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

 
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

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu 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 Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In the TCG

In the books

See also


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