List of references to popular culture in Pokémon

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References to other franchises in the Pokémon franchise are occasionally made.

In the games

In the core series

In the side series

In spin-off games

In the anime

Original series

The Team Rocket trio in their Morning Musume-inspired disguises in EP243

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

Zorua mimicking MGM's logo

Pokémon the Series: XY

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Pokémon Adventures

  • Dahlia's catchphrase is "Que Sera, Sera", a reference to a popular song by the same name.
  • Jet, a competitor in the Pokéathlon, is based on Jet Link (or Cyborg 002) from Cyborg 009, having a near identical resemblance and his reputation for being fast.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the TCG

In the books

See also


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