Brutella's first appearance was in Beauty and the Beach. In the episode, she tried to sabotage Moe's restaurant with the help of Team Rocket. She also had Team Rocket attack a beauty contest with their Gyarados submarine. Ash managed to save the day with his Pidgeotto and Charmander. In the process, her restaurant ended up getting destroyed.
The last time Brutella appeared was on a cameo in Tentacool & Tentacruel. She was rebuilding her restaurant when her cousin, Nastina, fell on top of it and destroyed it once again. She was mentioned a few times in the Japanese version of the episode, but they were edited out during localization because of the events that led to the ban of Beauty and the Beach's. It should be noted that Brutella's English name comes from the Italian word brutta, which means "ugly".
While her Japanese name, オババ, is her actual given name in the original Japanese episode, the characters do not use it in this context; instead they refer to Brutella by using the name as a play on the term 鬼ばば hag, a somewhat rude term to refer to an old woman. This is also the case for Nastina, who shares the same Japanese name. This explains a running joke in the Japanese version as Nastina is often mistaken for Brutella in Tentacool & Tentacruel; however, this was edited out of the dubbed version, as the episode of Brutella's appearance was initially skipped over.
- In the Japanese version of Beauty and the Beach, the Dare da? featured Brutella. She's the only non-Pokémon character that appeared on this segment other than the Daruma doll in A Scare in the Air and Jessie in The Bug Stops Here.
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