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VS Gym Leader

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This is the Gym Leader Battle theme from Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow. The original song is by Junichi Masuda.

I had this song stuck in my head for about a week and I decided I had to play it on keyboard, so I did this little number in a few days. I made it pretty close to the original song, which is why there are no drums, but I went a little crazy at the end just for lulz and since the real song is a loop and technically has no end.

This was recorded via MIDI on Mixcraft 5. I played it all by ear and just kinda winged it the entire time, but it was all for fun.

Enjoy! :)


Your "Play By Ear" method to remixing one of the most classic battle music in Nintendo's history has one major flaw...no major kick! IF by any means you could remaster this with a bass and electric guitars...I could see this as a true masterpiece worthy of being used in a Future pokemon release....(when will they stop creating more and more characters to max out -_-)

Very well done!

SulfuricDonut responds:

Haha thanks! I do some work with video game bands with electric guitars and heavy drums and all that epicness. This one I really just wanted to recreate the original with more modern technology sounds and have fun with synthesizers.

But as for your suggestion of remastering it with other instruments: Once exams are done I plan to start doing that, except there are tons of other pokemon classics that I want to get out too. Most will probably have some forms of epic guitar recording since that's the fun part :P
I may fix up a more epic version of this one once I do the other battle themes (VS trainer, wild pokemon, etc). I love all the songs too much to NOT do all of them :)

I love this, one of my favorite melodies from Pokemon :D

SulfuricDonut responds:

Haha thanks, same here. Once it was stuck in my head again I just HAD to finish the entire thing :P

I definitely like this! It's pretty simple, but very enjoyable.

SulfuricDonut responds:

Yep, it was supposed to be simple since I pretty much made it for the fun of learning the song. The original song only had like 3 tracks or something so this is like a sound quality upgrade lol

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Credits & Info

4.28 / 5.00

Feb 8, 2012
7:05 PM EST
Video Game
File Info
3.6 MB
1 min 35 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.