Niantic has detailed exactly how Ed Sheeran will appear in his own Pokémon GO live event next week.
Ed Sheeran had previously teased his collaboration with Pokemon GO in a cryptic tweet. However, no details were released of exactly how the event would take shape. High profile artists have done collaborations in games before – see Ariana Grande and Lil Nas X for examples. Now, however, Niantic has explained exactly what fans of Pokémon and Sheeran can expect.
First up, there’s going to be a “special performance” running from Monday, November 22nd at 7pm BST. The event will last for two hours and see the singer performing six of his tracks, four of which are from his latest album “=”. Here’s the full setlist:
- Bad Habits
- Overpass Grafiti
- Thinking Out Loud
- First Times
To access the live performance, simply boot up the Pokémon GO app and head over to the “News” section.
That’s not all…
In the week following the live performance, players will be able to take part in a “celebratory event”. Niantic explains that Sheeran’s favourite Pokémon type is Water. As such, the event is focused around the Water-type Pokémon already in the game.
Between November 22nd and November 30th, players will see the following Pokémon appearing much more frequently: Totodile, Mudkip, Piplup, and Oshawott. In addition, Squirtle wearing sunglasses and Froakie may also spawn as a special encounter. There are shiny variants available for some of these of these Pokémon too!
For their sins, players will be forced to listen to Overpass Graffiti as the in-game music every evening until November 30th. Never has the mute function been so useful. If that wasn’t quite enough Sheeran fever, exclusive cosmetic items will be available in the store for a limited time.
The “=” tour sweatshirt can be redeemed for free using the following code: VVM87WGMMUZHTB8X. While I can’t imagine many wanting to wear the thing, at least it’s being given away for free.
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[Featured Image Credit: Niantic/Ed Sheeran]