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|[[File:IL035.png|link=IL035|175px]]<br />[[IL035: The Legend of Dratini|The Legend of Dratini]]
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|[[File:200px-EP038.png|link=IL038|175px]]<br />[[IL038: Electric Soldier Porygon|Electric Soldier Porygon]]
|This episode is banned due to [[Kaiser]] pointing a gun in [[Ash]]'s face and threatening to shoot him and because of [[Jessie]], [[James]], and [[Meowth]] shooting [[Kaiser]] to catch the [[Dratini]]. The episode also contains profanity (for example, James swears at Kaiser.) Also, there is a mistake when [[Ash]] says he found a Rhydon, whereas he actually found a Rhyhorn. Later in the episode Misty mistakenly refers to her Staryu as a Starmie. Also, when intaroggating Kaiser, Meowth has a mustache that people think resembles that of Adolf Hitler (although this was unintentional).
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|This episode is infamous for causing many seizures when first aired. In the episode, [[Pikachu]], in order to stop some missiles, uses a [[Thunderbolt]] attack. This leads to a very large and quick sequence where lights flash very quickly and vividly on screen. Some of these lights were strobe lights being flashed at very high speeds. Many viewers reported dizziness and nausea as a result of this. 685 children were taken to be hospitalized, although only 150 were kept overnight for observation. Despite rumors, there is no evidence to suggest that any of the viewers suffered lasting injury. The episode has never been shown again and has set guidelines for flashing lights in anime. To remove the episode from the public mind, the character [[Porygon]] and its evolutions have never actively appeared again over the course of the series, though they have made a number of cameo appearances.
|November 25, 1997
 
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|[[File:200px-EP038.png|link=IL038|175px]]<br />[[IL038: Electric Soldier Porygon|Denno Shenshi Porygon (Electric Soldier Porygon)]]
 
|This episode is infamous for causing many seizures when first aired. In the episode, Pikachu, in order to stop some missiles, uses a [[Thunderbolt]] attack. This leads to a very large and quick sequence where lights flash very quickly and vividly on screen. Some of these lights were strobe lights being flashed at very high speeds. Many viewers reported dizziness and nausea as a result of this. 685 children were taken to hospital, although only 150 were kept overnight for observation. Also despite rumors there is no evidence to suggest that any of the viewers suffered lasting injury.The episode has never been shown again and has set guidelines for flashing lights in anime. To remove the episode from the public mind, the character Porygon has never appeared again over the course of the series.
 
 
|December 16, 1997
 
|December 16, 1997
 
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|[[File:AG101-unaired.png|link=AG101: Battle of the Shaking Island! Barboach vs. Whiscash!|175px]]<br />[[AG101: Battle of the Shaking Island! Barboach vs. Whiscash!!!|Yureru Shima no Tatakai! Dojoach Vs Namazun!!]]
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|[[File:AG101-unaired.png|link=AG101: Battle of the Shaking Island! Barboach vs. Whiscash!|175px]]<br />[[AG101: Battle of the Shaking Island! Barboach vs. Whiscash!!!|Battle of the Shaking Island! Barboach vs. Whiscash!!!]]
 
|This episode revolves around a bunch of [[Whiscash]] causing an [[earthquake]]. It was removed and never aired anywhere, including Japan, due to similarities to the Chuetsu earthquakes of October 23, 2004.
 
|This episode revolves around a bunch of [[Whiscash]] causing an [[earthquake]]. It was removed and never aired anywhere, including Japan, due to similarities to the Chuetsu earthquakes of October 23, 2004.
 
|Unaired
 
|Unaired
 
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|[[File:BW023(2).png|link=BW023|175px]][[File:BW024.png|link=BW024|175px]][[BW023: Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma (Part 1)|Rocket Gang Vs Team Plasma Parts 1]][[BW024: Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma (Part 2)| and 2]]
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|[[File:BW023(2).png|link=BW023|175px]][[File:BW024.png|link=BW024|175px]]Team Rocket[[BW023: Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma (Part 1)|&nbsp;vs Team Plasma Parts 1]][[BW024: Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma (Part 2)| and 2]]
|This episode was set to air in Japan but was delayed in because of the '''Great East Japan Earthquake''' which also caused a Tsunami. The episode also featured [[Castelia City]] being destroyed. It is currently unknown when they will air in Japan and other countries.
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|This episode was set to air in Japan but was delayed in because of the '''Great East Japan Earthquake,''' which also caused a tsunami. It may have also been delayed due to [[Castelia City]] being destroyed. By the time Team Plasma finally appeared almost two years later, the episodes had been retconned out of continuity, and it is highly unlikely that they'll ever air in any country.
 
