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Flag of Canada
Languages English and Quebec French
Continent North America
Original anime airdates
EP001 September 1998
AG001 January 2004
DP001 September 7, 2007
BW001 August 5, 2011
XY001 December 7, 2013*
February 15, 2014*
SM001 December 31, 2016*
March 18, 2017*
JN001 May 9, 2020

The Pokémon franchise first reached Canada in late 1998 with the release of Pokémon Red and Blue Versions and airing of the anime began at the same time. Canada is divided into English- and French-speaking regions (the latter consisting mostly of the province of Quebec), with Pokémon being marketed accordingly. While the English adaptation of the franchise largely shares the same materials and translations as the United States, the Quebec French adaptation of the franchise had a mix of its own French translations and the English translation during its early days (with a small amount of material from France), which was eventually phased out in favor of almost entirely importing European French material with a few exceptions such as the Detective Pikachu film.


  • 1 Pokémon games
    • 1.1 In English
    • 1.2 In French
    • 1.3 Event Pokémon
  • 2 Pokémon anime
    • 2.1 In English
      • 2.1.1 Airing history
        • Original series
        • Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl
        • Pokémon the Series: Black & White
        • Pokémon the Series: XY
        • Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
        • Pokémon Journeys: The Series
      • 2.1.2 Pokémon movies
      • 2.1.3 YTV On Demand
    • 2.2 In Quebec French
      • 2.2.1 Original series
        • Cast and crew
      • 2.2.2 Pokémon the Series: XY
      • 2.2.3 Pokémon movies
      • 2.2.4 Music
    • 2.3 Netflix
  • 3 Pokémon manga
    • 3.1 In English
    • 3.2 In French
  • 4 Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • 5 Pokémon merchandise
    • 5.1 Canadian exclusive items
  • 6 Community
  • 7 Events
  • 8 Trivia
  • 9 External links
  • 10 Related articles
  • 11 References

Pokémon games

In English

All Pokémon games that have been released in the United States have also been released in Canada, with the exception of the Pokémon mini. New games are always released on the same day that they are released in the United States. Pokémon games sold in Canada are direct imports of the American versions, so spelling variations such as color and center are not changed to colour and centre for the Canadian releases. As in the United States, most Pokémon species names are completely localized from Japanese into English, with…


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