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Post Malone to headline Pokémon Day Virtual Concert

Post Malone to headline Pokémon Day Virtual Concert

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations for the Pokémon franchise, Post Malone will perform in a special Pokémon Day concert.

Post Malone to headline Pokémon Day Virtual Concert

The concert coincides with Pokémon Day — the annual celebration of the release of Pokémon Red and Blue in Japan, kicking off the mega-franchise. 

The Pokémon Company released a 30-second trailer featuring Post Malone heading to the stage for a concert, reminiscing about his journey.

For the first two-thirds, you'd never have guessed the Grammy-nominated star was talking about Pokémon, until he reveals a Poké Ball in his hand. 

You can see the full trailer below: 

The concert will take place on Saturday, February 27, at 7PM ET / 4PM PT, and will be free to view on the official Pokémon event website, Twitch and YouTube channels. 

The concert is part of a wider range of musical celebrations taking place for the anniversary, with a special Kanto event in Pokémon GO, broadcasts of music-themed episodes of the anime on Pokémon TV.

Players can also pick up a special Pikachu — with the ability Sing — in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pop superstar Katy Perry has already been announced as a premier collaborator for The Pokémon Company's year-long celebrations.

Pokémon celebrates 25th anniversary with Katy Perry

For the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon franchise, The Pokémon Company is stepping up by announcing — among other things — a collaboration with renowned artists such as Katy Perry.

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