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List of references to popular culture in Pokémon

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

Advanced Generation series

Diamond & Pearl series

Best Wishes series

Zorua mimicking MGM's logo

XY series

Sun & Moon series

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

  • 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.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In the TCG

In the books

See also