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 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 23.4 kg (51.6 lbs)
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)
187 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 HP, 1 Defense
Catch rate 25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 170
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1, Water 2
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 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.
Sword Rock-hard scales and oil-filled swim bladders allow this Pokémon to survive the intense water pressure of the deep sea.
Shield This Pokémon was discovered during deep-sea exploration. Its appearance hasn’t changed in 100,000,000 years, so it’s called a living fossil.

Moves learned by Relicanth

Moves learnt by level up

Relicanth learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
10Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
15YawnNormalStatus
20DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
25Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
30Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
35RestPsychicStatus
40FlailNormalPhysical 100
45Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
50Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
55Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100

Move Tutor moves

Relicanth can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Meteor BeamRockSpecial 120 90
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

Relicanth is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Relicanth is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1FlailNormalPhysical 100
1HardenNormalStatus
1Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
1Mud SportGroundStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
6Mud SportGroundStatus
10Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
15Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
21Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
26DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
31Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
35YawnNormalStatus
41RestPsychicStatus
46Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
50Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
56Head SmashRockPhysical 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.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
MagnitudeGroundPhysical 100
Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
Sleep TalkNormalStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Water SportWaterStatus
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 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 TailWaterPhysical 90 90
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Relicanth sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Relicanth  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Route 124, 126
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 124, 126
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Ballimere Lake

Other languages

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

Name origin

relic
very old object; antique
coelacanths
ancient fossilised fish