- Ed Sheeran and The Pokémon Company have teamed up for the singer’s latest single, “Celestial.”
- Sheeran, who is a longtime Pokémon fan, stars in the song’s music video, which blends real life and animated scenes of Pokémon helping him throughout his day.
- The video even recreates full animated scenes reminiscent of “Pokémon: The First Movie,” with Sheeran in place of anime protagonist Ash Ketchum.
- This is the musician’s third time collaborating with The Pokémon Company following his special “Pokémon GO” in-game event last year and his greetings to players at the Pokémon World Championships in London last month.
- According to Sheeran and The Pokémon Company, “Celestial” will be in the “Pokémon: Scarlet and Violet” games due out on Nov. 18.
Ed Sheeran goes on his own Pokémon adventure in the music video for his latest single “Celestial.”
The collaboration was teased earlier this month when the musician played a snippet of the song on his guitar while lying in an assortment of his own Pokémon plushies. He even got a tattoo of his favorite Pokémon, Squirtle, to celebrate the release.
- The Japanese Cemetery Park in Hougang, Singapore, has a sign prohibiting visitors from hunting Pokémon through the mobile game “Pokémon Go.”
- The memorial park has held the remains of Japanese civilians, soldiers, prostitutes and convicted war criminals since the 20th century.
The Japanese Cemetery Park located in Hougang, Singapore, has a sign requesting visitors looking to hunt Pokémon on its grounds to not enter out of respect for the dead buried there.
The Japanese Association of Singapore put up a sign typed in English and Japanese to prohibit visitors from hunting Pokemon at the Japanese Cemetery Park, which holds the graveyard of Japanese civilians, soldiers, prostitutes and convicted war criminals.
Taiwan’s biggest Pokémon Go fan spent nearly half an hour turning off the excessive alarms caused by a glitch in the government’s earthquake alert system.
Two middle-aged Pokémon GO trainers in Japan engaged in an “offline battle,” resulting in the arrest of the instigator of the fight.
Not-so-friendly match: What began as a competition for control over the same Pokémon GO gym, ended in an altercation between 56-year-old Kento Sato and another 55-year-old player, reports SoraNews24.
A mother and daughter in Minnesota received a cake as an apology after their neighbors called the police on them while out playing “Pokémon Go” during COVID-19 lockdown.
Amy Kellems shared her experience on Facebook on April 11 after she received a “Pokémon” cake from her neighbors as an apology for reporting them to the authorities, KTVU reported.
An Italian man has been charged for breaking quarantine in Italy to allegedly play “Pokémon Go” as Italy faces a country-wide lockdown due to COVID-19.
The 31-year-old man, whose name was not revealed, encountered the Italian Carabinieri (Italy’s main police force) while he was out with his daughter playing “Pokémon Go” in San Fermo, a small town in northern Italy, during the quarantine, according to Italian news site Leggo via Business Insider.
Hong Kong protesters are now coming up with innovative ways to organize themselves against the city’s controversial extradition bill.
Activists are now allegedly using apps such as Tinder and “Pokémon Go!” to communicate in preparation for demonstrations, as well as Apple’s AirDrop feature to send information to visitors.
Johnathan Cromwell, a former security guard in Virginia accused of killing a 60-year-old grandfather playing Pokémon Go, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
On January 26, 2017, Chinese immigrant Jiansheng Chen was shot multiple times by Cromwell while he was out playing the popular GPS-based mobile game, Pokémon Go. Chen, who had taken to playing the game to bond with his grandchildren, died at the scene after getting shot four times in his upper left chest and once in his left upper arm. The local police confirmed that the victim was unarmed.
During the press conference, which was held in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, The Pokémon Company unveiled several new exciting projects that are currently in development, and one of them is a feature tightly connected to the new “Pokémon Go Plus +” device called “Pokémon Sleep.”
We’re pleased to announce the development of Pokémon Sleep, a new app from @Pokemon_cojp that tracks a user’s time sleeping and brings a gameplay experience unlike any other!
Remember that super awesome, legendary Taiwanese grandpa who roams the streets on his bike filled with smartphones, playing “Pokemon Go”? Well, he has now found a new gig as Asus’ phone ambassador.
The 70-year-old grandpa, Chen San-yuan, has been named an Asus phone ambassador for the Taiwanese company’s ZenFone line of smartphones. Chen also appeared during the company’s press conference last month to talk about their phones, according to Mashable.
It appears like Chen San-yuan, Taiwan’s legendary “Pokémon Go” grandpa, has evolved and harnessed the power of even more smartphones onto his bike.
A jury in Virginia has recommended a 30-year prison sentence for Johnathan Cromwell, the security guard who shot and killed an elderly Asian man playing Pokemon Go in 2017.
Cromwell has been found guilty of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, PilotOnline reports.