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List of references to popular culture in Pokémon

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In the core series
* In the [[Generation I]] games and {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, {{tc|Hiker}} Eric in the [[Rock Tunnel]] makes a reference to the song ''{{wp|Hit Me with Your Best Shot}}'' by {{wp|Pat Benatar}}, saying "''Hit me with your best shot!''" prior to battle, and "''Fired away!''" after being defeated.
* In the [[Generation I]] games and {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, {{tc|Poké Maniac|PokéManiac}} Ashton in the [[Rock Tunnel]] makes a reference to ''{{wp|Mobile Fighter G Gundam}}'', saying "''Pokémon Fight! Ready, Go!''" prior to battle. Official Gundam Fights in the series began with both participants declaring "Gundam Fight! Ready, Go!"
* In the [[Generation II]] games, the television in the player's house says "''There's a movie on TV: Stars dot the sky as two boys ride on a train...'' I'd better get rolling too!", which is a reference to the 1985 anime film based on the 1927 Japanese novel, ''{{wp|Night on the Galactic Railroad (film)|Night on the Galactic Railroad}}''.
* In the {{pmin|France|French localization}} of {{game|Crystal}}, the {{tc|Sage|Wise Trio}} are named {{wp|Kenshiro|Ken}}, {{wp|List of Fist of the North Star characters#Shu|Shuu}} and {{wp|Raoh}}, referencing the manga ''{{wp|Fist of the North Star}}''.
* In {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}, upon {{player}} interaction, the television in the player's house says "''There is a movie on TV. Two men are dancing on a big piano keyboard.'' Better get going!", which is a reference to the movie ''{{wp|Big (film)|Big}}''.
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