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Even Mr. Digital Paint Bucket didn't censor this outfit at all.

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  • Aboard the SS Anne in Red, Blue, Yellow, Fire Red, and Leaf Green, there is a Sailor who will say that he "Likes feisty kids like you!".
  • Pokémon Colosseum had Hunter Doken, who following your battle with him said something to the effect of "Oh, I love tough guys...wait, uh, not like that."
  • In Platinum, there's a sign near a bed in Team Galactic's hideout that says "Please make sure the bed is unoccupied before getting into it." One has to wonder what sort of crazy faux pas made that sign necessary...
  • Also, there's a Juggler in the original versions who says "Oops! Dropped my balls!" after you defeat him. The gag was used again for Gold/Silver/Crystal (the latter, as well as the remakes, rigged it so he only says it to the female PC, even).
    • There's also a juggler who says this in Black and White.
  • Probably the most perverted example in the entire series: "This gym is great! It's full of women!" Said by an elderly man standing right outside Celadon Gym. This was bowdlerised to "strong trainers!" in the Gold and Silver remakes.
    • The trainers there will start to crush on you after you beat them. The dialogue remains unchanged in FireRed/LeafGreen, even if you play as a girl...
  • Speaking of Celadon City, the conversation between Jasmine and Erika that can be seen when you are trying to have a rematch with Jasmine in HeartGold and SoulSilver can be found as quite peculiar. Especially since Erika remarks about how Jasmine should dress a little differently....
  • Pokémon Diamond Pearl Versions have a department store in Veilstone City, on the top floor of which can be found: "Two buff guys standing side by side. That's all. What? What's the problem?"
  • In Red/Blue/Yellow/FireRed/LeafGreen, there's a Lass near the Lavender Town-side exit of Rock Tunnel who warns you not to try anything funny in the dark - regardless of whether you're playing as a boy or a girl.
  • Also in FireRed/LeafGreen, there's a female swimmer on Three Island who tells you that her swimsuit is broken so she can't leave the water...
  • Dialogue from a female swimmer: "My boyfriend gave me a nice pair of big pearls!" Followed up by, after her defeat, "Don't touch my pearls!"
  • Firebreather Dick, a trainer from Gold/Silver. It was changed to Richard in HG/SS.
  • The Unova games have the female Ace Trainer shaking her butt at you. This is just as covert as Flareon's animation in Pokémon Stadium.
  • The National Park Warden prohibits ball playing aside from Poké Balls.
  • A song used to promote the series in Japan, called Torikaekko Please, features a part with intimate duet between a man and a woman, with the lyrics "I have what you want I've got what you want If so then Let's do it together So that "we are both satisfied"...." ...Turns out they were talking about trading Pokémon.
  • In the third generation at the top of Mt. Chimney, a female trainer will ask you if you want to "join her in the hotspring" and then promptly tell you she was just kidding.
  • The first NPC in Lavaridge Gym has this to say about Flannery: "Don't get too close to her-you'll burn! Hose her down with water and then go for it!"
  • In Sootopolis, there is one guy who wants you to show him big Barboach and the other wants you to show him big Shroomish. Barboach and Shroomish appear to be random choices until you look at them. They even say something along the lines of "I love big Barboach/Shroomish!"
  • In Platinum on Route 223, a Swimmer says "When I'm in my bikini, I'm at a loss about where to keep my Poké Balls"...
  • It's been mentioned a few times that Lopunny was inspired by Playboy bunnies. Lopunny's animation in B&W reveals it's not nearly as voluptuous as it appears, though.
    • And then along came X and Y, where it is animated in full 3D. Most of its motions in Pokemon-Amie indicate it may be more interested in a different kind of playtime, so to speak ...
  • Black and White have certain options through Ferris Wheel Date Moments.
  • "I walked so far! My legs are sore! ...Um, you don't have to look." She says this even when you're playing as a girl.
  • In Black and White, there is a Gentleman in Undella Bay during the summer who says something like "Ah, summer...Beautiful girls playing in the water...Oh! I'm just talking to myself, pay no attention to me!"
  • In Platinum, there is a guy in the Global Terminal that says something along the lines of "This is discrimination! There are only pictures of Pokémon! Why aren't there any pictures of the ladies?"
  • One episode of "Moves For Living" focuses on the move Low Sweep. "Moves For Living" is a show that details the effects of one move and then provides a practical use for it in every-day life. Fair enough, but this installment claims that women with short skirts can use the move to kick someone in a public situation without embarrassing themselves...
