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Trivia
==Trivia==
* The Pokémon {{Ash}} uses in the exam are the same species as those that {{TRT}} uses to battle him on an everyday basis: {{p|Arbok}}, {{p|Weezing}}, and {{p|Meowth}}. [[James]] does almost the same, in reverse: he gets a {{p|Pikachu}}, {{p|Ivysaur}}, and {{p|Charizard}} to use; it would have been an exact correlation had [[Ash's Bulbasaur]] not refused to evolve [[EP051|five episodes prior]].
* James receives a [[Party|team]] similar to the one that {{SSB|Pokémon Trainer}} has in [[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]], except with a Pikachu instead of a Squirtle.
* This episode was parodied a few times in {{pmin|the United States|the US}} commercial for Pokémon that is aired on [[Pokémon in the United States|Kids WB!]].
* The theory test of this episode seems to be a reference to the questionnaire on the {{pkmn|games}}' [[Cinnabar Gym]], which the player can use to bypass the Trainer battles up to [[Blaine]], the Gym Leader. In the {{pkmn|anime}}, Blaine just happens to be the Gym Leader who Ash is supposed to challenge next. However, unlike in the games, passing the tests results in instant qualification to the [[Pokémon League]], bypassing the requirement of eight Gym Badges to enter.
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