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Pokémon Reset Bloodlines is chock full of references.


  • A Television brand seen in series shares a name with Pokemon Youtuber TheJwittz, complete with a Hoppip as a logo.
  • A doctor in Cerulean looks and behaves much like Yamato from the Naruto series.
    • Later the Koga and Janine one-shot is filled with many Naruto shout outs, including the phrase "Believe It!"
    • Red's Pikachu tends to use Thunder Punch like it is the Chidori. For that matter, Ash's Pikachu uses Zap Cannon much like the Rasengan (using it to hit at melee range instead of throwing it) and Frax's Pikachu uses Mega Punch, which could be seen as a counterpart to Sakura's post timeskip super strength (also note for the comparison that Frax's Pikachu is female).
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    • Vedia uses Shadow Sneak to immobilize her opponents, not at all unlike Shikamaru.
    • During the Wicke & Nephew oneshot, Tapu Koko appears to be preparing to use the 1000 Years of Death Technique, but electrified.
    • In the Sanpei Interlude, Satoshi calls his use of Double Team as "Shadow Clones".
    • All of Janine's Pokemon made something akin to a hand sign when using Double Team in her battle with Ash, bringing to mind how Naruto would create Shadow Clones.
  • Aside from the Naruto references, the Koga and Janine oneshot reveals that one of their direct ancestors was a woman named "Feng of the Beedrill", who wielded a toxin weapon named Suzumebachi.
  • A TV network known as Vulpix News is mentioned occasionally.
  • At one point while trying to get the Staff of Sir Aaron to work, Ash mimics several other series's activation or summoning phrases, including Yu-Gi-Oh!, Thundercats, Transformers, Captain Marvel and Lyrical Nanoha.
    • Paul later refers to Lilo as 'Magical Girl Lyrical Lilo' after seeing her use a Z-Move.
  • My Little Ponyta is mentioned a few times. In addition, a (probably) unrelated Rapidestria is mentioned as an alternate universe during an Omake.
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  • The series of Alternate Self based omakes is known as Ketchumverse.
  • Real-life food chains Subway and Dunkin Donuts are mentioned at several points.
  • Lt. Surge calls Paul a clever little sneak.
  • The component that Giovanni sells to Ein that would finish the Snag Machine resembles the Duel Anchor from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
    • A famous trainer of Yanma, the Clear Wing Pokemon, was a motorist named Yugo.
    • The Bootleg Bar was mentioned in the Clay oneshot.
    • The Kiawe oneshot has a biker gang that calls itself Team Catastrophe. A lower ranked biker sulks at one point and mentions other team names, all taken from contestants from the WRGP arc.
    • Felgrand's name likely originated from the Felgram series of monsters that originated with the Felgrand Dragon card.
    • Herbert, the Mega Venusaur user Alain fought in canon, is compared to an effortless Weevil Underwood cosplayer.
    • When Ash sees Yuma from the Battle Frontier at the Eevee Bros. garden party, he briefly has to think on what her name is. As Yuma is the Zexal protagonist, Ash briefly assumes her name is Yugi, Yuya, or Yuuki (Jaden's last name) before remembering it as Yuma.
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    • Ash creates Z-Crystals much the way Yusaku uses Storm Access to create Link Monsters.
  • James and his Pokemon do a Elements of Harmony pose. Ash then refers to the pose they did as a Friendship Sentai Pose.
  • Delia is described as being fond of Derek Morgan and Elliot Stabler.
  • In Chapter 16, Yellow says that Jessie and James talk like Power Rangers.
    • In the second chapter of the Head Gym Leader Drake Interlude, Pendula has her Zoroark use Double Team and its Illusion ability to transform itself and its copies into a full Power Rangers team. She even calls "It's morphing time!" when she does, and disguises herself as the Green Ranger for good measure.
  • A prison warden tells Koga that she doesn't allow posters to hide tunnels.
  • At one point, Team Rocket says in a motto they don't want Meowth to have to touch the stars with his paws.
  • Erika's ref in her gym match with Ash was a short blonde named Krista.
  • Cynthia's Riolu acts like an expy of Courage, down to having a very powerful Screech.
  • Casey asks Gary "Tell me, do you read?"
  • Ilene mentions Mami Tomoe during her discussion of technique bloodliners.
  • A member of a oppressed minority with animal elements to their human forms whose name is Belladonna has been done before.
    • Although Crossoverpairinglover stated in ch 23 that Belladonna was created without him seeing or hearing about RWBY beforehand. He did also mention that he did in fact later watch the series and any references thereafter would be intentional.
