The frenzy over Pokémon Celebrations has transcended cards and moved into the music industry.
All this month, The Pokémon Company has been celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic franchise. From video games to trading cards and everything in-between, fans all over the world can't get enough of the little creatures that became one of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world.
Now, in an effort to fortify their ever-expanding empire, they've recruited some of the biggest artists in music for a compilation, Pokémon 25: The Album. The record features 14 tracks from a total of 18 artists, who cover a wide range of genres.
Luckily for EDM.com readers, while the album is not entirely dance-oriented, it was represented well. After all, considering Pikachu's electric shocks, it just made sense to include a number of electronic songs. Dance music fans will enjoy Jax Jones and Sinead Harnett's smooth tune "Phases." Like many of the other tracks on the compilation, the lyrics are inspired by both the players' and characters' adventures in the games and shows.
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Pokémon 25: The Album also features three remixes from ZHU that were previously released in September. This includes reworks of Mabel's "Take It Home," CYN's "Wonderful," and Vince Staples' "Got ‘Em," with each of the original tracks showcased on the album.
Outside of the electronic spectrum, mega-stars Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, J Balvin, Post Malone, and more provided some Pokémon-themed fun for collectors and fans alike. They even went as far as to release a music video for Perry's track featuring her alongside Pikachu and Pichu.
Pokémon 25: The Album is out now. You can download, stream, and purchase a physical copy of the collaborative tribute to the pop-culture sensation here.
Pokémon 25: The Album Tracklist
- Katy Perry - "Electric"
- Jax Jones - "Phases" featuring Sinead Harnett
- Mabel - "Take It Home"
- Lil Yachty - "Believing"
- J Balvin - "Ten Cuidado"
- Cyn -"Wonderful"
- Vince Staples - "Got ‘Em"
- Louane - "Game Girl"
- Tierra Whack - "Art Show"
- Post Malone - "Only Wanna Be with You (Pokémon 25 Version)"
- Yaffle - "Reconnect" featuring Daichi Yamamoto and AAAMYYY
- Mabel - "Take It Home (ZHU Remix)"
- Cyn - "Wonderful (ZHU Remix)"
- Vince Staples - "Got ‘Em (ZHU Remix)"
Tracks 11-14 are only available on the digital version of the album.