Relicanth (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Relicanth
Longevity Pokémon
ジーランス
Glanth
#369
Relicanth



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Rock
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or Rock Head Cacophony
Cacophony
Sturdy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
25 (7.7%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 2
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Relicanth
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
51.6 lbs. 23.4 kg
Relicanth
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
198
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
170
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Relicanth
1
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body03.png
Footprint
F369.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Relicanth (Japanese: ジーランス Glanth) is a dual-type Water/Rock Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Relicanth is a Pokémon that is heavily based on the coelacanth. It is covered with hard, brown scales that are similar to craggy rocks. Its tan head has protruding cheekbones, which are smaller on a female. A triangular spike protrudes from the back of its head. Tan patches cover its body and there is a red spot located on both sides. It possesses two pairs of pectoral fins, which it uses to push itself along the sea bottom. Additionally, it has dorsal and pelvic fins near its tail. Its tail fin has a wavy outline.

The composition of its scales, along with its fatty body and oil-filled swim bladders, allow it to withstand the intense pressure of the ocean depths. Relicanth once had teeth, but they have long since atrophied; as such, Relicanth is a filter feeder, feeding on microscopic organisms that it sucks up with its toothless mouth. It has remained unchanged for 100 million years and stays as such because it is already a perfect life-form. It was discovered during a deep-sea expedition. Relicanth's name comes from an explorer whose name served as a variation of it.

In the anime

Main series

Relicanth in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Relicanth debuted in A Ruin With a View!, where Ash, May, and Professor Alden discovered a lake full of them.

In The Relicanth Really Can!, multiple Relicanth led Adam and Evelyn to treasure.

Minor appearances

A Relicanth appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, multiple Relicanth were present during the final showdown with The Phantom and his crew.

In a flashback in Mutiny in the Bounty!, a Relicanth was one of J's bounties.

In Up Close and Personable!, a Relicanth was living in the lake near the Pokémon Summer Academy.

A Relicanth appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In Going for the Gold!, multiple Relicanth were living in the Ambrette Aquarium.

A Relicanth appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

A Relicanth appeared in a fantasy in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!.

In That's Some Spicy Island Research!, a Relicanth played with Ash and his classmates' Pokémon at Seafolk Village.

A Relicanth appeared in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG094 Relicanth Ash's Pokédex Relicanth, the Longevity Pokémon. Relicanth is covered in stone-like scales, which allow it to withstand the pressure of the deep ocean.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, two wild Relicanth were in the waters that surrounded the Seafloor Cavern.

In the manga

Relicanth in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sapphire has a Relicanth nicknamed Relly. He was one of the keys to solving the mystery of the Sealed Chamber. While he still belongs to Sapphire, he was not seen in her party during the Emerald chapter and is assumed to be at sea with her Wailord, Lorry, as of Sapphire's latest appearance. He first appeared in The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon III.

A Relicanth appeared in a fantasy in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS236 This species lives at the bottom of the sea for thousands of years. It only feeds on microorganisms.

