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EP059 : Volcanic Panic
Original series
EP061 : The Misty Mermaid
Beach Blank-Out Blastoise
Kamex's Island
First broadcast
Japan August 27, 1998
United States September 20, 1999
English themes
Opening Pokémon Theme
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター
Ending ポケモン音頭
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 石山タカ明 Takaaki Ishiyama
Assistant director 井上修 Osamu Inoue
Animation director 梶浦紳一郎 Shin'ichirō Kajiura
Additional credits

Beach Blank-Out Blastoise (Japanese: カメックスのしま Kamex's Island) is the 60th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on August 27, 1998 and in the United States on September 20, 1999.

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As Ash and the gang are rushing to catch the last ferry off of Cinnabar Island, they stumble over a rare Pokémon in trouble. It's a Wartortle, the evolved form of a Squirtle. The Squirtle Squad jumps in and relates to Pikachu that there's a problem on their island, and they need our heroes help!


Ash and his friends are running to catch the last ferry off Cinnabar Island, and just as they are approaching the ferry, they collide with a Wartortle. It tries to tell them something, but they do not understand. Ash sends out his Squirtle, who begins to talk to Wartortle, in a serious and urgent manner. Suddenly, Squirtle gets a shocked look on its face, and pulls out its Squirtle Squad sunglasses, putting them on. Wartortle and Ash's Squirtle dive into the water, along with Misty's Pokémon pulling the trio along in a boat, who lead them to an island in the shape of Squirtle's shell.

They find Wartortle and Squirtle inside their shells on the island, who upon closer inspection, Brock realizes that they are asleep. As they look farther up, there is a giant shell, which Ash's Pokédex reveals that it is a Blastoise. Ash and Squirtle check out Blastoise, and suddenly they fall sleep. Misty and Brock try to wake him up, but to no avail. Then, Misty tells Pikachu to "try an electric shock alarm clock", which manages to wake Ash and all of the Pokémon up. Misty and Brock asked Ash what happened, who then replies that when he approached Blastoise, he heard mysterious music that was vaguely familiar that caused him to fall asleep. Misty and Brock look at each other as if they recognize the cause, and Misty says that they should go ahead and leave, to which Ash replies, "Not until we help wake up Blastoise!". Misty, shaking her head and smiling, says that she was afraid of that.

Brock begins to tell the story from the Squirtle and Wartortle's point of view, with little pictures to illustrate it. "This island is the kingdom for turtle Pokémon, who live under the rule of Blastoise, the turtle Pokémon king." The Squirtle and Wartortle agree. "A few days ago, Blastoise went to take a swim in the ocean, but then it didn't swim back home. You found Blastoise floating in the ocean, but when you dragged it ashore, you all wound up inside your shells too!" He leads off saying that when a Wartortle returned to find everyone inside their shells, it headed to the main land to get help, and bumped into us. Misty comments on how people have been searching for the Wartortle's breeding grounds for years, and here it is. Brock says that if it's true, imagine what things he could learn about breeding from being here. He puts on a doctor's outfit, and says that it is time for Blastoise's first annual physical.

He pulls out a stethoscope and then they try to wake up Blastoise. Everyone tries to wake it up, but it eventually wakes up on its own, when Blastoise's head and limbs pop out, lifting Ash into the air. He hops off, and then Blastoise's cannons pop out of its shell. Squirtle then notices something stuck in one of Blastoise's hydro cannons. It is squishy and pink, and then its ear sticks out. Misty and Brock suddenly realizes what it is, and Misty tells Ash to get that thing as far away from her as possible. Ash looks at her and asks how bad it could be. Then Misty and Brock know it's Jigglypuff. Then Jigglypuff's song starts again and everyone falls asleep.

Team Rocket intrudes on the island, hoping to catch Blastoise, but Meowth, the one who went to get Blastoise, falls asleep. Using the rope they attached to him, Jessie and James reeled him in, and throw him back. They then use their Gyarados grabber. They successfully escape, until they hear the noise coming out of Blastoise's shell. They begin to sink into the water but all the Squirtle and Wartortle save them. Back on the island, Team Rocket chase the Squirtle and Wartortle around, and so Ash's Squirtle and Pikachu try to wake up Blastoise. They succeed, and Jigglypuff what pops out. Jigglypuff is blown away into the Mecha Gyarados. Blastoise successfully drives off Team Rocket, except Jigglypuff is still inside, luckily Jigglypuff is blasted out and lands on the island. Jigglypuff sings, everyone sleeps, everyone gets scribbled on. Misty is annoyed because the marker scribbling makes her look like a cartoon character. Ash breaks the fourth wall by chiming in, "Like that could ever happen!". In the end, Ash and his friends finally leave. Likewise Team Rocket is trapped on the wreck of their Mecha Gyarados, with designs similar to the marker scribblings made by Jigglypuff.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.


Pokémon debuts



Dare da?


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Horsea (US and international), Blastoise (Japan)



  • When Team Rocket is being saved by Ash and his friends, Brock's jacket is dark blue. In this same scene Jessie's hair is shorter than usual. In the shot following, both went back to their original designs.
  • When Pikachu calls Squirtle out of its Poké Ball, it neither enlarged nor opened.
  • When Jessie looks through the binoculars, she isn't wearing gloves.

Dub edits

  • Pikachu's Jukebox: 2.B.A. Master
  • Originally, the ferry off Cinnabar was simply the current ferry rather than the last one off.
  • The dub implies that Misty and Brock immediately realized what was going on and who was responsible when Ash mentioned the voice he and Squirtle heard sounded familiar, when originally, they were simply creeped out by Ash's description of the voice inside sounding like it came from "the depths of Hell."
  • Ash and Misty commenting on how they look like cartoon characters was dub only.

In other languages

EP059 : Volcanic Panic
Original series
EP061 : The Misty Mermaid
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