Aroush Halapsian is best girl.
- Mar 8, 2011
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sorry i only made this thread cuz obsession stuff from when i was p much a slave
That kinda depends on how the reference is made, though, doesn't it? A reference that's not acknowledged as a reference in-universe (like naming Hitmonlee for Bruce Lee when we don't have information on how Pokemon are named in the games) doesn't cause any plot holes, while references made by characters (like Ash talking about the Minnesota Vikings) can grate against canon because it involves the characters knowing about something that doesn't seem to exist in the Pokemon universe. (though it wouldn't be too hard to claim something was in a part of a region the player never visited.)It just seems like pop cultural references just make plot holes the more the series goes on.
It was never retconed flat out. Going by the first 4 regions being identical to the actual regions in real life that they were based on...plus a few minor border differences. Who's to say America as a country doesn't still exist in the pokemon world? For all anyone knows right now Unova could just be a state that combined New York and parts of New Jersey.The first four regions replace Japan, Unova replaced New York, Kalos replaced France, and Alola replaced Hawaii. Lt. Surge, the Lightning American was retconned to come from Unova.
Hitmonlee's it's own Pokémon. The Bruce Lee connection could just be a coincidence in-universe. I didn't really get the Bruce Lee reference until much later because I hadn't really heard of Bruce Lee at the time. Hitmonchan I was able to get because Kids WB was airing a Jackie Chan cartoon.Hitmonlee's undeniably a pop culture reference, though, isn't it?