Katy Perry dropped her new single, "Electric," on Thursday night, and the video for that new song includes a very special guest star: Pikachu!
Watch Katy Perry's "Electric" here
It's cheery, adorable, and includes lyrical references to the Pokémon anime's classic theme song. But the video also features plenty of shockingly reckless timeline-manipulating machinations by Perry and Pikachu.
In "Electric," Pikachu and Katy Perry visit the Time Lighthouse, where the two travel backward in time to alter the singer's past. We see a young Katy Perry jamming with Pichu, at the most nascent stages of her career.
Katy Perry's "Electric" is just one component of The Pokémon Company's musical celebration of the Pokémon franchise's 25th anniversary. She joins artists Post Malone (who covered Hootie and the Blowfish's "Only Wanna Be With You" and performed an animated concert with Pokémon during which he was incinerated by Charizard) and J Balvin for a music project known as Pokémon 25: The Album. That digital album will be released later this year and will include 14 Pokémon-inspired tracks.