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Pikachu adds Ed Sheeran to his growing list of celebrity friends

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Pikachu is the star of one of the biggest entertainment franchises around, and as such, he’s unsurprisingly friends with a lot of other celebrities. The electric rat includes the likes of Katy Perry and Post Malone among his inner circle, and now you can add Ed Sheeran to that list.

Sheeran just released his latest music video for the song “Celestial” — not to be confused with Celesteela — and it features notable pocket monsters like Squirtle, Charmander, and Pikachu just hanging out with Sheeran as he goes about his day… before he eventually transforms into a pokémon trainer. The pokémon are all rendered in an adorable cartoon style courtesy of Japanese artist Yu Nagaba.

In a press release, Sheeran explains that he’s been a fan of the franchise since he was a kid. “I still own the same Game Boy Color and play Pokémon Yellow or Pokémon Silver on planes and trains when I’m on tour,” he says. A Game Boy even makes an appearance in the music video. The singer / Game of Thrones star was previously featured in Pokémon Go, and the new song will be in the upcoming games Pokémon Violet and Scarlet, which launch on the Switch on November 18th.

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