Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pokémon soundtrack opinions

Why? Because I can.

Wild battles:

5 > 2 > 3 > 6 > 1 > 4

Trainer battles:

2 > 1 > 5 > 3 > 6 > 4

Rival battles:

Silver > Cheren/Bianca > Serena > May > Barry > Hugh

Gym leaders:

5 > 3 > 2 > 1 > 4 > 6

Elite 4:

5 > 3 > 6

Champion battles:

Blue > Steven/Wallace > Lance > Cynthia > Diantha > Alder > Iris

Villainous teams:

Galactic > Magma/Aqua > Rocket > BW1 Plasma > BW2 Plasma > Flare

Villainous bosses:

Cyrus > BW1 Ghetsis > BW2 Ghetsis > Maxie/Archie > N > Lysandre

Cover legendaries:

4 > 5 > 3 > HGSS > 6

What about you?

38 comments:

  1. 3's my favorite wild battle. 6 and 1 are for Trainers, if only because I remember them and like them more than 3's. I'd go with Silver too since Serena's was a bit too upbeat, and Barry's was ruined by Gen 5 Pokemon Showdown playing it ALL THE TIME. 2 for Gym Leaders, I'll be blunt. Elite Four...Yeah, I think it's a tie between 3 and 5. Yeah, Blue for champion theme. BW1 Plasma would probably be villainous team, if not Magma/Aqua, though I'd put Flare a bit higher, honestly. Same with Lysandre and N, though Ghetsis in BW1 is top. If only for Giratina, Gen 4 would top it. In terms of the main parts of the trio or whatever...I kinda like them all equally, though Ho-Oh's would probably come at the top of that...
    I'm looking forward to the remixes they make of the Legendaries come ORAS. Then again, if it's rushed...We get to face the Gods of time and space with the regular encounter theme. Fear them!...

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  2. For wild battles and trainer battles, HGSS wins for me, Cheren/Bianca is my favorite rival theme. With Gym Leaders, gen 5 wins totally, but Gen 6 wins with the elite 4 music. Champion battles have me tied with Blue and Lance.Team Galactic is my favorite evil team theme, and evil boss theme is Cyrus. Cover Legendaries wins with 3 for me, and i'll add for other legendary theme is Mewtwo's theme

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    1. You...haven't pursued your bird yet, have you?...

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  3. Why is Gen 6 so low on these lists? I thought the cover legendaries' theme for X and Y was one of the best. Also what about non-cover legendary themes?

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    1. There can be many of them per game, so I got lazy.

      As for gen 6, it's the overworld music that really shines. Most of the battle themes are good but nothing exceptional, but they really dropped the ball with the gym leaders and E4. The sad part is, they have an infinitely better variant of the gym leader theme, and they use it ONCE.

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    2. Speaking of overworld music: Why isn't that ranked? I'm not complaining. I'm just curious.

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    3. Are there too many songs within each generation to rank them properly/accurately?

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    4. To rank them as generations, I mean.

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    5. There are way too many of them, even within a single generation doing so would be an absolute chore.

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  4. Cool idea.

    Wild battles: 3 > 5 > 6 > 2 > 1 > 4
    Trainer battles: 5 > 3 > 6 > 2 > 4 > 1
    Rival battles: Silver > Cheren/Bianca > Barry > May > Serena > Hugh
    Gym leaders: 3 > 2 > 4 > 1 > 5 > 6
    Elite 4: 3 > 5 > 6
    Champion battles: Blue > Steven/Wallace > Lance > Cynthia > Diantha > Iris > Alder
    Villainous teams: Magma/Aqua > Galactic > BW1 Plasma > BW2 Plasma > Rocket > Flare
    Villainous bosses: Cyrus > BW2 Ghetsis > BW1 Ghetsis > N > Maxie/Archie > Lysandre (I hate putting Lysandre's theme last, I just like all the others more)

    Cover legendaries: Giratina > 3 > 6 > 5 > HGSS > Palkia/Dialga

    Shout-out to the peril/red HP theme from gen 5 that ruined every battle theme.

