Milotic's appearance is similar to that of a sea serpent, and it is likely based on an Oarfish. Milotic’s body is mostly cream in coloration, with red eyes and three black dots down its neck, which might be gills. The top of its head is long, with a point at the end, and long, thin red ‘eyebrows’ extending from above its eyes and thicker, also red-colored hair-like fins draping from the sides of the head. Its lower tail is covered with blue and pink scales, with striations of black, and four large scales, blue with red spots in the middle, overlap at the tip of the tail to look like a fan. Milotic is described in the Pokédex as breathtakingly beautiful.