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The Pokémon series is noted for having multiple, distinctly different canons. They often will make references to one another.
List of references
- Pokémon Yellow is a direct tribute to the anime.
- When Red was battled in Mt. Silver in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Pikachu's moves were changed from the original moves in Generation II to reflect Ash's Pikachu's moves in the Diamond and Pearl series.
- The Jigglypuff with a marker appears in Pokémon Snap.
- Pokémon Channel uses the anime voices of Pokémon, including Maddie Blaustein's Meowth. It also features an episode exclusive to the game: Pichu Bros. in Party Panic.
- In the Japanese versions of Diamond and Pearl, one of the default names for Pearl is Shigeru. In the English versions, one of the default names for Lucas is Ash.
- Riley appears to be based off Sir Aaron, a character that appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Riley has a Lucario, a Pokémon Aaron also had. However, he appeared later in the animè.
- The mysterious GS Ball, a key item in Pokémon Crystal, was introduced during the Orange Islands arc.
- The Generation II games said that Cinnabar Island was evacuated because of the eruption of a volcano. While the games do not show any volcano, the anime clearly shows Ash fighting against Blaine on the top of a volcano.
- In Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal a female NPC near the Lake of Rage makes a reference to the Pink Butterfree. She comments "Come to think of it, I've seen a pink Butterfree."
- In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, an NPC named Luis will sometimes participate in Pokémon Super Contest with his Pikachu, nicknamed Sparky, much like Ritchie's is.
- Route 224 has Ace Trainer Rebecca, a Trainer who analyzes battles using her laptop. She challenges the player with her Metagross. However, this cameo was not recognized by translators, as English versions call her Jamie (in Japanese version her name is ヒトミ Hitomi, like in the movie).
- Also, the two Ace Trainers that appear on the southernmost part of Route 229 have their teams based on those of Butler and Diane in Jirachi: Wish Maker. In the Japanese version, as well, they are named as Butler and Diane, but, as with Rebecca, the English translation team did not notice the relation to the movie characters.
- The most important of the Super Contest judges is named Dexter, much like Ash's Pokédex was during the anime's early seasons.
- In Pokémon Stadium Brock's team includes a Vulpix, and Misty's team in Pokémon Stadium 2 includes a Togetic.
- In Pokémon Snap, Mew uses a bubble with acts like a shield. In Mewtwo Strikes Back, Mew were seen to create bubbles with it inside for the seemingly same reasons.
- The movie event Pikachu-colored Pichu and the Spiky-eared Pichu appear in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
- When the starter Pokémon is chosen in HeartGold and SoulSilver, the desk will appear in 3D on the Touch Screen, resembling Professor Oak's desk with the starter Pokémon seen in Pokémon - I Choose You!.
- The Super Smash Bros. series has various references.
- All Pokémon are depicted with their anime voices, though the English language release of Melee keeps Mewtwo's Japanese voice.
- The Misty trophy depicts her in her original series clothes.
- The Meowth trophy depicts Team Rocket's Meowth with the guitar from Meowth's Party.
- The Pokémon Stadium stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee has four different terrain effects, corresponding to four different elemental types: Fire, Water, Grass, and Rock, while the one in Brawl has a new set of four different terrain effects: Ice, Ground, Flying, and Electric. These reference the four fields of the Indigo League Conference.
- In Melee's 44th Event Match, Mewtwo Strikes!, Mewtwo uses Princess Zelda to beat the player, in the Battlefield, a stage that has a star background. The name, the fact that Mewtwo uses Zelda, and the stage setting are clearly based off of Mewtwo Strikes Back.
- In Brawl's 25th event Match, "The Aura Is With Me", the player battles as Lucario against Ness and Sheik on Spear Pillar. This is a clear reference to Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, where Lucario was an ancient Pokémon that had slept in hundreds of years, and Ash Ketchum himself even said "The aura is with me!" when in the Tree of Beginning.
- In all three games, Mew, upon summoned, immediately flies away in a bubble. In Mewtwo Strikes Back, Mew was seen to create bubbles with itself inside, seemingly for protection.
- Red's French (Sacha), German (Ash), Korean (지우 Jiu) and Chinese (小智 Xiǎo Zhì) names are the same as Ash Ketchum's names in the same languages.
- Misty's crush on Red is similar to the one the anime's version of the character has suspected to have on Ash.
- Armored Mewtwo appears in The Fifth Chapter. However, the armor (called "M2 Bind" in this canon) was designed in order to restrain Mewtwo, rather than concentrate its power, though it could be argued that Giovanni's statement to Mewtwo was a lie.
- Deoxys has an ability to duplicate itself, much like in the seventh movie. The duplicates look like those from anime.
- Latias has a human form who looks a lot like the one from the fifth movie.
- Gary's sister's existence (in the anime he was never revealed to have one).
- May gives Ash a town map, much like her game counterpart does to Red.
- TMs (which come from games and have never appeared in the anime) are shown in this manga.
- This series is loosely based off the anime.
- This manga is the most direct adaptation of Generation I games. It shows some events from games, which were omitted in other canons (e.g. Brock having a Camper as an apprentice, S.S. Anne's captain's sea sickness, the hunt for Safari Zone Warden's dentures).
- The main characters' names are Satoshi and Shigeru, rather than Red and Green, however it's likely that these names are directly taken from optional names of the game characters, rather than the anime.
- When Brock's apprentice mentions the Elite Four, they appear as shadows in the same poses they had in their Generation I sprites.
- Satoshi without his hat looks a lot like Ash.
- Satoshi has a Pikachu, it however doesn't seem to be an intended reference, as this one wasn't Satoshi's starter and it eventually evolved.
- Cerulean Gym building has a picture of Dewgong on the outside wall.
- Satoshi gets the Rainbow Badge from Erika, rather than winning it in the battle.
- Satoshi has a Lapras. However, as the manga was released before the start of Orange Islands saga of anime, it's likely a coincidence.
- This series is based off the world and events of the main game series.
- The main goal for the manga's main character Kenta Minamii is to become a great TCG player.
- Many locations and characters from the games appear on different cards, particularly Trainer cards.
- This game uses the same rarities as the TCG, with the exception of extra rare figures.
- This game has Trainer cards like those in the TCG, though their incorporation and usage is different.