It's the mascot of the franchise we love, subject to small redesigns in the early years and art evolution over time. But who came up with the idea for this specific Pokemon?
There's 4 people in the credits of the original Pokemon Red and Green that were charged with the task of monster design, but no one specific is ever cited as a designer for a specific Pokemon.
We've gotten little tidbits like how James Turner made the Vanillie and Golett line, or on how Shigeki Morimoto snuck Mew into the game. Ken Sugimori standardizes all monster designs to his own style. But... who came up with the original Pikachu's design?
Just something for curiosity.