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    1. You mentioning Lysandre's theme makes me think, why does he only get a remix of the regular Team Flare theme? I would've liked to have the same logic from Team Galactic apply here, where Lysandre's current theme would go to the scientist chicks (and Xerosic too, I guess), and Lysandre would get his own song.

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    2. Maybe in the deluxe version/ sequals?

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  5. I agree in general, though I may rank Cynthia's BW rendition higher than you. I didn't particularly like Gen 6's music at all (very repetitive between routes, too), even though it was in much higher quality- though Lysandre's wasn't too bad (likely by comparison). Gen 1 music was poor by nature of being so old, but Origin's rendition was quite good.
    Across generations, I feel like DPP had the best "important" music, but Unova had the best general music.

    Some of my favorite tracks, in no particular order of favoritism:
    Cyrus', Cynthia's, DPP Gym Leader, northern Kalos route music (read: near Dendemille), HGSS Kalos wild battle, Unova elite four, Ghetsis' theme, Plasma battle theme (BW1), DPP title legendaries, Regi themes, Snowbelle theme, Snowpoint routes theme.
    I tend to favor Gen 4 because that's the first I played, although I wouldn't chalk it up to nostalgia, since going back to Platinum was a very enjoyable experience.

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  6. Wild battles:
    3 > 5 > 6 > 2 > 1 > 4
    Trainer battles:
    2 > 4 > 1 > 3 > 5 > 6
    Rival battles:
    Silver > Hugh > Cheren/Bianca > Serena > Barry > May
    Gym leaders:
    2 > 5 > 1 > 4 > 3 > 6
    Elite 4:
    5 > 6 > 3
    Champion battles:
    Lance > Blue > Cynthia > Iris > Alder > Steven/Wallace > Diantha
    Villainous teams:
    BW2 Plasma > BW1 Plasma > Rocket > Flare > Magma/Aqua > Galactic
    Villainous bosses:
    N > BW2 Ghetsis > Cyrus > Maxie/Archie > Lysandre > BW1 Ghetsis
    Cover legendaries:
    5 > 6 > 4 > 3 > HGSS > Crystal (You forgot that one, but I can't blame you.)
    (^ Overall I like all Cover Legendaries themes quite a lot... It was the hardest category to put an actual order of favorites to)

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    1. I feel like I'm the only one who liked Hugh's theme... As bland as his character was, I thought his kick-ass theme was his sole redeeming factor.

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    2. Screw it. I've been re-listening to Iris theme and I want to put it higher.

      Champion Battles:
      Lance > Iris > Blue > Cynthia > Alder > Steven/Wallace > Diantha

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    3. Oh crap. Just noticed that people rate Giratina's theme separately... This changes my rating for Gen 4 completely.
      Final rating for Cover Legendaries:
      Giratina > 6 > 5 > 3 > HGSS > Crystal (Suicune is on the cover...) > Dialga/Palkia

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  7. Wild battles:

    3 > 6 > 5 > 2 > 1 > 4

    Trainer battles:

    3 > 6 > 4 > 1 > 5 > 2

    Rival battles:

    Silver > May/Brenden > Serena/Calum > Barry > Hugh > Cheren/Bianca

    Gym leaders:

    5 = 3 = 2 = 1 = 4 > 6 (Everything but 6 is amazing, I couldn't decide. 6 is trash sadly.

