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Superstar singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s love for Pokémon is no secret. The best-selling artist has been tied to the brand before, having made a series of special appearances with Pokémon Go. He debuted a new song with that show, and now he’s doing it again.
As advertised on Ed Sheeran’s official Twitter account, another Pokémon song collaboration is on the way. The first track was called “Overpass Graffiti” and the new one is titled “Celestial” which sounds like Pokémon from the name. It brings to mind the mythical category Pokémon, the Celestial Storm expansion for the trading card game, and even the Ultra Beast Celesteela (one of the heaviest Pokémon ever). We know the name of the song, but of course we don’t know what the melody will sound like. Luckily, we won’t have to wait too long to find out: Celestial will debut on music services like Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer on Thursday, September 29. You can use this link to save the song on one of these.
The attached artwork on Twitter is pretty endearing, but it’s not quite what the accompanying music video will look like — it was apparently animated by the same team that handles the Pokémon anime. The week of September 29 has a lot going on in the world of Pokémon. Checking the franchise’s Twitter accountcan be seen that the official Twitch channel schedule includes new championship matches, past championship highlights and episodes of the aforementioned anime series, Battle Frontier. It’s fitting that Sheeran’s music video will be released on the same day the show airs.
In any case, the next Pokémon generation is fast approaching. Scarlet and Violet will be released exclusively on Nintendo Switch on Friday, November 18, bringing new and returning trainers to the Paldea region. The ninth generation of Pokémon will introduce new concepts such as the free-form Gym Leader and story progression, and the Terstallize mechanic, which changes a Pokémon’s type mid-battle.