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Pokemon Music

Post by Ivogoji » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:08 pm

Discuss your favorite Pokemon music and stuff.

Favorite anime opening themes:
1: Spurt!- 5th AG opening (full song)
My absolute favorite, the best of them all. Awesome song and an awesome intro.
2: OK!- 3rd original series opening (full song)
A great song, synched really well with the intro too.
3: Mega Volt- 2nd XY opening (full song)
Doragon gōsuto jimen hikō doku mushi mizu denki iwa kusa aku kōri nōmaru honō kakutō hagane esupā fearī!
4: High Touch!- 2nd DP opening (full song)
I didn't like this song that much when I first heard it, but it's really grown on me; now it's one of my favorites.
5: Be An Arrow! 2013- 3rd BW opening (full song)
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6: Battle Frontier- 4th AG opening (full song)
Not as good as Spurt!, but still a cool opening. One of the better AG songs.
7: The Greatest -- Everyday!- 5th DP opening (full song)
I don't know if I like this one more than Battle Frontier or not. Hmmm.

Favorite English version opening themes:
1: Born to Be a Winner- Johto League Champions opening (full song)
An AWESOME original English opening- the very first to use all new footage just for the dub- and by far my favorite Pokemon theme after Spurt!, maybe even more.
2: Battle Cry -- (Stand Up!)- DP Galactic Battles opening (full song)
I honestly like this song better than High Touch!, though I'm not sure if the intro- made up of clips from recently aired episodes- is quite as good. The 2nd Galactic Battles opening, which did use the scenes from Hight Touch!, is basically pefect though. I'm including the first version for variety. Battle Cry is all kinds of awesome anyway, makes me really miss the DP era ;-;
3: The original Pokemon opening (full song)
Of course. I definitely like this theme more than the original Japanese theme, and for that matter most of the later versions of the song like the current XY opening, though it's not as good as Born To Be A Winner.
4: We Will Be Heroes- DP Battle Dimension opening (movie version)
Ash steals cotton candy while I play unfitting music:P DP was a high point all around when it came to music.
5: Pokemon World- Orange Island arc opening (full song)
The actual intro itself cuts out too much stuff from the Japanese version of the opening- Rivals!- and isn't that memorable. But dang if the song isn't catchy!
6: Unbeatable- Advanced Battle opening (full song)
I've always had mixed feelings about this song though. I probably liked it best in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
7: Black and White- BW opening (full song)
When I first saw this opening I really, really wasn't okay with the all 3D animation and the total absence of familiar characters besides Pikachu. Over time though I've grown to like it, it's different and cool and fits the song's mood pretty well I think. Good song too.

Favorite closing themes:
Seven-colored Arch- 3rd BW ending
Omagoshthisissocuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute :O
X Strait Y Scenery- First XY ending
Easily distracted Pikachu is easily distracted! For some reason this song reminds me of Sonic the Fighters music...
Let's Join Hands- Last BW ending
A great tribute to the many characters introduced in the series over the years, especially the Unova rivals. Poignant memories time ;-;
I Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~- Last AG ending
May's theme. That girl sure can pack it away O_o
By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme~- First DP ending
Dawn's theme.
There are like, thirty ending themes all together, so there are a bunch I haven't listend to yet. There's also themes from the movies, but I'm tired now and don't feel like hunting down any more links >_< I'll probably add more later.

(I'll post music that's actually from video games later too. Maybe:P)
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Re: Pokemon Music

Post by Jeffery Mewtamer » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:09 pm

For all their faults, if there was one thing 4Kids was good at, it was producing original music for their dubs(yes, I usually preferred the Japanese songs, but they did a good job for doing original music)

Definately have to give props to Born to be a Winner, quite possibly the best opening them from any English dub that had original music. And of course, the original Pokemon Theme is one of the most iconic songs in all of dubbed anime.

