Here’s Why These 5 Pokemon Episodes Are Banned!

[5] “Battle of the Quaking Island! Dojoach vs. Namazun!!” (Episode 101 of advanced series)

The ban of this episode following a bunch of earthquakes, ended up removing the moves Earthquake, Fissure, and Magnitude along with this episode.

[4] Pikachu & Pichu 

The Japanese narrator of the short, Sakai Noriko, was arrested in 2009 and later convicted of possession and abuse of drugs. Because of this the short was “banned” in Japan, it hasn’t re-aired or been released on home video or VOD since then. As such, it was the only theatrical Pikachu short to be excluded from the Pikachu The Movie Premium Box: 1998-2010.

[3] Holiday Hi-Jynx! (Episode 39)

This episode featured an unedited version of Jynx, a Pokemon which resembled a 1930’s racist cartoon due to it’s black skin and features. The Jynx also happened to be owned by Santa Claus in this episode, though the version of Jynx shown was the cause of the short death of this episode. The episode intended to be episode 39 and was later re-released with tons of necessary edits later on.

[2] The Ice Cave (Episode.250)

The Ice Cave was another Jynx episode pulled by the company due to it’s racist resemblance of African-American women. After this episode was pulled, Jynx was later edited purple in order to keep this Pokemon in the series.

[1] The Legend of Dratini (Episode 35) ミニリュウのでんせつ

The 35th episode of the Pokémon anime that aired in Japan on November 25, 1997 was banned in the United States due to the use of handguns and other firearms throughout the episode. Several scenes in this episode were at the Safari Zone, which included guns being pointed at Ash, Misty, and Brock, and even being fired at Jessie, James, and Meowth. In one scene Ash is threatened with a gun directly pointed at his head, which is why this episode never aired in the United States.

 

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