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Ed Sheeran To Give Special Performance In Pokémon GO

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Bad Habits lead to late nights, listening to Ed Sheeran

We can’t explain exactly why this has come to be, it’s completely out of the blue. Niantic and Pokémon GO has collaborated with Grammy Award winning artist, Ed Sheeran to bring a special performance you won’t see anywhere else.

Alongside the music you will also see an increase in Water-Type starter Pokémon appearing near you. This is a not so silent nod to the fact the Ed always picks Water-Type first partner Pokémon when he starts a new Pokémon game. Looks like he has something in common with yours truly.

Event Details

Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PST to Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST

Special Performance
Head to the in-game News to watch the performance featuring the following songs from, =, Ed’s newest album:

  • “Perfect”
  • “Bad Habits”
  • “Overpass Graffiti”
  • “Thinking Out Loud”
  • “First Time”
  • “Shivers”

You can also enjoy “Overpass Graffiti”, playing every night in Pokémon GO during the event times.

Wild Encounters

Be on the lookout for some of Ed Sheeran’s favorite starter Pokémon. If you are lucky, you may even find a *Shiny!

  • Totodile*
  • Mudkip*
  • Pipup*
  • Oshawott*
  • Squirtle* (wearing sunglasses)
  • Froakie

Squirtle wearing sunglasses will also be available in Field Research tasks. You will also find a special surprise for taking snapshots of your Pokémon.


  • There will be a special sweatshirt available by redeeming the code: VVM87WGMMUZHTB8X
  • Stickers of the Water-Type starter Pokémon can be found buy spinning PokéStops
  • A One-time free Event Box containing A Lure Module, 20 Pokéballs, 10 Razz Berries, and 10 Pinap Berries will be available from the in-game shop.

We are not sure if his portrayal of Ron Weasley, in the Harry Potter series, was what helped boost his music career, (yes this is a joke), but we are so glad that he has had the opportunity to bless us with his soothing tones and catchy lyrics.

Could this event have been hinted at by Ed on his Instagram? It’s very possible. On May 20, 2021, Ed posted the following leaving many to wonder, is this a hint, or just a Pokémon fan sharing his love of a giant plush Snorlax.


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See you around, Genesect!

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