Milotic is an aquatic, serpentine Pokémon with a primarily cream-colored body. It has red eyes with long, pinkish antennae above them. Additionally, there are long, hair-like fins above its eyes, which begin thin and thicken towards the tips. These eyebrows extend to almost half of Milotic's body length, and will be longer on the female than the male. On top of its relatively small head is a straight spike. Running down either side of its neck are three black dots, similar to gills. Its lower body is a patterning of blue and pink, diamond-shaped scales outlined with black. The tail consists of four large, blue fins with pink ovals in their centers. Each of the tail fins overlaps the next slightly, causing it to resemble a fan. Milotic's scales are said to change color depending on the viewing angle, which has so far only been depicted in Pokémon Battle Revolution.
Milotic is said to be the most beautiful of all Pokémon. When there are fights going on, it has the power to calm angry feelings and end arguments by releasing a wave of energy. In addition, it can move by floating in the air as shown in the anime. It lives at the bottom of large lakes.
A Milotic appeared in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!. Lillie hooked it whilst fishing and struggled to reel it in. Ash jumped across to help, only for Milotic to jump out of the sea and hit him, sending him flying into the ocean.
NA:Have you ever noticed how anyone who's seen a Milotic just can't seem to describe how beautiful it is? Words just can't do it justice. Even that says a lot about its appearance, doesn't it? If you really wanted to compliment someone, you could say "You're looking Milotic this fine day!"
PAL:Have you ever noticed how anyone who's seen a Milotic just can't seem to describe how beautiful it is? Maybe words can't do it justice. We'll have to add "Milotic" to the dictionary as a brand-new word. But then...how would you define it? Maybe you'd need an illustrated dictionary...
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Milotic seems to be a counterpart of Gyarados. Both are the serpentine evolved forms of weak fish Pokémon, and both appear in times of conflict, Milotic to calm, Gyarados to destroy. Both have base stat totals of 540, sharing the same HP, Defense, and Speed stats with Attack, Special Attack and Special Defense stats sharing the same values but in a different arrangement.
Milotic may also be a version of Gyarados oriented to Pokémon Contests, since it was introduced in the third generation, the one in which Pokémon Contests debuted. This is fortified by Milotic's emphasis being on its beauty, while Gyarados' emphasis is on its power. In addition, Milotic is strongly associated with Pokémon Contests in the anime; all known male Top Coordinators have a Milotic as their signature Pokémon.
Milotic is tied with Gyarados for the greatest increase in base stat total after evolving, at 340 points.
In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is possible to evolve Feebas into Milotic without trading, even though no Poffin can be obtained and used in the game. This is done by visiting the Haircut brothers in Goldenrod City or by talking to Daisy in order to groom Feebas, which not only helps to raise its friendship, but also raises its Beauty. This is subtly stated by the brothers and Daisy in the games, but cannot be checked unless the Feebas is traded to Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum. However, this cannot raise Feebas's Beauty if its Sheen is too high.
In the core series games, Milotic is the only Pokémon with multiple ways of evolving from its pre-evolution in the same game that does not have different forms for each method.
Milotic mostly has characteristics of a sea serpent or sea dragon, but may also be loosely based on sirens or mermaids. Its pale, elongated body and extended, red dorsal fins are reminiscent of an oarfish.
Milotic may be a combination of Venus de Milo (a sculpture known for being an example of beauty) and aquatic, melodic, exotic, or lotic.
Milokaross may be a combination of Venus de Milo and καλλονή kalloni (Greek for beauty), χάρις charis (Greek for beauty, elegance, charm, or grace), or Charites.