    Elite 4:

    4 > 3 > 1 > 2 = 5 > 6

    Champion battles:

    Cynthia = Steven/Wallace = Lance > Blue > Diantha > Iris > Alder

    Villainous teams:

    Galactic > Magma/Aqua > Rocket > Flare > BW1 Plasma > BW2 Plasma >

    Villainous bosses:

    Maxie/Archie > Cyrus > Colress > N > Lysander > BW2 Ghetsis > BW1 Ghetsis

    Cover legendaries:

    6 > HGSS > 5 > 4 > 3

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  8. I'm not good at remembering most tracks off the top of my head, so I'd have to watch videos for like an hour to make a list of my own. I will say, however, that I seem to have very different tastes from you. I would rate Iris' theme much, much higher, maybe even put her at the very top. I think it fits her perfectly and complements the presentation of the battle. I also think the XYZ cover legendaries had BY FAR the best track, it's beyond epic.

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    1. I absolutely agree... I was hesitating between her's and Cynthia's theme to be third on my own list and I'm still not sure if I made the right decision. Heck, you made me doubt even more. ^^"

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  9. Wild Pokemon: 3>5>6>1>4>2
    Trainer: 2>3>1>4>5>6
    Rivals: Barry>May>Silver>Cheren/Bianca>Hugh>Serena
    Gym Leaders: 3>1>4>6>5>2
    Elite 4: 3>5>6
    Champions:Iris>Diantha>Cynthia>Lance>Blue>Steven/Wallace>Alder
    Evil Teams:Aqua/Magma>Galactic>Old Plasma>Neo Plasma>Flare>Rocket
    Team Bosses: Cyrus>Archie/Maxie>BW Ghetsis>N>BW2 Ghetsis>Lysandre
    Cover Legendaries: 3>Palkia/Dialga>5>Giratina>HGSS>6

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  10. Wild battles: BW > RSE > XY > GSC > RBY > DPPt
    Trainer battles: BW > RSE > XY > DPPt > GSC > RBY
    Rivals: Hugh = Brendan/May = Silver > XY > Cheren/Bianca > Barry
    Gym Leaders: RSE > BW > GSC = RBY > DPPt > XY
    Elite 4: BW > RSE > XY
    Champions: RSE > BW2 > BW > DP > GSC > XY > RBY (it's a good theme, but its remixes in later games are better)
    Villainous Teams: DPPt > RSE > BW > GSC > BW2 > XY
    Villainous Bosses: DPPt > Colress > N (Final) > RSE > N > Lysandre > BW1 Ghetsis > BW2 Ghetsis
    Cover Legends: Giratina > Ho-oh > BW > XY > RSE > Lugia > Dialga/Palkia

    The villainous bosses were the hardest for me to choose, personally. Honorable battle theme mentions go to (in no particular order) the unused legendary dog theme in RSE, Deoxys' theme, and the Regis' theme (RSE).

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  11. Wild battles:
    1> 2 > 3 > 5 > 6> 4

    Trainer battles:

    1> 2 > 5 > 3 > 6 > 4

    Rival battles:

    Silver > Hugh> Cheren/Bianca=Barry> Serena> > May

    Gym leaders:

    5 > 3 > 1 > 2 > 4 > 6

    Elite 4:

    3 > 5 > 6

    Champion battles:

    Blue > Steven/Wallace > Diantha > Cynthia > Lance > Alder > Iris

    Villainous teams:

    Galactic > Magma/Aqua > Rocket > BW1 Plasma > BW2 Plasma > Flare

    Villainous bosses:

    Cyrus > N (Not the final one though) > BW2 Ghetsis > BW1 Ghetsis > Maxie/Archie > Lysandre

    Cover legendaries:

    4 > 5 > HGSS > 3 > 6

    My thoughts for you, will we be seeing more of these kind of posts?

