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In an unexpected move, Pokémon is teaming up with pop-music star Katy Perry for its 25th Anniversary. Together, they will be part of a new music program with Universal Music Group for Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary in 2021.

Here’s everything we know about the collaboration, including what the singer had to say about it.

Pokémon and Katy Perry collaborate

Katy Perry is a big fan of the franchise, and in particular, Pikachu. She sat down with People magazine for an interview to discuss the new partnership. “I love being a part of anything that is playful and is good storytelling and has really good messages to share with the world,” Perry told them.

Katy Perry states that she has been going to Japan annually ever since she was 17 years old. Now, at 36, she has a child of her own and wants to share her love for the franchise with the world through her music.

The 25th Anniversary

There is plenty to be excited for in 2021 for Pokémon fans. This year will be the 25th Anniversary of the franchise, and there is bound to be a lot of exciting new content. We already know some of the games that are already in the works:

  • New Pokémon Snap
  • Pokémon Sleep
  • Pokémon Unite

We can also expect to learn about some new titles this year along with new events in existing games. Pokémon GO has already announced their in-game Kanto tour event. Then there is the Pokémon Players Cup III coming for Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Pokémon TCG, and Pokkén Tournament DX.

Be sure to stay tuned for some Pokémon Katy Perry music coming in the near future, along with more information on what the 25th Anniversary will bring! We are bound to hear more in the coming weeks, and then there will likely be some big news on Pokémon Day on February 27th.