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Meloetta (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Meloetta (disambiguation).
Meloetta
Melody Pokémon
メロエッタ
Meloetta
#648
Aria Forme Meloetta
Aria Forme Meloetta
Pirouette Forme Meloetta
Pirouette Forme Meloetta

Meloetta

Meloetta

Meloetta
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Normal Psychic
Aria Forme
Normal Fighting
Pirouette Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Serene Grace Cacophony
Pirouette Forme
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Meloetta Pirouette Forme

Mega Meloetta Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Aria Forme
0'0" 0 m
Pirouette Forme
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
14.3 lbs. 6.5 kg
Aria Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
Pirouette Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#648
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#154/#299
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Aria Forme
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Pirouette Forme
0
HP
1
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
Pirouette Forme
Footprint
F648.png None.png
Pirouette Forme
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
100
External Links

Meloetta (Japanese: メロエッタ Meloetta) is a dual-type Normal/Psychic Legendary Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, it has a second Forme activated by using the move Relic Song in battle. Its original Forme, Aria Forme, will then become the Normal/Fighting-type Pirouette Forme.

Meloetta was leaked on a poster of M15 on February 26, 2012, and it was officially revealed by Oha Suta on March 1, 2012.

Biology

Meloetta seems to be a femininely anthropomorphic figure with musical bar-style streaks in its hair, quarter notes (crotchets) (♩) for its arms and hands, and pupil-less eyes resembling whole notes (semibreves). It has a jewel on its forehead and a black headpiece that seems to be shaped like a treble clef which doubles as an attached microphone such as one often used by singers. Its ovular head seems to be ⅓ its body's height and about half its height in width. In its Aria Forme, it has light blue eyes and flowing, wavy hair with light-blue ovals that resemble whole notes. In its Pirouette Forme, it has auburn hair that seems to be stylized in a high bun and red eyes. In either Forme, its midriff and eyes match its hair. It is a genderless species.

According to artists in Unova, Meloetta's beautiful music and dance inspired many works of art, music, and songs. This made the Pokémon popular among both musicians and dancers.

Meloetta is able to change forms when it uses the move Relic Song, which changes its form from Aria Forme to its Pirouette Forme, or vice versa. In its Aria Forme, Meloetta can sing beautiful songs. While in its Pirouette Forme, Meloetta can perform graceful dances. In its Aria Forme, it is a dual-type Normal/Psychic-type Pokémon; in its Pirouette Forme, it is a dual-type Normal/Fighting-type Pokémon. It reverts to Aria Forme when switched out or when the battle ends. Like many other Legendary Pokémon, Meloetta is capable of becoming invisible.

History

Meloetta once played a song and danced so lightly, it filled people's hearts with joy. However, when sorrow darkened the world, Meloetta lost the melody. At the same time, its red shoes were lost somewhere.

Upon entering the cafe in Castelia City, a guitarist, who knows of the story, remembers Meloetta's melody. Upon playing it, Meloetta remembers the song that it had danced to.

In the anime

Meloetta's Pirouette Forme in the anime

Major appearances

Meloetta (anime)

Meloetta made its debut in An Epic Defense Force!. Later, in All for the Love of Meloetta! it appeared in front of Cynthia's car, having been attacked by Team Rocket. It follows Ash, Iris, Cilan, and Cynthia to Undella Town and appears again in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!. It openly reveals itself and even sings after becoming very comfortable around Ash and his friends.

By Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!, Meloetta had become comfortable enough to challenge one of Ash's Pokémon to a battle; however, the battle was interrupted by Ridley who mistakenly believed Ash was attacking it. Giovanni and Team Rocket later force Meloetta to surrender after threatening Ash and Pikachu. Its final appearance thus far is in Unova's Survival Crisis! when it decides to go home with Ridley.

Minor appearances

In the manga

Meloetta's Pirouette Forme in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Meloetta made its debut in With a Little Help from My Friends, where it was attracted to the flute music made by Bianca. After sneaking aboard the Battle Subway train, Meloetta found its way to Café Sonata, only to be attacked by a group of wild Vullaby. After finding out what happened, White protected Meloetta while Bianca decided to take a guitar and play with Meloetta in place of the Guitarist that was injured in the chaos.

With her skills in music, Bianca helped Meloetta remember the Relic Song that it had long since forgotten. Meloetta uses the attack to transform into its Pirouette Forme and defeat the wild Vullaby group. Afterward, it said its goodbyes to White and Bianca and left.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Meloetta appeared in PMBW29 of Pocket Monsters BW.

In the TCG

Main article: Meloetta (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Meloetta in its Aria Forme appears as a Poké Ball summon in the 3DS version of the game. It will create projectiles that bounce around the stage and reflect off of terrain. It will appear only after playing for at least 8 hours.

