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Illustration by Max Fleishman

According to an anonymous source.

It’s no secret that Pokémon Go has taken over the public’s attention with astounding speed—with so much horrible news the past couple weeks, it seems like America has collectively leapt at the opportunity for a lighthearted distraction. But what hasn’t been confirmed is whether or not Pokémon have made their way to our biggest record labels and music studios. That is, until now. 

In a very cute post over at Billboard, Dan Rys investigated the monsters’ prevalence in some of the U.S.’s biggest music industry establishments as though it were a gravely serious, top-secret industry leak: Pinsir, Poliwag, Squirtle, and Zubat are all reported to be roaming the halls of Sony Music Group, Atlantic Records, and more. 

Here’s a bit more info:

One source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on such matters, confirmed a sighting at the offices of Sony Music Group, with rumors placing it on the floor of Columbia Records. The source could not confirm the identity or type of Pokemon, however, only saying they had been surprised by an employee who stopped abruptly next to a desk to capture it. “If you were at the Sony building, you’d have better luck in Madison Square Park,” the source said, referencing the cult-like group of adult humans who have dedicated their lives to hunting down the creatures since they first began appearing July 6. “Yesterday I saw mad people in the Shake Shack line [capturing them].”

There you have it: Pokémon love music and Shake Shack just like the rest of us. 

H/T Billboard

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