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OP/ED: Pokémon Theme
Pokémon Theme
Title Pokémon Theme
Song Pokémon Theme
Song Artist Jason Paige, John Loeffler, John Siegler
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The original intro for the dub featured clips from the first Japanese ending Aim to Be a Pokémon Master (めざせポケモンマスター). The clips were adapted and reordered for the dub but both openings consist of many of the same clips from the original anime series. The opening lasts approximately 1 minute.

The intro starts off in outer space as Mew and Mewtwo fly by. The next sequence shows as close up of Ash as it fades and zooms out to show that he is standing the the middle of a large empty stadium. The capturing of Ash's Bulbasaur is shown as quick clip of Ash is shown right after looking excited and pleased with himself. A scene of Haunter licking Charmander is shown right after.

Ash throws a Poké ball towards the screen as it transitions to a field with Ash and Pikachu running beside an Archanine. They are then joined by a Rapidash which jumps into the air and an Zapdos and Articuno are seen flying in the air near it.

Ash and Pikachu are then seen on a Lapras traveling on the sea as Gyarados and Dragonair jumping out of the water. Misty and Brock make a brief appearance beside Ash as the friends are grouped together for the shot which is then followed by a similarly setup shot of Team Rocket grouped together. Gary smiles as he has a quick cameo appearance.

Charizard, Blastoise and Venasaur are quickly seen as Ash and Pikachu come on screen. Lass, a trainer from the games, makes a brief cameo in the opening as Ash's Pikachu run in between her legs. Nurse Joy, Officer Jenny, Professor Oak and Ash's mom Delia Ketchum are also shown right after.

The final sequence of starts off with Charizard using Flamethrower directed at Ash as he jumps out of the way behind a rock. The next clip shows Squirtle running up to Ash in a field as it jumps into his arms and Ash gives him a hug. Ash throws a Poké ball towards the screen again and the Pokémon logo appears.

Original Pokemon Theme Singer Jason Paige In Studio Full Pokemon Theme Song

On July 23rd, 2016, Jason Paige went back into the studio to sing the Pokémon theme, 18 years after he first recorded it. After 18 years the singer of the Original Pokemon Theme Song appears in the studio to give the Poke-fans a face to the musical voice of their childhoods.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCkeLBGSINs

Real Japanese Pokemon singer "Rica Matsumoto" sings an English Pokemon theme song!

On June 4th, 2022, singer Hideaki Takatori with his band "ZETKI" and Rica Matsumoto sang the original English Pokémon theme and posted the video to his YouTube account. Rica Matsumoto is the Japanese voice actress of Satoshi (Ash Ketchum) and the Japanese Pokémon Theme Song Singer!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnPs8BwkyMY


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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Ash's Pikachu
  • Japan サトシのピカチュウ
  • Japan Satoshi no Pikachu
  • Japan Satoshi's Pikachu
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  • United States Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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  • United States Ash's Pidgeotto
  • Japan サトシのピジョン
  • Japan Satoshi no Pigeon
  • Japan Satoshi's Pigeon
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Gary Oak
  • Japan オーキド・シゲル
  • Japan Shigeru Ōkido
  • Japan Shigeru Okido
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  • United States Delia Ketchum
  • Japan ハナコ
  • Japan Hanako
  • Japan Hanako
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  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
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  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
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  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
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  • United States Professor Samuel Oak
  • Japan オーキド ユキナリ博士
  • Japan Yukinari Okido-hakase
  • Japan Professor Yukinari Okido
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  • United States Officer Jenny
  • Japan ジュンサー
  • Japan Junsa
  • Japan Junsa
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  • United States Nurse Joy
  • Japan ジョーイ
  • Japan Joy
  • Japan Joy
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  • United States James's Koffing
  • Japan コジロウのドガース
  • Japan Kojirō no Dogas
  • Japan Kojiro's Dogas
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  • United States Jessie's Ekans
  • Japan ムサシのアーボ
  • Japan Musashi no Arbo
  • Japan Musashi's Arbo
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  • United States Ash's Caterpie
  • Japan サトシのキャタピー
  • Japan Satoshi no Caterpie
  • Japan Satoshi's Caterpie
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  • United States Ash's Butterfree
  • Japan サトシのバタフリー
  • Japan Satoshi no Butterfree
  • Japan Satoshi's Butterfree
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  • United States Brock's Onix
  • Japan タケシのイワーク
  • Japan Takeshi no Iwark
  • Japan Takeshi's Iwark
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  • United States Brock's Zubat
  • Japan タケシのズバット
  • Japan Takeshi no Zubat
  • Japan Takeshi's Zubat
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  • United States A.J.'s Sandshrew
  • Japan アキラのサンド
  • Japan Akira no Sand
  • Japan Akira's Sand
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  • United States Giselle's Cubone
  • Japan セイヨのカラカラ
  • Japan Seiyo no Karakara
  • Japan Seiyo's Karakara
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  • United States Ash's Bulbasaur
  • Japan サトシのフシギダネ
  • Japan Satoshi no Fushigidane
  • Japan Satoshi's Fushigidane
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  • United States Ash's Charmander
  • Japan サトシのヒトカゲ
  • Japan Satoshi no Hitokage
  • Japan Satoshi's Hitokage
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  • United States Ash's Squirtle
  • Japan サトシのゼニガメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Zenigame
  • Japan Satoshi's Zenigame
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  • United States Lt. Surge's Raichu
  • Japan マチスのライチュウ
  • Japan Matis no Raichu
  • Japan Matis' Raichu
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  • United States Ash's Haunter
  • Japan サトシのゴースト
  • Japan Satoshi no Ghost
  • Japan Satoshi's Ghost
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  • United States Sabrina's Kadabra
  • Japan ナツメのユンゲラー
  • Japan Natsume no Yungerer
  • Japan Natsume's Yungerer
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  • United States Lass
  • Japan ミニスカート
  • Japan Miniskirt
  • Japan Miniskirt
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  • United States Venusaur
  • Japan フシギバナ
  • Japan Fushigibana
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  • United States Charizard
  • Japan リザードン
  • Japan Lizardon
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  • United States Blastoise
  • Japan カメックス
  • Japan Kamex
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  • United States Arcanine
  • Japan ウインディ
  • Japan Windie
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  • United States Tentacruel
  • Japan ドククラゲ
  • Japan Dokukurage
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  • United States Rapidash
  • Japan ギャロップ
  • Japan Gallop
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  • United States Gyarados
  • Japan ギャラドス
  • Japan Gyarados
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  • United States Lapras
  • Japan ラプラス
  • Japan Laplace
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  • United States Articuno
  • Japan フリーザー
  • Japan Freezer
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  • United States Zapdos
  • Japan サンダー
  • Japan Thunder
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  • United States Dragonair
  • Japan ハクリュー
  • Japan Hakuryu
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  • United States Mewtwo
  • Japan ミュウツー
  • Japan Mewtwo
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  • United States Mew
  • Japan ミュウ
  • Japan Mew