Artists from around the World Celebrate 25 Years of Pokémon! Featuring Katy Perry, Post Malone, Jax Jones, Louane, Vince Staples, Mabel, and More.
All songs have been recorded exclusively for Pokémon 25: The Album. The compilation was released today in digital and CD formats by Capitol Records as part of a massive, yearlong music campaign from The Pokémon Company International in partnership with Universal Music Group. You can get Pokémon 25: The Album HERE. Don’t forget to check the album trailer, below.
Besides that, The Pokémon Company International shared another contribution from J Balvin’s – “Ten Cuidado”. Video debuted today and can be viewed on YouTube. The award-winning Colombian singer, known to most as Reggaeton’s global ambassador, is joined by some of his favorite Pokémon — Pikachu, Hitmontop, Totodile, Loudred, and Charizard — in the clip, which was shot in New York City. Colin Tilley (Halsey, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B), who helmed Balvin’s MTV VMA award-winning official video for “Rojo,” directed.
“I always wanted to be Ash Ketchum and through this collaboration with Pokémon I’ve been able to live out a childhood dream,”
said J Balvin.
“That love for Pokémon inspired ‘Ten Cuidado,’ my contribution to P25 Music, as well as the video in which I get to be a Pokémon Trainer in New York City. I can’t wait to share my fandom for Pokémon with my fans around the world with this song and still can’t believe I get to be part of this project.”
“The release of Pokémon 25: The Album marks the culmination of a yearlong music celebration of Pokémon by an amazing array of global artists,”
said Colin Palmer, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International.
“From Katy Perry and Post Malone to today’s release of J Balvin’s contribution to the album, all of the artists brought a unique perspective to this collection, which we hope brings music fans as much joy as Pokémon has delivered for 25 years.”
Tokyo-based artist/producer Yaffle created the new track “Reconnect” (feat. Daichi Yamamoto & AAAMYYY) for P25 Music. French singer Louane, UK artists Mabel and Jax Jones with Sinead Harnett further attest to Pokémon’s universal appeal. Post Malone offers up “Only Wanna Be With You (Pokémon 25 Version),” a surprising take on the Hootie and the Blowfish hit, and Katy Perry led the charge with the uplifting single “Electric.”. Vince Staples, Cyn, Lil Yachty, and Tierra Whack also joined in the celebration.
Down memory lane with Vince Staples, Mabel, and Cyn
Director Eric Maldin (U2, 30 Seconds To Mars) takes Vince Staples, Mabel, and Cyn on a surreal walk down memory lane, exploring their early experiences with Pokémon and how they went about creating their original songs for P25 Music in the new “Evolution of a Song” video series. The episodes also feature ZHU in the studio, discussing the evolution of his remixes of Staples’ “Got ‘Em” and Cyn’s “Wonderful,” found on the digital edition alongside his remix of “Take It Home” by Mabel. View “Evolution of a Song” at pokemon YouTube.
The P25 Music virtual merch store
UMG’s first-ever multi-artist interactive shopping experience — launched today with new merchandise from J Balvin, Katy Perry, and ZHU. Check out the animated, interactive virtual pop-up shop HERE. A special colored vinyl edition of Pokémon 25: The Album will be released in February 2022 in celebration of Pokémon Day. It is now available for pre-order.
Pokémon 25: The Album Tracklist
- Katy Perry — Electric
- Jax Jones — Phases (with 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 (feat. Daichi Yamamoto & AAAMYYY) [ *digital album only ]
- Mabel — Take It Home (ZHU Remix) [ *digital album only ]
- Cyn — Wonderful (ZHU Remix) [ *digital album only ]
- Vince Staples — Got ’Em (ZHU Remix)*