Ed Sheeran Pokemon Song Features On The Scarlet And Violet Soundtrack

Ed Sheeran Pokemon Song Features On The Scarlet And Violet Soundtrack
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Joseph Kime


30th Sep 2022 08:48

Pokemon has had a sweet transition into music production. Because, as it seems, it's the only avenue that The Pokemon Company hadn't attempted before. No, the theme song of the original anime series doesn't count.

Collaborations with Katy Perry and Post Malone have proved that the franchise actually has some cultural awareness, and though it was a strange and unexpected crossover, we'd never be ones to turn our noses up at new Pokemon content. Now, a new Ed Sheeran song is out to commemorate the arrival of Scarlet & Violet.

What Is Ed Sheeran's Pokemon Song?

In perhaps the biggest musical collaboration that Pokemon could have pulled out of the hat, it has been revealed that Ed Sheeran's new song is called "Celestial," and will be making its appearance in the upcoming Scarlet and Violet soundtrack

Though it may seem like another bizarre crossover, Ed Sheeran is actually a lifelong fan of the franchise. In fact, Sheeran is such a wannabe Pokemon Master, he's recently had a Squirtle tattoo inked on him.

The video for "Celestial" has just been revealed. It incorporates varying styles of animation to create a gorgeous and creative splash of colour that probably stands as some of the best-animated Pokemon content in years. We wouldn't believe it if we weren't watching it either.


Ed Sheeran Talks His Love Of Pokemon

Discussing his love of Pokemon, Sheeran said: "I've played Pokemon since I was in primary school. I loved the whole world they created; it kept me distracted if there was negative stuff happening in my life/school that I wanted to avoid. It was a world I could escape into and I've played it ever since."

Explaining why now for Scarlet and Violet soundtrack, Sheeran added: "Even though I'm 31 now, I still own the same Game Boy Color and play Pokemon Yellow or Silver on planes and trains when I'm on tour. It’s such an honour to add a song into a Pokemon game and shoot a nostalgic video too." The video for "Celestial" is surprisingly heartwarming, and whatever you think of Ed Sheeran as an artist, you have to admit - that video is good. At least it's better than his Game of Thrones cameo. 

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