movie has also aired on Disney XD. Arceus and the Jewel of Life had a television premiere on Disney XD in 2010 and was said to be released on DVD soon by "Egmont Kärnan AB". Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea are not known to have been dubbed in Swedish.

Music

All opening themes used in the anime and movies has been dubbed into Swedish except for Born to Be a Winner and We Will Be Heroes movie versions which were left in English. All movie ending themes from Giratina and the Sky Warrior onward has been dubbed into Swedish.

The only Pokémon music CD to be released in Swedish is Pokémon 3 den ultimata samlingen. However, other albums in English, such as Pokémon the First Movie, have been available for sale in Sweden.

Cast and crew

Character Voice actor Period
Ash Ketchum Dick Ericsson
Misty Carla Abrahamsen
Annica Smedius
Anna Book
Pernilla Wahlgren
Maria Rydberg
BW116
S05-S08, M04-M05
S01-S04, M01-M03
EP050
EP055
Brock Mattias Knave
Niclas Wahlgren
S01-S13
EP020, EP021
Delia Ketchum Annelie Berg
Pernilla Wahlgren
Original series
M02, M03
Pokédex Hans Wahlgren The first season
Meowth Unknown actor
Unknown actor
Linus Wahlgren
Hasse Johnsson
S17-onward
S11-S16
S01-S02, S06-S10
S03-S04
Jessie Annelie Berg
Mia Hansson
S01-S02, S06-onward
S03-S05
James Andreas Nilsson
Giovanni Johan Hedeberg
Nurse Joy Maria Rydberg
Annika Rynger
Mia Hansson

Occasionally in Season 1
Occasionally in Season 4
Officer Jenny Annika Rynger
Annelie Berg
Maria Rydberg
Jennie Jahns
Annica Smedius
Professor Oak Hans Wahlgren
Gary Hasse Johnsson
Tracey Johan Hedenberg
Niclas Wahlgren
S02-S03
M02
May Maria Rydberg
Max Nick Atkinson
Dawn Elina Raeder
Iris Elina Raeder
Amanda Renberg
S15-17, movies
S14
Cilan Oskar Kongshöj
Serena Dorothea Norling
Clemont Adam Portnoff
Bonnie Dominique Pålsson Wiklund
Lana Anna Isbäck
Kiawe
Lillie
Sophocles
Mallow Mimmi Sandén
Rotom Pokédex Adam Giertz
Mimey Peter Sjöqvist
Movie 6 and 7 Staffan Hallerstam

Pokémon Trading Card Game

The TCG is released in Sweden in English at the same time as the rest of europe.

Pokémon and grammar

The word Pokémon and most Pokémon species names are of the commom grammatical gender in Swedish, meaning that they are used with the indefinitive article en and the definitive article den, den här, denna, however they are not inflected other than with the genitive suffix -s. Despie this, some other inflections such as the definitive singular form Pokémonen, can be heard throughout the series.

Trivia

  • The headquarters of Bergsala, Nintendo's distributor in the Nordic countries and the Baltics (though in Finland, Nintendo's distributor was Agerex Oy from 1999 to 2002 and AMO Oy from 2002 to 2013), is located at Marios Gata, Kungsbacka, Sweden.

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