Meloetta (anime)

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メロエッタ Meloetta
Meloetta Pirouette Forme anime.png
Meloetta in its Pirouette Forme
Debuts in An Epic Defense Force!
Gender Genderless
Ability Unknown
Current location With Larry
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Meloetta Megumi Nakajima

Meloetta (Japanese: メロエッタ Meloetta) is a recurring Pokémon character in the anime that first appeared in An Epic Defense Force!.


Meloetta originally resided along with the ancestors of Larry on the Abyssal Ruins, watching over the Reveal Glass. However, more people were after the power and try to rebel against the ancestors. Out of no choice, Meloetta sealed the Ruins along with the Reveal Glass and fled with the ancestors to the forest, which became its and the ancestors', now known as the forest people, new residence.

For years, Meloetta resided in Larry's village. However, one day, Team Rocket arrived and captured it. Larry tried to stop them, but before he could do so, Team Rocket escaped in Dr. Zager's helicopter..

Meloetta, however, soon escaped from Team Rocket's captivity by disappearing. The trio, noticing the escape, started to pursue Meloetta.

Team Rocket's first attempt to re-capture it on-screen was in Virbank City in the episode An Epic Defense Force!. It was able to elude them but somehow made its way into the Pokéstar Studios studios where Ash had unknowingly encountered it. After he saved it from a collapse of some tools it stayed close behind him, and started to follow him, first to the Virbank Gym.

It reappeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 1) and Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 2) where it watched Ash's battle against Roxie and was visibly pleased to see him win.

Meloetta appeared again in All for the Love of Meloetta! where it was again pursued and attacked by Team Rocket. Jessie had Woobat attack it with Air Slash, and James had Yamask and Shadow Ball, respectively. Meowth then tried to catch it in an electric net but once again, Meloetta escaped by invisibility. However, it still managed to get injured in the process and wandered into the street in a daze, and almost got run over by Cynthia's car. Although Ash hadn't seen it before, he was able to recognize it from before and Cynthia applied Potion to its wounds. Then they attempted to get its fever down with a bag of ice they had previously smashed from a nearby lake. While Iris and Cilan searched for an Oran Berry for it, Ash kept watch.

After a little bit Oshawott came out of his Poké Ball sensing Meloetta's presence and instantly fell in love with it. Meloetta recovered a bit after eating an Oran Berry Emolga brought. During this time both Emolga and Oshawott were arguing with each other and Meloetta began to sing in order to calm them down. Afterwards, it disappeared once more but had followed Ash and the others to Cynthia's jet.

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Meloetta and Larry

In the following episode, Meloetta appeared once again while Jeremy was taking them to Cynthia's villa. Although it was reluctant to show itself to Dawn at first, it eventually did with encouragement from Ash. Immediatly, Dawn's Piplup fell in love with it too. This angered Oshawott, and caused it and Piplup to constantly fight over Meloetta, and get angry when it chose one over the other. In Expedition to Onix Island, it interacted with all of the other Pokémon while at the beach.

In BW096, Meloetta battled Krookodile after wishing to do so. However, they were interrupted by Larry and his Golurk, who mistakenly thought the battle was against Meloetta's will. It was soon attacked and captured by Team Rocket, along with Ash and Pikachu, who served as hostages by Team Rocket. Subsequently, all three were taken to the Abyssal Ruins, and Ash and Pikachu were imprisoned.

In the following episode, using the Reveal Glass, Giovanni summoned the kami trio to fight Ash, Iris, Cilan, Larry and Cynthia. After various failed attempts, Meloetta managed to calm the trio down with her song. After Team Rocket retreated back to Kanto, Meloetta reunited with Larry at last, and accompanied him back to the village, much to Oshawott's dismay.

Personality and characteristics

Normally Meloetta is an extremely shy Pokémon and will hide from strangers because of its tragic past. However it will quickly warm up to someone new and is willing to help them if needed. Though a genderless species in the games, Meloetta displays many feminine traits. It seems to like Ash most of all, at times exhibiting signs of a crush on him, while Oshawott and Piplup like it. While it's timid in its Aria Forme, it becomes a strong battler after transforming into its Pirouette Forme and can take on opponents much larger than it is.

Meloetta can use its voice to calm down the Pokémon around it if they happen to be irritated, which has a similar effect to Oración. It can turn invisible but it can be seen in this state if proper equipment is used, such as the kind Team Rocket has. It also possesses a song that will unseal the Undersea Temple, which it restrained from itself from singing it. Following the interaction with Ash, it let its guard down and eventually sing the whole song on a seashore which is recorded by the Team Rocket. It also has the ability to channel the energy required to control the Kami trio while they are in Therian Forme. However, this will cause Meloetta a lot of pain.

Moves used

Meloetta Relic Song.png
Using Relic Song
Move First Used In
Relic Song PK23
Close Combat Expedition to Onix Island!
Hyper Voice BW096
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • The airdate of BW097 which featured Meloetta's final appearance falls on the same week as the English airing of An Epic Defense Force!, its debut appearance.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Meloetta.

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