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Face Forward Team Rocket!

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This article is about the song. For the CD, see Face Forward Team Rocket! (single).

To My Best Friend
Japanese ending themes
Pocket-ering Monster-ing
前向きロケット団!
MaemukiRocketDan.png
Maemuki Rocket-dan!
Face Forward Team Rocket!
TV ED 11; Pokémon Sunday ED
Artist ロケット団 (ムサシコジロウニャース)
Rocket-dan (Musashi, Kojirō & Nyarth)
Lyrics 戸田昭吾
Akihito Toda
Composer たなか ひろかず
Hirokazu Tanaka
Arrangement たなか ひろかず
Hirokazu Tanaka
Pikachu Records single
Title 前向きロケット団!
Face Forward Team Rocket!
Catalog no. ZMCP-1259
前向き maemuki may be taken literally as "facing forward", however, it can also be used metaphorically as "forward-looking".

There is a remixed version on the CD single, もっと前向きロケット団! Facing Forward More Team Rocket!.

Facing Forward Team Rocket! (Japanese: 前向きロケット団! Maemuki Roketto-dan! exact, Maemuki Rocket-dan!) is the 12th ending theme song of the Japanese Pokémon anime series.

It debuted in EP192, where it replaces To My Best Friend, and was replaced by Pocket-ering Monster-ing in EP239. It was also used for the first 15 episodes of Pokémon Sunday.

Opening animation

Synopsis

The scenes in this ending alternate between Jessie, James, and Meowth dancing on a Team Rocket themed stage with their Pokémon and a scene with the trio in a forest recovering from their latest defeat. They sing about how despite being defeated once again, they have chosen to focus on the future instead of dwelling on their past failures. Filled with new energy they prepare themselves for their next big scheme.

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Lyrics

  • Jessie
  • James
  • Jessie and James
  • Meowth
  • All (or Wobbuffet)


TV Size

Japanese English
パッパパラパラパラパラパラ!
パッパパラパッパー! (ソーナンス!)
パッパパラパラパラパラパラ!
らりるれロケット団!

やっとアジトにたどりつく
ぼろぼろロケット団
今日の敗因ニャんだろう?
はい! 反省会はじめーっ!

ざっと振り返ってみましょ
今日の戦いを
あそこでああすりゃよかったニャ・・・・
はい! 反省会おわりーっ!

くよくよタイムなんで 5秒でじゅうぶん
そんなことより 明日のための ごはんです!

やる気が もりもりもり もりあがる
希望が むくむくむく
前向きロケット団!

(ソソソ、ソーナンス!!)

パッパパラパラパラパラパラ!
パッパパラパッパー!
パッパパラパラパラパラパラ!
らりるれロケット団!
前向きロケット団!!

(ソーナンス!!)
Pappa parapara paraparapara!
Pappa para pappaa! (Wobbuffet!)
Pappa parapara paraparapara!
P-Q-R-S-Team Rocket!

We finally make it back to our hideout
A worn out Team Rocket

Why were we defeated today?
Okay! Let the review meeting begin!

Let's glance back
At today's fight

We should have done this when that happened....
Okay! Review meeting adjourned!

Five seconds is enough moping time
What's more important is food for tomorrow!


Our motivation is rising, rising, rising, rising up!
Hope is facing, facing, facing towards us
Facing-forward Team Rocket!

(Wobbo wobbo, Wobbuffet!)

Pappa parapara paraparapara
Pappa para pappaa!
Pappa parapara paraparapara
P-Q-R-S Team Rocket!
Facing-forward Team Rocket!!

(Wobbuffet!!)

Full Version

Japanese English
パッパパラパラパラパラパラ!
パッパパラパッパー! (ソーナンス!)
パッパパラパラパラパラパラ!
らりるれロケット団!

やっとアジトにたどりつく
ぼろぼろロケット団
今日の敗因ニャんだろう?
はい! 反省会はじめーっ!

ざっと振り返ってみましょ
今日の戦いを
あそこでああすりゃよかったニャ・・・・
はい! 反省会おわりーっ!

