The Legend of Dratini is another episode that has been banned in the United States, but is available in other languages. The episode was banned for a couple of different reasons; for one, it features multiple scenes with firearms, and two, it shows Meowth with what appears to be an Adolf Hitler-style mustache. Unfortunately for anyone who wants to watch the entire Pokemon anime series in English, this episode has never been dubbed, and its absence also causes some rather glaring continuity errors. It was in this episode that Ash caught his 30 Tauros at the Safari Zone, and so viewers may be confused when he suddenly has them as part of his team in later episodes.
Out of all the banned Pokemon anime episodes, this may be the most notorious. This episode featured the normal-type Porygon, and was banned because of scenes with flashing lights that caused thousands of children in Japan to experience seizure symptoms. The end result of this controversy saw the Pokemon anime put on a four month hiatus, and the episode has never been aired outside of Japan in any official capacity.
The ice/psychic-type Pokemon Jynx has stirred up quite a bit of controversy over the years because its original design resembles an actor wearing blackface. This has caused Pokemon series developer Game Freak to redesign Jynx to have purple skin instead of black, and has seen alterations and outright bannings of episode featuring the creature. The first episode to be banned involving Jynx is Holiday Hi-Jynx, which has sometimes been made available, but is once again removed from rotation and unavailable on streaming services at the time of this writing.
Whereas Holiday Hi-Jynx is sometimes available in the United States and other areas that air the English dub, the episode called The Ice Cave! has never aired in the US or other English-speaking regions. The episode was banned for the exact same reason why Holiday Hi-Jynx was, and that is due to the inclusion of Jynx.
Unlike most banned Pokemon episodes, this episode never aired in any region ever. The episode featured Pokemon using moves like Earthquake, and due to the real world Chuetsu earthquake that occurred a couple of weeks before it was set to air, executives made the decision to remove it completely from rotation.
Just like a natural disaster caused Battle of the Quaking Island! Dojoach vs. Namazun!! to be banned, so too did natural disasters cause this two-part episode to be banned. This time it was the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and content in the two-parter mirroring those disasters, that saw the two-parter banned. 59ce067264