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Asian Animation

  • Happy Heroes: In Season 10 episode 23, where the Supermen are trapped in a video game and have to Win to Exit, Smart S. throws a Pokéball at a monster to attack it, even saying "I choose you!" as he does so.

Comic Strips


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Film — Live-Action

  • Austin Powers in Goldmember: During a chase scene, Austin accidentally gets his father's Mini Cooper stuck inside a statue of a giant lizard that suspiciously looks like Godzilla. As the car causes the statue to move, several Japanese people are seen running away in fear, one of them wearing a Charmander costume. Someone else who is wearing a Pikachu costume can also be seen in the background of that scene, standing next to a street light.
  • Green Lantern: Hector Hammond has a cartridge of Pokémon Sapphire in his appartment.

Video Games

  • Bejeweled:
    • One of the Butterflies levels in Bejeweled Stars is called "Gotta Catch 'Em All?"
  • The Boxxy Quest series: In multiple games:
    • BoxxyQuest: The Shifted Spires: The north path to the "The Grand City of /m]" is blocked by a Guard, who literally has come from the Kanto games:
      I'm on guard duty. Gee, I'm thirsty, though!
      Oh wait there, the road's closed.
      (I can't believe I've fallen back into this. Soliciting drink from fucking kids. This is the exact reason I was fired from my last job back in Saffron City...)
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    • BoxxyQuest: The Gathering Storm: Multiple:
      • The vending machines seen throughout the game sell exactly three kinds of drinks: Fresh Water, Soda Pop, and Lemonade. True to form, the lemonade heals the most, followed by the soda and water.
      • A certain vendor in YouTube is selling furniture to “pimp out your secret base.” He’s disappointed to learn that secret bases aren’t a thing in this game.
        Vendor: Well, shit. I've made a terrible career decision.
      • There’s a very rare chance of catching a Feebas at the 4chan fishing pond… but only if you fish on certain tiles.
  • Grow
    • A bug catcher trainer can make an appearance in Grow Park.
  • Love Live! School idol festival ALL STARS:
    • In a 4koma with Ayumu Uehara, one of the Famitsu App representatives/School Idols, she references the franchise by name when answering a question asked by the "God of School Idols".
      • Also, Pokémon is one of Ayumu's favorite video game franchises mentioned in her introduction.
  • Luxaren Allure: To the Anime: Guard leader on the way to Springsmouth from Parvian, says:
    As soon as we get word from the castle, we'll begin a very special mission! We'll show those monsters out there who's the very best, like no one ever was!
  • Sonic Mania:
    • One of the achievements is called "Gotta Gacha 'Em All", which is a reference to a slogan for the entire Pokémon franchise.


  • Sheldon:
    Arthur: Oh, Flaco. You've made a horrible error. You've... you've CAUGHT THEM ALL.
    • This strip goes over the anatomy of an axolotl, culminating in a chart of its "Pokémon Evolution". First it evolves into a salamander and then it evolves into Patton Oswalt.
    • While talking to another dog, Oso calls their obsession with catching squirrels "Dog Pokémon". The next day continues the gag with "Pokémon For Dogs" - Squirrelax, Raccoonizar, Possum-Mew, and a "Highly Evolved Pokémon" (a bird on a telephone wire).

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