Fish plays 'Pokemon', Internet goes insane

Live feed of Grayson Hopper, the fish, play

Live feed of Grayson Hopper, the fish, play "Pokemon". (VIDEO SCREENSHOT)

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, Last Updated: 9:15 AM ET

A live feed of a fish playing classic Nintendo game Pokemon has racked up more than a million views.

The fish, called Grayson Hopper, moves around its tank in a U.S. college dormitory to determine what the game's character will do. It has been playing for more than 135 hours.

The project was launched as part of a hackathon by two students. Those responsible have been forced to respond to concerns for Grayson's welfare, however, writing,"Grayson's health and safety are our primary concern" and explaining the tank is heated, with water regularly changed and plans for a bigger tank.

At 10:40 BST on Friday 1,175,673 people had watched the fish's gaming adventures on real-time feed Twitch, which is dedicated to live-streaming gaming. The project was built in 24 hours as part of the HackNY hackathon.

Twitch also hosted another stream of Pokemon gameplay in which multiple players controlled by the same character. That game ended in March after being completed in 16 days, with around 36 million people having watched it.


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