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Type
Water  Rock
Species Longevity Pokémon
Abilities Swift Swim
Rock Head
Sturdy (DW)
Pokédex
Gorebyss ← 369 → Luvdisc
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 179 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 042
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Relicanth
369
ジーランス Jiiransu
369Relicanth
Generation III
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
51.6 lbs. 23.4 kg 3'03" 1.0 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Gray Water 1
Water 2
Body Style Footprint
Body03
F369
Cry

Relicanth (Japanese: ジーランス Jiiransu) is a dual Water/Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Physiology

Relicanth is a medium-sized, brown fish Pokémon. Its camouflage makes it blend in perfectly into the undersea caves where it lives. Relicanth is covered in many fins which are on the top, bottom and sides of this Pokémon.

Special Abilities

Evolution

Relicanth does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Relicanth Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Underwater Rare
Emerald Underwater Rare
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Route 226 (Super Rod) Rare
Platinum Route 226 (Super Rod) Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 12 Swarm
Black/White Route 4 Common


Side game locations

Relicanth Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Ocean
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 11,
Endless Level 20,
Forever Level 20,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Silver Trench (80F-89F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1F-B4F)


Pokédex entries

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.
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.
FireRed
It has remained unchanged for 100 million years. It was discovered during a deep-sea exploration.
LeafGreen
It has remained unchanged for 100 million years. It was discovered during a deep-sea exploration.
Diamond
A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
Pearl
A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
Platinum
A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
HeartGold
Discovered by chance during deep-sea explorations, it has not changed since ancient times.
SoulSilver
Discovered by chance during deep-sea explorations, it has not changed since ancient times.
Black
A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
White
A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
Black 2
A rare Pokémon discovered during a deep-sea exploration. It has not changed in over 100 million years.
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.

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1 Harden –% 30 Normal Status Tough 2
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
8 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Cute 3
15 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
22 Yawn –% 10 Normal Status Cute 2
29 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3
36 Mud Sport –% 15 Ground Status Cute 2
43 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
50 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 0
57 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beauty 1
64 Rest –% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
71 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special Beauty 2
78 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Appearances

In the anime

It was first shown in A Ruin With A View. A group of Relicanth appeared in The Relicanth Really Can. Several Relicanth appeared in Enter Galactic! A Relicanth appeared in Up Close and Personable!

Trivia

  • Relicanth is one of the essential two Pokémon to unlock the caves of the Regis; the other is Wailord.
  • Relicanth, along with Zigzagoon, are the only two Pokémon left out of the Hoenn Pokérap.
  • Relicanth shares its types with four of the five original fossil Pokémon, Kabuto, Kabutops, Omanyte, and Omastar, furthering its link to them as a living fossil. It also shares its type with Corsola, Tirtouga and Carracosta.
  • Relicanth is the only Water-type to learn Head Smash, as well as the only one to not receive recoil damage from it, due to its ability. In fact, it's one of two Pokémon that gains STAB and protection from a recoil-damage-giving move. The other is Clefable with Magic Guard.
  • Relicanth is one of only three Pokémon with its gender ratio that has been able to be caught in the wild, others include Munchlax, Snorlax , Combee, Eevee and Togepi.
  • Relicanth was inspired by the real-world fossil fish, Coelacanth.
  • Its name comes from the words "relic" and "coelacanth".

References


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