Awesome Music: Pokémon

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Main series

     Pokémon Title Theme 



Themes that debuted in FireRed and LeafGreen are in those games' folder.

The SNES-like audio for the GBA did wonders for the music of Pokémon, and the whole soundtrack doesn't disappoint.

    Fire Red/Leaf Green 


    Heart Gold/Soul Silver 


    Black 2/White 2 


    Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 
  • The Wild Pokémon Battle theme gets an energetic remix.
  • The Trainer Battle theme gets updated with some string instruments.
  • The Rival Battle theme gets an awesome remix.
  • The new Gym Leader battle theme! MUCH better than the original version.
  • Archie and Maxie's Battle theme initially sounds like a straight update of the original song with its menacing piano and trumpet, before suddenly shifting into an intense song with multiple trumpets and electric guitar.
  • Elite Four Battle sounds just as good if not better than the original.
  • The Emerald Frontier Brain theme returns in all its glory, now used as the theme of the four Battle Chatelaines.
  • Wally finally gets his own battle theme when you face him at the end of Victory Road, and it sounds like it came straight out of Guilty Gear, BlazBlue or Ys. The best part is that the theme actually flows right into the battle!
  • The remix of Groudon's, Kyogre's, and Rayquaza's battle theme certainly doesn't disappoint. Then there's the remix Primal Groudon and Kyogre get, which actually samples the theme from the original Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.
  • Abandoned Ship gets two wonderful remixes, the second playing for the Southern Island.
  • Slateport City manages to sound even better than the original.
  • The Delta Episode offers a fantastic update of Deoxys's theme.
  • The Heavy Rain and Drought themes make their triumphant return, sounding just as creepy as ever. To quote Youtube on Drought:
    In the original Ruby I thought everything just got really bright and that Hoenn was only a bit hotter than normal.
    Now the fucking sky is on fire.
  • To fit with the expanded presence and characterization of the villains, a couple of new encounter themes were added, which set the mood for a confrontation perfectly. The admins have this, while the leaders get a calmer remix of their battle theme. Their battle theme is a much more intense, orchestral version of their original theme, and it's awesome.
  • Those who played Emerald may find that this track gives them an odd sense of deja vu. And then it hits you - it's a remix of the same track that's played when Rayquaza comes down to quell Groudon and Kyogre's fight.
  • The many variations of The Heirs to Eternity (Zinnia's Theme), including her Battle theme and The Lament of Falling Stars, which plays when she tells how she would look up to the sky to stop her tears from falling.
  • It may not be what most would call bombastic or epic, but the Surfing theme is beautiful, equal parts "exploring" and "relaxing" with an aquatic-techno sound to it.
  • Another truly beautiful and relaxing theme is Soaring Illusions, which plays while Soaring at night; perfect for flying through a starlit sky on the back of a legendary Pokémon. Soaring Dreams, the daytime theme, is rather appropriate, too; really gives you the feeling of adventuring in the skies.
  • Lisia's theme is absolutely upbeat and energetic. Quite a fitting song for Hoenn's biggest Contest star.
  • The Dive theme is incredibly relaxing and really makes you want to just stay underwater forever.
  • Encounter! Diver is likewise relaxing and almost ethereal; it's probably one of the series' best encounter themes.
  • The music that plays in the post-credits scene is a beautiful remix of the rival encounter theme that really captures the bond between the player character and the rival.
  • Coexistence, the song that plays during the scene after Groudon/Kyogre is defeated/captured, where Team Magma and Team Aqua decide to overcome their differences and coexist peacefully. An excellent new addition to the remakes.
  • The Lilycove City theme is back and as beautiful as ever.
  • The Oldale / Lavaridge town theme has gotten even more soothing and heartwarming now.
  • Behold Mt. Chimney and its funky rhythm guitar!
  • The desert is no slouch either, and is now even groovier.
  • Those who played Red and Blue years ago might shed a few tears when visiting the Oceanic Museum.

     Pokémon Stadium 
Stadium 1 (North America/Europe)

Stadium 2 (North America/Europe)

    Pokémon Battle Revolution 

     Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 
Red and Blue Rescue Team

(Warning: Major Ear Worm material here):

Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky

(Warning: Major Tear Jerker material here):

Gates to Infinity

    Pokémon Ranger 

    Pokémon Colosseum 

    Pokémon XD 
  • This game outfitted Miror B. with a funky-fresh, disco-riffic battle theme, perfect for groovin' to.
  • XD's Cipher Admin battle theme!
  • The final battle theme is even better than the previous game's.
  • You probably used the Master Ball instantly on Shadow Lugia... but if you did, you missed out on his awesome battle theme.
  • The Phenac City takeover music, officially named "Cipher Command." At first you just think, "Hmm, the music is a little different." It's certainly not worse than the original, but something about it just doesn't feel right... and then the theme suddenly gets progressively more sinister until it comes to a positively demonic crescendo... and then it loops back and goes back to the pretty, serene theme that it was at first. This theme plays when, unknown to the player, Cipher has taken over the city with its members disguised as the various characters who are normally in the city.
  • XD's Cipher Peon theme.

    Pokémon Snap 

    Pokémon Trading Card Game 
First game

Second game

    Other spin-offs 

  • This track note  was composed by Junichi Masuda of Game Freak (who is a part of the music group MTM and helps compose music for a lot of the handheld Pokémon games) at the request of Shokotan (Shoko Nakagawa) of the television show Pokémon Sunday. It was apparently played in a live performance by MTM on September 4th, 2011. As of now, it does not seem to be a "Generation 6" Pokémon game music track; it was likely just composed in the style of such game music. Nevertheless, it sounds awesome, perhaps fitting for a wild Pokémon or Trainer battle theme. There's also a terrific "triumphant" remix of this theme.
  • In commemoration of the release of Pokemon Black And White, The Presidents Of The United States Of America (the band) performed "Can't Stop (Catchin' 'Em All)", an awesome List Song about all...er, most of the Generation 5 Pokémon (essentially the closest thing that exists to an "Unova Pokérap").

    Image Songs 



     Series BGM 


  • In honor of Pokémon X and Y, Pogo produced the song "Catchatronic". It was also made in commemoration of the 2013 return of the "Gotta catch 'em all!" slogan to U.S. advertising for the Pokémon franchise. The song uses numerous audio samplings from various episodes of the Pokémon anime, notably the "Gotta catch 'em all!" voice clip(s) from NOT the first dub theme song, but actually the freaking ORIGINAL POKERAP (compare the 'Gotta Catch 'Em All!' from the remix to the said Pokerap). The mix sounds simply phenomenal. GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL- POK-E-MON!
  • The "Ash pulling an awesome win" music from the first season.

     Official remixes 

    Fan remixes 

    Fan Games/ROM Hacks 

    Original Fanmade Songs 

Alternative Title(s):

Pokemon Anime