If you've played Temtem for any length of time, you've probably found at least one reference to something, even if you didn't immediately recognise it as such. We've listed the best easter eggs in Temtem, as well as where you can find them for yourself.
Temtem Easter Eggs
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
If you've played Skyrim, know of the Elder Scrolls, or just been on the internet at any point in the last decade, you know the meme. Head to Southern Mokupuni and you'll find an old man who goes by the name "Retired Tamer." He'll give you the chance to paraphrase the meme thusly…
You know the terrible thing? If you take the meme response, he goes quiet for a moment and tells you: "... It wasn't the knee." Ouch.
It feels a bit tonally dissonant to reference a splattery R-rated action movie in a cuddly kiddy game about making friends with animals, but I guess it's brief and small enough to get away with it. Fight Clan Belsoto in their Anak Volcano secret lab, and one defeated team will drop this line.
We suspect this might be a hint for the upcoming crossover sequel: Alien vs. Predator vs. Temtem.
A lot of the Temtem's techniques usually have a slight joke or comment in the menu description, but the technique "Iced Stalactite" has a reference to Disney's Frozen, dropping the line "Cold *does* bother you anyway," perhaps in an attempt to get that bloody earworm of a song rattling in your head all over again.
Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow
Comparisons between Pokemon and Temtem are common, inevitable and well-deserved, but this is one of the very few times that Temtem has acknowledged the connection between the two franchises. Head to Brical de Mar, and Surf all the way around the docks on the Sillaro River until you come back to the beach on the other side. You'll find a character simply named "Believer", insisting he saw something under a nearby truck.
You can check the truck and there'll be nothing there, but this is a reference to a rumour over two decades old, in which schoolyard kids around the world were convinced that the Pokemon Mew could be found under a truck near the Vermillion City docks in Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow. It wasn't the case, but Temtem have made an attempt to immortalize the moment here with a sly little mention. Who knows, maybe future updates might actually put something under the truck after all these years?
It's somehow both very easy to miss and completely obvious, but exploring the area around Anak Volcano on Ulterior Omninesia will reveal a pair of Temtem tamers with orange and purple hair respectively, as well as some familiar-looking outfits. If that wasn't obvious enough, the dynamic purple-haired woman in combat boots and the white tank-top is named "Lila."
Yes, it's a big ol' Futurama reference, though for the life of us we can't work out how naming the redheaded fella "Uta" links to anything from the series. We checked to see if actor Billy West is represented by the United Talent Agency, and when it turned out he wasn't we ran out of ideas. Maybe it's just a random name, but feel free to comment if you think you know better than that. We'll also be curious to see if at any point in the future the developers patch out one of Lila's eyes.
Of course, if you're going to be exploring for all these easter eggs, you'll need to get around. You can check out our guide here to find out where you can get the Crystal Skates and open up whole new areas, or go here to find a full list of every status condition in the game, what they do, and which ones can help you. Alternatively, head here to find out the secret to easily defeating any tamer or wild Temtem you come across in the game.