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Banned episodes in the English dub
: 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 (this scene was removed in the English version). An elderly man also stares at Misty's breasts, and in the original Japanese says that he will be looking forward to having fun with her in a few years. It also appears to be retconned out of continuity with the English dub, although [[Brutella]] is seen in the following episode.
; [[EP035]]
: This episode was banned due to the prevalent usage of handguns throughout the episode. The[[Kaiser]], the {{safari|Kanto}} warden, points a gun at Ash's head a couple times, and even shoots the gun at {{TRT}} at one point. 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 {{AP|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.
; ''[[Holiday Hi-Jynx]]''
: After this episode aired, a woman named {{wp|Carole Boston Weatherford}} wrote an article stating that {{p|Jynx}}, which was featured prominently in the episode, is a negative stereotype of African-Americans related to characters in ''{{wp|The Story of Little Black Sambo}}''. Soon afterward, the episode was pulled from rotation and is not believed to have aired since 2000. Despite this, the episode was available [[List of English language Indigo League home video releases (Region 1)|on VHS]], and was also available on [[List of English language Indigo League home video releases (Region 1)|the original Indigo DVD box set]] (however, it is not on the current box set). It is no longer mentioned on [[Pokémon.com]], but was (albeit lacking pictures of Jynx) before April 2013. Also, it was added to the rotation on {{wp|Boomerang (TV channel)|Boomerang}} in 2011, and still was included in Cartoon Network's online streaming services. Additionally, no restrictions were placed on this episode in other countries airing the English dub or a dub based on the English dub, but the episode isn't mentioned on any local versions of Pokémon.com. This episode has also been banned in {{pmin|South Korea}}. This episode is still banned even after the Japanese re-airing of the Christmas Eve episode of ''[[Pokémon Smash!]]'', in which Jynx was recolored to match what she currently looks like in the Pokémon games. The Japanese versions of [[Amazon]] and [[Netflix]] have the edited version while [[Hulu]] has the original version. This episode is also banned in [[Pokémon in South Asia|India]] after it first aired for unknown reasons. It was never re-aired on Hungama TV and Indian Disney XD reruns and was replaced by ''[[EP103|Misty Meets Her Match]]''.
: This episode was also banned due to the large focus on Jynx. Unlike the previous episodes, this one has never aired in English. Due to the episode not having the redesigned Jynx with purple skin, it was banned and has never been seen outside of Japan, {{pmin|South Korea}}, {{pmin|Greater China|Taiwan, and Hong Kong}}.
; [[SM064]]
: This {{series|Sun & Moon}} episode was banned due to Ash wearing dark face paint resembling {{wp|blackface}} during the second half of the episode in order to imitate the appearance of a {{p|Passimian}}. In the Korean dub on [[Netflix]], it uses the English title ''A Touchdown for the Team!''.
 
==Banned episodes in Japan==
: After the events of {{wp|September 11 attacks|September 11, 2001}}, this episode was taken out of rotation. In the months following the attack, {{DL|Pokémon in the United States|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 {{DL|Pokémon in the United States|Cartoon Network}} started to air Pokémon, the episode was put back into rotation. It is also available on [[List of English language Indigo League home video releases (Region 1)|home video releases]], and streaming services.
; ''[[EP023|The Tower of Terror]]''
:This episode was temporarily banned after {{wp|September 11 attacks|September 11, 2001}}. The official reason has never been confirmed, but many believe that the episode's title may have hadbeen somethingthe to do with itreason. The episode is no longer banned and continues to air. It is also available on [[List of English language Indigo League home video releases (Region 1)|home video releases]], and streaming services.
 
===Postponed episodes in Japan===
; ''[[BW037|A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!]]''
: This episode, originally meant to be the 26th episode of ''Best Wishes'', was originally scheduled to air in Japan on April 7, 2011, but it was postponed because of the {{wp|2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami|Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami}}. It later aired on June 23, 2011 with a slightly altered storyline to make it seem like it took place between ''[[BW036|Archeops In The Modern World!]]'' and ''[[BW038|Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!]]'' rather than ''[[BW023|Battle for the Love of Bug-Types!]]'' and ''[[BW024|Emolga the Irresistible!]]''. All the references of the episode taking place in [[Castelia City]] were removed, including a portion of the original Japanese title, and the ending of the episode was re-animated to have {{an|Bianca}} leave the group instead of traveling with them in the original episode's plot. This creates a continuity error in ''Emolga the Irresistible!'', where Bianca is shown to have joined the group off-screen.
 
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