Pokémon turns 25 this year, and helping them celebrate is… Katy Perry.
Specifics of Golden Bop Award winner’s involvement haven’t been revealed just yet (WILL SHE COVER THE VIRIDIAN CITY SONG?!?!?), but it’s under the ‘P25 Music’ umbrella – and whatever’s happening, I’m already obsessed.
If this team-up is even half as fruitful as Rita Ora’s (in which she released a banger and got killed off by Mewtwo), we’re in for a treat.
“Pokémon has been a constant in my life from playing the original video games on my Game Boy, to trading Pokémon TCG cards at lunch, to the adventures of catching Pokémon on the street with Pokémon GO,” she said in a press release. “I’ve even visited the Pokémon Café in Japan while on tour!
“It is an honour to be chosen to help celebrate a franchise that has given me so much joy in the last 25 years, and to be able to watch it evolve in the ways it’s provided that kind of electric joy for the kids in my life and around the world.”
Colin Palmer, vice president of marketing at The Pokémon Company International, said: “In Katy Perry, we see a kindred spirit to Pokémon, whose world is bright, fun and uplifting.
“Katy is a wonderful ambassador to help us celebrate 25 years of Pokémon, and we can’t wait for music fans everywhere to experience the exciting collaborations we have planned.”
More artists are said to be involved in the celebrations, details of which will be revealed in due course.