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  12. Using your template:

    Wild battles:

    5 > 3 > 2 > 1 > 6 > 4

    Trainer battles:

    2 > 1 > 5 > 3 > 6 > 4

    Rival battles:

    Silver > Cheren/Bianca > May = Serena > Hugh >Barry

    Gym leaders:

    5 > 3 > 1 > 4 > 2 > 6

    Elite 4:

    5 > 3 > 6

    Champion battles:

    Blue > Steven/Wallace > Cynthia > Diantha = Lance > Alder > Iris

    Villainous teams:

    Galactic > Magma/Aqua > BW1 Plasma = Rocket > BW2 Plasma > Flare

    Villainous bosses:

    Cyrus (Fuck I love that song) > BW1 Ghetsis > BW2 Ghetsis > Maxie/Archie = N > Lysandre

    Cover legendaries:

    Dialga/Palkia > Giratina> 5 > 3 = HGSS > 6

    I think I may work on an order of route themes generation by generation as well.

    Yeah, as great as the overworld themes are in generation 6, the battles themes fell a little short. I especially hate the Team Flare theme. Even worse is that they have the same annoying riff when you're in their base. Out of all the battle themes listed, Cyrus is a very close favorite.

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  13. Wild battles:

    2 > 1 > 3 > 5 > 6 > 4 > HG/SS > FR/LG

    Trainer battles:

    2 > 1 > 4 > 3 > HG/SS > 5 > 6 > FR/LG

    Rival battles:

    Hugh > Silver > May > Cheren/Bianca > Serena > Barry

    Gym leaders:

    1 > 3 > 2 > 4 > 5 > HG/SS > 6 > FR/LG

    Elite 4:

    3 > 5 > 6 > HG/SS (Kanto) > 4 > HG/SS (Johto)

    Champion battles:
    Blue > Cynthia > Lance > Diantha > Steven/Wallace > Alder > Iris

    Villainous teams:

    Magma/Aqua > Rocket > Galactic > BW1 Plasma > BW2 Plasma > Flare

    Villainous bosses:

    Cyrus > Maxie/Archie > N > BW1 Ghetsis > Lysandre > BW2 Ghetsis

    Cover legendaries:

    3 > 4 > HG/SS > 5 > 6

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  14. I'm too lazy to rank my favorite songs. But, this one is my #1 overall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP_AUhCJP6I

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  15. Wild Battles
    6>5>3>1>4>2

    Trainer battles
    3>1>6>2>5>4

    Gym Leader
    5>6>1>4>3>2

    E4
    5(GOAT)>3>6>4>1=2

    Champion
    Blue>Steven/Wallace>Cynthia>Lance>Alder>Iris>Diantha

    Rival
    Silver>Brendan/May>Hugh>Barry>Cheren/Bianca>Serena/Calem

    Team Grunts/Admin
    4>5(BW)>3>5(BW2)>6>2

    Team Boss
    N(Final)>BWGhethis=Maxie/Archie>BW2Ghethis>Cyrus>Lysandre

    Cover Legendaries
    6>5>3>4>HGSS

    Off topic, I'm a bit upset that N's final battle theme isn't in the Unova Pokemon League in SSB3DS.

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  16. This week's PotW is Klinklang. Of course, they mention how Genwunners are hypocrites without saying that Genwunners are hypocrites...

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    1. And 100 attack is now "usable", whereas it was "phenomenal" for Gogoat. Progress!

      I wouldn't have expected them of all people to figure out Frustration is nice to use in case you run into Ditto, as well.

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    2. It's funny how little things like gender/happiness actually can matter that much.

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    3. And the best part is, for all that the game preaches about being good to your Pokémon, brutalizing them has virtually the same effect, but is actually more beneficial because most Dittos run max happiness. Eat your heart out, Karen.

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    4. Yeah, I don't really feel like I should have any emotional attachment to 0s and 1s, to quote you (Although there are games that are great at doing that). And as inhumane as it sounds to throw away hundreds of baby animals into the (supposedly) ravenous wilderness, I'll continue to do so, as it means better Pokemon with no moral or emotional consequence.
      I don't really like those people (read: Dorkly) that act all smugly superior because they are "just playing with the Pokemon they want because it's fun"- here are some examples:
      http://www.dorkly.com/post/69687/the-dos-and-do-nots-of-pokemon-ownership
      http://www.dorkly.com/post/68802/the-7-types-of-pokemon-players
      Of course, I don't care if you don't want to play competitively. I do mind that competitive players are somehow "worse", and "not playing for fun".
      Then again, it's a media website. Of course there will be no shortage of idiots.

