Ed Sheeran’s new Pokémon-inspired song will feature in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, it’s been announced.The song, which today received a music video featuring classic Pokémon like Pikachu, Charizard and Snorlax, will appear in the game later this year, although it’s unknown in what capacity.While this may seem like a strange collaboration to some, the Grammy award-winning musician claims to be a lifelong fan of the Pokémon franchise.Ahead of the Pokémon World Championships in London earlier this year, Ed recorded a message for attendees.
He’s also publicly spoken in the past about being stuck in a train station all night during his early touring days, and to pass the time he played Pokémon Red on the Game Boy Colour for nine hours straight.“I’ve played Pokémon since I was in primary school,” the singer said in a statement. “Me and my brother used to have different versions of the games and would trade Pokémon together ‘til we each completed our Pokédex.
I loved the cards but the games are what I lost myself in.“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. Even though I’m 31 now, I still own the same Game Boy Color and play Pokémon Yellow or Silver on planes and trains when I’m on tour.Read more on videogameschronicle.com