Talk:List of references to Pokémon in popular culture

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== On the XKCD "not into Pokémon" trend ==

Does the trend about dismissing uninteresting stuff with "I'm not really into Pokémon" started at some point in 2007 between XKCD (and some others) webcomic readers counts as a reference of some sort? I'm willing to analyze the subject and look for factual references if this is considered worthy of a mention. --Solovino 22:30, 27 July 2009 (UTC)


I remember an episode where Fraiser shows up at a kid's birthday party and a woman (forgot her name) offers him some Pokémon punch. Fraser declines the offer and instead asks for coffee. Auragirl 02:09, 29 November 2011 (UTC)


In a new episode where a patient is storing a bunch of dangerous weapons, House mentions Arceus and the time space legend. No one else in the room understands what he is talking about.Auragirl 02:12, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Homestar Runner

The fact that the Homestar Runner character The Cheat is based of Pikachu is incorrect, as The Cheat was created before Pokemon was really well known in the USA, (1996 The Cheat was created) However, I'm not denying that later on The Cheat was changed to look like Pikachu, just the fact that he was designed like him isn't true. Ugoz 08:37, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Codename: Kids Next Door Reference

I have a picture if we want to add it. Animelover0018 06:07, 7 January 2010 (UTC)Animelover0018

Nickelodeon Magazine

I remember reading an old Nickelodeon magazine that showed what some comic/game/cartoon characters would look in real life (but not actually shown in real life, just realistic drawings). Among the group, Ash is there, trying to catch a butterfly with a net. Where would this go on the list? --Reversinator 19:55, 13 July 2010 (UTC)


What would be a good way to add Jeopardy's references to Pokémon, if it is able to be added? --Dr. Forrester 18:22, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Suite Life on Deck

If one were to look in the episode "Party On!" when Sean Kingston is singing, Cody can be seen with a Pokewalker, possibly a reference to the fact that the Sprouse twins did an American commercial for HeartGold and SoulSilver Cyndaquil155 19:38, 30 December 2010 (UTC)


I think this site ( has some interesting references. --Siegfried 06:58, 24 January 2011 (UTC)


Warner Brothers did do a 3rd skit based off of Pokemon called "Pokemon Park" (A crossover between the anime and the movie Jurassic Park). Here's the clip if anyone wants to add it to the page. Pgj1997 18:49, 26 February 2011 (UTC)


Where would I put something about pokemon appearing in a french-canadian magazine numerous times?—★Pika3323 22:06, 11 April 2011 (UTC)


I was watching an episode of NCIS and a boy had a box of Pokémon cards that he used to hide a gun. do you think this should be mentioned? FrankTheTank000 21:40, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

That's violent =P—★Pika3323 00:14, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Phineas and Ferb

I've watched an episode of Phineas and Ferb called 'De Plane! De Plane!'. In this episode, Dr. Doofenshmirtz builds a device to evaporate swimming pools by focusing sunlight. He calls this 'Greevil', which also happens to be the name of Cipher's leader in Pokémon XD. MetalMetroid997 11:53, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

It sounds more like a coincedence. It's just a portemanu of "Green" and "Evil" Pgj1997 18:12, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
Having the same name doesn't count as a reference if it's just a coincidence FrankTheTank000 21:47, 3 August 2011 (UTC)


I was watching Wizards of Waverly Place with my little sister and I noticed the wizards theme sounded like the same tune as the indigo league music. Also, in an episode of Good Luck Charlie someone drew a picture of an eevee on a chalkboard in the basement. Auragirl 02:13, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

kid vs kat

In an episode called ``Me Coop You Kat`` Kat builds a device that strongly resembles the Meowth balloon which is destroyed by Coop and Dennis.

Stay fit

I remember a PSA where a boy buys some Pokémon cards from a store. He finds a card he wanted but it gets blown away by the wind and he runs out of breath after attempting to get it back.

Angel City - Love Me Right (Oh Sheila): Poliwhirl Teddy?

In the music video for Love Me Right (Oh Sheila), one of the teddies (the blue one) lying next to singer Lara McAllen looks like it could be a Poliwhirl, but as there arent an close ups of it, I'm not 100% sure, is anyone else able to tell?

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Vuvuzela2010 00:34, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Private Practice

I just walked into the room while my mom was watching the show and I saw something that's probably relevant. It's somewhere near the end, where a kid and his apparent dad are talking. The kid is holding a Reshiram action figure and puts it on the table before he turns on the TV. It's the episode that just aired today, "Step One". - unsigned comment from Knuclear200x (talkcontribs)

Thanks, I've added it to the page. Pikiwyn talk 18:46, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

League of Legends reference

In the PC game League of Legends, the character Skarner says his name ala-Pokémon style if he stays still in a bush for a random amount of time.

