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*''[[EP009|School of Hard Knocks]]'': In trying to break up an argument between Ash and Misty, Brock comments that they're running late and have to start the show. This may be the first time the fourth wall is broken.
 
*''[[EP026|Pokémon Scent-sation]]'': Meowth complains that {{p|Gloom}}'s horrible stench must've melted his nose from his face. He then remembers and points out to the audience that the show's cartoonists never gave him one.
 
*''[[EP026|Pokémon Scent-sation]]'': Meowth complains that {{p|Gloom}}'s horrible stench must've melted his nose from his face. He then remembers and points out to the audience that the show's cartoonists never gave him one.
 
*''[[EP027|Hypno's Naptime]]'': Jessie remarks their early arrival in the episode is based on the half hour time constraint involving the show.
 
*''[[EP027|Hypno's Naptime]]'': Jessie remarks their early arrival in the episode is based on the half hour time constraint involving the show.

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"Breaking the fourth wall" is a term that refers to a point where a character acknowledges that he or she is in a television show, and therefore, fictional. This term is different from an aside, where a character will seemingly detach for a moment to say something to the audience, then continue on as if nothing had happened.

There are several ways of breaking the fourth wall. They include referring to events that happened in said episode, stopping someone from performing a violent act or swearing by saying something along the lines of it being a children's show, respoding to a character who is not physically present (ie, the narrator), or getting people to buy merchandise of the subject in question.

In the anime

In the anime, the fourth wall has been broken numerous times. The most common characters to do this are Team Rocket.

Episodes where the fourth wall is broken

Movies where the fourth wall is broken

  • The Power of One: Slowking told Team Rocket that lots of people saw them risk their lives to save the world, then all four of them look at the audience and say hi. Earlier, when Team Rocket is saying the motto for the first time, Ash mentions catching the motto on video.
  • Spell of the Unown: Team Rocket mentions being in show business near the end of the movie. Meowth also asks Jessie earlier in the movie whether or not she thinks they will get a bigger part in the next one. Ironically, they only had minor cameos in that movie.
  • Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea: The wall is broken twice with Meowth commenting that Diamond and Pearl "good names for games" and later says, "let's just get through this season first." which are obviously references to the games and tenth season both titled Diamond and Pearl.