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

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 games

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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

If the player has completed all of their academy classes and has completed the Indigo Disk DLC, Giacomo can be found in the academy hall alongside Eri in his school uniform, revealing that Mela and the other bosses were struggling to catch up in their classes and were at risk of being left behind. They had attempted to begin an impromptu study session, but Mela left, prompting Eri to ask the player to bring her back. She can be found in the school yard tending to several plants and agrees to return at their urging.

Upon returning to the academy, Mela enrolls into the art club to pursue a hobby.

During the session, Mela reveals that she is unsure about her future, seeing that her fellow bosses already have their own plans set. The player reminds her about her art and she comes to realize that art could also be a job, seeing how Hassel teaches art to students while seemingly doing nothing.


Mela keeps her Pokémon in Quick Balls.

First battle




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


Main article: Mela/Quotes

In the anime


Mela in Biri-Biri

Mela briefly appeared as a silhouette in the music video for Biri-Biri.

In the TCG

Special illustration rare print of Mela
Main article: Mela (Paradox Rift 167)

Mela was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Ancient Roar expansion and the English Paradox Rift expansion, with artwork by kirisAki. An ultra rare version with artwork by the same illustrator and a special illustration rare version of the card illustrated by rika were released in the same sets. This card can only be used if one of the player's Pokémon were Knocked Out during their opponent's last turn. It allows players to attach a Basic Fire Energy from their discard pile to 1 of their Pokémon, and then draw cards until they have 6 cards in their hand.


Language Name Origin
Japanese メロコ Meloco From melocotón (Spanish for peach)
English, Indonesian 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
Brazilian Portuguese Mélia Similar to her English name
Thai เมโลโก Meloko Transcription of her Japanese name


Big Boss: Cassiopeia
Bosses: GiacomoMelaAtticusOrtegaEri
Lower members: Team Star GruntsCarmen
Related: HarringtonStarmobile
Bases: Segin SquadSchedar SquadNavi Squad
Ruchbah SquadCaph Squad

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