Pikachu's Jukebox

Pikachu's Jukebox opening

Pikachu's Jukebox was a segment that aired before the ending credits in several episodes in the English dub of the Pokémon anime.

The segment consisted of a small piece of one of six different songs from the Pokémon 2.B.A. Master CD. It was used from Princess vs. Princess to The Rivalry Revival, replacing the Pokérap. Before the songs are played, an eyecatch appears in which Ash says, "Don't go away, Pikachu's Jukebox is next". During Indigo League episodes, this eyecatch uses visuals from Pokémon Theme, while in Orange League episodes, it uses visuals from Pokémon World.

Featured songs

Trivia

  • Before Pikachu's Jukebox began airing, four of the videos, "2.B.A. Master," "My Best Friend," "Together Forever" and "Double Trouble" made their world premieres on Kids' WB! during the week of August 8, 1999 after reruns, replacing the Pokérap segments.[1] For these premieres, each was introduced as a "Pokémon Music Video" using footage of the Kids' WB! backlot instead of the Pikachu's Jukebox intro.
  • The line "Good luck with Muk and its Poison Gas/Make one wrong move and it'll kick your Grass", accompanied by footage of Muk, was changed in later broadcasts and the Indigo League box set to the line "Dratini comes first when you choose Dragon/But evolution's the solution if you're gonna win!" with footage of Dratini and evolution. In this version, Pikachu's original "Pika pika!" during the opening logo is changed to a different "Pikachu!" soundbyte.
  • Pikachu's Jukebox showed many clips from the Orange Islands saga before the season ever aired in the U.S.; these clips prematurely showcased the major plot points of Ash's capture of Lapras and Tracey's joining of the group.
  • Due to premiering during the Orange Islands arc, Beauty and The Beach was also followed by Pikachu's Jukebox using the "Pokémon World" version of the eyecatch, though it is currently unknown which song was featured.
  • The Dutch and Swedish dubs kept all songs in English.

References

In other languages



English ending themes of the Pokémon anime
OS: Kanto PokérapPikachu's JukeboxPokémon Karaokémon
AG: Pokémon Go!
PK: Hoenn PokérapDance, Dance, DanceWorld of WonderThe Key to MeJoin the Band
English opening themes
Bonus segments of the Pokémon anime
Original series Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon LecturePokémon de English
English dub: Kanto PokérapPikachu's JukeboxPokémon Karaokémon
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
Ruby and Sapphire Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon LecturePokémon Trivia Quiz
English dub: Who's That Pokémon?Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Diamond and Pearl Japanese version: Professor Oak's Big Pokémon EncyclopediaPikachu the Movie Memorial
Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Examination
Black & White Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon Live CasterTeam Rocket Live Caster
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
XY Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon Holo CasterPoké TVPokémon Quiz
English dub: Who's That Pokémon?
Both: Mega Evolution Pokédex
Sun & Moon Japanese version: Poké Problem
Both: Who's That Pokémon?Where Are You Going, Eevee?
Journeys Japanese version: Get Inspired! Let's Solve a Poké Riddle!!
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
  This article is part of Project Music, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon song, CD and musician.