Nuggets of Wisdom

Monday, February 15, 2016

VGM Monday: Pokémon Rise and Fall

On Feb. 27, 1996, Pokémon Red and Blue challenged players everywhere to catch them all. Twenty years later, the Pokémon franchise is still going strong with its sixth generation, with a possible seventh generation on the horizon. One of my favorite aspects of the games have been their music, so what better selection for this week’s VGM Monday than Pokémon music?

This week, we’re highlighting music from Pokémon Rise and Fall. What’s that? You’ve never heard of those games? Probably for good reason. They’re not official games. They’ve not even been released. But judging by the sample, these fanmade games sound most epic. This is by far some of the best Pokémon battle music I’ve heard—and they’re not even for official Pokémon games, but rather unreleased fanmade games. That’s quite something to have fans outperform the actual franchise. Anyway, take a listen and judge for yourself:

Wild Pokemon Battle:

Pokemon Trainer Battle:

Pokemon Gym Battle: