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.

    Fire Red/Leaf Green 

    Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 

    Heart Gold/Soul Silver 

     Black/White 

    Black 2/White 2 

     X/Y 

    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 Gym Leader Battle theme is 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! In addition to that, he also gets a very upbeat version of his theme that is played at Mauville City and in Victory Road.
  • 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.
  • The Regi Trio's battle theme gets another intense remix that also samples the original theme in the beginning.
  • 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.
  • The best villainous trainer victory theme so far can be heard here.
  • The encounter theme for Delinquents and Street Thugs is just plain epic.

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

    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 

    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 

     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