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.

This theme is so overrated, and it doesn't describe Ash that well. His goal is to become a Pokémon master not catch every Pokémon he finds. Anyone who likes this theme the best is just as dumb as Ash.

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.

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?

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!

While I love the original theme this is my favorite, I know because it's the only one I can listen to on repeat without getting sick of hearing it. It has so much energy and great animation plus it just feels the most alive of all the theme songs. It gets me psyched to play the Pokemon games.

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.

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.

3 Master Quest

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.

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.

This is really good! The guitar in the beginning is beautiful! I watch Pokemon today, but I wish the English dub had rock and roll theme song and not soft like black and white! Pokémon xy's theme song is good but it would be better if it was extended and the old one!

Another brilliant one. I think the classic is better and deserves number 3 but it's still brilliant.

4 Galactic Battles

This perfectly fits the spirit of the Gen IV series, which was probably one of the best seasons out there. Also, this series featured the best group of heroes: Misty and Iris were infuriating, Max and Serena were the devil's hellspawns and should have never existed, and Cilan was annoying, but Brock was always hilarious and Dawn had this "best friends" dynamic with Ash that pumped up how much of an incredible character she was (Clemont and Bonnie were funny too, but not as much as Brock). I would definitely pay to see the Gen IV squad reunited again.

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.

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

5 Pokemon Advanced

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

Only #11? come on, this should be in the top five at least.

The begining of this intro is just weird. Not the words, the melody.

Probably my favorite one, I love this.

6 Johto Journeys

Am I the one who prefers the movie version of this theme? I just think it's more catchy and really gives off some late 90s/early 2000s vibes.

Come on guys, Johto Journeys is the best theme song in Pokemon.
A catchy tune, great inspiring lyrics and overall, an awesome 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! "

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

7 Johto League Champions

THIS is how you do a remix of the original Pokemon theme. It sounds so early 2000s. Pokemon X and Y anime theme, eat your heart out, even though I like both themes.

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.

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

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?!

8 Diamond and Pearl

Diamond and Pearl theme is actually well put out that it has a great beat to it. I like this really well.

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

Absolutely love this. Has a very rockish-nu metal thing going on. Just wished this badass theme was longer...

Much better than black and white.

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

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!

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.

10 Orange Islands

Best theme song ever

The Contenders
11 Battle Dimension

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

It just slaps. That's it.

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

12 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.

It's a battle, win or lose
It's the friends you make, it's the road you choose

You've got the right stuff
So make your mind up
Find the courage inside of you

If you're strong you'll survive
And you'll keep your dream alive
It's the Battle Frontier

Be the best you can be
And find your destiny
It's the master plan
The power's in your hand

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

My favorite, tied with Advanced Battle.
Hoenn had all the right stuff. (See what I did there? )

13 Pokemon Theme Mewtwo Strikes Back Version

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

14 It Always You & Me

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

This intro isn't that catchy.
Gotta say the effects in it are amazing.
But the words aren't Pokemon like enough!

Probably the best opening in probably the worst Pokemon Season.

Good song, bad season.

15 Pokemon Stand Tall (XYZ)

This opening is awesome! It should be higher

It is best! How it is below Master quest!

I believe it is the very best by far!

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

16 Kalos Theme Song

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.

Epic! Good beat! Better than original!

Whoa it's very for Pokemon

Nostalgia all over again

17 Lavender Town

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

I don't think it's scary. I even think it's relaxing.

Well, this is cool 2...

18 Giratina Battle Music
19 Rival Destines

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?!

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

Rival Destinies honestly is my favorite song it has ash cilan and iris in it And it has my favorite Pokemon in it SNIVYYY!

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

20 Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire - Battle! Giratina
21 Pokemon Black/White - Battle! Elite Four
22 Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire - Battle! Primal Kyogre/Groudon
23 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

That opening is stuck in my head!

24 Pokemon Unbeatable

This song is Great! It's so catchy and it fits the feel of the season and it's a great send off for the 4Kids dub.

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

This is just the best

25 Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire - Battle! Zinnia Music
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