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Pikachu short
PK25 : Eevee & Friends
Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade
Meloetta's Dazzling Recital
First broadcast
Japan July 14, 2012
United States February 15, 2013
English themes
Opening None
Ending Dance, Dance, Dance
Japanese themes
Opening None
Ending みてみて☆こっちっち
Animation Team Koitabashi
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 玉川明洋 Akihiro Tamagawa
Additional credits

Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade (Japanese: メロエッタのキラキラリサイタル Meloetta's Dazzling Recital) is the 24th Pikachu short of the Pokémon anime. It aired alongside Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice and was available for the English audience from February 15, 2013 to March 24, 2013 through Pokémon TV on the official Pokémon website.

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Pikachu and its Pokémon friends gather for a very special event: the Mythical Pokémon Meloetta is giving a once-a-year performance at Lunatone Rock! As the full moon rises, the Melody Tree sprouts up from the stage, growing the Melody Berries that enhance Meloetta’s song. But when a battle breaks out in the audience, the Melody Berries are scattered far and wide! Can Pikachu and the others track down these special Berries so Meloetta’s show can go on—and can they find them before Meowth does?


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The narrator starts explaining about the Pokémon forest. Pikachu and his friends looks at the sky. Suddenly, the moon begins to glow, and Meloetta appears. Meloetta lands on the ground, and plants the Melody Tree. Then, it sings the Relic Song which makes the tree grow and sprout Melody Berries. Meowth becomes excited and starts scratching Crustle, which makes it use Sandstorm. The Sandstorm breaks the tree, and the Melody Berries blast off. Meloetta manages to catch one of the berries as the other four scatter. Pikachu and friends then start searching for the Melody Berries while Meowth searches for them as well, trying to impress Meloetta. Pikachu and friends eventually manage to gather all Melody Berries and give them to Meloetta, making Meloetta become happy and sing in the end.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.


Pokémon debuts




Narrator Erica Schroeder Narrator
Pikachu Ikue Ohtani Pikachu Ikue Ohtani ピカチュウ 大谷育江
Meowth Carter Cathcart Nyarth Inuko Inuyama ニャース 犬山イヌコ
Axew Kayzie Rogers Kibago Minami Tsuda キバゴ 津田みなみ
Snivy Michele Knotz Tsutarja Megumi Hayashibara ツタージャ 林原めぐみ
Pignite Marc Thompson Chaoboo Wasabi Mizuta チャオブー 水田わさび
Oshawott Lisa Ortiz Mijumaru Misato Fukuen ミジュマル 福圓美里
Scraggy Jason Griffith Zuruggu Akeno Watanabe ズルッグ 渡辺明乃
Emolga Mika Kanai Emonga Mika Kanai エモンガ かないみか
Pansage Eli James Yanappu Chika Fujimura ヤナップ 藤村ちか
Crustle Tom Wayland Iwapalace Shin'ichirō Miki イワパレス 三木眞一郎
Wobbuffet Kayzie Rogers Sonans Yūji Ueda ソーナンス うえだゆうじ
Meloetta Megumi Nakajima Meloetta Megumi Nakajima メロエッタ 中島愛


  • This was the first Pikachu short released alongside a movie since Gotta Dance!!.
  • This short is the only time when Meloetta's original singing voice was kept in the English dub.
  • Most of the wild Pokémon in this short are ones Ash and/or his friends have once owned.
  • It is the first Pikachu short to be dubbed into English and released since Pikachu's Island Adventure.
  • This marks the first time a Pachirisu, other than the one Dawn owns, appears in the anime.
  • During the events of the short, likenesses of Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Manaphy, and Shaymin appear in the background. Their locations are revealed during the dance number at the end.



Dub edits

  • The version of the episode used in Camp Pokémon cuts approximately a minute-and-a-half of footage: when Meowth attacks Crustle and it uses Sandstorm, when Meowth say he needs a nap and Wobbuffet agrees, when Axew fights with Scraggy, when Piplup, Oshawott, Squirtle battle with Corphish, when Psyduck uses Water Gun on Meowth and Wobbuffet, when Meowth complains while flying through the air, and when Meowth and Wobbuffet land on Crustle and they blast off. This is likely due to the fighting in the cut footage being considered inappropriate for the app's intended audience.

In other languages

External links

Pikachu short
PK25 : Eevee & Friends
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