Ed Sheeran’s Celestial will feature in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Ed Sheeran is a lifelong fan of the Pokémon franchise and his latest song, Celestial, will feature in the franchise’s next installment.


Ed Sheeran’s latest track, Celestial, will feature in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, the artist has revealed.

Ed Sheeran released the music video for Celestial on September 29.

Ed Sheeran first announced his collaboration with Nintendo on September 22. The video, which was released on September 29, has since garnered over 3.5 million views. It features several classic Pokémon characters, like Pikachu, Charizard, Charmander, Slowpoke, and Snorlax. The artist added that the song will be in the soon-to-be-released games.

The video for my Pokémon track 'Celestial' is out now! It’s been a pleasure to work with the team who have brought so much joy to millions of people around the world. Hope you all love the video. Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet are out 18th Nov. Play the games to find the song and if you name any of your Pokémon after me, let me know.

At the moment, neither Sheeran nor the team at Nintendo has indicated how the song will be used. However, we suspect it will appear during the credits after the main storyline has finished.

Celestial will feature in some capacity in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet scheduled for a November 18 release.

Sheeran has publicly spoken about his love for the Pokémon franchise. He once revealed that during his early touring days, he played Pokémon Red for nine hours when he got stuck at a train station.

In a separate statement, the Shape of You singer said, "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. It’s such an honour to add a song into a Pokémon game and shoot a nostalgic video too."

In other news, Nintendo intends to release a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet themed Switch OLED console for collectors. It will be available from November 4 for $359.99. The video game company is also adding two new features to the games titled "Let’s Go!" and Auto-battle for players who dislike grinding to earn EXP.

By the way, the next Pokemon World Championships will hold in Japan for the first time since its inception.

Nintendo will release Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet for the Switch console on November 18. If you are a Pokémon fan in the US or UK and you can’t wait to get your hands on the games, it is currently available for pre-order on Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop, Walmart, and GAME. As far as we can tell, the games will not include a new Eeveelution.

Tobi Oguntola

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