"Aim to Be a Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary-" (Japanese: めざせポケモンマスター -20th Anniversary-, Mezase Pokemon Masutā - To~uentīsu Anivu~āsarī -) is a song performed by Rica Matsumoto.

About the song Edit

Unlike most songs, it was only available in a digital-only maxi-single release of the same name, which was released on June 27, 2017 under Sony Music's SME Records label. It was later included in the mini album of the same name on November 29, 2017.

It was the most recent cover version of the song "Aim to Be a Pokémon Master" (Also performed by Matsumoto) and is the opening theme song for the anime movie Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You! It was also used as the second opening theme song for the TV anime Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon from episode 30 to episode 43 before the original opening theme song, "Alola!!", was re-uses from episode 44.

It was first included in the Japanese version of Taiko no Tatsujin: Yellow Version arcade on July 15, 2017, which was also the premiere date of the aforementioned Pokémon anime movie in Japanese cinemas. It was later added in Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! as a DLC song.

List of games Edit

Arcade Edit

Console Edit

Data Edit

Regular Edit

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 2 52
Normal ★ x 4 119
Hard ★ x 6 193
Oni / Extreme ★ x 8 302

Pops (Drum 'n' Fun!)
Anime (Yellow Version)
Kids, Anime (2020)

Extra Edit

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x N/A N/A
Normal ★ x N/A N/A
Hard ★ x N/A N/A
Oni / Extreme ★ x 8 416

Pops (Drum 'n' Fun!)
Anime (Yellow Version)
Kids, Anime (2020)

Lyrics Edit

Please be aware that the following is for the TV-size version of the song as it was originally featured in the anime/video game series.
Japanese Kanji Japanese Rōmaji English Translation
(ポケモン ゲットだぜーッ!)

たとえ 火の中 水の中 草の中 森の中
土の中 雲の中 あのコのスカートの中

なかなか なかなか
なかなか なかなか 大変だけど
(POKÉMON GET da zē!)

tatoe hi no naka mizu no naka kusa no naka mori no naka
tsuchi no naka kumo no naka ano kono SKIRT no naka

nakanaka nakanaka
nakanaka nakanaka taihen dakedo
kanarazu GET da ze!
(I'll get you, Pokémon!)

Even if in fire, in water, in grass, in forests

In ground, in clouds, in that girl's skirt

It's very, very,
Very, very difficult but
I'm sure I'll get you!
I'll get you, Pokémon!

マサラタウンに さよならバイバイ
オレはこいつと 旅に出る
きたえたワザで 勝ちまくり
仲間をふやして 次の町へ
masara TOWN ni sayonara BYE BYE
ore wa koitsuto tabi ni deru
kitaeta waza de kachimakuri
nakama o fuyashite tsugi no machi e
Farewell, bye-bye, Masara Town
I'm leaving on a journey with him
Racking up wins with the moves we've trained
Making friends, and then off to the next city
いつもいつでも うまくゆくなんて
保証はどこにも ないけど
いつでもいつも ホンキで生きてる

ああ あこがれの ポケモンマスターに
なりたいな ならなくちゃ
itsumo itsudemo umaku yuku nante
hoshō wa doko ni mo nai kedo
itsudemo itsumo honki de ikiteru
koitsutachi ga iru

aa akogareno POKÉMON MASTER ni
naritai na naranakucha
zettai natte yarū!
Always and forever doing well
Though there's no guarantee of that...
Forever and always, I'll live true
Because they're here

Ah! I long to be a Pokémon Master
I want to be, I have to be
I know I'll be one!
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