** The Kecleon featured in this episode are the same colors as those that run the Kecleon shops in the [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series]]. However, the purple Kecleon in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series has green-colored outlines on its face, while the purple Kecleon in the anime retains the same colored outlines as normal Kecleon.
* Meowth's [[Boss fantasy|Boss fantasies]] first appeared mainstream in this episode.
* In Japan, this was the last episode to air before the debut of ''[[M04|Celebi: Voice of the Forest]]''.
**Incidentally, a Kecleon would appear in that movie's [[Pikachu short]], ''[[PK10|Pikachu's PikaBoo]]'', narrowly failing to make Kecleon one of the few Pokémon introduced in the movies or the side series before the mainstream anime.