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A specific Pokemon anime episode will not air stateside, marking the first time this has happened since 2002

by rawmeatcowboy
10 July 2018
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Disney XD is looking to avoid any potential anger or outrage by passing over an episode of the Pokemon anime series. Ep. 64 in the Sun and Moon series is called "Touchdown of Friendship!!” where Ash ends up quite attached to a group of Passimian. In order to protect the group of Passimian, Ash not only starts acting/moving like them, he also gets his face painted black to look more like the Pokemon.

Disney XD is most likely afraid that the imagery in this episode will be likened to blackface, which is why they're skipping over it altogether.