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[[File:Type Water/Rock.gif|link=Water/Rock type]]  
Species Longevity Pokémon
Abilities Swift Swim
Rock Head
Sturdy (Dream World)
None ← 369 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
(ジーランス Jiiransu)
[[Generation III]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Grey>Grey</font>
Shape Footprint

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


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.


Relicanth does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) 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

Game(s) Area(s)
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)

Pokedex entries


In the anime

It was first shown in the episode A Ruin With a View!

A group of Relicanth appeared in Relicanth Really Can!.

A Relicanth appeared in a flashback in Mutiny in the Bounty! as one of the Pokémon J had stolen.

Several Relicanth appeared in Enter Galactic!.

A Relicanth appeared in Up Close and Personable!.


Generation IV

By Level Up

By Level Up
Level Move Type Cat. Pwr. Acc. PP Contest Appeal
Start Harden Normal Status —% 30 Tough 2 ♥♥
Start Tackle Normal Physical 35 95% 35 Tough 3 ♥♥♥
8 Water Gun Water Special 40 100% 25 Cute 3 ♥♥♥
15 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 50 80% 10 Smart 2 ♥♥
22 Yawn Normal Status —% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥
29 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20 Tough 3 ♥♥♥
36 Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥
43 AncientPower Rock Special 60 100% 5 Tough 2 ♥♥
50 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15 Tough 0
57 Dive Water Physical 80 100% 10 Beauty 1
64 Rest Psychic Status —% 10 Cute 0
71 Hydro Pump Water Special 120 80% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
78 Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5 Tough 2 ♥♥
*Bold indicates a move which receives STAB


  • 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.
  • 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 from the wild in every generation since its introduction, alongside Munchlax/Snorlax and Combee, and one of only five to ever be obtainable in the wild (Eevee and Togepi can be caught in Generation IV).
  • Relicanth has two colors: one is brown while the shiny is blue. This is also true with the real-life counterparts, the coelacanth.
  • Relicanth's lighter splotches alongside its pale brown color make it visually similar to antique maps. Likewise, the light blue of the shiny form can be seen as the visual representation of water.
  • Relicanth was inspired by the real-world fossil fish, Coelacanth.
  • Its name comes from the words "relic" and "coelacanth".


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