(Note: This is just my opinion, and therefore, you do not have to agree with it, just don’t make a big deal of it in the comments.)
So, I recently beat the Elite Four in Pokemon X, and I decided to make a list of my top ten themes. But, obviously, I couldn’t just pick ten themes, so now it’s a top twenty-two theme list. I usually don’t notice themes in video games, so I decided to look up a playlist of the themes on Youtube and chose my favorites from the playlist. As a result, I do not know when every theme on this list plays, but I have an idea of when they play with some of them (and there are some that I do know when they play). Also, another reason I decided to make this list is because I thought my awesome readers might enjoy a special extra post. Now, before we get to the list, there is something I must apologize for. I will not be making any new posts this coming week because I am staying with my older sister and probably won’t have the time. Again, I am sorry. I should also inform all of you awesome readers that since it is summer, I may not be able to put posts up as frequently as I used to. This doesn’t mean I will stop making posts, it just means that I am busier in the summer. Anyway, on with the list!
#22 – Battle! Lysandre: This theme plays while you battle Lysandre, the leader of Team Flare. I think it a great remix of the Team Flare Grunt Battle theme. It adds a certain urgent and important vibe to it. And, as this is the battle that will determine the fate of humanity, it needs to have that.
#21 – Spotted! Ace Trainer: Did you know that different themes play depending upon what kind of Pokemon Trainer spots you? Because I sure didn’t know that until I looked up these themes. I like how the Ace Trainer’s theme sounds professional and energetic. That isn’t something that you hear very often, or, at least, I haven’t heard it very often. If any of you awesome readers know a theme that sounds professional and energetic at the same time, I would love to hear it. I like the way themes like that sound.
#20 – The Ultimate Weapon Deployed: This theme plays when Team Flare revives the Ultimate Weapon that nearly wiped out all life on Kalos years ago. It doesn’t really start until around eleven seconds, but then it gets really dramatic sounding, perfect for what is happening at this point in the game.
#19 – Anistar City: This is the theme for Anistar City (obviously). I think it sounds pretty awesome. I don’t remember if something un-ordinary happens in Anistar or not – I don’t even really remember where Anistar is. I just like the theme.
#18 – The Kalos Power Plant: This is the theme of the power plant you have to save from Team Flare, who are trying to use the electricity from it to power the Ultimate Weapon. I think this theme sounds pretty cool. It also as a certain city vibe to it.
#17 – Battle! Gym Leader: I’m pretty sure this is a remix of the theme played while fighting a Trainer, but I’m not 100% sure. Anyway, when this theme plays, you know you’re in for a fight. Unless you’re like me, and your Pokemon are already ten or twenty levels higher than the Gym Leader’s Pokemon when you fight them.
#16 – Battle! Elite Four: This theme plays as you fight the Elite Four. When it plays, you know you’re going to have a tough time if you didn’t pick the right Pokemon.
#15 – Battle! Champion: This is the theme that plays as you fight the Champion of the Pokemon League. It takes a few seconds before it really starts, but I like how it sounds tough and light-hearted at the same time. The fact that the Champion mostly uses Fairy-Type Pokemon adds to the theme.
#14 – Bicycle: This theme plays while you are riding your bike. I like how it sounds so happy and carefree. Which is how I’m sure most people feel as they ride their bike.
#13 – Route 1: This theme plays as you walk on Route 1, which is a pretty short Route. I like how the xylophone makes it sound happy and carefree. And since this is the first Route the Trainers are on when they start their journey, they probably really are happy and carefree because none of the Team Flare stuff has happened yet.
#12 – Spotted! Youngster: This theme plays when you’re spotted by a Youngster. I think it sounds like something you’d hear in Paper Mario. I think it really fits Youngsters because of how youthful and happy sounding it is.
#11 – Tower of Mystery: I don’t know when this theme plays. It takes about ten seconds to really start, but when it does, it’s beautiful. I also think it kinda sounds like something you would hear in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
#10 – A Mysterious Figure: This is another theme that I don’t know when it plays. I like it because it sounds kinda super hero-y. We are now down to the top ten. What songs made it you ask? Well, let’s see.
#9 – Scary House: I’m pretty sure this theme plays while you’re in the house near the swamp that is supposed to be haunted or something. I think it does a great job of sounding kinda creepy yet magical. I also think it kinda sounds like something you’d hear in Banjo-Kazooie.
#8 – Snowbelle City: This is the theme that plays in Snowbelle City. Snowbelle is the city containing the last Pokemon Gym and is covered in snow. And I think this theme captures both of those elements nicely. I also think it sounds like a theme you’d hear in Professor Layton.
#7 – An Eternal Poison: I’m pretty sure this theme plays when AZ is telling you the story about how the Ultimate Weapon almost destroyed all life in Kalos. This theme is also used as AZ’s theme. I think the theme perfectly captures the pain and longing that AZ has felt throughout the past thousands of years he has lived.
#6 – Fin: I’m not sure if this plays during the credits, or if it plays after them when the message that says “Thanks for playing” shows up. I think it’s a nice song to end with either way, though. I really like the way the guitar sounds.
#5 – Looker’s Theme: This is Looker the Detective’s theme. I think this song is perfect for him because it kinda gives you this vibe of hitting the streets, looking for clues, and hunting down criminals.
#4 – Friends Theme (Friends Forever): This is the theme that plays when you meet up with your friends on the bridge before you challenge the Elite Four. This particular theme is actually just a slower version of the Friends Theme (Reunited), which is just a version of Friends Theme (A New Meeting) with a different opening. This was one of the themes that I actually noticed while I was playing. It added to the moment because everyone was all like “Even when they’re far apart, friends are still friends.” I think this theme adds to that, because it sounds very sweet.
#3 – The Sun Shines Down: This theme play after you defeat AZ and he is being reunited with his Pokemon that he thought he would never see again. It doesn’t really start until around thirty-three seconds in. But it is perfect for this moment in this game. You can feel the happiness and relief flowing from this song.
#2 – Together with Shauna: This theme plays while you’re watching the fireworks with Shauna at Parfume Palace. This theme makes me think of my close friends, and I think that’s what it is supposed to do.
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The time to find out what my favorite song in Pokemon X/Y is. So, without further ado…
#1 – An Unwavering Heart: In front of the Coumarine City Pokemon Center is a guy that, upon talking to him, will play this song for you. It is just beautiful. I’ve read that it is a rearrangement of a song in Pokemon Black/White, but I don’t remember hearing it in Black (the version I have). Of course, that doesn’t really mean anything, because, as I’ve mentioned before, I usually don’t notice the background themes while I’m playing a game.
Well, there you have it, my top 22 Pokemon X/Y themes. I hope you enjoyed reading this list and listening to my favorite songs from a great game.
Even though it’s Monday, and therefore this will be a day late, Happy Easter to all of my awesome readers!