Best Japanese Pokemon Opening Theme Songs

The best opening theme songs from the japanese version of the Pokemon anime. Again, it was difficult deciding what songs should go where. They’re all so awesome!

The Top Ten

1 XY&Z XY&Z

Great! I love how they snuck in some Pokemon move puns! - Absolite

This is the reason why I started watching the sub more than the dub.

Why isn't this #1?

This song captures Pokemon XYZ Season perfectly. Fast paced, energetic, showing off Ash-Greninja's Battle Bond.

2 Getta BanBan (Mad-Paced Getter) Getta BanBan (Mad-Paced Getter)

My new favorite! I've been stuck on this song for the past three days, but that's ok because it makes me so happy!

Most overrated Pokemon song. Even the Englsh diamond and pearl was better than this

3 Future Connection

Sun and Moon is the worst series ever! But I can definitely give it credit for making catchy openings. - TGBBOD

4 Boruto (V/Volt) Boruto (V/Volt)
5 Hai Tacchi! (High Touch!) Hai Tacchi! (High Touch!)

Love this one! Especially because the lyrics talk about Ash and Dawn's great friendship.

Best Pearlshipping hint. And really shows that Ash and Dawn have a bond like no other - Jackster

6 Adobansu Adobencha (Advance Adventure) Adobansu Adobencha (Advance Adventure)

For some reason, I think of white beaches, blue skies, and crystal clear water.

Absolutely this one! I feel it captures the beauty of the emerald/ruby/sapphire games really well and 3rd is definitely my favorite generation. I love the part where Rayquaza flies besides Ash, the references to Kyogre, Groudon, team magma and team aqua, the pokénav and Hoenn just looking gorgeous in general. Also, dat trumpet sounds! - Felina94

7 Batoru Furontia (Battle Frontier) Batoru Furontia (Battle Frontier)
8 Saiko - Everyday! (The Greatest - Everyday!) Saiko - Everyday! (The Greatest - Everyday!)
9 Natsumeku Sakamichi (Summerly Slope) Natsumeku Sakamichi (Summerly Slope)
10 Ready Go!

A great Opening to finish off one of the greatest seasons in Pokémon! Vastly different than the former 4 OPs, Ready GO! really shows the feeling of the final part of Johto and the Original Series: the End on an Era, but not the end of the Adventure!

It feels like we're about to enter an emotional rollercoaster with Ash, Misty and Brock in what was their final season together as the main group of the Pokémon Anime. It truly embodies Pokémon in the early 2000s.

An underrated opening for an underrated region/season!

The Contenders

11 Issho (Together) Issho (Together)
12 Arōra!! (Alola!!) Arōra!! (Alola!!)

It's so fun and cute! And Ash's Japanese va sings it!

13 Yajirushi ni Natte! (Be an Arrow!) Yajirushi ni Natte! (Be an Arrow!)
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