Relicanth

Relicanth is a Water/Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Longevity Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 369
Type Water Rock
Species Longevity Pokémon
Height 3′03″ (1.0 m)
Weight 51.6 lbs (23.4 kg)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
2. Rock Head
Sturdy (hidden ability)
Local № 179 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
042 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
188 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
262 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
343 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 HP, 1 Defense
Catch rate 25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 170
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1, Water 2
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 40 (base 10,240 steps)

Base stats

HP 100
310 404
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 130
238 394
Sp. Atk 45
85 207
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 55
103 229
Total 485 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Relicanth.

Evolution chart

Relicanth changes

Pokédex entries

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.
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.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It has remained unchanged for 100 million years. It was discovered during a deep-sea exploration.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Discovered by chance during deep-sea explorations, it has not changed since ancient times.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
X It has remained unchanged for 100 million years. It was discovered during a deep-sea exploration.
Y A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Sun Its form has remained the same for one hundred million years. Its body is filled with fat, so it can withstand the water pressure of the deep sea.
Moon It was fortuitously discovered during a deep sea expedition. Its teeth have atrophied, so it now survives on microscopic organisms it sucks up.
Ultra Sun Thought to have gone extinct, Relicanth was given a name that is a variation of the name of the person who discovered it.
Ultra Moon The reason it hasn’t changed at all in a hundred million years is that it’s apparently already a perfect life-form.

Moves learned by Relicanth

Moves learnt by level up

Relicanth learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1FlailNormal 100
1HardenNormal
1Head SmashRock 150 80
1Mud SportGround
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
6Mud SportGround
10Water GunWater 40 100
15Rock TombRock 60 95
21Ancient PowerRock 60 100
26DiveWater 80 100
31Take DownNormal 90 85
35YawnNormal
41RestPsychic
46Hydro PumpWater 110 80
50Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
56Head SmashRock 150 80

Egg moves

Relicanth learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Relicanth egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BrineWater 65 100
MagnitudeGround 100
Mud ShotGround 55 95
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
Skull BashNormal 130 100
Sleep TalkNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
Water SportWater
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Move Tutor moves

Relicanth can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BounceFlying 85 85
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
Water PulseWater 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Relicanth is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Relicanth can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Relicanth learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1FlailNormal 100
1HardenNormal
1Head SmashRock 150 80
1Mud SportGround
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
6Mud SportGround
10Water GunWater 40 100
15Rock TombRock 60 95
21Ancient PowerRock 60 100
26DiveWater 80 100
31Take DownNormal 90 85
35YawnNormal
41RestPsychic
46Hydro PumpWater 110 80
50Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
56Head SmashRock 150 80

Egg moves

Relicanth learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Relicanth egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BrineWater 65 100
MagnitudeGround 100
Mud ShotGround 55 95
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
Skull BashNormal 130 100
Sleep TalkNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
Water SportWater
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Relicanth is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Relicanth can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Relicanth sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Relicanth  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Relicanth  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Relicanth  sprite from Black & White Relicanth  sprite from X & Y Relicanth  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Relicanth Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Relicanth Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Relicanth Shiny sprite from Black & White Relicanth Shiny sprite from X & Y Relicanth Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Relicanth

Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 226
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 12
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Route 4
X
Y
Cyllage City, Ambrette Town
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 107, 124, 126, 128, 129, 130
Sun
Moon
Poni Wilds
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ancient Poni Path, Poni Breaker Coast

Other languages

English Relicanth
Japanese ジーランス (Glanth)
German Relicanth
French Relicanth

Name origin

relic
very old object; antique
coelacanths
ancient fossilised fish