A U.S. city was once named "ToPikachu" in honor of the famous Pokemon

To honor the debut of Pokemon in the United States in 1998, former mayor of Topeka, Joan Wagnon temporarily renamed the small town to "ToPikachu, Kansas" for a single day. Pokemon was and still is an incredibly popular TV show and cultural phenomenon that has since had multiple TV series, movies, video games, playing cards and assorted merchandise. Pikachu was and still is the most famous of all of the characters.