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PokeAwesome94
June 9th, 2012, 01:36 PM
Does anyone else want all banned and unaired episodes edited and released in english? They could do like they did last time they had a heap of unaired episodes and made it into Pokémon Chronicles.

I understand if they wouldn't want to release an edited version of Electric Soldier Porygon, since that episode caused a lot of trouble and might not feel safe to view even if edited.

I don't really care about the recap episodes since there's nothing new there, just thought I'd add it to the list to make it complete.

Some of these episodes don't have an official english title, so their names vary depending on the website. I've used Serebii.net for all Japanese translations, except for episode 40, because I couldn't find it there. The translation for episode 40 is from Bulbapedia.

Most of the episodes descriptions are from Bulbapedia and some are from Wikipedia. Some information from Serebii.net are also tucked in here and there. Descriptions from both Serebii.net and Bulbapedia were used on the Pikachu shorts. The descriptions for Dawn's New Journey! and Pewter Gym - The Biggest Crisis Ever were posted by Serebii on Serebiiforums.com.

Here's a loooong list of all banned, unaired and delayed episodes with the reason for banning / description.
Don't qoute the entire list just the part you're reffering to, or else this will start to look messy!
Credit to Bulbapedia, Wikipedia and Serebii.net


Banned episodes:

Episode 18 - Beauty and the Beach

This episode was initially banned when the episodes were first dubbed for airing in the United States. During 2000, the episode was finally dubbed and aired twice before disappearing once again. It was banned because James wore an inflatable body suit to give him large breasts in order to win a beauty contest. It also appears to be retconned out of continuity with the English dub, although Brutella is seen in the following episode.



Episode 35 - The Legend of Dratini

This episode was banned due to the prevalent usage of handguns throughout the episode. The Safari Zone warden points a gun at Ash's head, and even shoots the gun at Team Rocket. This may or may not also be banned because of a scene where James and Meowth hold a police-style interrogation. In the scene, Meowth wears a mustache resembling that of Adolf Hitler.
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 Tauros. As this is the Safari Zone episode, it also makes the Safari Zone unseen in the English anime, though it is mentioned in the two episodes that took place before it.
Several cast members have revealed this episode was in fact purchased and dubbed into English by 4Kids, but the episode was held back by the censors and has never aired. This would explain why clips from the episode have been used in several music videos produced for the 4Kids dub, though it is uncertain 4Kids actually dubbed this episode as Eric Stuart confirmed they didn't dub it at all.

Episode 38 - Electric Soldier Porygon

Known as the "seizure episode," this episode has been banned worldwide after airing only once in Japan. One particular scene of this episode had a series of flashing lights, which caused a total of approximately 685 Japanese children, 375 girls and 310 boys to be sent to the hospital with symptoms of epilepsy. The show went on hiatus for months, delayed the episodes Holiday Hi-Jynx and Snow Way Out!, and cancelled the airing of the New Years Eve episode. The episode also forced the producers to go back through the previous episodes and dim the lighting on them so as not to cause an accident of this magnitude again.

According to the late Maddie Balustein, the then voice of Meowth in the 4Kids dub, this episode was in fact purchased and dubbed into English by 4Kids using a censored version of the scene with the flashing lights, but the episode was still banned worldwide and not allowed to be aired.



Episode 250 - The Ice Cave

This episode, much like episode 65 "Holiday Hi-Jynx", (though that episode was only removed from rotation in one country) was also banned because of the appearance of the controversial Pokémon Jynx. Some people believed Jynx was a racial stereotype of Africans because of its big pink lips and pure black skin, or that it looked like a blackface actress.Jynx was later re-edited and given purple skin instead in later episodes.
The episode was also banned because of the disease influenza going around (the symptoms were SARS-like). In this episode Team Rocket doused Ash and his friends with cold water inside an icy cave, causing Brock to come down with symptoms similar to influenza, though according to Carole Boston Weatherford, who critisized Jynx for being a racial stereotype, the SARS part is a myth, and the episode was skipped due to the controversial version of Jynx.



Episode 377 - Shaking Island Battle! Barboach VS Whiscash!!

This episode was scheduled to be broadcast on November 4, 2004. However, not long before, a devastating earthquake struck Japan. Believing it would have been insensitive to air an episode about earthquakes mere weeks after the disaster, it was postponed. However, it never got around to airing and was soon forgotten.





Unaired episodes & shorts:





Episode 40 - It's New Year's Eve! Pocket Monsters Encore


This episode was scheduled to be broadcast December 31, 1997, between Holiday Hi-Jynx and Snow Way Out! However, following the Electric Soldier Porygon incident, the schedule was re-organized and this episode was never actually aired. No trailer for this episode has ever been seen, nor is any further information known apart from its Japanese title.



Short - Slowking's Day

This is an anime short about 3 minutes long. The special is based on the life of the Slowking that was featured in the second Pokémon movie, The Power of One. Slowking's life on Shamouti Island is very simple and carefree. The special was never released outside of Japan, likely due to its short length. It was intended to be an extra for The Power of One.




