until they changed voice actors in season 9. from season 1 to season 8 the theme songs was the best. they were all the best. season 9+ were sounding so childish and stupid. they has some stupid rapping song its so terrible. i think that was why i stopped watching pokemon :/
The anime was awesome in the dub back when 4Kids used to include pop culture references and adult humor in there from Indigo to early Johto. It has already lost that charm when Honnen started, before the voices changed.
The problem with the dub isn't the voices, the script is too damn dry and dumbed down.
Currently playing: Pokemon Black 2 Perfect Run(JPN) 649/649 owned, 3 Star Card, Rayman Orgins(Wii)
When it comes to opening I think they've become gradually weaker and weaker with each new one. The first is the original, classic, nostalgic, great. The second had the novelty of being the first "new" Opening, and even the third had the novelty of being the very first to introduce us to a new generation. After that they often tried way too hard to be "cool, hip and epic" so that some Openings are downright ridiculous and hilarious for all the wrong reasons. And then they had a sudden shift in style with the introduction of a female singer and the songs became very un-pokemon, just too different from the rest, and pretty generic so that if you cross out the word "pokemon" you could use it for anything really.
My favourite Opening is the ... 9th if I counted correctly, the Battle Frontier opening because it's so damn catchy.