Katy Perry, Pokémon come together to celebrate latter's 25th anniversary
On one hand, you have Pokémon, the giant of an intellectual property of Japan, spanning across anime, games, merchandise et al. And on the other hand, you have the Roar hitmaker Katy Perry with her electrifying voice. These two powerhouses are now teaming up for Pokémon's 25th anniversary celebration in 2021. And the latest teaser for the event is hinting at some landmark announcements.
The trailer, teased on Twitter, shows how Pokémon has diversified from a Nintendo game back in 1996 to a full-blown animated franchise. Demonstrating the journey as an entire track, activated by dropping the console over a lever, one gets to see the different generations of Pokémon, with popular Pokémon Pikachu travelling through various modes to push a disco ball toward Perry's record.
Where u were directly affects where u are now... ♥️— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 13, 2021
Meaning... I can’t believe I used to trade my POGS for @Pokemon cards at lunch in jr high now I get to be part of the #pokemon25 celebration... let’s just say I’m feelin pretty⚡️electric⚡️bout it 👍🏻🤠 https://t.co/iyT2auQOn9 pic.twitter.com/16dSnRofg7
In her latest Twitter post, while announcing the collaboration, Perry recollected her days in junior high when she was fascinated by Pokémon. "Where u were directly affects where u are now," she wrote, adding, "I used to trade my POGS for @Pokemon cards at lunch in jr high & now I get to be part of the #pokemon25 celebration." It didn't reveal anything else.
Perry will headline P25, which is a series of musical events to be held this year to celebrate the anniversary and will feature "rising artists to award-winning global superstars." A source privy with this development stated that Pokémon Day, on February 27, will have a Pokémon Direct, a series of online presentations wherein anime and games across consoles and smartphones will be announced.
Perry, who is mostly known for her renditions, left her fan community surprised by announcing her own video game in August last year. Titled Katy's Quest, it was a joint venture with Alienware, a computer hardware company. The game, launched alongside her album Smile, enables players to use the crooner's character to help workers in a circus find their smiles back. Hmm, pretty sweet!