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Katy Perry to release Pokémon collab, ‘Electric’

In honour of the Pokémon silver jubilee, pop singer Katy Perry is dropping a Pokémon single this Friday.

You’re probably already aware that Pokémon has had some pretty wild celebrations in light of its 25th anniversary this year, like remaking popular titles or announcing its first open-world game. But those reveals were all standard pretty standard. This is not.

Regardless of the divided reception in the community, Katy Perry producing a new Pokémon song is definitely creating some sparks. Titled Electric, Perry’s latest song is set to release this coming Friday on May 14th.

Katy Perry Pokemon Song

The song will be available on all the usual streaming services, but if you’re more of a visual person, don’t fret. Although it’s not confirmed at the moment, there’s talk going around that a special music video will be produced and uploaded on Pokémon’s official YouTube channel – so stay tuned.

We first knew about Pokémon’s collaboration with Katy Perry all the way back at the start of the year. Snippets of Perry’s Pokémon song could first be heard this clip – fast forward to about 1:23 to hear it.

Adding to the hype, while it hasn’t been confirmed, the pop superstar also teased some of the lyrics in the new single:

“Electric! In the dark when you feel lost. Wanna be the best but at what cost? There’s no reason that this life can’t be electric. Know you feel it. If you believe it then you can. Big world gotta see it all. Gotta get up even when you fall.”

Word of caution, however; it might have changed in the final version, since these lyrics were posted way back at around January.

This isn’t the first mainstream artist Pokémon has partnered with. Just a mere three months ago in February, Post Malone kicked off a virtual mini-concert as one of the first acts Nintendo had lined up for its Pokémon celebrations.

In fact, Katy Perry’s Pokémon song is part of the Pokémon 25: The Album, which will feature songs from other popular artists including J Balvin, Post Malone, as well as more singers – though they are yet to be revealed.