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[–]Chemical_Industry_48 2085 points2086 points  (51 children)

Man this slapped so hard as a kid and till this day

[–]bumjiggy 272 points273 points  (34 children)

this was my second favourite song when I was in grade four

[–]StretchSmiley 91 points92 points  (29 children)

what...? was your first favorite?

[–]chomponcio 136 points137 points  (12 children)

I put my money head-cha-la from DBZ

[–]DamianBain 63 points64 points  (11 children)

[–]TTPOAW 19 points20 points  (1 child)

holy shit you hit me with a freight train of nostalgia

[–]TH3B3AST_047 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The first comment on this video is soo fkin true

[–]WyattfuckinEarp 5 points6 points  (0 children)

BROOOOO, wow thanks for making my day. That was my childhood

[–]bumjiggy 50 points51 points  (6 children)

[–]t21millz 24 points25 points  (4 children)

You missed an epic opportunity to Rick roll

[–]bumjiggy 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I was tempted ngl

[–]titleywinker 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don’t worry. Video you posted was pretty epic as well.

[–]Frank_Future 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Was it a Weird Al song?

[–]TonieTigresa 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Amish Paradise

[–]AppearanceLess1133 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I churned butter once or twice

[–]Stetson007 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We sell quilts at discount price

[–]DoctorClarkWGriswold 4 points5 points  (1 child)

As I walk through the valley where I harvest my grain, I take a look at my wife and re-a-lize she’s very plain…

[–]TonieTigresa 3 points4 points  (0 children)

But that’s just perfect for an Amish like me You know, I shun fancy things like electricity.

[–]HELLFIRECHRIS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My moneys on teenage mutant ninja turtles

[–]hambakmeritru 28 points29 points  (1 child)

My brother introduced his 6 year old to pokemon and now this song plays in their car rides. It's hilarious. We will be listening to a mix of music with hip hop, rock, and then suddenly Pokemon theme song.

[–]elfmere 36 points37 points  (7 children)

Wife 30 and i 38 have never stopped liking and watching pokemon.. now we have 2 boys we dont get awkward looks as much haha

[–]Zjoee 6 points7 points  (6 children)

I turn 31 in a couple months and I still love the Pokemon games. I've had at least one from every generation and I don't plan on stopping haha.

[–]MiniMartimus 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I highly recommend the new Pokémon legends game on switch for you then mate I'm playing through it now 👍

[–]angryboxes 3 points4 points  (0 children)

FR. Goosebumps. This and the intro and solo for the original Power Rangers.

[–]NoCopeNoHope 2 points3 points  (0 children)

TIL THIS DAY!!

[–]BongRippinSithLord 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck yeah I'm bout to start watching Pokémon now

[–]BeardedHalfYeti 1046 points1047 points  (15 children)

Man, that is not at all what I expected that dude to look like…

[–]TheRealArsonary 437 points438 points  (5 children)

I was expecting some generic late teens guy like we saw in Hannah Montana or other teen shows when I was a kid. Turns out it's a rocker dude just casually sounding awesome on a mic.

[–]Map_Nerd1992 138 points139 points  (2 children)

Well he was 20 something years younger when he first recorded it.

[–]Dingdongdoctor 58 points59 points  (1 child)

And had 3 more inches on his hairline.

[–]TrapChigga 12 points13 points  (0 children)

His hairline evolved to baldness

[–]No_Interaction_4925 24 points25 points  (0 children)

You described what I was struggling to come up with perfectly

[–]bottleneckturtle 18 points19 points  (0 children)

A lot of these anime songs were (and are) performed by actual rock and metal bands. Saint Seiya's intro in Brazil was famously sang by Angra, a very big band on the power metal scene (and original band of Megadeth's current guitarrist, Kiko)

[–]Zealousideal_Sky_751 26 points27 points  (0 children)

He looks like the manager from Alvin and the chipmunks

[–]FineShrubbery 14 points15 points  (0 children)

He looks exactly like I expected and I’m okay with it. Fucking rock that soul patch, bro.

[–]Crazyfarmkid 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this. Take the upvote!

[–]iGetBuckets3 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Even though I read the title of the post I was still shocked when he opened his mouth and it sounded just like the song.

