List of battle music themes

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These are the music themes used in Pokémon battles.

In the games

In all generations, some Trainers have their own themes instead of the Trainer battle theme. They usually include Rivals, Gym Leaders, the Elite Four, and Champions.

From Pokémon Crystal onwards, some Legendary Pokémon have their own themes instead of the wild Pokémon theme.

Generation I

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Main articles: Game Boy: Entire Pokémon Sounds Collection CD, 10th Anniversary Pokémon Happy Birthday Concert, and Pokémon Red & Pokémon Green: Super Music Collection
Music Opponents
Encounter themes
A Rival Appears Blue
A Trainer Appears (Boy Version) Biker, Bird Keeper, Black Belt, Bug Catcher, Burglar, Channeler, Cooltrainer♂, Cue Ball, Engineer, Fisherman, Gentleman, Hiker, Jr. Trainer♂, PokéManiac, Psychic, Sailor, Super Nerd, Swimmer, Tamer, Youngster, Gym Leaders (except Giovanni), and the Elite Four
A Trainer Appears (Girl Version) Beauty, Cooltrainer♀, Jr. Trainer♀, and Lass
A Trainer Appears (Bad Guy Version) Giovanni, Gambler, Juggler, Rocker, Scientist, and Rockets (except the Team Rocket trioY)
Theme of Jessie and James The Team Rocket trioY
(no encounter theme) The Champion
Battle themes
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Battle! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Gym Leaders, Lance, and the Champion), including Lorelei, Bruno, Agatha, and non-Gym battles against Giovanni
Battle! (Gym Leader Battle) Gym Leaders and Lance
Final Battle! (Rival) The Champion
Victory themes
Victory! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Victory! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Gym Leaders and the Champion), including the Elite Four and non-Gym battles against Giovanni
Victory! (Gym Leader Battle) Gym Leaders and the Champion

Generation II

As no soundtrack has been officially released for any Generation II game, all music titles are based on the Pokémon HeartGold & Pokémon SoulSilver: Super Music Collection or on the title conventions of other officially released soundtracks.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

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Music Opponents
Encounter themes
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Team Rocket) Rocket Grunts and Executives
A Rival Appears! Silver
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Kimono Girl) Kimono Girls
Eusine EusineC
(no encounter theme) Gym Leaders, the Elite Four, Lance, and Red
Battle themes
Battle! (Wild Pokémon—Johto Version) Wild Pokémon in Johto (except Raikou, Entei, and Suicune)C
This music track has two slightly different versions: one played during the day and another at night
Battle! (Trainer Battle—Johto Version) Trainers in Johto (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Team Rocket) Rocket Grunts
Battle! (Rival) Silver (except at Indigo Plateau)
Battle! (Gym Leader—Johto Version) Gym Leaders in Johto
Battle! (Gym Leader—Kanto Version) Gym Leaders in Kanto
Battle! (Wild Pokémon—Kanto Version) Wild Pokémon in Kanto
Battle! (Trainer Battle—Kanto Version) Trainers in Kanto (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Champion) Lance, Red, and Silver (at Indigo Plateau)
Battle! (Suicune) Raikou, Entei, and SuicuneC
Victory themes
Victory! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Victory! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Gym Leaders, the Elite Four, Lance, and Red)
Victory! (Gym Leader Battle) Gym Leaders, the Elite Four, Lance, and Red
Post-battle themes
A Rival Appears! (Version 2) Silver

