Beauty and The Beach
|Holiday in Acopaulo|
|Who's That Pokemon?|
|Porta Vista (Aoporuko)|
|Brutella (Obaba), Moe (Ryuu)|
|Japanese Air Date|
|July 29, 1997|
|American Air Date|
|June 24, 2000|
|Beauty and the Beast|
|Ash wins a trophy for bravery (in the dub). Ash's mom wins a beauty contest (in Japan).|
|Brock announces that Staryu is on top of Squirtle, when it's Starmie.|
|This episode was dubbed exclusively for KidsWB viewers; this episode is only aired in the US and is not included in the regular Pokemon syndication packages around the world. This episode was dubbed later as a "Lost Episode". This episode must have been rushed because all sorts of Japanese signs and writing were left in this episode; it had been six months since a new episode of Pokemon had aired, so this episode was probably rushed to get kids hyped about the upcoming Orange Islands season. This episode was banned due to James' inflatable body suit. The scene where Moe and Charmander were cooking, Meowth pumps some gasoline into the grill, so it'd explode in front of them; if you taped this episode, use slow motion on the scene when Meowth is still pumping, you'll see that the tank he's pumping from says OIL and GAS for a brief second, then it vanishes.|
|In Japan, Brutella would say "baba" at the end of every sentence as joke; this was changed in the dub.|
|In the dub, the trophy Ash receives is for bravery, while in Japan, the trophy was for Ash's mom winning the swimsuit competition.|
Total Time Cut: 41 sec
In the dub, Pidgeotto was the Pokemon in "Who's That Pokemon?", but in Japan, Brutella was the Pokemon; she gets random objects thrown at her, which she dodges until getting hit in the head with a bathtub and falling down in pain. Click on the image below to see more pictures.
This scene is 41 seconds long and is the reason why the episode got cut in the first place. Just after Misty and her Pokemon do their display, and she is being sprinkled by water from Squirtle, Misty is bumped off stage by Jessie and James, both in bikinis! Misty protests the fact that James is in fact a guy, but he proves he is wearing an inflatable suit by pumping it up to make himself even bigger in the chest-region. After seeing the audience, we go back to James who is apparently having a lot of fun up there, he taunts his chest in Misty's face as she just stands there crying, in a very amusing sort of way. Backstage, after Misty figures she's out, we see Jessie and James still in costume, peeking from behind James arguing that he's way hotter than those girls out there, and Brutella shows up pulling them away from the whole thing. Click on the image below to see more pictures.
We see a preivew of what happened in the last episode. Now our friends have made it to Porta Vista.
It's a sunny day outside and Ash, Brock, and Pikachu jump into the water. Misty appears holding a beach ball shaped as a Master Ball. They stare at her for a moment and Ash comments on how she now looks like a girl. Misty gets mad and throws the beach ball at Ash. Ash falls backwards and lands underwater.
Team Rocket is in their Gyarados submarine and they start to say their motto. They continue to pedal and Jessie is looking through her binoculars. Jessie then sees a boat coming their way. Ash, Misty, and Brock are on the boat for a ride. Misty says how it's great that Ash got the boat for them. Ash says that Brock was on it so he decided to get on. And Brock says he saw Pikachu on it so... Ash discovers that they are on the wrong boat. Pikachu spots something coming towards them. They knock into Team Rocket's sub and start to spin out of control. They hit the dock and break it.
An old man comes running towards them and starts to yell at them. Misty says that they will pay him back.
Meanwhile, Team Rocket has landed on shore and they get frustrated again. A girl who's name is Nastina comes up to them and James wants her to hire them as waiters for her restaurant. She agrees to hire them.
