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Weirdness: CollegeHumor Updates The Pokérap With All 718 Pokémon

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

"Your dream of a new PokéRap is now a nine minute nightmare"

The Pokérap is probably something that older, veteran Pokémon fans cherish, a musical treat that lasted through the first three generations of the franchise. Of course, as the generations have passed and a lot more 'mon have been added, the practicalities have made it a thing of the past.

Unless, of course, you opt for a comedy angle. Those well known video producers over at CollegeHumor have produced an updated Pokérap that clocks at around nine minutes, which naturally leads to a comedic sub-story.

Grab a refreshing beverage and check it out below. Did they rap them all?

[via collegehumor.com]

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User Comments (50)

Phle

#3

Phle said:

Pretty cool. They should have just a little longer break between each Pokémon, even if you're listening it's hard to hear all of them.

ueI

#6

ueI said:

I'm scared to watch. Is it close to being as good as the original rap?

AlexSora89

#7

AlexSora89 said:

Oh dear, I haven't even watched it yet but given it comes from CollegeHumor, I can't wait to see how they crapped all over it by killing off half of the Pokémon wildlife.

Seriously, "Duck Tales gone horribly wrong" was just awful - and their similar rendition of the Pixar Logo is even more painful to watch. You know what, I'm skipping this one altogether, thank you very much.

EarthboundBenjy

#8

EarthboundBenjy said:

Stupid jokes between verses and a lot of mispronunciation in Pokémon names. I liked it though, but it could have been cooler if it was trying to be more earnest.

KingGanny

#9

KingGanny said:

Watched it last night and it killed me. A few times I wanted to stop listening because after five minutes it was a bit much. Haha. There is a simple solution however. Just do a pokerap of the pokemon from Unova and Kalos. If you want you can throw Sinnoh in there too.

BakaKnight

#12

BakaKnight said:

You can't really understand how many pokemon there are until you don't rap them all XD

BulbasaurusRex

#15

BulbasaurusRex said:

That was fun, although it would've been better if they hadn't mispronounced so many of them. Even if they can't look them all up in the animé, the correct pronunciations for the first five generations are included in the Pokédex 3D app.

ferrers405

#18

ferrers405 said:

I got lost so many and so fast, i didn't even saw or heard Yveltal or Elgyem, whatever...

2Sang

#19

2Sang said:

Maybe I shouldn't complain anymore about there only being 69 pokemon

flummerfelt

#24

flummerfelt said:

Love the original PokeRap, I still listen to it every now and then & get super nostalgic. RIP, PokeRap.

Yamitora1

#25

Yamitora1 said:

it started getting out of sync and they could have switched up the melody just a hair every three strings.

GamerZack7

#27

GamerZack7 said:

"The reality of an updated PokéRap is rather ugly"
That caption doesn't sit well underneath an image of Pikachu, generally considered one of the most adorable Pokémon of all (because not everybody knows Clefairy ;)). Wouldn't it make more sense to have an image of a truly hideous Pokémon, such as Muk, Weezing or Garbodor? :|

rjejr

#29

rjejr said:

I can't call him wrong on the pronunciation of the new Kalos Pokemon-I don't know how to say all of them yet-but a lot of the others were wrong. He needs a Pokemon Handbook or two. -London

DerpSandwich

#31

DerpSandwich said:

It's weird that they only used one verse of the original Pokerap. They could have saved some effort.

LordGeovanni

#33

LordGeovanni said:

You know what? I actually didn't know that there was any raps after the first... o.0

And I watched this and went to listen to the original for the fun of it. After listening to the others, the only thing I have to say is that this STILL seems better than the non-Kanto versions. It sounds to me like they put no effort into the others...

Awesomness

#35

Awesomness said:

i still love the original more but this is really funny. and he sounds like a teenager when he's talking about stuff. do you think the kid made it out alive? ssssssssooooooooooooo sssssssaaaaaaadddddd!!!!! lets watch it again to be sure. HA HA!!! even i dont need this again at 8:00. =)

retro_player_22

#39

retro_player_22 said:

Imagine if they add Missingno to that list, the rapper would be like wtf is that thing. New generation players doesn't know about Pokemon #000.

allav866

#42

allav866 said:

Mispronunciations aside (especially since the original PokéRap had 'em), College Humor has done the PokéMon fan community a great service with this! But who on earth is going to have the time to catch 'em all?

DaveGX

#45

DaveGX said:

@Domon: I never really meant separate species. I don't know if I'm mistaken maybe, but if they did include pokémon forms in this rap as opposed to evolutions, then i just see no need to exclude their mega evolved forms in the rap.

BulbasaurusRex

#46

BulbasaurusRex said:

@DaveGX No, the different forms weren't included, and I don't see why they would be. I certainly don't need to hear Unown mentioned 28 different times.

RedBeanPorridge

#50

RedBeanPorridge said:

the high amount of mispronounciation makes me cringe so much o_O

well at least it isnt as bad as that video on youtube titled "original PokeRap" or something like that, that goes 'jigglypuff, jigglypuff, jigglypuff, jigglypuff', now THATS a nightmare

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