Today, The Pokémon Company International along with its partners at Universal Music Group announced the launch date for Pokémon 25: The Album as well as new artists joining the program including Lil Yachty, Tierra Whack, and Jax Jones. They join previously announced artists including Katy Perry, Post Malone, J Balvin, and more. Additionally, fans can begin to presave the album beginning today in anticipation of the digital launch on October 15th, 2021. The album is the culmination of the yearlong P25 Music program celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pokémon.
The 25th-anniversary celebration kicked off with Post Malone’s “Only Wanna Be with You (Pokémon 25 Version)” surprise cover of the Hootie and the Blowfish smash ’90s hit, performed during Pokémon’s P25 Music virtual concert in February 2021. Pop icon Katy Perry unveiled her anthemic, original, lead single for the album, “Electric,” in May. New songs by Vince Staples (“Got ’Em”), Cyn (“Wonderful”), and Mabel (“Take It Home”)—collected on The Red EP—followed in August, along with Louane’s “Game Girl.” Individuals who preorder the digital album will instantly receive each of these six songs. The compilation will also feature new tracks by J Balvin, Lil Yachty, Jax Jones with Sinead Harnett, Yaffle (Japanese artist/producer based in Tokyo), and Tierra Whack, plus ZHU’s alternate versions of the songs of The Red EP, which were featured on The Blue EP, released last month.
Pokémon 25: The Album Tracklist
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)
Yaffle – Reconnect (feat. Daichi Yamamoto & AAAMYYY)
Mabel—Take It Home (ZHU Remix)
Cyn—Wonderful (ZHU Remix)
Vince Staples—Got ’Em (ZHU Remix)
Speaking about working with Pokémon and being one of the final artists to announce a track on this anticipated album, Lil Yachty says, “I’ve always been a huge Pokémon fan, and I jumped at the opportunity to be on the album. I love the record I did for it, called ‘Believing,’ and I hope it inspires my fans to chase their dreams.”
“P25 Music has been an incredible journey in which we’ve been able to collaborate with so many amazing musicians to help us celebrate 25 years of Pokémon,” said Colin Palmer, Vice President of Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “As we count down to the launch of Pokémon 25: The Album and the culmination of this yearlong adventure, we’re looking forward to Lil Yachty, Tierra Whack, and Jax Jones joining the party and adding their own unique sounds and fresh takes on Pokémon-inspired songs to this celebratory compilation.”