Awesome Music / Pokémon

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Main series

     Pokémon Title Theme 

    Red/Blue/Yellow 

    Gold/Silver/Crystal 

    Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald 
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. Plus, you can experience those glorious trumpets!

    Fire Red/Leaf Green 

    Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 

    Heart Gold/Soul Silver 

     Black/White 

    Black 2/White 2 

     X/Y 

    Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 
  • The glorious trumpets have returned for The Title Screen, which will fill you with a surge of epicness, sense of adventure and nostalgia. Even the players who haven't played the original games will tear up just a bit before the end.
  • The Wild Pokémon Battle theme gets an energetic remix.
  • The Oldale / Lavaridge town theme has gotten even more soothing and heartwarming now.
  • The Trainer Battle theme gets updated with some string instruments.
  • The Rival Encounter themes, which reflects their friendliness and closeness towards the player character.
  • The Rival Battle theme gets an awesome remix brimming with energy.
  • Wally gets a very upbeat version of his theme that is played at Mauville City and in Victory Road, the tune sounding sweet and innocent to match the kind but shy boy Wally starts out as.
  • The best villainous trainer victory theme so far can be heard here.
  • The Gym Leader Battle theme is MUCH better than the original version.
  • Slateport City manages to sound even better than the original; the beautiful bell-chimes are dang-near entrancing to listen to.
  • Those who played Red and Blue years ago might shed a few tears when visiting the Oceanic Museum.
  • 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.
  • Lisia's theme is absolutely upbeat and energetic. Quite a fitting song for Hoenn's biggest Contest star.
  • The encounter theme for Delinquents and Street Thugs is just plain epic.
  • The Bicycle Theme will accompany you through your journeys whether you're on an Acro Bike or a Mach Bike, in the middle of a forest or a desert, rain or shine.
  • Route 113, like before, is a beautiful melody that plays as you stroll through the ash covered grass, but this time, it's accompanied by the lovely, down-to-earth strums of an acoustic guitar.
  • Behold Mt. Chimney and its funky rhythm guitar!
  • The desert is no slouch either, and is now even groovier.
  • 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.
  • Abandoned Ship gets two wonderful remixes, the first for the Abandoned Ship’s remake counterpart “Sea Mauville”, and the second playing for the Southern Island.
  • 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.
  • The Lilycove City theme is back and as beautiful as ever.
  • 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.
  • Archie and Maxie's Battle theme initially sounds like a straight update of the original song with its menacing piano and trumpet, before suddenly dropping the bass and shifting into an intense song with multiple trumpets and electric guitar.
  • The Heavy Rain and Drought themes make their triumphant return, sounding just as creepy as ever. To quote a couple Youtube commenters:
    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.
    On "Heavy Rainfall": Sounds like a DBZ stare down theme where the villain wastes 15 minutes of screen time just monologuing. I love it!
  • 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.
  • 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 Regi Trio's battle theme gets another intense remix that also samples the original theme in the beginning.
  • Victory Road has never sounded this epic, and you feel like a badass facing a seemingly insurmountable task, but being the badass you are, you just plough through relentlessly.
  • 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!
  • Ever Grande City is just beautiful. You feel like you're about to finish your journey soon, which is sad, but you're also thinking about all the possibilities lying in front of you, once you accomplish your goals.
  • Elite Four Battle sounds just as good, if not better, than the original.
  • 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.
  • Those who played Emerald may find that the Sky Pillar music 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.
  • The Delta Episode's climax offers a fantastic update of Deoxys' theme.
  • The Emerald Frontier Brain theme returns in all its glory, now used as the theme of the four Battle Chatelaines.
  • Hoenn Medley, the ending song which plays after your induction into the Hall of Fame. It's a beautiful combination of many familiar songs of the routes and cities you visited during your journey, and it also shows YOUR pokémon and key battles where you used them.

