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Most Pokémon have a real-world point of reference, and the latest episode of Did You Know Gaming details some of the stranger overlaps.
The two outlined in the headline come from a Kentucky family describing a meeting with aliens and a reference to Philip K. Dick's science fiction novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Mareep is the electric sheep. For more examples, check out the video below.
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[Source: Did You Know Gaming]
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