  • In FireRed and LeafGreen, the Gym Trainer you battle before battling Brock comments that the player character is hot stuff, but isn't as hot as Brock. Note that this is a male Gym Trainer and that he's of the ''Camper'' class...
  • In Black and White, Cheren says that Team Plasma is "a waste of oxygen". He's implying they should DIE.
  • In the closing credits of Black 2 and White 2, around three minutes in, Elesa can be seen blowing a heart to the player character, in front of her audience and other fashion models no less.
    • Elesa is about as clearly bisexual as an E-rated game can manage. Apart from blowing that kiss to a player of either gender, she's very close friends with Skyla, and gravitates almost exclusively towards Join Avenue shops with a "dazzlingly cute girl".
  • Considering that the game is rated E by the ESRB, the scene where Ghestis uses Kyurem to try to kill the player character is this.
  • One of the people you battle on the Battle Subway has dialogue that's riddled with this in the Japanese version. Her starting dialogue is "Be gentle! It's my first time...!", her winning dialogue is "Ooh, I won...um, were you...Were you going easy on me?", and her losing one is "Aaah! It huuurts! But...ooh, you're just so good..."
  • In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, one of the people you go on the Ferris Wheel with is a Nursery aide who keeps talking about how much she's sweating and how her clothes are sticking to her.
    • In the Japanese version, she's a man.
    • You can also battle, as the female character, a hiker who mentioned meeting his beloved on the same wheel earlier. You could battle and ride the wheel with the same hiker in the previous games...but only when playing as a male.
      • It continues in Pokémon X and Y, where an NPC mentions he knows a hiker who loves ferris wheels, then says how he apparently found his true love.
    • Rosa's winter date is a guitarist who sings her a love song and says she can only show her "real" image around her...Yeah.
  • In Castelia City, there is an alley where a shady man will jump out at you and Flash you - Well, in truth he gives you the TM for Flash. He's still doing it in Black 2 and White 2.
  • The moves Sweet Kiss and Lovely Kiss will work on any foe (that doesn't have the Own Tempo/Vital Spirit/Insomnia ability), even if it's the same gender as the user/genderless. Sweet Kiss also causes confusion.
  • Honchkrow, Murkrow's evolution introduced in Generation IV, may not seem this at first glance, given that their mobster appearance could fall under The Family for the Whole Family. But you know what its Shiny color is? Pink! That, compounded with the distinctive wide-brimmed hat shape of their head feathers, makes Shiny Honchkrow look like pimps.
    • The pimp comparisons don't stop there. Honchkrow also force Murkrow flocks ("witches") to do their bidding and take a large cut of whatever they "find" ("earn").
  • Male Torchic have tiny black spots on their rear ends. This isn't an artist error or anything like that - they're visible in every game that has gender differences (even the beta sprites for Diamond and Pearl). They actually gave male Torchic visible anuses.
  • On the way to the Safari Zone in HG/SS you battle an Onix and a Cloyster in a double battle.
  • The fact that Team Rocket actually killed the Marowak in Lavender Tower is very dodgy, especially for a kid's game.
  • The fact that Giratina and Ghetsis are the two closest things to a Satanic Archetype the games have to offer.

Anime

  • The female member of the group (as far as the Diamond and Pearl saga goes) is always subject to some kind of fan service as a selling point. Misty basically fit whatever role was necessary (maybe Bare Your Midriff by default). May had an unbelievable bust size for a 10 year old, which actually shrunk when she made a guest appearance in the Sinnoh region. Dawn is probably the most capitalized one, having a short skirt, to the point where you could see the side of her rear quite often if she was in any pose other than standing or sitting. Even in the 13th movie, Zoroark: Master of Illusions, there's a scene where Zorua bends over in front of Piplup while disguised in her. And there was no other reason for him to wear a "D8" expression. The only exception to this so far would be Iris (the female member of the group for the Unova region), considering she seems older and wears conservative clothing. It is yet to be seen if Serena (older female member in the Kalos region) is subject to this.
    • Storyboard artist/director Masamitsu Hidaka said that the reason Ash's female companion kept changing was that "boys need a new piece of eye candy to look at every once in a while". Some would say "funny", while others would just say "what?".
    • In the Zoroark movie scene mentioned above, it was actually Zorua disguised as Dawn.
    • This picture of Dawn...we'll let the outfit speak for itself.
    • In the very first episode of DP, just what did Johanna take out of Dawn's suitcase.
    • It should be noted that it only took three episodes to show Iris in a bikini.
  • Team Rocket are the go-to source for this trope in Pokémon, especially in later seasons. Examples (out of context):
    "It pays to have protection!"