くよくよタイムなんで 5秒でじゅうぶん
そんなことより 明日のための ごはんです!

やる気が もりもりもり もりあがる
希望が むくむくむく
前向きロケット団!

(ソソソ、ソーナンス!!)

もっとわれらに出番を!
長目のセリフを!
ついでにタイトル変更を!
はい! “すすめロケット団”

きっといつかは主役に!
そしてスーパースター!
そのうえ国民栄誉賞!
はい! すすめロケット団

ささやかで控えめな われらの望み
ファンのみなさん どうぞ応援 よろしく!

明るい未来をつくる ロケット団
あなたの心の恋人 らりるれロケット団!

やる気が もりもりもり もりあがる
希望が むくむくむく
前向きロケット団!

(ソソソ、ソーナンス!!)

パッパパラパラパラパラパラ!
パッパパラパッパー!
パッパパラパラパラパラパラ!
らりるれロケット団!
前向きロケット団!!

(ソーナンス!!)
Pappa parapara paraparapara!
Pappa para pappaa! (Wobbuffet!)
Pappa parapara paraparapara!
P-Q-R-S-Team Rocket!

We finally make it back to our hideout
A worn out Team Rocket

Why were we defeated today?
Okay! Let the review meeting begin!

Let's glance back
At today's fight

We should have done this when that happened....
Okay! Review meeting adjourned!

Five seconds is enough moping time
What's more important is food for tomorrow!


Our motivation is rising, rising, rising, rising up!
Hope is facing, facing, facing towards us
Facing-forward Team Rocket!

(Wobbo wobbo, Wobbuffet!)

Give us more scenes!
And longer lines!

While you're at it, change the title!
Yes! "Go Forth, Team Rocket!"

Someday we'll surely be the lead roles!
And then we'll be superstars!

On top of that, we'll have the People's Honour Award!
Yes! Go forth, Team Rocket!

Those are our meager, humble wishes
All our fans, please cheer for us!


Team Rocket is creating a bright future!
You can't live without us, P-Q-R-S Team Rocket!

Our motivation is rising, rising, rising, rising up!
Hope is facing, facing, facing towards us
Facing-forward Team Rocket!

(Wobbo wobbo, Wobbuffet!)

Pappa parapara paraparapara
Pappa para pappaa!
Pappa parapara paraparapara
P-Q-R-S Team Rocket!
Facing-forward Team Rocket!!

(Wobbuffet!!)

Trivia

  • The line "Our motivation is rising" is a play on words, as the word for "rising" is also the word for "forest", and the video shows a forest in the background.
Also, the line "Hope is facing toward us" is a play on words, as the word for "facing" is similar to the word "peel", and they are shown peeling bananas in the video.

Errors

External links


OS: One Hundred Fifty-OneMeowth's SongFantasy in My PocketPokémon Ondo
Type: WildRiding on LaprasMeowth's PartyExciting Pokémon RelayExciting² Pokémon Relay
Takeshi's ParadiseTo My Best FriendFace Forward Team Rocket!Pocket-ering Monster-ing
PK: Pika Pika MassaichuColorful Winter VacationSoaring Pokémon KidsChristmas Eve
Santa is Coming Soon!We Are the Pichu BrothersFriends' Anniversary
Big Midsummer Plan!Pocket-ering Monster-ingIt's the Start of an Adventure!!
AG: Because the Sky is TherePolka O DolkaSmileFull of Summer!!
GLORY DAY ~That Shining Day~Pokémon Counting SongI Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~
DP: By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme~Message of the WindSurely Tomorrow
Get Fired Up, Spiky-eared Pichu!Which One ~ Is It?In Your Heart, LaLaLa
BW: Fanfare of the HeartCan You Name All the Pokémon? BWSeven-colored Arch
Look Look☆Here‎Sakura Go-RoundLet's Join Hands
XY: X Strait Y SceneryPeace Smile!
To My Best Friend
Japanese ending themes
Pocket-ering Monster-ing
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