Pokémon in Ukraine

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Pokémon in Ukraine
Pokemon logo Cyrillic.png
Ukraine Flag.png
Flag of Ukraine
Language Ukrainian
Continent Europe
Original anime airdates
EP001 2000
AG001 Never aired
DP001 Never aired
BW001 Never aired
XY001 Never aired
SM001 Never aired
JN001 Never aired

The Pokémon franchise first reached Ukraine with the first broadcast of Покемон, я обираю тебе! in 2000. In Cyrillic script, Pokémon is written as Покемон and its plural is Покемони Pokemony and is fully inflected.

Pokémon video games

The Pokémon video games are released in Ukraine in English. From 2014, it was possible to purchase games digitally through YooMoney (formerly known as Yandex.Money), which is the official distributor of Nintendo,[1] but Yandex was banned in Ukraine in 2017, most likely because of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War.[2] Information about physical distribution are little known.

Pokémon anime

The first four seasons of the Pokémon anime aired on television on the Ukrainian TV channel NTN beginning in 2000. This intros were left in English, though were shown with Ukrainian subtitles and were dubbed as a voice-over.

Disney Channel Ukraine aired Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles in 2010. The English dub was initially shown before switching to the Russian dub. Nothing else is currently known.

Pokémon movies

The fourth movie was released under the title Покемон назавжди: Селебі - Голос лісу.

A Ukrainian version of Detective Pikachu was also shown in theaters on May 9, 2019.

Cast and crew

Pilot Studio is responsible for producing the anime in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Ash Ketchum was voiced by Anna Leshchenko (Анна Лещенко). Tetyana Zinovenko (Тетяна Зіновенко) dubbed both Misty and Jessie. Anatoliy Zinovenko (Анатолій Зіновенко) was the voice actor for James, Professor Oak, Giovanni, and the narrator. Dmytro Zavadsʹkyy (Дмитро Завадський) dubbed Gary Oak, Meowth, Brock, and Tracey.

These actors also dubbed the first few seasons into Russian.


  • Pilot Studio also dubbed the Pokémon anime in Russian with the same voice actors for the first 105 episodes.

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