Misty, Jessie, and James in a screen capture from the unedited version of the episode when James shows off his inflatable breasts
"Beauty and the Beach" is banned in all countries worldwide except Japan. It is the 18th episode of the original Japanese series. On June 24, 2000, a newly produced English-language version of the episode aired on Kids' WB! as "Beauty and the Beach". Promoted as a "lost episode" special presentation, it has only received one rerun and has not yet been shown elsewhere or released on DVD or VHS.
In this episode, the female characters all enter a beauty contest. Team Rocket also enters, with James donning a suit with inflatable breasts. One scene of the episode involved James showing off his artificial cleavage for humorous effect. Eventually it aired in 2000. Any scenes with James in the bikini were removed.