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| rowspan="3" |[[IL018: Beauty and the Beach|Beauty and the Beach]]
 
|This episode revolves around all the female characters entering a swimsuit competition, including [[James]], who, in order to enter, buys a pair of inflatable breasts. The episode is notable for one scene where James is waving his fake breasts in other's faces for comedic effect. The image has become a quite popular GIF on the internet. The scene that got it banned was later removed from the English dub, but it was badly cut however.
 
| rowspan="3" |July 29, 1997
 
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|[[File:IL018.jpg|link=IL018: Beauty and the Beach|175px]]<br />[[IL018: Beauty and the Beach|Beauty and the Beach]]
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|This episode revolves around all the female characters entering a swimsuit competition, including [[James]], who, in order to enter, buys a pair of inflatable breasts. The episode is notable for one scene where James is waving his fake breasts in other's faces for comedic effect. The image has become a quite popular on the internet. The scene that got it banned was later removed from the English dub, but it was badly cut.
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|July 29, 1997
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*This episode aired only twice in America.
 
*This episode aired only twice in America.
 
*You can get this episode in the Pokémon: Orange Islands DVD pack.
 
*You can get this episode in the Pokémon: Orange Islands DVD pack.
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|[[File:IL035.png|link=IL035|175px]]<br />[[IL035: The Legend of Dratini|The Legend of Dratini]]
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|This episode is banned due to [[Kaiser]] pointing a gun in [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]]'s face and threatening to shoot him and because of [[Jessie]], [[James]], and [[Meowth]] firing several missed shots at [[Kaiser]] to catch the [[Dratini]].
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|November 25, 1997
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||[[File:JE134.jpg|link=JE134|175px]]<br />[[JE134: The Ice Cave|The Ice Cave]]
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|The first banned episode in 4 years. This episode is banned because of [[Jynx]]'s racial stereotype appearance which appears to offend many people in the [[:wikipedia:United States|United States]] on whom are African-Americans. Because of this, the episode wasn't aired by 4Kids Entertainment.
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|May 30, 2002
 
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A Banned Episode is an episode of the Pokémon anime that was removed from the original lineup of episodes. Several episodes of the anime have been banned for different reasons.

WorldwideEdit

Episode Information Air Date
200px-EP038
Electric Soldier Porygon
This episode is infamous for causing many seizures when first aired. In the episode, Pikachu, in order to stop some missiles, uses a Thunderbolt attack. This leads to a very large and quick sequence where lights flash very quickly and vividly on screen. Some of these lights were strobe lights being flashed at very high speeds. Many viewers reported dizziness and nausea as a result of this. 685 children were taken to be hospitalized, although only 150 were kept overnight for observation. Despite rumors, there is no evidence to suggest that any of the viewers suffered lasting injury. The episode has never been shown again and has set guidelines for flashing lights in anime. To remove the episode from the public mind, the character Porygon and its evolutions have never actively appeared again over the course of the series, though they have made a number of cameo appearances. December 16, 1997
AG101-unaired
Battle of the Shaking Island! Barboach vs. Whiscash!!!
This episode revolves around a bunch of Whiscash causing an earthquake. It was removed and never aired anywhere, including Japan, due to similarities to the Chuetsu earthquakes of October 23, 2004. Unaired
175pxBW024Team Rocket vs Team Plasma Parts 1 and 2 This episode was set to air in Japan but was delayed in because of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which also caused a tsunami. It may have also been delayed due to Castelia City being destroyed. By the time Team Plasma finally appeared almost two years later, the episodes had been retconned out of continuity, and it is highly unlikely that they'll ever air in any country. Unaired

Removed by 4KidsEdit

Episode Information Air Date Notes:
IL018
Beauty and the Beach
This episode revolves around all the female characters entering a swimsuit competition, including James, who, in order to enter, buys a pair of inflatable breasts. The episode is notable for one scene where James is waving his fake breasts in other's faces for comedic effect. The image has become a quite popular on the internet. The scene that got it banned was later removed from the English dub, but it was badly cut. July 29, 1997
  • This episode aired only twice in America.
  • You can get this episode in the Pokémon: Orange Islands DVD pack.
IL035
The Legend of Dratini
This episode is banned due to Kaiser pointing a gun in Ash's face and threatening to shoot him and because of Jessie, James, and Meowth firing several missed shots at Kaiser to catch the Dratini. November 25, 1997
JE134
The Ice Cave
The first banned episode in 4 years. This episode is banned because of Jynx's racial stereotype appearance which appears to offend many people in the United States on whom are African-Americans. Because of this, the episode wasn't aired by 4Kids Entertainment. May 30, 2002

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