Ed Sheeran Becomes a Pokémon Trainer in the Music Video for "Celestial"

Sheeran’s light-hearted tune will be featured in ‘Pokémon Scarlet’ and ‘Pokémon Violet.’

Music
13,036 Hypes 1 Comments

Ed Sheeran may be a four-time Grammy winner with four #1 albums to match, but if he had it his way he’d probably be a Pokémon trainer. No, seriously: Sheeran is an avowed Pokémon fan who has a super-sized collection of plush Pokémon toys and recently cut “Celestial,” the theme song for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. “Celestial” recently received an official music video, and in it, Sheeran gets to live out his Pokémon dreams.

The video shows a frequently-daydreaming Sheeran going about his day, while interacting with various doodled Pokémon, including Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Snorlax. Imagined or otherwise, these interactions enable him to come up with a song that he records, while a nearby TV shows him as a fully-animated Pokémon trainer who’s dropped into the middle of a fierce battle between Mew and Mewtwo, one of the oldest rivalries in the Pokémon universe. All the Pokémon shown in the video are from the first-generation set of 151, and towards the very end the singer-songwriter picks up a Game Boy Color for a nod back to Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue.

This isn’t Sheeran’s first official go-around with Pokémon either. Last year, he collaborated with Pokémon GO last year to put a handful of the songs from his album = in the game, and, as part of the collaboration, a special sunglasses-wearing version of Squirtle (Sheeran’s favorite Pokémon) was added to Pokémon GO as well.

Check out the music video in full above, and expect Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to release for the Nintendo Switch on November 18.

Looking for more music news? Check out the signature tracks from Kid Cudi’s first nine studio albums in celebration of Entergalactic‘s release.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

'Pokémon Scarlet and Violet' Becomes Fastest-Selling Game in Nintendo History
Gaming

'Pokémon Scarlet and Violet' Becomes Fastest-Selling Game in Nintendo History

Setting a Nintendo sales record despite low fan reception.

See New Pokémon Cyclizar, Cetitan and More Battle It Out in ‘Scarlet and ’Violet’ Game Trailer
Gaming

See New Pokémon Cyclizar, Cetitan and More Battle It Out in ‘Scarlet and ’Violet’ Game Trailer

Giving fans a look into the franchise’s competitive gameplay.

Pokémon "Terastallize" Into Crystal Forms in New 'Pokémon Scarlet and Violet' Trailer
Gaming

Pokémon "Terastallize" Into Crystal Forms in New 'Pokémon Scarlet and Violet' Trailer

The information-packed video introduces a new battle mechanic and the Paldea region.


New 'Pokémon Scarlet' and 'Violet' Trailer Introduces Toxic Monkey Grafaiai
Gaming

New 'Pokémon Scarlet' and 'Violet' Trailer Introduces Toxic Monkey Grafaiai

The franchise’s latest installment arrives in November.

Steven Harrington Partners with Crocs on a Psychedelic "Quickstrike" Clog
Footwear

Steven Harrington Partners with Crocs on a Psychedelic "Quickstrike" Clog

Equipped with eight art toys that can be applied to the clog.

Quavo and Takeoff Reflect on Their Success on “Nothing Changed”
Music

Quavo and Takeoff Reflect on Their Success on “Nothing Changed”

Listen to the fourth release from the duo’s upcoming album.

Yohji Yamamoto’s Tattered Elegance Set a Halfway Mark for Paris’ SS23 Collections
Fashion

Yohji Yamamoto’s Tattered Elegance Set a Halfway Mark for Paris’ SS23 Collections

The legendary designer presented a variegated assortment of all-black runway looks for next season.

Pace Founder Unveils New Gallery in New York's Tribeca Neighborhood
Art

Pace Founder Unveils New Gallery in New York's Tribeca Neighborhood

The inaugural group exhibition will feature work from Julie Curtiss, David Hammons, Shahryar Nashat and more.

Suicoke Welcomes the FUROSHIKI "Futon" to Its FW22 Fold
Footwear

Suicoke Welcomes the FUROSHIKI "Futon" to Its FW22 Fold

Inspired by the Japanese art of fabric folding.


CFCL’s New Collection Presented a Range of Volumes for Spring/Summer 2023
Fashion

CFCL’s New Collection Presented a Range of Volumes for Spring/Summer 2023

Marked as “Vol. 5” for the brand.

Satisfy Swathes norda's 001 Trail Runner in Shimmering Silver
Footwear

Satisfy Swathes norda's 001 Trail Runner in Shimmering Silver

The ultra-premium runner is fast as a speeding bullet — and twice as stylish.

Isabel Marant SS23 Was a Throwback to Her '90s Debut
Fashion

Isabel Marant SS23 Was a Throwback to Her '90s Debut

From boho chic to beach-day cool.

Kid Cudi Says He Likely Won’t Release Another LP Following ‘Entergalactic': “I Just Don’t Have It in Me”
Music

Kid Cudi Says He Likely Won’t Release Another LP Following ‘Entergalactic': “I Just Don’t Have It in Me”

Speaking on his new album and future plans in a new Apple Music interview.

J. Cole Hops on Smino's "90 Proof"
Music

J. Cole Hops on Smino's "90 Proof"

Off the latter artist’s forthcoming record ‘Luv 4 Rent.’

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.