|#369|| Swift Swim / Rock Head|
|3'3" (1m)||51.6 lbs. (23.4kg)|
|Male: 87.5%||Female: 12.5%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
| Water 1
|NU/RU|| 1 HP Point|
1 Defense Point
Relicanth can use one of two Abilities: Swift Swim, which doubles its Speed when it is raining, but not on the same turn in which it starts to rain, or Rock Head, which gives it an immunity to the effects of recoil damage from moves that cause recoil damage such as Double-Edge or Head Smash. A third Ability is available to Relicanth from the Dream World, the Sturdy Ability. This Ability prevents it from being KO'd in one hit, either by a One-Hit KO attack such as Horn Drill, or being KO'd when its HP is full.
Relicanth does not evolve and does not have a pre-evolved form.
Relicanth takes on the appearance of a brown fish with a head that is as hard as a rock.
 Gender Differences
The horn on the side of a Male Relicanth's face has a sharper point than a Female Relicanth.
 Game Information
 Original Games
 Spin-off Games
Relicanth appears at Secret Storage 11, Endless Level 20, Forever Level 20 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Relicanth appears at Silver Trench 80F-89F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Relicanth can appear at Miracle Sea B1-B18 & DPB1-B4. Relicanth is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Stormy Seas 1F-17F.
In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Relicanth appears in the Underwater Ruins portion of Canal Ruins on Sophian Island, in the middle section. Relicanth does not appear in the Past Missions.
Relicanth can be found at World Axle Beach B1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
 Trading Card Game
Relicanth appears in a total of seven sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Call of Legends set and an Uncommon Card in the Great Encounters & Supreme Victors (2, 1 Secret Hidden Card). Relicanth is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Hidden Legends, EX Emerald and EX Holon Phantoms sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
Wild Relicanth appear in the film Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, its lone appearance in the films to date.
A Relicanth washed ashore as a result of the Groudon/Kyogre conflict, and would join Sapphire after she successfully rescued him. With his assistance, Ruby and Sapphire would be able to reach the Seafloor Cavern.
Sapphire would nickname her Relicanth "Relili."
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Relicanth finds itself in the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Using the Rock Head Ability, it is capable of using Head Smash without worrying about the move's 50% Recoil. While it has a great Defense paired with a good HP and Attack, its other three Statistics are very low-including Speed-especially in comparison.
Special Attacks will really hurt Relicanth, especially Special Attacks that are also Electric and Grass-Type moves, if not one-hit KO Relicanth.
 Area Location
|Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald||Rare (Underwater)||Route 124|
|Diamond/Pearl/Platinum||5% (Fish w/Super Rod)||Route 226|
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||100% (Fish during a Swarm)||Route 12|
|Black/White||60% (Shaking Spots)||Route 4 (Fish with Super Rod)|
|Black 2/White 2||5% (Shaking Spots)||Route 4 (Fish with Super Rod)|
|Dream World||Uncertain%||Sparkling Sea|
 Pokédex Entries
|III||Pokémon Ruby||Relicanth is a Pokémon species that existed for a hundred million years without ever changing its form. This ancient Pokémon feeds on microscopic organisms with its toothless mouth.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||Relicanth is a rare species that was discovered in deep-sea explorations. This Pokémon's body withstands the enormous water pressure of the ocean depths. Its body is covered in tough scales that are like craggy rocks.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||A Pokémon that was once believed to have been extinct. The species has not changed its form for 100 million years. It walks on the seafloor using its pectoral fins.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||It has remained unchanged for 100 million years. It was discovered during a deep-sea exploration.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||It has remained unchanged for 100 million years. It was discovered during a deep-sea exploration.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||Discovered by chance during deep-sea explorations, it has not changed since ancient times.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||Discovered by chance during deep-sea explorations, it has not changed since ancient times.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2|
|V||Pokémon White 2|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Dream World
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
 Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)