We all want to be the very best, like no one ever was. Especially when it comes to Pokémon.
The Pokemon obsession faded for a little bit, but it came back with a vengeance when Pokémon GO was launched. The app, which allows players to use augmented reality to spot and catch Pokémon in real life and battle other trainers, has become wildly popular. People who haven’t thought about Pokémon in years are suddenly back to their old “gotta catch ’em all” ways.
Since it launched in July of 2016, Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 500 million times all over the world. As of September of 2016, it had made over $500 million from in-app purchases despite the game being free to download and play.
Of course, there’s still an element of old school pride despite the modern resurgence of Pokémon. For those of us who grew up with it in the early days, we’re used to there being only 151 Pokémon rather than the current 765 (seriously, how do people even remember all of those?).
That’s why we’re loving this a cappella version of the Pokémon theme song. Not only does it pay tribute to all 151 of the original Pokémon by using their names in the harmonizing lines, it also acknowledges the modern day Pokémon GO resurgence. In the video, singer Jeff Kantos is seen lacing up his shoes to prep for some wild Pokémon expeditions using the app.
This is a seriously fun video that captures the spirit of adventure and all the zaniness of hunting out Pokémon, and it’s even more impressive that Jeff Kantos managed to craft such a cool a cappella rendition.
In addition to this amazing Pokémon theme song cover, he’s also got a cappella pop covers of songs by Justin Bieber and Charlie Puth. You can check out his YouTube channel, SingingWithJeff, here.