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? )