Pokémon 25 Enlists Post Malone for Virtual Concert to Celebrate Anniversary

With Pokémon Day getting closer and closer, details on how the franchise will celebrate its 25th anniversary are starting to come out and that plan apparently includes Post Malone.

Post Malone, a Grammy award-winning artist, is set to perform in a virtual concert on Pokémon Day (February 27). The news comes from the official Pokémon social accounts, which released teaser videos of Post Malone.

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Post Malone will perform in a virtual concert on Pokemon Day. The Pokemon Company

"I've been a Pokémon fan for a long time, so the opportunity to headline the Pokémon Day concert celebrating 25 years is awesome," said Malone in a press release.

The special Pokémon Day concert featuring Post Malone will be on the official Pokémon YouTube and Twitch channels as well as the Pokémon 25th anniversary website starting at 7 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, February 27.

The Pokémon Company is asking fans to stick around until after the concert to learn more about other surprise collaborations.

Pokémon is bringing a year-long endeavor called the P25 Music program to fans that will mash up the world of music and Pokémon to celebrate the franchise's milestone anniversary. Back in January, The Pokémon Company announced the program in which they will team up with Universal Music Group (UMG) to bring in some of the biggest names in music. Katy Perry was the first artist announced for this program, who is now joined by Post Malone for the P25 program.

"Pokémon has been a constant in my life, from playing the original video games on my Game Boy to trading Pokémon TCG cards at lunch to the adventures of catching Pokémon on the street with Pokémon GO. I've even visited the Pokémon Café in Japan while on tour! It is an honor to be chosen to help celebrate a franchise that has given me so much joy in the last 25 years, and to be able to watch it evolve in the ways it's provided that kind of electric joy for the kids in my life and around the world," Perry said in a press release at the time.

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The Pokemon Company

Leading up to the virtual event, there will be a number of special activations throughout the Pokémon brand.

Pokémon Go will have its Kanto Tour event on Saturday, February 20, which may be the biggest ticketed event in the game's history.

A special Pikachu will be distributed for Pokémon Sword and Shield on February 25. This Pikachu will know the move Sing, giving the electric rodent an attack it can't normally learn.

Pokémon TV will play music-themed episodes of the Pokémon anime on February 27 in preparation for the virtual concert. There will be more announcements the week of the concert that Pokémon fans will want to keep an eye on.

What do you think of the virtual Pokémon concert featuring Post Malone? Which artist do you hope gets involved with the Pokémon festivities? Let us know in the comments section.