Pokemon Statue Appears In Coliseum Square Park

Pikachu Pokemon

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid the craze over virtual characters in the smartphone-based "Pokemon Go" game, a Pokemon that people can see with their own eyes is grabbing attention in New Orleans.

         Someone put up a statue of the iconic Pokemon, Pikachu, at the center of a broken fountain in Coliseum Square Park over the weekend. Pictures show the Pikachu with his arms folded standing on a cement base with a Pokeball on the side. The inscription "#POKEMONUMENT" is also written in the cement .

         Pokemon fans have posted selfies with the statue on social media. One picture shows someone in a Pikachu costume posing with it.

         New Orleans police tell ABC News they have no plans to move the statue.



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