Aim to Be a Pokémon Master

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Aim to Be a Pokémon Master
Pokémon Opening Theme 1.PNG
Japanese Artist
Rica Matsumoto
English Artist
Jason Paige
Opening Number
1
Season
1
Episode Span
Pokémon I Choose You! Pallet Party Panic
Original Title
Aim to Be a Pokémon Master
English Title
Pokémon Theme
Japanese Title
めざせポケモンマスター
Literally meaning
Pokémon Master Aims

Aim to Be a Pokémon Master (Japanese: めざせポケモンマスター Mezase Pokemon Masutā) or normally known as Pokémon Theme in the English dub. This was the first opening theme of the Pokémon series with a cover by Whiteberry being the fourth.

Outline[edit]

Japanese Synopsis[edit]

The opening theme starts with the seven energy balls that has also been showed in the Pokémon Trading Card Game series. The title of the series then appears which goes to the next scene with showing the final three evolutions of the Kanto Starters. It shows then various different Pokémons in a four row in each cut scene when the artist is singing her song in pieces. The next scene then shows Ash with his Lapras and Piachu surfing on the sea which Gyarados and Dragonair also make their appearance. The next scene then shows Ash looking to Pallet Town before he leaves with his starter Pokémon Pikachu. The next scene shows that Ash is throwing a Poké Ball containing Pidgeot coming out from it battling his nemesis Fearow. The next scene then shows the appearance of Brock, Misty, Jessie, James, Ekans, Koffing, Meowth and Gary. The next scene is where Ash and his gang are running to search for a place to stay away from the rain. The next scene then shows the appearance of Professor Oak, Deliah Ketchum, Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy. The next scene shows Ash and his gang camping in a place in the woods. The next scene shows Ash running alongside with Pikachu, Arcanine and Rapidash on a landscape until Rapidash jumping in the air which shows the appearance of the three legendary birth Pokémons: Zapdos, Articuno and Moltres. The next scene then shows the appearance of Mew and Mewtwo and Ash standing in the Pokémon League. The lyrics then comes to its end when Ash is later been shown in the final scene alongside with Misty, Brock and Pikachu.

English Synopsis[edit]

The opening begins with the appearance of Mewtwo and Mew, then it will show the scene where Ash is standing alone in the Pokémon League. The next scene will show three Pokémons and they are: Squitle, Cubone and Pidgeotto. Then it will skip to the scene where Ash has captured a Bulbasaur and then skips to the scene where Haunter uses his Lick against Ash's Charmander. Then the next scene will see Ash running alongside with Pikachu, Arcanine and Rapidash on a landscape until Rapidash jumping in the air which shows Zapdos and Articuno. Then it skips to the next scene containing another set of three Pokémon which these are this time: Sandshrew, Kadabra and Charmander. It skips then to the seen where Ash has been seen with his Lapras and Pikachu surfing on the sea which Gyarados and Dragonair appears from the water. The next scene shows Lt. Surge's Raichu's battle with Ash's Pikachu. The next scene shows how Jessie's Ekans and James's Koffing are attacking Ash's Caterpie. The next scene then shows Ash hugging his Pikachu and the next seen is shown how Tantacruel is destroying a building. The next scene contains Onix roar which the next scene after that of Onix shows the appearance of Ash, Brock, Misty, Jessie, James, Ekans, Meowth, Koffing and Gary all together. The next scene then shows the three final evolutions of the Kanto Starters which Pikachu is running under the skirt of a unnamed Lass. The next scene contains Professor Oak, Deliah Ketchum, Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy all together, which the next scene shows how a giant Charizard is attacking Ash and his gang. The next scene contains the part where Ash got his Squirtle and the semi-final scene shows Pikachu alongside with Pidgeotto, Squirtle, Butterfree and Zubat the final scene is where Ash is throwing his Poké Ball which the title screen has been appeared.

Lyrics[edit]

English Version (TV Version)[edit]

I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To catch them is my real test
To train them is my cause

I will travel across the land
Searching far and wide
Each Pokémon to understand
The power that's inside

Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), it's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Pokémon...ooh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend
Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), a heart so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me, and I'll teach you
Po-ké-mon
Gotta catch 'em all! (2×)
Pokémon!

English Version (Full Version)[edit]

I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To catch them is my real test
To train them is my cause

I will travel across the land
Searching far and wide
Each Pokémon to understand
The power that's inside

Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), it's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Pokémon...ooh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend
Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), a heart so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me, and I'll teach you
Po-ké-mon
Gotta catch 'em all! (2×)

Yeah...

Ev'ry challenge along the way
With courage I will face
I will battle ev'ry day
To claim my rightful place

Come with me, the time is right
There's no better team,
Arm in arm, we'll win the fight
It's always been our dream

Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), it's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Pokémon...ooh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend
Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), a heart so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me, and I'll teach you
Po-ké-mon
Gotta catch 'em all! (4×)
Yeah!

Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), it's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Pokémon...ooh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend
Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), a heart so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me, and I'll teach you
Po-ké-mon
Gotta catch 'em all! (2×)
Pokémon!

