Relic Song (move)

Relic Song
いにしえのうた Ancient Song
Relic Song VII.png
Relic Song VII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
  • Is a sound-based move
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Relic Song (Japanese: いにしえのうた Ancient Song) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation V. It is the signature move of Meloetta.

Effect

Relic Song deals damage and has a 10% chance of putting the target to sleep. Relic Song hits all adjacent opponents. Pokémon with the Ability Soundproof are not affected by this move.

Relic Song will become a Water-type move if used by a Pokémon with the Ability Liquid Voice. If the user is affected by Throat Chop, it will be unable to use this move for two turns.

When successfully used by Meloetta (affecting at least one Pokémon), it will also cause it to change between its Aria and Pirouette Formes, unless Meloetta's Ability has been changed to Sheer Force.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user sings an ancient song and attacks by appealing to the hearts of those listening. It may also induce sleep.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user sings an ancient song and attacks by appealing to the hearts of the listening opposing Pokémon. This may also induce sleep.


Learnset

By Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors will teach Relic Song to a Meloetta. According to interface text during the scene in Generation V, Meloetta once knew Relic Song and had forgotten it. The Move Tutors are:

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 2018 World Championships Meloetta
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It could induce sleep, making the target unable to move for a while.*
It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also cause the Sleep status condition. It influences a certain Pokémon's appearance.*
SMD It could induce sleep, making the enemy unable to move for a while.*
It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also make the enemy sleep. It influences a certain Pokémon's appearance.*


In the anime

       
Meloetta Meloetta
The user sings an enchanting melody which changes its form.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Meloetta Meloetta sings a beautiful melody, engulfing itself in a sphere of light, inside which it changes Formes. The song can greatly hasten the growth rate of plants, causing the sudden growth of leaves, flowers, and fruit.
Meloetta (anime) PK23 Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 古老之歌 Gúlóuh-jī Gō
Mandarin 古老之歌 Gǔlǎo-zhī Gē
  French Chant Antique*
ChantAntique*
  German Urgesang
  Italian Cantoantico
  Korean 옛노래 Yennorae
Portuguese   Brazil Canção da Relíquia
  Portugal Cântico Relíquia
  European Spanish Canto Arcaico*
Cantoarcaico*
  Vietnamese Bài Ca Xưa Cổ



Variations of the move Fire Punch
  Fire PunchIce PunchThunder Punch
  Signal BeamRelic Song


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