メロコ Meloco
Scarlet Violet Mela.png
Artwork from Scarlet
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Red
Hometown Unknown
Region Paldea
Trainer class Team Star
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Specializes in Fire types
Member of Team Star
Rank Boss, Schedar Squad

Mela (Japanese: メロコ Meloco) is the boss of Team Star's Fire crew, the Schedar Squad. She specializes in Fire-type Pokémon.

In the core series

Among Team Star's bosses, Mela is the all-rounder, capable of fixing any problem the team faces. Despite her overbearing methods and her gruff, forceful impression, she is focused and able to complete anything she puts her mind to, earning her the trust of her teammates.[1]

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She is responsible for getting the Starmobiles powered up by evolving a large group of Charcadet. Currently, her sense of style isn't what she had when attending Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV. Mela developed her outside appearance and personality after some girls in the academy were jealous of how cute she was, which stopped them from picking on her.

When talking to the player, she doesn’t like showing her true nature. A Charcadet will later run up to Mela, which turns out to be a Pokémon Mela played with very often during her time attending school.

Mela awards the player with Team Star's Fire Badge and TM038 (Flame Charge) upon her defeat. Additionally, her defeat allows the player to craft the following TMs using the TM Machine:

# Move Type Cat.
011 Water Pulse Water Special
014 Acrobatics Flying Physical
018 Thief Dark Physical
029 Hex Ghost Special
038 Flame Charge Fire Physical
039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical
044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical
045 Venoshock Poison Special
046 Avalanche Ice Physical
053 Smart Strike Steel Physical
054 Psyshock Psychic Special
056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical
074 Reflect Psychic Status
075 Light Screen Psychic Status
076 Rock Blast Rock Physical
081 Grass Knot Grass Special
104 Iron Defense Steel Status
107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status
128 Amnesia Psychic Status
132 Baton Pass Normal Status


Mela keeps her Pokémon in Quick Balls.

First battle



Concept art from Scarlet and Violet Key artwork from Scarlet and Violet


Language Name Origin
Japanese メロコ Meloco From melocotón (Spanish for peach)
English Mela Similar to her Japanese name and from mela (Italian for apple) and possibly めらめら meramera (Japanese onomatopoeia for flaring)
German Irsa From Pfirsich (peach)
Spanish Melo Similar to her Japanese name
French Meloco From her Japanese name
Italian Pruna From Prunus persica (scientific name of peach)
Korean 멜로코 Meloco Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 梅洛可 Méiluòkě Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 梅洛可 Mùihlokhó


Big Boss: Cassiopeia
Bosses: GiacomoMelaAtticusOrtegaEri
Lower members: Team Star Grunts

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