Special episode - Dawn's New Journey!

After her journey with Ash, Dawn has decided to travel to a new region in order to continue her quest to be the best Pokémon Co-Ordinator, like her mother. However, when she has to decide the Pokémon to take with her, she starts to struggle. Going to Professor Rowan's for advice, she meets Cinco, a new trainer who is conflicted with what Pokémon to choose to start her journey...



Special episode - Pewter Gym - The Biggest Crisis Ever

Having returned home from his journey with Ash through the Sinnoh region to become a Pokémon Doctor, Brock soon finds that home isn't as relaxing as usual as the Pewter Gym is about to be hit by an official inspection. Brock has to put his plans aside to help sort the gym out for the inspection...





Delayed episodes:




Episode 682 & 683 - Team Rocket VS Team Plasma (Part 1 & 2)

These episodes were postponed because of Castelia City's destruction, featured as a main event of these episodes. They were supposed to be aired at the end of March, shortly after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. There are plans to air them at some point in the future because of their importance in the anime's plot, but no specific 2012 dates have been cited, nor have been talked about since.

Team Rocket VS Team Plasma Promo (only footage ever released):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCe5PWdu3m8





Unaired recap episodes:

All of these episodes are summaries with a clips from that season and a narrator voice.


Episode 397 - Ash & May! Heated Battles in Hoenn!


Episode 516 - Ash & Dawn! Head For A New Adventure


Episode 588 - Mysterious Creatures: Pokémon!





Pikachu shorts:


Pikachu's Ghost Festival!

Not much is known of this short at all. It is being shown on the ANA flights on the Pokémon Jumbo Jet between the 1st and the 31st of August in 2005. While having a picnic, Pikachu & Co. find out about a nearby Ghost Festival. They go and investigate and find the festival full of Ghost Pokémon from Gastle to Gengar to Banette.


Pikachu's Exploration Club

This short first aired on ANA flights from August 1 to August 31, 2005. On their travels, while playing near a river. Pikachu & co. discover that the water has dried up and the river is no more. Pikachu & co. decide to investigate and try to restore the river. Will they be able to do it and go for their swim?


Pikachu's Great Ice Adventure

This short first aired on ANA domestic flights from August 1 to August 29, 2007, and was later released on DVD in Japan on April 25, 2008. While playing in the ocean near a tropical resort, Pikachu & Co. get in a scuffle with Team Rocket's Pokémon. This scuffle causes the Pokémon to wind up miles away in an Ice-covered Paradise. However, when they get there, they are seperated soon find that certain Pokémon in the area require their assistance. Will they be able to reunite with their friends and help these Pokémon out?


Pikachu's Sparkling Search

This short first aired in Japan on August 1-29, 2008, on even numbered ANA Nippon Flights. While playing in a forest, Pikachu & Piplup end up getting seperated from their trainers. Worried, they soon find the Spiky-eared Pichu who promises to help them get back to their trainers through the city. However, Meowth is nearby and has a nefarious scheme of his own. Will they get back?


Pikachu's Really Mysterious Adventure

This short aired from August 1, 2010 to August 29, 2010 on even numbered ANA Nippon Flights and was later released on DVD in Japan in July 2011. It had its TV premiere on October 20, 2011 in Japan. While playing in a city, Pikachu & co. encounter an Unown who pulls them into a parallel world. This world features a change in physics and has the Pokémon appearing in different sizes or disobeying laws of gravity. Pikachu & co, eager to get back, try to find the Unown in order to return home. Can they do it? 3D shorts:


Pokémon 3D Adventure: Find Mew!


http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/1/1d/PK14.png


This short aired in theaters from March 18th, 2005 until September 25th, 2005. Afterward, 23 theaters started playing it again on October 4th, 2005 with a new ending theme.

More info:
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/PK14
http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/movies/3d_search_myuu/search_myuu.html



Pokémon 4D: Pikachu's Ocean Adventure


http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/8/89/PK16.png


This short only English screenings was at Jordan's Furniture MOM Theater in Avon, Massachusetts (http://www.jordans.com/About-Us/Charities/Key-Partner-Programs/MOM-Theater-Donations.aspx). If you own a 3D or 4D cinema you can order the short from SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment (http://www.simex-iwerks.com/Default.asp?id=4&l=1&mcat_pid=113) (which is a company specializing in 2D, 3D and 4D movies and equipment).

