LAST summer youngsters (and quite a few adults) got caught in the Pokemon craze like it was 1999, thanks to the popular smartphone game Pokemon Go.

This year one mum from Bridgwater has mixed her love of the Japanese cartoon franchise with the current penchant for hiding painted rocks around Somerset.

Mum-of-three Angela Darby has hand-painted all 151 original Pokemon onto rocks including the like Pikachu, Charizard and Bulbasaurs.

A number of towns and villages have set up Facebook pages dedicated to the practice where people paint a unique rock, hide it in their local village, and once it is found someone posts a picture before hiding it elsewhere.

Angela says the Pokemon rocks will eventually be hidden around Bridgwater, North Petherton, Burnham, Wellington and Taunton and hopes plenty of 'Geodudes' will enjoy finding them.

"The idea came after my three-year-old daughter Alesha found an ice cream rock and loved it - however it was my 13-year-old who suggested painting Pokemon," Angela said.

"It took nearly three weeks to paint them all."