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.
Michael L Ballard, edited by Tobias Clark
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
Your mother's been worried about you Ash, she says she still thinks of you as her little pumpkin.
That makes me sound like a baby.
You'll always be my baby. Won't you?
Well I just hope you aren't eating a lot of junk food and getting into any trouble.
Of course not, uhh, at least not a lot of trouble.
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
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
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) See more