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Small Details Only Pokemaniacs Noticed In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet
Classic Sprites
When players reach the small mountain town of Alfornada, they may get a bit distracted by some of the mosaics on the outside of the gym on their way up. This is because players who are familiar with the very first "Pokémon" games, "Red" and "Blue," will recognize the mosaics as Pokémon menu sprites from the classic titles.
Mailman Pelipper
On Route 10, the battle with Postman Harper is a reference to the creed of the USPS, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," as the battle switches from snow to rain. Harper also uses a Pelipper, which is a nod to the Pelipper Post Office in the "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon" series.
Roaring Moon
During "Scarlet" and "Violet," players will encounter Paradox Pokémon, Pokémon that are thought to be the genetic ancestors of the current breeds. One such Pokémon is Roaring Moon, which appears to be the ancestor of Salamence, as it looks very similar to the Pokémon’s Mega Evolution, a curious fact that is even commented on in Roaring Moon’s Pokédex entry.
True 'Legends'
As pointed out by Twitter user @blaze148920, an Easter egg referencing "Pokémon Legends: Arceus" can be seen in the history class that players can attend at Paldea's Oldest School. During one lesson, the board shows the timeline of the development of the iconic Pokéball, including the prototype Pokéball in "Arceus" and the game's professor, Professor Laventon.
Academy Books
Inside the Academy of "Scarlet" and "Violet," players can visit a massive library filled to the brim with books that they can use to learn various facts about the game and Paldea. One of the books, "Galar: A History," references the events in the previous gen games, "Sword" and "Shield," and is thought to be the book Sonia is writing at the end of those games.