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Heroes sometimes references the world of Pokémon.
Pokémon (ポケモン) is a Nintendo-created franchise, made popular by a vast collection of merchandise. Developed in 1996, Pokémon characters can be found in anime, manga, trading cards, toys, books, and various other media. Pikachu (ピカチュウ) is often considered the most popular (and arguably the most widely recognized) character of the Pokémon creatures. Pikachu is considered the official mascot of the Pokémon world. Pikachu has the ability to store and release electricity in its cheeks.
- The Heroes Interactive for Dual compares Hiro's appearance as a furry cat in The Trial of the Black Bear to a Pokémon character. Indeed, in Hiro's appearance in The Trial of the Black Bear, Hiro repeats "Chuffa! Chuffa!", similarly to Pikachu's "Pika! Pika!".
- The name "Pokémon" comes from the term "Pocket Monsters".
- There is a game and map designer named Hiro Nakamura who works on Pokémon games.
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