Music Video for ‘Reconnect,’ Sampling Sounds from Pokemon Red and Green, Released

04.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

On Pokemon Day, February 27, 2021, the music program P25 Music was launched with ‘P25 Music Presents: Post Malone Virtual Concert Experience.’ In October 2021, ‘Pokemon 25: The Album’ was released featuring top musical artists from around the world celebrating the anniversary of the beloved series, and the following month saw two tracks, Reconnect and Grown, released by Yaffle. Reconnect, sung in English by Daichi Yamamoto and AAAMYYY, samples sounds from Pokemon games, including the opening music for Pokemon Red and Green.

 

As Pokemon continues to celebrate 25 successful years, the music video for Reconnect was been released on the Pokemon YouTube channel.

 

Pokémon 25 / Reconnect – Yaffle feat. Daichi Yamamoto & AAAMYYY

 

The music video takes place in a nostalgic candy shop filled with neon lights, with plenty of catchy dance sequences and everyone’s favorite Pokemon grooving along with the music in CG. TAKAHIRO was in charge of the choreography, having previously choreographed for Keyakizaka46 and Sekai no Owari. 

 

©2022 Pokémon. ©1995-2022 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.

ポケットモンスター・ポケモン・Pokémonは任天堂・クリーチャーズ・ゲームフリークの登録商標です。

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    Akuma no Ko – Ai Higuchi (Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 ED Theme)

     

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    The Rumbling – SiM (Music Video)


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