Ed Sheeran hangs out with Pokémon in his new music video

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Ed Sheeran hangs out with Pokémon in his new music video

Ed Sheeran has been an avid Pokémon fan since he was a kid.

Ed Sheeran unveiled his new music video, Celestial, produced in collaboration with the creative teams of Pokémon on Thursday. We see the famous British musician spend a day alongside Pikachu, Squirtle and Mackogneur, before becoming their trainer.

The animated characters were designed by Yu Nagaba – illustrator of many Pokémon trading card games –, who was inspired by the sketches of the famous Japanese creatures that Ed Sheeran made when he was a child.

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The interpreter of Shape of Youexplained on Instagram last week that he first became fascinated with the Pokémon phenomenon when he was 7 years old.

Then came the anime series and I would tape the episodes to the same VHS tape every week, he wrote.

“I received a Game Boy Color with Pokémon yellow for my eighth birthday; to say I was obsessed would be an understatement.

—Ed Sheeran

Celestialwill be included in the video games Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, available from November 18 on the Nintendo Switch.

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