Er is ook een officiële videoclip van het nummer verschenen die gebaseerd is op Ed’s fascinatie voor het merk in zijn jeugd. In de clip verschijnen enkele van zijn favoriete Pokémon, waaronder Pikachu, Squirtle, Machamp en Snorlax. De video brengt een gewone dag uit het leven van Ed in beeld waar een Pokémon draai aan gegeven is.

Ed Sheeran: “I’ve played Pokémon since I was in primary school. ‘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. I hope you guys enjoy the song and video – it was a blast to film!”

Kenji Okubo (President of the Pokémon Company International): “Working with a superstar like Ed has been a dream come true for us at Pokémon. We are all such big fans of his and, not only was he a joy to work alongside, his authentic love of everything Pokémon really shines through. Yuichi Kodama has done a fantastic job of capturing a feeling of pure childlike joy and sense of adventure within the video too. Both of their genuine adoration for Pokémon makes this a truly special collaboration and we can’t wait to see Pokémon fans and music fans singing along to Celestial. I hope everyone is also looking forward to enjoying the track later this year in the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games.”

29 september 2022
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