Melmetal (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Meltan #808: Meltan
Pokémon
#810: Grookey Grookey
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Melmetal (disambiguation).
Melmetal
Hex Nut Pokémon
メルメタル
Melmetal
#809
Melmetal
Melmetal
Gigantamax Melmetal
Gigantamax Melmetal



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Melmetal
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Iron Fist Cacophony
Gigantamax Melmetal
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Gigantamax Melmetal
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
8'02" 2.5 m
Melmetal
82'00"+ 25.0+ m
Gigantamax Melmetal
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
1763.7 lbs. 800.0 kg
Melmetal
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Melmetal
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Melmetal
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Gigantamax Melmetal
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Gigantamax Melmetal
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
Unknown
External Links

Melmetal (Japanese: メルメタル Melmetal) is a Steel-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation VII in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

In Pokémon GO, it evolves from Meltan by using 400 Meltan Candy. Meltan cannot be evolved in other games.

Melmetal has a Gigantamax form, which debuted with the release of Pokémon GO transfer compatibility with Pokémon HOME.

It was officially revealed on October 24, 2018.

Biology

Melmetal is a large, silver Pokémon with a humanoid build that consists mostly of liquid metal. Many dark-gray hexagonal nuts are embedded in or attached to its body: one around each shoulder, one around the center of each arm, one in each hand, one in each foot, and a small light grey one in the center of its torso. A large, golden hexagonal nut encircles its neck and a smaller one acts as its head. Floating in its head is a small, dark gray sphere. It has a small red tail resembling an electrical wire.

Melmetal is a Pokémon that has come back to life after 3,000 years. In ancient times, it was worshiped for its ability to create metal from anything, which was used to create unique metal tools. According to Professor Willow, Melmetal was considered a sacred being that lived in a secluded area deep within a wooded land that was full of sedimentary rocks rich with magnetite. When Melmetal reaches the end of its life, it will rust and split itself into multiple Meltan from the small shards left behind. The process of evolution has hardened its body, making it incredibly sturdy. However, it is still in a liquid state and has some flexibility, particularly in its arms.[1] The strength of the heavy hex nut arms comes from the centrifugal force, which allows Melmetal to have the strongest punch of all Pokémon. Melmetal is said to be created when one strong Meltan absorbs the group it lives with in order to evolve.

As Gigantamax Melmetal, it becomes a large cyclopean giant. The dark-gray hexagonal nuts are now embedded as five fingers for its hands, two for the feet, two underneath the shoulder, and two connecting the shoulder to the large, golden, decagonal nut. A silver hexagonal nut is located between Melmetal's legs and chest, which has a large red tail resembling an electrical wire located behind it. The head is shaped like a knight's helmet with a smaller golden hexagonal nut located inside, with a glowing red grey sphere floating inside the head and three red clouds surrounding the head.

In its Gigantamax state, Melmetal can use its ecstatic and flexible body to land punches at foes while keeping its distance. By bringing the hex nuts on its fists together, it can create gigantic fists for an even bigger punch. Gigantamax Melmetal can release tremendous electric beams from its belly, capable of vaporizing the opponent in one shot and vaporizing an entire hill. The electric beams are generated by the flow of Gigantamax Melmetal's liquid metal stored in its body, charing up the particles before firing[2].

Melmetal is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Double Iron Bash and the exclusive G-Max Move G-Max Meltdown.

In the anime

Main series

 
Melmetal in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Melmetal

Melmetal debuted in Final Rivals!, where Ash's Meltan evolved the night before the Manalo Conference finals. It did so by combining with its fellow Meltan.

Minor appearances

GOTCHA!

A Melmetal briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Melmetal (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#153
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Revered long ago for its capacity to create iron from nothing, for some reason it has come back to life after 3,000 years.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sword At the end of its life-span, Melmetal will rust and fall apart. The small shards left behind will eventually be reborn as Meltan.
Shield Centrifugal force is behind the punches of Melmetal's heavy hex-nut arms. Melmetal is said to deliver the strongest punches of all Pokémon.
Gigantamax Melmetal
Sword In a distant land, there are legends about a cyclopean giant. In fact, the giant was a Melmetal that was flooded with Gigantamax energy.
Shield It can send electric beams streaking out from the hole in its belly. The beams' tremendous energy can vaporize an opponent in one shot.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Unavailable
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Unavailable
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Transfer from Pokémon GO after evolving Meltan
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME


In side games

Generation VII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VII side games.