Trophy information

A Normal/Psychic-type Pokémon, Meloetta can change its Forme by using Relic Song. In Smash Bros., Meloetta appears in its Aria Forme, using an attack called Echoed Voice to send waves of sound bouncing around the stage. The more walls and platforms, the harder this is to avoid.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black Its melodies are sung with a special vocalization method that can control the feelings of those who hear it.
White Many famous songs have been inspired by the melodies that Meloetta plays.
Black 2 The melodies sung by Meloetta have the power to make Pokémon that hear them happy or sad.
White 2
Generation VI
X The melodies sung by Meloetta have the power to make Pokémon that hear them happy or sad.
Y Its melodies are sung with a special vocalization method that can control the feelings of those who hear it.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Event
Black 2 White 2
Event
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Automatically recruited after clearing the main story, Eastern Savanna (Mapless Street)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Movie Meloetta Japanese Japan and Taiwan 15 July 1 to October 5, 2012
BWB2W2 Movie Meloetta Korean South Korea 15 December 19, 2012 to February 28, 2013
BWB2W2 Spring 2013 Meloetta English Europe, the Americas, and Australia 50 February 23 to April 19, 2013
BWB2W2 Spring 2013 Meloetta French Europe, the Americas, and Australia 50 February 23 to April 19, 2013
BWB2W2 Spring 2013 Meloetta German Europe, the Americas, and Australia 50 February 23 to April 19, 2013
BWB2W2 Spring 2013 Meloetta Italian Europe, the Americas, and Australia 50 February 23 to April 19, 2013
BWB2W2 Spring 2013 Meloetta Spanish Europe, the Americas, and Australia 50 February 23 to April 19, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Star Piece Star Piece (100%)
Events* PP Max PP Max (100%)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 77
73 - 141 143 - 278
Defense: 77
73 - 141 143 - 278
Sp.Atk: 128
119 - 198 234 - 390
Sp.Def: 128
119 - 198 234 - 390
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 600   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.


Pirouette Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 128
119 - 198 234 - 390
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 77
73 - 141 143 - 278
Sp.Def: 77
73 - 141 143 - 278
Speed: 128
119 - 198 234 - 390
Total: 600   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.


Type effectiveness

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

Pirouette Forme

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Round Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
066 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1111 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1616 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
2121 Teeter Dance Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2626 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100100% 15
3131 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
3636 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
4343 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
5050 Wake-Up Slap Fighting Physical 07070 100100% 10
5757 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
6464 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
7171 Role Play Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
7878 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
8585 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Meloetta obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meloetta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Meloetta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meloetta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Meloetta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Meloetta in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Meloetta in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meloetta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Meloetta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Relic Song Normal Special 75 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Meloetta can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Meloetta cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Meloetta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Meloetta
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Evolution

Relic Song
Meloetta
Aria Forme
Meloetta
 Normal  Psychic 




Relic Song
Meloetta
Pirouette Forme
Meloetta
 Normal  Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 648.png Spr b 5b 648.png Spr 5b 648.png Spr b 5b 648.png
Spr 5b 648P.png Spr b 5b 648P.png Spr 5b 648P.png Spr b 5b 648P.png
Spr 5b 648 s.png Spr b 5b 648 s.png Spr 5b 648 s.png Spr b 5b 648 s.png
Spr 5b 648P s.png Spr b 5b 648P s.png Spr 5b 648P s.png Spr b 5b 648P s.png
Front Back Front Back
648MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Meloetta images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Meloetta's Aria Forme resembles a typical singer with the black headpiece acting like a headset microphone, while the Pirouette Forme resembles a ballerina wearing a tutu and its "hair" curled up in a bun. In this Forme it also shares elements from Spanish Flamenco dancers. Meloetta's headpiece resembles a stylized treble clef. It may be also based on a muse, a mythological entity to whom was attributed, in Ancient Greece, the ability to inspire artistic creation.

Name origin

Meloetta may be a combination of melody and pirouette (a type of movement in ballet). Etta is also a common, feminine Italian suffix meaning little and may refer to Meloetta's feminine appearance and diminutive size. It may literally mean little melody, as Italian words are commonly used for musical directions and descriptions. Etta could also have derived from the famous jazz singer Etta James.

Aria is a term now used almost exclusively to describe a self-contained piece for one voice usually with orchestral accompaniment, and is commonly used in opera.

Pirouette—French for to whirl—is a controlled turn on one leg, starting with one or both legs in plié and rising onto demi-pointe (usually for men) or pointe (usually for women). The non-supporting leg can be held in retiré position, or in attitude, arabesque level or second position.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese メロエッタ Meloetta From melody and pirouette, with the feminine suffix -etta
France Flag.png French Meloetta Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Meloetta Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Meloetta Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Meloetta Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메로엣타 Meroetta Transliteration of Japanese name


Notes


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