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Gotta Catch 'Em All (song)

If you were looking for the the first opening theme to the English dub of the Pokémon anime, see Pokémon Theme.

Gotta Catch 'Em All is a song by the English band 50.Grind (credited as 50.Grind featuring Pokémon AllStars). It was released as a single in the United Kingdom in 2001. There were two versions of this single, as well as a promotional CD-ROM sampler released by the Daily Express. These CDs are the only official Nintendo-sanctioned Pokémon single releases in the United Kingdom. A music video was also produced.

Lyrics

(Here we go now!)

(Pika!)

We're heading straight for the city
Let's snatch a batch and get down to the nitty-gritty.
I'm fully armed, got my Pokéballs ready to go
And for a fact I've got Pika-Pika-Pikachu!

Jessie and James ... Prepare for double-trouble!
We'll take a bow to the n-n-notorious couple.
Step back! Rattle the track
'Cos I ain't never been afraid of a Pokémon match-a!

Hear the sound for the, first round and we're,
Gettin' down, wanna stand my ground and a-

(Charizard! I choose you!)

Once I come gotta, stay strong and I,
Won't stop 'til the battle is won! Come on!

(Pikachu! Thundershock now!)

(Whacha gotta do?) Gotta catch 'em all!
(Whacha gotta do?) Gotta catch 'em all!
(Whacha gotta do? Yeah) Gotta catch 'em all!
Wanna be a master? Gotta throw that ball!

(Whacha gotta do?) Gotta catch 'em all!
(Whacha gotta do?) Gotta catch 'em all!
(It's all up to you, yeah!) Gotta catch 'em all!
Wanna be a master? Gotta throw that ball!

(Guess who, Pikachu!)

We're gettin' ready to get down
We're gettin' set for the second round.
Hippity-hop and ya don't stop
'Cos together we're strong, we're never givin' up!

Scyther, Staryu, Pika-Pika-Pikachu!
Set the scene 'cos there's certainly no two.
He's at my side, no matter where I go
Ready to face, to face the unknown, come on!

Once I come gotta, stay strong and I,
Won't stop 'til I'm number one!
Come on, come on, come on, come on,
Come on, come on, come on, come on!

(Whacha gotta do?) Gotta catch 'em all!
(Whacha gotta do?) Gotta catch 'em all!
(Whacha gotta do? Yeah) Gotta catch 'em all!
Wanna be a master? Gotta throw that ball!

(Whacha gotta do?) Gotta catch 'em all!
(Whacha gotta do?) Gotta catch 'em all!
(It's all up to you, yeah!) Gotta catch 'em all!
Wanna be a master? Gotta throw that ball!

(Whacha gotta do?) Gotta catch 'em all!
(Whacha gotta do?) Gotta catch 'em all!
(It's all up to you, yeah!) Gotta catch 'em all!
(Squirtle, Bulbasaur ... I choose you!)

Mewtwo ... (Gotta catch 'em all!)
Pikachu ... (Gotta catch 'em all!)
Pokémon ... (Gotta catch 'em all!)
Wanna be a master? Gotta throw that ball!

(Whacha gotta do?) Gotta catch 'em all!
(Whacha gotta do?) Gotta catch 'em all!
(It's all up to you, yeah!) Gotta catch 'em all!
Wanna be a master? Gotta throw that ball!

(Pikachu!)

Credits

  • Written by Lars H. Jenson, Martin M. Larsson and Johannes Jorgensen
  • Produced by Martin M. Larsson and Lars H. Jenson


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