Ash and the others arrive in beautiful Porta Vista, a beach town that has everything you could think of. They decide to rent a boat and they end up colliding with Team Rocket’s submarine, destroying a nearby dock. They end up working in the owner’s restaurant to pay off the debt, while Team Rocket wind up working in the neighboring restaurant. The two restaurants are rivals and Brutella’s is threatening Moe’s business. Ash and the others try to help Moe, but Team Rocket try to ruin Moe’s business and jack up his debt to Brutella. When Professor Oak and Delia show up, they reveal there is going to be a beauty contest which has a large amount of money as the prize. Misty and Delia decide to enter to try and win the money for Moe.
* Banned Episode: Parts of this episode were edited from the original Japanese format due to the controversy over James having breasts while appearing in a swim suit. This severe editing from the original has lead to this episode being classified as “banned” by fans.