The Pokémon franchise has always been home to some quality music, but one fan has taken it to another level. Over the last couple of years Braxton "Skotein" Burks has been putting together orchestral versions of some of the series' best loved tunes to super effect.
Burks is currently working with Joypad Records to release a full album of music based on Pokémon Red / Blue / Yellow, Kanto Symphony. Joypad specialises in providing copyright clearance for video game music covers, and with its help Burks will be releasing the 35-track album on iTunes at some point in the future. You can check out some sneak peeks of the album on Soundcloud.
Have a listen to a couple of Burks' other tracks below, too. There are more tunes, taken from each Pokémon generation, on the Pokémon Symphony website, where you can also meet the musicians involved and keep up to date on the project.