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* The Pokémon {{Ash}} uses in the exam are the same species as those that {{TRT}} uses to battle him on an everyday basis: {{p|Arbok}}, {{p|Weezing}}, and {{p|Meowth}}. [[James]] does almost the same, in reverse: he gets a {{p|Pikachu}}, {{p|Ivysaur}}, and {{p|Charizard}} to use; it would have been an exact correlation had [[Ash's Bulbasaur]] not refused to evolve [[EP051|five episodes prior]].
* James receives a team similar to the one that {{SSB|Pokémon Trainer}} has in [[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]], except with a Pikachu instead of a Squirtle.
* This episode was parodied a few times in the US commercial for Pokémon that is aired on [[Kids WB!]]..
* The theory test of this episode seems to be a reference to the questionnaire on the games' [[Cinnabar Gym]], which the player can use to bypass the Trainer battles up to [[Blaine]], the Gym Leader. In the anime, Blaine just happens to be the Gym Leader who Ash is supposed to challenge next. However, unlike in the games, passing the tests results in instant qualification to the [[Pokémon League]], bypassing the requirement of eight Gym Badges to enter.

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