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Cho'Gath 02:12, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

I don't really consider that to be a reference. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 02:17, 1 December 2011 (UTC)


I watched an episode of Futurama one day called 'A Leela of Her Own' and I noticed in one scene there was an alien with Ash's baseball cap from the original series on. Is this notable enough for me to add in? Pokedex493 00:03, 14 December 2011 (UTC)


Would references on the radio count? They played the Pokemon Theme on 97.3 Forth One this morning, as they were talking about how Pokemon was the top Christmas present back in the day. Vuvuzela2010 Δ 18:39, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Trade & Battle: Card Hero

I have heard that there are references to Pokémon in the game Trade & Battle: Card Hero, developed by Nintendo R&D1 and Intelligent Systems; a game that became quite popular in Japan. Supposedly, amongst the references there is an NPC who remarks that everyone is out playing a game called "Rocket Monsters" and one of the NPCs idolizes "Team Pocket" as one of his favourite villains.

Does anyone who can understand Japanese know which NPCs? (I own the game, but the save battery on it is dead) I also wonder if there are any references to Pokémon in the sequels, High Speed Card Battle: Card Hero and the Japanese DSiWare game Card Hero: Speed Battle Custom --Chickasaurus 18:52, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Reference in the AnoHana anime

Just stumbled upon this, could someone who knows Japanese (or anything about this anime) add this? Vuvuzela2010 Δ 19:45, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

A fateful encounter

I was at walmart and played a demo of a dungeon crawler game on a wii. The character was level 3 and was traveling with a man and a weird squirl thing. I was supposed to get through a forest area and had to fight creatures that resembled qwilfish, parasect, and beedrill. I don't know what game it was, does anyone know what i'm talking about? Auragirl 01:46, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Another reference.

There is a reference there to Pokémon, one of them [more precisely, the one in blue clothes] something about Pokémon accessory (in my dub, it was pencil case [or however it is called]), not sure about original, so I can't enter it. Marked +-+-+ 17:40, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Mmmhm, at 06:11 in the video, the person says "Remember that time in grade 2 when I took your Pokémon lunch box?" Don't know how notable this is, Let's see what others think. --Tails0600 12:16, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Law & Order: SVU

In tonight's episode "Home Invasions", the sole living victim's boyfriend's father used the fact that his son still has his Pokémon cards to make example of his sexual immaturity, as the girl was found with herpes. I'll provide full details later, but I figure I notify the basic stuff first. If anyone else watches the show and would be able to add it with proper info in the proper place, go ahead. PS: the pronunciation was more Pokey-mun--SandmanDP 03:43, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Have added it. Feel free to move it if needed and add in more info. Frozen Fennec 03:52, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Resident evil

On my resident evil the mercenaries 3D there is a skill called thunderbolt at first I thought nothing of it but when i fully upgraded it something familiar happened it shows electricty coming from the sky much like in super smash bros. brawl but blue may i add this? VENUS,MEGA,SCEPT,TORTE,SERP 18:46, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

"Thunderbolt" is an actual word, meaning a bolt of lightning accompanied by a thunderclap. While it's possible that it could be a reference, I suspect it's more likely just using a word for its meaning. Werdnae (talk) 20:27, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

That's why i thought nothing of at first but its effect is that physical attacks against enemies gains electric properties like static electricity but stronger thats why i think its name is a reference.VENUS,MEGA,SCEPT,TORTE,SERP 19:17, 20 May 2012 (UTC)


Shouldn't there be an warning or something, as this article contains some worse than G-rated stuff. I think. プリングルズ/品客薯片/ప్రింగిల్స్ 01:53, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Such as?--ForceFire 04:11, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
The Law & Order thing. That might be offensive to younger people. And reference to more mature shows. プリングルズ/品客薯片/ప్రింగిల్స్ 04:15, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
I think we should be able to make this page G, or even PG-rated without getting rid of vital information. That L&O entry had a lot of unnecessary information which could be questionable for kids. I don't feel, just because we refer to South Park, Law & Order, or Robot Chicken, that the page should have a warning on it. While these shows aren't meant for children, we're not covering any inappropriate information. It's totally on the reader if they go and watch the episode we mention. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 04:23, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
I guess you're right. プリングルズ/品客薯片/ప్రింగిల్స్ 15:15, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Let's Go Quintuplets

I'm not sure what the episode is called in English since I only have the Japanese version, but there's a scene where Krystal runs past a shop which has a pikachu-esque plush in the window. It probably isn't worth adding, but here's a shot of it in case it is: 12:06, 22 May 2012 (UTC)


It says that there's a drawing of eevee on the chalkboard but it says that the episode is unknown and there's no picture supporting this PLUS I looked it up and still didn't find anything to support this.There should be at least a small piece of proof.VENUS,MEGA,SCEPT,TORTE,SERP (talk) 19:48, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

The Big Bang Theory

In the episode where howard and Raj huy a 3D printer, howard says that he spent all his money on Pokemon cards. Auragirl (talk) 18:59, 10 February 2013 (UTC)