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If you were looking for the first Korean opening theme song for the Diamond & Pearl series, see Smile (Korean opening).
If you were looking for the Japanese ending theme song for the sixteenth Pokémon movie, see Smiling Face.
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The name currently in use is a fan translation of the Japanese name.

Polka O Dolka
Japanese ending themes
Full of Summer!!
スマイル
Smile.png
Sumairu
Smile
AG ED 3
Artist 江崎とし子
Toshiko Ezaki
Lyrics 江崎とし子
Toshiko Ezaki
Composer 江崎とし子
Toshiko Ezaki
Arrangement 恩田直幸
Naoyuki Onda
Pikachu Records single
Title チャレンジャー!!
Challenger!!
Catalog no. ZMCP-1719
A version with string quartet & piano accompaniment is included on the Pokémon Symphonic Medley / GLORY DAY ~That Shining Day~ single, as well as a piano instrumental version.

Smile (Japanese: スマイル lit. Sumairu) is the third ending theme of the Advanced Generation series. It debuted in AG052, replacing Polka O Dolka. A second cut with different lyrics debuted in AG062. It was replaced by Full of Summer!! in AG083. It returned in AG092, using the second cut. It was later replaced by GLORY DAY ~That Shining Day~ in AG099.

It is the first ending theme that was not composed by Hirokazu Tanaka.

Smile is notable in that it was the first ending sequence to be updated whenever one of the main characters caught or evolved one of their Pokémon. Updating opening and ending sequences with team changes became a standard practice during the Advanced Generation and Diamond & Pearl series.

Contents

Ending animation

Synopsis

Ash and Pikachu are walking along the riverbank at night in the background, while short clips play in the foreground. Ash is lying against the tree, while Treecko/Grovyle rests on another tree. Pikachu jumps onto Ash's knees, Corphish and Torkoal walks towards Ash, and Taillow/Swellow flies and lands on the tree that Treecko/Grovyle is on. Pikachu jumps onto Ash's hat and onto his shoulders. Ash puts his hat on Pikachu's head and smiles. May joins Ash and Pikachu in the background. May is alone under a lotus leaf, feeling sad. Torchic/CombuskenSkitty and Bulbasaur walk, Beautifly flies toward May. She looks at her Pokémon, wipes off a tear with her finger, and smiles. Max and Brock joins Ash, Pikachu and May in the background. Brock is cooking a wok of soup, while Max, Mudkip, Forretress and Lotad/Lombre looks at him. He takes a sip and nods his head. Max smiles. On a stack of rocks, Jessie, James, Wobbuffet and Chimecho are awake, and Meowth, Seviper, Dustox and Cacnea are sleeping. The short clips end and in the background, the sun rises over the mountain. Finally, a group shot is shown.

Characters

Pokémon

Lyrics

TV size

AG052 - AG061

Japanese English
こらえきれずに 今流した
君の涙が光って
それでも変わらずに
気ままな風は胸を揺さぶるよ

頑張ることは大切だけど
正直な君の弱さを
隠すためだけにある
強さなら なくていいから

今は見えなくても
確かに君の胸の中にある
何かを信じ抜く強さは
君の笑顔を待ってる
The tears you shed now,
Unable to hold them back, are shining
Even so, that doesn't change
The unrestrained wind that moves your heart

It's important to try hard, but
If your strength only exists
To hide your honest weakness,
You're better off without it.

Even if you can't see it now,
It is certainly there in your heart:
The strength to keep believing in something
Awaits your smile.

AG062 - AG082, AG092 - AG098

Japanese English
ひとはみな誰もが 今日をさまよう
ちいさな旅人
時には迷い 時にははぐれ
明日を探してる

傷つくことから 逃げ出して
今日に立ちすくんだとしても
何も無くしてしまうものなど
きっと ないはずさ

今は見えなくても
確かに君の胸の中にある
何かを信じ抜く強さは
君の笑顔を待ってる
All people wander through today,
Little travelers
Sometimes getting lost, sometimes straying
As they search for tomorrow

Escape from being hurt,
Even if you can't move today
There's nothing to lose,
Surely

Even if you can't see it now,
It is certainly there in your heart:
The strength to keep believing in something
Awaits your smile

Full version

Japanese English
こらえきれずに 今流した
君の涙が光って
それでも変わらずに
気ままな風は胸を揺さぶるよ

頑張ることは大切だけど
正直な君の弱さを
隠すためだけにある
強さなら なくていいから

今は見えなくても
確かに君の胸の中にある
何かを信じ抜く強さは
君の笑顔を待ってる

ひとはみな誰もが 今日をさまよう
ちいさな旅人
時には迷い 時にははぐれ
明日を探してる

傷つくことから 逃げ出して
今日に立ちすくんだとしても
何も無くしてしまうものなど
きっと ないはずさ

明日のはじまりに
ぼくらは立っているから

小さくても大事な一歩は
君の未来を描き出すよ
何かをつかんだ
その汚れた手は 君の勲章

今は見えなくても
確かに君の胸の中にある
何かを信じ抜く強さは
君の笑顔を待ってる

風を切って又歩き出そう
The tears you shed now,
Unable to hold them back, are shining
Even so, that doesn't change
The unrestrained wind that moves your heart

It's important to try hard, but
If your strength only exists
To hide your honest weakness,
You're better off without it

Even if you can't see it now,
It is certainly there in your heart:
The strength to keep believing in something
Awaits your smile

All people wander through today,
Little travelers
Sometimes getting lost, sometimes straying
As they search for tomorrow

Escape from being hurt,
Even if you can't move today
There's nothing to lose,
Surely

Because we are standing
At the beginning of tomorrow

A step so small, yet important
Will depict your future
Grab hold of something
Your own dirty hands are your medal

Even if you can't see it now
It is certainly there in your heart:
The strength to keep believing in something
Awaits your smile

Let's feel the wind and start walking once again

Variants

There are nine variants of the ending animation:

  1. AG052 - AG057: The original animation.
  2. AG058 - AG061: Torkoal is added.
  3. AG062: The lyrics change.
  4. AG063 - AG065: Lombre replaces Lotad.
  5. AG066 - AG072: Grovyle replaces Treecko.
  6. AG073 - AG079: Bulbasaur is added.
  7. AG080 - AG081: Swellow replaces Taillow.
  8. AG082 - AG091: Combusken replaces Torchic.
  9. AG092 - AG098: Chimecho is added.

Gallery

Ash

May

Brock and Max

Team Rocket

Group shot

Trivia

Errors

  • The second version of the shot featuring May (used between AG073 and AG081) has a higher transparency level than the first version. In AG073, the transparency level reverts back to the first version for a split-second. This is corrected in the following episode.

External links


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GLORY DAY ~That Shining Day~Pokémon Counting SongI Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~
DP: By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme~Message of the WindSurely Tomorrow
Get Fired Up, Spiky-eared Pichu!Which One ~ Is It?In Your Heart, LaLaLa
BW: Fanfare of the HeartCan You Name All the Pokémon? BWSeven-colored Arch
Look Look☆Here‎Sakura Go-RoundLet's Join Hands
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Santa is Coming Soon!We are the Pichu Brothers!Friends' Anniversary
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Get Fired Up, Spiky-eared Pichu!Which One ~ Is It?Can You Name All the Pokémon? BW
Look Look☆HereLet's Join HandsPeace Smile!Roaring All-Stars
Polka O Dolka
Japanese ending themes
Full of Summer!!
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