You think that's bad, try waking up 7am every morning to watch pokemon in australia :(
But i do get to watch the latest japanese episodes at 8:00pm here.. perfect time hehehe XD
Diamond and Pearl airs at 8-30 on Sundays
Black and White airs at 7-00.
No, Australia doesn't get Rival Destinies yet, but it should air soon, since the Junior Battle Tournament arc just finished, and Ash is nearly at Nimbasa City.
when i was young, yes, pokemon, yugioh and all that. id wake up early every saturday. but now that im all old and stuff, i just DVR anything i wanna see before 2pm :P
When I was younger I would watch it on TV on KidsWB and CN until the DP series.
Recently got back into it, and I usually record it on my DVR and watch them later. If I'm awake at at 7:30 (the time it's on here in Missouri) , I will watch it , but usually I watch my recording or a stream.
When I stayed in the US a few years ago, I got up early on a Saturday morning, got my cereal bowl and watched Pokemon Galactic Battles when it aired.
... I stopped watching it when my dad started to make fun of me for watching pokemon.
Anyways, I don't know exactly when they air the episodes dubbed in my country. Ever since Pokemon moved to cable, it became hard to watch when it airs a new episode. All I get is reruns whenever I DO get to watch it by chance - the most appalling was OS episodes reruns because I thought they had disappeared.
The rare chances I get to watch BW in my mother tongue... I face-palm every time Cilan does his "It's TASTING TIME!" because the dub voice actor did a horrible job and he sounds less-than-enthusiastic about "tasting".
As for the Japanese episodes, I couldn't find any channel that will air it. Anime channels, Japanese channels - I went through all the programs, and I couldn't find a channel where they air Pokemon in Japanese.
Pretty ironic since there's a separate anime channel where they air a lot of recent anime with SUBS. I don't know why they don't air Pokemon like that. Maybe it's because a channel had bought something like a "right to air alone" or something.
Nowadays, I just watch them on the Internet.
I usually wake up for them on weekdays at 8, but I don miss a few sometimes. It's fine on weekends- Rival destinies comes on a 11 on CITV.
Well back in my day, watching pokemon Yugioh and a few other shows were a ritual Coming home from school Mon-Fri and on Saturday mornings.after pokemon went from WBNX to cable, i seldom watched it unless i wass at a friends or relatives house. cause its 2012 and we dont have cable.lol. but i useually try to pull it off of youtube or other sites
Yes, I do. Gotta wake up a bit early on Saturdays anyway to do a little house cleaning. :D Though I just don't really watch reruns anymore. I just use DVDs for that.
However, I always catch the newest Japanese episodes at a later time.
That reminds me, I should watch the japanese version.
8:30 AM? O.O
I usually watch it at 7:00PM here then find the english episodes on the internet if I want.
I stay up until 6:30 am so I can watch when it airs in Japan on Thursday mornings at 6 am, but when I was a kid I used to wake up at 6 am to watch it on TV before school.
I don't keep track of the dub, though. The last time I purposely got up for the dub was the Archen episode and that was like over a year ago XD I'll watch it if I'm already up, though.
I haven't watched the episodes the day they air in the USA since 2001 (had been since 1998). After that, I stopped watching the show completely until season 7. Then, I would watch it after I got home from school on a Cartoon Network block called Miguzi, that lasted until the voice cast switched. Then an angry younger me boycotted the show for a couple of years. Now I do watch the show, but never on TV.
Instead, thanks to the miracle of eBay and importing from Australia, I now watch the first 13 seasons on DVD and will wait until 14+ is available on DVD before I really watch Unova's era.
I don't think the show still airs on TV in my country anyway, so I am pretty much forced to use "other means".