Ahead of Pokémon’s yearlong P25 Music program launch with a virtual concert in celebration of Pokémon’s landmark 25th anniversary, Post Malone has released a cover of Hootie and the Blowfish’s 1995 classic hit “Only Wanna Be with You,” aptly dubbed the “Pokémon 25 Version.”
The special cover will be featured in Post’s headlining appearance in the highly anticipated Pokémon Day 25th anniversary celebration and virtual concert experience to be held on Saturday, February 27. Expected to unite Pokémon and music fans around the world, the free event can be viewed on the official Pokémon YouTube and Twitch channels, and on Pokémon’s 25th anniversary website starting at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST.
In partnership with Universal Music Group and pop icon Katy Perry, serving as the premier collaborator, P25 Music will make 2021 the biggest Pokémon party in history with fan-focused activations and a yearlong music campaign that will feature some of the biggest names in music, from rising artists to award-winning global superstars.
Stream and download Post Malone’s “Only Wanna Be With You (Pokemon 25 Version)” on music streaming platforms here and listen to the single below.