The Pokemon Company has pulled back to reveal how Ed Sheeran’s recent music video was made. Last month, The Pokemon Company released “Celestial,” a new musical collaboration with well-known Pokemon fan Ed Sheeran. A music video for the song showed Sheeran interacting with Pokemon to get through his day, showing that he just wasn’t able to wake up, eat, or get inspired to write Top 40 hits without the help of his little one. Pokemon friends. Now, The Pokemon Company has released a follow-up video, showing that those Pokemon weren’t real, but were the result of a series of special effects. You can watch the video below:
Of course, “Celestial” isn’t just a way to use Ed Sheeran to sell Pokemon games, the song itself will be present in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the latest pair of Pokemon games. This would be the first time a main-series Pokemon game has used anything but orchestral music in the soundtrack, but we suppose it’s fine to break the precedent if you have an internationally known music artist who wanted to create a tune for your game.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will take place in the brand new Paldea region, which is based on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. The new games are the first Pokemon games in the open world, where players can explore the region without following set routes. The games will also feature the Terastal phenomenon, a new combat gimmick that crystallizes Pokemon and increases their attack power with respect to a specific type of attack. While most Pokemon will have a “Tera type” that matches one of their two Pokemon types, some Pokemon will have alternate types, opening up a world of possibilities in combat.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be published on November 18.