The Pokémon Cosmic Quest Theme Song

Recently I received a private message on FanFiction.Net from the reader MajorBrony95, and in it, they sent me an idea for a theme song for Cosmic Quest, just like one that would play at the beginning of real episodes. They even wrote the accompanying animation sequence. I am happy to share this work with everyone, and am making it the official theme song of Cosmic Quest.

(Launch voice) “3…” (Ash is in a bright lit stadium. We are given a close up of his face as he gives a confident smirk)
“2…” (Ash enlarges a Pokéball and holds it up to his face, determination written all over.)
“1…” (We pan out and Ash throws the ball at the screen with all his might.)
“Blastoff!” (The ball opens up with a bright light at the screen.)
(Crowd voice) “Pokémon!”
(Male singer (think singer from “Advanced Battle”)) “Launching off into new frontier.”
(All scenes are fast-forwarded) (A rocket ship is launching off a pad and lifting off into the blue sky. A downward pan-around shows Ash is running after it on the ground, staring up at it with an amazed smile on his face. Pikachu is at his feet, also with a big smile.)
“I’m not afraid knowing that you’re here.”
(Ash then looks to his right and sees Brenda running alongside him. He looks to his left and sees Brock also by his side. Both have large smiles on their faces. A change to the front shows all of them facing the front. As Ash’s face gets close the scene changes.)
“Reach for the stars, planets, Moon and Sun.”
(We now see a beautiful outer space background with stars and galaxies. Heliosol rises up from the bottom left of the screen as, in a quick switch, Seluna rises from the right bottom. They then blast a Solar and Lunar Beam attack respectively at each other, resulting in an explosion and a cloud of dust. Ryusei and Gravisaac then shoot out of the cloud.)
“It’s my goal to be…” (Crowd voice) “Number One!”
(Ash points out a command to Pikachu, who leaps into the air and, on “Number One,” performs Hallowed Lightning in an impressive display.)
“Through foes and rivals, we’ll pass our test.”
(In front of a black hole background, Sirius, Cygnus, and Orion stand with evil grins with Cosmo in front of them with a impassive, yet nasty look at the camera. Then it shows a glaring Ryu ordering Dragonair to use Dragon Rush at the screen.)
“To be the very best!”
(Jesse, James, Meowth, and Wobbuffet are shot into the air, silently shouting in a blast off.)
“All to complete our cosmic quest!”
(Ash and company are looking up at the sky and a pan-around shows us going out into an above shot of the Earth, displaying the Cosmic Quest logo above it, as a shooting star speeds toward the screen.)
(Crowd voice) “Pokémon!”
(Cue title after flash from shooting star.)

MajorBrony95 was even kind enough to write an extended version, which would play during movies.

3…2…1… Blast off!
(Short instrumental)
Verse 1:
Launching off into new frontier.
I’m not afraid knowing that you’re here.
Reach for the stars, planets, Moon and Sun.
It’s my goal to be NUMBER ONE!
Refrain:
Straight toward our target like meteorite.
With your help, I’ll win the ultimate fight.
I don’t need to wish on a shooting star.
With my friends by my side my WISH’LL GO FAR!
Through foes and rivals, we’ll pass our test, to be the very best.
All to complete our cosmic quest!
Verse 2:
Faster than Neptune’s winds or Mercury.
And stronger than Jupiter is what I’ll be.
I’ll shine like Venus in the night time sky.
And I’ll win that big battle if I JUST TRY!
(Repeat refrain)
Verse 3:
Though others may try,
To bring down our dreams.
Together,
We’ll show them,
We’re so much more than we seem!
(Repeat refrain at a slight higher pitch)
Pokémon!

Thanks to MajorBrony95 for helping Cosmic Quest become that much more realistic.

Episode 52 Review (The Real Thing)

I will admit shamelessly, I wrote this episode solely for the purpose of bringing back as many recurring gags as I could. A talent show gave me the ability to do Pikachu’s faces, Brock’s song (apparently called Brock’s Paradise, I never knew that), and Team Rocket’s song (called Team Rocket Forever, once again, didn’t know that). All three of these are things that I absolutely loved in the past, and knew I wanted to bring back at least once at some point or other. I recently realized that a talent show episode could combine all three, so I went with it. One interesting thing about Brock’s song that you may or may not have noticed was that I messed around with it a little bit. Apparently when the dubbing companies for Pokémon switched, they also switched the lyrics for the song. The original version was the one where Brock sings about his paradise and it was changed to the more jocular version for he declares “For the girls!” I decided to take these two versions and combine them into one, making them two different verses of the same song, hence giving an in-universe explanation for why Brock suddenly changed the lyrics of his song.

The other thing this episode did was finally bring Ryu back. I fully admit that I dropped the ball on him, it’s been way to long since he last appeared. I was trying to avoid overusing him, but in the process I ended up under-using him. Hopefully in the future I’ll strike a better balance and his appearances won’t be so few and far between.

Episode 27 Review

Sorry this is running a little late, I had something come up before I could post this earlier.

In case you didn’t notice, the episodes that spanned the gap from Ash’s initial battle with Skyler up until the actual gym battle was an episode arc of sorts. First Ash actually fights Skyler, then he relates about his loss with his rival Ryu, then he is inspired in a new strategy by Brenda’s Pokémon Contest, then he trains as well as captures a new Pokémon to help him further, he trains some more, and finally he wins the gym battle. I wasn’t initially attempting to make an arc like that, it actually sort of just worked out. About the time of the second contest episode, I figured out it could work that way, and decided that I might as well roll with it.

Episode 22 Review

Some of the more observant of the show, might notice that this episode is similar to the Diamond and Pearl episode Top-Down Training, where Paul challenged Cynthia to battle, only to lose completely against her Garchomp. In all honesty, this episode was a copy of that one, but I couldn’t resist. It allowed for a good amount of character development for Ryu, and it allowed for us to meet Galileo. And since Galileo’s signature Pokémon, Dracosmic, is a Dragon-Type, it was a perfect opportunity. I actually really liked this episode. I think it might be one of my favorites so far. In addition to seeing the the battle, we also got to see Ash acting serious for a change, and Brock giving his advice. I felt like it was a touching scene. For anyone who might curious, here’s the just completed image of Galileo:
Galileo

Episode 22: Championship Shape

Make sure to check out Episode 22 here.

When Ash, Brock, and Brenda decide to attend a lecture by Professor Pine, they end up getting more than they expected when they also meet up with Ryu, and Galileo, the Tenno League Champion.

Also, the Pokédex, Attackdex, and Tenno League pages have been updated accordingly and a Ryu section has been added to the Character Guide.

Episode 13 Review

This episode reflects an actual “in-game” event in my original story for Luna and Terra Versions. This is the third encounter with Team Planetary, after the initial encounter at Pine’s Lab and a minor encounter at the Crater Gate. It is here in the games that it is first learned that Team Planetary is after the Meteoric Shards. Of course, Ash, Brock, and Ryu were all added on to the actual course of events. As for the end of Ash and Ryu’s battle, I was originally going to have Ash lose, but decided that I couldn’t do that so soon, so I decided on a tie. It actually works better, as it shows that neither trainer is right or wrong in their arguments.