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This Dream
English opening themes
Battle Frontier
Unbeatable
OPE08.png
Dub OP 8
Artist David Rolfe
Lyrics John Siegler and David Rolfe
Composer
Arrangement John Siegler and David Rolfe
KOCH Records
Title Pokémon X
Catalog no. KOC-CD-4185

Unbeatable is the opening theme song for the English dub of the eighth season, Pokémon: Advanced Battle. It was used from Clamperl of Wisdom to Pasta La Vista!, as well as in the movie Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

The opening animation is composed of clips from the eighth and ninth Japanese openings, Pokémon Symphonic Medley and Battle Frontier. It was written and produced by John Siegler and David Rolfe.

Opening animation spoilers

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Lyrics

TV version

Ohh oh-oh-oh oh-oh
I'm unbeatable

Walking down this endless highway
With nothing but my friends beside me
We'll never give in, we'll never rest
Advanced Battle is the ultimate test

From the earth, the land
The sea and sky
They can never win, but they sure can try

Ohh oh-oh-oh oh-oh
I'm unbeatable
Pokémon
(Advanced Battle!)

Oh oh-oh-oh oh-oh
I'm undefeatable
From the stars and the ancient past
They come to play, but they'll never last

Ohh oh-oh-oh oh-oh
I'm unbeatable
Pokémon
(Advanced Battle!)

Ohh oh-oh-oh oh-oh
I'm undefeatable

Oh oh oh
(Advanced Battle!)
I'm unbeatable
Pokémon

Movie version

Ohh oh-oh-oh oh-oh
I'm unbeatable

Walking down this endless highway
With nothing but my friends beside me
We'll never give in, we'll never rest
Advanced Battle is the ultimate test

From the earth, the land
The sea and sky
They can never win, but they sure can try

Ohh oh-oh-oh oh-oh
I'm unbeatable
Pokémon
(Advanced Battle!)

Oh oh-oh-oh oh-oh
I'm undefeatable
From the stars and the ancient past
They come to play, but they'll never last

Ohh oh-oh-oh oh-oh
I'm unbeatable
Pokémon
(Advanced Battle!)

Ohh oh-oh-oh oh-oh
I'm undefeatable
You think you'll win, but soon you'll see
You may beat some, but you can't beat me

I'm undefeatable

There's a feeling deep inside me
And it's always there to guide me
It's in my heart and in my soul
Leading me to the ultimate goal
You can try your best, this might be fun
You'll go down to defeat before you've begun

Oh oh-oh-oh oh-oh
I'm unbeatable
Pokémon
(Advanced Battle!)

Oh oh-oh-oh oh-oh
I'm undefeatable
Every move, each attack you choose
You think you can win, but you'll always lose

Oh oh oh
(Advanced Battle!)
I'm unbeatable

Variants

  1. Clamperl of Wisdom - Solid as a Solrock: The original animation.
  2. Vanity Affair - Pasta la Vista!: Mime Jr. and Weavile are removed from Team Rocket's scene; the shot of Lucario and Mew is replaced with a clip of Pikachu using Iron Tail.

This the first dub opening to have a running change to it as its tenure progressed. The reason for this is that the inclusion of animation from the Japanese opening revealed three new Pokémon to western audiences: Mime Jr., Weavile and Lucario. The former two did not even had official English names yet at the time, while on top of that, Mime Jr. was not captured by James until the following season either.

Mime Jr. is simply painted out of the scene. Weavile, on the other hand, is removed by replacing the frames in which it appears with others from the same sequence, thus slightly changing the way Team Rocket dances. A particular frame, however, was created from scratch by mixing three different shots (the original one, plus one for Wobbuffet and one for James's upper body, as both of them were obscured by Weavile in the original), as shown below.

Trivia

  • The appearance of Deoxys in this opening flying with the Legendary birds is reminiscent of the first dub theme, where Mewtwo was flying with the Legendary birds.
  • This opening has the most Pokémon species in it, with 72.
    • Also, this opening has the most Pokémon in it, counting the same species. The scenes featuring wild Pokémon in their natural habitats feature roughly one thousand of them.
    • This opening also has almost every Legendary Pokémon released up to Generation III, excluding only Lugia.
  • The closing credits feature a shot of Zapdos and Moltres flying past Ash, which is not present in the opening credits.
  • This is the first opening to feature Pokémon that were from Generation IV that had not yet been revealed outside of Japan.
  • This opening features the Battle Frontier symbol along with the Frontier Brains, all of whom are shown as shadows with the exception of Noland. This is because it uses footage from the first variant of the Japanese opening, which had the Frontier Brains revealed in the sequence as they debuted in the episodes themselves.
    • Coincidentally, Noland is the only Frontier Brain to appear in Advanced Battle, while the others did not appear until the next season.

In other languages



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 HeroStand Tall
Other: Side by SidePokérap GSPokémon Chronicles theme
This Dream
English opening themes
Battle Frontier
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