Literally English (TV Version)[edit]

(I'll get you, Pokémon!)

Even if in fire, in water, in grass, in forests
In ground, in clouds, in that girl's skirt (eek!)

It's very, very,
Very, very difficult but
I'm sure I'll get you!
I'll get you, Pokémon!

Farewell, bye-bye, Masara Town
I'm leaving on a journey with him (Pikachu!)
Racking up wins with the moves we've trained
Making friends, and then off to the next city

Always and forever doing well
Though there's no guarantee of that... (That's true!)
Forever and always, I'll live true
Because they're here

Ah! I long to be a Pokémon Master
I want to be, I have to be
I know I'll be one!

Literally English (Full)[edit]

(I'll get you, Pokémon!)

Even if in fire, in water, in grass, in forests
In ground, in clouds, in that girl's skirt (eek!)

It's very, very,
Very, very difficult but
I'm sure I'll get you!
I'll get you, Pokémon!

Farewell, bye-bye, Masara Town
I'm leaving on a journey with him (Pikachu!)
Racking up wins with the moves we've trained
Making friends, and then off to the next city

Always and forever doing well
Though there's no guarantee of that... (That's true!)
Forever and always, I'll live true
Because they're here

Even if in fire, in water, in grass, in forests
In ground, in clouds, in that girl's skirt (You're persistent!)

It's very, very,
Very, very difficult but
I'm sure I'll get you!
I'll get you, Pokémon!

Tired from battling, good night, good night
If I close my eyes, it all comes back (Pikachu?)
How flames burned, winds blew
Cries echoed, in that battle

An enemy yesterday is a friend today
Though there is such an old saying... (What do you mean by "old"?!)
A friend today is also a friend tomorrow
Yeah, and for all eternity

Ah! I long to be a Pokémon Master
I want to be, I have to be
I know I'll be one!

Dreams will someday become reality
Though someone sang that...
Like a bud that will someday bloom
My dream will come true

Always and forever doing well
Though there's no guarantee of that... (That's true!)
Forever and always, I'll live true
Because they're here

Ah! I long to be a Pokémon Master
I want to be, I have to be
I know I'll be one!

Ah! I long to be a Pokémon Master
I want to be, I have to be
I know I'll be one!

Japanese Version (TV Size)[edit]

ポケモンゲットだぜー!

たとえ 火の中 水の中 草の中 森の中
土の中 雲の中 あの子のスカートの中(きゃー)

なかなか なかなか
なかなか なかなか 大変だけど
かならずGETだぜ
ポケモンGETだぜ!

マサラタウンに さよならバイバイ
オレはこいつと 旅に出る(ピカチュウ〜!)
きたえたわざで 勝ちまくり
仲間をふやして 次の町へ

いつもいつでも うまくゆくなんて
保証はどこにもないけど(そりゃそうじゃ)
いつでもいつも本気で生きてる
こいつたちがいる

ああ あこがれの ポケモンマスターに
なりたいな ならなくちゃ
ゼッタイなってやるーッ!

Japanese Version (Full)[edit]

ポケモンゲットだぜー!

たとえ 火の中 水の中 草の中 森の中
土の中 雲の中 あの子のスカートの中(きゃー)

なかなか なかなか
なかなか なかなか 大変だけど
かならずGETだぜ
ポケモンGETだぜ!

マサラタウンに さよならバイバイ
オレはこいつと 旅に出る(ピカチュウ〜!)
きたえたわざで 勝ちまくり
仲間をふやして 次の町へ

いつもいつでも うまくゆくなんて
保証はどこにもないけど(そりゃそうじゃ)
いつでもいつも本気で生きてる
こいつたちがいる

たとえ 火の中 水の中 草の中 森の中
土の中 雲の中 あの子のスカートの中(しつこーい!)

なかなか なかなか
なかなか なかなか 大変だけど
かならずGETだぜ
ポケモンGETだぜ!

たたかいつかれて おやすみグッナイ
まぶたを閉じれば よみがえる(ピカチュウ??)
ほのおが燃えて 風が舞い
泣き声とどろく あのバトルが (まってる)

きのうの敵は 今日の友って
古いコトバが あるけど(古いとはなんじゃ〜っ!)
きょうの友は あしたも友だち
そうさ 永遠に

ああ あこがれの ポケモンマスターに
なりたいな ならなくちゃ
ゼッタイなってやるーッ!

ユメは いつか ホントになるって
だれかが歌って いたけど
つぼみがいつか 花ひらくように
ユメは かなうもの

いつもいつでも うまくゆくなんて
保証はどこにもないけど(そりゃそうじゃ)
いつでもいつも本気で生きてる
こいつたちがいる

ああ あこがれの ポケモンマスターに
なりたいな ならなくちゃ
ゼッタイなってやるーッ!

ああ あこがれの ポケモンマスターに
なりたいな ならなくちゃ
ゼッタイなってやるーッ!

Rōmaji Lyrics[edit]

(POKEMON Get daze!)

