After accidentally wrecking the boat of a local restaurant owner, Ash and the gang help him pay off a few debts by entering a beach beauty contest.



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Episode credited cast:
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Eric Stuart ...
Brock / James / Squirtle / Ekans (voice)
Ash Ketchum / Delia Ketchum / Gary's Cheerleaders / Female Customer 2 (voice)
Rodger Parsons ...
Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
Stuart Zagnit ...
Professor Oak (voice) (as Stan Hart)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Pidgeotto (voice)
Bulbasaur (voice) (as Tara Jayne)
Michael Haigney ...
Charmander / Koffing (voice) (as Roger Kay)
Ikue Ôtani ...
Pikachu (voice) (as Ikue Otani)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Carter Cathcart ...
Gary Oak / Moe (voice) (as Jimmy Zoppi)
Kayzie Rogers ...
Brutella / Female Customer 1 / Beachgoers (voice)


After accidentally wrecking the boat of a local restaurant owner, Ash and the gang help him pay off a few debts by entering a beach beauty contest.

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24 June 2000 (USA)  »

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This episode was banned outside Japan because of a scene where James of Team Rocket wears a bikini so he can be a girl to compete in the swimsuit competition along with a pair of inflatable breasts which he jiggles and plays around with in front of Misty. However it was eventually translated into English and cut down to 18 minutes though the episode was never aired again on television. See more »


Brock calls Misty's Starmie a Staryu. See more »


Ash Ketchum: Isn't this great Misty?
Misty: The boat's beautiful. Who's it belong to?
Ash Ketchum: I don't know. Brock's the one who borrowed it. Guess he has some pretty rich friends.
Brock: Ash, I didn't borrow it.
Misty: You were the one who told me to come on board!
Ash Ketchum: Only after I saw Brock get on.
Brock: H-Hey wait a second. I was only following Pikachu.
Pikachu: Pika.
Ash Ketchum: Hm, I think we're in trouble.
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Alternate-language version of Pokémon: Holiday at Aopulco (1997) See more »


Pokémon Theme
(first theme song)
Written by John Loeffler & John Siegler
Performed by Jason Paige
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20 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode was supposed to continue the story line following the events of Island of the Giant Pokémon, but somewhere out of the blue, the producers decided it would be amusing to create a scene where James wears a suit that contains inflatable breasts. That little scene resulted in the episode being held in limbo for 3 years. Seriously? What made them believe that it was OK to include that scene? Someone should have talked some sense into them and said "No, that's wrong!" The episode's ban led to confusion among fans who watched the show during its prime(Footage of this episode is used in a flashback in Hypno's Naptime). Why on God's earth did would they feel the need to add fire to the fuel by creating something so vulgar?

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