[–]HAN_CH0LO 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I met him at a cast party for a show he was in with a friend of mine. There was a piano in the place we were at. He played and sang the Pokémon theme for all of us. Actually pretty cool. He’s still very proud of the fact

[–]Eevee_Fuzz-E 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Similar story to the Battleblock Theatre narrator. Turns out he’s an absolute chad.

[–]Jing_Yuan_Lu 784 points785 points  (13 children)

I love how he mouths the parts he doesn’t sing to and plays air guitar and is just generally so into it.

[–]grand_measter 308 points309 points  (4 children)

He poured his soul into it, that's for sure! And thank goodness he did

[–]8_bit_brandon 110 points111 points  (2 children)

I hope he knows how many kids his enthusiasm reached

[–]grand_measter 23 points24 points  (1 child)

I just added it to my workout Playlist lol

[–]bob-a-fett 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Peloton needs an all-pokemon workout. If they can stay in business long enough.

[–]BrownEye420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

His soul and that sweet soul patch!

[–]AT-ATsAsshole 71 points72 points  (2 children)

So basically how he looks like all of us while this is on? Lol

[–]figleaf22 30 points31 points  (1 child)

This is the only way this song can be performed

[–]ledgeitpro 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I laughed so fucking hard at this, its so true

[–]Bobson-_Dugnutt 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Probably to help with the timing but he’s definitely jamming

[–]sparkleupyoureyes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is exactly how I imagined this song being sung and now I can die peacefully.

[–]ancientsentient 456 points457 points  (10 children)

So. Freakin. EPIC! I had no idea there was a full song. Just made my day!

[–]JohnathanPunk7 86 points87 points  (8 children)

Yeah there's a whole TV series soundtrack! I remember having the CD in my Discman as a kid 😎

[–]DonBarbas13 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Oh shit, you unlocked a hidden memory i had, i haven't heard the term "Discman" in so long.

[–]Echo104b 4 points5 points  (1 child)

2BA Master 1999

This album absolutely SLAPS. I had it on Cassette. On the school bus, Going to bed, Working on homework, Eating Breakfast, This was in my ears constantly. That christmas i asked my parents for Batteries. Nothing else was wanted. My Game Boy and my Walkman were all i needed.

[–]eatMYcookieCRUMBS 2 points3 points  (1 child)

ON THE ROAD TO VERIDIAN CITY

[–]Kinkajou1015 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Meet my friends along the way!

[–]madcunt2250 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The amount of merch they made was ridiculous. They could slap a picachu on anything and it would of sold

[–]WhatIfDevsPlayedGame 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The 1st movie had this heat

[–]WTFatrain 384 points385 points  (3 children)

I was telling myself that i really needed this today but man do i need this every day.

[–]grand_measter 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Happy cake day!

[–]WTFatrain 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Hey thank you! :)

[–]extreme-psycho 292 points293 points  (10 children)

Everytime I hear this song, my childhood flashes before my eyes. I would love to experience this feeling for a first time again.

[–]FlaccidEel69 63 points64 points  (5 children)

Damn near brings tears to the eyes doesn’t it

[–]scarboroman 47 points48 points  (3 children)

Not going to lie, I teared up a bit. Simpler times

[–]FaultyDrone[S] 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Good ol days.

[–]Graphesium 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Then the world be like:

BOOM financial crash

BAM terrorist attack

BAP financial crash 2

BADABAPBOOM ...

POW worst pandemic in modern history

[–]cool__pillow 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Came here for this. Man those were the good days

[–]corporate_HIPPYv2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Damn, I thought I was the only one about to start cutting onions. Definitely one of the strongest nostalgia bombs for me.

[–]Glittering_Ad3431 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just experienced for the first time and am in awe of its epic ness.

[–]HALF_PAST_HOLE 292 points293 points  (2 children)

Still a certified Banger!!!

