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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.
- 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.
- The mysterious GS Ball, a key item in Pokémon Crystal, was introduced during the Orange Islands season.
- The Generation II games said that Cinnabar Island was evacuated because 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 top of 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 Template:Mo, 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 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.
- 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. Both the name, that Mewtwo uses Zelda and the stage setting is clearly based 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 the prehistoric stage Mt. Coronet Spear Pillar. This is a clear reference to Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, where Lucario was a ancient Pokémon that had sleept in hundreds of years, and Ash Ketchum himself even said "The aura is with me!" when in the Tree of Beginning.
- All anime canon is based off the world and events of the main game series.
- Ritchie and Ash's original clothes are almost identical to the original clothes of Red, while Gary Oak's original outfit is taken directly from Blue's; the Generation I one during the Kanto, Johto and Orange Islands seasons, as well as the Generation III clothes during the Battle Frontier and Sinnoh seasons.
- The beginning of Pokémon, I Choose You! was taken directly from the intro of Pokémon Red and Blue.
- Todd Snap, the protagonist in Pokémon Snap, has accompanied Ash for two short periods of time.
- The special Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate! is based directly off Pokémon Mystery Dungeon. Another episode was produced for the game's sequel.
- Green Guardian, Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! and Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea are based on Pokémon Ranger, with Solana playing a large role in the two episodes and making a cameo in the movie. All three are based on Ranger Net missions.
- Several similarities between Paul and Silver have been noted, such as Paul's artwork position being almost identical to the original sketch of Silver.
- In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea,Meowth states that diamond and pearl would be great names for games.
- Red's French, (Sacha) German, (Ash) Korean (지우 Jiu) and Chinese (小智 Xiǎo Zhí) names is the sames as Ash Ketchums names in the same languages.
- Misty's crush on Red is similar to the one the anime's version of the character has on Ash.
- May gives Ash a town map, a situation similar to the game's version giving one out to Red.
- This series is loosely based off the anime.
- 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.