"Pikachu, Meowth, and all their friends are having a great time in the sun, but it just wouldn't be the world of Pokémon without a little adventure! So they're off to find the Wailord's Tear, an ancient treasure buried within a sunken pirate ship! And look who's joining them -- some Legendary Pokémon, and even the audience when they put on special 3D glasses that will immerse them in this new Pokémon adventure more than they've ever seen before!" - Big Movie Zone (http://www.bigmoviezone.com/filmsearch/movies/index.html?uniq=550)

More info:
http://www.bigmoviezone.com/filmsearch/movies/index.html?uniq=550
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/PK16
http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/movies/3d_sea_adventure/pikachu_big_sea_adventure.html
http://www.simex-iwerks.com/Default.asp?id=4&l=1&mcat_pid=113


Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTagVQQKQ78


Clip:

http://www.simex-iwerks.com/Default.asp?id=4&l=1&mcat_pid=113 (click "WATCH ON OUR WEBSITE")
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZNHXpHjJ8Q


Japanese commercials:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qQWgjDWSS8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDmp1PEGwro
Links for more information:


http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Banned_episodes (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Banned_episodes)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_episodes_removed_from_rotation
http://serebii.net/anime/banned.shtml
http://www.pokezam.com/anime/banned.php
http://psypokes.com/anime/censor.php

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pikachu_shorts





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CliveKoopa
June 9th, 2012, 10:18 PM
I absolutely want to see all banned/skipped episodes dubbed and aired in English. It will probably never happen though.

Charicific
June 9th, 2012, 11:28 PM
Skipped Episodes YES....Banned Episodes....don't really mind them.

Hikamaru
June 10th, 2012, 12:30 AM
I don't want the banned episodes edited and dubbed, you know how bad they were.

For the skipped episodes, dub them please cos I really wanted to see the Brock and Dawn specials and I was disappointed non-Japanese viewers did not get these episodes.

Mynewusernameiskuzronkjustlookthatup
June 10th, 2012, 12:39 AM
No one in the target adduince will care about these episodes with really old pokemon and dubbing Electric Soldier Porygon would be plain stupid and it's banned worldwide

PokeAwesome94
June 10th, 2012, 10:07 AM
Originally Posted by TylerSymes
No one in the target adduince will care about these episodes with really old pokemon

Plan: Edit, dub and release the banned and skipped episodes as a collection of episodes named as Pokémon Chronicles 2 or Pokémon Untold Stories or something like that.

Result: every 10 year old Pokémon fan will jump on the bandwagon like the sheep they are. They don't care what part of the anime they watch as long as it's Pokémon. Do you think many people cared about the episodes that were missing before they turned it into Pokemon Chronicles? No, not until they put those episodes together to a special collection of episodes. When they started airing that people watched and enjoyed it. Soon they'll have enough banned and skipped episodes to do that again. Btw, the older the Pokémon, the better the generation and anime.


Originally Posted by TylerSymes
dubbing Electric Soldier Porygon would be plain stupid and it's banned worldwide

Duh. As I said before:
Originally Posted by PokeAwesome94
I understand if they wouldn't want to release an edited version of Electric Soldier Porygon, since that episode caused a lot of trouble and might not feel safe to view even if edited.
and
Originally Posted by PokeAwesome94
this episode has been banned worldwide after airing only once in Japan

Btw, according to the late Maddie Blaustein, the then voice of Meowth in the 4Kids dub, this episode was purchased and dubbed into English by 4Kids using a censored version of the scene with the flashing lights, but the episode was still banned worldwide and not allowed to be aired.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pokemon:_Banned_Episodes#Denn.C5.8D_Senshi_Porygon

Mynewusernameiskuzronkjustlookthatup
June 10th, 2012, 10:16 AM
I used to always think Pokémon Chronicles was a spin-off (The cartoon network ad made me think so) that had nothing to do with the normal anime and i knew about all that for years and most 10 year olds would rather watch their pokemon from their games on tv like Oshawott

PokeAwesome94
June 10th, 2012, 11:30 AM
Originally Posted by TylerSymes
I used to always think Pokémon Chronicles was a spin-off (The cartoon network ad made me think so) that had nothing to do with the normal anime and i knew about all that for years and most 10 year olds would rather watch their pokemon from their games on tv like OshawottI think that if Cartoon Network would have a weekend marathon with edited english dub versions of all banned and skipped episodes a lot of people would watch it. Even those noobs who don't know anything about gen 1 & 2. They'll watch what's available.

Otter Mii-kun
June 12th, 2012, 05:53 PM
I'm all for the idea of editing and releasing the banned and unaired episodes, accompanied by a disclaimer before the start of each said episode and explanation as to why it was banned or unaired (similar to Whoopi Goldberg's introduction on the Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol. 2 DVD set explaining to viewers about racial stereotypes such as Mammy Two-Shoes). When put on a DVD collection, the box will likely include a printed disclaimer on the back such as "(DVD set name) is intended for the adult collector and is not/may not be suitable for children."
However, as for the "seizures" episode, that'll never see the light of day. I believe the reason why it's banned worldwide is due to some kind of treaty (or even an United Nations or World Trade Organization order) at the behest of the Japanese government.

Playful_Weasel
June 15th, 2012, 01:53 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing the episodes in English (or in my case Spanish) - I seen a few episodes with English subtitles, but I find the subtitles too distracting.

PlatinumDude
June 15th, 2012, 03:58 AM
The only banned episodes I want to see dubbed are Legend of Dratini and Electric Soldier Porygon. 4Kids could've cut out the scene where Kaiser pointed the gun at Ash in the former or toned down the lights of Pikachu's Thunderbolt in the latter (and to top it all off, Porygon wasn't even responsible for the ban!).

