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List of background references to Pokémon

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moved trivia from golisopod fan to here, it's mentioned in a book
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==List of background references==
===Television and film===
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! style="background:#6AA9E4; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Series/Movie
! style="background:#6AA9E4" | Episode
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| ''{{wp|AmericanAdventure Dad!Time}}''
|''Joshua and Margaret Investigations''
| style="text-align:left" | In one scene in the episode, Margaret is shown entering a weapons room. Among the weapons on the right wall is a small {{i|Poké Ball}}.
|[[File:Adventure Time weapons room still.jpg|200px]]
|- style="background: #fff"
| rowspan="2" | ''{{wp|American Dad!}}''
| ''{{wp|A Piñata Named Desire}}''
| style="text-align:left" | While {{wp|Steve Smith (American Dad!)|Steve}} was remembering about he and his friends used to have sleepovers when they were little, a pink and purple {{p|Pikachu}} is seen on the t-shirt worn by his friend Toshi.
|[[File:APinataNamedDesire.png|200px]]
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''Kloger''
| style="text-align:left" | When Toshi fails to grab the bar above him during the Presidential Physical Fitness Test, the army man refers to him as "Pokémon".
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|The Autocrats}}''
| ''{{tt|Hirviövoimala|Monster Power Plant}}''
| style="text-align:left" | When {{wp|Paavo Lipponen}} is about to throw {{wp|Erkki Tuomioja}} out of the window, {{wp|Sauli Niinistö}} calms him down, reminding them that they both belong to the same {{wp|Political party|party}}. To this, Erkki remarks that Paavo's party card has been "glued full of Pokémon stickers".
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Bad Santa}}''
| N/A
| style="text-align:left" | One child asks "Santa" for Pokémon.
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|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Austin Powers in Goldmember}}''
| ''Ballmastrz: 9009''
| ''To Catch A Princess"
| style="text-align:left" | In the video game Ace is playing, he throws a gold ball at the princesses which then captures them just like thea [[Poké Ball]] catches Pokémon.
|[[File:Ballmastrz 9009.png|200px]]
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{tt|N/A|Entire series throughout.}}''
| style="text-align:left" | Bernard's room is often shown to have first-generation Pokémon posters.
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|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Case Closed|Detective Conan}}''
| Unknown
| style="text-align:left" | {{Ash}}, {{an|Misty}}, and {{an|Brock}} make a cameo appearance as kids staying in a train station. However, the distinct facial features each possess, such as their hairstyles and Brock's eyes, were slightly altered and switched between them.
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|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|The Cleveland Show}}''
| ''Take responsibility, would you?''
| style="text-align:left" | Moriyama's son wears a Pikachu t-shirt.
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erkan_&_Stefan_gegen_die_Mächte_der_Finsternis Erkan & Stefan gegen die Mächte der Finsternis]''
| N/A
| style="text-align:left" | When Erkan and Stefan meet Kartan they question him being Kartan while Stefan says that "The graphics are pretty cheesy on him. I'd say Pokémon is better then he is."
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Ghost Stories (anime)|Ghost Stories}}'' (dub)
| ''Akane-san of the Broadcasting Room!! Voice of the Dead''
| style="text-align:left" | The [[Pokémon anime]] is referenced when Leo states that the broadcast begins right after Pokémon.
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| style="text-align:left" | In this episode, the lead guitarist Corey tries to come up with a gimmick for their band, and is seen in a purple Pikachu costume.
| [[File:Grojband Super Zeroes.jpg|200px]]
|- style="background: #fff"
|''{{wp|The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It}}''
| N/A
| style="text-align:left" | Pokémon bed sheets can be seen on multiple occasions.
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Hayate the Combat Butler}}''
| Many episodes
