YMMV / Telefang

  • Counterpart Comparison: Crypto (The starter in the Power version) bears some similarities to Sandslash.
  • Fridge Logic: You're not supposed to ask how some of these creatures can own/operate/charge a cellphone.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • One of the game bootlegs was known as "Pokémon Diamond". Flash forward to 2007, and the actual Pokémon Diamond Version was released under that very name.
    • The fake legendary Pokémon on the "Pokémon Jade" bootleg cover looks like a giant deer. Flash forward to 2013, and the games Pokémon X and Y feature an actual giant deer legendary Pokémon. Then it turns out that a deer Pokémon was one of the Pokémon cut from Pokemon Redand Blue.
    • Triple Battles, which were already possible in the Game Boy Color Telefang games, did not appear in the Pokémon series proper until Pokémon Black and White.
    • The concept of 'monsters using cell phones to talk to the player' would come back in Undertale.
    • According to this game, 4 signal bars are literally out of this world. Now, look at you own cell phone. You most likely get up to 5 bars.
  • Memetic Mutation: Well, have you had curry?Explanation 
  • Unintentional Period Piece: As researcher Rachel Briggs pointed out in an interview, this game was very much the product of the early years of "keitai culture" in Japan. They started with the premise of the cell phone being as big a fad in-universe as it was in Japan and more or less wrote the story proper around it.