HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Long Island artist has captured all the Pokemon critters — on a 25-foot-high wall of his studio, that is.
Efren Andaluz painted 151 of the characters on the side of his Huntington studio called “On Da Loose Design.” at 231 Broadway in Greenlawn.
It has all the first-generation Pokemon featured in the original 1990s video game.
“What’s the trending topic? What’s everybody on, what’s everybody playing? Pokemon Go,” Andaluz said in a video posted to his website.
The 29-year-old artist says he began the mural on July 21. He posted a 5-minute, time-lapse video on his Facebook page last week and it quickly spread online.
Andaluz also slipped in a few messages to Pokemon fans. In a speech bubble over a Charmander it says: “Don’t Pokemon Go and Drive.”
Pokemon came back into the spotlight earlier this summer, with the launch of Pokemon Go, a mobile app by Niantic that engages users in real-time gameplay based off of the decades-old Nintendo hit.
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