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(In the games: I meant to add this one in a while ago)
(In the anime: Someone needs to just go through all the dub titles. Most of them probably belong on this page.)
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==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
 
[[File:MGM parody.png|thumb|right|Zorua mimicking MGM's logo]]
 
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* The dub title of ''[[EP018|Beauty and the Beach]]'' is a reference to the fairytale ''{{wp|Beauty and the Beast}}''.
 
* In [[EP035]], [[Kaiser]]'s appearance, demeanor and handgun bear a resemblance to a character portrayed by {{wp|Clint Eastwood}} in the Spaghetti Western ''{{wp|Man with No Name}}''.
 
* In [[EP035]], [[Kaiser]]'s appearance, demeanor and handgun bear a resemblance to a character portrayed by {{wp|Clint Eastwood}} in the Spaghetti Western ''{{wp|Man with No Name}}''.
 
* The plot of ''[[EP042|Showdown at Dark City]]'' is based on the events of {{wp|Akira Kurosawa}}'s ''{{wp|Yojimbo (film)|Yojimbo}}''
 
* The plot of ''[[EP042|Showdown at Dark City]]'' is based on the events of {{wp|Akira Kurosawa}}'s ''{{wp|Yojimbo (film)|Yojimbo}}''
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* The dub title of ''[[EP100|Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?]]'' is a reference to the line "Wherefore art thou Romeo?" from ''{{wp|Romeo and Juliet}}''. The names of the two Nidoran in love, Tony and Maria, are references to ''{{wp|West Side Story}}'', which was based on Romeo and Juliet. In the dub, at the end of the episode the narrator makes reference to ''{{wp|All's Well That Ends Well}}'', another {{wp|William Shakespeare|Shakespeare}} play.
 
* The dub title of ''[[EP100|Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?]]'' is a reference to the line "Wherefore art thou Romeo?" from ''{{wp|Romeo and Juliet}}''. The names of the two Nidoran in love, Tony and Maria, are references to ''{{wp|West Side Story}}'', which was based on Romeo and Juliet. In the dub, at the end of the episode the narrator makes reference to ''{{wp|All's Well That Ends Well}}'', another {{wp|William Shakespeare|Shakespeare}} play.
 
* In ''[[EP138|The Superhero Secret]]'', Gligarman is based on {{wp|Batman}}. His civilian name, [[Mr. Parker]], is likely based on Peter Parker, the alter ego of the superhero {{wp|Spider-Man}}. When the video of Gligarman is shown, "Look up in the sky, is it a Pidgeotto, a Charizard a Dragonite? No it's the crime fighting superhero Gligarman." is heard, a reference to Superman.
 
* In ''[[EP138|The Superhero Secret]]'', Gligarman is based on {{wp|Batman}}. His civilian name, [[Mr. Parker]], is likely based on Peter Parker, the alter ego of the superhero {{wp|Spider-Man}}. When the video of Gligarman is shown, "Look up in the sky, is it a Pidgeotto, a Charizard a Dragonite? No it's the crime fighting superhero Gligarman." is heard, a reference to Superman.
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* The dub title of ''[[EP209|Machoke, Machoke Man!]]'' is a reference to the {{wp|Village People}} song ''{{wp|Macho Man (song)|Macho Man}}''.
 
* In ''[[AG086|Lights, Camerupt, Action!]]'', {{an|May}} describes a movie about a luxurious spaceship with a Natu and Xatu in love who are separated because of an ice asteroid, which is a parody of the movie ''{{wp|Titanic (1997 film)|Titanic}}'', while the ship displayed in the film is similar in design to the titular spaceship from ''{{wp|Space Battleship Yamato}}''.
 
* In ''[[AG086|Lights, Camerupt, Action!]]'', {{an|May}} describes a movie about a luxurious spaceship with a Natu and Xatu in love who are separated because of an ice asteroid, which is a parody of the movie ''{{wp|Titanic (1997 film)|Titanic}}'', while the ship displayed in the film is similar in design to the titular spaceship from ''{{wp|Space Battleship Yamato}}''.
 
* In ''[[AG086|Lights, Camerupt, Action!]]'', [[Max]] describes a movie about a giant {{p|Meowth}} destroying a city and battling against {{p|Pichu}} fighter pilots and a giant {{p|Marshtomp}}, which is based on the Japanese television show {{wp|Ultraman}}.
 
* In ''[[AG086|Lights, Camerupt, Action!]]'', [[Max]] describes a movie about a giant {{p|Meowth}} destroying a city and battling against {{p|Pichu}} fighter pilots and a giant {{p|Marshtomp}}, which is based on the Japanese television show {{wp|Ultraman}}.

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