Relic Song (move)

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Relic Song
いにしえのうた Ancient Song
Relic Song V.png
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
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

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.


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

When successfully used by Meloetta, it will also cause it to change between its Aria and Pirouette Formes.


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


By Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors will teach Relic Song to a Meloetta. According to interface text during the scene in Generation V, Meloetta once knew Relic Song and had forgotten it. The Move Tutors are:

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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.
A wild Meloetta PK23 Debut

In other games


Games Description
SMD It could induce sleep, making the enemy unable to move for a while.*
It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also make the enemy sleep. It influences a certain Pokémon's appearance.*

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 古老之歌 Gúlóuh-jī Gō
Mandarin 古老之歌 Gǔlǎo-zhī Gē
France Flag.png French Chant Antique*
Germany Flag.png German Urgesang
Italy Flag.png Italian Cantoantico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 옛노래 Yennorae
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Canção da Relíquia
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Cântico Relíquia
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Canto Arcaico*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bài Ca Xưa Cổ

Variations of the move Fire Punch
Physical Fire PunchIce PunchThunder Punch
Special Signal BeamRelic Song

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