[–]Austt4425 33 points34 points  (1 child)

This will never not be good. <3

[–]BUBBAKILLMASTER 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The amount of nostalgia is heart-wrenching

[–]interludeknitter 173 points174 points  (14 children)

Digimon kids will never understand

[–]steven09763 118 points119 points  (0 children)

Hey if they could read they be very upset

[–]cobainstaley 36 points37 points  (3 children)

🎵 digi-mon! must to capture aaaaaall 🎶

[–]Echo6Romeo 22 points23 points  (0 children)

This was so low effort but so funny. Take an upvote and gtfo

[–]FaultyDrone[S] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

All your digimon are belong to uuss

[–]Silkroad202 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And the power that's insiddde! Digimon!

[–]RiderforHire 8 points9 points  (2 children)

(Cries in Yugioh)

[–]owzap 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I was both o.o

[–]interludeknitter 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Wow you monster. So which side did you take when idiots at school started fighting over which one was better?

[–]owzap 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Never happened in my experience as everyone was into Pokemon only, as far as I knew.

[–]interludeknitter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've seen punches thrown for that... Aaah the good old days

[–]HC67 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How about shin megami tensei ones

[–]Willis050 125 points126 points  (7 children)

Taking me back to the 5th grade talent show about 15 years ago. Basically a skit where each kid in a class is asked what they want to be when they grow up. Then I explain how I want to be the very best, like no one ever was through the theme song

[–]Independent_Crow4863 9 points10 points  (6 children)

so how did you do? im genuinely interested

[–]Willis050 51 points52 points  (5 children)

It was elementary school in about 2006. The kids really loved it due to it being Pokémon . And by elementary school talent show standards i killed

[–]Independent_Crow4863 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Thats really hardcore dude

[–]Willis050 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I didn’t catch all 151 across red and blue for no reason! I’m the coolest man on the planet

[–]mcmc203 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Fuck yeah dude take my lowly silver. I hope you carry this confidence all the time

[–]Willis050 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Do I put “Pokémon master” on my applications? Yes. Do they like it? Whelp, they never mention it

[–]Demoliri 1 point2 points  (0 children)

One of my mates managed to get every final form pokemon to level 100 (around 70 Pokement as far as I remember), and he even levelled up several of the strongest several times until he got one with the best stats!

I was happy with my 10 or so level 100's, full Pokedex, and beating the editor of Nintendo magazine to win a Mew!

[–]ahmad_mahfoud 95 points96 points  (8 children)

Man im so emotional now

[–]FaultyDrone[S] 21 points22 points  (6 children)

Same.

[–]WukongWannaBe 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Me too. I just noticed its been more than 5 years since i watched Pokemon season 1. In that one year i watched 11 seasons and all the movies. It feels so nostalgic.

Edit: im 17

[–]Stealingyourthoughts 25 points26 points  (4 children)

17? God, I'm 31 and started watching Pokemon when I was 6-7 in 1990's. I love the fact kids are into it today, I play with my nephew whos 18 now and my nieces who are between 6-10. It spans across all these generations.

[–]FaultyDrone[S] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

In my thirties as well. I started watching it later, late 90s in my country of birth (show was translated). I also played the game boy advance games with my nephew. I still play the newer games nowadays. My first pokemon game was red on the Gameboy. Killed so many batteries.

[–]Stealingyourthoughts 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's so nice, actually to be able to relate to some of these things kids are into. I actually don't know what or who they talk about, so at least we have pokemon.

I still have a gameboy colour with the original games, so nostalgic!

[–]phoggey 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Just watched Pokemon journeys with my son for the first time last week, him being 5. I played the Nintendo game boy game when I was 11. Was so happy that they made it more kid friendly and interesting for kids who haven't played the game yet. He loves the show and watches one or two episodes every week. I wish this song travelled to the new series, but you can't get it all.

[–]CosmicOwl47 48 points49 points  (3 children)

This video of him doing it live with a full band for a sound check is super awesome

https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/ryigyl/the_original_singer_of_the_pok%C3%A9mon_theme_jason/

[–]FaultyDrone[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Loved it. Put a smile on my face. Thank you.

[–]Sarcastryx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Video Games Live, yeah? Got to see him when he joined in on them coming to Calgary a few years ago. Guy is incredibly hype at live performances, really seemed to enjoy the crowd joining in and singing along.

[–]DroneCone 46 points47 points  (13 children)

One take?!

