Despite the fact that the Pokémon anime has been running for more than 25 years, fans are sure that the original theme music is the finest in not only the series, but also all of anime history.
Background of the Song
Jason Paige sings the song “Pokémon Theme,” commonly known as “Gotta catch ’em all!”, which was composed by John Siegler and John Loeffler.
It serves as the original theme tune for the first season of the Pokémon anime’s English dub. Since its debut, the song’s catchphrase “Gotta catch ’em all!”—which is a translation of the Japanese GET!—has become almost synonymous with the Pokémon video game series.
Fast-paced pop rock song “Pokémon Theme” has continuous male vocals combined with backing vocals that also chant the chorus, “Pokémon! (Gotta catch ’em all! “).
While Siegler, a former bassist for bands like Todd Rundgren’s Utopia and Hall & Oates, produced the music while also playing keyboards, bass, and drums, Loeffler and Siegler composed the song’s lyrics.\
Listen to full song here:
Jason Paige sang while David Rolfe, the series’ singer for subsequent themes, played the guitar. Jason Paige was contacted again in 1999 to create an extended version of the theme song for the album Pokémon 2.B.A. Master, despite the fact that the original version of the theme song debuted on the first episode of “Pokémon, I Choose You!” on September 8, 1998.
You lost out if you didn’t watch the first season of the Pokémon anime. Even so, even if you avoided “Bye Bye Butterfree’s” pain. But even if you haven’t seen a single episode, I’d be surprised if you haven’t heard the magnificent opening tune.
For me personally, if I was ever put in a scenario where I needed to recollect a song exactly, it’d honestly be that. Fans agree that it’s still the finest after all these years since it’s such a banger.
Along with the classic video, @pokemonszn tweeted, “It’s weird how Pokémon is responsible for the best opening music in anime history.” @andrjnlle said, “Literally I cry of ecstasy every time I hear it. @NotDryGravitas observed, “The ‘in a world we must defend’ goes so hard [not going to lie].” @Gorky Wings concurred, saying “I don’t think anyone could dream of a more memorable and quotable anime opener.”
Allow me to snuff out whatever pleasant nostalgic feelings you may have had by reminding you that Ash’s run as the main character of the Pokémon anime is coming to an end.
11 special episodes that make up the “final chapter in Ash and Pikachu’s adventure” will start airing in Japan on January 13. It’s odd to believe that, after all these years, two new characters will be taking center stage after that.
The main query is: Will a new series mascot be introduced if Pikachu won’t be playing a significant part in the anime any longer? Because if that’s the case, I for one believe it’d be quite amusing if they choose something obscure like Basculin or Maractus to be made famous.