| style="text-align:left" | Pikachu has made background cameos; the pet tiger has referenced Pikachu when assuming himself to be the mascot character and in one episode the cast travel on a plane based on ANA Flights. In the sixth episode, a framed image of a blue Pikachu can be seen near the beginning of the episode. The image was based on one of {{AP|Pikachu}}'s anime art. In some episodes, various sound effects and background music make a reference to Pokémon.
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|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Heroes (TV series)|Heroes}}''
| ''{{wp|One of Us, One of Them}}'' and ''{{wp|Dual (Heroes)|Dual}}''
| style="text-align:left" | {{wp|Hiro Nakamura}} was called {{p|Pikachu}} once in each of those two episodes.
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Hetalia: Axis Powers}}'' (dub)
| ''Episode 18''
| style="text-align:left" | During a battle against the Axis Powers, America chooses China to fight and says, "China, I choose you!" After beating and capturing the Axis Powers, America then says, "Yeah, we caught them all!"
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Hollyoaks}}''
| ''Episode 4505''
| style="text-align:left" | As Jude Cunningham leaves Nightingale's, Tony Hutchinson asks where she's going and Jude responds "To catch Pokémon", referring to [[Pokémon Go]].
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''Home Invasions''
| N/A
| style="text-align:left" | The father of the victim's boyfriend stated that his son still has his Pokémon cards.
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''The Dullahan Surpasses Space-Time''
| style="text-align:left" | When Machi, Hikari, and Yuki are group texting each other, Yuki's text profile image is three {{p|Piplup}} together.
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|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|IS (Infinite Stratos)|Infinite Stratos 2}}''
| ''Open Your Heart''
| style="text-align:left" | Tatenashi grabs Houki's breasts while saying ''Houki-chan getto da ze!'' ("Houki, caught you!"), a reference to the Japanese [[Gotta catch 'em all!|slogan]] of the Pokémon franchise, ''Pokémon getto da ze!''.<ref>[http://youtu.be/3WnNItb5lUw&t=12 Infinite Stratos 2 - Her breast are bigger than mine!]</ref>
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|Law & Order: SVU}}''
| ''Uncivilized''
| style="text-align:left" | A victim was last seen on his way to a store to buy Pokémon cards.
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Ji Yeon}}''
| style="text-align:left" | In a flashback, {{wp|Jin-Soo Kwon|Jin}} is looking for a stuffed panda in a toy store that has an extensive amount of Pokémon merchandise on the shelves in the background.
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|- style="background:#fff"
| ''{{wp|Lucky Star (manga)|Lucky Star]}}''
| ''The Famous Shooter''
| style="text-align:left" | The characters go to a festival, and Kagami has trouble catching fish as they just swim away from her. When she finally catches one, she shouts "get da ze!", which is "''[[Gotta catch 'em all!]]''" in Japanese.
| ''The Blunder Games / The Poop-seidon Adventure''
| style="text-align:left" | The opening of the "Blunder Games" segment shows a Pikachu float in the style of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon.
|
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid Icarus / The Adjustment Burro''
| style="text-align:left" | The "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Icarus" skit was a crossover between the {{wp|Diary of a Wimpy Kid (film series)|''Diary of a Wimpy Kid'' series}} and ''{{ip|Kid Icarus (series)|Kid Icarus}}''. In the skit, {{p|Pikachu}} is shown to be part of the gang that harasses {{ip|Pit}}, and {{wp|Ms. Pac-Man|Ms. Pac-Man}} uses a {{p|Squirtle}} to extinguish a fire in the science lab.
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|- style="background: #fff"
| ''The Dullverine / Under the Dumb''
|[[File:EndlessEight.png|200px]]
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|The Haunting Hour: Don't Think AboutModern ItFamily}}''
| N/A''{{wp|Playdates (Modern Family)|Playdates}}''
| style="text-align:left" | PokémonMonte, bedLily's sheetsclassmate, cansaid behis seenhobby onis multiplecollecting occasionsPokémon.
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|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|My Hero (UK TV series)|My Hero}}''
| ''{{wp|My Hero (series 1)|Christmas}}''