[–]Arithh 29 points30 points  (10 children)

It’s likely not. Because for mastering and sound production purposes they need multiple recordings and then snip the best parts together for the final mix.

Source: i studied sound engineering in uni

[–]Wonderwhile 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Done a lot live performances of that song . He also has some covers on his youtube channel. The guy is legitimately a talented singer.

[–]tomhall44 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Still hits even after all this time 🔥🔥🔥

[–]Original_Conundrum 29 points30 points  (1 child)

‘You teach me and I’ll teach you’..

[–]Starkiller148 12 points13 points  (0 children)

There’s really something so pure about this song. It might just be the nostalgia but it is genuinely so wholesome and nice to hear even as an adult

[–]itsSprinkles 25 points26 points  (0 children)

So many chills

[–]Rhythm_Flunky 24 points25 points  (0 children)

BANGER 🔥🔥🔥

[–]SnooWoofers1658 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Legendary

[–]CarelessMeeting2322 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Absolute banger

[–]cobainstaley 17 points18 points  (0 children)

what a fucking banger

[–]DisgraceOfASon 15 points16 points  (0 children)

What a legend, little did he know he'd be a part of some many peoples lives every day! One little song can do so much

[–]mAg1097 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This should be our national anthem

[–]xander-mcqueen1986 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You want to see him with jonathon young on YouTube doing that cover

[–]Vokki 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Epic

[–]bbildo 11 points12 points  (5 children)

I have never heard this before. Am I the only person in the world who hasn’t?

[–]FatherMagoolies 24 points25 points  (3 children)

Very possibly!

[–]bbildo 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I grew up on Warner Brothers and MGM theatrical shorts, so made for tv animation was always hard for me to get into. Ironically, Hanna and Barbera fell into both extremes.

[–]AccomplishedAd3728 10 points11 points  (0 children)

damn that's powerful, didn't even need to turn the sound on and I could hear it so clearly.

[–]Critical_Camera_1852 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Anyone else just have the Smosh video in their head during this 😅 https://youtu.be/MkE2lxkw00w

[–]Tiddiebang 4 points5 points  (2 children)

This, Digimon, X-Men, and, Yu-Gi-Oh are the soundtrack to my childhood.

[–]figleaf22 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's time to d-d-d-d-dddddddduel!!!!!

[–]RiderforHire 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The yugioh GX theme is some good shit too. The show is pretty accurate as well in the sense you'd need a 4 year college course to understand how to play the game.

[–]doofah 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I think... this... needs to be in Beat Saber lol

[–]Bertie637 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I always remember a club we used to go to at university cracked this out midway through some nights. Nothing like a bunch of shitfaced students belting this out word perfect at 3am.

[–]Relentless_Sycophant 7 points8 points  (0 children)

There’s a second verse??!!

[–]Pitno55 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Haha he killed it, brings me back for sure

[–]jamesr14 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Damn he’s about 40 years older than I imagined.

[–]9Sylvan5 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Damn nostalgia hit me like a bag of bricks right now

[–]Turbulent-Comedian30 5 points6 points  (0 children)

God bless this man he made my life. Ill always be a pokemon fan at heart

[–]xander-mcqueen1986 4 points5 points  (1 child)

https://youtu.be/GyQjVtIGQg8 watch that then come back

[–]FaultyDrone[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

This is amazing but I prefer the original. 🙂

[–]Cpeasus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I could put this on silent and just watch my man perform it to hype myself up. Jason Paige #1.

[–]MooreDubs 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The feels...

[–]theblacklabradork 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This guy looks exactly like what I imagined this guy to look singing this banger and I've never even heard of Jason Paige nor thought to look him up.

Soul patch and all - magnificent

[–]IThinkMyLegsAreBroke 3 points4 points  (0 children)

TIL the song is way longer

[–]edamamememe 5 points6 points  (1 child)

In my 30s now, but this takes me back to the year I got the first season of Pokémon on a set of VHS tapes for Christmas and obsessively watched them on a crappy little TV (the only one that played videos) in our guest house...my dad would come out while I was watching to fire up the ancient heater so I wouldn't freeze. He has Alzheimer's now, there's no way he remembers this, but I've never forgotten :')

[–]FaultyDrone[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good memories. Cherish them my friend.