    "The Boss loves something, as long as that thing is the biggest and the best."
    "Grovyle's shooting bla-aanks!"
    "I haven't seen this many strange letters since I took out a personal ad."
    "I love a hard rod and good tackle!"
    "Let's take our spoils, then make like candles and blow."
    "So size does matter."
    "You two don't need the opposite sex...'cause you got each other!"
    • One episode has them trying to steal water from a town in order to sell it, and when they blast off, we get this little exchange:
      Jessie: So much for our great bottled water plan!
      James: And all our liquid assets!
      Meowth: Yeah well speaking of that, it looks like it's time for us to kiss ours goodbye!
    • When Brock comes back after the Orange Islands, Team Rocket asks why and Meowth states that "Maybe you did something embarrassing in front of Professor Ivy!" That could be seen in many ways, but Brock hanging his head in shame following it leaves very little to the imagination.
    • Episode 41 of Advanced gives us this gem:
      Jessie: "All of that hard work for nothing!"
      James: "So much for the fruit of our labor!"
      Meowth: "Guess we're just stuck wit da fruit we already got."
    • Or of course, the infamous "flaming Moltres" scene.
      Meowth: That outfit...where'd he get it?
      Jessie: I think it came right out of his closet.
    • 'Hassle in the Castle' has Meowth say, "What's da big rush? I'm gettin' ta like it down here"...while reclining with his head against James's lap...
    • And then we have this gem.
    • James cops it again, when his Carnivine starts biting his head:
  • The original Kanto series in which Ash's team encounters a Snorlax belonging to an old hippie. When the Pokémon was eating vines blocking off the flow of the river after waking from its nap, the hippie says cheerfully, "Chow down, Snorlax; looks like you've got a case of the munchies!"
  • In an episode of Battle Frontier, Ash and co. have met the salon maiden Anabel. Somehow no one figured out that she was a girl. So when they all get wet, they go back to her house. Anabel says: "I'm gonna go change in the other room, if you know what I mean". Ash says: "Oh, because May's here?" The look on Ash and co.'s faces are priceless when they find out she's a girl.
  • One Diamond and Pearl episode title was "Gettin' [Turt]Twiggy With It!"
  • In Pokémon The Movie 2000: The Power of One, Slowking says (in the middle of a blizzard), "I could use pants."
    • This movie has Maren, the boat captain, talking to Carol and Tobias and joking: "and she says, 'no, but I have Krab-BIES...'"
    • Given the sheer number of references to Ash and Misty's relationship and Melody's interference, it's a wonder that 4Kids didn't go the whole nine yards and outright make the whole thing about budding sexuality. Oh, and by the way, the movie was tamer in Japanese...
  • Brock, about Giselle, the top student at Pokémon Tech. Er...
    "She can violate my rights any time!"
    • That line was actually cut out of the Kids' WB! version, but it remained on other networks (including syndicated runs), in other countries, and on the DVD/VHS release.
    • Brock's Japanese line isn't much better. He says she'll be fun in eight years.
      • That one was actually used towards Casey in her debut episode, not Giselle. The line was censored in the dub, where he asks her if she has an older sister.
    • One part in a Sinnoh episode involves Brock saying about Cynthia, "I wish I were in her arms instead of that ice cream!" Right after she takes a lick of it.
    • In the Battle Frontier series, Brock states this about Lucy:
    "She relies on offense not only in battle but in love too!"
  • The song "What Kind of Pokémon Are You?", a song [on the "2.B.A. Master" soundtrack] about Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors, briefly managed to get away with these lines until American parents complained and the song was taken out of rotation:
    Good luck with Muk and its Poison Gas
    Make one wrong move and it'll kick your GRASS
    • That line was changed to:
    Dratini comes first when you chose Dragon
    But evolution's the solution if you're gonna win
    • Similarly, the (official, mind you) Pokémon Snap Strategy Guide has, as a tip title for Scyther, "A Pain in the Grass".
      • The same strategy guide makes a comment about Muk being naughty (because in the screencap it looks like it's giving us the middle finger).
  • One of Team Rocket's mottos started with:
    "To protect us from all that chafing and itching!"
    "It might finally stop all of Jessie's...complaining!"
  • There was one episode called "Take This House and Shuppet".
    • The above episode's title comes from this song, which (the song) is about a man who is contemplating whether or not he should quit his job, by the way.
    • This may well be a pun on the Yiddish word "schtupp" (which translates to "fuck").
