Best Pokemon Theme Songs

The Top Ten

1 Indigo League

How is this not #1?! Best and most nostalgic theme by far! All the others have cheesy lyrics and light music. Not this one! It's got rocking' GUITAR, a great beat, and a phenomenal singer with great lyrics, and all of those traits rolled up into one make possibly the best theme in Pokemon history. Incredible theme that will surely stand the test of time.

It's the best! First one ever for pokemon! Everyone that loves pokemon MUST know it! I can't help but sing every time I hear it POKEMON GOTTA CATCH EM ALL!

This this the same as the 'Original Theme song' option, by the way. This should totally be the first. I mean others weren't awful, but holy hell this is nostalgia and greatness at its finest.

The classic theme song. Everyone knows this, and it sounds amazing. No other theme song gets even close to this.

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2 Advanced Battle

This song is really the best Pokemon theme song, it teaches you to carry on, it's about your destiny, it teaches you to follow your heart, it's about never giving up, even if you fail, don't get upset, instead make a fresh new start, and most importantly always follow your dreams, if you fail, try once more, if you fail again, try twice, life is all about following your heart against your mind, mind always wanders in different directions, but always listen to heart. Never give up, because life is a very long time and make the best use of your life, this song will really inspire U. Always remember crying won't help. Always look at your present and future, find your own destiny, wish you good luck!

I Agree this must be first. Well this song is describes the main characters and the Pokemon what are they all about. masters train their Pokemon to be unbeatable. this is what all Pokemon about. this song suits Pokemon characters. listen the song with your ear and you will find the difference between other songs and this song. please listen to it.

While this one would likely hit my top 3-5, keep in mind that the original's votes are split (14% for "Indigo League" and 8 for "Original Pokemon Theme Song") - making it the clear victor, which I would lend my agreement to. However, when I wouldn't vote a song this good #1, you know how good the general quality of these themes is.

Great tune and awesome graphics and potatoes.

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3 Master Quest

This song is truly great. It has great, empowering lyrics and very motivating. By the way, Indigo League is probably so high because of nostalgia. Don't get me wrong, it's a great song, but it isn't the 2nd best.

Best of best it rocks I like it very much it have to be number 1 I got 1st price
By singing this theme song in school it really rocks

It's all about your destiny
Pokemon songs are really good, they teach you to believe in yourself, always keep going. They really inspire you a lot. They tell us to move on and always follow your destiny. My favorite Pokemon song is :if only tears could bring you back to me. The song is really good, listen to it as soon as possible.

Just love the guitar in this one. with an epic solo. to be honest I liked th OG theme best but this has been my jam lately.

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4 Johto League Champions

Taking some memorable lyrics from the original theme and adding its own funky spin to it makes for a fantastic, catchy theme. Even though my favorite seasons were later on in the series, this particular theme is my favorite.

Obviously Indigo League is the best but I would say this one is a close second. 'Born to be the very best' -- how can you not love this song?!

Johto League will forever have a special place in my heart. All the theme songs are great but Johto's is the most memorable.

It may be a small detail, but I think what makes it my favorite is when Ash jumps off charizard and the "Joh-to" thing plays just perfectly in sync with ash and pikachu. I don't know why, it was just awesome. The lyrics are also super catchy

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5 Original Pokemon Theme Song


Such an inspiring song! If it's not number one just because of the actual song and lyrics, it should be number one just for being the first theme. Isn't this how it all started?

How can this not be the best theme! It had the best lyrics, the best tune and the best kick to it! This theme was the only Pokemon theme to have ever won an award.

Iconic,catchy,well made, awesome lyrics,need I say more

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6 Pokemon Advanced

This is the best as the lyrics suddenly change in between to extreme and is the best energy booster inside everyone

Come on this song is great. It has a great beat and really inspirational lyrics too.

