Ed Sheeran, one of the world’s best-selling music artists, appears to be teasing an upcoming collaboration with the mobile game Pokemon GO.
Pokemon GO It has built a thriving community and there are a number of events scheduled in the future of the game, but the developer seems to be already planning more types of crossovers and collaborations. Recently, English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran hinted to fans via social media that he might be collaborating with Pokemon GO at an upcoming event.
Ed Sheeran is a 30-year-old from West Yorkshire, England, and this is not the first time he has had a cameo in fiction; previously appeared as Eddie in Game of Thrones season 7 episode «Dragonstone». He has sold more than 150 million records worldwide since he began his music career in 2004, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. With numbers like that, it can be easy to see why Pokemon and Niantic might be interested in collaborating with him, but what form the collaboration might take remains to be seen.
The teaser was posted on Ed Sheeran HQ, the artist’s verified Twitter account, and is in the form of a simple graphic. Ed Sheeran’s name and the Pokemon GO Logos are displayed on a yellow-orange background, with a thin white line between them. The post has an associated text that says “Coming Soon … x #PokemonGOxEdSheeran”, but does not go into details. However, previous and current Pokemon GO Events can suggest what fans can expect from this team.
In the past, Pokemon GO has featured events based on Fashion Week, Halloween, the Festival of Lights, and more, but those are events modeled after the holidays. To get an idea of where Ed Sheeran might fit in, it might be a better idea to look at one of the recurring characters from Pokemon GOAnd since Ed Sheeran is unlikely to become a new teacher or gym leader, this could put him in a relatively antagonistic role. Maybe it could be a boss fight like Giovanni or the other Rocket bosses, or maybe it could be some kind of random encounter. Alternatively, the game could simply change the background music for some of your songs.
At the time of writing, it appears that fans are tentatively looking forward to the collaboration and are enthusiastically sharing parodies of Ed Sheeran’s lyrics, changed to be about Pokémon like Mew, Magikarp, and Bonsly. However, a response to the Twitter post expressed the wish that Ed Sheeran had never appeared on Game of Thrones, although the user did not explain why. Whatever the case, almost all Pokemon GO The event so far has featured new Pokémon, high encounter rates, or bonuses, so fans can surely look forward to new friends and free stuff.
Pokemon GO is available on Android and iOS devices.