Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Continues with Pokémon Presents Video Presentation and Pikachu with Sing Distribution for Video Games
In Advance of Pokémon Day Concert, Post Malone Releases “Only Wanna Be with You – Pokémon 25 Version”
A Pokémon Presents video presentation will be streamed tomorrow—Friday, February 26—at 3:00 p.m. GMT on the official Pokémon YouTube channel. Fans can look forward to approximately 20 minutes of Pokémon news.
Separately, in anticipation of the Pokémon Day virtual concert on Sunday, February 28, Post Malone has released a cover of Hootie and the Blowfish’s smash 1995 hit “Only Wanna Be with You” – appropriately dubbed the “Pokémon 25 Version”. The original record was last on the Billboard charts 25 years ago and Post recorded his version to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokémon. The song will be included as part of Post’s headlining appearance in the Pokémon Day virtual concert which begins promptly at 00:00 GMT on February 28 (7:00 p.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. PST on February 27), and can be viewed for free on the official Pokémon YouTube and Twitch channels, and on Pokémon’s 25th anniversary website. In the meantime, fans can find links to the song here.
In addition to this exciting news, starting today, Trainers will have the opportunity to add a special Pikachu to the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games by using a special password. In keeping with the music theme for this year’s celebration of Pokémon’s 25th anniversary, this Pikachu knows the move Sing, which Pikachu can’t ordinarily learn. Fans will be able to find the special password in Pokémon’s email newsletter and on Pokémon’s official social media channels, as well as on the 25th anniversary website and Pokémon.com.
For more information about this Pikachu distribution and the year-long Pokémon 25th anniversary celebration, please visit 25.Pokemon.com/en-gb/