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Pokémon is an animated anime television series in that started in Japan and later on was moved to America and is still around today. It is also a large series of video games released by Nintendo and various Pokémon movies have been released. The first few were released in theaters while others afterwards were released straight to DVD. Pokémon has also been referenced a few times on the Simpsons.

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Image Season Episode number Episode name Description
ThirtyMinutesoverTokyo 10 226 "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo" Bart is watching a show called Battling Seizure Robots which is a Japanese show that gives viewers seizures. This is a reference to the Pokémon episode "Denno Shenshi Porygon (Electric Soldier Porygon)" which gave 685 Japanese children seizures on December 16, 1997.
12 258 "Pokey Mom" The title of the episode.
Cosby 12 268 "Children of a Lesser Clod" Homer, Rod and Todd watch an episode of Kids Say the Darnedest Things on television, and Bill Cosby asks a kid, "What do you like to play?" The kid replies, "Pokémon!" to which Cosby replies, "Pokémon?! Pokémon with the Poké and the Mon and the guy with the thing who comes out and he's like..." and rambles on.
Bart vs Lisa vs the 3rd Grade 14 294 "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade" While Bart is taking a test his mind is focused on satellite television and he has a vision everyone in his class is a television character and one classmate is turned into a Pikachu.
Japanese characters 15 320
"'Tis the Fifteenth Season"
"Fraudcast News"
During the couch gag every Simpson family member is a Japanese television show character and Maggie is Pikachu. In Germany Pikachu's voice actor in season 1 is the same one who voices Maggie in the German version of "The Simpsons" along with Lisa who is Sailor Moon in the couch gag and Sailor also appears to be voiced by the same voice of Lisa, Maggie, and Pikachu. Lisa was also, at the time, voiced by Sailor Moon's voice actress, Patricia Acevedo, in the Latin American dub.
Picture0022 21 455 "Postcards From the Wedge" Bart is seen watching an imitation Pokémon anime on television, starring Ash Ketchum and Pikachu, and he asks himself, "How does this show stay so fresh?"
26 556 "Treehouse of Horror XXV" Maggie appears as Pikachu


  • In Issue #7 of the Bart Simpson comic book series, there is a cartoon called "What's New Porkymen", where a Pikachu parody called "Pikanose" hypnotizes the viewers. In this case, Maggie is the one who is hypnotized after watching him. While under the influence of her new "master", Maggie thinks that she is on a mission to conquer all the wild animals she can find at the Springfield Wild Animal Preserve.


  • In July 16, 2016, the Youtube channel Animation on FOX (former Animation Domination) posted a short called "Pokémon Now?" where Homer fails to pay attention to their kids at the Zoo because he's playing Pokémon Go.

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