OST Focus – Battle! Joe Ximer

Today on OST focus we have something awesome: the Encounter, Battle and the Danger (last Pokémon) theme of my avatar, Joe Ximer, as he appears in the animated series created by VanishingSVST, The Masters of Pokémon. Have you tried reading Joe’s last name backwards?

Like the important trainers of this series, Joe has an Encounter theme, a Battle theme (both made with primarily Pokémon B2/W2 instruments) and a Danger theme for his last Pokémon, his trusted Pinsir “Prince”. And the Danger theme starts with the cry of that signature Pokémon.

That Pinsir is actually quite nostalgic. Since back in the days of Pokémon Red and Blue I had a Pinsir I called Prince. Admittedly, it wasn’t very competitive back then, but I’m very happy that it got a much better moveset (and even a Mega Evolution!) in recent versions. All the other Pokémon of Joe’s team have a nickname related to music. I even built a team based on that in Pokémon X, it consists of

  • Prince (Pinsir)
  • Volume (Exploud)
  • Beat (Toxicroak)
  • Rhythm (Ludicolo)
  • Bass (Mawile)
  • Noise (Noivern)

Although I put a lot of effort into that team, it’s not very competitive~ (much like Joe himself…)

Joe’s design was heavily inspired by Shikieiki and Okuu from the Touhou series.  In a similar fashion, his themes were inspired by Shikieiki’s theme Fate of 60 Years (Touhou 9: Phantasmagoria of Flower View), Miko’s theme True Administrator (Touhou 13: Ten Desires) and most importantly Miror B.’s theme (Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness).

Encounter! Joe Ximer only has Miror B.’s theme and a cool beat. You’ll instantly know, Joe is in da house:

Battle! Joe Ximer already includes all of the aforementioned tunes and sounds like Joe’s ready to rock:

Danger! Joe Ximer is a full-scale remix of his Battle theme. It focuses more on True Administrator than the Battle theme and Fate of Sixty Years is included more subtly. As a present, I’ll even add an exclusive download this time:

Danger! Joe Ximer (232 downloads)

The video features the Pokémon battle from episode 5 along with some awesome artwork. Did Joe win the battle? You’ll need to find out by watching the full battle (and while you’re there, the whole episode) I’m afraid X3

As usual, if you like it, I’d advise you to check out the OST page for more. Did you know that I’m actually responsible for what Joe says in the series? Just so he behaves like he should. Except for the battles, though; I only give some ideas there X3

Next time on OST focus, I’ll show you….I can’t tell yet! I’ve already started working on the next song though, you know, this year’s Halloween mix! It might include some familiar and some not so familiar tunes. And while I call it Night of the Werewolf (which is a reference to last year’s Halloween mix Night of the Dullahan), there actually won’t be that much (were)wolf-related tunes…

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