Ken Sugimori, the artist for Pulseman, also works on Pokémon.
Barry's battle music has several notes that resemble a portion of Neo Tokyo's music from Pulseman (Junichi Masuda also composed for Pulseman). Many other pieces of music from Pulseman also have similar features to Pokémon music.
Registeel's design mimics the design for the boss in the Stage 4 of the Pulseman .
Hariyama's name can be a corruption of Doc Waruyama's name.