List of English opening themes

This is a list of English opening themes of the Pokémon anime.

Main series

Screenshot Title Season Debut episode Final episode
OPE01.png Pokémon Theme Pokémon: Indigo League EP001
Pokémon - I Choose You!
Friends to the End
OPE02.png Pokémon World Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands EP081
Pallet Party Panic
The Rivalry Revival
OPE03.png Pokémon Johto Pokémon: The Johto Journeys EP117
Don't Touch That 'dile
The Fortune Hunters
OPE04.png Born to Be a Winner Pokémon: Johto League Champions EP158
A Goldenrod Opportunity
Machoke, Machoke Man!
OPE05.png Believe in Me Pokémon: Master Quest EP210
Around the Whirlpool
Hoenn Alone!
OPE06.png I Wanna Be a Hero Pokémon: Advanced AG001
Get the Show on the Road
Watt's with Wattson
OPE07.png This Dream Pokémon: Advanced Challenge AG041
What You Seed is What You Get
Judgment Day!
OPE08.png Unbeatable Pokémon: Advanced Battle AG093
Clamperl of Wisdom!
Pasta La Vista!
OPE09.png Battle Frontier Pokémon: Battle Frontier AG146
Fear Factor Phony
Home is Where the Start Is!
OPE10.png Diamond and Pearl Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl DP001
Following a Maiden's Voyage!
Smells Like Team Spirit!
OPE11.png We Will Be Heroes Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Battle Dimension DP053
Tears For Fears!
Sleepless in Pre-Battle!
OPE12.png Battle Cry - (Stand Up!) Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Galactic Battles DP105
Get Your Rotom Running!
Gotta Get A Gible!
OPE13.png We Will Carry On! Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors DP158
Regaining the Home Advantage!
Memories are Made of Bliss!
OPE14.png Black and White Pokémon: Black & White BW001
In the Shadow of Zekrom!
Battle for the Underground!
OPE15.png Rival Destinies Pokémon Black & White: Rival Destinies BW049
Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
Unova's Survival Crisis!
OPE16.png It's Always You and Me Pokémon Black & White: Adventures in Unova BW098
Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!
The Dream Continues!
OPE17.png Pokémon Theme (Version XY) Pokémon the Series: XY XY001
Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Bonnie for the Defense!
OPE18.png Be a Hero Pokémon the Series XY: Kalos Quest XY050
Pathways to Performance Partnering!


Screenshot Title Debut episode Final episode
Pokérap GS Chronicles.png Pokérap GS (Chronicles version)
(Pokémon Chronicles TV airings)
The Legend of Thunder! (Part 1) Christmas Night / Kanga Games
Pokémon Chronicles theme.png Pokémon Chronicles theme
(Toonami Jetstream only)
NatsuyasumiFanClub.png Vacation Pikachu's Vacation
TankentaioTsukurou.png Comin' to the Rescue Pikachu's Rescue Adventure
Kakurenbo.png Pikachu's Coming Pikachu's PikaBoo
PK11.png Pokémon Hoedown Camp Pikachu
PolkaODolka.png Polka O Dolka Gotta Dance!!
Side by Side.png Side by Side Pichu Bros. in Party Panic
The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon logo.png Pokémon Go! (rap) The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon (original dub)
Pokémon Go! (song) The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon (redub)
SS019 title theme.png Pokémon Mystery Dungeon:
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
title theme
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!
SS020 title theme.png Pokémon Mystery Dungeon:
Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness
title theme
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness


  • Each of the main opening themes was also used as the English ending theme, except during Pokémon: Battle Frontier, where part of the rap section of Pokémon Go! served as the ending theme instead.
  • Starting with We Will Be Heroes, the main opening themes started to include credits.

English opening themes of the Pokémon anime
OS: Pokémon ThemePokémon WorldPokémon JohtoBorn to Be a WinnerBelieve in Me
AG: I Wanna Be a HeroThis DreamUnbeatableBattle Frontier
DP: Diamond and PearlWe Will Be HeroesBattle Cry - (Stand Up!)We Will Carry On!
BW: Black and WhiteRival DestiniesIt's Always You and Me
XY: Pokémon Theme (Version XY)Be a Hero
Other: Side by SidePokérap GSPokémon Chronicles theme

Opening and ending themes of the Pokémon anime
English opening themesEnglish movie ending themes
Japanese opening themesJapanese ending themes

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