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Valentine’s Day with a twist of Pokémon By Ethan Parry on February 3, 2014.

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Search the site… A BYU student has decided to give his friends and loved ones something different this year for Valentine’s Day — a Pokémon-inspired love song.

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“‘Pokémon Love Song’ is something everyone can relate to, single or paired, and I figured that it would be a nice gift to those around me on Valentine’s Day,” said pre-music major Zach Collier. “We all want to be With too many choices, BYU students’ responses varied. Thirty individuals were surveyed.

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Pokémon has been making a bit of a comeback in recent years, and so Collier found help without too much trouble.

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Kyle Harrison, a classmate of Collier and the short video’s director, wanted to help Collier out as soon as he heard about this opportunity.

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The full video of ‘Pokémon Love Song’ will debut at the Give: Love event at The Awful Waffle, Feb. 12, at 8

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p.m. In addition to the video, this event will also be a benefit concert featuring Jefferson & York, Woodward

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schools in Mexico. Collier is encouraging individuals to share how they show their love by using #givelove

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The “Pokémon Love Song” will be published on Zach Collier’s YouTube channel after the event. Here is a teaser:

http://universe.byu.edu/2014/02/03/valentines-day-with-a-twist-of-pokemon/

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Ethan Parry Ethan Parry is a public relations professional who is particularly passionate about social media and its impact on society. He has served as Director of Public Relations for the Internet Keep Safe Coalition in Washington D.C, and is currently the VP of Online Communication for BYU's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter. Tweet him at @ethanparry3.

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Kyle William Harrison · Co-Founder & Co-Owner at Sandbox Creations, LLC Hey everyone, the event is actually on Feb. 12th at the Awful Waffle, 8PM. Be there. Reply ·

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