    • While more obscure, the author did write a FusionFall oneshot at one point. In said game there is a black haired girl named Belladonna who does dye the tips of her hair green.
  • When Misty has to deal with some Beedrill for Ash's benefit, she reminds herself that she mustn't run away.
  • Clay mistakenly thinks a boy in a hospital has Youngblood's Disease.
    • Frax later thinks something smells like 'grape jelly and mustard'.
    • Said boy is located in the St. Nunnally Blindness Ward. Those familiar with Nunnally will understand why its named such.
  • The Spearow and Fearow on Route 1 are described as being even worse than anything Alfred Hitchcock could have imagined.
  • Doctor Boxer's name is an underwear pun and he makes item shrinkage tech, much like another professor named after an article of clothing.
  • Koga owns a book titled The Epic of Sayoko Shinozaki.
    • During a dream sequence Ash and John Archer take the looks, and for the latter lines, of Clovis and Lelouch during their confrontation that ended Clovis's life.
  • Professor Oak is mentioned to be a fan of Doctor Who.
  • The narrator compares a Rattata striking a critical hit on Ash's Pidgeotto to Luke Skywalker destroying the Death Star.
    • Speaking of Star Wars, the name of Evanna's adopted father, Kyle Narec, is exremely similar to the name of Asajj Ventress's master Ky Narec. Both die in their backstories and contribute to their darker behaviors later in life.
    • At the beginning of his confrontation with Hunter J, Drake quotes Luke Skywalker's phrase "And every word in that sentence was wrong".
    • Sabrina taught her Kadabra to combine Psycho Cut with their spoons to imitate a Laser Blade.
    • Siebold quotes Qui-Gon Jinn's line in The Phantom Menace: "Feel, don't think".
  • Apparently, Pokedexes have a Jiminy Cricket personality setting.
  • In Georgia Gaiden, Ghost Busters (as in, Ghost-type busters) come into play. The narration in the rewrite even says at one point "Who were they gonna call?" for added reference, and the squad leader's name is Egon.
  • The members of the forensics team investigating the Reaper are named Dr. Brennan, Dr. Hodgins, Detective Booth and Dr. Sweets.
    • And one of the officers at Striaton City is named Grissom.
  • Young Cynthia has to deal with a giant boulder rolling towards her in an ancient temple.
  • In one Ketchumverse omake, it's mentioned that Ash and Pikachu visited Sesame Street.
    • The same one has one for Ed, Edd n Eddy via "Cyrus's pet shellder Bobo".
  • Clay went to the Dicey Cafe during his oneshot. The bartender's name is the real life name of character Argil.
  • While trying to remember the name of the Draconid mountains, John Archer offers the names "Dracomalfoy" and "Dracomorph".
  • In the Lorelei Gaiden, Frey mentions that Krysta had some "Killer Frost Breath".
  • The Samurai scene from the Holiday Special is an homage to the "tree attack" scene from Rocko's Modern Life. The trio with the hiker at the end is based on Aang, Katara, and Sokka.
  • There are a few for Lilo & Stitch:
    • Red meets an Alolan trainer named Lilo, with a Komala named Stitch.
    • Leeroy and Jenkins find a ship called the ARS Jumba whose captain is named Gantu.
  • The Pokedex mentions a Gyarados expert named Jared.
  • Anabel once owned a book about a trumpeting Ducklett.
  • In the Cynthia one-shot, archaeologist Professor Clover and his niece Robin are mentioned.
    • After meeting a possible sibling named Ashley, Ash and Co are introduced to her boss, a man who looks a lot like Zeff.
    • Tree Fever was mentioned as an ailment of Ancient Alola cured during the reign of Kahele.
    • Furthermore, the Hiker Interlude mentions a comic about pirates, starring an Aipom wearing a straw hat.
  • Cynthia's Gible was shown at one point wearing a wool hat with the same colors and egg of a certain Nintendo dinosaur who occasionally plays a dragon.
  • Tokiomi Borealis shares a name with the father of Fate characters Rin and Sakura's father, Tokiomi Tohsaka. Neither were quite good parents, though both were a bit more complicated than your standard Dursley.
    • The writer of Fate/Zero, Gen Urobuchi, gets a shout out. Apparently in universe he was a Typhoon that killed Evanna's biological parents.
  • The Holiday Specials have multiple references to A Christmas Carol.
