* TheWikiRule: The [[http://goldensunwiki.net/Main_Page Golden Sun Universe encyclopedia]].
* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Minor compared to several other examples of this trope, but there were long-running jokes that managed to fool a few poor newbies, such as getting Feizhi and Kraden to join the party (with Kraden being an incredibly powerful mage in the "Philosopher" class) and the infamous [[http://goldensunwiki.net/Wheat_Sword Wheat Sword]].
** "Golden Sun 3" itself was an April Fools' joke for several years, complete with several hoax box covers. So fans found it a little hard to believe when "[[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn Golden Sun DS]]" really was announced at E3 2009.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The two GameBoyAdvance games, ''Golden Sun: The Broken Seal'' and '"Golden Sun: The Lost Age'' were originally planned to be one whole game, but due to the limits of the cartridge space, the game had to be divided into two separate games.
** There are a few hints in the files, particularly in the order of portraits, that suggest Alex was to be the final party member in the second game and was replaced by Piers. In this case, Alex's remark about being replaced is a subtle DevelopmentGag.