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    5. *Reads the comics* My food used U-turn.

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  17. Wild battles:

    5 > 2 > 1 > 6 > 3 > 4

    Trainer battles:

    2 > 1 > 5 > 6 > 3 > 4
    (if we were including Gen 6's SSB4 remix it would have easily trumped all of them)

    Rival battles:

    May > Hugh > Silver > Cheren/Bianca > Barry > Serena
    (Yeah, the two rivals I can't stand the most have my favorite themes, would'a thunk)

    Gym leaders:

    5 > 2 > 1 > 4 > 6 > 3
    (yeah most people agree 5's is a masterpiece, especially when they're on their last Pokémon)

    Elite 4:

    5 = 3 > 6
    (impossible for me to decide, they're both great and hell 5's samples part of 3's in a couple seconds)

    Champion battles:

    Blue > Steven/Wallace > Iris > Cynthia > Alder > Diantha > Lance

    Villainous teams:

    HGSS Rocket > Magma/Aqua > BW2 Plasma > BW1 Plasma > Galactic > Flare
    (yeah I like BW2's Plasma more, I'm in the harsh minority, can't stand Team Flare's though :p)

    Villainous bosses:

    Cyrus > N > BW1 Ghetsis > BW2 Ghetsis > Maxie/Archie > Lysandre
    (I love how N's constantly builds upon the melody as you fight him more).

    Cover legendaries:

    HGSS > 4 > 6 > 4 > 3 > 5


    would you ever do one of these for Xenoblade's themes? I'd love to see that.

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    1. One mistake, Maxie/Archie would be > than both BW1 and 2 Ghetsis

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  18. Where does Colress's theme rank for you?
    (Quickly re-listenes to tracks to make accurate rankings.)

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    1. Wild battles:
      3 > 5 > 1 > 6 > 4 > 2

      Trainer battles:
      6 > 1 > 3 > 4 > 5 > 2

      Rival:
      5(2) > 2 > 4 > 3 > 6> 5

      Gym Leader:
      6 > 1 > 5 > 4 > 3 > 2

      Elite 4:
      5 > 3 > 6 > 4

      Champion:
      Diantha >Cynthia > Lance > Blue >Alder> Steven/Wallace > Iris

      Teams:
      Plasma2 > Flare > Aqua/Magma > Rocket > Plasma1 > Galactic

      Bosses:
      Colress > N(Decisive Battle) > BW Ghetsis > Cyrus > Maxie/Archie > Lysandre > BW2 N > BW2 Ghetsis > BW N

      Cover Legends:
      3 > 6 > Kyurem > Ho-Oh > Giratina > Reshiram/Zekrom > Lugia > Dialga/Palkia > Suicune

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  19. Wild battles:

    1 > 3 > 5 > 6 > 2 > 4

    Trainer battles:

    3 > 1 > 6 > 2 > 4 > 5

    Rival battles:

    Silver > Barry > Serena > Cheren/Bianca > May > Hugh

    Gym leaders:

    3 > 2 > 1 > 5 > 6 > 4

    Elite 4:

    5 > 6 > 3 > 4

    Champion battles:

    Blue > Steven/Wallace > Lance > Cynthia > Diantha > Alder > Iris

    Villainous teams:

    Galactic > Magma/Aqua > Flare > Rocket > BW1 Plasma > BW2 Plasma

    Villainous bosses:

    Cyrus > Decisive Battle N > Maxie/Archie > Lysandre > BW Ghetsis > BW2 Ghetsis > Colress

    Cover legendaries:

    Giratina > Yveltal/Xerneas > Weather Trio > Tao Trio > Ho-Oh > Lugia > Dialga/Palkia > Suicune

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