In the TCG

Main article: Relicanth (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#179
Kanto
#—
Ruby Relicanth is a Pokémon species that existed for a hundred million years without ever changing its form. This ancient Pokémon feeds on microscopic organisms with its toothless mouth.
Sapphire Relicanth is a rare species that was discovered in deep-sea explorations. This Pokémon's body withstands the enormous water pressure of the ocean depths. Its body is covered in tough scales that are like craggy rocks.
Emerald A Pokémon that was once believed to have been extinct. The species has not changed its form for 100 million years. It walks on the seafloor using its pectoral fins.
FireRed It has remained unchanged for 100 million years. It was discovered during a deep-sea exploration.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Discovered by chance during deep-sea explorations, it has not changed since ancient times.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
White
Black 2 A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #042
Hoenn
#188
X It has remained unchanged for 100 million years. It was discovered during a deep-sea exploration.
Y A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
Omega Ruby Relicanth is a Pokémon species that existed for a hundred million years without ever changing its form. This ancient Pokémon feeds on microscopic organisms with its toothless mouth.
Alpha Sapphire Relicanth is a rare species that was discovered in deep-sea explorations. This Pokémon's body withstands the enormous water pressure of the ocean depths. Its body is covered in tough scales that are like craggy rocks.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #262
Alola
USUM: #343
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Its form has remained the same for one hundred million years. Its body is filled with fat, so it can withstand the water pressure of the deep sea.
Moon It was fortuitously discovered during a deep sea expedition. Its teeth have atrophied, so it now survives on microscopic organisms it sucks up.
Ultra Sun Thought to have gone extinct, Relicanth was given a name that is a variation of the name of the person who discovered it.
Ultra Moon The reason it hasn't changed at all in a hundred million years is that it's apparently already a perfect life-form.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #187
Sword Rock-hard scales and oil-filled swim bladders allow this Pokémon to survive the intense water pressure of the deep sea.
Shield This Pokémon was discovered during deep-sea exploration. Its appearance hasn't changed in 100,000,000 years, so it's called a living fossil.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Underwater (Routes 124 and 126)
Emerald
Underwater (Routes 124 and 126)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 226 (Super Rod)
Platinum
Route 226 (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 12 (Super Rod during a swarm)
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Route 4 (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Route 4 (Fishing in rippling water)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Ambrette Town, Cyllage City (Super Rod)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 107, 124, 126, 128, 129, and 130 (Underwater)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Wilds (Fishing)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Breaker Coast (Fishing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Ballimere Lake (Surfing)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Ocean (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 11, Endless Level 20, Forever Level 20, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silver Trench (80F-89F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B4F)
MD Sky
Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B4F)
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: World Axle - B1F
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Empoleon the Great
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Th
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#3)
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Sea of Origin (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Green Shard Green Shard (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)
Black White DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)
Black 2 White 2 DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)
X Y Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Scale (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Scale (5%)
Sun Moon Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Scale (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Scale (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
485
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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
055 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
1515 Yawn Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
2525 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3030 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3535 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4040 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
4545 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
5050 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5555 Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Relicanth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Relicanth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM52Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR99Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Relicanth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Relicanth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BarboachWhiscashShellosGastrodonStunfiskStunfisk Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoise Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Relicanth in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Relicanth in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Relicanth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Relicanth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Relicanth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Relicanth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Magnitude × Ground Physical 0000 100}}100% 30
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Mud Sport × Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Water Sport × Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Relicanth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Relicanth
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS369.png PinRSani369.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani369.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.9%
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP The world is awash in change--but not everything changes.
26%-50% HP Hm? Is my health down by about half, would you say?
1%-25% HP I've reached the end... Am I truly too far behind the times?
Level up I've leveled up! But some things will never change...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 369.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-248
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush369 fBody.png Walking Speed: 2.45 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT369.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Rock
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#241
Shuffle369.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
GO369.png Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 162 Base Defense: 203
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Ancient Power, Aqua Tail, Hydro Pump

Evolution

369Relicanth.png
Unevolved
Relicanth
 Water  Rock 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 369.png Spr b 3r 369.png Spr 3e 369.png Spr b 3r 369.png Spr 3r 369.png Spr b 3r 369.png
Spr 3r 369 s.png Spr b 3r 369 s.png Spr 3e 369 s.png Spr b 3r 369 s.png Spr 3r 369 s.png Spr b 3r 369 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
HOME
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
369MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Relicanth images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Relicanth's EV yield (1 HP and 1 Defense) is unique.
  • Relicanth shares many similarities with Fossil Pokémon, in the sense that it is also part-Rock-type, has a gender ratio of seven males to one female, and it is referred as an ancient Pokémon in some Pokédex entries.
  • Relicanth is the only Rock-type to have a piscine body.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Relicanth are based on the coelacanth, an order of fish that was thought to be extinct. They are considered living fossils because they are virtually unchanged from their prehistoric forms. Like their real-life counterpart, Relicanth were thought to have gone extinct 100 million years ago until they were recently rediscovered in a submarine exploration. Relicanth matches the Indonesian coelacanth in color, but its Shiny coloration is like that of the more well-known West Indian Ocean coelacanth. The genus, Latimeria, is named after Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, the discoverer of the first specimen, which Relicanth's Pokémon Ultra Sun Pokédex entry may reference. It may also take inspiration from placoderms, an extinct class of fish with armored heads.

Name origin

Relicanth may be a combination of relic (something old that has survived the passage of time), relict and coelacanth.

Glanth may be a combination of 爺 (old man) and coelacanth.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジーランス Glanth From 爺 (old man) and coelacanth.
France Flag.png French Relicanth Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Relicanth Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Relicanth Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Relicanth Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 시라칸 Searakan Corruption of 실러캔스 silleokaenseu
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 古空棘魚 Gǔ Kōng Jí Yú 古 means ancient. 空棘魚 may be derived from 腔棘魚 Qiāngjíyú.


External links


Gorebyss #368: Gorebyss
Pokémon
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