  • Twenty Gyarados Bill's former boss was named Captain Ahab.
  • A few to The Legend of Zelda:
  • Plumeria and Guzma mention that their grunts love playing a kart racing game, with a character that looks like a Turtonator.
  • During Ash's dream in chapter 24, Gary cries saying "My precious" more than once.
  • In Chapter 24, Iris suggests that Belladonna may be trying to recapture what she never experienced in her youth. In response, Ash mentions a musician who moonwalked.
  • One of Erika's challengers in her Interlude appeared to be Whammu. She even called him bizarre.
  • In chapter 27, Delia and Professor Oak had to watch through a bunch of commercials while waiting for the transmission of the Fuchsia Tag Tournament. One of them an advertisement for "SDC mining, a totally trustworthy company!"
  • In the Kiawe Interlude, a Team Skull grunt mistakenly thinks Iolani said "Wambo" and replies "My belt doesn't even have that feature."
    • This isn't the first Spongebob reference: the name Profluenster from Pineapple Fever is used in the Koga oneshot.
    • Imitation Krabs is heavily referenced in the Chapter 39 Omake.
  • A female Team Skull grunt mentions an animation company with singing Pokemon and creepy pink Donphan Hallucinations.
  • Future Latoya Parker (AKA Gligirl) has design elements to her that bring to mind the bulkier Dark Knight Returns Batman.
  • Misty apparently doesn't know what "feminine wiles" are.
  • Ash is pretty sure that Dexter doesn't sleep or dream, even of robotic Mareep.
  • During the battle with Elwood and Aideen in the Fuchsia Tag Tournament, Dexter tells Ash that he's not a Porygon and he can't fight.
    • In chapter 33 James mentioned he wouldn't mind an Abra, referencing the capture of his in Ashes of the Past.
  • Giselle tells Joe he can go "to infinity and beyond" with his weird ideas when he improves his performance.
  • In the Holiday Special 2016, Krista's girlfriend wants a Tembo game for Christmas. Specifically a Tembo Colors version.
  • The Luana Gaiden has a vengeful Rhydon eating its own damaged eyeball after getting Marowak's Bonemerang impaled in its eye socket. Koopa confirms that this is a reference to Xiahou Dun doing the same thing after he took an arrow to the eye in Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
  • During the dream in Chapter 8, Pikachu says that ninja frogs sound like something out of a fighting game.
  • In the Sabrina Gaiden, Sabrina's dad tells his daughter that she should use her powers to help people and make the world a better place. Sabrina is reminded of Spinarak-Man.
  • The Gladion Interlude has Frax mention books about wizards, demigods, and "a child mastermind with a butler named Butler".
  • Apparently, the publishers of the Alphanegan Chronicles also published Make-Out Paradise and Ninjas of Love.
  • By the admission of Ander Arias, the Sabrina Gaiden was heavily inspired by Village of the Damned (1960).
  • The "LEMON" part of the April's Fool chapter is a reference to the Naruto fanfic New Chance (which has a similar scene on also an April's Fools chapter), which the author is a fan of.
  • Execu Tivem Edlin is a man with no face who wears a nice suit. Why does that sound familiar?
  • In the Black Rose Tournament Interlude, Ninja reminds Marilyn that she was almost caught with a Maltese Talonflame fake.
  • Rhythm has a Mimikyu named "Nyarlathotep".
  • Gladion's ball hand twitched. Perhaps it hungers for battle!
  • The Charmander Gaiden has a discussion of Atrice Syndrome, a clear reference to No Antidote.
  • The Pokémon G-Men Interlude shows video footage of a vigilante bloodliner trio. The names given are "Decid-Arrow", "Flashstrika" and "Flamestorm".
  • Silver decides to treat Ritchie to all he can eat. When he checks the bill later, it's "OVER NINE THOUSAND!"
  • The Reaper's real name, Eric Knudsen, is that of the creator of Slenderman. Eric Knudsen is also known as Victor Surge.
  • Young Wicke in her oneshot dressed a lot like Velma Dinkley.
  • The omake at the end of the S.S. Anne oneshot has a bunch of Ice-type Pokémon using their Ice Beams to create a large iceberg in the ship's path.
  • A long broken-up music group called Love Handel is mentioned by Anna.
  • Anna refers to Belladonna as having large "tracts of land".
  • Black is given the last name of Gaiman, referencing not only Neil Gaiman, whose most heralded work stars the King of Dreams Morpheus, but also his Adventures title of 'The Dreamer'. His name also sound similar to that of the Stratovarius song Black Diamond.
