All Pokémon games that have been released in the United States have also been released in the United Kingdom except Hey You, Pikachu! Additionally, English language versions of Pokémon Tetris and Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure have been released in the United Kingdom, despite the title never being released in North America.
The United Kingdom release dates tend to be some time after the American release dates, with the exception of Pokémon Dash, PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, and Pokémon Black and White, which were released in the United Kingdom before the United States.
Games that are released in the United Kingdom are inconsistent with British English spelling.
This changed in Generation V, where in-store events became much more wide-spread across the country.
Pokémon also previously aired on ITV1 from 1999 to 2004.
ITV1 is a public service network station that broadcasts in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
It is currently owned by ITV, formerly Carlton Communications and Granada plc.
ITV is the only company that has broadcast the anime on UK terrestrial television.
Although it no longer airs episodes, its sister channel CITV continues to do so, originally simulcast upon ITV4 until June 2010, when the GMTV2 block on ITV4 was removed.
Before CITV had its own channel, it had a block on ITV1 from to on weekdays.
Event Pokémon have been released in the United Kingdom sporadically.
An event in 2005 known as "The Hunt for Deoxys" was held at Vue cinemas for two days each across the country, where players of Pokémon Fire Red and Leaf Green and Pokémon Emerald were able to download the Aurora Ticket.
The recent introduction of Wi-Fi events has allowed UK players access to many previously unavailable event Pokémon.
Prior to this, very few event Pokémon were made available to UK players, and when events at malls and other stores were held, many parts of the country were overlooked.