Are you a mega fan of Champion Cynthia from Pokemon Diamond/Pearl and Pokemon Masters? Well, here’s a little tidbit that you may never have known about the character’s defining theme song.
Pokemon fans have once again dug up a strange little artifact of the franchise’s wild past: an actual, official music video of Cynthia’s battle theme titled ‘battle gene Ｍ‘ – complete with human performers and Japanese lyrics! The lead singer of the 2011 production was Misaki Momose from Japanese TV show Pokémon Smash!, and the pianist was none other than Pokemon producer Junichi Masuda himself!
You can check out the bizarre music video for yourself below, alongside the original theme for comparison:
I only just learned today that there's an OFFICIAL vocal cover of Cynthia's Champion theme from 2011 — known as 'battle gene Ｍ', with vocals from Pokemon Smash!'s Misaki Momose. Needless to say, this is very bizarre to watch.
— Lewis (@Lewchube) February 16, 2020
What do you think? Were you already aware of this version of the song? What other champion’s themes would you have loved to see get this treatment too? Feel free to share your thoughts below!
(Thanks to Bulbapedia for additional information on this!)