During 2000, the episode was finally dubbed and aired twice before disappearing once again. The Japanese versions of and have the edited version while has the original version. He doesn't realize this until later, and by that time, Team Rocket has picked it up, determined to make use of all the information within. The official reason has never been confirmed, but many believe that the episode's title may have had something to do with it. An elderly man also stares at Misty's breasts, and in the original Japanese says that he will be looking forward to having fun with her in a few years.
Likely banned due to the 's resemblance to traditional Japanese architecture. Likely banned due to 's traditional Japanese clothing. These episodes generally covered elements of Japanese culture, such as sumo wrestling and geishas. This episode was banned due to Ash wearing dark face paint resembling during the second half of the episode in order to imitate the appearance of a. With the help of his Slurpuff's talented nose, Sawyer manages to track down his prized possession, and he and Ash battle together to send Team Rocket blasting off again. As the episodes have yet to air in Japan, dubs of the episode have yet to be shown around the world. Frogadier pulls off the win, but it's a close one, and afterward, it's clear that the two Pokï¿½mon are itching for a rematch.
Postponed episodes and temporary bans Some episodes were pulled off the air for a period of time for various reasons but were aired on a later date. However, in France's , the episode is available. Likely banned due to the prominence of the , whose outfits are based on those of Japanese culture. Together, they must search their world for all 150 Pokemon, while avoiding the likes of Team Rocket and their Pokemon, Meowth. They now need to stop any evil power before time runs out. The humans soon figured out that Digimons are in fact, not bad, the situation made them bad.
Ten-year-old Ash aspires to be the greatest Pokemon pocket monster trainer in the world. Likely banned due to the depiction of traditional Japanese clothing and architecture. The banning of this episode left a major plot hole and a continuity error in the English dub, as this was the episode where Ash captured all 30 of his. This creates a continuity error, as Ash wins his fourth match in this episode. This creates a continuity error in which Ash wins the , which 's would later pick up to evolve into a in.
Also, it was added to the rotation on in 2011, and still was included in Cartoon Network's online streaming services. Likely banned due to 's samurai-like clothing. Temporarily banned episodes in the United States After the events of , this episode was taken out of rotation. After defeating evil forces from the Digiworld four years ago, the kids had again got a task on hand. Ash seems to be firmly in command. Then, they decide to battle against each other! After this episode aired, a woman named wrote an article stating that , which was featured prominently in the episode, is a negative stereotype of African-Americans related to characters in. The episode is no longer banned and continues to air.
This episode, which was set to debut and , was postponed due to the almost a week before the episode was scheduled to air in Japan. They are also banned in and were replaced by and respectively. Sawyer heads off to challenge the Coumarine Gym, while Serena has her eye on the Pokï¿½mon Showcase in Dendemille Town, on the way to Ash's next Gym battle in Anistar City! Generally the banned episodes contained overt ; however, the last banned episodes occurred during the. When started to air Pokémon, the episode was put back into rotation. Because the episode never aired, instead debuted in , but only in a minor role, and never learned the location of onscreen. This creates a continuity error, as Ash wins the in this episode.
It is also available on , and streaming services. It also appears to be retconned out of continuity with the English dub, although is seen in the following episode. They would leave their real world and go to the Digiworld right after school. Likely banned due to having Pokémon sumo wrestle, a Japanese style of fighting. They also are not available on the re-release of. List of banned episodes Note: the reasons given below may not have been corroborated officially. This creates a continuity error, as Ash wins the in this episode.
This creates a continuity error, as the continues from where this one left off. The images should not contain any sexually explicit content, race hatred material or other offensive symbols or images. Soon afterward, the episode was pulled from rotation and is not believed to have aired since 2000. Banned episodes in Japan The Japanese narrator of the short, Sakai Noriko, was arrested in 2009 and later convicted of possession and abuse of drugs. This creates a continuity error, as Ash wins the in this episode. This episode was temporarily banned after.