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Katy Perry has teamed up with The Pokémon Company International to join in with the Pokémon 25th anniversary celebrations.

PEOPLE reports that the “details are still under wraps,” but the P25 Music project “will feature surprise global activations throughout the year.”

In speaking to the magazine about why she wanted to be involved with the project, Perry explained: “I love being a part of anything that is playful and is good storytelling and has really good messages to share with the world. Now having a child myself, I understand that it’s so important to play. This is a continued extension of who I am.”

She also went to The Pokémon Café while on a trip to Japan in August 2019, an experience that “brought up all these wonderful childhood memories.”

And Perry also revealed that out of all the pocket monsters, she relates to Pikachu the most: “I’m really attached to the hero. I know there are others in the game, but I just found Pikachu to be really cute.

“I understand the story of Pikachu. On the surface, you might just think I’m just cute, have a couple of cute songs. But if you dig deeper, you’ll realize ‘Chained to the Rhythm‘ is not just a fun little song!”

She continued: “In this moment of unknown, there are dependable places and characters and institutions and people, and I hope I can be one of them. That’s what I hope for in my personal self, and even in my involvement with this collab.”

The full article will have more to share in the latest issue of PEOPLE, which is out this Friday.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.