Trivia: Panel de Pon

  • The Anime of the Game: Inverted with Pokemon Puzzle League, which is one of the only games in the entire Pokémon franchise to take most of its cues from the anime. While Pokemon Yellow focused on the series' Third Option Adaptation of having Pikachu as your starter and the appearance of Team Rocket's Terrible Trio, Puzzle League goes all the way and features the anime characterizations of the cast.
  • Fan Translation: The SFC Panel De Pon has been translated to English by a fan named Zuqkeo.
  • No Export for You: The Panel de Pon sequel in Nintendo Puzzle Collection, never saw release outside of Japan.
    • Hell, the original game was never exported, only repackaged. The only hint of the fairies making it outside of Japan is Lip's wand being an item in Super Smash Bros. Melee and onward.
    • To balance it out, the Nintendo 64 version of Pokémon Puzzle League was never released in Japan, inverting this trope. As a result, 4Kids provided the entirety of the voice acting and music.
  • Old Shame: Henk Rogers, founder of The Tetris Company, regrets allowing Nintendo to use the Tetris trademark to market the original Panel de Pon as Tetris Attack, due to the fact that Panel de Pon and Tetris have very little in common besides being falling block games.
  • Recursive Import: Tetris Attack was later released in Japan as Yoshi's Panepon, for Satellaview.
  • Remade for the Export: Also Uncanceled for the Export, in the case of Pokémon Puzzle League. The original game, a sequel to the original Panepon, never saw a Japanese release on the N64... until it was finally included in Nintendo Puzzle Collection years later.
  • Screwed by the Network: Everything having to do with the original fairies has suffered this fate. The original N64 sequel suffered cancellation and was revived by one of Nintendo's American studios as Pokémon Puzzle League. A GBC iteration featuring the fairies was going to be made, but partway through development it was switched to another Pokémon themed version. The N64 version was revived again by the original studio and released as part of the Nintendo Puzzle Collection, which didn't make it outside Japan. The Nintendo Puzzle Collection downloadable version of Panel de Pon for the GBA was incorporated into the Dr. Mario & Puzzle League compilation which was released worldwide, but had no characters at all. Planet Puzzle League also featured no characters in favor of a futuristic computer theme, but had a Lip theme as a very difficult-to-unlock secret... only in the Japanese version. It was inexplicably locked outside of Japan.
  • What Could Have Been: It appears that Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (GBC) was also going to be an original Panepon game. At least the N64 version got luckier.