||The subject of this article has no official English name.|
The name currently in use is a fan translation of the Japanese name.
|GLORY DAY 〜輝くその日〜
|GLORY DAY ~Kagayaku Sono Hi~|
GLORY DAY ~That Shining Day~
|AG ED 5
GARDEN & Pikachu Liberal Arts Department
|Pikachu Records single
|There is an alternate mix of the song on the single. The TV version is most likely based on the POWER MIX. The POWER MIX also appears on the Full of Energy!! Pokémon Song Collection album.
GLORY DAY ~That Shining Day~ (Japanese: GLORY DAY 〜輝くその日〜 GLORY DAY ~Kagayaku Sono Hi~) is the fifth Japanese ending theme of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire. It debuted in AG099, replacing Smile. A second cut with different lyrics debuted in AG109. It was replaced by Pokémon Counting Song in AG135. It returned in AG150 with a different animation. It was later replaced by I Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~ in AG173.
At the time of its introduction, the animation for this song contained the most complex animation seen in any Pokémon ending sequence: it features animated images on top of a moving sky background. Included are scenes of all the current major characters, their Pokémon, and all of Ash's past Pokémon. The new animation (used from AG150 to AG172) featured Ash and Pikachu walking on a side of the screen as clips from the current episode were being played on the left side.
The POWER MIX, most likely the version used for the television ending, is only slightly different from the original mix. It features an organ at the beginning and brass instead of synthesizer during the final bridge.
Clips of memories appear against the blue sky, in this order: Pidgeot, Butterfree, and Heracross fly in the air; Squirtle and Bulbasaur on the plain, with Tauros running in the background; Cyndaquil and a dancing Totodile on Lapras's back, swimming with Kingler; Bayleef smells the flowers, then looks at Phanpy, Snorlax, and Muk; Ash holds a Poké Ball; May in her "May's expedition" stance; Max with illuminated glasses, then stands in his apology stance; Brock holds up a ladle and a spoon; Pikachu makes impressions of Torkoal, Snorlax, and Bulbasaur.
A shot of Ash and his friends follows.
May's Pokémon appear with her. Then, Ash's Pokémon appear with him, and Snorunt/Glalie bounces in front of them. Brock and Max are shown with their own Pokémon, and Ludicolo starts dancing in front of them. Team Rocket then appears on the screen, all in the balloon, except Jessie, who is holding a rose.
More clips follow: Jessie, first dresses as a maid, then as a nurse with Dustox, then as a cheerleader with Seviper, then as a sailor; James, first standing on a cliff, then in a Moltres costume, then holding a rose in his mouth and winks; then in his farmer costume; Meowth, Wobbuffet, and Chimecho, disguised as May, Max, and Caroline, respectively; Professor Oak, Tracey, and Delia poses; the first four shots from the first few clips; and all of the gang's Pokémon standing together.
Ash and his friends walk at sunset.
Ash and Pikachu walk along as memories of the episode it was played in are shown as clips in the background; first against a plain background with mountains in the back, then a snowy mountain, then Ash and Pikachu sitting by a river on a red canyon, then sleeping against a tree with the full moon in the background.