Metronome (move)

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Metronome
ゆびをふる Wag Finger
Metronome.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Can be repeatedly used without boring the judge.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Makes the order of contestants random in the next turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Metronome (Japanese: ゆびをふる Wag Finger) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM35 in Generation I.

Effect

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Metronome randomly selects a move and fully executes the attack. An attack called by Metronome in this way counts as the last move used.

In Generation I, if Metronome successfully calls Hyper Beam or a partial trapping move and has 0 PP before the move fully executes, its PP can roll over in the same manner as the move is called, with full PP Ups applied. A Pokémon will be able to use a move that is disabled if called via Metronome.

Because Metronome has normal move priority, a move with higher or lower priority may be executed other than when it normally would. For instance, Metronome may cause Quick Attack to be used after a normal priority move or Vital Throw to be used before a normal priority move.

Pokémon that know Metronome are banned from participating in Pokéstar Studio films.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Metronome, the randomly selected move will become its Z-Move.

Metronome will not select itself or any of the following moves:


Description

Games Description
StadStad2 The user waggles its finger, triggering a move. There is no telling what will happen.
GSC Randomly uses any Pokémon move.
RSEColo.XD Waggles a finger to use any Pokémon move at random.
FRLG Waggles a finger and stimulates the brain into using any move at random.
DPPtHGSS The user waggles a finger and stimulates the brain into randomly using nearly any move.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy 31 34 34 31 34 34BW
31B2W2
31
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered 30 30 30 20 20 20 20
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered 7 6RSE
4FRLG
6 5 5 5
176 Togetic Togetic
Flying Fairy 7 6RSE
1, 4FRLG
1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
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
II III IV V VI VII
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
440 Happiny Happiny
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
TM35
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
Water 1 Water 1
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
Human-Like Human-Like
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
Water 1 Water 1
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
Flying Fairy
186 Politoed Politoed
Water 1 Water 1
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
Water 1 Grass
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokéwalker - Amity Meadow
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
238 Smoochum Smoochum
Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1
New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros., if Clefairy is released from a Poké Ball, it will use Metronome to copy a move done by another Poké Ball Pokémon. It returns in Super Smash Bros. Melee, but its options are reduced to Explosion, Blizzard, and Fire Spin.

Togepi is another Pokémon in Melee that will use Metronome when released from a Poké Ball. It can call up Sleep Powder, Leech Seed, Magnitude, Powder Snow, or Night Shade. It reappears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with SmokeScreen replacing Night Shade and Earthquake replacing Magnitude. Togepi also uses Metronome in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, where its possible effects are now Night Shade, Magnitude, Blizzard, Sing, and Leech Seed.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Randomly looses a move from among all the moves known to Pokémon.

In the anime

Clefairy Metronome.png Misty Togepi Metronome.png May Munchlax Metronome.png Clefable Metronome.png
Clefairy Togepi Munchlax Clefable
The Pokémon waves its arms back and forth until they glow. The Pokémon then performs a random move.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
035 Clefairy Clefairy points its index fingers out and starts to wave them back and forth until the fingertips glow white. Clefairy then performs a random move.
Multiple wild Clefairy Clefairy and the Moon Stone Debut
Multiple wild Clefairy Pikachu's Rescue Adventure None
Whitney's Clefairy A Goldenrod Opportunity None
Multiple wild Clefairy A Real Cleffa-Hanger None
096 Drowzee Drowzee waves its arms back and forth until its fingertips begin to glow white. Drowzee then performs a random move.
Butch and Cassidy's Drowzee Pikachu Re-Volts None
175 Togepi Togepi begins to wave its arms back and forth until they begin to glow white. Togepi then performs a random move.
Misty's Togepi Pikachu Re-Volts None
Multiple wild Togepi A Togepi Mirage! None
173 Cleffa Cleffa waves its arms back and forth until they start to glow white. Cleffa then performs a random move.
Multiple wild Cleffa A Real Cleffa-Hanger None
036 Clefable Clefable sticks its fingers in the air and waves them back and forth until its fingertips begin to glow white. Clefable then performs a random move.
Multiple wild Clefable A Real Cleffa-Hanger None
A Coordinator's Clefable New Plot, Odd Lot! None
446 Munchlax Munchlax raises its hands and waves its fingertips back and forth until they start to glow white. It then uses a random move.
May's Munchlax A Real Cleffa-Hanger None

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga


In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Metronome I.png Metronome II.png Metronome III.png Metronome IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Metronome V.png Metronome PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Metronome Stadium.png Metronome Stad2.png Metronome Colo.png Metronome XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Doll Meowth III.png This article has information requiring translation. If you are able to translate Greek or Russian and would like to help, please add the English translation to the section or sections in Greek or Russian.
Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 揮指 Fāijí
Mandarin 揮指 / 挥指 Huīzhǐ *
揮指功 / 挥指功 Huīzhǐ-gōng *
彈指功 Tánzhǐ-gōng *
摇手指 Yáo Shǒuzhǐ *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Metronom
Denmark Flag.png Danish Metronom
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Metronoom
Finland Flag.png Finnish Metronomi
France Flag.png French Métronome
Germany Flag.png German Metronom
Greece Flag.png Greek Μετρονόμος Metronómos
Italy Flag.png Italian Metronomo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 손가락흔들기 Songarak Heundeulgi
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Metronom
Poland Flag.png Polish Metronom
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Metrônomo
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Metrónomo
Russia Flag.png Russian Метроном Metronom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Metrónomo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vẫy Ngón Tay


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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