Post Malone Covers Hootie And The BlowFish In Honor of 25 Years of Pokémon

Cameron DeFaria

Out of absolutely nowhere, Post Malone has officially released his own rendition of Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be With You” in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Pokémon. Posty has been teasing his partnership with the brand in various ways, but this release exemplifies just how serious it is. The cover features Pokémon-esque synthesizers in the intro as well as lush guitar that never fails to complement Malone’s vocals. Yes, it was out of the blue, but it makes complete sense. 

An official Pokémon Day live concert event was announced back on February 11th, with Post Malone as the featured artist. The promo video ends with him turning into an animated Pokémon character. 


The virtual concert will air live on February 27th on the official Pokémon YouTube and Twitch pages. It is free to stream at 4PM PST on said platforms, as well as on the official Pokémon 25th-anniversary website. And of course, Post Malone will perform his brand new cover of “Only Wanna Be With You”. Check out the official audio below and let us know your thoughts!