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Pokémon equivalents of popular TV shows/movies

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by NovaBrunswick, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    While I was talking on the Serebii Discord server, I had some thoughts: what would some popular real-world TV shows and movies be called and be about in the Pokémon world? I’ve already thought of a few:

    • Hawaii Five-0 = Alola Five-0. It’d be a bunch of Officer Jennys riding on speedboats with their Gumshoos, chasing down Guzma and Team Skull.
    • CSI: NY = CSI: Unova or more specifically, CSI: Castelia (since Castelia is based on the actual city of New York, in particular Manhattan).
    • Pretty much anything set in New York or which has “New York” in the title could be set in Unova/Castelia in the Pokémon world.
    • The Great British Bake Off = The Great Galarian Bake Off (since Galar is based on Britain, and TGBBO is a popular baking show in that country).
    • Les Miserables = since LM is set during the French Revolution, and Kalos fought a war in the past, the Pokémon version of LM could be set in Kalos during the days when the king ruled the region.
    • Home Alone = Hoenn Alone. I only really came up with this one for the pun because “Hoenn” sounds a lot like “home”. I believe there was even an episode of the actual Pokémon anime called Hoenn Alone, where Ash sets off for Hoenn after his adventures in Johto.
    • Steven Universe = Steven Stone Universe. (Get it? In Steven Universe there are gems, gems are rocks, and Steven Stone, the champion of Hoenn, is named like a rock… and he specialises in rocks? :p)
  2. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    Your talking about Pokemon parodies of TV shows and movies?
  3. Pikachu Fan Number Nine

    Pikachu Fan Number Nine Don't Mess wit Texas

    Tom and Jerry - Meowth and Pikachu

    This one is pretty obvious

    And BTW Nova, I actually wrote a short fanfic/drabble where Professor Kukui watches Alola Five-O.
  4. BTS_fan

    BTS_fan Banned

    The SM saga is essentially a copy of the Lilo & Stitch series if that counts.
  5. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    Game of Thrones would offer itself to Pokemon. Maybe they'd call it the Song of Ice and Dragon? Each noble family gets a Pokemon type and the story centers around the return of legendary Dragon Pokemon? Maybe Reshiram, Zekrom and Kyurem would be involved? Like the story would evolve restoring the original dragon?

    Judging by B&W 2 Super Hero/Super Sentai shows are popular in the Pokemon world. The difference would probably be that the heroes would be based around and partnered with Pokemon.
    Green Arrow would be "Noctowl Arrow" the Flash would be "The Jolteon"

    Supernatural: A show about two brothers investigating Legendary Pokemon and Ultra Beasts while speaking in ridiculously gravelly voices that, for inexplicable reasons, last for 15 years.

    Star Trek: Sci-Fi show about the crew of a spaceship exploring distant planets, 80% of the crew is comprised of Clefairy and Clefable.

    Rick and Morty and Garbodor: A cartoon about exploring the various dimensions in Ultra Space.

    Ghost Pokemon Hunters: A reality show about the daily work of people that specialize in catching and controlling infestations of Ghost Pokemon in people's homes and businesses, as well as handling genuine hauntings by actual ghosts.

    Marie Antoinette (Movie): A movie based on the life of Kalos' last, ill-fated queen and her favourite Pokemon; a Bellossom nicknamed "Petite Marie".

    It does NOT take place during the famous revolution of 1789 with the Storming of the Bastille, Marie Antoinette and the Reign of Terror. The story starts in 1815 and involves the failed uprising in 1832.
  6. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Not parodies per say, but just what they’d be in the Pokémon world. I think in one episode Ash says that he saw a movie called Dirty Herdier, which clearly parallels Dirty Harry, the 1971 Clint Eastwood movie.

    Or Litten and Rattata.
  7. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    I see. Then the the Pokemon equivalent of Stand By Me shall be called... Stand By Me.
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  8. Missingno.Fan

    Missingno.Fan Well-Known Member

    I have no idea why this was the first thing to pop in my head but, Miltank and Torchic.
  9. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Oh yeah, wasn’t it the movie that played on the TV in your bedroom in R/B/Y? “Two boys are walking along railroad tracks. Better get going!”

    Cow and Chicken?
  10. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    Do you guys think Vampire movies in the Pokemon universe have them turn into Golbats and/or Crobats?
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  11. Storm the Lycanroc

    Storm the Lycanroc Unova Bound

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) = Teenage Mutant Ninja Squirtles
    Imagine the "turtles" could be Squirtle, Tirtouga, or Turtwig. Master Splinter a Ratticate. Shredder a Bisharp. They'd be living in the sewers of Castelia City.
  12. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Or Noiverns. I see Lance being a vampire because of the way he looked in the original G/S/C.

    What about Torkoal? And who would April O’Neil be?
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
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  13. Pikachu Fan Number Nine

    Pikachu Fan Number Nine Don't Mess wit Texas

    The 700 Club = The 493 Club (referencing the national Dex number of Arceus)

    God Friended Me = Arceus Friended Me
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  14. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    The equivalent of Pokemon? Just Digimon
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  15. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    People in the Pokémon world watch Pokémon? Pokémonception! :eek:

    I’ve thought of another one: NYPD Blue = CCPD Blue, CCPD being short for Castelia City Police Department.
  16. Pikachu Fan Number Nine

    Pikachu Fan Number Nine Don't Mess wit Texas

    Many works dealing with werewolves in real life would use Were-Lycanroc in the Pokemon world
  17. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Much like there are a lot of types of werewolves, there would be werecanines, werecanrocs, weredooms...
  18. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    A human? April's not a mutant

    Bebop could be a Grumpig and Rocksteady a Rhydon
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  19. Kutie Pie

    Kutie Pie "It is my destiny."

    In canon, they did a Romeo and Juliet movie with Psyduck and Wigglytuff. And a Rocky parody was done in an Orange Islands episode between a Hitmonchan and Machoke with Adrian as a Clefable.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger-esque movies could star a Machamp.

    Child's Play would star a Banette as the murderous doll, whether it'd still be called Chucky or not.
  20. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Has anyone ever nicknamed a Banette Chucky in the games? XD

    Or it could be a Mimikyu, since Mimikyu disguises itself as a Pikachu doll to make friends, but the Mimikyu from the anime would be a better fit as it hates all Pikachu with an almost murderous passion, and it has that... freaky voice.
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