It is amongst the Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation V. This Pokémon is capable of changing forms. When it learns the attack Relic Song in Castelia City and uses that move in battle, Meloetta changes from its Aria Forme to its Pirouette Forme. The Transformation also changes Meloetta's typing; before using Relic Song it is a Normal/Psychic type. After using Relic Song, its type changes to Normal/Fighting. This change only lasts until Meloetta is switched out.
Meloetta doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.
Meloetta has a feminine look to it. Its long hair takes on the appearance of a musical staff with a few notes, with a few bar lines that take the appearance of musical measures.
Meloetta is a genderless Pokémon species.
Meloetta has been released in a number of events worldwide, including an upcoming Gamestop promotion in North America that will run from March 4, 2013 to March 24, 2013. This promotion is for all Generation 5 games excluding spin-offs.
Meloetta makes its Spin-Off game debut in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. It can be obtained by creating the Musical Paradise.
Trading Card Game
Meloetta is listed in the Shiny Collection (2), Everyone's Exciting Battle, and the Black/White Promo (2) sets. Meloetta is listed as a Rare Card in the Boundaries Crossed set.
Meloetta is set to debut at the start of the "Best Wishes 2" portion of the Anime, but the specific details involving Meloetta's appearance are unconfirmed as of writing.
Meloetta is predominantly featured in the next Short film "Meloetta's Sparkling Recital," which is going to be tied-in with the next movie, Kyurem VS The Sacred Swordsmen.
Meloetta's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Meloetta is a part of the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. As one of the biggest offensive threats in the tier, Meloetta is great due to its wide movepool and great stats that allow it to act as either a setup sweeper or a wallbreaker. Its typing is unique which gives it a Ghost immunity and it has massive Special Defense, which can lead to it checking certain big threats in the tier as a result, such as Sigilyph and Venusaur. Its best set is a bulky Substitute + Calm Mind set that acts as a great win condition for teams due to its well rounded bulk. Meloetta can also run a Choice Specs set that can power its way through teams with its STAB attacks and coverage options. An offensive Calm Mind set is another option that gives Meloetta the ability to boost its Special Attack to even higher levels and be a ruthless sweeper right off the bat. Unfortunately, Meloetta has a weakness to Dark attacks, leaving it susceptible to Pursuit trappers like Absol, Sneasel, and Spiritomb. Meloetta has a decent Speed stat but not high enough to outspeed certain key threats like Houndoom, Drapion, and Virizion, which can lead to it struggling with certain team archetypes.
Meloetta is also a viable option in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With high special bulk, Meloetta can be able to tank many special attacks. It has a very diverse movepool that gives it coverage options, different means of setting up, and interesting support moves. Its best set is a Substitute + Calm Mind set that invests in its offenses but can be extremely useful against defensive archetypes. Other sets include a Choice Specs set that power through opposing teams, a Choice Scarf set that can act as a revenge killer and decent pivot with U-turn, a cleric support set that can use moves like Perish Song, Heal Bell, and Thunder Wave, and a Pirouette set that uses Meloetta's alternate form through Relic Song to surprise Pokémon like Krookodile and Hydreigon with a powerful STAB Close Combat. However, Meloetta does suffer from some major flaws, such as its average physical defense which is further exacerbated by weaknesses to Knock Off and U-turn. Meloetta's Speed stat is not the best either in its Aria forme, as it is outsped by Pokémon like Mienshao, Mega Sharpedo, and Darmanitan.
Meloetta cannot breed.
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