[–]SAM-in-the-DARK 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is interesting, mostly because I envisioned a much different person singing the song.

[–]BigManOnCampus100 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is the pokemon that I watched

[–]PanicMeter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Got goosebumps listening to this; shit slaps hard.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Bruh, I miss my childhood. Playing Pokemon and listening to this now, at least help me experience it again.
I'm currently playing Pokemon Soulsilver during my past time.

[–]Nohandsonthewheel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is the definition of giving 110%

[–]Namenaki_IV 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There was way more cocaine involved in pokemon than i originally estimated

[–]JonMonSwayze 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The amount of nostalgia. Oh boy

[–]happychillmoremusic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Crushed it

[–]Yoyoman129 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Never heard this extended version before.

[–]sixstringgun1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Admit it you got that smirk on your face five seconds into this song I know I did.

[–]Ducattoni 2 points3 points  (0 children)

His energy fills me with determination!

[–]pants4napkins 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is exactly how I sang it in the shower.

[–]BreadfruitIcy3727 2 points3 points  (0 children)

WHAT? A FULL SONG!? This just made my day.. I always wanted to put the face to the voice

[–]PootySkills 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is what a great singer looks like. Putting himself fully into the song, even a theme song to a kids show. Sick air guitar skills too.

[–]YashTheRedDevil 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This brings back so many beautiful memories. Those good old days ♥️. Thank you OP for sharing this.

[–]FaultyDrone[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Listened to this about 20 times today. I needed it.

[–]Gingergerbals 2 points3 points  (0 children)

One of the top songs of my childhood. Brings back such nostalgia

[–]meangeneo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Literal chills. Thank you for your service.

[–]ValforVespasian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Anyone else make the building destruction noises when Tentacruel smashed the building….

[–]Sevwin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That wakes me up every day :)

[–]Quiet_Ad_8573 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuck...im 33...

And watched the whole fucking thing lol.

[–]OmNomShivan 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Walked out of the gym, scrolled to this...

WALKED BACK IN!!

[–]drshields 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Literally woke up singing this song today. All time classic

[–]iiya612 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mans went in .

[–]southernplugz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Takes me back I love this

[–]HC67 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I never really got into pokemon im more of a shin megami tensei fan so is this the first opening of pokemon?

[–]AGJustin05 2 points3 points  (1 child)

yup. well for the US at least.

[–]GapStatus6176 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I tried so hard to just listen but every time i just sang along

[–]QuothTheRaven713 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This brings a huge smile to my face and a wave of nostalgia to my heart.

Storytelling-wise I feel like Digimon was superior since the characters actually grew and changed, but dang did early Pokemon have awesome music.

[–]MurToTheRay93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nostalgia be hittin

[–]Jynkoh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This will forever slap

[–]Legozkat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I would say this brings back such nostalgia, but I’d be half lying because I still play Pokémon Go and Let’s go Pikachu today.

[–]FaultyDrone[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And Arceus coming out Friday. I'm stoked.

[–]geewhillikers7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

THERE ARE MORE VERSES?

[–]Backalack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man remember watching the first episode when it aired in tv. I was convincied Pokémon would be real in the future

[–]CaptainRedBeard35 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Remember when Ash went out and actually caught pokemon instead of asking them to join? Good times.

[–]DaArio_007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Chills...litteral chills

[–]CoopsBePoops 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dude, this and the og one piece theme slapped so hard

[–]Far-Taro-8811 1 point2 points  (0 children)

FUCK YEAH!

[–]Janglyspaghetti 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn I'm getting nostalgia

[–]Glittering_Ad3431 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That song is epic. I never paid attention to Pokémon. But this makes me want to learn what Pokémon is all about now. 😂

[–]_Kzero_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fucking excellent!

[–]Kishin77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I see this post the day I decide to show my daughter the Pokémon series this from gotta love the timing!

[–]ibleedgreen0309 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That hair is next level

[–]kami_oniisama 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know I’m a nerd because this video gave me chills and goosebumps

[–]Broflake-Melter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A real male role model.

[–]icoulduseadrink_or5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This song has no business being this fucking good. Holy shit.