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"You'll teach me, and I'll teach you."
Pokémon 2.B.A. Master is a 1999 music album based off the Pokémon anime. It's the first English soundtrack to the series.
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The album features thirteen songs by 4Kids Entertainment. These songs were featured on the "Pikachu's Jukebox" segment at the end of Kanto episodes. The songs were later reused for the soundtrack of the Jukebox Musical Pokémon Live!, and instrumental versions can be heard in Pokémon Puzzle League.


Tracklist:

  1. "Pokémon Theme" (3:18)
  2. "2B A Master" 4:03)
  3. "Viridian City" (3:29)
  4. "What Kind Of Pokémon Are You?" (3:41)
  5. "My Best Friends" (3:29)
  6. "Everything Changes" (4:40)
  7. "The Time Has Come (Pikachu's Goodbye)" (3:05)
  8. "Pokémon (Dance Mix)" (3:53)
  9. "Double Trouble (Team Rocket)" (3:52)
  10. "Together Forever" (3:55)
  11. "Misty's Song" (4:43)
  12. "PokéRAP" (3:03)
  13. "You Can Do It (If You Really Try)" (3:11)

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This album provides examples of:

  • Early Installment Weirdness: "Double Trouble" dates back to when Giovanni's voice was disguised.
  • Friendship Song: Both "My Best Friends" and "Together Forever" are about Ash's bond with his companions and Pokémon.
  • Pep-Talk Song: "You Can Do It (If You Really Try)" is the album closer, and is just as motivational as the title implies.
  • Puppy Love: "Misty's Song" is about 10-year old Misty's feelings for her friend Ash.
  • Series Continuity Error: "What Kind Of Pokémon Are You?" lists Flame as a type (redundant with Fire) instead of Poison.
  • Ship Tease: "Misty's Song" is a non-canon song about how Misty is in love with Ash but doesn't know how to reveal her feelings.
  • Villain Song: "Double Trouble" is sung by Jessie and James. It's about Team Rocket's prowess and how the trio plans on capturing Pikachu.
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