Metal Coat

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Metal Coat
メタルコート
Metal Coat
Metal Coat
Metal Coat
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
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Power 30

The Metal Coat (Japanese: メタルコート Metal Coat) is a type of held item introduced in Generation II. It allows Onix and Scyther to evolve into Steelix and Scizor, and also increases the power of the holder's Steel-type moves.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BW
N/A PokémonDollar.png50
B2W2 PokémonDollar.png20000 PokémonDollar.png50
XYORAS N/A PokémonDollar.png50
SM N/A PokémonDollar.png1,000

Effect

Held item

In battle
Generation II to III

Increases the power of Steel-type moves used by the holder by 10%.

Generation IV onward

Increases the power of Steel-type moves used by the holder by 20%.

Outside battles

Causes Onix to evolve into Steelix when traded while holding it; causes Scyther to evolve into Scizor when traded while holding it. This consumes the Metal Coat.

Description

Games Description
GSC Powers up steel-type moves. (HOLD)
RSE A hold item that raises the power of Steel-type moves.
FRLG An item to be held by a Pokémon. A special metallic film that boosts the power of Steel-type moves.
Colo.XD A hold item that raises the power of Steel-type moves.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It is a special metallic film that ups the power of Steel-type moves.
XYORAS
SM
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It is a special metallic film that can boost the power of Steel-type moves.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC S.S. Aqua, held by in-game trade Magneton (Kanto Power Plant)C Held by wild Magnemite (8% chance)
RSE Held by wild Magnemite (5% chance) and wild Magneton (5% chance)
Colo. Held by Shadow Metagross
XD Held by Shadow Magneton
FRLG Memorial Pillar Trainer Tower (prize for defeating Knockout Mode)
DPPt Iron Island (from Byron), Iron Island (Registeel's room)Pt Held by wild Magnemite (5% chance), wild Steelix (5% chance), wild Beldum (5% chance), wild Bronzor (5% chance), and wild Bronzong (5% chance)
HGSS S.S. Aqua, held by in-game trade Magneton (Kanto Power Plant) Pokéathlon Dome (2500 Pts.)TuFrSa; held by wild Magnemite (5% chance), wild Magneton (5% chance), wild Steelix (5% chance), wild Beldum (5% chance), wild Metang (5% chance), and wild Bronzor (5% chance)
BW Twist Mountain Route 13 (treasure hunter); held by wild Magnemite (5% chance), wild Metang (5% chance), wild Metagross (5% chance), and wild Bronzong (5% chance)
B2W2 Chargestone Cave, Clay Tunnel Join Avenue (Antique Shop); Black City (Store 2); held by wild Magnemite (5% chance), wild Magneton (5% chance), wild Metang (5% chance), wild Metagross (5% chance), wild Bronzor (5% chance), wild Bronzong (5% chance), and wild Magnezone (5% chance)
XY Poké Ball Factory Held by wild Magneton (5% chance)
ORAS New Mauville Held by wild Magnemite (5% chance), wild Skarmory (5% chance), and wild Bronzor (5% chance)
PMC Balloon Popping (Lv. 1)
SM Held by wild Magnemite (5% chance), wild Skarmory (5% chance), and wild Beldum (5% chance)

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Metal Coat appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
MDRB 3000Poké currency.png 1Poké currency.png
MDTDS 1000Poké currency.png 1Poké currency.png

Effect

If the player offers both a Link Cable and Metal Coat at Luminous Cave or Luminous Spring, Onix or Scyther can be evolved into Steelix or Scizor, respectively. This consumes the Link Cable and Metal Coat.

If thrown, it will deal 1 damage (2 if sticky). Using this item in a dungeon will consume it, with no effect.

Description

Games Description
MDRB It enables a certain kind of Pokémon to evolve. Give it to the Pokémon when it's ready to evolve.
MDTDS A mysterious substance full of a special filmy metal. It allows certain kinds of Pokémon to evolve.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDRB Southern Cavern (49-50F)
MDTDS Treasure boxes, Job requests (★3-★9)
Mystifying Forest (Kecleon Shop: 5F, 7F, 9F, 11F, 13F), Lake Afar (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F, B21F, B23F), Midnight Forest (Kecleon Shop: B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F, B21F, B23F)

Appearance

MDBag Metal Coat III Sprite.png MDBag Metal Coat Sprite.png
Sprite from
Red Rescue Team and
Blue Rescue Team
Sprite from
Explorers of Time,
Darkness
, and Sky

Pokémon Conquest

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Reason: Details on the non-evolution effect of the Metal Coat.

In Pokémon Conquest, Onix or Scyther evolves into Steelix or Scizor, respectively, if it knocks out a Warrior's Pokémon in a manner that allows recruitment while its own Warrior is equipped with a Metal Coat. The Metal Coat also improves Steel-type attacks.

Metal Coat can be purchased from the traveling merchant for 5000 gold, and sold for 2500-3250 gold.

Description

Games Description
Conq. Enables certain Pokémon to evolve. Improves Steel-type attacks.

Pokémon GO

The Metal Coat in Pokémon GO

The Metal Coat was added to Pokémon GO on February 16, 2017.

The Metal Coat is required to evolve certain Pokémon:

Level 10 and higher players can obtain the Metal Coat by searching PokéStops. While normally rare, from March 21, 2017 onward the player is always guaranteed to find an Evolution item when obtaining the bonus for searching a PokéStop for the seventh day in a row.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Metal Coat in Pokémon Adventures

In Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim II, Diamond found a Metal Coat in Byron's vacation home on Iron Island and subsequently gave it to his Shieldon to hold.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 金屬膜 Gāmsuhk Mohk
Mandarin 金屬膜 / 金属膜 Jīnshǔ Mó *
金屬塗層 Jīnshǔ Túcéng *
France Flag.png French Peau Métal
Germany Flag.png German Metallmantel
Italy Flag.png Italian Metalcoperta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 금속코트 Geumsok Coat
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Revestimento Metálico
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rev. Metálico*
Revest. Metálico*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Lớp phủ kim loại

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