Metagross (UNITE)

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Metagross (Japanese: メタグロス Metagross) is a playable Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE. It became available as a playable character on December 26, 2023.

Metagross
メタグロス Metagross
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Role All-Rounder
Attack type Melee
Damage type Atk
Difficulty Intermediate
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Evolves at Lv. 5

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Evolves at Lv. 9

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License availability:
Aeos coin 13,000 / Aeos gem 575
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Stats

Metagross
Offense      
Endurance      
Mobility      
Scoring      
Support      

Abilities

Passive Ability

 
Clear Body
クリアボディ Clear Body
Description

Reduces the duration of hindrance effects on the Pokémon when Pokémon from the opposing team are nearby. The more Pokémon from the opposing team there are, the more the duration of hindrance effects is reduced.

Basic Attack

  Damage category: Physical (as a basic attack)
Damage category: Physical (as a boosted attack)
Description

Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, striking with an increased area of attack. When the Pokémon hits an opposing Pokémon with a boosted attack, the cooldown of Iron Defense, Meteor Mash, or Gyro Ball is reduced. When the user hits two or more opposing Pokémon with this boosted attack, the moves' cooldowns will be reduced even more.


Moveset

Move slot 1

  Iron Defense
てっぺき
Iron Wall
Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Upgrades into Meteor Mash or Gyro Ball
  Buff Description
The user is granted a shield, and the user's next basic attack becomes a boosted attack.
  Meteor Mash
コメットパンチ
Comet Punch
Learned at Lv. 5
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Upgrades into Meteor Mash+ at Lv. 11
  Melee Description
Has the user charge power in its fist, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in an area of effect while granting itself a shield. The more opposing Pokémon this move hits, the more the shield effect is strengthened and the more damage the user deals with its next basic attack. This next basic attack hits with a hard punch fired like a meteor, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in an area of effect.

Upgrade: Restores the user's HP when the punch hits an opposing Pokémon.

  Gyro Ball
ジャイロボール
Gyro Ball
Learned at Lv. 5
Cooldown: 4 seconds
Upgrades into Gyro Ball+ at Lv. 11
  Melee Description
Has the user spin rapidly, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokémon. When the outer edge of the spin hits an opposing Pokémon, the user is granted a shield. If this move hits multiple wild or opposing Pokémon, the shield effect becomes stronger.

Upgrade: If the shield effect remains for a set amount of time, the user recovers the same amount of HP as the remaining shield effect.

Move slot 2

  Tackle
たいあたり
Body Blow
Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 8.5 seconds
Upgrades into Zen Headbutt or Magnet Rise
  Dash Description
Has the user scan to see if there is an opposing Pokémon in front of it. If there is, the user charges toward the opposing Pokémon it finds, dealing damage to it.
  Zen Headbutt
しねんのずつき
Thought Headbutt
Learned at Lv. 7
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Upgrades into Zen Headbutt+ at Lv. 13
  Dash Description
Has the user fire a psychic wave in a forward direction. If this move hits an opposing Pokémon, the user charges toward the Pokémon hit, dealing damage and throwing them.

Upgrade: Reduces damage taken from opposing Pokémon for a short time after the user deals damage.

  Magnet Rise
でんじふゆう
Electromagnetic Levitation
Learned at Lv. 7
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Upgrades into Magnet Rise+ at Lv. 13
  Buff Description
Has the user levitate for a set amount of time using electrically-generated magnetism, increasing the user's movement speed. If the user performs a basic attack while levitating, the user falls on the ground forcefully, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokémon and throwing them.

Upgrade: While levitating, the user receives reduced damage from opposing Pokémon.

Unite Move

  Compute and Crush
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Learned at Lv. 9
  Dash
  Melee
Description
Has the user quickly analyze the position of nearby opposing Pokémon, granting the user a shield effect based on the number of opposing Pokémon analyzed. When 2 or fewer opposing Pokémon are analyzed, the user lunges toward the opposing Pokémon with the lowest HP, dealing damage to it. If an opposing Pokémon is knocked out by this move, the user recovers a portion of its Unite Move gauge. When 2 or more opposing Pokémon are analyzed, the user lunges toward the opponent with the lowest HP, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokémon and creating a wall around itself.

Holowear

Name Holowear Release Date Unlock Method Audio/Visual FX
  Phantom Thief Style   December 26, 2023   400 Appearance only
  Darkness Style   May 30, 2024   1,050 Movement

Update history

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Date Changes
May 13, 2024
  • Gyro Ball:Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Zen Headbutt: Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Unite Move: Compute and Crush: Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Trivia

  • Compute and Crush may be based on Metagross' various Pokédex entries discussing how it analyzes its opponents to gain the advantage over them.

In other languages

See also

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Beldum, Metang, and Metagross.

Playable characters in Pokémon UNITE
Attacker Alolan NinetalesChandelureCinderaceCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDragapultDuraludonEspeonGardevoirGlaceonGreninjaInteleonMewMewtwo (Y)MiraidonPikachuSylveonVenusaur
All‑Rounder AegislashAzumarillBlazikenBuzzwoleCeruledgeCharizardDragoniteFalinksGarchompGyaradosLucarioMachampMetagrossMewtwo (X)MimikyuScizorTsareenaTyranitarUrshifuZacian
Speedster AbsolDodrioGengarLeafeonMeowscaradaTalonflameZeraoraZoroark
Defender BlastoiseCrustleGoodraGreedentLaprasMamoswineSlowbroSnorlaxTrevenantUmbreon
Supporter BlisseyClefableComfeyEldegossHoopaMr. MimeSableyeWigglytuff


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