To pay back the man, Ash and Brock try to draw in customers for their restaurant, but no one seems to be going in. Two people come up to them and and they say that their restaurant looks "crappy." So they go to the restaurant next to it which is Nastina's. Jessie welcomes them in and sticks out her tongue at Ash and Brock. Misty appears and all 3 of them get mad at Team Rocket. Ash decides to let his pokemon help so he calls out Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and Pidgeotto. Pikachu and Squirtle pass out the fliers, Pidgeottto cools down the hot corn, Charmander helps with the cooking, and Bulbasaur helps Misty by bringing the food to the customers. More people start to come and their plan was a success. Team Rocket notices their success but Meowth decides to take care of it. First of all, Meowth gets a powerful fan and blows all the fliers away. Pikachu and Squirtle try to get them back but it's too late. Next, Meowth sprays oil into the oven and it explodes. Lastly, Meowth throws banana peels on the floor which trips Bulbasaur and Misty. The food lands on the customers and they get mad. Less and less customers start to come until they are all gone.
Everyone sits in the building wondering of what happened. Ash apologizes but the old man tells them that he has nothing to be sorry about. Nastina and Team Rocket then come in. She tells the old man that he needs to pay her the money that he owes her. If he doesn't pay her by tomorrow, she takes his boat. Nastina then leaves and Team Rocket sticks out their tongues and they leave as well.
The old man tells them his dream about traveling all over the world in his boat but now he won't have a chance to do that. Ash tells him his dream about becoming a Pokemon Master and to never give up. Then they hear a familiar voice and they see that it's Prof. Oak and Mrs. Ketchum. Prof. Oak tells them about a Beauty Contest and they decide to raise money by joining it.
Pidgeotto sends fliers about the contest to everyone. Awhile later, there's a big line of people waiting to go to the contest. It seems that Brock is the announcer for this contest. The old man is happy that he can pay off his rent, but Nastina doesn't seem to be happy about that.
In the crowd, Ash is sitting with Prof. Oak, the old man, and his mom. His mom tells him that her and Prof. Oak are on a vacation. His mom then tells Ash to stay out of trouble. This reminds Ash of the boat accident and Ash starts to speak but the old man speaks up. He tells her that Ash has been good lately.
The contest now begins and Brock says a few words. Misty is the first contestant and appears on stage. People start to cheer for her. Misty waves to everyone and Starmie and Squirtle appear on stage. Squirtle sprays some water up in the air for a nice effect. Jessie and James then come on stage and start to talk to Misty. However, James is dressed as a girl. James says it doesn't matter and puffs up his inflatables. Now Koffing and Ekans are on stage dressed as an Omastar.
A person suddenly kicks Ekans and Koffing off the stage. That person is Gary who is with his girlfriends. Prof. Oak tells Ash that he forgot to mention that Gary also entered the contest. Ash gets mad at this. Then Gary starts to insult Ash by saying a few phrases on the microphone. His girlfriends then cheer for him. Brock notices how beautiful the girls are and says that they might win. Misty sighs backstage as she probably won't win. Team Rocket gets a bit mad and Nastina pulls them away.
Nastina says that the Gyarados submarine has been fixed and is ready to go. If they destroy the contest, Nastina says that they will pay them well. Team Rocket agrees to this and they hop into their sub and set off.
Back at the contest, Ash wants to battle Gary but Gary refuses to thinking that he will win. Ash gets angrier at this but Brock stops the fight.
Jessie looks through her binoculars in the submarine. They all think that they are going to win this as it's too easy. Their sub jumps out of the water and everyone starts to run thinking that it's a real Gyarados. Team Rocket automatically assumes that they've won. Ash talks on the microphone saying that the Gyarados isn't real and that it's a fake. So everyone stops running. Team Rocket gets mad and they fire a heat-seeking missles. Brock says that the missile can be redirected. So Ash takes out Pidgeotto and Charmander. He has Charmander use Flamethrower which redirects the missile towards Team Rocket. Team Rocket starts to run but they aren't fast enough. The missile hits them along with Nastina and they blast off again.
Ash, Misty, and Brock say their goodbyes to the old man as he takes off for his journey. They also say their goodbyes to Prof. Oak and Mrs. Ketchum and Ash and his friends walk off.
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