Generation III

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Main article: Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire: Super Music Collection
Music Opponents
Encounter themes
May May
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Youngster) Youngster, Bug Catcher, Camper, PKMN Breeder♂, Sailor, School Kid♂, and Triathlete♂ (except in water)
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Lass) Lass, Aroma Lady, Beauty, Lady, Parasol Lady, PKMN Breeder♀, and Triathlete♀ (except in water)
Team Magma Appears! Team Magma Grunts and Magma Admins
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Tuber♀) Tuber (both genders), Picnicker, School Kid♀, and Young Couple
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Twins) Twins and Pokéfan
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Hiker) Hiker, Fisherman, Kindler, and Ruin Maniac
Interviewers Interviewer
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Gentleman) Gentleman and Rich Boy
Brendan Brendan
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Psychic) Psychic, Battle Girl, Black Belt, Dragon Tamer, and Guitarist
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Hex Maniac) Hex Maniac, Bug Maniac, Collector, Ninja Boy, and PokéManiac
Team Aqua Appears! Team Aqua Grunts and Magma Admins
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Swimmer♀) Swimmer (both genders), Sis and Bro, and Triathlete (in water)
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Cooltrainer) Cooltrainer, Bird Keeper, Expert, Old Couple, and PKMN Ranger
The Elite Four Appear! The Elite Four
Champion Steven The Champion
(no encounter theme) Wally, Archie, Maxie, Gym Leaders, Frontier BrainsE, and StevenE
Battle themes
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except those with their own themes), including Wally
Battle! (Team Aqua / Team Magma) Team Aqua Grunts, Team Magma Grunts, Aqua Admins, and Magma Admins
Battle! (Gym Leader) Gym Leaders
Battle! (Brendan/May) Brendan, May, and StevenE
Battle! (Team Aqua/Team Magma Leaders) Archie and Maxie
Battle! (Super-Ancient Pokémon) Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza
Battle! (Regirock/Regice/Registeel) Regirock, Regice, and Registeel
Battle! (Elite Four) The Elite Four
Battle! (Steven) The Champion
Battle! (Frontier Brain) Frontier BrainsE
Battle! (Deoxys) DeoxysE
Battle! (Mew) MewE
Victory themes
Victory! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Victory! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Brendan, May, Team Aqua, Team Magma, Gym Leaders, the Elite Four, and the Champion), including Wally and StevenE
Victory! (Team Aqua / Team Magma) Team Aqua and Team Magma
Victory! (Gym Leader) Gym Leaders and Frontier BrainsE
Victory! (Steven) The Champion

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Main article: Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen: Super Music Collection
Music Opponents
Encounter themes
A Rival Appears Blue
A Trainer Appears (Boy Version) Biker, Bird Keeper, Black Belt, Bug Catcher, Camper, Cool Couple, Cooltrainer, Crush Girl, Crush Kin, Cue Ball, Engineer, Fisherman, Gamer, Gentleman, Hiker, Juggler, PKMN Ranger, Psychic, Rocker, Ruin Maniac, Sailor, Swimmer♂, Tamer, and Youngster
A Trainer Appears (Girl Version) Aroma Lady, Beauty, Lady, Lass, Painter, Picnicker, PKMN Breeder, Sis and Bro, Swimmer♀, Tuber, Twins, and Young Couple
A Trainer Appears (Bad Guy Version) Giovanni, Burglar, Channeler, PokéManiac, Scientist, Super Nerd, Team Rocket Grunts, and Team Rocket Admins
Tense Battle! Gym Leaders (except Giovanni) and the Elite Four
Deoxys Appears Deoxys
(no encounter theme) The Champion
Battle themes
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Gym Leaders, the Elite Four, and the Champion), including non-Gym battles against Giovanni
Battle! (Gym Leader Battle) Gym Leaders and the Elite Four
Final Battle! (Rival) The Champion
Battle! (Legendary Pokémon) Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, and Ho-Oh
Battle! (Mewtwo) Mewtwo
Battle! (Deoxys) Deoxys
Victory themes
Victory! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Victory! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Gym Leaders and the Champion), including the Elite Four and non-Gym battles against Giovanni
Victory! (Gym Leader Battle) Gym Leaders and the Champion

Differences from Generation I battle music:

  • Lorelei, Bruno, and Agatha now use "Battle! (Gym Leader Battle)" instead of "Battle! (Trainer Battle)".
  • Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres now use "Battle! (Legendary Pokémon)" instead of "Battle! (Wild Pokémon)".
  • Mewtwo now uses "Battle! (Mewtwo)" instead of "Battle! (Wild Pokémon)".
  • Some Trainers now have different encounter themes.
    "A Trainer Appears (Boy Version)" was changed to "A Trainer Appears (Bad Guy Version)" for Burglar, Channeler, PokéManiac, and Super Nerd.
    "A Trainer Appears (Bad Guy Version)" was changed to "A Trainer Appears (Boy Version)" for Gamer, Juggler, and Rocker.
    "A Trainer Appears (Girl Version)" was changed to "A Trainer Appears (Boy Version)" for Cooltrainer♀.

