Metal Burst (move)

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Metal Burst
メタルバースト Metal Burst
Metal Burst VI.png
Metal Burst VI 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Metal Burst (Japanese: メタルバースト Metal Burst) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Generation IV

Metal Burst returns 1.5 times the damage dealt by the foe's last attack. Unlike Counter or Mirror Coat, Metal Burst does not require specifically physical or special damage sources and Metal Burst does not have decreased priority. However, if the user is faster than its opponent, Metal Burst will fail. The move also fails if it's a Substitute that takes the hit. In Double Battles, Metal Burst will hit the last opponent that dealt damage to the user; Metal Burst cannot affect allied Pokémon.

Generation V

In Triple Battles, Metal Burst can hit non-adjacent opponents provided a non-adjacent opponent was the last Pokémon to attack the user.


Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user retaliates against the foe that last inflicted damage on it with much greater power.
The user retaliates with much greater power against the target that last inflicted damage on it.
ORAS The user retaliates with much greater power against the opponent that last inflicted damage on it.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
304 Aron Aron
Monster Monster 46 53BW
305 Lairon Lairon
Monster Monster 56 67BW
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster 65 82BW
410 Shieldon Shieldon
Monster Monster 37 37 37
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
Monster Monster 43 43 43
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered 24HGSS 24 24
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1
638 Cobalion Cobalion
Undiscovered Undiscovered 67 1, 67
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Monster Field
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Byron Bastiodon Metal Burst.png Byron Bastiodon Metal Burst throwing.png Byron Bastiodon Metal Burst hit.png None.png
Bastiodon Metal Burst thrown Hitting the opponent
The user creates a ball of energy that absorbs the opponent's attack before firing it back
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon's body glows metallic as an opponent attacks it and it opens its mouth, forming a white ball in front of its mouth. The ball absorbs the attack and Bastiodon fires the white ball at the opponent.
Byron's Bastiodon Dealing With Defensive Types! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Metal Burst IV.png Metal Burst V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 合金爆裂 Héjīn Bàoliè
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Metaalbarst
France Flag.png French Fulmifer
Germany Flag.png German Metallstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Μεταλλική Έκρηξη
India Flag.png Hindi मेटल का धमाका Metal Ka Dhamaka
Italy Flag.png Italian Metalscoppio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메탈버스트 Metal Burst
Poland Flag.png Polish Metaliczny Wybuch
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Explosão de Metal
Explosão Metálica (manga)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Explozia Metalică
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Metalni Prasak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Represión Metal*
Repr. Metal*

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