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Legacy: The reordered episodes stuff is already explained above.
 
==Legacy==
The incident caused by the episode was coined by the Japanese press as the [[Pokémon Shock]]. Before the series restarted, a special report was aired on April 11, 1998, titled ''[[Anime: Pocket Monsters Problem Inspection Report]]''. In addition, an explanation aimed for children {{DL|EP039|Explanation of EP038 incident|was shown on the first episode after the incident}}. However, it has been known some children faked seizures to skip school the next day. Every Pokémon episode that aired up until this episode, including [[Aim to Be a Pokémon Master|the opening]], was edited by lighting certain scenes, removing or changing fast-flashing scenes and more. The original version of the episodes have never been shown again, except by mistake on [[Hulu|Hulu Japan]]. The resulting hiatus also impacted the production of ''[[M01|theMewtwo firstStrikes movieBack]]'', andleading to athe certain degree episodescreation of thea seriesprologue itself.explaining In particular, the resulting hiatus resulted in the former airing after [[EP063{{OBP|certain]] [[EP064Mewtwo|teaser]] [[EP065|episodes]] rather than before them per the original plan, which ultimately resulted in a new prologue sequence being added into the film that featured Mewtwoseries}}'s birth and destruction of the New Island labbackstory, as well as his servitude to Team Rocket as compensation. For the latter,episodes itforeshadowing alsoits hadappearance [[Holiday Hi-Jynx!]] and [[Snow Way Out]] being aired out of order at a later date,were anddelayed to abeyond lesserthe extent resulted in [[EP052]] and [[EP053]] being aired out of order at a latermovie's dateairdate.
 
To avoid further controversy involving the episode's central plot, {{p|Porygon}} has never had an important role in another episode since, despite {{AP|Pikachu}} being the one to cause the seizure-inducing explosion. Porygon's evolved forms, {{p|Porygon2}} and {{p|Porygon-Z}}, also remained absent from the anime until [[M15|the fifteenth movie]], and even then only appeared in cameo roles. Porygon itself has also made cameo appearances in the first four films and ''[[EP047|A Chansey Operation]]''. As an indirect result, its [[signature move]] {{m|Conversion}} has never been used in the anime since.
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