Other Songs connected to the English dub I really like:
"You're Never to Far from Home" final track of 2 B A Master.
"The time has Come" Insert song from Pikachu's Good-Bye.
"Brother my Brother" Insert Song that playes during the Battle Royale near the end of Mewtwo Strikes Back.

As for Japanese anime Music, I was never really a fan of OK, but I do like Rival!, Ready GO, the 2001 remix of Masaze Pokemon Master, and the First Advanced Generation Opening. I also like Dawn's Theme.

Also, while I can't name any specific songs off top of my head, The Italian Dub features several songs sung by Christina D'avena, who ranks as my all-time singer of television theme songs.
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Re: Pokemon Music

Post by EvilPinkamina » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:44 pm

Everything from Symphonic Evolutions.
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Re: Pokemon Music

Post by Ivogoji » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:02 pm

Found more.

Type: Wild- 5th Pokemon ending(full song)
Ash's theme.

Double Trouble- Team Rocket's Rockin
A true classic.

Challenger!!- 2nd AG opening(full song)
The AG openings were really good.

Smile- 3rd AG ending(full song)
In Your Heart, LaLaLa- Last DP ending (full song)
Both very emotional endings.

Tears of Life
From Movie 01's soundtrack.
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Re: Pokemon Music

Post by Link The Hedgehog » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:52 pm

Can I do a topic like this for Fire Emblem music?

Or better yet, could we change the topic to just be video game music in general?
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Re: Pokemon Music

Post by Ivogoji » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:26 am

No B<

We already have more than one Video Game Music thread in the Other Games board and on other parts of the forum. There's more than enough music in the Pokemon franchise to justify it having it's own thread.
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Post by ShadriaFan » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:22 am

PMD 1-2-3
Red/Blue:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxJTVTQ_vIc Escape through the Snow..everytime I hear this I start to cry...such emotion during this moment in game...the fear of not being able to find the legendary Ninetales...your own partner doubting if you will survive and clear your name... it also has a lonely feel to it, being lost among snow topped mountains...
Time/Darkness/Sky:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oMi9H74pjE Don't Ever Forget.. Again, another song that makes me want to cry (I'm sure this will be a trend with my list. XD) due to emotions. At the end...leaving the partner you have grown to love, as well as the guild that stood by you, and the town that rooted for you... and no, you're not returning to the human world..you're ceasing to exist, from a future that had been changed...you were never born. You're dying infront of the closest friend you have, nothing either of you can do to stop it.. when I listen to this, I tend to find myself thinking of the future, what uncertainties there are, and who will I miss the most after/when I leave the websites I go to (CI, dA, ect)...think of friends I don't see anymore (highschool friends in college, others I've lost contact with)..
Gates to Infinity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG15aF1WI9M Bittercold final boss theme This one is actually more of a upbeat tune compared to the others. I did cry during this (still following that trend, it seems), but more of joy and frustration, as I knew that everything was on my side, but the boss was hard, even for lv 46. I was around 10 hp on my last reviver seed when the thing went down.

Main games
Red/Blue/Green/Yellow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLFW2t3JDzY Lavender Town.. I love this theme (aside from the fact it gives me headaches and I get scared if I listen at night) that's all I can say..
Silver/Gold/Crystal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAOGtJLMHlc Champion theme. First Champion I reached, the theme still holds a lot of energy and excitement for me. :3
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmR0CeqgCzs Mew theme. It's a really cool remix of the FireRed/LeafGreen wild pokemon encounter theme, and it has a bouncy, playful beat to it, matching Mew's personality perfectly.
FireRed/LeafGreen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w12R_PmXHEM Deoxys theme. It reminds me of space, where Deoxys came from, and the trumpets give a nice drawback to Hoenn, where it was 'discovered'.
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FOQK2M9jAo Distortion World. This place was only in Platinum. The creepy, ominous music reminds you that beyond the strange S. E. Escher inspired abyss you're in, a monstrous Elderich Abomination resides deep inside, watching you ...following you....
HeartGold/SoulSilver
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyBkdZNT1DE Ho-Oh theme. Ho-Oh was based on the Chinese Phoenix, so I found it very awesome how they had a Chinese theme going for the battle music.
Black/White/B2/W2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhqxUfkJC_0 Black Kyurem theme. This plays in Black2 only (although White2's White Kyurem battle theme is almost the same minus some sound effects). I think this sounds like something that wold play during a battle with a monster, don't you?
X/Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIsIdfNTC0M Lysandre's theme. This plays while fighting Lysandre after catching Yvetal or Xernas, as he has enough power to destroy a part of the region/have immortality (Not sure on that immortality bit, I do know that X involves immortality at parts due to Xernas) and you try to stop him from doing such things.
OR/AS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sX_54hHcEE Wally's theme. You wouldn't expect the sickly, young Wally to have this theme as he challenges you to one last battle before the pokemon league. The theme itself shows how much of a fighter this trainer is, going beyond his physical limitations (sicknesses) to help his pokemon grow and become the best they can be, improving them and himself along the way. He never took no as a answer, striving to show those who doubted him wrong. This is the type of person I always wanted to be, and still wish to be someday.

