Relic Song (move)

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Relic Song
いにしえのうた Ancient Song
Relic Song IX.png
Relic Song IX 2.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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
  • Is a sound-based move
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
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.

Effect

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

Relic Song is a sound-based move.

If successfully used by Meloetta (affecting at least one Pokémon), it will also cause Meloetta to change between its Aria and Pirouette Formes, changing its type, base stats, and EV yield. However, if Meloetta's Ability is changed to Sheer Force via Skill Swap, Sheer Force removes Relic Song's form-changing effect.

Generation V

If used on a Pokémon behind a substitute, it hits that Pokémon's substitute.

Generation VI onwards

Relic Song can now hit Pokémon even if they are behind a substitute.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Relic Song cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user sings an ancient song and attacks by appealing to the hearts of those listening. It may also induce sleep.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShLA
SV
The user sings an ancient song and attacks by appealing to the hearts of the listening opposing Pokémon. This may also induce sleep.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0648 Meloetta NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


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 Compatibility
Tutor
0648 Meloetta NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0648 Meloetta NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 2018 World Championships Meloetta
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Relic Song deals damage and may cause the enemy to fall asleep. It will cause Meloetta to change between its Aria and Pirouette Formes.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI 13 99 13 50 95% 98% 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD 13 50 10 30 95% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:


Description

Games Description
MDGtI It could induce sleep, making the target unable to move for a while.*
It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also cause the Sleep status condition. It influences a certain Pokémon's appearance.*
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 anime

Meloetta Relic Song.png
Meloetta
Meloetta Relic Song PK23.png
Sphere of light
The user sings an enchanting melody that changes its Forme.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
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.
Meloetta (anime) PK23 Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

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 AntiqueVI+
ChantAntiqueV
Germany Flag.png German Urgesang
Italy Flag.png Italian Cantoantico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 옛노래 Yennorae
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Canção da Relíquia
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Canto ArcaicoVI+
CantoarcaicoV
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bài Ca Xưa Cổ


Variations of the move Fire Punch
PhysicalIC HOME.png Fire PunchIce PunchThunder Punch
SpecialIC HOME.png Signal BeamRelic Song


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