Meloetta and Miku collaborate in Pokémon Project Voltage

Pokémon Project Voltage, a collaboration between the Vocaloid star Hatsune Miku and Pokémon, was not on our bingo cards for 2023, but here we are.

Pokemon Project Voltage: Hatsune Miku drawn as a osychic-type Pokemon trainer with Meloetta as her partner Pokemon

Today, on Hatsune Miku’s 16th anniversary, Pokémon has announced Pokémon Project Voltage, a special collaboration between the two iconic brands. We can’t wait to see which creatures from the Pokédex the singing sensation will team up with.

Project Voltage sees the worlds of Pokémon and Hatsune Miku coming together in original artworks and Vocaloid music videos that ask the question, “What if Miku was a Pokémon trainer?” We’ll get to see exactly how the songstress would handle all of the 18 different types through a series of original illustrations releasing on the project’s official Twitter account.

Following that, over the course of the next few months, 18 Vocaloid producers, or Ps, will release Pokémon ft. Hatsune Miku-themed songs on their respective YouTube channels. The Ps have created the tracks by sampling background music and sound effects from the existing Pokémon games. We really hope the Galar gym battle music will make an appearance, as well as Hoenn’s classic horns.

When does Pokémon Project Voltage start?

The first Pokémon Project Voltage illustration goes live on September 4, 2023, and a new illustration will go live each weekday until September 28. The first Vocaloid P music video goes live on September 29. We’ll let you know when the list of participating producers arrives.

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Project Voltage partner Pokémon

Here are all of Miku’s partner Pokémon for each type:

  • Psychic – Meloetta
  • Grass – Rillaboom
  • Fire – Skeledirge
  • Water – Primarina
  • Electric – Rotom
  • Normal – Chatot
  • Ice – Lapras
  • Rock – Aurorus
  • Ground – Flygon
  • Flying – Altaria
  • Bug – Kricketune
  • Fairy – Jigglypuff
  • Poison – Toxtricity
  • Ghost – Mismagius
  • Dark – Obstagoon
  • Dragon – ???
  • Steel – ???
  • Fighting – ???

That’s everything you need to know about Pokémon Project Voltage. If you’re new to the world of Vocaloid, check out our Project Sekai characters guide to get to know the crew. Then, hop over to our Project Sekai download guide to start playing for yourself.