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. Its Hidden Ability is Sturdy, which 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.
The horn on the side of a Male Relicanth's face has a sharper point than a Female Relicanth.
In Pokémon X and Y, Relicanth can be caught in the wild at Cyllage City and Ambrette Town by fishing with the Super Rod. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be found at Route 107, Route 124, Route 126, Route 128, Route 129 and Route 130 by searching underwater.
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.
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."
Relicanth finds itself in the PU Tier 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.
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- 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)
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