THE Pokémon Company has announced a collaboration with Ed Sheeran on an upcoming pop song.
Sheran is a big fan of the franchise and tweets that he thinks the fifth generation game, Pokémon Black, is “evil”.
Last year, the two teamed up to host a free virtual concert for Pokémon Go in November, during which Sheeran sang six songs from his discography.
Songs promoting his album included Perfect, Bad Habits, Overpass Graffiti, Thinking out Loud, First Times and Shivers.
When playing Pokémon games, Sheeran always chooses a water-type starter.
So as part of the event, water starters became more common and special Squirtle sunglasses were available in-game.
At the moment, there are no implications that Sheeran will return to Pokémon Go or any other Pokémon game.
However, he has written a new song based on the franchise, which will be released on September 29th.
Not much has been revealed about the new track, other than that it will be called “Celestial”.
Fans have theories as to what Pokémon the song will be about based on the title.
There are a number of legendary Pokemon with ties to the word, which refers to outer space or the sky.
Most obviously, Palkia is the legendary Pokemon that controls space.
Solrock and Lunatone also have ties to the Sun and Moon, and were both generally available in Pokémon Go this month.
Other space legends include the Cosmog and its evolutions: Cosmoem, Solgaleo, and Lunala.
Cosmog was recently given out at an event in Pokémon Go, although its evolutions are yet to be included.
The new song could be part of the launch for these Pokémon.
The mythical Pokémon Celebi also controls space and time, while normal Pokémon like Clefairy are said to be from the moon.
There was also a Clefairy event in Pokemon Go recently, which could indicate that the Fairy Pokemon is featured in the song.
We’ll find out more when the song is released next week.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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