Relic Song (move)

Relic Song
いにしえのうた Ancient Song
Relic Song IX.png
Relic Song IX 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.

Relic Song is a sound-based move.

If successfully used by Meloetta (affecting at least one Pokémon), it will also cause Meloetta to change between its Aria and Pirouette Formes, changing its type, base stats, and EV yield. However, if Meloetta's Ability is changed to Sheer Force, Sheer Force removes Relic Song's form-changing effect.

Generation V

If used on a Pokémon behind a substitute, it hits that Pokémon's substitute.

Generation VI onwards

Relic Song can now hit Pokémon even if they are behind a substitute.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Relic Song cannot be selected in a battle.

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
SwShLA
SV
The user sings an ancient song and attacks by appealing to the hearts of the listening opposing Pokémon. This may also induce sleep.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


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 Compatibility
Tutor
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Relic Song deals damage and may cause the enemy to fall asleep. It will cause Meloetta to change between its Aria and Pirouette Formes.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI 13 99 13 50 95% 98% 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD 13 50 10 30 95% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:


Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Buddy move
Relic Song of Wonder Special 2 100 120 —% All opponents Sure Hit Activation Condition: When the user is not in a pinch.

Deactivation Condition: When the user is in a pinch.

Never misses. Has a chance (30%) of putting the target to sleep. Raises the critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank. Raises one of the following stats of all allied sync pairs by 2 stat ranks at random: Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, Speed, accuracy, or evasiveness. (The same stat is raised for all allied sync pairs.)

Rosa (Champion) & Meloetta
Sync move
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Sepia Memories Relic Song Special Default 300 360 An opponent No additional effect. Rosa (Champion) & Meloetta
6★ EX The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.
6★ EX with EX role The first time the user's sync move is used each battle, the sync move countdown is reduced by three.

Notes:

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
 
Sphere of light
The user sings an enchanting melody that changes its Forme.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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 AntiqueVI+
ChantAntiqueV
  German Urgesang
  Italian Cantoantico
  Korean 옛노래 Yennorae
  Brazilian Portuguese Canção da Relíquia
  European Spanish Canto ArcaicoVI+
CantoarcaicoV
  Vietnamese Bài Ca Xưa Cổ


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


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