The imaginary of Pokémon is an extremely famous work around the world, a franchise that has accompanied generations of fans for decades thanks to the numerous animated series and various video game titles, the latest of which, the remakes for Switch of Diamante and Perla, awaits in 2022 become .

Pikachu is the most popular Pokémon of all time, according to official information and the name of the iconic yellow monster that everyone has heard at least once. But even if that History of its creation it seems to be known actually the designer Atsuko Nishida He wanted to investigate the matter in a recent interview.

As reported by otakujp So at the end of the news, the designer told how she was entrusted with the task of simply designing an "electric Pokémon" at the time, and she imagined it with that Shape of a daifuku, a typical round Japanese rice cake to which he added ears and a tentative name "Pikachu"That is why our friend apparently has no connection to mice, as he had previously imagined.

Then the other employees noticed that the term "chu"resembled the squeaking of mice, and gradually they made it a" mouse-shaped Pokémon ". Pikachu had taken the shape of a squirrel over time.

At the end of the chat, Atsuko stated that he had forgotten both why he decided to name a rice cake "Pikachu" and the meaning of the word "Chu". As for you, what do you think of this anecdote instead? Let us know with a comment below.

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