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Pokémon Theme

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If you were looking for the CD, see Pokémon Theme (single).

 

English opening themes
Pokémon World
Pokémon Theme
OPE01.png
Dub OP 1
Artist Jason Paige
Lyrics John Loeffler
Composer  ?
Arrangement John Siegler
KOCH Records
Title Pokémon 2.B.A. Master
Catalog no.  ?

Pokémon Theme is the first opening theme music from the English dub of the Pokémon anime. It was introduced in EP001 and was replaced with Pokémon World in EP084. Being featured in 83 episodes makes it the most-used dub opening theme. The opening animation uses footage from the first Japanese opening, Aim to Be a Pokémon Master.

It was written and produced by John Loeffler. The lead vocals were sung by Jason Paige in English, and Jana Bianchi in the Brazilian dub.

A full version of the song is the first track on the Pokémon 2.B.A. Master audio CD, and includes a second verse not usually heard in the show. This version is also featured in the episode of the anime, All Fired Up and once again in Friends To The End. Another full version sung by Billy Crawford was the theme played during the opening credits of Mewtwo Strikes Back, and is the first track on the movie's soundtrack.

Opening animation spoilers

  • Ash receives his starter Pokémon, Pikachu
  • The capture of Ash's Bulbasaur

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Lyrics

I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To catch them is my real test
To train them is my cause

I will travel across the land
Searching far and wide
Each Pokémon to understand
The power that's inside

Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), it's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Pokémon...ooh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend
Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), a heart so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me, and I'll teach you
Pokémon
Gotta catch 'em all!
Gotta catch 'em all!
Gotta catch 'em all!

Yeah...

Ev'ry challenge along the way
With courage I will face
I will battle ev'ry day
To claim my rightful place

Come with me, the time is right
There's no better team,
Arm in arm, we'll win the fight
It's always been our dream

Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), it's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Pokémon...ooh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend
Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), a heart so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me, and I'll teach you
Pokémon
Gotta catch 'em all! (5×)


Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), it's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Pokémon...ooh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend
Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), a heart so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me, and I'll teach you
Pokémon
Gotta catch 'em all!
Gotta catch 'em all!
Pokémon

Credits

  • Lead Vocal: Jason Paige
  • BG Vocals: Kati Mac, Jason Paige, John Loeffler, Ken Cummings, Louis Cortelezzi
  • Guitars: Larry Saltzman, David Rolfe
  • Co-produced and arranged by John Siegler

Trivia

File:Fang.jpg
Meowth's missing fang.

Errors

  • In one scene, for a split second, Meowth's right fang disappears.

In other languages




OS: Pokémon ThemePokémon WorldPokémon JohtoBorn to Be a WinnerBelieve in Me
AG: I Wanna Be a HeroThis DreamUnbeatableBattle Frontier
DP: Diamond and PearlWe Will Be HeroesBattle Cry - (Stand Up!)We Will Carry On!
BW: Black and WhiteRival DestiniesIt's Always You and Me
XY: Pokémon Theme (Version XY)Be a Hero
Other: Side by SidePokérap GSPokémon Chronicles theme

 

English opening themes
Pokémon World
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