The Exploding Bidoof is a recurring gag in the series, it often appears to add humiliation to unfortunate characters. It shouts "Die!" before exploding, the quote coming from the "Join me Link, and I'll make your face the greatest in Koridai, or else you will die!" line used by Ganondorf in Link: The Faces of Evil.
- The Bidoof and the quote used reference how bad a game Link: The Faces of Evil was (As well as the other Phillips CDi games), as well as Bidoof's popularity as one of the weakest and most shunned upon Pokémon.
- The Exploding Bidoof appears to target characters who are known for being thieves or crooks, including Wario, Waluigi, Boshi, Popple and Croco, while Mona is associated with the former two, she appears to be unaffected each time. Dr. Crygor has also been subject to the Exploding Bidoof.