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 the Rival, Gym Leaders, Elite Four, and Champion.

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 Rival (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 and Youngster
A Trainer Appears (Girl Version) Beauty, Cooltrainer♀, Jr. Trainer♀, and Lass
A Trainer Appears (Bad Guy Version) Giovanni (all battles), Chief (unused), Gambler, Juggler, Rocker, Scientist, and Team Rocket Grunt (except Team Rocket trioY)
Theme of Jessie and James Team Rocket trioY
(no encounter theme) Gym Leaders (except Giovanni), Elite Four, and Champion
Battle themes
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Battle! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Gym Leaders, Elite Four, and Champion), including non-Gym battles against Giovanni
Battle! (Gym Leader Battle) Gym Leaders and Elite Four
Final Battle! (Rival) Champion (Blue)
Victory themes
Victory! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Victory! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Gym Leaders), including Elite Four, Champion, and non-Gym battles against Giovanni
Victory! (Gym Leader Battle) Gym Leaders (including Giovanni at the Gym)

Generation II

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

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Music Opponents
Encounter themes
A Rival Appears! Rival (Silver)
Eusine Eusine
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Team Rocket) Team Rocket Grunt
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Kimono Girl) Kimono Girl
(no encounter theme) Gym Leaders, Elite Four, Champion, and Red
Battle themes
Battle! (Rival) Rival (Silver)
Battle! (Wild Pokémon—Johto Version) Wild Pokémon in Johto (including Suicune, Raikou, and Entei in Gold and Silver, but not in Crystal)
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
Battle! (Gym Leader—Johto Version) Gym Leaders in Johto
Battle! (Team Rocket) Team Rocket
Battle! (Champion) Champion (Lance) and Red
Battle! (Wild Pokémon—Kanto Version) Wild Pokémon in Kanto
The same music track is used at all times (unlike in Johto)
Battle! (Trainer Battle—Kanto Version) Trainers in Kanto
Battle! (Gym Leader—Kanto Version) Gym Leader in Kanto
Battle! (Suicune) Suicune, Raikou, and Entei (Pokémon Crystal only)
Victory themes
Victory! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Victory! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Gym Leaders, Elite Four, Champion, and Red)
Victory! (Gym Leader Battle) Gym Leaders, Elite Four, Champion, and Red
Post-battle themes
A Rival Appears! (Version 2) Rival (Silver)

Generation III

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Main article: Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire: Super Music Collection
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Music Opponents
Battle themes
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Battle! (Trainer Battle) Trainer
Battle! (Brendan/May) Rival (Brendan or May)
Battle! (Team Aqua / Team Magma) Team Aqua, Team Magma
Battle! (Team Aqua/Team Magma Leaders) Archie or Maxie
Battle! (Gym Leader) Gym Leaders
Battle! (Elite Four) Elite Four
Battle! (Steven) Champion (Steven)
Battle! (Super-Ancient Pokémon) Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza
Battle! (Regirock/Regice/Registeel) Regirock, Regice, and Registeel

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

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

Differences from Generation I battle music:

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
Battle! (Trainer Battle) Trainer
Battle! (Rival) Rival
Battle! (Gym Leader) Gym Leaders
Battle! (Elite Four) Elite Four
Battle! (Champion) Champion (Cynthia)
Battle! (Team Galactic) Team Galactic Grunt
Battle! (Team Galactic Commander) Team Galactic Commander
Battle! (Team Galactic Boss) Team Galactic Boss (Cyrus)
Battle! (Dialga/Palkia) Dialga or Palkia
Battle! (Azelf/Mesprit/Uxie) Azelf, Mesprit, or Uxie
Battle! (Legendary Pokémon) Legendary Pokémon
(except those with their own themes)

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

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Main article: Pokémon HeartGold & Pokémon SoulSilver: Super Music Collection
Music Opponents
Encounter themes
A Rival Appears! Rival (Silver)
Eusine Eusine
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Team Rocket) Team Rocket Grunt
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Kimono Girl) Kimono Girl
Ho-Oh Appears! Ho-Oh
Lugia Appears! Lugia
(no encounter theme) Gym Leaders, Elite Four, Champion, and Red
Battle themes
Battle! (Rival) Rival (Silver)
Battle! (Wild Pokémon—Johto Version) Wild Pokémon in Johto
Battle! (Trainer Battle—Johto Version) Trainers in Johto
Battle! (Gym Leader—Johto Version) Gym Leaders in Johto
Battle! (Team Rocket) Team Rocket
Battle! (Champion) Champion (Lance) and Red
Battle! (Wild Pokémon—Kanto Version) Wild Pokémon in Kanto
Battle! (Trainer Battle—Kanto Version) Trainers in Kanto
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, Elite Four, Champion, and Red)
Victory! (Gym Leader Battle) Gym Leaders, Elite Four, Champion, and Red
Post-battle themes
A Rival Appears! (Version 2) Rival (Silver)

Generation V

Pokémon Black and White

Main article: Pokémon Black & Pokémon White: Super Music Collection
Music Opponents
Encounter themes
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Youngster) Youngster
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Lass) Lass
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Twins) Twins
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Clerk ♂) Clerk ♂
Trainers' Eyes Meet (Backpacker) Backpacker
Team Plasma Appears! Team Plasma Grunt
(no encounter theme) Gym Leaders, Elite Four and Champion
Battle themes
Battle! (Cheren/Bianca) Rivals (Cheren and Bianca)
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Battle! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Gym Leaders, Elite Four, and Champion)
Battle! (Team Plasma) Team Plasma
Battle! (Gym Leader) Gym Leaders
Battle! (N) N
Battle! (Elite Four) Elite Four
Battle! (Reshiram/Zekrom) Reshiram or Zekrom
Battle! (Battle Subway Trainer) Battle Subway Trainers
Battle! (Legendary Pokémon) Legendary Pokémon
Victory themes
Victory! (Wild Pokémon) Wild Pokémon
Victory! (Trainer Battle) Trainers (except Gym Leaders, Elite Four and Champion
Victory! (Gym Leader Battle) Gym Leaders, Elite Four and Champion
Victory! (Team Plasma) Team Plasma

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

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Generation VI

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Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Generation VII

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Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Generation VIII

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Pokémon Sword and Shield

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

In the anime

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These are the battle music themes used in the anime:

  • Burning Battle Field

See also


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