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    Default Which genre are the theme songs?

    Are they pop, rock, metal, or a different genre. I hear electric guitars in some theme songs.

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    Power ballads.

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    Power ballads... I guess sounds right, but that isn't exactly a genre. I'd say - at least in the dub - straight rock, maybe a bit pop-rocky at times. Though "Pokemon World" was... different.


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    I think power ballads is the closest in at least describing what they are. In terms of music styles, I've noticed the openings have been different with every season (well, at least with 4KIDS, somewhat), from rock, pop (I kind wonder if "Pokémon World" was going for some kind of beach music? *shrugs*), and then rap once in "Diamond and Pearl" (I think it's rap--not counting the PokéRap). I'm surprised they hadn't tried electronica (actually, the original Japanese might have traces?). "We Will Be Heroes" makes me think of soft country for some reason lol. But listening to all of the themes, it's been pretty much the same style since at least "Battle Cry" (until XY), but it probably comes off to me because the theme songs were cut down to like thirty seconds each, which makes me sad, personally, and I'm just not interested in looking up extended versions of them.
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    I think they've alternated between pop, rock, and rap. Orange Islands (2) and Diamond and Pearl (10) are like rap, most (seasons 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, for example) are pop, and some (seasons 4, 5, 7) are more rock.
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