|Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade
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 Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice and was available for the English audience from February 15, 2013 to March 24, 2013 through Pokémon TV on the official Pokémon website.
Pikachu and its Pokémon friends gather for a very special event: the Mythical Pokémon Meloetta is giving a once-a-year performance at Lunatone Rock! As the full moon rises, the Melody Tree sprouts up from the stage, growing the Melody Berries that enhance Meloetta’s song. But when a battle breaks out in the audience, the Melody Berries are scattered far and wide! Can Pikachu and the others track down these special Berries so Meloetta’s show can go on—and can they find them before Meowth does?
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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.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
- Pikachu (Ash's)
- Meowth (Team Rocket)
- Wobbuffet (Jessie's)
- Axew (Iris's)
- Oshawott (Ash's)
- Pignite (Ash's)
- Snivy (Ash's)
- Scraggy (Ash's)
- Emolga (Iris's)
- Pansage (Cilan's)
- Crustle (Cilan's)
- Jigglypuff (anime)
- Meloetta (anime)
- Pichu (Spiky-eared Pichu)
- Pichu (Pichu Brothers)
- Diglett (multiple)
- Mime Jr.
|Pikachu||Ikue Ohtani||Pikachu||Ikue Ohtani||ピカチュウ||大谷育江|
|Meowth||Carter Cathcart||Nyarth||Inuko Inuyama||ニャース||犬山イヌコ|
|Axew||Kayzie Rogers||Kibago||Minami Tsuda||キバゴ||津田みなみ|
|Snivy||Michele Knotz||Tsutarja||Megumi Hayashibara||ツタージャ||林原めぐみ|
|Pignite||Marc Thompson||Chaoboo||Wasabi Mizuta||チャオブー||水田わさび|
|Oshawott||Lisa Ortiz||Mijumaru||Misato Fukuen||ミジュマル||福圓美里|
|Scraggy||Jason Griffith||Zuruggu||Akeno Watanabe||ズルッグ||渡辺明乃|
|Emolga||Mika Kanai||Emonga||Mika Kanai||エモンガ||かないみか|
|Pansage||Eli James||Yanappu||Chika Fujimura||ヤナップ||藤村ちか|
|Crustle||Tom Wayland||Iwapalace||Shin-ichiro Miki||イワパレス||三木眞一郎|
|Wobbuffet||Kayzie Rogers||Sonans||Yūji Ueda||ソーナンス||うえだゆうじ|
|Meloetta||Megumi Nakajima||Meloetta||Megumi Nakajima||メロエッタ||中島愛|
- 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 once 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 Dawn's 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.
- An extended version of Look Look☆Here is used as the ending theme.
- Piplup uses Water Gun even though it cannot legally learn the move.
- The Pichu standing next to Spiky-eared Pichu and the Pichu Brothers is implied to be the Pikachu-colored Pichu, but it appears as a normal Pichu.
- The version of the Pikachu short used in Camp Pokémon cuts approximately a minute-and-a-half of footage: when Meowth attacks Crustle and it uses Sandstorm, when Meowth say he needs a nap and Wobbuffet agrees, when Axew fights with Scraggy, when Piplup, Oshawott, Squirtle battle with Corphish, when Psyduck uses Water Gun on Meowth and Wobbuffet, when Meowth complains while flying through the air, and when Meowth and Wobbuffet land on Crustle and they blast off. This is likely due to the fighting in the cut footage being considered inappropriate for the app's intended audience.
In other languages
|Mandarin||美洛耶塔の閃亮音樂會 / 美洛耶塔的闪亮音乐会|
|French||La sérénade de Meloetta|
|Italian||La serenata di Meloetta|
|Korean||메로엣타의 반짝반짝 음악회|
|European Spanish||La serenata de Meloetta|
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