- Alternate Continuity: Word of God states that the setting is a universe combining the games and anime; one example is that Jessie, James and Meowth received their promotion in the Best Wishes! arc, but the skipped Team Rocket VS. Team Plasma! episodes occurred in their original place, and they never went back to their white uniforms.
- When he joins Polaris, Lysandre reveals that in this timeline, he never formally founded Team Flare.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Word of God states that Polaris's speech in Goldenrod City drew inspiration from some of the 2010 Tea Party rallies. Occupy Wall Street imagery could also be found.
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