  • In the Diamond and Pearl episode, Tanks For the Memories, Brock helps a maid café employee bond with her Miltank. When she fails at properly washing her Miltank and falls to the ground, sulking that she can't do anything right, when Brock comes to console her, it appears he's looking up her dress...not to mention that she's obviously underage; see for yourself here.
  • The Diamond and Pearl episode "Working on a Right Move!" features the battle between Ash and Conway. Conway sends out his Shuckle; Ash sends out his Gible after Noctowl takes a beating. Shuckle then tries to use Gyro Ball, and promptly gets stuck in Gible's mouth, and Shuckle proceeds to use SLUDGE BOMB directly into Gible's mouth! Just...watch.
    • The announcer's commentary was interesting too. "And Shuckle is unleashing Sludge Bomb in a most unusual way!"
      • After the battle with Shuckle, Ash's opponent sends out Lickilicky. His shout of "Watch out for that tongue!" comes a bit late when the little Gible is thoroughly licked for about a minute by the large Pokémon's long tongue! Ash's response, and the crowd's too, is one of disgust. Comments like "Lick overload!" and "Hope Gible can breathe!" are followed by Brock explaining the move...sort of. "I know Lick can sometimes cause opponents to become paralyzed, but this seems to be something more." When the attack is done, Gible looks very wobbly and exhausted! The announcer doesn't help matters any, either. "What an incredibly effective move! Gible can barely stand up!!"
    • Not that that's the first time it happened in the anime. Way back at the beginning of the Johto saga, in one of the few times we see Ash's Muk in battle, it was swallowed by James's Victreebel. The dub added a line about Ash ordering Muk to use Poison Gas...
  • There's also Harley. Basically every thing about him is Ambiguously Gay. He even calls May "girlfriend" a few times. It's so blatant you'd have no idea how it didn't get any angry letters from soccer moms.
    • Then we get shots like this in there. Harley's hips seem to be a big deal.
  • The episode ''Sparks Fly For Magnemite'' had a Magnemite fall in love with Pikachu. Ash says that it's following him like a "streaker" (Brock hurriedly corrects him).
  • One of the Diamond and Pearl episodes has the dub title 'Camping It Up!'. Hmmmmmmmmm.
  • Metapod vs. Metapod.
    Samurai: Metapod, Harden like his!
    Ash: Maximum hardness, Metapod! More power, Metapod. Samurai's is weakening.
    Samurai: Harder! You're the stronger Metapod.
    Ash: A little more!
    Samurai: Metapod! Full power!
    Misty: We could be stuck in this forest for the rest of our lives. Boys can be so stubborn.
    Ash: Don't! give! up...
    Misty: You two are more hardheaded than your Metapod!!
    • This scene is even more famous for seeing Misty sunbathing in a super skimpy red bikini while this dialog is taking place. Just think about this combination of imagery and dialog and you should get the entire picture.
  • The Diamond and Pearl episode Faced With Steelix Determination! has a Steelix - a long, hard Pokémon with a sizable head - attempting to force its way into a village of Bidoof (a beaver-like Pokémon) headfirst through the thin, vertical slit of a rockface. Meowth then comments that it "could use some mood music."
  • Of course, 4Kids ARE the devil (along with Leo Burnett) so they can't even mention themselves without backmasking...
    • Confirmed. Eric Stuart included this little line as a jab at 4Kids for not paying him for his commercial appearances.
  • In the Diamond and Pearl series episodes the job of keeping Brock's love for the Jennys and Joys and all the girls in general in check has fallen to his Croagunk, who seems to be have taken lessons from Misty's Psyduck about escaping from his Poké Ball as the plot demands. However, the way Croagunk keeps Brock in check is by jabbing Brock with his Poison Jab attack. For some reason, it always hits Brock in the butt. Yes folks, Brock seems to get sodomized by his Pokémon at least once an episode now.
    • This could be just jabbing him in the butt, which is a common target for giving sedative injections to uncooperative patients in real life. It's big, there's nothing critical just under the surface, a fair way away from any flailing limbs, and as the center of gravity tends to stay fairly still.
    • Poking someone in the behind is also a Japanese schoolyard prank. It's called kancho.
    • He also gets hit in the groin a few times.
    • On one occasion, we get this line after getting attacked.
    Fire burns in other places as well. *DONK*
  • In Pokemon 3: Spell of the Unown, Brock is rather flirty with teen!Molly, even though he knows she's the illusory form of a five-year-old girl. Possibly Justified, as he's trying to be a distraction.
