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Beauty and the Beach 

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.


Hideki Sonoda (screenplay), Crispin Freeman (script adaptation) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Blaustein ... Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Rachael Lillis ... Misty / Jessie / Gary's Cheerleaders (voice)
Eric Stuart ... Brock / James / Squirtle / Ekans (voice)
Veronica Taylor ... Ash Ketchum / Delia Ketchum / Gary's Cheerleaders / Female Customer 2 (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ... Nyarth (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Narrator (voice)
Mayumi Izuka ... Kasumi (voice) (as Mayumi Iizuka)
Rodger Parsons ... Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
Kôichi Kitamura Kôichi Kitamura ... Ryu (voice)
Stuart Zagnit ... Professor Oak (voice) (as Stan Hart)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Pidgeotto / Musashi (voice)
Yûko Kobayashi Yûko Kobayashi ... Shigeru Okido (voice)
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Kojiro (voice)
Tara Sands ... Bulbasaur (voice) (as Tara Jayne)


Satoshi and his friends have finally arrived in Aopulco, a beach side tourist town. After destroying an old man's ship, they must help in the old man's business. To attempt to pay the man back faster, Kasumi enters a beauty contest, only to discover she is competing against Musashi and Kojiro. Written by Michael L Ballard, edited by Tobias Clark

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

24 June 2000 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Ash was turning around at the end of the episode, his backpack had its colors mixed. See more »


Professor Oak: Your mother's been worried about you Ash, she says she still thinks of you as her little pumpkin.
Ash Ketchum: That makes me sound like a baby.
Delia Ketchum: You'll always be my baby. Won't you?
Ash Ketchum: Y-yeah.
Delia Ketchum: Well I just hope you aren't eating a lot of junk food and getting into any trouble.
Ash Ketchum: Of course not, uhh, at least not a lot of trouble.
Moe: I'm the one who got into trouble Mrs. Ketchum. Ash helped out at my restaurant when I really needed help. But even more importantly your son has been a great inspiration to me
Delia Ketchum: That's ...
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Alternate Versions

When this episode aired in the U.S., 15 minutes were cut out partly due a scene where Kojiro (James) was wearing a bikini and had fake inflatable breasts, also the word 'Gas' was whited out when Nyarth (Meowth) was pumping the gas pump. See more »


Edited into Pokémon: Sleeper and Pokémon Hypnotism!? (1997) See more »


Mezase Pokemon Masutâ
(Aim to Be a Pokémon Master)
Performed by Rica Matsumoto
Lyrics by Akihito Toda
Music by Hirokazu Tanaka
Arrangement by Chell Watanabe
Chorus arrangement by Hideki Fujisawa
(First opening theme, episodes #1-81)
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