Pokémon in this country is not quite the original Pokémon that was released in Japan: Cultural differences between Europe, the USA and Asia led to some changes in the franchise.

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What is the difference between the original Pokémon and the western version? Among other things, the Japanese version of the franchise had some very … suggestive details that were retouched in the US and the EU, but also cultural differences between the West and Asia led to a few adjustments. In addition, some episodes did not even appear in this country.

What has changed – and why – we have summarized for you in this article:

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This is how Pokémon was changed in the west

What is appropriate for children and young people differs from cultural area to cultural area. So it's not surprising that a franchise as famous as Pokémon looks a tiny bit different everywhere. After all, they don't sell the same thing all over the world in fast food chains like McDonalds.