  • The Advanced Generation episode A Six Pack Attack! where Team Rocket got drunk. They appear to be drinking water or vodka, but 4Kids did nothing to the scene except change the shape of the glasses from wine glasses to normal cups (only in the Kids' WB! edit, though). Meanwhile, Team Rocket is slurring their speech and blushing, obviously drunk (the liquid was blue even in the Japanese original, since at the time the producers were "pre-sterilizing" the show to make it more acceptable for foreign audiences). Meowth even says "I'll drink 'ta dat!". Take a look at the episode title again, and then question how it is no one got the double entendre.
  • In one episode, Ash gets turned into a Pikachu via a magic spell and lots of strangely colored smoke. It Makes Sense in Context. Just before he transforms, not only does he mention that he feels kinda funny about it, but the look on his face suggests that he is completely stoned out of his mind.
  • This scene:
    Brock: (laughs evilly while speaking in a creepy voice) I'm very glad you asked me that, Ash, because I think there's a way you can help me.
    (Brock grabs Ash's shoulders. Cut to a rapid upwards pan of the sky outside.)
  • Pokémon Hunter J is nicknamed (though not to her face) a 'Hunter Hussy' by Team Rocket on more than one occasion. Even the yearly Pokémon annuals and seasonal activity books that are released here in the UK kept those two words in!
  • During one of Jessie's contest performances, Meowth remarks that "After this there won't be a dry seat in the house!".
  • In Best Wishes episode 19, we are introduced to Burgundy. The camera shows her crotch first, then rises up. Not to mention, she clearly had serious case of Numel toe.
    • In Commander Jupiter's first appearance, she had a very noticeable camel toe. Unsurprising given that her outfit doesn't leave much to the imagination, but still.
    • Technically related: Bianca's [1] has a bit too - which is weird, considering she's A. very conservatively dressed and B. closer to moe than Ms. Fanservice. (Weirdly, the game artwork it's based on doesn't have any.)
  • In a later original series episode, Imitation Confrontation, during Team Rocket's motto, Jessie dressed up as Duplica, but James dressed up as Ash. Doesn't one wonder why he dressed up as a 10-year-old kid? Besides, he had to send in a million postcards to win that hat, so how exactly did James get one, seemingly out of nowhere?
  • The Pokemon version of Twas The Night Before Christmas. Before the ten seconds mark:
    Misty: Close the door! Did you get more wood?
    Ash: Oooh yeaaah!
    *disordered clunking noises of several small objects failing to the floor*
  • The 19th episode of Best Wishes has Burgundy's Sawsbuck getting nailed in the ass by Bullet Seeds from Cilan's Pansage.
    • And the words he had to describe the attack:
    Cilan: "Sometimes it is easier to attack from the front and sometimes it is easier to attack from the back."
  • In the episode, The Dunsparce Deception, two trainers are arguing about which of their Pokémon is the largest. Then, somebody offers to measure it. Hmm...
  • This scene...yeah.
  • The episode "Sticking With Who You Know" is about Pikachu and Piplup becoming literally inseparable, with hearts in their eyes. The experiment that causes this is even fueled by the move Attract, according to the professor!
    • At one point, Piplup can't return into its Poke Ball due to it's affinity for Pikachu. Brock comments, "Piplup came out on its own!" May be an Accidental Innuendo, but still...it's Brock saying it.
  • Best Wishes episode 32: the season's Pokélove episode, in which Iris spends time talking about how you have to be aggressive in romance while eating apples and Cilan spends time telling her he wishes she'd stop talking about love with something in her mouth. (While Ash asks if "being a couple" means "being best friends" now - congratulations, Pokémon anime, for teasing a thousand pairings at once.)
  • The episode "Minccino - Neat and Tidy" has Cilan saying this, referring to Bianca:
    Cilan: Ahh...protected like vintage wine.
  • Butch's name is never pronounced right. What is the first thing you would think of as a variation?
    • Someone actually started saying Butch's name as "Bi-" but it was cut short.
    • Dr. Namba has the same problem...and an equally unfortunate possibility. It's a good thing no one tried to sneak "NAMBLA" or "numb-balls" or similar past the radar.
  • Best Wishes episode 10 can be seen as this especially during the battle between Ash's Snivy and Trip's Servine. Ash orders his Snivy to use Attract on Servine and it works. However, Ash tells her to use Vine Whip after that. Since most Pokémon have hearts under their eyes when hit by Attract, Servine took the attack and actually seemed to enjoy it (doesn't help that she nailed him in the back and the butt). So when Ash finished Servine off with Leaf Blade, Servine is still smiling even when knocked out. Trip doesn't seem too happy about this loss and giving the implication of the whole battle...
