This game marks the first international reveal of Ash-Greninja. A special form of Greninja found in Stage 03-06 (found via password), this special form was originally only publicized in Japan as Satoshi-Gekkouga and intended to have a special presence in the Pokemon XY&Z anime series.
This is not the first time Pokemon has appeared in a Picross game, having had 12 puzzles on the Picross NP vol. 1 title on the Super Famicom. However, it is the first full-blooded Pokemon-Picross crossover to reach shelves, the previous title (also "Pokemon Picross") originally being intended for the GameBoy/GameBoy Color and later cancelled for unknown reasons.
Got Some Trivia?
You can submit your own trivia, quotes, or connections for this game to share them with our users.