Pokemon - catching 'em all

From Red to Pearl - the wide world of Nintendo's monster franchise

Bad anime

The Pokémon anime series has been hugely successful, with more than 500 TV episodes produced and a 10th movie on the way. With that kind of volume, something is bound to go awry from time to time, particularly where translations to countries with differing sensibilities are concerned, and Pokémon has had its share of controversies.

One episode from the first series was never shown outside of Japan due to scenes of guns being pointed at children and, erm, Meowth dressed as Hitler. Another was censored here thanks to Team Rocket villain James sprouting giant fake breasts in order to win a swimsuit contest.

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