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Pokemon Go triples catch 'em all related songs on Spotify

Yes, Spotify knows how many times you've listened to the Pokerap. It's ok, don't worry, we've all done it at least once this week. As reported by Polygon (opens in new tab), Spotify has revealed that global streams of the Pokemon Theme - that's 'Gotta Catch 'Em All' in case you're hunting - has increased more than 360% in the last week thanks to the release of Pokemon Go (opens in new tab)

Pokemon related streaming across the board has tripled and there's a slew of playlists just waiting for your baseball cap covered ears. There are currently more than 190,000 playlists with Pokemon in the title and 53,000 simply called Pikachu. Below are the top five Pokemon related songs on Spotify if you need some sounds to accompany your wanderings.

  1. Pokemon Theme
  2. Pokerap
  3. Pokemon Johto
  4. Go Pokemon Go
  5. I Want To Be A Hero

If you're just starting out, here's some Pokemon Go tips (opens in new tab), find out what it's like to live in a house that's also a Pokemon Gym (opens in new tab) and read how the future of Pokemon Go means we'll be trading with friends (opens in new tab). Plus, here's why your local landmarks are Pokestops in the game (opens in new tab).

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Louise Blain
Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.