Ranger 1-2-3
Pokemon Ranger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rycp-pfID0 Gordor's theme. The organ just screams out "Big bad is out to do some massive damage!". It also reminds me of some various FF themes, such as Kefka, or One Winged Angel..
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOLpTBHrv1k Gem Guardians theme. Cresselia has the yellow crescent gem, Heatran has the red flame gem, and...Lucario (why the break from the legendary pokemon, I don't know) has the blue teardrop gem. They're not bad pokemon, but they wouldn't let anyone have the gems, as their sole duties in life.
Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UXAp2- ... u&index=46 In the Air. This was the first game to have the player ride on Latios/Latias and encounter wild flying types while traveling to other parts of the region. OR/AS took this and made it 3D. Infact, the music sounds similar!

Pokemon Colosseum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAHHFc-gIeI Miror B. theme. This guy...this guy needs a lot of love. >w< Miror B. needs to come back with his team of Ludicolo!
Pokemon DX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX_Ppj4egMU Shadow Lugia theme. This makes me think of a shark attack (thanks Jaws .-.), or just how brutal this pokemon is due to human engineering.
Pokemon Battle Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3Lof1EBExE Stargazer Colosseum. This has a few beats I recognized from Pokemon Colosseum/DX. If I was a trainer/gymleader/ect, this would be my battle theme. xD Bouncy, but has a hint of regality, as if this battle is taking place at the red carpets.

Pokemon Movies
Mewtwo Strikes Back
Brother, My Brother (its been posted before, so I won't this time)
Spell of the Unown
To Know the Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-_uPkjycYE
Heroes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6bTSAS_Yts Search for the Girl This plays when Ash chases Latias disguised as Bianca throughout the winding alleys of Alto Mare.
Jirachi: Wish Maker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGIfFdXthUs Make A Wish This one..reminds me of my mom..sounds like something she would tell me.. sorry..I couldn't stay on the song for long..
Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1c-WBIZqgQ We Will Meet Again
Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MUNhQSJwgM Ending in Japanese. I don't know the title of it...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_2HGGhZKQ4 Together We'll Make a Promise. the English ending.
Rise of Darkrai
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLfORdZyfSE I Will Always Remember You
Giratina and the Sky Warrior
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BEYxNFg7Bw One, the Japanese ending
Zoroark: Master of Illusions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH8_Hr7fRrY I Believe in You
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Re: Pokemon Music

Post by Jeffery Mewtamer » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:13 am

Now that I've been reminded of some of the great BGM from the original games, I have to ask: Anyone know where I could find piano notes for any of the Pokemon BGM(Not sheet music, that's useless to me, but the notes themselves in plain text)? Wouldn't mind adding a few to my repertoire of songs I can play on the Piano/Keyboard.
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Re: Pokemon Music

Post by Midnite » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:48 pm

Not sure if this is fair game, but The Smash 4 N's Castle Medley sent chills down my spine the first time I heard it.
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