Someone has made the Pokémon battle theme in Stardew Valley, using fluting blocks, because of course they have. YouTuber NetWarrior FM, who has a habit of this Stardew flute block thing, recently published their latest Pokémon cover version after having previously impressed us with tracks from Final Fantasy themes, to Earth Wind and Fire’s perpetually meme-worthy September.
If you’ve never played Stardew Valley, flute blocks are items you can walk past or over to create music, much like the musical note mats from hidden bases in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Similarly to other titles with musical minigames, flute block creations from inventive Stardew players have turned into a little niche of their own, with individuals dedicated to recreating iconic tracks inside of Concerned Ape’s iconic game.
And I have to say, as far as Stardew Valley flute block covers go, this version of the Pokémon battle theme absolutely bangs. Considering there are about a thousand (perhaps a slight exaggeration) notes within the cacophony of the first few seconds, and with no shortage of syncopation throughout the rest of Junichi Masuda’s instantly recognisable tune, the fully structured flute block run is really something to behold.
That’s not all there is to behold either, with more classics on Net Warrior FM’s channel, like the Pokémon Center music, the original anime Pokémon theme song, and, for some reason, this catchy tune. Each of the tracks is impressive in its scope, and we can’t begin to imagine the number of hours the creator has put into placing flute blocks to make this a reality, but we can’t not credit it.
That’s all we have for now, but while we eagerly await a haunting flute block version of Lavender Town’s theme, why not check out our list for the best Pokémon games and see how our picks compare to yours.