Tatoe hi no naka, mizu no naka, kusa no naka, mori no naka
Tuchi no naka, kumo no naka, ano ko no skirt no naka (kya- ; scream)

Naka naka naka naka
Naka naka naka naka taihen dakedo
Kanarazu Get daze!
POKEMON Get daze!

Masara Town ni sayonara bye-bye
Oreha koitsu to tabi ni deru (Pikachu!)
Kitaeta waza de kachi makuri
Nakama o fuyashite tugi no machi e

Itsumo itsudemo umaku yuku nante
Hoshou wa doko nimo naikedo (sorya sou ja)
Itsudemo itsumo honki de ikiteru
Koitu tachi ga iru
Tatoe hi no naka, mizu no naka, kusa no naka, mori no naka
Tuchi no naka, kumo no naka, ano ko no skirt no naka (shitukoi!)

Naka naka naka naka
Naka naka naka naka taihen dakedo
Kanarazu Get daze!
POKEMON Get daze!

Tatakai tsukarete oyasumi Good night
Mabuta o tojireba yomigaeru (Pikachu?)
Honou ga moete kaze ga mai
Naki goe todoroku ano battle ga

Kinou no teki wa kyou no tomotte
Furui kotoba ga aru kedo (furui towa nan ja!)
Kyou no tomo wa ashita mo tomodachi
Ah, akogare no POKEMON master ni
Naritai na, naranakucha
Sousa eien ni

Zettai natte yaru

Yume wa itsuka honto ni narutte
Dareka ga utatte itakedo
Tsubomi ga itsuka hana hiraku yo ni
Yume wa kanau mono

Itsumo itsudemo umaku yuku nante
Hoshou wa doko nimo naikedo (sorya sou ja)
Itsudemo itsumo honki de ikiteru
Koitu tachi ga iru

Ah, akogare no POKEMON master ni
Naritai na, naranakucha
Zettai natte yaru
Ah, akogare no POKEMON master ni
Naritai na, naranakucha
Zettai natte yaru

Other Versions[edit]

Mewtwo Strikes Back[edit]

I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To catch them is my real test
To train them is my cause

Ooh-ooh-ooh!

I will travel across the land
Searching far and wide
Each Pokémon to understand
The power that's inside (2×)

Pokémon... It's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Pokémon... ooh, you're my best friend
In the world we must defend
Pokémon... Our hearts so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me and I'll teach you
Po-ké-mon
Gotta Catch 'em (2×)
Gotta Catch 'em all

Ev'ry challenge along the way
With courage I will face
I will battle ev'ry day
To claim my rightful place

Come with me, the time is right
There's no better team yeah!
Arm in arm we'll win the fight
It's always been a dream (2×)

Pokémon... It's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Pokémon, ooh you my best friend
In the world we must defend
Pokémon... Our hearts so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me and I'll teach you
Po-ké-mon
Gotta Catch 'em (2×)
Pokémon

Pokémon... It's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Pokémon, ooh you're my best friend
In the world we must defend
Pokémon... Our heart so true
Our courage will pull us through
Po-ké-mon
Pikachu
Gotta Catch 'em (2×)
Gotta Catch 'em all
Pokemon!"

Appearances[edit]

Character Appearances[edit]

Japanese Pokémon Theme Song[edit]

English Pokémon Theme Song[edit]

  • Ash Ketchum
  • Misty
  • Brock
  • Jessie
  • James
  • Gary Oak
  • Unnamed Lass
  • Professor Samuel Oak
  • Deliah Ketchum
  • Officer Jenny
  • Nurse Joy

Pokémon Appearances[edit]

Japanese Pokémon Theme Song[edit]

English Pokémon Theme Song[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Japanese Version[edit]

  • A scene has been shown where Ash is throwing with his Poké Ball which Pidgeot came out battling with his nemesis Fearow. It could be that there was a plan beforehand that the two would clash together in the near future of the series. But Ash had never released a Pidgeot in the Pokémon series from his Poké Ball, he released his evolved Pidgeotto with the Pidgey and Pidgeotto gang in the final episode of the Indigo League saga.
  • The wall behind Professor Oak, Deliah Ketchum, Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy is probably based on the Pokémon Trading Card Game trainer card Bill which has been shown the same wall in the card and in the opening theme.

English Version[edit]

  • In a split second of the scene where Jessie, James, Ekans, Koffing and Meowth appears, Meowth's right fang has been missing.

Differences[edit]

There have been a major differences between the two opening theme songs. The ending scenes in the Japanese version has been shown as the beginning scenes in the English version. The Japanese version also shows a lot more Pokémons in one scene then in the English version. In the English version when Ash was running through a landscape with Arcanine, Pikachu and Rapidash, afterwards that Rapidash has been jumped in the sky, Zapdos and Articuno only made a appearance except for Moltres. The Japanese opening theme shows more a story plotting then constantly cut scenes as what the English version is constantly doing. Most parts that has been added to the English version of the opening theme has been taken from the anime series and from the Japanese version of the theme. The Japanese version has been more based on the future progress.