  • In Kaboom with a View, after seeing Heracross attempt to go and feast on Venusaur's tree, Spencer admits that he'd probably be doing the same thing as well, which caused the aforementioned Venusaur to blush. What.
  • Sometimes, Meowth's Imagine Spots just go too far. In It's Still Rocket Roll to Me, we have Giovanni waking up, looking through a window to see a rocket just outside. In perspective, the rocket makes it look like Giovanni's got morning wood...
    • One of the more infamous examples of this is from Some Enchanted Sweetening (DP30). It had to do about bug Pokémon and some honey. Basically, Meowth imagines Giovanni covered in honey and running through some areas, while bug Pokémon chase after him and then suck the honey off of Giovanni. The scene was even removed in some places for goodness sake.
  • There was a bit in an early episode where Brock was talking in his sleep. Read the line and try to imagine what he is dreaming of.
    Brock: Yes! Oh yes, Nurse Joy! I love you too!
    • Or this:
    Nurse Joy, you're so huggable!
  • In BW041, Bianca spends the entire tournament arc trying to befriend Luke's Zorua. It gets to the point where she finally thinks she understands who Zorua likes disguising herself as and then glomps Georgia. Georgia is not amused. While the camera focuses on Iris yelling at Luke, you can see Bianca rubbing her head into Georgia's breasts...
  • "On Olden Pond": Ash goes fishing, he gets a catch that's trying to escape. The other twerps rush to his side, and May grabs him tightly from the back. Oh, the implications of Ash's face when that happened...
  • "Hot Springing a Leak" features Jessie in the hotsprings...naked! True, we only see her from the back, but there is no indication of her having a shirt or anything on top.
  • In "Delcatty Got Your Tongue" where May's Skitty lost its voice from inhaling Torkoal's smoke and they take it to a Pokémon massage therapist (who of course is a young woman), Brock says to her something along the lines of "Give me a massage and we'll be ready to rock and roll."
  • One episode of the Advanced Generation series has May stripping. And then posing her bikini (one of the skimpiest in the series) for Ash and her brother. Even worse, while it happened they panicked because they thought she was about to be naked .
  • In Best Wishes episode 47 of the Nimbasa Subway two-parter, when the group gets on the train, Cilan gets way too excited about being on the train. However, the camera pans to Iris who is sitting next to a random kid and her mom. The kid is pointing at Cilan and calling him weird. This might seem normal but the camera is on Cilan's ass and the kid is obviously pointing to his ass. And of course, Iris is embarrassed at Cilan's behavior but she seems to be looking at his ass too and blushing. (The pictures are on the bottom of this page so scroll down.)
    • It's not the first time the camera focused on Cilan's ass. (Again scroll down a little.)
  • During "The Eighth Wonder Of The Sinnoh World", when Team Rocket are trying to break into Sunyshore Tower again, James suggests 'Let's try the back door! Works at home!', which could be taken one of two ways...
  • This. To make it even worse, Frillish is the Unova region equivalent of the Kanto region Pokémon Tentacool. Which, of course, even has "tentacle" in its name.
    • Bianca's reaction can be taken out of context very easily. In context she's worried, but since she's facing away from the camera in the above picture...
  • Alder hitting on Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny in BW052. It's one thing when Brock is doing it (because he's technically a teenager) but Alder is way older than Brock so him hitting on the ladies puts him in another trope entirely.
    • Another thing that is easily missed is when Trip is yelling at him, he compares Trip's temper to that to women and Officer Jenny. If you remember earlier in the episode, he was hitting on Officer Jenny but only stopped hitting on her when she threatened to arrest him. Since Trip flips out over the same thing (Alder not taking his Champion title seriously), Alder is basically saying he's acting like a girl and only Cilan catches what he says.
    Alder: "Don't be so harsh. (Referring to Trip) Women are as fickle as Junsa-san, you know."
    Cilan: "Isn't it as fickle as April's weather?"
  • This. That is all.
  • The censors slipped up once on Dawn. It was caught and edited early on, but the picture still floats around.
    • Also, if you look closely at some scenes, it would appear her Pokémon are looking right up her skirt. (They don't react beyond the situation, but still.)
    • And in the Zoroark movie, Piplup was standing right behind a Zorua-disguised-Dawn when the latter is bent over and the rear end is in the air, and ends up going Blue with Shock. The real Dawn's reaction is quite appropriate.
  • In the third part of the Club Battle arc, after Ash beats Georgia, she and Iris argue. When Stephan and Cilan comment on the situation, the camera is focused on a sideboob view of Georgia and Iris. (Once again, scroll down a bit.)
