Ed Sheeran is ready to play on the “Pokemon GO” app.
On Monday (11/22/21), hitmaker “Thinking Out Loud” will feature a special set in a crossover with the popular game based on the Japanese franchise at 11am PST (7pm GMT).
‘Overpass Graffiti’ from the Grammy winner’s latest album, ‘Equals’, will be played in-game, while the flaming-haired pop superstar is set to perform a setlist of’ Perfect ‘,’ Bad Habits’, ‘Overpass Graffiti ‘, “Thinking out loud”, “First time” and “Shivers”.
Additionally, Ed’s favorite Pokemon, Squirtle wearing sunglasses, is expected to return for the unique event, which takes place between November 22 and November 30.
This will help end the season of mischief, with Totodile, Mudkip, Piplup, and Oshawott in the wild.
The “Pokemon” franchise is known for its collaborations with pop stars.
In May, Katy Perry released the single “Electric” to mark Pokemon’s 25th anniversary.
The track is on the star-studded LP, “Pokémon 25: The Album,” which also features Post Malone, J Balvin, Lil Yachty, Mabel and Jax Jones.
The 37-year-old singer said at the time, “When I visited the Pokémon Café on a tour of Japan, I got so nostalgic. It took me back to my high school years. So when I got the call to be part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration alongside Post Malone and J Balvin, I was thrilled,
“The song’s themes – resilience, turning on your inner light – have guided my life and also run parallel to the Pokémon story and characters. Pikachu is the evolved form of Pichu, so in the video you see the version younger of me with Pichu and myself in the today with Pikachu. We both evolve, while maintaining a sense of playfulness. “
“Circles” hitmaker Malone released a cover of Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be With You” for the collection.