This song is opening #6 (i wanna be a hero)

But the sample is crap

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7 Galactic Battles

Come on! Seriously this should be so much higher. It should take the diamond and pearl spot. If I follow my heart I can't be wrong and my heart says this song is top five material

Yeah this is definitely top 5 material. It gives whoever listens to it so much hope. Come on! If I follow my heart I can't be wrong and my heart says this is top 5 stuff people!

This should definitely be much, much higher. This is my personal favourite. I just loved it. It was my favourite series and really nostalgic to me as a kid.

This is the best song,especially the movie version

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8 Diamand and Pearl

Galactic battle theme is a great song

I think galactic battles should take this one's place. It's alright but that is so much better.

Guys THIS IS NOT GALACTIC BATTLES OR BATTLE DIMENSION. the real diamond and pearl one was the bad one, the rap, and is opening #10

This should so be galactic battles, it's sooo much better

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9 Sinnoh League Victors

The newer songs. Gives us a taste of the development of the series and how it has changed. Showing the different type of friends and rivals he has as the series developed form the indigo league all the way to the diamond and pearl franchise

Come on! This should easily be too 5. It gives me so much hop and my heart is filled with pride when I sing it. After listening to that song, I'll never give up and I'll hold my head up

I agree this should be top 5. It gives so much hope to whoever listens to it. After that song I'll never give up and I'll hold my head up.

This is definitely my favorite song, besides the season 1 song. I think it just captures the spirit of Pokémon perfectly and it suits well to the rivalry between Ash and Paul. Also, I prefer the theme songs that are based on a guitar. It gives ao much energy and make you believe you can do it!

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10 Johto Journeys

I liked this one but still like the original theme better. But the Johto song IS catchy and fun!

It's a whole new world listening to this one (I got that from the theme song)

Other than Indigo League this is the best song

This is my FAVORITE. Even better than the original

"That's one more step up the ladder! It's a whole new world we live in! " It's a whole new way to see! "

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The Contenders

11 Battle Frontier

Pokemon themes are not just a theme. They are supposed to be some kind of inspiring song, like black and white, battle frontier, master quest, indigo league and johto league. But this is some of the best I've seen.

I love this song! Got me so hyped for the episode

I like the tune at the beginning.

It’s always been my favorite since I was a little kid! I know every word!

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12 Orange Islands

Best theme song ever - N64Dude

Best theme song ever! Back when the Pokemon Anime was good - TheUmbreon

This one is my favourite, even more than the original

SO YOU WANNA BE THE MASTER OF POKEMON! DO YOU HAVE THE SKILLS OF BEING NUMBER ONE.OH THIS IS THE 2ND best song for me. The belief that I will be the pkmn master is in every song. It's a rap song but the best one.

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13 Battle Dimension

Yeah this deserves to higher. Pulls the heartstrings

Love this song it's my favorite meant to vote for this one my fault

This and Galactic battles are easily my favourites. Deserve much higher praise.

14 Pokemon Theme Mewtwo Strikes Back Version

Better than the original Indigo League theme song, (the remix). Not too much better though.

I wanna be the very best that no one ever was... Indigo Plato 1999

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15 It Always You & Me

Can't get it out of my head

Yeah pretty catchy. I gotta admit I do find myself singing "we come so far we've fought so hard to get where we are" It gives me a bit of courage when I'm thinking about quitting. It's not my favourite and comes from a disappointing region but it should still be acknowledged

Probably the best opening in probably the worst Pokemon Season. - SuperAlienGamer


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16 Kalos Theme Song

Great song wish it was longer though

Message for below: it's not a ripoff. The Kalos region was meant to recapture the fans of the first few games/seasons. It's pretty good, but not great.

Ripoff of original theme song - N64Dude


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17 Pokemon Stand Tall (XYZ)

THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST! How is it 17th?! It just gives me confidence to watch and listen to the theme! Though that could be because it sounds like most of my favorite music...

I love this song! Though it is not the best it is on my top ten list! JUST IF IT WAS LONGER!

I love the high pitched gotta ketch them all

This song is best song ever. I like this song better than pokemon rival distinies

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18 Rival Destines

To be honest rival destinies is actually really good but it's brought down by everything else in unova thus it has a bad name. Higher please

The worst intro ever. Words aren't as good as the other intros.

