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The Legend Of Dratini

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by , 4th February 2012 at 06:46 AM (351 Views)
So here we have the second episode to get banned in America. I'm guessing this is when the US editors' gun phobia began, since apparently the gun usage is what did this ep in.

The problem is it doesn't make sense. Yeah, Safari Man did pull a gun on Ash, but that's nothing new to him. That happened last ep, too, as well as in "Here Comes the Squirtle Squad." And as for the old man actually firing his gun--I remember how "gun-ho" Nastina was in "Tentacool and Tentacruel." Apparently, however, they chose to make this ep the target of their editing disdain.

And it's a real shame, too, because it's one of those things that opens up a gaping hole in the show's chronology. Later on in the show, in "Showdown at the Poke-Corral," Professor Oak mentions all the Tauros Ash caught in the Safari Zone. The first time I saw that, I thought to myself, "When did that happen?"

So...there's really not much more for me to say today.

Next: Ash fights Pokemon battles...on bicycles.

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  1. Nour386's Avatar
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    pokemon battles on bicycles!
  2. matt0044's Avatar
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    I'm guessing the gun was a problem since it looked very modern unlike rifles used in the show before. Honestly, I don't get this logic either. Plus, the Tauros Plot Hole isn't that big, especially in later seasons where they become practically nonexistent.
  3. Lord Clowncrete's Avatar
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    ^so what if they got nonexistant later? Even charizard has become non-existant now. At that point, I was shocked to know that he had 30 tauros.
  4. TFSpock's Avatar
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    What I don't understand is why they banned the ep instead of editing the gun out, and replacing it with something "more kid-friendly", like they do with countless other dubbed anime.
  5. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFSpock
    What I don't understand is why they banned the ep instead of editing the gun out, and replacing it with something "more kid-friendly", like they do with countless other dubbed anime.
    WALKIE TALKIES!
  6. Ghetsis-Dennis's Avatar
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    Disney got away with guns in their films yet Pokemon doesn't?
  7. MegaCharr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nour386
    pokemon battles on bicycles!
    That would be funnyest show EVERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

    reply to post above:I guess im the only one who thinks that a yellow arm cannon would look good on a yellow mouse....Oh well....
    Nour386 likes this.
  8. L-05308's Avatar
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    I think Hitler mustache Meowth also had somthing to do with it

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