Just a few weeks back, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran popped up in a Pokémon promo video for the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. Since then, we learned that the two teamed up for a special music track called Celestial. That track has finally made its full debut, and you can watch the official music video above.

This isn’t the first time Pokémon Co. and Sheeran have teamed up, as the two previously paired for a special concert in Pokémon GO last year. Sheeran also shared a message about this upcoming collab on his Instagram, which you can read below.

I started off with Pokémon cards when the craze hit primary school when I was about 7, then the tv show was on tv so I used to try and record it over the same VHS every week. After this me and my brother shared a game boy and Pokémon blue. I got a game boy colour with Pokémon yellow for my 8th birthday, obsessed was an understatement. Flash forward to me at 31 I still have the same game boy colour and still I play Pokémon silver on long haul flights. I really really love it. It gave me a proper escape as a kid into a fantasy world that seemed to go on and on, and in adult life it’s nostalgia that makes me feel like a kid again.

I met the people from Pokémon when I was travelling in Japan, and we joked about me writing a song for them. But now here we are. Celestial comes out next Thursday, and the video is insanely amazing, animated by the incredible people at Pokémon. I love it, you’re gonna love it. And we all gotta catch ‘em all.

Finally, Pokémon Co. has revealed that Sheeran’s ‘Celestial’ track will also appear in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. As to when and where it’ll play in the game, that is yet to be revealed.

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1+ y ago

Pokémon and Ed Sheeran is not a collaboration I would have bet on. More power to them.
If Pokémon Silver is his favourite then he’s alright in my books.

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1+ y ago

Pretty unexpected collaboration. "Sheeran" sounds like a Pokemon name too - maybe it'll be the name of yet another sheep Pokemon.