Rival Destinies is just as bad as Black and White intro. Why does the Unova region has the crappiest intros, Pokemon, legendaries (except Kyurem), and protagonists besides Ash?!

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19 Advanced Challenge

The song is full of power and I really love it. Should listen to whole song (fan made) the song is fantastic I wanted to make even a learning version for the end of primary school. Best song ever

This deserves to be higher up its a good theme

That opening is stuck in my head!


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20 Lavender Town

People say it is freaky, but I enjoy second best to sunyshore City. I like the high pitch tune and the beats.

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21 Giratina Battle Music
22 Black and White

It's by far the best theme song that comes second to only the original theme song. If others disagree then tell me which other theme song sends a stronger message not counting the original. Are you people small kids that rate a song only due to it being upbeat or having a guitar in it?! I mean come on people. The BW song is literally up there with Taylor swifts style and John legends all of me. Please think before voting. Peace out

This song may not have the best lyrics, but is much better than people believe it to be. A lot of people say that it's childish, but hey, many of the Pokemon theme songs are. I like it because it's catchy and fits the yin-yang theme of Black and White as a whole.

This is the best! So encouraging and it cheers me up when I'm down and it helps me a lot. Vote Black and White!

The greatest one of them all! - Squidward48

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23 Pokemon Black/White - Battle! Elite Four
24 Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire - Battle! Giratina
25 Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire - Battle! Primal Kyogre/Groudon
26 Pokemon Unbeatable

This opening is so good that it's on this list twice

This is the same as #1... Advanced battle

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27 Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire - Battle! Zinnia Music
28 Lugia's Theme - Pokemon 2000
29 Vs. Champion - Pokémon Fire Red & Leaf Green
30 Pokemon Heartgold/Soulsilver - Battle! Kanto Gym Leader
31 Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire - Battle! Cobalion/Virizion/Terrakion
32 Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire - Battle! Ho-Oh
33 We Will Be Heroes (Battle Dimensions)
34 Double Trouble

Team rocket are my favorite characters ever! And when I heard this song I knew I had to download it! I did and it's become one of my top rated!

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35 Pokemon Adventures In Unova (And Beyond)

It's the next chapter... Can't get it out of my head

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36 Pallet Town
37 Unbeatable

The best one for sure with master quest

38 Kalos Legendary Theme

It's so epic. It start soff slow, but then it is awesome!


…That's what this song says.

39 Pokemon - Theme 11 DP - JPN Full

This song brings nostalgia bruh. My childhood may be gone, however this song revives all those memories. The time Ash beat Darkrai, and Latios(he was a likeable noob). - JuangPablo

40 Miror B. Theme
41 Pokemon White Victini and Zekrom
42 N's Castle

Without a doubt this is one of the most epic pokemon music I've heard from Pokemon. Music that gives both the feeling of needing to hurry what the same time

43 Pokemon HG/SS Champion

How can this be anything but number 1?

44 Hoenn Pokérap

This rap is hard to learn but once you do it's super fun to sing and rap along with!

Heh heh. They said Groudon and Kyogre like Groodon and Kyogree. Messing up the names of both of the version mascots in the same region. Its still a good Pokerap though =

45 X and y Champion Music
46 Pokemon: Mezase No Master

Tatoe hi no Narkar mizu no naka... nice song

47 Battle Cry Stand Up

This is my favorite

Galatic Battles!

Cool song

48 Champion Alder
49 Team Rocket's Theme
50 Brother My Brother (Mewtwo Strikes Back)
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Top Remixes (9)

1. Pokemon Advanced
2. Advanced Battle
3. Master Quest
1. Pokemon Black/White - Battle! Elite Four
2. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire - Battle! Giratina
3. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire - Battle! Primal Kyogre/Groudon
1. Pokemon Theme Mewtwo Strikes Back Version
2. Diamand and Pearl
3. Advanced Battle

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