A town has been left mystified after waking to find pranksters covered their statue in a massive PIKACHU.
Locals were scratching their heads after finding the 7ft (1.7m) yellow Pokemon draped over the monument to Lord John Scott on Saturday(10/12).
Hilarious pictures show the critter covering the 19th century Scottish MP and Grenadier Guards officer in Dunchurch, Warks.
Jonathon Westley, 52, said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw it, I had to double take.
“I thought maybe I’d had a few too many the night before and was seeing things.
“I don’t mind it being there though, provided it’s not part of that Pokemon Go nonsense.
“I don’t want a load of youngsters standing around like zombies on their mobile phones.”
Tracey Jones, 47, said: “I think it’s added a little spark to the town.
“They must have been very sneaky getting him up though because I don’t think anyone here knows anything about it.
“It’s not hurting anyone, and it’s a bit of fun, so I’m all for it.”
Lord John was died in 1860, aged 50.
His family, the Buccleuchs, are still one of the largest private landowners in Europe with extensive holdings in Scotland.