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I found something out about SM/USUM music...

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by xXZ380 D43M0NXx, Sep 24, 2018.


Did you notice the similarities after reading this article?

  1. Yes.

  2. No.

    0 vote(s)
  3. I'd actually noticed it before reading this article.

  4. I found another piece with similarities! (Please share in the thread.)

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  1. xXZ380 D43M0NXx

    xXZ380 D43M0NXx Pokemon Champion

    Alright, so a bit ago, I listened to the RSE/ORAS intro, cause I enjoy listening to Pokemon music in my free time or while working. Anywho, towards the end of the piece, I though I heard a bit that sounded very familiar...

    SO, I checked Ultra Necrozma's theme, only to confirm my suspicions. They sounded very similar. At this time, I thought nothing of it. Just a cool l'il coincedence...

    Until today, that is, when I found myself listening to the ending theme of, you guessed, RSE/ORAS, specifically ORAS. Once again, more towards the end of the song (after the town themes), I head a bit that caught my attention. I swore to myself it sounded like Gladion's theme.

    After checking his theme, I had decided they had also sounded quite similar. So I wonder if it could really be just coincedence...

    Probably. But, hey. Who knows? Maybe you guys could do me a favor and analyze some of the pieces from Gen III and Gen VII? Tell me if you come up with anything interesting?
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  2. Zhydra

    Zhydra Master of Chaos!

    Fact, the music you here when you battle Lusamine has similar music tones to the common battle theme you hear in Pokemon Colosseum!

    I thought I add that.
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  3. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Some Gen 7 songs do have a Gen 3-ish vibe to them, especially around Routes 7 and 8. Maybe some of the composers who worked on Gen 3 also worked on Gen 7's music?
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  4. xXZ380 D43M0NXx

    xXZ380 D43M0NXx Pokemon Champion

    Interesting, I'll be sure to check it out!
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  5. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    They remixed a lot of music from previous soundtracks into 7th gen. I believe almost all of the battle themes sample a previous gen at some point. While the music staff at Game Freak has changed over the years, it's really only been additions. Go Ichinose is the only one who has disappeared entirely, Masuda doesn't do much soundtrack work now that he's Game Director but he still handles a lot of battle themes.
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  6. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Oh wow, I never noticed that! I'll try to listen to both the Lusamine battle theme and Colosseum battle theme at some time, and try to find the similarities. :D
  7. Jirachi100

    Jirachi100 Kirby Fan

    I have a few similarities to share.
    There's a part of Lunala/Solgaleo's battle music that sounds like Deoxys's battle music.
    There's a part of Gladion's battle music that sounds like Run Away from Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue/Red Rescue Team.
    This one isn't Gen 7, but Route 23 in Black 2/White 2 has a part that sounds very much like Professor Rowan's theme.
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  8. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I've also heard someone say that Gladion's battle theme sounds like some music from Platinum (I can't remember exactly what it was, but I think it was the battle with Flint and Volkner).

    Also, Alola Route 7 sounds VERY Hoenn-ish. It might be the trumpets, but it kind of reminds me of the Cycling Road music. They have a similar chord progression.

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