Pokémon 25: The Album Is Now Available Digitally and on CD
Bring home a collection of some of the world’s biggest superstars in this musical celebration of 25 years of Pokémon.
Throughout the year, the P25 Music program has been bringing you some incredible new songs by a variety of the biggest names in music to help celebrate 25 years of Pokémon. Now, these collaborations have come together with the release of Pokémon 25: The Album, available in digital and CD formats.
We’ve already heard music from such artists as Katy Perry and Post Malone, among others, and Pokémon 25: The Album adds even more superstars like Cyn, Lil Yachty, and Tierra Whack into the mix. The digital version of the album even contains a few bonus tracks, including some remixes by Grammy-nominated recording artist ZHU. You can check out the full track list below.
Pokémon 25: The Album is available now digitally and where CDs are sold. There’s also a special-colored vinyl edition of the album coming February 2022—in celebration of Pokémon Day. However, no matter what format you choose to enjoy the album, it’s bound to be a party.
Pokémon 25: The Album Track List
- Katy Perry—Electric
- Jax Jones—Phases (with Sinead Harnett)
- Mabel—Take It Home
- Lil Yachty—Believing
- J Balvin—Ten Cuidado
- 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)*
- Mabel—Take It Home (ZHU Remix)*
- Cyn—Wonderful (ZHU Remix)*
- Vince Staples—Got ‘Em (ZHU Remix)*
*Digital album only
Pokémon 25: THE ALBUM IS OUT TODAY
View Official Video for J Balvin’s New Song, ‘Ten Cuidado’
Artists from around the World Celebrate 25 Years of Pokémon on Compilation, Which Also Features Katy Perry, Post Malone, Jax Jones, Louane, Vince Staples, Mabel, and More
Artists from around the globe have come together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokémon with songs inspired by the global entertainment franchise and 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. Get Pokémon 25: The Album HERE. View the album trailer HERE.The official video for J Balvin’s contribution, “Ten Cuidado,” debuted today and can be viewed HERE. 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. See below for tracklisting.
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 https://pokemon25.lnk.to/eoasplaylistPR.
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 preorder.
Fans can keep up with the latest news for P25 Music and more celebrations across the franchise on Pokémon’s 25th anniversary website at Pokemon.com/25.
Pokémon and music fans are invited to join the conversation online with @Pokemon and #Pokemon25.
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)
- 11.Yaffle — Reconnect (feat. Daichi Yamamoto & AAAMYYY)*
- Mabel — Take It Home (ZHU Remix)*
- Cyn — Wonderful (ZHU Remix)*
- Vince Staples — Got ’Em (ZHU Remix)*
*Digital album only
Source: The Pokémon Company International