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


Keeps me hyped for the series!

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

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

Why isn't this #1?

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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

It's so-oh-oh-ohhh~ good

4 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

5 Hai Tacchi! (High Touch!) Hai Tacchi! (High Touch!)

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

6 Boruto (V/Volt) Boruto (V/Volt)
7 Batoru Furontia (Battle Frontier) Batoru Furontia (Battle Frontier)

The most beautiful.

8 Your Adventure
9 Saiko - Everyday! (The Greatest - Everyday!) Saiko - Everyday! (The Greatest - Everyday!)
10 Natsumeku Sakamichi (Summerly Slope) Natsumeku Sakamichi (Summerly Slope)

The Contenders

11 Issho (Together) Issho (Together)
12 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!

13 Arōra!! (Alola!!) Arōra!! (Alola!!)

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

14 Mezase Pokemon Master

I just love this one...
After all Old is gold 😀😁

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