The main purpose of the songs were to list all the known Pokémon of a specific generation. The original and Hoenn Pokéraps rhymed; the former had many Pokémon names that rhymed and the latter rhymed normal words together instead of Pokémon names. No rhymes were made in the Pokérap GS, however.
In the first two songs, the evolutionary families would be jumbled up, and sung in different lines or verses. In the Hoenn Pokérap, this rule was not followed; many evolutionary families were sung with two or three of their members back-to-back.
There are three Pokérap songs, one for each of the first three generations. Pokéraps have not been made from the fourth generation onward.
- Kanto Pokérap - names all Generation I Pokémon, excluding Mew.
- Pokérap GS - names all Generation II Pokémon, excluding Celebi.
- Hoenn Pokérap - names all Generation III Pokémon, as well as Mew and Celebi. However, it leaves out Relicanth and Zigzagoon.
- Some Christian fundamentalists complained about the song, because they claimed that if one were to play backwards the Pokérap, "Gotta Catch 'em All!" can be heard as "I love Satan".
|Kanto Pokérap • Pokérap GS • Hoenn Pokérap|
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