| style="text-align:left" | When Ultronian superhero {{wp|Thermoman}}, aka. George Sunday ({{wp|Ardal O'Hanlon}}) is visiting his cousin Arnie ({{wp|Lou Hirsch}}) in {{wp|Las Vegas}} to ask him about the human holiday of Christmas, he says that he doesn't understand Christmas as although it is the season of goodwill, he says he was in Manchester the previous day to stop a pitched battle. Arnie asks if it was between rival gangs, but George says it was "three mums wanting the last Pokémon".
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Osmosis Jones}}''
| ''Step One''
| style="text-align:left" | An action figure of {{p|Reshiram}} is shown in this episode.
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|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Robot Chicken}}''
| style="text-align:Left" | While Rock Lee is letting Neji use a transformation jutsu, Neji is seen wearing a Pikachu costume with a large set of two teeth.
| [[File:Rock lee & His Ninja Pals.png|200px]]
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV series)|Sabrina, the Teenage Witch}}''
| ''Love Means Having to Say You're Sorry''
| style="text-align:left" | Clarence drops the Pokémon cards he was holding while running away from Harvey, prompting Harvey to shout out "Wait, Clarence! You dropped your Pokémon cards."
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei#Anime|Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei}}''
| style="text-align:left" | When Abiru says Nozomu would look good with a tail, he was pictured with various tails including those that resemble the tails of {{p|Pikachu}} and {{p|Glameow}}.
|[[File:NotLosingToElbows.png|200px]]
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Sex and the City}}''
| ''Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl...''
| style="text-align:left" | While looking at pictures at Charlotte's gallery, Samantha says, "You know, women dressing like men is very popular right now", to which Carrie replies, "And here I thought it was Pokémon".
| —
|- style="background: #fff"
| rowspan="3" | ''[https://simpsonswiki.com/wiki/The_Simpsons The Simpsons]''
| N/A
| style="text-align:left" | A face of {{p|Pikachu}} can be seen without a nose on Fegan Floop's finger.
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|- style="background: #fff"
| rowspan = "2" | ''{{wp|Steven Universe}}''
| style="text-align:left" | One of Ronaldo's posters scattered throughout the lighthouse in the background shows the paranormal sighting of a "psychic duck", a reference to {{p|Psyduck}}.
| [[File:Steven Universe Psyduck.png|200px]]
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|The Suite Life of Zack & Cody}}''
| ''{{wp|Odd Couples}}''
| style="text-align:left" | In multiple episodes, a toy [[Poké Ball]] can be seen on a shelf in Zack and Cody's bedroom.
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|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|The Switch (2010 film)|The Switch}}''
| ''A Bug's Life with Senpai''
| style="text-align:left" | A {{p|Parasect}} is shown.
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|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Teen Titans Go! (TV series)|Teen Titans Go!}}''
| N/A
| style="text-align:left" | In Kara's room, a {{p|Pikachu}} hat can be seen on an ''{{wp|Astro Boy}}'' statue.
|
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Ultraman Tiga}}'' (English dub)
| ''Attack of the Crow-Men''
| style="text-align:left" | As the Crow-Men threaten to shrink and distribute the GUTS gang, they say that they'll be bigger than ''Pokémon''.
| —
|}
 
===Non-Pokémon video games===
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! style="background: #6AA9E4; {{roundytl|10px}}"| Game
! style="background: #6AA9E4"| Details
! style="background: #6AA9E4; {{roundytr|10px}}"| Image
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''Fastlane: Road to Revenge''
| style="text-align:left" | The slug event’s item is shaped like a Poké Ball.
| [[File:Fastlane.png|200px]]
|- style="background: #fff"
| ''{{wp|Simon's Cat|Simon's Cat - Pop Time}}''
| style="text-align:left" | There is an achievement that grants the player five coins for saving fifty critters called "Gotta save 'em all!", which is based on the franchise's original slogan, "Gotta catch 'em all!".
| [[File:Simon's Cat - Pop Time.png|200px]]
|}
 
===Other===
*{{p|Golisopod}} is mentioned in Jason Starr's November 2018 book, ''Too Far''.
**''"My son's into Pokémon too," Rob Said. "Big Golisopod fan - huge."''
 
==See also==
* [[List of references to popular culture in Pokémon]]
* [[List of references to Pokémon in popular culture]]
* [[List of Pokémon parodies]]
 
==References==
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