History ShoutOut / Pokemon

7th Jun '16 9:59:23 PM gewunomox
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* To build on music references, in Pokémon Black and White 2, the guitarist of Roxie's band is named [[GreenDay Billy Jo.]] The band is also a three member band with a guitarist and a bassist providing vocals. It should be mentioned though, that said guitarist is female.

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* To build on music references, in Pokémon Black and White 2, the guitarist of Roxie's band is named [[GreenDay [[Music/GreenDay Billy Jo.]] The band is also a three member band with a guitarist and a bassist providing vocals. It should be mentioned though, that said guitarist is female.
16th Apr '16 1:03:12 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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* The series has a girl named Sakura, who has an Espeon, a Pokémon which resembles the [[CardcaptorSakura Clow Card Dash]]. In addition, at the beginning of the Wallace Cup, two minor characters are shown who resemble Sakura and Tomoyo.

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* The series has a girl named Sakura, who has an Espeon, a Pokémon which resembles the [[CardcaptorSakura Clow Card Dash]]. In addition, at the beginning of the Wallace Cup, [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP077#Trivia two minor characters are shown who resemble Sakura and Tomoyo.]]
16th Apr '16 1:02:22 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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* The series has a girl named Sakura, who has an Espeon, a Pokémon which resembles the [[CardcaptorSakura Clow Card Dash]]. In addition, at the beginning of the Wallace Cup, two minor characters are shown who resemble Sakura and Tomoyo.
23rd Mar '16 5:13:17 PM AmethystLeslie
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* The Latin American Spanish dub has James reference love songs. [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shipping:RocketShipping#James.27s_hints Here's just the ones from the RocketShipping page.]]
5th Mar '16 4:23:21 PM naal2
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* In the official card game, most of the types gets a different symbol. Dark's symbol is a [[Franchise/SailorMoon black upside-down crescent moon.]]
3rd Mar '16 7:41:52 PM LongLiveHumour
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* In XY100, "A Dancing Debut", Meowth looks at a strange drawing and thinks it might be [[Literature/TheLittlePrince an Ekans that has swallowed a Mamoswine. Jessie decides it's a hat.]] [[spoiler:(They're both wrong.)]]
29th Feb '16 10:03:27 AM Wildstar93
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* A rich man in Kalos mentions his [[Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians one hundred and one Furfrous]].
2nd Jan '16 10:42:59 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' has several references to SomethingAwful as a result of Nob Ogasawara, one of the series' lead translators, frequenting the forums under the pseudonym Douglas Dinsdale. For example, a female trainer with a Wooper is named "Roxy" after the name chosen for the main character of LetsPlay/{{Chorocojo}}'s LetsPlay of ''Pokémon Crystal'' that decided to get rid of her Totodile because it was evil, and replaced it with a Wooper. Also, after you fight an Artist trainer, he tells you he's been inspired to paint a picture called "My Pokémon is Fight!", a reference to Zack Parson's book ''My Tank Is Fight!''

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' has several references to SomethingAwful Website/SomethingAwful as a result of Nob Ogasawara, one of the series' lead translators, frequenting the forums under the pseudonym Douglas Dinsdale. For example, a female trainer with a Wooper is named "Roxy" after the name chosen for the main character of LetsPlay/{{Chorocojo}}'s LetsPlay of ''Pokémon Crystal'' that decided to get rid of her Totodile because it was evil, and replaced it with a Wooper. Also, after you fight an Artist trainer, he tells you he's been inspired to paint a picture called "My Pokémon is Fight!", a reference to Zack Parson's book ''My Tank Is Fight!''
16th Dec '15 6:44:46 PM Pichu-kun
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* The contraption [=AJ=] put on his Sandshrew is a reference to the 1960s baseball anime ''Kyojin no Hoshi''. 
* In the Japanese version of "Bulbasaur and the Hidden Garden" James says "Tornado!" before striking a baseball pitcher pose and says a wind storm caused by Ash's Pidgeotto is like Nomo Hideo, a reference to a Japanese baseball player whose nickname was "Tornado".
* In "Electric Shock Showdown" Jessie does a cheer pose similar to the protagonist of ''Aa! Hana No Ouendan''.
16th Dec '15 5:54:39 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' seem like they may have been designed with ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' in mind, both the original and the [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Disney]] version. Along with the France-based setting and the "beauty" theme, there's also a tragic, deformed giant heavily involved with a loved one, a genocidal AntiVillain who is also tragic but nonetheless believes in mass extermination [[WellIntentionedExtremist for the greater good]][[note]]which is closer to the original Frollo than the Disney version[[/note]], and closing credits set to an AwardBaitSong and a parchment-like background[[note]]lifted straight from the Disney version[[/note]]... all that's missing is the "parental abuse" subplot[[note]]which was already covered in ''Black'' and ''White''[[/note]] and an analogue to the Notre Dame cathedral itself.
** The [[spoiler: Kalos Pokémon League]] is very cathedral-like in structure. [[spoiler: Makes sense, as the final battles are fought there.]]
* In X and Y, the first gym's gimmick is you being forced to traverse a gigantic spider web. The last trainer you fight just before reaching Viola is a [[Literature/CharlottesWeb Lass named Charlotte]]. Speaking of the Gym Leader at the end of the spider web, Viola is a [[Franchise/SpiderMan photographer]].
** Xerneas shares similarities with The Spirit Of The Forest from the film ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. Both resemble deer-like creatures with elaborate antlers. Both are associated with the ability to bring life. And, both are considered powerful creatures of legend in both their respective franchises.
** One of the people in the Furfrou fanciers' cafe in Lumiose City mentions that he gives a good-bye kiss to each of his Furfrou before heading to work. [[Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians All 101 of them]].
** After defeating the first trainer on Route 10, he will respond with: "Wow! You and your Pokemon's power levels are incredible! [[Anime/DragonBallZ They're over 9,000 for sure!]]"
** "Only Team Flare's [[Music/TheBeeGees stayin' alive, stayin' alive]]."
** A trainer in Victory Road greets you with "After all the training I've received here on Victory Road, [[Memes/{{Nintendo}} my body is ready!]]"
** During your final battle with [[spoiler:Lysandre]], he adopts a strange tentacled harness that strongly resembles [[Film/SpiderMan2 Doctor Octopus]].
** One female [=NPC=] in Lumiose City asks if you have heard the story of ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'', which, according to her, is about a prince who got turned into a Pokémon and a woman who loved him in spite of it. [[FridgeBrilliance If the real life story is anything to go by, the Pokémon version probably originated in Kalos, the region X and Y take place in.]]
** The Anistar Gym starts off as a seemingly normal-looking tiny room until you step in the center and it reveals to be [[BiggerOnTheInside a huge maze filled with various Pokemon-themed constellations.]] Sounds like a subtle shout-out to a [[Series/DoctorWho certain science fiction series]], doesn't it?
** Once you will defeat a certain Preschooler on Route 4, she will say "[[Memes/TheLegendOfZelda Hey! Hey! Listen!]]"
* One of the {{Flavor Text}}s for Super Training in X and Y is "Float like a Butterfree, sting like a Beedrill", a reference to Muhammed Ali's famous quote, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," which was often his strategy during boxing, besides the Rope-a-Dope. Remember - you can't hit what you can't see.
* In X and Y, on Route 15, you can find a Hex Maniac standing in front of a ruined building. What's her name? [[{{Literature/Carrie}} Carrie.]] And she has a Litwick in her team, another nod to the book.
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