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The Pokérap (sometimes stylized as PokéRAP or PokéRap) is a series of songs that was made popular by the Pokémon anime. They are the English equivalent of the Can You Name All the Pokémon? songs.
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. Fewer 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.
- In the second dub of Pokémon in India, the channel, Hungama TV, made their own version of a Pokérap however, it bears no resemblance to the original Pokérap and is only called as Pokérap because it was subtitled as such.
- In the Japanese version of Pokémon Trading Card Game, Imakuni? mentions that he sings Can You Name All the Pokémon?. In the English localization, he says that he sings the Pokérap.
|Kanto Pokérap • Pokérap GS • Hoenn Pokérap|
|This article is part of Project Music, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon song, CD and musician.|