Regarding the Team Plasma episodes, I would've liked to see them aired because they were Team Plasma's debut episodes. It would've also been interesting if Ash and co. ran into Team Plasma on several occasions after the episodes aired.

Mentalii
June 15th, 2012, 06:18 AM
I don't mind, as long as you can find them with subtitles, I don't need to watch them dubbed. And anyway, I prefer the episodes with subtitles, the japanese voices are way better to my mind.

~Ryukaa
June 15th, 2012, 06:51 AM
I'm personally fine the way they are, now. Although, the DP special episodes would be nice to have dubbed. Other than that, I'm alright with subs for the banned episodes.

Mynewusernameiskuzronkjustlookthatup
June 15th, 2012, 07:21 AM
The only banned episodes I want to see dubbed are Legend of Dratini and Electric Soldier Porygon. 4Kids could've cut out the scene where Kaiser pointed the gun at Ash in the former or toned down the lights of Pikachu's Thunderbolt in the latter (and to top it all off, Porygon wasn't even responsible for the ban!).

Regarding the Team Plasma episodes, I would've liked to see them aired because they were Team Plasma's debut episodes. It would've also been interesting if Ash and co. ran into Team Plasma on several occasions after the episodes aired.

>Legend of Dratini
Guns get pointed a few times in that episode and they should have just edited the scenes and have a music video to fill in time

> Electric Soldier Porygon
They did but the Japan govement banned it worldwide

Mighty Earth Sage
June 16th, 2012, 03:48 AM
What was up with not showing the recap episodes? I've always loved watching recap episodes in shows like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Naruto.

chella182
June 17th, 2012, 10:48 AM
I absolutely want to see all banned/skipped episodes dubbed and aired in English. It will probably never happen though.

This, pretty much. I have watched the subbed version of The Legend of Dratini, but that's about it. Would love to see Electric Soldier Porygon especially, but that one in particular probably won't ever see the light of day again, especially not in English.

PokeAwesome94
June 19th, 2012, 03:39 PM
The only banned episodes I want to see dubbed are Legend of Dratini and Electric Soldier Porygon. 4Kids could've cut out the scene where Kaiser pointed the gun at Ash in the former or toned down the lights of Pikachu's Thunderbolt in the latter (and to top it all off, Porygon wasn't even responsible for the ban!).

As I said in my first post:
It's rumored that Legend of Dratini has been dubbed by 4kids. Several cast members has said that it has been dubbed, but Eric Stuart (the previous voice of Brock and James) claims it hasn't been dubbed.
A censored version of Electric Soldier Porygon has been dubbed by 4kids.

4kids probably have those episodes hidden away in some studio or archive somewhere.

So if you feel like it you can go all Mission Impossible on 4kids, I wont stop you. (DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!) Just kidding. ;)

Nwakaego
June 26th, 2012, 10:55 PM
I would like that.

Though even more so would I like them to take all seasons and sub them and release them in the West in DVD and Blu-Ray. It isn't fair that, for all I'm aware, you have the choice of watching dub, or being a pirate. I'd buy the heck out of some Pokemon seasons subbed and unedited. No doughnut riceballs, Japanese language and intro intact, just good old original Pokemon.

I want that. Especially considering that the original Japanese DVDs are insanely expensive.

PokeAwesome94
July 5th, 2012, 09:06 AM
Added the two Pokémon 3D shorts (about time, been lazy).

I think that amusement parks with 3D or 4D cinemas could start screening Pokémon 4D: Pikachu's Ocean Adventure, since I think it would be popular and it's already dubbed and all.
Pokémon 3D Adventure: Find Mew! could quite easily be dubbed since Pikachu shorts usually only have a couple of lines by Ash and the gang at the beginning and the end + the narrator's voice. Amusment parks could start screening that one too as soon as it's been dubbed.

I'd also like to see all current Pikachu shorts (the 3D shorts too) dubbed and released as a DVD box. The 3D shorts would be released as non-3D versions.

droomph
July 5th, 2012, 07:45 PM
I've always wanted to see Dawn's Cyndaquil in English evolve before I die (because Japanese is something that is coming verrry slowly for me) so yessss

Other than that...I would like the Wishcash (hth you spell that) episode aired, as that has nothing against the rules, just was forgotten. Same goes for all the other "forgotten" episodes.

As for the Porygon one, I would like to see it re-edited (I'm sure that the computers and HDTVs today can handle a less traumatizing experience) but likely not going to happen.

And the other ones with a reason to be banned (like BEWBS) they shouldn't be aiirrrrrred but they should come in a VHS or something (like all the other Pokémon episodes) but with a warning yes.

PokeAwesome94
July 6th, 2012, 08:01 AM
As for the Porygon one, I would like to see it re-edited (I'm sure that the computers and HDTVs today can handle a less traumatizing experience) but likely not going to happen.

