List of English opening themes

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This is a list of English opening themes of the Pokémon anime.

Main series

Screenshot Title Season Debut episode Final episode
OPE01.png Pokémon Theme Pokémon: Indigo League EP001
Pokémon - I Choose You!
Friends to the End
OPE02.png Pokémon World Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands EP081
Pallet Party Panic
The Rivalry Revival
OPE03.png Pokémon Johto Pokémon: The Johto Journeys EP117
Don't Touch That 'dile
The Fortune Hunters
OPE04.png Born to Be a Winner Pokémon: Johto League Champions EP158
A Goldenrod Opportunity
Machoke, Machoke Man!
OPE05.png Believe in Me Pokémon: Master Quest EP210
Around the Whirlpool
Hoenn Alone!
OPE06.png I Wanna Be a Hero Pokémon: Advanced AG001
Get the Show on the Road
Watt's with Wattson
OPE07.png This Dream Pokémon: Advanced Challenge AG041
What You Seed is What You Get
Judgment Day!
OPE08.png Unbeatable Pokémon: Advanced Battle AG093
Clamperl of Wisdom!
Pasta La Vista!
OPE09.png Battle Frontier Pokémon: Battle Frontier AG146
Fear Factor Phony
Home is Where the Start Is!
OPE10.png Diamond and Pearl Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl DP001
Following a Maiden's Voyage!
Smells Like Team Spirit!
OPE11.png We Will Be Heroes Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension DP053
Tears For Fears!
Sleepless in Pre-Battle!
OPE12.png Battle Cry - (Stand Up!) Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles DP105
Get Your Rotom Running!
Gotta Get A Gible!
OPE13.png We Will Carry On! Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors DP158
Regaining the Home Advantage!
Memories are Made of Bliss!
OPE14.png Black and White Pokémon: Black & White BW001
In the Shadow of Zekrom!
Battle for the Underground!
OPE15.png Rival Destinies Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies BW049
Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
Unova's Survival Crisis!
OPE16.png It's Always You and Me Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond BW098
Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!
The Dream Continues!
OPE17.png Pokémon Theme (Version XY) Pokémon the Series: XY XY001
Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Bonnie for the Defense!
OPE18.png Be a Hero Pokémon the Series XY: Kalos Quest XY050
Pathways to Performance Partnering!
All Eyes on the Future!
OPE19.png Stand Tall Pokémon the Series: XYZ XY094
From A to Z!
The Legend of X, Y, and Z!
OPE20.png Under The Alolan Sun Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon SM001
Alola to New Adventure!
When Regions Collide!
OPE21.png Under The Alolan Moon Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Adventures SM044
A Dream Encounter!
Turning the Other Mask!
OPE22.png The Challenge of Life Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon – Ultra Legends SM093
Lillier and the Staff!
Dreams of the Sun and Moon!
OPE23.png The Journey Starts Today Pokémon Journeys: The Series JN001
Enter Pikachu!
A Close Call... Practically!
OPE24.png Journey to Your Heart Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series JN049
To Train, or Not to Train!
Showdown at the Gates of Warp!
OPE25.png With You Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series JN091
The Spectral Express!
This Could be the Start of Something Big!
OPE26.png Gotta Catch Em All Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series JN137
The Road Most Traveled!
The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!


Screenshot Title Movie
M01 OPK.png Pokémon Theme M01
Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back
NOEPHD.png Pokémon World M02
Pokémon the Movie 2000: The Power of One
NOEPHD.png Pokémon Johto M03
Pokémon 3: The Movie - Spell of the Unown: Entei
NOEPHD.png Born to Be a Winner M4
Pokémon 4Ever - Celebi: The Voice of the Forest
NOEPHD.png Believe in Me M05
Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias
NOEPHD.png Unbeatable M08
Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
Ash and friends M10.png We Will Be Heroes M10
Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai
M12 characters.png Battle Cry - (Stand Up!) M12
Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Mother and daughter M14.png Black and White M14
Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom
Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram
M15 pamphlet 3.png Rival Destinies M15
Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice
M16 Ash hair error.png It's Always You and Me M16
Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
Avignon Town.png Pokémon Theme (Version XY) M17
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
NOEPHD.png Stand Tall M19
Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
M20 OPE.png Pokémon Theme (Gotta' Catch 'Em All) Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You
M22 OPE.png Pokémon Theme (Mewtwo Mix) Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution
M23 OPE.png Always Safe Secrets of the Jungle


Screenshot Title Debut episode Final episode
Pokérap GS Chronicles.png Pokérap GS (Chronicles version)
(Pokémon Chronicles TV airings)
The Legend of Thunder! (Part 1) Christmas Night / Kanga Games
Pokémon Chronicles theme.png Pokémon Chronicles theme
(Toonami Jetstream only)
NatsuyasumiFanClub.png Vacation Pikachu's Vacation
TankentaioTsukurou.png Comin' to the Rescue Pikachu's Rescue Adventure
Kakurenbo.png Pikachu's Coming Pikachu's PikaBoo
AnoOkaoMezashite.png Pokémon Hoedown Camp Pikachu
PolkaODolkaHimitsukichi.png Polka O Dolka Gotta Dance!!
Side by Side.png Side by Side Pichu Bros. in Party Panic
The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon logo.png Pokémon Go! (rap) The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon (original dub)
Pokémon Go! (song) The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon (redub)
PMD Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate title theme.png Pokémon Mystery Dungeon:
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
title theme
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!


  • Starting with We Will Be Heroes, the main opening themes started to include credits.
  • A version of the opening theme for each season also serves as the ending theme for that season:

See also

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
JN: The Journey Starts TodayJourney to Your HeartWith YouGotta Catch Em All
Other: Side by SidePokérap GSPokémon Chronicles themeAlways Safe

English ending themes of the Pokémon anime
OS: Kanto PokérapPikachu's JukeboxPokémon Karaokémon
AG: Pokémon Go!
PK: Hoenn PokérapDance, Dance, DanceWorld of WonderThe Key to MeJoin the Band
English opening themes

Opening and ending themes of the Pokémon anime
English opening themesEnglish movie ending themes
Japanese opening themesJapanese ending themes

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