Cover Photo: Photograph via Nintendo
Photograph via Nintendo

How the Pokémon Soundtracks Unlock a Unique Form of Nostalgia

And as we push forward into the new Paldea region in the games Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the music will continue to capture attention.

Pokémon DiamondRedBlueGold Silver

You can’t pick Chikorita; she’s weak to the first two gyms. You’re better off with Totodile

DiamondThis is Pokémon gameI am free to do whatever I want

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Photograph courtesy of the author

DiamondOmega Ruby Alpha SapphireBlack 2 White 2Black 2Black 2feels HeartGold SoulSilverWhite 2

Diamond BlackWhite

Diamond Pearl

Pokémon Ruby SapphireDiamondPearlPlatinum

X YSunMoon

Pokémon ScarletViolet

Pokémon Legends ArceusLegends Arceus

because Diamond Pearl

Pokémon Legends Arceus Diamond Pearl


Black White Diamond Pearl

Scarlet VioletSunMoon

Chris Panella is a journalist covering entertainment, news, and pop culture. He studied Film and Media Studies and English at Tufts University, where he later taught classes on gender in Star Wars and the representations of Batman's villains across media. Their work can be found in The Daily Beast, The Houston Chronicle, Film Daze, USA Today, Film Cred, and others.