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Favorite music track from each generation?

Discussion in 'Poképolls' started by Ignition, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Ignition

    Ignition Incineroar wins yet again (proud of my son)

    Music is honestly the second best part of the franchise (take a guess on what’s the first) and each game brings along a bunch of nostalgic tunes. What’s your favorite song from each game and why? You can include spin offs if you want
     
  2. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member Moderator

    This is a great idea for a thread! :)

    Gen I Team Rocket's Hideout - really like the sound of it, brings in a sense of danger

    Gen II I have two faves here, couldn't narrow it down to one since it's such a good soundtrack...

    Trainer Challenge Theme 1 - love the feel of this one, action/adventure... and Rocket Tower Takeover, it feels a lot like the anime here, and it makes me grin from ear to ear

    Gen III Wild Pokémon Battle ! - like this one in terms of bringing some excitement into the battles

    Gen IV Television Channel - just like the pleasantness of this theme

    Gen V Unwavering Emotions - first song in the series to almost bring tears to my eyes, so emotional and well composed

    Gen VI Pokemon X & Y Wild Pokemon Battle Theme - one of my favorite battle themes, just really well done

    Gen VII Battle! Wild Pokemon! - thought this one was pretty good

    Side games (putting them here) - from Pokémon Colosseum (love the entire OST to be honest) - Normal Battle - love this theme, it's fun to listen to; from Pokémon Trading Card Game - Club Leader Duel - love the intenseness of this theme; from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Dungeon - Tiny Woods - just really like this theme, nice and light
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
  3. Auraninja

    Auraninja I'm ready to Smash

    Really considering a region a generation for this.

    Gen 1: Pokemon Mansion (specifically FR/LG version)
    Gen 2: Lighthouse theme
    Gen 3: Mt. Pyre theme
    Gen 4: Uxie/Mesprit Azelf Battle theme
    Gen 5: Driftveil city theme
    Gen 6: Laverre city theme
    Gen 7: Kahuna battle theme

    Orre: Miror B. Battle Theme (XD)
    Ranger sub-series: Mewtwo phase 1 (Guardian Signs)

    Edit: Shout out to Detective Pikachu (3ds game) for having some really good tracks.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
  4. Cat's Eye Draco

    Cat's Eye Draco Well-Known Member

    Gen I: Viridian Forest
    Gen II: Kimono Girl theme

    Gen III: Battle! Rival/Battle! Gym Leader (RSE)
    Blue's Champion theme (FRLG)

    Gen IV: Cynthia's theme (DPPt)
    Battle! Kanto Gym Leader (HGSS)

    Gen V: Battle! Team Plasma (BW)
    Lentimas Town (BW2)

    Gen VI: Battle! Wild Pokemon (XY)
    Zinnia's theme (ORAS)

    Gen VII: Seaward Cave (SM)
    Malie City (USUM)

    Spinoffs: In the Hands of Fate (Explorers of Sky)
    Cipher Admin Battle (Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness)
     
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  5. Fushiki

    Fushiki Golden Orchid

    Kanto: Celadon City. Nostalgic and beautiful.
    Johto: Azalea Town. Again, nostalgic and peaceful.
    Hoenn: Desert. It sounds dangerous; I like it.
    Sinnoh: Eterna Forest. Very mysterious sounding.
    Unova: Undella Town. Pure class.
    Kalos: Parfum Palace. It's cute.
    Alola: Malie. Very oriental sounding.
     
  6. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Can I put more than one song per generation?

    Gen 1: Cerulean City, Route 2 (I didn’t play much of the Gen 1 games)

    Gen 2: New Bark Town, Route 29, Cherrygrove City, Azalea Town, Goldenrod City, Cianwood City (HG/SS), Ecruteak City (HG/SS), Olivine City, Ice Path, Wild Pokemon battle, Johto Gym Leaders battle, Kanto Gym Leaders battle, Lance/Red battle, Lugia/Ho-Oh battle (HG/SS), Suicune battle, Surfing theme

