Ed Sheeran and a New Pokemon Enter Scarlet/Violet

It’s September 29th, 2022 and Twitter is blowing up from top to bottom with Pokemon news. From Ed Sheeran being featured in game, a new breed of Diglett, and people discussing the anniversary of the Gotcha music video. There’s a lot to cover!

Wiglett, a new Pokemon similar to Diglett has officially been revealed! You can compare Diglett to Wiglett, the same way with Pachirisu and Emolga to Pikachu. Not a new “form”, but a whole new breed of Pokemon. He’s a wiggly worm boy who’s a pure water type. He’s definitely a funny looking design, and kind of reminds me of a sea worm. I don’t see much potential for competitive play with this Pokemon, but he’s charming nonetheless.

“Boasting an exceptional sense of smell, Wiglett is able to pick up scents from over 60 feet away. It has a skittish disposition and is constantly cautious of its surroundings. When it notices the scent of other Pokémon, Wiglett burrows into the sand to conceal itself. Wiglett pokes a part of its body out of the sand to feed in the ocean. It’s still unclear what the rest of its body hidden in the sand is like or how long it might be. It’s said that Wiglett’s resemblance to Diglett might be a mere coincidence—a result of its adaptation to its environment.”

The Pokemon Company

Category: Garden Eel Pokémon

Type: Water

Height: 3’11” (1.2 m)

Weight: 4 lbs. (1.8 kg)

Ability: Gooey / Rattled

A Wild Ed Sheeran Appears! Pokemon’s First Vocal Track for a Game

After the 25th Anniversary album released, Pokemon has been leaning towards collaborations with more pop artists for their promotional material. “Celestial” by Ed Sheeran, will be the first ever vocal track to be in a Pokemon game. You can listen to it today on most major streaming platforms, along with an accompanying music video on YouTube. The video is very much stylized to bring nostalgia, with recognizable Pokemon such as Pikachu, Charmander, and Squirtle.

Regardless of your opinion on Ed Sheeran’s music, this is a huge moment for Pokemon when it comes to music going forward. Notable composers have collaborated with Game Freak before, for Sword/Shield and now Scarlet/Violet. Most notably Toby Fox, the developer and composer behind Undertale and Deltarune. It’s interesting to see how this affects Pokemon media going forward.

Reggie Romano

Vtuber / Streamer, Amateur Games Journalist, Gaming Enthusiast

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