In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HOME Pokémon GO Melmetal Worldwide hide 100 November 10, 2020 onwards


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
135
195 - 242 380 - 474
143
133 - 214 261 - 423
143
133 - 214 261 - 423
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
34
35 - 94 65 - 183
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
Evo.Evo. Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
2424 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
3232 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
4848 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 08585% 20
5656 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
6464 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
7272 Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 05050% 5
8080 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
8888 Double Iron Bash Steel Physical 06060 100100% 5
9696 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Melmetal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Melmetal

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM20  TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM90  TM90 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR93  TR93 Darkest Lariat Dark Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR94  TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Melmetal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Melmetal

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Melmetal in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Melmetal in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Melmetal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Melmetal

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
Sw Sh EP Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Melmetal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Melmetal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Melmetal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Melmetal
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 264 Base Attack: 226 Base Defense: 190
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock
Charged Attacks: Flash Cannon, Thunderbolt, Hyper Beam, Rock Slide, Superpower*

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Meltan
 Steel 
 400 +  
Meltan Candy
in Pokémon GO
 
First evolution
Melmetal
 Steel 


Forms

Gigantamax

 
Gigantamax Factor
 
Melmetal
Melmetal
 Steel 

 
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
 
Gigantamax Melmetal
Melmetal
 Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
File:Spr 7s 809.png File:Spr b 7s 809.png File:Spr 7s 809.png File:Spr b 7s 809.png
File:Spr 7s 809 s.png File:Spr b 7s 809 s.png File:Spr 7s 809 s.png File:Spr b 7s 809 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
   
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Melmetal images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Melmetal and its pre-evolved form have several unique attributes:
    • They are the only Pokémon in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! to not be introduced in Generation I.
    • They are the only Pokémon in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! whose Kanto Pokédex number (152 and 153) is not the same as its National Pokédex number (808 and 809). While Kanto Pokédex numbers are normally used throughout the game, the judge screen displays National Pokédex numbers, which is evident for Meltan and Melmetal.
    • They are the only Pokémon officially introduced in Generation VII that are not in the Alola Pokédex.
    • They are the only Pokémon obtainable in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! that cannot have the Let's Go origin mark  .
    • They are the only Pokémon in the National Pokédex of Pokémon GO and Pokémon HOME (Switch only) to not be listed in a region section. Instead, they are put into "Unknown" and "Unknown Origins" respectively.
  • Melmetal is the only Mythical Pokémon to have a Gigantamax form.
    • Melmetal is also the only Pokémon introduced in Generation VII to have a Gigantamax form.
    • Moreover, Melmetal is the only Pokémon whose Gigantamax form cannot be obtained through the Max Soup.
      • This also means that Melmetal is the only Pokémon out of those whose Shiny form is available legitimately whose Shiny Gigantamax form is not legitimately available, as the Gigantamax Melmetal distributed in Pokémon HOME is not Shiny.
        • While Urshifu’s Shiny Gigantamax form is also not legitimately available, neither is its Shiny form overall.
  • Melmetal is coded to learn Thunder Punch upon evolving. However, this is impossible due to Meltan being unable to evolve in the core series games.
  • Prior to the Version 1.2.0 update for Pokémon Sword and Shield, Melmetal was unable to learn Earthquake via TR, despite it being able to learn it in Pokémon: Let's Go! Pikachu and Let's Go! Eevee. This has since been fixed.

Origin

Melmetal has similar design aesthetics to its pre-evolution, Meltan. Its head and features are based on hexagonal nuts,[3] and its tail resembles an exposed wire. Its body is based on mercury, a metallic element that is liquid at room temperature. Mercury can also conduct electricity, as well as react with many other metals to form amalgams.

Melmetal's Gigantamax form may have been based on the Cyclops.

Name origin

Melmetal may be a combination of melt and metal.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese メルメタル Melmetal From melt and metal
  French Melmetal Same as Japanese name
  Spanish Melmetal Same as Japanese name
  German Melmetal Same as Japanese name
  Italian Melmetal Same as Japanese name
  Korean 멜메탈 Melmetal Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 美錄梅塔 Méihluhkmùihtaap Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name. The character 錄 luhk (to record) contains the radical 金 (metal).
  Mandarin Chinese 美錄梅塔 / 美录梅塔 Měilùméitǎ Transliteration of Japanese name. The character 錄 (to record) contains the radical 金 (metal).


Related articles

Notes

External links

Generation I: Mew
Generation II: Celebi
Generation III: JirachiDeoxys
Generation IV: Phione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Generation V: VictiniKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Generation VI: DiancieHoopaVolcanion
Generation VII: MagearnaMarshadowZeraoraMeltanMelmetal
Generation VIII: Zarude


  #808: Meltan
Pokémon
#810: Grookey  
  This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.