Talk:List of references to popular culture in Pokémon

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So, this page is essentially the opposite of List of references to Pokémon in popular culture. However, this needs to be clear references, not "might be a reference". Pokémon origins should not be placed here unless they are officially confirmed to be a reference to the claimed thing. References to the real world go on Pokémon world in relation to the real world. Pulseman references go on List of references to Pulseman. This page should be reserved for references to other works of fiction, so referencing sports teams still belongs on "Pokémon world in relation to the real world", but song titles are still fine here. References within Super Smash Bros. games and Pokémon Conquest do not count.

Having said all that, the whole reason for me making this in my userspace first is because I don't know many right away, but I know that there are a lot that I don't know about or simply can't find quickly, so it would be great if everyone could help out. Even anime episode titles count. --SnorlaxMonster 14:10, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Now it's mainspace, so my rules no longer apply, but I think they are still reasonable. If you object to them, please put it on the talk page. --SnorlaxMonster 15:53, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Possible reference

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there is a cabinet in Room 4 with broken glass in front of it. The message given when investigating the glass is "These shelves look like they might fall apart at any moment. There's an old game system with two screens... Something about it is different from the system you have..." I have a few theories:

  1. The game is referencing the Game & Watch, of which some versions had a dual-screen design like the 3DS.
  2. The game is referencing a Nintendo DS or DS lite, since the game simply says "something". It could be a DSi or DSi XL, but I doubt it.
  3. Along with one of the other two theories, the PokéNav Plus has only one screen, meaning that the game is probably breaking the fourth wall by referring to the system that you, the player (not the player character) have.

Bigpboy (talk) 23:50, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Room 4 of what? Game Freak's never done anything with the Game & Watch line of console/games, so that's not likely.glikglak 00:05, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Room 4 in Sea Mauville. Kai * the Arc Toraph 00:35, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

South Park reference?

I forget which specific trainer it was, but I remember in B2W2 in Pinwheel Forest, there was a teacher who says that she often has to yell at her students to "sit down and shut up". I'm pretty sure this was a reference to the bus driver in early seasons of South Park. Morgil (talk) 05:27, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Pretty sure that's a common expression that predates that particular episode. Googling the term doesn't even give me any results relating to South Park, indicating that it's not strongly associated with it. --SnorlaxMonster 06:32, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

"My Tank is Fight!" Reference in Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

In the English version of Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, one of the trainers early in the starts the battle with the line "My Pokémon are fight!", which is a reference to "My Tank is Fight!", a series of satirical columns written by Zack Parsons for the website SomethingAwful. ([1]). Nob Ogasawara, lead translator for the localization team, was a Something Awful member at the time (noted in the Roxy and Oli article).

The line "My Tank is fight" was originally a lyric in the song "My Tank" by the band "Darkest of the Hillside Thickets".

--Obbi (talk) 17:41, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

Gypsy Juggler

I wasn't sure whether to post this, so will put it here. In Generations I and II the Juggler's Japanese name is ジプシージャグラー (Gypsy Juggler). In 1978 there is an arcade game called Gypsy Juggler. Adding to the possibility of it being a reference is Game Freak being really into arcade games in their early years, and the game being mentioned in the Game Freak magazine volume 1. Chickasaurus (talk) 19:42, 31 August 2020 (UTC)