As I said in my first post:
According to the late Maddie Balustein, the then voice of Meowth in the 4Kids dub, this episode was in fact purchased and dubbed into English by 4Kids using a censored version of the scene with the flashing lights, but the episode was still banned worldwide and not allowed to be aired.

Hikamaru
July 6th, 2012, 08:49 PM
I've always wanted to see Dawn's Cyndaquil in English evolve before I die (because Japanese is something that is coming verrry slowly for me) so yessss

Yeah, I guess we English dub followers will have to wait until Best Wishes 2 airs dubbed before we can finally see Dawn with Quilava.

I guess the Dawn and Brock specials were intended only for Japanese audiences so I guess that's why they were never dubbed which is a bit of a shame.

ShinyUmbreon189
July 6th, 2012, 08:54 PM
Well, I may not follow pokemon episodes what so ever anymore but I would like to see the old episodes again and the banned ones in english. They banned them for stupid reasons, just cuz there are handguns on a screen doesn't mean they involved in a gang, mafia, mob, etc. They make no sense. I was just using it as an example.

PokeAwesome94
July 8th, 2012, 07:56 AM
I would like to see the old episodes again

You can watch Pokémon episodes free, legally and internationally at http://www.pokemon.com/us/tv-episodes/pokemon-episode-guide/
Not all episodes are here yet, but more are added every friday. Enjoy. ;)

They banned them for stupid reasons, just cuz there are handguns on a screen doesn't mean they involved in a gang, mafia, mob, etc. They make no sense. I was just using it as an example.

They should air those that were banned/delayed because of earthquakes. What I think is ridiculous is that episode 250 - The Ice Cave was banned because they thought that a black Jynx was a racial stereotype. No sane company would intentionally make a product with racial stereotypes. It was just a coincidence, but of course it gets blown out of proportion. The only episode that has a good reason for being banned is Electric Soldier Porygon.

death_note
July 20th, 2012, 10:54 PM
I vote yes, and I really want to see the one episode where James had tits LOL

Riptobazooka
July 21st, 2012, 07:15 PM
Well, CN, Do not air Team Plasma vs. Team Rocket... I see what the Pokemon Did To Destroy Several Buildings in Castelia City. Also, It's boring.

PokeAwesome94
July 23rd, 2012, 08:38 AM
I vote yes, and I really want to see the one episode where James had tits LOL

That's episode 18 - Beauty and the Beach. It has been aired as a shortened and censored English dub, but the Japanese version is completely uncensored.

atmmachine11
July 30th, 2012, 11:15 AM
Kind of unrelated, but I would like a dvd with all the pokemon shorts on it at least...I dont care for the banned ones, and do not know about the unaired ones.

Pidgey
July 30th, 2012, 11:31 AM
To be honest, no. I'd have nothing against the shorts and extra episodes that weren't aired being dubbed, as well as the Team Plasma one, since that is one I personally really want to see, however all the banned episodes should just stay as they were. They were all banned for reasons after all, such as being inappropriate for the age range that the show is being aimed at, or including something that may have been offensive to a range of people, and even if they were edited, they already have a reputation, and as most of them were from the first season, I don't really see how they'd bring them out into the open without starting off from the first season again.

hassanabdullah45k
July 31st, 2012, 10:01 AM
guyz, is a kiss under the mistletoe or a night under the mistletoe really an episode ?
If so, what happens in it ?
i heard a rumor that ash and misty kiss ?

Xander Olivieri
August 6th, 2012, 06:39 PM
A few of the episodes were banned by the US government so those of us in the US will never see those banned episodes in the US as no place can sell them. Most noted ones are the christmas one with Jynx just cause she's black and the Safari Zone one where the warden pulls a shot gun on Ash.

rohaan66
August 7th, 2012, 01:52 AM
Im sure everyone wants to see all the banned/unaired episodes! Its ok if you find them subbed but dubbed would be awesome! I have seen the christmas one with jynx and it is dubbed. I dont know whether it was supposed to be or not:S

PokeAwesome94
August 8th, 2012, 01:01 AM
all the banned episodes should just stay as they were. They were all banned for reasons after all, such as being inappropriate for the age range that the show is being aimed at, or including something that may have been offensive to a range of people, and even if they were edited, they already have a reputation, and as most of them were from the first season, I don't really see how they'd bring them out into the open without starting off from the first season again.

A few of the episodes were banned by the US government so those of us in the US will never see those banned episodes in the US as no place can sell them. Most noted ones are the christmas one with Jynx just cause she's black and the Safari Zone one where the warden pulls a shot gun on Ash.


One Idea would be that they upload them to pokemon.com and that only registered members that are 15, 16 or 18 and over can watch them or that you have to fill in your date of birth before you watch it. Those episodes that are banned in a country can't be viewed by those who have their accounts registered from that country or an IP-adress from that country.

