| Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade
Meloetta's Dazzling Recital
|| July 14, 2012
| United States
|| February 15, 2013
|| 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
|| 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 M15 and was available for the English audience from February 15 to March 24, 2013 through the Pokémon TV app on the official Pokémon website.
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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.
- 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 or previously 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.
A stone and branch in the shape of Mew
A rock in the shape of Shaymin
A rock in the shape of Jirachi
Celebi's silhouette on a tree
A lake in the shape of Manaphy
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