The internet can’t handle Post Malone becoming a Pokémon trainer—watch
It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since the Pokémon franchise came into our lives. To help celebrate the major milestone, Pokémon is enlisting Post Malone for a massive virtual Pokémon Day concert.
However, it looks like the announcement is grabbing the internet's attention for all of the wrong reasons.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, headliners Post Malone and Katy Perry are teaming up with Pokémon for a special virtual Pokémon Day concert. The entire show is available to watch for free starting at 7 P.M. EST on Pokémon's YouTube channel, Twitch channel and 25th anniversary website.
For all of you wondering if Post Malone is actually a Pokémon fan, you may be surprised to know Posty still has a Game Boy Color specifically to play the game. As well, the fact that both Pokémon and Post Malone are both turning 25 this year makes the virtual event a match made in heaven.
"I’ve been a fan for such a long time, kind of grew up with it," Posty tells Billboard. "Celebrating 25 years is a big deal, so we decided to do it together."
On Thursday, Pokémon released a teased announcing Posty as one of the headliners for the virtual event. However, the video is grabbing the internet's attention for a seemingly unexpected reason. In the teaser, Post Malone is transformed into an animation Pokémon trainer that is earning mixed reactions from fans. In fact, "Post Malone" began trending on Twitter shortly after the teaser's release.
What are your reactions to Post Malone's animation in the Pokémon teaser? Are you surprised he's headlining the virtual concert? Let us know in the comments below.