They should probably also do what Otter Mii-kun said:

releasing the banned and unaired episodes, accompanied by a disclaimer before the start of each said episode and explanation as to why it was banned or unaired (similar to Whoopi Goldberg's introduction on the Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol. 2 DVD set explaining to viewers about racial stereotypes such as Mammy Two-Shoes).



I don't think that the Jynx episode should be banned. That's just ridiculous.

nickstr
September 2nd, 2012, 08:02 PM
guyz, is a kiss under the mistletoe or a night under the mistletoe really an episode ?
If so, what happens in it ?
i heard a rumor that ash and misty kiss ?

No its not a real episode at all, although Under the Mistletoe is a song on Pokemon Christmas Bash. If it was real I would have seen it by now as I have something of an obsession with Misty and have been trying to hunt down every single episode or short she has ever been seen in.

kokotko
September 11th, 2012, 10:34 AM
In fact I managed to get all the banned episodes. Some are raw Japanese, but mostly subbed, so it doesn't matter. It's hard, very hard to find some. Big prize once you make it!

awolfsquared
September 11th, 2012, 05:19 PM
Some of the episodes are banned for special reasons. "Electric Soldier Porygon" was banned because it caused seizures. "The Legend of Dratini" was banned for the use of guns. "The Ice Cave" was banned for Jynx being mistaking for a black stereotype and was considered racist. "The Beauty and the Beach" was banned after it aired for James' inflatable breast. These are pretty legitimate reasons and I doubt they would release them on TV or maybe even on DVD, especially Electric Soldier Porygon. I wouldn't mine seeing them released and dub in English, but it's very unlikely.
I think they should at least release the episodes banned cause of the earthquakes and they definitely should release the Plasma vs Team Rocket episodes to continue the story.

For the unaired shorts and movies, they should air those, cause there's no real reason for them to not release them.

AresTheAwesome
September 12th, 2012, 09:04 AM
I used to always think Pokémon Chronicles was a spin-off (The cartoon network ad made me think so) that had nothing to do with the normal anime and i knew about all that for years and most 10 year olds would rather watch their pokemon from their games on tv like Oshawott

I agree, we can already watch most of them on the internet, and the target audience (which always has an advantage over us, the older audience) is the reason they were banned in the first place, because it's simply not good for children to watch. I've seen most of them anyways.

BTW +1 internets to you for having a fluttershy avvie.

And also to the OP, you forgot to Mention "Tentacool and Tentacruel" banned because of the September 11th crisis was brought to mind by the pokemon destroying the city.

Im sure everyone wants to see all the banned/unaired episodes! Its ok if you find them subbed but dubbed would be awesome! I have seen the christmas one with jynx and it is dubbed. I dont know whether it was supposed to be or not:S

They also recolored Jynx purple in some of the future episodes.

No its not a real episode at all, although Under the Mistletoe is a song on Pokemon Christmas Bash. If it was real I would have seen it by now as I have something of an obsession with Misty and have been trying to hunt down every single episode or short she has ever been seen in.

If you liked the banned episodes about misty, you should check out some of the censored cards, if you haven't already heard about it, Misty's tears. I just recently took interest in banned episodes, cards, and error cards.

ShinyUmbreon189
September 12th, 2012, 09:17 AM
None of them should of been banned except for the Porygon one. The rest were just idiotic to ban. It's pokemon how bad can it be? Just cuz theres guns doesn't mean a damn thing. Look at all the movies that are gettin played today. Little kids watch them and they are gang related, sexual related (sometimes), violence, profanity, and explosions and stuff. Pokemon does have any of those. Yet 1 episode has guns but who cares? It's not like the kid watching it is gonna grow up a murder or anything. How thick can their skulls be? How about the Jynx one? So what Jynx has a black face it doesn't have race at all involved in it. They banned them for the wrong reason and runined the series as a whole. Hate on me go ahead but you guys know where I'm comin from. Now what about the one where James has breasts and what not. So? It's funny it's there to make kids laugh not to say homesequality is ok. Once again banned for the stupidest reasons. They way they banned them makes me wonder, why didn't they ban all the episodes where Brock goes all crazy on the women? They didn't cuz it was funny but apparently the people who banned them are too retarded and low lifed to let a little kid watch the program. So yes I want them releases but I know it ain't gonna happen.....

PokeAwesome94
September 20th, 2012, 03:08 AM
And also to the OP, you forgot to Mention "Tentacool and Tentacruel" banned because of the September 11th crisis was brought to mind by the pokemon destroying the city.

I didn't forget it, I left out Tentacool and Tentacruel (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP019) and The Tower of Terror (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP023) by purpose because while they were banned after 9/11 they were brought back once everyone's feelings had cooled down a bit.