Generation IV

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Main article: Pokémon Diamond & Pokémon Pearl: Super Music Collection
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Music Opponents
Battle themes
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Rival) Barry
Battle! (Gym Leader) Gym Leaders
Battle! (Team Galactic) Team Galactic Grunts
Battle! (Team Galactic Commander) Commanders
Battle! (Team Galactic Boss) Cyrus
Battle! (Dialga/Palkia) Dialga and Palkia
Battle! (Azelf/Mesprit/Uxie) Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie
Battle! (Legendary Pokémon) Rotom, Heatran, Regigigas, GiratinaDP, Darkrai, ArticunoPt, ZapdosPt, and MoltresPt
Battle! (Elite Four) The Elite Four
Battle! (Champion) Cynthia and PalmerDP
Arceus Arceus
Battle! (Giratina) GiratinaPt
Battle! (Frontier Brain) Frontier BrainsPt
Battle! (Regirock/Regice/Registeel) Regice, Regirock, and RegisteelPt

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Main article: Pokémon HeartGold & Pokémon SoulSilver: Super Music Collection
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Music Opponents
Encounter themes
A Rival Appears! Silver
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Team Rocket) Team Rocket Grunts and Executives
Eusine Eusine
Ho-Oh Appears! Ho-Oh
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Kimono Girl) Kimono Girls
Lugia Appears! Lugia
(no encounter theme) Gym Leaders, the Elite Four, Lance, Red, and Frontier Brains
Battle themes
Battle! (Rival) Silver
Battle! (Wild Pokémon—Johto Version) Wild Pokémon in Johto (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Trainer Battle—Johto Version) Trainers in Johto (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Gym Leader—Johto Version) Gym Leaders in Johto
Battle! (Team Rocket) Team Rocket Grunts and Executives
Battle! (Champion) Lance and Red
Battle! (Wild Pokémon—Kanto Version) Wild Pokémon in Kanto (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Trainer Battle—Kanto Version) Trainers in Kanto (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Gym Leader—Kanto Version) Gym Leaders in Kanto
Battle! (Frontier Brain) Frontier Brains
Battle! (Raikou) Raikou
Battle! (Entei) Entei
Battle! (Suicune) Suicune
Battle! (Lugia) Lugia
Battle! (Ho-Oh) Ho-Oh
Battle! (Super-Ancient Pokémon) Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza
Victory themes
Victory! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Victory! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Gym Leaders, the Elite Four, Lance, Red, and Frontier Brains)
Victory! (Gym Leader Battle) Gym Leaders, the Elite Four, Lance, and Red
Victory! (Frontier Brain) Frontier Brains
Post-battle themes
A Rival Appears! (Version 2) Silver

Generation V

Pokémon Black and White

Main article: Pokémon Black & Pokémon White: Super Music Collection
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Music Opponents
Encounter themes
Cheren's Theme Cheren
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Backpacker) Backpacker, Fisherman, Hiker, Hoopster, Infielder, Linebacker, and Smasher
Bianca's Theme Bianca
Prisoner to a Formula N
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Team Plasma) Team Plasma Grunts
Ghetsis' Ambitions Ghetsis
Cynthia's Theme Cynthia
(no encounter theme) Gym Leaders, the Elite Four, Alder, Ingo, and Emmet
Battle themes
Battle! (Cheren/Bianca) Cheren and Bianca
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Team Plasma) Team Plasma Grunts
Battle! (Gym Leader) Gym Leaders
Victory Lies Before You! Gym Leaders' last Pokémon
Battle! (N) N (except in N's Castle)
Battle! (Elite Four) The Elite Four
Battle! (Reshiram) Reshiram
Battle! (Zekrom) Zekrom
Decisive Battle! (N) N (in N's Castle)
Battle! (Ghetsis) Ghetsis
Battle! (Battle Subway Trainer) Battle Subway Trainers Trainers
Battle! (Legendary Pokémon) Victini, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus
Battle! (Cynthia) Cynthia
Battle! (Strong Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon in dark grass
Battle! (Kyurem) Kyurem
Battle! (Champion) Alder, Ingo, and Emmet
Final Battle! (World Championships) Video Game Championships
Victory themes
Victory! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Victory! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Cheren, Bianca, Gym Leaders, the Elite Four, Alder, Ingo, Emmet, and Team Plasma), including Cynthia and non-Team Plasma battles against N
Victory! (Team Plasma) Team Plasma Grunts, N (except in Accumula Town and Nacrene City), and Ghetsis
Victory! (Gym Leader Battle) Gym Leaders and the Elite Four
Victory! (Champion) Alder, Ingo, and Emmet

