This is an anime sound effect. It's also referred to as the Pokéball sound, since it has been used throughout the Pokémon anime series, although it was used in anime and American animated shows prior to Pokémon.


  • First recorded: 1970's
  • Creator: N/A
  • Owner: Miyata Sound
  • Origin: Japan
  • Year debut: 1970's
  • First heard: N/A
  • Area used: Worldwide

Used In


TV Shows

Video Games



  • Pokémon Channel (Heard in the "Pichu Bros. in Party Panic!" episodes.)

Nintendo Switch:


Wii U:


  • Gotta Catch 'em All! (2014) (Used for when a Pokéball off-screen releases Pikachu.)
  • Kids WB Logo (Only heard in front of the 2nd and 3rd Pokémon movies.)

YouTube Videos

Image Gallery

Anime Big Pop Sound/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

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