    Gen 3: Littleroot Town, Petalburg City, Route 102, Rustboro City, Slateport City, Route 111 desert, Safari Zone, Abandoned Ship, Surfing theme, Wild Pokemon battle, Gym Leader battle, Elite 4 battle, Champion battle, Wally’s final battle at Victory Road (OR/AS)

    Gen 4: Twinleaf Town, the route outside Twinleaf (can’t remember the number), Jubilife City, Oreburgh City, Floroama Town (I think I spelled it wrong), Eterna City, Eterna Forest, Veilstone City, Pastoria City, Team Galactic HQ, Route 216/217, Snowpoint City, Sunnyshore City, the route leading to Sunnyshore, Champion battle, Fight/Survival/Resort Area

    Gen 5: Nuvema Town, Route 1, Striaton City, Nacrene City, Mistralton City, Opelucid City (Black/Black 2), Pinwheel Forest, Village Bridge, Marvellous Bridge, Aspertia City, Humilau City, Victory Road, Elite 4 Battle, Champion Battle (B2/W2), Dragonspiral Tower, Wild Pokemon battle, Trainer battle, Team Plasma battle, Ghetsis battle, Reshiram/Zekrom battle

    Gen 6: Aquacorde Town, Santalune City, Parfum Palace, Reflection Cave, Cyllage City, Coumarine City, Laverre City, Anistar City, Snowbelle City, Champion battle, Team Flare battle

    Gen 7: Hau’oli City, Heahea City, Lush Jungle, Konikoni City, Malie City, Seafolk Village, Poni Wilds, Vast Poni Canyon, Totem battle, Island Kahuna battle, Ultra Necrozma battle, Team Skull battle, Guzma battle, Elite 4 battle, Champion battle (pretty much all of Gen 7 had great music, but these are my favourites)

    Haven’t heard any music from Gen 8 yet, but maybe I might get some new favourites when Sword/Shield actually come out.

    Also, has anyone noticed that the music for the route just outside Sunnyshore sounds a lot like Green Day’s 21 Guns?
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
  7. GarchompTheAssassin

    GarchompTheAssassin Water starter fan

    Gen I - Celadon City, Cerulean/Fuchsia City

    Gen II - National Park

    Gen III - Petalburg City, Verdanturf Town

    Gen IV - (where do I even start?) Jubilife City, Cynthia's theme, Giratina's Theme, Old Chateau, Hearthome City, Ho-Oh's theme

    Gen V - Undella Town, Gym Leader's final Pokemon, Giant Chasm/Dragonspiral Tower

    Gen VI - Laverre City, Route 15, Route 18, Lumiose City

    Gen VII - Malie City at night was good I think

    I'm sure I've missed a lot of awesome ones
     
  8. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I liked Hau’oli’s night theme as well, it sounds so jazzy.
     
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  9. Tsukuyomi56

    Tsukuyomi56 Blizzard Maiden

    Gen 1: Vs Champion Blue, Route 13

    Gen 2: Ecruteak City, Tin Tower, Azalea Town, Vs Silver

    Gen 3: Vs Steven, Vs Brendan/May, Sootopolis City, Slateport City, Vs Gym Leader

    Gen 4: Vs Cynthia, Pokemon Centre (Night), Vs Team Galactic

    Gen 5: Opelucid City (White), Vs Gym Leader, Vs Team Plasma (BW2), Aspertia City, Dragonspiral Tower

