The release date and full track list for the upcoming Pokémon 25: The Album music album—the culmination of the P25 Music project that began earlier in the year—have been announced. The full album is set to release both physically and digitally on October 15, 2021, and it is currently available for pre-order.
Here are the artists and the full track list for the upcoming album:
Jax Jones—Phases (with Sinead Harnett)
Mabel—Take It Home
J Balvin—Ten Cuidado
Vince Staples—Got ‘Em
Tierra Whack—Art Show
Post Malone—Only Wanna Be With You (Pokémon 25 Version)
These eight episodes won’t be released all at once, but instead rolled out at different points, with September and October each having two episodes released and December containing the final four. The schedule of these episodes is included further on.
Each of these episodes focuses on one of the eight main regions in the Pokémon world and some of the prominent characters or moments in those regions. For instance, in the first episode, “The Champion,” it features Leon, Hop, and the player character in the Galar region, including a climactic battle against Eternatus assisted by Zacian and Zamazenta.
The song is called “Take It Home” and, as for Pokémon in the music video, it primarily features Jigglypuff, with a few extra appearances from Pikachu and even Celebi. You can watch it above, on YouTube, or listen to it on supported music platforms.
Pokémon has been on a roll lately with announcing new Pokémon TCG sets in advance, and the newest to add to this growing list is a special set called Celebrations that brings back some nostalgic cards and gameplay mechanics across the entire Pokémon TCG series, along with introducing special new cards that incorporate some of these past mechanics.
Some of the gameplay mechanics returning are Dark and Light Pokémon(introduced in Team Rocket and Neo Destiny respectively), Pokémon Prime(introduced in HeartGold & SoulSilver), Pokémon Star (☆)(from the Ruby & Sapphire era), Delta Species (δ) Pokémon(from the late third Generation era), Pokémon LV.X(from the Diamond & Pearl era), and Pokémon SP(from the Platinum era), as well as Pokémon-GX from the more recent Sun & Moon era of cards.
As this is a special set, akin to sets like Hidden Fates and Shining Fates, it won’t have standalone booster packs or booster packs like standard sets; instead, a range of products—each with various promos for the special set—will contain special 4-card Celebrations booster packs, in addition to the other contents of the products, which will include other Pokémon TCG packs, promo cards, and more, depending on what you buy.
These products will begin to become available throughout the month of October, with the first products launching October 8, 2021 and with more launching later in the month. You can keep reading to take a look at some of the upcoming products in the Celebrations line.
As previously teased back in January with the first announcement of P25 Music, the illustrious Katy Perry is joining Pokémon for their 25th Anniversary and is a part of the P25 Music collaboration with Universal Music Group.
Her new single and video, “Electric,” is available on YouTube or on supported music platforms, and features a Pikachu in the video, and the two look back on their earlier days, with Katy starting in a farmer’s market playing music for tips with alongside Pichu to playing at her first gig.
In addition to that, there is special Katy Perry x Pokémon P25 merchandise available, including a T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, and a Tote Bag. You can find these for pre-order at the P25 Official Music Store, and you can find pictures of them down below, after the press release.