Early-Bird Cameo: The Shinkenger's successors, Tensou Sentai Goseiger, make their first appearance in this movie, where they take on Akumaro, Dayu and Juzo when they try to ambush the Shinkengers and Go-Ongers. This would begin a new trend of up-coming new Sentai teams making a cameo appearance in the team-up movie of their two predecessors.
Heel–Face Turn: The Three Pollution Ministers want nothing to do with Batcheed's plan, instead opting to raid the Gold Sushi cart.
This Is Gonna Suck: Sosuke is getting on Takeru's nerves by being... well, himself. Chiaki comments to Mako that Takeru seems to be putting his annoyed face on. They share a knowing look. When Takeru refuses to work with Sosuke while later, Chiaki merely mutters 'Here we go.'.