|Anime debut||The Power of One|
|English voice actor||Amy Birnbaum|
|Japanese voice actor||Akiko Hiramatsu|
Melody met Ash, Misty, Tracey and Maren at the docks of Shamouti Island, dressed in casual clothes. It was her turn to lead the annual legend festival as the Festival Maiden, since her older sister Carol was too old. Melody was not too thrilled to do it, but upon observing Ash and learning he was a Pokémon Trainer, she instantly changed her mind and accepted her role, welcoming Ash with a "traditional welcome kiss", touching a nerve of Misty's. During the festival dinner, Melody later informed Ash of his goal to retrieve three glass balls from the surrounding islands and bring them to the island's shrine.
Melody escorted Misty, and Tracey on her boat to find Ash when a storm hit the island. They located Ash on Fire Island with Team Rocket, after which they all witnessed the arrival of Zapdos and its conversation with Pikachu. Just then, they were kidnapped by Lawrence III's airship. After Lawrence III explained his intent to collect all of the legendary birds and Lugia, Melody began to suspect the legend of the island might be true. This was confirmed later on when Lugia appeared to stop the legendary birds as they fought against one another. Ash set out using the remains of Melody's destroyed boat to gain the final treasure ball from Ice Island. However, when Lugia and Ash disappear into the sea, Melody allowed Misty to go out and find Ash. In the process, the two formed a friendship, as Melody had previously joked repeatedly about Misty and Ash being a couple. Melody and the island shrine's guardian, Slowking, awaited Ash's return. When he did return and inserted the final treasure into the shrine, Melody stepped up and started playing a tune resembling Lugia's song on her ocarina, the main role of the Festival Maiden. This stopped the storms, calmed the seas, and rejuvenated the fallen legendary birds, including Lugia.
Melody first appeared as a disgruntled and rebellious girl who felt constrained by her isolated life on Shamouti Island life. Because of this, her relationship with her older sister Carol had become strained. However, meeting Ash gave her the perfect opportunity to escape and test herself. The Shamouti Island crisis eventually led her to develop a newfound love and respect for her home island's traditions.
- Melody is absent from the movie's manga adaptation, Mirage Pokémon Lugia's Explosive Birth.
In other languages
|Korean||플루라 Fleura||Transliteration of her Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||芙蘆拉 / 芙芦拉 Fúlúlā||Transliteration of her Japanese name|
|Thai||ฮารุร่า Harura||Transliteration of her Japanese name|
|This movie article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|