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Pokémon in Portugal

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The Pokémon franchise first reached '''{{wp|Portugal}}''' around 1999, when the {{pkmn|anime}} started to be broadcast on SIC.
==Pokémon video games==
All of the Pokémon video games werehave been released in Portugal in English. However, the box features a sticker with a Portuguese translation that is glued over the information on various other languages (English, French, German, and Dutch) and instruction booklets in both English (in color) and a black-and-white copy translated into European Portuguese. Up until April 2009, games were not launched in Portugal in time. On April 3, 2009 Nintendo opened a branch in Portugal, and now almost all the games are launched in time. The first game events were also held in 2010 with the first one being Michina Arceus. Like in the rest of Europe, the {{game|Black and White|s}} games werewas released on March 4, 2011.
==Pokémon anime==
[[File:SIC Portugal.png|thumb|200px|left|SIC's logo at the debut of S01 (used from 1997 until 2018)]]
[[File:Panda Biggs logo.png|thumb|200px|left|Biggs' (at the time named "Panda Biggs") logo at the debut of S10]]
The television station that started broadcasting the Pokémon anime in Portugal is '''SIC''', ''{{tt|Sociedade Independente de Comunicação|Independent Communication Company}}'', a station based in {{wp|Lisbon}} that was owned by a consortium led by Francisco Pinto Balsemão, and backed by Controljornal (now Impresa Jornais, a holding that contains Impresa's newspapers and magazines), Impala Editores, BPI and {{wp|Rede Globo|Rede Globo}}. It is the third terrestrial television station in Portugal, launched on October 6, 1992. It aired the seasons 1-10, includingand ''[[Pokémon Chronicles]]'', havingand had several breaks in the process. The show aired in an irregular pattern, shifting from 6 A.M. to 10 A.M., but always in the same programing block, named '''[email protected]'''. The seasonsSeasons 1-9 were dubbed in the '''Nacional Filmes''' studio, in Lisbon.
The ''[[S10|Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl]]'' season was dubbed in the '''Dialectus''', a studio, located in Lisbon too. It premiered on SIC on January 31, 2009, airing more or less consistently one new episode each Saturday, around 7 A.M. After [[DP037]] aired on October 4, 2009, the show went on a hiatus. The 14 last episodes of the season aired from February 6, 2010 to March 13, 2010. These last episodes were sponsored by the {{pmin|Italy|Italian}} toy company Giochi Preziozi.
{{bulbanews|Portuguese premiere of eleventh season to be in theaters}}
In Fall 2010, the rights to the series were purchased by another Portuguese channel, '''Panda Biggs'''. Production of the dub was moved into the '''Cinemágica''' studio in Porto, which meantled to replacement of the entire voice cast. TPCi took over the control of the series, adding a Portuguese subtitle below most of the season titles' English names', retaining the episode titles written in European Portuguese introduced in the ''Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl'' season, editing the ending credits with information from the localPortuguese dub staff and replacing the "To be continued..." message with a translated one. It became known that the series' translator would be '''Sérgio Figueiredo'''.
The'''Panda channelBiggs''' aired the 10th season from September 20, 2010 to October 25, 2010, showingairing two episodes each day of the week and repeating the 10 episodes shown on workweek in the weekend. Notably, this version had fixed some audio errors in the dub, along with replacing select lines from the original dub with ones of the new actors, which were presumed by the fans to be tests for the new voice cast. Midway through the airing of the 10th season, the channel started a promotion campaign of their new ownership of the series, conducting a contest in which 70 winners would win two tickets to a first-hand premiere of [[DP053]] and [[DP054]] in cinemas. There were two premieres: one in Lisbon (40 winners) and one in Porto (30 winners). Both premieres were held on October 23, 2010, with the winners notified two days earlier.
The ''[[S11|Pokémon Dimensão Combate]]'' dub premiered officially on October 26, 2010. Unlike the previous season, '''Panda Biggs''' broadcast 1 new episode each day of the workweek. The airing of the season ended on January 5, 2011 and the channel aired reruns twice until the end of May.
The ''[[S12|Pokémon DP: Combates Galácticos]]'' season premiered on June 1, 2011 and finished its airing on August 4, 2011. Reruns were airedheld twice until December 23, 2011, though the [[DP155|last]] [[DP156|three]] [[DP157|episodes]] were skipped in the second rerun.