  • In episode 34 of Season One, where Ash and co. go to the Safari Zone they meet a boy who was raised by Kangaskhan. The first thing he does after kicking Brock in the face is ogle Misty's chest and ask if he can drink milk from her breasts. She's eleven. It was censored in the American version to him asking if they were people or Pokémon, but she still slapped him and told him not to say things like that.
  • In episode 48, "Holy Matrimony," James follows Jessibelle to the vault beneath the mansion at Jessie and Meowth's urging. When the vault door is opened, the vault is revealed to be a room full of suspicious looking gym equipment that quite closely resembles bondage apparatus. Jessibelle appears moments later in thigh-high leather boots, brandishing a whip. The scene cuts to Ash and gang watching these events unfold, and as the camera pans over their faces, you can see Brock and Misty blushing.
    *Sound of a whip cracking*
    Jessiebelle: You can't do whatever you feel like anymore, now you obey! (...) Let the taming begin!
  • In the Hoenn episode "Love, Petalburg Style!", they manage to actually portray Norman and Caroline's marriage falling apart (although it is all better by the end of the episode). They even have everyone except Max thinking Norman is cheating, Caroline threatening to leave, and Brock giving a rather realistic speech to Norman about how he shouldn't cheat (but since he wasn't actually cheating, Norman didn't understand it). May not be much, but this is way more explicit than what you would expect from Pokémon.
  • In BW044, Meowth and Oshawott had a crush on a Purrloin throughout an entire episode. It wasn't until the very end that once they had the chance to ask her out, it turned out that they were actually asking him out.
    • Also, it REALLY doesn't help how Purrloin didn't completely reject the idea and winked at them affectionately afterwards...
  • In the first season episode "Bye Bye, Butterfree", Butterfree falls in love with a pink female after seeing her backside. Make of that what you will...
    • Doesn't help the pink Butterfree is the only Butterfree shaking her backside first time we see her. Guess Butterfree did take after Ash.
  • In the third part of the Clubsplosion arc, there is just such a moment in the battle between Bianca and Georgia. After Bianca's Emboar attacks Georgia's Bisharp, there is focus on Georgia's rear as she chastises Bianca. (Third screenshot on the right, once again, scroll down a bit.)
    • Similarly, after she loses to Iris, Burgundy spends the rest of the arc pouting and berating Cilan and the others. During a few of her tantrums, there seemed to be a lot of attention paid to her hips (and ass on occasion [see the last screenshot in the second to last row]) swiveling.
    • Even better, during the entire Clubspolsion arc, Bianca had suddenly developed nothing short of a fetish for muscles (both human and Pokemon) and, when she wasn't battling, spent most of the arc poking and caressing some of the Fighting type Pokemon (and even one of Ash's friendly rivals, Stephan, at one point). Her reactions to all the touching have her being extremely excited, almost to the point that one would think she was having a mini-orgasm half the time. The sound effects whenever she's doing this off-screen (as well as her cooing) don't help in the least.
  • The infamous "Shuckle juice" episode in which Team Rocket gets high, mainly Meowth (who starts licking James's face). And all the Pokémon fall in love with them. They left this one in the dub.
  • A novelization by Takeshi Shudo (one of the main writers of the anime back in the Kanto and Johto days) stated that ten-year-olds are legally adults in Pokepan. They have to pay taxes, can get arrested, and yes, they can even get married. Age of consent is probably ten, which isn't that off since in some parts of Japan it's thirteen.
  • Zoey's dialogue had to be altered for the dub so she would seem be less "friendly" toward Dawn. In the Japanese version they ended up making her more of a Cool Big Sis as the Sinnoh arc went on, possibly for the same reason.
  • The B&W episode All For The Love of Meloetta brought back Cynthia. When Ash talks to her, he and Cilan act as they usually do while Iris stares vacantly at her. When Cynthia does try to talk to her, Iris outright blushes and twiddles her fingers as if she were talking to someone she had a major crush on. Cynthia's outfit doesn't help considering how much more relaxed it is compared to her Sinnoh outfit. Turns out she just wanted to battle the fellow dragon trainer and was too nervous to ask, but still...
  • Misty's song He Drives Me Crazy from the Johto Totally Pokemon album, about Ash...Makes you wonder?
  • In "Gone Corphishin'", Ash and friends are knocked into the sea, and May spends a portion of that episode with a blanket wrapped around her. Three guesses to what happened to her clothes...
    • Even better, Ash isn't wearing any pants in the same scene. Combine those two and see what it reminds you of.
  • The episode when Ash, Brock and Misty apparently went bathing in one hot spring pool. Of course, they were wearing swimsuits underneath, but still, the imagery before they got out suggests otherwise.
