* This episode marks the first of many times where Max befriends a Pokémon.
* This is the first "[[filler episode]]" in the Advanced Generation series.
* When the Shroomish start grouping up, just after Team Rocket's attack. Jessie calls them Foongus, and James states they are
Amoongus. This is coincidental, as two Pokémon of the fifth generation, also based of mushrooms: [[Foongus]] and [[ Amoongus]]