  • The presenter of the Tag Team Tournament is named Shiro Shinobi.
  • Tommy the Kangaskhan Kid is given the surname "Marshall", a reference to Symbiosis where he was also called that.
  • Clair wonders if some of Lance's "WOOHP buddies" would like to play matchmaker. In the same fic, she also refers to them as Kingsmen and also references James Bond.
  • There's a Mr D's Bar in Blackthorn City. Among the beverages served it has Duff Beer, and also has a Pac-Man arcade machine.
    • Given Mr. D being described as a 'trailer park cherub' and the presence of Pac-Man, this is likely a reference to the Rick Riordan version of Dionysus.
  • Chapter 28 references the Rick Derringer song "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" with the Roggenrola and a snarky Dexter.
  • The omake of Chapter 28 is a clear reference to Shazam.
  • Lorelei Interlude shows a Fearow using Mirror Move by summoning a ghost image of the opponent, as shown in Common Sense with Jessie's Fearow.
  • Just before escaping from the Denki Memorial Exhibit, Neko proudly proclaims "You will forever remember this as the day you almost caught the Black Arachnid!"
    • Among the items he steals, there are the Books of Zeref.
    • And one of the people arrested thanks to the evidence he left was a Ragyo Kiryuuin.
    • One of his victims is a high-ranking executive of an insurance company named Insuricare.
  • What song was Janine listening to in Chapter 29? Toxic.
  • During the Holiday Special 2017:
  • Hiker asks Mizu if her mind powers work like a Jedi Mind Trick.
  • Dream Ash's inner thoughts and concerns quotes the speech Sun God made in the Hickman New Avengers run
  • According to Dexter, Professor Garonte's genetic experiments were like something out of The Island of Doctor Moreau.
  • One of the passengers of Drake's flight mentions Ian Malcolm.
  • When going through Pomace Mountain and noting the tree house Mabel and co live in, Drake recalls an incident when he once lost the remote and ended up watching a cartoon involving Two by Four Technology and a character obsessed with toilets.
  • Mabel moves around using a hover chair. She also has taken under her wing many young prodigies, a few of which suffered of Parental Abandonment for their gifts. Not unlike Charles Xavier.
  • In Chapter 27, the Pokedex references the Techno Babble multimodal reflection sorting.
  • Sabrina in chapter 34 references the famous Swamp Thing Wham Line But you see, if he read my report, he'll know that just isn't true. He never will be Alec Holland. He isn't Alec Holland. He never was Alec Holland..
  • Plenty of these in "Pokémon Reset Bloodlines - The Movie - The Fanfiction", which makes sense, since it's a series of movie pitches.
  • In the Squirtle Squad Gaiden, the titular gang raids a comic book store, and one of the comics they steal features a group of ninja Squirtle.
  • A drunk song based on The Tigger Song is present in Chapter 36.
  • Gligarman's last mission is similar to Bruce's last mission as Batman in Batman Beyond.
    • For another DCAU reference, the scene where he trains Latoya is similar to "Sins of the Father" in Batman: The Animated Series with Bruce training Tim Drake after he becomes Robin.
  • In the Goldenrod General Hospital, there's a surgeon named Dr. Stiles, and a nurse named Angie.
  • Featuring heavily in Red's three island story: the Hypno song.
  • Red Four Island Interlude has these from Siebold:
    • When asked by Red about why he would take a risk in trying something new when it's at best 50/50, his response is similar to Joichiro Saiba's speech to Erina in Shokugeki no Soma. Fittingly enough, both are Supreme Chefs.
    • At the end, when Red asks him for one last piece of advice, he says "Sometimes there are things you can't see or analyze as if they were data. You need to feel to understand them", similar to the Arc Words from Mega Man X5.
  • In an omake of Oak & Hastings Gaiden, a crabby Mew says a variant of Tony Montana's most famous line.
  • In Chapter 41, Delia refers to Dexter as "Skynet".
  • Dexter mentions that making a blog is so easy that a Lillipup could do it.
  • The final lines of the Mewtwo Interlude echo those of Gyigas.
  • The Halloween Tales first scene references the Millenial Fair of Chrono Trigger, down to the games the Hiker plays being based on the minigames in the horror tent.
  • One of the names Ash calls Butch by mistake is Balor: which version not being quite clear.
  • When Norman tells May that he doesn't want her to use her luck to coast through life, he uses a Gladstone reference, which she doesn't get.

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