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The Pokémon series has spawned many a notable Ear Worm, whether it's the music playing during a heated Gym Leader battle or the carefree cycling jingle you hear as you cruise down Cycling Road.
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The first Ear Worm that you hear upon picking up a main series Pokémon game is the very theme that greets you every time you turn on your game, i.e. the opening and title themes. The latter also became the theme that plays during a Gym Leader's final gambit in the 5th generation games.
The Pokémon Center theme, which has been in every main series Pokémon game to date. While it changes very little between installments, it still manages to be a very addicting piece of music. It served as the Poké Mart theme for the Generation I games and its remakes, and also gained a remix for Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
One under appreciated but very catchy theme is the print error theme from Yellow, which has been remixed as the Pokéwalker theme.
No mention of the Johto Gym Leader theme from G/S/C?
Boyleland from . Anyone who tells you they've heard a more catchy calypso song in a video game is Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia lying.
The theme in when you're doing the character quiz in the beginning or dreaming about Gardevoir.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Oh god, the music when you wake up and meet your partner in the morning and get the mail. Sticks to your BRAINS, man!
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time and Darkness gave us Primal Dialga's theme.
Blizzard Island. It's even in both games!
All the surfing themes tend to be rather catchy. Same goes for the Game Corner themes, though depending on who you are, you may not hear them as much as others do.
The standard-issue Trainer battle theme from Gold and Silver.
The original Red/Blue version had some pretty epic music, such as the Gym Leader Battle Theme and Gary's Theme. You know you started humming them before you even clicked on those links.
Goldenrod City, especially in the Updated Re-release.
Show of hands, who else gets the R/B/Y cycling music stuck in their head every time they ride a bike?
While we're at it, let's not forget the R/S/E Gym Battle theme.
Leaf Green/Fire Red Champion theme anybody?
...None are speaking of the 'fro's (Miror B.) themes? Shame upon you all.
Fighting your rivals in Black and White.
Route 113 theme: Let the Soot Route fill you with happy thoughts.
Black/White gave us the likes of Driftveil City and the new bike theme.
The music that plays when someone makes you walk somewhere with them is very ear worm-y.
. That song literally would not leave for the longest time...
Route 111 . Simply the most awesome music in D/P/Pt, and one of the best songs of the series.
Giratina theme A wild Kyurem appeared!
Not that the other two members of the Tao trio are sloppy in the musical department either - though they lack Kyurem's awesome slapped bass, the fire and lightning effects in Reshiram's and Zekrom's themes (respectively) add a particularly awesome twist to the whole thing.
And finally, who can forget Ghetsis's battle theme?
Black/White takes the "Low HP" theme from OH GOD STOP IT to an ear worm!
The Deoxys battle theme.
The Weather Trio's battle theme by itself.
The Frontier Brain's theme, from Emerald and Platinum, respectively.
Y'all disappoint me! What about Hoenn's Victory Road, arguably one of the best tracks from those games?
WHAT!? NO FINAL BATTLE THEME FOR THE EPIC N?!
Accumula Town in Black/White. Perfect music to hatch eggs to!
The Wild Battle music from BW has been reported to make people stop using Repels.
Cyrus's battle theme is incredibly earwormy. Mmm... bassline...
Whether you're up, or way down low, don't you miss the Lucky Number Show!
Although it may be creepy, Lavender Town has one of the catchiest themes ever.
The G/S/C Gym theme. It's reminiscent to the anime's gym battle theme.
The HeartGold/SoulSilver variant of the Champion Theme, as well as its original incarnation in are both insanely hummable.
Gold/Silver/Crystal The Entire Soundtrack of
Black and White The Arceus battle music from DPPt was one of the creepiest tunes when it first came out years ago.
The "Peril" theme from Pokemon Ranger 2. Good luck getting it out of your head.
So, got this far without seeing the R/B/Y wild Pokemon battle theme, eh? Well repel just wore off... A wild Earworm appears! Made even better in their remakes.
Seriously? No R/S/E champion theme? I'm totally ashamed.
You forgot Slateport City. It's a catchy song(for me at least, but I'm sure I'm not the only one)!
The original Burned Tower theme from Gold/Silver.
How did we mention every champion theme but not Cynthia's?
The Cargo Ship/Oil Field Hideout theme from Pokémon Ranger:Shadows Of Almia. Nananananana, nananananananana...
D! O! G! A! R! S! DOGARS!
P! O! K! E! M! O! N! POKéMON!
The Rock theme from Conquest. The epic drums only serve to lodge it further into your ear.
Team Plasma battle theme.
Team Galactic Battle theme!
How can we forget about the legendary Route 1?
Here's another one; what about Laverre City's music in Pokémon-X and Pokemon Y? It was absolutely beautiful, and it sounded just like a mystical fairy town covered with toadstools should. Further improved by the mysterious music in the surrounding bog.
Village bridge. A beautiful calming song with several instruments weaving in and out. It's quite easy to lose half an hour just listening to it, followed by half a year trying to stop hearing it.