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Main article: Pokémon Black 2 & Pokémon White 2: Super Music Collection
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Music Opponents
Battle themes
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Rival) Hugh
Filming Underway at Pokéstar Studios! Pokéstar Studios battles
Battle! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except those with their own themes), including Colress on Route 4
Battle! (Gym Leader) Unova Gym Leaders
Victory Lies Before You! Unova Gym Leaders' last Pokémon
Battle! (Gym Leader - Kanto Version) Kanto Gym Leaders
Battle! (Champion - Kanto Version) Blue
Battle! (Gym Leader - Johto Version) Johto Gym Leaders
Battle! (Champion - Johto Version) Lance and Red
Battle! (Gym Leader - Hoenn Version) Hoenn Gym Leaders
Battle! (Champion - Hoenn Version) Steven and Wallace
Battle! (Gym Leader - Sinnoh Version) Sinnoh Gym Leaders
Battle! (Champion - Sinnoh Version) Cynthia (Pokémon World Tournament)
PWT Final Round! Pokémon World Tournament Finals
Battle! (Regirock/Regice/Registeel) Regirock, Regice, Registeel, and Regigigas
Battle! (Team Plasma) Team Plasma Grunts, Zinzolin, and the Shadow Triad
Battle! (Colress) Colress (on the Plasma Frigate)
Battle! (Black Kyurem/White Kyurem) Black Kyurem and White Kyurem
Battle! (Ghetsis) Ghetsis
Battle! (N) N
Battle! (Champion Iris) Iris

Generation VI

Pokémon X and Y

Main article: Pokémon X & Pokémon Y: Super Music Collection
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Music Opponents
Battle themes
Battle! (Friend) Shauna, Tierno, Trevor, Calem, and Serena
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except those with their own themes), including Korrina in Geosenge Town
Battle! (Gym Leader) Gym Leaders (except Korrina in Geosenge Town) and AZ
Battle! (Successor Korrina) Korrina (Mega Lucario battle at the Tower of Mastery)
Battle! (Team Flare) Aliana, Bryony, Celosia, Mable, Xerosic, Team Flare Grunts, and Team Flare Admins
Battle! (Xerneas/Yveltal/Zygarde) Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde
Battle! (Lysandre) Lysandre
Battle! (Elite Four) The Elite Four and Battle Chatelaines
Battle! (Champion) Diantha
Battle! (Mewtwo) Mewtwo, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Main article: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire: Super Music Collection
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Music Opponents
Battle themes
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Trainer Battle) Trainer (except those with their own themes), including Zinnia in Granite Cave
Battle! (Team Aqua / Team Magma) Team Aqua Grunts, Aqua Admins, Team Magma Grunts, and Magma Admins
Battle! (Gym Leader) Gym Leaders
Battle! (Brendan / May) (Brendan and May
Battle! (Team Aqua / Team Magma Leaders) Archie and Maxie
Battle! (Primal Reversion) Primal Groudon and Kyogre
Rival's Theme Wally
Battle! (Elite Four) The Elite Four
Battle! (Steven) Steven
Battle! (Super-Ancient Pokémon) Rayquaza
Battle! (Lorekeeper Zinnia) Zinnia (at Sky Pillar)
Battle! (Deoxys) Deoxys
Battle! (Regirock / Regice / Registeel) Regirock, Regice, and Registeel
Battle! (Battle Chatelaine) Battle Chatelaines
Final Battle! (World Championships) Video Game Championships

Generation VII

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Main article: Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon: Super Music Collection
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Music Opponents
Battle themes
Battle! (Hau) Hau
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon (except those with their own themes)
Battle! (Trainer) Trainer
Battle! (Team Skull) [feat. KYOtaro] Team Skull Grunts
Battle! (Totem Pokémon) Totem Pokémon
Battle! (Island Kahuna) Island kahunas
Battle! (Gladion) Gladion
Battle! (Battle Royal) Battle Royal Trainers
Battle! (Team Skull Admin) [feat. KYOtaro] Plumeria
Battle! (Ultra Beast) Ultra Beasts
Battle! (Team Skull Boss) [feat. KYOtaro] Guzma
Battle! (Aether Foundation) Aether Foundation Employees (at Aether Paradise) and Faba
Battle! (Lusamine) Lusamine (at Aether Paradise)
Showdown! (Lusamine) Lusamine (in Ultra Space)
Battle! (Solgaleo / Lunala) Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma
Battle! (Battle Tree Boss) Red and Blue
Battle! (Elite Four) The Elite Four
The Battle at the Summit! Title Defense Trainers
Battle! (Tapu) Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Tapu Fini

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

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Generation VIII

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Pokémon Sword and Shield

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Generation IX

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

In the anime

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These are the battle music themes used in the anime:

  • Pokémon Battle!
  • Burning Battle Field
  • Persistent Pokémon

See also


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