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Ed Sheeran to Give Pokémon GO Special Performance

Ed Sheeran is set to perform on the Pokémon GO app.

Next Monday (Nov. 22), the British megastar will be putting on a special set in a crossover with the popular game based on the Japanese franchise at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. ET/7 p.m.).

"Overpass Graffiti" from the Grammy-winner's latest album, Equals, is set to be played in-game, while Sheeran will perform a setlist of "Perfect", "Bad Habits", "Overpass Graffiti", "Thinking Out Loud", "First Time" and "Shivers".

What's more, the Grammy winning singer-songwriter's favorite Pokémon, Squirtle wearing sunglasses, is set to return for the one-off event, which will take place between Nov. 22 - Nov. 30. It will help bring to a close the Season of Mischief, with the likes of Totodile, Mudkip, Piplup, and Oshawott in the wild.

The Pokémon franchise is known for its collaborations with pop stars. In May, Katy Perry released the single 'Electric' to mark 25 years of Pokemon. The track is on the star-studded LP, which also features Post Malone, J Balvin, Lil Yachty, Mabel, and Jax Jones.

Perry, 37, said at the time:  "When I visited the Pokémon Café while touring Japan, I got so nostalgic. It took me back to my junior high years. So when I got the call to be a part of the 25th-anniversary celebration alongside Post Malone and J Balvin, I was elated, "The song's themes – resilience, igniting your inner light – have guided my life and also parallel Pokémon's story and characters. Pikachu is the evolved form of Pichu, so in the video, you see the younger version of me with Pichu and myself in the present day with Pikachu. We both evolve, yet retain a sense of playfulness."

'Circles' hitmaker Malone released a cover of Hootie and the Blowfish's "Only Wanna Be With You" for the collection.

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