Meloetta (Pokémon)

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Meloetta
Melody Pokémon
メロエッタ
Meloetta
#648
Aria Forme
Aria Forme
Pirouette Forme
Pirouette Forme



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
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Pirouette Forme
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Aria Forme
0'0" 0 m
Pirouette Forme
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
14.3 lbs. 6.5 kg
Aria Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
Pirouette Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
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
Shape
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 Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, Meloetta 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 the fifteenth Pokémon movie, Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, 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 and Mythical Pokémon, Meloetta is capable of becoming invisible.

In the anime

Aria Forme Meloetta in the anime
Pirouette Forme Meloetta in the anime

Major appearances

Meloetta (anime)

Meloetta debuted in An Epic Defense Force!, but it began following Ash and his friends in All for the Love of Meloetta! and revealed itself to the group in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!.

Minor appearances

A Meloetta appeared in its Aria Forme in the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

In the manga

Aria Forme Meloetta in Pokémon Adventures
Pirouette Forme Meloetta in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

A Meloetta appeared in PMBW29.

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 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 and Wii U versions of the game. In the games, it uses Echoed Voice, taking the form of orbs that bounce around the stage and reflect off of terrain. It will appear only after playing for at least eight hours.

Trophy information

NA: 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.

PAL: This Normal- and Psychic-type Pokémon has the ability to change Forme mid-battle by using Relic Song. Appearing this game in its Aria Forme, it uses Echoed Voice to send echoes shooting up and down the stage, reflecting off walls and platforms. The more obstacles there are on a stage, the harder it is to avoid!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Meloetta returns as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball, retaining its behavior from the previous game. It attacks by singing notes that hurt opponents if they are touched by them.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #154
Unova
B2W2: #299
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby The melodies sung by Meloetta have the power to make Pokémon that hear them happy or sad.
Alpha Sapphire Its melodies are sung with a special vocalization method that can control the feelings of those who hear it.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Event
Black 2 White 2
Event
Generation VI
X Y
Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Event
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Event
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
MD GTI
Automatically recruited after clearing the main story
Rumble U
Melodious Woodland: A Lively Concert (Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 6
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles (Aria Forme)
Event: Meloetta Appears (Pirouette Forme)
Rumble World
Plasma Tundra: Waltzing Glade (Special Boss)
Picross
Area 21: Stage 13 (As a Mythical Pokémon) (Aria Forme only)

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Cinema Meloetta Japanese Japan and Taiwan 15 July 1 to October 5, 2012
BWB2W2 Cinema 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
XYORAS Pokémon 20th Anniversary Meloetta American region Online 100 December 1 to 24, 2016
XYORAS Pokémon 20th Anniversary Meloetta PAL region Online 100 December 1 to 24, 2016
SMUSUM Full Force Meloetta Japanese region Online 15 December 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018
SMUSUM 2018 World Championships Meloetta All United States 50 August 24 to 26, 2018

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Aria Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
77
73 - 141 143 - 278
77
73 - 141 143 - 278
128
119 - 198 234 - 390
128
119 - 198 234 - 390
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pirouette Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
128
119 - 198 234 - 390
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
77
73 - 141 143 - 278
77
73 - 141 143 - 278
128
119 - 198 234 - 390
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Aria Forme

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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 VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Meloetta's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Aria Forme

Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT648.png

Power of Six
Increases the damage dealt by matching six Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 10

#646
Shuffle648.png

Mega Boost++
Fills the Mega Gauge of same type of Pokémon even more.
Skill Swapper: Quirky++
Pokémon GO
GO648.png Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 250 Base Defense: 225
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Quick Attack, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Psyshock, Thunderbolt, Dazzling Gleam, Hyper Beam

Pirouette Forme

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fighting
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 10

#646
Shuffle648P.png

Nosedive
Sometimes deals a lot more damage.


Pokémon GO
GO648P.png Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 269 Base Defense: 188
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Quick Attack, Low Kick
Charged Attacks: Close Combat, Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Hyper Beam

Evolution

648Meloetta.png
Unevolved
Meloetta
 Normal  Psychic 

Forms

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
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Spr 5b 648P.png Spr b 5b 648P.png Spr 5b 648P.png Spr b 5b 648P.png
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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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 648.png Spr b 6x 648.png Spr 6x 648.png Spr b 6x 648.png
Spr 6x 648P.png Spr b 6x 648P.png Spr 6x 648P.png Spr b 6x 648P.png
Spr 6x 648 s.png Spr b 6x 648 s.png Spr 6x 648 s.png Spr b 6x 648 s.png
Spr 6x 648P s.png Spr b 6x 648P s.png Spr 6x 648P s.png Spr b 6x 648P s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 648.png Spr b 7s 648.png Spr 7s 648.png Spr b 7s 648.png
Spr 7s 648P.png Spr b 7s 648P.png Spr 7s 648P.png Spr b 7s 648P.png
Spr 7s 648 s.png Spr b 7s 648 s.png Spr 7s 648 s.png Spr b 7s 648 s.png
Spr 7s 648P s.png Spr b 7s 648P s.png Spr 7s 648P s.png Spr b 7s 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 may be based on a muse, a goddess in Greek mythology with the ability to inspire artistic creation. Meloetta may also be seen as a personification of music since its design has multiple references to musical notation: its headpiece resembles a stylized treble clef, its fingerless hands and slim arms are shaped after musical notes, and its hair resembles staff lines with bar lines.

Meloetta's Aria Forme resembles a typical singer, with the black headpiece acting like a headset microphone.

Meloetta's Pirouette Forme resembles a ballerina wearing a tutu, with its "hair" curled up in a bun, or possibly the headdress worn by Nefertiti in her namesake sculpture. This Forme also has elements of Spanish Flamenco dancers.

The guitarist who teaches Meloetta Relic Song in the Generation V games mentions that it lost its red shoes at the same time that sorrow darkened the world and it lost the song it had danced to. This may be a reference to the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale The Red Shoes.

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. 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.

A 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).

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
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 美洛耶塔 Měiluòyétǎ Transliteration of Japanese name


Aria Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ボイスフォルム Voice Forme
Chinese Cantonese 歌聲形態 Gōsīng Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 歌聲形態 / 歌声形态 Gēshēng Xíngtài *
歌聲型態 Gēshēng Xíngtài *
歌聲姿態 Gēshēng Zītài *
France Flag.png French Forme Chant
Germany Flag.png German Gesangsform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Canto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 보이스폼 Voice Forme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Lírica
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มวอยซ์

Pirouette Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ステップフォルム Step Forme
Chinese Cantonese 舞步形態 Móuhbouh Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 舞步形態 / 舞步形态 Wǔbù Xíngtài *
舞步型態
Wǔbù Xíngtài *
舞步姿態
Wǔbù Zītài *
France Flag.png French Forme Danse
Germany Flag.png German Tanzform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Danza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스텝폼 Step Forme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Danza
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มสเต็ป


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