The Challenge of Life

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Under The Alolan Moon
English opening themes


The Challenge of Life
Dub OP 22
Artist Dani Marcus and The Sad Truth (additional vocals by James Mosely, Charity Goodin, and Ben Dixon; guitars by James Harman)
Lyrics Ed Goldfarb
Composer Ed Goldfarb

The Challenge of Life is the opening theme song for the English dub of the twenty-second season, Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Legends. It first aired with Lillier and the Staff!. The opening animation is composed of clips from the third and fourth Sun & Moon series Japanese openings, Future Connection and Your Adventure, as well as a clip from Episode 3 of Where Are You Going, Eevee?, while the ending animation is composed of clips from the second Sun & Moon series Japanese ending, Twerp, Twerpette.


Rise if you're prepared for the challenge
(Rise to the challenge)
Rise if you're a champion at heart
(Rise to the challenge)

Take my hand, we'll train as one
And triumph together
(Rise to the challenge)
Nothing's gonna stand in our way

Stronger and stronger we'll
Rise to the challenge of


  • Despite Charjabug and Marowak being around since the middle and end of the first season as well as being present in the second season, this is the first time they're included in the intro.
    • The same goes for Lycanroc and Torracat (Who would've been a Litten), neither were present in the season 2 intro despite Lycanroc having major focus. Thus making Rowlet and Pikachu the only ones in the main team to be in all 3 intros.




Opening animation spoilers


By Pokemon
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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 HeroStand Tall
SM: Under The Alolan SunUnder The Alolan MoonThe Challenge of Life
Other: Side by SidePokérap GSPokémon Chronicles theme
Under The Alolan Moon
English opening themes


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