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ツバキ Tsubaki
Legends Arceus Melli.png
Art from Legends: Arceus
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Purple-blue
Hair color Purple-blue
Hometown Diamond Settlement
Region Hisui
Trainer class Warden
Generation VIII
Games Legends: Arceus
Member of Diamond Clan
Rank Warden

Melli (Japanese: ツバキ Tsubaki) is a warden tasked with watching over the noble Electrode, Lord of the Hollow, in the Coronet Highlands of Hisui. He is a member of the Diamond Clan. He specializes in Poison-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

Melli believes the power granted by Frenzying is a blessing granted by almighty Sinnoh to protect the Diamond Clan. He has an arrogant and self-centered personality, but according to Mai, he used to be very shy and withdrawn, until he one day announced that he would work hard to help Adaman.

Melli first appears during the meeting between Adaman, Kamado, and the player when discussing the situation involving the Diamond Lord Pokémon, Electrode. He storms into the room demanding to be involved since he is the Warden responsible for Electrode.

Once in the Coronet Highlands, Melli attempts to sabotage the player by removing the torches within Wayward Cave, and then challenging the player to a battle outside the Ancient Quarry. Once at the Moonview Arena where Electrode resides, Melli challenges the player once again to protect Electrode from being calmed. Even after losing, he refuses to reveal Electrode's favorite food to create the Balms, only cooperating when Adaman personally orders him to.

In the post-game, Melli can be found at Moonview Arena. Speaking to him allows the player to initiate a rematch against Lord Electrode. If the player completes the challenge, Melli will award four Exp. Candies M and, if the player received no damage, three Grit Pebbles.


Like all members of the Diamond Clan, Melli does not keep his Pokémon in Poké Balls and will send out all of his Pokémon against the player. He claims that his Pokémon partner is his Skuntank Melli has a preference for Poison-type Pokémon. His usage of a Skuntank and Golbat mimic those of the modern day of Jupiter's. Both Melli and Arezu will be fought subsequently at the training grounds during the Path of Tenacity, giving the allusion of the battles with Mars and Jupiter.

First battle

Melli will ask the player for a battle at Heavenward Lookout to prove their worth. However the player can turn down his request and the story will play out as normal. Eventually at Wayward Wood on the way to Ancient Quarry, he will ask the player for a fight once more. This second request is mandatory, and, while given the option to refuse, the player must accept.

Second battle

Skorupi and Zubat have effort level 3 in their Attack and Sp. Attack.

Path of Tenacity

These fights are made available in version 1.1.0 after clearing Request 106: "Adaman's Hope".

First clear

Golbat has effort level 3 in its Attack and Sp. Attack.

Second clear

Golbat has effort level 3 in its Attack and Sp. Attack.

Third clear

Fourth clear

Subsequent clears

In service to

As a warden, Melli is tasked to care for Lord Electrode, the noble Pokémon of the Coronet Highlands at Moonview Arena. Adaman provides the player with Mountain Balms, after Melli refuses to help the player quell Electrode's frenzy.

Mission Rematch
Electric Grass
Electrode Lv.46
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Energy Ball
Grass Special
Electric Special
Electric Special
Electric Grass
Electrode Lv.70
Grass Special
Electric Special
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Thunder Wave
Electric Status



Melli concept art.jpg
Concept art from Legends: Arceus


Melli photograph.png
Melli and Skuntank when taking photos with the player.


TCG Diamond Clan Special Set.jpg
On the Diamond Clan Special Set from the TCG by
Raita Kazama [1]


Main article: Melli/Quotes

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Melli or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Other related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Adaman Su Crown Zenith GGU GG57/GG70 VSTAR Universe SAR 240/172


Language Name Origin
Japanese ツバキ Tsubaki From 椿 tsubaki (camellia)
English Melli From camellia
German Tsubaki Transcription of his Japanese name
Spanish Kameri From camelia (camellia)
French Camille From camélia (camellia)
Italian Melio From camèlia (camellia)
Korean 동백 Dongbaek From 동백 (冬柏) dongbaek (camellia)
Chinese (Mandarin) 木春 Mùchūn From the Japanese name 椿 Tsubaki
Chinese (Cantonese) 木春 Muhkchēun
Russian Мелли Melli Transcription of his English name

Leader: Adaman (Masters)
Wardens: MaiArezuIscanMelliSabi
Former members: Clover
Locations: Diamond Settlement
See also: Pearl ClanGalaxy Team

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