If you haven’t gotten the memo yet, 90s nostalgia is in full swing. The beloved game, television and trading card franchise Pokémon has been enjoying a massive revival this month with the release of Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that has taken millennials by storm. With the sweeping success of the recently released app, it was only a matter of time before dance music got in on the fun.
During his headlining slot at Ultra Europe, Hardwell decided to troll the audience with a surprise encore. At the end of his set, he takes to the mic to ask the crowd if they want him to play one more song. Naturally, the audience obliges him, at which point the Dutch DJ takes the opportunity to drop the Pokémon theme, complete with Pokéball visuals on the LED walls.
It’s a lighthearted moment and the audience really seems to eat it up. It’s always nice to see a major DJ like Hardwell have a little fun with the audience and we’re sure he won’t be the last to tap into this new wave of Pokémon madness.