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Relic Song (move)

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Relic Song
いにしえのうた Ancient Song
Relic Song V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
  • Is a sound-based move
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  

Relic Song (Japanese: いにしえのうた Ancient Song) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation V. It is the signature move of Meloetta.

Effect

Relic Song deals damage and has a 10% chance of putting the target to sleep. Relic Song hits all adjacent opponents.

When used by Meloetta in battle, it will also cause it to change between its Aria and Pirouette Formes. It cannot be selected by Metronome.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user sings an ancient song and attacks by appealing to the hearts of those listening. It may also induce sleep.
XY The user sings an ancient song and attacks by appealing to the hearts of the listening opposing Pokémon. This may also induce sleep.

Learnset

By Move Tutor

In Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, a musician in Café Sonata will make Meloetta remember the move, which, according to the backstory, it had forgotten.

In X and Y, an Ace Trainer in Snowbelle City will teach Relic Song to Meloetta.

# Pokémon Type Game
BW B2W2 XY
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Meloetta Relic Song.png Meloetta Relic Song PK23.png None.png
Meloetta Meloetta
The user sings an enchanting melody which changes its form.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
648 Meloetta Meloetta sings a beautiful melody, engulfing itself in a sphere of light, inside which it changes Formes. The song can greatly hasten the growth rate of plants, causing the sudden growth of leaves, flowers, and fruit.
Recurring Meloetta PK23 Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


Trivia

  • Relic Song is the only move that deals damage and can put the target to sleep, regardless of battle location.
  • If Meloetta forgets the move, the player can return to the Café Sonata Musician to re-learn it. This will also repeat the cutscene.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 古老之歌 Gǔlǎo-zhī Gē
France Flag.png French ChantAntique
Germany Flag.png German Urgesang
Italy Flag.png Italian Cantoantico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 옛노래 Yesnorae
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Canção da Relíquia
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Canto Arcaico (Gen. VI)
Cantoarcaico (Prior to Gen. VI)


Variations of the move Signal Beam
Special Relic SongSignal Beam


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