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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s latest DLC features a new version of the game’s Ed Sheeran song, remixed by Undertale developer Toby Fox.
The song, which is a remix of Celestial, Sheeran’s theme for Scarlet and Violet, is played during the game’s credits.
Fox worked on some of the music for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but this remix is credited exclusively to him.
Sheeran, a lifelong Pokemon fan, appeared in a Pokemon-themed music video at the launch of Scarlet and Violet.
Ahead of the Pokémon World Championships in London in 2022, Ed recorded a message for attendees. He’s also publicly spoken in the past about being stuck in a train station all night during his early touring days, and how to pass the time he played Pokémon Red on the Game Boy Colour for nine hours straight.
“I’ve played Pokémon since I was in primary school,” the singer said in a statement at the time. “Me and my brother used to have different versions of the games and would trade Pokémon together ‘til we each completed our Pokédex. I loved the cards but the games are what I lost myself in.
“I loved the whole world they created; it kept me distracted if there was negative stuff happening in my life/school that I wanted to avoid. It was a world I could escape into and I’ve played it ever since.
“Even though I’m 31 now, I still own the same Game Boy Color and play Pokémon Yellow or Silver on planes and trains when I’m on tour. It’s such an honour to add a song into a Pokémon game and shoot a nostalgic video too.”
“Working with a superstar like Ed has been a dream come true for us at Pokémon,” added Kenji Okubo, President of the Pokémon Company International.