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Our pick for Ed Sheeran’s Pokémon team to celebrate Celestial!

It’s no secret that Ed Sheeran has loved Pokémon since the franchise’s early days, so what better way to honor the amazing video game world than by writing a song with his favorite pixel friends? “Celestial” is such a fun song and so is the music video So adorable! We put Ed’s Pokémon team together after hearing this song repeatedly. Ed, we hope you’ll thank us later for our winning picks!

Before we list our choices, here are the rules we followed to form Ed’s team: Each Trainer can carry up to six Pokémon at a time, so we chose six friends for Ed. Each team must have a Pokemon of each type to be the “Best of All”, so Ed must have one of each to complete the game! These selections come from the Celestial music video (since they’re Ed’s favorites) and the Pokémon that we think fit Ed’s personality. Let’s continue with choosing the team, shall we?

Charmander: Ed’s appetizer

Ed loves the three starters from the first generation of the franchise, but we think Charmander will be the best choice for him! Not only do they match stylistically, but Charmander’s evolutions (Charmeleon and Charizard) are incredibly powerful! Ed will be able to capture the first Gym in no time and level it up fairly quickly early in his game!

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Pikachu: A classic choice!

Pikachu is the most popular Pokemon, and rightly so! Not only is it iconic, it’s a great choice to have on your team as its electric moves come in very handy throughout the game! Pikachu is one of the stars of the Celestial music video, so it will be Ed’s perfect companion throughout his Pokémon adventure!

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Relaxo: Ed’s best friend

Snorlax might not be the most active Pokémon of all, but don’t underestimate its power. Once awake, it becomes an aggressive attacker! It’s a regular Pokémon, but it can also learn a variety of psychic moves throughout the game. We chose Snorlax after seeing his wonderful relationship with Ed. They are besties!

Machoke: A powerful fighter

Fighting-types are underrated, but Machoke makes an appearance in Ed’s music video! It’s an amazing addition to the team. It can be easily obtained by evolving a level 28 Machop and then trading it with another trainer to become its most powerful evolution, Machamp. His movements are also extremely accurate in combat, so Ed should add him to his list!

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Lapras: Our aquatic legend

Lapras is perfect for three reasons: It’s in the ‘Celestial’ video, so we already know Ed loves it. It can learn water- and ice-like moves, so it’s perfect for chilling the battle arenas, and it can also help our trainer by getting on its gray tank and swimming across the map! This allows Ed to travel faster to reach those gyms faster!

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Exeggutor: We choose you!

Although there were many great contenders to fill our Grass-type spot, we chose Exeggutor! We want Ed to be able to catch some Pokémon along the way, and this one is perfect to complete our team! Its accuracy is on point, and it can also learn some cool psychic moves as it earns more levels. Nothing beats a well-rounded Pokemon to complete Ed’s team!

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What do you think of our selection? Do you think Ed Sheeran can end his Pokemon game? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Until then, we’ll continue to stream Celestial while we pre-order our copies of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, available on November 18th!

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