    • There's an episode later when the trio aren't wearing bathing suits in the Cinnabar hot springs. Gender separate bathing areas obviously... at least until Misty's Togepi activates a switch to a hidden passage that pulls the dividing fence down. There's a short pause as it takes the trio a few seconds to realise the implications of what they're seeing before the inevitable screaming begins.
  • In "Crowning The Scalchop King", Meowth is disguised as a Dewott and needs to show off his rather large scalchops. The crowd goes wild at this. Meowth's comment? "Wow! Bigger really is better!"
  • In a recent episode in the X & Y season, they get real subtle with the imagery. If you spell "Subtle" like this
  • The XY episode "Kindergarten Chaos!". All of it. Most notably, Penelope, a kindergarten teacher who should seriously invest in a bigger shirt, appears to be flirting with Ash (which Serena quickly picks up on and lampshades).
    • A non-sexual example from the same episode: Team Rocket kidnaps a 5-year-old and implies they were planning to sell him.
  • The XY arc is a lot Hotter and Sexier than previous seasons in general. May only be due to the new animation style, but female characters are noticeably bustier and occasionally show some cleavage for one thing.
  • During the Pokémon Summer School arc, the kids are shown swimming at a lake. Dawn swimming close to the surface is all well and good, but then we see Conway submerged right underneath her, watching her every move.
  • In the episode "The Song of Jigglypuff", a large woman bumps into Jessie and gets angry, and actually picks her up and starts spanking her on the rear end. At least, this troper thinks so. It looked more like groping.
  • In the Black and White episode Ash and Trip Third Battle! Trip takes pictures of Oshawott while it flails around in its Aqua Jet. The pictures reveal that Oshawott's eyes were closed. Trip then says "that makes Oshawott special in a certain way."note  Oshawott looks proud, but then Iris says it wasn't a compliment.

Manga

  • Despite cutting out all of the overt Fanservice from Pokémon Special, this where Red sees the Pokémon Fan Club newsletter with the headline "Shocking Case Of Poké-Love: "That's the last bath I'll take with my Tentacool!"" This even stayed in Viz's re-release when other stuff was edited out managed to get into the English manga. Guess the translators didn't know what that meant...
    • And can we all just take a moment to remember that Tentacool are jellyfish with tentacles covered in thousands of neurotoxic stingers?
  • The GSC arc shows Sabrina get out of the water at some hot springs with only some Censor Steam covering her rear. Again, Viz did nothing to clean it up.
  • Dahlia's introduction at the Battle Arcade starts with her dancing behind. The next page, it's pretty obvious what Looker is looking at.
  • Blue's gambit where she taunted Sabrina into slashing at her chest only to reveal a couple of Poké Balls hidden there. And yes, it was originally included in the English version, but unlike that first panel it's something that did get edited out in the reprints.
  • In the newest Viz translation of Pokémon Special, Symbol Swearing appears often, symbolizing cursing. Even from ten year olds.
    • The original 90's English releases used the same symbol-profanity, but comics in the UK have used it for decades.
  • This exchange from FRLG involving the Ship Tease between Bill and Daisy doesn't help:
    Green: You're...not with my sister today?
    Bill: (nervously) Oh, uh...Daisy's at home.
  • Pocket Monsters, a Japanese-only manga (for worthy reasons), got some pretty Squick-worthy things put out there in its early years, but one noticeable thing happens in volume 2. Genitalia are shown several times, once of a Pokémon and multiple times for his ten year old trainer. Even worse, in the latter's case it's a painful joke. Think a Groin Attack, but worse.
    • The manga at several points early on does the "Poké Balls - Testicles" joke that has been a case of Accidental Innuendo within the fandom.
  • The Electric Tale of Pikachu contains a few.
    • Sometimes minor curse words would slip in, including one bit where a trainer used "Damnation" egregiously during battle. A few compilations sold in more family-friendly markets would Bowdlerise them.
    • The manga has been censored in Japan too. Some things still flew past the radar though, such as a hot springs scene in the second volume, which is retained in the Taiwanese and Singaporean localizations.
  • Fans of Pokémon Special have been commenting on the suggestive positions that keep on popping up in the Unova arc. The series especially likes focusing on backsides.

Other

  • In Pokémon Live!, one of Ash's happy memories in the finale is of the banned bikini episode.
    • As Giovanni and Delia talk, he says he has fond memories of their early days while fiddling with the lock on her cage.
    • After being slapped around by a bunch of girls, Brock remarks that he liked it and it made him tingle.

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