The ''[[S13|Pokémon DP: Vencedores da Liga Sinnoh]]'' season premiered on December 25, 2011 and finishedended on February 9, 2012. The season filled Pokémon's time slot on the channel during the workweek (including a rerun of all the 5 episodes aired from Monday to Friday, on Saturday) up to the time when new episodes of the following season only aired during the weekends.
Like ''Dimensão Combate'', the first two episodes of ''[[S14|Pokémon: Preto & Branco]]'' season's first two episodes got a promotion campaign for a first-hand premiere on cinema on May 19, 2012. Those competing for the special tickets had to send their participation notifications until two days earlier. 55 winners saw the episodes' premiere in Lisbon, and an additional 47 saw it in Porto. The series' TVpremiered premiereon wasTV on May 26, 2012. Only two episodes premiered each week during the weekend, until the [[BW028|28th episode]]. However, starting from the [[BW029|29th episode]] (which aired at the start of September, when the channel usually changes the schedules of its series) and until [[BW048|the end of the season]], the channel aired one new episode every day, until it finishedwas completed on September 20, 2012. Reruns of the episodes were aired as before, for nearly one year.
''[[S15|Pokémon Preto e Branco: Destinos Rivais]]'' began airing on September 16, 2013 (just short of ana year after the end of the previous season) and finishedwas completed on November 21, 2013. The season title was fully translated onscreen for the first time.
''[[S16|Pokémon Preto e Branco: Aventuras em Unova]]'' is scheduled to beginaired on March 15, 2014, and airwith two new episodes being aired on both days of the weekend.
''[[S17|Pokémon, A Série: XY]]'' has begun airing on March 2, 2015, airing five new episodes on weekdays and a repeat on weekends.
''[[S18|Pokémon, A Série XY - Desafio em Kalos]]'' has begun airing on December 21, 2015, two days after the conclusion of the season in the United States.
''[[S19|Pokémon, A Série: XYZ]]'' began airing on October 17, 2016.
Movies 1-4 were dubbed in '''Matinha''', a studio known for dubbing famous Disney and DreamWorks movies, with nearly the same voice actors from the anime.
[[M07|Pokémon 7: Alma Gémea]] was dubbed in '''PSB''', an amateur studio in Lisbon, whichand was poorly received by the fans, due to it using amateur and unknown voice actors.
The dub of ''[[M10|A Ascensão do Darkrai]]'' aired on 25 December 2010 in the channel, as part of the Christmas campaign. It was produced in the '''Cinemágica''' studio (which,Who likedubbed the series from 11th season onwards,onward dubbedand all the subsequent movies) and the movie was the first to have its ending songs dubbed into European Portuguese.
The ''[[M11|Giratina e o Guerreiro Celeste]]'' and ''[[M12|Arceus e a Jóia da Vida]]'' movies premiered on 13th and 23rd of June 2011, respectively.
The dub of ''[[M13|Zoroark - Mestre de Ilusões]]'' aired on 22 February 2012. DVD releases of the movies 10 and 11 appeared in the stores on 1 May 2012, with later movies following suit afterwards.
''[[M20|Pokémon: O filme - Escolho-te a Ti!]]'' premiered on December 15, 2018.
The movies ''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]'', ''[[M06|Jirachi: Wish Maker]]'', ''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'', and ''[[M09|Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]'' have never beenwere dubbed.
[[File:Pokémon 2BA Master European Portuguese cover.png|thumb|right|Cover artwork for ''Pokémon Vamos Apanhá-Los!'']]
All themes used in the Portuguese dub are translated versions of the themes used in the English dub, except for {{so|Pokémon World}}, where the [[Pokémon Theme|previous theme]] was used, and {{so|Diamond and Pearl}} theme, which was aired in English. However, fans can still hear {{so|Pokémon World}} in the opening sequence of Moviethe 2second movie.
A Portuguese translationversion of the ''[[Pokémon 2.B.A. Master]]'' soundtrack was released, entitledtitled ''{{tt|Pokémon: Vamos Apanhá-Los!|Pokémon Let's Catch Them!}}''. This soundtrack included a video of the English version of the [[Kanto Pokérap|Pokérap]] that could be played on a computercomputers. The [[Totally Pokémon]] soundtrack was also released, under the title ''Pokémon Total''.
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