     Sun/Moon 
  • The title screen theme is just as magnificent as ever, and appears to take characteristics from every generation's title theme, with some chanting added at the end for good measure.
  • The Pokémon Center theme takes the original melody and adds nice tropical sounds to it.
  • Hau'oli City's day theme is a happy tune with banjo/ukulele sounds to it, while the night theme is a smooth jazz piano version.
  • The Trainer Battle theme is an energetic theme with the tune at the beginning pulled straight out of Jurassic Park.
  • Team Skull's encounter theme, an insanely catchy hip-hop theme, complete with minor vocals! It gets two equally awesome battle remixes: one for the battles against regular grunts, and one for Plumeria. Guzma has his own encounter and battle theme, catchier and much more threatening than his Grunt's.
  • Gladion's battle theme is an amazing and catchy bass piece that pulls inspiration from the Unova and Sinnoh music styles and perfectly fits Gladion himself.
  • Ten Carat Hill's theme is a mysterious sounding tune with piano sounds to it which gives the feeling of going on an adventure in the lush Alola region.
  • The Victory Road theme of the game is a resounding triumphant piece, which fits the change of this game's Victory Road from a sprawling maze to a linear last stretch towards the League.
  • The Totem Pokemon theme, an intimidating remix of the Wild Pokemon theme that does a good job of emphasizing the formidable nature of the foe you're facing.
  • The Tapu battle theme, upbeat, powerful and also very catching, fitting for the Guardians of Alola.
  • This remix of Red's battle theme is somewhat more laid-back than its predecessors, somewhat emphasizing the more hospitable environment Alola provides while mixing the intense nostalgia of the original two generations.
  • The Ultra Beasts' battle theme, an intense and otherworldly electronic theme that fits those unknown, otherworldly threats perfectly.
  • The battle music for the Aether Foundation went 180 to their peaceful theme, replacing violins and soft beats in favor of suspenseful piano and heavy beats. Giving you a heads up that you're not in Paradise anymore...
  • The battle theme for Aether President Lusamine. It is both a beautiful and menacing piece, which perfectly describes the opponent's ambitions behind their pleasant exterior. The remix used for the rematch completely removes any pretense of calm when Lusamine completely reveals her psychotic personality by fusing with the Ultra Beast Nihilego and becoming the Motherbeast.
  • The battle theme for Solgaleo and Lunala. It starts out with what sounds like a quiet, fast paced, heartbeat, before erupting in an intense techno beat that perfectly captures the mood that while they are otherworldly, benign beings, they are still powerful Legendary Pokemon.
  • The Elite Four's battle theme, a fast-paced and badass theme that shows how they're not pulling any punches anymore.
  • The Kahunas' battle theme starts with badass and intimidating drums, before transitioning into a much happier theme signifying that they may be the strongest Trainers in the island, but they're only here to test your strength in a friendly match, and you have the power to beat them.
  • The Champion's theme (major spoilers). It starts off awesomely with the first few bars of the series' main theme, then transitions into a badass and triumphant theme that perfectly exemplifies how this time, YOU are the Champion; the tables have turned and you're the one who must defend your title from different challengers!
  • The theme to the Vast Poni Canyon starts solemn, then grows into a upbeat and overall very heroic theme to serenade you whilst you go through what some consider the hardest dungeon in the main storyline.
  • Malie City's theme has a very Japanese feel, fitting for a city founded and influenced by people from Johto. Its night theme almost sounds like something out of Ōkami.
  • Hau's battle theme is as cheerful and energetic as the boy who aims to be stronger than Kahuna Hala. Its liveliness just screams "Pokemon battles can be fun, y'know!" and really captures Hau's overall attitude during his Pokemon journey.

Spinoffs
     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

Super Mystery Dungeon
  • The main theme is about as bombastically orchestral as you can get.
  • The Partner's theme is sweet, beautiful, and an little sad at the same time. Also, an equally amazing, but more heartbreaking, music box remix.
  • This epic remix of the boss theme which re-orchestrates it and adds real instruments to make the boss fights feel even more grandiose. And then there's the Rock version.
  • The third boss theme is even more awesome, perfectly carrying the mood of an intense showdown with the deity-tier Legendaries it plays for.
  • Fire Island Volcano is absurdly epic, opening with a low-key didgeridoo before abruptly kicking into high-gear with strings and bagpipes.
  • Both of the final boss themes are amazing, much like Gates to Infinity. The first theme really gives off the feeling of fighting an incredibly mysterious but dangerous foe, while the second theme just screams the fact that everyone's counting on you to save the world. It even has part of the Partner's theme mixed for good measure!
  • Road to Primeval Forest is a haunting and ethereal melody perfect for an endgame crawl through The Lost Woods.
  • Lush Forest is one of the best songs in the game, and the perfect way to kick off your adventure.
  • Gentle Slope Cave turns out to have a really engaging and dynamic soundtrack.
  • Submerged Cave's theme is mystical and crystalline, a perfect fit for the dungeon itself.
  • The two final dungeon themes, Tree of Life: Roots and Tree of Life: Trunk are both epic, with the former's church bells and catchy instrumentation that is bound to get rooted in your head, as well as the latter's more warped sounding instrumentation, which makes it sound more like the Tree of Life is being killed right in front of your eyes.
  • Some of the best themes from the previous games got remixes here: Sand Dune of Spirits is a remix of Great Canyon from Rescue Team, and Amp Plains from Explorers was remixed as Electric Wasteland.
  • Sahra Town and Noe Town have wildly different but extremely pleasant themes that really sum up the character of each town. The latter even seems to have hints of the Time Gear theme from Explorers.
  • Reverse Mountain is an epic song for a point in the story where things are getting intense, and its presence in the final few floors of Destiny Tower is fitting for a time when your journey is finally coming to an end.
  • "Make It!", the soundtrack's accompaniment to a climactic cutscene.

