For many, the announcer for Super Smash Bros. For 3DS is little more than a voice without a face. He doesn’t have the same presence as Mario, Pikachu, or the rest of the Nintendo crew, but the announcer is a booming, commanding voice that will gladly get players pumped up for the upcoming match.

Xander Mobus, who fills this epic role (as well as that of antagonist Master Hand), recently granted a fan’s offbeat, yet incredibly entertaining request by performing the first Pokémon TV series theme song.

After kicking off his attempt with a cheerful “This is going to suck!”, Mobus belts out the first verse from the iconic theme.

And, contrary to Mobus’s initial proclamations, it doesn’t suck.

For comparison, we’ve provided the original version of the song below.