    Gen 6: Laverre City, Dendemille Town, Route 15, Vs Lorekeeper Zinnia

    Gen 7: Vs Ultra Necrozma, Malie City, Seafolk Village (Night)
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2019
  10. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    Generation I: Route 11, it sounds upbeat and adventurous.
    Runner-ups: Route 1, Route 23, Cerulean City, Pokemon Tower, Rocket Hideout.
    Generation II: vs. Champion, it sounds epic.
    Runner-ups: Route 29, Route 27, Indigo Plateau, Dark Cave.
    Generation III: Fallarbor Town, it is relaxed and peaceful.
    Runner-ups: Route 104, Petalburg Woods, Rustboro City, Dewford Town, Route 110, Route 113, Route 119, Surf theme, Route 120, vs. Gym Leader, vs. Kyogre/Groudon/Rayquaza, vs. Elite Four, vs. Champion.
    Generation IV: vs.Dialga/Palkia, it sounds epic.
    Runner-ups: Sandgem Town, Route 203, Route 207, Floaroma Town (night), Route 205, Route 210, Route 217, Mt. Coronet (upper floors), Route 225, vs. Rival, vs. Galactic Grunt, vs. Cynthia.
    Generation V: To Each Future, it is so intense.
    Runner-ups: Route 3, Nacrene City, Wellspring Cave, Driftveil City, Icirrus City, Opelucid City (White), Route 10, Abundant Shrine, Lentimas Town, Reversal Mountain (outside), vs. Cheren/Bianca, vs. Gym Leader, vs. Ghetsis (B2/W2).
    Generation VI: Route 8, it sounds adventurous.
    Runner-ups: Route 15, Kalos Victory Road, vs. Xerneas/Yveltal, vs. Wally, vs. Zinnia.
    Generation VII: Vast Poni Canyon, it is also adventurous.
     
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  11. ƁTS_fan

    ƁTS_fan Blackpink

    Gen 1: Cinnabar Island theme
    Gen 2: Victory Road theme
    Gen 3: Abandoned Ship theme
    Gen 4: Team Galactic HQ theme
    Gen 5: Driftveil City theme
    Gen 6: Anistar City theme
    Gen 7: Aether Paradise theme
     
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  12. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Did the Abandoned Ship theme appear in OR/AS? I seem to remember it was, but it might have been for a different place.
     
  13. ƁTS_fan

    ƁTS_fan Blackpink

    Wasn't it used in Sea Mauville? A slightly slower version was also used in Southern Island in ORAS.
     
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  14. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Yeah, Sea Mauville was OR/AS's replacement for the Abandoned Ship.
     
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  15. catzeye

    catzeye Writer's Block

    Some Gen's I have more than one favorite

    Gen 1: Champion Blue's Theme
    Gen 2: Lance/Red Theme
    Gen 3: Kyogre/Groudon/Rayquaza's themes (both from original and remakes). Remake only: Wally's theme
    Gen 4: Arceus' theme, Oreburgh City's theme and Cynthia's theme
    Gen 5: Original Ghetsis theme, Emotion, Accumula Town, Cheren/Bianca's Battle Theme, Elite 4 theme, Iris's theme
    Gen 6: Diantha's theme
    Gen 7: Mother Beast Lusamine, Ultra Necrozma, Ultra Recon Squad, Kahuna Theme, RR Team Aqua/Magma Theme, Solgaleo/Lunala theme
     
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  16. bigdaddy95

    bigdaddy95 Active Member

    Gen 1: Champion theme and Lavender Town
    Gen 2: Azalea Town and Blackthorn City theme
    Gen 3: Frontier Brain theme
    Gen 4: I remember Cynthia's theme giving me an adrenaline rush as a kid when I first heard it. Great track!
    Gen 5: Castelia City theme
    Gen 6: Hands down Zinnia's theme! In X&Y, the Elite Four theme was pretty badass if it didn't take you half a minute to beat them lol!
    Gen 7: Ultra Necrozma theme and Route 2 theme; the latter gave me this weird nostalgia when I first heard it for some reason.

    Spin-offs: Every! Single! Theme! In! Pokémon! XD! As a whole, Pokémon XD has the best music I've ever heard from a Pokémon game.
     
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  17. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I think the reason we didn't hear a lot of Gen 6 music was because the battles were really easy and you could beat them in five minutes or less. Hopefully Gen 8 will be a bit more challenging so we can hear more of that awesome battle music. :D
     
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  18. Generation I: Silence Bridge Theme
    Generation II: Champion Battle Theme
    Generation III: Team Aqua/Magma Battle Theme
    Generation IV: Cyrus Battle Theme
    Generation V: Pokémon World Tournament Final Battle Theme
    Generation VI: Lysandre Battle Theme
    Generation VII: Kahuna Battle Theme
     
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  19. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Is that the bridge immediately south of Lavender Town? I didn’t play the Kanto games much.
     

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