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Pokemon GO Ed Sheeran Collab Event: What to Expect

Pokemon GO trainers have the chance to enjoy an in-app concert headlined by none other than water-type trainer, Ed Sheeran.
Pokemon GO trainers have the chance to enjoy an in-app concert headlined by none other than water-type trainer, Ed Sheeran. / Niantic Labs

Pokemon GO trainers have the chance to enjoy an in-app concert headlined by none other than water-type trainer, Ed Sheeran.

Ed Sheeran will be performing in Pokemon GO later today, Monday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. ET. Trainers can tune in to hear the UK-based musician perform a collection of songs off his new album, "=," which released in late October. Fans of Sheeran's popular recent releases such as "Bad Habits," "Perfect," and "Thinking Out Loud," won't want to miss this event.

Below, we've broken down what players can expect once the concert goes live.

How to Watch the Pokemon GO Ed Sheeran Concert

According to Niantic Labs, all players need to do in order to listen to the concert is open the Pokemon GO app on their device. From the moment the event is set to start, an in-app News post will appear with the performance embedded and ready to be viewed.

It will be available until Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. ET.

Additionally, Sheeran's song "Overpass Graffiti" will play every night for as long as the post is live.

Pokemon GO Ed Sheeran Event Details

In reference to Sheeran's own fondness of water-type Pokemon, trainers will be able to encounter an assortment of water-type starter Pokemon from Nov. 22 to Nov. 30. These include:

  • (Shiny) Sunglasses Squirtle
  • (Shiny) Totodile
  • (Shiny) Mudkip
  • (Shiny) Piplup
  • (Shiny) Oshawott
  • Froakie

Trainers may also encounter Sunglasses Squirtle by completing research tasks. They are also encouraged to take snapshots "for a surprise!"

Niantic Labs has issued a new promo code for a free Ed Sheeran-inspired "=" hoodie avatar item. The code can only be redeemed once per account. We've listed it below:

  • VVM87WGMMUZHTB8X

A special event box is also available in the in-game shop, containing the following items:

  • 1 Lure Module
  • 20 Pokéballs
  • 10 Razz Berries
  • 10 Pinap Berries

Both these rewards will disappear once the event ends on Nov. 30.

More information can be found on our companion post.