Driftveil City – Pokémon Black/White

About game/music

This is “Driftveil City” from RPG “Pokémon Black/White”(2010)(Official website), developed by Game Freak, published by The Pokémon Company.
This is composed by Hitomi Sato(Twitter).

Pokémon Black/White was the second release on the Nintendo DS after Pokémon Pearl/Diamond(2006).
The Unova region, where the adventure takes place, is based on New York City.
Compared to last title, changes include; improved animations in battles, TMs become no longer one-time-only, and the introduction of the four seasons …etc.

Driftveil City is a port town facing the sea, with a fifth gym.
According to the composer, Hitomi Sato, the music was inspired by the kind of fun music that played at the Thai restaurant she used to go to.



  • The 6th note of the minor scale is not used in the melody.
    I think it can be said that the melody has the power of a minor pentatonic, but also has the sentiment due to the semitone between 2nd and m3rd.

bar 14

  • V+ (other TABs include this)
    • It contains augmented 5th.
    • It sounds quirky, droll, and euphoric.
    • examples;
      • LancerDELTARUNE Chapter 1
      • My Castle TownDELTARUNE Chapter 2
      • Phantom TrainFINAL FANTASY VI
      • The Night of the Ball – Fire Emblem: Three Houses
      • Hearthome CityPokémon Diamond/Pearl
      • Driftveil City – Pokémon Black/White
      • Cascarrafa – Pokémon Scarlet/Violet
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