Meloetta is a dual-type Normal/Psychic Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation V. While it is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, Meloetta has a second Forme activated by using the move Relic Song in battle. Its original Forme, Aria Forme, will then become the Normal/Fighting-type Pirouette Forme.
Meloetta was leaked on a poster of the fifteenth Pokémon movie, Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, on February 26, 2012, and it was officially revealed by Oha Suta on March 1, 2012. Take a look below for 28 awesome and interesting facts about Meloetta.
1. Meloetta seems to be a femininely anthropomorphic figure with musical bar style streaks in its hair, quarter notes for its arms and hands and pupil less eyes resembling whole notes.
2. It has a jewel on its forehead and a black headpiece that seems to be shaped like a treble clef which doubles as an attached microphone such as one often used by singers.
3. Its ovular head seems to be ⅓ its body’s height and about half its height in width.
4. In its Aria Forme, it has light blue eyes and flowing, wavy hair with light-blue ovals that resemble whole notes.
5. In its Pirouette Forme, it has auburn hair that seems to be stylized in a high bun and red eyes.
6. In either Forme, its midriff and eyes match its hair.
7. It is a genderless species.
8. According to artists in Unova, Meloetta’s beautiful music and dance inspired many works of art, music, and songs.
9. This made the Pokémon popular among both musicians and dancers.
10. Meloetta is able to change forms when it uses the move Relic Song, which changes its form from Aria Forme to its Pirouette Forme, or vice versa.
11. In its Aria Forme, Meloetta can sing beautiful songs.
12. While in its Pirouette Forme, Meloetta can perform graceful dances.
13. In its Aria Forme, it is a dual-type Normal/Psychic-type Pokémon; in its Pirouette Forme, it is a dual-type Normal/Fighting-type Pokémon.
14. It reverts to Aria Forme when switched out or when the battle ends.
15. Like many other Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, Meloetta is capable of becoming invisible.
16. Pirouette Forme Meloetta is the lightest Fighting-type Pokémon.
17. Meloetta was leaked on a poster for Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice during the release of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
18. Meloetta is the only Mythical Pokémon to not have a starring role in a movie, excluding Phione if it is considered one.
19. The effort value yields of each of Meloetta’s Formes—1 Special Attack, 1 Special Defense, and 1 Speed in Aria Forme and 1 Attack, 1 Defense, and 1 Speed in Pirouette Forme—are both unique.
20. Meloetta is programmed to always hold a Star Piece when encountered in the wild in Pokémon Black and White. However, Meloetta cannot be found in the wild in those games.
21. Meloetta’s notes on its hair actually make out its in-game cry when played on an instrument.
22. Meloetta may be based on a muse, a goddess in Greek mythology with the ability to inspire artistic creation. Meloetta may also be seen as a personification of music since its design has multiple references to musical notation: its headpiece resembles a stylized treble clef, its fingerless hands and slim arms are shaped after musical notes, and its hair resembles staff lines with bar lines.
23. Meloetta’s Aria Forme resembles a typical singer, with the black headpiece acting like a headset microphone.
24. Meloetta’s Pirouette Forme resembles a ballerina wearing a tutu and its “hair” curled up in a bun. This Forme also has elements of Spanish Flamenco dancers.
25. The guitarist who teaches Meloetta Relic Song in the Generation V games mentions that it lost its red shoes at the same time that sorrow darkened the world and it lost the song it had danced to. This may be a reference to the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale The Red Shoes.
26. Meloetta may be a combination of melody and pirouette (a type of movement in ballet). Etta is also a common feminine Italian suffix meaning little and may refer to Meloetta’s feminine appearance and diminutive size. Etta could also have derived from the famous jazz singer Etta James.
27. Meloetta debuted in An Epic Defense Force!, but it began following Ash and his friends in All for the Love of Meloetta! and revealed itself to the group in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!.
28. A Meloetta appeared in its Aria Forme in the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.