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Ed Sheeran Teams Up With Pokemon for New Song 'Celestial'

The song will be featured in the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet games for Nintendo Switch.

Kevin Knezevic Former staff writer
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Artist Ed Sheeran and Pokemon have teamed up for a new tune called Celestial.

The music video for the song, which you can watch below, features a mix of live-action sequences and animation, as well as appearances from various Pokemon, like Pikachu, Charmander and Squirtle.

The song will also be featured in the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet video games, which are scheduled to launch for the Nintendo Switch in November.

This isn't the first time Sheeran has partnered with Pokemon. Last November, Pokemon Go featured a special performance by the musician. That was accompanied by an in-game event starring water-type starter Pokemon, the type Sheeran always chooses when he begins a Pokemon RPG, according to the official Pokemon Go blog.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are set to launch Nov. 18. The pair of games are set in a new, open-world region called Paldea, which is home to a variety of new Pokemon and characters. For the first time in the series, players will be able to team up and explore the region cooperatively.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available to preorder at various retailers. People who purchase a copy of one of the games before Feb. 28, 2023, will be able to receive a special Pikachu as a free bonus. Nintendo is also releasing a Pokemon Scarlet and Violet-themed Nintendo Switch OLED ahead of the games on Nov. 4.