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Pokémon Shiritori (ポケモンしりとり) is the first Japanese ending theme of the Pokémon 2019 series.


Pikachu - Mew

Five groups of Pokémon appear on wheels surrounding Poké Balls.

This version was used in episodes PJ001 to PJ019.

Mew - Zamazenta

Four groups of three Pokémon are seen dancing.

This version has been used since PJ020.

Full version

A full version of the song was released on the Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel. This version contains both previous versions and a special transition never seen before.

Changes compared to the main versions:

  • The transition between a failed attempt and the successful attempt to do a shiritori is changed in both parts.
  • 10 groups of Pokémon appear on wheels surrounding Poké Balls, Great Balls, Ultra Balls, and Master Balls.
  • The middle segment includes a special (muted) shiritori: Scorbunny - Mew
  • The four groups of pokemon are seen dancing two times, with the second 'round' being a modified version.


Pikachu - Mew


Let's(レッツ) play(プレイ) ポケモンしりとり

ピカチュ - ウツボッ - トランセ ルギ - アチャ - モルペ コダッ - クレッフ - イーブ イシツブ - テッポウ - オニスズ メタグロ - スバ メタモ

ポケモンテクノでしりとり ポケモンの名前(なまえ) つなげよう 最後(さいご)に「ン」がついたら()け それじゃ いくよ もう一回(いっかい)

ピカチュ - ウソハ - チコリー タマタ - マメパ - トゲデマ ルカリ - オドシ - シード ラプラ - スターミー - ミニリュ ウインデ - イワー - クチー トゲキッ - スリー - プテ ライコ - ウッ - ウーー ルリ - リーフィ - アーマーガ アバゴー - ラティア - スピー アグノ - ムウ - マダツボ ミュ

音楽(おんがく)クラブとしりとり ポケモンの名前(なまえ) つなげよう たくさん名前(なまえ) (おぼ)えたら できた! これで 大成功(だいせいこう)

Let's(レッツ) play(プレイ) ポケモンしりとり ♪

English Translation

♪ Let's play Pokémon Shiritori

Pikachuu - Utsubotto - Toranseru Rugia - Achamo - Morupeko Kodakku - Kleffi - Iibui Ishitsubete - Teppouo - Onisuzume Metagurosusu - Subame - Metamon

Pokémon Techno Shiritori Let's connect Pokémon names If you get an "n" at the end, you'll lose Well then, here, one more time!

Pikachuu - Usohachi - Chikoriita Tamatama - Mamepato - Togedemaru Rucario - Odoshishi - Shiidora Rapurasu - Sutaamii - Miniryu Uindi - Iwaaku - Kuchiito Togekissu - Suriipu - Putera Raikou - U'u - Uuruu Ruriri - Riifia - Aamaagaa Abagoora - Ratiasu - Supiaa Agunomu - Muuma - Madatsubomi Myu

Music Club and Shiritori Let's connect Pokémon names If you remembered a lot of names You did it! This is a huge success!

Let's play Pokémon Shiritori ♪


  • The song is based on a Pokémon name version of shiritori, in which the last syllable of a Pokémon's name is used as the first syllable of the next Pokémon's name. Stating a name which ends with the syllable ン n results in a loss, due to the fact that no word or name ever begins with that syllable.
  • The English ending is a muted version of the Pikachu > Mew shiritori's successful attempt, with the off-vocal version of the theme song over it.
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