Episode 19 - Tentacool & Tentacruel
"After the events of September 11, this episode was taken out of rotation. In the months following the attack, Kids' WB! refused to air it due to the destruction of several buildings (particularly Tentacruel smashing a skyscraper) and the use of machine guns. When Cartoon Network started to air Pokémon, the episode was put back into rotation. It is also on the VHS "Seaside Pikachu" and the Indigo DVD boxset." - Bulbapedia (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Banned_episodes#Temporarily_banned_episodes_in_the_United_States)


Episode 23 - The Tower of Terror
This episode was temporarily banned after September 11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks). The official reason has never been confirmed, but many believe that the episode's title may have had something to do with it. The episode is no longer banned and continues to air.
- Bulbapedia (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Banned_episodes#Temporarily_banned_episodes_in_the_United_States)





A few of the episodes were banned by the US government so those of us in the US will never see those banned episodes in the US as no place can sell them. Most noted ones are the christmas one with Jynx just cause she's black and the Safari Zone one where the warden pulls a shot gun on Ash.

It is also speculated that it was also banned because of Meowth's Hitlerish moustache:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6vb9xxtuw1r1n5pqo1_500.jpg

Actually there were only revolvers involved as far as I know. I guess you saw the second picture and drew the conclusion that it was a shot gun.
http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/3/32/Gun.pnghttp://serebii.net/anime/pictures/indigo/035/I37.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Be0i51uQ7gs/TuzS8GhTakI/AAAAAAAAAUo/FSH094Xv3II/s1600/8.pnghttp://images.sloanime.org/2012/01/Pokemon-anime-prepovedane-epizode-35-3.jpghttp://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu252/bigdogstan/fgh.jpghttp://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/comparisons/kanto/ep035_guns/gun06.jpghttp://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/comparisons/kanto/ep035_guns/gun07.jpghttp://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/comparisons/kanto/ep035_guns/gun08.jpg


However there are other Pokémon episodes featuring guns (http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/comparisons/kanto/ep035.html) that aren't banned:
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy343/double_trouble_bmgf/pokemon/snapshot20100630200403.jpg
Episode 12 - Here Comes The Squirtle Squad (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP012)

http://pokemon-project.com/pokemon_anime/pm/034/016.jpg
Episode 34 -The Kangaskhan Kid (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP034)

http://www.pkparaiso.com/imagenes/anime/054/014.jpghttp://www.pkparaiso.com/imagenes/anime/054/012.jpghttp://www.pkparaiso.com/imagenes/anime/054/019.jpghttp://www.pkparaiso.com/imagenes/anime/054/020.jpg
Episode 54 - The Case of the K-9 Caper! (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP054)

Also, Ash imagines his friends getting shot by a sniper in episode 55 - Pokémon Paparazzi (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP055).

voicerocker
September 20th, 2012, 06:44 AM
None of them should of been banned except for the Porygon one. The rest were just idiotic to ban. It's pokemon how bad can it be?

If a childrens show episode is banned, there's a reason for it. Remember that Game Freak is a place of business. They aren't going to do something or overlook a potential risk that could hurt sales.

Just cuz theres guns doesn't mean a damn thing. Look at all the movies that are gettin played today. Little kids watch them and they are gang related, sexual related (sometimes), violence, profanity, and explosions and stuff. Pokemon does have any of those. Yet 1 episode has guns but who cares? It's not like the kid watching it is gonna grow up a murder or anything. How thick can their skulls be?

Movies like The Dark Knight Rises? Which is rated PG-13? Exactly, Pokemon is a kids show, with a target demographic as young as preschool kids. Violence, profanity, and sex don't belong in programs for kids.

Also, there have been a few cases where kids DO attempt to do things seen in cartoons such as start fires and play with guns. Kids sometimes don't understand that fiction is fiction, so they don't want kids pointing guns at each other just because it happened to Ash and Pikachu. The earthquake thing is because it was a horrible event that resulted in death and destruction.

How about the Jynx one? So what Jynx has a black face it doesn't have race at all involved in it.

That doesn't change what it resembles. It may not have been intended to be racist, but when someone complains about something like that, it could hurt your business not to address it.

They banned them for the wrong reason and runined the series as a whole. Hate on me go ahead but you guys know where I'm comin from.

No. Only a handful of episodes where banned out of a series of 700+ episodes and over a dozen movies total. The series has not suffered for banning these episodes.

Now what about the one where James has breasts and what not. So? It's funny it's there to make kids laugh not to say homesequality is ok. Once again banned for the stupidest reasons.

James wore dresses in several episodes of the first season that were not banned so it had nothing to do with that. It's different when he was in a suit that gave him breasts in a bikini posing as a woman in a swimsuit contest. Though, this episode was edited an aired.

They way they banned them makes me wonder, why didn't they ban all the episodes where Brock goes all crazy on the women? They didn't cuz it was funny but apparently the people who banned them are too retarded and low lifed to let a little kid watch the program. So yes I want them releases but I know it ain't gonna happen.....

Brock flirted with the girls, but to my knowledge, he never did or said anything inappropriate to them, so there was no reason to ban those eps or edit them. Johnny Bravo was far worse.

Lady Marie
November 5th, 2012, 11:53 AM
Don't really care about the Jynx episodes not airing (considering the one is already in English and another one just seem like a filler episode, I did'nt even know anything was missing, until i went online.). And also I started to with mrs weatherford on the issue (even tho she only wrote about PKMN one time).

