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Relicanth (Pokémon)

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Relicanth
ジーランス Glanth
#369
369Relicanth.png
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Water Rock
Category
Longevity Pokémon
Abilities
Swift Swim or Rock Head
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#179
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'03"
Imperial
1.0 m
Metric
Weight
51.6 lbs.
Imperial
23.4 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
25 (3.3%)
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
 F369.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Water 2 groups
41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 198 Battle Exp.: 1981*

Relicanth (Japanese: ジーランス Glanth) is a dual-type Water/Rock Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Relicanth are stocky fish-like Pokémon with features that seem ancient and primitive. It is mostly brown with patches of tan on its body and a tan skull-like head. It has a red spot on each side of its body. Its scales are as craggy as rock. It also possess many pairs of fins which it can use to punt itself along the sea bottom.

Gender differences

Female Relicanth have smaller cheek bones.

Special abilities

Relicanth's tough, rock-like scales allows it to survive intense pressure and most physical attacks. It's one of the few Pokémon capable of learning the move Head Smash.

Behavior

Relicanth feeds on microscopic organisms with its toothless mouth, and walks on the seafloor using its pectoral fins.

Habitat

Relicanth reside deep within the sea abyss. Due to its rock-like scales, it can withstand the immense hydrostatic pressure that can be found at such extreme depths.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Relicanth is a filter feeder.

In the anime

File:Relicanth anime.jpg
Relicanth in the anime

It was first shown in the episode A Ruin With a View!

A group of Relicanth appeared in The Relicanth Really Can!.

A Relicanth appeared in a flashback in Mutiny in the Bounty! as one of the Pokémon J had stolen.

Several Relicanth appeared in Enter Galactic!.

A Relicanth appeared in Up Close and Personable!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG094 Relicanth Ash's Pokédex Relicanth, the Longevity Pokémon. Relicanth is covered in stone-like scales, which allow it to extend the pressure of the deep ocean.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures

Sapphire owns a Relicanth. Nicknamed Relo, it was instrumental in the battle against Kyogre and Groudon by unlocking the ruins holding the Legendary Golems.

Pokédex entry

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS236 This species lives at the bottom of the sea for thousands of years. It only feeds on microorganisms.

In the TCG

Main article: Relicanth (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Relicanth is a Pokémon species that existed for a hundred million years without ever changing its form. This ancient Pokémon feeds on microscopic organisms with its toothless mouth.
Sapphire Relicanth is a rare species that was discovered in deep-sea explorations. This Pokémon's body withstands the enormous water pressure of the ocean depths. Its body is covered in tough scales that are like craggy rocks.
Emerald A Pokémon that was once believed to have been extinct. The species has not changed its form for 100 million years. It walks on the seafloor using its pectoral fins.
FireRed It has remained unchanged for 100 million years. It was discovered during a deep-sea exploration.
LeafGreen It has remained unchanged for 100 million years. It was discovered during a deep-sea exploration.
Generation IV
Diamond A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
Pearl A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
Platinum A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Underwater
Emerald
Rare Underwater
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 226 (Super Rod)
Platinum
Rare Route 226 (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Swarm Route 12
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Ocean
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 11
Endless Level 20
Forever Level 20
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silver Trench (80F-89F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Green Shard Green Shard (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total: 485   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Relicanth
Does not evolve
Relicanth
 Water  Rock 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 369.png Spr 3e 369.png Spr 3r 369.png Spr b 3r 369.png
Spr 3r 369 s.png Spr 3e 369 s.png Spr 3r 369 s.png Spr b 3r 369 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 369 m.png Spr 4d 369 m.png Spr 4d 369 m.png Spr b 4d 369 m.png
Spr 4d 369 f.png Spr 4d 369 f.png Spr 4d 369 f.png Spr b 4d 369 f.png
Spr 4d 369 m s.png Spr 4d 369 m s.png Spr 4d 369 m s.png Spr b 4d 369 m s.png
Spr 4d 369 f s.png Spr 4d 369 f s.png Spr 4d 369 f s.png Spr b 4d 369 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 369 m.png Spr 5b 369 m.png Spr b 5b 369 m.png
Spr 5b 369 f.png Spr 5b 369 f.png Spr b 5b 369 f.png
Spr 5b 369 m s.png Spr 5b 369 m s.png Spr b 5b 369 m s.png
Spr 5b 369 f s.png Spr 5b 369 f s.png Spr b 5b 369 f s.png
Relicanth For other sprites and images, please see Relicanth images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Relicanth is one of the essential two Pokémon to unlock the caves of the Regis; the other is Wailord.
  • Relicanth, along with Zigzagoon, are the two Pokémon left out of the Hoenn Pokérap.
  • Relicanth shares its types with four of the five original fossil Pokémon, Kabuto, Kabutops, Omanyte, and Omastar, furthering its link to them as a living fossil. It also shares its type with Corsola.
  • Relicanth is the only Template:Type2 to learn Head Smash, as well as the only one to not receive recoil damage from it, due to its ability.
    • In fact, its one of three Pokémon that gains STAB and protection from a recoil-damage-giving move. The other two are Clefable with Magic Guard and the Aron family with Rock Head (as of HG/SS).
  • Relicanth is one of only three Pokémon with its gender ratio that has been able to be caught from the wild in every generation since its introduction, alongside Munchlax/Snorlax and Combee, and one of only five to ever be catchable in the wild (Eevee and Togepi can be caught in Generation IV).
  • Relicanth can be either one of two colors; its regular form is brown, while its shiny form is blue. Its real-life counterpart, the coelacanth, can be either of these colors, as well.

Origin

Relicanth are based on the modern Latimeria Chalumnae, a coelacanth species that was thought to be extinct. They are considered living fossils, because they are virtually unchanged from their prehistoric forms. Like in real life, Relicanth was thought to be extinct 100 million years ago, until it was recently rediscovered in a submarine exploration.

Name Origin

Relicanth's name seems to be a combination of relic, meaning "something old that has survived the passage of time," and coelacanth. Its Japanese name is based on 爺 , old man, and coelacanth.

In other languages

  • German: Relicanth
  • French: Relicanth
  • Korean: 시라칸 Coeracan
  • Brazilian Portuguese (anime only): Relicário - From reliquary.

External links

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