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
Brock calls Misty's Starmie a Staryu. See more
Ash, I know your out there in the crowd somewhere, but I didn't come here to make you jealous of me, Ash. I came here so some of my beautiful fan club members could make you jealous of me.
, Gary's Cheerleaders
[cheering for Gary
Gary, Gary, he's our man, he'll trash Ash, we know he can!
Thank you fans, great cheer! I wrote that one myself, Ashy.
[Pikachu falls off Ash's lap
We'll see who trashes who!
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