Welcome to the thirteenth week of my PokÃ©mon feature here on Game Podunk! In case you missed the last one, check it out! Stay tuned for future entries coming every Friday morning. Also! I'm extending my Mew giveaway to give you guys more time to enter.
Somewhere, there is a parallel universe out there where I spent years of my life studying the craft of music instead of the craft of writing. I“m more than a little obsessed with music (particularly in games, with my physical/digital soundtrack collection being...well...larger than most, suffice to say.)
The PokÃ©mon games are no exception. I“ve actually purchased every single soundtrack available via iTunes! And I“m most definitely interested in Symphonic Evolutions. If and when they ever make their way to Florida, I hope to devote an Individual Values to reviewing a performance I personally witness!
As each Nintendo handheld has gotten more and more powerful, PokÃ©mon music has evolved, just like the critters themselves. Just listen to how the instrumentals have evolved between
Another great example—since the same theme exists across two generations—compare Looker“s Theme
Of course, I want to know what your favorite songs from the franchise (whether it be the games or the anime, even) are! Perhaps the Game Podunk PokÃ©maniacs will put together a ranking of PokÃ©mon music sometime. It“s certainly a good discussion point.
Remember the days when Legendary PokÃ©mon didn“t have specific themes? In Red, Blue and Yellow, the music that played when you encountered Mewtwo was the same as when you ran into your first Pidgey on Route 1. But—after playing PokÃ©mon ORAS—I“ve realized just how many Legendary PokÃ©mon (and specific themes to make them unique) there are. One of the nice touches of that game was the flashback offered to the Legendary Beast trio from Johto. While Ho-Oh and Lugia got their HeartGold/SoulSilver theme variants, when encountering Suicune, for example—the original 8bit theme from GSC plays.
What kinds of music from the games get stuck in your head, even if they“re not necessarily your favorites? The happy-go-lucky music that almost seems like it was arranged with parody in mind always make me smile. Whether we“re talking about Looker“s Theme, which I already mentioned, or something like the
What are some of your favorites? Be sure to sound off below!