Toby Fox

Robert F. Fox, better known as Toby Fox (born October 11, 1991), is an American video game developer and composer known for creating the indie games Undertale and Deltarune, as well as having composed music for the Homestuck webcomic. For Pokémon, Fox has composed music for Pokémon Sword and Shield and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Toby Fox's icon as of 2023


The popularity of Undertale resulted in many Game Freak employees becoming fans of the game, and for Fox to become known in the company. In particular, Fox befriended Gō Ichinose, who had followed him on Twitter prior.[1]

During a meeting with staff members of Game Freak at a café, Fox asked if he could compose a music track for Pokémon Sword and Shield. The Game Freak members approved, and told Fox of the concept needed for the track.[1] The music track Fox composed appeared in-game as the Battle! (Battle Tower) theme.

Besides Pokémon Sword and Shield, Fox had also composed music for Little Town Hero, another video game developed by Game Freak which released in the same year.[2] Fox would later go on to compose some of the soundtrack for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.[3][4][5]

Personal life

Fox has described his experiences living with chronic hand and wrist pain as a composer and game developer (two professions that require copious use of these affected areas).[6]


Song credits

Pokémon Sword and Shield

  • Battle! Battle Tower — Composition & Arrangement

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

  • Academy — Composition
  • Tera Raid Battles — Composition & Arrangement
  • Academy Ace Tournament — Composition & Arrangement
  • Battle! Zero Lab — Composition & Arrangement
  • Area Zero — Composition, Arrangement (with Go Ichinose)[7]

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero

  • Remix of Celestial, performed by Ed Sheeran — Arrangement


Staff Artwork

This is a collection of unofficial Pokémon artwork drawn by Fox.


Pokémon & GAME FREAK releases

Title Platform Release date Position
Little Town Hero Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
2019-10-16 Composer
Pokémon Sword and Shield Nintendo Switch 2019-11-15 Composer
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo Switch 2022-11-18 Composer
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Nintendo Switch 2023-11-03 Composer


Title Date Position
Pokémon Horizons: The Series 2023-04-13 Music composition

Other games

Title Platform Release date Position
Undertale Windows
PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch
Xbox One
2015-09-15 Undertale by Toby Fox
Hiveswap OS X
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
Nintendo Switch
Xbox One
2017-09-14 Music
Deltarune Windows
PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch
Xbox One
2018-10-31 By Toby Fox
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG Windows
PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch
2019-01-17 Additional Composition
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Fighters Pass Vol. 1 Nintendo Switch 2018-12-07 DLC Music Arrangement
Escaped Chasm Windows
2019-04-03 Music by Toby Fox
Dweller's Empty Path Windows
2020-06-10 Composer
Omori (video game) macOS
PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch
Xbox One
Xbox Series X/S
2020-12-18 Jukebox Music

Interviews mentioning Pokémon

February 27th, 2024
Pokémon Scarlet - Violet + The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Super Music Collection - "Super Music Collection"
feat. Go Ichinose, Minako Adachi, Teruo Taniguchi


External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Special Letter and Song from Undertale Game Creator Toby Fox —
  2. @tobyfox on Twitter - I'm excited to announce I was asked to compose for Game Freak's "Little Town Hero" (formerly known as Town). It was an honor to have many of my songs arranged by the amazing Hitomi Sato-san, too (known for Pokemon Black and White).
  3. @tobyfox on Twitter - I had the honor of composing the field music for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet! After creating a concept sketch, Game Freak arranged it into many versions that you'll hear throughout the game. You can hear a bit of it in this trailer...
  4. @tobyfox on Twitter - A few more Toby Fox tracks will appear in the game, too, so please look forward to those! This time, my music is not optional!!!
  5. @tobyfox on Twitter - You may have heard a little in the Pokémon Presents a bit ago, but I composed the music for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's new Terastal Raid battles! I can't wait to have my Pokémon obliterated by a jewel-covered Fidough!
  7. 7.0 7.1 UNDERTALE / DELTARUNE NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 1 (Winter 2022)
  8. @tobyfox on Twitter
  9. 9.0 9.1 @tobyfox on Twitter - When I was first given this assignment, the game director, Ohmori-san, showed me a Lucario with a gigantic oversized crystal flower coming out of its head and told me it was the new game mechanic. Using this information as a blueprint, I created the song... Hope you enjoy!

  This article is part of Project Music, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon song, CD and musician.