If the Team Plasma episodes don't air, then I respect that. I mean I imagine myself as a young Japanese kid who prob had a friend that was waiting for the episode, but never got to see it due to them dying the next day. So I can very much understand their feelings. I did wanna see the masquerade scene tho.

And Since the same people who dub the anime in the first season no longer dubs it, I'll just stick with the subs of the banned OS episodes.
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Now some of the side specials and shorts I don't mind being dubbed in English.

SamuJake
November 5th, 2012, 02:45 PM
I'd have to say yes, I'd like to see the banned episodes in english and un-cut, but at the same time I also kind of don't, and I could just watch it on the internet, just in Japanese. Doesn't really bother me, but what ever, i'd say yes.

Sableye~
November 25th, 2012, 08:47 AM
Yeah, sure. (:
But they aren't actually allowed to ever air Electric Soldier Porygon anymore. It has a worldwide ban placed on it.

I did get to see the Ice Cave episode at one point, though. I also had a chance to watch the part of Electric Soldier Porygon that caused seizures.

theGekkoST
November 28th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Personally I would like to see them just for the sake of seeing them... Gotta watch'em all and catch'em all.

Also that is a pretty good organized list you put together.

roosterman
December 5th, 2012, 10:35 AM
i want to watch electric soldier porygon so bad! i was about to watch it but i kept getting an image in my head of myself spazzing out on the floor D:

FiyahKitteh
December 8th, 2012, 09:31 AM
Huh, I am actually unfortunately not sure if they ever edited or even removed the more - ahem - "double-edged" scenes from the German or Italian versions of Pokémon, but I did hear about how some things were definitely removed from the English version of it.

Now, as much as I get why they removed what they removed (I went to watch the scenes on YouTube some day), I always find it somewhat dumb when Animes get edited or censored. >.<

I disliked it just as much in Sailor Moon, how they made a big deal out of Haruka x Michiru, so I obviously also didn't like what they did with Pokémon.

I personally feel like this stuff is not up to the "tv" (or the people who review the series), but to the parents. If they don't want their kid to find out about - let's say - transsexual people via a show (Scene with James and the bathing suit), they should just not use the tv as their personal babysitters.

Maybe I am just very old-fashioned about this stuff, I don't know.

The_Consumer
December 9th, 2012, 04:05 AM
Not sure if Electric Soldier Porygon would be safe to release, if it caused seizures anong the Japanese youth :L

It's unfair the way the other Porygon pokes were affected by in though, in not appearing in the anime because of their young Porygon friend.

I'm for the release of all the other episodes though, and I consider myself lucky to have seen some of them.

Iceman3317
December 9th, 2012, 08:49 PM
Most of them should be fine to air. Tv today and back then is very diffrent now. Almost everything has some type of gun shooting at others. I seen a lot of the banned episodes before they were actually banned like the one when Team Rocket catches Santa.

But the Porygon one, I don't think it should be aired. I was watching clips in slow motion from it and it was hurting my eyes. Nothing else has ever done that to me. I was too afraid to watch the part that actually sent 600 kids to the hospital,even though it was like 100 times slower than the normal speed.

Balkoni
December 23rd, 2012, 04:31 PM
I do, specially because then we would get to see some more episodes in Kanto and Johto, which would bring everyone such nice memories. At least for me it would bring my childhood back :D

PokéZoom
December 26th, 2012, 11:24 AM
While I do want them to be released in English, I'd only want the Porygon episode to be edited.

frankke2
July 24th, 2013, 10:59 AM
i have found a good websitethat has ALL the Pokémon episodes including the banned ones with English subs on most of them and i also think the banned episodes (including electric soldier porygon) should at least be put on a DVD with a warning and in case anyone didn't know the electric soldier porygon episode only causes seizures if your ALREADY PRONE TO THEM site is pokemonepisode.org btw

Darkwing Ducklett
July 24th, 2013, 11:14 AM
...only if they get Eric Stuart to voice James for the episode in which he gets inflatable breasts. I've gotten used to James' new dub voice actor, but I doubt he could pull off anything that spectacularly...well, James.

To be honest, that's the only episode I'd want to see dubbed, because I have very fond memories of James' antics in the earlier series (the tutu, the disturbing Officer Jenny costume and, of course, the Flaming Moltres, to name but three) and that was probably his crowning moment.

zoroarkrules25
July 24th, 2013, 03:22 PM
I want to see all banned episodes and unaired ones aired. Although i have seen all of them on kidswb except porygon's. They did a once in a lifetime thing without announcing it called the lost episodes. I don't remember to much about them since it was several years ago. Also the giant tentecruel one is banned on every station but boomerang.

Aquacorde
July 24th, 2013, 08:24 PM
Hey cupcakes, this thread is actually over 30 days old. Please don't revive or post in things that have been revived! You may make a new version of the topic if you want.

And frankke, you are not allowed to direct people to illegal streaming sites. Please keep this in mind.