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List of cross-generational references

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The five generations of Pokémon games, taking place in the same universe, have had multiple references to each other. Not only do the games reference their same-generation counterparts (with the player's default name being the version played and the rival's being the counterpart version in the first two generations), but games released later in the series typically will feature references to events of past generations.

This does not include Pokémon. While Pokémon released in previous generations will always appear, they are not a reference to the generation itself.

List of references

Generation II

To Generation I

Generation III

To Generation I

  • Brawly is said to have once trained alongside Bruno, who is a member of Kanto's Elite Four.
  • The Oceanic Museum in Slateport City has two water samples, one of which is from Kanto. Its background music theme is also an arrangement of the S.S. Anne theme.
  • On Faraway Island, a series of smudged messages, which may have been left by Mr. Fuji, appear on a signpost.
  • A boy in Lilycove City says that he and his family came from the Kanto region before he asks if there are any Pokémon found only in the Hoenn region.
  • In Victory Road, there is a small crater where Moltres used to be.

To Generation II

Generation IV

To Generation I

Wallpaper
  • As a direct tribute to the original games, one of the wallpapers has been designed to resemble the design of the routes of the first games, complete with the graphics and sprites when the games are played on the Game Boy. The wallpaper showcases typical features like both types of fences, low and high grass, normal ground, a sign and a house.
  • As Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver, the references present in the original games to Generation I return.
  • During a special Celebi event, the character will, in fact, travel in time back to shortly after Red has defeated Giovanni. Giovanni tells his son that he has decided to disband Team Rocket. Afterwards, he will run towards the Johto region and is found in a cave. When the player has defeated him, he will make a remark that the player reminds him of the boy that made him disband the team in the first place.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, a man mentions that Professor Oak once said there were 150 Pokémon, the amount known during Generation I, although there are now almost 500 (which appears to imply that all the games, or at least the remakes, take place at the same time as Generation IV).

To Generation II

To Generation III

Generation V

To Generation I

To Generation II

To Generation III

To Generation IV

  • In Nacrene Gym, the book called "Sweets for Pokémon" describes Poffins and mentions that they are made in the Sinnoh region.
  • Caitlin of the Battle Castle appears as an Elite Four member in Unova. She references her prior inability to battle, and mentions the Battle Castle's presence in Sinnoh and Johto.
  • Looker appears in search of the Seven Sages of Team Plasma.
  • Cynthia will meet the player at Caitlin's Villa in Undella Town after getting the National Pokédex. The player will be able to battle her in Spring and Summer.
    • In addition to this, after defeating her in a battle for the first time, she will mention that the player looked like the Trainer who faced Giratina.
  • According to one of the Plasma Grunts in N's Castle, "Team Galactic and Team Rocket drew too much attention to themselves. That's why their plans were thwarted."
  • Shauntal mentions the Distortion World in one of her conversations at Caitlin's Villa. She states that the only Pokémon living in the Distortion World was spectacular.
  • Before her rematch, Shauntal quotes a line about Volkner, which comes from her novel.
  • A man who gives away Fossils everyday at Twist Mountain said that when the player looks carefully and digs at the walls of empty places like caves, the player will find many different kinds of items such as Fossils, a reference on how the player can dig up different kinds of items, especially Fossils, at the Sinnoh region's underground.
  • Ace Trainer Henry aboard the Royal Unova mentions that he is from the Sinnoh region.
  • Upon meeting Skyla for the first time, she tells Cedric, "You are talking like places like Kanto and Sinnoh are right around the corner!"

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