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Pikachu (Pokémon)

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Pikachu is based on a {{wp|mouse}} after its name. Its cheek pouches were also inspired by {{wp|squirrel}}s, which store food in their cheeks. The stripes on its back and its lightning bolt-shaped tail were given for aesthetic reasons.<ref name=int/>
 
Pikachu's designer, [[Atsuko Nishida]], revealed in an interview that Pikachuit was originally a {{wp|daifuku}}-like creature with ears. Pikachu'sIts black ear tips are remnants from this original concept.<ref name=int/>
 
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