    Pokémon Ranger 

    Pokémon Colosseum 

    Pokémon XD 

    Pokémon Snap 

    Pokémon Trading Card Game 
First game

Second game

    Other spin-offs 

    Related 
  • 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 Pokémon 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").

Anime
    Image Songs 

    Openings 

    Endings 

    Pokemon Live! 
For those who aren't aware, there was a very short lived Pokemon Musical! And they did broadway versions of some of the songs from the anime while adding a few of their own. And it was awesome!
  • My Best Friends a three part harmony between Ash, Misty, and Brock. For those who love the original anime, this is an awesome version of the song!
  • The Time Has Come. Remember the sad song about Pikachu leaving forever? Yeah, they remade it.... and it is sung by Ash himself. And his voice is ACTUALLY GOOD!
  • Everything Changes. Instead of it being about Pokemon like in the original show, this version is a duet between Professor Oak and Delia about how Ash is growing up. So, it really hits home for any parents out there.
  • The fact that "Everything Changes" gets an EVIL REPRISE sung by GIOVANNI HIMSELF!
  • Giovanni has HIS VERY OWN VILLAIN SONG! He is voiced by Darren Dunstan, who later voiced Maximillion Pegasus from Yu-Gi-Oh! You can really hear hints of Pegasus when he sings.
  • For those who didn't like the somewhat strange vocals in the original version of Misty's Song, they changed it to a power ballad.
  • The song I Got A Secret, a duet between Ash's mother about her previous relations with Giovanni and Misty's secret feelings for Ash. It's especially good when Ash joins in about wanting to be the best man he can be.
  • Double Trouble may not be as cool as its original counterpart.... until ya find out that James was played by a younger version of Tony Award Nominee Andrew Rennells!
  • This version of Two Perfect Girls is what the original version should have been!
  • Team Rocket gets a song about how they fail at their job.... and then to precede to get on board with the idea that they are the Best At Being the Worst. If ya like the idea of Team Rocket doing a Tango, then there ya go.
  • Take the final confrontation between Ash and Giovanni.... have them in a FIST FIGHT.... DURING A KICKIN' FINALE SONG!
  • Let's just say the The Whole Soundtrack is awesome. The Stage Director has even uploaded the Instrumentals to all the songs. So now even you can sing them!

     Series BGM 

     Movies 

     Pokemon Origins 
  • Pokémon Origins doesn't have a large soundtrack, but it possesses a number of great remixes from the past gen along with a few new pieces to coincide with Mega Evolution.
  • Their take on the classic title screen, for starters. It is a breath of fresh air that does the original justice. That is, unless oyu aren't too fond of dubstep.
  • Welcome to the world of Pokemon. It's just as welcoming as the original game, and the appearance of Professor Oak drove many an old school fan to nostalgic tears.
  • Lavender Town got a tranquil and serene piano remix. Just mind the creepiness that still pervades to tune.
  • The Wild Pokemon Battle. For the nostalgic, this remix really sells it and drives the epicness home and makes one want to go and battle wild pokemon.
  • The trainer battle theme remixes the original anime version and makes it more badass. It's more serious, and it keeps people on their toes more while battling difficult opponents.
  • The Gym Leader Battle theme. Much more serene compared to game's version at first before going into a more triumphant tune. Bonus points for playing during the battle against Brock and in the montage where Red defeats Koga, Sabrina, and Blaine.
  • Gym Leader Last Pokemon. Better known as "Charmander vs. Onix", it plays in the Moment of Awesome where Charmander, who has barely any health left, is the last thing standing between Red and defeat. Listening to this after watching the battle itself can cause one to suddenly relive the Moment of Awesome.
  • Giovanni's Theme. You know something bad is going on when this theme plays. The second part is more sinister since Giovanni is getting ready to hand you your ass.
  • Rival Encounter. Not quite as smug sounding as the games, per se, but a lot more subdued and serene. As the song progresses, however, it starts to sound like Gary Motherf**king Oak's just grinning and getting ready to wreck your team.
  • Champion Battle. The final battle against Gary has never sounded so epic since the original games.
  • Mewtwo Battle. A more heart-pounding remix of the Wild Pokemon battle. It starts off ominous as the battle against Mewtwo draws near, and keeps up the intensity going from there.
  • Mega Charizard X Theme. Also known as the Mega Evolution theme, it is perfect for when your most powerful pokemon gets his Heroic Second Wind and uses his Super Mode for the first time against a previously invincible opponent, proving they're Not So Invincible After All.
  • Gionvanni Final Battle. Not only does it play right when Giovanni begins his Heel–Face Turn, but it also does an incredible job of showcasing the epic conflict between Red's Charizard and Giovanni's Rhydon.

     Miscellany 
  • 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.

Other
     Official remixes 

    Fan remixes 

    Fan Games/ROM Hacks 

    Original Fanmade Songs 

Alternative Title(s): Pokemon Anime

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