Aim to Be a Pokémon Master

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TV OP 1 & 4; Movie 1, 4 & 5 OP
Artist 松本梨香1
Lyrics 戸田昭吾
Composer たなか ひろかず
Arrangement 渡部チェル2
Pikachu Records
Title めさせポケモンマスター
Catalog no. TGDS-98
There are no fewer than five versions of this song: the original, the '98 movie remix, the Whiteberry version, the 2001 movie version and the 2002 movie version.
  1. Whiteberry performed the TV OP 4 version; for the 2002 movie version coba is also credited as an artist.
  2. The Whiteberry version was arranged by 坂井紀雄 Noriko Sakai, the 2001 movie version by CHOKKAKU and the 2002 movie version by coba.
  3. There is also a ParaPara version of the song sung by Yoko Ishida, but it was not released on any official Pokémon albums or singles.

めざせポケモンマスター (Mezase Pokémon Masutā exact, Mezase Pokémon Master; English: Aim to Be a Pokémon Master) was the first opening theme song of the Pokémon anime series, and the most re-used opening theme song in the Pokémon anime, having no fewer than five versions including the original:

  1. めざせポケモンマスター / 渡部チェル Chell Watanabe / TV OP 1
  2. めざせポケモンマスター '98 / 渡部チェル Chell Watanabe / Movie 1 OP
  3. めざせポケモンマスター / Whiteberry / 坂井紀雄 Norio Sakai / TV OP 4
  4. めざせポケモンマスター 2001 / CHOKKAKU / Movie 4 OP
  5. めざせポケモンマスター 2002 / coba / Movie 5 OP

A verse from this song was featured in AG OP 3, Pokémon Symphonic Medley.

It was also used during capture and evolution events in Pokémon Pinball.