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Post by pokemonmaster001 on Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:37 am

Thanks to Nisel, i found a page listing all the banned pokemon episodes, and the reason they were banned.
I coppied the following information directly from serebii.net

As the Pokémon episodes get dubbed and aired in America from Japan, there are sometimes cuts in scenes or in speech. These cuts are censorships, used to protect the children in the designated country. In Japan children are allowed to watch more violent shows and have more swearing and other things in it. Sometimes the Japanese animators had certain things in episodes which were deemed unsuitable for airing in the US and other english speaking countries so they ban the entire episode. With the Pokémon series this happened 3 times in the 1st series and then not again...until the 5th series where an un-expected banning took place. Here are the banned episodes and the reasons why they were banned:

Banned 1
Episode 18: Holiday at Acopaulo (US Name: Beauty and the Beach)

Reason for Banning:
This Episode Was Banned because they gave James clevage so he could win a beauty contest. This took over a lot of the episode which is why when KidsWB aired a cut version of it, it was horribly mutilated and severely cut in time.


Banned 2
Episode 35: The Legend of Dratini

Reason for Banning:
This Episode was banned because of over use of a Projectile Weapon (A Gun), other eps use Guns but none involve the firing of guns towards other people. In the US there were many shootings by children and it was thought best not to subject children to this sort of thing. The lack of this episode also caused a lot of confusion as there were multiple captures by Ash in it which by going by the US airings...just magically appeared

Banned 3
Episode 38: Electric Soldier Porygon

Reason for Banning:
This is the most famous of the banned episodes. It is banned everywhere in the world including Japan. During the episode when Ash and co. are with Porygon in Cyber Space, missiles get fired at them from Team Rocket. Pikachu blasts the missiles with Thunderbolt causing a flashing of red and blue which put 800 Japanese children into hospital with epileptic seizures. After this the show was put on a 4 month hiatus and was almost totally banned with Nintendo to be blamed for it


Banned 4
Episode 252: The Ice Cave

Reason for Banning:
The first episode in almost 4 years that was banned made people think why was this episode banned. This Episode was banned due to some people having a problem with Jynx being a "racial stereotype" and since Jynx was prominently in these episodes, they decided not to air it


Banned 5
Episode 377: Shaking Island Battle! Barboach VS Whiscash!!

Reason for Banning:
The most recent episode has not been aired anywhere in the world, not even Japan. It was originally postponed due to massive earthquakes in the area and since it features Whiscash making Earthquakes it would have been bad taste. However this episode was scheduled for a further Japanese showing but didn't air. Now it has come to the US Airing and it again has been skipped

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Re: Banned Pokemon Episodes

Post by adj1993 on Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:54 am

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Post by nisel97 on Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:39 am

they should air the barbaroch vs wishcash episode. who cares about the earthquake? earthquakes happen all the time in japan.
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Post by Polar on Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:06 pm

Yea tell me about it i lived there and we had tons of earthquakes pretty much every morning I loved them

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Re: Banned Pokemon Episodes

Post by Arkvoodle on Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:29 am

I've seen screenshots of the banned episodes, and some of them were banned for completely stupid reasons. -._-.

And I agree with Nisel, they should air the barboach vs Wishcash episode. I mean, they can't show earthquakes on TV, but they can show them in game?

In Diamond and Pearl there was a bomb for bejeebers sake!

People are too easily offended these days.
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Post by adj1993 on Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:08 am

yeah i agree

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Re: Banned Pokemon Episodes

Post by pokemonmaster001 on Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:58 pm

Arkvoodle wrote:I've seen screenshots of the banned episodes, and some of them were banned for completely stupid reasons. -._-.

And I agree with Nisel, they should air the barboach vs Wishcash episode. I mean, they can't show earthquakes on TV, but they can show them in game?

In Diamond and Pearl there was a bomb for bejeebers sake!

People are too easily offended these days.

Yah, its not like a 10 year old doesn't know what an earthquake is. the only episode i approve tha banning of eventhe slightest bit is the porygon episode, but only because that has to do with safety rather thancontent.

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Post by Arkvoodle on Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:13 am

pokemonmaster001 wrote:
Arkvoodle wrote:I've seen screenshots of the banned episodes, and some of them were banned for completely stupid reasons. -._-.

And I agree with Nisel, they should air the barboach vs Wishcash episode. I mean, they can't show earthquakes on TV, but they can show them in game?

In Diamond and Pearl there was a bomb for bejeebers sake!

People are too easily offended these days.

Yah, its not like a 10 year old doesn't know what an earthquake is. the only episode i approve tha banning of eventhe slightest bit is the porygon episode, but only because that has to do with safety rather thancontent.

Interesting point there. And here's a fact.

The seizures in the Porygon episode were actually caused by Pikachu, not Porygon. But for some reason, our cyber friend hasnt made a single appearence since. Maybe the developers blamed it on Pory because Pikachu was the thing making them their money. Pikachu
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Re: Banned Pokemon Episodes

Post by pokemonmaster001 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:29 pm

that could be it? but you also have to remember that Porygon is a rare pokemon found only in the cyber world, so unless the gang travles back into cyberspace, they wont see porygon. Now if they DID travel into cyberspace and dont come accross a porygon, then i would think that they blamed porygon for the seizure.

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